Last Update: Thu July 28, 2016 at 1:04AM

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

~ Shows by Date ~

*Mr Tomcat Courtney
-7/28, 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)

*Nathan Brown Pro Jam
-7/28, Tuscany La Costa - 6981 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Serving your favorite drinks. Features a Great Menu of Fresh Salads, Salmon, Steaks and More! Throwing down good Thursdays From 7:30 pm. For Dinner Reservations Call (760) 929-8111 or Visit

*Shari Puorto

*David Patrone Trio
-7/29, 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

*Barry Baughn Band knows what to do
-7/29 and 7/30, Shanghai Reds Bar and Grill - 255 S. Indian Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs at the Fisherman's Market. Good Drinks and Food Served, Live music 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Friday and Saturdays. And

*James Harman
James has a new record out called Bonetime. Get your copy soon as you can!

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-7/31, Gaslamp - 6251 E. PCH, Long Beach. Now Serving Sunday Brunch and a real good time. Live Blues by Mike Arguello with Junior Watson, Bill Stuve, Ron Felton and assorted special guests sitting in all day! Free Parking, No Cover, Fun for everyone! Bottomless Mimosas, Surf and Turf, Bloody Mary's, Eggs Benedict, Country Fried Steak and more. . . Open 11:00 am. Music from 12:00 pm. For more info Call (562) 596-4718. Visit or

*Big Daddy Deluxe
-7/31, 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

*Big Easy Brunch
-7/31, 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!

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-7/31, 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:

*Jamie Wood and Good Rockin Daddys
-7/31, Boomer's - 5456 E Del Amo Blvd. in Long Beach, CA. Good Drinks, Cool People and now Live Music Most Sundays from 4:00 pm. I'll see you out on the dance floor! Visit Or Call (562) 421-9847 Also Visit

*Lady Star brings the blues. . .

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-7/31, Sorry, Patio Party Blues Jam Canceled for Today because of a Private event! Most Sundays 3:30 - 6:30 pm. Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St, downtown El Cajon.

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-7/31, 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
-7/31, 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

*San Pedro Slim Band With Henry Carvajal West Coast Children!
-7/31, Godmother's Saloon - 302 W 7th St, San Pedro, 90731. Beer, Cocktails, Dancing and Now Cool Live Blues Music most Sundays from 8:00 pm. Call (310) 833-1589 Or Check out And

*The Delgado Brothers 2016 IBC Winners

*Acoustic Blues Jam
-8/1, 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.

*Boogie Magazine Jam
-8/1, Boogie Jam at Navajo Live. Now First Monday of month Only. Get there! Watch for news on Boogie Magazine

*Roni Lee Guitar Slinger at Large

*KSDS Wednesday Jam With Special Guests
-8/3, Hosted by Mark Augustin and Mr. J. Otis Williams of KSDS 88.3 Radio fame. Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163). Dancing, Good Food, Beer, Cocktails. PA, Bass Amp, Small amp and Keyboard provided. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Try the Fried Chicken! (858) 278-0800 Or

*Gilbert Castellanos and The Young Lions
-8/3, 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 11:00 pm. Call (619) 696-1966 Visit And

*Tomcat Courtney
-8/3, Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise Street, North Pacific Beach. 7:00 pm. Now on most Wednesdays. Call (858) 488-4200 for more details.

*Dave Scott Latin Jazz Trio
-8/3, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Call (619) 442-9827 Or See

*The Dixie Express Sounds like New Orleans
-8/3, 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

*Sonny Derin and The Derringers Jam at The Grand
-8/3, The Grand Bar - 351 West Main Street, El Cajon, CA. Cold Beer, Cocktails, Wine, Pool Table, Live Blues Jam now at The Oldest bar in El Cajon on Most Wednesday nights With all Jack Daniels Drinks just $5.00. Live 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Check out the Car Show then dig some blues! Call (619) 444-0949, Contact Sonny: Or Visit

*Beth Hart
-8/3, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Cocktails, Beer, Great Music, Food, Dancing. . . Get Your Tickets Now: (858) 481-8140 or Also Visit

*Jeff Moore and The Witchdoctors Rockin' Guitar Blues!
-8/3, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar, Pool Table and Plenty of room for Dancing! Most Wednesdays. . . See

*The Fremonts Watch for their New Record Alligator Coming Soon!

