Beat the January blues with Pinkie and Blind Resistance — an award-winning blues band, featuring local talent Pinkie Rideau. A native of Browns Valley and the foothills, Rideau is the veteran of the group as founding member and chief songwriter. Pinkie and Blind Resistance lands in Nevada City for the first time — performing an original, homegrown brand of blues from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Stonehouse.
Rideau’s career started in 2006 when she was invited to open for Los Lonely Boys. The journey expanded with Rideau and the band playing coast-to-coast tours, concerts, festivals and special appearances with the likes of Deacon Jones, Big Bill Morganfield, Candye Kane, Terry Hanck, Jerry Martini, Bobbie Webb and, most recently, Lauri Morvan. Rideau’s entertainment center was graced in 2011 with a MAMA (Modest Area Music Association) Award in the category of Blues — acknowledging the original talent of this atypical blues band.
Pinkie and Blind Resistance focuses on sub-genre blues fusion and original talent, keeping “the sound fresh,” (Rideau). Rideau’s “blues” vocals, combined with a perfect blend of Texas guitar (Dale Darby), rock drums (Kimball Hooker), metal bass guitar (Channing Heath) and a funk harmonica (Jay Cavileer), assure the audience that they “will hear a lot of originals and a comfortable blend of cover songs.”
The Stonehouse, located at 107 Sacramento St., in downtown Nevada City.