Last Update: Tue July 25, 2017 at 12:13AM

Bands, You now also have the option of using a self posting facebook version of The Good Blues Update website. Have a gig?!?! Advertise it right there. . . . right now! Go to the facebook group page it's called "San Diego Blues Central (and beyond)" When posting events include date, address, time, cover and other pertinent info. . . not just a link that folks have to wade through searching for details. Thank you! *Submit your band schedule and events for sharing here to

~ Shows by Date ~

*Solo Blues Tuesday With Mr. Robin Henkel
-7/25, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth Ave. downtown San Diego in The Voodoo Lounge. Good Food, Cold Drinks, Live 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Or

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen! Swinging Suesday Tuesday
-7/25, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa Street, San Diego (off I-8 at Morena Blvd.) Great Food, Dancing, Beer, Coffee and Cocktails Served! (619) 542-1462. See And

*Doug Allen Jam Tuesday
-7/25, The Kraken - 2531 South Highway 101 in Cardiff by The Sea. Now Most Tuesdays 8:00 - 12:00 pm. Always Check With Band or Venue First.

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-7/25, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Most Tuesdays. Drinking, Dancing. . . from 9:00 pm. Bound to be Fun!

*Tuesday Blues Jam Lawndale
-7/25, Eagle's Nest Saloon - 15150 Prairie Ave. Lawndale Ca. Hosted by Howlin' Blues. Every Tuesday Night! Bass amp, Drums, P.A. provided. You bring the rest to the Nest! 8:00 - 11:30 pm. See you there!

*Tuesday Night Blues
-7/25, Mojo Lounge - 3714 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA. Featuring Johnny Soubrand, Vance Ehlers and Aki Kumar!

*John Marx and The Blues Patrol
-7/25, Chop Shop - 4351 Valley Fair St., Simi Valley, CA. (Most Tuesdays) at 7:00 pm. Whiskey and Wings. . . Everything in between! Visit Or Call (805) 581-6021. Check John out here

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!

*KSDS Wednesday Jam With Special Guests
-7/26, Hosted by Mark Augustin and Mr. J. Otis Williams of KSDS 88.3 Radio fame. Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163). Dancing, Good Food, Beer, Cocktails. PA, Bass Amp, Small amp and Keyboard provided. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Try the Fried Chicken! (858) 278-0800 Or

*Gilbert Castellanos and The Young Lions
-7/26, Panama 66 - 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Sandwiches, Salads and Craft Beer. Great way to spend a Wednesday evening with cool live jazz from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Call (619) 696-1966 Visit And

*The Dixie Express Sounds like Dixieland
-7/26, Fuddruckers - 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. (across from Macy's). Looking for a good burger and some cool Dixieland Style music? Then get down here! Wednesdays 6:00 - 8 pm. Or

*Dave Scott Latin Jazz Trio
-7/26, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Call (619) 442-9827 Or See

*Dwight Yoakam
-7/26, Viejas Concerts in The Park - 5005 Willows Rd H101, Alpine, CA. From 8:00 pm. (619) 445-0246. See Or

*Darryl Williams and Frienz
-7/26, Old Town Pub and Grub - 28677 Old Town Front St. Temecula. Jazzing it up real good every Wednesday from 8:00 - 12:00 pm. No Cover, Good Food and Drinks Served. For more info visit

*Lafayette Wednesday
-7/26, The Prohibition Lounge - 548 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp, Downtown San Diego. Celebrate the new jam hot spot downtown. With Kevin Cooper and Ed Cleveland. Most Wednesdays from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am.

*Jeff Moore and The Witchdoctors Rockin' Guitar Blues!
-7/26, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar, Pool Table and Room for Dancing! Most Wednesdays. Check with venue first! See

*Tomcat Courtney
-7/26, Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise Street, North Pacific Beach. 7:00 pm. Check with venue first! Call (858) 488-4200 for more details.

