City Park - Joseph, Oregon
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Supporting our local Youth Organizations, School Music & Arts Programs and bringing National & Regional Blues
Entertainment to perform in Wallowa County.
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Bronze Blues & Brews- P. O. Box 362, Joseph, Oregon 97846
Texas born Caron “Sugaray” Rayford began his musical career as a small
child singing & playing drums in church. His gospel influence can be
heard and felt in his music, “I grew up in gospel and soul.”
Sugaray recently joined Delta Grooves world class act, The Mannish
Boys as lead vocalist. He joined them in Hondarriba Spain in July. He
will be recording with them this fall.
His current band is made up of Chuck Kavooras, Ralph Carter, Gary
Mallaber, Phil Parlapiano, Al Walker & Gary Bivona. When possible a 3rd
horn is added along with 3 back-up singers.
Born in New York and raised in Miami, Albert Castiglia began playing guitar at
12. In 1990, he became a member of The Miami Blues Authority and was later
voted “Best Blues Guitarist” by New Times magazine in 1997. Shortly
thereafter, he was spotted by legendary blues singer/harmonica player Junior
Wells, who asked Castiglia to join his band as a guitarist and singer.
During that time, he also got the opportunity to play and jam with many
other blues stars, including Pinetop Perkins, Ronnie Earl, Billy Boy Arnold,
Lurrie Bell, Jerry Portnoy, Eddy Clearwater and Otis Clay.
Born and raised in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a true
disciple of the music that emanated from the city’s historic Farish Street
district, universally recognized as the home of such great blues legends like
the late, great Elmore James.
While in high school and college, Harmon gigged as a guitarist for the likes of
Z.Z. Hill, Dorothy Moore and Sam Myers. Relocating to L.A. in the early
eighties, he worked as a studio musician and then established himself as a
writer and producer, crafting songs for the likes of the O’Jays, Whispers,
Karyn White, Alexander O'Neal and Black Uhuru.
Just a few months ago, very few people outside Kansas City, Missouri knew
there was a young, dynamic musician named Samantha Fish getting ready to
take the world by storm. In fact, it's not all that long ago that the 22-year-old
singer/guitarist first discovered the blues and started paying her dues on that
city's local scene. With Runaway, her solo debut, she now breaks out big time,
announcing herself as a newcomer to be reckoned with.
The album's ten tracks - nine of them originals - incorporate "all the sounds I
grew up with, with my own spin," says Fish, who seems to have spent her
formative years in the Midwest soaking up a vast array of musical styles.
“Jeff Aker's Mississippi hill country stylings will make the hair stand up on the
back of your neck!”
Ted Todd - Inland Empire Blues Society
“So great to still hear Piedmont Blues being played, and being played well!.
Song Name: Woman Blues Date: 2012-08-13
Reviewer: Kathy Muir” IM Radio
Jeff “Cadillac” Aker