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May 5, 2013

Woodbridge Crossing
Fine Dining and Spirits
Woodbridge, CA

Steve Ding, Proprietor


Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood is a blues trio from California's San Joaquin Valley Delta. Jeramy Norris on vocals and guitar, George Schuler on drums, and Chip Yeager on bass, have now joined forces to create a fresh and undiluted sound. The band's objective is to preserve and further Americana Blues Music.

In 2012, The Dangerous Mood released a collection of original songs written by Jeramy Norris, Love On The Table. The quality of that studio production and the cohesiveness of the individuals gave them unity to move the project forward to a new level of intention. But itís when this band plays live that really turns heads. Known for their long first set and for bridging the divide between stage and audience, these guys are the real deal! They take their guitars, moving through the crowd, pouring their hearts and souls into every beat and note, encouraging the audience to become part of the experience.

The Dangerous Mood is a hard-working band, professional and popular in and around Sacramento, the Gold Country foothills, and the Central Valley. They are proactive when it comes to booking shows at everything from bars and restaurants to festivals and community events. They also welcome the opportunity to play private parties.

The future has Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood finishing up their second CD, Blues For Sale, for release in 2013, and vying for position in new venues and hoping to expand their family of friends in and around the Bay Area and Coastal Communities.




The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
John Lee Hooker
(American Blues Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)

Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music.
Albert Collins
(American Electric Blues Guitarist/Singer/Harmonica Player)

My mother's love for me
was so great that I have worked hard to justify it.
Marc Chagall
(Russian Artist)

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The blues is the foundation,
and it's got to carry the top.
The other part of the scene,
the rock Ďní roll and the jazz,
are the walls of the blues.
Luther Allison
(American Blues Guitarist)

Certain things catch your eye,
but pursue only those that capture your heart.
(Ancient American Indian Proverb)

Music is a way to reach out
and hold on to each other in a healthy way.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
(American Blues-Jazz-Rock Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter)

Hearing the blues changed my life.
Van Morrison
(Northern Irish Singer/Songwriter/Musician)

People seldom see the halting and painful steps
by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Anne Sullivan
(Irish-American Teacher of Helen Keller)

Blues means what milk does to a baby.
Blues is what the spirit is to the minister.
We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt,
our souls have been disturbed.
Alberta Hunter
(American Blues Singer/Songwriter/Nurse)

As far as I'm concerned,
blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music.
Edgar Winter
(American Multi-Instrumentalist/Songwriter/Producer)

I think the blues will always be around. People need it.
Johnny Winter
(American Blues-Rock Musician/Songwriter/Producer)

I been studyin' the rain
and I'm 'gon drive my blues away.
Robert Johnson
(American Delta Blues-Country Blues Guitarist/Songwriter)

Leap and the net will appear.
(Author Unknown)

He who sings scares away his woes.
(Spanish Novelist/Poet/Playwright)

Music is what feelings sound like.
(Author Unknown)

People that are crazy enough to think
they can change the world are the ones that do.
(Author Unknown)

Hope is hearing the music of the future.
Faith is dancing to it today.
(Author Unknown)

It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
Dizzy Gillespie
(American Trumpeter/Bandleader/Composer)

Don't tell me the moon is shining;
show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Anton Chekhov
(Russian Author/Physician)

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees.
Robert Johnson
(American Delta Blues-Country Blues Guitarist/Songwriter)

It is the privilege of the strong to be kind.
(Author Unknown)

Never cut what you can untie.
Joseph Joubert
(French Moralist Author)

Amateurs practice until they get it right.
Professionals practice until they can't get it wrong.
(Author Unknown)

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Gustav Flaubert
(French Author)

The beautiful thing about learning
is nobody can take it away from you.
B.B. King
(American Blues Musician/Singer/Songwriter)

Everything has its roots in blues.
I donít care what kind of music it is.
Eric Essex
(American Jazz-Nu-Jazz-R&B Guitarist)

If you play a tune
and a person don't tap their feet,
don't play the tune.
Count Basie
(American Jazz Pianist/Organist/Bandleader/Composer)

Art remains the one way possible of speaking truth.
Robert Browning
(English Poet/Playwright)

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
E.B. White
(American Author)

Happiness is available.
Help yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh
(Buddhist Monk/Teacher/Author-Poet/Peace Activist)

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Francis Bacon
(English Philosopher/Scientist/Jurist/Orator/Author)

Life is pure adventure,
and the sooner we realize that,
the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.
Maya Angelou
(American Author/Poet)

The blues are the true facts of life expressed in
words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
Willie Dixon
(American Blues Musician/Singer/Songwriter)

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
Pat Conroy
(American Author)

The only person you are destined to become
is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(American Essayist/Lecturer/Poet)

Stand on each others shoulders not on each others toes.
(Author Unknown)

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas
(French Artist)

Donít try to figure out
what other people want to hear from you;
figure out what you have to say.
Itís the one and only thing you have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver
(American Novelist/Essayist/Poet)

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Anatole France
(French Poet/Novelist/Journalist)

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Dee Hock
(Founder and Former CEO of Visa)

