Band Stand – August 2018

Mitch Kashmar

I’m very excited about bringing the great (no exaggeration) Jr Watson to town for two shows and a workshop: Mekong Bistro, Friday, 8/31; a joint harmonica/guitar workshop Sunday, 9/2; and The Lake Theatre Monday, 9/3 . I’ve known Jr. for 35 years–we’ve played many gigs, done many tours, and made some records together. He’s simply one of my favorite guitarists of all time, and I’m far from alone in that opinion! We’ll have myself, Jimi Bott, Dave Kahl, and Ed Pierce ready to back him up. All those in attendance will be given a helluva show. Thanks, and hope to see ya there.

Mitch Kashmar

AC Porter

Hey Blues People! The Blues Jam I am hosting at Mekong Bistro is off to a great start. I’m writing this to say thank you, and to get the word out that the hardworking owners of the Bistro will be closing for a well-deserved vacation August 7 to 15. So that means we have two Tuesday Jams there in August–8/21 with special guest Mitch Kashmar, and 8/28 with Dover Weinberg. Jam starts at 7:30pm and goes to 10:30pm. Then back to every Tuesday in September! Also, I’ll be covering for Kevin Selfe’s great jam at Blue Diamond every Sunday in August from 6pm to 9pm! Hope to see a bunch of ya at these fine establishments!

AC Porter