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6:00 pm $www.ticketmaster.com cover
October 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Braxton Brothers are the “funky twins of Smooth Jazz”, that began their careers with a #1 Album and that popularized the blended sound of sax and 6-string bass melodies, which became their signature. The brothers, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, write, record and produce their songs, giving them a sound that is both undeniably unique but still familiar to fans of the Smooth Jazz genre.
5:00 pm Island Rock $5 cover
November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Trade Winds is a high energy classic rock band specializing
6:00 pm Jazz Guitarist $Ticketmaster cover
November 5 @ 6:00 pm
International Jazz guitarist and recording artist Patrick Yandall releases his new CD : Chasing the Light” in Humphreys return to smooth jazz Sunday nights! Special guest Michael Paulo on Sax! Patrick has also appeared on many 2021 releases by Under The Lake, Will Donato, Rocco Ventrella, Nathan Brown, Rod Best and The Ghost Trio, are just some of the recording artists who have called on Patrick for his amazing guitar skills and tasty riffs!
Tickets available at TicketMaster
7:00 pm Blues $Ticketmaster cover
The Nick Moss Band
November 6 @ 7:00 pm
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Nick Moss Vocals / Guitar
Nick Moss has been recognized as one the great guitarists of his generation, garnering accolades from Buddy Guy and praise from Jambase, Relix, and Gratefulweb.com among many others. His recording career spans decades and his albums are staples at blues radio outlets worldwide, and are now in rotation at stations with jam and rock formats.
Nick Moss Band has a legion of fans that flock to his shows, knowing that each night will be a grand musical experiment. There will be sonic textures to discover and new sounds to stir the soul.
Dennis Gruenling Harmonica / Vocals
Through the years, Gruenling has shared the stage with many top names in the blues & roots world, such as Pinetop Perkins, Snooky Pryor, Homesick James, Nappy Brown, John Mayall, Little Sammy Davis, A.C. Reed, Mick Taylor, and Jimmy Dawkins, as well as contemporary blues masters such as Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Rick Estrin/Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Kim Wilson, Rusty Zinn, Steve Guyger, Greg Piccolo, Mark Hummel, and now — Nick Moss!
6:00 pm Comedy $Ticketmaster cover
November 9 @ 6:00 pm
5:00 pm $5 cover
West of 5
November 10 @ 5:00 pm
Darci is blessed with a powerhouse of a voice and an infectious stage presence. She radiates fun and will absorb you with the versatility of her voice. George masters the guitar with tasty licks and spot on guitar tone. Bruce’s keys bring great depth and versatility to the sound of the band. He always has two hands on two different keyboards, with the perfect patch applied. People always marvel at Michael’s drum set. Then, they hear him play and are even more impressed! The guy has some fast hands! Complimenting Michael’s drumming is Frank on Bass. He’s usually smiling and captivated by the groove.
6:00 pm Smooth Jazz $Ticketmaster cover
November 12 @ 6:00 pm
We are so excited to welcome Rebecca to our stage!
Rebecca Jade has performed with some of the most sought-after musicians all over the world, and her versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform: Rebecca has been touring with the Queen of percussion, Sheila E. since 2017 and most recently appeared in the Emmy-nominated show, “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” that aired on CBS in April of 2020; She also sang background vocals for Sir Elton John at the 2020 Academy Awards
5:00 pm Dance $5 cover
November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Specializing in playing current hits from the 80’s, 90’s to today, along with the classic oldies, Y3K is a fun dance band that is sure to get your weekend started right, on the dance floor!
With three lead vocalists, 4 part harmony, male and female vocalists, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and percussion, Y3K talent accurately covers hits from any decade.
playing current hits from the 80’s, 90’s to today, along with the classic oldies, Y3K is the band for
7:00 pm Blues $Ticketmaster cover
Thornetta Davis w/ Bill Magee – Dinner Show Tickets available
November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Tickets now available on Ticketmaster
All seats reserved
$65.00 show reservation
$140.00 dinner and show reservation. Dinner is a 3-course meal in Humphreys Restaurant followed by VIP seating in HBL.
Please call for reservations once you have purchased your seats.
