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Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL
1419 Topanga Canyon
Topanga Canyon, CA

This hip, little event remains a favorite for those who are happily "in on the secret".   The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, where it has been held since its inception, is an intimate, 300-seat outdoor theatre nestled in a rustic vale deep in the shady forests of Topanga Canyon - one of the most scenic spots for a live performance that one will ever experience. 

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Simi Valley Blues Festival
A Charity Event Benefiting The American Diabetes Association and The Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley Projects at the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley www.simiblues.org

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Robert Cray, Keb' Mo' & Mavis Staples
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 436-2827

Soulful bluesman and guitarist Robert Cray, living link to the Delta Blues Keb' Mo' and Rock and roll Hall of Famer/vocalist Mavis Staples will rock the Bowl with raw emotion and 12 bar wizardry as they embody the very best in blues music.

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

14th Annual Irvine Lake Blues Festival - 1pm to 7:30pm
4621 Santiago Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676
(714) 649-9111

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The Blues American Made
1150 Julian Orchards
Julian, CA 92036
760-765-2072

Julian Blues Festival

Joe Wood & the Lonely Ones, Dennis Jones, Zac Harmon, Catherine Denise, Wumbloozo

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Santa Cruz Blues Festival
Aptos Village Park
Santa Cruz, CA 95003
(831) 479-9814

For those that don't mind a little bit of a drive:

May 28th and 29th 2001 -- Santa Cruz Blues Festival Info:  831-479-9814

Saturday May 28, 2011 in reverse order of appearance

Experience Hendrix
Featuring: Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), Steve Vai, Jonny Lang,Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb Mo', David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos), Living Colour, North Mississippi Allstars Duo(Luther & Cody); Chris Layton (SRV & Double Trouble), Ernie Isley, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji (Indigenous)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Jackie Greene
Mia Borders

Sunday May 29,2011 in reverse order of appearance

Boz Scaggs, Tower of Power, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Tommy Castro, Chris Cain

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Doheny Blues Festival
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 360-7800

Doheny Blues Festival

May 21st & 22nd     MORE INFO:  http://www.omegaevents.com/

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant
REAL BLUES FESTIVAL OF ORANGE COUNTY 2
1120 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714-550-6700

No Rock, No Bull - Just Blues! This year's lineup is bigger and better than ever, featuring Papa J & Friends; Claude von Throtha Band; Michele Lundeen, "The Queen of Steam;" Oozie Blues; Francesca Capasso & Cats-A-Renos; The Other Mules; Alastair Greene Band; K.K. Martin; Ron Tanski; and special performance by the Santa Ana High School Jazz & Blues Band. Emceed by Ann The Raven (KCSN-FM). Tickets $20. (Blues Society members get $5 discount with I.D.). Info/tickets: www,bluesgonesouth.com. (714) 328-9375.

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL
1419 Topanga Canyon
Topanga Canyon, CA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS THE TOPANGA BLUES FESTIVAL  ***Sold out for the 3rd consecutive year***

We are so excited to party with you on what is always a gorgeous day, while listening to four smokin' hot blues bands, dining on some of the most mouth-watering BBQ around, and participating in several fun raffles with great prizes! 

This beautiful, intimate festival, held the first Sunday in May, in a quaint, idyllic, Shakespearean outdoor theater, nestled deep in the shady forests of Topanga Canyon is a SoCal favorite.  

 

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

LaBrie's Lounge
Barry Goldberg & Shari Puorto - 8:30pm
806 E. Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205
Price: $8

Come on out and support your Southern California Blues Society Member, Shari
Puorto  performing with legendary Barry Goldberg!

Their show is on *March 30th* (Wed) @ 8:30pm  at *LaBrie's Lounge* in Glendale.

Barry Goldberg on Keys/B3 & Shari Puorto - vocals
3/30 (Wed) @ 8:30p
LaBrie's Lounge
806 E. Colorado St
Glendale, CA 91205

(Colorado St. off Glendale Blvd)
$8 cover

Gonna be a GREAT show!
More information here:
www.BluesRockMusic.com

More information on Barry Goldberg:
www.BarryGoldbergMusic.net

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Eric Sardinas
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Route 66 Roadhouse & Tavern
MomJamBenefit - Noon
1846 E. Huntington Dr.
Duarte, CA 91010
626/357-4210

A BENEFIT FOR MARIA MATTEO.

