Last Update: Wed October 1, 2014 at 8:14AM

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

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 ~

*KSDS Wednesday Jam
-10/1, Hosted by Mark Augusten, J. Otis Williams of KSDS Radio fame and Mr. Ray Brown. Proud Mary's Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Road. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163). Dancing, Good Food, Beer and Cocktails. PA, Bass Amp, Small amp, Keyboard provided. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Now Serving Chicken and Waffles! Call (858) 278-0800. Or visit

*Tomcat Courtney
-10/1, Turquoise Cafe Bar Europa - 873 Turquoise St. North Pacific Beach. 7:00 pm. Call (858) 488-4200 for more details.

*Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam
-10/1, 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 the jazz you're gonna love Gilbert! Wednesdays from 9:00 pm.

*Blues Jam Wednesday
-10/1, The Mediterranean Cafe - 300 Carlsbad Village Drive # 106, Carlsbad. Now being Hosted by Lil Kane and Big Boss Bubeleh most Wednesdays from 7:30 - 10:00 pm. Telephone (760) 729-6871 Or for more info.

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

*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.

*Mr Tomcat Courtney
-10/2, 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

*Swinging Thursdays
-10/2, 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

*Red Lotus Revue
-10/2, Riviera Supper Club - 7777 University Ave. in La Mesa. Ice Cold Beer, all of your favorite Cocktails, Grill it Yourself Steaks and Burgers, Classic Side Dishes and Desserts. Live toe tapping music from 9:00 pm. (619) 713-6777.

*Annette da Bomb
-10/2, Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego. Live at 9:00 pm. Food, Cocktails, Beer, Live Music! Most Thursdays. For more info Visit Or Call (619) 239-9994.

*Blue Largo Oh there will be Swinging! Be sure to visit

*First Friday Happy Hour
-10/3, Gillespie Cafe - 2015 N. Marshall Ave. El Cajon (by Flight Tower) Patio Party from 4:30 pm. No Cover, Free Parking, Good Food, Pie and Coffee, Cold Beer, Live Music and Vintage Airplanes! This month features San Diego's Variety Band Breezn With Guest Vocalists.

*Robin Henkel and Mama Tokus Poetry and Blues
-10/3, Wynola Pizza Express - 4355 Highway 78, in Julian, CA. Beer, Wine, Gourmet Wood Fired Pizzas, Scrumptious House Made Desserts, Fine Entertainment and More! And

*Will Lovealot
-10/3, 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
-10/5, Sunday Late Nite Jam! Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego at 9:00 pm. Visit Or E-mail

*Live Jazz Friday
-10/3, 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

*Missy Andersen Blues and Soul

*Youth Blues Jam
-10/4, 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! Most Saturdays.

*Bayou Brothers with Mama Tokus
-10/4, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. San Diego (off Morena Blvd) Dancing, Great Mexican Food, Beer, Coffee and Cocktails! $8.00 at Door. (619) 542-1462. Check out Or

*The Sickstring Outlaws
-10/4, Mr. Peabody;s Bar and Grill - 136 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas. Food, Drink and Live Music! Rocking it up Country Style from 8:00 pm.

*American Monster Burlesque and Blues Show
-10/4, Harvelle's - 201 E. Broadway Downtown Long Beach! This is a night of excellent debauchery features a host of red-hot burlesque dancers performing to the loud, raucous blues styling's of Michael Arguello, Mr. Bill Stuve, Eric VonHerzen and friends. Everything your depraved little heart could ask for! 9:30 pm.

*MoFo Party Band
-10/4, Smoking Pig BBQ - 3340 Mowry Ave. Fremont CA. MoFo Party Live at 9:00 pm. (510) 713-1854.

*The Headcutters Live from Brazil
-10/4, Casa - 820 West 19th Street, Costa Mesa (19th and Placentia) Ripping it up With The Silver Kings from 9:30 - 11:30 pm. Food, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing. Click this link for a sample their authentic blues approach. Call Or Visit for Reservations.

*Billy Watson It just don't get much better!
The Lucky Number Nine record is now available from the bandstand. Get yours Today! Visit

*Big Easy Brunch
-10/5, 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!

