Rain forecast moves Bluesdays inside for Nikki Hill, Matthew Curry

Nikki Hill headlines Bluesdays at 7 p.m. Photo by Aubrey Edwards

Nikki Hill headlines Bluesdays at 7 p.m. Photo by Aubrey Edwards

They call it stormy Monday but Tuesday’s just as bad. So today’s Bluesdays will be held inside the Olympic Village Lodge.

The first-ever inside Bluesdays show coincides with the event’s first doubleheader.

Matthew Curry plays Tuesday at Squaw Valley and Wednesday at Crystal Bay.

Matthew Curry plays Tuesday at Squaw Valley and Wednesday at Crystal Bay.

Nineteen-year-old Matthew Curry will perform from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nikki Hill plays from 7-8:30 p.m.

Curry, 19,  and Hill, 29, both are rising blues performers. Hill plays a powerful blend of gospel, Stax soul and rockabilly. Curry has been praised by two famous blues-rockers.

Curry played a short set at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys last week and then came back on stage with Journey’s Ross Valory to play a blues tune with the Steve Miller Band.

Miller said Curry is “in the Stevie Ray Vaughan area of virtuosity and originality.”

He also has opened for Peter Frampton, who praised him on his Facebook page.

“He wowed us all,” Frampton wrote. “I see a big future for Matthew. Someone asked me in an interview today if I thought there could be any more guitar heroes. Well, hell yes, of course, and Matthew is one who will prove that to be true.”

Curry also plays the next night in Crystal Bay.

Crystal Bay Casino Manager Bill Wood is thrilled to have Curry play at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Red Room.

“It is a free show and you won’t believe how talented this young man is,” Wood wrote in an email. “Not only does he kill it on guitar but he writes most of the material he performs and is getting rave reviews wherever he plays. Comparisons are a dime a dozen but this kid brings it like no one I have seen in a long, long time. Let’s just say he would fit in with Double Trouble in a heartbeat.”

Double Trouble was Vaughan’s rhythm section.

About Tim Parsons

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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