Blues bands raise $2,000 for Haiti relief


A fundraiser for Haiti at the Slice Feb. 26, raised over $2,000 which will be donated to Partners in Health and the Humanitarian Coalition which are dedicated to providing earthquake relief and medical care in Haiti. Steve Ferzacca of Blues Sen-Sa-Shun. Photo by Richard AmeryA couple of new blues bands with lots of familiar faces were on the bill beginning with Blues Sen Sa Shun featuring Pat Ackerman on bass as well as University of Lethbridge Anthropology professor Dr. Steve Ferzacca. They played a variety of familiar songs, beginning with a laid back version of ‘Voodoo Chile,’ as well as  ‘Can’t You See,’ and ‘the Sky is Crying,’ and displayed  excellent musicanship throughout their tight set.Shawna Romillowa Band. Photo by Richard Amery
The Shawna Romillowa  band were a highlight as well.Shawna is usually singing back up with local funk/disco band Hippodrome. Her band plays a similar style of R and B. They performed exceptional versions of ‘Hound Dog,’ and ‘I Can Change For You.’ They added a touch of reggae which had much of the full house cheering and dancing. The Dave Renter Quartet finished off the night with some upbeat jazz.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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