2016 Brian Travis Band news / shows

The news that legendary artist and music innovator David Bowie passed away on Jan 10th 2016 was a shock to the world and his passing has left a creative void in the universe that has been felt by all who adored his talent, uncompromising creative vision and prolific creative output. As a way to cope with the loss Brian has recorded an acoustic tribute version of Bowie's song "Five Years" and posted it to youtube.

Soon after the organizer of "LIFE ON MARS: An East Bay tribute to the Art and Music of David Bowie" contacted BT to perform the tribute song live on Sat, Feb 13th at The Marsh Cabaret Bar as part of the Bowie tribute show in Berkeley. BT will be joined by Matt Gretter on drums for this one off performance.

On Sat, Feb 20th, The Brian Travis Band will be supporting Nashville based duo, Striking Matches at Hotel Utah in San Francisco. More information and advance tickets are available at Hotel Utah's site.

On Wed, March 2nd Brian Travis will appear as a featured songwriter at The Empress Theatre as part of their Wed night Ramble series. Brian Travis will perform 8 of his best songs with The North Bay All Stars (featuring Don Bassey, Mike Emerson, Kevin Fraizer, T Moran, and Matthew Silva) backing him up. Admission is free!

On Friday, May 13th The BTB will return to Smileys Saloon in Bolinas for another great night of rock 'n roll starting at 9pm and ending around midnight. Smileys Saloon is a treasured venue off the beaten path that features legendary artists as well as the best up and coming musicians currently touring. This well-hidden community is home to an enclave of artists, writers, musicians, fishermen and other colorful characters. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, established in 1851, is ground zero for some of the best live music in the North Bay. We hope to see YOU there!



The Brian Travis Band at Fenix Live!

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Fenix is a total revolution in live music and dining. Set in a renovated historic building in downtown San Rafael, each room, from the main hall to the kitchen, was crafted by world-renowned acoustic designer John Storyk to provide the best experience possible for both in-house and live-streaming audiences.

Fenix is a sought-after stage for accomplished musicians from all over the world, and The BTB are honored that we've been asked to perform 2 sets on Thursday, Nov 5th! We encourage our fans to secure advance tickets for this special night. Advance tickets are on sale here.

This one of a kind venue also streams live on the web six nights a week to a growing worldwide audience in over 100 countries, offering a library of over 800 archived shows. If you absolutely cannot be there in person, you can still catch the show by tuning in to their livestream channel to catch it on your computer, TV, or mobile device. Access to the livestream is available here.

Having said that, we truly want to experience a great night of music with you LIVE and in person, so be sure to get your tickets now and plan on sharing a live music experience with The Brian Travis Band on Thursday, November 5th at Fenix LIVE.



Brian Travis opening for Amy LaVere at Hotel Utah in SF on Sunday, Sept 20th

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Amy LaVere is is an American singer, songwriter, upright bass player and actress based in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to being a huge musical talent, she has also appeared in music related feature films (Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in Walk The Line and a featured role in Craig Brewer’s Black Snake Moan).

Check out her excellent music if you've not yet discovered her.

Amy is currently on tour in support of her 2014 release Runaway Diaries. Brian Travis is excited and honored to be part of Amy's tour as a supporting act on Sunday, Sept 20th at Hotel Utah in San Francisco!

BT will be performing as an acoustic duo with Bottleneck Bob Fruhlinger on upright bass.

It's going to be a classy night of great songs and stripped down acoustic fun that you don't wanna miss. Advance tickets are recommended and are available at this link:

http://www.hotelutah.com/event/884337-amy-lavere-san-francisco/



UPCOMING LA GIGS: A SALON AND A SALOON!

Tuesday, April 28th at 11am The Brian Travis Band will be performing along with Gregor Collins, Rex Smith and Marilu Henner (Elaine Nardo from TAXI) at Vicki Abelson's renowned celebrity driven literary salon, WOMEN WHO WRITE.
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The following night, Wed, April 29th the BTB will be performing a 30 min set as a featured opener for Just Dave's Last Chance Country Jam at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon / 18389 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana California 91356. This show is free and our first proper LA gig in well over a year so we hope to reconnect with all our LA fans and friends at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon!

Brian Travis was a featured artist at The Songbird Lounge in Vallejo, CA! Enjoy the interview and the 3 song acoustic set here:



2014 was all about the road and The Kindness of Strangers Tour. The tour took the music of The Brian Travis Band to Cottage Grove, Eugene and Portland Organ; San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California; Grand Junction, Boulder and Denver Colorado; Oklahoma City, Springfield, Hollister, Branson Missouri; and Athens, Georgia.

I look forward to playing more music in 2015 and I have plans to return to the road in the spring and summer. I look forward to writing more songs and finding inspiration in all aspects of my life. Roll on 2015! Happy New Year to all! - BT