LINEUP & SCHEDULE

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The Lineup

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THE HONEY LICKERS

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THE HONEY LICKERS KICK IT OFF AND THEY ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT, A HIGH ENERGY BLUES BAND WITH AN ELECTRIC EDGE! GUARANTEED TO GET THE SHOW STARTED IN A RAW, ENERGETIC WAY!  THE BAND GREW AUP AROUND THE REGION AND PLAYED BLUES FOR MANY YEARS. INFLUENCED BY HENDRIX, VAUGHAN AND COUNTLESS OTHERS....THE MIX IS WELL.....ELECTRIC!  THE HONEY LICKERS LIVE UP TO THEIR MONIKER.....THEY LICK UP EVERY BIT OF FUN THEY CAN IN THEIR LIVES.  THEIR SET LIST CONSIST OF CLASSIC COVERS AND MANY ORIGINALS.  FRONT MAN, ANDREW GONAZALEZ......PLAYS THE HARP WHETHER ZERO OR TEN THOUSAND ARE WATCHING......WITH TONS OF PASSION AND ENERGY!!
 

Little A & the Allnighters

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Lil A and the Allnighters; A West Coast Blues Band established in 2006, Tearing up every room and stage they play. And have been called "The quintessential post Fats band, Southern California Blues Ensemble. "Lil A's Harmonica Prowess will take you back to past masters as William Clarke, Lynwood Slim, and Lester Butler, while putting his own well respected mark on the West Coast Blues Tradition.​
 

Susan Santos

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A great passion for the music led Susan Santos to learn, in a

self- taught way, how to play guitar and sing. Step by step the

lefty guitarist and singer was creating her own songs and her

particular style of understanding the music.

She has had intense years of performing in famous clubs and

at numerous festivals around Europe,Mexico & USA, sharing

scene with very important artists as Billy Gibbons.

Susan won The Best Musician Performance 2018 in The

European Blues Awards & Best Female Album 2019 in The-

LA Critics Awards.

She recorded 5 albums "Take me home", (Grasa Records,

2010), "Shuffle Woman" (Peer Music,2012) and “Electric

Love” (Paella Records,2014) ,“Skin & Bones” (Paella Records,

2016) & “NO U TURN” (TWH Records, January 2019)

The 10th of July of 2020 She released her new Single " Dirty

Money"recorded in North Hollywood, Los Angeles produced

by Fabrizio Grossi & mastered by Peter Doell.

The song is included in her new EP “The L.A. Sessions” that

it was released in October 2020 (Self Release)

Susan’s outstanding voice and appealing guitar style, along

with her strong stage presence is very refreshing in the contemporary

blues scene. Blues-rock of XXI Century.

“Susan Santos is a guitar hero. She has chops to spare. She is a monster in

the studio, overdubbing well performed layers of guitar that sound live and

immediate. Santos is also an accomplished songwriter who crafts sturdy,

hook laden numbers.But, there are not any real Blues burners. There is not a

traditional 12 bar pattern anywhere. However, for those purists who are looking

for this talented slinger to lay it down old school check out some of the

YouTube videos of Santos and band. She can get down and weep out a deep

12 bar Blues like nobody’s business. With this her 5th record, No U Turn is a

high point for a deep soulful artist in her prime.”

(Blues Blast Magazine, US)

“Spanish guitar tornado, stinging, sineous guitar lines, powerhouse riffs,

sumptuous slide, great songs and a killer power trio.

She’s got an understated confidence that bubbles to the top, via snaking guitar

lines at the core of a song-driven album, full of energetic arrangements,

sparkling solos that illuminates her considerable abilities"

“No U Turn” all fit together seamlessly and flow like the best albums always

do, as Susan shapes her material with the kind of gusto that has led her to

winning the ‘Best Performer’ category at the European Blues Awards.(Get

Ready to Rock, UK)

NO U Turn , N  5 in The most played Album in February 2019 (IBBA, UK)

Chris Thayer & THE TCB

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CHRIS THAYER AND THE TCB (formerly Big Papa and the TCB) was born in the back alleys and seedy afterhours parties in juke joints. Their high energy blend of blues, R&B and rock is a guaranteed good time. They have released six full length albums and their newest EP, “Where There’s Smoke, Part 1” is available on all streaming platforms. They’ve had songs appear in television and films, including "GO BIG PAPA!" being used in the national television ad campaign by Papa John's Pizza. CT AND THE TCB won "Best Song" and "Best Blues Album" at the 2008 Inland Empire Music Awards for their second CD, 12 GAUGE INSURANCE PLAN. Their first disc, NICE 'N' GREAZY, won three 2007 Inland Empire Music Awards, including “Best Live Band,” “Best Blues Album” and “Best Song." Likewise, they were nominated for Best Swing in the 2008 Orange County Music Awards.


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BONITA & THE BLUES SHACKS

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ALL THE WAY FROM GERMANY TO TEMECULA, CA!!

Ladies & gangsters: it's blues time!

