Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Southern Avenue w/ Luke DiSalvo
Wed Jun | 19 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents Grammy-nominated Southern Avenue with special guest Luke DiSalvo! 

Wednesday, June 17th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show
21+

SOUTHERN AVENUE

Memphis-based, GRAMMY®-nominated Southern Avenue inked their first record deal with legendary Stax Records in 2016. The first Memphis band signed to Stax in over 40 years, their self-titled debut was an immediate phenomenon, reaching #1 on iTunes’ “Top Blues Albums” chart before being honored with the 2018 Blues Music Award for “Best Emerging Artist Album.” 2019’s KEEP ON proved an even greater success, debuting among the top 5 on Billboard’s “Top Blues Albums” chart amidst worldwide critical acclaim, ultimately earning Southern Avenue their first GRAMMY® Award nomination, for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”.  

 

In addition to the early success that the band has had with their recordings, they have also found a home on the road. The band has performed in 15 countries on three continents and averages over 150 shows in a typical year, making the group one of the most sought-after live performance experiences.  Their high-energy shows have captivated audiences around the globe, making this eclectic group a must-see at venues and festivals alike. 

​In 2021, Southern Avenue’s released their third full-length LP, Be The Love You Want (Renew Records/BMG). Produced by Multi-GRAMMY® winner Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Susan Tedeschi, Deer Tick), American Songwriter called it “A potent soul force!” and No Depression proclaimed it’s “one of the most listenable, and danceable, records of the year.”

​Since this release, the band has continued its breakneck touring schedule with 2022 highlights including Bonnaroo, the Austin City Limits Festival, supporting Sheryl Crow in multiple cities and three separate tours in Europe.

On November 11, 2022, Southern Avenue released their latest single, a funky reinterpretation of the 1983 Genesis hit, “That’s All.” Their version gives a soulful spin to the classic track taking an already groovy pop-rock song, and translating it into an electrifying banger driven by luscious vocal harmonies and vintage organ and guitar tones. The song is now available worldwide via Color Red Music.

LUKE DISALVO
Luke has become well known as the bass player with popular Santa Cruz funk band, Jive Machine. Luke's solo show is a warm embrace on a cold day, a comforting blend of folk, soul, and reggae that wraps listeners in a sense of hope and belonging. With a voice that echoes emotional depth, DiSalvo's solo show is a masterclass in intimacy, weaving poignant lyrics, melodies, and intricate guitar work into a spellbinding experience. 

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.