Schedule to appear:  James harman, gino Matteo & The Family Phunk, The Delgado Brothers, Sherry Pruitt, Pink Arguello & 2000 LBS of Blues, Whiteboy James & The Blues Express, Johnny Mastro & The Mama's Boys, Emcee:  Little Barry G, Radio Host Art Martel and more surprise guests !!!

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

B.B. King
28912 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818.879.5016

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

B.B. King
1530 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714)778-BLUE

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Coco Montoya
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Coco Montoya
28912 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818.879.5016

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Jonny Lang
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930
TWO NIGHTS: Sunday January 30th and Monday January 31st

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Blues at the Crossroads
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Price: Tickets on Sale 8/22/2010

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

As legend has it, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at crossroads one dark night in Mississippi to become the greatest Blues musician of all time. His enduring legacy is celebrated in this one-night-only event featuring a roster of today’s best Blues artists including:

Big Head Todd & The Monsters
David “Honeyboy” Edwards
Hubert Sumlin
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Regional IBC - Battle of the Bands

Southern California Blues Society's Regional IBC Competition will take place at Paladino's in Tarzana on Saturday, November 13th.   Competition begins at 3:00pm.

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

An Evening with Robert Cray - 8:00pm
12700 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
562.916.8501

Few Blues musicians have managed to accomplish as much crossover success as five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray, who has wooed fans for more than two decades with an enticing brew of R&B, Blues, and Soul.

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

CLUB NYX
"Ruby Hayes Sings Bessie's Blues!" - 2:00pm
156 S. Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204
Price: $25

New! Larrymore Kelly Productions and Linda Hopkins Present!

Written & Performed by Ruby Hayes
Directed by Phyllis Kelly (NEW)

Back by popular Demand!
"Ruby Hayes Sings Bessie's Blues!" 
 

Where!
Club NYX
156 South Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91204
(Directly across from the Americana Mall at Brand)

Blues Brunch (2 drink minimum, food additional)
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Showtime: 2:00 pm

Tickets: $25.00
General Admission Seating
To purchase tickets: Call 1-866-811-4111
For questions, larrymorekellyent@gmail.com, or 818-723-4699
 
For information, visit www.rubyhayes.com

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - 7:30pm
12700 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
562.916.8501

Singer and harmonica master Rod Piazza and his band The Mighty Flyers let loose with colorful and gritty Blues infused with Jazz, R&B, and good old-fashioned Rock.  Winner of three W.C. handy Awards for "Blues Band of the Year."

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

BATTLE OF THE BLUES DIVAS 2010

Tickets on sale now.  See our home page for details.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Arielle Verinis
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Arielle Verinis, and her undeniably rich, raw and soul wrenching vocals bridge the gap between the likes of soulful greats Aretha Franklin, Carol King and Bonnie Raitt and with her effortless, no nonsense-story driven songs, brings that classic blues sound back to the forefront of today’s current music. This jaw dropping talented artist is truly one not to miss!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant
REAL BLUES FESTIVAL OF ORANGE COUNTY - 12:30pm - 10:00pm
1120 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714-550-6700

REAL BLUES FESTIVAL OF ORANGE COUNTY  - Sunday, October 3, 2010

Papa J with Kofi Baker, Fran Banish, and Doug Lunn; Alastair Greene Band; Glenn Patrik Band; Shari Puorto Band; Stoney B Blues Band; P-Cats; Oozie Blues Band; The Flames

The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant
1120 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706

(714) 550-6700

Longing for Real Blues? So was Orange County musician Papa J -- hence, the impetus behind the First Annual Real Blues Festival of Orange County, taking place Sunday, October 3, at The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant, 1120 W. 17th St., Santa Ana. New Time: 12:30 pm-10:00 pm. Admission: $15. (children under 10 free) includes one free well drink. Info: (714) 328-9375 or (714) 550-6700. Tickets available at both Olde Ship locations (Santa Ana, Fullerton) and at the participating band's websites. 25% of all net proceeds go to Saint Joseph's Hospital of Orange Cancer Prevention and Treatment Center. The entire Festival will be broadcast live over Radiobuzzd.com.

