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Tony Agosta Great Blues Artist San Diego 4-24-16

Tony Agosta Ambassador Georgia 4-24-16

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..Missy Andersen . . . . . MissyAndersen.com

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After fronting San Diego-based band, Tell Mama, Missy felt it was time to strike out on her own.

Her self-titled debut album, Missy Andersen, released on Main Squeeze Records, is an organic mix of soul and blues from another era with a healthy dose of today.

She displays her talents on 8 tunes, including two originals - ‘New Feet’ (track 2) and ‘Stand Up and Dance’ (track 8).

Missy Andersen (vocals) is joined by her husband and bandleader Heine Andersen (guitar), Asmus Jensen (drums), Jeppe Juul (organ) and Søren Bøjgaard (bass). Additional musicians include Nathan James playing Dobro slide guitar on track 8. Read more about Missy Andersen at www.missyandersen.com.

 

 

Angel Hayes

Angel Hayes Ambassador San Diego California 4-15-11

Blues Jam at the Pelican Pub

 

 

 

Anna Troy

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Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz . . . AuntKizzyzBoyz.com

Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz won 2nd place at the 2007 International Blues Challenge.

They competed with over 100 bands from around The World in Memphis..

Backwater Blues Band . . . . . . . http://backwaterbluesband.com/

 

 

 

Baja Blues Boys . . . www.BajaBluesBoys.com

 

Barney Roach Ambassador San Diego California 6-8-15

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Photo was taken at one of our proudest moments...

opening for BB King at 4th & B.

Playing with Lafayette has been the best musical experience I've ever had! A great talent, and a great friend

Bayou Brothers . . . BayouBrothers.net . . . . . .

 

 

 

Beyond Blue

Latest CD

 

 

Big Slim & The Blues Invaders . .www.TheBluesInvaders.com . . .. . . . .

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Bill Magee Blues Band . . . http://www.BillMageeBlues.com. . . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Dawg Blues Band

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Blonde Bruce Great Blues Artist from San Diego 2-13-14

 

Blond Bruce Photo with the rest of us

 

Charles Burton Blues Band

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CharlesBurton.com

Hip Shake & Mother Earth

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Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs . . www.forbiddenpigs.com

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Billy Watson & His International Silver String Band . .

www.billywatson.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Lou's Records in Leucadia

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Blue Largo . . . BlueLargoBlues.com

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. . The Burnsville Band . . . BurnsvilleBand.com

 

Candye Kane Master Blues Artist of San Diego, CA 5-13-12

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Chill Boy Master Blues Artist of San Diego, CA 8-11-15

Chill Boy Great Blues Artist of San Diego, CA 1-11-13

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Chet Cannon and The Committee .Check performing schedule here: . . . . . . . .

Chet Cannon Ambassador San Diego California 8-29-07

 

 

Buy the CD here:

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Below is a review by

Jim Santella

Southland Blues Magazine

May, 2007

Chet Cannon and The Committee . . . Don't Get Me Started!
Self Produced 2007
review by Jim Santella . . . . . From Southland Blues Magazine; May, 2007

With a program of ten original songs and three comfortable covers, Chet Cannon and his rockin' blues band keep the beat moving throughout this live session from Etta's Place in San Diego. Bluesman Cannon sings 'em out nice and strong, leads with a down home candor, and blows a mighty mean harp. His Committee backs up each track with a convincing authority that carries the performance through over 70 minutes of jumpin' joy.

Tony Agosta provides a powerful guitar signature, Jerry Yetman adds the band's bass foundation, Jonny Viau fills and complements with stellar tenor sax asides, Michael Minor colors with a rockin' drum beat, Rafael Salmon rounds out The Committee's membership with keyboard fire, as Cannon fires each salvo with a powerful thrust.

Several guests (John Flynn, Ian Vatet, Paul Rosko, Dave K, and Buick Wilson) provide additional colors for this welcome session.

Memphis Slim's "Lonesome" finds the band jumpin' with boogie on their minds. Snooky Pryor's "Headed South" features Cannon's soulful harp in an extended adventure that represents the meaning of the blues. Muddy Water's "Evil" is delivered with a classic feeling that oozes with passion.

Now that The Committee has started, let's hope that they never stop



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D.A. & The Hitmen . . DAHitmen.com . .

Bookings: jpdiego@earthlink.net

Other: contact@dahitmen.com

I recently heard the new CD from D.A. & The Hitmen . . . .

Great Blues!!!
Hope to hear more from them.

Don Parman

 

Reviews & Comments: "One Great Review By Chet Cannon"

Heard your new CD "Looking Past the Blues" and loved it! Keep up the good music! And good Luck on all future music projects and gigs! Lloyd D Paine

 

Dane Terry .. . . DaneTerry.com

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Dennis "Doc" Alters ...www.docalters.com

 

Don Belter

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Don Belter 1st Local Blues Artist of San Diego to submit a video to B.H.F.

