Red Beans & Rice

Party & Dance

Red Beans & Rice Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary Monterey Bay Americana roots and blues band Red Beans & Rice celebrated their 20th anniversary last summer with the release of their 6th CD Ė 13 From 20 and 5, featuring 13 original songs from 20 years and 5 CD releases. In 2012 local Americana roots and blues band Red Beans & Rice released their 5th CD, ďNew Recipe. The album, featuring 4 new original songs by guitarist Gil Rubio, was produced, engineered and mixed by Rubio at his Wolf Tracks Studio in Seaside, California. Although often billed as a blues band, Monterey, California based Red Beans & Rice consistently blends original compositions and lesser-known classics into an up tempo danceable gumbo of New Orleans-influenced, blues-inspired party music suitable for dancing or just listening.† 

Formed in 1993, Red Beans & Rice has become a household name on the Central California Coast. Founding member Gil Rubioís original compositions and his arrangements of a carefully selected blend of Chicago, Texas swing, Louisiana, and contemporary music has earned the praise of fans and critics across the United States. The band has released 5 critically acclaimed CDs that have all received regular airplay throughout the world on radio stations and Internet sites. Red Beans & Rice also features the talents of vocalist Jon Gorman, keyboardist John Tindel, bassist Thomas McNamara, drummer Karl Stearns and Tamas Marius on saxes.

Performing regularly throughout the West Coast at major festivals and prestigious music venues, Red Beans & Rice has shared the stage with some of the greats in music.

Never content to rest on itís laurels, the most award-winning band on the Central Coast continues to work passionately at itís craft, to ensure top-notch, moving performances of great musical material.† 

From private parties to standing ovations as the invited guest at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Red Beans & Rice has entertained thousands of people of all ages.

Red Beans & Rice - itís more than just a tasty dish.