Snapshot: Ace Barton

Snapshot: Ace Barton By Mitzi Beliveau Every once in a while I am blessed by a genuine legend in music. I am blessed to know Ace Barton a fantastic saxophone player. Ace as his friends calls him has been a saxophone player since his youth and in many bands through his years. I met Ace after … Continue reading Snapshot: Ace Barton

Snapshot: The Many Faces of The Squishy Mud Band

Snapshot: The Many Faces of The Squishy Mud Band By Mitzi Beliveau It was a warm winter evening in Shafer, Minnesota at The Old Shafer Creamery Event Center that I went to see a friend play with his band. Squishy Mud Band has morphed with lots of changes of band members. The two constant band … Continue reading Snapshot: The Many Faces of The Squishy Mud Band

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

The Inside Straight Blues Band

The Inside Straight Blues Band By Mitzi Beliveau I had been told my several bands and musicians about an extraordinary gem of an event center an hour from my home. I decided to go to the famous Old Shafter Creamery Event Center to see the Inside Straight Blues Band there. I am never disappointed in … Continue reading The Inside Straight Blues Band

AppleValley Jam Sessions

AppleValley Jam Sessions By Mitzi Beliveau Its been a year since this jam session started at the Apple Valley, Minnesota Legion. Leading this jam session is Ace Barton with, Steve Meyer, Bill Swanson, Jim Meier, and many other very talented musicians and singers. Here are a few videos to watch on Facebook that I have … Continue reading AppleValley Jam Sessions

VetFest 2018

VetFest 2018 By Mitzi Beliveau With compassion, energy and networking many people, organizations and business help put the second VetFest of 2018 at the Wilebskis Blues Saloon into action for the Veterans in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. In any event and fundraiser, it is all about your friends and your connections. With this fundraiser, it … Continue reading VetFest 2018

SnapShot: Ladies of the 80s Concert

  SnapShot: Ladies of the 80s Concert By Mitzi Beliveau It was another Friday night at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, and it was hopping with the sounds and entertainment of the band Ladies of the 80s! The first song the Ladies of the 80s sang was 99 Red Balloons and out came “Red Balloons!” This band … Continue reading SnapShot: Ladies of the 80s Concert

Snapshot: Joe Flip and Tony Cuchetti Road to Memphis Benefit

  Joe Flip and Tony Cuchetti Road to Memphis Benefit By Mitzi Beliveau Joe Flip and Tony Cuchetti are the famous duos who won the Minnesota duo contest for the Minnesota Blues Society going to Memphis to compete for the state of Minnesota. I was at a benefit in their honor to help pay expenses … Continue reading Snapshot: Joe Flip and Tony Cuchetti Road to Memphis Benefit

Brother Jon Band

Brother Jon Band By Mitzi Beliveau It was a Sunday afternoon at the famous Wilebski’s Blues Saloon when I introduced myself to an extraordinarily friendly man. Little was I to know I would also be hearing a voice and band that excide my expectations for the benefit I was at. Jon Rabideaux had a strong … Continue reading Brother Jon Band

GB Leighton Concert

GB Leighton Concert By Mitzi Beliveau It was another Friday night at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, and expectations were high for the famous GB Leighton. I have heard GB Leighton many times and his band, and I am never disappointed. The place filled up with the old fans and new fans and everyone waited for the … Continue reading GB Leighton Concert