*First Friday Happy Hour
-8/5, 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!

*Mercedes Moore Band Will Reach Your Soul

*Coyote Blues Redemption First Saturday
-8/6, Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Hiway, Oceanside 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Beer, Dancing! Check it out

*Karl and The Hornets Get Some!

*Mark Hummell Golden State Lone Star Revue
-8/7, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Good Food and Cocktails, Dancing, 21 and Up Show. Featuring Anson Funderburgh and Little Charlie Baty With Wes Starr and R.W. Grigsby! See Or

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-8/7, Patio Party Blues Jam at Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St, in downtown El Cajon. No Cover, All Ages, Hot Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails. The Band with a few pals sitting in. Jammers; Drums, Bass Amp and PA are Provided. Bring what gear you need to Play. Dancers; it is concrete patio but Dancing is Welcome. Party 3:30 - 6:30 pm. (or so).
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fair or Special Event. E-Mail any questions.

*Eve Selis Band Boot Stompin' Americana

*Toms Band Camp Do you play well with others?
-8/8, Navajo Live - 8515 Navajo Rd, San Diego. Cold Beer, Live Music and Cocktails. Call (619) 465-1730. See Or visit

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jams Please Call First
-8/8, 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.

*Billy Watson You will have a good time!
Get the new record Available from the band Now. Visit

*Michael Dwyer Check him out
-8/9, 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

*Solo Blues Tuesday With Mr. Robin Henkel
-8/9, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth Ave. downtown San Diego on Salvation Alley Stage! Good Food, Drinks and Music 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Or

*Doug Allen Jam Tuesday
-8/9, The Kraken - 2531 South Highway 101 in Cardiff by The Sea. Now Most Tuesdays 8:00 - 12:00 pm.

*Ron Houston of Sick String Outlaws
-8/9, Spring Valley Inn - 9034 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91977. (619) 303-7781. Now most Tuesdays. Cocktails, Cold Beer, No Cover and music by Ron from 8:00 pm.

*Tuesday Blues Jam Lawndale
-8/9, 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!

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-8/9, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Most Tuesdays. Drinking, Dancing. . . from 9:00 pm. Bound to be Fun!

*Big City Dawgs With Phil Diiorio Rockabilly Tuesdays
-8/9, Henry's Pub - 618 Fifth Ave. Downtown San Diego. Good Food and Cocktails! Live music 9:00 - 12:00 pm. Most Tuesdays. Holler at Phil or Check

*Tuesday Night Blues
-8/9, Mojo Lounge - 3714 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA. Featuring Johnny Soubrand, Vance Ehlers, Jon Atkinson and Aki Kumar!

*John Marx and The Blues Patrol
-8/9, 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

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Blues and Brews Jam Saturday edition With The Committee and Friends
-8/13, Bolt Brewery - 8179 Center Street, La Mesa. Come by for a few cold ones and some good time swinging blues. If you like cold beer. . . you are going to love it here! Jammers, PA, Bass Amp and Drums are Provided. Bring what gear you'll need to play. Keeping it real with my pals Steady Freddie, Preacher. . . and all of You folks. Drop on over here from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. to help us make it a Party like ya always do. Check it out! Happy Birthday Fred!

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-8/18, Nicolosi's Thursday Pizza and Blues Night - 221 E. Main St. in downtown El Cajon. Serving Great Pizza, Lasagna and other Classic Italian Dishes. Beer, Wine and Cocktails. Jammers; Drums, Bass Amp and PA Provided. Please bring what gear you need to Play! Party on from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. To make reservations Call (619) 444-0303 Or hit Back in the Banquet Room tonight. Come Over and join the fun!
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Street Fair or other Special Event. E-Mail any questions

*Little Hurricane this duo will blow you away!

