Last Update: Sat October 25, 2014 at 1:26PM

Bands, You now also have the option of using a self posting facebook version of 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

Big Thanks to all my friends who agreed to perform at my annual 50th Birthday Party. Through your help we'll be able keep this web site up and in operating mode for 2014. Shouts to Dana, Al, Fred, Judd, Tony, Karl, Stan and all the rest of you mugs too!

PLEASE check with the band or venues before you head out to that party!
Things sometimes get changed with no advance notice to us.

~ Shows by Date ~

*Road to Battle of Blues Harps With some of So. Cal's best harmonica bands!
-10/25, Orange County Marketplace - 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Music from 12:00 Noon. Final Four Compete Today. Winning Band opens Battle of the Blues Harps November 26th. Also the largest swap meet around! Call (949) 723-6616 or see

*Youth Blues Jam
-10/25, Hennessy's - 708 Fourth Ave. San Diego. All Ages, Good Food, and Cold Beer, Music 1:30 - 5:30 pm. Jammers 22 and Younger Welcome to sit in! Most Saturdays.

*Billy Watson It just don't get much better!
-10/25, 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! Special Guest Mr. Junior Watson 7:00 - 10:00 pm. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163). (858) 278-0800. Or And for more details.
The Lucky Number Nine record is available from the bandstand. Get yours Today!

*Tomcat Courtney
-10/25 and 10/29, Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise St. North Pacific Beach. 7:00 pm. Now on most Wednesdays. Call (858) 488-4200 for more details.

*Mr. Charlie Musselwhite Harmonica Maestro
-10/25, Poway Performing Arts Center - 15498 Espola Road in Poway, CA. Their Box Office is Open Fridays 12:00 - 5:00 pm. and on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Dinner On The Plaza and Under The Stars Has Just Been Added With First Entry to Show! Call (858) 668-4693 For Your Advance Tickets Or visit for info.

*The Little Kings With Special Guest Stan Ruffo
-10/25, Hooley's Irish Pub - 5500 Grossmont Center Drive #277, La Mesa. Good Food, Cold Beer, Live Music from 9:00 pm. Call (619) 713-6900 Or see

*Robin Henkel Solo
-10/25, Zel's Del Mar - 1247 Camino Del Mar. Great Food, Good Friends, Honest Drinks! Happy Hour 3:00 - 6:30 pm Daily. Live Music 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Phone (858) 755-0076. Visit Or

*Candye Kane Collect all of her records. . . trust me folks you will be glad that you did. Order your Copy of the new Coming Out Swinging! CD today.

*Nathan James, Kim Wilson, Big Jon Atkinson and Marty Dodson
-October 26, The New Village Arts Theater - 2787 State Street in lovely Carlsbad. Revisiting the acoustic to electric revue performed here five years ago. And

*Big Easy Brunch With Robin Henkel
-10/26, Sand Crab Tavern - 2229 Micro Place, Escondido. Sundays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. New Orleans style menu with many Fresh Seafood selections. . . Mimosas and Thirty five - Yes, (35) brands of beer served with live music each week!

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-10/26, Most Sundays at The Gaslamp - 6251 E Pacific Coast Hwy, in Long Beach, CA. Visit for Breakfast or Bunch and a darn good time. Featuring Good Live Blues Music by Mike Arguello, Junior Watson, Bill Stuve, Ron Felton and assorted special guests! Free Parking, No Cover, Fun for all with Bottomless Mimosas, Surf and Turf, Bloody Mary's, Eggs Benedict, Country Fried Steak and more. . . Open 11:00 am. Music from 12:00 pm. More info (562) 596-4718, or

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-10/26, The Patio Party Blues Jam at Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main, downtown El Cajon. No Cover, All Ages, Dancing, Food, Beer and Cocktails. The Band with some other friends. Jammers; The Drums, Bass Amp and PA are Provided. Bring what gear you need to Play. Dancers; it's a concrete patio but Dancing is always Allowed. Come on by for some fun. Yeah, you know. . . it's a good old fashioned Blues Party From 3:00 - 6:00 pm. (or so).
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fairs or Special Events. E-Mail to work out details. Also visit and like us on facebook.

*Will Lovealot
-10/26, Sunday Late Nite Jam! Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego at 9:00 pm. Visit
-10/31, Busalacchi's Italian Restaurant - 3707 Fifth, San Diego. From 7:00 - 10:30 pm. Some of the best Italian cuisine in town, Great wines and Excellent staff. Most Fridays. Visit
Or E-mail

*Big Jon Atkinson and The Nationals

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-10/26, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar and plenty of room for Dancing! Live Most Sundays

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-10/26, 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:

*Leon Russell
-10/26, The Coach House - 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. For Tickets or Dinner Reservation Call (949) 496-8930 today. Also visit

*Lady Star brings the blues. . .

