Wednesday, June 25, 2008

News from Bernie Pearl

From Bernie Pearl:

Hi: Summer is here! Had a great time at the Bayou fest. Visited with old friends Cash McCall, Alex Dixon, Guitar Shorty, Barbara Morrison, and old radio colleague Helen Borgers (KJAZZ) on Saturday. I sat in on National slide with a Zydeco trio early Sunday morning for a telecast on Fox-TV. Then we opened the show on the Club N'Orleans Stage at noon. Hung out the rest of the day partying to the music. Much cooler Sunday.

Fourth of July weekend we head east for a guitar workshop and concert in Nevada, a festival in New Mexico, and a show at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix.

I just received a link to a wonderful review of Mike and my concert at Boulevard Music in April. Also, we videotaped our May concert at the Fret House and expect to post one or more of the songs online, somewhere. I'll let you know. Meanwhile, you can check out this review:

Summer Highlight Shows

Friday, July 18
The Huntington Beach Art Center presents The Bernie Pearl Blues Band in an evening of Old School Blues.
Concert/Cabaret setting, beverages served, limited seating.
538 Main St.,
Huntington Beach.
(714) 374-1650

Saturday, August 2
An afternoon of "Poetry & Blues" featuring the Pearl Brothers.
Bernie and bassist Mike Barry play the blues, and noted poet Sherman Pearl reads from his latest book, "Profanities".
at the
Ocean Park Library,
2601 Main St.,
Santa Monica (at Ocean Park Bl.).
Free admission and refreshments. Limited seating on a first-come basis.
(310) 453-0183.

Saturday, August 28
Bernie and Mike Barry in acoustic concert at Zoey's, in Ventura.
A lovely little eatery with first-rate sound. Thursday night is acoustic blues night. Opening set by our friend, the excellent Bob Jones.
Upstairs venue.
451 Main St.
Ventura CA 93001.
(805) 652-1137.
Reservations recommended.

"Old School Blues, Acoustic/Electric" is just beginning to get reviews and airplay. Here's a review posted on the Missouri Blues Society's website:
"A worthy disc for every blues lovers library."

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