San Luis Obispo Blues Society
Presenting Dance Concerts
at the San Luis Obispo Vets Hall
804 Grand Avenue
Next Blues Show: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Doors open 7:30 pm - Show starts 8:00 pm
Come Join the San Luis Obispo Blues Society
The Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert Series
Heritage Square Park
Sunday, September 7 1 pm
Featuring: for your listening and dancing pleasure
Code Blues was founded by Rick Munoz to provide a home for his soulful harmonica playing and emphatic vocal style, forged in a blues furnace and road tested on stages over the last 20 years. Joining him on the front line is Craig Louis Dingman, aka "Big Daddy", on guitar and vocals. Big Daddy brings a jazzy touch to the proceedings with guitar and vocal incitement, and maybe a laugh or two. The bottom end is held up by John Paul Stinson on drums and Leo "The Glove" White on bass, who both bring wide ranging professional experience to the business of providing the glide to the ride.
To learn more about Code Blues visit http://www.codebluesband.com/ Contact Craig Dingman at email@example.com
Chris Thomas KingMultiple Grammy winner Chris Thomas King is a musician, actor, and blues innovator with Louisiana roots. Born in Baton Rouge, King is the son of bluesman and club owner Tabby Thomas. His family’s “swamp blues” music scene produced harmonica trailblazer Little Walter and innovative guitarist Buddy Guy. Although raised in the blues, the teenage Chris was strongly influenced by rock (especially Jimi Hendrix), soul, and early rap music. A tour of Europe with his father, and the receptive blues audiences encountered there, encouraged him to focus on the blues. His early recordings featured straight forward electric and acoustic blues, but by the mid-1990s, he had created a fusion of blues and hip-hop which led to the 1995 recording of 21st Century Blues…From da ‘Hood followed by Dirty South Hip-hop Blues in 2002.
Chris’ career turned toward the movies, where he became an actor, performer, and music composer. He played the role of Tommy Johnson (the legendary blues performer who sold his soul to the devil) in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). His performance of “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” in the movie is a legendary moment in blues music. He continued to record traditional and historic blues, notably The Legend of Tommy Johnson (2001) which built on the Grammy winning soundtrack from O Brother, Where Art Thou? This was followed by roles in several movies and documentaries, including The Soul of a Man (2003) and the Oscar winning film Ray (2004), which also featured a Grammy winning score recorded by King and Ray Charles. He continues to work in the movies, with a role in the HBO series Treme and composing music for Hollywood films.
Recently, King has focused on his career as a touring musician, and has made an effort to include smaller venues, to reconnect with the juke joint blues he grew up with. Rise (2006), his self-produced collection of songs about Katrina and the rebuilding of the spirit of New Orleans, received a Blues Music Award nomination for the song “Baptized by Dirty Water.” Nawlins Callin (2009) contains elements of traditional and electric blues, the hip-hop blues fusion that he pioneered, and New Orleans inspired ballads. His most recent releases include Antebellum Postcards (2011), which incorporates folk, blues, and Nashville roots, and Bona Fide (2012) – a creative electric blues recording that is a return to his swamp blues roots.
Chris Thomas King’s music is a creative integration of acoustic and electric blues, funky soul, New Orleans R&B, and hip-hop. We are honored to present a performer who has consistently worked to keep blues traditions alive while forging links to contemporary events and music genres.
To find out more about Chris Thomas King check out http://www.christhomasking.com.
Catalina Eddy and the Blue KeysCatalina Eddy and the Blue Keys are a new aggregation of seasoned Central Coast musicians who deliver an energetic brew of Delta and Chicago Blues, Roots Rock and Rockabilly. They offer a strong core of original tunes supported by a great assortment of classics from the likes of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Van Morrison and Willie Dixon.
The Blue Keys are led by Ted Waterhouse (AKA Catalina Eddy) on ripping bottleneck and standard electric guitars and lead vocals. The band features Chris Anderson on killer piano and Hammond organ and Johnny Johnson on super hot blues harp, with Bruce Willard and Brett Borba keeping a rock solid groove on bass and drums. Catalina Eddy and the Blue Keys will deliver a cookin' evening of music for your dancing and listening pleasure.
To learn more about CATALINA EDDY AND THE BLUES KEYS check out http://tedwaterhouse.com/home and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catalina-Eddy-and-the-Blue-Keys/1410552939197744.
The Holiday Inn Express across the street from the Vets Hall is offering a 10% discount to people attending the show. This is a good offer for out-of-town attendees and folks who don't wish to drive after the show. Just ask for the "Blues Discount".
The Blues Society offers a 25% discount on group tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance; the minimum group size is 8 people; and everyone must be 21 or over. For more information, contact Dan at 805/541-1837.
The SLO Blues Society will hold its annual membership meeting on Monday November 19 at 6pm at 3245 Sacramento Dr in San Luis Obispo. All Blues Society members or volunteers who would like to meet the Board and talk about Blues Society issues are welcome to attend.
Your Blues Society is run entirely by volunteers. Besides a sense of accomplishment, volunteers get into the shows for free and receive a free drink ticket. We could use your help, so call 541-7930 (our voice mail number) and volunteer to work a shift at the show. Click here for more information.
Dance Lessons with Linda Drake & SLO Dance
Linda Drake, Chris Harmon, and other award-winning instructors from SLO Dance offer beginning East Coast Swing lessons at 7:30 before each Blues Society show. Lessons are free with admission to the show and no partner is necessary. Linda Drake's staff at SLO Dance includes several nationally recognized award-winning dancers and instructors in both Ballroom and Swing. Visit their website for more information.