Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood Pens Limited Edition Memoir

Mick Fleetwood Pens Limited Edition Memoir

LOVE THAT BURNS: A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac, 1967-1974 is a new book by our favorite drummer detailing the seven-year period before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the band. It’s an era of great music; songs like “Black Magic Woman” and “Oh Well” defined the formative years with guitarist/singer/songwriter Peter Green, while “Bare Trees” and “Hypnotized” came from the tenure of Green’s replacement Bob Welch, who left just prior to the arrival of Buckingham and Nicks.

While it’s unlikely that any of us in The Mask will get our hands on this deluxe, rare photo-laden package (only 2000 copies, all signed by Mick, are currently available), its publication reminded us of the countless requests we’ve gotten from fans for music from that early period.

On Friday, Nov. 3, Fleetwood Mask returns to Yoshi’s in Oakland for two back-to-back shows, and we’ll be working in some classic Mac from the Peter Green/Bob Welch era. There are so many great tunes – come on down and find out which ones we picked!

In the meantime, let us know what your favorites are from those early years. “Green Manalishi?” “Heroes Are Hard to Find?” “Station Man?” “Rattlesnake Shake?” Each of us in the band has our own wish list – we want to know what’s on yours! Cast your vote on Twitter, or by emailing fleetwoodmask@gmail.com.

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Headlining Slim’s in San Francisco

Summertime!
“Won’t you lay me down in the
tall grass and let me
do my stuff?”

Headlining Slim’s San Francisco was an amazing milestone for The Mask!

Thank you to the wonderful staff and crew at Slim’s San Francisco and to the Jean Genies for getting the party started.

Thank you Daniel Swan, for trusting us with this great opportunity.

We nailed it!!!

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Upcoming Performances

Moraga Commons Summer Concert Series

Thurs Aug 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm

at 1140 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA 94556

El Dorado Hills Concerts – Live on the Boulevard

Thurs Aug 11, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Steven Young Amplitheater, 4364 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Hannah Nicole Vineyards

Sat Aug 13, start time is 7:30pm

6700 Balfour Road, Brentwood, Ca 94513
“Spill the wine, dig that girl” — oh, wrong group, haha!

Harlow’s Sacramento

Fri Aug 19, Doors open at 8:00pm and showtime is 9:00pm

2708 “J” Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
We’ll be guests on Good Day Sacramento Monday morning the 15 if you’re up and at ’em around 8:00am.  As we get more details, we will share them with you.

The Westside Theatre

Sat Aug 20, Showtime is 8pm

1331 Main Street, Newman, CA 95360.
We love, love, love this venue and it’s people!  Can’t wait to see y’all!
We will be shooting video for our new promo!  Come and get interviewed and see what other surprises we have in store!

The Village at Meridian

Fri, Aug 26 at 7:45pm

3600 E Fairview Ave., Meridian, ID 83642
ROAD TRIP!!!!! Who wants to go?  It’s right next to Boise!

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Also, read the new “Behind the Mask” blog entitled “The Backbone of the Mask” by Paul Jones, bass player of The Mask, as he explains the roots of Fleetwood Mac and their bass player, John McVie.

STAY CALM
AND
MASK ON!

Wear the Mask!

We have a new online store with the T-shirts we have for sale. Below is the link which you can also find on our web-site!

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Summertime Live Performance!

Summertime Live Performance!
Lightning strikes
maybe once, maybe twice!

We have a couple other “irons in the fire” and will keep you posted as those become firm

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Upcoming Live Performance and Shows

Los Altos Summer Concerts, (New)

Thurs., July 7, showtime is approx. 6:30 pm.

Hillview Community Center. 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA

Stone Creek Village Shopping Center – Stockton, (New)

Fri July 8, Showtime is 6pm

5757 Pacific Ave #220., Stockton, CA 95207

Empress Theatre (New)

Sat July 9

330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590. Showtime is 8pm.
We LOVE playing in theatres and this is a new for us! Come check it out with us!

SLIM’S San Francisco! (New) Headlining with the Jean Genies

Fri July 15, Doors at 8pm, Showtime is 9pm.

This is a great venue to be headlining and we are very excited about this show! We need your support to WOW the San Francisco scene!

