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Impressive band roster highlights festival Downtown Ritzville will collectively sway to topnotch regional and national blues musicians this Saturday, July 9, as the Ritzville Blues, Brews & BBQs returns for its 18th consecutive celebration. One of the region’s most unique and highly popular outdoor music festivals, the event has grown into a wellrespected, award winning festival that blues music fans from around the Pacific Northwest migrate to every summer. It’s also the only event in the state with multiple venues offering different musicians for one ticket price. Local organizers have been working on the event details for months. A roster of nearly 200 volunteers is expected to turnout throughout the event to help host the annual event. The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair is once again offering its grounds for camping. The fair’s volunteers will host a breakfast on Sunday morning. Local hotels and motels have been sold out for weeks and expect to have 100 percent occupancy for the week. On Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. event organizers will host a free night of music at the amphitheatre located at the fairgrounds. Local bars in Historic Downtown Ritzville will continue the party with live entertainment well into the evening. Saturday the main gates will open at 9 a.m. with a full roster of music on the main stage beginning at 10 a.m. The show opens with Laffin’ Bones, a rockin’ blues band from the Inland Northwest that is a festival veteran. Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes follows at 11 a.m. with an energetic mix of traditional and contemporary blues. At 12:30 p.m., the Ty Curtis Band will liven up the main stage with Curtis’s classic voice and blazing guitar

technique. The main stage will also welcome Big Mumbo Blues Band, a seasoned group that formed in 1994 that features Pat Barclay, whose left hand, upside-down method of guitar playing is truly amazing. The heart-pumping, lively sound of zydeco returns to the main stage at 3:30 p.m. when Grammy-winning Chubby Carrier keeps the music hopping as a thirdgeneration zydeco artist. Music steeped in the tradition of blues and reminiscent of BB King, Ray Charles and Junior Parker is on tap as John Németh takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. for an hour set that will include his intense, riveting style on the harp. The headline act of the day is Curtis Salgado, taking the stage at 7 p.m. The main stage roster winds up the day with Rick Estrin & the Night Cats. The main stage performers will be joined in the celebration of blues music by a roster of additional bands who will perform at three locations. Twelve bands will perform in three venues – two indoor and one outside – throughout the day. Music starts at Casuela’s Grill, Ritzville Pastime and Big Bend Bowl at 1:30 p.m. The performance schedule for those indoor venues features 12 different groups including: The Doghouse Boyz, Cary Fly & the Fatback Kings, Fat Tones, Junkyard Jane, Coyote Kings, HooDoo Udu, Sammy Eubanks, Roberson, Beese & Flores, Stacey Jones, Kenny James Miller Band and Charlie Butts & The Filtertips as well as main stage performer Laffin’ Bones. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce office on Main Avenue. Ticket prices are $30 in advance for adults and

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$38 at the gate on the day of the event. Advance ticket sale prices end at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 8. Those ages 13 to 20 are $20 with advance ticket purchase or $25 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are free with an adult. Ticket purchases can be made online from the festival’s website at http://www.ritzvilleblues.com. Any ticket purchases made online will be available for pick up at the main gate’s will call on Saturday.

Festival committee an all-volunteer effort

The 18th Annual Ritzville Blues Festival is sponsored by the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce and is organized in an effort to showcase Ritzville. The annual event is coordinated by the Ritzville Blues Festival Committee, an all-volunteer group. The committee is supported by as many as 120 volunteers on the weekend of the event. This year volunteers will be wearing lime green “staff” t-shirts while working a shift during the festival. These volunteers can help you find your way during the festival. There is also an information booth set up on Main Avenue near the Main entrance gate at Division Street. The festival’s executive committee will have event badges that designate them as committee members. The committee consists of: Stephen McFadden, chairman; Mike Telecky, vice chairman; Virginia Jones, treasurer; Valerie Maier, secretary; Diane Koss, green room; Darrel Koss, advertising and green room; Cara Broeckel, volunteers; Dawn Wolf, merchandise; Kellie Ottmar, vendors; Dave McCormick, security; and John Munroe, electrical.

