Snapshot: Connor McRae’s Red Apple Trio

Snapshot: Connor McRae’s Red Apple Trio By Mitzi Beliveau It was a warm, lovely winter night and I had a friend go with me to Schooner Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We were going to see a new band called, Connor McRae’s Red Apple Trio. I was not disappointed. I knew Connor as his friends call … Continue reading Snapshot: Connor McRae’s Red Apple Trio

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Snapshot: Steve (Boom Boom) Vonderharr

Snapshot: Steve (Boom Boom) Vonderharr By Mitzi Beliveau It was a beautiful winter afternoon, and I left almost two hours before the retirement gig of Steve Vonderharr. The local bar was a few miles down the road. When I open the door, I was amazed, the place was packed. I thought this must be the … Continue reading Snapshot: Steve (Boom Boom) Vonderharr

Minnesota Blues Society Yearly Meeting and Holiday Party

Minnesota Blues Society Yearly Meeting and Holiday Party By Mitzi Beliveau I was invited to go to the Minnesota Blues Society Yearly Meeting and Holiday Party at the famous Historic Concord Exchanged Event Center in the city of South Saint Paul, MN. The Minnesota Blues Society pick a great venue to hold their event at. … Continue reading Minnesota Blues Society Yearly Meeting and Holiday Party

Snapshot: Lisa Wenger Band Concert

Snapshot: Lisa Wenger Band Concert By Mitzi Beliveau I was at the yearly Minnesota Blues Society meeting and holiday party where I heard Miss Lisa Wenger sing. I had heard about her and her remarkable voice from others in the blues community. You know when someone is great when other musicians and singers say someone … Continue reading Snapshot: Lisa Wenger Band Concert

Paul Barry and the Ace Tones Band Concert

Paul Barry and the Ace Tones Band Concert By Mitzi Beliveau I was invited to watch Paul Barry and the Ace Tones Band, by Paul Barry himself. I find Paul as his friends call him a man with a great big heart. And an awesome voice. Paul also is one of the top 10 harmonica … Continue reading Paul Barry and the Ace Tones Band Concert

Snapshot: Slim Willie and The Ride Concert

Snapshot: Slim Willie and The Ride Concert By Mitzi Beliveau It was the evening before Thanksgiving, and I went down to Wilebskis Blues Saloon to see Slim Wille and The Ride. I had never seen them, but a few of my friends said I should go to the concert because they were a great band. … Continue reading Snapshot: Slim Willie and The Ride Concert

Ted Wilebski Jr.

Ted Wilebskis Jr. By Mitzi Beliveau I never met Ted as many of his friend and blues community called him. I knew about his family because just about every Friday night I go to The Wilebski's Blues Saloon that Ted started. Wilebski's Blues Saloon is a gathering place for the Blues artist, singers, and musicians. … Continue reading Ted Wilebski Jr.