Last Update: Mon September 16, 2019 at 11:44AM

~ Shows by Date ~

*Archie Thompson and The Archtones
-9/16 and 9/17, Trulucks Seafood and Steaks - 8990 University Center Lane, La Jolla. Live 5:30 - 10:00 pm. Now Most Monday and Tuesdays. Visit

*Ramona Blues Jam
-9/16, D' Carlos Restaurant - 1347 Main St. Ramona. First and third Mondays 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Hosted by Ramona Music. See

*Acoustic Mondays Open Mic with Alternating Host
-9/16, Navajo Live - 8515 Navajo Road, San Diego. (619) 465-1730. Cold Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Rockin' Monday from 7:00 pm! See www.navajolive

*Electric Waste Band Grateful Dead Tribute
-9/16, Winston's - 1921 Bacon, Ocean Beach. Mondays 9:00 pm. Cover at the Door. For more show info Call (619) 222-6822.

*Bill Magee Still rocking them blues

*Robin Henkel Fresh Cornbread!
-9/17, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth Ave. downtown San Diego in The Voodoo Lounge. Good Food, Cold Drinks and Cool Live Music 7:00 - 11:00 pm.

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol
-9/17, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa Street, San Diego. Great Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Dancing Room. Live Music from 8:00 pm. Cover at Door. Visit And

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-9/17, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Most Tuesdays. Drinking, Dancing. . . from 9:00 pm. Bound to be Fun!

*Whitney Shay Band
-9/17, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. Cocktails, Cold Beer, Kick Ass Music, Great Food. Check And

*Michael Dwyer Check him out
-917, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Ave. El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining and Live Music Now on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm. Telephone (619) 442-9827. Visit

*Evan Caleb Yearsley Tuesday Jam
-9/17, Wildwood Bar - 116 Civic Center Dr. Vista. Good Food, Cool Drinks and Jamming. Most Tuesdays 6 - 10 pm. See

*Casey Hensley Band

*KSDS Wednesday Jam With Special Guests
-9/18, Hosted by Mark Augustin With The J Dogs and Janine Harty. 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 - 9:30 pm. Try the BBQ! (858) 278-0800 See

*Mark Fisher
-9/18, Henry's Pub - 618 Fifth Ave, Downtown San Diego. Food, Drink and Music! Call (619) 238-2389, See

*Jerry DeMink

*Mr Tomcat Courtney
-9/19, Proud Mary's Bar & Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Try the BBQ Plate! (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163)

*Acoustic Dinner Thursday
-9/19, Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St. El Cajon. Hosted by Jerry! Dinner and Drinks are Served, No Cover, Cool Live Music every week from 6:00 pm.

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Lenny Kravitz Brings it West
-9/20, San Diego Civic Theatre - 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. For Tickets and more information Call: (619) 570-1100 Or Visit And

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Adams Avenue Street Fair
-9/21, Adams Ave from 35th St. Normal Heights. Eight stages, Carnival rides, Plenty of live bands from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. Food, Beer Gardens, Shopping etc. . .

*Country Brunch with The Sickstring Outlaws
-9/21 and 9/22, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth, downtown San Diego. Serving Live Music and All You Can Eat Buffet. Most Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Good Food, Cold Drinks and all that!

*The Sea Monks groovy family thing
-9/21, Grand Ole BBQ - 15505 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA 92021. Good Bread, Good Meat. . . let's eat! Visit And

*Black Market III Blues Rock and More
-9/21, Proud Mary's Southern Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. 7:00 - 10:00 pm. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163) Try the Fried Chicken! Cold Beer and Cocktails! Call (858) 278-0800. Or visit And

*AMSD Concerts Presents David Bromberg
-9/21, Sweetwater High School - 5305 Sweetwater Rd. Bonita. With the release of Try Me One More Time, David continues his musical revitalization, playing Solo, backed by Angel Band, his Quartet and reunions of The Bromberg Big Band, where configuration depends on the circumstances. Listen for that joyful noise David Bromberg is back! Watch And see

*Flipside Burners
-9/21, Coyote Bar - 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad. Good Food, Cold Beer, Wines, Cool Live Music and Enjoy the Patio Fire pits, try the largest selection of Tequila anywhere around! Call (760) 729-4695 Or see Or

*Serena Geroe Jazz Trio

*James Harman Band
-9/22, Adams Avenue Street Fair on Adams Ave from 35th St. Normal Heights. James plays at 3:00 pm. Seven stages, Carnival rides, live bands from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. Food, Beer Gardens, Shopping etc. . .