International singer, songwriter, and independent recording artist was awarded by the Detroit Blues Society “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame”. In 2015 Thornetta was crowned “DETROIT’S QUEEN OF THE BLUES” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society, with proclamations from the City of Detroit, County of Wayne and the State of Michigan. Thornetta has performed with and opened for Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Blues Legends such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Etta James, KoKo Taylor, Johnny Johnson, Bonnie Raitt and more. Thornetta released her first solo album SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC in 1996 on the label Subpop featuring the late keyboardist Eddie, Harsh from the Black Crowes, Kid Rock in the band, Big Chief.
Thornetta is a nine time Blues Music Award Nominee, and the winner of the 2023 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS for Best Soul/Blues Artist Female. Thornetta is also winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards. Thornetta received six 2018 DMA’s and has also won eight 2017 Detroit Music Awards for her latest album Honest Woman which include Outstanding Record Producer, Outstanding Blues Recording, Outstanding Blues Vocalist and Outstanding Live Performance. As winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards for “Best Soul/Blues Album, Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine “Coolest Blues Song” Thornetta has garnered international attention by winning 2017 1st place in the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) for “Best Blues Song” (I BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT) and also receiving the prestigious French 2018 La Academie du Jazz Award for “Best Blues Album” for HONEST WOMAN.
6:00 pm $5 cover
November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Jimi Hendrix was playing as Jimmy James when Willie (Bill) Magee met, befriended and eventually joined up with Hendrix to form the band “Jimmy James and the Flames.” In 1967, Hendrix went to England, and Magee took his newly formed band, the “Kansas City Playboys” on a tour around Europe.
The rest is history…now after a brief hiatus Bill Magee has felt the pull of the blues once again and come out of retirement. Catch a performance of his and see the best of Southern Blues music.
The legendary, one and only Mr. Bill Magee!
Happy Thanksgiving – No Band
5:00 pm Bluegrass $5 cover
Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas
November 24 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm Tribute Band $5 cover
Pretending Chrissie Pretenders Tribute
November 25 @ 5:00 pm
6:00 pm National Recording Artist $Ticketmaster cover
November 26 @ 6:00 pm
Nine #1 hits. 50+ dates per year. Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. Originally signed to Maurice White’s (founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire) label Kalimba Music, Adam’s first two albums “Double Vision” and “Just the Beginning” spawned an incredible Six #1 Hits, an unprecedented feat for a new artist. He followed that up with “Escape” which included the 2020 Billboard Song Of The Year “To The Top.” Now totaling 9 # 1’s, Adam sets out with this exciting fourth album “Risin’ Up” which features Steve Cole, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Riley Richard & Kat Hawley anchored by the thrilling first single “Risin’ Up.”
6:00 pm Ameriana $5 cover
November 27 @ 6:00 pm
lue Largo was formed by guitarist Eric Lieberman and vocalist Alicia Aragon in 1999. Eric has been a fixture on the Southern California blues scene since 1981, when he began his four year stint with San Diego’s now legendary King Biscuit Blues Band. He then went on to form The Rhumboogies, which featured vocalist Earl Thomas, and subsequently The Juke Stompers. As part of the Southern California blues community during the 1980’s, Eric became closely associated with The Paladins, The James Harman Band, Hollywood Fats, Kid Ramos and Junior Watson. He was even lucky enough to play a gig with Hollywood Fats at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, just two weeks shy of Fats’ untimely and sudden death. Both The Rhumboogies and The Juke Stompers have shared bills with B.B. King, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Little Charlie and The Nightcats, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, The Paladins and The James Harman Band. And two of Eric’s greatest disciples, Robby Eason and Nathan James, both went on to play guitar for James Harman in the nineties and 2000’s. In addition to Robby and Nathan, pretty much any blues musician who has lived in San Diego at any time from 1981 to the present, regardless of what instrument they play, will attest to Eric’s major influence on the San Diego music community for almost the past four decades.
Eric first met Alicia Aragon when he was playing guitar with The King Biscuit Blues Band in 1982. That band had a steady gig, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at a club in San Diego called The Mandolin Wind, which lasted longer than the four years Eric was with that band. Because Eric was all of twenty seven years old at the time, and meeting girls at the gig was high on his list of priorities, he had a self imposed policy of not dating the waitresses who worked at the club. But when Alicia started waitressing there, that rule went right out the window. While Alicia was too shy to be singing in public back then, she always had a deep and genuine love for blues and jazz, and therefore very deliberately sought out work in venues that featured such live music. Subsequent to working at The Mandolin Wind, she worked for fourteen years at Elario’s in La Jolla, where artists such as Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessell, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Hand Crawford, Pappa John Creach and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson performed on a semi regular basis. Now that’s a lot of music and soul to ingest over fourteen years!
