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Thank You for attending Sarge's Kern River Rock n Blues Fest
"Kern County's Rock n Blues Reunion"

Sarge's Wreaths 4 Vets is a non-profit organization in partnership with Wreaths Across America. Every year on Wreaths Across America Day, Sarge's places Holiday Wreaths on the headstones of nearly 900 Veterans in the Kern River Valley. By attending, not only are you getting a weekend of great classic rock and blues, but every dollar of ticket sale proceeds goes to remember and honor our fallen Veterans. THANK YOU and we hope you have a great Rock N Blues Fest in beautiful Kernville!

Produced by Notorious Entertainment

Thursday Night
KICK-OFF PARTY 8pm-12am
presented by

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Dirty Delta Trio

This kick ass Rockin Blues trio from Oceanside has been tearing up the Southern California scene. They will bringing their high energy show to the Kernville Saloon for a Kick-Off party that will set the tone for the Rock n Blues weekend. Do not miss this show cause it's bound to get down and DIRTY!

Friday
VIP PARTY Backstage 1-4pm
Presented by

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Ray Jaurique Trio

RAY JAURIQUE TRIO are a singer/songwriter/guitar player and 3 seasoned musicians who are focused on one thing: presenting well written, soulful songs, written & sung by Ray. It's the job of the guys in the band putting a little icing on the musical cake.

   It's a little taste of Blues, a bit of Soul, it Rocks, it Rolls, it Swings and you can sing along. It's music about Love, Heartbreak, bad times, good times, romance. And in the end, making the most of Life.

FRIDAY
SARGE's MAIN STAGE
Frandy Campground
5:00-9:00pm

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DELTA by the BEACH  5:00pm

Delta by the Beach is the red hot blues band from Ventura, California bringing their Mississippi Juke joint to music fans all over the country.

 

Delta by the Beach plays original rocking, song-oriented juke joint music. The trio has been described as 'Chuck Berry crossed with Muddy Waters'.

 

Though their feet are on the beach their heads are in Mississippi.

LAURIE MORVAN  7:00pm

Laurie Morvan Band is a 5-piece high energy, rockin’ blues band lead by its charismatic lead guitarist/vocalist, Laurie Morvan. Based in Long Beach, CA, the band honed its tight, fiery sound performing over 800 shows together including 80 festivals throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. Their CD, “GRAVITY”, released in 2018, made the 1st Round Grammy Ballot for Best Contemporary Blues, and was nominated for Best Blues Album of 2018 in the prestigious Downbeat Reader’s Poll. “Tasty yet blistering Strat work that hits all the right notes and overflows with soul.” (Vintage Guitar). The band also garnered the attention of the international market with a nomination for Best New Artist in the 2018 Independent Blues Awards. “Laurie is one hell of a great guitarist and if you have not had the pleasure of seeing her, put it on your must do list!” (Blues Blast).

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NO Cover Entertainment

FRIDAY

PADDY MARSH 7:00-9:00pm

Paddy Marsh, formerly of Crooked Eye Tommy, brings a taste of Acoustic Folk and Blues to another level. His powerful voice and outstanding guitar brings euphoria of the blues to your very soul. Paddy is becoming a force of his own among the Central coast blues lovers. His song writing and lyrics will have you dancin in your seat as he brings the story of the life he lives as a blues player.

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JEFF DALE and the Woodlawners 9:00pm-1:00am

Jeff Dale is an award winning songwriter and performer, born and raised on the south side of Chicago

Having played all over the United States, he also reaches international audiences with recent shows in Europe and Central America. The City of Los Angeles presented Jeff Dale with a Living Legend Blues Award With to honor his 40 years of performing and writing original roots music.

Before he could shave, Jeff was exposed to the music and live performances of Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Koko Taylor and many more practitioners of Chicago blues.  “In the neighborhood where I grew up,” says Dale, “if you had your antennas up, you could feel the blues right there.”

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STATION STREET 9:00pm-1:00am

These musicians who love to play classic rock tunes joined the vision to build a group that can recreate that authentic sound. They formed this group to play the songs we all enjoy. We are "Station Street" playing rock songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's time period. We are located in Ridgecrest, California. 

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DELTA by the BEACH 9:00pm-1:00am

Delta by the Beach is the red hot blues band from Ventura, California bringing their Mississippi Juke joint to music fans all over the country.

 

Delta by the Beach plays original rocking, song-oriented juke joint music. The trio has been described as 'Chuck Berry crossed with Muddy Waters'.

