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2C Blues • How the West Was Won


2C Blues The 9th Annual Caldwell Blues in the Park begins on Friday and Boise Weekly is proud to be a part of it once again. And as great as this yearÕs lineup is, thereÕs sure to be a tenth year. Randy Oxford, Carlos del Junco and James Solberg will perform starting at 7 p.m. at Creekside Grill and Music of the Vine. Oxford is an amazing horn player who has captured the attention of critics and fans alike. He plays from 7 to 8 p.m. At 8:15 p.m., del Junco, an award-winning harmonica player will blow you away. At 10 p.m., Solberg will finish the night with his Grammy Award-nominated guitar playing, singing and songwriting. On Saturday, head over to Caldwell Memorial Park to hear Studebaker John and the Hawks, Richard Soliz and Ken Harris, Underscore, Bobby Lindstrom Band and the Randy Oxford Band. Soliz and Harris play at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on stage two. Underscore is a trio of pre-teens who a wide range of cover songs from Audioslave to ZZ Top and performs at 2 p.m. on the main stage. The Bobby Lindstrom Band will boogie on the main stage at 3:30 p.m. with the Randy Oxford Band coming in at 5:15, and headliner Studebaker John taking the stage at 7 p.m. JohnÕs music combines Ô50s guitar purity, traditional blues and some mean harp-playing. After the show, the Boise Blues Society hosts an all-star jam session at VictorÕs Hogs-n-Horns. Tickets are available at Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. Go to for more info. August 11, 7 p.m., Creekside Grill and Music of the Vine, 2805 Blaine St.; August 12, 1 p.m., Caldwell Memorial Park, $10 per day. How the West Was Won Over the last two years, the True West Cinema Festival has become a highly anticipated event. This year the array of films, panel discussions and music brings the festival to a whole new level. On Friday at 9:30 p.m., Travis Ward and the Junkyard Bandstand will take over the patio at Donnie MacÕs Trailer Park Cuisine for a free show. On Saturday, VAC is the place to be with Lesa Carlson and the Ned Evett Trio. CarlsonÕs music has been described as neo-jazz and the ingenue who studied opera and now whispers and wails through standards like ÒGod Bless the ChildÓ and ÒSummertimeÓ with the brilliant Ned Evett Trio backing her will prove to be a welcome addition and special treat during the True West celebrations. August 12, 9:30 p.m., $5, VAC, 1419 W. Grove St.