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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Birthday OCBS: Orange County Blues Society First Anniversary Party & Blues Jam This Sunday

                                Happy Birthday OCBS!

 Orange County Blues Society First Anniversary Party/Blues Jam  
      Sunday, May 19 At Main Street Restaurant In Yorba Linda

   (Yorba Linda, Calif.) - Hard to believe it's been one year since Papa J (Jeff Hudson) created the Orange County Blues Society (OCBS), in large part to fill a void in the Blues scene in the area known here in Southern California as the "Orange Curtain" (Orange County).
    To celebrate the occasion, OCBS is throwing a One-Year Anniversary Party and Blues Jam this Sunday, May 19 at Main Street Restaurant, 4902 Main St., Yorba Linda. 2-6 p.m. Free to the public. Info: (714) 328-9375 or
    The OCBS has grown steadily since its debut last year, with growing recognition from some of the finest blues musicians in Southern California  - including an interview with harp great Rod Piazza in the most recent OCBS newsletter.

       OCBS founder Papa J (center) leading a spirited recent Blues jam session.

  "First Friday of the Month - Best Of Orange County Blues" Concert Series continues at the House of Blues, 1530 Disneyland Dr. Friday, June 7 and every first Friday of the month. 10 pm. No cover unless otherwise noted. 21 and over. Info: (714) 328-9375 or log onto     
   Real Blues Festival Of Orange County 4
takes place Sunday, September 8 at Malone's in Santa Ana. Lineup still being booked at the time of this press release.

  Additional Orange County Blues Society-sponsored events: Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim/New York Yankees baseball game for all OCBS members, Sunday,  June 16 (details to be announced); Papa J and Friends at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Friday, July 5; and the 16th Annual Irvine Lakes Blues Festival in Silverado on Saturday, August 24 (Papa J and Friends perform).  
 Blues harpist-vocalist Papa J (a/k/a/ 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, performing first with Blues Gone South and most recently, with Papa J and Friends - the latter who released 2011's well-received album, The Big Show (Houndog Records).  Last August Papa J and the Orange County Blues Society - of which he is president and founder - produced several successful multi-band events including The Muck Roots Blues Revue at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton; and the Real Blues Festival of Orange County 3.   
   Watch a recent live performance by Papa J at the House of Blues in Anaheim:  


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