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2000 Lbs of Blues

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2000 Lbs of Blues is an unpredictable musical journey through a collection of soulfully interpreted, heartfelt songs. Twelve of the 13 songs are original works that run the musical gamut from big-time gritty harmonica blues, to guitar-crunching funky rockers, a smooth Latin-Jazzy number, all the way to a heart-pounding rap honoring the city of New Orleans.

Never forgetting their well-loved roots, the band takes you on that journey via a wild, musical tightrope walk led by bandleader Arguello, who, jumps from side to side bouncing you crazily up and down, coming close, but never letting you fall off!


Barry "Big B" Brenner

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Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. Been a working musician for well on 30 years. Has performed alongside such notables as renowned blues guitar maestro Albert King and Eric Burdon of Animals fame.

Continues in the grand American tradition of solo country bluesman and folk music songster. A lifelong proponent of finger-style, bottleneck slide and ragtime guitar picking. Big B performs the real Country Folk Blues music from Mississippi Delta, Texas Plains, Piney Woods, Piedmont Seaboard, Louisiana Bayou and of course...Chicago's South Side.

"This music oozes out of the weird American night. Fine, mellow and yet exciting and invigorating, like the most distinct of distilled spirits...."


BLOWIN SMOKE

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"Fuzzy" was born in "44" and rooted in blues and R&B in the city that inspired W.C. Handy's classic composition, "ST LOUIS BLUES". He grew up with the culture of black music engulfing his young mind and soul. He broke into blues in his mid teens by playing with Albert King, Little Milton, Chuck Berry and Ike Turner, all residing in St. Louis at that time. "Fuzzy" witnessed almost all of the great R&B revues touring and playing for primarily black audiences only;

Ray Charles, Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, James Brown, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Little Milton, and so many more. The one thing that they all had in common was their presentation. Each artist usually had a band with a full horn section that would feature the players early in the show, other lead vocalists who would come out to sing a song or two, and female vocalists who would sing background and be featured on lead songs and/or sing with the "star" of the show. There was always a lot of musical entertainment and unbelievable excitement at every R&B revue show.


brian young

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Nfluences BB King, Albert King, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix  and  not in that order. At the age of 17 Brian young began playing the guitar a self-taught musician  from east St. Louis, ill. with plenty of accomplishments, Brian and the band  won the 1999=2000 battle of the blues bands in Irvine Lake CA. Brian  is also very proud to have been a semifinalist in the Jimi Hendrix electric guitar competition.

Whether playing the guitar with his teeth or playing behind his head or how ever he plays the guitar Brian keeps the audience both entertained and spellbound with his soulful style of playing this wonderful music. Brian's goals are to keep  making good music and to keep the Blues alive !!!!


BUBBA and the BIG BAD BLUES

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Bubba and the Big Bad Blues is a four piece blues band from Southern California and have been rocking the club scene there for over 10+ years.

With influences like Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Robin Trower and The Meters, Bubba’s powerful vocals, impressive guitar work and a veteran rhythm section forge an electrifying hybrid blend of smoking Texas blues with a little bit of New Orleans R&B funk thrown in. Bubba's long awaited debut self titled album speaks for itself.

CARLOS GUITARLOS

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"If you're going to name yourself Carlos Guitarlos, you'd better make sure you're a damned good guitarist. So good, in fact, that you can play anywhere, out on the streets or in a fancy concert hall, with the uncanny ability to pull from memory just about any blues-rock classic and, on top of that, play it in a style that's uniquely your own.

And then, somehow, you should also be so good that you can write and sing dozens of your own originals, in all manner of genres, from bewitchingly sad ballads and deft Beatles-like pop structures to ragingly dirty blues and Latin soul.

Chris Anderson Group

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Blues, Soul and Rock n' Roll! That's what The Chris Anderson Group does best, and it shows! Over the past several years, the band has performed at festivals, fund-raisers, small and large clubs all over Southern California and many private functions.

Its members include: Chris Anderson (Vocals and Guitar), Rich Smith (Drums and Vocals) and Mike Casper (Bass and Vocals). Each member is tremendously talented in his own right and have been performing since they were kids.

FLAT TOP TOM And His Jumpcats

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Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats is a versatile and dynamic band that plays classic Big Band Swing, Blues, Jump Blues, 40s and 50s Classics, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Oldies and originals. The band has been in existence since 1992 and has released four critically acclaimed CDs.

Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats are a group of talented and energetic musicians dedicated to keeping traditional roots music alive. Lead singer, Flattop Tom, is also a professional swing dancer. He prides himself with keeping tempos right for dancers. Where DVD players are available, Flattop's extensive collection of vintage swing dance videos provides additional visual stimuli, excitement, and dance inspiration for its audiences.

