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Mon thru Thu: Bar open 2pm to 12am - Restaurant open 4 - 9pm
Fri thru Sun: Bar open 11am to 12am - Restaurant open 11:30am to 9pm
~ Bar open past 12am on nights we have Good Crowds or Rockin' Bands!
Bar Phone: 707-943-1766/943-3333
Restaurant Phone: 707-943-1930

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RIVERWOOD INN LINE-UP

 

Entertainment Schedule: Click on any link to scroll to that artist's bio...

Friday, February 14th, 2014: JIMI JEFF & THE GYPSY BAND ~ Valentines Day Boogie! ~ $10 at the Door
Sunday, February 16th, 2014: IGOR & RED ELVISES ~ They're Back! ~ $20 at the Door
Thursday, March 20th, 2013: JOHN NEMETH
Saturday, March 29th, 2014: JIMI JEFF & THE GYPSY BAND

...more bands and dates to be posted soon!

 

 
Friday, February 14th, 2014 - $10 at the Door


IT'S THE RVI VALENTINES DAY BOOGIE!

JIMI JEFF & THE GYPSY BAND

Jimi Jeff was born Jeffery Leon Robinson in Kentucky in 1956. At the age of 12, he picked up guitar from a gospel player who played at his mama's church and by age 14, after hearing his first Jimi Hendrix album, he knew what he wanted from a guitar. Robinson is primarily a self-taught musician and Hendrix was a huge influence, but back then in the black community, funk, R&B and blues was the music of the day, so if he wanted to play in a band, he had to learn funk, R&B and blues…. So Jimi learned.

By the time he was 21, he decided to hit the road. He began touring the "Chittlin" circuit out of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. For the next nine years, Jimi toured the South, playing everywhere and anywhere a guitarist was needed. He stayed awhile with a band called the Magic Show but he was getting restless and the road called again.

By 1985, Jimi had hit about every town below the Mason/Dixie line so he headed up to Chicago where he began working that circuit, playing with the likes of Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, Lefty Diz, Lee Shout Williams, L.V. Johnson, Junior Wells and anyone else that needed a guitarist. Sometimes, because he had nowhere to live and very little money, he would sleep in the clubs after they closed. Those years in Chicago gave Jimi a broad range of experience and a solid background in blues which, combined heavily with Hendrix, influences his music today.

Eventually Chicago lost its luster to Jimi and he decided to move to Minneapolis Minnesota where he started his first band, "The Jeff Robbins Blues Band." He quickly became known around the area for his intricate guitar work and caught the ear of Buzzy Linheart who had played vibes on Jimi Hendrix's album, Cry of Love. Linheart recognized the influence of Hendrix in Jimi's playing and he was so impressed that he talked Jimi into making a trip to Seattle to meet AI Hendrix. Buzzy even nicknamed Jimi “A]", which was short for "Almost Jimi."

Jimi decided to stay in Seattle for a while and he joined a band caned The Society. It was in Seattle, home of his legendary idol, that he was dubbed "Jimi Jeff." The band eventually moved up to Vancouver and reformed themselves as Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band. Over his life, Jimi has hit some pretty rough spots but shining through everything is his love and talent for his music. The band has a huge selection of songs, some originals and some covers, but every song is special when it comes from Jimi. He puts his own stamp on every tune and his guitar literally sings. The entire band is polished, talented and entertaining.

Based now out of Northern California, Jimi continues to play styles from Hendrix, and Prince and he can light up the stage with true R&B, blues and funk. His band has proven over and over that they can keep a dance floor filled as well as entertain and awe the audience.

More at: www.jimi-jeff.com

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Sunday, February 16th, 2014 - $20 at the Door


IGOR & RED ELVISES

If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining musicians to bring into the fold of this increasingly international party band.

Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from many other countries including United States, Israel, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria, to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba and many other instruments. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.

German born Igor Yuzov grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden records, which could be secretely traded in some places for those who knew where to look. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his folk band Limpopo. The "Crazy Russian Folk'n'Roll" group were personally greeted by Ronald Reagan and proceeded to win Ed McMahon's Star Search.

Red Elvises began in 1995 after Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Not one to say no to the King, Igor and his Russian friends started playing on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. Their street musician days did not last long, however, as they drew such huge crowds that the City of Santa Monica brought them to court and ordered them off the streets. Since then Red Elvises have been constantly touring, with occasional breaks from the road to record an album or take part in film and television projects. This constant work for the last 15 years has led to them gaining a world-wide following, with successful tours all over North America, Europe and Russia (Red Elvises bootlegs have been found in Siberia).