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-9/22, 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 Swinging Blues
-9/22, Patio Party Blues Jam @ The Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St in El Cajon. No Cover, All Ages, Hot Food, Cold Beer, Coffee, Cake and Cocktails Served. The Band with a few pals. *Jammers; Drum Kit, Bass Amp and PA Provided. Dancing is Always Welcome. Live From 3:30 - 6:30 pm. (or so). We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fair or Other Special Events. E-Mail any questions.

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-9/22, Malainey's - 168 North Marina Drive in Long Beach, CA. Live Blues, Good Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails Sold. Held most Sundays 4:00 - 8:00 pm. With Special Guests every week! Call (562) 598-9431. Meet Zack:

*Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-9/22, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar. . . and plenty of room for Dancing! Most Sundays. . . Check First.

*Sugaray Rayford Band On the Prowl

*The Mellow Downs Low Down West Coast
-9/26 and 10/10, Wildwood - 116 Civic Center Dr, Vista. 6:30 pm. Features John Flynn, Mark Jackson, Brad Karow, Gary Hutcheson and Mr. Boogie Woogie Tom Mahon! Now every other Thursday! Be sure to Check out their California Girls record:

*Chloe Lou

*Bonneville Seven With Ms. Becky Russell
-9/27, Mr. Peabody's - 136 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas. Good Food, Cool Drinks, Happy Hour Specials With Music from 8:30 pm. (760) 753-7192. See Or

*Deke Dickerson

*The Stilettos Jump Blues and Rockabilly
-9/28, Hooleys Irish Pub - 2955 Jamacha Road, El Cajon/Rancho San Diego. 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Great place for cool drinks, good food and live music. Visit And

*Roni Lee

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen First Tuesday
-10/1, 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

*Jim Earp Finger Pickin Good

*Charles Burton Band
-10/9, Kraken - 2531 South Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Cocktails, Pool Table, Live Music 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Second Wednesday of each month. See And

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs
-10/20, Shenanigans Irish Pub - 423 Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA. Cold Beer, Burgers, Fish and Chips. Every Third Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 pm. (562) 437-3734 See Or

~ More Good Stuff ~

*James Harman
James record Fineprint is Still Available. . . Heard a New One may hit the street soon. Get your copy soon as you can.

*Lady Star putting some blues on you!

*The Silver Kings Some Deep Blues

*Whitney Shay

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing

*Ginger Cowgirl

*Black Market III Scottie and Roxanne are in town

*Liz Grace and The Swing Thing

*The Rockin' Aces

*Big Boss Bubeleh

*Nathan James Knows what to do

*Leilani Kilgore is Rockin'

*Billy Watson Get ready for a good time!

*Little Hurricane blew me away!

*Mack Blues Classic Chicago Blues

*Linda Berry and John January

*Jimmie Vaughan

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*R. J. Mischo knows what to do

*Rhythm Rose Turner

*Little A and The All Nighters

*Lenny Fuzzy Rankins

*Michele Lundeen and Blues Streak

*The Stray Cats are Back

*Janiva Magness

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Rosie Flores

*Funks Most Wanted

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Euphoria Brass Band San Diego Second Line

*Bonneville Seven With Ms. Becky Russell

*Tori Roze

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on

*Rock 'N Roll Camp for Girls

*The Rob Thorsen Trio

*Nikki Hill

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Chris James and The Blue Four

*Robert Cray

*Eric Burdon

*The Sickstring Outlaws Get in and Hold on!

*Dennis Jones Band Blues you can Rock to!

