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January 27, 2010 > The Blues are Alive and Well in the Tri-Cities.

The Blues are Alive and Well in the Tri-Cities.

Once again The Newark Chamber of Commerce and Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities has come together to bring you some of the best Blues music you will find in the Bay Area. On March 7 at The Saddlerack you will be able to see Ron Thompson, our very own locally-raised Blues star. Ron grew up in Newark and has been inducted into the Blues hall of fame. We are so proud to have him with us.

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats perform all over the world and Rick Estrin ranks among the very best harp players, singers and songwriters in the blues world today. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while at the same time pushing that tradition forward. The Associated Press called his harp playing, "endlessly impressive." We are also bringing you E.C. Scott, who lives in Oakland and is very supportive of women's causes. She hosts a television show on channel 20 on Saturday nights called Jook Joint. E.C. has developed her own style, a refreshingly original and distinctively modern approach. Her enticing, rich voice, hook-laden arrangements, and intelligent, at times humorous, lyrics come together to produce songs that aren't easily forgotten. You won't want to miss hearing this woman sing, she is the ultimate entertainer.

A portion of the funds raised at the event will go to benefit "Project Soft Landings," a program to provide educational opportunities, job interview preparation and financial assistance to women in need going through major life transitions.

Come out and support this great cause and have a fun time doing it. It's only $30.00 and your ticket may be tax deductible. We also have VIP tickets available, these will include VIP seating saved for you and dinner by the Outback. For tickets call Colleen Ganaye at 510-557-7025 or go on line to www.tricityblues.com for more information.

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