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Showing posts with label Calvin B. Streets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Calvin B. Streets. Show all posts

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday The 13th@The House of Blues w/ "The Brooklyn Bluesman," Calvin B. Streets

"'He Ain't Done With Me Yet' is an eclectic batch of tunes with something for Rag-style Blues and very relaxing to listen to."
BMans Blues Report

Calvin B. Streets, a/k/a "The Brooklyn Bluesman," performs his eclectic blend of Ragtime, Piedmont, Delta, Chicago Roots-Blues at the House Of Blues/Crossroads in Hollywood tonight, Friday, July 13 and at the first Orange County Blues Society concert event Thursday, August 16. He also recently performed at the first annual KONGFEST. Street's new album "I'm Just Sayin'" is set to be released later this year.

(West Hollywood, Calif) - If there ever was anyone suited to play the House of Blues, it's "The Brooklyn Bluesman," acoustic blues guitar guru, Calvin B. Streets. Just a Man and his Guitar (in this case, a vintage Martin OM-28V he lovingly refers to as Ellie Mae) played by Streets - who, in his own words, "represents the Blues with class, dignity, and musicianship."

Calvin B. Streets performs live tonite (Friday, July 13) from 8-11 p.m. at House of Blues as part of the club's ongoing "Crossroads" Series. HOB is located at 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Info: (310) 848-5100 or Streets also performs at the first-ever Orange County Blues Society concert taking place on Thursday, August 16 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 West Malvern Ave., Fullerton. 5-9 p.m. Info: (714) 328-9375 or

Here's a recent live performance by Streets on the popular Hollywood-based Actors E Chat program:

Video streaming by Ustream. "We really enjoyed him and his music!," raves Actors E Chat Producer, Pepper Jay.

The Brooklyn Bluesman has been interviewed by everyone from Mixalis Blues (in Greece) to Southern California-based All Access Magazine. Click on the hyperlinks to view.

Watch for big things to come in the days ahead from Calvin B. Streets. Like the true Blues Brother he is, he's a Man on a Mission.

BMans Blues Report - CD Review

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Scorch Sisters, Calvin B. Streets Bringin' The Blues To KONGFEST This Saturday

KONGFEST -Saturday, July 7 at The Joint

Bringin' .The Blues With...

Live Performances By 2012 Music Connection Hot 100 Artists The Scorch Sisters & Also "The Brooklyn Bluesman," Calvin B. Streets

Scorch Sisters Calvin B. Streets

(West Los Angeles, Calif.) - America's Music, the Blues, are well represented in the form of both the Scorch Sisters and "The Brooklyn Bluesman," Calvin B. Streets, at the First Annual KONGFEST this Saturday, July 7 at the Joint, 8771 W. Pico Blvd. 4 pm-1:30 am. $10. Info:

Alan K. Lohr, a/k/a/ BuddhaMan - Producer of KONGFEST

The Joint, Radio Domination Streaming Network, & join forces with a marathon concert of local music and talent. Buddhaman, popular L.A. radio personality and host of the "International Experience," broadcasts his weekly Saturday night show live and uncensored to The Joint's stage. This is an invitation to hang out in one of L.A.'s best new clubs and to be on the radio show as it broadcasts to 101 countries world-wide on RDSN's nine radio stations. This is unprecedented event in Independent Internet radio. For the first time anywhere, twenty performers will take the stage in a Marathon of music and entertainment.

Scorch Sisters are back, hotter and better than ever! Fresh off their recent accolades being recognized by longtime respected industry trade publication Music Connection as a "Top 100 Live Artist Of The Year For 2012." The Los Angeles-based group (Francesca Capasso, lead vocals; Alicia McCracken Morgan, keyboards-vocals; Kimberly Allison, lead guitar) were featured on the cover (above) and inside with a two-page spread of "The Blues Issue" in February by The Music Initiative magazine.A great feature on the trio in a recent L.A. Examiner article by Will Phoenix states, "these croonin' cuties just may be the hottest blues act in Los Angeles." Watch for a new Scorch Sisters album to be released on Allison's Starliner Music label later this Summer.

Upcoming Scorch Sisters Shows: Ann the Raven's Birthday Bash, July 14 (Weber's Place); Ladies Play The Blues, July 17 (The Joint)

Calvin B. Streets, a/k/a "The Brooklyn Bluesman," states, "If you look in any calendar section around this great country from town to city to roadhouse, the Blues are everywhere. From festivals to open mic nights. The Blues are America's original art form and gift to the world and American Bluesmen and Women lead the vanguard. I am proud to just be a link in the chain." As for Street's background: "I literally learned at the feet of some of the greatest first- and second-generation bluesmen during my time up at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. I would have to start with Louisiana Red who not only showed me slide and feeling in so many styles of blues, but also humanity and soul. To know him was to truly love him. John Cephas, the legendary Piedmont King was also more patient with me then perhaps I deserved. Honeyboy Edwards was fascinating. Kenny Sultan, Eddie Pennington. Carey and Lurie Bell, Phil Wiggins. I know I left out so many."

Upcoming Calvin B. Streets Shows: House of Blues/L.A., Friday July 13

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Friday, May 11, 2012

New Release - He Ain't Done With Me Yet - Calvin B. Streets - Review

I have been listening to the new Calvin B. Streets recording, He Ain't Done With Me Yet, and it's pretty interesting. It begins with a hard driving version of the classic Further On Up The Road where both Street and Brian Montrey flex their electric guitar muscles. Ragtime Fantasy is a cool acoustic based track with Streets taking on a particular vintage sound possibly even using a megaphone. Quick Change is a slow shuffle giving Streets a good opportunity to play his Tele and also features an interesting key solo by Jordan Clover. To The Core, a Streets original brushes delta blues and possibly my favorite track on the cd. Just a man and his axe. Coney Island Rhapsody is another cool rag style blues and very relaxing to listen to. Overall this is an eclectic batch of tunes but a little something for everyone.
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Not necessarily tracks from the cd.