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Jeff Watson - Lead Guitar and Vocals

Blues enthusiasts are very familiar with Jeff Watson, leader of the Jeff Watson Band, an accomplished musician who plays his own popular brand of contemporary blues.  Whether he's offering his own original music or covering the genre's classics, Jeff is a consummate performer and a rewarding entertainer who draws on the heartfelt emotions that the music evokes.  Jeff has been a featured artist at numerous festivals and nightclubs and has shared the stage with contemporary blues greats, Coco Montoya, Michael Burks, Robben Ford, as well as The Willie Nelson Band and Roger Smith of Tower of Power.  Jeff will delight blues fanatics with a tight, gifted emotional set.  Don't miss this powerful performance.
 

Jim Cobb - Bass

Hailing from England Jim Cobb began his musical career at a young age touring the country with Rock & Roll bands. After relocating to a nearby Blues Club Jim caught "blues fever" and found himself along side a few of Englands well known blues artists, Dick Heckstall Smith, Johnny  Mars & Victor Brox. Moving to the U. S in 1995  Jim made his home in California here he continued to pursue his love for the blues. It wasn't long before Jim was mixing it up with musicians from the Bay area as well as the Sacramento Valley.  Jim provides that sweet groove  and tone that makes any music lover want to tap a foot or jump up on  the dance floor.

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Jim Grayberg - Drums, Vocals

Jim started playing drums in New York at the age of 5. He moved to Los Angeles, where he majored in music and began playing professionally at the age of 15. He was a sought after studio player in the L.A. scene doing sessions for the hit TV show, ‘Mad about you’ and the motion picture, ‘Look who’s talking’. Jim relocated to the Sacramento area and began performing with the Garcia Brothers, Contraband, The Rhythm Vandals and many others.  His smooth vocals and driving beat are a welcome addition to the Jeff Watson Band.

Special Guest Musicians

Steve Wall - Guitar / Guitar Synth

Originally from Saratoga, CA Steve has been playing professionally for 40 years.  He is a member of the SAMMIES Hall of Fame having received 8 SAMMIE awards including two for best guitarist and has also received numerous nominations for the Sacramento Blues Hall of Fame.  Steve was a founding member of the Beer Dawgs, one of Sacramento’s most popular bands,  and was with the band from 1986 - 2006.  As well as playing with JWB and the Beer Dawgs for their annual reunion, Steve also plays with Sister Swing, Fire and Wheels, Matt Rainey and Dippin’ Sauce, Lorraine Gervais and the Burning Sensations, Mark Wellendorf, The Sandbaggers, Lisa Phenix, Richard March, Lolo.

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James Pace - Hammond B3

Over the years James has been hired by or shared the stage with some great performers such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Magic Dick (of the J. Geils Band) Tommy Castro, The Peterson Brothers, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Note Recording artist Rodney Jones, Wayne Krantz (of Steely Dan), Janiva Magness, Blues Travelers, John Popper and many others.   James currently resides in the charming town of Fair Oaks, CA...just outside of Sacramento and can be seen on tour with various artists such as Earl Thomas, Kevin Selfe, Janiva Magness or around his hometown with the Switchblade Organ Trio.

Tom Whinnery - Keyboards, Harmonica

Tom has performed and studied music for over 40 years. He has been teaching for over 18 years. He started studying with local piano teachers and later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston studying piano performance, composition and film scoring. He has been a member of bands such as Norton Buffalo and the Knockouts, The Drifters, and The Guess Who. As well as being an outstanding keyboard player Tom is also a dynamite harmonica player!

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