Private Party

Sat July 16

Moraga Commons Summer Concert Series

Thurs Aug 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm

at 1140 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA 94556

El Dorado Hills Concerts – Live on the Boulevard

Thurs Aug 11, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Steven Young Amplitheater, 4364 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Hannah Nicole Vineyards

Sat Aug 13, start time is 7:30pm

6700 Balfour Road, Brentwood, Ca 94513
“Spill the wine, dig that girl” — oh, wrong group, haha!

Harlow’s Sacramento

Fri Aug 19, Doors open at 8:00pm and showtime is 9:00pm

2708 “J” Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
We’ll be guests on Good Day Sacramento Monday morning the 15 if you’re up and at ’em around 8:00am.  As we get more details, we will share them with you.

The Westside Theatre

Sat Aug 20, Showtime is 8pm

1331 Main Street, Newman, CA 95360.
We love, love, love this venue and it’s people!  Can’t wait to see y’all!

The Village at Meridian

Fri, Aug 26 at 7:45pm

3600 E Fairview Ave., Meridian, ID 83642
ROAD TRIP!!!!! Who wants to go?  It’s right next to Boise!

Wear the Mask!

We have a new online store with the T-shirts we have for sale. Below is the link which you can also find on our web-site!

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Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!
It’s heating up to be a red hot summer!

Thanks to you, we continue to sell out shows!

We strive to make every event unique so we can
rock the house every time!

We’d love to see you out there so please make sure you have the Mask on your calendar!

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Upcoming Performances

Vezerstock 2016, SOLD OUT

Sat May 28, showtime is 6:00p

2522 Mankas Corner Rd., Fairfield, CA 94534.
The Vezer Family Winery is beautiful! We played there last year and I can tell you the Chardonnay was crazy good!

Sweetwater Music Hall (New)

Sat June 4, with the Jean Genies, Doors open at 8pm, showtime is 9pm,

19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941.
Looking forward to getting back to the North Bay to see some old and new friends!

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel (near Eureka)

Fri June 24, Showtime is 9:00pm

777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, CA 95525in the Sapphire Palace, Showtime is 9:00pm.
This place looks great! Come on up with us! ROAD TRIP! Yay!

Silo’s Napa

Sat June 25, there are two shows that night — one at 7:00pm and the second at 9:30pm

530 Main St., Napa, CA 94559.
We love the intimacy of this play space and are happy we can do two shows to get all of our wonderful friends in!  Come to NAPA!

Lawrence Livermore Summer Concerts

Wed June 29, showtime is noon

7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550.
Private show for Employees and people with access to the Lab.

Los Altos Summer Concerts, (New)

Thurs., July 7, showtime is approx. 6:30 pm.

Hillview Community Center. 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA

Stone Creek Village Shopping Center – Stockton, (New)

Fri July 8, Showtime is 6pm

5757 Pacific Ave #220., Stockton, CA 95207

Empress Theatre (New)

Sat July 9

330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590. Showtime is 8pm.
We LOVE playing in theatres and this is a new for us!  Come check it out with us!

SLIM’S San Francisco! (New) Headlining with the Jean Genies

Fri July 15, Doors at 8pm, Showtime is 9pm.

WE ARE VIDEO TAPING THIS SHOW FOR OUR NEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO!  We want you to be IN the video so BRING YOUR MASKS!  It’s going to be great fun!!

Private Party

Sat July 16

Wear the Mask!

We have a new online store with the T-shirts we have for sale.  Below is the link to the store!

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Imitation, flattery… and Going Your Own Way

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If you’re going to do something, do it well… and leave something witchy – Charles Manson

If your going to do a tribute, remember that you’re still you, but you now have the responsibility of taking people back to a place that they cherish and remember (sometimes with surprising degrees of reverence and emotion). I am not Lindsey Buckingham. My music sounds nothing like Fleetwood Mac. But consider myself very fortunate to have found this group of musicians and relish every time I get to get up and play these amazing songs.

As the newest member of Fleetwood Mask (and perpetual “FNG”) I can still clearly see the starting point of this journey in the rear view mirror. For an original musician (such as myself), the thought of joining a tribute band can be foreign and more than a little intimidating. I can play the guitar, sure. Sing? Meh, a bit. But play the guitar and sing like Lindsey Buckingham?! That is scary. This was really going to challenge me but in a way that I found attractive. I’ve never looked back. I’ve never had more fun. I’ve never regretted my choice, even for a minute.

