We Start Our “One Amazing Night” Shows Friday and Saturday With Music That Embodies Our Generation, the Poet, and Songwriter Of Our Lives…And Then We Start The Rockin’ ‘n a Bluesin’…Schedule Of Performances Released Today.
The Music Of The Early Bob Dylan, Mixed In with Beatles Music Starts Our Evening. Trebor Villa from Morelia, Mexico gives us a real Dylan feel. Check out the Video Below. Don’t Be Late.
The Performance Schedule For January 27 & 28, Our Final Weekend Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests. The Big Reboot Continues. Can We Suggest Not To Miss The Final Night As We Plan To Go Out With A Big Explosion Of Sound With Jams and Collaboration From All Performers When We Start The After Party Early?
A Sampling Of The Great Music The Packed Room Enjoyed Last Night…We Believe Nothing Beats Live Uptempo Rock ‘n Blues…In Mexico When It’s Cold Everywhere Else…Now We Know Again You Believe It Too. 3 Performance Videos from January 21 Are Below. Tickets For A Great January 27 & January 28 Set Of Shows are Selling Well. Buy Early Online And Get Your Seat and Table Reserved. Festival Tickets Here At This Link.
The ever popular high energy Soul Brothers Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl of London, Ontario, Canada. Video 1, From Saturday Afternoon, January 21 at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo.
The Oralia Band from Morelia Mexico was very impressive. Some of Mexico’s best talent on display with their mix of r&b, soul, blues and rock songs. A highly polished show band they can hold their own on any stage, anywhere. Video 2, from Saturday afternoon January 21 in Zihua.
And our Soul Brothers return in our Video #3. I Feel Good! “Working at Night But It Feels Like Play” Their Saturday Evening Show In Zihuatanejo January 21.
Tickets are moving fast for January 20 & 21 So We’re Ready To Move On And Finalize The Next Weekend For You. Watch for our announcements about our January 27 & 28 Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events…January 25 too, starting Monday, January 9.
One of Canada’s best up-and-coming guitar-slinging blues rockers, Chris Ghidoni of Brandon, Manitoba Canada will be here. Powerful vocals. Don’t miss this future star. No exaggeration folks. We know star power!😀
Reviewers and fans continually rave about these guys. “Professional, funny, non-stop energy, big hearts, good guys, excellent musicians (harmonica, drums, bass guitar, vocals), great music”
Geoff and Chris Dahl, originally of London, Ontario, Canada will be performing their “I’m A Soulman Show” in Ixtapa on January 20 at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant and In Zihuatanejo on January 21 at Madana Restaurant and Bar.
Two nights only. Two different can’t-miss nights. As a special support to our fundraising for Street Animal Rescue, big animal lovers themselves, they have agreed to present two distinct shows with different music each night. Love these guys! Big hearts truly!
Plus we’ve packaged them with three other great rock and blues and r&b acts, plus jams and collaborations by all performers including Geoff and Chris. Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez of Morelia, Mexico performing with him, The Oralia Band, and The Steely Band with Karen Melendez. Both Oralia and Steely Band are from Morelia, Mexico as well. It all starts at 6:00 pm and there is 4.5-5 hours of live music and great fun by international-level performers just here for two nights.
Sharon Ristau of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, who has seen them two times already, said to us earlier in December this year when we confirmed they were coming back to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and would in fact present two different shows with different music each night, “Best date night, best two dates nights in a row ever” “They do this show almost year-round in big theatres in Germany, she said, and they are real pros. And it’s great fun”
They love Mexico for some downtime and fun like all our other out-of-country performers plus strong animal lovers and supporters of our Street Animal Rescue cause, it’s a natural fit for them to come to Paradise, Mexico, what we call Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, to perform, have fun and support our fundraising Cause.
Part of the big “Stars In Concert Shows” in Germany, their show plays too big crowds almost year-round in the Las Vegas of Germany. A link to their Germany show “Stars in Concert” Website with videos and photos is below. Plus photos and a performance video from Germany as well.
Here’s Geoff and Chris Dahl’s Official Bio as The Soul Brothers-The Blues Brothers Tribute Show
Chris and Geoff Dahl, real brothers from London, Ontario, Canada mastered their craft as bluesmen in the early ’90s while performing and recording with several r&b/blues/pop recording acts including BLACK AVALON (A&M records) CASSANDRA VASIK (Epic records)THE BUSH DOCTORS (A&M records), MELODY CURRANT (Motown/Universal) and the world-famous OLD CHICAGO’S BLUES BAND (Speakeasy Records)!
During this time, the brothers (who both sing and play all instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and harmonica) shared the stage with some of the world’s top r&b legends including Buddy Guy, BB King, Chicago Pete, Downchild Blues Band, Powder Blues band, The Contours, The Miracles, Martha Reeves Dutch Mason & Jeff Healy to name a few…thus gaining a wealth of on-stage experience and picking up many of the *tricks of the trade* from the masters of the craft!
