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Get Your Fresh Hot Stickers Right Here. . . Let folks know that you mean business. Limited Edition 2.75 X 7" All Weather I Support Live Blues Stickers Now Available. Three for $5 Or Seven for $10 includes shipping. Proceeds go in the Computer fund. Send good checks payable to Chet Cannon, PO Box 12016 El Cajon, CA 92022. Thank You for Supporting Live Blues, Jazz and other Styles of Roots Music!

~ Shows by Date ~

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-8/19, 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

*Blues Against Hunger Jamboree
-8/19, Original Bobby's by The Sea - KM 43 South Rosorito Beach, Baja Norte, Mexico. Chet Special Guest with Wild Pack and Other Friends! Sundays from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Please bring non perishable food donations to help feed those that are in need. Thanks! Visit Or And

*Bobs Jam
-8/19, Bancroft - 9143 Campo Rd, Spring Valley. Beers, Blues and Booze Most Sundays from 3:00 pm. Call (619) 469-2337 for more details.

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Chet and The Committee
-8/19, Patio Party Blues Jam Canceled for Today. Parrot Head Reunion 3:00-6:00 pm. We're back Sunday (8/26) from 3:30 pm. Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St, El Cajon.

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jams
-8/19, 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. Zack:

*West Coast Blues Savants With Special Guests
-8/19 and 9/2, Steve's BBQ Restaurant- 7007 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA. Blues Party Jam Time 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Good Food, Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Live Blues. . . Oh Yeah! Check

*Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-8/19, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar. . . and plenty of room for Dancing! Most Sundays! Check First.

*I will be out of touch/out of town for the next few days and unable to update the site. Scroll down to check listings and links for information on your favorite local artists. Thank you once again for getting out there to Support Live Blues and other Roots music.

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen Catch her when you can!

*Archie Thompson and The Archtones
-8/20 and 8/21, Trulucks Seafood and Steaks - 8990 University Center Lane, La Jolla. Live 5:30 - 10:00 pm. Now Most Monday and Tuesdays. Visit And

*Acoustic Mondays Open Mic with Alternating Host
-8/20, Navajo Live - 8515 Navajo Road, San Diego. (619) 465-1730. Cold Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Rockin' from 7:00 pm! See www.navajolive

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jams
-8/20, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon - 18389 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, CA. Another fun night with some of the coolest fans! Features National And 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

*Electric Waste Band Grateful Dead Tribute
-8/20, Winston's - 1921 Bacon, Ocean Beach. Mondays 9:00 pm. Cover at the Door. For more show info Call (619) 222-6822.

*The Fremonts Deep in the Swamp Get the Alligator Record!

*Big Blues Party for James Harman
-8/21, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island, San Diego. With Cool Live Music by Billy Watson, Casey Hensley Band, Blue Largo, Chet and The Committee, Cadillac Wreckers with Other Special Guests! Bring a Friend and Have the Natural Ball! Proceeds will assist this Master songwriter/storyteller/harmonica player. $20.00 at Door, Free Parking, Dancing, CD Raffle, Good Food, Beer and Cocktails, Half Price Happy Hour 4 - 7:00 pm. Larger Donations Welcome. Music from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Check out And

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs
-8/21, 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

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*The Mellow Downs Low Down West Coast
-8/23, Wildwood Bar - 116 Civic Center Dr. Vista. Live from 6:30 pm. With John Flynn, Mark Jackson, Brad Karow, Gary Hutcheson and Mr. Boogie Woogie Tom Mahon! Now every other Thursday! Be sure to Check out their all new California Girls record: For Venue information

*Stoney B Blues Son of a Seventh Son

*Chris James and Patrick Rynn Chicago Style
-8/24, Proud Mary's Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163). Good Food, No Cover, Beer, Cocktails etc. . . See And

*Leilani Kilgore is Still Rockin'

*George Benson
-8/25, Thornton Winery - 32575 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Gourmet Supper Package is Available. Get Tix Now! (951) 699-0099 also visit and

*Joey Harris and The Mentals

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Swinging Blues and Roadhouse Boogie
-8/26, 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 Provided. Bring whatever else you need to Play. Dancers; it is concrete but Dancing is Welcome. Summer Hours 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.

*American Monster Burlesque Blues Show

*Archie Thompson and The Archtones
-8/27 and 8/28, Trulucks Seafood and Steaks - 8990 University Center Lane, La Jolla. Live 5:30 - 10:00 pm. Now Most Monday and Tuesdays. Visit And

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

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

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Big Sandy and The Flyrite Boys
-9/7, The Casbah - 2501 Kettner Blvd. (at Laurel St.) San Diego. Cocktails, Cold Beer, Music and Dancing! Also features The Bedbreakers With Fanny and The Atta Boys!

