Central Valley Blues Society 14 Year Anniversary Party

Central Valley Blues Society 14 Year Anniversary Party

Sun, April 24, 2016

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Central Valley Blues Society 14 Year Anniversary Party
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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
Trey Tosh and the Band Called Life
Trey Tosh and the Band Called Life
Blues influenced Rock n Roll.
Roger Perry
Roger Perry
The Roger Perry Band

Roger Perry – Vocals and guitars
Renee Caffee – Percussion
John (Sean) Corsaro – Percussion
Jeff Hallock - Harmonicas

Collectively we’ve performed lots of musical styles -- rock, blues, reggae, poly-rhythmic jazz, folk – but none of us ever elected to “mainstream.” We’ve each played with other bands for years at venues from local clubs to opening for major acts on the big stage, but now we’ve settled on following the paths of our artistic heroes.

We worship at the alters of Harry Partch, Leonard Cohen, John Coltrane, Elvis, Blue Oyster Cult, The Pretenders, and Miles Davis. One audience member said the band made the hair on the back of his neck stand up. Then he said it sounded like Johnny Cash singing songs co-written by Kris Kristofferson and Frank Zappa. Our original songs and our arrangements take the audience so deep into life’s darkness that they can’t help but see the light. Our music could be described as non-traditional bluegrass, but the lyrics always carry way too much information. Sometimes it takes an audience six or seven songs to realize we’re kidding…then it takes a few more to realize we’re not.

At one time or another members of the band have shared the stage with Suzy Bogguss and Garth Brooks (contemporary country), Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings (real country), Johnny Winter (blues rock), Edgar Winter (hard rock), Albert King and James Cotton (Chicago blues), Bo Diddley (rock ‘n roll), Ray Charles (immortal), Buddy Miles (funk), Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service (psychedelic rock), Emmett Chapman (jazz, inventor of the Chapman Stick), Utah Phillips (folk), The Wailers, Messenjah, and Judy Mowatt (reggae), George Benson and Seawind (jazz), Paul Revere and the Raiders, Eric Burdon, The Spencer Davis Group, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, The Turtles, and It’s A Beautiful Day (pop rock), Malo and Jose Feliciano (Latin rock), and a host of others. We have all worked on recording projects in support of a wide variety of local and regional bands; our expertise is well regarded and sought after by our peers. We have all toured regionally in Central California and the Central Coast and some of us have worked nationally and internationally.

But now we’re finally reaching the point where our individual styles are falling into sync and pushing us to levels we’ve never been able to reach individually. All our material is straight from the heart. It’s all personal and it’s all right here in the room with us and the audience, and we have never phoned in a performance. We’re committed to bringing the best possible performance to you and your audience.
Richie Blue
Richie Blue

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.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721