Last Update: Wed November 25, 2015 at 9:06PM

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 ~

*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.

*Tomcat Courtney
-11/25, Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise Street, North Pacific Beach. 7:00 pm. Now on most Wednesdays. Call (858) 488-4200 for more details.

*Jeff Moore and Friends Annual Jimi Hendrix Tribute
-11/25, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar, No Cover, Pool Table and Plenty of room for Dancing! Check And

*Dave Scott Latin Jazz Trio
-11/25, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Call (619) 442-9827 Or See

*Battle of The Blues Harps
-11/25, The Gaslamp Restaurant - 6251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. Music by The Rebellious Blues Dogs, Mighty Mojo Prophets, The John Clifton Blues Band, Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers and The Blasters with Mr. James Harman! Telephone (714) 423-5525 Or hit

*Len Rainey's Midnight Players
-11/25, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth Ave. downtown San Diego on Salvation Alley Stage! Good Food, Drinks and Music 7:00 - 9:00 pm. And

*Gilbert Castellanos and The Young Lions
-11/25, 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

*The Fremonts Deep in the Swamp

*Jamming Out at House of Blues San Diego will be on Hiatus through the Holidays.
Watch and for info.

*Walter Gentry
-11/25, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island. Free Parking, Good Food, Dancing, Beer and Cocktails! 1/2 Price Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm. Live Music 8:00 - 11:00 pm.

*Rock Your Billy Wednesday
-11/25, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. San Diego. Dancing, Great Mexican Food, Ice Cold Beer, Coffee and Classic Cocktails! Special Hot Rod Parking. Live from 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Be part of a new rockabilly revival! $5.00. Call (619) 542-1462. Visit

*The Dixie Express Sounds like New Orleans
-11/25, 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

*KSDS Wednesday Jam With Special Guest Lady Star
-11/25, 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

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Archie Thompson and The Archtones Please Call First
-11/26, Eddie V's - 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. Cocktails, Prime Seafood and More. Thursdays 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Telephone (619) 615-0281 or See And

*Tomcat Courtney Please Call First
-11/26, 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)

*Ron Houston of Sick String Outlaws Please Call First
-11/26, 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!

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Billy Watson Band With Mr. James Harman
-11/27, Miramonte Winery - 33410 Rancho California Rd, Temecula. It's a Patio Party! Good Food, Beer and assortment of Wonderful Wine Served. Live Music 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Visit

*Chet's 9th annual Big Blue 50th Birthday Party
-11/27, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St. San Diego. Party Party from 7:30 - 11:30 pm. Very Special Guests include Baja Blues Boys, Cadillac Wreckers, Lady Star Band, The Fremonts, and The Committee. Proceeds support Dancing, Free Parking, Cold Beer, Great Food, Raffle, Hot Coffee. Only $5.00 at door. Birthday Cake for Everyone. . . Hope to see you all there having a Natural Ball!

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!
-11/27, Croce's Park West Restaurant and Bar - 2760 Fifth Ave. (Bankers Hill) San Diego. Great room, Valet Parking, Good Food and Drinks! Live 7:00 pm. Call (619) 233-4355 Or Visit And

*Chickenbone Slim
-11/27, Proud Mary's Southern Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. 7:00 - 10:00 pm. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163) Try the Chicken and Waffles! Cold Beer and Cocktails!
Call (858) 278-0800. Or visit

*Lady Star brings the blues. . .

*Len Rainey's Midnight Players
-11/28, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F Street, downtown San Diego. (619) 233-3077. Drinking, Dancing and all that from 8:00 pm. Visit Or

*The Little Kings With David Mosby
-11/28, 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

*Johnny Vernazza Gold Record Artist

*Blues Brunch with Good Live Music
-11/29, 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
-11/29, 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
-11/29, 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
-11/29, Java Joe's - 3536 Adams Avenue, San Diego. Come out to play or just to listen. Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. For info Call (619) 274-9989 Or See

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-11/29, 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 3:30 - 6:30 pm. (or so).

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-11/29, 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
-11/29, 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

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-11/29, 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.

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Boogie Magazine Jam
-11/30, Navajo Live - 8515 Navajo Rd. San Diego. (619) 465-1730. Monday at 8:00 pm! See www.navajolive Or Boogie Magazine

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jam
-11/30, 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.

*The Groove Squad
-11/30, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F Street, downtown San Diego. (619) 233-3077. Drinking, Dancing and all that from 8:00 pm. Visit

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen
-12/1, Tio Leo's First Tuesday - 5302 Napa Street, San Diego (off I-8 at Morena Blvd.) Dancing, Great Food, Beer, Coffee and Cocktails Served! (619) 542-1462. See And

*Michael Dwyer
-12/1, 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

*Solo Blues Tuesday With Mr. Robin Henkel
-12/1, 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
-12/1, 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
-12/1, 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!