*Rock Your Billy Wednesday With Gino and The Lone Gunmen
-7/26, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. San Diego. Great Mexican Food, Ice Cold Beer, Dancing, Coffee and Classic Cocktails! Live 8:00 - 11:00 pm. $5.00. Call (619) 542-1462. Now fourth Wednesday of Month. Visit

*Missy Andersen 2016 BMA Nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good
-7/27, House of Blues - 1055 5th Ave. downtown San Diego on Salvation Alley Stage! Good Food, Cold Drinks and Live Music 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Check out And

*Mr Tomcat Courtney
-7/27, Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Try the Fried Chicken! (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163)

*Dr. John with Euphoria Brass Band
-7/27, Bayside Summer Nights - Embarcadero Marina Park South 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego. Ticket info Also Visit And

*Thursday Jam Hosted by Martin Tramil and Friends
-7/27, PKs Roadhouse - 15573 Grand Ave, Lake Elsinore. Fun times, great people, talented musicians! Good food and New IPAs! Jamming Thursdays 7:00 - 11:00 pm. (951) 609-0426, Or

*Gregory Page just good music
-7/27, Java Joe's - 3538 Adams Ave. San Diego. Local Art on display, Casual Refreshments and Good Music 8:00 - 10:00 pm. Cover at Door goes to band. And

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on
-7/28, Pioneer Park aka Mission Hills Park - 1521 Washington Place, San Diego. Pack a chair and a snack. Just in case you're looking for some local mojo this picturesque park sits atop a 19th century cemetery. . . and conveniently located a few blocks away from Bronx Pizza! (Excuse the plug). Visit Or And

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-7/28, Alpine Library Park - 1752 Alpine Blvd. Behind the New Library! Bring your Blanket or Folding Chair. Local Food and Cold Drinks will be Available. Live Music 6:30-8:30 pm. Or

*Full Strength Funk
-7/28, Trolley Barn Park Summer Concert - 1943 Adams Ave. (at Florida St) San Diego. Live and Swinging from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Snacks and Soft Drinks are Available. There is also a playground for the kids. Check and

*David Allan Coe
-7/28, Ramona Mainstage - 626 Main Street, Ramona. All Ages Venue, Free Parking, Light Refreshments Served, Dancing! Get Your Tickets Now Also See

*Violent Femmes American Roots Music Since 1981
-7/28, Del Mar Fair at The San Diego Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014. For full Season Schedule Visit Also See

*Barry Baughn Band knows what to do
-7/28 and 7/29, Shanghai Reds Bar and Grill - 255 S. Indian Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs at Fisherman's Market. Good Drinks and Food Served, Live 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Friday and Saturdays. And

*Mercedes Moore Band Will Reach Your Soul

*Chet and The Committee Friday Night Swingin Blues Party
-7/29, Pints And Quarts - 17600 Collier Ave. #147-A Lake Elsinore 92530. Good Food, Cold Beer and Live Music 7:30 - 10:30 pm. Call (951) 674-0010 Or See

*Robert Cray With Jimmy Woodard Duo
-7/29, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Good Food, Beer and Cocktails are Served, Dancing, 21 and Up Only. Show is at 8:00 pm. Get Tix Now Check

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight
-7/29, De Oro Mine Company - 9924 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977. Beers, Cocktails, Pool Tables and Live Music 8:00 pm. (619) 741-8198. See Or

*Black Market III
-7/29, Crush Italian Cuisine - 437 Hwy 101, Solana Beach. Classic Food, Great Cocktails and Live Music from 9:00 pm. Serving Build your own Brick Oven Pizza, Eggplant Parmigiana, Design A Pasta Dish and Much More!Visit Or

*Billy Watson You will have a good time!

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen
-7/30, Barefoot Bar and Grill at Paradise Point Resort - 1404 Vacation Rd. San Diego, Beachfront Dining overlooking Mission Bay. Craft Beers, Great Burgers, Fresh Salads, Seafood Plates and Music from 12:00 pm. Footwear is Required, Casual Attire. Be sure to see the lagoon. For more info call (858) 274-4630. Visit And

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-7/30, Gaslamp - 6251 E. PCH, Long Beach. Now Serving Sunday Brunch and a real good time. Live Blues by Mike Arguello with Junior Watson, Bill Stuve, Ron Felton and assorted special guests sitting in all day! Free Parking, No Cover, Fun for everyone! Bottomless Mimosas, Surf and Turf, Bloody Mary's, Eggs Benedict, Country Fried Steak and more. . . Open 11:00 am. Music from 12:00 pm. For more info Call (562) 596-4718. Visit or

*Big Daddy Deluxe
-7/30, PKs Roadhouse - 15573 Grand, Lake Elsinore. All styles of music are welcome, Fun times, great people, talented musicians! The heart and soul of our local community! Good food and New IPAs Served! Now Jamming Every Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm. (951) 609-0426 Or

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-7/30, Patio Party Blues Jam at Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St, in downtown El Cajon. No Cover, All Ages, Hot Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails. The Band with a few pals sitting in. Jammers; Drums, Bass Amp and PA are Provided. Bring what gear you need to Play. Dancers; it is concrete patio but Dancing is Welcome. Party 3:30 - 6:30 pm. (or so).
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fair or Special Event. E-Mail any questions.

