Eight Gigs: Chris Gardner Band

Friday, July 31, Goldfield Trading Post, no cover

For several years, Chris Gardner Band has been making a name for itself in and around Sacramento and beyond. Opening for some of the hottest acts in contemporary country—Luke Bryan, Love and Theft, Jerrod Niemann and Billy Currington—these guys have what it takes. They'll shake the room with covers of Jason Aldean's “Dirt Road Anthem” or Zac Brown Band's “Chicken Fried,” but they're more than just a really good cover band. “The Answer” is a nod to the heart of country music—stories about people—and to some of country music's greatest. “Funky” is just that and a definite nod to today's younger country acts. 1630 J Street, www.chrisgardnerband.com.