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-12/1, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Most Tuesdays. Drinking, Dancing. . . from 8:00 pm. Bound to be Fun!

*John Marx and The Blues Patrol
-12/1, 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
-12/1, 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!

*Mercedes Moore Band Will Reach Your Soul

*Blues and Brews Jam Thursday With The Committee and Friends
-12/3, 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. . . and all of You beautiful 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!

*Swinging Thursdays
-12/3, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. San Diego (off Morena) Dancing, Great Mexican Food, Beer, Coffee and Cocktails! $5.00 at Door. (619) 542-1462. Check

*Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers

*First Friday Happy Hour
-12/4, 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!

*Robert Cray
-12/4, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Cocktails, Beer, Great Music, Food, Dancing. . . Tickets Now (858) 481-8140 or Also be sure to visit

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long

*Fundraiser to Help Doug David with Medical Expenses!
-12/5, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St. San Diego. Music donated by Blue Largo, Robin Henkel, The Fremonts, The Committee, The Little Kings, Bayou Brothers and Others TBA. Watch for more information as this very important event develops. Special Thanks to RosaLea, The Musicians and Tio Leo's for pulling this show together!

*David Allan Coe Outlaw Country
-12/5, Ramona Mainstage - 626 Main St, Ramona. All Ages, Free Parking, Dancing! Tickets Also See

*Coyote Blues Redemption First Saturday
-12/5, Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Hiway, Oceanside 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Beer, Dancing! Check it out

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

*Acoustic Blues Jam
-12/7, 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.

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*Kim Wilson and his All-Star Blues Revue
-12/12, Winston's - 1921 Bacon St, Ocean Beach. Annual Holiday Show and an afternoon not to miss! Call (619) 222-6822, Visit And check out

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs

*Lady Star Retirement Party
-12/20, American Legion Post 310 - 465 47th St. San Diego. Featuring The Youngsters: 12 Year old Ben Davis, 14 year old Serena Gerone and 16 year old Anjelica Pruitt! Party starts at 4:00 pm. Arrive early to get good seats! Check out

*Eve Selis Band Boot Stompin' Americana

*Candye Kane Happy New Year Matinee
-12/31, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Good Food, Beer and Cocktails are Served, Dancing, 21 and Up Only. Show is from 4:00 pm. Check Or Get Tix Now

*Los Lobos One Night Only
-12/31, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Good Food, Beer and Cocktails are Served, Dancing, 21 and Up Only. Show is at 8:00 pm. Check out Or Get Tix Now

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals

*Tommy Castro With Backwater Blues Band
-1/9, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach. Good Food, Beer and Cocktails are Served, Dancing, 21 and Up Only. Doors are at 8:00 pm. Visit Or Get Tix Now

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 ~

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing!

*Black Market III Rock Blues and More

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Little Hurricane this duo will blow you away!

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Adrianna Marie and The Groovecutters With LA Jones

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

*Laurie Morvan Band

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

*Steph Johnson will knock you out!

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

*Christine Gilardi

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good

*Give Me Back My Wig Featuring Lil G

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*Robin Henkel

*Rebecca Jade

*Red Lotus Revue

*Casey Hensley

*David Patrone Quartet

*Laura Harden With The Legends

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals See

*Leilani Kilgore

*Stoney B Blues

*Laura Jane and The Tighten Ups

*American Monster Burlesque Blues Show

*Shari Puorto

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Missy Andersen 2014 BMA Nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female Get your copy of the New In The Moment CD!

*Gregory Page just good music

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*Hoodoo Blues

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on!

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies

*Big Boss Bubeleh

*The Money Band With Mark Eppler Check

*Donna Larsen Singer Songwriter

*Chickenbone Slim & The Biscuits

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

*Backwater Blues Band

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Bi-Polar Express

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

*Sully Blue Eyed Soul Band

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

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

*Brown Sugar Oldies - Rock - Blues

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

~ Ready for a Real Adventure? ~

Then check out the 2016 Baja Blues Against Hunger Tour! This is a 15 day journey from (February 2nd - February 17th) of Baja Sur! Experience Baja and all her grand beauty. Party Blues Style with new and old friends and help those in need in each city. *Includes 14 nights stay, 6 Live Blues Parties, great memories, many Baja families to be helped! This is a Car-a-van. Let us know if you prefer to Drive or Ride (share the gas expenses). We help pair riders with drivers. We reserve hotels and city tours for you (Tours Extra). Do Not Delay. . . Sign Up Today!

~ Meet with other Blues Fans ~

Ready to make a few new friends?

~ Looking For Work ~

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.

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.

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.

~ 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. . .

~ 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!

~ 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 ~

*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.

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.