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Curtis Salgado: A new album is on the way Curtis Salgado has made a name for himself nationally. But in the Pacific Northwest he holds a place of high regard among blues fans. He garners critical acclaim for his albums and fans rave about his performances. Ritzville Blues Festival attendees could be in for a real treat as Salgado is in the midst of producing and releasing a brand new, yet-unnamed album. You just might hear one or two of the album’s new tunes this Saturday when Salgado takes the main stage. “I am very excited, I just completed and right now as we speak, am shopping for a new record label for a new record I just finished,” he said recently. “It worked out kind of seamlessly. It’s the best thing I have ever done. It’s a straight dance record. Put this on and crank it up and dance. That’s my idea. There’s not one weak song in the entire 11 songs that are on it.” The Soul Blues Male Vocalist of the Year winner in 2010 has been staying busy delivering his music to all who listen. And many do and this year’s main stage roster is strengthed by his appearance in Ritzville as the headliner. “We bring hard core rhythm and blues under the umbrella of blues, soul, rock and roll and funk,” he said. Continued on Page 4

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Salgado: Playing music with incredible people Continued from Page 3 Curtis Salgado has a lot to celebrate. Several years ago he was diagnosed with liver cancer and told he had eight months to live, unless he got a liver transplant which would generate medical bills upwards of half a million dollars. With no health insurance and few funds, the man who is one of America’s finest blues/ soul singers needed a little help from his friends. A little less than two years after his initial diagnosis, Curtis was able to record “Clean Getaway,” an album whose title has an obvious double meaning. With its release on July 8, 2008, “Clean Getaway” became a triumph in more ways than one, a sublime collaboration with the most respected session players in Los Angeles that goes to the heart of what music – and life – is all about. During a recent interview, Salgado said he is nearing five years of clean check ups, and is moving ahead, a self-admitted fighter who wasn’t willing to allow cancer to put an end to his passion for music. After his recovery, Curtis needed to get back to work after a year with no income. “My manager and my producer said ‘you got to make a record, you need to generate some money.’ I said I wanted to use members of The Phantom Blues Band who I had seen with Bonnie Raitt

and Taj Mahal; they play with everybody. Taj had told Tony Braunagel, the Phantom’s drummer, after a jam session we had together on The Blues Cruise ‘you should do a record with that guy.’ It was the best experience I ever had. We were either laughing or cutting tracks. Everybody was creative. It was very uplifting. Some of the cuts are first takes and it was very inspiring. We did hardly any overdubs.” “Clean Getaway,” produced by Marlon McClain and Tony Braunagel, is a seamless mix of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll all held together by the organic grooves of world class musicians and Curtis’ superlative singing. He has a gift of digging into the essence of a song without histrionics or gratuitous displays of vocal chops – though he certainly has more than enough of those. Few singers would take on the challenge of doing Al Green’s “Let’s Get Married,” for instance. Curtis put down a totally natural, deeply soulful vocal. “I was scared to death,” he says modestly, “so I just closed my eyes and did it. That’s a first take. Everybody said that was special, the singing and the playing. That’s me standing next to the musicians singing; I wasn’t in a vocal booth, had no headphones. It just happened.” Curtis Salgado’s musical journey

began with his birth in Everett, Wash., in 1954. His family moved to Eugene, Ore. when he was one and he grew up there listening to jazz, and to his father, an aspiring singer of classical music. His ambitions coalesced when, at age 12, he saw Count Basie’s band perform in Eugene. Curtis became a part of the burgeoning Northwest blues scene starting in 1972 with a band called Three-Fingered Jack. Eventually he hooked up with upand-coming guitarist/vocalist Robert Cray, and recorded the album “Who’s Been Talking.” In six years with Robert, the higher level of visibility enabled Salgado to sit in with the likes of Muddy Waters, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert Collins and Bonnie Raitt. Aside from being a tremendous vocalist, Curtis is one of the finest blues harmonica players in the country. In 1979, when John Belushi was in Eugene filming Animal House, he caught Curtis’ act and liked what he heard and saw. Curtis took the actor under his wing and schooled him on blues and R & B history, which Belushi soaked up like a sponge, and used a good portion of Curtis’ show as the basis for the Blues Brothers act he and Dan Akroyd put together. The first Blues Brothers album was dedicated to Curtis.

