Archive for April, 2010

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BROOKS, Calif. – Boz Scaggs gained fame in the 70s with several Top 20 Hits in the US along with the hit album “Silk Degrees,” which was recorded with the famous session group which later became the band “Toto.” The album spawned three hit singles: “Lowdown”, “Lido Shuffle”, and “What Can I Say”, as well as the critically acclaimed “We’re all Alone.”

A childhood friend of Steve Miller, Scaggs appeared on the Steve Miller Band’s first two albums, Children of the Future and Sailor, which received good reviews from music critics. Scaggs went solo after the success of those efforts, and continued to record and tour throughout the 80s and 90s, charting with songs such as “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “JoJo,” “Look What You’ve Done To Me,” “Miss Sun” and “Heart Of Mine.” He continues to tour today, including a stop at Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 on June 12 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: http://www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: http://www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $75, $65, and $55.

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BROOKS, Calif. – Scottish Funk and R&B group Average White Band is widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” the band’s strength actually lies in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi-Grammy nominations.

In fact, more than a few of their singles charted well, including “Cut The Cake” and “Let’s Go Round Again.” Several other popular album tracks like “Schoolboy Crush” and “Stop The Rain” even went on to become much sampled and turn tabled “rare” grooves. Other notable singles by the group include “Cloudy”, “A Love Of Your Own” and “Nothing You Can Do,” by many considered some of the finest soul album tracks ever recorded.

Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece band took the influences of their R&B heroes – people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others – and developed their own “authentic” sound which has been eagerly enjoyed by audiences in the US and abroad. The current line-up of the band (this time with noted US recruits augmenting founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre) continue to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical and audience acclaim. Northern California fans will be able to catch them on May 30 at Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: http://www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: http://www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $39, $29, and $19.

>Hawaii comes to Cache Creek

Posted: April 6, 2010 in Entertainment

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BROOKS, Calif. – Music lovers who are tired of the same old rock, hip hop, R&B or country concerts can enjoy an evening of Hawaiian surf, rock, funk, jazz and slack key guitar with Kalapana & Willie K., who have played sold out shows in their native Hawaii, the Philippines, and several Asian countries as well as here on the mainland, including an upcoming tour date at Cache Creek’s Club 88 on May 22 at 8 p.m.

The music of Hawaii includes an array of traditional and popular styles, ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock and hip hop. Styles such as the slack-key guitar are well-known worldwide and Hawaiian-tinged music is a frequent and well recognized part of many Hollywood soundtracks and television programs. Hawaiians also made a major contribution to country music with the introduction of the steel guitar. The flair and flavor that are trademarks of traditional Hawaiian folk music is a major part of the state’s heritage and identity, and is cherished by audiences the world over.

Kalapana’s special guest, guitar virtuoso Willie K. has played with and opened for such musical giants as B.B. King, Santana, Al DiMeola, Willie Nelson, Prince, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Rait, Jackson Browne, Mick Fleetwood, George Benson and Jimmy Buffett. For fans of the tranquil sounds of island music this is a fantastic opportunity to see a great Hawaiian group perform in an intimate setting.

Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: http://www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: http://www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $65, $49, and $39.