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Friday, September 21, 2012

Kern River Rock N Blues Fest To Feature Blues-Rock Guitar Ace Alastair Greene, Vocalist Extraordinaire Deedra Patrick

        
This year's Kern River Rock N Blues Festival features talented Santa Barbara-based guitarist-vocalist Alastair Greene  (l) and Bakersfield-based songbird, Deedra Patrick (r) and her band, The Swamp Katz. 

ACCLAIMED GUITARIST ALASTAIR GREENE & VOCALIST EXTRAORDINAIRE DEEDRA PATRICK BOTH TO GRACE THE STAGE AT KERN RIVER ROCK N BLUES FESTIVAL -  SEPT. 28 & SEPT. 29

Also: Greene & Patrick Both In Concert At  On The Rocks In Bakersfield - Saturday, Sept. 22   

    

  (KERNVILLE, Calif.) - Two of the most talented musicians in the California blues scene, guitarist Alastair Greene and vocalist Deedra Patrick, perform at the upcoming Kern River Rock N Blues Fest, 11252 Kernville Rd., Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, in Kernville. Tickets/Info: (661) 340-0026 or www.kernriverrocknbluesfest.com. This lively, now-yearly event is a fundraiser to assist in the construction of the Bakersfield National Cemetery Memorial Parkway.   

   Also catch Greene and Patrick together in concert at On The Rocks, 1517 18th St, Bakersfield, this Saturday night, September 22. 8 pm-1 am. $10. Info: (661) 327-7625. 

 "To anoint someone a "survivor" in the music world has got to be the most played out of all rock 'n' roll cliches. Still, it's a pretty apt description of Deedra Patrick, a powerhouse vocalist with a sterling reputation, not just in Bakersfield but the many places around the country where her talent has taken her." -  Matt Munoz/BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN.

    Bakersfield's own Deedra Patrick kicks off Saturday's festivities with what's sure to be a memorable rendition of the National Anthem at 10:15 a.m. followed by a full set featuring her band Deedra Patrick and the Swamp Katz at 10:30 a.m., both on the Bud Light Stage. Hear a live interview with Deedra by radio personality Mel FromMax on 92.1 Max FM next Friday, September 28 at 8:30 a.m. Check out recent interviews with Deedra in both the Bakersfield Californian and All Access Magazine by clicking on each respective link.    

Live performance of Alastair Greene Band performing crowd fave (and Greene original)  "Drunk Again"                                    
"Greene's opener, the incendiary, Eruption-like "Before The Storm," makes it crystal clear he's a gunslinger who could tear the roof off of any roadhouse blues bar...and his role as a Alan Parsons sideman only beefs up his guitar cred. All told, "Through The Rain," the swaggering "Stoneroller" and the Tony Iomi-influenced "Madman" are solid platforms for his exceptional musicianship."
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    Electrifying guitarist-vocalist Alastair Greene hits the Bud Light Stage at 6 p.m. sharp on Saturday night, September 29 and is the perfect act to jam out to as the sun starts to set on the Kern River concert-goers. Greene has carved a solid niche' through the years with rock, blues, and guitar fans; his latest recording, "Through the Rain" (Riatsala Music) has received worldwide media accolades. The album's signature single, "By The Way," (featuring a catchy chorus and rollicking lead guitar trade-offs between Greene and Ty Tabor from King's X) is nominated for "Rock Single of the Year" by the 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards. Alastair was also recently selected one of "Rockwired Magazine's 25 Guitarists You've Gotta Know!" in the magazine's upcoming October issue. Check out a just-published interview with Greene in All Access Magazine here.
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