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Marie Trout

Sacramento Blues Society and Mary Carrera Present:

A Matinee with Author Marie Trout:

Why Blues Matters in the 21st Century

Harris Center for the Arts

March 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM

All Book Sale Proceeds Benefit the HART Fund

Prior to the March 11 8PM show at the Harris Center for the Arts with blues rock guitarist extraordinaire, Walter Trout, there will be a chance to meet and talk with author Marie B. Trout, PhD, his wife and manager, who will give a brief 20-minute presentation and outline of her newly released book: The Blues – Why it Still Hurts So Good. The event starts at 6:30 PM, is free and open to the public, and the book will be available for purchase.

She will talk about how blues is uniquely powerful at expressing paradoxical emotional realities that are difficult to put into words. Involvement with blues offers respite from a mindset has left an entire generation as emotional refugees, feeling that they work hard, follow the rules for engagement professionally and privately, and still often “can’t get no satisfaction.”


To ensure a seat at the Marie Trout matinee discussion, please do the following:


  • Email Jan Kelley with the Sacramento Blues Society, Subject Marie Trout, with your name and number of people in your party (# of seats):
  • You will be placed on a will-call list for check-in at the door of the “Scott-Skillman Stage 3” inside Harris Center – across from Stage 1.
  • If you have a ticket to see Walter Trout at 8 PM you still need to RSVP for this matinee to secure your seat(s) – seating is limited.
  • Didn’t buy tickets to Walter Trout but now would like to? Tickets at while they last!
  • Matinee begins promptly at 6:30 PM, give yourself time to park, check-in and grab your seat. If for some reason you need to cancel, please contact Jan so she can allow someone else to attend.