He that loves to be flattered is worthy of the flatterer – William Shakespeare

Sometimes people will pay you great compliments. The trigger is often a simple matter of giving them what they were hoping for, and that’s what Fleetwood Mask tries to do. It’s not hard, if you know how to shut up and listen. The world is always telling you something. We get it. We’re fans too. We try to put on the kind of show that, as a fan, we would like to see, but in a venue that’s just a little more personal, almost private.

Small secret – from the stage we can still hear you talking. Shhhh… we won’t tell anyone.

We want to thank you for all your kind words. Night after night we give it all we’ve got. Fingers bleed, voices get taxed, drumsticks break, and we’re loving every minute of it. A lot of blood sweat and tears have gone into this project and we are forever thankful for the love and support we’ve received and the ever growing circle of wonderful people we’ve met and befriended along the way.

Make it so – Capt. Jean-Luc Picard

Still, in the end, when it’s time to rock, rock we must. Beyond all the rehearsals, costumes, custom equipment and stage props, we are a band, and when the curtain goes up, it’s just us doing what we love. From there on, there’s no thinking, we just do it the best we can.

I thoroughly enjoy every time Don and I get to fool around on World Turning. That’s not Mick and Lindsey, that’s Mark and Don. That’s real, improvised, jam-session style playing. Yeah, we do that too. We love the mighty Mac, but we’re not them. We’re us, and being us is a lot damn fun!

See you out there! – Mark Blasquez / Lindsey Buckingham in Fleetwood Mask.

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“Callin’ Out Your Name!”

“Oh I—- want to be with you everywhere!”

And EVERYWHERE is where we’re playing!
Our version of MARCH MADNESS!!

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Upcoming Performances

Toots Tavern

Fri Mar 11, start time is 10:15 pm after the opening band Mama Foxxy & The Whiskey Gypsy Rebels

627 2nd Ave, Crockett, CA 94525

Bimbo’s Club 365

Sat Mar 12, Opening for Mustache Harbor, 9pm – 9:45

1025 Columbus Ave, SF, CA 94133
We’re super excited to play this amazing San Francisco venue with a great band like Mustache Harbor! This promises to be a really fun night!!

Georges Night Club

Fri Mar 18, show starts at 9:00 pm. – An Evening with Fleetwood Mask!

842 4th Street, San Rafael CA 94901
A beautiful night club with wonderful sound!

The Nugget Casino Resort

Sat March 19, 8:00 pm

1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada 89431
Fleetwood Mask is hitting the road and heading up to the mountains. Bring your skis and snowboards so you can boogie the slopes during the day then boogie with us Saturday night!!!

Fox Theatre Salinas

Fri April 8, Killer Queens Open at 9:00 pm and The Mask hits the stage at 10:30

241 S Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Come join us with the Killer Queens and We will, we will ROCK YOU!

El Campanil Theatre

Sat April 9, show starts at 8:00 pm – An Evening with Fleetwood Mask!

602 W 2nd Street, Antioch, CA 94509
Come see us in this beautiful old theatre!

Hopmonk Tavern in Novato

Fri April 29, show starts at 10:00 pm – An Evening with Fleetwood Mask!

224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 95472
We’ll be ready for a beer!

Yoshi’s Oakland

Sat April 30, late show doors open 9:30 and show starts at 10:00 pm

510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
OMG!!! CAN! NOT! WAIT!

From Behind the Drum Kit…Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

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It’s dark, the crowd is humming, the pre show music is playing, the Mask is ready……I step out from behind the stage and proceed to my office for the next two hours. Excitement runs through my veins as I get settled into my throne, hook up my in ear monitors and grab a pair of sticks.

ON WITH THE SHOW…..

I begin the steady kick drum beat for the beginning of the classic Fleetwood Mac tune, The Chain. Like a thumping heart, the beat rhythmically keeps pace and I stroke the chimes which add their mystical ringing to the sounds emanating from the stage….the guitar kicks in and adds its raw power to the sound and then the vocals start…CLASSIC MAC!

I have been “Behind the Mask” for over three years now and I never get tired of playing Fleetwood Mac’s incredible music. Mick Fleetwood has laid down some of the most interesting drum beats to the most popular music in rock history. And I get the privilege of recreating his drum techniques and style (with a little Don thrown in here and there) every time Fleetwood Mask takes the stage.

