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Monday, August 3, 2015

Real Blues Festival Of Orange County

The Orange County Blues Society is proud to present, for the sixth year in a row, The Real Blues Festival of Orange County. Malone's Concert Venue, 604 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705, (714) 979-6000 will once again be hosting the event. 

The date this year is Sunday, September 13 from noon until 8 PM. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 on the Orange County Blues Society website and $10 for any card carrying Blues Society member.

This Blues and nothing but the Blues event will have five bands on the Malone's stage. The Godfather of Orange County Blues, Papa J and the Chairman of the Board of the Orange County Blues players, Richard Hassebrock will be bringing their brand of back porch blues.

Bluespower, featuring Kenny BD Williams, Rich Smith and Joe Dolci bring their rocking' brand of the blues. Each of these guys has years of varied experiences that come together and create Bluespower!

The Stoney B Blues Band Stoney B is the real deal, a true Blues Man. He was born in Chicago. He grew up listening to his father, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf, playing the Blues and his dad learnt his Blues from the Chicago Blues Legend, Howling Wolf. During Stoney B's career he has played behind well-known Blues Musicians such as Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Johnny Guitar Embry and the Blues Kings, Son Thomas, Homesick James, Lovie Lee, Roosevelt Boobie Barnes and Willie Mississippi Foster. The Band delivers an outstanding Blues Show of Chicago and Southern Style Blues played by Masters of the Blues. Stoney B’s soulful licks and brilliant guitar riffs and his dynamic vocals will transfix you as he delivers heart and soul felt Blues. His Band has Lance Dieckmann who is a well known and highly respected local musician whose powerful Vocals and Harmonica playing always leaves people amazed. On the Keyboards is Pat Kelley a wonderful entertainer and musician. The Band is backed on the Bass by Doug Brunelle and on Drums by Paul Carlomagno.

Chase Walker Band a group of California teens has spent the past 24 months launching their explosive blues infused rock assault on the clubs and festivals across the US, including the Vans Warped Tour, The International Blues Challenge, House of Blues, and more, opening for greats like Kenny Loggins, B.B. King, Eric Sardinas, Tab Benoit, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and American Idol star Casey Abrams.  

The Griff Hamlin Band is the culmination of those 20+ years and literally thousands and thousands of miles. In Griff Hamlin Band, Griff has surrounded himself with the highest caliber of musicians and performers anywhere. With so much experience under their belt, what this band excels at is connecting quickly with a crowd and taking them down a transformational journey through music that everyone can relate to - the blues.

In addition to this great musical lineup Malone's has a great variety of beer, booze and food to satisfy your taste buds.

And as if that's not enough,Israeli Blues great, Lazer Lloyd has donated a vintage white Dean Bel-Aire used by Lazer in the video for his hit single "Burning Thunder" which was an exclusive premiere on Vintage Guitar magazine in part due to the inclusion of this beautiful white guitar against the lush green backdrop of Chastain Park in Atlanta where the video was shot.Ticket for the raffle are available at the Festival and on the OCBS website at


The Orange County Blues Society is dedicated to the preservation of the Blues
God Bless the Blues!

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