Last Update: Wed February 21, 2018 at 8:00PM

Get Your Fresh Hot Stickers Right Here. . . Let folks know that you mean business. Limited Edition 2.75 X 7" All Weather I Support Live Blues Stickers Now Available. Three for $5 Or Seven for $10 includes shipping. Proceeds go in the Computer fund. Send good checks payable to Chet Cannon, PO Box 12016 El Cajon, CA 92022. Thank You for Supporting Live Blues, Jazz and other Styles of Roots Music!

~ Shows by Date ~

*Dave Scott Latin Jazz Trio
-2/21, Hacienda Casa Blanca - 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon. Fine Mexican Dining Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Call (619) 442-9827 Or See

*Gilbert Castellanos and The Young Lions
-2/21, 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 10:00 pm. Call (619) 696-1966 Visit And

*The Dixie Express Sounds like Dixieland
-2/21, Fuddruckers - 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. (across from Macy's). Looking for a good burger and some cool Dixieland Style music? Then get down here! Wednesdays 6:00 - 8 pm. Or

*KSDS Wednesday Jam With Special Guests
-2/21, 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

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!
-2/21, Iva Lee's - 555 North El Camino Real, San Clemente. Good Creole Style Food and Drinks Served! Telephone (949) 361-2855 for Reservations. Visit And

*Acoustic Open Mic
-2/21 and 2/28 Tower 13 - 2633 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff, CA 92007. Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Hosted by Semisi Ma'u. Visit

*Euphoria Brass Band San Diego Second Line
-2/21, Winston's - 1921 Bacon St, Ocean Beach. Party here from 8:00 pm. Advance Tickets here. Call (619) 222-6822. Also check

*Darryl Williams and Frienz
-2/21, Old Town Pub and Grub - 28677 Old Town Front St. Temecula. Jazzing it up real good every Wednesday from 8:00 - 12:00 pm. No Cover, Good Food and Drinks Served. For more info visit

*Lafayette Wednesday
-2/21, The Prohibition Lounge - 548 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp, Downtown San Diego. Celebrate the new jam hot spot downtown. With Kevin Cooper and Friends. Most Wednesdays from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am.

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

*Mr Tomcat Courtney
-2/22, Proud Mary's Bar & Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Try the Fried Chicken! (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163)

*The Fremonts Deep in the Swamp
-2/22, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm. Cover at Door. See Or Get Your Copy of the new Alligator Record!

*Robin Henkel
-2/22, Nate's Garden Grill - 3120 Euclid Ave. San Diego. From 6:00 pm. Being Organic is big thing here. (619) 546-7700. Visit And

*Missy Andersen 2016 BMA Nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female
-2/22, US Grant Hotel - 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA. Live in The Grill Lounge from 8:00 pm. No Cover, Cocktails, Classic Burgers, Salads and Local Catch of The Day are Served Call (619) 232-3121 Or Visit Visit Pick up a copy of their CD: In The Moment!

*Steph Johnson will knock you out!

*Black Market II
-2/23, Nicky Rottens - 3773 Willow Glen, El Cajon. Good Drinks, Food, Dancing and Music from 7:00 pm. Visit And

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues
-2/23, Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. Live Blues from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Try the Fried Chicken! (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at the 163) Visit And

*Fanny and The Atta Boys
-2/23, Java Joe's - 2611 Congress St, San Diego (Old Town). Now Serving Coffee, Sandwiches, Assorted Refreshments and Good Music! Call (619) 274-9989 See and Visit

*Flipside Burners Rockabilly Fun
-2/23, The Kraken - 2531 South Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar, Pool Table, Live Music from 8:00 pm and Plenty of room for Dancing! See And

*San Diego Bluegrass Society

*Winter Blues Spotlight Three
-2/24, POA Park - 7390 E. Carson St, (behind Walmart) Long Beach. 12-7 pm. Music by David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) with The 44s, James Harman, Mighty Mojo Prophets with Little A and Tex Nakamura. . . More to be Announced! Direct Questions to

