There will be no cover charge for this event. The line up for the night is as follows.
6pm to 6:30pm---Simon Lucas
Simon is a ‘folky’ from England. He has been in the U.S.A. for 30 years but stillspeaks funny. He collects stringed instruments, some of which he can even play. He normally plays guitar, but has been known to pick up a string bass, dulcimer, cuatro or marxophone. He has a deep voice and sings a mixture of Irish, Scottish, Country and anything else he hears that he likes. He also has a stock of amusing songs, which sometimes he can be bribed into singing. He refuses to make CDs, so if you want to hear him, you will have to find him onstage playing live.
6:30pm to 7pm--- Barry Cullison www.bluepower.com
Barry Cullison’s dad played a ’46 flat top Gibson and knew every Hank Williams song there was. His mom sang harmony and played the harmonica and dulcimer. With his two musical sisters it was tough to find a harmony part while the family sang on car trips to pass the time. He was raised country but seduced by rock and roll. Barry has paid dues both as an actor and guitar player in Chicago, New York and now LA. TV shows like “X Files”, “Magnificent Seven” and “Cold Case” are fun and paid the bills. But he has a passion to play guitar and he keeps cranking out his own tunes. He is trying to reinvent the wheel with his songs so it’s a bit difficult to put a bead on what his style is. It can be furious and complex, political or funny. He can tear it up or bring it down. Barry would rather work on a song than watch TV, read a book or go to bed. In spite of this, he and his wife Laura have a beautiful 9-year old son, Darby, and Dar likes the guitar too.
7pm to 7:30pm---Willie (Roughhouse) Hernandez and Paul Hughs
Willie RoughHouse , California Native learned Blues Harmonica from listening to Records of Chicago Legend Big Walter Horton and Locals like James Harman, William Clarke, Freddie Brooks. Willie has played in many Local Bands and Fronts his own called "Babylon Blues". Willie also plays in Paul Hughes Band "Huge Blues".
Paul Hughes, "The first time I heard John Lee Hooker was an epiphany. Like sticking my finger in a light socket". And today, Paul Hughes electrifies his audience with hot slide guitar and a style influenced by Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and other Blues greats. A California native and current resident of Santa Ana, Paul is a songwriter and plays lead guitar in popular OC band, Huge Blues.
7:30pm to 8pm--- Bryan Chan slide/blues www.scvblues.org
Bryan Chan playing in the Delta Blues style with his own thought processes involved. Always trying to achieve the goal of giving blues music the heart, soul and respect it deserves.
You tube video of Bryan Chan
8pm to 8:30pm--- Justine Willis and Teddy Jacobs www.myspace.com/justinewillis
Justine is a singer, songwriter, pianist, who hails from Austin , TX. Her original work, “Tinah”, has been featured in the season finale of the TV show “Ruby” on the Style Network. She has co-written with Garry Corman, and sings locally with such bands as the Heatseekers, Mr. Olever and JD Nash most recently at the Viper Room. Justine is joined this evening by guitarist and songwriter Teddy Jacobs.
8:30pm to 9pm--- Luanne Behm and Malcolm Orrall
Luanne and Malcolm are longtime friends and musical collaborators who joined forces recently to create this guitar based singer-songwriter duo, and are drawing increased attention for their emotionally powerful vocal blend and rich harmonies.
Check them out here
9pm to 9:30pm--- Brainard and Russell www.brainardandrussell.com
Mark Brainard & Tim Russell have been playing together for over 25 years, listening to and being inspired by the ”British Invasion and “70’s California comfort.” Listening to their 2005 release “Life In Java” you can almost list every artist represented in their record collections. They wear their influences on their sleeves. They are now putting the final touches on their follow up CD "Red Rock Canyon" and will be performing songs from both albums.
9:30pm to 10pm---Probably to be left unbooked to give time for the night’s setups