Last Update: Thu February 23, 2017 at 3:49PM

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

Hello folks, we just learned that The San Diego Music Awards are back in town. Congratulations to our friends and fellow Nominees. You guys Rock! Support live music. Hit and show some love for your favorites. Thanks!

~ Shows by Date ~

*Mr Tomcat Courtney
-2/23, 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)

*Charles Burton Band
-2/23, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa Street, San Diego. Great Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Dancing Room. Live Music from 8:00 pm. Visit And

*Gregory Page just good music
-2/23, Java Joe's - 3538 Adams Ave. San Diego. Local Art on display, Casual Refreshments and Good Music 8:00 - 10:00 pm. $5.00 donation goes to band. And

*Mercedes Moore Band Will Reach Your Soul

*Billy Watson It just don't get much better!
-2/24, Proud Mary's Southern Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. San Diego. Free Parking, Dancing and No Cover, Real Good Southern Style Fried Chicken and Cocktails served! 7:00 - 10:00 pm. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163). (858) 278-0800. Or And for more details.

*David Patrone Trio
-2/24, La Valencia Hotel - 1132 Prospect St. La Jolla. On the Patio. Serving Local Food, Craft Cocktails, Cold Beer, Ocean Views and Good Live Music Fridays 6:00 - 10:00 pm. (858) 454-0071 Or And

*Flipside Burners
-2/24, Hooley's Irish Pub - 5500 Grossmont Center Drive #277, La Mesa. Good Food, Cold Beer, Live Music from 8:00 pm. Call (619) 713-6900 Visit And

*Barry Baughn Band knows what to do
-2/24 and 2/25, 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

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*2nd Annual Winter Blues Spotlight
-2/25, POA Park Long Beach. Featuring Kid Ramos, Rod Piazza, Mitch Kashmar, Mighty Mojo Prophets, Holla Pointe and More! Ticket includes Sweet Lou's BBQ. *Remember, Must order Tickets Online. *No Onsite Day Of Tickets to be sold. Get Your Tickets Now!

*Coco Montoya
-2/25, Ramona Mainstage - 626 Main St. Ramona. All Ages Venue, Free Parking, Light Refreshments Served, Dancing! Get Your Tickets Now Also See

*Flipside Burners
-2/25, Wong's Dragon Room - 7126 University Ave, La Mesa, CA. Good Food, Live Music, Beer and Cocktails. Call (619) 465-9222. See And

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

*The Shenanigans With Sue Palmer Orchestra
-2/26, Music Box - 1337 India St. San Diego. Doors open at 2:00 Live from 2:30 pm in Support of Visual Arts Workshops for Schools. Good Food and Drink Served. For more info Call (619) 795-1337 Or Visit And Advance Tickets Now Available Online;

*Big Daddy Deluxe
-2/26, PKs Roadhouse - 15573 Grand, Lake Elsinore, CA. All styles of music 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

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-2/26, 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

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-2/26, 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's concrete but Dancing is Welcome. Winter Hours 2:30 - 5:30 pm. (or so). *Please bring Hats, Socks and Gloves to our Warmie Drive for The Houseless. Thanks!
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fair or Special Event. E-Mail any questions.

*Gilbert Ardilla Trio With Special Guests
-2/26, Fillipis Pizza Grotto - 871 Showroom Place, Chula Vista. Good Food, Drinks and Live Music from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Call (619) 397-5000 for reservations or visit

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-2/26, 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 Highwaymen Tribute to Johnny Cash
-2/26, 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 Your Tickets Now

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-2/26, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar. . . and plenty of room for Dancing! Sundays from 4:00 pm.

