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Old Town Blues Fest
with Arizona Blues Hall of Famers

Joe Neri and Blues Dawg
Fran Banish with Blues Dawg
Hans Olson
Lance Garrett

Don Whitcher & Gregg Gould
Alex Ogburn
Shri Blues Band

Saturday, April 7

$25 - all day pass  2:00 - 10:00 pm
$20 - evening shows  6:30 -10:00 pm

The second annual Old Town Blues Fest gathers some of the areas finest blues players, and national talent for a day of the blues on Saturday, April 7th from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Local vendors and wine & beverage entrepreneurs will be on hand to help celebrate the blues.


1:00 – 1:45 pm Alex Ogburn - Originally from Birmingham, Alex lives in Sedona and is an integral part of the roots/blues scene, winner of the 2008 Northern Arizona Singer/Songwriter competition.

2:00 – 3:00 pm Shri Blues Band – Critically acclaimed, high-energy blues band from Prescott, performing nationally and internationally since 1993, with Kate Parker on vocals, Nachama Greenwald on harmonica, Doug Fulker on guitar, Steve Ball on organ, Tina Zucarrello on bass and Zac Parker on drums.

3:15 – 4:00 pm Lance Garrett – A seasoned veteran of the blues, honing his art in Nashville, New York, Vancouver and Florida, Lance is a self-described songster with blues roots.

4:15 - 5:00 pm Don Whitcher & Gregg Gould – These two multi-instrumentalists have been playing extensively throughout the Verde Valley, with slide master Don on lap steel and Gregg on guitar for this special Blues Fest performance.

5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner Break

6:30 – 7:30 pm Hans Olson – Master of the solo acoustic guitar and rack harmonica, Hans is one of the hardest working musicians in Phoenix, whose entertaining and original performances are known throughout the country and the world.

7:45 – 8:00 pm Blues Dawg – Fronted by Verde Valley bluesman Joe Neri on vocals and guitar, this blues ensemble delivers original and cover songs with Keys Marsh on keyboard, Duane Ewing on sax, Hutch Hutchinson on bass and Robert Church on drums.

8:00 to 9:00 pm Fran Banish (with Blues Dawg) – Chicago born, Fran is an L.A.-based guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, and is a blues guitar master. Besides playing gigs and recording, he's coached big-name artists like Keb Mo, Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne. He recently recorded a blues CD with members of Buddy Guy’s band, featuring classic blues covers and some of his newest originals. You can also hear his playing on multi-Grammy winning contemporary bluesman Keb Mo’s recent Epic/Sony release – “Suitcase.”

9:00 Jam Session


Cottonwood Best Western Inn

Dan Bresnan

Bent River Books & Music

The Well Red Coyote

Kudos Arts and Entertainment New Guide, Sedona, AZ

Sedona Performing Arts Alliance

Special Thanks

William Eaton

Christie Eaton

Elena Bullard

Volunteers of the Old Town Center for the Arts

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Joe Neri & Blues Dawg
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