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Oct. 21, 2017

The Christian DeWild Band will release their first album as a band. "Little Devil" will be released on October 21st and will be available on CD or digital download on our website, itunes, Amazon and anywhere you find your digital music. Tracks on the album will include all original songs such as Preacher Man, Needle And Thread, Wicked Things, Won't Hurt Me Again, Layers and Malia's Song. More info to follow.....

Oct. 14, 2017

Catch C.D.B for NPR's Second Saturday "Insight Music" edition with Beth Ruyak as the band plays two live sets with an interview to follow. Guests are welcome to sit in the audience and the event is free. 

Jan. 01, 2017

 

Blue Notes!

Sacramento Blues Society

Jan-Feb 2017:

SBS Sends IBC Winners to Memphis!

By Jan Kelley

The 2017 International Blues Challenge will be held January 31st to February 4th, 2017.  The International Showcase will open the festivities the evening of January 31 to be followed by four days of intense competition leading up to the Finals on February 4th.  There are two categories competing – bands and solo/duo.

The Sacramento Blues Society hosted a full day of competitors wishing to be our representatives in 2017, with Christian DeWild and Mike Pavisich chosen for the Solo/Duo portion. 

Christian grew up in the Bay Area with his family consisting of his parents, one brother and one sister.  Christian’s brother had a guitar just laying around that he never used, so Christian picked it up one day and started teaching himself how to play.  Not your typical school kid in a garage band, Christian always preferred to play solo/acoustic, citing John Lee Hooker and ZZ Top as some of his influences, which exemplifies his broad range of talent.  Christian currently works as an electrical estimator for a local contractor and resides in Folsom with his wife, 14 year-old son and twin 12 year-old daughters.

 

Mike grew up in Cleveland, OH with his parents, older brother and older sister and did all his schooling there.  He moved to Sacramento with his wife in 2002.  During his formative years, Mike experimented with playing the guitar and a couple other instruments, however when he was at a party one time, he asked if he could play the drums.  He was a natural at it and continued to expand on his knowledge, playing with various local bands.

Mike and Christian performed separately at the same event about 10 years ago, and conceived the idea of playing together some day.  Since then, they’ve been able to hone their sound and expand into more complicated blues and rock, which will serve them well in Memphis.  They’re really excited about going as the SBS representatives and are looking forward to the experience of hearing and seeing so many musicians representing the World.