August 25, 1992 |
The blues came up the Mississippi from the Delta, took a left turn at Chicago, tripped on the Rockies, and evidently landed in a dark glass office building in Santa Ana. Since it began in fields and road houses early in this century, blues music has found some curious abodes, from pristine Swiss festival sites to neon Japanese nightclubs.
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March 18, 2000
The Doheny Blues Festival returns May 20-21 with headliners Bobby "Blue" Bland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Mavis Staples and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The lineup also features nationally touring blues and R&B performers including Booker T. Jones, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Eric Burdon & the New Animals, Charlie Musselwhite as well as such local blues stalwarts as Kid Ramos & Lynwood Slim and others to be announced. Shows will run 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 21, 2000
ANAHEIM 8pm Pop Music Ozomatli closes out the year with a concert in Anaheim. After the first of the year, the L.A.-based group will start work on the follow-up to the debut album that's placed the band near the forefront of rock en espanol. * Ozomatli, Sun Theatre, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 8 p.m. $25. (714) 712-2700.
August 11, 1993 |
Etta James tops an eclectic lineup of blues and zydeco acts performing in September at the first Orange County Blues Festival, event organizers announced Tuesday. Some of the 19 acts at the three-day event hail from the dance-hall circuit of Southwest Louisiana and the legendary Chicago blues club circuit. Southern California's blues community will also be well represented, festival organizers said.
September 27, 1993 |
Could there really be room for another blues festival in Southern California? The answer from the well-attended first two days of the Orange County Blues Festival is a resounding yes. The new event, held in Heritage Park overlooking Dana Point Harbor, lacked the array of headliners that the 14-year-old Long Beach Blues Festival offered earlier this month, but was no less heavy with strong performances.
May 13, 1993 |
Ever since David "Kid" Ramos tossed his Brylcreem-weighted hat back into the ring of the local music scene a few months back, things have been hopping again for the blues guitarist. His band, Kid Ramos and the Big Rhythm Combo, has been tearing up county and L.A. clubs, he and band-mate Lynwood Slim were flown to Minneapolis to record a live album, and it's starting to look like old times in more ways than one.