Rocking blues man Eric Sardinas and his band bring slide guitar mastery to Big Mama’s Rib Shack in Pasadena Saturday.

The LA-based Sardinas represents a newer generation of blues artists who have taken up the style and made it their own.

Picking up the guitar at the age of 6, Sardinas studied the sounds of Motown, R&B, gospel and rootsy blues while absorbing licks from Delta blues masters including Robert Johnson and Skip James. He also took influences from the Chicago end of the blues spectrum, including Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush and Albert King.

Sardinas has also incorporated rock sounds of the 1950 and ’60s, creating his own sound.

He tours nationally and around the world, and has released several albums.


Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Big Mama’s Rib Shack, 1453 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $12 to $50. Visit