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SPAH BLOW OFF: Date/Performers/Times

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Civet Cat
Jul 17, 2009 7:03 PM GMT

* Here is the current performer schedule for:
"Jason's Ricci's 6th Annual pre-SPAH Harmonica Blow OFF".
* When: Tuesday Aug.11th at 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)
* Where: The Torch Club 904 15th Street, Sacramento, CA (between I and J Streets), across the street from the Memorial Auditorium.

*Jason Ricci's Harmonica Blow OFF is an annual event that showcases Jason's harmonica friends, ranging from lesser known players and up-and-coming stars to established legends. This event is made possible by the huge variety of harmonica players who swarm together to celebrate the instrument at the annual SPAH harmonica convention.

* Everyone is welcome – you don’t have to attend SPAH (or know any secret handshakes). But you do need to get there early -this event usually sells out quickly and the Torch Club's capacity is only 100!

* Cover is: $10.00, with no exceptions for family, friends, etc., of performers or celebrities. (Please don't ask; this event is a labor of love for Jason's favorite players and SPAH. No-one’s getting rich here.)

* The Blow OFF is not just a blues event by any means. We have jazz and folk artists, and even a sophisticated harmonica trio playing show tune medleys with great panache! The Blow OFF embodies the SPAH mission of "Preservation and Advancement of Harmonica," even though it is not formally related to or sponsored by SPAH.

* The Blow OFF is also a great party – a relaxed, fun time away from the convention hotel, hanging loose with all our harmonica friends as a prelude to a week of wonderful moments at SPAH.

* The Blow OFF schedule of event is structured loosely, to allow for the chemistry and interplay between the audience and the featured artists – all extremely talented and very different from one another. Many artists will also have merchandise for sale to feed your enthusiasm and memories.

With so many great players, we have to keep each artist’s set short (about 20 minutes). We’ll have many surprise guest and celebrity artists on hand, who may sit at the sole discretion of individual performing artists booked for the event. (Please don't ask Jason for someone else's stage time.)

* This schedule is subject to change for both artists and times. Individual
artists should be contacted directly concerning their appearances.

* Set 1 (Approx. 7:00 until 8:30PM)
1.) Winslow Yerxa (San Francisco CA)
2.) Chris Michalek (Phoenix AZ)
3.) Christelle Berthon (France/San Francisco CA)

Break (15 Minutes)

* Set 2: (Approx 8:45-10:45PM)
4,) The Harp Beats (Indiana)
5.) Michael Peloquin (Oakland CA)
6.) Cheryl Arena (Houston TX)
7.) Mark Hummel (40 minute set)

* (Break) 15 Minutes

* Set 3: (11:10-1:00AM at the latest)
8.) Steve Baker (England, Germany)
9.) Jason Ricci (the cosmos)

* Plus Special Surprise Guests (including L.D. Miller, and more...)

* The Torch Club is a living institution of live music in Sacramento dating back to 1934 at the end of prohibition. Many famous acts have played, and bands have even formed at this charming location in beautiful downtown Sacramento, surrounded by fine restaurants, shopping, amazing architecture and other attractions.

* "The Torch Club was voted “Best place to hear the Blues" by the Sacramento
News & Review Readers Choice Awards


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Jul 18, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
Brandon B Replied:

I can't wait to get there :)

Jul 18, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

I will be there if I have to walk the 30+ miles!

Jul 19, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
Brown Ale Guy Replied:

May have to quit my day job and find a way to get out there.

Jul 19, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Jasin, be sure to say hi yo Mark, Winslow and Cheryl for me!

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