When: February 2nd & 3rd, 2007
Where: Ripley’s Plantation 8122 East Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA. (old rock inn)
Friday February 2nd, 2006
Doors Open at 4:00. Music starts at 5:00
Saturday February 3rd, 2006
Doors Open at 3:00. Music starts at 4:00
Black & Warhall
Charlie Butts and the Filter Tips
The Aaron Richner Band
Chip and the Bushwhackers
King Biscuit Blues Band (with special guest Pat Coast)
The Spokane Blues Festival is once again happening the first weekend of February on
the 2nd and 3rd. We dropped Sunday to avoid the SuperBowl. Our venue is Ripley’s
Plantation 8122 East Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA. (old rock inn)
Ripley's Plantation is under new management and they have really stepped up to
welcome the blues. The club has only been reopened a few weeks and names like The
Fat Tones, Cary Fly, Ten Second Tom, and Sammy Eubanks have already played
Don Millard - As always, we start acoustic. Local acoustic blues stalwart Don Millard has many
IEBS award nominations and wins including “Best Acoustic Blues Act” in 2006. Don is a real
blues audiophile who is known for his blues education efforts with both adults and children.
Crosstown Blues Band - This band won 2005 IEBS "Best New Blues Band or Artist" award
winner. They were also nominated for many others in '06. The band is on a roll as evidenced by
the fact that the recently acquired Venerable veteran keyboardist Keith Lewis (Cafe Blue, Pat
Coast, Kenny Andrews).
The Cary Fly Band - This is flat out one of the hottest rocking bands on the local scene today.
The Cary Fly Band has released their long awaited CD "Fly" to rave reviews. With fiddle and
mandolin in the mix, this blend of unique instrumentation and strong songwriting are sure to
please any music lover.
Nick Vigarino - Seattle artist Nick Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with his slashing
acoustic slide guitar and powerful vocals. Funky licks and modern lyrics color his homemade
“slop-jar Delta funk” material. With his band or solo, he consistently captures and then rivets
listeners with precise, passionate performances. Fortunately for music lovers Nick is a star whose
best quality is that he is true to himself.
All-star Jam - There will be having a barn burning jam session after the bands play their
respective sets. You never know what can happen when you fuel the fire. Expect some
Black and Warhall -This act is a local treasure that was discovered by the Spokane Blues
Festival last year. Brian Warhall, lead singer and guitarist of the King Bee Band and D.C. Black,
lead vocalist and harp player for D.C. Black and the Healers have created an acoustic blues act
that is fresh, yet rich in tradition. Saweet!
Lockdown - This is one of Coeur d Alene's finest blues bands. Over the last few years they have
been multiple IEBS award nominees and winners they are high energy with a smooth groove. It is
no accident that Julie Perzentka was nominated for best female vocalist. She is a captivating
performer with golden pipes.
Charlie Butts and the Filter Tips - North Idaho area legends Charlie Butts and the Filter Tips “”.
When you look closer at these guys, in their current linup, you find all kinds of local standouts like
Pat Barclay, Luther Hughes, and Juel Rowden, WOW!!!
Aaron Richner and Friends - We are very pleased to have Aaron Richner and Friends grace the
Spokane Blues Festival Stage. Aaron hasn't done much live band performance for a number of
years. A strong contingent of passionate fans who were lucky enough to hear the band shows still
rave about them. Aaron has been anything but inactive in the interim. Aaron has continued to
develop and has recorded quite a bit as well. The band will be performing in support of their most
Chip and the Bushwhackers - They are back!!! Featuring original members Chip Bush, Eric
Lindstrom, Billy Bancroft and Rick Roadman as well as local guitar great Doug Johnson. If you
have seen these guys let me assure you they are back in a big way and better than ever. If you
have never seen this act do yourself a favor and don’t you dare be anywhere else when they play
on February 3rd.
King Biscuit Blues Band (with special guest Pat Coast) - To finish the festival we are having an
international legend in “King Biscuit Blues Band”. This legendary artist features standout lead
singer Charles Bumpas, and guitar legend Paul Cowie. Cowie brings 30 years of experience that
includes his own King Biscuit Blues Band in San Francisco. He has performed or recorded with
an amazing number of stars including Elvin Bishop, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Clarence
"Gatemouth" Brown, Ray Charles, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Jimmy Reed,
and Sonny Terry, The Dramatics, The Floaters, David Ruffin, Brian Hyland, John Wilkinson (Elvis
Presley TCB Band) and George Griffin. As if that wasn't enough Paul Cowie asked Pat Coast to
join him for the show. We can't wait to see that shred fest!
You can call for info or tickets at (509) 954-4101 or email from the web site www.
|Tickets are available from fest staff (509) 954-4101
4000 Holes, The Long Ear, The Bronco Inn,
Or hotel packages available at Quality Inn Valley Suites (509) 928-5218.
In Advance: $29.50
At the Door:
Both Days: $30.00