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The Groovinators

The Groovinators

The Groovinators consists of a core trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Earl Oliver - known throughout Northern California as the Walkin' Blues Man, drummer, Tom Rickard - a veteran jazz player who performs regularly with John Gilmore, Queen Jane, and the Richard Cooper Trio, and stand-up bassist, John W. Smith - well known locally as the bassist with the legendary party band - Mike & the Mustangs, the seminal North Coast blues band - Roadhouse, and more recently with the Steve Clay Band. Surprise guests are not uncommon.

Earl Oliver
Earl Oliver
Tom Rickard
Tom Rickard
John W. Smith
John W. Smith

 

The trio plays a potent combination of original and traditional Blues, Jazz, and Swing rendered into their own inimitable style. Whether playing a large dance venue with full sound reinforcement, or an intimate gathering using little or no sound equipment at all  - The Groovinators are always a crowd favorite.

The Groovinators


The Groovinators played the following venues in 2009-10: Mendocino Stories & Music Series - Art in the Gardens - The World's Largest Salmon BBQ - The Albion-Little River Fire Dept. BBQ - CasparFest - Headlands Cofeehouse - V'canto - The Franklin Street Cafe - The Caspar Inn - Frankie's of Mendocino - Shanachie Pub - Ukiah Brewing Co. – Hill House Inn of Mendocino - Winter in the Redwoods.

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Cheat On Me
Fascinatin Rythm Blues
Judy's Song
Jump City
Love you Blues


LINKS:

e-mail Earl Oliver
 http://EarlOliver.com
 You Tube videos
http://www.youtube.com/earloliver



 

To get in touch with
Managing Director, Pattie DeMatteo.

CLICK HERE

 

Drop a note to The Groovinators

CLICK HERE

 

 

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