eureka’s American Roots music festival MUSIC FESTIVAL

4 DAYS of LIVE MUSIC in Eureka, California

rCmFEST.OrG OCTOBER 5~8 · 2023


VISIT EUREKA. REAL | AUTHENTIC | DIFFERENT Situated along the Northern California coastline, Eureka is bordered on one side by Humboldt Bay and on the other by mountains lush with the world's tallest redwood trees. Enjoy the Redwood Coast Music Festival throughout Downtown and Old Town Historical & Waterfront Venues, and discover the charm of our Victorian Seaport.  Waterfront Boardwalk  Art & Historical Museums  Eureka Waterfront Trail  Victorian Architecture  Restaurants & Shopping  Sequoia Park & Zoo

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Welcome to the Redwood Coast Music Festival! The Redwood Coast Music Festival Board is proud to present yet another fun-filled four- day event featuring great music from many diverse genres, including Traditional Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Swing, Blues, Soul, Zydeco, Rockabilly, Boogie, American Roots, Country, and Western Swing. I think we have something for everyone! To listen and dance to all this great music, we have seven different venues, with dance floors in every venue. Make sure you visit each one of our beautiful and scenic festival venues as each one is a part of Eureka history. While you’re here, plan to explore the many great stores and restaurants in Eureka’s Historic Old Town District. You can walk along the coastline to enjoy the scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, or you can view our amazing Redwoods by visiting one of Eureka’s newest features, the Redwood Skywalk at the Sequoia Park Zoo. You’ll be able to view the forest 100 feet above the forest floor. This festival would not be possible without the hundreds of wonderful motivated volunteers who work tirelessly to make this event enjoyable and memorable for you. This festival would not happen without our sponsors and partners, including the City of Eureka and the Eureka Lodging Alliance. This truly would not be at all possible without all the incredible bands and guest artists who travel from all over the country to provide the amazing music you will enjoy this weekend. Thank You to you all! Enjoy the weekend, have fun, and dance a few for me! Deb Allen, President

Festival Dedication.............................................2 Free Events -Youth Band..................................3 SPONSORS............................................................ 4 Friends of the Festival........................................5 Board of Directors...............................................5 Etiquette, Rules, & whatnot .............................6 SHUTTLE Information........................................6 SPECIAL EVENTS................................................7 VENUES...........................................................8 & 9 BANDS/MUSICAL ARTISTS......................12-35 GUEST ARTISTS..........................................37-46 LOCAL BANDS...................................................47 AFTER PARTIES.................................................48 Index of Advertisers..........................................55 FREE ARTS ALIVE PERFORMANCE . ........... 56 MUSIC FESTIVAL

Program Cover Art/Poster Art: MATT BEARD ART Music of the Spheres Program Design/Poster Design: GOODLIN DESIGNS

HEADQUARTERS DURING THE FESTIVAL Beginning at 1:00 pm Friday, October 6 ADORNI CENTER 1101 Waterfront Drive FRI 10/6 -- 1:00-10:00 pm SAT 10/7 -- 9:00 am -10:00 pm SUN 10/8 -- 10:00 am -3:00 pm Friday, October 6 • 9:00 am -Noon Festival Office 523 Fifth Street SAFETY n SECURITY Providing a safe, fun, family-friendly environment depends on all of us. We want everyone to enjoy the festival, including the many children who attend. Young children on the dance floor MUST be accompanied by an adult. For everyone’s safety, please limit children on the dance floor to sets before 7:00pm . Festival volunteers and staff will proactively intervene to support a safe and friendly environment. Anyone who fails to comply with festival policies is subject to removal from the festival. RCMF reserves unto itself the right to determine what constitutes unacceptable behavior.

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To the City of Eureka and Its Staff: Redwood Coast Music Festival is 33 years old this year and we are producing our 31 st Annual Festival for all to enjoy — not just our local community, but also attendees from all over the country. We have seen many changes over the years, including our name, the length of the festival, and the different genres of music we continue to provide for your listening and dancing pleasure. We have also overcome many obstacles, like flooded venues, landslides, road closures and flight delays that left musicians stuck trying to get here. There have been behind the scenes technical issues and two years of COVID. Through all this, one thing has remained constant: The unwavering support we get from the City of Eureka and its amazing Staff! From elected officials, to clerical staff, to the employees working the venues; everyone is ready and willing to help us put on a great festival. Therefore the Redwood Coast Music Festival Board of Directors dedicate the 31 st Annual Redwood Coast Music Festival to the City of Eureka

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FREE TO THE PUBLIC! THURSDAY 6:30-10:30 pm · RED LION PACIFIC GRILL From 6:30 to 10:30 pm Thursday evening, the Pacific Grill at the Red Lion Hotel will be filled with music from Nice & Easy, the Freshwater Jazz Band, followed by the Redwood Dixie Gators. Intimate performance venue with a dance floor. Doors open at 6:00 pm. NICE & EASY 6:30 PM JAZZ, SWING, AMERICAN SONGBOOK

EUREKA HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE The EUREKA HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE is an auditioned-based group comprised of the top musicians in the school. The group actively performs at school and community events throughout the year, and has traveled to New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Canada. Under the direction of Chris Cox, the EHS Jazz Ensemble performs music ranging from traditional jazz, fusion, blues, funk, bossa and much more. The EHS Jazz Ensemble is comprised of: SUNDAY 10:30 - 11:30 am SEQUOIA CENTER YOUTH BAND ALTO SAXOPHONE Elias Ladika

