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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView By Eric Benson “If you luv music your gonna luv this” I’ve been around a while and often amazed but rarely surprised but I was recently when I saw the Tim Allen Band in the Center Plaza Friday 24th of July. Now Tim Allen has surprised me before. Once at a garden party gig […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
JazzBluesView – Ross McGinnis

JazzBluesView – Ross McGinnis

Blues and JazzView by Eric Benson If you like live music you’re gonna love this I’m away on vacation at Family Coop Camp for the week with family and friends, where the pot holes are not only in the roads, but for swimming as well. Plenty of time to mull over the year while sitting […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
JazzBluesView

JazzBluesView

What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News By Eric Benson Well, I have been living in the downtown with so much to do! Lila Downs, Bonnie Rait, Bos Scaggs and Peter Framptom coming up. It’s live Day on the Green with no green, and a much-appreciated seat to enjoy the show. Yes, we are […]

By June 8, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – May

Jazz&BluesView – May

Jazz&Blues View by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” May is upon us with Cinco De Mayo celebrations going on all week and hopefully all month long. Now’s the time, don’t dally to turn your dirt over, plant your spring veggies, pray for rain, and empty standing water around the house […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – You’re Gonna Luv This

Jazz&BluesView – You’re Gonna Luv This

Jazz&BluesView by Eric Benson If you love music you’re gonna love this Blue Monday Party & invitational jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill the second Monday April 13th, with house band Ultra Lounge featuring: Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Governor on Keys, Jamey Dubberly on […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
Jazz/BluesView – Cuban Extravaganza

Jazz/BluesView – Cuban Extravaganza

Blues & JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Some Latin music coming at you a few months shy of Cinco De Mayo. When opportunity knocks I often answer the door. It’s going to be a Cuban extravaganza for our Blue Monday Party, and a Brazilian woman’s fest with John […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luuv music your gonna love this By Eric Benson And so it goes another year comes and goes, the calendar days race by with the hour glass telling us where and when and when we are running late. The acceleration of the holidays reaches a […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →
December JazzBlues View

December JazzBlues View

What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you love music you’re gonna love this! By Eric Benson Did anybody say pray for rain! Halleluiah we got some comin, but keep on prayin’ cause the drought ain’t over yet. “Let it rain, let it pour; let it do a whole lot more…got them deep […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz & Blues View By Eric Benson If you love Jazz you’re going to love this. One of our own home grown musicians Johnny Valdes is doing a CD release party in conjunction with the Blue Monday Party Nov 3rd from 7-10PM at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. The CD is a duo Jazz guitar album […]

By October 27, 2014 Read More →
Jazz & Blues View – You’re going to love this

Jazz & Blues View – You’re going to love this

Jazz and BluesView If you love Jazz you’re going to love this. By Eric Benson The year marches on with morning chill and long shadows, and pumpkins and jack lanterns, then on to coolin the goose with all the trimming for Thanksgiving then, then with acceleration to light speed for the merriment of Christmas time […]

By October 2, 2014 Read More →
Jazz&Blues View

Jazz&Blues View

If you love Jazz your going to love this. By Eric Benson Fall in the air, the kids are back in school and some of our children have left the nest and flown the coup. Seeing my daughter off to college unpacking all her worldly possessions, 4 boxes, into her little cubicle she will share […]

By September 6, 2014 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz & BluesView By: Eric Benson Well some of my favorite musicians have left the building this time round on this astral sphere, RIP Horace Silver and Johnny Winter. Horace Silvers music was out of the get it in your soulness groove generation with jazz melodies and rhythm and blues underpinning with great arranging and […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
Jazz&Blues View

Jazz&Blues View

Jazz & BluesView By Eric Benson And summer roles on with work, kids on vacation, road trips and a whole lotta heat. But after you’ve settled into the routine of rolling through the farmer’s markets and eateries and got your caffeine intake up to therapeutic levels, take some time out to hear some live music […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – May 2014

Jazz&BluesView – May 2014

Jazz&BluesView By Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues news And so it goes, spring flows quickly to summer and tomatoes are ripening on the vine before you know it. Still a chill in the air but soon we will be cowering, basking in the shade of 100 degrees under our umbrellas. Get […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz & BluesView Blue Monday’s back in town. By Eric Benson Rain still in the forecast, yippee! Sounds like a blues weather forecaster, you know things aren’t normal when you’re happy and prayin’ for rain. Well let it rain, let it pour, let it do a whole lot more…cause I want those deep river blues […]