Tag Archives: Bluesdays

Mark Hummel and his Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue

Mark Hummel and his Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue return to The Village at Squaw Valley on Sept. 5, the final Bluesdays of the year. Like the name indicates, the band is a combination of musicians from California and Texas. It is fronted by harmonica superhero Mark Hummel. Hummel is the author of the 2012 autobiography “Big Road Blues ...

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Dennis Jones Band

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Returning to Bluesdays in The Village at Squaw Valley for the second-straight year, the Los Angeles-based Dennis Jones Band is equally comfortable playing straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll and lowdown blues. The band’s fifth album, “Both Sides of the Tracks,” proves just that. “It’s blues and rock, back and forth,” Jones told Tahoe Onstage before last summer’s show. “I don’t think ...

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Bluesdays: Ronnie Baker Brooks

Ronnie Baker Brooks makes his Bluesdays debut at The Village at Squaw Valley. As the son of the great Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks had a unique childhood. “I used to go over to (Buddy Guy’s) house,” he said. “I was raised with his kids because his first wife and my mom were best friends. I would see ...

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Bluesdays: Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya

The Village at Squaw Valley welcomes back Coco Montoya to Bluesdays. Coco Montoya began playing guitar when he was 13. Because the left-hander didn’t have an instructor teach him how to manipulate his instrument, he taught himself to play with the strings upside down. A fan of rock and roll, he attended a show with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iron Butterfly ...

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Bluesdays: Anthony Gomes

Anthony Gomes makes his Bluesdays debut in The Village at Squaw Valley. Anthony Gomes is a cerebral man and a visceral player. He was the recipient of the University of Toronto’s C.P. Stacey Prize for highest grade point average by a history student. His master’s thesis was on racial and cultural evolution of blues music. Onstage, Gomes is a fiery ...

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