Spotlight: Joyann Parker Trio

Spotlight: Joyann Parker Trio By Mitzi Beliveau It was midweek in the middle of winter when a friend asked me to watch Ms. Joyann Parker at Mancinis Char House in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My friend had seen Joyann as her friends call her several times and loved to listen to her. I agree with my … Continue reading Spotlight: Joyann Parker Trio

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The Michael Charles Concert

The Michael Charles Concert By Mitzi Beliveau It was Friday night, and I was at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon. I bit nippy outside and nice and warm inside. That Friday night I was in for a surprise. I met Michael Charles. I had never met Michael as his friend call him, but I found him to … Continue reading The Michael Charles Concert

Friday Night Concert with Vintage Raggs and Special Guest Star Brian Leighton Glodek

Friday Night Concert with Vintage Raggs and Special Guest Star Brian Leighton Glodek By Mitzi Beliveau It was a Friday Night at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, and I was with about 60 of my dancing friends. We were there to dance and listen to Vintage Raggs. A well-known band in the five-state area. But, for a … Continue reading Friday Night Concert with Vintage Raggs and Special Guest Star Brian Leighton Glodek

Snapshot: Tony Omodt-Lopez

Snapshot: Tony Omodt-Lopez By Mitzi Beliveau It was a chilly winter evening when I went to Wilebski’s Blues Saloon for their Tuesday Night Jam Sessions. It was getting to the end of the evening, and this young man took the stage with his guitar. I saw as he took the stage and was ready to … Continue reading Snapshot: Tony Omodt-Lopez

Spotlight: Bambi Alexandra

Spotlight: Bambi Alexandra By Mitzi Beliveau One in a while in your life you hear a voice that memorizes you. That is Ms. Bambi Alexandra the very first time I hear this powerful blues voice. Every place I go and listen to Bambi as her friends and fans call her everyone is in awe of … Continue reading Spotlight: Bambi Alexandra

Pre-New Years with The Pat McLaughlin Band and Guests

Pre-New Years with The Pat McLaughlin Band and Guests By Mitzi Beliveau It was the Friday before New Years in 2018. I was at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon where some of the best local and international Blues bands and singer have entertained at. I knew I was in for a treat to hear The Pat McLaughlin … Continue reading Pre-New Years with The Pat McLaughlin Band and Guests

The Mark Cameron Band

The Mark Cameron Band By Mitzi Beliveau I was at a benefit for a fundraiser when I heard the first band on, The Mark Cameron Band. We were all at the Minnesota Music Café for the Dee Miller Band Benefit to go to the Memphis Blues competitions. The first thing I noticed was the exceptionally … Continue reading The Mark Cameron Band