He left the Cray band before it broke through nationally and from 1984-1986 he fronted Boston’s Grammy-winning Roomful Of Blues before returning to Portland where he formed The Stilettos, who toured nationally with such acts as Steve Miller and The Doobie Brothers. He even did a stint as lead vocalist with Santana in the 1990s. Curtis released three albums (the first with The Stilettos, followed by one with his own band and the third, an acoustic gem, featuring guitarist Terry Robb). After three critically-acclaimed solo albums with Shanachie Entertainment, “Clean Getaway” may be the breakthrough that Curtis has been working toward. But the experiences of the past two years have given Curtis a new perspective. “I’m playing music with the most incredible people,” he says, “people are supporting me and a record company is supporting me... even in these tough times in the business. So I’ve got nothing to complain about. To me, I’ve won the lottery, I’ve won all the Grammys. I don’t need stardom to feel validated. Of course, I’d like to sell a lot of records, as much for the company as for me, but on a personal level, I don’t care. I’m alive! People are throwing so much love at me it’s embarrassing. It makes me humble. So I’m just trying to stick to my guns, perfect my craft and make great music!”

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Sammy Eubanks opens festival with ‘Dance in the Grass’ For the third time, the festival will get started with a free performance on Friday night at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds featuring Sammy Eubanks. The veteran festival performer will open the weekend event with a hot set that runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in the amphitheatre on the fairgrounds. This official festival warm up is free to the public and families are invited and welcome to attend. On Saturday, Eubanks will be the closing band performing at Big Bend Bowl beginning at 10:30 p.m. Not much can be said that hasn’t already been said, written or thought about this outstanding musician. Sammy Eubanks’ name alone speaks volumes — as does his music. Quite possibly the most reputable musician in the Inland Empire, Eubanks delivers a quality performance every time he takes the stage, playing a variety of Blues, Country and Rock n’ Roll Classics all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Influenced by many artists and styles, he too demonstrates diversified talent rarely seen in music today. Ever the skillful vocalist and guitar player, he is a leader in the Northwest music scene. Sammy has won multiple awards and recognitions ranging from the Inland Empire Blues Societies’ Empire Award for “Best Male Vocalist” to the Inlander Magazine’s reader voted “Best Local Musician” award for 2007 and 2011. His newest release “Riding Alone” has drawn attention by Indie Music.com and was awarded ‘editors pick’ March 2011. In November 2008, Sammy won the award for “Best Male Blues Vocalist” from the Inland Empire Blues Society. This was Sammy’s third consecutive win, putting him in the IEBS Hall of Fame. This also means that of the 14 awards for “Best Male Blues Vocalist” of the year given out by the IEBS, Sammy has won six of them. He will not be eligible again until 2013.

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Németh ‘wowing’ blues fans nationwide Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 with his dazzling national debut album (Magic Touch), John Németh has wowed critics and audiences alike with his riveting vocals and harmonica prowess. The Philadelphia Inquirer testified to his standing in the current music scene with the comment, “Classic soul and R&B styles have been revitalized by artists such as James Hunter, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed and Sharon Jones. You can include John Németh on any list of the best of them.” On his latest release, “Name The Day!,” the dynamic soul sensation continues to reinvigorate vintage American rhythm and blues with his uncanny ability to skillfully blend retro and modern blues and soul into compelling music that is simultaneously old and new. With “Name The Day!” Németh has crafted another timeless slice of American music. Drawing on the classic blues, soul and R&B influences that inform his stunning vocal style, John lays down a set of tunes that wouldn’t sound a bit out of place in the golden years of Memphis or Muscle Shoals. His spine-tingling vocals, with echoes of the toughness of James Brown and the tenderness of Solomon Burke, infuse the album with a funky, soulful feeling. And the hard-hitting, edgy R&B

sound from his earlier award-winning releases is still there, but with an expanded tonal palate and a heightened craftsmanship. Tracks like the merciless “Breaking Free” and the punchy “Tuff Girl” showcase soul-revue arrangements replete with a full horn section, Hammond organ and piano accompaniment. The loping, laid-back Southern-fried rhythm section sits in the pocket, the sinewy Cropper-esque guitars weave in and out, all supporting the tremulous, gospeltinged tenor voice that has burned up stages across the land. John’s origins seem an unlikely breeding ground for such an impressive blues talent. A native of Boise, Idaho, he started playing in local bands as a teenager after a high school classmate exposed him to the blues, playing John a copy of Junior Wells’ “Snatch It Back and Hold It.” “I had never heard anything like it,” Németh told Blues Revue, “I listened to that song and the record Hoodoo Man Blues for hours.” National artists visiting Boise were impressed when they heard the powerful vocals of the young Németh. While touring with veteran singer Frankie Lee, guitarist/producer Scott Cable heard John first hand when Németh was invited on stage between sets. Continued on Page 7

