Blues, Folk, & Country

Charlie Musselwhite

When: Fri., June 19, 8 & 10 p.m. 2009

A part of the generation of white blues players to emerge from the 1960s that included Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield, Charlie Musselwhite is one of the few veterans still left standing. A hellacious harp player whose musical DNA includes wisps of Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter, Musselwhite has a style that crossed over via recordings with Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, and, most notably, on the 1990 INXS smash "Suicide Blonde." An avid world traveler, the Mississippi native has found a home on Peter Gabriel's Real World imprint in recent years, where he's expanded his creative range to embrace Cuban son and spoken word. The man who was reportedly Dan Aykroyd's inspiration for the Blues Brothers will be wielding that white-hot harmonica at Biscuits & Blues (401 Mason St., San Francisco) on Friday, June 19. 8 & 10 p.m., $35.

Dave Gil de Rubio

Price: $35

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