Wildwood welcomes The Jess Wayne Band

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DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Jess Wayne Band featuring Folk Blues Jazz Americana on Sunday, August 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com

The group is described as electric bourbon folk with a jazz back and ike a mellow Neil Young playing Folk/Americana with Leonard Cohen backed by Sting’s jazz band. The Jess Wayne Band is known for a fusion of “Modern Folk, Blues, easy Jazz and a dash of Americana” with “wisdom and honesty.” Roots music journal No Depression proclaims “Jess Wayne Stuns with Debut, “Ride The River”… one of the most impressive and notable records of 2016.”

The band was formed in Los Angeles in 2015 when Jess reached out to three world-class players for a recording and performing project. They loved the music and decided to stay. The band now includes John Matthew Rosenberg on piano, keys and vocals (Jerry Garcia, Cab Calloway, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis), Jimmy Ledezma on percussion (Arco Iris, Los Pinguos, Wild Colonials) and Jesse Holsapple on bass and backup vocals (Dale Okerman, Tiran Porter - both of Doobie Brothers fame).

This is a sweets and snacks potluck. Bring a favorite healthy snack to share, and as always coffee and tea are on the house.

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