Hello from Blues Bash Central,
Hello Again My Fellow Bluesheads !!
Our time together is near...
Time has become our most valued acquisition.
Time to do, what it is... that we really love.
Time to spend, be with... to love your friends and your family.
Time to make music , for all to enjoy , and remember.
Time is a gift...and we must use it wisely ! ...and by the way...
where have those 15 years gone ?
In the blink of an eye ...we find ourselves at 2013...and we're still... Kickin' the Blues !! Can I get a ..." Hell Yeah?! "
...Well alright then !!
Hey guys, what a celebration and show we're got in store for this year !! It's all about being a..."Family Affair " and that's what our little "Blues Tribe " has become ! Almost ...dare I say ...and big blues family reunion !?! Ha !! I think so !! When the music's playing, and folks are partying, smiling...I see those happy familiar faces, ...handshakes, back slaps, hugs all around !! So Cool !!
Thank you all so very much !! To Maggie and my 3 Loving Daughters... and all my extended family...nothing about this dream could ever have taken flight without your love and belief in me and for that, I will be forever grateful !
Now Ladies & Gentlemen...On With The Show !!...
** Rod Piazza is so cool ! His command of the stage, not mention that harmonica of his is a marriage of pure musical talent and performance ! ... a nicer guy you'll never meet !! We are very proud to have him, along with his Mighty Flyers on our stage this year !
** Gino Matteo's approach, attitude, and just plain great 'ol funky blues grooves knocked us out !! all those tasty ES 335 licks...his crowd jumping...made me and all of you... instant fans !! we just had to have him and friends back again !! Welcome Back Gino !! Let's Par`te !!
** Jimmy King's Jamba I first met Jimmy when he co fronted a 'lil 'ol band from our area named Aunt Kizzy's Boyz. They absolutely tore Blues Bash up that year !! Jimmy is a guitarist's guitarist ! His talent and unique style is now forward and 'stage front' in his new project " Jamba" We are very fortunate to have him join us , and show us what new blues magic he has up his sleeve...
** Randy Volin and the HardOnes I first met Randy a few years back when he and Joe Wood played at our show. As I stood stage right, I watched...and listened real hard to Randy's playing, I was really impressed. There are some players that play a million notes in a row, but say very little... then there are the players that choose just the right amount of notes and soul to get their message across, and that was him !! His new band and tunes are awesome, caught in my head...Welcome Randy and crew !!
** Loose Gravel is our yearly reincarnation of various band members that I have played with , year in and year out! This year we're going give you some new originals, and open our show with a bang !! get Ready !! My thanks to the boys !!
** The Bayou Brothers Blues Review will command our Back Porch Stage , punching out some "Bluesydeco" Rick Lee and Company join us once again for your listening, and hot dancing pleasure !! Welcome back guys !
Well Bluesheads , that's all the news that 'fit to print' at this time !! My sincere thanks to the Menghini's, the Julian Chamber of Commerce , and most of all... you my Blues Bash Family !!
'SEE YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN'