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6:00 pm Blues $5 cover
June 27 @ 6:00 pm
Chickenbone Slim has been deeply rooted in the San Diego Blues scene for 30 years, first as a bassist, and since 2011 as a guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. His sound is reminiscent of Johnny “Guitar” Watson in the Third Ward of Houston circa 1964–Chicago/Texas/Gulf Coast/Uptown Blues with an authentic 1950’s to 1960’s vibe.
By mixing original blues and swing music with traditional covers, Chickenbone’s shows are greasy, down-home, and entertaining, keeping the dance floor packed all night. Chickenbone has been serving up his style of Blues throughout the Western U.S. to audiences hungry for the real deal. Since he formed the band in 2012, Chickenbone has played over 1,500 performances, from the San Diego Blues Festival (2018), Gator By The Bay, Adams Ave Street Fair and Unplugged, and on tour throughout CA and AZ.
His newest CD, “Sleeper” (Lo Fi Mob Records ©2020) features ten all original modern blues songs that are soulful and unique, while adhering to authentic classic blues style. Recorded at Greaseland Studios by Christoffer “Kid” Andersen, the disc balances on the line between originality and creativity with a deep understanding and respect for blues styles and history. Along with its predecessors, “Gone” (2015) and “The Big Beat” (2017), Sleeper is picking up rave reviews nationally, and internationally.
Chickenbone’s band, known as “The Biscuits”, is made up of top local and touring San Diego Blues musicians including Scot Smart or Laura Chavez on guitar, Marty Dodson on drums, and Andrew Crane on bass. Special guests on “Sleeper” include Joey Harris (guitar/vocal), Jerry Rainey (guitar/vocal), and Troy Sandow (harmonica). Chickenbone doesn’t like to name drop, but looking up his players will attest to their level of musicianship.
8:30 pm Blues $12 cover
July 8 @ 8:30 pm
The “Queen of Steam” …a passionate, powerful, soulful vocalist with an electrifying stage presence!
Nominated 12x “BEST BLUES” San Diego Music Awards
“BES SELF-PRODUCED CD” Final 4 Blues Foundation Int’l Blues Challenge • NOMINATED “BEST BLUES ALBUM” San Diego Music Awards • 1st PLACE Blues Lovers United of San Diego’s Regional IBC
Michele Lundeen, a 12x San Diego Music Awards “Best Blues” Nominee, is dubbed the “QUEEN OF STEAM” for her stirring vocals and electrifying stage presence and does indeed command attention. With powerhouse, soulful vocals and sassy, hi-energy shows. she delivers with an incomparable style of her own. She and her band effortlessly blend classic roadhouse rhythm & blues, jump swing, Memphis groove, sultry jazz and funky soul into a satisfying musical stew. She’s raw, honest and visceral. her CD SONG INSIDE ME was also one of the Final 4 “Best Self-Produced CD” in Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. An established, popular and respected veteran of the club, concert and festival circuit in both Northen Nevada and Southern California, Michele has shared stages with dozens o
f nationally known blues and roots artists from John Lee Hooker to Elvin Bishop and Savoy Brown to Queen Ida, while gaining a reputation as a talented headliner in her own right.
5:00 pm Blues $5 cover
July 22 @ 5:00 pm
With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is one #busylittlesinger. The four-time San Diego Music Award winner (including 2019 Artist of the Year) and 2019 Blues Music Award nominee is scorching stages at home and internationally throughout Europe and South America. Shay’s latest release on Ruf Records Stand Up! debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues charts and also reached #1 on the Roots Music Report. Shay has received high praise from music critics calling the singer “a future blues icon” (Blues Matters!), “one of the next best things in soul music” (Blues and Rhythm Magazine), and “the epitome of a rising star” (Elmore Magazine).