PIANO Jason Puntonio Julian Smith GUITAR Wiley Lopez BASS Ruby Sipma DRUMS AND PERCUSSION

Walter Biesecker Delilah Schneider TENOR SAXOPHONE David O'Neill Whilder Kijsriopas CLARINET Kate Vasquez Kylee Waldvogel TROMBONE Donald Blank Bryan Coleman

JAZZ FRESHWATER JAZZ BAND 8:00 PM NICE’N EASY specializes in swing and plays jazz standards in the styles of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Albert Clark on piano and vocal, Brigette Terry on vocal, Bear Winkle on bass, and Bill Moehnke on drums and vocal fill the room with jazz standards. Dancing is recommended! sponsored by maffia family fund

Lucas Hernandez Darin Waldvogel Ramsey Isaacs Aaron Davis

STUDENT TEACHER Andrew Henderson SPONSORED By kramer investment corporation SCIENTIFIC FACT One of the only activities that activates, stimulates and uses the ENTIRE BRAIN … IS MUSIC



The REDWOOD DIXIE GATORS play fun & exciting music from the roaring '20s to Swing, Dixieland Jazz, Rags, Polka. Lots of fun & made for dancing! Featuring Donna Landry-Rehling on vocals. sponsored by dottie riffenburg

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LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS: KHUM 104.7 FM & 104.3 FM • KWPT 100.3 FM & 102.9 FM • KLSG 93.1FM & 94.5 FM • KLGE 94.1FM BICOASTAL MEDIA: BIG RED COUNTRY 92.3 FM • COOL 105.5 FM • ESPN 107.3 FM • POWER 96.3 FM

SHUTTLE UNDERWRITERS Blue Lake Rancheria Timber Ridge Assisted Living SHUTTLE VANS College of the Redwoods BAND TRANSPORTATION Charles & Marlene Perry

KICKOFF DANCE Maffia Family Fund OPENING CEREMONIES Eureka Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #652 HEADLINERS Coast Central Credit Union Humboldt Sponsors Jackson & Eklund CPAs Kramer Investment Corporation North Coast Mercantile Owsley Electric PG&E Pierson Building Center Recology Humboldt

REGIONAL BANDS Dottie Riffenburg

Gomez Independent Forestry Kramer Investment Coporation Maffia Family Fund Redwood Coast Music Festival Stuart Caltado FRIDAY BLUES Leo Prosser & Maureen Murphy Mark & Deb Allen Owsley Electric Your North Coast Pinnacle 365 Locations SATURDAY BLUES Kramer Investment Corporation Recology Humboldt NEW ORLEANS R&B REVUE JoSonja's Inc. Leo Prosser & Maureen Murphy CHICAGO BLUES PARTY Chevron KINGS OF WESTERN SWING Mark & Val Jansen BUSINESS PARTNERS Aalfs, Evans & Company LLP Atlas Engineering Carey Morris Custom Crab Pots - Elona Dupuy Dance with Debbie

Harper Motors McCrea Nissan Mid-City Motor World Your North Coast Pinnacle 365 Locations LODGING Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn Comfort Inn Eureka Days Inn Eureka

Redwood Capital Bank Restif Cleaning Service Your North Coast Pinnacle 365 Locations George & Yvonne Cooney Jack & Barb McCown John & Laura Hennings John & Mary Stuart Lee & Jacqueline Turner Leo Prosser & Maureen Murphy

Inn at 2nd & C Red Lion Hotel MEDIA Bicoastal Media

Eureka Broadcasting Jefferson Public Radio KMUD Lost Coast Communications Mad River Radio Redwood News Sinclair Broadcasting Times-Standard

Mark & Deb Allen Mark & Val Jansen Ro Lowenthal Sherry Kehl-Banducci Tim Werner GUEST ARTISTS Green Diamond Resource Co. Goodlin Designs Jack & Barb McCown John & Mary Stuart Lee & Jacqueline Turner Pure Water Spas Sherry Kehl-Banducci St. Louis Jazz Club Tim Werner

VENUES Chevron

Eureka Floor Carpet One Felines H. Tipton, DDS George Epperson, DDS Globe Properties Hensell Materials Humboldt Countertops K H McKenny Construction Loyal Order of Moose #636 Premier Financial Group Roy E. Corsetti, CPA SHN Engineering Turk Furniture Wahlund Construction, Inc.

George Petersen Insurance Agency Haider Ajina, Wells Fargo Advisors PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) RCMF Guild Redwood Coast Music Festival Schmidbauer Lumber, Inc. Vineyard Offshore YOUTH BAND CLINICS Humboldt Sponsors John F. Machen Memorial Fund YOUTH BAND Kramer Investment Corporation


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RCMF Board of Directors

DEB ALLEN President JACE BALDOSSER Vice President CAROL LORENTZEN Treasurer SUE ALTON Secretary MARK JANSEN Director Bands, Website, Social Media FRANK BACIK J.D., Board Counsel KEVIN CHRISTIE Band Hospitality Services GEORGE COONEY Venue Coordinator YVONNE COONEY Office Manager KEVIN DANEL Seniors / Youth

Dawn K. Peshka DDS Humboldt Mortgage Company John Mastroni MD

SPECIAL SUPPORT Alex Espe Alternative Business Concepts Art Center Frame Shop

SITE MANAGERS Anne Kinne Anna Hamilton John Stuart Jonnie Miller Kevin Danel Larry Alexander Macie Boughton Mary Stuart Queena Delaney Su Kiel

