Hey everybody, there’s an exciting new series about to launch at The Lehrer this coming May that promises to bring cutting edge and modern blues rock to the forefront. This is not your traditional blues, but is sharp and current and will present a new definition of blues for the next generation of fans. Every Thursday will be devoted to offering some of the newer young artists who are bringing excitement and new life to the music, with a workshop and jam to take place every fourth Sunday of the month.

Everything will start on May 7, with national touring act Next 2 The Tracks, an exciting band that calls both Texas and New Mexico home. They call their music outlaw rock that mixes western sounds with newer bluesy approaches. Other bands booked for this series so far include Neil Darling on May 21 and Ty Curtis on May 28.

Though the Sunday workshops and jam are slated for the fourth Sunday of each month, the first will occur on May 31 due to the long holiday weekend the week before. Artists for this event are to be announced.

Renegade Blues is the brainchild of venue owner Brad Lehrer, working with promoter Cherie Robbins and Cascade Blues Association President Greg Johnson outlining the event’s direction and goals. The Lehrer is located at 8775 SW Canyon Lane.