Blues Monsters will play nice today as Bluesdays opens

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Secret Weapon Terry Ogg does a peace on Tuesday with the Blue Monsters.
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A paradigm shift occurred 11 years ago and Tuesday became the greatest summertime day of the week at Lake Tahoe. That’s when the weekly Bluesdays concerts began at Squaw Valley. “It’s not your typical blues club,” said Chuck Dunn, whose band the Blues Monsters have played the opening show each season. The free shows are held each Tuesday in the Village of Squaw Village, which has snowcapped mountains as a backdrop. The only local band to play Bluesdays, The Blues Monsters are the first of 13 concerts that start each week at 6 p.m. There is lodging, food concessions, drinks, shops and a whole lot of great music. The forecast calls for 79-82 degree temperatures.
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Michael Overhauser is a Monster on drums.
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“We’re gonna squeeze 10 on that stage,” Dunn said. “The Secret Weapon (keyboardist Terry Ogg) will be there. We will have the Groove Foundry horn section.” Also performing will be singers Matt Reardon and Kendal Naughton. They will perform the Amy Winehouse song “Valerie,” with an arrangement similar to Bruno Mars’ recording. Guitarist Mighty Mike Schermer will sit in with the Blues Monsters. He was added after a tete-a-tete at a Mexican restaurant. “Mike asked to play with us,” said Dunn, who was happy to add the national touring player. “He called me later and said, “Am I still on or was that the tequila talking?” Mighty Mike has a home in Austin, where he plays in the Marcia Ball’s band. But he also has a family home in Truckee, and he’s performed in this area in the last couple of years more than ever. Dunn has a radio show, “Choose Blues Hour,” that airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and is repeated at 7 p.m. on Truckee Tahoe radio KTKE 101.5. He features that evening’s blues artist each week. “Every year they step it up,” Dunn said. “Bringing up Coco (Montoya) is always good. And Chris Cain is coming back. And I really want to see Popa Chubby.”
  • Bluesdays 6 -8:30 p.m. Tuesdays The Village at Squaw Valley June 11 — The Blues Monsters June 18 — Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings June 25 — Vanessa Collier July 2 —  Mark Hummel’s Golden State Lone Star Revue featuring Rusty Zinn July 9 — Christone “Kingfish” Ingram July 16 — Danielle Nicole July 23 — Coco Montoya July 30 — Chris Cain Aug. 6 — Sugar Ray Rayford Aug. 13  — Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers Aug. 20 — Dennis Jones Band Aug. 27 — Honey Island Swamp Band Sept. 3 — Popa Chubby

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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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