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The BluSoul Band / Press

“Blusoul is a four piece jazz, blues, and swing cover band that combines sassy vocals, virtuoso guitar, and powerful bass and drums. This is music that is guaranteed to get you dancing.”

“Live Band! Possibly Wine? With Every New Show We Hope To Bring You More Firsts! Featuring art by Artist Molly Brown and The BluSoul Band is playing on our back porch!”

“Grazing on the Green, almost all the vendors are local restaurants, chefs, wineries and breweries. She goes on to say, “We allow certain exhibitors from out of the area; they pay to be there and really resonate with the cause.” Speaking of resonating, Steve Velasquez Trio and the BluSoul Band with vocalist Ané Watts will collaborate to provide live music. Expect sounds of R&B, Jazz, Latin and Funk to enliven the afternoon. Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group’s mission is to “improve the quality of life for people living with cancer in the Santa Cruz community by raising money to support our beneficiary organizations and fund new research that will provide possible cures and better solutions for treating cancer.” They do this by raising money to donate to their beneficiaries: Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services; Hospice of Santa Cruz; Katz Cancer Resource Center at Dominican Hospital; WomenCARE; and the UC Santa Cruz Fellowship Program for cancer”

“Side by Side Benefit Blues Show – OK, so we can probably all agree that a homeless bluesman has more to sing about than one that lives in a three bedroom two bath with central heat and air; in fact, isn’t sleeping under a bridge and being flat busted the quintessential image and songwritin’ fodder of the red-blooded blues singer? But being without a home is no joke and it’s certainly not a gimmick, and that’s what “Side by Side” is all about. The organization provides a safe environment for homeless musicians over at Loaves and Fishes, and this afternoon benefit show at the Torch (where else?) will be raising money for the program. Scheduled performers include Gary Mendoza Blues Band, the Used Blues Ban and the BluSoul Band, with special guests Kyle Rowland, Leo Bootz, The Deacon and Johnny "Guitar" Knox.”

“The National Alliance on Mental Illness... awareness-raising 5K walk in beautiful Land Park. Funds raised through the Northern California NAMIWalk support services for people with mental illness and their family members...The NAMIWalk will feature live music by The BluSoul Band...Take a step to stomp on stigma! The BluSoul Band was a bronze sponsor of the event and donated $1000 dollars in live music services. ”

"The 4th Annual Sacramento Homeless Connect event...at Sacramento City College...hosted by Sacramento Steps Forward, with support from presenting sponsor The Salvation Army... Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, Mayor Kevin Johnson and Supervisor Phil Serna. Over 1,000 homeless guests...500 community volunteers and over 60 different service providers. Additionally, the Salvation Army provides BBQ chicken meals for the guests, and...The BluSoul Band will be providing all-day entertainment as an event sponsor.

"The BluSoul Band Serenades Sac & Co Sacramento's very own The BluSoul Band made their debut on our show this morning. They describe their sound as "blues dipped in a lotta soul". Show was hosted by Guy Ferris.

“Though many Rotary members were still working, they did so with a glass of wine at the beautiful Winterhawk Winery for their Summertime Blues and Barbecue event...and winery visitors tapped their toes to the tunes of The Blusoul Band... The Rotary Club has several good causes they support like the Fairfield Police Officers Association, Assist-A-Grad Scholarship Foundation, Child Haven Inc., NorthBay Hospice and Bereavement and many more.”

“Live from the Food, Wine and Beer Festival in Aptos, CA on September 15th, 2012 Awesome vocalist Ane Watts along with some of the best musicians from the Santa Cruz area brought the soul and the blues to the stage for a great cause benefiting cancer support services and research via the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group.”