Here's a real doozy, courtesy of Craigslist from Eugene, OR (of all places):

Huey Lewis + the Food
  • Huey Lewis + the Food

Gus Russell and Paul Biondi are featuring 4 GREAT musicians and performers on THURSDAY NIGHT ,
Mar. 21TH, 7:30PM to !0PM at The Jazz Station 124 West Broadway, Eugene, Oregon $5.00 COVER CHARGE
HUEY LEWIS and The News guitarist, CHRIS HAYES,
Jazz Station's favorite singer, LAURIE HAMMOND,
and Eugene's most famous Bass Player, BYRON CASE
special suprize guest, on Drums, KENNY REED
CHRIS HAYES BIO
former guitarist for HUEY LEWIS and The News CHRIS HAYES
Christopher John Hayes was born November 24, 1957 in Great Lakes, Illinois. He got his first guitar when he was nine years old, and he took whatever lessons he could — from folk to jazz (he is now a self-confessed jazz freak). He quickly became so proficient with the guitar that he started teaching it. At 18,he was pursuing his first love, jazz guitar, when he joined keyboard legend Merl Saunders, for an album on Fantasy Records, ( "You Can Leave Your Hat On") and a tour of the East Coast.
In 1977, along with Merl's son Tony, and Sly Stone drummer Jimmy Strasburg, they formed a band with saxophone masters David Liebman,(Miles Davis, Elvin Jones) and Pee Wee Ellis,(James Brown) called "The Ellis Liebman Band".They recorded an album on A and M, and did some touring. It was here that Chris was playing the music that he really loved. After a short stint with Mark Isham, he played on Van Morrison's "Beautiful Vision" album, then on to Europe to back-up the world famous blues singer Esther Phillips.
When he returned to San Francisco, he looked around for a new band to play with, and he heard that Huey Lewis was on the look-out for a guitarist. He tried out for the position, and although he still had a lot to learn about rock and roll , he became a member of the band.
Chris comes from a very musical family. His sister, Bonnie Hayes, is a celebrated Bay Area singer and band leader. His brother, Kevin Hayes, who sometimes works with Bonnie too, plays drums with the "Robert Cray Band." These aren't the only Hayes siblings, Chris is the oldest male of seven children! The youngest, Jonathan, plays guitar, produces, and writes songs in LA. They have collaborated on Chris' latest project, still in production.
As well as playing guitar in the band and singing background vocals, he is also an established rock songwriter, penning three #1 hits, (Power of Love, I Want a New Drug, Workin' for a Livin', Stuck With You, to name a few) often putting Huey's lyrics to music, and was arguably the band's most prolific creative force.He was nominated for an Academy Award for writing "Power of Love" which was the title track in " Back to the Future". In 2008, Garth Brooks covered "Workin' for a Livin", which went to # 19 on the country charts.
Outside the band his interests include golf, fly fishing, and playing the piano, his favorite movie is "The Maltese Falcon", and his favorite movie stars are Humphrey Bogart and Johnny Depp. He has two sons and a daughter and is was living in Wine Country (Sonoma County, California). He now lives in Eugene, Oregon with wife Cheree and son.
LAURIE HAMMOND'S BIO
Vocalist: Laurie Hammond has been singing for close to 40 years. From her earlier days singing folk, pop, and gospel music, to her later venture into blues and jazz, Laurie has captivated audiences with her smoky vocals and her own interpretive style. She is the long-time singing half of a jazz duo with pianist Gus Russell, and has been a soloist with a host of the areas top musicians including guitarist, Michael Anderson. Laurie is also a 10 year featured vocalist in the Cottage Grove Rhythm and Blues Revue and lead vocalist in Mood Indigo with Gus Russell and a revolving mix of other great local musicians.
BYRON CASE'S BIO
pright bass BYRON CASE
Original member of the surf 1960's band THE SUNRAYS who's hit song I Follow The Sun was big on the top 100's Guitarist and vocalist Byron Case has played with The Party Kings, Nicolette Helm & Queen Bee, and The Heaters. During the 1960s he had several Top 10 hits with his band The Sunrays. He then played with several different R&B bands in the Los Angeles area before moving to Oregon. Byron Case has played with The Party Kings, Nicolette Helm & Queen Bee, and The Heaters. Byron started on bass with The Vipers but in recent years has switched to guitar. Byron sings from a repertoire ranging from Big Joe Turner and Pee Wee Crayton to The Coasters and Little Richard.
KENNY REED'S BIO
Kenneth William Reed "aka" Kenny Reed
Born 7th October 1947. St. Louis Mo.
Attended schools from Elementary through High School, St Louis, Chicago, Gary, Indiana.
Military 7th June 1965 through June 1967. 3/325 83D Air-Borne, Infantry. Ft Bragg, NC.
College Sept '69 through '74. Manhattan Community College N.Y.C. School of Broadcasting & Announcing N.Y.C.
First professional job as a musician came in St. Louis, under the tutelage of Bensid Thigpen- Ed Thigpen's brother, Sonny Hamp, James "IronHead" Matthews and many or all of the members of the "B.A.G.", "Black Artist Group" including Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Lester Bowie and many others.
