Music Heals welcomes: the Laurie Morvan Band, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Daniel Castro, Mighty-Mike Schermer, and special
The devastation from the Camp Fire will be felt throughout the communities affected for a very long time. Music Heals at Harris Center in Folsom is one of the many benefit
concerts organized for the sole purpose of providing funds directly to the families that have endured the most destructive fire in California State history. The proceeds
from this concert will be sent directly to the North Valley Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Chico. Please visit
NVCF website for information about the efforts being made
to support the families impacted by this tragic disaster. Music Heals welcomes the Laurie Morvan Band, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Daniel Castro, Mighty‑Mike Schermer, and
special guest Roy Rogers, all of whom are donating their time and talents for this show! Please join us for this fantastic night of music featuring some of the best Blues
and Americana musicians from California!
Laurie Morvan Band
Laurie Morvan Band is a five-piece high energy, rockin’ blues band lead by its fiery female lead guitarist/vocalist. This tight-as-nails machine from Long Beach has fired up over 70 festivals
and 700 shows together throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Laurie’s much-anticipated sixth album Gravity, released this year, was an immediate hit with both fans and
Morvan has all the soulfulness of Bonnie Raitt and the swaggering, muscular guitar tone of Stevie Ray Vaughan.”
Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Tom Rigney is one of the premier Roots Music fiddle players on the planet. His band — Tom Rigney & Flambeau — specializes in blazing Cajun two-step, low-down Blues, funky New
Orleans grooves, Boogie Woogie piano, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes. Much of the repertoire is composed by Rigney, but they mix in a few classics from the Cajun/New
Orleans songbook. Along the way you may pick up a trace of Rigney’s Irish roots, or echoes of Eastern Europe — it just makes the musical gumbo that much tastier! Rigney’s
high-energy showmanship pulls the audience into his performances and makes them feel they are a part of the music and the show.
Describing Daniel Castro as a blues artist doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. A highly accomplished guitarist and singer/ songwriter with a strong musical point of view grounded in
the very best blues traditions is more like it. Combine those talents with original blues-based material and you begin to understand Daniel’s strengths as an artist.
He’s got that real deal feel. Daniel Castro is a great musician and entertainer.
Mighty-Mike Schermer was a fixture on the Bay Area blues scene for over 20 years when he relocated to Austin, Texas in 2009 and joined the touring band of swamp-boogie piano legend Marcia
Ball. He carved out a solid solo career, with four critically-acclaimed albums, an award winning single, and thousands of performances at festivals and nightclubs the world over. He also
became the “go-to guy” sideman for such heavyweights as Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Angela Strehli, Bonnie Raitt, Howard Tate, Charlie Musselwhite, Sista Monica, Shana Morrison,
and many more. Oh, yes, we may be judged by the company we keep, but, when the spotlight shines, a solo artist must be able to bring the goods all on their own. Mighty-Mike Schermer delivers
on all fronts.
Virtuoso slide guitarist and Grammy nominated songwriter/producer and recording artist Roy Rogers remains defiantly upbeat on his 12th solo album Into the Wild Blue. Even though 64
year-old Rogers has lost longtime friends like blues legend John Lee Hooker, his recent recording partner of eight years, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, as well as his younger brother Robert, he
says “life’s too short” to wallow in our grief or what we have lost. “I want to celebrate life through my music.”
Into The Wild Blue wails, squawks, stomps and boogies with authenticity — ready for the open road and the live stage. Years of working with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Bonnie
Raitt, Carlos Santana, Sammy Hagar, and Steve Miller has given him a pop musicality.
Roy Rogers means the modern master in the art of slide guitar . . . His versatility with the technique is nothing
short of astonishing.
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Thanks to Our Sponsors
Carrera Productions proudly presents this event and thanks all who have contributed and donated their services — especially the Dick Droese Fund, along with (as of 12/14/18):
- Harris Center for the Arts
- Marin Artists
- Fifth Street Design
- Style Media Group
- Money Mailer
- Gold Country Media
- Mountain Democrat
- Greater Folsom Partnership
- Off The Vine Catering
- Highway 101 Productions
- Marvelocity, Inc.