One Last Waltz

One Last Waltz

Sun, November 26, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Sunday, November 26th, join us at Fulton55 to witness many of Fresno's finest Performers gather to recreate and re-interpret one of the greatest set lists ever: The Band's 1976 farewell concert/film, "The Last Waltz."

Including:
AC Myles: "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" - The Band
Square One: "Further On Up The Road" - Eric Clapton
Nate Butler: "Caravan" - Van Morrison
Ted Nunes: "Ophelia" - The Band
Tommy Lee Crouse: "Dry Your Eyes" - Neil Diamond
Gary Baxter: "The Shape I'm In" - The Band
Richie Blue, Lawrence Bohannon, Rockville, Jeff Logan,
and many, many more...

Richie Blue
Richie Blue
Biography

Recent inductee into"The Blues Hall of Fame"Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Richie Blue's blistering guitar playing and heart and soul vocals have taken him to his current status as one of the top drawing acts on the club and festival circuit all over California, the northwestern states, Canada, and Mexico. His brand of music although rooted in the blues, is a blend of rock-a-billy, country swing, New Orleans swamp, and soul.

Born and raised in Washington State, Richie won his first talent show contest in 1969 and went on to play in succesful 1970s northwest bands such as The Nashband and Greasewood before moving to San Francisco in 1980. His stint with The Fabulous Beaumont Brothers featuring Amos Garett brought attention to Richie's Twangin Blues and slide playing. Soon he was gigging the San Jose, San Francisco and Sacremento club and festival circuit with just about everyone in sight — some big names, others not so big — but always adding his tasteful, graceful, unpredictable and amazing guitar playing!

Richie began performing with his own band in 1994 and has released three CDs on the San Francisco Farmboy label. His original song "Rooster" has been performed by the band Zero, Norton Buffalo, Stu Blank, The Sonoma Swampdogs and other Bay Area blues bands! With production help from Norton Buffalo and Steve Miller, Richie recorded and shopped his song "Run Through The Night" with favorable notices!

Wherever Richie performs, the place is jumpin' and he has lived up to his buisness card slogan "No Bar Too Far". Richie has been a guest guitarist on 30+ albums and CDs! The following is a list of a few notable artists Richie has performed, toured and or recorded with: Amos Garrett, Steve Warner, Doug Kershaw, Roy Clark, Little Anthony, The Drifters, Fabian, Elvin Bishop, Norton Buffalo, Steve Miller, B.B. King, Little Milton, Johnny Copeland, Buddy Miles, Terry Hanck, Johhny V, Tommy Tu Tone, Bobby Voltage and Doyle Bramhall 2.
AC Myles
AC Myles
"Solid, confident performance with strong guitar and vocals and good attention to tone" - Bruce Iglauer - Alligator Records

AC Myles albums 'Reconsider Me' (2014) and 'Rush to Red' (2015) group songs that outline his musical development and his maturing into one of the more valid guitarists and vocalists in the blues/rock arena. Stylistically along the lines of a modern day Johnny Winter, Steve Marriot and Elvin Bishop, his albums recorded & produced in San Jose, Ca. by Kid Andersen at his own Greaseland Studio, combine originals and choice covers that tell the roadworthy story of this well-traveled and very talented Californian.

"Blues-rocking guitarist AC Myles is an artist whose musical stock seems to be an arrow pointing straight up. The real deal folks! Dig it!" - Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com

The song selections on 'Reconsider Me' and 'Rush to Red' vary from traditional blues to 60's and 70's blues-rock overload. Myles also brilliantly displays his songwriting abilities to crossover into southern rock and soul tastes as effortlessly as some larger drawing acts wish to. The self-penned tracks 'Open Road' and the tour de force 'Livin' a Lie' showcase fierce rock n roll slide guitar and vocal chops, following right in line with Rory Gallagher's 'Do You Read Me' and Elvin Bishop's 'Rock my Soul'. The clever co-written southern rocker 'Call 'em All Baby', southern soul original 'One of These Days', along with the southern rock anthem 'Closin' 'em Down Every Night', further showcase his musical depth and songwriting. Myles proves his traditional blues/soul styling's are up to snuff both vocally and on guitar as well with an amazing vocal workout of the title track, Johnny Adams 'Reconsider Me', original tracks 'Every Day & Night', 'Move On' and the Bobby 'Blue' Bland classic 'I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me).

