Pinkie Rideau & Blind Resistance

Pinkie Rideau & Blind Resistance

BandBluesClassic Rock

Like fishing with dynamite. The new generation of blues pushing our own genre - Acid Blues. True to our craft and enjoying it.

Biography

In 2005, dubbed by many that know her as 'The Wailin' Lil' Cajun', Pinkie Rideau, out of San Francisco CA, moved to the Sacramento area in that very same year. At the age of forty, she started hosting local Blues Jams on Sundays, forming The Morning Wood Blues Band.

In 2006, she was invited to open for Los Lonely Boys at the Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord. She also opened for Daniel Castro at The Blues & Bikes in the Foothills Festival of 2006.

In 2007 she worked with Jerry Martini; sax & founding member of Sly and the Family Stone, who was her special guest at her CD release party. Charlie Brechtel; Biker Blues Great guitarist, was her special guest along with the Sturgis Girls at a Cajun Dinner Party for just a few hundred friends. And Tim Murphy; vocals & Country Music 2 time Grammy nominee, was known to stop by her jam in Rancho Cordova just to get grounded and to sing with her.

In Feb. of 2008 she traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to compete with Ron Cook in The International Blues Challenge. Later in 2008 she performed with Deacon Jones in Hollywood, Daniel Castro in Half Moon Bay, Bobbie "Spider" Webb in San Francisco, and Terry Hanck in Sacramento and Redwood City. Sept. 2008 Pinkie takes off to New York - landing at JFK and during the following 2 weeks drives her way back home touring coast to coast meeting the likes of Gina Sicilia, Tommy Dudley, Big Ed Sullivan, Buddy Jewell and more. She stopped off in Fayetteville, Arkansas and was a surprise acapella opener for the Allman Bros at the infamous Bikes, Blues & BBQ. The Coast-To-Coast Pinkie Tour was a success!!! Dec. 2008 Pinkie has an epiphany and changes the band's name from Pinkie Rideau & The Morning Wood Blues Band to Pinkie Rideau & Blind Resistance!!

2009 brings "The Blues Artist on The Rise Contest" through the Blues Festival Guide and SonicBids and she is one of 12 finalists in March! In May she is one of the headliners for The 15th Annual California Blues Festival held in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Memorial Day. She works with Bobbie Webb in May at Lou's Blues on Pier 47, as well as Terry Hanck again in Redwood City. Then, she has a guest appearance at The Modesto Blues Festival. In June - Bobbie "Spider" Webb agrees to become Pinkie's mentor. She was invited to be the opening artist at The Blues & Bikes in the Foothills Festival in August and then on the same day, she closed the day of The Sonora Blues Festival with The Post Sonora Blues Festival Pro Jam at Outlaws BBQ. There, she performed with Jason Ricci and was audienced by none other than Coco Montoya and Watermelon Slim. October brought a successful gig at The Arcadia Blues Club in Los Angeles and there are more great gigs on the horizon. Pinkie Rideau is on her way up and it's no lie when she sings: "It's Always Somethin."

Blind Resistance is made up of four (sometimes five) very talented musicians from all over the United States. Jay Cavileer, out of Citrus Heights CA, has a unique way of playing the harmonica that you will never forget. Jason Van, out of Fresno CA, has been playing the drums for over 30 years. Honey Bee, out of Cleveland OH, has played the bass for over 30 years. T-Ray, out of Dallas TX, has been holding an playing a guitar for over 40 years. Sometimes you may see them with an extra guy on stage - he's their rhythm player. Bill Didion, out of Long Beach CA, also makes thems sound good on stage and off, while doubling as their sound man. They put as much energy and soul into their music as they possibly can - you'll see!

What others say about Pinkie -

"I met Pinkie at the Sacramento State Fair in 2006 when I was performing with the house band. She came up and sang some blues and "blew our minds". Since then, I jam with her whenever possible. Luv her much."
Jerry Martini [Founding member of "Sly And The family Stone"]

"The 1st time I heard her at The Redwood City Jam I was impressed by her great phrasing, her voice and professional delivery. A crowd pleaser."
Terry Hanck (BMA Blues Award Nominee)

"Pinkie is hard worker who loves the art of music and entertainment and anything she gets - she deserves!"
Bobbie "Spider" Webb (Blues Saxaphone Great)

"A treat and a tribute to the world of Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Blues and Soul. Incredible."
Deacon Jones (Master of the Hammond B3 Organ & John Lee Hooker's band leader for 18 years)

Lyrics

Big Daddy

Written By: Pinkie Rideau

Big Daddy won't you take me in your arms
Big Daddy won't you take me in your arms
Won't you show me all your charms

Oh, Big Daddy don't you know that I'll be true
Oh, Big Daddy don't you know that I'll be true
I want to be all yours all the night through

Oh Big Daddy, now - won't you shower me with your charms
Oh Big Daddy won't you shower me with your charms
All I want from this life oh baby is to die in your arms

(drums come in)(guitar solo 2 measures with scat)

Big Daddy, baby you know that I'll be so true
Big Daddy, oh baby you know that I'll be so true
Got nothin but love for ya baby, that's right baby it's just for you