*Sunday Brunch and Jam
-10/5, Most Sundays at The Gaslamp - 6251 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803. Visit for Breakfast or Bunch and a darn good time. Featuring Good Live Blues Music by Mike Arguello, Junior Watson, Bill Stuve, Ron Felton and special guests! Doors open 11:00 am. Music at 12:00 pm. Free Parking and a fun time for all includes Bottomless Mimosas, Surf and Turf, Bloody Mary's, Eggs Benedict, Country Fried Steak and lots more. Open 11:00 am for Breakfast! More info (562) 596-4718, or

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-10/5, The Patio Party Blues Jam at Downtown Cafe - 182 E. Main, downtown El Cajon. No Cover, All Ages, Dancing, Food, Beer and Cocktails. The Band with some other friends. 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 always Allowed. Come on by for some fun. Yeah, it's a Blues Party From 3:00 - 6:00 pm. (or so). Always a good time!
-10/7, Humphrey's Lounge - 2241 Shelter Island, San Diego. Free Parking, Good Food, Dancing, Beer and Cocktails Served! $5.00 Cover. Half Price Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Live Music from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. This one is Always a Ball. . . Thanks to Y'all!
-10/10, Proud Mary's Southern Bar and Grill - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. 7:00 - 10:00 pm. (Clairemont Mesa Blvd. at 163) Good Food, Free Parking, No Cover, Cold Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Be sure that you try the Southern Style Chicken! Call (858) 278-0800 or visit

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-10/5, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar and plenty of room for Dancing! Live Most Sundays

*Terry Hanck Band
-10/5, Dana Point Community House - 24642 San Juan Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629. Knocking it out from 6:00 pm. Call (949) 248-8121 Or Visit

*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. Zack:

*San Diego Blues Summit
-10/5, Tin Roof - 401 G St. downtown San Diego. Live music from 6:30 pm with too many guests to list here. For details visit

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*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: Or (818) 344-0034.

*Stoney B Blues and 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

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Zydeco Tuesday
-10/7, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Great Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm. $10.00 at door.

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Jamming Out presented by BLUSD
-10/8, 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

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-10/8, 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!

*Lafayette Blues Band
-10/8, Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego. Live at 9:00 pm. Food, Cocktails, Beer, Live Music from 9:00 pm Now Most Tuesdays! For more info Visit Or Call (619) 239-9994.

*Tuesday Blues Jam Lawndale
-10/8, 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!

*Jerry DeMink Band Rockin' it Good

*International Blues Challenge
-10/11, Tio Leo's - Napa Street, San Diego. Our regions Solo and Duo Artists competing for the opportunity to represent your town in Memphis. Sponsored by BLUSD. Check for details.

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Tedeschi Trucks Band Made Up Mind tour
-10/31, Balboa Theatre - 868 Fourth Ave. downtown San Diego. Call for information (619) 570-1100 or Get your Tickets online today.

~ Other Good Stuff ~

*American Monster Burlesque and Blues!

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing!

*Hoodoo Blues

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*Fat Mans Misery

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long

*Red Lotus Revue

*Mercedes Moore Band will reach your soul

*Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies

*Laurie Morvan Band

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Robin Henkel Band

*Stellita Grooving RB Soul and Jazz

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Lady Star brings the blues. . .

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!

~ Harmonica Explosion ~

*Produced by Big Jon Atkinson and featuring some of the best cats around these parts! James Harman, Billy Watson, Kim Wilson, Bubba McCoy, Troy Sandow and more. . . January 2015 in Ramada Grand Ballroom - 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd. Good Food, Cold Beer, Dancing and Cocktails. Watch this site and facebook for more details as they develop.

~ Al Blake's New 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 the 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?

~ Looking For Work ~

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

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

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:

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:

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.

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.

~ Chances ~

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!

~ 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.

~ 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.

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 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 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.

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.

~ 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 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!

~ 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

~ Check it First ~

Before you buy that 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!

~ 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

~ 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

~ 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

Guitar lessons Now Available from Mr. Joe Norwood. He'll get you rockin! Blues, rock, and slide guitar. Contact 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 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!

*Gregory Page just good music

*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

*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

*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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