Eric is a band leader who doesn’t sing himself, and that’s not the best spot to be in. You’re always dependent on having a great singer, who fits into the band both stylistically and personally, and that is not always so easy to find. So throughout the years, whenever Eric lost a singer, he would try and talk Alicia into singing with him. He knew Alicia’s genuine love for the music he loved, and how supportive she had always been of his music. But more than all that, Alicia would learn these Billie Holiday or Sarah Vaughan songs on her own, just for the love and desire of learning them, and when Eric would hear her singing them a cappella, he was almost moved to tears. And that convinced him that she could bring the same passion, emotion and honesty to the forefront of his band. But it took many pleas and many rejections, before Alicia finally acquiesced one day in 1999. And once she said “yes,” Blue Largo was born!
Blue Largo released its debut album, What A Day, produced by Mavis Staples’ guitar player and musical director, Rick Holmstrom in 2000, and released its second record Still In Love With You in 2002. While maintaining its home base in San Diego, Blue Largo has traveled up and down the California coast, playing such well known venues as Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, The Derby in Los Angeles and the legendary Blue Café in Long Beach in the early 2000’s.
But in November 2006, Eric developed a neurological condition known as Focal Dystonia, which caused him to lose coordination in his right hand. He probably should have stopped playing altogether at that point, as he could barley even play in time. If he could hold onto a pick at all, it was as if it was attached to a rubber band. But playing guitar is an addiction for Eric, and he couldn’t force himself to stop, just as most addicts can’t force themselves to stop whatever their addition is. So, he kept the band going, playing mostly small local gigs, while doing everything possible to overcome his Focal Dystonia, including learning to read Braille and taking formal piano lessons. The idea here is to learn new tasks, using the affected parts of the body, in order to create new neurotransmitters, which hopefully replace the damaged neurotransmitters that are causing the dystonia. Because Eric tried such a multitude of remedies to help him conquer his dystonia, it is difficult to know which were the most effective. But he believes that if it was any one specific thing, it was spending approximately five hours a day for over eleven years, retraining himself how to play, one note at a time, without the dystonic, spasmodic hand motions. And while he’s still not one hundred percent free of his dystonia, he’s about ninety five percent back to normal, and still spending those five hours a day working towards getting back to a hundred percent.
Because of Eric’s condition, Blue Largo didn’t record another record for fifteen years, from 2003 to 2015. But by 2015, with Alicia’s encouragement, he became convinced that he was healed enough to once again commit something to tape, and the result is the band’s third album, Sing Your Own Song. Up until this time, Blue Largo has always been a traditional 1940’s / ’50’s era blues band, specializing in covers by such artists as Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Louis Jordan, T Bone Walker and Julia Lee. But Eric started jotting down some song ides of his own over the years, which he and Alicia revisited when they decided to record this new record, and lo and behold, Sing Your Own Song contains seven original songs, dealing with life’s big issues…….. confronting challenges, despair, hope, perseverance, and ultimately prevailing! Music wise, the record contains everything from gospel to Louisiana swamp grooves, 1960’s rhythm and blues, jump blues, sensual ballads and lowdown acoustic country blues. And as a result of the spark that this new record gave Blue Largo, the band played the Gator By The Bay Festival in 2016 and 2018, and both The Baja Blues Festival in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, and The San Diego Blues Festival in 2017.
Blue Largo has now completed its fourth album, Before The Devil Steals Your Soul, scheduled for release on October 19, 2018. Believing Devil to be the band’s strongest and most creative record yet, it contains ten original songs, as well as Nina Simone’s Feeling Good, Jimmy Ruffin’s What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, Nat Adderley’s Work Song, and a mambo guitar instrumental entitled Bodas De Oro, which pays tribute to the great Cuban guitarist, Manuel Galban. As for the original compositions on Devil, once again Eric chooses to write in his own voice, addressing life’s big issues, such as the political and social state of our country in Wash Away and Same Race, the loss a loved one to terminal illness in The Long Goodbye, and the need to live our lives to the fullest, in truth and righteousness, before it’s too late, in Before The Devil Steals Your Soul. If I Can Make It To Augusta is a tribute to all the musicians who have been out there paying their dues on the road for decades, and who now wish to settle down to a more serene, peaceful life at home. Monrovia is the first song Eric has written as a fictional story, the theme being betrayal of love, infidelity, jealousy and ultimately murder. For its musical ambience Eric was channeling a Quentin Tarantino or Ennio Morricone Spaghetti Western soundtrack. And finally, I’m Alive addresses the incredible inspirational healing power of music itself!
