BluesView – Dog Days of Summer

By Big Earl Matthews

Hello everyone. We are entering the dog days of summer and I hope you are ready for some great music.

Starting the month off on Aug 3rd New Orleans legends The Subdudes are coming to Santa Cruz. These guys have been hard at it since 1987 and are still finding new ways to mix all the best flavors of southern American music in the way that only New Orleanians know how. Staying on that South Louisiana tip Mr. Sonny Landreth is coming to Harlow’s in Sac on the 11th. While his music is steeped in the blues his style has also been called Slydeco because of his mastery of the slide guitar and his obvious Zydeco influence. Are you excited? I am, I have seen this fella before and he is one of the best.

On the 12th I will be up in Sonora at the Bourbon Barrel with the Poorhouse Millionaires. It’s a great little spot with excellent food and an out of this world Whiskey selection. Also on the 12th Rob Hill Band will be at P.Wexfords. Rob’s Jazzy Blue style is out of this world and will put you in the perfect weekends chill mood.

Now if you like your blues light on fire and turned up to 11 check out Anthony Gomes at Moe’s Alley on the 13th. Anthony has been burning a path all over the world and winning over new fans every day with his blues rock guitar mastery.

On the 18th is a real deal. Don’t miss show at the Grass Valley Center for the arts. Doyle Bramhall II is one of the best living guitar players, no joke. He has toured with Eric Clapton and Tedeschi Trucks Band. I honestly can’t say enough about how good he is. I have been the this location over in Grass Valley as well a couple times, its pretty cool. Not a bad seat in the house.

Now on the 19th I’m going to be back on that Oakdale Beer Train with the Poorhouse Millionaires for a little fun run up the hill and back while the sun goes down we turn the party up. Don’t miss it.

Just a few days latter on the 24th at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in San Jose, the show is called Guitarsonists featuring Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Mighty Mike Schermer. Three monster Guitar players, three great singers, each one with a style all their own. It’s going to be a great show for those who go.

On the 26th I will be heading north again to Sacramento to Mango’s for a fun little sit down dinner show. We are excited to be checking out this new to us spot. And the on the 27th Rob Hill Band will be over at Ralston’s Goat with special guest Charles Ryan. Making it an extra fun night.

As always friends make sure to check out the local jams at Barkin Dog on Thursdays with your host David Dow. Also on Thursdays in Stockton at Garlic Brothers Mr. Jeramy Norris hosts a waterfront jam. Until next time enjoy yourselves and I hope to see you out at a show.

Earl Matthews



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.