Ohio-born and raised, Nashville-based keyboardist, singer and songwriter Al Holbrook and his band will be playing Friday at Arcadia Blues Club.

Holbrook grew up influenced by funk, jazz and classical genres. Over the years, the artist has perfected his style of raspy, blues-based music that’s infused with gritty soul and R&B.  The result is a sound that is instantly catchy and also down-and-dirty. The vibe is designed to make live shows feel like a big party, keeping every performance new and exciting.

While the band has hit the Nashville hot spots, such as the The Bluebird-Nashville, they’ve played festivals and clubs from Tennessee to California. The group’s sound showcases Holbrook’s diverse style, with songs ranging from jazzy to bluesy to heavy rock. The band has released several discs.

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Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit arcadiabluesclub.com.