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Phoenix 99 to sing the blues Thursday night

Phoenix 99 Blues Band (l-R) Mike Rishor, Carol Zinn, Bob Garcia and George Durrin.

Phoenix 99 Blues Band (l-R) Mike Rishor, Carol Zinn, Bob Garcia and George Durrin.

— The third in the Free Summer Concert Series will take place Thursday, 6 p.m., at Pioneer (City) Park.

The blues band Phoenix 99 out of Moscow will offer tunes to concert-goers. Phoenix 99 consists of Carol Zinn, lead vocal and guitar, Bob Garcia, bass guitar and vocals, George Durrin, drums and Mike Rishor, lead guitar and vocals.

The band plays traditional, contemporary and original blues. Their song lists range from Delta, Chicago, Memphis, Rocking, and 12-bar blues, with the traditional stylings of Etta James and Koko Taylor to the more contemporary efforts of performers including Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Omar and the Howlers, Albert Cummings, Rory Gallagher, Debbie Davies, Teresa James, Shemekia Copeland and Warren Haynes. The group also performs some Christina blues tunes.

The Phoenix 99 website reads: “We are four professional musicians; committed to sharing the blues with others. Our combined age is 230 years, providing us with a deep archive of musical possibilities within the blues genre.”

Attendees are invited to bring their families, chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. No dogs are allowed in the park. The concert is free to attend; however, a donation bucket will be passed to help offset expenses. The series is sponsored by Grangeville Arts, Inc., and the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce.

The final concert is set for next Thursday, Aug. 4, and will feature country musician Josh Crosby of Kooskia.


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