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August Rockin' The Blues Newsletter

Greetings music fans and welcome to the August edition of Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! This has been the biggest summer ever for me with lots of concerts and meeting new friends. The Hands On The Wheel album introduced my songs to more people, and almost a year after its release, it is still going strong! Looking ahead past the current tour dates, I will begin working on the next album of songs. Already thinking about 2015 and the excitement of a new album and summer shows again! This year our schedule is full of great shows into the Fall season with a very exciting concert with legendary band Chicago!! On September 11th at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California, I will open their show with my songs and band. As a fan of Chicago, I am very excited about being on this ticket! Wow! This will be a super cool show and amazing night! I want to thank the wonderful Biscuits & Blues nightclub in San Francisco for their support and booking my show at this famous showroom. Having lived in San Francisco, it is amazing to perform near Union Square and have so much fun with the audiences at the shows. We really enjoyed being there and the staff at Biscuits & Blues makes the experience for everyone a night to remember. My new single "Blues Magic" is a monster, as it goes to #8 on Hit-Tracks Top 100, one of Europe's leading charts! "Blues Magic," from my new album, Hands On The Wheel, will be the third single to chart from the record, with two earlier singles going Top Ten!! Traveling with me this summer are some very hot musicians that bring the songs to life on stage. You'll want to hear California's best harmonica player, Tumbleweed Mooney, along with Brian Beal, one of the funkiest, driving bass players ever! Kirk Nelson, California's best blues keyboard player, will be providing lots of boogie woogie piano! The reason you will be dancing and moving is the monster beats of the prince of groove, Amrik Sandhu! I'm very excited about these musicians performing the new songs from my Hands On The Wheel album. We are also performing a lot of fun sing-a-longs that you know and enjoy, too! Keep up with us at www.bradwilsonlive.com . There are some cool surprise announcements about to be made and you will be the first to know by subscribing to the newsletter! This will be one of the best summers ever! Get with us at the shows, turn up your favorite songs on Hands On the Wheel and Rock the Blues with us during the 2014 summer. See you further on up the road.....BW

July Rockin' The Blues Newsletter

Greetings Music Fans: Welcome to the July edition of Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News. I am proud to announce that fast-rising super booking agent Ron Pennings will be booking the band in Europe! Ron is with the P.I.C.A. Agency with over twelve years of music business success. I look forward to bringing my POWER BLUES LIVE GUITAR to Europe and making lots of new friends! My new single "Blues Magic" is a monster, as it goes to #8 on Hit-Tracks Top 100, one of Europe's leading charts! "Blues Magic," from my new album, Hands On The Wheel, will be the third single to chart from the record, with two earlier singles going Top Ten!! (Times Delta cover graphic) It was an honor and a thrill to have been on the cover of the Choices Entertainment section of the Visalia Times Delta! Thank you Central California! Radio surges on the Hands On The Wheel album as the band tours to support the songs. Huge thank you to radio in North America!! "Brad Wilson is a soulful American blues and rock artist whose presence on stage is as captivating as it is brilliant," says Stella Belle, syndicated blues radio show host. Traveling with me this summer are some very hot musicians that bring the songs to life on stage. You'll want to hear California's best harmonica player, Tumbleweed Mooney, along with Brian Beal, one of the funkiest, driving bass players ever! Kirk Nelson, California's best blues keyboard player, will be providing lots of boogie woogie piano! The reason you will be dancing and moving is the monster beats of the prince of groove, Amrik Sandhu! I'm very excited about these musicians performing the new songs from my Hands On The Wheel album. We are also performing a lot of fun sing-a-longs that you know and enjoy, too! Keep up with us at www.bradwilsonlive.com. There are some cool surprise announcements about to be made and you will be the first to know by subscribing to the newsletter! This will be one of the best summers ever! Get with us at the shows, turn up your favorite songs on Hands On the Wheel and Rock the Blues with us during the 2014 summer. See you further on up the road.....BW

July Rockin' The Blues Newsletter

Saturday, July 12 – Summer Concert Series, Hollister Friday, July 18 – Rolling On The River, Reno, NV Wednesday, July 23 – Palladio, Folsom Friday, July 25 – Gilroy Garlic Festival, Gilroy Saturday, August 2 – Shoreline Village, Long Beach Friday, August 8 – Friday Night On The Lake, Yosemite Lakes Park, Coarsegold Saturday, August 9 – Hyatt Regency Resort, Huntington Beach Wednesday, August 13 – Twilight Concert Series, Capitola Friday, August 15 – River Rhythms Concert Series, Kernville Saturday, August 23 – Hyatt Regency Resort, Huntington Beach Friday, August 29 - Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville Saturday, August 30 - Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville Saturday, September 6 – Salinas Sports Tavern, Salinas Friday, September 12 - Harvest Festival, Kerman Friday, September 19 – Calcareous Vineyards, Paso Robles Friday, September 26 – Delorimier Winery, Healdsburg Friday, October 3 - Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville Saturday, October 4 - Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville Sunday, October 19 - Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco Saturday, November 15 – Harlow’s, Sacramento (with Val Starr) Friday, December 5 - Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville Saturday, December 6 - Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville Saturday, December 13 – Stag Saloon, Exeter

June Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News

Greetings Music Fans: Welcome to the June edition of the Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! The band is in Northern California this week as we join forces with The Marshall Tucker Band and Puddle Of Mudd for the largest motorcycle concert of the year, Redwood Run 2014! Be there Friday, June 13, at 3 PM to Rock the Blues with us! On the night of June 13, we look forward to seeing our friends in Eureka and Blue Lake, because we are bringing the Hands On The Wheel show to the Blue Lake Casino at 9 PM! On May 25, I performed to a sell-out crowd at San Francisco's legendary Biscuits & Blues! This is the first sold out performance in San Francisco for me and continues the success and excitement of my latest charting album, Hands On the Wheel! We return to Biscuits & Blues on Oct. 19th! Hit-Tracks Top 100, one of Europe's leading charts, announced that the song, "Blues Magic," from my new album has entered the top 30 songs on the chart and is at number 30! This will be the third single to chart from the Hands On The Wheel album with two earlier singles going Top Ten!!! Plus, BB Kng's Bluesville on Sirius XM radio has moved "The Ballad Of John Lee" into hit status with daily rotation! Radio stations around the world are playing this hit song!! Epic thank you to over 1500 Visalian's for Rockin' The Blues with us on Friday, May 23, at the Garden Street Plaza!!! Not only was the weather perfect, the BBQ food delicious, the beer ice cold...Visalia Emergency Aid Council got lots of much needed donations to feed local hungry children! You people are wild, but generous and kind too! Visalia, California, Thank you! It is a thrill to be on the cover of the Choices entertainment section of the Visalia Times Delta! Thank you Central California! A huge thank you to the Visaila Times Delta and Tulare Advance Register newspapers for my interviews with them and the support of my shows. Traveling with me this summer are some very hot musicians that bring the songs to life on stage. You will want to hear California's best harmonica player, Tumbleweed Mooney, along with Brian Beal, one of the funkiest, driving bass players ever! The reason you will be dancing and moving is the monster beats of the prince of groove, Amrik Sandhu! I'm very excited about these musicians performing the new songs from the Hands On The Wheel album. We are also performing a lot of fun sing-a-longs that you know and enjoy, too! Keep up with us at www.bradwilsonlive.com. There are some cool surprise announcements about to be made and you will be the first to know by subscribing to the newsletter! This will be one of the best summers ever! Get with us at the shows, turn up your favorite songs on Hands On the Wheel and Rock the Blues with us during the 2014 summer. See you further on up the road.....BW

May Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News!

Greetings Music Fans: Welcome to the May edition of the Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! Wishing everyone a great Memorial Day Weekend! We are roaring across the California Central Valley this week on our way to our Sunday, May 25th San Francisco Biscuits & Blues show. We will be seen by a half a million viewers on Friday morning's FOX TV show “Great Day”! A huge thank you to the Visaila Times Delta and Tulare Advance Register newspapers for my interviews with them and the support of my shows. Traveling with me this summer are some very hot musicians that bring the songs to life on stage. You will want to hear California's best harmonica player, Tumbleweed Mooney, along with Brian Beal, one of the funkiest, driving bass players ever! The reason you will be dancing and moving is the monster beats of the prince of groove, Amrik Sandhu! I'm very excited about these musicians performing the new songs from the Hands On The Wheel album! We are also performing a lot of fun sing-a-longs that you know and enjoy too! Hit-Tracks Top 100, one of Europe's leading charts, announced that the song, "Blues Magic," from the new album is storming up the chart and is already at number 42! This will be the third single to chart from the Hands On The Wheel album with two earlier singles going Top Ten!!! Plus, BB Kng's Bluesville on Sirius XM radio has moved "The Ballad Of John Lee" into hit status with daily rotation that matches Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton! Radio stations around the world are playing this hit song!! Keep up with us at www.bradwilsonlive.com! This will be one of the best summers ever! Get with us at the shows, turn up your favorite songs on Hands On the Wheel and Rock the Blues with us during the 2014 summer. See you further on up the road.....BW

April Rockin' The Blues Newsletter (part 1)

GREETINGS MUSIC FANS: Welcome to the April edition of the Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! Spring is here and we are ready to start up the Hands on the Wheel 2014 Tour!

