Sunday, May 3, 2009

April Update

April 1 - Kenny Blue Ray was the host band at the Redwood City Blues Jam. Kenny put on an excellent first set. I played a nice set with his band and Dave Hyde. He's an excellent slide player in the style of Elmore James. We played several Elmore James tunes which was a great deal of fun. It was a nice mellow set.

April 7 - It was Tuesday night. Steve Freund was holding down the fort at the World Famous Tuesday Night Blues Jam at the Mojo Lounge Jam in Fremont. Joining him were Robi Bean and Marc Carino.

April 11 - Little Jonny & the Giants at the Mojo Lounge. Sid Morris, Mark Fenichel, Frank De Rose and Mick Kilgos joined him. He had several special guests including: East Bay Wes, Aki Kumar and Johnny Cat. I sat in on a couple of tunes.

April 13 -
I was on vacation so I stopped into the blues jam at Murphy's Law in Sunnyvale. There were several excellent musicians in the house. I jammed with my good friend Amy Lou, Scott Miller and a few other folks that I had never met.

April 14 - Kenny Blue Ray hosted the Mojo Lounge Jam. I jammed with Russell Barber, East Bay Wes, Ray Figueroa and Norm DeCarlo.

April 21 - Steve Freund at the Mojo Lounge Jam. Steve had the members of his trio backing him and he played some fantastic music during the opening set.

April 22 - Mark Hummel was the host band at the Redwood City Blues Jam. He was joined by his special guest Kid Andersen. It was great to hear Mark and the Kid play. I hung out for a few sets. I jammed with members of Dr Gone and the Serious Condition and Andy Doerschuk

April 24 - James Cotton @ the Lil Fox. It's James Cotton what more need to be said. He had a super tight band. Every move he made was a queue to the band to do something. At age 77, he's still one of the baddest harmonica players on the planet. His band consisting of Slam Allen, Tom Holland, Noel Neal and Kenny Neal Jr were nothing short of fantastic. I shot a multitude of photos.

April 25 -
James Cotton @ Yoshi's. See the info on the previous show. The only differences were that I didn't shoot any photos and the sound was better at Yoshi's.

April 28 - Jimmy Dewrance @ the Mojo Lounge Jam. I ended the month of April hanging out at the World Famous Blues Jam at the Mojo Lounge. It was an exciting evening. There were a multitude of fabulous performers hanging out and performing.

Photos will follow...