Antoinette Skiles Becky Armistead Carmen Gentile Christie Enterprises Derral Campbell Domino’s Pizza Eureka Main Street Humboldt Creamery Jesseca Waggoner Keith Condit Kevsbbqn Mark Allen & Crew Mercer Fraser Mendes Supply Mission Linen Supply Pierson Building Center Recology Humboldt Rent-A-Center Rescue Mission Retired Teachers Robert Parker Ross Rowley Terry Long Terry’s Pumps & Filters The Donut Mill Tom Sellers

PAUL D e MARK Media & Promotion TERESA GOODLIN Graphic Designer LYNN M c KENNA Sponsorship/Media/Senior-Youth BILL MOEHNKE Sound & Stage Manager MATT NIESEN Photography, Website, Social Media PETE RASMUSSEN Volunteer Coordinator JESSECA WAGGONER Beverage Manager, Marketing

Trish Sloan LIGHTING Universal Balance Productions SOUND ENGINEERS Russ Cole Norm Crawford Kevin Held Jeff Kelley Sam Safier Mike 'Tofu' Schwartz PHOTOS, PROGRAM & WEBSITE Deb Allen Mark Jansen Lynn McKenna Goodlin Designs Mark McKenna Photograpy Matt Niesen Photography Yvonne Cooney POSTER ART, DESIGN & PRINTING Matt Beard Art Goodlin Designs Times Printing Company OFFICE VOLUNTEERS Yvonne Cooney Deb Allen Diana Herrara Jim Lasell Lynn McKenna Pete Rasmussen Sue Alton Su Kiel

Redwood Coast Music Festival was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote economic development through increased tourism, and to support senior programs and youth music education in Humboldt County, California.

RCMF ���� G uild M embers

Mark McKenna  Charlene Pellatz  Pete Rasmussen Bryan Rehling  Donna Landry- Rehling  Ted Schuette  Mary Scott  Dale Stockly  Judith Stoffer  Brenda Zwiefelhofer  Jerry Zwiefelhofer John Ash Bill Weyer  Sandra Weyer 

Esther Allen  Lupe Barrett  Marty Carlson Kay Escarda  Bill Greenwood  Susan Hansen  Frank Jager  Sarah Jager Mark Jansen  Jeff Lamoree  Byrd Lochtie  Barbara A. Maxon  Barbara E. Maxon  Robert Maxon  Lynn McKenna 

Toni's Drive In The Party Place Val Jansen

$��� Annual Membership Guild members help support live music in our community  � Year Member |  ��+ Year Member

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Please Be Courteous AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE ~

TH---------- 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm FRI----------Noon - 11:30 pm SAT---------11:00 am - 11:30 pm SUN--------10:00 am - 8:30 pm

• Turn off or silence cell phones and mobile devices. Please step outside if you need to take or make a call. • Try to limit entering and exiting to between sets • Converse quietly during performances or take it outside • SEATING : General Seating is first-come, first-serve . Festival Sponsors and RCMF Guild Members are entitled to Preferred Seating. If preferred seats are vacant 10 minutes into the set, they may be occupied until the set ends. Once a set is over, you may be asked to give up your seat to a Sponsor or Guild Member. DANCE FLOOR ETIQUETTE ~ • Young Children on the dance floor MUST be accompanied by an adult. For everyone’s safety, please limit children on the dance floor to sets before 7pm. • Faster and traveling dancers on the outside lane; slower dancers on the inside lane; swing & line dancers in the center. Direction is counter-clockwise. ~ RULES & RESTRICTIONS ~ Rule #1: Have Fun! • OPEN CONTAINERS*: No open containers OR outside beverages of any kind may be taken into or out of venues. “ Drink it or dump it” • RECORDING: No unauthorized video or audio is permitted • REFUNDS: There are NO refunds on badges or tickets • SERVICE ANIMALS: Only service animals with documentation are permitted. Animals in training are allowed in venues. ALCOHOL POLICY ~ • Alcohol beverage purchases are limited to 2 per purchase • Alcohol sales end 1 hour prior to scheduled end of a show • Persons under the age of 30 are required to show I.D. to purchase alcohol • Alcohol will not be served to any individual who presents signs of intoxication or impairment • Any individual presenting signs of intoxication or impairment will be subject to intervention by festival staff • Removal from the premises of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited • SMOKING: ALL VENUES ARE NON-SMOKING Most have designated outdoor smoking areas *RCMF could face substantial financial penalties if open beverage containers of any kind (including soft drinks, bottled water, or coffee/ tea) are brought into or removed from any venue. We ask that you respect and acknowledge this state regulation. *California State Law: Business & Professions Code Section 23396.

Shuttles begin their rotation to each venue approximately every 20 minutes, originating from the Adorni Center main entrance.