 

"Harmonica" John Frazer . . .

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Fred Heath Band . .

 

 

 

Hoodoo Blues . .HoodooBlues.com . . .

   

 

Bob Pruitt

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Will Jackson . . Great Blues Artist of San Diego, California 11-15-11

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Phil DiIorio (Guitar/Vocals)

 

 

 

 

John January . .Great Blues Artist of San Diego, California 8-10-13.

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Old Band "Rare Creed"

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Johnny Mannion. . . www.JohnnyMannion.com

Johnny Mannion . . . . Ambassador at Large 10-6-06

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Johnny Mannion is one of my local blues heros, and I've been doing this blues thing since the 60's in San Diego. Johnny, is first and foremost the kind of guy that will brag about everyone else. Well, I'm going to toot Johnny's horn, as no one has more passion for our art than Johnny. Years of playing with Tom Cat, jammin' with Ken Schoppmeyer, and hanging around Moze Guitars, Johnny has learned his roots well, and delivers a true venue. He and Mike Gonzales can "wang that thang", if you don't believe me check out Sweet Blue Onion Blues Band live.
Mike - San Diego's Graybeard 335 guy.

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Gary Reed Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . .

Gary Reed Johnson . . . . . Great Blues Artist from San Diego 7-25-13

Great Drummer

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Jonny Viau . . . http://www.JonnyViau.com

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Kenny Schoppmeyer . ( We beg you if you have photo's audio or video of Kenny Schoppmeyer please contact us. )

Ken Schoppmeyer is certainly the blues icon everyone goes back to for roots of San Diego Blues. Besides being a blues harp wizard, he has encouraged, and let sit in his bands just about anyone that wanted to come up and go for it at the Wind. Most of the blues pickers around town owe Ken a thank you or two. I know I sure do for dragging me back out of the closet during those times I thought picking was on the downhill side for me. Remember Ken was doing blues years ago before the general public thought it was a cool thing to do. A true San Diego Blues Legend. San Diego's Graybeard 335 Guy 7/1/03

 

Lady Star

Lady Star Great Blues Artist of San Diego 8-22-15

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Photo Credit: Nadja Boyd 

 

 

Lafayette

 

We are all waiting to See & Hear your UTube Video

Len Rainey & The Midnight Players . . . . . .

 

 

Don Makeever

Don Makeever Great Blues Artist of San Diego, CA 1-10-11

Don Makeever. .Ambassador San Diego, CA 12-28-10

The Jerry 'Hot Rod' DeMink Band . . . http://www.HotRodDemink.com .. . . . . . . . . .

 

 

Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak. . . http://www.michelelundeen.com

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Mississippi Mudsharks . . . www.doublebarrelrecords.com . . .. . . . . .

 

 

featuring Scottie Blinn and Eric "Jailhouse" Von Herzon

Mississippi Mud, Scottie Blinn plays one of the meanest guitars and his vocals will fill you with the kind of energy that makes you feel alive. Eric "jailhouse" Von Herzon. will make you absolutely wild with his Harmonica, the way he plays will touch you to the depth of your soul and you will leave there feeling alive and wanting more. Kris 7/7/03

"One Great Review By Chet Cannon"

 

Sonny Derin

Sonny Derin Ambassador Colorado 12-14-09

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Past Bands

Mystery Train . . . http://www.mysterytrainlive.com

Photos & Web Design courtesy 'the Harpster'

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http://www.NathanDJames.com

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Check out Nathan James New CD Review by Chet Cannon

"One Great Review By Chet Cannon"

Robin Henkel . www.RobinHenlel.com. . . . . . . . . .

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Photos taken by Louis Brazier at Lestat's

 

 

 

Ronnie "Night Train" Lane

Ronnie Lane Master Blues Artist of San Diego 3-2-16

The Texas Twisters . . Blues Cowboy . . . . . .

 

 

Ruby & The Redhots

 

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Shelltown Horns

 

 

Stoney B. Blues Band . . . www.stoneybbluesmusician.com . . . . . . . . . .. . . ...

 

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Sue Palmer Queen of Boogie Woogie . . . ..http://www.SuePalmer.com

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"T" Reverend Theo Ambassador San Diego California 11-11-10

KSDS Blues Radio Show Host for 30 years

T's Radio shows include: Every_Shade_of_Blue .. and

Is it Late Sunday or the Monday Blues?

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The Fremonts with Mighty Joe Milsap

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The Johnny Voodoo Band

Billy Thompson .. .www.BillyThompsonMusic.com . . . . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

Tomcat Courtney . . . . . . . . . .

