Paws for the Cause: A Benefit for Westside Rescue

Fulton 55 Presents

Paws for the Cause: A Benefit for Westside Rescue

Pamela Henri and the Big Boss Band, 51 Aces, Karen Marguth, Force 'Em, Steve Ono, Little Blue Planet, Annette Ash, Boxcar Figaro

Sun, March 11, 2012

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

You can purchase tickets online, Fulton 55 Box Office, Cafe Corazon or the Laundry Room. If you want to bring a bag of dog food to the door, you can get in for $10.

Paws for the Cause: A Benefit for Westside Rescue
Paws for the Cause: A Benefit for Westside Rescue
About Westside Rescue:
A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the care of homeless dogs & the dignity of those who own them. Donations can be made through PayPal or please contact us at jepartain@comcast.net.

Company Overview:
501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2010. Working with the homeless population in Fresno to assist them with providing for the basic needs of their dogs and cats-food, shots, leashes/collars, meds, spay/neuter, etc. We are not able to accept owner surrenders or strays at the present time but can offer some assistance with vaccines, food, etc for those who may be surrendering their animals due to financial hardship.

Mission:
To promote the humane treatment of both humans and their dogs, to educate people on spaying & neutering and to help bring about a No Kill Nation.
Pamela Henri and the Big Boss Band
Pamela Henri and the Big Boss Band
51 Aces
51 Aces
51 ACES is a rock band from Central California. From originals to your favorite rock covers, they are the premier rock band in the area. Come out & see for yourself!
Karen Marguth
Karen Marguth
Karen Marguth and the band Espacio, are five of Central California’s most talented musicians. Their performances incorporate classic and modern jazz, as well as Latin, Brazilian, and funk. In October of 2009 Karen and the band released a 15-track CD which garnered high praise and received international radio play. The band’s unique instrumentation (mandolin, guitar, bass, drums) and multi-genre repertoire captivates audiences and provides a perfect match for Karen’s vocal versatility.

Raised in Livermore, California, and currently living in Fresno, California, Karen Marguth has been an active performer throughout her life. Her professional background includes choreographing, directing and performing in regional theatres as well as international touring shows, singing in rock, blues, folk, and jazz bands, doing voice-overs and studio work. She has performed as a featured vocalist at jazz festivals from Los Angeles to British Columbia. Karen also hosts a weekly radio show at KFSR in Fresno, called “The Vocal Hour.”
Force 'Em
Force 'Em
FORCE 'EM WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2004 BY MARGO MONTOYA, BUT MANY TALENTED MUSICIANS HAVE COME AND GONE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. STILL, THE CORE MEMBERS OF FORCE 'EM HAVE NOT LET THIS SET THE BAND BACK. RECENTLY, FORCE 'EM HAS GONE THROUGH YET ANOTHER MUSICIAN CHANGE. WITH THE ADDITION OF LEAD GUITARIST/VOCALIST ERNIE CORDERO, FORCE 'EM IS READY TO COME BACK STRONGER THAN EVER!
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.
Little Blue Planet
Little Blue Planet
Little Blue Planet was formed by three friends from Fresno who combined their love of R&B with Jazz Fusion to create a unique sound all of their own. Their influences include but are not limited to Traditional Jazz, Rock, Folk, R&B and World Music. Tony Castro, Glen Nishihara and Bill Blair make up the band that has entertained fans around the Valley for the last seven years.
Annette Ash
Annette Ash
When I was fifteen I bought my first guitar so I could play along with my sister who strummed a Gibson twelve string. We'd spend hours playing and working out vocal harmonies to sing around town."

Best described as; "Earthy"... "Sultry"... "Warm"... "Inviting"... "Indie"..."Coastal"... With a melodic folksy, jazzy blues style all her own Annette Ash blends poetry to guitar with music that celebrates both strength and vulnerability.

On the north shores of Chicago, Annette grew up on the blues, rock, jazz and legendary music of Woodstock. The world had fast become a playground of new sounds and freedom on the stage as well as off. On the eve of high school graduation she found herself with a handful of friends taking in Louie Armstrong, Muddy Waters and the best of Chicago nightclubs and underground music. Three days later, Annette ventured to California and landed on a Sausalito houseboat in the midst of the west coast art and music renaissance. Neighboring Shel Silverstien, Alan Watts and David Crosby, her dreams were formed and influenced by some of the greatest artists of the day. Harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, emerging energy of Clapton, grit of Janis Joplin, and open tunings of Joni Mitchell stirred Annette to pen her own songs. Silently watching Grahm Nash singing and pacing under the Sausalito street lamps made hopeful dreams seem a promising reality. Those dreams were shelved for the next two decades while raising five children through the ups and downs of life.

Today Annette is returning to her roots and writing under the tutelage of Grammy nominated songwriters and some of the best in the industry. As a twenty year associate member of WCS, West Coast Songwriters and NSAI, Nashville Songwriter Assoc International, Annette keeps her muse and passion for music alive.

Founder of Central Valley Songwriters Association and president of the Fresno NSAI Songwriters Regional Chapter, Annette hosts monthly meetings for aspiring songwriters. Honing your craft and keeping up with today's music business are just a couple of the topics presented. For more information on Fresno NSAI Chapter meetings, please click above link,"Upcoming Events" or log onto www.NashvilleSongwriters.com

PERFORMANCES of ANNETTE ASH with bassist, Adan Infante, spot lights an intimate setting with stories and song. Bringing warmth and wisdom to their performance, the synergy of this duo weaves a tapestry rich in color and harmonies. Guest musicians include a list of muti-talented seasoned performers. Among them, the beautiful and talented vocalist, Kellie Jensen, blending harmonies like only a mother daughter duo can.
Boxcar Figaro
Boxcar Figaro
Original American Acoustic Music that is fun to watch and interesting to hear -- Boxcar Figaro writes and performs songs that are honest, intelligent, whimsical, sad, compelling, and most of all entertaining. Serious music from performers who don’t take themselves too seriously.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/