BREWERS-MUSICIANS: Brewers & Blues Against Hunger Tour

2017 BREWERS & BLUES SCHEDULE

Join the Jam and fight hunger while preserving the blues. Below is a list of growing heroes in the fight against hunger; brewers, musicians and fans coming together to make a difference.

Here is the current list of breweries and guest musicians for each jam. Please check back regularly as new Brewers & Blues dates are added, or JOIN Blues Against Hunger's Society mailing list.

If you're a brewer, blues musician or band and wish to participate in a fun, musical event to help feed the hungry and support food sustainability in our communities, please contact us.


JUNE - California Brewers

  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 - VISTA, CALIFORNIA  
SHOWTIME: 6-9 PM

2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300 • Vista CA 92081
800-706-6324 • http://www.aztecbrewery.com/
Food Bank: North County Food Bank

Guests, Musicians & VIP Reservations Available now. Reserve early.

MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS ALL-STARS
Big Al Schneider of Chris Fast Band on drums (more)
Al has been playing drums professionally at age 14, circa 1955, Big Al worked his way across the USA and around the world backing headliners of the day such as The Coasters, The Platters, 3 years with the Everly Brothers.

Chet Cannon of Chet Cannon and the Committee on harmonica (more)
Chet is the bandleader, singer and harmonica player in San Diego's favorite Swingin' Good Time Blues and Rockin' Boogie Band. Over a decade of live experience, three CDs and four San Diego Music Awards Nominations.

Stoney B. of Stoney B. Blues Band on guitar, vocals (more)
Stoney B’s blues passion took hold at 13 and started performing since 15. He even played a talent show against The Jackson 5 at the Regal Theatre. In 2017, with 50 years of experience, he has become a highly accomplished guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and recording artist of the Blues.

Michele Lundeen of Michele Lundeen & Blue Streak (more)
The "Queen of Steam"  ...a passionate, powerful, soulful vocalist with an electrifying stage presence! 12 time "BEST BLUES" San Diego Music Awards Nominee.  Often described as "Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Raitt", Michele is a powerful, soulful vocalist with an incomparable style all her own.

Fallbrook Kid Anthony Cullins (more)
Anthony Cullins, aka "The Fallbrook Kid," is a 16-year-old guitar prodigy that has been featured in the San Diego Troubadour, the San Diego Reader, Boogie Magazine, others and has been compared by Boogie Magazine "as having guitar skills reminiscent of young guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Jonny Lang."

Martin F. Tramil of Martin Tramil and the Jamm (more)
San Diego Music Award Nominee, 1992 & 2000 San Diego Blues Artist of The Year. Martin Tramil is a dynamic Artist/Musician delivering an exciting combination of creativity, daring, expressionism and originality. Martin’s guitar playing is rooted in the styles and traditions of the Rock Blues genre.

Zack Cole on Harmonica (more)
Zachary Cole has been playing Harmonica for over 25 years, it all started when he heard Bob Dylan and then the blues of James Cotton, Zach knew that he had to learn how to do that! Zachary Cole believes in the art of harmonica showing respect to the great tradition of blues while searching for his own sound.

Arturo Cardenas on Guitar (more)
Guitarist Arthur "Arturo" Cardenas from Tijuana Mexico got started in 1973 at the University of Guadalajara Music School where he rok blues band. The he moved to Los Angeles and formed a new band. In 2010, he returned to Tijuana, Mexico and has been playing festivals and blues events throughout northwest Mexico.

Chill Boy on guitar
Chill Boy is former band leader for Ike Turner, Smokey Wilson and several other prominent musicians. Known for blending blues and funk and exceptionally tasteful guitar playing. A must see performer! San Diego Blues Hall of Fame Inductee: Great Blues Artist in 2013 and Master Blues Artist in 2015.

Karl Dring Multi-Instrumentalist:  Blues Harp, Guitar, Bass
Karl’s musical “career” started with the blues and continues today. Karl played harp and slide guitar with Lady Star and the Satellites and opened for B.B. King twice. He’s performed hundreds of festivals and venues and has had the privilege to headline “Spring Harp Fest” harmonica festival many times the last 15 years.

Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar again. Influences include Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, David Gilmour and others.

  THURSDAY, JUNE 15 - SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA  
SHOWTIME: 6-8 PM
1251 Puerta Del Sol  • San Clemente, CA 92673
949-276-2699 • http://leftcoastbrewing.com/

ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS
Big Al Schneider of Chris Fast Band on drums (more)
Al has been playing drums professionally at age 14, circa 1955, when Rock & Roll first started, Big Al worked his way across the USA and around the world more than once backing headliners of the day such as The Coasters, The Platters, 3 years with the Everly Brothers.

Michele Lundeen of Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak (more)
The "Queen of Steam" ...a passionate, powerful, soulful vocalist with an electrifying stage presence! 12 time "BEST BLUES" San Diego Music Awards Nominee. Often described as "Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Raitt", Michele is a powerful, soulful vocalist with an incomparable style all her own.

Fallbrook Kid Anthony Cullins (more)
Anthony Cullins, aka "The Fallbrook Kid," is a 16-year-old guitar prodigy that has been featured in the San Diego Troubadour, the San Diego Reader, Boogie Magazine, others and has been compared by Boogie Magazine "as having guitar skills reminiscent of young guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Jonny Lang."

Zack Cole on Harmonica (more)
Zachary Cole has been playing Harmonica for over 25 years, it all started when he heard Bob Dylan and then the blues of James Cotton, Zach knew that he had to learn how to do that! Zachary Cole believes in the art of harmonica showing respect to the great tradition of blues while searching for his own sound.

Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus
Guests, Musicians & VIP Reservations Available now. Reserve early.


