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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Orange County Blues Society Holiday Food Drive at House of Blues/Anaheim

Real Blues Festival/Orange County Blues Society founder Papa J (pictured below) hosts a Holiday Food Drive at the House of Blues Anaheim next Thursday, December 27. Proceeds benefit the Orange County Food Bank.

"Bring a can or box of food and help those that cannot help themselves during the holidays" - Papa J

  (Anaheim, Calif.) -  The holiday season is a great time for giving, and that's precisely what the Orange County Blues Society has in mind with their Holiday Food Dive taking place at House of Blues/Anaheim, Voodoo Lounge, Thursday, December 27.  Doors 8 p.m. Showtime 10 p.m. HOB is located at 1530 S. Disneyland Ave. Info: Blues harpist/vocalist Papa J and Delta Blues guitarist K.K. Martin are among the scheduled performers that evening.

    Harpist, vocalist, founder/creator of both the Real Blues Festival of Orange County and the Orange County Blues Society - Papa J (Jeffrey Hudson) has been one of the hardest-working and most influential people on the Orange County blues scene for the better part of the last two decades. This past August alone, Papa J presided over two successful multi-band events: The Muck Roots Blues Revue at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton; and the Real Blues Festival of Orange County 3 at Malone's in Santa Ana. 
    Papa J was again honored this year with  a "Best Americana, Blues, or Roots Artist" nomination for the 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards. Last Fall saw the release of "The Big Show" (Houndog Records) by Papa J and Friends to great reviews:

"Great CD chock full of Blues standards performed with energy and enthusiasm!"    - Barrelhouse Blues
"The Big Show'' is absolutely first-rate with great performances by all involved including Papa J...a big winner that I have no problem highly recommending to Blues enthusiasts."  - Blues Underground
"On 'The Big Show' Papa J and Friends are winning over music aficionados with mental images of smoke-filled, Old-School Blues where people celebrate in sharing this fine music genre."    
L.A. Examiner

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