Last Update: Thu April 17, 2014 at 4:02AM


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 BluShouter@aol.com


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 do sometimes get changed without any advance notice to us.



~ Shows by Date ~

*Mr Tomcat Courtney Solo
-4/17, Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. Here on Most Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163) Now Serving Chicken and Waffles! Call (858) 278-0800. Or visit www.proudmaryssd.com

*Ruby and The Red Hots
-4/17, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island Drive. Dancing, Good Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Free Parking, Happy Hour Specials 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Live Music at 7:00 pm. www.humphreysbackstagelive.com

*Swinging Thursdays With Mercedes Moore Band
-4/17, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live Music from 8:00 pm. $5.00 Cover. For more details visit www.tioleos.com

*Thursday Jam
-4/17, Hosted by Mark Augusten, Otis Williams of KSDS and Mr. Ray Brown. Spaghetteria - 1953 India St. Dancing OK, Good Food, Cold Beer and Cocktails Served. PA, Bass Amp, Small amp, Keyboard provided. 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Sounds like some fun to me! Always check Signs and Meter times before you leave your car! No Shorts Or Flip Flops Allowed on stage! First jam set now starts at around 8:15 pm. www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Italy-Spaghetteria/116957381692622

*Alex Gomez Jam
-4/17, Kaminskis Lounge - 12735 Poway Road in Poway. Good Food, Friendly Service and Cold Beer, Live Blues Jam 7:30 pm. Most Thursdays. www.kaminskisbbq.com

*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. www.candyekane.com

*Will Lovealot
-4/18, 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 www.busalacchis.com
-4/20, Sunday Late Nite Jam! Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego at 9:00 pm. Visit www.gaslampspeakeasy.com Or E-mail wlbstringsman@yahoo.com

*Tomcat Courtney
-4/18 and 4/19, The Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise St. North Pacific Beach. Good Food, Great Coffee, Cold Beer and Live Music 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Call (858) 488-4200 for details Or see www.theturquoise.com

*Lance Dieckmann Band
-4/18, Hooleys Pub - 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. Coldest Guinness in town, Good Food, Free Parking, Live Music from 9:00 pm. Call for Info (619) 713-6900 Or visit www.hooleys.com
-4/25, Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego. Good Food, Cold Beer, Cool Music and they know how to pour a drink! Live band from 9:00 pm. www.gaslampspeakeasy.com

*The Little Kings Swingin and Jumpin
-4/18, The Riviera - 7777 University Ave. La Mesa. Deluxe Cocktails, Cool Music and Good Food Served! With David Mosby and Big Jon Atkinson. www.rivierasupperclub.com Or www.facebook.com/TheLittleKingsSD

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen
-4/18, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F St. Downtown San Diego. Cold Beer, Booze and Dancing from 9:00 pm. Check www.patricksii.com And www.lennyrankins.com for more.

*Live Jazz Friday
-4/18, Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel - 2660 Calhoun Street, Old Town, San Diego. Good Food, Cocktails, No Cover, Dancing. Music by Mark Augustin with Ted Williams from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Call: (619) 297-1874 or Visit www.oldtowncosmopolitan.com

*Oceanside Jam
-4/18, The Royal Dive - 2949 San Luis Rey Rd. Oceanside running from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Usually the First and Third Friday of the month. www.facebook.com/royaldive

*Billy Watson It just don't get much better!
The new Lucky Number Nine record is now available on the bandstand. Get yours Soon! Visit www.billywatson.com for the latest schedule.

*15th annual Spring Harmonica Festival
-4/19, Harry Griffen Park Amphitheater in La Mesa. This is the best party in our town. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Check www.springharpfest.org for the latest details.

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen www.suepalmer.com

*Youth Blues Jam
-4/19, 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! www.hennesseys.com

*Lady Star Blues Jam
-4/19, The American Legion Post 310 - 465 "47th" Street, San Diego 92102. Good Food and Drinks Served. All musicians are invited to come by and sit in from 3:00 - 7:00 pm.

*Robin Henkel Solo baby
-4/19, Wine Steals - 1953 San Elijo Ave. Cardiff by the Sea. (760) 230-2657. Visit www.winestealssd.com Or www.robinhenkel.com for more info.

