Last Update: Mon August 31, 2015 at 12:33AM

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

~ Shows by Date ~

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on
-8/31, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island, San Diego. Free Parking, Dancing, Good Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails, 1/2 Price Happy Hour 5 - 7:00 pm. Music 7-11 pm. Check out And

*Boogie Magazine Jam With The Gamblers
-8/31, Navajo Live - 8515 Navajo Rd. Featuring Joe Bernal, Kevin Skillman, Patrick Armenta, Gary Sipperly and Tony Agosta. (619) 465-1730. Mondays from 8:00 pm! See www.navajolive Or Boogie Magazine

*The Groove Squad
-8/31, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F Street, downtown San Diego. (619) 233-3077. Drinking, Dancing and all that from 9:00 pm. Visit

*Cadillac Zack has the best Jam
-8/31, 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.

*Candye Kane Collect all of her records. . . trust me folks, you will be glad you did. Order the Coming Out Swinging! CD and Check their schedule.

*Michael Dwyer Check him out sometime
-9/1, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Ave. El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining and Live Music Now on Most Tuesdays from 5:30 pm. Telephone (619) 442-9827. Visit Or

*Ron Houston of Sick String Outlaws fame
-9/1, 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 8:00 - 11:00 pm!

*Doug Allen Jam is Back
-9/1, 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
-9/1, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Now Most Tuesdays. Drinking, Dancing. . . from 9:00 pm. Bound to be Fun!

*John Marx and The Blues Patrol
-9/1, Chop Shop - 4351 Valley Fair St., Simi Valley, CA. (Most Tuesdays) at 7:00 pm. Whiskey and Wings. . . Everything in between! Visit Or Call (805) 581-6021. Check John out here

*Tuesday Blues Jam Lawndale
-9/1, 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!

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen www.fuzzyrankinsblues

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-9/2, Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet - 9449 Friars Rd. Big Bargains and Swinging Blues With Fred Lawson, Preacher, Judd, Marcus Bashore and Special Guest Mr. Jonny Viau! You can find deals here on everything from Back To School items, Furniture, Produce, Sunglasses, Toys, Pet Products, Socks, Power Tools, Fish Tacos, Books, Antiques, Bikes, Sports Memorabilia and other Collectibles. Swap Meet is open from 2:00 - 10:00 pm. We're Live and having a natural ball 5:30 - 9:00 pm. $2.00 entrance, Parking included. For more info and Save A Dollar Coupon See:

*KSDS Wednesday Jam With Special Guests
-9/2, 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

*Robin Henkel, Whitney Shay and Billy Watson
-9/2, California Center for The Arts - 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025. Live from 7:00 pm. Visit And for more info.

*Dave Scott Latin Jazz Trio
-9/2, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Call (619) 442-9827 Or See

*Rock Your Billy Wednesday
-9/2, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. San Diego. Dancing, Great Mexican Food, Ice Cold Beer, Coffee and Classic Cocktails! Special Hot Rod Parking. Live Music from 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Be part of a new rockabilly revival! $5.00. Call (619) 542-1462 Or Visit

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Tomcat Courtney Nominated SDMA Best Blues 2015
-9/2, Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise Street, North Pacific Beach. 7:00 pm. Now on most Wednesdays. Call (858) 488-4200 for more details.

*The Dixie Express Sounds like New Orleans
-9/2, 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

*Alex Gomez and Friends BDJ
-9/2, 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. . . Off 163 Genesee Ave. Exit at Linda Vista Rd.

*Jamming Out presented by BLUSD
-9/2, 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
-9/2, 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 jazz. . . you are going to love Gilbert! Wednesdays from 9:00 pm.

*Billy Watson It just don't get much better!
Get the new record Available from the band Now. Visit

*Mr Tomcat Courtney Nominated SDMA Best Blues 2015
-9/3, 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)

*Blues and Brews Jam Thursday With The Committee and Friends
-9/3, 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. Dancers, it is concrete but Dancing is Welcome so pack your powder and dancing shoes. Keeping it real with my pals Steady Freddie, Preacher, Dr. Bashore. . . and You folks. Drop in 6:30 - 9:30 pm. to help us make it a Party like ya always do. Thanks!

*Laurie Morvan Blues Rocking Thursdays
-9/3, Woody's Burger's - 317 N. Indian Canyon Rd. in Palm Springs. Stop on by for a Burger, Cold Brew or the music from 6:30 - 10:00 pm. Visit

*Swinging Thursdays
-9/3, 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

*Ron Houston of Sick String Outlaws fame
-9/3, The Harp - 4935 Newport Ave. in Ocean Beach. Now most Thursdays. Good Food, Cold Beer, No Cover and music by Ron from 8:00 - 11:00 pm!

*Mercedes Moore Band Will Reach Your Soul

*First Friday Happy Hour
-9/4, 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!

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

*Lady Star Blues Jam
-9/5, American Legion Post 310 - 465 47th St. San Diego 92102. Dance Floor, No Cover, Cold Beer, Wine and Cocktails are being Served. Come on down here to Join the Party. . . from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Check out And

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

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Blues Brunch with Good Live Music
-9/6, Proud Mary's Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163). Good Food, Beer, Dancing. . . Sundays from 11:00 am.