      SATURDAY, JUNE 17 - GOLETA, CALIFORNIA  
    SHOWTIME: 5-8 PM
    6860 Cortona Dr, Building C • Goleta, CA 93117

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS

    Eric Lordan on drums, Angelo Meatcraft Flying Machine (more)
    Eric formerly of The Ole's, loves to play the drums and has been playing in bands since high school, although much more seriously after moving to California. Drumming is his profession and will do whatever it takes to keep that his reality. He's played everything from rock, and reggae to rap and the blues.

    Blues Bob & The Loopy Blues Band (more)
    Blues Bob is a One-Man Blues Band. Born and raised on the east coast, Bob started playing the guitar in the early 1960's and hasn't stopped yet! Moving to the Detroit area in 1969, he was "bitten by the blues bug" while attending many performances of the great blues artists who were still working the mid-west region.

    Mehmet Dogu on guitar (more)
    Mehmet’s musical roots go back to the early 60’s where the guitar captured his imagination and has never left. He started playing guitars in his teens, influenced mainly by Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton as iconic figures of the times.

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals (more)
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals (more)
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus

      THURSDAY, JUNE 22 - WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA  
    SHOWTIME: 6-8 PM
    31111 Via Colinas #200 • Westlake Village, CA 91362

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS
    Darrin Yarbrough of Shure Thing Band 
    Darrin Yarbrough brings a uniquely feel-good Countrified-Blues. Yarbrough's vision revisits the late 60's/early 70's era of rock n roll and integrates modern advances with the "Old-School" musicology....

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus

      SUNDAY, JUNE 25 - PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA  
    SHOWTIME: 5-8 PM
    525 Pine Street • Paso Robles, CA 93446

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS
    Eric Lordan on drums, Angelo Meatcraft Flying Machine (more)
    Eric formerly of The Ole's, loves to play the drums and has been playing in bands since high school, although much more seriously after moving to California. Drumming is his profession and will do whatever it takes to keep that his reality. He's played everything from rock, and reggae to rap and the blues.

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus.

      FRIDAY, JUNE 30 - MEDFORD, OREGON  
    SHOW TIME: 7:00 PM

    921 Mason Way  • Medford, Oregon 97501
    Food Bank: TBD

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS
    Barry Bader of Barrelhouse, drummer/ teacher on drums (more)
    Currently in living in Southern Oregon by way of San Diego. A Blues Society member for 20 years, and played festivals in the US and Europe. Taught music at Eagle Ridge Charter High School in Klamath Falls and founded the Rogue Academy of Rock Music in Medford, Oregon. Barry plays regularly in the Rogue Valley with Barrelhouse, a Blues Boogie band featuring vintage piano blues.

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.
    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus

      FRIDAY, JULY 1 - KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON  
    SHOW TIME: 7:00 PM  

    1320 Main Street • Klamath Falls, Oregon
    Food Bank: TBD

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, David Gilmour and endless others.


      FRIDAY, JULY 7 - CRESCENT CITY, CALIFORNIA  
    SHOWTIME: 8:30-11:30 PM
    1215 Northcrest Dr. Crescent City, CA 95531
    Food Bank: TBA

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS
    Tim Bonow aka Roland Rock of Crescent City on drums
    Roland Rock started out playing drums and then learned to sing and play guitar. He has performed in Africa, Europe, and all over the United States, independently and opening for such acts as: Albert Collins, The Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, Buddy Miles, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana, the Jefferson Airplane, and others.

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus

      SATURDAY, JULY 8 - BROOKINGS  
    SHOWTIME: TBD
    927 Chetco Ave • Brookings, Oregon 97415
    541-661-5347  •  http://www.chetcobrew.com
    Food Bank: TBD

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS
    Tim Bonow aka Roland Rock of Crescent City on drums
    Roland Rock started out playing drums and then learned to sing and play guitar. He has performed in Africa, Europe, and all over the United States, independently and opening for such acts as: Albert Collins, The Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, Buddy Miles, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana, the Jefferson Airplane, and others.

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus.

     FRIDAY JULY 14 - EUGENE  
    SHOWTIME: 4-7 PM

    31115 Crossroads Ln W • Eugene, OR 97408
    US 541-632-3803 • www.agales.com
    Food Bank: TBD

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS
    Dave Roberts of The Blue Owens Band on drums
    Dave is a solid blues drummer who relocated to Eugene in 2015 to help out on the family farm and to immerse himself in the local music scene.  He currently plays with several bands in the area, most notably, 'The Blue Owens Band', and his own band, 'Twenty Feet Away'.

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus

      SATURDAY JULY 29 - PORTLAND  
    SHOWTIME: TBD
    6835 SW Macadam Ave • Portland, OR • 97219
    US (503) 244-7111 • www.thebuffalogap.com/

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus

      THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 - ALBUQUERQUE  
    SHOWTIME: TBD

    Red Door Brewing Company

    1001 Candelaria Rd. NE • Albuquerque NM • 87107
    US 505-633-6675 • http://reddoorbrewing.com/
    Food Bank: TBD

    ALL-STAR MUSICIANS & SPECIAL GUESTS

    Sweet Rachel of Wild Pack on bass and vocals
    Rachel Pack, aka, Sweet become aware of the blues as a promoter, but when she picked up the bass for the first to learn some blues herself, she never put it back down and has been touring almost without stopping over the last 4 years. She has kept the groove with literally hundreds of musicians in United States and Mexico.

    Sixx Pack of Wild Pack on rhythm/lead guitars, and vocals
    Sixx began as a bass player for a speed metal band, then switched to management and promotion. Then 30 years later switched to guitar and he's never been the same again. Influences include T-Bone Walker, Skip James, Django Reinhardt , Ernest Ranglin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Billy Gibbons, Tony Iommi, Angus

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