 

Though their feet are on the beach their heads are in Mississippi.

Saturday
SARGE's MAIN STAGE
Frandy Campground
10:15am-9:00pm

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National Anthem 10:15am

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DIRTY POOL BLUES BAND  10:30am

A local dirty blues & old burned out rock band that's just

looking to play some good ole Rockin' Blues music with a few bonehead friends around town... and we'll throw down a few

classic rock tunes just to mix it up a tad bit. 

*Eric Ponce De Leon (guitar and lead vocals)
*Brian "HOOCH' Malfitano (bass & backup vocals)
*Rafael Santos (drums)

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Cornhole Tournament 11:00am

Cold Beer, Great Music and Cornhole, it doesnt get much better than that. Saturday Sarge's puts on an annual throwin of the bags to raise money for a great cause. 

Sarge's is a non-profit organization who partners with Wreaths Across America to place Christmas Wreaths on the headstones of our fallen veterans.

Sign-up and have a great time for a great cause. Let the trash talkin commence!

ACOUSTIC STAGE

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KELLY'S LOT

Kelly's Lot was formed in 1994 by Kelly Zirbes, a folk singer/songwriter with a heart for the blues. With 15 CDs and lots of touring in the USA and Europe, the band celebrates 28 years since the first night the band hit the stage at the Roxy in Hollywood. Kelly Z met guitar player and soundman, Perry Robertson in 1996, who soon after produced ‘Kelly’s Lot - Live at the Troubadour’. Within a year he joined the band, started writing songs with Kelly Z and added the southern rock and Texas influences that have helped shape the Kelly's Lot sound. In the last 15 years they have played and toured as a Duo, Trio and a 5 piece band

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LEFT COAST GROOVIES  12:00pm

Formed in 2008 the Left Coast Groovies are a Southern Blues Rock Americana based jam band playing a mix of covers and original music. 

 Mike Fleming-Lead Vocals, Guitars, Jimmy Amason-Lead Guitar, Vocals, Wil Anderson-Bass Guitar, Kyle Burnham-Drums, Mark Infante-Harmonica, Vocals

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MARK SELLS BAND  1:30pm

Mark Sells promises a full set of WOW moments for blues fans. His blistering guitar and dynamic stage presence has brought him popularity all over the West Coast and beyond. Always with a roster of A-List musicians to back him up. Mark leads his power trio with style that is best described as hi-intensity blues-rock. Mark Sells plays in the style of Hendrix, SRV, Santana, Albert Collins, and Freddie King. Mark Sells and his band continue to garner rave reviews for their live shows and original tunes. Mark entertains and engages his audience with his original tunes as well his covers of Santana, SRV, Hendrix, and other blues favorites. A blend of Texas blues, blues rock, funk, and traditional blues, this is high energy, high intensity blues at it's best! All heart n' soul!

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LIGHTNIN' WILLIE  3:00pm

Lightnin' Willie is a veteran bluesman with in excess of twenty years of touring experience. Originally from Dallas Texas he now resides in the Los Angeles area. Willie plays in a traditional blues format with traditional instrumentation i.e. guitar, keyboards, accordion, bass, drums, and horns. Lightnin' Willie has a distinctive approach to his music. He is a songwriter, singer and guitarist in that order. The sound is an irresistible blend of tradition and spontaneous creativity, with a deliciously insidious emphasis on the groove. It is a compelling, hard swinging brand of blues that, whenever he performs,  packs the floor--his audience can't not dance.

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JEFF DALE and the WOODLAWNERS  4:30pm

Jeff Dale is an award winning songwriter and performer, born and raised on the south side of Chicago

Having played all over the United States, he also reaches international audiences with recent shows in Europe and Central America. The City of Los Angeles presented Jeff Dale with a Living Legend Blues Award With to honor his 40 years of performing and writing original roots music.

Before he could shave, Jeff was exposed to the music and live performances of Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Koko Taylor and many more practitioners of Chicago blues.  “In the neighborhood where I grew up,” says Dale, “if you had your antennas up, you could feel the blues right there.”

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SANDY HALEY  6:00pm

According to Sandy, "I was a gospel singer until I got my heart shattered in a breakup. Then I craved The Blues as an ointment for my soul." Her new January 2022  album "Feels Like Freedom" is a testament to life, living and kicking ass in the 21st century.

