8:00 PM, Doors at 7:30 PM
Davis-bred guitarist Sam Dickey brings a heavyweight trio to the Palms for a rare hometown show. The trio features Eamonn Flynn on Hammond B-3 organ and Brandon Etzler on drums, playing music that spans the breadth of these musicians’ vast experience. With reference points including jazz, West African music, rock, and New Orleans R&B, this group creates a sound all their own.
Growing up between Northern California and West Africa, Sam Dickey first began playing guitar at age ten. After attending Berklee College of Music, he returned to West Africa to live and study for a year under the mentorship of world-renowned kora player Toumani Diabate. He now resides in New Orleans and has performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians including Amadou & Mariam, Tank and the Bangas, Fatoumata Diawara, Dayna Stephens, Quiana Lynell, Weedie Braimah, and Toubab Krewe.
Eamonn Flynn was born into a musical family in Dublin, Ireland. His soulful mastery on piano, keys, and organ landed him on the 12 million-selling movie soundtrack for “The Commitments.” Now living in San Francisco, California he has gone on to record and tour worldwide with artists including Michael Franti and Spearhead, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Elvin Bishop, Bernard Purdie, Grant Green Jr., Coco Montoya, Michelle Shocked, Pee Wee Ellis, Donald Harrison, Maria Muldaur, Finbar Furey, Honey Island Swamp Band, Tony Lindsay (Santana), The Black Family, Under and a 10 year stint with Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste.
San Francisco-born Brandon Etzler is one of the most sought after jazz, funk, and R&B drummers in the Bay Area. Drawing on influences such as Idris Muhammad, Elvin Jones, Bernard Purdie, and Roy Haynes, Brandon has forged a unique, syncopated yet melodic style of drumming. Brandon has played and recorded with Will Bernard, Brian Coogan, Steppin, and Lake Street Recording Artist and Grammy nominee Betty Joplin.