Harold Wherry and his Blue Breeze Band serve Motown and blues at the Idyllwild Summer Concert Series. They take the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.
Guitarist Wherry has more than 30 years experience working in the Motown, R&B, funk, jazz and blues styles. As a teenager he backed soul R&B singer Bobby Day on hit songs “Rockin Robin” and Little Bitty Pretty One.” He has also worked with the Coasters and the Marvelettes Revue band.
Wherry has a play list that includes songs from well-know groups The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores, Earth Wind and Fire, Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Santana. With Wheery for the ISCS gig are Nolan “Doc” Semien on vocals; Richard Moorings on keyboards, vocals and trombone; Darryl Bomar on electric bass and vocals; Buster Harrell on drums and vocals; and Tim Anderson on tenor sax and vocals.
The BBB has played for President Bill Clinton, for the Armed Services in Okinawa, Japan, and for the Anniversary Tribute to Motown in Culver City. The producer of the Culver City Music Festival said of BBB, the band was “superb and entertaining” and that the lead locals from four of the band members were outstanding. Bring your dancing shoes since that is what BBB is known for — foot-stomping, swinging and suave dance music, up tempo and ballads.
Opening for BBB at 6:15 p.m. are locals Sandii Castleberry and Friends.
Each year, Ken Dahleen and the ISCS board begin these concerts with a fraction of the budget needed to break even. Because of the evacuation and concert cancellation for July 19, funds are short. Call Dahleen to become a sponsor or contribute. He may be reached at 951-659-2229.