Waiting for Bruce and Newz Makers will rock the house on April 7 at the Thursday Live! concert at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free, and beer, wine and sodas will be for sale. All ages are welcome.
Waiting for Bruce features Bill Scholer on guitar and singing a mix of old, new, original and cover blues-based songs. Scholer has been on the Davis music scene for many years with his Bill Scholer Blues Band.
Rounding out the band are Kurt Roggli (!Akimbo and Biscuits ‘N Honey) on guitar, Graham Roggli (BrandonTyler, Frankie and the Fabletones) on drums, Jeff Simons (!Akimbo) on bass and Ron Cowden, also on bass (Elvis and the E-Men).
The Newz Makers play a blend of cover tunes that include classic rock and roll along with classic R&B from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Performers have played in bands such as The Rutabaga Boogie Band, Mugshots, Run for Cover, The Edsels and the Hucklebucks.
Russ Fehr, the genesis of the Rutabaga Boogie Band, is on guitar; the multi-talented Jim Berg is on bass; “Havana” Joe Valenzuela plays drums; Tom “Elvis” Moore is on guitar; Veronica Yadao is the lead vocalist; and Vince Hernandez plays guitar.
Davis Odd Fellows is part of an international organization whose focus is community support and charitable giving. This series of concerts is supported by the Odd Fellows’ Music Concert Committee, KDRT radio and Watermelon Music.
Thursday Live! concerts are the first Thursday of each month. Those who would like to be notified of upcoming shows should email Juelie Roggli at [email protected] or call (530) 219-5444.