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Johnny Winter - 8pm
100 W Torrance Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-406-1931

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Birthday Party
David "Honeyboy" Edwards - 8pm
Mt Washington/Highland Park area
Los Angeles, CA

An Intimate House Party Evening with Living Delta Blues Legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards with special guests Jeff Dale & The South Woodlawners to celebrate Honeyboy's 95th Birthday!  Saturday September 4th 8pm @ the "G Spot" (Mt Washington/Highland Park area of Los Angeles). This is a residence and not a club!  For More Info www.jeffdaleblues.com

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Carpenter Center
KJAZ Blues Bash
Long Beach, CA 90801

"KJazz Blues Bash" on Saturday, September 4th at CSULB's Carpenter Center. The Bash will feature a free afternoon fair followed by a ticketed blues concert.  The KJazz Blues Bash will begin at noon with a free admission family "street party" held in the plaza area adjacent to the Carpenter Center. Live performances by local musicians and food and beverages will be offered from noon until 6 p.m. 
     The main event, a blues concert in the Carpenter Center, will begin at 7 p.m. The concert will be headlined by the Keb' Mo' Band alongside a lineup that includes Guitar Shorty and Jon Cleary. Additional concert information, including other artists and ticket details, will be announced at a later date.
    

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Guitar Center's King of the Blues Grand Finals featuring Derek Trucks
8430 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)848-5100

King of the Blues Grand Finals featuring Derek Trucks plus Honeyboy Edwards.  Hosted by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Maui Sugar Mill
3rd Anniversary Party - Cadillac Zack's Monday Blues Jam - 8:00pm
18389 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana
818-344-0034
Price: NO COVER !!

WHERE:Maui Sugar Mil Saloon (a SCBS sponsor) 18389 Ventura BlvdTarzana, CA 91356

WHEN:  This Monday, August 16th

PARTY SCHEDULE:
8 PM - THE BBQ & ACOUSTIC JAM BEGINS (come partake in the acoustic (and low-volume electric) blues jam that goes until 9 pm. Finally, a rare opportunity to play old school Delta blues.)

9 pm - The house band plays, featuring a few songs by each of the incredible special guests, including an Old School Boogie Woogie, Barrelhouse Piano Orgy: with Steve F'Dor, Dona Oxford and Larry "Big House" David.

Then the Jam goes til 2 am.

We recommend you arrive around 8 pm to sign up and partake in the St. Louis Style BBQ. You heard right before, they have hired a professional BBQ chef!

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

B.B. King with Buddy Guy
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 436-2827

Two titans of the blues return to the Bowl for a night like no other – Bowl Hall of Famer B.B. King, reigning of blues master for over four decades, as fast and relentless as ever; and, leading off, Buddy Guy, a Chicago blues pioneer who influenced such legends as Clapton and Hendrix.

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Blues for the Zoo
On the Beach
Big Bear Lake, CA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010 ■ 2:00pm to 7:30pm in Big Bear Lake

Lakeside at the Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheatre, come for an afternoon of internationally recognized musicians, local artisan fair plus extensive food and beverage menu.   Headlining are the Delta Guitar Slingers, an all-star group featuring three guitarists from the current generation of Blues virtuosos, Lucky Peterson, Michael Burks and Sherman Robertson.  Guy Davis, an east coast singer-songwriter, steeped in the folk tradition shares the bill. Rounding out the day are Southern California favorites Cafe R&B, led by powerful singer Roach, described by Hits Magazine as “Etta James riding a Harley out of an active volcano.”   Proceeds benefit the Moonridge Animal Park, a fully licensed, care and rehabilitation facility for injured and confiscated animals. www.moonridgezoo.org/concert.

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Guitar Shorty
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

LUCKY PETERSON

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The Cellar in Long Beach

Advanced tickets no longer available.    Tickets available at The Cellar when door opens at 4:00pm.

 

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Jonny Lang
8430 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)848-5100

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

“Music In Advertising – From Concept to License”. - 11:30am to 1:45pm
8430 W. Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, ca
323-848-5100
The Association of Independant Music Publishers - Panel Event
MUSIC IN ADVERTISING - From Concept to License
A discussion on how the moving pieces work together.
Industry experts discuss the overall process from creative concept relating to music, song pitching and selection, rights and fee negotiations and, ultimately, to a license.