It was in 1994 that the real brothers first donned the stage gear made famous by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, during an impromptu Halloween performance at the Old Chicago’s blues festival. Following this performance, the brothers never looked back and began working as a much-heralded full-time R&B tribute under the name of THE SOUL BROTHERS! the Ultimate Tribute to BLUES, RHYTHM & BLUES, AND SOUL!
This 2-hour live SOUL BROTHERS show has taken the brothers all over the world performing in blues festivals, arena concerts, and with the D.N.D/U.S.O. SHOW TOURS entertaining the troupes in remote locations throughout the world. They have also performed as an impressive blues brothers tribute during several extended runs with the Canadian-based LEGENDS ALIVE, LEGENDS IN CONCERT USA, and the European-based STARS IN CONCERT tribute show.
In 2005 the brothers teamed up with producer Bernhard Kurz to create a full-on R&B tribute show combining the 70’S magic of bluesmen Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi with the sweet soul sounds of Sam and Dave and the groove and energy of James Brown! This incredible musical comedy called I’m A Soulman! features the Dahl Brothers and musicians from the original Blues Brothers movies, plus active members of *The American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.* This show has performed throughout North America and Europe in theaters, festivals, and concert venues alike.
In 2013, the Soul Brothers, Chris with his 4-octave vocal range and Geoff with his harmonica wizardry, continue to bring the power of the blues to stages around the world and are excited to join the cast of one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, STARS IN CONCERT performing all the hits of legendary r&b recording artists The Blues Brothers, The Isley brothers, Sam and Dave, James Brown, Ray Charles and more.
Sind Sie bereit, mit der Blues Brothers Show in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexiko zu rocken? Are You Ready To Rock With Geoff and Chris Dahl And Their Great “I’m A Soulman” Show.
He arrives on January 19, midday, so do The Blues Brothers Tribute, Geoff and Chris Dahl, so time for a special fun meet and greet at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo and Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant in Ixtapa. Before January 20 and 21 when we are very pleased to give you Charlie and his excellent local backing band of Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez, from Morelia, with full concert flavor. Plus jams and collaborations with all other performers throughout the evening.
Don’t miss Charlie live! He leaves it all on stage! With full-out performances creating new fans everywhere he plays. Buy Now.! Secure Your Seat and Table. Ticket information is below the Posters.
We know Kristel, she knows Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and our Audience, and we highly respect her musicianship and so do other musicians. We mentioned David Gogo and Charlie Jacobson of Canada in that breath. So we had no fear about her bringing musical Friends from Morelia!
Friends like Oralia Band possibly. She mentioned them to us yesterday as the talking about how to best put this together continues. What do you think folks? Wow, this video was very impressive. And we’re not that easily impressed.
We’ll keep talking to Kristel and let you know soon what the final lineup of Friends might look like. But count on it to be rockin’ and lots of fun. An international lineup. And music and performers and show concepts you can’t just go and hear any day you want. Always! That’s who we are!
Charlie creates fans and friends wherever he plays. On stage, he is the consummate showman with his lead guitar playing. He already has the Chuck Berry duckwalk down pat. His guitar and music skills are top of the line. Also a sought after lead guitar session musician, and a multi-instrumentalist, he came from a music-performing family. Learned to play and perform at an early age. It shows on stage.
He’ll be here for the Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest, our 2023 Big Reboot, for the Fest Weekend January 27-29, 2023. Don’t miss his Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode Show, and much of his own music too. Charlie and 50-60’s Rock and Rockabilly Music are a natural combination. And Blues too. His version of Muddy Water Blues is excellent.
We’re hoping his schedule might allow us to add him as well to the Shows Weekend, one week previously. Let him collaborate with Geoff and Chris Dahl, The Blues Brothers, excellent musicians in their own right, and with Marc Lopez, our Crooners performer. We’ll let you know soon.
Here’s Charlie on stage in Ixtapa 3 years ago. With Evelyn Rubio, Geoff and Chris Dahl, and Gil Gaidola. All great friends of the Fest, Big Hearts…we love them all. The Magical Nights are coming back friends!
Our Email Contact List Got This Earlier This Morning. A Special Promo For November 2022 Only. “Rock’nBluesNovember” On Top Of The 2023 & 2024 Buy One Fest Pass 2023-Get A Free Fest Pass For 2024 BOGO. More To Tell Them Soon. Things Keep Getting Better As We Say In The Email Update.
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Here’s The Email News for November 18, 2022
Good morning amigas y amigos. We promised to stay in touch and let you know first about our plans for 2023.
In November so we can increase our small Fundraising Budget and do more at the Fest.
You are truly a “Club Member” Member of the Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Club Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. A “Big Heart”.
