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BluesView – Big New Year


Blues View
by Earl Matthews

Hello everyone and happy new year. We are kicking the year off in a big way this month with a ton of great events for you to check out. This month is especially big for me personally because we (Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame) are releasing a new CD on January 16th, titled Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, Live at the Gallo Center with a release party at the Gallo Center on January 16th as well. Latter in the month on the 29th we will be having another CD release party at the Torch Club in Sacramento. I can’t tell you in words how excited we are to share this new CD with you all, so please take a moment and check us out at one of our upcoming shows or go to our website and order by mail.

Many of you have read in my column about the Sunday breakfasts at Deva Cafe. This tradition will continue in 2016: Jan 3rd Patty Davis and Tim Allen will host from 10 to noon. Rob Hill band will be hosting on the 10th and the 24th. Another recurring event that you should keep your eyes open for is the weekly blues jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton which is taking a couple weeks off and restarting on Jan 14th. It’s hosted by Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood.

You can also catch Jeramy Norris and his band on Jan 1st playing a hangover show on Moore’s Riverboat starting at 1pm. They will be at the Torch Club on Jan 7th and on Jan 8th at the Railroad Saloon is Livermore. Also at the Torch Club on the 14th you can catch Matt Rainy and Dippin’ Sauce. Matt does a great mix of blues and dead covers. He is really worth checking out.
There are as usual tons of great events out at Black Oak Casino. Some of the ones I find the most compelling are on the 7th Little Fuller Band, 16th is Chains Required and on the 22nd Roem Baur. I am saving one more Black Oak date for the end of my Column so keep reading.

At Barkin’ Dog this month on the 8th Tony and the Tough Times will be playing harmonica driven blues. On the 29th Patty Davis Band will be at Barkin’ Dog. I had the pleasure of sitting in with Patty and her band the last time they played at the Dog and it was a great time so make sure to try and make this one if you can.

I am going to close out this month by telling you about someone you may have already heard of, his name is Paul Thorn. Mr. Thorn is good, he sounds good and plays good and his songs are fantastic. The part about his music and his personality that really strikes me is his realness. Listening to him talk or play and sing, just makes you feel like you are with a personal friend. That my friends is magic. You can’t bottle that feeling you have to go out and experience it for yourself. Well you are in luck because he is making 2 stops in our area one at Black Oak Casino on Jan 21st and again the next night at the Gallo Center on Jan 22nd. As of the time that I am writing this there are tickets available for both shows so if you are lucky you can still get yourself a seat.

Happy New Year everybody, and I hope to see you out at a show, bye now.

Upcoming Events
Jan 1st Jeramy Norris Band Moore’s Riverboat 1:00pm (hangover party)
Jan 3 Patty Davis and Tim Allen at Deva breakfast 10 to noon
Jan. 7th Jeramy Norris Torch Club 9:00pm
Jan 7 Little Fuller Band Black Oak Casino
Jan 8th Tony and the Tuff Times at Barkin Dog
Jan 8th. Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Railroad Saloon in Livermore
Jan 10th Rob Hill band Deva Cafe breakfast from 10 to noon
Jan 14th every Thursday Open Jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton hosted by Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood
Jan 14th Matt Rainy and Dippin’ Sauce at the Torch Club
Jan 16th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at the Gallo Center Jan 21st Paul Thorn at Black Oak Casino
Jan 22nd Paul Thorn at The Gallo Center
Jan 24th Rob Hill band Deva Cafe breakfast from 10 to noon
Jan 29th Big Earl and the Cryin Shame at the Torch Club
29th Patty Davis Band at the Barkin Dog

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