*The Bedbreakers
-4/19, The Riviera - 7777 University Ave. La Mesa. Deluxe Cocktails, Cool Music and Good Food Served! www.rivierasupperclub.com Also visit www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bedbreakers-San-Diego-CA/141356305898119

*Red Lotus Revue www.redlotusrevue.com

*Big Easy Brunch Please call first!
-4/20, 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 ice cold beer served along with live entertainment each week! www.sandcrabtavern.com

*Big Boss Bubeleh
-4/20, The Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise St. North Pacific Beach. Good Food, Great Coffee, Cold Beer and Live Music. Call (858) 488-4200 for details Or see www.theturquoise.com

*Santee Sunday Jam
-4/20, Hosted by Mark Eppler at Second Wind Bar - 8528 Magnolia Ave. in Santee. Vocalists Wanted! Most Sundays from 2:30 - 5:00 pm. www.secondwindbars.com

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-4/20, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar and plenty of room for Dancing! Live Most Sundays www.facebook.com/krakencardiff

*Cadillac Zack's Sunday Jam
-Most Sundays at Malarkey's - 168 North Marina Drive in Long Beach, CA. Good Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails and Live Blues Jam now from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Call (562) 598-9431. www.malarkeysgrill.com Zack: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001492747577

*Roy Gaines knocking it out
-4/20, Harvelle's - 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA. Now Most Sundays from 5:00 pm. Good Food, Cocktails, Cool Music, Cold Beer, Dancing, Soul Food Served until it's gone. Check out www.harvelles.com

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out www.shelleblue.com

*Chet and The Committee Swingin' Blues Party
-4/21, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island Drive. Come and dance all night long with Big Al, Steady Freddy, Big Jon Atkinson and Preacher Jaz! Cold Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Dancing, Good Food, Free Parking, Happy Hour Specials 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Live at 7:00 pm. www.humphreysbackstagelive.com

*Stoney B Blues Friends
-Monday Old School Jam! Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego. 8:00 - 12 pm. All musicians are invited. Bring what ever gear you're going to need to play some blues! Visit www.stoneybbluesmusician.com

*Cadillac Zack has The Best Blues Jam.
-Mondays at The Maui Sugar Mill Saloon - 18389 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, CA. Tonight Special Guest TBA! Another fun night with some of the coolest fans! They are Featuring National Or Regional Guest Artists each week. Live from 8:00 pm. Donation at the door. Meet Zack: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001492747577 Or (818) 344-0034.

*Johnny Vernazza Gold Record Artist www.johnnyv.net

*Chickenbone Slim Working the Avenue
-4/22, Smitty's Service Station - 3441 Adams Avenue sorta between 34th and 35th. Break up your boring week by stopping by here for the Tasty Truck Tuesday meet up. Lowdown electric blues by Chickenbone and The Biscuits. Street Party 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Relax and chow on eight distinct menus from around the world! Check out www.chickenboneslim.com

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-4/22, 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!

*Zydeco Tuesday
-4/22, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Great Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm. $5.00 at door.

*Missy Andersen Blues and Soul www.missyandersen.com

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

*Jamming Out presented by BLUSD
-4/23, 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 needed. . . Sign up today! www.jammingout.net Also Visit www.hob.com And www.blusd.org

*Gary Lehmann Solo Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals
-Wednesday and Fridays, Cosmopolitan Hotel - 2660 Calhoun St. in Old Town San Diego. Gary also repairs harmonicas when he has the time. See www.oldtowncosmopolitan.com Or you could e-mail Gary hqr@cox.net

*Dr. Phil Diorio is in the house!
-Wednesdays at The Last Call Tavern - 4977 El Cajon Blvd. Jamming from 8:00 pm.
No Cover, Beer, Booze, Music. Bring gear and get it on. Ask about Siren Shot Specials! www.LastCallSD.com and www.reverbnation.com/thephildiiorioband

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings www.reverbnation.com/swinginkings

*Robin Henkel Band With Whitney Shay and Billy Watson
-4/25, Ki's Restaurant - 2591 South Coast Hiway in Cardiff. (760) 436-5544 Also Visit www.robinhenkel.com Or www.kisrestaurant.com

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all! www.tarynd.com

*Adams Avenue Unplugged
-4/26 and 27, With 150 live performances in bars, coffee shops and art galleries along Adams Ave. from Normal Heights to Kensington. Including Ben Powell, Billy Watson, Chickenbone Slim, Fred Heath Trio, Gregory Page, Skid Roper, El Monte Slim, Tomcat Courtney and more! Day One: 12:00 - 10:00 pm. Day Two 12:00 - 7:00 pm. Visit www.adamsavenueunplugged.com for full details.

