From Friday, August 03 2012 - 5:00pm To Sunday, August 05 2012 - 10:00pm Every day
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UPPER LAKE, Calif. – The sixth annual Blue Wing Blues Festival will be held over three days this weekend, opening on Friday evening in the garden between the Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Restaurant in Upper Lake.
With doors opening at 5 p.m. each day, this popular event will continue on Saturday and Sunday with two bands and a barbecue dinner each evening.
The well known local band Twice as Good will kick off the proceedings on Friday followed by one of the best Zydeco groups in California, Lloyd Meadows and the Zydeco Flames. Twice As Good is headed by Paul Steward and includes his father Rich on rhythm guitar and, for this performance, the great Frankie J on keyboards. Zydeco Flames star Lloyd Meadows is a consummate entertainer and rousing crowd pleaser, and the rest of the band is equally accomplished, consisting of Frank Bohan on guitar, Bruce Gordon on accordion, Timm Walker on bass and William Allums on drums. Saturday evening will be blues guitar night at the festival.
The “Queen of Boogie Woogie” Wendy DeWitt will open with an upbeat set on keyboards followed by the powerful blues guitar sound of Daniel Castro and his Band.
Sunday is blues harp night, featuring the unique blues quartet Tip of the Top followed by Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors. Hummel is the master who leads the annual Blues Harmonica Blowout national tour. As an added attraction, Charlie Baty, previously leader of the popular Little Charlie and the Nightcats, will join Mark and the band on guitar for the Blue Wing performance on Sunday.
Tickets cost $50 plus tax and are still available by calling the Tallman Hotel at 707-275-2244, Extension 0.