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Jonny Lang
1530 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714)778-BLUE

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Great Guitars: Jonny Lang
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.765.6800

 The GRAMMY Museum welcomes guitar prodigy Jonny Lang to the GRAMMY Sound Stage. Before an intimate audience of 200, hear Lang in conversation about his astounding guitar skills, lifelong love of the blues, and newest album, Live at the Ryman (Concord). After the interview, Lang will take questions from the audience and perform a few songs from his impressive catalogue. GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman, a great guitarist himself, will conduct the interview.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Eric Sardinas
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Monster Guitar Show
322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 836-5414
Roots Guitars/Amps, Vinyl, Cd's/Sub Culture Memorabilia, 8am to 4pm. Third Saturday monthly. Outdoor and indoor spots, live entertainment at the top of each hour, video commercials of participating vendors and celebrities, shot live and displayed on the website, great food and bar just a whole new fun vibe to an already great adventure. Monster Guitar for registration and space allocation. monsterguitarshop@gmail.com Tom is the man. Kickoff Hosted at Mario's renowned Italian Bistro "Cafe 322" in Sierra Madre, 322 Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre Ca. Cafe322@yahoo.com

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Marcia Ball
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

2 for 1 special for Southern California Blues Society - Order tickets directly from the Coach House box office and give code "SCBS" to receive two tickets for the price of one on this special show. 949-496-8930.

Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

27th Annual Topanga Blues Festival

The date of Southern California Blues Society's own Topanga Blues Festival has been set for May 2, 2010.  For the 27th year this event will take place at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon.   Tickets on sale now !!!   Check out our Topanga page for show details and ticket information. 

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

John Mayall
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

John Mayall
28912 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818.879.5016

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Simi Valley Blues Festival - Gates open 10am
2407 Kuehner Dr.
Simi Valley

We will have a booth at this year's festival, make sure to stop by and say hello

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Soul of The South Tour (Memphis to Mississippi)
Riverside, CA

You are about to merge onto The Blues Highway from Memphis to Mississippi.   Bus tour dates: April 15th-21st 2010.

Tour highlights include: Beale Street, Stax & Sun Records, Graceland, Lorraine Motel, The Crossroads, Juke Joint Festival, Dockery Farms, BB King Museum.

Contact Network & Maxima Travel:  Wanda at 800-777-4023 or sw.network@att.net for more information

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

The Six String Showdown 2010 - 5pm to 9pm
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 495-9000

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Featuring some of the best electric blues guitarists in Southern California. Kirk Fletcher / LA Jones / Andy Walo / Wali Ali / Lucky Lloyd / Gregg Wright / Damon Van Buren / Dave Melton / Cadillac Zack / Ray Goren (10 year old blues prodigy!) You don't want to miss this !!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

THE PERFECT AGE - 8pm
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714)957-0600
Price: $25

PINETOP PERKINS / HUBERT SUMLIN / SUGAR BLUE / STEADY ROLLIN’ BOB MARGOLIN / WILLIE “BIG EYES” SMITH / BOB STROGER - Doors open at 6pm

For info on the event and artists here is a great article: http://www.topix.net/content/prweb/2010/02/300-years-of-blues-music-legends-on-one-stage-west-coast-tribute-tour-3-31-4-2-4-3-2

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Winrose Blues Cruise

    Tickets are now on sale for the 12th Annual Windrose Blues Cruise on the Carnival Paradise featuring Shemekia Copeland, Arthur Adams and Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz on a three day blues cruise down to Ensenada. The 12th Anniversary Blues Cruise will depart on March 19, 2010 from Long Beach aboard the Carnival Cruise Line on the Paradise.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Joe Bonamassa - 8pm
3485 Mission Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world’s greatest guitar players, he is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational, and his new album, The Ballad Of John Henry, brings that energy to his recorded music more powerfully than ever before.

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

LA Juke Joint Blues Festival - 9pm

ADVANCED TICKETS ON SALE NOW !!!   10 great blues artists on one stage !!!  Plan to be there, see our home page for more details.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

B.B. Chung King & The Buddaheads
14058 ventura blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-986-6000

B.B.Chung King & The Buddaheads music is a mix of roots rock with a blues base. BB has always claimed blues to be his first love, but comes from a generation that loves to rock. Their first CD "Blues Had A Baby", was released in 1994 on RCA/BMB and received generous support from radio fans. If you have to categorize the music, it is somewhere between newer artists Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Blues Travelers. But make no mistake, BB Chung King & The Buddaheads are the original LA version!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Guitar Shorty
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Price: Check w/venue for time and ticke

Guitar Shorty, aka David Kearney, was born in Houston, Texas but raised in Kissimee, Florida. As a young boy he would sneak into his uncle’s room and try to play his guitar. He was so small his hands didn’t fit around it’s neck, so he would lean it against the wall and play it like a stand up bass.

