Over 25 top musicians converge on Southern California for this four-day event held in two cities (24/25 Jan in Santa Ana, CA & 26/27 Jan in San Diego, CA). Featured will be live concerts every night preceded earlier in the day by artists/instructors teaching in small groups. Also available are special fan VIP packages including one on one meet & greets.
Below are some of the key performers over the four-day event…
*Craig Goldy (Dio, Giuffria, Rough Cut, Budgie)
*Doug Aldridge (Dio, Whitesnake, Hurricane, Burning Rain, Lion, House of Lords)
*Elliot Dean Rubinson (MSG, Uli Jon Roth, Cactus, CEO/owner of Dean Guitars)
*Gary Hoey (solo artist, Heavy Bones)
*James Kottak (Scorpions, Kingdom Come, Warrant, Montrose, McAuley Schenker Group)
*Kofi Baker (Extreme Cream, Ohm, Abstract Logic, solo artist)
*Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt, solo artist)
*Matt Starr (Ace Frehley)
*Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, C4, solo artist)
*Michael Devin (Whitesnake)
*Rob Pagliari (Extreme Cream, Ohm)
*Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun, Extreme Cream, solo artist)
*Vinnie Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Derringer & Kill Devil Hill)
*Don Dokken (Dokken, Scorpions, solo artist)
*Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Points North, Sly & the Family Stone, Christina Aguilera, Pat Travers, Alicia Keys)
Additional artists to be named soon.
The Friday & Saturday events will be held at Malone’s (604 Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705 ph (714-979-6000). Friday will revolve around the theme of the worlds first Super Group & greatest Jam Band… CREAM! Each artist will have a full set deriving songs from this classic era of music. Kofi Baker’s Extreme Cream MkIII with Roy Z & Mark Boals will open the night. Headlining the night will be Extreme Cream MkII with Uli Jon Roth & Kofi (as an added note of historical importance, MkI is Mike Keneally & MkIV is Gary Hoey). In between the jamming bookends of Uli & Roy will be full sets from Doug Aldridge’s new band Steamroller, Michael Angelo Batio playing his entire Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar and CGP – Craig Goldy Project with Elliott Dean Rubinson, Vinnie Appice and Mark Boals! Don Dokken & Uriah Duffy are scheduled to guest.
Saturday at Malone’s will feature James Kottak of the Scorpions teaming up with Uli Jon Roth as they play early era Scorpions with a few surprises thrown in! Performing during Uli’s set is CGP-The Craig Goldy Project & Don Dokken is scheduled to guest.
Sunday January 26th at Ramona Main Stage (626 Main St., Ramona CA 92065 ph# (760-789-7008) http://www.ramonamainstage.com/ features Headliners Gary Hoey playing Extreme Cream MkIV with MkII guitarist Uli Jon Roth. Also on the bill is Michael Angelo Batio performing an extended Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar, CGP – The Craig Goldy Project w/ Vinnie Appice & Doug Aldrich’s Burning Rain.
Monday’s Ramona show features an all day Sky Academy Seminar with Uli Jon Roth & guest instructor Craig Goldy (Certified by the State of CA) teaching song writing. Guitar luthier Jim Palmer from Guitar ER http://theguitarer.us/ and 111 Guitars will be giving a presentation on the importance of having a properly maintained guitar and how it is an essential link for inspiration & top-level performance. Jim will be offering complimentary guitar set ups & consultation valued at $100. The evening features James Kottak of the Scorpions joining original Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth for a full set of early Scorpions classics.
Separate tickets for live concert performances, Sky Academy instruction, VIP meet & greet sessions for Friday, Saturday & Sunday afternoons are now available for each of the four events through the venues web site Ramonamainstage.com & brownpapertickets.com.