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.

Diana Rein Brings Blues Rock Guitar To House of Blues Anaheim On Queen Of My Castle Tour

Blues guitarist/singer Diana Rein comes to the House of Blues in Anaheim as part of her Queen of My Castle Tour. The new album, which dropped April 30, was produced for Gulf Coast Records by Michael Leasure, who also plays … Continue reading

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Upcoming 6 String Showdown 21 and Under Cavalcade Showcases Finest Young SoCal Blues Guitarists

Last year, the 6-String Showdown showcased many great up-and-coming blues guitarists from Southern California and even out of state. This year, the special 6 String Showdown 21 and Under Cavalcade on August 3 highlights nine young guitarists. With an age range that … Continue reading

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7th Annual Tequila And Taco Music Festival Brings Fun And Drink To Ventura

The 7th Annual Tequila and Taco Music Festival makes its appearance in Ventura next weekend. This annual event, benefitting Food Share, has become a great reason to head up the coast a big to Ventura for an awesome weekend. Tequila, tacos, … Continue reading

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Gary Tackett’s ‘Blue Eyed Sole’ Album Combines Gritty Blues, Country And Funk In An Irresistible Package

Gary Tackett ‘s Blue Eyed Sole is his just-released debut album. Although this is the first album under his own name, Gary has been on the music scene both locally and nationally for many years, playing guitar on Merle Haggard’s Blue … Continue reading

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Vanessa Collier Brings her ‘Honey Up’ Tour to LA: Amazing Blues and More

Vanessa Collier makes her first California appearances this week when she hits a triumvirate of local clubs. In support of the release of her latest album Honey Up, Vanessa will be performing at Big Mama’s Rib Shack on Saturday, June … Continue reading

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Eric Sardinas headlines the New Blues Festival in Huntington Beach: Interview

Eric Sardinas headlines the New Blues Festival in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 27. The Festival, which brings the fun and music of Labor Day Weekend’s annual New Blues Festival in Long Beach to Orange Country and an inaugural spring … Continue reading

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Blind Lemon Peel Opens For Titans Of Blues Tour At Rose Theater In Pasadena February 28

Blind Lemon Peel opens the Titans of the Blues Tour on February 28, 2019, at the Rose Theater in Pasadena. The Titans of the Blues Tour stars Coco Montoya and Tinsley Ellis, both top Alligator Records blues artists. Blind Lemon … Continue reading

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Karen Lawrence And Blue By Nature: Great Live Blues Remastered On Best of Live

Karen Lawrence and Blue By Nature came out of the LA music scene with several years of great blues and rock-tinged blues tunes. Karen grew up in LA, enjoying the music and singing from an early age. Blues was always in … Continue reading

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Eric McFadden Brings an Intimate Show to Genghis Cohen

Eric McFadden has gone his own way with his music for over three decades now, both as a solo performer and recording with and backing an amazing list of artists such as Keb Mo’, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Bill Kreutzmann … Continue reading

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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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