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Friday, June 5, 2015


Introducing BLUESPOWER (from left) Gregory Michael and Kenny "Big Daddy" Williams.
The Southern California-based band has been together only a few months but already
been three SoCal festivals booked in 2015. More at

Iintroducing BLUESPOWER: New Band With Some Familiar Faces; Together Less Than A Month, They're Taking The Southern California Live Music Scene By Storm With Three Upcoming Festival Appearances

   SoCal's super-competitive, talent-laden live music/Blues scene welcomes another quality band to the fold: BLUESPOWER. They're a new band with some familiar faces -  fronted by guitarists-vocalists Kenny "Big Daddy" Williams (most recently co-front-person in Orange County faves Papermoon Gypsys) and Gregory Michael, a native of Cincinnati and one-time Gospel player who migrated to Southern California some years back.

   In only a few short months, BLUESPOWER has apparently made enough of a good impression to have three upcoming SoCal festivals on the books: Dana Point Wine Festival (June 27); New Blues Festival II in Long Beach (September 5); and Real Blues Festival of Orange County 6 (September 13).  The band recently tore it up during a live acoustic set on "Dr. Barry's Traveling Blues & Medicine Show" (KOCI 101.5 FM).

  "BLUESPOWER was actually formed back in 1988 in Pasadena," explains Williams, also known as Host of the weekly "Laguna Blues" show  heard over KX93.5 FM in Laguna Beach, CA.  "But after our harp player Brian Brazil left for Philly,  we put the band on hold. Our philosophy back then was to stick to our Blues roots and try to take it to another level.

  Continues Williams, "then I met Gregory Michael with his authentic approach to Blues and R&B, I knew I had found my musical soul mate. After playing some open mics together we knew what our mission has to be. Our plan is to finish what we started and keep the Blues alive in Orange County".

  BLUESPOWER's first festival date is opening for LA Blues royalty The Delgado Brothers - "which brings BLUESPOWER full circle, because they were the hot band in the Pasadena area when the last incarnation was happening". The group will start recording this June with producer John Schriener (Donna Summers).


May 31 (Sun.)    KOCI 101.5 (Live Intv./Performance)    Costa Mesa, CA
June 7 (Sun.)     THE POINT IN DANA POINT                   Dana Point, CA
June 14 (Sun.)   THE POINT IN DANA POINT                   Dana Point, CA
June 21 (Sun.)   THE POINT IN DANA POINT                   Dana Point, CA
June 27 (Sat.)    DANA POINT WINE FESTIVAL                 Dana Point, CA
July 3 (Fri.)        DEL MAR FAIR                                       Del Mar, CA
July 5 (Sun.)      THE POINT IN DANA POINT                   Dana Point, CA
July 12 (Sun.)    THE POINT IN DANA POINT                   Dana Point, CA
July 19 (Sun.)    THE POINT IN DANA POINT                   Dana Point, CA
Aug. 2 (Sun.)     THE POINT IN DANA POINT                  Dana Point, CA
Aug. 5 (Wed.)     ORANGE COUNTY FAIR                        Costa Mesa, CA   
Aug. 9 (Sun.)     THE POINT IN DANA POINT                  Dana Point, CA 
Aug. 16 (Sun.)   THE POINT IN DANA POINT                  Dana Point, CA
Aug. 22 (Sat.)    PONDEROSA BAR & GRILL                     Sun City, CA
Aug. 23 (Sun.)   THE POINT IN DANA POINT                  Dana Point, CA
Sept. 5 (Sat.)      NEW BLUES FESTIVAL II                        Long Beach, CA
Sept. 13 (Sun.)   REAL BLUES FESTIVAL OF OC 6            Santa Ana, CA


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