Attention blues lovers: The party of the year returns Nov. 12.
The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents a night of world-class blues at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Blues and Brews is a fundraiser for the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. The memorial will contain a garden, a gathering area with stage, custom crafted monuments and a “100 Year Journey” where, along a winding path, visitors will pass exhibits representing 100 years of United States’ conflict history — from World War I through the present day. The land for the memorial has been donated by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District.
The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills is a founding sponsor. Many Rotarians and other professionals have already contributed their time to draft the architectural plans, create the construction schedule, and plan the grading and electrical needs.
Headlining this year is two-time Grammy award nominee John Lee Hooker Jr.
John Lee Hooker Jr. was born in Detroit with Delta blues-filled blood running through his Motown veins. As the son of the great John Lee Hooker, he was exposed to the life of the blues from a young age. At only 8 years old Jr. performed on Detroit’s WJBK radio and knew from that moment that he wanted to follow the path of his father and become a world-class musician. Touring alongside Hooker, Sr. throughout his teens, Jr. had already performed in prestigious venues such as Detroit’s Fox Theatre with acclaimed musicians like Jimmy Reed by the time he was 16.
After a tumultuous adulthood, John Lee Hooker Jr. finally found his own inner muse, making music that expresses the depth of emotion he has experienced in his personal life. His first album, “Blues with a Vengeance” (Kent Records), released in April 2004, certainly lived up to its name by wrapping up 2004 with a Grammy nomination, a nomination for a distinguished W.C. Handy Award as Best New Artist Debut, Outstanding Blues Album of the Year by The California Music Awards (formerly the BAMMYS) and the Bay Area Blues Society 2004 Comeback Artist of the Year award. In 2008 his third CD, “All Odds Against Me,” generated a second Grammy nomination.
Opening the show is Sacramento area favorites, The Used Blues Band.
Tickets for this show are only $25. Seating is limited and general admission. Wine, beer and food will be available for purchase. Reserved table sponsorships for 10 are available for $500.
Visit edhblues.com for tickets and additional event info.
Tickets are also available at the following outlets: California Welcome Center located in El Dorado Hills Town Center and El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 located at the intersection of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Wilson Way.