Benefit Concert for the Mike Rhodes Scholarship Fund

Benefit Concert for the Mike Rhodes Scholarship Fund

Sun, August 19, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

A BENEFIT TO PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE: Mike Rhodes says "a Scholarship Fund in my name at the San Joaquin College of Law [will be established] . . . to support law students who have an interest in helping disenfranchised groups (like the homeless), who want to support social and economic justice issues and have a passion for Free Speech, and who generally use their legal training to promote democratic ideals.].

By attending this benefit concert you can support this project and help insure that a law student, who has an interest in progressive issues, will get the support she or he needs to make it through law school.

-- PRESENTING - RICHIE BLUE BAND; HIGH-DESERT RAMBLERS (GRAM PARSONS TRIBUTE BAND).--- VERY SPECIAL GUESTS= Glen Depit ; ROGER PERRY; STEVE ONO ---------

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.
Glen Delpit
Glen Delpit
Roger Perry
Roger Perry
The Hi-Desert Ramblers
The Hi-Desert Ramblers
The Hi-Desert Ramblers - A tribute to cosmic American music, from Bakersfield and beyond.
Steve Ono
Steve Ono
STEVE ONO is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, arranger and producer with extensive Jazz, Folk, Rock, Blues and World music influences and experience. His CD, "Voice of a Friend", and his collaboration CD with Harmonica Master Eddie Gordon, “Smokin’”, are available at CDBaby.com.

His original song “Mean Streets” has been used as the theme song for the Farm Aid to Fresno campaign.

Steve has been playing with rock violin virtuoso Patrick Contreras, modern country band Randy Deaver and Crossfire and solo shows.

Steve is an active member of the Fresno Folklore Society and conducts a Free “Folksinger 101” workshop on Mondays at the Brick Wall 2003 N Van Ness Blvd at 7:30 PM.

Steve is teaching Classes in a variety of guitar techniques for all levels, even kids as young as 6, at the California Arts Academy at 4750 N Blackstone. The website is www.calartsacademy.com. The phone number is 559-222-6539 to get information.

Steve is teaching private lessons on guitar and bass guitar at Gottschalk's Music Center in Old Town Clovis.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/