PARTNERS OF HARRIS CENTER
A Benefit Concert for the Community Affected by the Camp Fire
Featuring LAURIE MORVAN BAND; TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU; DANIEL CASTRO; MIGHTY-MIKE SCHERMER; AND SPECIAL GUEST ROY ROGERS
WED, MAR 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The devastation from the Camp Fire will be felt throughout the communities affected for a very long time. MUSIC HEALS at Harris Center in Folsom is one of the many benefit concerts organized for the sole purpose of providing funds directly to the families that have endured the most destructive fire in California State history. The proceeds from this concert will be sent directly to the North Valley Community Foundation--a 501(c)3 organization--in Chico CA. Please visit the NVCF website at nvcf.org for information regarding the efforts being made to support the families impacted by this tragic disaster. Please join us for this fantastic night of music featuring some of the best Blues and Americana musicians from California!
All proceeds will be directed to the North Valley Community Foundation in Chico for the benefit of those directly impacted by the Camp Fire. And we thank these fine musicians for their generosity.
When the doors open for this event, beer and wine will be available for purchase prior to the show and during intermission. Our non-profit partner managing this beverage service will also be donating these proceeds to the North Valley Community Foundation.
Laurie Morvan Band is a five-piece high energy, rockin’ blues band lead by its fiery female lead guitarist vocalist. A pumpin’, thumpin’, tight-as-nails machine from Long Beach, CA, the LMB has fired up over 70 festivals and 700 shows together throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. Laurie’s much anticipated sixth CD, GRAVITY, released in 2018, was an immediate hit with both fans and critics. GRAVITY was nominated for Best Blues Album of 2018 in the prestigious Downbeat Reader’s Poll. “Tasty yet blistering Strat work that hits all the right notes and overflows with soul.” – Vintage Guitar.
Tom Rigney is one of the premier Roots Music fiddle players on the planet. His band Tom Rigney & Flambeau specializes in blazing Cajun two-steps, low-down Blues, funky New Orleans grooves, Boogie Woogie piano, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes. Much of the repertoire is composed by Rigney, but they mix in a few classics from the Cajun/New Orleans songbook. Along the way you may pick up a trace of Rigney’s Irish roots, or echoes of Eastern Europe—it just makes the musical gumbo that much tastier.
Describing Daniel Castro as a blues artist doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. A highly accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a strong musical point of view grounded in the very best blues traditions is more like it. Combine those talents with original blues-based material and you begin understand Daniel’s strengths as an artist. Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements.
Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the Bay Area blues scene for over 20 years when he relocated to Austin TX in 2009 and joined the touring band of swamp-boogie piano legend Marcia Ball. He carved out a solid solo career, with four critically acclaimed CDs, an award winning single and thousands of performances at festivals and nightclubs the world over. He also became the “go to guy” sideman for such heavyweights as Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Angela Strehli, Bonnie Raitt, Howard Tate, Charlie Musselwhite, Sista Monica, Shana Morrison and many, many more.
Virtuoso slide guitarist and Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer and recording artist Roy Rogers remains defiantly upbeat on his 12th solo album Into the Wild Blue. Even though 64 year-old Rogers has lost longtime friends like blues legend John Lee Hooker, his recent recording partner of eight years, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, as well as his younger brother Robert — he says “life’s too short” to wallow in our grief or what we have lost. “I want to celebrate life through my music.”
$30-$40; Premium $50
2 hours, 30 minutes; with two 15 minute intermissions