Blues em SF
[* vou deixar gravado aqui, para não esquecer dejeitunenhum este festival. E olhem só, tem BIG TIME SARAH no domingo!!!! Hohoho!!]
The San Francisco Blues Festival
Steve Miller tops bill at blues festival
Musselwhite, Bishop in September event
James Sullivan, Chronicle Pop Culture Critic
Wednesday, August 7, 2002
The San Francisco Blues Festival, the world’s longest-running blues showcase, celebrates its 30th anniversary Sept. 28-29 on the Great Meadow at Fort Mason with an exceptional lineup topped by rocker Steve Miller in a return to his Chicago blues roots.
Miller will close the festival Sunday with special guests Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag), Harvey Mandel, Nick Gravenites and Marcy Levy (former Eric Clapton vocalist).
The Bay Area’s Robert Cray, long considered a prime modernizer of the blues,headlines Saturday. Other scheduled acts include octogenarian Robert Jr. Lockwood, who learned to play Delta-style blues guitar at the feet of Robert Johnson; harmonica master and Muddy Waters Band veteran James Cotton; the volcanic Chicago guitarist Otis Rush; and cult soul legend Howard Tate, who is making a welcome comeback.
Tickets for the festival, now on sale, are $25 per day ($30 on day of show).
A two-day pass purchased in advance is $40. There will also be a reserved seating area in front of the stage for premium two-day pass holders ($65).
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (415) 421- 8497 or on the Web at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at all Streetlight Records locations, El Cerrito’s Down Home Music and Mill Valley’s Village Music.
For more information: (415) 979-5588 or www.sfblues.com.
San Francisco Blues Festival
The lineup for the 30th annual festival at Fort Mason’s Great Meadow includes:
SEPT. 28 (11 A.M.-6 P.M.)
Robert Cray Band
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Jody Williams with the Johnny Nocturne Band
Toni Lynn Washington
Reverend Rabia & Virgil Thrasher
MoFo Party Band
SEPT. 29 (11 A.M.-6 P.M.)
Steve Miller’s Chicago Blues Reunion featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop, Barry Goldberg, Harvey Mandel, Nick Gravenites and Marcy Levy
James Cotton Blues Band
Robert Jr. Lockwood
Big Time Sarah
Steve Freund Blues Band
Stars of Glory