Meet the

GUEST ARTISTS

HAROLD WOOTEN

Keyboards, Vocals

 

With a rich, long and varied musical heritage, Harold started out his career as

a child playing the Hammond organ in church.  His musical history includes the cello as part of a collegiate string quartet, saxophone in marching and jazz bands, classical orchestra conducting, and of course, his true love, the keyboards. Harold played with Etta James, toured from Boston to Berkeley and has spent the last decade playing up and down the West Coast with The Big Earl’s Blues Band and other musical entities.  Harold’s musical influences include Bach, Beethoven, Sly and the Family Stone, the Neville Brothers and a variety of blues legends. Harold plays live music as a matter of survival; according to Harold, “without performing, your soul dies… So here’s to living!”

CARLOS ‘LIGHTNING BOY’ SEGARRA

Harmonica

 

Carlos is the front man, vocalist and Harmonica player for The Swamp Dogs, a local blues band and staple for the Pacific Northwest. ‘Doing my part to keep the Blues alive’ is his motto, devoted to the cause. Both Paul and Craig know Carlos very well as they have all shared many a bill…. You will never meet a finer gentleman!