Hit-Tracks Top 100, one of Europe's leading charts announced that the song, "Blues Magic,” from the new album has entered the chart and is moving up and already at number 72! This will be the third single to chart from the Hands On The Wheel album!!! Plus, BB Kng’s Bluesville on Sirius XM radio has moved “The Ballad Of John Lee" into hit status with daily rotation! Radio stations around the world are playing this Hit song on over 100 radio shows! I have been working on the set list of songs for this summer's shows, and the band has a superb collection of your favorite songs from all the CDs I've recorded. I'm very excited about all the musicians in the show too! Each player is awesome and brings their own unique talent to the songs. We are also performing a lot of fun sing-a-longs that you know and enjoy grooving to! How about this for a cool concert weekend: Brad Wilson, The Marshall Tucker Band and Puddle of Mudd join forces on Friday, June 13th for a concert at the 2014 Redwood Run! Brad Wilson's guitar and the sound of rollin' thunder will be at the #1 bike rally on the West Coast! Be there at 3 PM on June 13th in the Northern California town of Piercy as these bands perform at the concert that will rock the bike-ridin' world! On Friday, May 9, join us in Madera, California, for a wonderful evening under the stars at the Appellation Winery. This is a free concert with plenty of parking, along with vendors selling food and wine. This is an over 21 only event. On May 16 & 17, we are in the Summit Room with monster dance grooves at Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, CA! Great dance floor, gaming and restaurants for dinner.

April Rockin' The Blues Newsletter (part 2)

On Wednesday, May 21, we are proud to be in Tulare, Calfornia for a concert at Zumwalt Park at 7 PM at the historic bandstand in downtown Tulare. On the morning of Friday, May 23, we are performing live on Fresno's FOX-TV “Great Day” morning show. That night, Friday, May 23, we’ll return to the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival in our hometown of Visalia, California. It’s a 7 PM show and free to attend! On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25, join us for a celebration at San Francisco's famous Biscuits & Blues! Shows are at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. Smokin' blues/rock guitar along with great food in a party atmosphere! Buy tickets here: http://biscuitsandblues.com/bradwilsonmay On Saturday, May 31, we are going to a party in Penn Valley at the Pilot Peak winery! The crowd here are called Peakers, and they know how to have a fun night! The band joins the summer celebration with our new songs and the good times will roll! I am very excited to bring the Hands On The Wheel show to Reno, Nevada this year. Get ready Reno/Sparks - we will be Rockin' the Blues with you at the Rollin’ On The River Festival on Friday, July 18th at the Wingfield Amphitheater! Keep up with us at www.bradwilsonlive.com! This will be one of the best summers ever! Get with us at the shows, turn up your favorite songs on Hands On the Wheel and Rockin' the Blues during the 2014 summer. See you Further on up the road.....BW

March Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! (1)

GREETINGS MUSIC FANS: Welcome to the March edition of Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! I am very excited about my song, “The Ballad Of John Lee” becoming a baby hit record on radio! It’s being heard around the world and on the coolest radio shows! To get emails from people hearing it everywhere is awesome! The CD, Hands On The Wheel, is a collection of 14 of my songs. I think you will like it and find a few songs that will be your favorites. There are purchase links on this newsletter to buy the CD plus full album and individual song downloads. This Friday, March 28, we are in Santa Cruz, CA. The hottest new Santa Cruz venue, The Pocket nightclub is located at 3102 Portola Drive. This is a special show that will be Rockin' the Blues huge at 9 PM with Rippin' guitar, smokin' blues harmonica from Tumbleweed and deep groovin' dance beats from Brian Beal on bass and Stan Hack on drums. Be there and join us for a super fun night in a cool club that has a great crowd! Tickets are jumpin'-Blues priced at only $5!!! THANK YOU FOR TWO VERY SUCCESSFUL SHOWS IN SAN FRANCISCO @ BISCUITS & BLUES! The house was Rockin' with a very fun crowd !!! The sound was rippin' as the band tore into the songs from my new album, Hands on The Wheel!!! I was playing both my Gibson Les Paul and Fender Cherry Red Strat on songs like “I'm Still Breathin',” “Blues Magic” and the all out boogie king "The Ballad Of John Lee"! The crowd was in with us heads, hands and feet as we all sang together on the songs, stomped out the beat and blues-riffed like it was time for some Jimmy Page! The mighty Tumbleweed playing the greatest blues harmonica in California stopped the clock and left everyone speechless! Do not miss the band if they are in town near you! Huge hugs to our long time friends for making so much noise and getting loud! It's what we like to do! I return to Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco on Sunday, May 25th at 7 PM.

March Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! (2)

We are announcing the dates for the Hands On The Wheel 2014 tour and wow, are there some cool locations to meet up with you: On Friday, May 9, we are outside in concert at a great winery in Central California: Appellation California, Madera. The next weekend we are in Central California at one of our favorite casinos with an awesome dance floor. We'll be at Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville on Friday & Saturday, May 16 & 17. The band is close to home on Wednesday, May 21 at the Concerts In The Park in Tulare. The band performs in historic Zumwalt Park. At the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, on Friday, May 23, we are up early and will be performing live on Fresno's FOX-TV “Great Day” morning show. That night, Friday, May 23, we’ll return to the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival in our hometown of Visalia, California. And the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, on May 25, try to be with us in San Francisco at Biscuits & Blues! Get ready Peakers, we are looking forward to seeing you to have some fun on Saturday, May 31 at Pilot Peak Winery in Penn Valley! It's one of the biggest casinos in California, and we are there on Friday, June 6 at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore. California's number one bike rally is the Redwood Run at Riverview Ranch in Piercy! Do not miss our show on Friday, June 13 at 3 PM on the National act stage. This rally is a whole lot of good times with camping and events! More dates on the Hands On The Wheel 2014 Tour include: Saturday, June 21 – Music In The Park, Sacramento Saturday, June 28 – Hyatt Regency Resort, Huntington Beach Saturday, July 12 – Summer Concert Series, Hollister Saturday, July 19 - Hyatt Regency Resort, Huntington Beach Wednesday, July 23 - Palladio Center, Folsom Saturday, August 9 – Hyatt Regency Resort, Huntington Beach Saturday, September 13 – Pilot Peak Winery, Penn Valley Friday, September 26 – Delorimier Winery, Healdsburg. I will be sending you details on these dates and all the new shows, so make plans to be with us as we travel this summer! The shows include lots of songs from my albums and features the Hands On The Wheel album songs. The support from around the world at radio has been rock solid: - The record was Top Ten Blues album in British Columbia Canada with the support of power house radio station CFBX 92.5 FM. - Three months as Top 25 most requested album at San Jose/Santa Clara monster blues KSCU radio. - Daily rotation on BB Kings Bluesville on Sirius XM! I have to say a special thank you to legendary Radio personality Pat St. John! It is an honor to have my song “The Ballad Of John Lee” in Hot Rotation on BB King's Bluesville SiriusXM, especially on the Pat St. John show! Pat St. John has been recognized by The Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and Museum by being added to the new exhibit honoring America's greatest and most influential DJs. It is only March, and the Hands On The Wheel 2014 Tour is shaping up to be one of the best all time summers ever. Hope to see you this Friday night in Santa Cruz at The Pocket night club. We will be traveling all summer. Let's make plans to meet up! See you, Further on up the road......BW

FEB. Rockin' The Blues News (1)

Greetings Music Fans: Welcome to the February edition of Rockin' The Blues On Two Wheels News! It's the second month of 2014, and it looks like we are gonna break all the band's records for shows, record sales and full-on-fun!!! I know you want to Rock The Blues, too! Everyone asks, “When are you playing Biscuits & Blues again?” We will be at Biscuits and Blues on Thursday, February 13th for two shows, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. My shows at Biscuits & Blues are a very fun night in San Francisco! The club has amazing food and every table has a great view of the stage. It is located at 401 Mason Street with plenty of parking nearby. Tickets are $15 and are good for both shows. The mighty Tumbleweed will be with us in San Francisco! COULD BE A HIT RECORD! "'The Ballad Of John Lee” - this week it’s #7!!! My second top 10 hit!!! HIT-TRACKS TOP 100 is one of Europe's leading charts based in the Netherlands. Buy your CD or NEW this week on Itunes and Amazon as digital song downloads or a digital album download. Dig it! For our friends in town: The band is based out of the very nice town of Visalia, California, which is located in Central California - exactly half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. For our hometown fans, we are performing two outdoor free concerts on Wednesday, May 21 in Tulare for their Zumwalt Park Concert Series, and Friday, May 23 at Visalia’s downtown Garden Plaza Blues, Brews and BBQ Concert Series. We will also be on FOX-TV’s Great Day television show in Fresno on the morning of May. 23. For St. Patrick's Irish green month of March, we are Rockin' the Blues at Micky's in Lemoore, CA! This bar ROCKS! We will be on stage there Saturday, March 8th at 9:30 PM. They are located in downtown Lemoore at 230 Fox Street. Two fun nights: Friday & Saturday, March 21 & 22 at Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California! We will be Rockin' the Blues in the Summit Room with lots of dancing! It's always a good time, with no cover and good food. Advance info. show alert: We are doing a special show at a very cool club called The Pocket in Santa Cruz, California - it will be an excellent blusin' night. Tickets are only $5, and it will be where you want to be on Friday, March 28th! Tumbleweed, Brian, Stan and I will be in Santa Cruz to have a great time! Join us at 3102 Portola Drive in Santa Cruz at around 9:30 PM, and we will shake, rattle and roll until midnight!

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