Right out of high school at the age of 16 Shorty joined Ray Charles and his band for a year. At the age of 17 he recorded a single under the direction of Willie Dixon on the Cobra label.

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Zac Harmon
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Harmon is a disciple of the Farish Street blues sound. (Farish Street is universally recognized as the home of many great blues legends including the late, great Elmore James.). During the 50’s and 60’s Harmon hung out at his father’s pharmacy on Farish (first African-American pharmacy in Jackson), soaking up the aura and sounds of the musician customers while developing his skills as a guitarist, organist and vocalist. Like many he honed those skills while at church.

Sponsored by the Southern California Blues Society of Los Angeles, Harmon and the Mid South Blues Revue went on to win The Blues Foundation’s 2004 International Blues Challenge as “best unsigned blues band.” Since then there’s been no looking back with the release of the latest CD, “The Blues According to Zacariah,” appearances at US festivals, signing to a booking agent and international tours to Canada and France

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

The California Honeydrops - 8pm
14058 ventura blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-986-6000

Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of Blues, Gospel, Second Line New Orleans Jazz, and early R&B. With stellar performances of traditional material as well as their own innovative music, The California Honeydrops get people out of their seats and onto the floor, dancing and singing along.

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Lucky Peterson
14058 ventura blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-986-6000

Lucky Peterson played his first gig at age three. By the time he was five, he had already recorded his first single, produced by none other than the legendary Willie Dixon. Before Lucky turned six, his career had been propelled into the national spotlight with television appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and even What’s My Line?

As a child prodigy, Lucky was somewhat of a novelty act. Now he is a true blues veteran. Over the last three decades, Lucky has played to audiences all over the world, dazzling both fans and critics with his multi-instrumental talents (he plays keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and trumpet), his soulful vocal style and his youthful approach to the blues.

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Blues Harp Blowout - 7pm
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

West Los Angeles Farmers Market
Old Time Music Mini-Festival
11338 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 281-7855

On January 31 the West Los Angeles Public Library will be presenting an afternoon with Ian Whitcomb. He will be speaking on ragtime and minstrel show music. This will be preceded by a roots music festival @ the west los angeles farmers market.

12:00-2:00pm -  Old Time Music Mini-Festival- West Los Angeles Farmers Market

2:00-3:00pm -  Ian Whitcomb - West Los Angeles Library Community Room

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Pasadena City Dance Center
3 Year Anniversary Celebration - Dance Lesson 9pm - Dance 10pm
1368 N. Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
Price: $12

Blues Lesson 9PM-10PM (included in cover)
Special Guest Teachers from SLO, Alex Westfall and Laney Beal

Dance 10PM-2AM
Bernie Pearl Blues Band - http://www.berniepearl.com

 

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Janiva Magness
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310)828-4497
Blues Music Awards 2010 Nominee: Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Jumpin Jack Benny - 7pm after the game
665 W. Arrow Highway
San Dimas, CA 91773
909.592.6762
Price: $5

If you enjoyed Jumpin Jack Benny and the band at our New Years event, and want more, head down to Zendejas Mexican Restaurant on Sunday, January 24th and see them again. Eric Tice Drums/Tony Fingers Guitar/Mike Stover Bass/ and Benny Cortez (vocals/harmonica).

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

You choose, let's get out there and support LIVE blues !!
Saturday Night of Blues

Eric Lindell at Cafe Boogaloo in Hermosa Beach  : 

In the two years since he joined Alligator, Eric Lindell has blossomed from regional cult artist to rising star with a burgeoning national fan base. Eric’s soul-drenched mix of blues, roots rock, and New Orleans R&B is fast becoming a radio staple.  Eric will be at Cafe Boogaloo for two nights, Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd.

