Saturday Jul 12 2008 comments SPCA's BBQ & Blues By: Michael Kirby -A +A Great weather and excellent blues music brought out a great crowd to the Placer SPCA's 19th Annual Blues bash. A major fundraiser for the organization that provides services for Placer County's animals. The Auburn 49er Lions Club was cooking some great BBQ. Members (L-R) Thom Smith, Chip Perley, and Bob Cowan manned the grill. Auburn residents Cathy Pixley and Chris Dunaway dance to the music of Blues guitarist CoCo Montoya. CoCo Montoya's music career has spanned 30 years and he put on a great show at the 19th Annual BBQ and Blues, a benefit for the Placer SPCA. Lead singer for Mr. December,Dana Moret, gets in a groove with some great vocals Saturday. Members of Mr. December (L-R) Jimmy Papasthathis, Dana Moret, Billy Roberts, and Steve Schoffer. Newcastle resident Ted Stancliff joined Mr. December on stage jamming on a few tunes. Auburn resident Deeanne Holloway was trying to keep cool at the BBQ and Blues Festival Saturday afternoon in Auburn. Holloway was there to cheer on her husband, Jack, and his band Blues Farm. Mr. December guitarist Jimmy Papasthathis and singer Dana Moret belted out their signature blues sound at the Saturday BBQ and Blues Festival held at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Blues Farm guitarist Rusty Chain and Cameron Park resident Amy Hanson took to the dance floor Saturday afternoon at the 19th annual BBQ and Blues event that raises money for the Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.