When you combine B.B. and the Blues Shacks, one of Europe’s most respected blues bands,
with Bonita Niessen, one of South Africa’s most soulful singers, you get one of the
most stunning records of the year.
The musical craftsmanship of the Arlt brothers, Andreas on guitar and Michael
on vocals and harmonica, brings a deepseated love and respect of American
blues and soul. By adding the world-class
vocals of Bonita Niessen, they found the perfect voice to explore the connections between blues and soul that existed in the 1950s.

Combining the multi-genre guitar of Andreas, the gritty blues harp of Michael, and the fiery voice of Niessen, the unit breathes fresh life into blues classics!

THE DISCIPLEZ

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IF RITCHIE VALENS WERE ONLY ALIVE TODAY TO SEE THIS KID.......FRONT MAN FOR THE DISCIPLEZ.......ANDREW ALVAREZ!   

THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER BAND FROM EAST L.A.!!  GROWING UP IN THE STREETS OF EAST LOS ANGELES, THE BAND IS EDDIE "HEART BREAKER" RODRIGUEZ (DRUMS AND VOCALS), ANDREW ALVAREZ (GUITAR AND LEAD VOCALS)  AND MAS TAKEUCHI ON BAS.

A POWER TRIO ENTERTAINING WITH HIGH ENERGY FROM THE FIRST NOTE OF THE FIRST SONG!

THIS BAND IS DESTINED FOR GREAT THINGS AND HAVE OPENED FOR COCO MONTOYA, ALBERT CUMMINGS, DENNIS JONES, THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS AND SAMANTHA FISH! 

DON'T TAKE A RESTROOM OR BEER BREAK WHEN ANDREW HITS THE STAGE!! YOU WILL DEFINITELY MISS A HIGHLIGHT OR TWO!!

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Len Rainey

One of the coolest cats there is......Chicago Bluesman.....Len Rainey and The Midnight Players, hail from  the San Diego region who have all been doing this for a very long time.....some 30 plus years!  Len has played with some of the greats over the years and is one of the best regional, original, blues and r&b songwriters.   Think.....MOTOWN......think....driving bass lines......think.......great horns and keys.....with an ultra-tight rhythm section!!   

 

Trust me......you won't be sittin' down for this set!!! 

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THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS

OUR HEADLINER......THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS!!

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. And this year his solo album “Take Me Back” is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

“We started as a straight blues band”, vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. “We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We’re an American music band and we’re much higher energy than we were before.”

The band continues to tour extensively, in both the U.S. and Europe. Wilson is currently writing songs on his own, with band members and other writers.

The thread throughout the T-Birds career has been the respect the group commanded for its peerless musicianship and devotion to the sounds of blues, R & B and rock ‘n roll. In fact, Muddy Waters called Wilson his favorite harmonica player and vocalist. “Muddy Waters was very good to me,” Wilson says. “He almost adopted me. I’ll never forget him.”

For Kim Wilson, the musical journey started in Goleta, California. At 17 he began playing the harmonica. His influences included Little Walter, George “Harmonica” Smith, Lazy Lester and James Cotton. At the same time, Wilson began singing and was deeply impacted by Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rodgers and Muddy Waters. In search of other musicians who shared his love of the blues, Wilson headed to Minneapolis. He stayed there for a year and a half, playing locally, before moving to the burgeoning music scene of Austin, Texas. It was there that he met Jimmie Vaughan and they founded the T-Birds in 1974. The band developed a reputation as a compelling live act and subsequently signed a record deal with CBS/Epic Records.

In 1979, The Fabulous Thunderbirds released their first self-titled album. Primarily blues influenced, it became a cult classic. “Things were wide open back then,” Wilson recalls. “There were hundreds of stages where bands could show what they had.”

In subsequent releases, the band started to incorporate more Cajun, rock ‘n roll and soul influences. The album “T-Bird Rhythm” marked a creative turning point for the group as it collaborated with noted producer Nick Lowe. In 1986, The Fabulous Thunderbirds reached a commercial peak with the album, “Tuff Enuff”. The single of the same title as well as the singles “Wrap It Up” and “Look At That”, all went top 40. The song, “Tuff Enuff” was featured in the film “Gung Ho” starring Michael Keaton.

For the remainder of the ’80s, the band continued to record and tour, and released the album, “Powerful Stuff”. Jimmie Vaughn left in 1989 but Wilson kept the group going, incorporating keyboards into the guitar-driven sound. Kim moved back to California in 1996, continuing to cultivate the T-Birds music.

“The thing about the T-Birds is that we can play both blues festival and rock venues,” Wilson comments. “We’re a diversified band now and everybody’s on the same page.”

The lineup:

  • Kim Wilson – lead vocals, harmonica

  • Steve Kirsty – bass 

  • Kris Jensen – saxophone

  • Rudy Albin – drums 

  • Dean Shott – guitar 

  • Carl Sonny Leyland - piano

  • Jerry Weldon – tenor saxophone