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Németh: Boise native earning high praise in blues circles Continued from Page 6 “I was totally shocked,” Cable recalled in a Blues Revue interview, “I couldn’t believe that voice was coming out of that guy.” Cable introduced Németh to West Coast guitarist Junior Watson. “When John’s band opened for mine, I knew instantly that he had a great talent,” Watson says. “His voice is a national treasure.” After two independently released CDs and a stint in Junior Watson’s band, John relocated from Boise to San Francisco in 2004. Shortly afterward, when Sam Myers, vocalist with Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets fell ill, Németh was recruited to take his place. He would stand in for the great Myers for the next two years, building a growing reputation among established musicians. All the while, John was absorbing the rich musical legacy of the Bay Area. His bluesy style gradually took on more of the soul and funk of what Németh calls “the early East Bay Grease sound,” that he heard on 45s from Oakland and San Francisco artists. In a 2005 interview with Blues Revue, Muddy Waters Band alumnus Bob Margolin said, “I remember telling friends

up North in ‘80 that they should go see Stevie Ray Vaughan, but they weren’t impressed because he wasn’t famous yet. It will give me great pleasure to say, ‘I told you so!’ about John Németh. You’ll see.” The growing buzz caught the attention of Blind Pig Records, and Németh was signed to a recording contract. His national debut for the label, Magic Touch, produced by Anson Funderburgh and featuring Junior Watson on guitar, was released in 2007 to instant acclaim and immediately established John as an up and coming star to be reckoned with. Blues Revue called the release “one of the most exciting blues debuts of the past year,” while Living Blues said “Magic Touch gives hope that the blues will survive.” Hittin’ The Note raved, “Németh stands completely apart from the pack on the strength and distinctiveness in his voice. What a record! Németh can croon, wail, growl a bit and soar. He pulls together some of the best aspects of classic soul and blues.” “Magic Touch” also garnered a 2008 Blues Music Awards nomination in the “Best New Artist Debut” category. More recently, John won two Blues Blast Music

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Awards – for “Best New Artist Debut Recording” and “Sean Costello Rising Star Award” – voted on by nearly 11,000 blues fans. Tom Mazzolini, promoter of the San Francisco Blues Festival, called Németh “an incredible talent, one of the new generation of blues that’s carrying us on for a long time. This is a major talent in your presence.” And blues icon Elvin Bishop was so taken with John’s talent that he asked Németh to sing four tracks on Bishop’s Grammy-nominated CD and then invited John to be featured with him on the nationally syndicated radio program, “Prairie Home Companion.” Says Elvin, “He’s my idea of an up-andcoming blues singer. I don’t see a lot of them out there, but I know one when I see him.” Németh’s 2009 release, “Love Me Tonight,” confirmed his status as one of the most gifted artists on the current blues scene. The Seattle Times called Németh “the fastest rising star in the blues firmament, a supremely versatile performer who has made true believers of some of the biggest names in the business.” The Philadelphia Daily News added, “blue-eyed bluesman John Németh proves a retro artist of a different stripe. The music has a driving,

rock-‘n’-soul punch that makes him seem spiritual kin to long-gone stompers Sam Cook, Otis Redding and Jackie Wilson.” With his remarkable command of classic soul and love of the blues shining throughout, “Name The Day!” promises to cement John Németh’s reputation as a singer of the highest order. Perhaps there’s no better validation than the rather astounding observation by renowned critic Lee Hildebrand, features writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and Living Blues, who said, “John Nemeth...may be the best white blues singer ever.”

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Grammy award-winning Chubby Carrier brings the fun What is one word you can use to describe the swampdelic sounds of Chubby Carrier and Bayou Swamp Band? Fun. In fact, Chubby Carrier often says from his perch on stage “There ain’t no party like a Chubby party.” Pure Louisiana zydeco fun with a hot sauce chaser. Anybody who has doubts about the accordion as an instrument will be swayed the right way with Carrier’s passion and fire on the instrument. Carrier started out as twinkle in Roy Carrier’s eye. The Carriers are one of the great musical families in Louisiana. There’s Poppa Roy, Chubby, Chubby’s brother Troy (a.k.a. Dikki Du and The Zydeco Krewe), Roy’s nephew Dwight Carrier and The Zydeco Ro Dogs. There’s also Chubby’s Aunt Laura Maria Doolittle (a.k.a. Zydeco-T) who plays with Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. There’s traditional roots in Chubby’s zydeco, but expands the sound for all ages. Live and in studio he’s taken songs like B.B. King’s “Rock Me Baby,” Billy Preston’s “Will It Go Round in Circles,” The Who’s “Squeeze Box,” War’s “Cisco Kid” and the Grateful Dead’s “Fire On The Mountain” and dragged them through the swamp with beautiful results. It’s adding Louisiana spice to popular tunes that help Carrier build the bridge