 Rick Estrin & The Nightcats at the Langham-Huntington Hotel Pasadena:

Rick Estrin ranks among the very best harp players, singers and songwriters in the blues world today. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while at the same time pushing that tradition forward

Eric Sardinas & Big Motor at Cozy's:

Eric's signature brand of Delta dynamite has been a long time in the making. At the incredible early age of six, he already had his fingers on the fret board. Both his 1999 debut "Treat Me Right" and follow up "Devil's Train" were choked-full of electrified Dobro thunder, but neither surrendered Eric's deeply rooted respect for traditional blues. Mixed alongside his aggressively soulful, self- penned compositions were searing renditions of several obscure treasures from the back catalogues of classic blues artists.Looking back on his two first albums Sardinas can now insightfully reflect, "These records explored everything I'd learned, but at the same time they used blues as a jumping off point to go deeper."

Doug MacLeod at McCabes in Santa Monica

Blues Music Awards 2010 Nominee: Acoustic Artist of the Year  -  Over 26 years, 13 studio albums, several live records and two DVDs, MacLeod has consistently earned raves. His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. He has co-written songs with Dave Alvin and Coco Montoya. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. 

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Pepperdine University
Keb' Mo - 7pm
Malibu, CA 90263

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Eric Sardinas - 8:00pm
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Keb' Mo'
12700 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
562.916.8501

When Keb’ Mo’ emerged on the music scene in the ’90s, he breathed new life into the acoustic Blues style. His refreshing mixture of Pop music and understated Blues cemented his reputation as a major concert draw and earned him a string of Grammy awards for the albums Keep It Simple, Slow Down, and Just Like You.

Friday, January 15th, 2010

David "Honeyboy" Edwards
14058 ventura blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-986-6000

David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Two Nights, January 15th and 16th at Cozy's

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Peggy Scott Adams, Gregg Rose, Lady GG - 9pm
3883 Century Blvd - 2nd Floor
Inglewood, CA 90303
310-380-2800
Price: $30/$40

Music by Joe Kincaid & the Soul Brothers Band

Doors open @ 8pm - Call for ticket info 323-363-9864 or 310-380-2800

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Keb' Mo - 8pm
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Barbara Morrison - 8:00pm
6725 West Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-466-2210
Didn't get enough at the Battle of the Blues Diva's this past October? If not, catch Barbara at the Catalina Bar & Grill. The dazzling Barbara Morrison has been featured on over 20 recordings. She has dazzled fans of a wide aray of genres from traditional Jazz and Blues to Gospel and Pop. Her melodic voice, with its two-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes. Equally as striking is Ms. Morrison's ability to belt out down-home, soul-stirring Blues. Her impassioned renditions of old and favorite torch songs are nothing short of breathtaking.

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

CoCo Montoya w/Eric Sardinas - 8pm
33157 Camino Capistrano #C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949)496-8930

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Bobby Murray's All Star Revue
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(323)954-9400
Perhaps you've heard his guitar work on "The Sopranos" or seen him on the Tonight Show, Austin City Limits or Late Night w/Letterman. If you've seen Etta James perform in the last twenty years, you've seen and heard Bobby. As Robert Santelli of Downbeat says,"He's the one that makes you take notice."

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

NEW YEARS EVE BLUES BASH 2010

Let's bring in the New Year together !!!  Where:  Nicks Taste of Texas in Covina, show starts at 9pm.  Don't miss this one, we've had some great times this year let's finish off 2009 with a good old fashioned party !!  Hope to see you there.  TICKETS ON SALE NOW !!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Battle of Blues Harps XXI

At year number 21 the Harp Battle "will come of age" with a spectacular lineup of talented harp players and blues bands. Returning for their 21st straight appearance will be ROD PIAZZA & THE MIGHTY FLYERS, three-time winners of the "Best Blues Band" award from the national Blues Foundation. Also returning will be THE JAMES HARMAN BAND with NATHAN JAMES and this year we are fortunate to have both DOUG MacLEOD and JOHN "JUKE" LOGAN back together as an acoustic duo after several years absence due to touring and studio obligations

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

B.B. King
5500 University Pkwy HP 121
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Regional IBC - Battle of the Bands

The Southern California Blues Society IBC Challenge will be held November 14, 2009. Finals in Memphis scheduled for January 2010.   For more info check out the SCBS Events web page.

