Jazz & BluesView: Tryin’ Times

by Eric Benson

Tryin’ times and out of quarantine!

Well folks we are out of quarantine but not out of the woods so let’s try and get back to business that is not quite usual. We need to continue to do our thing and take precautions especially for those who are vulnerable to being exposed to the Corona Virus. In my day job I am seeing my patients in a medical practice with mask on all day, and people are slowly getting used to the new routine. It is a fiesta de Mascara, festival of the masks and people are adapting. So, we are back to doing some music with new rules to keep everyone as safe as possible. So please folks let us keep ‘er goin and keep things rolling and again “this too shall pass.”

Back to the groove with Blue Monday Party every 2nd and 4th Monday Café Urbano with Barry Finnerty one of the better Jazz guitar front men you will ever hear.

His email is badbf@comcast.net<mailto:badbf@comcast.net>. He is also on Facebook. Barry is one of my favorite guest artists I bring to the Blue Monday Party. He has played with Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, B B King, Brecker Brothers, Jazz Crusaders, Tower of Power and many others. Check him out on You Tube! Come out July 13th or 27th for some Blues power!. Calendar for July Urbano: Sat 11th Salsa Bachate DJ music, Sun 12th Roberto Gloria with his Band Texas Funk, Sat 18th Latin Flavor with RJ Hawks returns Latin Rock showcase! Don’t miss the Chris Cain Band monthly showcase Sunday on the 26th with $20 cover charge. If you love the Blues come out for Chris, one of the best guitar slingers, singers writers, singers alive today per Robin Ford accolades.

Ralston’s Goat back at it with live music in the bar with seating out in the open air to accommodate the new restrictions to keep everyone safe, Dave Dow throwing down the Jazz jam every Thursday 7 Pm hosting with special guests weekly.

There are a lot of my fellow musicians and artists that cannot do their “day job” right now so please support online performances so they can weather this situation. Since the gigs are on hold, I will give a little taste of what some of my Blue Monday Band members are about.

Folks, anything you need promoted or to get the shout out about give me a holler and in the mean time stay safe and keep your knees loose!, your partner in crime Eric Benson. Questions give me a holler cell 209 918-7033, peace out!

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