Tomcat Courtney Master Blues Artist of San Diego 9-30-14 .Tomcat Courtney Great Blues Artist of San Diego 1-31-11 . . . . . . .

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Tomcat is the father figure of San Diego blues and has helped so many young players over the years. I was fortunate enough to have played with Tomcat from 1985 to 1991 and it was the greatest learning experience of my life.

Tomcat is one of the kindest and FUNNIEST people you will ever meet. I was up at Moze guitars one day when Tomcat came in. We were talking and this young kid came up to him and said "Your B.B. King aren't you!" Tomcat said "Nah I ain't BB King" the kid kept on. "Your BB King I know you are". Tom smiled and said "I ain't BB King". The kid would not let up."Yes you are I know you are" Tom Cat finally said in his slow Texas drawl "Man I am MUCH better lookin than BB King".

We all laughed so hard. Tomcat was always a gentleman and is still a gentleman. I am proud to have spent my youth playing with Tomcat and learning from one of the Masters. He can say so much with a single note.

Thank you Tomcat.
Johnny Mannion

Tommy Budd. . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.TommyBudd.com

The Rhythm Masters. . . . . . . . . . http://www.therhythmmasters.com

The Windy City Band . . . . . . . . . . http://www.thewindycityband.com

Bleu Dawg

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West of Memphis . . . http://www.westofmemphis.com

REVIEW By Bob Pavich

I'd like to take this space to review as well as I can the "West of Memphis" show at Joltin' Joes in Escondido friday night.
First off, I knew it would be a great time, they always put on an entertaining show in addtion to some great music...

The band started pretty much on time and their first number set the tone for what was to come...they almost took the roof off of Joes! Most of the night was uptempo "Chicago" style blues numbers like "Sweet Home Chicago".

They slowed it down in several spots for a few tunes such as a volcanic rendition of "Stormy Monday Blues" and others.

There was one stand-out tune of the night; an original written by the guitarist in the group, Tom Walpole, called "Monkey Business". It had a likable hook and the main guitar riff was very inventive...you can tell when a song has that "something" and this one did...

While I'm talking about guitar riffs, I think I should mention the band members talents.

Tom has obviously been woodshedding because he was "on fire" last night. The man is the encyclopedia of blues riffs! If you want to hear what electric blues sounds like when played like Buddy or B.B. would play it...ya gotta hear this guy...Karl Cabbage you're familiar with; was a wild man as usual. From his amazing harp technique to his onstage "humor" he works the crowd as you would expect...he's a wild man!

The bassist Doug Brunelle showed just how accomplished he was playing some amazing bass solos throughout the night but mostly playing VERY supportive understated bass; you really need this kind of a bassist to sound solid.

Speaking of solid; the drummer, Joe Ralph was a rock of solid blues groove! No slop there! he was like a cross between Charlie Watts and Jim Keltner...he's just there doing an unbelievable job...he had a solo and showed a little of his ability but just like Doug his greatest asset is rock steady time...

Also that night through some unusual circumstances they had a guest guitarist or two...one of whom was Tom Walpole's younger brother Andrew. He tore off some blues of his own in addition to handling percussion support at times...

All in all it was a great time and it was a classroom of how to play "Chicago" style blues. It's not often you have this kind of talent working right next to you and I recommend seeing these guys if you get a chance..

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Great Blues Artists of San Diego, CA inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame ® as Great San Diego Blues Artists include: Missy Andersen Anna Troy Aunt Kizzy's Boyz Backwater Blues Band Baja Blues Boys Barney Roach Bayou Brothers Beyond Blue Big Slim & The Blues Invaders Bill Magee Blues Band Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs Billy Seward Billy Watson & his International Silver String Band Black Cat Bone Blues Brokers Blue Largo Brother Blood Blues Band Buddy Blue Chill Boy & The Firebirds Chet Cannon & The Committee Fred Heath Band Robin Henkel Hoodoo Blues Will Jackson John January and the Mags Jonnny Mannion Jonny Viau Jump Jones Kenny Schoppmeyer Lady Star & The Bustin' Loose Blues Band Lafayette & the Leasebreakers Len Rainey & The Midnight Players Lenny Rankins Martha's Kitchen Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak Mike Dollins & The Cruize Brothers Mississippi Mud Nite Life Nik Simon Band Nude Blues Ronnie Lane & The Texas Twisters Ruby & The Redhots Scottie Blinn & the Tiki Torchers Shelltown Horns Sonny Derin & The Rumbletones Southbound 5 Steve White Sue Palmer Sweet Blue Onion The Freemonts with Mighty Joe Milsap The Johnny Voodoo Band Tom Cat Courtney Tommy Budd & Windy City Blues Top Dog Whiskey Whitey Conwell West of Memphis