"This album is a stunning piece of work and will put Mr Myles on your list to see live and to track down his previous releases." - Bob Bonsey - Blues Matters Magazine UK

Born in California, the only son of production workers, Myles grew up in the migrant worker rurals of the Central California town in which he was raised. Myles spent his later teens and twenties touring with his own band eventually finding his way to the San Francisco Bay Area, playing sideman to a wide array of acts, most notably blues man Fillmore Slim and modern day soul man John Nemeth. Along the way, with a keen ear and sincere passion, AC has become a gifted entertainer and musician. His personal appearances have a 'take no prisoners' approach which; along with a healthy dose of humor, usually gets even the toughest audiences on his side.

"Perhaps the only soulful thing to come out of Fresno, AC Myles can play the hell out of a guitar, and he's growing as a songwriter" - San Jose Metro Editor Steve Palopoli

In addition 'Reconsider Me' and 'Rush to Red' feature tracks by artists Myles has had the opportunity to share stages with in his career, including Roman Carter's blues gem 'Queen Bee' and the Fillmore Slim funk arrangement of the Fats Domino R&B classic, 'Blue Monday'. The self-penned 'Death Bed Blues' and 'Three Ways to Fall', which have darker lyrical output, showcase his grasp and retention of blues traditions, while 'What is Love', a cover of Oakland's blues/mod/soul kings The Loved Ones, is an ode to the region of California that became adopted home territory for Myles and sprouted his musical growth and career. Myles very confidently delivers, with an amazing vocal range and tone as well as staggering unyielding guitar work, no doubt is left that he is the mature and genuine article.


"AC Myles 'Reconsider Me' promises to provide some of the most memorable moments of 2014!"
- Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine/RockMrTom

"'Reconsider Me' by AC Myles is an enjoyable CD. The man has a very good voice and he's a great guitarist. There is much variety in his music." - Rootstime Belgium
Rockville
Rockville
VINCE WARNER: Rockville's founder is a multi-faceted performer, whose soulful vocals and guitar are the unifying and driving forces in the band.

DON RAMIREZ: The heart of Rockville, a natural talent equally impressive on vocals and bass, Don puts meaning and soul into everything he plays.

TONY CRAIG: A true legend in the Central Valley music scene Tony Craig is the single most in demand player in Fresno. His virtuosity, vocabulary and inventiveness on the guitar are unmatched, and he sings lead and harmony parts with the voice of an angel.

RICH GRAHAM: Keyboard virtuoso and Rock/Blues veteran, Rich brings a phenomenal depth of talent and an ear for playing exactly what’s needed to put the final polish on Rockville’s studio-quality arrangements.

DENNIS MOEBES: Master of the back-beat, Dennis is the rhythmic engine that drives Rockville, providing an arsenal of groove and rhythm that keeps the dancers moving, the listeners grooving, and the other musicians jealous!
Nate Butler
Nate Butler
I was cast in my first play when I was in the fifth grade (as Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit", Fresno Children's Playhouse, 1975), and I've been performing ever since; sometimes as an actor, sometimes as a singer (The Double Doors), sometimes as a bass player AND singer (The Beetles, The Suicide Lounge), and sometimes as a pianist. I currently play piano most Saturday & Sunday mornings at The Fresno Breakfast House, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I play piano twice a month for Silent Movies, at two different venues (The Full Circle Brewing Co., and Mia Cuppa Caffe, formerly The Revue Cafe). I'm hoping to use my own curiousity about this important era of the movies to educate and entertain new generations of film fans.

I am also something of a cartoonist, and had once considered a career in that field; but these days I draw only as a hobby. Since The Fresno Metropolitan Museum discontinued the annual Christmas At The Met play that I performed and directed for nearly a decade, I don't do much *acting* anymore either, unless you count my continuing role as Jim Morrison in The Double Doors or my two turns as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan". I did my first Shakespeare in April 2012, in the New Ensemble's production of "Hamlet" (you can read the "Hamlet" review here).

I was never good at sports as a child, and instead spent most of my time drawing, listening to records over and over, making up plays and puppet shows, putting together model kits, and most of all playing with my tape recorder. I'm still not much good at sports, and I still play a lot with tape recorders and other audio/visual toys.

One of my most interesting life experiences occurred in the summer of 2014, when I was cast in the fourth season of the Swedish Reality TV show "Allt for Sverige". You can watch all eight episodes on YouTube; I have a page with links to all the episodes and my cast-mates' Facebook pages here.

When I first created this website years ago, I decided that I was not well suited to writing much more of my own biography than what's above, so I asked my sister to write her recollections of what I was like to live with while she was growing up. My sister is many things, but among them she is a lawyer and so has to write all the time, so I hoped she wouldn't mind. She didn't mind, and she wrote what is printed below; I found it truly touching, I hope you all don't mind me sharing it with you. (Thanks, Sis! I love you.)

Yours truly, Nate Butler
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/