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Thursday, June 16, 2011

All Night Long - The Oozie Blues


Papa J (second from l) with 11-yr.old guitar prodigy Ray Goren (third from l) performing at Real Blues Festival of Orange County this past May 15. Papa J and the Oozie Blues Band, another RBF performer, both appear at Diamond Lil's in Big Bear City next Friday, June 24.
REAL BLUES FESTIVAL ARTISTS PAPA J, OOZIE BLUES@DIAMOND LIL'S - FRIDAY, JUNE 24

(BIG BEAR CITY) - Two of the headlining acts from the Real Blues Festival of Orange County, Papa J and Oozie Blues, bring their collective talents to beautiful Big Bear City to perform in concert at Diamond Lil's Saloon, 501 W. Valley Rd., next Friday, June 24. 8 p.m.-till? No cover. Info: (909) 585-2005 or www.diamondlilsbigbearcity.com.

Oozie Blues are old-school blues musicians who play traditional blues and R&B mixed with some New Orleans-style funk 'n' soul. Consisting of Ray Brooks (guitar-lead vocals); Stephen Guillory (lead guitar); Bobby Spencer (saxophone); Johnny "D" (drums); and Norman Pingrey (bass), this popular ensemble has performed at Riverside's Festival of Lights the past four consecutive years as well as the Real Blues Festival of Orange County I and II (in 2010 and 2011, respectively).

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