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam With Special Guests
-7/30, Malarkey's - 168 North Marina Drive in Long Beach, CA. Live Blues, Good Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails Sold now most Sundays 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Call (562) 598-9431. Zack:

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-7/30, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar. . . and plenty of room for Dancing! Most Sundays.

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing!
-7/30, Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Hiway, Oceanside 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Beer, Dancing! Check it out And

*Rose Winters Artist and Storyteller

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-7/31, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon - 18389 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, CA. Another fun night with some of the coolest fans! Featuring National And/Or Regional Guest Artists each week. Most Mondays Live from 8:00 pm. Donation requested at the front door. Meet Zack: Or Call (818) 344-0034. Questions? EMail

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Coyote Blues Redemption First Saturday
-8/1, Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Hiway, Oceanside 4:30 - 9:00 pm. Beer, Dancing! Check it out

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*First Friday Happy Hour With Special Guests
-8/4, Gillespie Cafe - 2015 N. Marshall, El Cajon (by Flight Tower) Party from 4:30 pm.
No Cover, Free Parking, Good Food, Wine, Pie and Coffee, Cold Beer, Cool Live Music, Vintage Airplanes and More!

*Black Market III
-8/4, BNS Brewery and Distillery - 10960 Wheatlands Ave Suite 101, Santee, CA. Live from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Call (619) 956-0952 and See And

*Euphoria Brass Band
-8/4, Trolley Barn Park Summer Concert - 1943 Adams Ave. (at Florida St) San Diego. Live and Swinging from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Snacks and Soft Drinks are Available. There is also a playground for the kids. Check And

*Little Hurricane this duo will blow you away!

*The Paladins Return Home With Casey Hensley Band and The Bedbreakers
-8/5, Casbah - 2501 Kettner Blvd. (at Laurel) San Diego. Cocktails, Cold Beer, Live Music and Dancing! See Or Or And

*Mark Hummel Golden State Lone Star Revue

*Steve Douglas Fundraiser
-8/6, Navajo Live - 8515 Navajo Road, Live Music by John January with Linda Berry, Jeff Ousley Band, Roni Lee and Several Other pals rocking from 4:00 - 10:00 pm! Come on over here and help a good friend who can use a hand up. Call (619) 465-1730 Check out www.navajolive

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Acoustic Blues Jam
-8/7, Templar's Hall at Old Poway Park - 14134 Midland Road in Poway. Now being held 6:30 - 9:00 pm on first Monday of each month. Telephone (858) 668-4576 for details.

*The Groove Squad
-8/7, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F Street, downtown San Diego. (619) 233-3077. Drinking, Dancing and all that from 9:00 pm. See And

*Ben Powell Visit

*Charles Burton Band
-8/9, Kraken - 2531 South Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Cocktails, Pool Table, Live Music 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Now on Second Wednesday of each month. See And

*Lady Star bringing the blues. . .

*Sue Palmer
-8/11, Pioneer Park aka Mission Hills Park - 1521 Washington Place, San Diego. Pack a chair and a snack. Just in case you're looking for some local mojo this picturesque park sits atop a 19th century cemetery. . . and just a few blocks away from Bronx Pizza! (Excuse the plug). Visit Or And

*Stan Ruffo Blues, Jazz and Soul

*2017 San Diego Blues Summit
-8/13, Tin Roof - 401 G. St. downtown San Diego. Good Food, Cold Drinks, No Cover, Six Hours of Music from just about everyone in town. . . and a few from out of town like Hola Soy Lola of TJ! Co Hosted by Whitney Shay with Special Guests (not limited to) Jodie Hill, Karl Dring, Victor Marquez, David Wyatt Sr, Rachelle Brand Danto, Kurt Rosenbaum, Lady Star, Chuck Arcilla, Walter Gentry, Conrado Hinojosa, Joe Bernal, Phil Diiorio, The Derringers, David Lewis, Chill Boy, Linda Berry, John January, Michele Lundeen, Robert Cowan, Christine Gilardi. . . and Others! For full lineup and details Visit

