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The blues lives and breathes 5 miles away

If you enjoy the blues, this is good news: 5 Mile House is launching an ongoing schedule of this great genre of music on weekends, including Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight and Sunday afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m. (see schedule).

Thom Myers, president of the Sierra Blues Society, helped set this up. He says about the concept: “We’re doing a variety of blues styles, from deep in the delta to urban blues, and we’re making stops at contemporary R&B, swing and rock’n’ blues, too. Our kick-off weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 – will highlight the scope of this philosophy with a local act, Blue Farm, on Saturday and the legendary Frankie Lee on Sunday.” Lee, by the way, recently garnered two Blues Music Award nominations from the Blues Foundation 2007: Soul Blues Album of the Yea” and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year.

A shuttle service is available for those not wanting to drive to the restaurant, which is located at 8851 State Hwy. 20, Nevada City (about 5 miles out of town). Call (530) 470-8849 or e-mail 5mileinfo@5milehouse.com for more information, or go online at http://www.5milehouse .com. Contact Myers about the music at (530) 268-9166 or thom_myers@sbbmail .com.



Stayed tuned for more about expanded entertainment transport throughout the greater Grass Valley and Nevada City area, which Myers is working to establish.

Schedule of live blues at 5 Mile House




Saturday, June 2: 8 p.m. – midnight – Blues Farm – $3/person

Sunday, June 3: 2 – 6 p.m. – Frankie Lee – $10/person

Saturday, June 9: 8 p.m. – midnight – TBA – $3/person

Sunday, June 10: 2 – 6 p.m. – Jeff Watson and Friends – $5/person

Saturday, June 16: 8 p.m. – midnight – Wingnut Adams Blues Band – $5/person

Sunday, June 17: 2-6 p.m. – Ron Hacker & The Hacksaws – $10/person

Saturday, June 23: 8 p.m. – midnight – Blue Shadows – $3/person

Sunday, June 24: 2-6 p.m. – Bob Mora & The Third Degree – $5/person

Saturday, June 30: 8 p.m. – midnight – Jimmy Dewrance Blues Band – $5/person

Sunday, July 1: 2-6 p.m. – Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s – $10/person


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