Bay Area Blues Greats honored by Blues Hall of Fame. By Alex Johns SAUSALITO - A very special event will happen at Presidio Yacht Club on Thursday, July 5 when the National Blues Hall Of Fame's San Francisco Ambassador Monica Dupont presents certificates inducting several great blues artists into the National Blues Hall of Fame. Musicians being inducted are Alice Stuart, Mike Wilhelm, Ron Thompson, Volker Strifler, Addie Lee, Mitch Woods and Stompy Jones. Legendary blues artists from the Bay Area will be posthumously honored as well. In her personal invitation to participants Dupont writes, "Many talented people will be there, sitting in and showing their love and support. This will be a great evening!!!" A door prize raffle drawing will be held to award autographed CDs from artists in attendance. The house band for this historic event is Mike Wilhelm & Hired Guns augmented by special guest stars including NBHOF Ambassador Monica Dupont, multi-instrumentalists Gary Novak and Buzzy Linhart, guitarist/vocalist Volker Strifler, Stompy Jones vocalist Christopher Binnings, vocalist Warren Cushingberry, trombonist/vocalist Ed Earley, vocalist Lisa Kindred, drummer Bill Baron, the Ravines, vocalist/guitarist Rev. Rabia and many more outstanding players. The event will be recorded on video for the NBHOF archives. Presidio Yacht Club is on Somerville Rd. in Ft. Baker, Sausalito and offers a striking and unique view of the Golden Gate Bridge from its Horseshoe Cove location on the water's edge. It has a dance floor and full bar. Hostess Maria Perrin starts serving a home-cooked dinner at 5:00 pm for the nominal cost of $8.00. The music starts at 7:00 pm and continues until 10:00. A $5.00 donation is requested for the musicians which will include a door prize raffle ticket. Yacht Club members gratis. Maps and directions are available at www.presidioyachtclub.org. The National Blues Hall of Fame web site is www.blueshalloffame.org. Monica Dupont's website is www.reverbnation.com/monicadupont. Mike Wilhelm's web site is www.mike-wilhelm.com.
Maria's Dine & Dance featuring Mike Wilhelm & Hired Guns + special guest performers. Dinner starts serving at 5 pm, $8. Band plays from 7 - 10pm, $5 cover donation. Yacht Club members gratis.
Music starts at 7:00pm and ends at 10:00 pm.
Just added, special guest Kenny Neal. Dinner dance/concert. Music starts at 6:30 pm, ends at 9:00 pm.
In honor of the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary...photographer Robert Altman will display his photos of the Stones and other '60s rock icons followed by a sneak-preview show (before the national tour) of Satisfaction Five-O, a production which begins with Delta Blues player Michael Ray Wilhelm playing the roots of the Rolling Stones segueing into an all-out performance by the best Stones tribute band out there, The Unauthorized Rolling Stones featuring Rudy Columbini as Mick Jagger. http://theunauthorizedrollingstones.us/
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Asked by famed rock photographer Herb Greene to name his favorite guitarist, Jerry Garcia replied, “Mike Wilhelm.” Charles Perry said it all in a Rolling Stone Magazine review of Mike’s first solo album when ...See Full Bio