*KSDS Sunday Jazz Jam
-2/26, Proud Mary's Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. (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

*Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers
-2/26, Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Hiway, Oceanside from 9:00 pm. Beer, Dancing! Check it out And

*The Delgado Brothers 2016 IBC Winners

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jams
-2/27, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon - 18389 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, CA. Another fun night with some of the coolest fans! Featuring National 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

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Solo Blues Tuesday With Mr. Robin Henkel
-2/28, 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
-2/28, 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. Now Most Tuesdays. See And

*Michael Dwyer Check him out
-2/28, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Ave. El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining and Live Music Now on Most Tuesdays from 5:30 pm. Telephone (619) 442-9827. Visit Or

*Ron Houston of Sick String Outlaws
-2/28, Spring Valley Inn - 9034 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977. (619) 303-7781. Now most Tuesdays. Cocktails, Cold Beer, No Cover and music by Ron from 8:00 pm.

*Tuesday Just as Bad Jam
-2/28, PKs Roadhouse - 15573 Grand, Lake Elsinore. Hosted by Martin Tramil and Friends! Fun times, great people, talented musicians! Good food and New IPAs Served! Now Jamming Tuesday from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Moving to Thursdays in March. Call (951) 609-0426, Visit And

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol
-2/28, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa Street, San Diego. Great Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Dancing Room. Live Music from 8:00 pm. Visit And

*Doug Allen Jam Tuesday
-2/28, The Kraken - 2531 South Highway 101 in Cardiff by The Sea. Now Most Tuesdays 8:00 - 12:00 pm.

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-2/28, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Most Tuesdays. Drinking, Dancing. . . from 9:00 pm. Bound to be Fun!

*John Marx and The Blues Patrol
-2/28, 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

*Tuesday Blues Jam Lawndale
-2/28, 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
-2/28, Mojo Lounge - 3714 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA. Featuring Johnny Soubrand, Vance Ehlers, Jon Atkinson and Aki Kumar!

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!

*Gilbert Castellanos and The Young Lions
-3/1, 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

*Lady Star brings the blues. . .

*Dave Scott Latin Jazz Trio
-3/1, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Call (619) 442-9827 Or See

*KSDS Wednesday Jam With Special Guests
-3/1, 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

*Tomcat Courtney
-3/1, Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise Street, North Pacific Beach. 7:00 pm. Now on most Wednesdays. Call (858) 488-4200 for more details.

*The Dixie Express Sounds like Dixieland
-3/1, Fuddruckers - 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. (across from Macy's). Looking for a good burger and some cool Dixieland music? Then get down here! Wednesdays 6:00 - 8 pm. Or

*Jeff Moore and The Witchdoctors Rockin' Guitar Blues!
-3/1, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar, Pool Table and Room for Dancing! Most Wednesdays. See

*Lafayette Wednesday
-3/1, 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.

*Black Market III Scottie and Roxanne are back in town

*First Friday Happy Hour
-3/3, 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!

*Casey Hensley Band

*Coyote Blues Redemption First Saturday
-3/4, Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Hiway, Oceanside 4:30 - 9:00 pm. Beer, Dancing! Check it out

*Maria Muldaur
-3/4, Museum of Making Music - 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA. Daily Hours Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. San Diego's museum about making music with galleries of instruments, special exhibitions and live events. For more info Call (760) 438-5996 Or Visit

*Joey Harris and The Mentals

*Acoustic Blues Jam
-3/6, 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.

*Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
-3/6, 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

*The Groove Squad
-3/6, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F Street, downtown San Diego. (619) 233-3077. Drinking, Dancing and all that from 9:00 pm. See And

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*Charles Burton Band
-3/8, 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

*Social Distortion
-3/8 and 3/9, The Observatory - 2891 University Ave. San Diego. Food and Drink Served by West Coast Tavern. For more info call (619) 239-8836 Or See And

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*The Fremonts Deep in the Swamp
-3/9, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm. $5.00 Cover. Now Second Thursday of each month. Tonight with Special Guest Scottie Blinn! See And Visit Get your copy of the new Record Alligator while you can!