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Friday, November 6th, 2009

Upland Music & Arts Festival

November 6,7 & 8th.  3 days, 9 stages, over 100 musical acts. A weekend of BLUES, ROCK, JAZZ, THEATRE, DANCE, WORKSHOPS, ART & MORE, all featured within various venues of Downtown Upland! This Festival is jam packed with entertainment that is truly for all ages. Come experience an incredible weekend celebration of music and art!
Blues performers include:  Charlie Musselwhite, Coco Montoya, Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats, Big Papa and the TCB, The Tommy Castro Band, Chris Cain, Shari Puorto, Jonny Come Lately and the Rebellious Blues Dogs

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Coco Montoya
16 E Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91006

Friday, October 30th, 2009

BLUES DANCE - Costume Party
1368 N. Lake Ave
Pasadena 91104

Pasadena City Dance Center

Start the night with a Blues Lesson 9PM-10PM which is included in the cover.   Dance begins at 10pm and goes to 2pm.  Cover $8.  Convenient parking.

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Battle of the Blues Diva's

Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Concert.  Tickets on sale now.

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Blues Sunday - James Harmon
OC Fair & Events Center

Fall Concert Series to benefit the Orange County Food Bank.   Check out www.ocmarketplance.com for information regarding free admission.

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Chris Cain
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

October 17-24 2009

Leaves out of San Diego - Bon Voyage !!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Fundraiser for Laura Mae "Mama" Gross Funeral Expenses
4339 Leimert Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Fundraisers for Gross' funeral services will be held Friday and Saturday at the club.

A public viewing will be held at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Golden West Mausoleum, also known as the Galleria, at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 East Florence Ave.

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Hound Dog Dave & the Mel-tone's - 7:30pm to 11:30pm
1601 PCH, 2nd Floor
Hermosa Beach, CA

Try not to miss the opportunity to see this incredibly talented group of musicians in this clean, new BYOB club. Free Covered Parking in the rear. $8 cover. Low $8 corkage charge; $1/can beer.  Food & drinks available. 

Sonny B is a long-time volunteer of the Southern California Blues Society, he has shown us much support over the years.   If you are in the area, stop by and show your support to Sonny B and his band mates.  Check out their myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/mysticknightstrio

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Silverado Community Center
39th Annual Silverado County Fair
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676

October 3rd and 4th.  The Saturday Night Music Fest will rock the canyons with live Rock‘n Roll and Blues bands from 5-9 pm with special guest performances by The Oozie Blues and The Mike Reilly Band, veteran blues musicians with SOUL!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Jonny Lang

As a prodigious guitar player, Lang topped the Billboard New Artist chart with his first album, Lie to Me, at the age of 15. The album was released in 1997 to critical acclaim and went multi-platinum. His second release Wander this World, garnered him his first Grammy nomination, then in 2006, Lang released the gospel inspired Turn Around, which earned him a Grammy for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in 2007.

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Headliners: Taj Mahal & Robert Cray

Catalina Island will host a full weekend of musical entertainment when the Catalina Island Blues Festival returns to Avalon Sept. 25-27. Featuring headliners Taj Mahal and Robert Cray for a special concert in the world famous Casino Ballroom, the festival invites visitors to enjoy a complete line-up of musical entertainment.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Robert Cray - 8:00pm
San Juan Capistrano

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

30th Long Beach Blues Festival
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach CA

In its three decades of existence, the Long Beach Blues Festival has become one of the country’s pre-eminent blues music events, presenting a virtual who’s who of the genre.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

CHICAGO BLUES LEGENDS CONCERT - 9:00pm
The Cellar, 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90801

Eddie C. Campbell and Eddie Taylor Jr. together one night only.   Purchase your tickets today to ensure admission. 

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach CA

23rd Year !!  This years festival brings together a mix of authentic Louisiana music (Blues, Cajun and Zydeco), creole food and arts & craft vendors to downtown Long Beach for a weekend of music, dancing and fun.

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Jullian Festival

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Doheny Blues Festival

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Topanga.JPGThis event has always been a favorite for those who not only love great blues music, but those who want to enjoy a Sunday in one of the most picturesque venues in Southern California. The William Geer Theatricum Botanicum, a 300 seat outdoor theatre nestled in a rustic vale in Topanga Canyon, is one of the most intimate scenic spots for live performance that you will experience.

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

LA JUKE JOINT BLUES FESTIVAL 2009

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

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