*Jimmy Thackery
-4/26, Ramona Main Stage - 626 Main St. Ramona. Light Refreshments Served, Doors at 7:00, 8:00 pm Show. Tickets and more information at www.ramonamainstage.com

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . . www.cadillacwreckers.com

*Kim Wilson's Blue Allstars
-4/27, Winstons - 1921 Bacon Street in Ocean Beach. Blues, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing! Featuring Kim Wilson, Kirk Fletcher Larry Taylor, Richard Innes and the newest member of this certified street gang Big Jon Atkinson. Call (619) 222-6822 Or Visit www.winstonsob.com for details.

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-4/27, The Patio Party Open Blues Jam Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main Street in El Cajon. No Cover, All Ages, Dancing, Free Parking, Good Food, Beer and Cocktails Served. With The Band and other pals tearing it up! *Back to Summer Hours 3:30 - 6:30 pm. (or so). 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 Allowed. Come on by and have some fun!
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fairs or Special Events. E-Mail BluShouter@aol.com to work out details. Also visit and like us on facebook.

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing! nena@nenaanderson.com

*Robin Henkel Band With Whitney Shay
-4/30, Artlab/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. www.artlabsd.com And www.robinhenkel.com

*Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers www.nathandjames.com

*Old Style Blues Jam
-5/2, Bayhill Tavern - 3010 Clairemont Drive (top of the hill) Good Food, No Cover, Cold Beer and Cocktails. Live Blues at 8:30 pm. Featuring Big Jon Atkinson, Preacher Jaz and Big Al Schneider with some pals. Preacher says: No rock and roll will be allowed. www.bayhilltavern.com Or (619) 276-3462.

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long www.michelelundeen.com

*Chickenbone Slim's Jam - Live Blues and Good Pizza
-5/3, DeMilles Restaurant and Lounge - 3492 Adams Ave. San Diego. Out on the patio from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Featuring Big Jon Atkinson and Mike Chiricuzio. Heard rumor this will be a Lo Fi Mob Reunion Jam. . . Contact Larry Teves to reserve your slot: chickenboneslim27@gmail.com





~ You'll likely dig this too ~

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging! Be sure to visit www.bluelargoblues.com

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm! www.whitneyshay.com

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues www.sanpedroslim.com

*Lady Star brings the blues. . . ladystarblues@hotmail.com

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues www.billmageeblues.com

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier dcnier@yahoo.com

*Black Market III Featuring Scottie and Roxanne Blinn! Dark Rockin Blues and More. . . www.facebook.com/BlackMarketIII for the Hotspot near you!

*Laurie Morvan Band www.lauriemorvan.com

*The Little Kings You'll dig it! jodecartat@att.net

*Mercedes Moore Band will reach your soul www.mercedesmooreband.com

*Hoodoo Blues www.hoodooblues.com

*Stellita Grooving RB Soul and Jazz www.reverbnation.com/stellitamarie

*Fat Mans Misery lee@fatmansmisery.com

*Ruby and The Red Hots www.rubyandtheredhots.com

*American Monster Burlesque and Blues! www.theamericanmonstershow.blogspot.com

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots www.facebook.com/TheBedbreakersSanDiego





~ Looking For Work ~

Big Jon Atkinson is a talented cat now 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 on facebook www.facebook.com/jon.atkinson.5209?fref=ts or (619) 888-3173.

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

West Coast Blues Guitarist available for pro shows and studio work. Last minute gigs okay. Call John Flynn: (619) 871-4960 or e-mail jodecartat@att.net.

Dummer available for professional gigs. Contact Grant Mitchell Today mgm53@cox.net or (619) 248-1474.

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

Steve Burns is now accepting fill in gigs. Need a guitar man for the night? Drop him an e-mail here: steve@burnsvilleband.com

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

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

Guitarist with plenty experience available for pro/paid gigs. Contact Joe Norwood: joen@cox.net

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

Pro Bass Player Steve Welles is accepting gigs this week fill ins are ok. . . please contact Steve at bassgrooveis1@yahoo.com

Drummer available for pro shows Ric Lee: bayoubrothers@cox.net 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 HTSMKT@aol.com

Pro Tenor Sax Player available for paid gigs: Contact Dana "Kid Tater" Garret: kid_tater@yahoo.com

Drummer Available for Pro Weekend Gigs. e-mail Greg "Stickman" Hennig here: gkzoid@aol.com

Harmonica Player Available: Pros only please. Can play drums at same time if needed. John Frazer (619) 263-6826 or harmonicajohns@cox.net