Membership Reward For You. No Cost. Special Limited Edition Mug To Remember The Place We All Call “Paraiso” And A Great Event. 300 Peso Value.
For Those Who “Join The Club In November”. Plus 1 free entry to the fundraising draw for the Large Framed Wall Print with the same image.
We’re very grateful for your help. Thank you!
We want to tell you we’re pleased with how it has come together so far. We’re optimistic about the future and being able to build the event. Already starting to book 2024 Performers who want to join us Great promo on a 2024 Fest Pass…libre as in free, for every 2023 Fest Pass Purchase. First 25.
Beatles Songs then Rolling Stones Songs, Same Set, Then Add In Some Other Famous Classic Rock Songs And You’ve Got Great Music You Know And Love All Weekend. January 27-29, 2023 Only In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. And All Our Other Performers Are Wanting To Get In On The Act. In Their Sets. In The Sunday Jams and Collaborations. Who Doesn’t Love Beatles and Rolling Stones Music? Fest Pass And Ticket Packages With Guaranteed Best Seating And Table Now On Sale. Limited Seating, especially in Zihuatanejo…not making this up friends.
We’ve Put Together A Great Supergroup We Truly Believe. We Saw Three Of Them Perform With Us At Our December 2021 Big Hearts For Street Animals One Day Fest Event In Mexico City: Torke Ross, Carlos Rodriguez Chavez, and Eduardo Resendiz (Jagger Stone Stage Name). And Then We Added A Good Friend Of Our Fests & Events from the past, vocalist and multi-instrumenalist Joseph Leal, whose band The Folks, performs Beatles songs in tribute. Adrian Macotela, lead vocalist and drummer of Desfasados was scheduled to come as well, but a new job has just recently forced him to withdraw for this time. We are pleased to tell you we have added Max Najera, drummer for The Rockets, on drums for the Supergroup. And the blues harmonica maestro of Mexico, also from Mexico City, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, will contribute harmonica breaks on selected songs. Maybe we need a Mexico City saxophone player too?
So many Beatles and Rolling Stones songs you know and love that you’ll hear live, but for fun today let’s add some a Beatles and Rolling Stones song here in video. Beatles doing a Chuck Berry song, and the same for The Rolling Stones. Both idolized Berry. So that leads us to tell you that you can also get Chuck Berry in Tribute at our Fest on that weekend with a Special Show we have so set up. Charlie “Call Me Chuck” Jacobson of Canada with his “Johnny B. Goode” Tribute Show To The Music Of Chuck Berry. The roots of modern Rock and Roll.
See You In January In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico For The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Challenge and some great Chuck Berry music too.
What’s A Blues-Rock Fest Without A Harmonica Or Two? Answer: Not Even Close To Being As Good As It Can Be.
Today We Are Very Pleased To Tell You That A Great Friend of our Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festivals and Events, With Us In Ixtapa-Zihua and Mexico City Before, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso of Mexico City Will Be With Us On January 26-29, 2023 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. We Know His Harmonica, His Deep Love Of The Blues, His Attitude, His Big Heart, And His Love For The Street Animals Will Make Our Fest So Much Better And That’s Why We Are So Glad He Is Returning To Join Us.
ISIDORO NEGRETE BLUES HARMONICA
Isidoro Negrete is a pioneering musician of the blues harmonica in Mexico City, his musical career begins in 1970. He has played the harmonica and guitar in renowned groups in the rock and blues scene such as: Gin Fría Blues Band, Hangar Ambulante, Ernesto de León, Rockers, Hot Jam Blues, Foliage, Lira and Roll, Extraño Brew, Blues Union, Rod Levario House Blues, All-Star Blues from Mexico, La Rambla and Blues Machine. He has accompanied leading blues figures from Chicago and Texas such as Billy Branch, Demetria Taylor and Paul Orta and shared the Stage with Canned Heat when they were recently in Mexico City. He is the creator of the intro and guitar solo of the famous song “MARIA” by the Mexican rock band: LIRA N ROLL. Isidoro also hosts a weekly online radio show featuring “Blues Greats” and is a tireless worker in keeping the blues and blues-rock alive in Mexico and everywhere. He and his wife Susanne and family have big hearts for animals and have a small Street Animal Rescue Shelter in their home and give help to many dogs and cats from the streets of Mexico City.
https://fb.watch/fF9HQpqVnc/ Isidoro Negrete Reynoso Video from a Saturday afternoon 2018 performance in Mexico City. 1 Minute Of Harmonica Magic. Must See!
From a December 2021, Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Event In Mexico City.
We conclude by saying “What’s Better Than One Harmonica At A Blues Rock Fest”?. Two Harmonicas, of course. We’ll Tell You More About Charley Blues from Morelia, Mexico who is part of the 7 member performer team for the 3 Kings Tribute Show we are featuring as a Headlining Show for the 2023 Fest soon.