SHUTTLE ROUTE • Adorni Center (main entrance) • Inn at 2nd & C - Eagle House • Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn • Eureka Theater-Morris Graves Museum • Veterans Memorial Building • Sequoia Conference Center • Red Lion Hotel (main entrance)

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to these official lodging sponsors : BEST WESTERN PLUS HUMBOLDT BAY INN 232 West Fifth Street COMFORT INN HUMBOLDT BAY 4260 Broadway DAYS INN EUREKA 270 Fifth Street

THE INN at 2ND & C 139 Second Street RED LION HOTEL 1929 Fourth Street

SHUTTLE PHONE NUMBER (707) 613-0142 Thank You Shuttle Underwriters! Timber Ridge ASSISTED Living blue lake Rancheria


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special events

MARK HUMMEL'S CHICAGO BLUES PARTY with Oscar Wilson, Joe Beard, Billy Flynn, Wes Starr and Randy Bermudes SATURDAY 8:30 to 10:00 pm | EUREKA THEATER Two-time BMA winner and Grammy-nominated MARK HUMMEL has gathered some of THE best blues musicians to bring you a Blues Party you won't forget! Joining him will be Cash Box King's vocalist OSCAR WILSON; Grammy Award winner and Delmark Records recording guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist BILLY FLYNN; Rochester, New York's legendary blues guitarist and vocalist, JOE BEARD; former Fab Thunderbird, Nitecat & current Charlie Musselwhite bassist RANDY BERMUDES; and legendary drummer WES STARR who has played with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Buffett, Asleep At The Wheel, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Vaughn, Omar & the Howlers, Kim Wilson, Willie Nelson, Hal Ketchum, Blaze Foley, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Bob Dylan, Joe Ely, Anson Funderburgh, Tiny Tim (what?!?) and many, many more! SPONSORED BY CHEVRON AN EVENING with JON CLEARY SATURDAY 10:00pm | EAGLE HOUSE

KICK OFF DANCE THURSDAY 6:00 - 10:30 pm · ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER SPONSORED BY MAFFIA FAMILY FUND Music starts at 6:30 pm with College of the Redwoods Big Band, followed by Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang with Dan Barrett playing from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. Carl Sonny Leyland's Boogie Woogie Boys close out the party from 9:15 to 10:15 pm . Admission is included with an All Event 4 Day pass. $35 without a festival pass. OPENING CEREMONIES FREE TO THE PUBLIC FRIDAY 1:00 - 2:00 pm | ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER DOORS 12:30 pm · Featuring CORNET CHOP SUEY

Spend an evening with Grammy Award winner Jon Cleary at the Historic Eagle House. Cleary’s love and affinity for New Orleans music has taken him from the rural British village of Cranbrook, Kent, where he was raised in a musical family, to touring the globe working in

KINGS of WESTERN SWING FRIDAY 7:00 pm | ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER A Western Swing Big Band has become an RCMF tradition and this year brings one of our finest lineups ever! Ameripolitan Western Swing Award Winner Dave Stuckey joins up with Western Swing Hall of Fame musicians Elana James & Whit Smith (Hot Club of Cowtown) to lead a red hot 11 piece Western Swing All Star band. The Kings features the reunion of two of the finest Western Swing fiddle players in the world: Elana James and two-time Bob Wills National Fiddle Champion, James Mason. Joining the twin fiddles will be twin guitars featuring Whit Smith and Chris Wilkinson (Zazou Cowboys, Tropicali Flames, Sweet & Low Melody Co, Jive Aces). Backing them up will be piano maestro Carl Sonny Leyland, 2022 Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee Marc Caparone on trumpet, drummer extraordinaire Hal Smith, Mikiya Matsuda on steel, Swingin' Steve Pikal on bass fiddle, and vocalist Dawn Lambeth. SPONSORED BY MARK & VAL JANSEN COLLEGE of the REDWOODS BIG BAND Directed by Brian Newkirk, the COLLEGE of the REDWOODS BIG BAND performs big band swing music, jazz and much more. Playing charts from Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie to Toto and the Doobie Brothers and more, CRBB will get the party started Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 PM. Be prepared to tap your toes! Dancing is highly recommended. SPONSORED BY MAFFIA FAMILY FUND

the bands of Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Cleary has led his own group, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades but still collaborates frequently with his old friends. At the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, for instance, Cleary performed alongside Raitt in a heartfelt tribute to Fats Domino. As Cleary says, "Zanzibar to Havana, Shanghai to Tangier, I’ve hammered the keys in some funky places. I've slammed a full tilt Boogie for lifers at San Quentin prison, conjured old Storyville melodies for crowned heads of Europe in Royal suites and serenaded Mayan Indians on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Played the blues with BB King and once I even did the ’Tighten Up’ with Archie Bell and the Drells. From Barrooms, Brothels and shabeens to the Hollywood Bowl and The Albert Hall, I’ve played ‘em all." Catch Cleary twice on Saturday at RCMF: In addition to An Evening with Jon Cleary, he presents his New Orleans R&B Revue at the Historic Eureka Theater at 7:00 p.m. with Joel Paterson, Charlie Halloran, and Jonathan Doyle. SPONSORED BY JO SONJA'S inc.

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Shuttle Service starts at the Adorni Center and runs Thursday from 5:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Friday NOON to 11:30 pm - Saturday 11:30 am to 11:30 pm - Sunday 10:00 am-8:30 pm