Sandy grew up playing piano and singing Gospel in the soulful city of Detroit. She attended Eastern Michigan University where she honed her craft in the music department. She connected with the now-legendary producer Eric Morgensen where her songwriting skills developed in the famed "Studio A".

Upon her coming of age, she and the band moved to LA where they played the local blues/rock festivals. Unfortunately before they reached any commercial success, the rigors of the music business saw the band break up and most of the guys went home to Michigan. Sandy stayed in Los Angeles and put another band together; a band with the right musical chemistry that showcases Sandy's unique fusion of Gospel and Contemporary Blues. Along the way, she has shared the stage with contemporary blues stars Teresa James, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, John Nemeth, and many others. As a member of Detroit's popular rock band The Rockets, she shared the stage with musical giants Joe Walsh, The Beach Boys, and Sammy Hagar.

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HARLIS SWEETWATER  7:30pm

Harlis Sweetwater is an indie touring artist from Orange County, California who headlines his own shows across the USA and has also supported major names including Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top , Los Lobos, George Thorogood, Blues Traveler, and others. His three albums as The Harlis Sweetwater Band cracked the blues charts in the U.S., Ireland, Sweden, and New Zealand and now, as a solo act, Sweetwater is determined to fly even higher.  Sweetwater is rock and roll to his core and is an instant favorite with anyone who loves street-level guitar music.

 His energy level is truly impressive and how he keeps it going is even more so. Sweetwater makes your average rocker sound like a folk singer in comparison and his magic is his ability to make anyone who hears him want to get up. He’s one of the most confident guitarists and singers you’ll ever hear and the strength in him has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. His vocal tone is huge and his guitar solos are horsepower personified. If you haven’t heard Harlis before, you’ll be hooked.

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NO Cover Entertainment

SATURDAY

PADDY MARSH 7:00-9:00pm

Paddy Marsh, formerly of Crooked Eye Tommy, brings a taste of Acoustic Folk and Blues to another level. His powerful voice and outstanding guitar brings euphoria of the blues to your very soul. Paddy is becoming a force of his own among the Central coast blues lovers. His song writing and lyrics will have you dancin in your seat as he brings the story of the life he lives as a blues player.

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LIGHTNIN' WILLIE 9:00pm-1:00am

Lightnin' Willie is a veteran bluesman with in excess of twenty years of touring experience. Originally from Dallas Texas he now resides in the Los Angeles area. Willie plays in a traditional blues format with traditional instrumentation i.e. guitar, keyboards, accordion, bass, drums, and horns. Lightnin' Willie has a distinctive approach to his music. He is a songwriter, singer and guitarist in that order. The sound is an irresistible blend of tradition and spontaneous creativity, with a deliciously insidious emphasis on the groove. It is a compelling, hard swinging brand of blues that, whenever he performs,  packs the floor--his audience can't not dance.

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DIRTY POOL BLUES BAND 9:00pm-1:00am

A local dirty blues & old burned out rock band that's just

looking to play some good ole Rockin' Blues music with a few bonehead friends around town... and we'll throw down a few

classic rock tunes just to mix it up a tad bit. 

*Eric Ponce De Leon (guitar and lead vocals)
*Brian "HOOCH' Malfitano (bass & backup vocals)
*Rafael Santos (drums)

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MARK SELLS BAND 9:00pm-1:00am

Mark Sells promises a full set of WOW moments for blues fans. His blistering guitar and dynamic stage presence has brought him popularity all over the West Coast and beyond. Always with a roster of A-List musicians to back him up. Mark leads his power trio with style that is best described as hi-intensity blues-rock. Mark Sells plays in the style of Hendrix, SRV, Santana, Albert Collins, and Freddie King. Mark Sells and his band continue to garner rave reviews for their live shows and original tunes. Mark entertains and engages his audience with his original tunes as well his covers of Santana, SRV, Hendrix, and other blues favorites. A blend of Texas blues, blues rock, funk, and traditional blues, this is high energy, high intensity blues at it's best! All heart n' soul!

Sunday
Circle Park
ALL-STAR REVUE
11:00am-2:00pm
presented by

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Just when you thought you had enough, Grocery Outlet's ALL-STAR REVUE keeps you enjoying Kernville with a open jam session made up local artists and many musicians who played through this years Rock n Blues Fest.

Circle Park in the center of town is the perfect place to bring your chair, and just relax before finishing the weekend.

The ALL-STAR REVUE is Hosted by local KRV BLUES PLAYERS

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