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BROTHER YUSEF (Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation: Studio Cabaret Series)

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation: Studio Cabaret Series presents BROTHER YUSEF in the George Nakano Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive.

Tickets are $50/$33.  Call the Theatre Box Office at 310.781.7171.  Reserved tables are available to season subscribers by contacting the Foundation office.  All other seats are General Admission.  For more information access www.brotheryusef.com or www.TorranceArts.org.

Brother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist.  His performances are as raw, honest, and real as the genre has ever aspired to be.  Honed over thirty years, he calls his multifaceted style, fatback blues for it’s a rich mix of Delta, Chicago, and Texas blues alongside a hard driving Louisiana stomp.  Fattback Blues combines “traditional” fingerpicking and slide guitar playing with the contemporary feel of urban blues, rock, and funk.  He uses his right hand thumb to beat out a percussive bass-line and shuffle, while the index finger plays rhythm and lead lines, creating a full band sound with a solo guitar.

Relax in the intimate setting of the Nakano Theatre at a four-seat cocltail table and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Red Car Brewery.  Menu: Southwest Salad, Chicken Enchiladas, Chava Rice.  And don’t forget to save room for some of the amazing goodies from Torrance Bakery available at intermission.


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