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Here are a few points in addition to our Terms & Conditions that will hopefully make you more comfortable as a volunteer and help us all succeed. If you have questions, never hesitate email me, Jerry Campbell, Tom Davis or Amanda Torres or any Board Member of the Trinidaddio Blues Fest – Volunteer Application may be downloaded at the bottom of this page – Here we go:
- This is a “daddio” event! We may define daddio as “cool, under control, smooth sailing”. We want everyone who attends to have a great time…including you! There should never be a time when you are called on to be anything other than nice to a patron. If there are unruly folks infringing on the person next to them having a good time too…please alert your “lead” person who will contact security or…if there is a security person nearby…please alert them immediately.
- Being a ‘Blues Crew’ member, people in the crowd may look to you for assistance- please assist them with a smile!
Volunteer levels and benefits…
- 6- 8 Hours- Tee shirt, Saturday pass and Meal during the fest.
- 12+ Tee shirt, Pre-Fest Pass, Saturday Pass, Meal during the fest.
- All volunteers will be invited to a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner announced after the fest.
- Know your lead person and acquaint yourself with your area to know where you would turn for help if you need it. Amanda Torres is the Volunteer Liaison along with help from Tom Davis; so if you have any problem, please don't hesitate to ask.
- Please submit your photo for your ID pass no later than August 1st in order to create your ID Badge. Email to: Jerry Campbell. If you’ve emailed Jerry in the past with your photo, you do not need to repeat this process; a badge will be made for you. However, Jerry may contact you if another picture is needed for any reason.
- Please be at LEAST 15 minutes early for your shift to ensure a smooth transition. If you’re working the 1st shift – morning, you MUST be on site by 10am. Check-In Volunteer Booth is located at the back entrance to the park accessible from the Smith Ave Entrance. You will receive your volunteer shirt and photo ID badge.
- Please empty one 55-gallon trashcan into the large dumpsters and replace the liner at the end of your shift.
- EVERYONE should have a Fest bracelet, a Photo ID or the "Trinidaddio" stamp. If you see people in the fest without these…alert them that they need to go to the entrance to pay and escort them to the front gate. You can always contact your lead or use the walkie-talkie at your station to ask security to do this.
- If you are serving alcohol…ONLY people with drinking friendly wristbands can be served. Even if they are clearly over 21, you need to refer them back to the ID Check Booth where they show their ID and get the proper wristband. During your shift you MUST be sober – please be aware, you represent the Trinidaddio Blues Fest and should conduct yourself accordingly. Any Volunteer seen drinking during their shift or that becomes intoxicated will be escorted from the Fest, and barred from future volunteer efforts with the Trinidaddio Blues Fest. This is not just Blues Fest policy, but also city ordinance for special events. Trinidad Police Department is in charge of Fest security, and will enforce all regulations.
- VIP Wait Staff: You will have your own cocktail jockey booth, and will be serving the back stage and VIP Seating Tents. We will be on a cash basis (no tokens accepted) and each wait staff person will be given a $50 bank, which MUST be turned into the bar at the end of your shift. You will pay your bartender for the drinks ordered before they’re given to you; extra pens/pads will be provided should you need additional supplies.
- Ticket takers: Anyone can upgrade from a $25 General Admission ticket to a $45 VIP ticket by paying the difference…for example…4 $25 tickets can be exchanged for 3 $45 tickets plus $35, or (2 $45 tickets, but there are no refunds). People can come back with only a "Trinidaddio" stamp, indicating they are a General Admission attendee, and pay $20 and get a wristband for the VIP seating. See me with questions here.
Thank you all so much for your help…we cannot do this thing without you! Have a great “Daddio” time!
I have read the terms and conditions set forth above and would like to volunteer for the Trinidaddio Blues Fest – click on 'I Agree' below to download Volunteer Application.
KEN SAYDAK has enjoyed a nearly forty year career performing on festival and club stages worldwide. He has recorded his original blues-based music for Chicago’s prestigious Delmark label, releasing two solo projects, Foolish Man and Love Without Trust.
The Chicago Sun-Times called his last release on Evidence, It’s My Soul, his “best stand-alone project yet.”
Having come of age as a performer while many of the seminal blues legends were still alive and playing, he represents a vibrant link between the glory days of Chicago blues and the contemporary blues scene. He absorbed lessons from the greats during his early days in Chicago but was never content to be simply an imitator, instilling his music with not only traditional styles but also his broad musical understanding. His wit and wry observations permeate his lyrics, and his performances both as a band leader and a soloist draw from the deep well of American music.
He is a unique voice in the idiom and the breadth of his musicianship as both a player and vocalist have impressed audiences around the globe. Ken’s career as a performer has taken him to concert and festival stages on four continents, including tours and appearances in Europe and Japan. The list of artists who have enlisted his talents include Johnny Winter, Otis Rush, Willie Kent, Lonnie Brooks, John Primer, Mighty Joe Young, Billy Boy Arnold, Sam Lay, Dave Specter, James Wheeler, Tad Robinson, Lurrie Bell, Johnny B. Moore, and Karen Carroll.