between zydeco and the rest of the world. Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band is one of the most energetic groups around. An evening or an afternoon with these guys will result in a full night’s sleep and the need for a bowl of Wheaties. In the post-Katrina world there has been a newfound awareness of the music of Louisiana. It’s awareness that shouldn’t be paid to these artists out of pity over what happened. It should be paid because

the music of Louisiana is one big stewpot of many flavors and it’s really tasty. It was tasty before Katrina and it’s still tasty now. Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band is the musical part in the stewpot where the gumbo meets the rice and you want to sop it up with some French bread. Prepare to be funkified, zydecofied and the pleasant victim of a Chubby party. The 2011 Grammy award winning

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band with their 2011 Grammy

Chubby Carrier is undeniably considered The World’s Premier Zydeco Showman. Born on July 1, 1967, in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather) and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier who are presently considered legends in zydeco history. Chubby began his musical career at the age of 12 by playing drums with his father’s band. He began playing the accordion at the age of 15. By age 17, Chubby had begun to play with Terrance Siemien and toured the world for two and a half years, before forming his own band in 1989. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded five CDs over the past 10 years of Chubby’s professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9 and Jimmy Thackery.

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Ty Curtis, a student of the blues Ty Curtis is consumed by his music. There is no other way to explain how, at such a young age, this 23-yearold, Salem Oregon based, vocalist/ guitarist/song writer has amassed a recording catalogue of three critically acclaimed albums, earned second place, in the prestigious 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and is nightly thrilling audiences from the Pacific Northwest to Montreal. Blessed with a classic voice and blazing guitar technique, Ty discovered Blues music in his early teens, listening to favorites Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chris Cain, Roy Rogers and Malford Milligan among many others. A true student of the Blues, Ty pursued his music with a passion and “legendary focus” that amazed those around him. Ty played and wrote the Blues, as the music flowed out of him. Practicing with raw finger tips was not a problem that a little Superglue could not fix. Ty was just out of high school in 2006, when he wrote, recorded and released his first album “Stubborn Mind.” It was the beginning of his meaningful collaboration with Ty Curtis Band drummer Davis Brown.

Featuring passionate vocals and driving guitar, a hallmark of the band, this CD presented a depth of feeling and sound that was way beyond their age. Radio programmers from around the country were getting their first taste of the Ty Curtis Band and liking what they heard. It was the second album “Down on My Luck” in 2008 that solidified the front line of the Ty Curtis Band with the introduction of Hank Shreve, harmonica, keys, vocals. Again, Ty wrote the music, but there was Hank, another old Blues soul, in a young man’s body providing masterful harmonica and sharp vocal harmonies that serve as a dynamic musical counterpart to Ty’s other worldly musical facility. “Down on my Luck” appeared nationally on a number of 2009 top Blues album lists as did Ty’s song “Cherry City Boogie.” The second place in the prestigious 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis catapulted the Ty Curtis Band on to the world stage. The Challenge started with more than 2,000 bands in nine countries and 36 states. One hundred bands earned the right to come to Memphis, 10 made it to the finals and The Ty Curtis Band was voted second place

by a panel of judges made up of industry professionals. Blues Challenge panelist and Grammy award winning producer David Z (Prince, Etta James, Jonny Lang) took a special interest in the band, which lead to his work as producer/engineer on Ty and the band’s latest and most notable album “Cross That Line.” The 2010 released album is climbing up the charts on hundreds of radio station throughout North America, Europe, Australia and South America. “Fools Game” and “What He Don’t Know” are just two of multiple tracks on the air. Described by a music critic as… “A multitalented line-up, that is packing blueslovers in and keeping them on their feet.” The Ty Curtis Band plays a mix of blues, blues-rock, funk and swing that grabs the audience’s attention and doesn’t let go. Their multi-talented line-up and three part vocal harmonies have been enhanced by the addition of the bands newest member, world class bass player Willie Barber (Blues Brothers, Steve Miller, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones). Along with the success of the new album, accolades keep coming. The

