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Joey D Talks About The Upcoming Ventura County Blues Festival, The Delgado Brothers, Growing Up in East L.A. and more

The 11th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is coming up on April 30th. Riding high on their 1st Place win at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, the Delgado Brothers are this year’s headliner. Joey D, who won the … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to See Booker T. Jones and Black Joe Lewis at Royce Hall Friday December 4th!

Five lucky LA Beat readers will each win a pair of tickets to the historic Booker T. Jones and Black Joe Lewis concert at Royce Hall –  Fri, Dec 4 at 8PM.  Just leave a comment below (naming your favorite … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Booker T. Jones and Black Joe Lewis at UCLA Royce Hall

On Friday, December 4th at 8pm, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will present Booker T. Jones and Black Joe LewisRoyce Hall. It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Ascencia Urban Blues Festival Featuring Walter Trout/Guitar Shorty

If you’re a lover of The Blues, and you know I am, then you do not want to miss this.  On Saturday August 29, Raleigh Studios is hosting the best damn blues-fest this side of the Crossroads festival.  Walter Trout … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Halford and the Healers Bring Their Bluesy Rock ‘n’ Roll to Genghis Cohen This Weekend

The roots of rock and roll stretch back to the rootsy, bluesy Americana music that developed in the cities, fields, shacks and bayous of America. One of the best musicians keeping this bit of Americana live is Texas-born Jeffrey Halford, … Continue reading

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This Weekend’s Long Beach Bayou Festival Will Have You Putting on Your Zydeco (and Blues) Shoes!

The South is the birthplace of two of the major types of indigenous American music, blues and Zydeco. Both were born and grew in people’s yards, in fields, roadhouses and at family get-togethers. This weekend, the 29th Annual Long Beach … Continue reading

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Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials to play upcoming show in Camarillo: Ed talks about Chicago Blues, the band and more

Last week, Ed Williams of Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials talked with me about many things. Lil’ Ed spoke from his longtime home in Chicago about music, Chicasgo blues, the band, his recent album Jump Start and much more. … Continue reading

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Bluespower Brings a Synthesis of Blues, Rock, Funk and R&B to SoCal’s Music Scene

Bluespower is a recent collaboration of local musician/music teacher/music store owner Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams and Gregory Michael, who left Cincinnati several years ago to bring his Gospel-influenced music background to Southern California. Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams most recently co-fronted … Continue reading

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Canned Heat Headlined a Great Day of Music in the Hi Desert at the Inaugural Adelanto New Blues Festival

On a sunny afternoon in the high desert town of Adelanto, an enthusiastic crowd gathered for a full day of music and fun at Mavericks Heritage Field at the inaugural Adelanto New Blues Festival. The event, featuring as the headliner … Continue reading

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Canned Heat’s Fito de la Parra Talks about the Blues, Canned Heat, Woodstock and the Upcoming Adelanto New Blues Festival

When Fito de la Parra started playing drums as a child, he had no idea where it would take him. He only knew that he loved playing. Ultimately, his musicianship brought him to Los Angeles, where he became the drummer … Continue reading

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