2017 Delta Blues Festival | Antioch
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Downtown Antioch | 2nd and E. Street, Antioch, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Head to downtown for the 19th Annual Delta Blues Festival held in downtown Antioch on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
The Delta Blues Festival is a non-profit, community-oriented festival with a full day of live music, art, and various food stalls. Please note, it is an alcohol free event.
6:15 pm: Chris Duarte – To classify Chris Duarte simply as a Blues Man is an understatement. In his own words, “rockin’ blues” or ”punk blues” describes him best. “Ferocious blues” also fits. Legend has it that Chris will play so hard that his fingers bleed in a set. Duarte is a road warrior playing more than 150 dates a year. Chris is a savant, a sorcerer of tone, a master at channeling the spirits and sounds of great musicians of our past, while remaining completely recognizable in his own sound.
4:45 pm: Terri Odabi – Terrie Odabi is easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco’s Fillmore District in the Fifties. Terrie has a powerful set of pipes, writes terrific tunes, leads a kicking band and has onstage movements that perfectly match the rhythms of her material. Surely stardom awaits her.”
3:15 pm: Lionel Young Band – Lionel Young is a high energy performer with a bent for the blues. They are winners of numerous awards for best in and around the Colorado region, have won the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) band competition. Added to his victory at the 2008 IBC in the solo-duo category, that makes Lionel Young the first double champion in the history of the IBC.
2 pm: Brad Absher and Swamp Royale – Brad Absher’s Gulf Coast sound recipe includes equal amounts of blues, soul, and gospel, stirred up just right into a magical gumbo that goes down easy and has a spicy kick to it, recalling the best of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, too.
1 pm: Ron Hacker – Ron has played every major festival in Northern California, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Blues Festival, the Marin County Blues Festival and the Long Beach Blues Festival. Ron has also toured extensively in Europe playing major festivals in Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland, Germany, and Norway. Ron has put out nine albums, which include No Pretty Songs, Bar Stool Blues, I Got Tattooed, Backdoor Man, Burnin’, Live In Holland, Mr. Bad Boy, My Songs, and Filthy Animal.
Noon: Roharpo the Bluesman – Roharpo The Bluesman & The Real Blues Band, we been playing together for 7yrs & we have created a wonderful sound that gravitate one’s ears.
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