This beautiful venue serves as Festival Headquarters beginning at 1:00 pm on Friday. It is our second largest venue and has the scenic surroundings of Humboldt Bay. Inside the venue sports a professional, master dance floor made possible through the fundraising efforts of community and local dance groups. This facility was made possible through the generosity of Harry and Hazel Adorni. www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/recreation/adorni_center.asp FOOD: Humboldt Bay Burgers - Burgers, Chicken, Sandwiches VENDORS: Music Festival merch / Glass Slipper Dance Shoes / Paparazzi Accessories The Inn at 2nd & C is home to the Eagle House Ballroom, and is one of Eureka's premier historic properties located in the heart of the Old Town District. This beautiful property has been restored and rennovated by new owners, and it's fantastic! The ballroom features a stained glass ceiling and wrap-around balcony with seating. The setting is like an intimate jazz or blues club with dancing on all-wood floors. This is a classic victorian hotel, so you can also take advantage of one of the beautiful rooms and walk out your door into this wonderful historic performance venue. www.historiceaglehouse.com FOOD: Phatsy Kline's - Tapas / Tavern 1888 - Elevated Coastal Cuisine www.historiceaglehouse.com/phatsy-kline · historiceaglehouse.com/tavern1888 The Eureka Theater is an Art Moderne–style cinema built in 1939 by theater magnate George M. Mann. The theater was designed by noted San Francisco designer William B. David who had worked in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Art Department in the mid-1930s. The Eureka Theater was considered an ultra-modern movie theater when constructed in 1939, and was an expression of optimism and confidence in Eureka and Humboldt County, California as they pulled out of the Great Depression. The theater is currently undergoing restoration and is a valued Eureka historical venue. www.eureka-theater.org FOOD: Taco Brothers - Mexican · www.facebook.com/tacobrothers The Morris Graves Museum of Art resides in the historic Carnegie building. It is a wonderful part of Humboldt County's past, present and future. We are happy to offer this beautifully restored architectural treasure as a venue for the festival. It's an intimate performance venue with room to dance on the all wood floors. The building has two entrances and elevator service to all three levels. The rotunda and atrium areas are used as the venue and there are adjoining gallery rooms with art on display. Festival musicians love this intimate venue, and we think you will, too! www.humboldtarts.org FOOD: Taco Brothers - Mexican Food · www.facebook.com/tacobrothers





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VENUES Shuttle Service starts at the Adorni Center and runs Thursday from 5:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Friday NOON to 11:30 pm - Saturday 11:30 am to 11:30 pm - Sunday 10:00 am-8:30 pm


Thursday & Sunday evenings: FREE TO THE PUBLIC! From 6 to 10:30 pm THURSDAY evening, kick things off with Nice & Easy from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by the Freshwater Jazz Band at 8:00, with The Redwood Dixie Gators playing from 9:00 to 10:00. Join the SUNDAY AFTER PARTY from 4:30 until 9:00 pm , starting off at 4:30 with Sam Rocha & His Cool Friends, followed at 6:00 by the Holland-Coots Quintet featuring guest artist Andy Schumm. Hal Smith's Mortonia Seven will cap off the evening from 8:00 to 9:00. www.redlion.com A short two blocks away from the Red Lion, Eureka's newest conference center offers state-of-the-art video and audio technology including video walls, multiple screens and cameras independently controlled. Constructed of beautiful redwood, this venue is has ample parking and boasts an 1800 sq. ft. professional floating maple dance floor. www.sequoiacenter.net FOOD: A Taste of Bim - Carribean Cuisine · www.tasteofbim.com Built in 1932, the Eureka Veterans Memorial Building was originally constructed as a cast- in-place concrete, steel and wood building as a WPA project. In January 2021, Humboldt County experienced an earthquake that caused considerable damage. Since then, the 'Vets Hall' has had a 9 million dollar rennovation with acoustic improvements and structural upgrades. This venues continues our tradition of featuring Eureka's most distinctive and historic properties. It's a beautiful, intimate setting with a spacious dance floor, stage, and seating along the walls. The historic piece of Eureka architecture is home to American Legion Post #212 and VFW Post #1872. www.facebook.com/TheVeteransMemorialBuildingOfEureka FOOD: Patron Kitchen - Mexican & more



ALL VENUES WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE TICKET SALES DURING FESTIVAL - Adorni Waterfront Center FEATIVAL MERCHANDISE & VENDORS - Adorni Waterfront Center FOOD TRUCKS: Adorni Waterfront Cente, Veterans Memorial Building, Eureka Theater, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Sequoia Conference Center BAR SERVICE AT ALL VENUES

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SATURDAY 7:00 PM HISTORIC EUREKA THEATER Jon Cleary's New Orleans R&B Revue with Charlie Halloran, Joel Paterson & Jonathan Doyle 10:00 pm HISTORIC EAGLE HOUSE An Evening with Jon Cleary

NEW ORLEANS FUNK, BLUES, R&B Grammy Award winner JON CLEARY’S love and affinity for New Orleans music goes back to the rural British village of Cranbrook, Kent, where he was raised in a musical family. Cleary’s maternal grandparents performed in London in the 1940s, under the respective stage names Sweet Dolly Daydream and Frank Neville, The Little Fellow With The Educated Feet – she as a singer, and he as a crooner and tap dancer. As a teen Cleary grew increasingly interested in funk-infused music and discovered that three such songs that he particularly admired – LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Robert Palmer’s version of “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” and Frankie Miller’s rendition of “Brickyard Blues” – were attributed to Allen Toussaint as either the songwriter, the producer, or both. Cleary’s knowledge of Toussaint’s work expanded significantly when his uncle returned home to the U.K., after a two- year sojourn in New Orleans, with a copy of a Toussaint LP and two suitcases full of New Orleans R&B 45s. In 1981 Cleary flew to New Orleans for an initial pilgrimage and took a cab straight from the airport to the Maple Leaf Bar, a storied venue which then featured such great blues-rooted eclectic pianists as Roosevelt Sykes and James Booker. Cleary first worked at the Maple Leaf as a painter, but soon graduated to playing piano there – even though his first instrument was the guitar, which he still plays and has recently reintroduced into his live performances. As word of Cleary’s burgeoning talent began to spread around town, he was hired by such New Orleans R&B legends as Snooks Eaglin, Earl “Trick Bag” King, Johnny Adams, and Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, while also gaining the respect of the great Crescent City pianists Dr. John and the late Allen Toussaint. Years later, in 2012, Cleary recorded a critically acclaimed album of