*Big Easy Brunch
-9/6, 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
-9/6, Gaslamp - 6251 E Pacific Coast Hwy, 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! Free Parking, No Cover, Fun for all! 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 Call (562) 596-4718. Visit or

*Dave Good Jazz Workshop
-9/6, Java Joe's - 3536 Adams Avenue, San Diego. Come out to play or just to listen. Sundays at 2:00 pm. For info Call (619) 274-9989 Or See

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

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken Please Call First!
-9/6, 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.

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-9/6, 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:

*KSDS Sunday Jazz Jam
-9/6, 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

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long

*Acoustic Blues Jam
-9/7, 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.

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-9/7, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island, San Diego. Free Parking, Good Food, Dancing, Beer and Cocktails! 1/2 Price Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm. Live 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Always a Natural Ball. . . Thanks to Y'all!
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fair or Special Event. Visit and like us on facebook, Or E-Mail with any questions.

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen
-9/8, Tio Leo's First Tuesday - 5302 Napa Street, San Diego (off Morena Blvd.) Dancing, Great Food, Cold Beer, Coffee and Cocktails Served! $5.00 at Door. (619) 542-1462. See And

*Tab Benoit With Blitz Brothers
-9/9, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Cocktails, Beer, Great Music, Food, Dancing. . . have some fun! Tickets Now: (858) 481-8140 or Also be sure to visit and

*Christine Gilardi

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-9/13, Patio Party Blues Jam at Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St, downtown El Cajon. Dancing Welcome, No Cover Charge, All Ages Invited, Hot Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails. The Band with a few of our friends sitting in for the fun of it. . . come by to say hi! Jammers; Drums, Bass Amp and PA are Provided. Bring what gear you need to Play. Dancers; it's a concrete patio but Dancing is Always Welcome. Come have some fun! Party on The Patio from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. (or so)

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*San Diego Blues Festival
-9/26, and 9/27, Embarcadero Marina Park North - San Diego (end of Kettner Blvd.) Featuring Mr. James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Anson Funderburgh With Kim Wilson, Booker T. Jones, Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers, Mr. Henry Gray With Chris James and Patrick Rynn, Tomcat Courtney, Bubba McCoy and plenty more! Benefits Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Get Tickets:

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.

~ Eyeglass Drive for Hillcrest Lions Club ~

-7/7 - 10/4, We're accepting eyeglasses at all our Chet and The Committee shows. Have an old pair of glasses sitting around not being used? Please recycle them today for The Lions Vision Clinic. We will deliver to my pal Marcia at Hillcrest/Mission Valley Club and they will find happy new homes for all the used prescription glasses we can collect. Don't have a pair of retired glasses of your own yet? Could check the local thrift store.
Wednesday 9/2, we'll accept donations at Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot Swap Meet. Big Bargains 2- 10 pm and Live Swinging Blues 5:30 - 9:30 pm. and help your vision challenged San Diego neighbors in need of glasses. Ongoing thru Sunday October 4th. For more info and Save A Dollar Coupon See:

~ Other Good Stuff ~

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Rhythm and The Method Good Rockin' Tonight

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

*Adrianna Marie and The Groovecutters With LA Jones

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Little Hurricane this duo will blow you away!

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good

*Eve Selis Band Boot Stompin' Americana

*The Fremonts Deep in the Swamp

*Gregory Page just good music

*Casey Hensley

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Leilani Kilgore

*Rick Estrin and The Nightcats. . . Tearing that Shtuff up! See

*Steph Johnson will knock you out!

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing!

*American Monster Burlesque Blues Show

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Johnny Vernazza Gold Record Artist

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*Red Lotus Revue

*Laura Harden With The Legends

*Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*Nathan James

*Rebecca Jade

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on!

*Give Me Back My Wig Featuring Lil G

*Big Jon Atkinson and The Nationals See

*Laura Jane and The Tighten Ups

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Shari Puorto

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*Black Market III

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*Stoney B Blues

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

*Chickenbone Slim & The Biscuits

*Laurie Morvan Band

*Hoodoo Blues

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Robin Henkel

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Donna Larsen Singer Songwriter

*Backwater Blues Band

*Big Boss Bubeleh

*Bi-Polar Express

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

*The Money Band With Mark Eppler Check

*The Gypsy Swing Cats think Django Reinhardt and for a sample

*Lady Star brings the blues. . .

*The Fremonts

*Adrianna Marie and The Groovecutters

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*Sully Blue Eyed Soul Band

*Brown Sugar Oldies - Rock - Blues

~ 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.

~ Meet with other Blues Fans ~

Check this out!

~ Looking For Work ~

Experienced soul/blues/R&B bassist now looking for a pro-level working band situation. Contact Harry Magalong (858) 386-3493 or email:

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:

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

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:

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.

~ Music Instruction ~

Drum Lessons - All Ages, All Levels Now Available with Billy Wear at Music Central. Call (858) 279-7152, (858) 578-2411 or 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. . .

~ Live Stand Up Comedy ~ Cause 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

~ 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 in and Turn 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 with J Otis Williams Sundays 3:00 - 4:00 am. on KSDS Radio

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

~ 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 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 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 ~

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!

~ Legend Records Studio ~

Music and Engineering Classes, Music Shop, Live Music, 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

~ 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 ~

*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.

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.