About It's My Soul, his 2005 Evidence Records release:
"Ken Saydak has built an impressive body of work with his three solo albums and his studio work…It's My Soul is his best stand-alone project yet"…
"Though veteran session man and Big Shoulders bandleader Ken Saydak has left Chicago, his commitment to America's greatest music remains unabated. On It's My Soul, the singer-songwriter-keyboardist bolsters the canons of blues and roots music with a dozen compelling new songs, delivered with gruffly good-natured vocals and towering piano and organ performances…. It's My Soul is an excellent listen."
Blues Revue, June/July 2006
"…it reaches back through labels and categories to clutch the still-pumping heart of the simple and glorious music that became rock 'n' roll – the seminal, simmering soul stew bursting with different but related flavors: the twangs of country music, the tangs of New Orleans R&B, the heart pangs of gospel, and the ka-bang! of the blues… All About Jazz
About his previous work:
"Vocalist/keyboardist and Windy City blues vet Ken Saydak is a gripping frontman…"
"With a rock-solid left hand pumping out the rhythms and a right hand that lightly caresses the keys one moment and pounds them into boogie-woogie submission the next, he demonstrates why the piano has retained a prominent spot in the blues world despite the glut of guitar slingers."
Blues Revue Magazine
"Our man is a true blues pianist all around, at the same time soft and deep, a worthy heir to Otis Spann, a champion of an instrument which has lost its prestige.
In addition, he's a sensitive composer, occasionally autobiographical, absolutely gifted for socio-economic or philosophical vignettes about daily life and human relationships."
Soul Bag Magazine Paris
"Frontman Ken Saydak has a huge, gruff vocal delivery and a flair for writing involved, strong compositions that – while blues-drenched – are often lyrically uplifting and musically complex. Saydak looks far beyond booze, cheating, partying and heartbreak for inspiration."
Twin Cities Reader
"Ken Saydak is an artist and a poet."
Al Lewis - KBAI-FM New York City
Information provided from kensaydak.com
Headlining Trinidaddio Blues Fest XIII
UPDATE: Alligator Records Press Release: On Thursday, May 5, 2011, The Blues Foundation awarded blues master and Alligator Records recording artist Charlie Musselwhite with two coveted Blues Music Awards. Musselwhite, whose latest CD The Well has been hailed as the best of his long career, received the awards for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year and Best Instrumentalist–Harmonica!
6 X Grammy Nominee!
2010 Inductee to the
From San Francisco, CA
Trinidaddio Blues Fest XIII 2011's Star Studded Lineup
In order of performance:
The Sunnyside Ups are a versatile dance band who's repertoire spans Blues, Soul, R&B, Rock, and Reggae. Collectively, the members have performed with such artists as The Legendary Muddy Waters Blues Band, (Read More)
Fat Chance Blues Band
The Fat Chance Blues Band performs at 'The Downbeat' every Friday / Saturday, 9 pm to 1 am and musicians from throughout Colorado stop by to jam with us as we provide the audience with entertainment that is truly out of the ordinary! (Read More)
KEN SAYDAK has enjoyed a nearly forty year career performing on festival and club stages worldwide. He has recorded his original blues-based music for Chicago’s prestigious Delmark label, releasing two solo projects, Foolish Man and Love Without Trust. (Read More)
Erica Brown & Friends
Erica Brown is a bona-fide Blueswoman. She has worked with some of the finest artists in the world, and has shared stages with such heavyweights as B.B. King, Al Green,… (Read More)
Soul Kitchen featuring Hillary Smith
Hillary Smith and Soul Kitchen's latest CD, No Easy Way walked away with five 2009 NM Music Awards, including Best of the Year. (Read More)
The Albuquerque Blues Connection
“Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues!” – That’s the farewell tag on “Mexican Jerry” Muniz’s voice mail. Mexican Jerry is the bearded and tattooed leader and singer/harp player for the Albuquerque Blues Connection – “The ABC” – one of New Mexico’s longest running blues outfits. (Read More)
Harper & Midwest Kind
PART HARMONICA VIRTUOSO AND PART rhythmic explorer, Harper is a fiery artist -singer / songwriter who blurs the lines between blues, soul, rock and world music. (Read More)
The Dave Specter Band from Chicago, IL
Featuring Sharon Lewis
Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned
Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys
Rosie Ledet has become the act to watch on the zydeco circuit. Brimming with coy sensuality, Rosie's music is fresh and daring, while still retaining its links to its bayou Creole heritage. (Read More)
“Superb, original and compelling….harmonica master Musselwhite sets the standard for blues.” –ROLLING STONE
Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite’s life reads like a classic blues song: born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and schooled on the South Side of Chicago. (Read more)