Monday, September 19, 2011

Blues, Rack 'n Roll & Mo' BLUES!

No that's not a typo, I promise!
Blues : I had a great time belting it out yesterday afternoon with Livin' Like Kings at Biscuits & Blues! It was Round 4  of the Golden Gate Blues Society's regional International Blues Challenge. I knew it would be stiff competition, because as tight as we are and as much as I love my Kings, I used to go see Delta Wires at the Saloon and beg Ernie to let me sit in! He never would, told me to get my own band! (thanks for the great advice, Ernie!)  That was about 20 years ago - that horn section is STILL fierce and Ernie plays a mean harp! So, they took the round after a well fought royal blues battle. We all had fun and we are more motivated to keep on pluggin' and playing the blues for you! The finals are November 13th - at Biscuits and Blues - I'm going to cheer on all the finalists. If you are a blues lover in Marin, and want to carpool to SF for this event, hit me up!
Rack 'n Roll! : I'm SO thrilled to be participating again in the Rack 'n Roll Breastival this year, OCTOBER 1st at 19 Broadway - I'll be singing two of my favorite tunes, "Bring Me Some Water" by Melissa Etheridge and "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield!  - two of many talented artists who have been affected by breast cancer. That said, I'm only one of 17 vocalists - it will be a great night for music in Fairfax - so head on over after you've had your fill at HSB in GGP!
Mo' BLUES : The world's most infamous blues bar, San Francisco's oldest beerstablishment, The Saloon, celebrates 150 years on October 8th ! Ron Hacker is playing on Saturday October 8th! But I get the honor of ringin' in the 8th at midnight on the 7th! So please join me and Livin' Like Kings, FRIDAY OCTOBER 7th at The SALOON, 1232 Grant Avenue in San Francisco - I will be inviting many of my fellow blues playing Saloonatics to join us on this momentous occasion! As my old pal Johnny Nitro used to say "It'll be JUST LIKE NEW YEAR'S EVE!! RIIIIDE!" You won't want to miss this party!

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