Band Stand Oct 2017

Don Shultz

Hello Blues fans!

On the continuance of the Sunday evening Blues saga at The Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd….

October brings us a change of seasons, and also some new special guests as we hold down the fort until Kevin Selfe returns the first Sunday in November. I am pleased to announce five special guests for October: 10/1 AC Porter; 10/8 Ken Willie Scandlyn (Shemekia Copeland) with Mitch Kashmar (War); 10/15 Doug Rowell; 10/22 Ben Rice; AND Terry Robb 10/29!

That’s right, 5 Sundays in October! I feel fortunate to be able to share the stage with these accomplished musicians. We have Timmer Blakely on bass, Dennis Lusk on keyboards, and yours truly on drums. House band at 6 PM, jam starts at 7 PM and goes until 9 PM. Bring your axe, sticks, penny-whistle, or whatever and have some fun! The Blue Diamond has wonderful staff, yummy food, a really cool vibe, and NO COVER CHARGE.

I want to thank everyone for supporting this venue and live music. See you there!

Don Shultz


Ashbolt Stewart

Ashbolt Stewart will be celebrating his 68th birthday in the usual fashion … by throwing a jam party. His birthday happens on Saturday, October 21, but the party will take place at the regular Sunday night jam on the 22nd at Montavilla Station. Everybody is invited to come down and take part in the music, dancing or just having a good time! Ashbolt has been working hard for all of us behind the drums all these years: 10 years with Norman Sylvester, 16 years leading Bolt Upright, 6-1/2 years running the Montavilla jam, plus recording a great CD Beats Workin at Kid Andersen’s Greaseland Studio (which will be available that night for only $5 a copy) . . .  and he has no intention of letting up anytime soon. Come on down and party with Ash. It just doesn’t get any better!!