*Whitney Shay With Robin Henkel
-2/24, Westfield UTC Palm Plaza - 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego (858) 546-8858. Last minute shopping until you're dropping and cool live music 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

*Nathan James With The Rhythm Scratchers
-2/24, Proud Mary's Southern Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. San Diego.
No Cover, Free Parking, Try their Southern Style Fried Chicken, Cold Beer and Cocktails! (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163). (858) 278-0800. Music 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Visit And

*Black Market II
-2/24, Riviera Supper Club - 7777 University Ave., La Mesa. Always a Party! Full Bar, No Cover, Burgers, Wings, Check out the Great Do It Yourself Steaks Menu. Live Music from 9:00 - 12:00 pm. See Or

*Shari Puorto

*Robin Henkel With Whitney Shay
-2/25, Kona Kai Brunch - 1551 Shelter Island, San Diego. Live from 11:00 am. Good Food and Drinks! Call (619) 295-9690 Or see And Or

*Casey Hensley Band Jam
-2/25, Legacy Brewing - 363 Airport Rd. Oceanside. Ice Cold Beer and Red Hot Blues from 2:00 pm! Call (760) 705-3221, Or Visit And

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-2/25, 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
-2/25, PKs Roadhouse - 15573 Grand, Lake Elsinore. All styles of music are 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

*Chet and The Committee Laying it down for you
-2/25, 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 Provided. Bring what you need to Play. Dancers; it is concrete patio but Dancing is Welcome. Party 2:30 - 5:30 pm. (or so).
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fair or Special Event.
E-Mail any questions.

*Bobs Jam
-2/25, Bancroft - 9143 Campo Rd, Spring Valley. Beers, Blues and Booze Most Sundays from 3:00 pm. Call (619) 469-2337 for more details.

*Lady Star Blues Jam
-2/25, American Legion Post 310 - 465 47th St. San Diego 92102. Dance Floor, No Cover, Cold Beer, Wine and Cocktails are being Served. Come down here to Join the Party. . . from 4:30 pm. Check out And

*West Coast Blues Savants With Special Guests
-2/25, Steve's BBQ Restaurant- 7007 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA. Blues Party Jam Time 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Good Food, Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Live Blues. . . Oh Yeah! Check

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jams
-2/25, Malarkey's - 168 North Marina Drive in Long Beach, CA. Live Blues, Good Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails Sold. Held most Sundays 4:00 - 8:00 pm. With Special Guests! Call (562) 598-9431. Zack:

*Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-2/25, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar. . . and plenty of room for Dancing! Most Sundays! Check First.

*Wild Pack Rocking the Baja

*Archie Thompson and The Archtones
-2/26 and 2/27, Trulucks Seafood and Steaks - 8990 University Center Lane, La Jolla. Live 5:30 - 10:00 pm. Now Most Monday and Tuesdays. Visit And

*Janiva Magness
-2/26, Casbah - 2501 Kettner Blvd. (at Laurel) San Diego. Cocktails, Cold Beer, Live Music and Dancing! See Or

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen
-2/26, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island Dr. Free Parking, Good Food, Dancing, Beer and Cocktails! Half Price Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Live Music @ 7:00 pm. And

*Cadillac Zack has the Best Jams Please Check First
-2/26, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon - 18389 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, CA. Another fun night with some of the coolest fans! Features National And 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. Questions? EMail

*Electric Waste Band Grateful Dead Tribute Please Check First
-2/26, Winston's - 1921 Bacon, Ocean Beach. Mondays 9:00 pm. Cover at the Door. For more show info Call (619) 222-6822.

*Solo Blues Tuesday With Mr. Robin Henkel
-2/26, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth Ave. downtown San Diego in The Voodoo Lounge. Good Food, Cold Drinks, Most Tuesdays Live 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Check First Or

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Sue Palmer Catch Her when You Can
-2/27, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa Street, San Diego (off I-8 at Morena Blvd.) Great Food, Dancing, Beer, Coffee and Cocktails! (619) 542-1462. See or Visit The Boogie Woogie Queen

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-2/27, Patrick's Pub - 428 'F' St. downtown San Diego. Most Tuesdays. Drinking, Dancing. . . from 9:00 pm. Bound to be Fun!

