Monday Nov 12 2012 comments Blues & Brews benefit concert By: Menka Belgal / The Telegraph -A +A Sean "Harmonica Mac" McGroaty, with the Used Blues Band, warms up the crowd at the Blues & Brews. Bill Tobin, organizer for the Blues & Brews, left, sits with Wayne Lowery and his daughter Amy at the event on Nov. 10. The Fallen Warriors Memorial Organization auction off a unique guitar, made in the shape of a breast cancer ribbon and built and donated by Byron Jobe, in order to raise funds for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who write essays describing the contributions veterans have made to their community and country. Sean "Harmonica Mac" McGroaty, with The Used Blues Band, gets the crowd swinging to the band's rhythm. Jeff England and his wife Liz dance to the music of The Used Blues Band. A table, set for one at the event, symbolizes the POWs or MIAs that are unable to join the others there. Each item on the table represents something significant such as the candle symbolizing the upward reach of their unconquerable spirit. Russ and Jeanette Osman-Bravard, dance instructors from Grass Valley, glide across the floor. Sean "Harmonica Mac" McGroaty, with The Used Blues Band, shows why he's earned his nickname. Chelsea Slick, Bill Tobin's sister, sings with The Used Blues Band. Tia Carroll, with The Red Hot Mamas, belts out a song. Tia Carroll, with The Red Hot Mamas, belts out a song. Wendy DeWitt with The Red Hot Mamas plays the keyboard. Robert Diesel, the architect for the Veteran's Memorial Park, and Robert Leon, one of the main forces behind the project, attend the Blues and Brews event. Rick Dyer, a Vietnam veteran, and Carol Patton, Placerville City Council member, take over the dance floor. Jackie Enx, with The Red Hot Mamas, drums up a beat. Russ and Jeanette Osman-Bravard, dance instructors from Grass Valley, glide across the floor. The gymnasium at the El Dorado Hills CSD was singin' the blues Saturday, Nov. 10, as a fundraiser for the Veterans Memorial project.