Craig Thatcher & G.E. Smith

Vanessa Collier

Blues Jams
11:30 p.m., Crossroads at the DoubleTree
Friday, November 16: Hosted by Craig Thatcher Band with very special guest G.E. Smith
Saturday, November 17: Hosted by Vanessa Collier Band
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Craig Thatcher is a gifted guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from Nazareth who played with such great artists as Simone, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roseanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Herman’s Hermits, Spencer Davis Group and John Mayer.

G.E. Smith is one of the most in-demand blues/rock guitarists in the world. Millions of TV viewers know him from his 10-year tenure stint fronting the Saturday Night Live Band. He was lead guitarist for Daryl Hall and John Oates, toured with Bob Dylan and performed with Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Buddy Guy, Eddie Van Halen and Keith Richards.

The multi-talented Vanessa Collier is an in-demand artist, bringing her charismatic charm, passionate and fiery performances, soulful voice, searing saxophone solos and witty songwriting to the stage.

Collier’s alluring vocals and stinging saxophone work saw her light up stages as part of Joe Louis Walker’s band (20012-20013) while her 2014 debut album Heart Soul & Saxophone was declared “magnificent” on Dan Aykroyd’s blues radio show, winning her accolades as Best of 2014 Blues Breaker.