GINO MATTEO

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"Work hard at what you love, treat everyone you meet like family, and try to smile here and there". Through it all, Gino Matteo still holds true to what he believes. Being a rarity in today's Roots-Music world, Gino Matteo is a young man with an incredible knowledge and respect for the past. A true student of life.

Gino's performances are spontaneous, explosive, and original- a triple threat to the music world. Gino is the definition of an "old soul" with a voice as smooth as velvet but tough as nails. Gino writes music about his life as he lives it.

HARLIS SWEETWATER BAND

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From Huntington Beach California, Harlis Sweetwater, as a singer /guitarist/ songwriter and frontman, has shared the stage with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top, Los Lobos Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Everlast, and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.

He has been called "the best singer in any genre" by music critic Robert Kinsler of the OC Register, While SugarBuzz Magazine had this to say: "From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater,you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues." Recently CBS online named Harlis one of Orange County's best singer songwriters

hot rod lincoln

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Hello, and thanks for visiting my "My Space" page. I created this page to keep those who are interested, informed about who I am working with, what I have done and am currently doing, and where my next shows might be. First, I let me give you a little history about myself. I am currently an official member of two bands that are working regularly;

Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln, and The Lee Rocker Band. Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln has been around for the last 15 years. We have released five full-length CD’s and are on numerous compilations. If you would like more info. on this group, check out the "my space’ page at: www.myspace.com/buzzcampbellhotrodlincoln

HUNTER AND THE DIRTY JACKS

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Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are the band. Retro Fresh Rock & Roll is the sound. Infectious riffs, soaring vocals and bedrock solid grooves propel the Dirty Jacks extremely high energy, emotionally compelling performances.

Fronted by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Ackerman, and anchored by Jon Siembieda and Carmelo Bonaventura on guitar, Aaron Barnes on bass, Brian Lara on drums, with Moana Avvenenti on background vocals, they are a blues-infused rock and roll force that is not to be missed.

JACKPOT CLUB

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By first appearances THE JACKPOT CLUB would seem like a 'rockabilly' band. Take a twangy guitar and an upright bass and mix in a swingin' drummer, salt to taste, etc. But after listening to TJC take the crowd through a set or two of music , you begin to realize that this is much more than just a 'rockabilly' band!

No other trio would take the crowd (in one set, mind you) from bar-room rock-n-roll of a classic like 'Mercury Blues' or 'Let's Spend The Night Together', to Peggy Lee's 'Fever' to a rocked-up canjun swing 'Jambalaya! Who would dare move from the Las Vegas swing of Sam Butera to Nick Lowe's punky power-pop to Louis Jordan's rhythm and boogie?


JANIVA MAGNESS

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Los Angeles based Janiva Magness is one of today’s most talented and recognized blues and roots vocalists. A three-decade darling of the blues genre, Janiva currently resides at the top of the genre. In May 2007, Janiva won her second consecutive Blues Music Award for Contemporary Female Artist of the Year beating out contemporaries Susan Tedeschi, Shemekia Copeland and Marcia Ball.

Janiva is nominated for the 2008 Blues Music Award for the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award.Billboard writes “Magness carves out a niche by singing the blues with maturity and sophistication."

jay gordon and the penetrators

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Jay has played and opened up for many famous artist, such as, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Rogers and Bad Co. 38 Special, BB King, Def Leopard, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Montgomery Gentry and many more.
He has also headlined his own European tours. Jay also played to 250,000 screaming fans at Sturgis, S.D.

Jay Gordon has been featured on nationally syndicated radio program, Blues Deluxe. "Jay Gordon and the Penetrators are one of our favorite ways to rock the blues!" said Dave Johnson, host of BLUES DELUXE - which is heard weekly on over 100 stations across the U.S. with a two million-plus listenership. His were also featured on Electric Blues Radio, and many other stations worldwide.


JD PRIEST

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JD’s career began in the early 90s with the Americana/Roots group Acoustic Connection. Opening for country artist like Grammy winner Dan Seals and appearing on the Charlie Daniel’s Talent Roundup on TNN, JD continued to shine as he developed his songwriting.

In fall of 1997 the band performed for Los Angeles’ Billy Block’s Western Beat and were then nominated for the National Academy Of Songwriters Acoustic Underground, “Songwriters Of The Year Award” featuring music written by JD PRIEST.

