Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
|10:00 PM -- HEADLINER!||JONNY LANG||When asked what he would tell his younger self if he was afforded the opportunity to share advise, he wisely answers, "I would say all of those voices steering you away from questionable decisions, listen to them. They are right."|
|6:00 PM Show begins with ...||The GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND||"With a shoot-from-the-hip Memphis attitude, and a STAX-busting explosion of modern blues vision, GTBB represents a welcome changing of the guard." -Living Blues Magazine|
|8:00 PM||JUNIOR BROWN||What it all boils down to is this: with his unique voice, more unique songwriting craft, and even more unique double necked “Guit-Steel”, there has absolutely never been anyone like Junior Brown.|
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016
|9:30 PM -- HEADLINER||LOS LOBOS||“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us
are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos.
|11:30 AM -- show begins with...||TANITA GAINES||Tanita hails from Louisville Kentucky and belongs to The Kentuckian Blues Society in Louisville for some background. Let me start off that the caliber of her vocal delivery is second to none. She can wail like Big Momma Thornton or Koko Taylor. If you are looking for a more soft vocal well it’s mixed in there as well.|
|1:30 PM||The BEAT DADDYS||Formed in 1986, by core members Larry Grisham and Tommy Stillwell, the Beat Daddys have spent almost 30 years bringing the Blues and old school R&B to anyone with a soul that would listen.|
|3:30 PM||The LUCKY LOSERS featuring Phil Berkowitz||Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz have each worked professionally as blues musicians in the Bay Area for several decades. Their paths crossed in 2012 at The Saloon in San Francisco where Cathy was performing with guitarist Dave Workman. Phil, taken with Cathy’s talent and stage persona, asked her to be a paid guest on one of his shows at Club Fox in Redwood City, California ... Cathy was impressed with Phil’s taste in material–the scope of it–and his singing ability–By no means was Phil doing the old shuffle in blues–he was instead adding flavors of country, soul, and rhythm & blues to his sound.|
|5:30 PM||The SONNY MOORMAN BAND||"Although listeners can hear the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, Lonnie Mack, and Peter Green in his music, any comparison does him no justice. Basically, Sonny sounds like Sonny, with a fat, creamy, and wonderful power blues resonance."
~ Brian D. Holland, Blues Revue Magazine
|7:30 PM||The LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND||And, as band leader Donnie Walsh will tell you himself, ... the sound Downchild audiences all over the world want to hear...the jump–blues sound that makes you want to jump up and dance.
Forty–four years on, Downchild remains a blues force, true to itself and without equal.
The inspiration for Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi's fabulous creation, The Blues Brothers — they recorded Downchild's "Shotgun Blues" and Walsh's "(I Got Everything I Need) Almost", the latter shortlisted as one of Canada's Essential Songs in a survey conducted by the Toronto Star in 2007 — Downchild is an institution in their homeland, and revered by blues fans around the world.