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Monday, August 3, 2015

1st Annual Ojai Blues Festival Features Great Music Lineup



Saturday, August 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

   (Ojai, CA) - Crooked Eye Tommy joins a great music lineup that includes the Alastair Greene Band, Deb Ryder, and Shawn Jones, all performing at the 1st Annual Ojai Blues Festival at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., on Saturday, August 15. Showtime is 4 p.m. Tickets $25. available here:

   The Ojai Blues Festival is a continuation of the long-standing Bowlful of Blues Festival that ran for over two decades and was one of the region's premiere blues events.


  Crooked Eye Tommy - Have just released their debut effort, Butterflies & Snakes, eleven memorable tunes penned by Crooked Eye Tommy front-person and band namesake Tommy Marsh and Tommy's brother, guitarist-vocalist, Paddy Marsh (who also plays in the band). Other C.E.T. members include Glade Rasmussen, bass; Tony Cicero, drums; and Jimmy Calire, saxophone/piano/Hammond B3.  Featuring scorching performances and original music firmly rooted in traditional blues, which feels familiar but somehow new, Tommy Marsh’s considerable songwriting, vocal and guitar skills have made him a Ventura County favorite.

  Alastair Greene Band - Blues and rock have met at many different crossroads. From Cream and Johnny Winter to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Gov’t Mule these blues rock recipes are often boiled down to a simple trio. Such is the melting pot of influences and presentation of the Alastair Greene Band. Greene formed his first blues rock trio with former members of the legendary Southern California band the Pontiax in 1997. The Alastair Greene Band (AGB) has gone through several incarnations and line-ups over the years and has included alumni of the Steve Miller Band, Paul Butterfield Band, and Junior Wells Band. Currently, the line-up has solidified with Alastair Greene on guitar and vocals, Jim Rankin on bass and vocals, and Austin Beede on drums. Greene is also the touring guitarist with Alan Parsons, and has been touring internationally with the English pop/ progressive rock veteran since 2010.

  Deb Ryder: Born outside Chicago, Ryder was influenced by the music of the city, and by her father, a Chicago club sensation. Deb began appearing on stage as a young teen at her stepfather’s famous nightclub The Topanga Corral, where she opened for such blues legends as Etta James, Big Joe Turner and Taj Mahal. It was there that she honed her style as a blues performer. Her much-anticipated debut album “Might Just Get Lucky” was a hit, garnering rave reviews and acclaim. Ryder's latest release "Let It Rain" was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Tony Braunagel; all eleven Ryder originals are a celebration of the blues from classic to modern, Chicago to New Orleans.

 Shawn Jones: Shawn Jones is the epitome of American Roots/Rock music. He has proven over time that he has an international appeal. Shawn is true to form of his influences, spanning from all the greats in Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Country. He has toured in  excess of 200 dates a year, creating new fans and followers everywhere he performs. Shawn's 2013 album, "Struggle Makes you Stronger", was picked up by Right Track Distribution, and licensed through the Universal music Group in the UK. With four studio albums and one live album under his belt, Shawn's skills as a seasoned songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist have put him on the same bill with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, and many others.

Shawn Jones is the epitome of American Roots/Rock music. He has proven over time that he has an international appeal. Shawn is true to form of his influences, spanning from all the greats in Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz & Country. His father raised him on Hank Williams, and he grew up in the heartland of Southern California, where he learned from experience how to play and sing the blues.  Shawn has been touring in excess of 200 dates a year, creating new fans and followers literally everywhere he performs. - See more at:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Blues at the Beach

Hit up your family and friends and make plans for a day at the beach!
The Blues at the Beach will be held at the beautiful Ventura State beach. One of the last hidden jewels on the west coast, just south of the historic Ventura Pier and Promenade. Come and spend the day with like minded people enjoying the Blues at the Beach. The festival includes Live Music, Car Show with classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, Vendors, Kid Zone, and non stop fun for the whole family!
Discounts on host hotels walking distance from the festival.

Elvin Bishop
"…careening slide and razor-edged bursts, all delivered with unflagging enthusiasm and wit." – Rolling Stone Magazine
"One of the genre's most distinctive guitar stylists, melding a slashing attack with a keen ear for melody." – East Bay Express

The Mannish Boys Revue
featuring Sugaray Rayford
with special guests Rusty Zinn or Paul Size
"…no finer collection of blues talent exists today in one band."
– Blues Revue Magazine
"Sugaray Rayford is a revelation as he powerfully moans the blues…" – Blues in Britain Magazine
"Rusty Zinn... one of the fastest rising guitarists in the blues world. Noted for his incisive, consistently inventive playing and soul-drenched singing..." - Lee Hildebrand
"Paul Size's chops remain top-notch since leaving The Red Devils." - No Fightin
"...blistering guitar by Paul Size [who] reaches deep into the blues fountain..." - Mudcat Ward

James Harman
"Harman's in your face harp stylings made it clear why he is recognized as one of the best harp players on the blues circuit."
- Blues on Stage
"James Harman as one of the most exciting blues traditionalists."
- All Music

The 44's
"One of the hardest working hardest paying Blues outfits anywhere."
- American Blues News
"Low down Chicago blues spiced with rock and roll." - Muzik Reviews

Shawn Jones
"A dynamic stage performer who impresses equally with his stunning guitar work and soulful vocals." - Maverick Magazine, UK
"Shawn Jones is one of those rare artists that can burrow their way into your soul." - Blues Matters Magazine

The R&B Bombers
Joyful, elegant, irrepressible, communicative, The R&B Bombers deserve all these adjectives and their musical qualities really prove it." - La Hora del Blues. Barcelona (Spain)
"The rhythm section and 4 horns adhere to the swinging verities with vigor and interest." - Downbeat Magazine

Guy Martin Band
"Martin music is a far cry from that one-beat, one-song, cry-in-your-beer style of blues...rockin' Texas blues by way of California..." - Los Angeles Times
"A steady diet of pulse pounding powerhouses...hard driving fret work of an extremely talented player." -

WHEN: November 2, 2013


San Buenaventura State Beach
901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA

Presented by Roadshow Revival and Totally Local VC
Sponsored by Players Casino

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General Admission tickets using the code: ELVINATTHEBEACH
General Admission - NOW $25 - DAY OF $30
Got Blues Section - $50 / VIP Players Casino - $100 / Youth (6-12) - $5

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