all-Toussaint songs entitled Occapella . Today, Cleary’s work pays obvious homage to the classic Crescent City keyboard repertoire created by such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Dr. John, and James Booker – while also using it as a launching pad for a style that incorporates such other diverse influences as ’70s soul and R&B, gospel music, funk, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban rhythms, and much more. Deciding to stay in New Orleans, Cleary recorded his first album of nine, to date, in 1989. His ever-elevating profile led to global touring work in the bands of Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt. Cleary has led his own group, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades now, and he still collaborates frequently with these old friends. At the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, for instance, Cleary performed alongside Raitt in a heartfelt tribute to Fats Domino. "Zanzibar to Havana, Shanghai to Tangier, I’ve hammered the keys in some funky places. I've slammed a full tilt boogie for lifers at San Quentin prison, conjured old Storyville melodies for crowned heads of Europe in royal suites and serenaded Mayan Indians on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Played the blues with BB King and once I even did the ’Tighten Up’ with Archie Bell and the Drells. From Barrooms, Brothels and shabeens to the Hollywood Bowl and The Albert Hall, I’ve played ‘em all" writes Cleary. And now he can add the Redwood Coast Music Festival to that list! www.joncleary.com SPONSORED BY jo sonja's INC.


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SUNDAY 3:00 PM ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER Duke Robillard with Carl Sonny Leyland & the Boogie Woogie Boys Tribute to Big Joe Turner & Jimmy Witherspoon DUKE ROBILLARD


Whether it's a song, a style, an idiom or an image, DUKE ROBILLARD will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence. Duke's resume is decorated with Grammy nominations, Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards, and other honors for his artistry, recordings and productions within the United States and internationally. Robillard is a true legend in the American blues and jump swing world. He formed the jump swing band Roomful of Blues in 1967 when he was 19. He led the band for over a decade, recording several albums and touring the country. By the time Duke left Roomful after a dozen years, he was firmly established in the upper echelon of contemporary blues guitarists. Duke went from Roomful to a stint with rockabilly revivalist Robert Gordon and then to the first iteration of the Legendary Blues Band, composed primarily of then-recent Muddy Waters sidemen. On his own since 1977, Duke continues to lead bands and record albums, all of which have been based on jump blues, swing, and blues music. The Duke Robillard Band debuted in 1981, re-emerging as The Pleasure Kings with their eponymous 1984 album on Rounder. It and its sequel, Too Hot To Handle , burnished Duke's songwriting portfolio; the 1987 jazz outing Swing (with saxophonist Scott Hamilton) underscored his versatility and remains a highlight. Continuing his solo career, Duke replaced

Jimmie Vaughan with The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1990. He cut his own much-awaited straight blues album Duke's Blues in 1993 for Canadian imprint Stony Plain, leading to a continuing and prolific alliance, along with releases during the ensuing years on Point Blank/ Virgin and Shanachie, as well as instructional videos. His unsurpassed mastery of the guitar style of T-Bone Walker (later crystallized memorably in his 2004 release Blue Mood ) was deservedly heralded, but his breadth was also head-turning: from swing, standards and ballads to rockers, gutbucket Chicago blues and rockabilly. Duke has also launched his own labels with Jesse Finkelstein, Blue Duchess/Shining Stone. Duke has produced albums by Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker, Jimmy Witherspoon and Jay McShann, Billy Price and Otis Clay, and Sunny Crownover, as well as recording two collaborations with Herb Ellis, and a pairing with his successor in Roomful - Ronnie Earl. Some of Robillard's studio credits include Bob Dylan's highly acclaimed 1997 Time Out Of Mind , Ruth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Snooky Pryor, Al Copley, Todd Sharpville and Tony Z. RCMF is honored and humbled that Duke says this is his "favorite festival on the planet". He's one of our favorites on the planet, too!!! www.dukerobillard.com SPONSORED BY JACK & BARB MC COWN


SATURDAY 1:00 pm ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER 5:30 pm SEQUOIA CENTER - Duke Swings with Marc Caparone's Back O'Town Allstars SUNDAY 3:00 pm ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER

with Joe Beard, Wes Starr, & Randy Bermudes 7:00 pm EUREKA THEATER with Kid Ramos, Tommy Harkenrider & Mando Dorame

with Joel Paterson, Carl Sonny Leyland & Jonathan Doyle

with Carl Sonny Leyland & The Boogie Woogie Boys

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SATURDAY 5:30 pm HISTORIC EUREKA THEATER with Tom Rigney & Flambeau 8:30 pm HISTORIC EAGLE HOUSE with Tom Rigney & Flambeau SUNDAY 1:30 pm ADORNI WATERFRONT CENTER with Tom Rigney & Flambeau MICHAEL DOUCÉT