*Doug Allen Tuesday Jam
-2/27, American Legion Post 416 - 210 West F St. Encinitas. Most Tuesdays 7 - 10 pm. Host Band Provides PA, Drums, Keyboard etc. . . Dancing, Full Bar, Good Music.

*Tuesday Blues Jam Lawndale
-2/27, 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!

*John Marx and The Blues Patrol
-2/27, 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 Night Blues
-2/27, Mojo Lounge - 3714 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA. Featuring Johnny Soubrand, Vance Ehlers and Aki Kumar!

*American Monster Burlesque Blues Show

*Band of Gringos The Dead to Hendrix and More
-3/2, Winston's - 1921 Bacon St, Ocean Beach. Party here from 8:00 pm. For more info Call (619) 222-6822. Check out And

*Laurie Morvan Band Girl With Guitars
-3/2, Hong Kong Inn - 435 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001. This is a Hihat Entertainment presentation! Call (805) 648-3161 Or See
-3/3, Big Rock Pub - 79940 Westward Ho Dr, Indio, CA 92201. Great Food, Cold Brews and Good Live Music. (760) 200-9844 And See
-3/10, Coach House with Walter Trout - 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Tickets or Dinner Reservations Call (949) 496-8930 today. Check CD Release events all through February and March. Be sure to get your copy of Gravity! Follow the tour

*Roni Lee Guitar Slinger at Large

*Suspicious Grits No Nonsense Rocking featuring Keenan Fowler
-3/3, El Cajon Harley Davidson - 621 El Cajon Blvd. El Cajon, 92020. Rocking from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Have fun listening to music, eating free food, checking out the bikes, and still have plenty of Saturday left.

*Coyote Blues Redemption First Saturday
-3/3, Pour House - 1903 S. Coast Hiway, Oceanside 4:30 - 9:00 pm. Beer, Dancing! Check it out

*Robin Henkel Fresh Cornbread Visit

*Winter Workshop Sessions Four
-3/4, Downtown Cafe (Back Room) - 182 E. Main, El Cajon. Straight Shooting Harmonica Tips with Billy Watson from 12:45 - 1:45 pm (or so) with a Q & A period. $10.00 each, Followed by our weekly jam session. All Attendees also get a Sticker and Priority Sign Up for Jam Set One. See you there! Presented by your friends here at Good Blues Update.

*Chet and The Committee
-3/4, 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 Provided. Bring what you need to Play. Dancers; it is concrete patio but Dancing is Welcome. Party 2:30 - 5:30 pm. (or so).
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fair or Special Event.
E-Mail any questions.

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*From The Heart A fundraiser for the love and support of Dane Terry
-March 10, Proud Mary's Southern Bar & Grill at the Ramada - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. Good Live Music from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. donated by Voice of Leo, Suspicious Grits, The Committee, Plow, Cadillac Wreckers with Bubba McCoy, from deep in that swamp and wrapping the show The Fremonts. Unable to attend but still want to help? Please Visit

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

*Lady Star Band Special Guest Host
-3/11, Patio Party Blues Jam at Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St, in El Cajon. No Cover, Food, Cold Beer, Cocktails. Jammers; Drums, Bass Amp, PA Provided. Bring your Gear. Dancers; it is concrete patio but Dancing is Always Welcome. Party from 2:30 - 5:30 pm. Also visit

*Fanny and The Atta Boys

*Chris Cain Night
-3/12 Little Lou's BBQ - 2455 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008. Good Food and Drinks are Served. Live Music from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Second Monday of Each Month! *Double Check Or

*Chickenbone Slim and The Biscuits

*Charles Burton Band
-3/14, Kraken - 2531 South Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Cocktails, Pool Table, Live Music 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Now on Second Wednesday of each month. See And

