Red Shoes and Blue Mustard rock the Beekay
"Red Shoes and Blue Mustard," featuring Gary Mazzola and his music, backed by Blue Mustard - play live at the beautiful BeeKay Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 22, and again on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Be there.
"Red Shoes and Blue Mustard" will be Gary Mazzola's fifth musical performance at the BeeKay Theatre, following his sell-out shows, "Night of the Crescent Moon," "Get back to Eden," "A Night to Remember" and "Mr. Moonlight," but this time he's invited local blues/rock band, Blue Mustard to back him.
Mazzola has been performing as a solo artist and with friends since moving to Tehachapi in 1990. His original compositions have been popular with musicians and fans alike. On Oct. 22 and 23, Blue Mustard, a group of top-notch Southern California musicians, will be joining him on stage at the Beekay.
Blue Mustard consists of two veteran guitarists, Steve Hall and the band's leader, Jerry Mulkins. Drummers, Bruce Milburn (on Saturday) & Pat Shoptaw (on Sunday), plus percussionist, Rubin Fernandez and Phil Serpico on bass, create a powerhouse combination. Roy Hernandez adds vocals and his bluesy harmonica, and vocalists, Gloria Yeager and Joy Gray round out the sound.
"I'm so excited to be playing with this band," Mazzola said. "I'm giving them the freedom to put themselves into the songs and they're doing amazing things with the music."
Mazzola has been writing songs all his life and since developing Parkinson's disease, he's devoted all his time to the art form. "The way I see it, as long as I can still control the tremors and play, I have a responsibility to myself to do what I love," he said. "I get up each morning, get ready for the day, go into my studio and start writing. That's my life and I love it."