Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Steve Freund & Charles Wheal @ the Grand Dell Saloon.

I went to the Grand Dell Saloon in Campbell, CA. It's a pretty cool place. It's a great neighborhood bar. The neighborhood happens to be in an industrial park pretty close to the freeway. It is also the the home of BBQ & Blues in the San Jose/Campbell area.

Steve Freund was performing with Charles Wheal, Steve Wolf and Robi Bean. Charles and Steve Wolf were long time members of the Mark Hummel's Blues Survivors. Charles is a solid practitioner of Chicago Blues who taps into the songbooks of legendary artists such as: Jimmy Reed, BB King and Magic Sam. It was a great night of deep Chicago Blues in the postwar tradition.

During the last set, Steve asked me to join him on a few songs. Harp player Aki Kumar also played a few tunes. In the video below, I accompanied Steve and his band on a version of the Muddy Waters classic, "Got My Mojo Working."

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