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs
-3/18, Shenanigans Irish Pub - 423 Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA. Cold Beer, Burgers, Fish and Chips. Every Third Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 pm. (562) 437-3734 See Or

*Chet and The Committee Jam for Dane Terry
-3/18, Blues Jam Patio Party at Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main St, in downtown El Cajon. With Special Guests The Little Kings, West of Memphis, Black Market II and The Mellow Down. Donations Accepted, 50/50 Draw, CD Raffle and more. Proceeds to Dane! Food, Beer, Cocktails. Dancers; it is concrete but Dancing is Welcome. Party 2:30 - 5:30 pm. Unable to attend but still want to help? Visit

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-3/24, The Sand Crab Tavern - 2229 Micro Place in Escondido. It's an old fashioned Saturday Night Fish Fry! No Cover, All Ages, Please call Now for Dinner Reservation. New Orleans style menu with many Fresh Seafood selections. Thirty five - Yes, I said (35) brands of beer! Live from about 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Visit And

*Jim Kweskin With G Burns Jug Band
-3/24, Templars Hall @ Old Poway Park - 14134 Midland Rd. Poway, CA 92064. 7:00 pm. Brought to you by San Diego Folk Heritage Organization. See And Or

*Serena Geroe Jazz Trio

*2018 Spring Harmonica Festival
-3/31, Harry Griffen Park - La Mesa. Featuring Mister Lazy Lester, Billy Watson, Lenny Mallak, John Frazer and more.

*The Groove Squad

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Swinging Blues and Roadhouse Boogie
-4/6, Old Town Blues Club (aka Lucky Stone Pub) - 28636 Old Town Front St. Temecula. Swinging Matinee Party from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. 21 and Older Venue. Call (951) 676-2722 Or Visit

Always Check with the band or venue before you head out to that big party!
Things sometimes get changed with no advance notice to us here at the GBU.

~ More Good Stuff ~

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen Catch her when you can!

*James Harman
James latest record Bonetime is Now Available. Get your copy soon as you can.

*Missy Andersen 2016 BMA Nominee for Soul Blues Artist Female

*Billy Watson You are going to have a good time!

*Tiffany Jane and The Kicks

*Guitar Shorty

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging!

*Sara Petite and The Sugar Daddies Rocking Americana and Country

*Anthony Cullins aka The Fallbrook Kid

*Jamie Wood and Good Rockin Daddys

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Fanny and The Atta Boys

*Stoney B Blues

*Marcia Ball

*The Fremonts Deep in the Swamp Get Your Copy the new Alligator Record Now!

*Rose Winters Artist and Storyteller

*Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band Follow the Tour

*Leilani Kilgore is Rockin'

*Coco Montoya Follow the tour

*Rhythm and The Method Good Times Tonight

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good

*Michael Dwyer Check him out

*Deb Ryder Powerhouse Vocalist at large

*John Clifton Blues Band

*Junior Brown The American Original

*Rosie Flores

*Chris James and Patrick Rynn Chicago Style


*Flipside Burners Rockabilly Fun

*Little Hurricane this duo will blow you away!

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*John January and Linda Berry See

*Euphoria Brass Band San Diego Second Line

*Amber Whitlock Jazz and R 'N B

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Lady Dottie and The Diamonds

*David Patrone Trio

*Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise

*The Chris Fast Band

*Band of Gringos The Dead to Hendrix and More

*Suspicious Grits No Nonsense Rocking

*Backwater Blues Band

*Fuzzy and The Bluesmen

*Rick Estrin and The Nightcats

*Jack Tempchin Master Songwriter

*Chickenbone Slim and The Biscuits

*Violent Femmes American Roots Music Since 1981

*Chill Boy Catch him if you can

*Cerissa Mc Queen and The 332 Band

*Monophonics Psychedelic Soul

*Lady Star putting some blues on you

*The Sleepwalkers

*Walter Gentry

*Do Right Louie featuring Rich Wiley

*Chris Cain

*Black Market III Scottie and Roxanne are back in town

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Kenneth Roxide Presents Live