First Recording at age 15 with "Fred Williams Trio". Appeared Sept 1969 edition of Downbeat Magazine with Greg Davis, son of Miles Davis, along with Jerry Bowles, bass, John Smith, soprano sax, Clovis Bordeaux, piano, Greg Davis, trumpet, Kenny Reed, drums. The group was called "MLC" "Musical Liberation Cycle".
Worked 6 ½ months touring with Bill Doggett Trio- N.Y.C. upstate tours
Worked briefly with Betty Carter N.Y.C.
Worked with Carlos Garrett "Miles on the Corner"
Gary Bartz, Stafford James, James Pulliam, Russell White, Olu Dara- N.Y.C. Brooklyn Coast Tours.
Delaware-Philly-Baltimore-Kentucky-Ohio-many cities!!
Formed my own unit "Time" Truth in Music Ensemble" consisting of Tera Nakamura, bass, Chin Suzuki, piano, Ryo Kawasaki, guitar, Sue Cunnings, vocals. "Blue Cornet 2 yrs-Brooklyn.
Managed and founded "Solid Gold Production Co. Pasadena, Ca. sent funk Group 4th House to Japan-1974
Worked in Sherry Scotts Quintet-Pasadena, Ca.
"Herbie Lewis Quartet- Pasadena, Ca. Hollywood
Worked on TV show "Fame" Culver City, Ca.
Moved to Eugene, Or. May 1986 from Beverly Hills, Ca. started "Stone Cold Jazz" after working with several Eugene based musicians including Andre St James. Work with Les McCann when touring Northwest and many prominent professionals including Paul Biondi, jack Neiderman, Neal Jansen, Benjamin Crandall, Meredith D'Ambrosia, Sam Adams and a host of many talented musicians and singers.
GUS RUSSELL'S BIO
Pianist: Gus Russell has been teaching and performing for the last 25 years. He has polished his jazz and blues chops by sharing the stage with Curtis Salgato, Paul Delay, Don Latarski and even Tiny Tim. Gus has also been a featured artist at the Hinman Winery Jazz Festival, Art in the Vineyard, LaVelles Music series, Chateau Loraine, and many festivals through out the Northwest.
PAUL BIONDI'S BIO
Paul was born in Philadelphia in 1957. His older brother Fred, who is a professional jazz drummer, motivated Paul to study and perform music at a very young age — he first picked up a saxophone at the age of 8. Paul's teacher and mentor was Robert "Boysie" Lowery, who taught and motivated players such as Clifford Brown, Ernie Watts, and many other jazz musicians on the east coast. While Paul was still in high school, he performed in jazz bands, studio sessions, and orchestras such as Valley Forge Music Fair. He has backed up such artists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, and Lena Horne. Before graduating from high school, he studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston.
After graduating, Paul toured for several years with Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, and Ike and Tina Turner. He then joined a yearlong world tour with Smokey Robinson. Although many musicians nowadays are able to learn the theory of performing by using educational websites, such as elearners, there is perhaps no better way to gain an understanding of such experiences than by touring with prestigious acts such as these. His musical education, and career, didn't end there. In 1978, Paul and The Duck Soup Band from Philadelphia were offered a recording contract with Warner Brothers Records. He worked on the album in San Francisco for one year, and then moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a studio musician. He also wrote and played on movie scores and television theme songs, and performed with many famous individual artists, including Jimmy Smith, Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, Jack Sheldon, Tex Beneke, Horace Height Jr., The Temptations, the Four Tops, The Drifters, The Platters, The Cadillacs, The Shirelles, and numerous other groups and artists.
In the summer of 1992 Paul visited Florence, Oregon and immediately fell in love with the town and the surrounding area. Paul moved to Florence from Los Angeles in December 1998. After arriving in Florence, Paul performed and produced school assemblies recreating the history of jazz. He helped raise funds to send the local high school jazz and concert bands to compete in Washington, D.C. and produced other fundraising events, such as Concert by the Lake for the Relief Child Care program, Relay for Life, and Blues for H.U.E.S. Paul has also participated in benefits for The Siuslaw Women's Center and Florence Food Share.
Since moving to Eugene in 2004, Paul, a member of both The Rainy Day Blues Society and The Willamette Jazz Society, has been playing music locally and regionally and gives private woodwind lessons. He occasionally flies to Los Angeles and Nashville to perform with other artists. He and his production company produce events such as The River Run in Laughlin, Nevada, featuring Canned Heat and Rod Piazza, the Chowder Blues and Brews Festival in Florence, and the Lowell Blackberry Jam. Paul continues his fundraising efforts on behalf of local charities such as Food for Lane County, MDA (with University of Oregon's Duck Football Coach, Mike Bellotti), Legal Aid, and relief efforts for Katrina and the Indonesian Tsunami. On the political front, Paul has coordinated music for "Get Out The Vote" campaigns for Governor Ted Kulongowski, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, and former President Bill Clinton. Paul is also the founder of MEMA, the Musicians Emergency Medical Association www.memafund.org a non-profit organization that provides resources to musicians when a medical emergency occurs.
For more information, contact Paul Biondi at (541) 746-6222