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!
-10/27, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island, San Diego. $5.00 Cover. Free Parking, Dancing, Good Food, Beer, Cocktails, 1/2 Price Happy Hour 5 - 7:00 pm. Music 7-11 pm. Check out And

*A. J. Croce With Leon Russell
-10/27, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. Good Food, Cocktails, Dancing. Or And

*Stoney B Blues and Friends
-10/27, Monday Old School Jam! Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego. 8:00 - 12 pm. All musicians are invited. Bring what ever gear you need to play some blues! Visit

*Cadillac Zack has the best Jam
-10/27, 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. Now Most Mondays Live from 8:00 pm. Donation requested at the front door. Meet Zack: Or (818) 344-0034.

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good

*Sue Palmer Quartet
-10/28, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Great Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails and Plenty of Room for Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm.

*Doug Allen Jam is Back
-10/28, 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
-10/28, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Now happening Most Tuesdays. Drinking and Jamming from 9:00 pm. and bound to be a good time!

*Lafayette Blues Band
-10/28, Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego. Live at 9:00 pm. Food, Cocktails, Dancing, Cold Beer, Live Music from 9:00 pm. Now Most Tuesdays! For more info Visit Or Call (619) 239-9994.

*Tuesday Blues Jam Lawndale
-10/28, 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!

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Robin Henkel Band With Whitney Shay
-10/29, 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 the band. And

*Alex Gomez and Friends BDJ
-10/29, Padre Gold aka American Legion Post 731 - 7245 Linda Vista Rd. San Diego. (858) 277-8681. Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Back line provided. Bring your Guitar, Bass, Sticks, Keys, Amps etc. . . Just off 163 Genesee Ave. Exit at junction of Linda Vista Rd.

*KSDS Wednesday Jam
-10/29, Hosted by Mark Augusten, Otis Williams of KSDS Radio fame and Ray Brown. Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163). Dancing, Good Food, Beer and Cocktails. PA, Bass Amp, Small amp, Keyboard provided. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Try the Chicken and Waffles! (858) 278-0800. Or

*Jamming Out presented by BLUSD
-10/29, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth Ave. Downtown San Diego. Most Wednesdays 8:00 - 12:00 pm. Back line provided. This is a plug in and play affair. No amps are needed. . . Sign up today! Also Visit And

*Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam
-10/29, Seven Grand - 3054 University Ave. Pool Table, Craft Beers, Seasonal Cocktails, Cigars and check out their international wall of whiskey with selected products spanning the globe from North America to Asia. If you dig the jazz you're gonna love Gilbert! Wednesdays from 9:00 pm.

*Blues Jam Wednesday
-10/29, The Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Highway 101 in Oceanside. Party on from 8:00 - 12:00 pm. With Lil' Kane and an assortment of Special Guests. Call (760) 730-5944 Or Visit

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks
-10/29, Patrick's Pub - 428 F St. Downtown San Diego. Cold Beer, Booze and Dancing! From 9:00 pm. See Or

*Stoney B Blues
-10/29, Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave, San Diego, (4th & G). Live 9:00 pm - 1:00 am. Come get up close and personal with some Blues. Guest Musicians always Welcome. No Cover, Good Food, Good Drinks!

*Jeff Moore and The Witchdoctors Rockin' Guitar Blues!
-Most Wednesdays at The Kraken in Cardiff by The Sea 9:00 pm - closing.

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Mr Tomcat Courtney
-10/30, Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. Here on Most Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Try the Fried Chicken Special! (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163) Call (858) 278-0800 Or visit

*Swinging Thursdays
-10/30, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm. $5.00 Cover. For more details Check

*Annette da Bomb
-10/30, Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego. Live at 9:00 pm. Food, Cocktails, Beer, Music! Most Thursdays. Visit Or Call (619) 239-9994.

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues
-10/30, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F Street, San Diego. (619) 233-3077. Drinking, Dancing and all that from 9:00 pm.

*Mercedes Moore Band will reach your soul

*Michele Lundeen Halloween Voodoo Ball
-10/31, Proud Mary's Southern Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. Free Parking, No Cover, Real Southern Style Chicken and Cocktails! Reservations Are Suggested. Costume Contest! Live from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163). (858) 278-0800. Or And

*The Farmers blowing the roof off of this joint!
-10/31, Parkway Bar - 9188 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa (by the Soup Plantation). Boooo. . . it's Halloween! Costumes Welcome with a Gotham City theme for the evening. As always there will be Plenty of Beer and Friends on hand with Lots of Red Hot Rockin! Someone said there also will be an opening set at 9:00 p.m. by The Six String Outlaws. As many of us know by now they are sadly closing the doors at Parkway sometime soon. Everyone should hit this Huge Halloween Blowout to show a little love for Doug and Katie.

*Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind tour
-10/31, The Historic Balboa Theatre - 868 Fourth Ave. in downtown San Diego. Get Tickets today.

*Johnny Vernazza Gold Record Artist

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-11/3, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island, San Diego. Free Parking, Good Food, Dancing, Beer and Cocktails Served! $5.00 Cover. Half Price Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Live Music from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. This one is Always a Ball. . . Thanks to Y'all!

*Missy Andersen Blues and Soul

*First Friday Happy Hour
-11/7, Gillespie Cafe - 2015 N. Marshall Ave. El Cajon (by Flight Tower) Patio Party from 4:30 pm. No Cover, Free Parking, Good Food, Pie and Coffee, Cold Beer, Live Music and Vintage Airplanes!

*Give Me Back My Wig Featuring Lil G
-11/7, The Par Lounge - 24157 San Vicente Road in Ramona. From 8:00 pm. No Cover, Great Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing.
-11/8, Company Pub and Kitchen - 13670 Poway Road, Poway at 9:00 pm. No Cover, Great Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing.
-11/15, Lemon Grove Alano Club - 6901 Central Ave.

*Mr. Henry Gray Chicago Blues Piano Master
-11/7, 11/8, The Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Doors open 8:00 pm. Performing with Bob Corritore, Big Jon, Chris James and Patrick Rynn!

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Kim Wilson and Kid Ramos Presented by Cadillac Zack
-11/8, RedWhite + Blues Restaurant - 37 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena at the Pasadena Playhouse (626) 792-4441 Or See One Show Only! Get Your Tickets Now!

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Holiday Food Drive for The Marine Family Food Locker at Miramar
-11/25, Ramada Inn/Proud Mary's Grand Ballroom - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego. $10.00 Cash and/or a bag full of Non Perishable food items will be accepted at the door. We will also be collecting Retail Grocery Gift Cards that they'll use to purchase Turkeys. All Proceeds and food go directly to The Food Locker and help our local Military Families. Live Music donated by Christine Gilardi, The Bayou Brothers, Backwater Blues Band, Chet and The Committee along with possibility of a few Very Special Surprise Guests! It's also going to be Chet's 9th annual Big Blue 50th Birthday Extravaganza (yes, again) so, come have another real good time for a great cause! Plenty of Free Parking available, Dancing on the largest dance floor around, Good Food, Beer, Coffee and Cocktails Served. We Hope to See You there!

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*27th annual Battle of The Blues Harps
-11/26, On board the world famous Queen Mary - 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach. Featuring Mr. Kim Wilson, Lil A & The AllNighters, Rod Piazza and The Flyers with more to be announced! Produced by Rip Cat Records! Or for news. Reach the ship (877) 342-0738 or

~ Other Good Stuff ~

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Laurie Morvan Band

*Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*Black Market III

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*Robin Henkel Band

*Miss Christine Gilardi

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging! Be sure to visit

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

*Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*Rebecca Jade

*American Monster Burlesque and Blues!

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Backwater Blues Band

*Laura Harden With The Legends

*Fat Mans Misery

*Shari Puorto

*Hoodoo Blues

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing!

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

~ Harmonica Explosion Happy New Year ~

*Produced by Big Jon Atkinson and featuring some of the best cats around these parts. James Harman, Billy Watson, Kim Wilson, Bubba McCoy, Troy Sandow and more! January 10, 2015 Ramada Grand Ballroom - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. Good Food, Cold Beer, Dancing and Cocktails. Watch on this site and facebook for more details as they develop. All Day $20.00! Order tickets from Big Jon today.

~ Al Blake's New Record ~

*Blues According To Blake on Soulsanctuary label is Now Available from Blue Beat Music for only $14.00. Visit and place an order for your copy now! If you didn't know; Al has had a decades long career playing blues the right way. From early recordings with The Hollywood Fats Band thru his later solo sides and recordings with Mannish Boys and The Hollywood Blue Flames, Al has always maintained a deep understanding and respect for the original sound and players of the genre. This release covers several recordings from the past few years and feature him on the guitar, harmonica and vocals with help from remaining members of Hollywood Fats Band; Richard Innes, Fred Kaplan and Larry Taylor, as well as multi instrumentalist Nathan James. The sound is traditional down home blues with age old themes and stellar musicianship. What more could you ask for?

