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PROMOTING THE BLUES FOR OVER 33 YEARS [SINCE 1982]   

THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS...

THE 32ND ANNUAL

TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL!

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015

(11 AM UNTIL 4 PM)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW BELOW THE POSTER!

 

TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL TICKETS!

(Tickets will not be mailed to you.  Your name will be on a list at will call on show day. Thank you!)


THREE LEVELS OF TICKETS THIS YEAR

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $75/$100

GUARANTEED ROWS 1 THRU 3 , FRONT AND CENTER.

ALL OF THESE SEATS ARE BENCHES WITH BACK RESTS.

$75 EACH. AFTER MARCH 15 THESE SEATS WILL BE $100 EACH.

 

GOLD V.I.P. - $55/$65

GUARANTEED ROWS 4 THRU 6, FRONT AND CENTER.

ALL OF THESE SEATS ARE BENCHES WITH BACK RESTS.

$55 EACH. AFTER MARCH 15, THESE SEATS WILL BE $65 EACH.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION - $35/$40

YOU MAY SIT ANYWHERE BUT THE SPONSOR

AND V.I.P. AREAS.  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

HALF OF THESE SEATS HAVE NO BACK RESTS.  YOU MAY BRING YOUR OWN SEAT CUSHIONS.

$35 EACH.  AFTER MARCH 15, THESE TICKETS WILL BE $40 EACH.

 

We are so excited to present

this year's incredible blues headliners...

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** PHILIP SAYCE ** 

Celebrated blues-rock great from Toronto, Philip Sayce, will blow your mind with his wild and exciting contemporary take on blues-rock, along with "to-die-for" vintage guitar tones.  Sayce recently released his new CD "Influence" on major record label, Warner Canada.  The brilliant axesmith has honed his craft touring the world with Jeff Healey and Melissa Ethridge, and he recently headlined Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival!  For those who love the Stevie Ray and Hendrix side of the genre, you will absolutely flip out over this act!   A true guitar hero of epic proportions, Sayce can not only write excellent songs and powerful instrumentals, but he has spot on vocal delivery too.   We are so thrilled to have him this year!  Philip Sayce truly represents the modern side of blues-rock, and our other three headliners - particularly Roy Gaines and Lionel Young - represent the heavily traditional side of blues. This is gonna be nuts!  Sayce will perform at 3 pm.

CHECK OUT VIDEO OF PHILIP SAYCE BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khkghSLo750

 

 

** R0Y GAINES ** 

One of the greatest living blues legends on the planet, Roy Gaines originally hails from Houston, Texas, but has called Southern California his home for a long time, though he very rarely performs in town.  A brilliant Texas, T-Bone Walker styled master, Gaines is a blues history lesson unto himself.  Aside from recording and performing under his own name for decades, Gaines has a hugely musical significance having been the first guitarist on Bobby Blue Bland's initial recordings in the 1950s, having toured and/or recorded with Ray Charles, Roy Milton, Junior Parker, and having received WC Handy and Living Blues Awards too!   Gaines also appeared in "The Color Purple" and was recently selected to appear with Paul McCartney in a 2013 video for the ex-Beatle.  A brilliant real-deal blues guitarist, singer, songwriter with countless recordings to his credit, Gaines, the master showman, is going to throw down hard with his lowdown four piece band: Dave Melton (guitar), Rick Reed (bass) and Jimmy Paxson (drums).  Prepare for the heavyweight blues experience of a lifetime!  Gaines will perform at 1:40 pm.

CHECK OUT VIDEO OF ROY GAINES BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsn8UY4bEts

  

** LIONEL YOUNG ** 

We have been looking for the perfect opportunity to fly in brilliant blues artist, Lionel Young from Colorado.  One of the highest level musicians on the international blues scene, Young won the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in 2011 and is truly one of the most astounding electric fiddle players and guitarists you will ever see.  Matched with a voice somewhere between Johnny Shines and Elmore James, this is one of the guys to seriously watch out for for blues stardom.  Young spent many years soaking up lessons from legendary blues masters such as Homesick James and Yank Rachell and you can tell by the depth in which he plays!  This is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the year.  Young will perform at 12 noon.

CHECK OUT VIDEO OF LIONEL YOUNG BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nXvKTSmKIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbrg_cXCCck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQxcAe40V-g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhsDaTO1_es


 ** DEB RYDER ** 

The undisputed Queen of the Topanga Canyon Blues scene makes her exciting debut on this year's festival!  Ryder began appearing on stage as a young teen at her step father’s famous nightclub The Topanga Corral, where she opened for such blues legends as Etta James, Big Joe Turner and Taj Mahal to name a few. It was there that she honed her style as a blues performer. Her much anticipated debut album “Might Just Get Lucky” is a hit, garnering rave reviews and acclaim. The CD was written and arranged by Deb, and held its own on The Living Blues, RMR, Bluesdebut, and Blues411 and radio airplay charts around the globe. Her new CD, featuring a star studded list of the blues finest is about to drop, and is anticipated to be an even bigger success. Deb’s vocal prowess is matched only by her stage presence and charisma.  Deb Dyer will perform at 11 am.

CHECK OUT VIDEO OF DEB RYDER BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyosu2to6KE

 

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THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUES SOCIETY CONGRATULATES OUR REPRESENTATIVE.

NICO WAYNE TOUSSAINT!

FOR COMING IN 3RD AT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION IN MEMPHIS 2015!!!

 

 

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2014 BLUE STAR BENEFIT

A HUGE SUCCESS!

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US RAISE A TON OF MONEY AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE BLUE STAR CONNECTION ON AUG 24, 2O14!

WHAT A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY OVER 150 FANS AND 30 BLUES MUSICIANS!


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KID RAMOS BENEFIT

A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thanks again to all of you wonderful blues lovers for your generous donations. Thanks to dozens of Southern California Blues Society volunteers for all their hard work, thanks to the world's best musicians (45 talented, loving blues artists volunteered so much of their time and skills). We raised well-over $5,000 to our friend KID RAMOS! God speed!

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Special Thanks to Our Corporate Blues Supporters

Sponsor_List__Annual__for_Website1.jpgWe wanted to send out our sincerest thanks to our Corporate Sponsors that assist us throughout the year in our efforts to promote the Blues in Southern California.   There support of our organization and their own efforts in Keeping the Blues Alive is a common goal that benefits us all.   Please show them your support. 

House of Blues / Coach House / Galaxy Theater 

  GRAMMY Museum / Luckman Theater / KLBC.org 





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