Tuesday, December 27th @ The Mojo Lounge
R.J. Mischo was in absentia. The fabulous John Nemeth was the host of the evening's festivities. Mighty Mike Schermer was also present and providing some sparkling guitar work. Mike Phillips (bass) and Marty Dodson (drums) provided a excellent rhythm support. The opening set was absolutely fabulous and found the band in fine form. It was a very cool night.
Thursday, December 29th @ JJ's
Thursday night, I caught Phil Berkowitz and the High Rollers at JJ's Blues Lounge in San Jose. Phil is a very good harmonica player and vocalist that digs deep into the Blues to find songs that are rarely heard anymore. Recently, he released a tribute CD to Louis Jordan. Marvin Greene (guitar), Sid Morris (piano and keys) and Tom Bowers (bass). I forgot the drummer's name.
Phil and company put on a really good show which featured a multitude of special guests including: Don Yonder (guitar), Scott Miller (guitar), Gino Bambino (harmonica), another harp player from the School Of The Blues and me.