Author Archives: Ed Simon

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.

Upcoming Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Fest Offers Fun and Excellent Beers and Much More at Doheny Beach

The upcoming Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival on April 8, 2017 promises to be one of the top events of it’s type in Southern California. Taking place at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, it will be a … Continue reading

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Visiting Lancaster Offers A Creative Art Scene, Theaters and Delicious Restaurants Along The BLVD

Most Angelenos know that the southern border of Los Angeles County ends at the “Orange Curtain”. Many think that the northern border lies just past the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Los Angeles County, however, is much more diverse … Continue reading

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Peach Talks About Her New Live CD, Peach and the Almost Blues Band: A Night In Copenhagen

In 2014, Peach Reasoner gave a concert in Venice that the LA Beat wrote about. Two years later, Peach has brought the same energy and purity of voice to a new live CD, Peach and the Almost Blues Band: A … Continue reading

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The Temecula Wine Barrel Tasting Festival Had Great Wines to Taste

Last Saturday and Sunday, the Temecula Winegrowers Association held its Temecula Wine Barrel Tastings. A multitude of guests showed up for the two day event, tasting fine wines at wineries such as Wiens Family Cellars, Bel Vino Winery, Thornton Winery, … Continue reading

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Ray Goren, 16-Year-Old Guitar Phenom, Rocks at Genghis Cohen, Talks about Leon Russell and More

Ray Goren is not your typical 16-year-old high school student. Not many guitarists his age—or any age—have shared the stage with Leon Russell and opened in Monterey for B.B. King. He’s also played with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Kreiger … Continue reading

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Producer, Singer, Vocal Coach and Actress Pepper Jay Writes Dynamic Song Performance: The Singer’s Bible For Those Who Want To Better Their Craft

Pepper Jay has been involved in music and acting her whole life, from roles on TV’s ‘The Real McCoy‘ as a child through teaching performance in the LAUSD and ultimately, her own entertainment company where she has produced as well … Continue reading

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Diana Rein Talks About Her New Band the Papermoon Gypsys and the Upcoming Woodystock Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival

The 4th Annual Woodystock Festival returns to the high desert on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. This promises to be a great weekend of fun, blues and rock music on the 10 acre Woodardville Ranch in Apple Valley. … Continue reading

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Lee Rocker Dishes About the Stray Cats, Rockabilly and the Upcoming New Blues Festival in Long Beach

Lee Rocker has had great success in music. Starting young, from his career with his breakthrough band the Stray Cats, who sold 10 million albums and earned 23 gold and platinum records, Lee has gone on to make great music … Continue reading

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Metalachi Dishes About the Upcoming Tequila and Tacos Festival in Ventura

The 4th Annual Tequila and Tacos Festival comes to Ventura on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The event features many different street taco vendors, a day of tasting fine top-shelf tequilas and mezcals, and a day of sipping … Continue reading

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Blind Lemon Peel Talks About the Upcoming Pop-Up Blues Festivals

One of the most dynamic and exciting bands these days is the Blind Lemon Peel All Stars. On June 9th, they will be holding their first ‘Pop-Up Blues Festival’ at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. Blind Lemon Peel, their charismatic lead … Continue reading

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