*Rock Your Billy Wednesday With Gino and The Lone Gunmen
-8/24, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. San Diego. Great Mexican Food, Ice Cold Beer, Dancing, Coffee and Classic Cocktails! Special Hot Rod Parking. Live 8:00 - 11:00 pm. $5.00. Call (619) 542-1462. Now fourth Wednesday of Month. Visit

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

~ Other Good Stuff ~

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!

*Laurie Morvan

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on!

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*Chill Boy Catch him if you can

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*Sugaray Rayford Band Ask about the New CD Southbound!

*Leilani Kilgore

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Casey Hensley

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

*Laura Harden With The Legends

*Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers

*Christine Gilardi

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Adrianna Marie and The Groovecutters With LA Jones

*Black Market III

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*The Chris Fast Band

*Give Me Back My Wig Featuring Lil G

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

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

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Len Rainey's Midnight Players

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

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

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals See

*Laura Jane and The Tighten Ups

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long

*Robin Henkel

*American Monster Burlesque Blues Show

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

*Joey Harris and The Mentals

*Rebecca Jade

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Coco Montoya Follow the tour

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Johnny Vernazza Gold Record Artist

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*Backwater Blues Band

*David Patrone Quartet

*Cerissa Mc Queen and The 332 Band

*Red Lotus Revue

*Steph Johnson will knock you out!

*Billy Watson You will have a good time!
Get the new record Available from the band Now. Visit

*Rose Winters All over town

*Hoodoo Blues

*Big Boss Bubeleh

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

*Donna Larsen Singer Songwriter

*The Fremonts Deep in the Swamp

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

*Blue Rockit Band

*Ben Powell Visit

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight

*Charles Burton Band

*Clapton Hook Tribute

*Roni Lee Guitar Slinger at Large

*Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies

*James Harman
James has a new record out called "Bonetime". Get your copy soon as you can!

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

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

*Chickenbone Slim & The Biscuits

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*Gregory Page just good music

*Backwater Blues Band

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*The Money Band With Mark Eppler Check

*Sully Blue Eyed Soul Band

*Bi-Polar Express

*Gypsy Swing Cats think Django Reinhardt and for a sample

*Stoney B Blues

*Wyatt Lowe Band

*Brown Sugar Oldies - Rock - Blues

~ Looking For Work ~

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:

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.

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

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

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.

~ Meet with other Blues Fans ~

Ready to make a few new friends?

~ 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!

~ Great Mexican Food for Your Event ~

Planning a House Party or Street Fair and looking for a way to feed your hungry guests? Check with Gringas Tacos and Catering. They bring the mobile kitchen to your event serving some of the best Chicken and Carnitas I've ever had. Email Or Call Juan Carlos Ballestros at (619) 757-4749.

~ 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.

~ 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!

~ Ready to Record ~

*Grease Punk Studio South Lakeside, CA is accepting projects. Owned and Operated by Scott Blinn of Mississippi Mudsharks and Black Market III. Specializing in Roots, Blues, Surf, Country and Rock. On a strict budget? Ask about the Good Blues Update Special. . . Recording, mixing, mastering and artwork can all be done "in house", saving more time and money than if done separate. From demos, full CD projects, Live shows whatever you need. For a list of studio equipment, producing credits, bands recorded, other services visit Hey, you will get more than your money's worth here! Contact: Scott Blinn (619) 443-3051 or

~ 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

~ 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

~ Turn it On Tune in and Turn 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!

~ Al Blake's Latest 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 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 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?

~ 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 ~

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.

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.

~ 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!

~ 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!

~ 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

~ 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.

*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!

*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

*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

*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.

*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.

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

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