Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
The Players Touch
RIYL: A Tribe Called Quest, Atmosphere, the Roots, De La Soul, Little Brother, Ninth Wonder, Freestyle Fellowship, Louis Armstrong, Albert Lee, Gang Starr, Wu Tang Clan, Los Romeros, Common, Andrew York, KRS-ONE, Captain Freakmaster, Chris Fulford Brown
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: The Jill Scott Band, Erykah Badu, the Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Living Legends, George Benson, Latyrx, Leon Russell, UGK, Nas, Louis Bonfa, Fred Benedetti, Peter Sprague, Jeru the Damaja, John Coltrane, Babyface, Jay Z, George Gershwin, Donnell Jones, Charlie Parker, a Tribe Called Quest, Stan Getz, Jimmy Bruno
The Players Touch was formed in 2007. After a two years and a couple hundred shows, the band took a break until it reformed in 2010 and began recording a debut album in 2013.
The band has played around town at Riley’s Sports Bar, JT’s Clubhouse, the Kava Lounge, and 710 Beach Club.