Hello Again Fellow Bluesheads!!
My sincere thanks to all for this past Summer's 17th Annual Julian Blues Bash !!
We had a fantastic time and heard some unreal performances... especially that ending epic jam session with Gino, Boscoe and Jonathon!! Thanks to all of you, my family and the entire crew !! Couldn't do it without you all !! Next year...June 18th 2016 our ...18th Year ...see you in Julian !!
Now to the task at hand ...setting up and coordinating our return to Yuma Arizona for our second year !!
On Saturday February 6th 2016 we'll be ready to bring you, once again some of the absolute best Blues out there !!
Happy Blues, Move Your Body Blues, Heal Your Soul Blues !! From ages 8 to 80 !! I'm very excited and proud to be able to bring this caliber of Performers to you !! ...and here they are:
Mr. Zac Harmon will be our Featured Artist this year and his new CD " Right Man Right Now" was recently nominated for a Grammy!! His own command and feeling for the Blues is something you'll want to hear for yourself !! Very smooth, but he'll get you up and moving for sure !! Zac has played our Julian venue in the past and delighted our guests with his emotional and powerful performance !! I am totally stoked to have Zac and his band back once again !!...all the way from Texas !! Welcome !!
The Daniel Castro Band from San Jose Ca. I first heard Daniel's music on a tip from a friend David Hoover a radio DJ in Northern California. He knows that my M.O. is all about really good and sometimes really different bad *ss guitarists. And Daniel fell into that category the first time I heard him. It was something about his style of phrasing, tone, and relaxed easy expertise that knocked me out !!
and so...there you go !! We've got him !! You're sure to enjoy his unique sound and twist on the Blues !! Welcome !!
The Moanin' Blacksnakes voted Las Vegas' Best Blues Band 2014. A certain drummer musician friend here in San Diego turned me onto Scott Rhiner and his 'snakes'. I was blown away !! This band has it all!
Power, Raw Blues Emotion, that SRV Edge ! They were a 'perfect fit' for this show !! The relationship between guitar and keyboards are what makes this band so good !! You'll see...hear !! Welcome !!
The Bayou 'Blues' Brothers Just the right mix of party Zydeco and Blues to kick our day off !! Rick, John, Jack, Danny, and Judy … Welcome !! Along with their ..."Special Guest" ...Mr. Billy Thompson having lived and gone to High School in Yuma, his return here from the east coast will surely be a musical home coming not to be missed !! ...Billy kicks *ss !! …Welcome Home Billy !!
So you see folks it's 'all in the bag' !! A day full of memorable music, food, libations, crafts and fun for the whole family... all alongside Yuma's beautiful Colorado River at Gateway Park !!
I'd like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to the City of Yuma's Administration, for their partnership, talent and incredible energy !! Mr. Ricky Rinehart Deputy City Administrator, Mrs. Debbie Wendt Director of Parks and Recreation, and Mrs. Miriam Limon Marketing Director Specialist and ...all of their staffs !! Also I'd like to give a warm shout out to... Mrs. Yvonne Peach and her staff at our 'Home Away From Home '...at the Coronado Motor Hotel on 4th Ave in Yuma ! We encourage you all to 'bunk' with us there !! Great eats too !!
Well Bluesheads ...click on the videos on our Artist page and see / listen to what we've got in store for you in Feb !!
You'll see ...I ain't lyin'...So make your plans now... we'll see Y'all in Sunny, Warm, Friendly Yuma Arizona!!
You know you need a little break from the dampness, cold, maybe even ...snow...and get a soul re-charge !!
Be well Bluesheads!! Happy Holidaze to One & All ! Take Care of Each Other !! ...and Play On!
Thanks for supporting LIVE MUSIC!
Attention California Concert Goers...
Arizona doesn't play the...Daylight Savings Game...so...
They are one hour ahead of California...
9:00 A.M.in Cali... it'll be 10:00 Arizona time...when the gates open !
So plan your trip accordingly, or you'll miss the beginning of the show !! "
Thanks !! The Robbster