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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

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Jon Cleary
& the Philthy Phew

September 11, 2013

New Orleans soul

Wednesday, September 11
8pm $21



In the hallowed ranks of New Orleans "piano professors," Jon Cleary is on the tenure track. Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a triple threat combining soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances performing - solo on piano, with his new trio The Philthy Phew and noted funk band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen - alongside a longstanding career as a notorious hired gun with the likes of John Scofield and Eric Clapton. His performing and recording credits also include work with B.B. King, D'Angelo, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, India Arie, Ryan Adams, and former band leader Bonnie Raitt who has covered Cleary originals ("Fool's Game," "Monkey Business," "Unnecessarily Mercenary," and "Love on One Condition").

"Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own, but Cleary's full combo R&B is as broad, deep and roiling as the Mississippi river, the combined swinging product of local keyboard tradition, Cleary's vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-Meters roll of his Gentlemen."
- Rolling Stone