Last Update: Thu June 26, 2014 at 2:03PM

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 ~

*Mr Tomcat Courtney and Special guest Wyatt Lowe
-6/26, 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 The Fremonts With Special Guests Jonny Viau and Sharifah
-6/26, 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

*Annette da Bomb
-6/26 and 7/4, 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.

*Bill Magee Still rockin' the blues
-6/26, Patrick's Gaslamp Pub - 428 F St. Downtown San Diego. Cold Beer, Booze and Dancing from 9:00 pm. Check And

*Alex Gomez Jam
-6/26, Kaminskis Lounge - 12735 Poway Road in Poway. Good Food, Friendly Service and Cold Beer, Live Blues Jam 7:30 pm. Most Thursdays.

*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.

*Will Lovealot
-6/27, 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
-6/29, Sunday Late Nite Jam! Gaslamp Speakeasy - 708 4th Ave. San Diego at 9:00 pm. Visit Or E-mail

*Sue Palmer
-6/27, Croce's Park West Restaurant and Bar - 2760 Fifth Ave. (Bankers Hill) San Diego. Sunday Brunch from 7:00 pm. Call (619) 233-4355 Or Visit And

*Wyatt Lowe & The Ottomatics Summer Tour
-6/27, Tio Leo's - 5302 Napa St. San Diego. (619) 542-1462 or

*The Rhumboogies
-6/27, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live Music, Good Food, Dancing, Cocktails! Featuring Earl Thomas, Eric Lieberman, Jonny Viau, Ms. Taryn Donath and Scot Smart. For more details visit

*Live Jazz Friday
-6/27, 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

*Cadillac Wreckers doin their thing. . .

*Youth Blues Jam
-6/28, 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!

*Chickenbone Slim's Jam is back - Live Blues and Good Pizza
-6/28, DeMilles Restaurant and Lounge - 3492 Adams Ave. San Diego. Out on the patio from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. The killer house band with Big Jon Atkinson and Mike Chiricuzio.

*The Farmers Gonna Rock you up!
-6/28, Dirk's Niteclub - 7662 Broadway, Lemon Grove. From 9:00 pm - 2:00 am. Always a rootin' tootin' good time! For details call (619) 469-6344 Or see And

*Missy Andersen Blues and Soul

*Sweet and Lowdown Blues Against Hunger Food Drive
-6/29, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar and plenty of room for Dancing! Live Most Sundays

*Big Easy Brunch
-6/29, 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 ice cold beer served along with live entertainment each week!

*Billy Watson
-6/29, Coyote Bar - 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad. Patio Fire pits, Good Food, Cold Beer, Wines, Live Music from 3:00 pm. and The largest selection of Tequila anywhere around here! Call (760) 729-4695 Or see Or Visit for full schedule.

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-6/29, 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 Allowed. Come on by and have some fun. *Were on Summer Hours Now going from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. (or so). Always a good time!

*The Blues Brokers Shakin at The Kraken
-6/29, The Kraken - 2531 S. Hiway 101, Cardiff by Sea. Cold Beer, Full Cocktail Bar and plenty of room for Dancing! Live Most Sundays

*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:

*Roy Gaines knocking it right out
-6/29, 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

*Lance Dieckmann Band
-6/29, Mother's Saloon - 2228 Bacon St. Ocean Beach. Cold Beer, Good Food, Live Music (619) 221-8100 Or

*Johnny Vernazza Gold Record Artist

*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

*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.

*Taryn Donath Watch out y'all!

*Zydeco Tuesday
-7/1, Tio Leo's Lounge - 5302 Napa St, San Diego. Great Food, Beer, Cocktails and Dancing. Live from 8:00 pm. $5.00 at door.

*Walter Gentry's Hot Chicken Wing Jam
-7/1, 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
-7/1, 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.

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

*KSDS Wednesday Jam
-7/2, 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

*Jamming Out presented by BLUSD
-7/2, House of Blues - 1055 Fifth Ave. Downtown San Diego. Most Wednesdays 8:00 - 12:00 pm. Back line provided. This is a plug in and play affair. No amps are needed. . . Sign up today! Also Visit And

*Blues Jam Wednesday
-7/2, 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.

*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 Or you could e-mail Gary

*Shelle Blue and Souled Out

*Bill Magee Still rockin' the blues
-7/3, Coyote Bar - 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad. Patio Fire pits, Good Food, Cold Beer, Wines, Live Music and The largest selection of Tequila anywhere around here! Call (760) 729-4695 Or see And

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

*Oceanside Jam at The Dive
-7/4 and 7/18, 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.

*Lady Star brings the blues. . .

*Jerry Lee Lewis Rock N Roll Piano Man in your town
-7/5, Harrah's Resort - 777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA 92082. Show time is from 8:00 pm. Tickets and more info Telephone: (760) 751-3100 Or Visit

*Jimmy Woodard's Swinging Kings

*Robin Henkel Band With Whitney Shay
-7/9 and 7/23, 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. And

*Sue Palmer Boogie Woogie Queen

*Chet and The Committee Good Time Blues, Swing and Rockin' Boogie
-7/18, Skybox Bar and Grill - 4809 Clairemont Drive (behind Big Lots in Clairemont Square) Good Food, Cold Beer, Pool Table, Free Parking, No Cover, Cocktails! Live from 8:00 pm.
We may be Available for your House Party, Festival, Club, Street Fairs or Special Events. E-Mail to work out details. Also visit and like us on facebook.

*Red Lotus Revue

*Benefit Concert for Paul Kimbarow
-7/21, Belly Up Tavern - 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach As many of you know by now Paulie was very ill and recently had a liver transplant. Some friends are standing together to help in the best way we know how.

~ Other Good Stuff ~

*Mercedes Moore Band will reach your soul

*American Monster Burlesque and Blues!

*Michele Lundeen Workin it all night long

*Hoodoo Blues

*Laurie Morvan Band

*San Pedro Slim West Coast Blues

*Nena Anderson This gal can Sing!

*Fat Mans Misery

*Stellita Grooving RB Soul and Jazz

*Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies

*Ruby and The Red Hots

*The Bedbreakers Blues and Roots

*Whitney Shay Singin' up a storm!

*Bill Magee Still rocking the blues

*Bad Penny and The Pistols With Ms. Dawn Nier

~ Coming Soon ~

*Mr. B. B. King coming to your town
-8/27, Humphrey's Concerts by Bay - Shelter Island, San Diego. This Show will sell out! Box Office 2241 Shelter Island. Open 11:30 am - 3:00 and 3:30 - 6:30 pm Tue - Thur. Or

*San Diego Blues Festival
-9/6 and 9/7, Embarcadero Marina Park N. - Foot of Kettner Blvd. downtown San Diego. This event benefits The Jacob and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Featuring some of your favorites like Lazy Lester, Earl Thomas and The Rhumboogies, Candye Kane, Big Jon & The Nationals, Sugaray Rayford, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats and More! For Tickets: Or Food Bank info:

~ 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 ~

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 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 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!

~ 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 Hey, you will get more than your money's worth here! Contact: Scott Blinn (619) 443-3051 or

~ AMSD Concerts New Home ~

At Our Redeemer Lutheran Church - 1370 Euclid Avenue. Visit Or e-mail For Tickets And to Volunteer.

~ 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 Reverend Theo San Diego's favorite blues DJ for 30 Years! 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 T 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.
"I sure do like mine!" You know you want one. . . order today!

~ 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 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!

~ 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.

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