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Live Music: The Finishing Touch!
September 29, 2011

Live Acoustic Music is similiar to the last piece of furniture that highlights the entire living room. I believe so strongly in live music at the Blue Adobe “Santa Fe” Grille, that we spend around $20,000 a year on live local acoustical talent. But need not apply, unless it is your voice and guitar for which 100% of the music is manufactuered. You would not believe the amount musicians that play with canned instrumentals or back up vocals through a synthesizer. I had one guy who had an 18 piece band in the back ground, yet you only saw him.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights, we book outstanding acoustical talents that cover from the 50′s to today with emphasis on entertaining and not overbearing the dining experience. In April of this year, we sectioned off the bar to improve our standard of highlighting the dining experience through Live Acoustical Entertainment. We know through our reviews that live music is a dersired amenity, but only if you can have a conversation at the table while dining.

Our musical Talents are Ivan Harshman, Al & Vaughn, Bob Villa, Mike “The Blues Man” Anderson & Sugar Bear and Matt Tener. Matt is a Fountain Hills product that has played all over the valley. He brings a more recent Pop Alternative Sound, along with classics from Pink Floyd and U2. Mike “The Bluesman” Anderson and Sugar Bear play flat out blues. You will want to get a seat at the bar, for this once a month gig, to soak up all their raw emotion. BTW…Nobody leaves the Blue Adobe without singing the blues. Bob Villa is not only talented, but knows over 600 songs that he has listed for your requests. I have been blessed to have booked Bob for over 10 years. He gets the bar singing in a hurry. Al & Vaughn, every one loves Al & Vaughn. This duo spends a lot of time in the 50′s – 80′s, but there bebopp, margaritaville sounds pleases many generations. Last but not least, there is Ivan Harshman. I love all our musicians for different reasons, but Ivan is amazing. His transition from Men at Work to the Beatles, and U2 to The Outfield is phenominal. We are very fortunate to have his talents at the Blue.

Live Music in the neighborhood, where you can fall down and be home. Check out our Events Tab for Talent and Times of all our musical acts.