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. BluShouter@aol.com




~ Upcoming events you should plan for/get tickets to now ~

*5/8 - 5/11, Gator by The Bay Zydeco Blues and Crawfish Festival - Spanish Landing Park N. Harbor Drive across from San Diego's International Airport. Tab Benoit will get the good times rolling on Thursday night! Seven stages a few artists you should know Chubby Carrier, Johnny Vernazza Showcase, Mark Hummel, Mercedes Moore, Lafayette, Sue Palmer's Ten Piece All Woman Band, Nick Gravenities and Others! www.gatorbythebay.com

*Dave Alvin With Phil Alvin
-6/11, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. This show will sell out! www.bellyup.com

*6/21, 16th annual Julian Blues Bash at The Meghini Winery on the outskirts of Julian. Seven Bands - Two Stages - Dancing - Cold Beer - Wine - Hot Food Trucks - All Day Fun! Don't Delay. . . Order Your Tickets Today! www.robb-bowerpresents.com




~ Chances are ~

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! www.Blues-E-News.com




~ Ready to Record ~

*Double Barrel Records/Grease Punk Studio South Lakeside, CA is accepting projects. Owned and Operated by Scott Blinn of Mississippi Mudsharks and Zombo's Punk Rods. 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. Distribution deals also available through DBR. For a list of studio equipment, producing credits, bands recorded, other services visit www.doublebarrelrecords.com Hey, you will get more than your money's worth here! Contact: Scott Blinn (619) 443-3051 or dagomaddog@yahoo.com




~ 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. www.lablues.org




~ 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. www.jazz88.org

Every Shade of Blue with Reverend Theo San Diego's favorite blues DJ for 30 Years! Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Full schedule www.jazz88.org/on-air-schedule.asp

Sue Palmer Sessions on KSDS 88.3 Sundays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Visit www.jazz88.org

Sheldon Abbott Cure for the Blues is on KUCI Radio Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon. Tune in. . . he know his business! www.tunein.com/radio/KUCI-889-s35860/

Is it Late Sunday or Early Monday Blues with T Monday 12:00 - 2:00 am. Full schedule www.jazz88.org/on-air-schedule.asp

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 www.jazz88.org 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. www.rockinronsmusic4less.com

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.
"I sure do like mine!" You know you want one. . . order today! www.lonewolfblues.com




~ 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. www.bluesland.net




~ Well lookee here ~

*Legendary Blues Cruise West Coast Style
-10/4 - 10/11, 2014; Sailing from San Pedro CA to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan Baja Mexico and back! Pre-booking has now started! Check www.bluescruise.com For Artist Lineup, Prices, Cabin Availability and other information. True Confessions; Blues Cruise is one of the coolest things we ever did. Book it Now!




~ 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 www.blues.org 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! www.girlthang.net/historical.htm




~ 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 www.LegendRecordsSD.com




~ Ramona Mainstage presents ~

They have some pretty darn good shtuff scheduled here in the next several months. . . Joe Louis Walker, Jimmy Thackery and more! www.ramonamainstage.com




~ Check it First ~

Before you buy a vintage axe be sure you're not buying a fellow musician's lost treasure. And if you have lost one lately register it now. Owning a stolen guitar is very bad Ju-Ju! www.stolenguitarregistry.com/listguitars.php?showby=all




~ 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 info@topgearguitar.com and Visit www.topgearguitar.com

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 planetoftheamps@yahoo.com




~ 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 www.horsesoftirnanog.org




~ 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 www.waynerikerguitar.com

Guitar lessons Now Available from Mr. Joe Norwood. He'll get you rockin! Blues, rock, and slide guitar. Contact joen@cox.net 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 www.firehouseswing.com 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. www.blues101.org/articles/contracts.htm

*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. www.kpawnshop.com

*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 www.rhythmroom.com

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

*Gregory Page just good music www.gregorypage.com

*Still trying to figure out that guitar business? Check www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php

*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: redwagonbaja@gmail.com Telephone them from the U.S. (619) 578-4378, or if in Baja Call (011) 52 686-576 0081. Visit www.sanfelipepropertyservices.com

*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 www.ivalees.com

*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 info@guitarandbassland.com

*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: www.bluesharp.ca

*101 Ways Harmonica Players can Sound Better by Dane Mr. Chromatonic Terry www.chromatonic.blogspot.com/2008/04/101-ways-to-sound-better.html

*DIZZY'S where the music matters most. . . www.dizzyssandiego.com

*Free Business Tips and more for Musicians: www.blamepro.com/mwn/tips/index.htm

*Do you or a friend need help tuning that guitar? try this web tuner! www.8notes.com/guitar_tuner/default.asp?sstring=e1

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




~ Weekly Shows ~

Monday Tango Lessons from 6-8 pm. Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. www.tioleos.com

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.








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