Being behind the band gives me a unique perspective to what is happening in the crowd, on the stage and behind my drum kit. I SEE EVERYTHING!! That experience is nothing short of spectacular and I love seeing the crowd get into the music, singing along with the songs they know by heart…perhaps remembering the first time they heard Rhiannon, listening to Dreams on their turntable (remember those relics of a different age?), dancing to Monday Morning, or getting up the courage to tell a boyfriend or girlfriend to “Go Your Own Way”!

Fleetwood Mac’s music is both timeless and wonderful. The sign of great music is that it endures the test of time and sounds just as fresh as the day it was released. Think of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the list goes on and on…and Fleetwood Mac owns the 8th bestselling album of ALL time, 34.0 million copies sold worldwide…RUMOURS, Amazing music by amazingly talented musicians.

Hope to see you at a MASK show soon….I will be looking for you from behind the drum kit….BEHIND THE MASK!!

Don aka Mick Fleetwood

Special Blast from the Mask

Fenix Supper Club, San Rafael, October 17, 8 pm
The days are shorter and the nights are longer – YAY!, come dance the night away with Fleetwood Mask as your favorite tribute band plays all the hottest tunes! Rhiannon is calling . . . YOU!

Upcoming Performances

Don Quixotes, Felton, Saturday Oct. 24, 8pm
The Band is happy to return to our favorite mystical place in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, Saturday Oct. 31.
We’re opening for Foreverland. Don’t miss this!!
Michael Jackson Tribute with The MASK? BOO! More info on this later:)

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Holiday Road

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“I found out long ago-oh, oh, oh.
It’s a long way down the holiday road-oh, oh, oh.
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick-oh, oh, oh.
Take a ride on the West Coast kick-oh, oh, oh.”

Labor Day Weekend = road trips. Did you know “Holiday Road” was a solo hit by Lindsey Buckingham and featured in National Lampoon’s Vacation? Let’s hit the road and come see the Mask at these fun venues!

Upcoming Performances

Rio Nido Roadhouse, Sat Sept 12, Opening Act 6:30, Mark Blasquez, Fleetwood Mask 7:30 pm – 14540 Canyon 2 Rd., Guerneville, CA 95471 Come to beautiful Guerneville on the Russian River for a homey outdoor event. Bring the family and enjoy the music of Fleetwood Mask! More information…

Del Webb Sun City Lincoln Hills, Fri Sept 18, 7:30 pm – 965 Orchard Creek Lane, Lincoln, CA This is the final concert in a series of Summer Amphitheater Outdoor Concerts. Enjoy a sultry evening with the Mask! This show promises to be a lovely night under the stars! More information…

Sweetwater Music Hall, Sat Sept 19, Doors open at 8:00 pm, show starts at 9:00 pm. Opening Act – Drew Harrison! – 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, CA Come enjoy the music at this cool new music hall. The Sweetwater Bar had a 30 year history of live musical performances and the tradition of great music continues in a new place opposite Mill Valley’s City Hall.
Click here to get tickets…

Private Party, Sun Sept 20

St. Raymond Church Fall Festival, Sat Oct 3, 7pm – 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin, CA Come out to our neck of the woods and enjoy live music, games for the kids, food booths galore at the St. Raymond Fall Festival. We have some surprises in store. This is where Barbara teaches so anything can happen! More information…

The Fresno Fair, Mon Oct 12

The Fenix Supper Club, Sat Oct 17, 8:00 pm;  919 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA Returning to the Fenix for another great night of amazing food, wine and music and dancing!
Click here for more information: and reservations.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, Sun Oct 18, 12:30-2:30 pm, Main Street between Miramontes and Spruce Streets in Half Moon Bay. Please come join us at the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival on the historic Main Street. “Its the perfect time of year and the perfect place to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season and Half Moon Bay does it like nobody else.”

Don Quixote’s, Sat Oct 24, 8 pm – 6275 Hwy 9 Felton, CA (near Santa Cruz). Don Quixote’s is a cool place in the Santa Cruz Mountains where witches are welcome and so close to Hallowe’en — spooky! More information…

Mystic Theatre, Fleetwood Mask opening for Foreverland! Sat Oct 31. Doors open 8:30 pm, McNear’s Mystic Theatre is located in historic downtown Petaluma and is described by many as the North Bay’s Premier Music Venue. Two great bands and an Annual Hallowe’en Bash? You do not want to miss this!! More information about Mystic Theatre…

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The Dog Days of Summer Are Here!

