Franco Paletta & The Stingers With Steve Kerin
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The last date listed for Franco Paletta & The Stingers With Special Guest Steve Kerin was Saturday October 5, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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As good as his harp playing is, Franco Paletta’s strong vocals are what thrills the listeners. He has a unique vocal style that lets you know that you are listening to a true Bluesman. “I don’t try to sound like anyone. When people listen to me sing they get pure Franco. I’ve been given a gift, and when I sing the Blues, it’s my way of passing that on to someone else.”
Besides sharing the stage with Tommy Castro, Kenny Neal, Magic Dick, and Deanna Bogart, Franco has also had the pleasure of playing with a virtual Who’s Who of Portland’s Blues Luminaries, including Paul DeLay, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Peter Damman, Jim Mesi, Chris Carlson, Duffy Bishop, Jimi Bott, Dave Kahl, Dover Weinburg, Suburban Slim, Robbie Laws, Terry Robb, Doug Rowell, Jimmy Lloyd Rea, and Norman Sylvester to name a few.
In 2007 Franco won the Cascade Blues Associations’ “Journey to Memphis” Competition and was privileged to represent the CBA at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee in 2008.
Franco has also performed at festivals around the Northwest including the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR; Winthrop Blues Festival in Winthrop, WA; The Sunbanks Blues Festival, in Electric City, WA; The Tri-Cities Blues Festival in WA….
He has also made appearances at The Torch Club, in Sacramento, CA, and Biscuits and Blues, in San Francisco, CA.