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Biscuits & Blues

ON AUGUST 1st! TWO SHOWS 7:30PM and 10PM

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Southland Blues

Michael Burks
Alligator Records'
Blues Star Michael Burks
on stage with BW
and Blues Guitarist
Preston Shannon

Ballad of John Lee
Pride & Joy

pinetop perkins

RIP Pinetop Perkins July 7, 1913 to March 21, 2011.

While I was on tour in Indiana years ago I was playing at a cool small bar near Gary Indiana. Pinetop had fallen out of view from the Blues community and the club owner found him and invited him in to live at his house next to the club. The club owner was a huge Blues fan and knew of Pinetop's accomplishments. After our first set Pinetop was sitting and watching at a near by table. We were introduced and through out the evening we visited as he told stories of traveling with Muddy Waters and of nights playing Blues in Chicago. I spent time with him again backstage at the Orpheum theatre during the Blues awards in Memphis a few years later. He had be rediscovered by the Blues world and was on his way back to the top of the record industry as a blues star. I remember in Memphis we were joking around and I asked Pinetop, and this was years ago, how he can play music for so long?  He replied " by the grace of God". I always will cherish the memory of my meeting Pinetop Perkins and the evening we spent talking about the Blues. For  97 years, a legendary, loved and highly respected blues musicians of our time.

Colorado Belle

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Thank you to Blues By The Bay and Eureka for a rockin blues time and promoters Alan S., Glenn M., Mike B. & KHUM Radio for your broadcast of the concert LIVE! Terrific to work with such a professional crew on stage, sound and hospitality!

Thank you El Dorado Hills and Mary C. for promoting a terrific Rockin the Blues Thursday Night Concert!

Pete's Blues & BBQ blues

photo credit: Mark Berger

Blues & Brews

Thanks to everyone for a successful
Blues & Brews 2009!


On  the rear of the One Dollar bill, you will see two  circles.  Together, they comprise the Great Seal of  the United States .
The  First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin  Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal.   It took them four years to accomplish this task  and another two years to get it  approved.  
If  you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a  Pyramid.  
         Who  was Hayim Solomon?  
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Notice  the face is lighted, and the western side is dark. This  country was just beginning.  We had not begun to  explore the west or decided what we could do for Western  Civilization.  The Pyramid is uncapped, again  signifying that we were not even close to being  finished.  Inside the capstone you have the  all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity.  It  was Franklin 's belief that one man couldn't do it  alone, but a group of men, with the help of God, could  do anything.  
'IN  GOD WE TRUST' is on this currency.  
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The  Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means, 'God has  favored our undertaking.'  
The  Latin below the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means, 'a  new order has begun.'    
At  the base of the pyramid is the Roman Numeral for 1776.  (MDCCLXXVI)  
If  you look at the right-hand circle, and check it  carefully, you will learn that it is on every National  Cemetery in the United States It is also on the Parade  of Flags Walkway at the Bushnell, Florida National  Cemetery , and is the centerpiece of most hero's  monuments. Slightly modified, it is the seal of the  President of the United States , and it is always  visible whenever he speaks, yet very few people know  what the symbols mean.  
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The  Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory for two  reasons: First, he is not afraid of a storm; he is  strong, and he is smart enough to soar above it.   Secondly, he wears no material crown. We had just  broken from the King of England Also, notice the shield  is unsupported. This country can now stand on its own.  At the top of that shield you have a white bar  signifying congress, a unifying factor. We were coming  together as one nation. In the Eagle's beak you will  read, ' E PLURIBUS UNUM' meaning,'one from  many.'  
Above  the Eagle, you have thirteen stars, representing the  thirteen original colonies, and any clouds of  misunderstanding rolling away.  Again, we were  coming together as one.  
Notice  what the Eagle holds in his talons. He holds an olive  branch and arrows.  This country wants peace, but  we will never be afraid to fight to preserve peace.   The Eagle always wants to face the olive branch,  but in time of war, his gaze turns toward the  arrows.  
They  say that the number 13 is an unlucky  number.  This is almost a worldwide belief.  You will usually never see a room numbered 13, or any  hotels or motels with a 13th floor. But think about  this:  
13  original colonies,  
13  signers of the Declaration of  Independence,  
13  stripes on our flag,  
13  steps on the Pyramid,  
13  letters in, 'Annuit Coeptis,'  
13  letters in 'E PluribusUnum,'  
13  stars above the Eagle,  
13  bars on that shield,  
13  leaves on the olive branch,  
13  fruits,  
And  if you look closely,  
13  arrows.  
And  finally, if you notice the arrangement of the  13  stars  in the right-hand circle you will see that they  are  arranged  as  a  Star of David.   This was ordered by George Washington who, when he  asked Hayim Solomon, a wealthy Philadelphia Jew, what he  would like as a personal reward for his services to the  Continental Army, Solomon said he wanted nothing for  himself but that he would like something for his people.  The Star of David was the result. Few people know that  it was Solomon who saved the Army through his financial  contributions but died a pauper.  
I  always ask people, 'Why don't you know this?' Your  children don't know this, and their history teachers  don't know this. Too many veterans have given up too  much to ever let the meaning fade. Many veterans  remember coming home to an America that didn't care. Too  many veterans never came home at all.  
Now  you know  what  is on the back of the    
UNITED  STATES ONE DOLLAR BILL,  and  what it stands  for!


Chowder Blues & Brews

Reno Eldorado Blues Festival
Sat. June 28, 2008 - On Stage:

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Rockin The Blues
Rockin' The Blues
The Album Is On Sale at the Shows!
photo by Rick Stark

Every year, we play over 150 shows statewide in California - from Sacramento to San Diego - every major city and all the cool small historic towns in the valleys, mountains and all along the coast. All four seasons in every kind of weather.


The hard driving schedule is paying off both with new fans and opening the door for the next record. When asked about all the traveling and playing shows so frequently, Wilson responded "Meeting people and making new friends is the most rewarding part of my job." Come see Brad Wilson and his band tear it up on stage at the upcoming shows.


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