Ty Curtis Band was won 2010 Muddy Awards from the Cascade Blues Association for Best Contemporary Blues Act and Best Northwest Recording for “Cross that Line,” and Ty Curtis was named Best Male Vocalist, adding to past Muddy’s received in 2009 for Best Regional Act and Best Harmonica Player to Hank Shreve and Best New Act in 2008. The band was awarded a Rainy Day Blues Society Rooster Award for Best Contemporary Blues Act in 2010 and Best New Act in 2009. No strangers to the big stage the Ty Curtis Band has been privileged to open for Chris Cain, Coco Montoya, The Doobie Brothers, Roy Rogers, George Thorogood, Los Loneley Boys, Paul DeLay, Curtis Salgado, Walter Trout, Big Monti and Lloyd Jones. They have performed at Montreal Jazz Festival, three years running at Portland’s Water Front Blues Festival (this year on the main stage), the Winthrop Blues Festival, Joseph Bronze & Blues, Rogue Valley Blues Festival, Central Oregon Blues Festival, The Red, White & Blues Festival, The Oregon State Fair, Redwood Run and many others.

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Kevin Selfe: A Northwest blues favorite Kevin Selfe is a man who has dedicated his life to the blues. For more than a decade, he has been sharing that love and dedication with audiences from coast to coast, building a loyal following wherever his energetic mix of traditional and contemporary blues is heard. Although many have played the genre before him, Kevin’s path to, and through, the blues is an interesting one and is what draws people to his music. In a world of teenage guitar prodigies, Kevin learned to play the guitar at a relatively late age while studying meteorology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. “I had plenty of time to practice in my dorm room,” Kevin explains, “because my major was not real popular with the ladies.” In 1997 at the age of 23, he joined the regionally popular Fat Daddy Band based out of his hometown of Roanoke, Va. During his tenure with them, the Fat Daddy Band won the Charlotte Blues Society’s 2001 Talent Competition and was a finalist at the Blues Foundation’s 2002 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., thus being named one of the top six unsigned blues bands in the world. In early 2005, Kevin decided it was time to go out on his own and formed his own group, Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes. The band quickly

became known as one of the tightest and most energetic blues outfits around. In September 2005, he and the Tornadoes had the honor of backing up Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater at the Taste of The Blue Ridge Blues Festival in Roanoke, Va. Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes released their first CD entitled SelfeContained in January 2006. Kevin relocated to the blues hotbed of Portland, Ore. in February 2007 and formed a West Coast version of The Tornadoes. He hired long-time Portland drummer Don Shultz, and recent New York transplant Allen Markel on bass. In September 2009, Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes released their highly anticipated second CD, “Playing The Game.” The CD reached No. 33 on the Roots Music Reports National Blues Chart, and was a No. 3 “Pick To Click” on Sirius/XM Radio’s Bluesville. “Playing The Game” was selected by a group of judges to represent the Cascade Blues Association for the Best Self-Produced CD competition presented by The Blues Foundation. In four years Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes have become a Northwest favorite, winning prestigious Muddy Awards in 2010 for Best Traditional Blues Act and 2009 for Best Contemporary Blues Act from the Cascade Blues Association. In all, the band has been

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Kevin Selfe nominated for 16 Muddy Awards for Best Electric Guitar (2007-2010), Best Contemporary Blues Act (2008-2010), Best Traditional Blues Act (2009, 2010), Best New Act (2007), Best Bass (20082010), Best Drums (2008, 2010) and

NW Recording of the Year (2010). The band was also nominated for a 2011 Portland Music Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blues. In early 2011, the band welcomed legendary blues drummer Jimi Bott as the newest Tornado.

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Hungry? Check out this great menu of vendors This year’s Ritzville Blues, Brews and BBQs will once again offer tempting treats and tantalizing merchandise with a wide variety of vendors. Four new vendors will join longtime participants along both sides of Main Avenue. Vendors as of press time are:

Sausage, Corn Dogs, Curly Fries, Funnel Cake, Pepsi products, Coffee, Bottled Water

Lonnie Bills Tropical Sno: They are from Spokane and have been attending the Ritzville Blues Festival for at least 12 years. Menu: Tropical Sno Shaved Ice

Pop’s Smokin It: Second year from Post Falls, Idaho Vending: Chicken, Pork shoulder, Ribs, Tri Tip Sandwich, Beans, Coleslaw

