Tag Archives: Bluesdays

Cedric Burnside Project

Cedric Burnside

Bluesdays 10th season in The Village at Squaw Valley concludes with a rare treat, the percussive, hypnotic Hill Country blues from the Cedric Burnside Project. Cedric Burnside is the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and grandson of the all-time great R.L. Burnside. He began touring at age 13. “My granddad used to play out on the porch, and we’d have ...

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Bluesdays: Coco Montoya

Tahoe Onstage

One of the most respected artists in blues, Coco Montoya will appear at Bluesdays in The Village at Squaw Valley for the second-straight summer. Montoya is a graduate of the school of Albert. He plays guitar like Albert King, left-handed and upside down, but his tone sounds like Albert Collins. Montoya played drums and toured with Collins for nearly five ...

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Bluesdays: Terry Hanck

Terry Hanck

Bluesdays welcomes back Terry Hanck to The Village at Squaw Valley. A saxophone superstar with a bent for vintage rock and roll, Terry Hanck is a beloved Bluesdays headliner. He lives in Florida, but spends most of summers in California, where he built a fan base from 1977-87 when he was in Elvin Bishop’s band during its heyday of hit ...

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Bluesdays: Chris Cain

San Jose’s Cain has played Bluesdays in The Village at Squaw Valley more than any other artist. Chairlifts were open for skiers on the Fourth of July during his 2017 appearance. He attended a B.B. King concert when he was just 3 years old and it must have made quite an impression. You can hear King’s influence in everything he ...

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Bluesdays: Kenny Neal

It’s real: Kenny Neal will be in The Village at Squaw Valley for Bluesdays. How did Kenny Neal get to be the band leader? He was born first. Kenny Neal and the Family Band is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. All 10 Neal siblings grew up to be professional musicians, and Kenny is the eldest. He was backed by his ...

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Bluesdays: Joe Louis Walker

Joe Louis Walker will appear at Bluesdays in The Village of Squaw Valley. The Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis displays the likeness of a litany of legends who are no longer living. One of those busts, however, is of Joe Louis Walker, who is still very much alive and fighting for the blues. Walker appreciates his fellow inductees and ...

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Bluesdays: Albert Castiglia

Castiglia in Hollywood

The Village at Squaw Valley welcomes Florida’s Albert Castiglia to Bluesdays. Albert Castiglia lived a blues guitarist’s dream on New Year’s Eve 1996. He was invited to play in Del Ray, Fla., on the same stage as Junior Wells, the Chicago harmonica player who recorded with Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. After playing with Wells’ group for two opening songs, ...

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Bluesdays: Ron Artis II & The Truth

Ron Artis II & The Truth debuts at Bluesdays in The Village at Squaw Valley. Of all the great Bluesdays guitarists this summer, Ron Artis could be the fastest. Blues is just part of the mix that Ron Artis II & The Truth brings to the bandstand. There’s also soul, folk and gospel. But when he wants to, Artis can ...

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Bluesdays: Debbie Davies

Debbie Davies

It took a decade, but Debbie Davies is coming to the Bluesdays bandstand at the Village at Squaw Valley. A touring blueswoman for more than 30 years, the virtuoso guitarist and passionate singer has 13 solo albums. If Davies’ tone is reminiscent of Albert Collins,’ there’s a good reason. She played in his band the Icebreakers from 1988-91. “It was ...

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Bluesdays: Curtis Salgado

Tahoe Onstage

Curtis Salgado will perform at Bluesdays in The Village at Squaw Valley. Here’s something truly paradoxical about a Portland blues artist: Curtis Salgado is one of the most soulful, passionate and award-winning singers alive, and his greatest hit in years is a love song to a dog. “I Want My Dog To Live Longer (The Greatest Wish)” is getting radio ...

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