4:30 PM Welcome Remarks from Clint Carter, President
National Anthem by Charity Fleck
5:00 PM North Coast Blues
Local Favorites North Coast Blues plays a mixture of blues sub genres, blues rock, and blues jazz with some rock sprinkled in for good measure. For the 2021 Festival, NCB features Special Guest Eric Rice on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Don King, bass and vocals, Fred Jacobs, drums, Ron Barnes, keys, sax, and vocals, and Clint Carter, guitar, percussion, and vocals.
7:00 PM Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek
Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek is a two time nominee for Best Band by the Washington Blues Society. They specialize in jump blues, an upbeat blue style with elements of swing and jazz, but also play soul, funk, and roots rock- all with a strong rhythmic drive that keeps dance floors packed.
9:00 PM Jazzy Joanne Broh and Smokin’ Sonny Hess with Garry Mezziere and Friends
Two time winner of the Rainy Day Blues Society Female Vocalist Award, Joanne Broh is a column of energy, known for her powerful, soulful voice and the passion of her performances. Veteran guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Sonny Smokin Hess was the firwst woman nominated in a mlae dominated filed Best Lead Guitar by the Cascade Blues Association, also nominated for the CBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in the blues, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere guitarists, Garry Meziere joins the lineup.