Ron’s Original Kettle Korn: Eighth year from Pasco Menu: Carmel Corn, Colored Popcorn, Kettle Korn, Lemonade Fresh Squeezed, Strawberry Lemonade, Cotton Candy LuLu & Company: She is from Bellingham and has been attending the festival since 2000. Vending: Sunglasses, Cowboy Hats, Sun Hats, Caps, Umbrellas, Motorcycle Scarves The Educated Cigar LLC: Ninth year from Richland Vending: Premium cigars, Cigar Accessories Baja Babes Tacos: Seventh year from Spokane Vending: Baja Style Shrimp Tacos, Kids Quesadillas, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water

RTH Concessions: Fourth year from Wenatchee Vending: Philly Steak Sandwiches, Burgers, Corn on the Cob, Italian Rope

Miranda’s Treats: Third year from Pasco Vending: Bacon wrapped Hot Dogs, pop, water

The Tattoo Guy Ink.orporated: Second year from Sequim Vending: Tattoos, Body Piercing, Body Jewelry Combat Vet Riders, Inc: Second year from Spokane Vending: Membership, organization information ***Tie-Dye for ‘D’s: Second year from Bigfork, Mont. Vending: Handmade tie-dye clothing H.E. Gritman Senior Center: Local vendor for the second year Vending: Assorted Pies, Ice Cream The Rockin’ Oyster: First Year Vending: Fresh BBQ Oysters, Oyster Basket, Oyster Po’Boy Sandwich, Steamer Clams, Cod, Catfish, Po’Boy Sandwich, Prawn Basket, Prawn Po’Boy Sandwich, Pepper Steak Sandwich, Steak Fahita, Calamari appetizer, Chicken Tender basket, Seafood Salsa, Tempura Veggies appetizer, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Icehouse Pizza: First Year from Hope, Idaho

Vending: Pizza, Breadsticks, Puff pastry Pies, Spanakopata, Baklava, Cookies, Brownies, Muffins, Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches Longhorn BBQ: First year from

Spokane Valley Vending: BBQ Beef Sandwich, German Sausage, Potato Salad, Beans Scentsy: First Year Vending: Scentsy products

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Big Mumbo Blues Band: An award winning Spokane blues icon The cast of Big Mumbo Blues Band has been together since 1994 when they embarked on a new vision called Mumbo Jumbo. They perform at many and varied festivals, community events, clubs and private engagements; leaving the audiences with buzzing good things to say! Big Mumbo has won Best Blues Band the last three years in a row, putting them in the Hall of Fame. Pat Barclay was voted Best Blues Guitarist and Vocalist 2010. He produced and mixed the CD. His left hand, upsidedown method of playing will truly amaze you! Steve Carver, Hammond B-3 piano, has hooks and groove lines with the everloving B-3 sound that fits right in. Rick Smith, bass, and Mark Stephens, drums and vocals, lay down a rock solid, tasty bottom end that will shake your love for a good groove. Chuck Swanson was voted Best Instrumentalist 2010 and is the best sax talent in the Northwest. Years of mixing it up in different situations make for a tight, quick bottom-line that makes Big Mumbo kick! Jennifer Kemple was voted Best Female Blues Vocalist and Best Female Performer 2010. Her deep soulful vocals resonate throughout the crowd giving people goose bumps – sounding like no other. Audiences are just fine with standing and dancing room only! Big Mumbo Blues Band enjoys the sweet rewards of performing to new and established audiences and will be covering more territory in the future with venues that go beyond the realm of the Pacific Northwest. So catch them while you can; you will truly be among the many delighted and satisfied participants in the crowd.

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2011 Band Schedule Location Main Stage Main Stage Main Stage Main Stage Main Stage Main Stage Main Stage Main Stage

Band Name Laffin’ Bones Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes Ty Curtis Band Big Mumbo Chubby Carrier John Nemeth Curtis Salgado Rick Estrin & the Night Cats

Start Time 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 p.m.

Location Big Bend Bowl Big Bend Bowl Big Bend Bowl Big Bend Bowl

Band Name Junkyard Jane Coyote Kings HooDoo Udu Sammy Eubanks

Start Time 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m.

Location Casuela’s Casuela’s Casuela’s Casuela’s

Band Name Doghouse Boyz Cary Fly & the Fatback Kings The Fat Tones Laffin’ Bones

Start Time 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m.

Location Pastime Pastime Pastime Pastime

Band Name Roberson, Beese & Flores Stacy Jones Kenny James Miller Band Charlie Butts & the Filtertips

Start Time 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m.


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