To be an artist you have to give up everything,
including the desire to be a good artist.
Jasper Johns
(American Contemporary Artist)

Creativity is not the finding of a thing,
but the making something out of it after it is found.
James Russell Lowell
(American Poet/Critic/Editor/Diplomat)

You canít wait for inspiration,
you have to go after it with a club.
Jack London
(American Author/Journalist/Social Activist)

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs
and developing our wings on the way down.
Kurt Vonnegut
(American Author)

To create oneís world in any of the arts takes courage.
Georgia OíKeeffe
(American Artist)

One of the secrets of life is that all
that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
Lewis Carroll
(English Author)

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.
What we do with this hour and with that one,
is what we are doing.
Annie Dillard
(American Author/Poet)

The object isnít to make art,
itís to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.
Robert Henri
(American Artist/Teacher)

Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Canadian-American Cree Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Composer/ Artist/Educator/Pacifist/Social Activist)

When we engage in what
we are naturally suited to do,
our work takes on the quality of play
and it is play that stimulates creativity.
Linda Naiman
(Creativity/Innovation Expert)

The creative is the place
where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What youíll discover will be wonderful.
What youíll discover is yourself.
Alan Alda
(American Actor/Director/Screenwriter/Author)

The difficult is what takes a little time;
the impossible is what takes a little longer.
Fridtjof Nansen
(Norwegian Explorer/Scientist/Diplomat/
Humanitarian/Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)

If you don't know the blues
there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing
rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
Keith Richards
(English Musician/Singer/Songwriter
Founder Member of the Rolling Stones)

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
Jimi Hendrix
(American Musician/Singer/Songwriter)

Find your place on the planet.
Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
Gary Snyder
(American Author/Poet)

Music is your own experience,
your own thoughts, your wisdom.
If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
They teach you there's a boundary line to music.
But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Charlie Parker
(American Saxophonist/Composer)

Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche
(German Philosopher/Poet/Composer/Classical Philologist)

Whatever your standing in life,
the most important thing is behaving
in ways that help other people.
It's the same with music.
I am a servant of the music
and if I get caught up in ego,
I'll lose everything,
it'll burn, and that's a guarantee.
Eric Clapton
(English Musician/Singer/Songwriter)

Surrender your whole being into a note,
and gravity disappears.
With one chord,
John Lee Hooker could tell you a story
as deep as the ocean.
Carlos Santana
(Mexican and American Musician/Songwriter/Bandleader)

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
Albert Einstein
(German-Born Theoretical Physicist)

All music is folk music.
I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.
Louis Armstrong
(American Jazz Trumpeter/Singer)

In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.
Phil Ochs
(American Protest-Topical Singer/Songwriter)

Wes Montgomery played impossible things on the guitar because
it was never pointed out to him that they were impossible.
Ronnie Scott
(English Jazz Saxophonist/Jazz Club Owner)

The main thing is to be moved,
to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.
Auguste Rodin
(French Sculptor)

A special anniversary is being celebrated today!



Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Robert Browning
(English Poet/Playwright)

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.
Jules Combarieu
(French Musicologist/Critic)

You have to understand a bit about the poetry of the blues
to know where the references are coming from.
Van Morrison
(Northern Irish Singer/Songwriter/Musician)

We are not on this earth
to accumulate victories, things, and experiences,
but to be whittled and sandpapered
until whatís left is who we truly are.
Arianna Huffington
(Greek-American Author/Columnist)

Most of the shadows of this life
are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(American Essayist/Lecturer/Poet)

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
Anne Sexton
(American Poet)

Notes are expensive, spend them wisely.
B.B. King
(American Blues Musician/Singer/Songwriter)

Brick walls are there for a reason:
they let us prove how badly we want things.
(Author Unknown)

Every great human achievement is preceeded by
extended periods of dedicated, concentrated effort.
Brian Tracy

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Jean-Paul Sartre
(French Existentialist Philosopher/
Playwright/Novelist/Screenwriter/Political Activist/
Biographer/Literary Critic)

Victory is what happens when ten thousand hours
of training meet up with one moment of opportunity.
(Author Unknown)

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard
(American Writer/Publisher/Artist/Philosopher)

Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.
Leigh Hunt
(English Author/Poet/Critic)

Creativity can solve almost any problem.
The creative act,
the defeat of habit by originality,
overcomes everything.
George Lois
(American Art Director/Designer/Author)

Terri Guillemets
(Quotation Anthologist)

The greatest respect an artist
can pay to music is to give it life.
Pablo Casals
(Catalan Cellist/Conductor)

Dancing is the body made poetic.
Ernst Bacon
(American Composer/Pianist/Conductor)

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
(13th-century Persian Poet/Jurist/Theologian/Sufi Mystic)

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Andrť Gide
(French Author)

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading to the same place,
so it doesnít matter which path you take.
The only person wasting time
is the one who runs around the mountain,
telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.
(Hindu Proverb)

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
Pablo Picasso
(Spanish Painter/Sculptor/Printmaker/Ceramicist/Stage Designer)

We cannot live only for ourselves.
A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men;
and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads,
our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
Herman Melville
(American Author/Poet)



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