July 21 Vallejo/Vacaville Arts and Entertainment Source: Red Hot Blues at a Cool Show – Vallejo Times-Herald

by | Jul 19, 2022 | Entertainment

Although the name of the colors in the band Red’s Blues name are obviously the opposite of each other, the couple at the core of the band couldn’t be a better match for each other.Singer Beth Reid-Grigsby and bassist RW Grigsby met while playing music more than four decades ago, eventually forming Red’s Blues, set to play at the Empress Theatre in Vallejo on Wednesday night.
Grigsby grew up in Georgia, moved out west in 1976 and eventually became a longtime member of blues harmonica icon Mark Hummel’s band, touring across the United States and large parts of the world.
Shortly after making that big move, R.W. met Beth playing a show in Southern California.
“The first time I sang on stage was in 1977. And he was playing bass — it was at the Bluebird Cafe in Santa Barbara,” Reid-Grigsby.
The two quickly became a team, marrying in 1979.
“We drifted around all over the country, you know, had a few detours along the way but we’ve been together a long time,” said Grigsby.
One time when he found that he had some downtime between tours to spend near the Bay Area, Grigsby couldn’t keep still, and decided to get a side band going.
“When I wasn’t on the road, we put together a band to play some local gigs, and got people from the Bay Area, and it just turned into a regular thing,” said Grigsby. …

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