ROLLING BOIL BLUES BAND HISTORY

The group started with infrequent beer-infused jams at Roger Lind's brewery in San Leandro in the late 80s. They first played out at Judy Ashworth's Lyon's Brewery Depot pub in Dublin, Calif. as part of her homebrew competition judging. This included the embarrassing Brew Dude Fashion Show! Tom Dalldorf, publisher of the Celebrator Beer News, contributed some beer parody tunes and before long the band was being asked to perform at beer festivals like the Boonville Beer Fest in California's Anderson Valley.

The band now plays nearly a dozen gigs a year including Anchorage, Alaska (Great Alaskan Beer Festival) and Portland, Oregon (Oregon Brewers Festival). When traveling, the band enlists the help of local musicians who are in the brewing industry. The recent gig at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas included Marty Jones on harp (Celebrator, Denver), John Harris on washboard (Full Sail, Portland), Craig Hartinger on bass (Merchant du Vin, Seattle) and Wilber Sahs on drums (Austin) along with Tom Dalldorf's inimitable vocals and guitar, ah, stylings (Hayward).

Their big gig each year is at the Celebrator's Anniversary Party, held the last few years at Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. Performing with them at that venue was the house band from the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco called the Hysters (named after their fork lift).

 

TOM DALLDORF – Vocals & Guitar
Celebrator Beer News, Publisher

 
KEN HICKMOTT – Lead Guitar
Celebrator Beer News, Art Director
 
BRUCE JOSEPH – Bass Guitar
Anchor Brewing Company
 
ROD DEWITT – Drums
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
 
MARK COHEN – Tenor Saxophone
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
 

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