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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Indian Hill Music Festival Welcomes Bo & The Bluesdrivers


Performing at Indian Hill Music Festival - Saturday, May 30

(Also playing Dog House Saloon in Tehachapi on Saturday, May 30)

   (TEHACHAPI, CA) - Bo and the Bluesdrivers  proudly answer to the monicker of being "Southern California's Hardest-Working Blues Band", and with two upcoming shows on the same day in Tehachapi, it's easy to see how they've earned the aforementioned title.

   Bo and the Bluesdrivers perform at the Indian Hill Music Festival, at Indian Hill Ranch, 18061 Arosa St., in Tehachapi, Saturday, May 30 (Budweiser Main Stage, 10 a.m.). Tickets/Info: (661) 340-0026 or  Later that evening the band play at Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Showtime 9 p.m. -1:15 a.m. Free. Info: (661) 822-4200 or


Bo and the Bluesdrivers are the Cover Story with an interview in All Access Magazine (December 2014):


   “I’m out on the streets again/I’ve been sleeping in my car/I got these worn-out shoes/ Just smoked my last cigar,” drawls the St. Augustine, FL, native known simply as Bo, front-man of Bo and the Bluesdrivers, Southern California's Hardest-Working Blues Band, ably supported by a stinging guitar and a sturdy rhythm section held down by longtime musical partners, Bluesdrivers bassist Brian “Chewy” James and drummer, JJ Garcia.

   That’s right, Bo & the Bluesdrivers play it like they’ve lived it, paying those hard-living dues, forming from a chance meeting after joining forces at an open jam hosted a decade ago by Chewy and J.J. Ten years after, they’re still together and tighter than ever.

   “From the streets of New York/To the streets of L.A./It seems all the same/Day to day/I’ve been through the darkness/I’ve walked through the light/The streets are all the same/Night after night.”

   The band have performed on special occasions in the L.A. area over the years at clubs and parties of friends, but more recently have started to develop a strong following that has seen them with consistent bookings all over Southern California (full itinerary below).
“The band came together both naturally and organically, with no stress or drama…Just making music that we dig," says drummer JJ Garcia.

    Says Bo: “We’re a band of brothers with mutual respect for each other and our abilities. Always striving to be the best at what we do.”

   A veteran of the Florida club scene, Bo’s travels have seen him sitting in with legendary drummers Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, Delfonics, Bootsy Collins) and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle, before moving from Florida to L.A. fourteen years ago. A world-class guitarist, you can hear his affinity for a variety of genres - from jazz, funk and soul to rock & roll, coming through loud and clear on such originals as “Out In The Streets”; audience favorite “Walkin’ In The Park”; and tasty instrumentals like “Sea Song” (and) “Chillin’”, along with well-chosen covers of classics by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd and ZZ Top, among others.

  Bo’s Bluesdrivers backbeat is provided by the stalwart team of J.J. and Chewy, who have worked together for close to two decades - previously performing in renowned SoCal-based band Stone as well as also currently with the steadily-growing rock group, Judge Jackson. The longtime rhythm section have several national tours under their belts and a resume that includes collaborations with famed horror director John Carpenter, both on-screen and as part of the soundtracks for his films, including Vampires and Ghost of Mars. Judge Jackson has performed and recorded music that has appeared on a variety of TV, movies and sporting events, including Fox Sports and Super Bowl XLV.

  Bo & the Bluesdrivers have just finished recording a new album at Pawnshop Studios, which is slated for release later this year.

               "Out On The Streets" - Bo and the Bluesdrivers 



May 8 (Fri.)                WHISKEY DAVE'S                       Big Bear Lake, CA
May 9 (Sat.)               WHISKEY DAVE'S                        Big Bear Lake, CA
May 11 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
May 16 (Sat.)             LILAC FESTIVAL                         Pine Mtn. Club, CA
May 17 (Sun.)            MADD BAILEY'S PUB                   Pine Mtn. Club, CA
May 18 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
May 22 (Fri.)              RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 23 (Sat.)             RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 24 (Sun.)            RUN-A-MUCCA RALLY               Winnemucca, NV
May 30 (Sat.)             INDIAN HILL MUSIC FEST          Tehachapi, CA
May 30 (Sat.)             DOGHOUSE SALOON                 Tehachapi, CA
June 1 (Mon.)             HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
June 4 (Thur.)            BERGIES                                     Santa Clarita, CA
June 18 (Thur.)          BERGIES                                     Santa Clarita, CA
June 22 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
June 26 (Fri.)              THUNDER ON THE LOT              Lancaster, CA
June 29 (Mon.)           HOUSE OF BLUES                       West Hollywood, CA
July 3 (Fri.)                 WINDY MESA                             Page, AZ
July 4 (Sat.)                WINDY MESA                             Page, AZ
July 31 (Fri.)               WHISKEY DAVE'S                       Big Bear Lake, CA
Aug. 1 (Sat.)               LAKESIDE SPORTS BAR                     Helendale, CA
Aug. 8 (Sat.)               FIESTA DAYS FESTIVAL              Frazier Park, CA
Sept. 5 (Sat.)              BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FEST         Pine Mtn. Club, CA
Sept. 6 (Sat.)              MADD BAILEY'S PUB                   Pine Mtn. Club, CA
Sept. 25 (Fri.)             HARRY'S NIGHTCLUB                 Pismo Beach, CA
Oct. 17 (Sat.)              HELENDALE CHILI COOK-OFF    Helendale, CA


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