*Rebecca Jade

*Mick Fleetwood Blues Band

*Siers Brothers

*Cash'd Out That kinda Country

*Flophouse Playboys Check

*Billy Idol

*El Vez

*Igor Prado

*High Tide Society with Mercedes Moore

*Rose Winters Artist and Storyteller

*Stoney B Blues Son of a Seventh Son

*Robin Henkel Fresh Cornbread Here Visit

*Siers Brothers

*Bela Fleck

*Bill Tarsha and The Rocket 88s

*Band of Gringos The Dead to Hendrix and More

*Paul Thorn

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

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

*Sneaky Tiki Ukulele Social Club

*The Moneymen With Michael Head

*Ana Popovic

*Hotshot Drifters Western Swinging

*Nikki Hill

*Buddy Guy

*Plow With Chris Clarke American Roots

*Dick Dale King of Surf Guitar RIP

*Anthony Cullins aka The Fallbrook Kid

*Charles Burton Band

*Marcia Ball

*The Humdingers

*Laurie Morvan

*The Sleepwalkers

*Will Lovealot does it right

*Tinsley Ellis Guitar Man

*The Shenanigans Rock and Roll

*Lance Lopez Texas Guitar Slinger

*Archie Thompson and The Archtones

*Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown

*Joey Harris and The Mentals

*Tab Benoit

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Robert Cray

*The Stilettos Jump Blues and Rockabilly

*Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight

*The Bonedaddys

*Fanny and The Atta Boys

*Guitar Shorty

*The Chris Fast Band

*Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise

*Suspicious Grits No Nonsense Rocking

*The Hurricanes

*Robert Randolph and The Family Band

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol

*Mike Eldred Trio

*Ringo Starr All Star Band

*Flipside Burners Rockabilly Fun

*Ry Cooder The Prodigal Son

*Len Rainey's Midnight Players

*Coco Montoya Follow the tour www.cocomontoyaband

*David Patrone Trio

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol

*Lee Ritenour Grammy Award Guitarist

*Country Rockin Rebels

*Kenneth Roxide Presents Live

*Violent Femmes American Roots Music Since 1981

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

*Michael Dwyer Check him out

*Roni Lee Guitar Slinger at Large

*Rick Estrin and The Nightcats

*Chickenbone Slim and The Biscuits

*Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band Follow the Tour

*The Groove Squad

*The Blind Boys of Alabama

*John Clifton Blues Band

*Junior Brown The American Original

*Cerissa Mc Queen and The 332 Band

*Monophonics Psychedelic Soul

*Backwater Blues Band

*Kenny Wayne Shepherd

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Do Right Louie featuring Rich Wiley

*Rebecca Jade

*Hugh Gaskins and The G String Daddies

*Rick Holmstrom Band

*Walter Gentry

*Alastair Greene Band

*Stanley Clarke

*Los Lobos

*Brown Sugar Band Oldies Rock Blues

*John Mayall Godfather of British Blues

*Ben Powell Visit

*Billy Bacon Burns it up

*Joey Harris and The Mentals

*The 44s featuring Johnny Main

*Charlie Musselwhite

*Stan Ruffo Blues, Jazz and Soul around Bullhead City

PFC Bluegrass Jam and Social

*Buddy Guy Dang Right I Got The Blues

*Karl and The Hornets Some Buzzing Going On!

*The Money Band

*Gregory Page just good music

*George Thorogood and The Destroyers

*The Sickstring Outlaws Get in and Hold On!

*Gino Matteo Cat is on Fire! Visit

*Earl Thomas World Tour

*Big Boss Bubeleh

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Debbie Davies Band

*Victor Wooten

*Blue Rockit Band

*Full Strength Funk

*Robben Ford

*The Cameltones

*John Hammond

*Gypsy Swing Cats think Django Reinhardt

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals

*The Blasters

*Big Toe Rocks

*Leo Kottke

*Hoodoo Blues

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*Johnny Mastro and Mama's Boys Tearing it Up

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs

*Berkley Hart

*Mark Hummel Golden State Lone Star Revue

*Stephen Stills

*Andy T Band You gonna dig it!

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Wyatt Lowe Band

*Red Lotus Revue

*Elvin Bishop See

*Visiting the OC and wondering where them blues at? Check

~ Brother James New Record Now Available ~
Get your autographed copy of James New release "fineprint" now on Electro-Fi Records. *Send a $20.00 US Postal Money Order To: Icepick Productions c/o Mr. James Harman PO Box 4175, Oceanside Ca 92052. Foreign orders will cost more to cover shipping... Believe you are gonna dig it! Also catch him Live when you can.

~ Looking For Work ~

Charlie B. Seasoned Chicago native sax player looking for an established working band. Reach out! Call 614-749-2359 Or email:

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

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

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:

*Mick Fritzshing Freelance Cellist

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 reverb 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.

~ Need some fiddle music ~

Check with San Diego Bluegrass Society

~ 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?

~ Get Your Stickers Here ~

Let folks know you mean business. Limited Edition 2.75 X 7" All Weather I Support Live Blues Music Stickers Now Available. 3 for $5 Or 7 for $10 includes shipping. Proceeds go in Computer fund. Please send good checks payable to Chet Cannon, Post Office Box 12016, El Cajon, California 92022. Thanks again for Supporting Live Music!

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

~ Harmonica Goodies ~

Rockin Ron's Music
Looking for tools of the trade? Harmonicas, Replacement Reeds, Mics, Strings and other 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.

~ Learn what is going on to the North ~
Sign Up for the Southland Blues E-Weekly Report via Blues Shows mostly in LA, OC, LB etc. . . Don't miss out!

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

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

~ 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.

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

~ Good Morning Ladies ~

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

~ 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 Orleans 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? Contact our friends at AIRPORT Rent-A-Car - 3101 India St. San Diego. (619) 295-3111 for a Good Deal!

*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:

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

~ Weekly Shows ~

Hi Folks, Blues Jams are now simply posted on the main page by date. Thanks!

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 "Blues Central San Diego (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