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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.

Temecula Jamboree Country Music Festival To Feature Great Music and Awesome BBQ Too

Temecula Jamboree Country Music Festival  on Saturday, November 3,will bring some great music to Southern California’s well-known wine region. Top country stars, including Jerrod Niemann, Casadee Pope, Chase Bryant and Drew Baldridge will be performing along with many other artists. These … Continue reading

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Celebration of Joni Mitchell with Kimberly Ford Is A Musical Gift to Santa Barbara

“A Celebration of Joni Mitchell” is the name of Kimberly Ford’s upcoming show that will come to Santa Barbara’s SoHo Restaurant & Music Club on Sunday, November 4. Joni Mitchell, who turns 75 on November 7, is being feted all over … Continue reading

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Laura Rain and The Caesars Interview: Motown and Blues At The Cinema Bar In Culver City

Laura Rain and the Caesars are coming to Los Angeles on Monday November 12. They will be playing at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Laura Rain has been singing soul and R&B as long as she can remember. Laura didn’t … Continue reading

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Upcoming SoCal Divas Of Blues Festival For Breast Cancer Awareness: Diana Rein Interview

The SoCal Divas of Blues Festival looks to be a great event for a great cause. Many of the top female blues artists, such as Diana Rein, Shy But Fly, Casey Hensley, Mercedes Moore, Give Me Back My Wig, Jade … Continue reading

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Surf Music Keeps The Summer Tiki Season Going With Three New Releases

Surf Music is one of the classic genres of rock, coming along with a distinctive “beachy” sound. It is also a tour-de-force for instrumentalists, with some songs having vocals but instrumentals playing a predominant role. From artists like Dick Dale … Continue reading

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Victor Wainwright & The Train Steam Into Laguna Beach With Boogie Woogie Blues At Mozambique

After winning the Pinetop Perkins 2018 Piano Award at the Blues Music Awards, Victor Wainwright brings his piano to Mozambique in Laguna Beach. The tour, in support of his new album Victor Wainwright & the Train, features Victor’s new band doing … Continue reading

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Long Beach New Blues Festival featuring The Lowrider Band Will Make For A Great Labor Day Weekend

The Long Beach New Blues Festival featuring The Lowrider Band as part of their main stage musical events takes place this Labor Day weekend. The 5th Annual New Blues Festival, put on by blues lover/producer/musician Bill Grisiola, along with the … Continue reading

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Stone Stanley’s Mudstomp Tapes Tour Brings Blues And Americana to High Desert And Long Beach

Stone Stanley is the musical creation of singer/songwriter Jason Robert. In Stone Stanley, Jason Robert explores rock, country, Americana and folk and how they are all based upon a bedrock of the blues. Calling this style Mudstomp Blues, Stone Stanley is … Continue reading

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Upcoming 6 String Showdown at the New Blues Festival Showcases Best Upcoming Blues Guitarists

For any fans of great blues and awesome local guitarists, the upcoming 6 String Showdown at the New Blues Festival will be the place to be. There will be several regional and semi-final shows, leading up to the finals at … Continue reading

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Blues Guitarist Lucky Lloyd To Headline Music At Upcoming Horse Town Brew N’ Que Festival: Interview

The annual Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival in Norco is coming round again. This year, the event starts on Friday, June 1, 2018, with their VIP Kickoff Reception feature this year’s Barbeque Throwdown competitors, Food Network’s Chef Phillip Dell … Continue reading

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