Known primarily as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist on Ted Nugent's early (and best) solo albums, Derek St. Holmes has also subsequently lent his talents to recordings by other artists and by the dawn of the 21st century, finally launched his own solo career. Hailing from a small city not far from Detroit (Riverview, MI), St. Holmes became originally interested in music via his mother, who sang regularly in a church choir. Not long after, St. Holmes picked up a guitar and began to sing himself and was influenced by the usual Brit-rock suspects of the '60s (the Rolling Stones, the Beatles), but also soul and blues artists (Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King). By the early '70s, St. Holmes was fronting a local Michigan rock outfit called Scott, who opened up several shows for Ted Nugent. Nugent's singer at the time left the Motor City Madman high and dry and several auditions were arranged with St. Holmes, all of which proved unfruitful. Just as St. Holmes was about to relocate to the West Coast to try his luck there, a final audition was arranged and this time, St. Holmes and Nugent decided to unite
Julie Black is a critically acclaimed artist, singer, songwriter, and poet who inspires with stories of life, love, and loss. Her powerful vocals weave a potent message that resonates long after the music has ended. Genuine and emotionally uninhibited, Julie Black presents her work with strong conviction and a level of honesty that is rare and refreshing. She takes listeners on a journey through many spaces, places, and states of mind on her captivating album Follow the Muse.
A kindred spirit of free and fiery souls, Julie Black finds common ground with those who have gone against the grain, blazed new trails, and left a unique imprint on art, science, culture, and humanity. Inspiration comes from life, her own story being deep, complex, and inspiring. She also senses the muse in the outside world…every falling leaf, wandering soul, broken heart, hero, zero, and so much more has the potential to become a part of her art and music. In her words, “every life is worthy of a song.” Every person who crosses her path has the potential to be woven into her work. Julie Blackisone-of-a kind, whose art, music, and poetry provides a whole new perspective , and beckons the listener to consider things more deeply.
Rhythm & Blues Masters
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Julie Black • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Derek St. Holmes • 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Where: Sims Park
Seating is provided • No Coolers • No Golf Carts
Chasco Fiesta 2019
Chasco Fiesta Inc. is a not -for-profit 501 (c)4 organization