With the completely organic and unforced stylistic change from playing vintage blues covers to writing its own original material, Blue Largo now likes to think of its music as “Original Vintage Rhythm and Blues.” The songs are definitely original, and Eric just lets them come to him as they do. He doesn’t intentionally try to write in anyone’s voice other than his own. He most certainly doesn’t try to write in the voice of some African American blues artist from the 1940’s or ’50’s, because in spite of his great love and respect for that music, it is not his music, nor does it reflect the life and times in which he grew up. In spite of dedicating the better part of his adult life to studying and paying tribute to the blues of the 1940’s and ’50’s, it only makes sense that the songs which come out of Eric are much more evocative of the rhythm and blues and soul music from the 1960’s, that he came of age hearing on his parents’ car radio. And in the end, because Eric, Alicia and all of Blue Largo’s musicians have been so genuinely steeped in vintage blues for so many decades, Sing Your Own Song and Before The Devil Steals Your Soul can’t help but to capture and evoke the essence of that sound and vibe, without even trying.
In addition to Eric and Alicia, Blue Largo’s current line-up consists of Taryn “T-Bird” Donath (piano), Raphael Salmon (organ), Marcus P. Bashore (drums), Mike “Sandlewood” Jones (Fender bass), and Dave Castel De Oro and Eddie Croft (saxophones.)
Blue Largo was formed by guitarist Eric Lieberman and vocalist Alicia Aragon in 1999. Eric recruited his old music partner, saxophonist Jonny Viau from as far back as 1982, when they were both sidemen in the King Biscuit Blues Band, and together with pianist Sue Palmer, drummer Phil Rowley, bassist Roger Daschle and baritone sax man Troy Jennings, the band released its debut album, “What A Day!” produced by Rick Holmstrom in the year 2000. The band went through a few personnel changes, and with piano virtuoso, Carl Sonny Leyland and bassist Chris Crepps on board , released its second record “Still In Love With You” in 2002. While maintaining its home base in San Diego, California during the past fifteen years, Blue Largo has traveled up and down the California coast, playing such well known venues as Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, The Derby in Los Angeles and the legendary Blue Café in Long Beach.
In November2006, Eric developed a rare neurological condition called focal dystonia, which affected the coordination in his right hand, thus putting an end to any further recording plans until May 2015. With great dedication and hard work, Eric has overcome his focal dystonia to the point where he felt he would be able to record again, and the result is the band’s third album, entitled “Sing Your Own Song,” to be officially released September 18, 2015.
Blue Largo has always been a traditional 1940’s / ‘50’s era blues band, specializing in covers by such artists as Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Louis Jordan, T Bone Walker and Julia Lee. Eric never considered himself a songwriter, but has rather always focused on paying tribute to the great artists whom he loves so much. However, he jotted down a few ideas over the years, which he and Alicia revisited when they decided to record their current album, and lo and behold, “Sing Your Own Song” contains seven original songs, which the band is most proud of and excited about! These original songs deal with life’s big issues…….. the challenges, despair, hope, perseverance, and ultimately prevailing! Music wise, the record contains everything from Louisiana swamp grooves to gospel, rhythm and blues, jump blues, sensual ballads and lowdown acoustic country blues, and Blue Largo is ready and rearing to bring it all to their live shows.
Along with Eric and Alicia, the current Blue Largo line-up features Jonny Viau on tenor and baritone saxophones, Marcus Bashore on drums, Taryn Donath on piano and Art Kraatz on bass. “Sing Your Own Song,” which was recorded and co-produced by Nathan James, also features Nathan on rhythm guitar, resonator guitar and upright bass, Ron Felton and Marty Dodson on drums, Joey Jazdzewski on both Fender and upright bass, Rafael Salmon on organ, Dave Castel de Oro on tenor saxophone and Missy Anderson on backing vocals.
As Charlie Parker said, “Now’s the Time,” and we believe now is the time for Blue Largo! So people get ready, get on board, and don’t let this soul train leave the station without you!
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6:00 pm Soul and Funk $5 cover
Side Street w/ Gregory Page
November 29 @ 6:00 pm
San Diego music makers Joshua Taylor, Sandi King, & Tony Econom with an all-star rotating stable of local and touring original musicians. Creating nights of well-loved music interpreted in our own fresh way, with featured sets of the band playing the original music by our invited guest artists.
