RESOURCES

Blues Societies

Listing of all affiliate member societies of The Blues Foundation.   Traveling??  Check out the blues society in that area for information on what's happening at the local level.

Blues Festival Guide

Get out there and support the Blues !!

Experience LA

The Southern California Blues Society is an approved member of the ExperienceLA Cultural Community Partner Network.  ExperienceLA is a unique partnership of public and private sponsors and over 2,000 actively contributing arts and cultural organizations.  This collaboration exists to provide Los Angeles residents and visitors with a free public service and online resource about the wealth of art and cultural attractions in the greater Los Angeles area. 

Southland Blues Magazine

Published 12 times per year since 1990, SBM includes artist profiles, CD, book, video and live reviews as well as club and festival calendars, radio listings, and columns with reporters covering the Los Angeles and Orange County blues scenes

Blues on the Radio

We can't come up with a better listing so we are not even going to try.   Check out this list of Blues Radio shows in California from The Blues Highway

Blues on the Internet

Listing of blues radio internet sites.

Blues Jam Online

The Pig's Ear Blues Jam provides an opportunity for amateur and professional musicians to mix and mingle. For the listener, the jam provides a variety show that is always a surprise. You never know who is going to be there.

The Blues Foundation

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, The Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence, support Blues education and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. With 165 affiliated Blues societies and a membership that spans the globe, the Foundation’s signature honors and events—the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Awards—make it the international center of Blues music. Its HART Fund assists the Blues community with medical assistance while it’s Blues in the Schools programming exposes new generations to Blues music. Throughout the year, the Foundation staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news.

The Music Maker Relief Fund

Helps the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. We present these musical traditions to the world so American culture will flourish and be preserved for future generations.

History of the Blues

From The Blues Highway website:  The history of the blues is more than a musical chronology. The blues was born the day the West African shoreline fell from the horizon. It was raised amid the institutionalized savagery of the Deep South and flourished in the dark heart of America's largest cities. We owe the blues to those who bore the pain of enslavement behind the frightful shadows of our collective soul. The Blue Highway, then, is dedicated to the men and women who traveled beyond our ignorant place, and to those who could not.

The Music Art of Ilse

Music-themed Fine Art and Prints (hundreds of pieces to choose from or commission a custom portrait of your favorite musician) Also, Hand-painted One-of-a-kind apparel.

Gimme Gumbo Gallery, Clarksdale, MS

In the heart of Downtown Clarksdale at Delta Ave. and 3rd St., within walking distance from everything, Gimme Gumbo Gallery is the perfect place for visiting performing and visual artists. Artists can take advantage of rental rooms upstairs from the art gallery and working studio space. Renters are invited to show their work in the gallery while in town.



CLUBS & BARS

Babe's and Ricky's Inn

**SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUES SOCIETY MEMBER VENUE**

For more than 40 years, Babe's & Ricky's Inn has been the home of great live blues, hosting legends such as B.B. King, Albert Collins, T-Bone Walker, Eric Clapton , and John Lee Hooker.

Arcadia Blues Club

Live Blues - Friday & Saturday nights

Blue Dog Tavern

Blues every Friday, Saturday.  Blues Jam every Sunday with a different host each week

Cafe Boogalo

Cafe Boogaloo was founded in 1995 to bring art , music, great food and social awareness to Hermosa Beach residents and beach goers. Since then Cafe Boogaloo has become the premier spot in southern California for touring & local Blues, American Roots, Zydeco, New Orleans Funk & Soul & other eclectic musical acts.

Harvelles Blues Club

Established in 1931, Harvelle's is the oldest live music venue on the westside.

Lucilles Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Live Blues - Friday & Saturday nights - various locations

Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

BLUES JAM every Monday night



MEMBER BANDS (PAST SoCal IBC WINNERS)

Zac Harmon & The Mid-South Blues Revue

Contact Info:  Phone 773-743-9546

Zac Harmon and his band won Southern California Blues Societies 2004 IBC Regional Competition and went on to Memphis to win first place at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN.  An incredible win for one of our own !!!   

The 44s

Contact Info:  Phone 909-374-9162

In 2006, The 44s won the Southern California Blues Society Regional IBC and went on to place in the top ten in Memphis.

Leff Rogers Blues Band

Winner of the Southern California Blues Society 2009 Regional IBC.  

Gregg Wright

Winner of SCBS Regional IBC 2010.    Contact Info: lefthookmusic@sbcglobal.net

Lightnin' Willie & the Poor Boys

Winner of SCBS Regional IBC 2011: - Contact Info: lightninwillie@hotmail.com



MEMBER BANDS & RECIPROCAL LINKS

805 South

Contact Info:  Phone 818-802-0103 | E-Mail info@805south.com

A.C. Myles Band

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: bluesfarm@hotmail.com

Albert and the Blues Stars

2010 IBC participant - Contact Info: bluesarama@hotmail.com

Arielle Verinis Band

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: Contact via Facebook

Artwork Jamal and The Acid Blues

Contact Info:  Phone: 818-951-2917 | E-Mail artworkjamal@theacidblues.com

The Atomic Root Orchestra Featuring the Dynamic Johnny

2009 IBC participant.  Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website

Billy & The Juke Boys (No link available at this time)

2010 IBC Participant.  Contact Info: Email revsheets@sbcglobal.net  Phone 323-217-9267

Blue Dice

2010 IBC Participant: Contact Info: Phone 813-966-9970  Email: bluedice@tambabay.rr.com

Blues Divine

IBC Participant - Contact Info:  Contact via website

Blue Heights

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website.

