The event is dedicated in honor of the late Bill Russell, a former Haven of Rest board member and blues lover. He started the event 23 years ago to raise money and the event has grown each year. The beneficiaries of this year’s Blues Jam is the Men’s and Women’s Life Recovery Program.
Ed Englerth Band headed to the Blues Jam and Chili Cookoff and we’re going to have a great time, join us
Ed Englerth has played music with; Ray White (Frank Zappa & Zappa Plays Zappa), Kenny Meeks (Sixpence None The Richer), Joe English (Paul McCartney & Wings), Robin Robbins (Bob Seger), John Lawry (Petra), Jan Krist, Ben Brown, Jim Cole, Aracely, Jim Earp, Scott Roley, Dave Perkins (Chagall Guevara), Donny Hartman (Frost), Xalt, Armada, Linear Action Band, Aslan, Harvey Jet (Black Oak Arkansas) , and Earthen Vessel.
Randy Carlson has performed internationally including Guatemala and El Salvador where his band performed for more than 15,000 people. The concert in El Salvador marked the first appearance by an American band in that country’s history.
Matt Larghi originally from Keller, Texas by way of Colorado rounds out this three generational band. Matt has made quite an impression on those that have had the opportunity to hear him in this new context.
Ed Englerth Band pulls the current pulse from three generations of musical influences presenting something refreshing and unique in the form of ‘Moody Intelligent Folk Jazz Blues’