*Casey Hensley Band

*Chris Cain Night
-8/14, Little Lou's BBQ - 2455 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008. Good Food and Drinks are Served. Second Monday of Each Month! Live Music from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. *Double Check Or

*Wild Pack Rocking the Baja

*Groove at the Grove
-8/16, The Alano Club - 6901 Central Avenue, Lemon Grove. Are you a friend to Bill W? This is your Matinee Party! $10.00 at the Door ($5.00 if 8 or under) includes Food, Fellowship and Live Music from 1:00 - 7:00 pm. Donations will also be Accepted. For more details Call (619) 462-3325.

*John January and Linda Berry Jam
-8/16, Mr. Peabody's - 136 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, CA. Good Food, Cool Drinks, Happy Hour Specials and Live Music! Now Every 3rd Wednesday 8 - 11 pm. (760) 753-7192. Check

*Leilani Kilgore is Rockin'

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs
-8/20, Shenanigans Irish Pub - 423 Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA. Cold Beer, Burgers, Fish and Chips. Now Every Third Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Call (562) 437-3734 See Or

*American Monster Burlesque Blues Show

*John Mayall Godfather of British Blues
-8/24, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Good Food, Beer and Cocktails are Served, Dancing, 21 and Up Only. Show is at 8:00 pm. Get Tickets Now Also Check

Always Check with the band or venue before you head out to that big party!
Things sometimes get changed with no advance notice to us here at the GBU.

~ Other Good Stuff ~

*Steph Johnson will knock you out!

*James Harman
James latest record Bonetime is Now Available. Get your copy soon as you can.

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Shari Puorto

*Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers

*Laura Jane and The Tighten Ups

*Len Rainey's Midnight Players

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*The 44s featuring Johnny Main
Here is a little sample for y'all! Also Check

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Joey Harris and The Mentals

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing!

*Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band Follow the Tour

*Michele Lundeen and Blues Streak

*Robin Henkel Visit

*Eve Selis Band Boot Stompin' Americana

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight

*Charlie Musselwhite

*The Rockin' Aces Check em out


*Bi-Polar Express

*Cindy Lee Berryhill Singer Songwriter

*The Fallbrook Vigilantes With Anthony Cullins

*Black Market III Scottie and Roxanne are back in town

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Coco Montoya Follow the tour

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*David Patrone Trio

*Roni Lee Guitar Slinger at Large

*Jack Tempchin Master Songwriter

*Flipside Burners Rockabilly Fun

*The Fremonts Get their New Record Alligator from the band!

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Walter Gentry

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Billy Bacon Burns it up

*The Little Kings Featuring David Mosby

*Rebecca Jade

*Euphoria Brass Band San Diego Second Line

*Backwater Blues Band

*Michael Dwyer Check him out

*Gino Matteo Cat is on Fire! Visit And

*The Sleepwalkers

*Bubba McCoy Knows what to do! Pick up his Learn To Dance With Bubba CD!

*Will Lovealot does it right

*Johnny Mastro and Mama's Boys Tearing it Up

*Chickenbone Slim & The Biscuits

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on

*Sugaray Rayford Band For tour info see

*The Chris Fast Band

*The Money Band With Mark Eppler Check

*Chill Boy Catch him if you can

*Billy Lee and The Swamp Critters

*Karl and The Hornets Some Buzzing Going On!

*Gregory Page just good music

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Alan Iglesias and Crossfire A loving tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

*Cerissa Mc Queen and The 332 Band

*Elvin Bishop See

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol

*Red Lotus Revue

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs

*Charles Burton Band

*Big Boss Bubeleh

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*Clapton Hook Tribute

*Stoney B Blues

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Rebecca Jade

*Hoodoo Blues

*Earl Thomas World Tour

*Blue Rockit Band

*Andy T - Nick Nixon Band You gonna dig it!