JOHNNY HAWTHORNE BAND

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It is a great mixture of Roots, Rock, Blues and jazz. It has many guest performers on it including Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Nicole Gordon(singer/songwriter) and keyboard and piano extraordinaire Carl Byron and was produced and engineered by Todd Nichols(Toad the Wet Sprocket).

I played mandolin on Sarah Goff’s new CD "DIRT" - Check out the track “A little time” at www.myspace.com/sarahgoff. The CD was produced by my old friend Trace Ritter who use to play guitar in the band “Chalk Farm”

LA JONES AND THE BLUES MESSENGERS

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Handy Award nominees, L.A. Jones & The Blues Messengers have been tearing up the floorboards in roadhouses all over the world for the last three decades, touring constantly and playing over 200 gigs a year and thrilling Blues fans where ever they perform.

L.A. Jones and The Blues Messengers represent a new breed from the old school of the blues; crossing racial, spiritual and musical boundaries. Drawing from their past experience playing and recording with many of the great Blues stars like pianist Pinetop Perkins , guitarists Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Johnson and saxophonist Joe Houston they have pioneered a style that is all their own, blending the ever popular jump swing of the great Texas and West Coast traditions.

lee rocker

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2010 is looking like it's going to be a rockin' year with a new Lee Rocker record as well a a surprise record with some longtime friends. The Lee Rocker record is finished and is titled Midnight Radio. This one's a different kind of thing for me in the song choices and the instruments.

All the songs are classic hits from the 1970s. This came about by me thinking back on being a kid growing up in the NYC suburbs, lying in bed at night long after my parents had gone to sleep and listening to this little transistor radio.

MIKE ELDRED TRIO

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The Mike Eldred Trio has an impressive resume’, with the rhythm section of Jerry Angel and John Bazz coming from The Blasters and Eldred, in the Brian Setzer seat during ex-Stray Cat Lee Rocker’s recording tenure at Black Top.

Their self-titled album finds bombs going off everywhere, in chunky Stevie Ray Vaughn chordings and ‘60s-inspired dance grooves, in rockabilly blowouts and L.A. roots investigations along the Phil & Dave Alvin-X-John Doe axis, in country shuffle-swing (“Mess of the Blues”) and more, including covers of “I’m Ready” (from Muddy Waters), “Mystery Train” (from Junior Parker, via Elvis), and, complete with backwards guitar, Hendrix’s “Pali Gap”.

PORTERHOUSE BOB

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Porterhouse Bob has shared the stage with Jim Belushi, Charles Brown, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton, The Coasters, Willie Dixon, Floyd Dixon, The Downchild Blues Band, Charlie Musselwhite, The Persuasions, Phil Upchurch, Muddy Waters and many other fine artists.

He began playing the accordion at five years old, took up the piano and organ in his early teens and spent 14 years on the road playing blues clubs and concert halls, traveling from Houston to Toronto.

RiCK BERTHOD

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Rick plays a vintage Fender or a Gibson Lucille guitar autographed to him by B.B. King. Rick has shared the stage with B.B. King, Gregg Allman, and John Mayall on several occasions and with

Robben Ford, Etta James, The Yardbirds, Janiva Magness, Chris Duarte, J.J. Cale, Debbie Davies, Delbert McClinton, Robby Kreiger, Coco Montoya, Pat Travers, Les Dudek,Peter Wolfe, Savoy Brown, William Clark, Rod Piazza, Guitar Shorty, Eric Sardinas,Tinley Ellis & Joe Houston.


san pedro slim

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Some things about Me. I'm originally from San Pedro, California, now residing in Orange County. Someone at a bar in San Pedro years back told me that I wans'nt the true "San Pedro Slim" that San Pedro Slim was a friend of his that was a fat black man. My response was "Fine he can have it".

I have two CD's out "Another Night On The Town" and my most recent "Barhoppin'"I Have a day job. I like Beer. I'm a Pesimist I prefer the label "Realist". I believe in God. I'm an amateur cartoonist. I like classic Jazz and Blues and old country music, songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, John Hiatt and Bob Dylan. Pretty much it.

SHAWN JONES

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Shawn has been creating quite a buzz overseas, touring extensively in the U.K. and Ireland at some of the major festivals and appearing on BBC radio where his music has found a new home and has been getting extensive airplay. Back in the States, Shawn has completed his fourth project, a live CD from a local Laguna Beach night hotspot entitled, “Live At Mozambique”.

His fan base continues to grow like wildfire from a flurry of live performances, sharing the stage with such heavy hitters as Pat Benatar, The Gin Blossoms, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, John Mayall, Dave Mason, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa David Lindley… and the list goes on.


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