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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.

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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All My Brothers Band Brings Classic Rock to OC’s Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen

The All My Brothers Band, one of the premier purveyors of Classic Rock hits, bring their show to the Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen in Fullerton on Thursday, May 31 at 8pm. Classic rock fans can expect to hear their … Continue reading

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Horse Town Brew N’ Que Festival Rides Into Town: Interview With Chef Phillip Dell

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, Chef Phillip Dell and Chef … Continue reading

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Upcoming Comedy Show by Nemr At Improv In Irvine Shows Way to Bridge Differences Through Laughter

Nemr is coming to the Irvine Improv on May 10, 2018, and to Levity Live in Oxnard from July 26 to July 29 with his latest comedy show, “Love Isn’t the Answer.” Lebanese born, his parents brought 3 year old Nemr … Continue reading

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Interview: John Németh Returns To Upcoming Ventura County Blues Festival

John Németh has been singing and playing the blues for most of his life. Starting at a young age with bands in Boise, Idaho, he has become an international blues star and recipient of several Blues Music Awards including 2014’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming Temecula Blues Festival A Day of Great Music And A Party Weekend

The Temecula Blues Festival takes over Old Town Temecula on Saturday, April 21, bringing lots of great music, food and fun to the heart of Southern California’s Wine Country. The event features headliner Tad Robinson, one of the top soul … Continue reading

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