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  • BLUE SEPT 2014 Vol 16- Issue 933rd Adams Avenue Street Fair ~ Solo/Duo Blues Challenge Deadline ~ Marcia Balls CD Release Concert ~ Tab Benoit & more

    T he Adams Avenue StreetFair, Southern Californias largest FREEtwo-day music festival, occurs annually onthe last weekend of September, on AdamsAvenue, located in the Normal Heightsneighborhood. All-ages, all weekend. The weekend of September 27-28 they willclose down 10 blocks on Adams Avenue andinvite 350 arts/crafts, retail, and food booths forthe 33rd annual. They will also have seven stagesand over 100 musical acts! Street Fair hours are10am-10pm Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday. Blues/Roots acts will include Kinsey Report,Big Jay McNeely, UKs Mama Tokus with RobinHenkel, Sue Palmers Motel Swing Orchestra,Bill Magee, Missy Andersen, Little Kings andmany more. Stage maps and performanceschedules available at the street fair.

    Adams AvenueStreet Fair

    T ime for San Diego solo/duo acts to get registeredfor BLUSD's regional competition, scheduled forSaturday October 4, 11 and 18 at Tio Leo's(Napa/Morena) from 1-5pm. Deadline to register isOctober 1. The IBC will be held in Memphis Jan. 20-24, 2015,bringing musicians from far corners of the globe tocompete for widespread recognition. When Zac Harmonwon, he said it was like spending $100,000 on publicity.

    San Diego has done well at IBC in recent years, with Nathan James & BenHernandez, Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz, and Sue Palmer bringing home honors. Entry forms can be obtained by sending an email to [email protected], withIBC in the subject line. The winning solo/duo act receives $900 per memberto offset travel expenses. Some heavy-hitters have already entered, so thispromises to be a VERY exciting year...let's show the world what San Diegohas to offer! Mark your calenders to come support the acts participating.

    Blues Challenge Solo/DuoActs Signup Deadline!


    Texas-born, Louisiana-raisedpianist/vocalist/songwriter MarciaBall, currently celebrating therelease of her new Alligator Records CD,The Tattooed Lady And The AlligatorMan, will give a special performancewith Terrance Simien at the PowayCenter for the Performing Arts Saturday,September 20. Showtime is 8pm. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B,heart-wrenching ballads and driving GulfCoast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fanseverywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor androllicking Crescent City piano. The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man isher sixth release for Alligator. Four of her previous five releases receivedGrammy Award nominations. Ball received the 2012 Blues Music Award(BMA) for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year. She has now wona total of nine BMAs and has received a whopping 42 nominations.

    Find details at

    Boogie On The Bayouwith Marcia Ball &Terrance Simien!


  • - OUR MISSION -To preserve and promote awareness of the Blues, Americas first musicalart form. To entertain and educate the existing and growing audience and

    to be responsive to the music communitys needs by presenting andsupporting local and national Blues artists and culture.


    Business Line: [email protected] -

    BLUESIN THESCHOOLSLive, interactive blues musicalpresentations available to share, inform and entertain!

    Contact: [email protected]

    AFFILIATEBlues Lovers United of San Diego is a 501(c)3 non profit, membership driven corporation affiliatedwith The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN, an umbrella organization for Blues Societies worldwide.

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    Michele Lundeen [email protected] CALENDAR

    [email protected] and/or post at www.BLUSD.orgor use Google Calendar

    and INVITE: [email protected]

    WEB MASTERPosition Open

    CONTRIBUTORSJanet Blair, Janine Harty, Michael Kinsman, Michele Lundeen,

    DM, Rosa Lea SchiavoneDeadlines for mid-monthly newsletter:

    Articles/Events/Ads/Info should be submitted by the 5th [email protected] in order to ensure inclusion.


    Janine HartyMichele Lundeen

    Donna MallenBob Prater

    Rosa Lea Schiavone [email protected]

    Janine Harty [email protected] PRESIDENT

    Position OpenTREASURER

    Bob PraterSECRETARYDonna [email protected]

    BLUES IN THE SCHOOLSJanet Blair Director [email protected]

    Michele Lundeen BITS AssistantADVISORS

    Michael Kinsman Rand De Mattei



    Use GOOGLE Calendar and make sure to [email protected]

    or send gig details to [email protected] SO ALL CAN FIND YOU

    & SUPPORT YOUR SHOWS!Please send listings/details about very special

    events to [email protected]!Fans want to find BLUES! It takes a village!