The Blue Henrys

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: Send message via MySpace

Bob Malone

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: bob@bobmalone.com

Bourbon Road

Contact Info: Phone: 949-259-3077 | E-Mail Bookings@Bourbonroad.com

Buddy Charles Band

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info:  buddycharles1@yahoo.com

Cadillac Zack Blues Band

Contact Info:  Phone: 323-666-2177 | E-Mail: cadillaczackband@aol.com

Jeff Chaz

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website.

Chico's Bail Bonds

2010 IBC participant - Contact Info: Phone 626-476-2032 | E-mail chicosbb@aol.com

Chu Chu & The Lovely Band

Contact Info: E-mail option available on website

Larry "Big House" David

2010 IBC Participant   Contact Info:  Contact via MySpace page

The Downtown Train

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: Send message via MySpace

Give Me Back My Wig

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info: info@givemebackmywig.net for booking mywigbiz@yahoo.com or 562-786-3172

Grease Monkey Featuring Big Rockin Daddy

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info: bgrocndady@yahoo.com

The Hammer Smith Band

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website.

The Jac Ttanna Band

Contact Info: jacttanna@yahoo.com

Jumpin Jack Benny

2010 IBC Participant:  Contact Info: Phone 562-298-2574 | E-Mail jumpinjackbennyblues45@yahoo.com

Jumpin' Johnna's Blues Band

Contact Info:  See Website

Ken Frizelle Band (No link available at this time)

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: kenfrizzelleband@yahoo.com

Kimberly Allison Band Featuring Francesca Capasso

Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website

LA Jones and The Blues Messengers

Contact Info: Phone 714-636-9144 | E-Mail lajones@lajones.com

Laurie Morvan Band

2010 IBC Participant: Contact Info: Phone 562-301-9686 | Email available on website

Los Devastrados

Contact Info: GPRProductions@gmail.com

Mad Mad Marcae & his Lost Roll of Pennies Blues Band

Contact Info: Phone 909-547-0418 | E-Mail madmadmarcae@hotmail.com

MA'KAI Blues

Contact Info: 808-651-5146 | waltona004@hawaii.rr.com

Mar'ja

Contact Info: Phone: 909-844-4306 | E-Mail: marja@marjablues.com

Max Bangwell

Contact Info:  Phone 310-384-8211

Missy Andersen
Contact Info: info@missyandersen.com
Mystic Knights Trio

Contact: Sonny “B”, 310.387.6947, or by email, docpont@aol.com

Nancy and The Nightcrawlers

www.nancyandthenightcrawlers.com
www.myspace.com/nancyandthenightcrawlers

The Other Mules

2011 IBC PARTICIPANT - Fronted by Kingfish on Lead vocals and Bass, with Kevin Merril playing Lead guitar, Grant Cihlar on Slide guitar, and Todd Szabo on Drums and vocals.

Pamela G.

Contact Info: Phone 714-865-5398

P-Cats

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: 760-880-5580 or PCatsBlues@gmail.com

Shari Puorto

Booking Info:  shari.puorto@gmail.com

Restless Blues Band

Contact Info: E-mail option available on website

Ryan Bradley Affair

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info:  E-mail option available on website

The Salt Shakers

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info:  E-Mail option available on website.

Satin Blue

2010 IBC participant - Contact Info: Phone: 949-374-7452 | E-mail: szcpa@hotmail.com

Jill Sharpe

Contact Info: Phone: 310-547-JILL | E-mail: Band@JillSharpe.com

Suzanne & The Blues Church

IBC Participant:  Contact Info:  E-mail option available on website

This Side Up

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website

Thee Rhythm Kings

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website.

Third Rail Blue

Contact Info:  Phone 949.466.9105 | Email:  gigs@thirdrailblue.com

Tokyo Mississippi

Contact Info: E-mail option available on website

Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues

2009 IBC Participant - Contact Info:  Phone 818-845-2176

Turnagain Road Blues Band (no link available at this time)

2010 IBC Participant - Contact Info: mitchellsurfboards@yahoo.com

United Blues Band

2009 IBC participant - Contact Info; Phone 909-556-0662 | E-mail: unitedbluesband@hotmail.com

Whiteboy James & The Blues Express

Contact Info: E-Mail option available on website

Wilson Christopher & the Barrelhouse Kings (no link available at this time)

2010 IBC Participant - Contact info: atomicwilson@yahoo.com


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