ATTENTION BLUES FANS! The Central Valley Blues Society has put together the HOTTEST Blues names around at the HOTTEST venue around and you are all invited! You won’t find a better line-up of Blues musicians around. Check it out!
RON THOMPSON & HIS RESISTORS
Ron Thompson is a legendary rhythm and blues guitarist and master keyboardist whose career began in the rough and tumble world of East San Francisco Bay nightclubs and bars in the early ‘70s. During many years of touring coast to coast with John Lee Hooker, Hooker was quoted as saying, “Ron Thompson, he’s my main man!”
After serving as John Lee Hooker’s bandleader for seven years, Thompson went on to form his own group, Ron Thompson and His Resisters.
Not many living blues musicians can say they have performed with and recorded for legends like Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner, Bruce Willis, Luther Tucker,Jimmy McCracklin, Pee Wee Crayton, Carla Thomas, Booker T. Jones, Percy Mayfield, Etta James, B.B. King, and Jimmy Reed. Ron Thompson can, and that’s just the beginning!
THE HELLHOUNDS w/ DAVID CHAVOYA
The Hellhounds are from Sonoma, Ca and have been keeping the blues alive in and around Sonoma County and beyond. Voted one of Sonoma Counties Best Blues Bands of 2009. They play many Wineries, Festivals and Clubs with a great following of blues lovers.
Besides being a great Blues Band one of the reason’s we are bringing this band to perform at this years festival is a home coming of sorts for one of Fresno’s local musicians from the 60’s / 70’s. David “Shuv” Chavoya was in several bands during that time period, who went on to play in the Bay Area for many more years. Shuv’s amazing Harmonica & Vocals had him leading the way to what is a long career of performing. Some of those bands locals may remember are THE LAVENDAR HILL MOB, THE SHAG, BLACK GHOST.
He has shared billing with The Doors, Santana, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Roy Rogers and Janis Joplin. Dave Has played alongside Etta James, Charlie Musselwhite, the late Norton Buffalo & Paul Butterfield and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown.
LAKE BOTTOM NAILS
Lake Bottom Nails are a new band with a mix of great musicians from the South Valley who have been on the blues scene for over 30 years.
These guys bring so much experience and passion to the blues they play. They will leave you wanting much, much more.
Members: Hal Kent – guitar / vocals, Gary DeFoe – keyboards / vocals, John Lauffenburger – bass, Rocky Siegenthaler – drums / vocals
$10 at the door – 3 Bands
21 yrs & older only
Bring a Lawn Chair
Pet Friendly – on a leash
NO OUTSIDE DRINKS allowed