*Hugh Gaskins and The G String Daddies

*Funks Most Wanted

*Alastair Greene Band

*Clapton Hook

*Brown Sugar Band Oldies Rock Blues

*John Mayall Godfather of British Blues

*Ben Powell Visit

*Billy Bacon Burns it up

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Joey Harris and The Mentals

*The 44s featuring Johnny Main
Here is a little sample for y'all! Also Check

*Charlie Musselwhite

*Stan Ruffo Blues, Jazz and Soul around Bullhead City

*Karl and The Hornets Some Buzzing Going On!

*The Money Band With Mark Eppler Check

*Gregory Page just good music

*George Thorogood and The Destroyers

*Gino Matteo Cat is on Fire! Visit And

*Bi-Polar Express

*Earl Thomas World Tour

*Laurie Morvan

*Charles Burton Band

*Big Boss Bubeleh

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Victor Wooten

*Blue Rockit Band

*Full Strength Funk

*Robben Ford

*The Cameltones

*John Hammond

*Gypsy Swing Cats think Django Reinhardt and for a sample

*Theo and Zydeco Patrol

*Jon Atkinson and The Nationals

*The Blasters

*Big Toe Rocks

*Will Lovealot does it right

*Hoodoo Blues

*Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

*Fred Heath and The Slidewinders

*Johnny Mastro and Mama's Boys Tearing it Up

*Catfish and The Hollywood Hound Dogs

*Berkley Hart

*Bayou Brothers Get your Zydeco on

*Mark Hummel Golden State Lone Star Revue

*Stephen Stills

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

*Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers

*Wyatt Lowe Band

*Red Lotus Revue

*Sugaray Rayford Band For tour info see

*Elvin Bishop See

*Leo Kottke

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

~ Looking For Work ~

Gary Lehmann available for pro gigs on guitar, mandolin and harmonica. email or call (858) 254-9389.

Melanie Hintz Drummer with experience in Blues, Rock and Jazz now accepting paid professional gigs. Need a last minute fill in? Sub calls accepted. Give Mel a call (619) 517-6562 Or Mail

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

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

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:

*Mick Fritzshing Freelance Cellist

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

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 reverb 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.

~ 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

~ Meet with other Blues Fans ~

Ready to make a few new friends?

~ Get Your Stickers Here ~

Let folks know you mean business. Limited Edition 2.75 X 7" All Weather I Support Live Blues Music Stickers Now Available. 3 for $5 Or 7 for $10 includes shipping. Proceeds go in Computer fund. Please send good checks payable to Chet Cannon, Post Office Box 12016, El Cajon, California 92022. Thanks again for Supporting Live Music!

~ 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 from Mr. Joe Norwood. He'll get you rockin! Blues, rock, and slide guitar. Contact today.

~ Harmonica Goodies ~

Rockin Ron's Music
Looking for tools of the trade? Harmonicas, Replacement Reeds, Mics, Strings and other things? Contact my friend Ron today for the hook up.

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.

~ Learn what is going on to the North ~

Sign Up for the Southland Blues E-Weekly Report via Blues Shows mostly in LA, OC, LB etc. . . Don't miss out!

~ Live Stand Up Comedy ~ We can all use a good laugh.

American Comedy Company - 818 Sixth Ave. San Diego. Food and Drinks Served! For Tickets Call (619) 795-3858 Or

~ 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!

~ 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

~ Turn it On Tune it in and Turn it 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!

~ From our Neighbors ~

Looking for blues in L.A. area? Check with The Los Angeles Blues Society. Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating wide variety of Live Blues music in Los Angeles and around Southern California.

~ 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 stolen 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 want to visit this very interesting website. It's a Girl Thing!

~ 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.

*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

*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

*Searching for New Orleans 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? Contact our friends at AIRPORT Rent-A-Car - 3101 India St. San Diego. (619) 295-3111 for a Good Deal!

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

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~ 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.

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