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Sue Palmer

6:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Sue Palmer

Sue Palmer

August 29 @ 6:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie, Sue Palmer, has amazed audiences all over the world with her unique style and phenomenal left hand.

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Mercedes Moore

5:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Mercedes Moore

Mercedes Moore

September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

 

“This Is One Hot Singer!” “Blues Diva Mercedes Moore Is Burning Down The Blues Clubs In Southern California!”– San Diego Reader

Join us as Mercedes lights up the dance floor!

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Whitney Shay

6:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Whitney Shay

Whitney Shay

September 5 @ 6:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

WHITNEY SHAY

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).

https://www.whitneyshay.com

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Billy Thompson

6:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Billy Thompson

Billy Thompson

September 8 @ 6:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

San Diego Blues Society: Any Billy Thompson CD is welcomed with open arms, simply because he is a great guitarist, soulful singer and creative songwriter. The former San Diegan certainly doesn’t disappoint on this latest outing. There ís a full 60 minutes here on Friend  with 11 originals (some with lyrics by Kristen Trump), plus a song (Garden) borrowed from his homeboy Joey Harris and a cover of the Bill Withers classic. Ain’t No Sunshine, that gives Thompson freedom to display his considerable vocal skills.Brimming with talent, Thompson’s music is laden with layers that allow him to flow from blues to funk to soul to rock seamlessly. His songwriting has never been better, with personal introspections such as Friend and Farmer Kenny and the social commentary Many Faces. Testimony to Thompson’s talent is the variety of first-take musicians he ís lined up to help, led by keyboardist Billy Payne and bassist Kenny Gradney from Little Feat, keyboard player Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Crosby, Stills & Nash), bassist Hutch Hutchinson (Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt) and sax player Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi and Gil Scott Heron). Satisfied finds Thompson in a familiar framework, spinning a Little Feat-styled New Orleans street rocker. But this is legitimate stuff with Feats keyboardist Payne and bassist Gradney backing Thompson’s vocals and searing slide guitar. The rocket-like song is propelled forward by drummer Eric Selby’s insistent beat. An interesting thing about Thompson’s slide playing is that he Doesn’t resort to careless and indulgent slide excesses, but he uses it in the context of songs when it can add to the music. It’s a recipe missed by far too many slide guitarists. -Michael Kinsman, www.blusd.org

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Billy Thompson

8:30 pm Blues $5 cover

Billy Thompson

Billy Thompson

September 11 @ 8:30 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

San Diego Blues Society: Any Billy Thompson CD is welcomed with open arms, simply because he is a great guitarist, soulful singer and creative songwriter. The former San Diegan certainly doesn’t disappoint on this latest outing. There ís a full 60 minutes here on Friend  with 11 originals (some with lyrics by Kristen Trump), plus a song (Garden) borrowed from his homeboy Joey Harris and a cover of the Bill Withers classic. Ain’t No Sunshine, that gives Thompson freedom to display his considerable vocal skills.Brimming with talent, Thompson’s music is laden with layers that allow him to flow from blues to funk to soul to rock seamlessly. His songwriting has never been better, with personal introspections such as Friend and Farmer Kenny and the social commentary Many Faces. Testimony to Thompson’s talent is the variety of first-take musicians he ís lined up to help, led by keyboardist Billy Payne and bassist Kenny Gradney from Little Feat, keyboard player Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Crosby, Stills & Nash), bassist Hutch Hutchinson (Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt) and sax player Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi and Gil Scott Heron). Satisfied finds Thompson in a familiar framework, spinning a Little Feat-styled New Orleans street rocker. But this is legitimate stuff with Feats keyboardist Payne and bassist Gradney backing Thompson’s vocals and searing slide guitar. The rocket-like song is propelled forward by drummer Eric Selby’s insistent beat. An interesting thing about Thompson’s slide playing is that he Doesn’t resort to careless and indulgent slide excesses, but he uses it in the context of songs when it can add to the music. It’s a recipe missed by far too many slide guitarists. -Michael Kinsman, www.blusd.org

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The Bayou Brothers

6:00 pm Blues $5 cover

The Bayou Brothers

The Bayou Brothers

September 12 @ 6:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

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Billy Watson

6:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Billy Watson

Billy Watson

September 19 @ 6:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

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Michele Lundeen

6:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Michele Lundeen

Michele Lundeen

September 20 @ 6:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

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.

http://www.michelelundeen.com/

 

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Chickenbone Slim

5:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Chickenbone Slim

Chickenbone Slim

September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

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.

 

https://chickenboneslim.com/

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Manzanita Blues Band

5:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Manzanita Blues Band

Manzanita Blues Band

September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

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Chet Cannon’s Blue Monday

6:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Chet Cannon’s Blue Monday

Chet Cannon’s Blue Monday

September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

You never know who will show up to Jam with Chet and the band! Always a great night of Blues!

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Backwater Blues

8:30 pm Blues $5 cover

Backwater Blues

Backwater Blues

September 29 @ 8:30 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

The Backwater Blues Band is one of San Diego’s #1 Blues, Authentic Rock & Blues,Soul Blues, Funk, Originals, Classic Rock Blues, and R & B. Composed of members with a rich history in the San Diego music scene, the Backwater Blues Band will bring an ambiance and sound to our stage second to none.

 

http://www.backwaterbluesband.com

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Town Hall Brawl

5:00 pm Blues $5 cover

Town Hall Brawl

Town Hall Brawl

October 1 @ 5:00 pm
Genre: Blues
$5 cover

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