MICHAEL DOUC É T, fiddler, composer, and bandleader, is perhaps the single most important figure in the revitalization of Cajun music in the United States. A Louisiana native, Doucét is widely regarded as the world’s best Cajun fiddler and leads the globetrotting band BeauSoleil, featured in documentary films and movies such as Belizaire the Cajun and The Big Easy . He's a two-time Grammy Award Winner and eleven-time Grammy Award nominee. Since the mid-'70s, Doucét has been one of the dominant figures of the Cajun music revival, respected for his scholarship and admired for his showmanship. On the one hand, Doucét dredges up ancient Cajun tunes with medieval French roots, and on the other, plays flamboyant fiddle with Beausoleil. Aside from Beausoleil, singer and fiddler Doucét has performed and recorded with the more purely traditional Savoy- Doucét Cajun Band. He is as passionate about Cajun

he was influenced by rock music, although Cajun music was ever-present. Doucét played in folk-rock bands with his cousin, Zachary Richard, at the age of twelve, then joined a Cajun rock group. In 1974, he and Richard visited France and after his return to the U.S., he learned violin, which quickly became his principal instrument. Additionally, he plays guitar as well as mandolin and accordion, and also sings. Deeply influenced by older musicians such as Amédé Ardoin and especially Dennis McGee (who became a friend), Doucét and a group of like-minded friends formed a band in 1975, naming it Coteau. He also formed Beausoleil with Kenneth and Sterling Richard in 1977. With Beausoleil, Doucét blended elements of traditional Cajun music with zydeco, adding hints of jazz, blues, and country. In 2005, Doucét and Beausoleil received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, and in 2007 they were awarded a United States Artists Grant. The band has been nominated many times for Grammy awards, and won for Best Traditional Folk Album with 1997's L'Amour Ou La Folie . Among many pieces Doucét has composed for his band are Chanson D’Acadie, Bunk's Blues, Conja,Newz Reel, Quelle Belle Vie, L'Ouragon, and Freeman’s Zydeco, the latter in collaboration with Fremont Fontenot. Doucét has performed frequently in concert and on record in a trio, the Savoy-Doucét Cajun Band, with Marc and Ann Savoy. He has also worked with Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, and Rushad Eggleston as Fiddlers 4, and has recorded several solo albums. Since 1997, Doucét has been involved in education and has been adjunct professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette.

Doucét and Tom Rigney

tradition as he is eager to drop-kick it into the 21st century, and for that reason, Doucét has earned the applause of both purists and plebians who just want to boogie. Following a family tradition, Doucét played music from his earliest years, mastering banjo at the age of five and guitar at eight. Like others of the era,

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Festivals/career highlights include the Women in Jazz series (part of Jazz at Lincoln Center), the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), the Glastonbury Festival (UK), the Fuji Rock Festival (Japan), Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival (AU), the National Folk Festival (US and AU), the Stagecoach Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival (CA), Waiting for Waits Festival (SP), the grand opening of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, The Barns at Wolf Trap, the Rochester Jazz Festival, the Strawberry Festival, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, traveling as US State Department Musical Ambassadors to Azerbaijan, Armenia, Algeria, the Republic of Georgia, and the Sultanate of Oman, and being inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. The band's name comes from two sources: "Hot Club" from the hot jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli's Quintette du Hot Club de France, and "Cowtown" from the western influence of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and other early Western swing combos; as well as the band's love of fiddle tunes, hoedowns, and songs of the American west. In the summer of 2020, upright bass player Jake Erwin retired from the band and was replaced by Zack Sapunor, who was with the band until mid-2023. Currently the Hot Club of Cowtown performs as a quartet or trio with guest artists regularly joining in, including Beau Sample on upright bass and Dave Biller and Matt Munisteri on guitar or steel. Hot Club of Cowtown celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022. hotclubofcowtown.com SPONSORED BY mark & val jansen

Whit Smith (from Cape Cod, Massachusetts) and Elana James (from Prairie Village, Kansas) met through an ad in the classified music section of The Village Voice in 1994. They played together in New York City before moving to San Diego in 1997, where they spent a year playing for tips and building up their repertoire. In 1998 they moved to Austin, Texas and two years later added Jake Erwin (from Tulsa, Oklahoma) on bass. Since the late 1990s, HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN’S star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw- dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent), remaining “conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time” (New York Times). The band’s musical alchemy has been described as “another breathless journey in the Texas tardis” (The Times, London), while American Songwriter observed that “the excellent three players of this band could be doing anything but have chosen to honor the greats of jazz and swing with their sound.” The Belfast Telegraph calls the Hot Club of Cowtown “a pretty much perfect country trio at the very top of their game,” and Jon Caramanica of the New York Times says they are “an arsenal full of technique and joy.” The Hot Club of Cowtown has toured extensively worldwide for over twenty years, both on its own and with artists including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gatemouth Brown, the Avett Brothers, Dan Hicks, Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, the Squirrell Nut Zippers, the Mavericks, the Dustbowl Revival, and others.

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Seventeen time Blues Music Award nominee. Two time winner of the Koko Taylor award for best female traditional blues artist. Three time nominee in 2023 including Best Vocalist, Best Contemporary Blues Album, Koko Taylor Best Traditional Blues Female Artist. Living Blues Magazine's 2022 Best Album of the Year Critics Awards for her Little Village recording I Ain't Playin .