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Summer Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mask, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band has been enjoying the dog days of summer with some amazing shows in the great outdoors! From Meridian, ID to Palo Alto, CA and everywhere in between, The Mask has been rockin with some awesome fans and awesome weather!! August is going to continue that trend with a winery twist! Be sure to catch an upcoming show with a blanket, some food, great wine and of course, Fleetwood Mask!!

Upcoming Performances

Vezer Family Winery, Fairfield, Sat July 25, 4:30 pm

Come to the VezerStock Concert Series and enjoy the music of Fleetwood Mask! Vezer Winery Events are ranked as some of the best entertainment in the Fairfield, Napa, and Suisun Valley area. Vezér events combine the things they love most: great music, good company, warm atmosphere and fantastic wine, all in “The Petite Sirah Capital of the World!”

Palo Alto Summer Concert Series, Thurs Aug 13, 6 pm

Come on out and enjoy a sultry evening with the Mask! This show promises to be a lovely evening under the stars, enjoying the Fleetwood Mac tribute band music and performance.

Big Dog Vineyards, Milpitas, Sat. Aug 15, 7:00 pm

Come enjoy the music, wine and views at this amazing winery and vineyards which sit atop a hill east of San Jose at an altitude of 1,200 feet. The summer air is cool with afternoon breezes. The view is nothing short of spectacular, with panoramas that include the San Francisco Skyline to the north, to San Jose and the bay.

McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Livermore, Sat Aug 22, 6:00 pm

The band is playing back home in the neighborhood at McGrails in Livermore. The winery is located in the heart of the Livermore Valley Wine Country and proud to be part of one of the oldest California Wine Regions. Located just past Poppy Ridge Golf Course, it has beautiful views from the patio and a sprawling lawn for you to enjoy picnics.

See our Calendar page for more shows of Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

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To The Gypsies….That Remain…Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

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It has been said that Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) is the Queen of Rock, a“ White Witch” and a true Gypsy . As part of a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, having met her I would say that in her “spell-binding presence” all of those statements, in their best possible light, would be true.

But what does it MEAN to play the character of this Rock and Roll High Priestess? A voice that is known by no other. Let’s start with the voice, shall we? I have always been a singer with a QUICK vibrato… always. Quick vibrato and a strong set of pipes. I have been told by many that I have always sounded like Stevie. So the vocal part was truly a gift bestowed on me. But the iconic fairy has a wardrobe most women would die for.. and I am no exception ! A lot of my shawls that I have are reproductions of what Stevie wears on stage…the glittery chiffon and silk fringe tassels that sparkle with every given movement.. the platform suede boots that would make any chiropractor cringe, the layers of silk chiffon skirts, beaded bustier’s and elegant tuxedo coats would spark any bohemian’s attention. The wardrobe part has been enlightening, to say the least, and I have been blessed with some amazing designers who take the words “ pays attention to detail” on a whole other level! So the costuming in itself has always set Stevie apart..never following the trends of fashion, but by being a fashion trend setter! Never losing sight of who she was, is, and will continue to become..her clothing, really, hasn’t changed!

Watch “Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Fleetwood Mask

But there is more to “playing the character of Stevie” than dressing up in the costuming and singing the songs…how do you capture the ESSENCE??? How do you convince your audience that for a moment in time what they are seeing and hearing could truly be the real Ms. Nicks? What I have found playing this honored role is learning why Ms. Nicks wrote the songs she did and what was she FEELING at the time those songs were written. Landslide….Gypsy…Gold Dust Woman..all of them have a fascinating story behind them. By learning the background to these songs, I personally found myself in a realm unbeknownst to me. I have had women who were mystics, mediums and psychics, who have come up to me and asked “ How do you CHANNEL her??” Another gift, I suppose, but at the same time one of the BEST compliments I ever received! Once I know that the audience has been swept by the enchantment of her music and the haunt of the voice, I know that I have done for my audience what Ms. Nicks does for hers…and that, my dear Gypsies, makes this all worthwhile!

Thank you Ms. Nicks for all the music you have given to us to share with the world…for those who hurt, cry, laugh and love…to you …and to the Gypsies…that Remain…I share with you her world…

Watch Claudette, “Stevie Nicks”, and the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band performed “Say That You Love Me”.

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Night of 1000 Stevies 2016 debut performer CLAUDETTE RODRIGUES of FLEETWOOD MASK, flew all the way from San Francisco to bring down the house with her Total Stevie Realness. Magickal!