Monterey Bay Weekly The Sai Whatt Band,......Once again this band, Unbelievable. Closed out the Presidents Stage on Saturday night with one of the largest late night crowds I've seen at Monterey. With a mix of Smooth Jazz, Blues and R&B, they whipped the crowed into a frenzy. The crowd would not let them leave the stage, M.C. and radio personality, Robin Winfield, had to call them back twice.
California Blues Magazine, Ron Epstine Jr. I've heard of the southern California based Sai Whatt Band, but had never seen them. I overheard several groups of people talking about them and walking towards the Presidents Stage at Monterey Fairgrounds, so I thought I'd take a look and see what it was all about. The band did something I had never seen or heard a band do at a Blues Festival. They opened with the Jazz tune.."Maputo". To my surprise the crowd went wild with applause only to have the band go into "The Blues is Alright". and Alright it was, The band played for more than a hour to a dancing, singing and screaming crowd. What a way to end a night after a day filled with great music. I even found myself dancing.
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