Saturday, April 4, 2009

March Update

March 2 - It was the Five Year Anniversary of the Monday Night Blues Jam at Murphy's Law in Sunnyvale. It was a very cool evening. The house band was Johnny Cat, Mike Phillips and Dennis Dove. Throughout the course of the evening, there were a multitude of special guests.

Kaye Bohler, Chris Brown, Vince Caminiti, June Core, Scott Duncan, Mark Fenichel, Greg Heumann, Screamin' Iain, Aki Kumar, East Bay Wes, Scott Miller, James Reed, Kedar Roy, Bart Shea, Slim, Don Yonder and several others. I had the opportunity to perform with Chris Brown, Slim and a few new faces to me.

March 3 - It was Tuesday night. That means it was the World Famous Tuesday Night Blues Jam at the Mojo Lounge. Steve Freund was the host for the evening. Joining Steve were Marc Carino and June Core.

March 10 - Tuesday night. Kenny "Blue" Ray was hosting the Tuesday Night Blues Jam at the Mojo Lounge Jam.

March 11 - I dropped into the Redwood City Blues Jam and caught the fine opening set by Daniel Castro.

March 14 - Mighty Mike Schermer was subbing for Charles Wheal at the Mojo Lounge. Mike was joined by Kedar Roy and Dennis Dove. He delivered his customary, electrifying show which consisted of a fabulous night of Blues, R&B and Soul music.

March 16 - I met a few friends at the The Murphy's Law Blues Jam. Johnny Cat, Mike Phillips and Dennis Dove were joined by Frankie Ramos during a fantastic opening set. Throughout the course of the evening, there were some fine performances by Phil Berkowitz, Chris Brown, Jake Mackey, Don Yonders, East Bay Wes, Dave K, Lee Donald, Mark Fenichel, Slim and another harp player named Charlie.

March 24 - Jimmy Dewrance was hosting jam at the Mojo Lounge. It was a crazy fun-filled evening.

March 28 - The Pleasure Kings (Johnny Cat, Mike Phillips and Dennis Dove) illuminated the big stage at the Mojo Lounge. They were joined by Nitecreeper Richard Rodriguez. Jimmy Dewrance, East Bay Wes, Don Yonder and I were special guests during the evening.

March 30 - Steve Freund wrapped up the month hosting the Mojo Lounge Blues Jam. There were a ton of great performers dropping in to jam. The place was packed with great musicians and I can't remember all of them, so I won't attempt to enumerate the list.

2 comments:

Joanne said...

If you ever get a chance to stop by Murf's Broadway Cocktail Lounge on a Sunday to see the Blues Jam I have started, I would love to get your input. It is every Sunday (except holidays) from 6pm-10pm. This is actually the 3rd jam that I have started with Bart Shea who hosts it and just by the turn out of the first 3 jams, this one is by far the best. I feel we have a great venue (previous had parking and location issues) and the players are great.
Thank You - Joanne/Murf's Broadway Cocktail Lounge

Joe's Blues Blog said...

Hi Joanne - I hope to make it there in the coming weeks. Bart is a great guy and he attracts some great players to his jams.