Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Old Town Center for the Arts
Third Annual Old Town Blues Fest
April 6th, 2013
Are you a serious blues fan? Get your blues on this Saturday April 6th, 2013 in Old Town Cottonwood during the Third Annual Old Town Blues Fest taking place at the Old Town Center for the Arts!The best of Northern Arizona Blues musicians will be there filling Cottonwood with the sweet sound of blues day and night! You have the choice of purchasing an all-day pass for $23 or tickets for the evening headliners only for $18.Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com. Tickets are also available in Cottonwood at: Orion Flour Gar-den Café and Jerona Java Café and in Sedona at Well Red Coyote Bookstore, and Crystal Magic.
(Video: Blues Dawg performing “Reconsider Baby,” by Lowell Fulson, at The Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, AZ. 2010)
The afternoon performance will feature 4 local bands
- (2:00 – 2:45 pm) – Bill Barns Trio
Bill Barns fronts this power trio of experienced musicians and long-time Verde Valley residents. With Barns on guitar, backed by Mike Reed on bass and sax, and Ed Tortorello on drums, the Bill Barns Trio offers an exciting blend of country and urban blues.
- (3:00 – 3:45 pm) – Don Whitcher & the Kings of the Border
Seasoned musicians dedicated to the legacy and legends of Americana and Roots music, performing a mix of original and cover songs. Based in the Verde Valley, the band is fronted by Don Whitcher on lap steel guitar and backed by Joe Neri on guitar, Gregg Gould on bass and Wing Ryan on drums.
- (4:00 pm – 4:45 pm) – Bresnan Blues Band
Performing rock-inspired blues music with influences ranging from traditional blues, 50’s rock and roll, jazz, and classic rock. The band presents orig-inal material, traditional blues classics with a fresh perspective, and blues-ified songs pulled from other genres. The Bresnan Blues Band is Dan Bresnan on guitar, Hutch Hutchinson on bass, and Gino Romeo on drums.
- (5:00 pm – 5:45 pm) – Joe Neri & Blues Dawg
Blues Dawg is a contemporary electric blues band steeped in the traditions of Ameri-can blues and roots music. The band consists of Neri on guitar and vocals, Duane Ewing on sax, Hutch Hutchinson on bass and vocals, and Robert Church on drums. Its repertoire consists of both originals and covers, greatly influenced by the great blues masters of Chicago, Memphis, Texas and California.
- (7:00pm – 7:45 pm) – Bobcat Jack
Bobcat Jack is the real blues deal, having honed his chops in Chicago with some of the legends of blues, including Willie Dixon, Mighty Joe Young, Luther Allison and Son Seals, as well as a close friendship with the late, great Hound Dog Taylor. A versatile performer and ardent student of American blues music, Bobcat Jack is at home performing solo or fronting a band.
- (8:15 – 9:00 pm) – Alan James Band
Alan James is a proficient vocalist, guitarist, session player and song writer. He has performed throughout the United States and has opened for many well-known performers such as Joan Jett, B.T.O., Michael Bolton, Jefferson Starship and Rick Derringer. While in Chicago, he performed with many renowned blues men such as Willie (Big Eyes) Smith (Muddy Waters’ drummer for 19 years) and bassist Kenny Kinsey, son of Big Daddy Kinsey. Backing Alan are Udi Cohen on bass and Tom “Doc” Glendenning on drums.
- There will also be a “Mystery Guest” from 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm and a “Jam Session” from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm!
The 3rd annual Old Town Blues Fest is sponsored by: Dan Bresnan, JoeNeriMusic Productions, Sedona Performing Arts Alliance, Quality Inn Cottonwood, Verde Valley Newspapers, and the Well Red Coyote Bookstore. The Old Town Center for the Arts Is located at 5th Street & Main in Old Town Cottonwood (See map below). For more information please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.
Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to Old Town Center for the Arts