Two shows. Set One 6:30-7:45pm. Set Two 9:00-10:15pm.
Blue Note Napa
1030 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559
$10.00 - $29.95
Oakland’s Hammond-heavy instrumental quartet, The M-Tet, is quickly becoming Northern California's go-to band. Having recently opened for Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Sugarman 3, Monophonics, and Matador! Soul Sounds (members of The New Mastersounds, Soulive, and Pimps Of Joytime), The M-Tet shows no sign of stopping.
Formed in the summer of 2012 with New Englander Joe Baer Magnant on Guitar, the North West’s Gary Pitman on Hammond Organ, and San Francisco Bay Area natives Chris Lujan on bass and Michael Reed on drums, The M-Tet is a neck-deep study of late-60s organ-based R&B bands such as The Meters, Jimmy McGriff, and Booker T. & The MGs, as well as the modern soul heroes of today, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, and Poets Of Rhythm. With their modern take on a classic sound, The M-Tet is just as much a dance party as a statement of how an old-school approach to raw, honest, unedited music is here to stay, with most of their music recorded live to tape.
Since their inception, The M-Tet has been releasing a string of smash 45s, collaborating with labels around the country, including Detroit’s Funk Night Records, San Jose’s Raza del Soul, Kansas City’s Sunflower Soul, and the East Bay’s Lugnut Brand Records. With another 45 on Funk Night Records, the Monophonics-run Transistor Sound label, and their upcoming sophomore album “Total Nonstop Action” scheduled to drop in 2018, their catalog is ever expanding.
In addition to playing at legendary San Francisco area venues such as The Great American Music Hall, Sweetwater Music Hall, The Mystic Theater in Petaluma, and the landmark Boom Boom Room, their upcoming dates expand across the country. With shows on the calendar in Boston, Detroit, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles, and high profile date at San Francisco’s SFJazz, 2018 is shaping up to be their biggest year yet.