Bell, Big Bill Morganfield, Smoking Joe Kubek and B’NoisKing, Anson Funderburge, Sam Meyers and the Rockets, Bernard Allison, Odetta, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, I.J. Gosey, Sherman Robertson, Kenny Neal, Percy Sledge and the late great Teddy “Cry Cry” Reynolds, and numerous others. Diunna's commitment to Blues goes well beyond performing on stage. She served for three years as

DIUNNA GREENLEAF, the leader of BLUE MERCY, is a native Texan (Houston) who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel). She has developed "Diunna's style of Blues" in the same tradition as so many other great Texas blues men and women. She combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride. Diunna and her band Blue Mercy have performed throughout the United States and internationally. She has performed at Switzerland's

President of the Houston Blues Society, making history as the first woman ever elected to this position. During her presidency she used her professional guidance and grant writing skills to produce the Willie Mae Thornton Blues Festival, bringing in such talent as “The Queen Of Blues” Mrs. Koko Taylor, Mr. Bernard Allison, Texas Johnny Brown, I.J. Gosey, Diane Price, Mel Waiters, Betty Lewis, Gary Clark, Jr., Jeremy and The Hotboys, along with many others. Diunna started the annual Houston Blues Society Founders Day and actively continued the Blues In Schools Program throughout the state. She is one of the founders of Friends of Blues Montgomery County.

Lugano Blues Festival and the Bern Jazz Festival, as well as the Cahors Blues Festival in France. Diunna has opened for and performed with the likes of Bob Margolin, Keb Mo, Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, James Cotton, Carrie



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FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES 8:30 pm HISTORIC EUREKA THEATER There is little doubt that Jim Pugh is one of the elite keyboard players in blues music. His international performing music career spans 40 years and includes multiple Grammy Awards, platinum and gold records. He has recorded and performed with a star-studded array of musicians including B.B. King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Boz Skaggs, Syl Johnson and Van Morrison. He created Little Village Foundation in 2014 to share the diverse music that has always inspired him and to help other artists, especially musicians no one would learn about without Little Village Foundation’s support. Little Village represents the way Jim has lived since he was a teenager. It combines everything he loves – music, diversity and helping people. Jim says that his real talent isn’t in musical virtuosity, but in being able to feel and reflect the emotional commonality between different kinds of music. When he was in his early 20s, he played on the TV show American Bandstand and flew home that day to play at an organ bar in Oakland. Pugh says, "I made no distinction between the two. Both gigs had equal value to me, and that’s how I see our music – it’s of equal value even if most people don’t know about it – yet." Still performing, Jim’s career started in San Francisco at the Stardust Lounge, a corner lounge owned by a feisty singer named Dottie who was always ready to break up a fight by keeping hold of a pool cue even while she was singing. There are always great stories behind the music, and Jim works to keep sharing them across boundaries of race, gender, age, geography or economics. littlevillagefoundation.com SPONSORED BY YOUR PINNACLE 365 LOCATIONS

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California and included bigger names like William Clarke, Norton Buffalo and Paul DeLay. By the year 2000, the Blowout was headlining Yoshi's in Oakland as a four night show with Rod Piazza, Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin, James Harman and Billy Branch. These shows were recorded for Mountain Top Records. Sincethenit’sbecomeawho’swhoofolderandyounger players, black, white, male and female, national and international. From icons like Snooky Pryor, Carey Bell, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall, John Hammond, Little Sonny, Lazy Lester, Billy Boy Arnold, Magic Dick, Huey Lewis, Lee Oscar, and Paul Oscher to younger players like Sugar Ray Norcia, Jason Ricci, Aki Kumar, Curtis Salgado, Kenny Neal, Sugar Blue, Annie Raines, and Carlos Del Junco, just to name a few. The selection of guitarists has also been a stunner including Duke Robillard, Rusty Zinn, Bob Welsh, Little Charlie Baty, Anson Funderburgh, Jr. Watson, Billy Flynn, Steve Freund, Mike Keller and many more. Year after year Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout™ continues to play festivals nationally and internationally as well as sold out venues coast to coast. www.markhummel.com SPONSORED BY CHEVRON ALSO ON SATURDAY 11:30 am ADORNI CENTER Acoustic Blues with Billy Flynn, Joe Beard & Oscar Wilson 4:00 PM ADORNI CENTER Duke Robillard, Joe Beard & Mark Hummel “Mark Hummel is one of the very top notch guys on the Blues Harmonica scene today. He’s a great traditional player.” - Billy Boy Arnold

Grammy Nominee, Blues Music Award Winner, Author, and Harp Man MARK HUMMEL started playing harmonica in 1970 and is considered one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Hummel has released over thirty recordings since 1985, including the Grammy-nominated 2013 Blind Pig recording Remembering Little Walter (part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout CD series). Hummel is a road warrior - a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound - a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. Mark has been with Electro Fi Records since 2000, releasing five CDs. Thanks to Mark's earlier albums, constant touring and appearances at the major blues festivals, he's firmly established his solid reputation around the US and Europe. Born in New Haven, CT but raised in Los Angeles until he graduated high school, Mark moved to Berkeley at age 18 to pursue a career in blues music, where he felt the music was taken more seriously. Mark started the Blues Survivors in 1977 with Mississippi Johnny Waters. By 1984 Hummel began a life of non- stop touring of the US, Canada and overseas, which he still continues at least 130-150 days out of each year. Hummel has toured or recorded with blues legends Charles Brown, Charlie Musselwhite, Lowell Fulson, Billy Boy Arnold, Carey Bell, Lazy Lester, Brownie McGhee, Eddie Taylor, Luther Tucker and Jimmy Rogers. Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout™ started on a Sunday night in 1991 at Ashkenaz in Berkeley with four harmonica players - Rick Estrin, Mark, Dave Earl and Doug Jay. Each player performed a twenty to thirty minute set and everyone jammed together with Hummel’s Blues Survivors as backup. Over the next five years it grew to become a multi-venue event around


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