*Shari Puorto

*Big Sandy and The Flyrite Boys
-3/11, The Casbah - 2501 Kettner Blvd. (at Laurel St.) San Diego. Cocktails, Cold Beer, Music and Dancing! Also features Wayne the train Hancock and Johnny Deadly Trio. And

*Billy Watson You will have a good time!
Collect all his records while you can. Visit

*Boogie Magazine Second Sunday Jam
-3/12, Sam Ash Music Store - 3418 College Ave, San Diego. From 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Come try out your next new guitar. Call (619) 573-9669 Or Visit

*Roni Lee Guitar Slinger at Large

*Chris Cain Night
-3/13, 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. Check And

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Guitars For Schools fundraiser
-3/15, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa, San Diego (off I-8 at Morena) San Diego Nominees for Best Blues and Best Blues CD including Chet and The Committee, Mercedes Moore, Michele Lundeen, Robin Henkel and Whitney Shay, Mr. Tomcat Courtney and Chickenbone Slim, The Fremonts, Holla Pointe, Wayne Riker, John Meeks and Give Me Back My Wig stand together to Support this very important SDMA program. Great Food, Dancing, Beer, Coffee and Cocktails Served! From 6:00 pm. Don't Miss This! Visit Call (619) 542-1462 Or See Thanks once again for supporting live music!

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs
-3/19, 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

*Rock Your Billy Wednesday With Gino and The Lone Gunmen
-3/22, 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

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 ~

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

*Missy Andersen 2015 BMA Nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female Get your copy of their In The Moment CD!

*Robin Henkel Visit

*Steph Johnson will knock you out!

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Eve Selis Band Boot Stompin' Americana

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals

*Flipside Burners Rockabilly Fun

*Gino Matteo Cat is on Fire! Visit And

*Leilani Kilgore

*Ben Powell Visit

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long

*Wild Pack Rocking the Baja


*Give Me Back My Wig Featuring Lil G

*Billy Bacon Burns it up

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*The 44s featuring Johnny Main and some other Bad Muthas
Here is a little sample for y'all! Also Check

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*Len Rainey's Midnight Players

*Donna Larsen Singer Songwriter

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*Will Lovealot

*Rose Winters All over town

*Euphoria Brass Band San Diego Second Line

*Big Boss Bubeleh

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

*Little Hurricane this duo will blow you away!

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Johnny Mastro and Mama's Boys Tearing it Up

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

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

*Cindy Lee Berryhill Singer Songwriter

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Laura Jane and The Tighten Ups

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight

*Sully Blue Eyed Soul Band

*Rebecca Jade

*Chickenbone Slim & The Biscuits

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*Coco Montoya Follow the tour

*Eve Selis Band Boot Stompin' Americana

*Earl Thomas World Tour

*Casey Hensley Band

*Chill Boy Catch him if you can

*Little Hurricane this duo will blow you away!

*Charles Burton Band

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Walter Gentry

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Cerissa Mc Queen and The 332 Band

*Gregory Page just good music

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

*Backwater Blues Band

*Jack Tempchin Master Songwriter

*Red Lotus Revue

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*The Chris Fast Band

*Blue Rockit Band

*Hoodoo Blues

*David Patrone Quartet

*Brown Sugar Oldies - Rock - Blues

*The Money Band With Mark Eppler Check

*Clapton Hook Tribute

*Karl and The Hornets Some Buzzing Going On!

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Bi-Polar Express

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

*Gypsy Swing Cats think Django Reinhardt and for a sample

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*Stoney B Blues

*Wyatt Lowe Band

~ Looking For Work ~

Melanie Hintz Drummer with experience in Blues, Rock, Jazz and more 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.

~ Ready for a Real Adventure? ~

Then check out the 2016 Baja Blues Against Hunger Tour. A 15 day journey of Baja Sur! Experience Baja and all her beauty, Party Blues Style with new and old friends and help those in need in each city we enter. *Includes 14 nights stay, 6 Blues parties, awesome memories, endless families fed and helped, and More! This Car-a-van tour, let us know if you are a Driver or Rider (share gas expenses). We will help pair riders with drivers. We will reserve all of the hotels and city tours for you. Just let us know. (city tours are Extra).

~ 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 all can 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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