    *JammingOut THE HOUSE OF BLUES*Every Wednesday ~ 7pm

    1055 5th Ave. Downtown San Diego


    Saturday Oct 4-11-181-5pm

    Tio Leos(Napa & Morena Blvd)

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    WHAWHAWHAWHAWHAT IT IT IT IT IT IT IT IT IT IS!S!S!S!S! ... Some special Blues-type stuff

    UKs Mama Tokus 9/21-10/8

    Stoney Bs 3rdBlues Summit


    Tab Benoit at Ramona Mainstage 9/20

    Blues ForThe Zoo 9/27

    Host Band " The Stoney B Blues Band,"Co Host" Laura Harden, " MC " J OtisWilliams. Mark your calendars forStoney Bs 3rd Blues Summit, SundayOctober 5th from 6pm-11pm at The TinRoof (401 G Street) ...and it's free.Stoney says, BLUES PEOPLE ! Thiswill be the largest performing gatheringof Blues Musicians in SouthernCalifornia. This is the 3rd annual BluesSummit. This year, we are stepping upto the plate, to help the youth in Bluesin the Schools Program... Be there, andshow your love for our BLUESCommunity. Donations to the BLUSD Blues InThe Schools program are appreciated.

    Tab Benoit is Louisianas No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is anindefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands,an organization working to save Louisianas wetlands. Benoit won the dual awards of B.B.King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues MusicAwards, a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. Supporting is the Chase Walker Band who are passionately reinventing roots music intomodern vinyl-worthy classics with a vibrant flare. These teens, Chase Walker (lead guitar/vocals), Randon Davitt (bass guitar/vocals) and Matthew Fyke (drums), explode with talent,maturity and soul far beyond their years. Rockin' blues band One Foot in The Blues will kick off the night.

    Sassy singer, songwriter, poetress, entertainer Mama Tokus is in town Sept 21-Oct 8 from theUK and has performances lined up with Robin Henkel and Ric Lee as well as the BayouBrothers. Shows include. 9/21 Bayou Brothers CD Release Party 4-8pm; 9/23 Tio Leo's 7pm w-Bayou Brothers & Robin Henkel; 9/24 Java Joe's 8pm "Poetry and Blues" w-Robin Henkel &

    Ric Lee; 9/27 San Diego Zoo Wine & Food Festival6pm w-Bayou Brothers; 9/28 Adams Street Fair 3pm w-Robin Henkel (poetry & blues); 10/3 Wynola Pizza(Julian) 6-9pm w-Robin Henkel on his Birthday! (poetry&blues); 10/4 Birdrock Coffee Roasters 10am-12pm w-Robin Henkel (poetry & blues); 10/4 Tio Leo's 8pm w/Bayou Brothers & Robin Henkel; 10/5 Tin Roof "BluesSummit" 8pm w-Robin Henkel & Ric Lee; 10/8 HOBVoodoo Stage 9-9:30pm w-Robin Henkel & Ric Lee.

    On September 27 at Swim TheOudoor Beach Amphitheater (41220Park Ave., Big Bear Lake), worldclass music, fine food, and localartisans will come together to benefitthe Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Appearingwill be Janiva Magness, Otis Taylorand Bonne Musique Zydeco. Beach chairs and blankets welcome.No coolers or pets.

  • Mark your calenders for November 9, 2-6pm at TioLeos when only 15 bucks covers the joy to party to the amazing sounds of Germanys happenin BB andThe Blues Shacks who will be celebrating their 25th world tour,the toughest girl alive Candye Kanes official birthday party,the jumpin Little "A" And The Allnighters and Blues DJ ArtMartel spinnin' between sets. Check for more info in next months Blue Ink. Brought to youby Straight Up Blues Productions and Wicked Harem Bookingand Promotions

    Michael Kinsman, a journalist, founder of the San DiegoBlues Festival and a co-founder of BLUSD, has been namedthe new host of Jazz 88s Every Shade of Blue radioshow. He replaces Ted T Herring, who retired at the endof June after 30 years of hosting the Saturday night bluesradio show. Ive admired T for years and just thought he was thecoolest sounding guy on the block, Kinsman said. Imhonored to be his replacement, but you really cant replacesomeone who has a legacy like his. All you can do is beyourself. Through the years, Kinsman has been a frequent guest onEvery Shade of Blue and has shared some music that Tdidnt have in his vast library. He promises an eclectic andsometimes unexpected selection of blues music in themonths ahead. Kinsman takes over the show on Oct. 4. The weekly showis 8pm to midnight each Saturday. Kinsman spent 25 years as a reporter and editor for theSan Diego Union-Tribune and started the San Diego BluesFestival in 1998. One of the founding members of BLUSD,he served as its president for five years ending in 2011.

    Candyes Bi

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