~ Looking For Work ~

Jon Atkinson is a very talented cat playing traditional blues in and around San Diego. Harmonica, Guitar, Drums. . . he Sings like a Mutha! Fill ins are OK. Paid Pro Gigs Only!
Hit him up on facebook or (619) 888-3173.

Accomplished Bass player now seeking professional and quality paid gigs. Fill ins are Ok. Please email Charmaine Tam

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.

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

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

Scottie Blinn back from a recent Black Market III Tour accepting side gigs on Guitar or Bass (619) 443-3051 or e-mail

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

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

Pro Bass Player Steve Welles is accepting gigs this week fill ins are ok. . . please contact Steve at

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.

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

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

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.

Do you know someone hosting a House Party, Street Fair, Blues Festival, or a Club looking for a swingin blues band? Email Chet for information.

~ Chances ~

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

~ From our Neighbors ~

Looking for blues in the L.A. area? Well then Check with The Los Angeles Blues Society. They are dedicated to preserving and perpetuating a variety of Live Blues music found in Los Angeles and around Southern California.

~ Tune in and Turn it up ~

Janine Harty; Blues Up Front is tossing blues and other assorted good stuff at ya on KSDS Radio Friday Nights.

Every Shade of Blue with Mr. Michael Kinsman! Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Full schedule

Sue Palmer Sessions on KSDS 88.3 Sundays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Visit

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

Is it Late Sunday or Early Monday Blues with Michael Kinsman. Monday 12:00 - 2:00 am. Full schedule

I've got Blues for you hosted by J Otis Williams Sundays 3:00 - 4:00 am. on KSDS Radio

Claudia Russell's Jazz Ride Home - KSDS Monday through Friday's from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Visit for more info.

~ 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.

Lone Wolf Harp Delay Pedal
The first delay designed for harmonica. "Not a tone sucking modded guitar pedal but an actual tone enhancing harp delay" Dry portion of the signal passes through high value coupling capacitors for maximum bass response, the echo portion passes through 5 low pass filters providing maximum warmth. This digital delay has all the warmth of an analog delay and more. . . It has a broad range of effect; From tiled bathroom Sun and Chess recording sound, to slap-back, and multi repeats that fade like reverb. Doing all without increasing risk of feedback, or weakening tone - it also works great for voice. This Harp Delay pedal is guaranteed to please the most die-hard of analog delay fans.

~ 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.

~ Memphis Blues Hall of Fame ~

Have you heard about this yet? Donations are now being accepted to build it. Become a part of blues history by helping. Please send mail to 421 S. Main, Memphis, TN 38103-4464. Telephone 1-800-861-8795 Or Visit to learn more.

~ Good Morning Ladies ~

OK, where is all my Blues Divas at?!? You will be wanting to visit this interesting web site. It's a Girl Thing!

~ Legend Records Studio ~

Music and Engineering Classes, Music Shop, Live Music Shows, Band Rehearsal Space Available, Discounts for Weekly and Monthly Rentals! Ten hours of Recording Now only $350.00 Includes Sound Engineer. 1560 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach. Call Today (858) 775-1047Or Visit

~ Check it First ~

Before you buy that 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!

~ 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

~ 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

~ Music Instruction ~

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.

~ Check it Out ~

*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.

*Need Gear? Guitars, Speakers, Amps, Drums, Stands, Mics, Hi Hats, Mixers and more. . . I got a pretty killer deal on a nice pair of those Peavy PR-12 speakers. Check with The Pawn Shop - 389 Broadway in Chula Vista.

*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

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

*Gregory Page just good music

*Still trying to figure out that guitar business? Check

*Heading to San Felipe for a Break at The Beach and looking for a nice place to stay? Chat with my friend Pam at Redwagon Property Services: Telephone them from the U.S. (619) 578-4378, or if in Baja Call (011) 52 686-576 0081. 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

*Sales, Service, Lessons and More. . .
Visit Guitar and Bass Land - 172 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020. Some names we service include Crown, Crest Audio, Carvin, JBL, QSC, Ampeg, Fender, Marshall, Line 6, Yamaha, Hughes & Kettner, Crate, Soldano, Peavey, Gibson, and Shure. Contact Tom Bebee (619) 334-9505 or e-mail

*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.

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

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

*DIZZY'S where the music matters most. . .

*Free Business Tips and more for Musicians:

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

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

~ 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.

An Asterisk (*) by a band's listing usually means that they have a CD available. Come on now. . . Get Out, Have some Fun, Dance a Little and Collect them All!

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Be sure and tell someone that you read about it here on the Good Blues Update web site! Remember. . . music is all that separates us from the other animals.