Igor & Red Elvises have declined several major record deals, prefering to maintain independent status and produce all their own work. This includes 11 studio albums, one live album, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation. Added to their long resume is work in film (Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, Armageddon, Skippy) and television (Melrose Place, Fastlane, Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza, VH-1 Behind the Music, MTV). They can be found playing everything from large festivals to private parties, small venues to massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert.

Whatever the event, wherever Igor & Red Elvises go, they bring the party with them.

More at: www.redelvises.com

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Thursday, March 20th, 2013:


JOHN NEMETH

John Németh is a rising blues star; a singer steeped in the tradition and reminiscent of B.B. King, Ray Charles and Junior Parker, and a harmonica player of riveting intensity and virtuosity. His decade long career has found him opening for Robert Cray, Keb Mo', and Earl Thomas. Performing major music festivals around the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia has brought him critical acclaim.

"Either John Németh is one of the greatest vocalists in the world or this was the best performance of his life, or both." ~ Bob Horn, Washington Blues Society

More at: www.johnnemethblues.com

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Saturday, March 29th, 2014


JIMI JEFF & THE GYPSY BAND

Jimi Jeff was born Jeffery Leon Robinson in Kentucky in 1956. At the age of 12, he picked up guitar from a gospel player who played at his mama's church and by age 14, after hearing his first Jimi Hendrix album, he knew what he wanted from a guitar. Robinson is primarily a self-taught musician and Hendrix was a huge influence, but back then in the black community, funk, R&B and blues was the music of the day, so if he wanted to play in a band, he had to learn funk, R&B and blues…. So Jimi learned.

By the time he was 21, he decided to hit the road. He began touring the "Chittlin" circuit out of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. For the next nine years, Jimi toured the South, playing everywhere and anywhere a guitarist was needed. He stayed awhile with a band called the Magic Show but he was getting restless and the road called again.

By 1985, Jimi had hit about every town below the Mason/Dixie line so he headed up to Chicago where he began working that circuit, playing with the likes of Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, Lefty Diz, Lee Shout Williams, L.V. Johnson, Junior Wells and anyone else that needed a guitarist. Sometimes, because he had nowhere to live and very little money, he would sleep in the clubs after they closed. Those years in Chicago gave Jimi a broad range of experience and a solid background in blues which, combined heavily with Hendrix, influences his music today.

Eventually Chicago lost its luster to Jimi and he decided to move to Minneapolis Minnesota where he started his first band, "The Jeff Robbins Blues Band." He quickly became known around the area for his intricate guitar work and caught the ear of Buzzy Linheart who had played vibes on Jimi Hendrix's album, Cry of Love. Linheart recognized the influence of Hendrix in Jimi's playing and he was so impressed that he talked Jimi into making a trip to Seattle to meet AI Hendrix. Buzzy even nicknamed Jimi “A]", which was short for "Almost Jimi."

Jimi decided to stay in Seattle for a while and he joined a band caned The Society. It was in Seattle, home of his legendary idol, that he was dubbed "Jimi Jeff." The band eventually moved up to Vancouver and reformed themselves as Jimi Jeff & The Gypsy Band. Over his life, Jimi has hit some pretty rough spots but shining through everything is his love and talent for his music. The band has a huge selection of songs, some originals and some covers, but every song is special when it comes from Jimi. He puts his own stamp on every tune and his guitar literally sings. The entire band is polished, talented and entertaining.

Based now out of Northern California, Jimi continues to play styles from Hendrix, and Prince and he can light up the stage with true R&B, blues and funk. His band has proven over and over that they can keep a dance floor filled as well as entertain and awe the audience.

More at: www.jimi-jeff.com

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We book new bands and bring the best in Blues, Honky Tonk and solid Rock and Roll to the Riverwood Inn!  We have the best dance floor, the greatest sound system, the finest Mexican food and the best drinks in Humboldt!  We also have great rooms!  Come on down for a visit sometime!!!  Call 943-1766 for rooms!

Contact loreen@riverwoodinn.info for reservations or more information or call me at 707-943-1766 !!!

This picture was taken during the Annual Redwood Run!

Mon thru Thu: Bar open 2pm to 12am - Restaurant open 4 - 9pm
Fri thru Sun: Bar open 11am to 12am - Restaurant open 11:30am to 9pm
~ Bar open past 12am on nights we have Good Crowds or Rockin' Bands!
Bar Phone: 707-943-1766/943-3333
Restaurant Phone: 707-943-1930

 


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