King Taylor Project – KingTaylorProject.com
6:00 pm $Ticketmaster cover
Jack Tempchin & special guests
November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Jack Tempchin is a legendary hit songwriter, whose compositions “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and
“Already Gone” are synonymous with the Southern California Sound. These songs can be found
on the Eagles’ compilation Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, which the RIAA named the
Best-Selling U.S. Album of the 20th Century.
Jack Tempchin songs have been performed or recorded by several artists, including George
Jones, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda
Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Richie Havens, Sammy Kershaw,
Kate Wolf, Tom Rush and more.
Jack Tempchin has also performed live with 3 Eagles—Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B.
Schmit. He’s also played with greats like Poco, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Chicago, Chris
Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Jimmy Webb, Al Kooper, Kenny Loggins, Karla Bonoff, Christopher
Cross and Dolly Parton, among others. In the mid-90s, Jack toured as the opening act for Ringo
Starr and His All Star Band at major venues Radio City Music Hall and The Hollywood Bowl.
A San Diego native, In 1976, Jack Tempchin was first signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records,
along with Jules Shear and Richard Stekol, in the band The Funky Kings. Retro-rocker Johnny
Rivers recorded The Funky Kings’ track “Slow Dancing (Swayin’ To the Music)” written by
Tempchin, and made it a Billboard Top 10 in 1977.
In the 1980s, Tempchin co-wrote a dozen radio hits for Glenn Frey’s solo career, including “True
Love,” “The One You Love,” “Sexy Girl,” “Party Town,” “I Found Somebody,” “Soul Searchin,”
and “Livin’ Right.” Other Tempchin/Frey co-writes include Top 40 hits “Smuggler’s Blues” and
“You Belong to The City” for the original ‘Miami Vice’ TV show soundtrack. These two songs
were later sampled in the 90s by platinum rappers Coolio (“Nature of the Business”) and Jay-Z (“City Is Mine”).
Famously, Tempchin’s tune “Peaceful Easy Feeling” was featured in a notorious taxi scene in
the Coen Brothers cult classic The Big Lebowski where Jeff Bridges’ character is
unceremoniously tossed from a cab. “Part Of Me, Part Of You,” another Tempchin/Frey classic,
was the end-title theme song for the Oscar-award winning film Thelma & Louise. In 2015, a
Tempchin/Frey co-write was featured in David O. Russell’s Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence.
In 2014, Jack’s lyrical manuscripts for “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” as well as
his original Stella guitar were on view at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to that,
his lyrics were featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
San Diego, CA-based Mrs. Henry is a hard-hitting rock and roll band, a quartet of singular spirits on a shared journey, paying homage to a historic legacy as they introduce a new chapter in American roots music.
In concert, Mrs. Henry tethers cerebral excursions and soaring jams to life-affirming anthems. With spring-loaded authority, bassist Blake Dean and drummer Chad Lee balance the spiraling keyboard dexterity of Jody Bagley and the scorching guitar of Daniel Cervantes. All four, compelling lead singers, possess individual voices that intersect and complement one another, singular identities that unite in celebratory choruses.
Tracked on vintage analog gear in historic Southern California studios, their latest release, Keep on Rising, is a full-on rock opera, a three Act album that will span three physical vinyl LPs. While the points of reference might seem far-flung — Dante’s Inferno and Ziggy Stardust meet Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Tommy by the Who – the narrative is cohesive, a theme that the band’s de facto leader, Daniel Cervantes explains is a classic tale of life, death and rebirth. “We write what we know,” he notes. “It’s through our lens, and we are a rock and roll band.”
5:00 pm Rock $5 cover
Ron’s Garage Band
December 1 @ 5:00 pm
Our thrust is classic rock, with a great blend of other musical styles thrown into the mix. Rock On!
5:00 pm Americana $5 cover
Jerry “Hot Rod” De Mink
December 2 @ 5:00 pm
8:00 pm Dance $12 cover
December 2 @ 8:00 pm
A high-energy live music ensemble based out of sunny San Diego, California. Getting the crowd moving and having a good time comes naturally to this well-seasoned band. Our varied repertoire of Today’s Top 40 hits, R&B, Funk, Rock and Pop/Dance Hits is unmatched and guarantees a fun and entertaining night for all.