Big Daddy won't you take me in your arms
Big Daddy won't you take me in your arms
Hold me close baby please shower me in your charms

(creciendo)
Oh Big Daddy, oh I been waitin for you
Oh Big Daddy oh you know I've been waitin, waitin for you
It's been a long time and I been waitin with a love so true
(piano solo 2 measures, guitar solo 3 measures)(break it down)

Big Daddy won't you shower me with your charms
Big Daddy won't you shower me with your charms
All I want from this life is to be in your arms
Yes I do, yes I do, yes I do, yes I do

Yeah come on Big Daddy
Yeah, come on, come on Big Daddy
I know I got what you need and I'm gonna stay right here
Hey Big Daddy

Finally Free

Written By: Pinkie Rideau

If I leave this world tomorrow
Would you remember this song
I may be going home now
Maybe later - maybe not too long

Ch: I'll be floatin on the air - without a care
Nobody to care for me
I'll be floatin on the air - without a care
I'll finally be free................. I'll be free

Take this notion, take it with you
As you leave here today
You never know how much time you have
So live like it's your last day
Ch:

Because we're only in this world
For just a little while
Got to make it while we can
After all, after all you're just a child
Ch:

Booty Call

Written By: Pinkie Rideau

Don't want the time of day
Don't want to talk about the news
Don't want to hear about your work
Don't want to discuss my shoes
Let's get this straight - one and for all (break)
This here's a booty call!!

Don't want to give you my heart
Don't want a piece of your mind
Don't want to know your favorite show
Don't want too much of your time
Let's get this straight - once and for all
This here's a booty call!!! (break) (solo)

Don't want to talk about the weather
Don't want to talk about sports
Don't want to hear about your family
Don't want to gab about a college course
Let's get this straight - once and for all
This here's a booty call!

Bottom of a Fifth

Written By: Pinkie Rideau

I made a mistake today
I was human in my own way
I was wrong and I'm sayin
Now I'm hopin and prayin
That he will see
The human in me

Chorus:
Please tell him I love him
Tell him I slipped and I fell
I'm off the wagon and as far as I can see
Is the bottom of a fifth and me
(1/2 measure guitar solo)

I made a mistake tonite
Lord can I do anything right?
I'll take the fall
For doin it all
Why can't he see
The human in me?
Ch:
(2 measure guitar solo)

I made a mistake this morning
Can't say that life is boring
He says I'm not tryin
Says there's too much cryin
For him to see
The human in me
Ch:

The River

Written By: Pinkie Rideau

Oh, Take me to the river
Wash my sins away
Oh, Take me to the river
Gonna need alot a water
If you're doin it today

Take me to the river
Gonna talk to the preacher man
He's gonna wash my sins away
Only if he can

Oh, take me to the river
Oh, take me to the river
Push me in
Wash me down
Push me in
Wash me down
Awwwwwwwww......... (Guitar solo 2 measures)............

Aw take me down
You know I'm gonna go down
You know I'm gonna go down
You know I'm goin down to the river
Unh hunh, goin down to the river
Gonna take a walk around
On down by the river
(low to high scat)

Goin down
Goin down down
Goin down
Goin down down
Goin down
I'm goin down down down down down down down
Oh.........................
I'm goin down to the river

Oh, Take me to the river
Gonna wash my sins away
Oh, Take me to the river
You gonna need alot a water
If you're doin it today

Well, take me to the river
Gonna talk to the preacher man
He's gonna wash my sins away, hey
Oh, only if he can

Oh take me
Oh take me
Oh take me
Oh, you know I'm goin down
(piano solo 2 measures)

Take me to the river
Push me in and wash me down
Aw, take me to the river
Gonna push me
Gonna push me
Gonna push me
Gonna push me
Gonna push me down..........
To the river
To the river
To the river
Oh, take me to the river.........

What's My Name?

Written By: Pinkie Rideau

It creeps upon you like a sick and sweet disease
It takes ahold of you and you can feel it squeeze
It pulls you under and brings you to your knees
It holds you down - til you're screamin' please
Ch:
can you say love? (love)
can you say love? (love)
can you say love..........(whats my name)(what's my name).......... Love!
(2 measure solo)

It causes you to do things you would never do
It causes you to think you're not really you
It makes you feel like you need to be through
It tears your heart out and turns it to goo
Ch:
(1 measure solo)

Bridge:
Defenses down - defenseless self
Helpless, weak - childlike elf
Nothin to do - nothin to say
Why does it make you feel this way?
Ch:
(Impromptu end to fade.........)

Discography

It's Always Somethin' copyright 2006
Memphis Bound!!! copyright 2007
Live at BB King's copyright 2008
Booty Call copyright 2009

Set List

Baby, Baby, Baby
The River
Is It Just Me
What's My Name
Bottom of a Fifth
Lost in the Shuffle
It's Always Somethin'
Take Me
The Perfect Woman

We have over 4 hours of material including the cover songs.

IE:
Crossroads
Roadhouse Blues
Red House
Stormy Monday
One Way Out
Mr Breeze
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Home Alabama
Pride & Joy
Cold Shot
Voodoo Child