*David Patrone Quartet

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good

*The Groove Squad

*Gypsy Swing Cats think Django Reinhardt and for a sample

*Full Strength Funk

*Brown Sugar Oldies - Rock - Blues

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Wyatt Lowe Band

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on

*Big Toe Rocks

~ 2017 Brews And Blues ~
-6/14 - 10/12, Blues Against Hunger will be traveling city to city, brewery to brewery Hosting All-Star Blues Jams Fighting Hunger. Musicians who want to join the fight. . . come be part of this growing list of America's All Stars that care. Non-perishable food items will be collected at each event and donated to your local community food banks. For Full Schedule See

~ Looking For Work ~

Melanie Hintz Drummer with experience in Blues, Rock and Jazz now accepting paid professional gigs. Need a last minute fill in? Sub calls accepted. Give Mel a call (619) 517-6562 Or Mail

Tenor Sax man Dave Good is interested in a steady paying gig with a working band playing out several times a month. Need a Horn? Contact him today (619) 850-3283 Or

Gary Lehmann available for pro gigs on guitar, mandolin and harmonica. email or call (858) 254-9389.

Guitarist with plenty experience available for pro/paid gigs. Contact Joe Norwood:

Drummer available for pro shows Ric Lee: or (619) 691-1609.

Experienced Harp player Steve Escamilla looking for work with a blues band. One night stands and/or Emergencies OK. call (760) 310-0822.

West Coast Blues Guitarist available for pro shows and studio work. Last minute gigs okay. Call John Flynn: (619) 871-4960 or e-mail

Dummer available for professional gigs. Contact Grant Mitchell Today or (619) 248-1474.

Alto Sax Player Chuck "da killa" Arcilla Now accepting Paid Gigs! Call (619) 916-6147, or e-mail

Experienced soul/blues/R&B bassist now looking for a pro-level working band situation. Contact Harry Magalong (858) 386-3493 or email:

Experienced blues/rock guitarist accepting sub work for working band. Pro/Paid gigs only! Paul Alvarado (760) 451-0527, Or e-mail:

Big Jon Atkinson is a talented cat playing traditional blues in and around California. Harmonica, Guitar, Drums and he Sings like a Mutha! Fill ins are OK. Paid Pro Gigs Only!
Hit him up

Tom Stewart drummer for Backwater Band now accepting paid professional gigs. . . Send e-mail to

Professional Bass Player Available for Serious Pro gigs. Former Member of Candy Kane Band. Contact Kennan Shaw Or Call (510) 761-7547.

Pro Tenor Sax Player available for paid gigs: Contact Dana "Kid Tater" Garret:

We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fairs or Special Events. Swing by to check out our new web spot. Visit and like us on facebook, Or E-Mail with any questions.

Drummer Available for Pro Weekend Gigs. e-mail Greg "Stickman" Hennig here:

Harmonica Player Available: Pros only please. Can play drums at same time if needed. John Frazer (619) 263-6826 or

Top Notch Drummer seeks quality paid gigs only: Brian 'Nucci' Cantrell (619) 606-1649.

~ Important Non Music Business ~

Did you ever ask for a pony or a horse of your own when you were a kid? I know right. . . Well, here is a chance to help take care of the rescued horses of Tir Na Nog Sanctuary. Hay, Donations and Volunteers are always needed! Visit

~ Meet with other Blues Fans ~

Ready to make a few new friends?

~ Music Instruction ~

Private Drum Lessons - All Ages, All Levels Now Available with Billy Wear email Bill direct here:

Wayne Riker is accepting a few new students. 40 years teaching, all styles and levels. Class is on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kearny Mesa. Eleven books out on electric blues, Ongoing instructional columnist for Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar and Premier Magazines, Seventeen years co-hosting workshops with many of the known A list blues guitarists, complete info and his contact is available online

Guitar lessons Now Available from Mr. Joe Norwood. He'll get you rockin! Blues, rock, and slide guitar. Contact today.

~ Learn what is up to the North ~

Sign Up for the Southland Blues E-Weekly Report via email to Good Live Blues info on shows mostly in LA, OC, LB etc. . . Don't miss out!

~ Live Stand Up Comedy ~ We can all use a good laugh.

American Comedy Company - 818 Sixth Ave. San Diego. Food and Drinks Served! For Tickets Call (619) 795-3858 Or

~ Chances Are ~

You're the best looking blues artist on the block Now get the best looking blues mag! Just got mine last week. Get yours soon. . . it's Beautiful!

