California 2013

Closing this 2013 California tour with the Last show tonight Saturday 19th here in the USA before returning to the UK to start Rehearsals for next Months exciting Eastern European tour. 

Its been an amazing journey that’s taken me from The North of Cali, Traveling the 101 highway to San Francisco rescuing people from a car wreck, Fast food at the famous Rock n roll hang out at sunset grill Holly wood Los Angeles, Wild whisky and 45’s Oceanside, Solo acoustic sets in San Diego and back to the bay area playing with international friends at some great world famous Venues & finally back to Sacramento & Chico, not forgetting all the "Starbucks" along the Wi-Fi freeway;)  catching up with old friends & making new ones.  Thank you

 


Sweetwater - Mill valley Raise the roof!!

Had a great time performing for the raise the roof campaign "Euro style" to build a Blues Hall Of Fame in Memphis Tennessee and supporting this great cause last night at the legendary Bay area New Sweetwater music Hall ... Over its 40-year history, the original Sweetwater hosted performances by artists including Weir, Carlos Santana, Clarence Clemons, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Huey Lewis, Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, Sammy Hagar, Richie Havens and many other musical luminaries. In 1992, BBC Television shot a documentary at the club featuring Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker and Ry Cooder. That same year, Hot Tuna recorded two live albums at the Sweetwater. The new club intends to carry on this storied tradition.

The Raise the Roof concert series began with a stroke of inspiration as Earl Thomas decided to support The Blues Foundation's "Raise The Roof!" campaign to build a Blues Hall Of Fame in Memphis Tennessee, by donating his time and talents as a blues artist. Word quickly got out about Thomas’ project, and it wasn’t long before he saw many of his fellow musicians from around the world aligning with his cause and offering their help. As a result, the Raise The Roof Concert "Euro Style" will feature performances by two of Thomas' European friends. Along with Earl Thomas & The Blues Ambassadors a rare US performances by Swiss multi-platinum selling blues star Philipp Fankhauser and world class UK guitarist Eddie Angel, Sacramento's Cole Fonseca & Phoenix Jubilee and Island Of Black & White. Plus bay area notables Tia Carroll, Wendy Waller, and King TuffnStuff: The Last Delta Drag King as well as other surprise guests! For more information about the Blues Hall Of Fame visit www.blues.org "If not us, then who. If not now, then when..."

Fontaine Festival Pictures