*Marcia Ball

*Charles Burton Band
-9/8, 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

*Clapton Hook Eric Clapton tribute

*Chris Cain Night
-9/10, Little Lou's BBQ - 2455 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008. Good Food and Drinks are Served. Live Music from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Second Monday of Each Month (when available) *Double Check Or

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
-9/11, Humphrey's Concerts by The Bay - 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego. Dancing, Good Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Music from 7:30 pm. May be Sold Out. And

*Anthony Cullins aka The Fallbrook Kid

*Mercedes Moore With Sue Palmer
-9/14, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego. Dancing, Good Food and Drinks Served! Half Off Happy Hour Specials 4 - 7 pm. Live Music at 7:00 pm. Cover at Door. Call (619) 224-3577. Visit

*The Blind Boys of Alabama

*Laurie Morvan Band Girl With Guitars
-9/22, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm. And Be sure to get your copy of Gravity!

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.

~ More Good Stuff ~

*Janiva Magness

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!

*Missy Andersen 2016 BMA Nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female

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

*Roni Lee Guitar Slinger at Large

*Band of Gringos The Dead to Hendrix and More

*Serena Geroe Jazz Trio

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Jamie Wood and Good Rockin Daddys

*Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*Jack Tempchin Master Songwriter

*Lady Star putting some blues on you

*Robin Henkel Fresh Cornbread Visit

*Rosie Flores

*Chickenbone Slim and The Biscuits

*Mercedes Moore Band Will Reach Your Soul

*The Rob Thorsen Trio

*Flipside Burners Rockabilly Fun

*Black Market III

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm! Get the New CD!

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

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Little Hurricane blew me away!

*The Sickstring Outlaws See

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Mike Eldred Trio

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*The Bonedaddys

*Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Rose Winters Artist and Storyteller

*Guitar Shorty

*The Hurricanes

*The Shenanigans Rock and Roll

*Fanny and The Atta Boys

*Wild Pack Rocking the Baja

*Gregory Page just good music

*The Stilettos Jump Blues and Rockabilly

*The Chris Fast Band

*Len Rainey's Midnight Players

*Coco Montoya Follow the tour www.cocomontoyaband.*Coco Montoya Follow the tour

*David Patrone Trio

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol

*Lee Ritenour Grammy Award Guitarist

*Country Rockin Rebels

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good

*Kenneth Roxide Presents Live

*Euphoria Brass Band San Diego Second Line

*Violent Femmes American Roots Music Since 1981

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Chris James and Patrick Rynn Chicago Style

*Michael Dwyer Check him out

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*Rick Estrin and The Nightcats

*Malachi Henry and The Lights featuring Ben Hernandez

*Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band Follow the Tour

*John January and Linda Berry See

*The Groove Squad

*Chill Boy Catch him if you can

*John Clifton Blues Band

*Junior Brown The American Original

*Cerissa Mc Queen and The 332 Band

*Monophonics Psychedelic Soul

*Backwater Blues Band


*The Sleepwalkers

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Suspicious Grits No Nonsense Rocking

*Do Right Louie featuring Rich Wiley

*Walter Gentry

*Chris Cain

*Hugh Gaskins and The G String Daddies

*Funks Most Wanted

*Rick Holmstrom Band

*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
Here is a little sample for y'all! Also Check

*Charlie Musselwhite

*Stan Ruffo Blues, Jazz and Soul around Bullhead City

*Buddy Guy Dang Right I Got The Blues

*Karl and The Hornets Some Buzzing Going On!

*The Money Band With Mark Eppler Check

*Gregory Page just good music

*George Thorogood and The Destroyers

*Gino Matteo Cat is on Fire! Visit And

*Bi-Polar Express

*Earl Thomas World Tour

*Laurie Morvan

*Charles Burton Band

*Big Boss Bubeleh

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Debbie Davies Band

*Band of Gringos The Dead to Hendrix and More

*Victor Wooten

*Blue Rockit Band

*Full Strength Funk

*Robben Ford

*The Cameltones

*John Hammond

*Gypsy Swing Cats think Django Reinhardt and for a sample

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals

*The Blasters

*Big Toe Rocks

*Will Lovealot does it right

*Hoodoo Blues

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Johnny Mastro and Mama's Boys Tearing it Up

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs

*Berkley Hart

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on

*Mark Hummel Golden State Lone Star Revue

*Hotshot Drifters Western Swinging

*Stephen Stills

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

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Wyatt Lowe Band

*Archie Thompson and The Archtones

*Red Lotus Revue

*Sugaray Rayford Band For tour info see

*Elvin Bishop See

*Leo Kottke

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

~ Bro 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 ~

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:

*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.

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 "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