~ What's Happening Downtown ~

Find out all about it right here. . .

~ Get it Fixed Right ~

You want the best gear?!? Get the best tech team. . . Call Top Gear Pro Shop Today! San Diego's One Stop Custom Guitar and Amp Shop! 7293 University Ave. in La Mesa. Open Monday - Friday 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Call (619) 464-4969 and ask for my pal Tim or send an E-mail to and Visit

San Diego meet Planet of The Amps your Full Service Vintage Tube Experts right here. Repair, Restoration and Modification of all tube amplifiers. Professional Service and Speedy Turn around Call Kevin (619) 890-7495 or email

~ Turn it On Tune it in and Turn it up ~

Sheldon Abbott Cure for the Blues is on KUCI Radio Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon. Tune in. . . he know his business!

~ From our Neighbors ~

Looking for blues in the L.A. area? Check with The Los Angeles Blues Society. Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the wide variety of Live Blues music found
in Los Angeles and around Southern California.

~ Harmonica Goodies ~

Rockin Ron's Music
Looking for tools of the trade? Harmonicas, Replacement Reeds, Mics and things?!? Contact my friend Ron today for the hook up.

Having troubles with your harmonica? Interested in alternate tunings? Harmonica Tech Gary Lehmann can help! Reed replacement for Hohner and Suzuki, retuning and optimization, also some refurbished harps for sale. Diatonic and chromatic. Email or call (858) 254-9389.

~ Day by Day ~

Have you ever wondered what was happening in the blues scene fifty years ago today? Well, here is a good web site to learn about and hear some of it.

~ Good Morning Ladies ~

OK, where are all my Blues Divas at?!? You'll be wanting to visit this interesting website. It's a Girl Thing!

~ Check it First ~

Before buying a used axe be sure you're not buying a fellow musician's lost treasure. If you have lost one lately register it now. Owning a stolen guitar is very bad Ju-Ju!

~ Check it Out ~

*Mr. Charlie Lange has all of those real blues CDs that you have been searching for! Visit today!

*If you're heading south of the border for a night or for the winter insure that vehicle. My pals at Baja Bound Insurance will hook you up right away!

*Firehouse Swing at San Diego Women's Club - 2557 3rd Ave, San Diego. A huge dance floor. . . one of the best places in San Diego to learn swing dancing! Visit for details.

*Have a show planned where you or the venue wants a Contract/Written Agreement? Check this link for some ideas where to begin.

*Red Elvises
Not blues - just one of the best darn party bands around! Check this Tour Schedule!

*Always something going on at The Coach House - 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Now Available for your private events. For information Call (949) 496-8930 today Or visit

*Still trying to figure out that guitar business? Check

*Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoeniz AZ. Want Some Real Live Blues? This is the place! "It's like they moved Chicago out to the AZ!" Call (602) 265-4842 Or Visit

*Searching for New Orlean's Style Cuisine and great live entertainment in So Cal? Well, you're looking for Iva Lee's in San Clemente

*Good Blues every weekend at Arcadia Blues Club - 16 E. Huntington Dr, Arcadia. Just a short drive up the I-5. Good Salads, Sliders and Sandwiches! Solid Live Music! (626) 447-9349 Check

*Need a 15 Passenger Tour Van or a Compact car for family visiting this weekend? Contact our friends at AIRPORT Rent-A-Car for the Good Deals on Some Good Wheels! Airport Rent-A-Car 3101 India St. San Diego. (800) 243-9656 or (619) 295-3111.

*101 Ways Harmonica Players can Sound Better by Dane Mr. Chromatonic Terry

*DIZZY'S where music matters most.

*Free Business Tips and more for Musicians:

*John Fuhrmann's Harp Page Playing Tips, Lessons and more! take a peek:

*Video of Your Band on DVD, Steady Hand With Good Quality Super Reasonable!
Contact Mark MOB Productions.

*Do you or a friend need help tuning that guitar? try this web tuner!

~ Weekly Shows ~

Monday Tango Lessons from 6-8 pm. Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St.

The Barry Baughn Blues Band with friends Friday and Saturday Nights at Shanghai Reds - 255 S. Indian Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs at the Fisherman's Market Building 8-11 pm.

Come on now. . . Get Out, Have some Fun, Dance a Little!

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