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Doors open at 7:00 pm      Shows start at 8:00pm  – end at 10:30pm      All Ages 

Hong Kong Inn,   435 E. Thompson Ave,  Ventura, CA

 
 

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.NEXT SHOW . . .       Friday, September 21, 2018  . $12 

 

 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 $12

PRE-FESTIVAL PARTY!  

 This Friday Night join us for a GET THIS PARTY STARTED show! Celebrity music guests include Guitarist JOHNNY CAT SOUBRAND, famed singer LENNY GOLDSMITH, guitarist JON WOODHEAD, guitarist ED BERGHOFF, bassist SAM BOLLE, drummer JERRY McWORTER, and famed pianist CARL SONNY LEYLAND!   

DANCE PARTY DELIGHT! Last chance to WIN a ticket! 

 
 
      SATURDAY • SEPTEMBER 22 • LIBBEY BOWL • OJAI  
 
 
Friday, September 28  $12

Seasoned and Soulful Blues Vocalist and Multi Award Nominee, Deb Ryder, has a sound that stands as a testament to her spirit and commitment to the genre. Her style  covers a broad spectrum full of savory blends of R&B, soul, funk and roots based blues, as only Deb can deliver. Her critically acclaimed powerhouse vocals are supported by an A-list band of musicians playing her signature arrangements and savvy songwriting. Entertaining and engaging, Deb Ryder’s shows are always high energy, super fun! 

2015 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE – SEAN COSTELLO RISING STAR AWARD!
2017 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE – FEMALE BLUES ARTIST
LET IT RAIN – 2016 GRAMMY BALLOT FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
GRIT GREASE & TEARS – 2017 GRAMMY BALLOT FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
www.DEBRYDER.com

 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5  $12

Known as the “Boss of the Boogie”, pianoman/vocalist ROB RIO plays the boogie-woogie and jump blues of the 40’s and 50’s  with an unparalleled PASSION and excitement captivating audiences around the globe. RIO was inducted into the Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame in 2008. He has appeared with many of the original blues greats, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Joe Cocker, Paul Butterfield and many more. He’s recorded with Mick Jagger, Coco Montoya, Finis Tasby, Walter Trout, among others. He reprised his roll as “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis in the 50’s Review at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. He continues to tour all of Europe & Canada and currently performs at festivals, events and clubs, at home and on the road. Rob Rio has been a favorite attraction world-wide for over 35 years.  A World Class show mixed with a lot of humor makes for one very fun and entertaining evening. 

.www.ROBRIO.com.

 
 
Friday, October 12  $15

James Intveld is a true original and a dynamic entertainer

with worldwide crowds of screaming fans.  He is also one of the most exceptional singer/ songwriter &  multi-instrumentalist’s there is today. Each original song is either haunting or incredibly contagious. His voice is reminiscent of a cross between the great Marty Robbins, Eddie Cochran and Elvis Presley and he seems to have successfully channeled the emotion and passion of The King while projecting great amount of his own charm, charisma and personality into each performance. 

www.JAMESINTVELD.com

 
 
Friday, October 19th   $20     ELECTRIC BLUES MASTER!  Although he grew up as a drummer and was raised on rock & roll, Coco Montoya quickly became an outstanding, firey blues guitarist after stints in the bands of the great Albert Collins and John MayallMontoya debuted as a leader in 1995 with the Blind Pig album Gotta Mind to Travel and garnered an award for Best New Blues Artist at the following year’s W.C. Handy Awards ceremonies. Winning MULTI BLUES MUSIC AWARDS over the years, a strong and commanding voice and bold and tasty licks Coco Montoya has led a STELLAR career and headlines in clubs and festivals world-wide.                  Heartfelt singing and a merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn…Montoya is a show-stopper…he swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation. – Living Blues
“Smoldering blues and southern-fried rock ‘n’ roll with a master touch and killer soloing” 

– GuitarOne
 
 
Friday, October 26 $12

American singer/songwriter/arranger/producer Lenny Goldsmith was born and raised in Southern California to a musical family.  He began working with his father’s band in ’52 when he was six. 

 
 
Friday, November 2  $12

American Guitarist, SHAWN JONES is the epitome of Americana Blues/Roots/Rock music. With 25 years touring experience, five studio albums, including most recent, blistering “Man on a Mission” and one LIVE album under his belt, Shawn’s skills as a seasoned songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist make him one of the most dynamic and relevant artists on the music scene today.   

 
 
Friday, November 9 $12

MORRY SOCHAT (pronounced Sock’et) has been bringing a fresh sound to the Chicago Blues scene for nearly two decades. He moved to Chicago from Texas in 1990 in search of that old school sound, and started taking harmonica lessons from renowned teacher, Joe Filisko at the Old Town School of Folk Music in 2000. He played with The Shakes and Tongue & Groove before starting his own band The Special 20s in 2005. He mixes it up with classic Chicago style, Swing and Rock N’ Roll from the 40’s and 50’s. He’s influenced by the best in history: Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Louis Jordan, Junior Wells and more. Morry has learned from the greats in Chicago, playing with Dave Specter, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Billy Flynn and Barrelhouse Chuck and more.
The Memphis Kings feature famed TOMMY HARKENRIDER on guitar, Brent Harding on bass and Jerry McWorter on drums.  

 
 
Friday, November 16  $12

Shari Puorto Band is a Roots Rock Blues Band with a whole lotta soul who have been touring together for many years. With notable nominations and awards under their belt they continue to electrify audiences world wide. Past appearances range from headlining at the Phuket Blues Rock Festival (Thailand), Fiji Int’l Jazz/Blues Festival, Doheny Blues Festival, Gator by the Bay in San Diego, along with large and small theaters and venues alike.Currently residing in Los Angeles, Shari Puorto is “a soulful singer with a sexy raspy sound. She’s fun, passionate, entertaining and engaging. A show you will not soon forget!2

 
 
 
Friday, November 23  $15

Western, Surf & Swing

Deke Dickerson & His Ecco-Fonics (named for a brand of tape echo unit made in the 1950s)  are running the musical gamut from rockabilly and hillbilly to surf, jump blues, and instrumental rock.  One of the most respected guitarists on the West Coast roots rock scene, Deke Dickerson melds top-notch chops with an encyclopedic knowledge of vintage country, rockabilly, surf, blues, and garage rock styles, all informed by his trademark sense of humor.” This music isn’t a cartoon to me, or some weird retro thing to be laughed at,” states Dickerson. “This is the great music of the American 20th-century experience: rock and roll, rockabilly, western swing, rhythm and blues, surf music, garage, and punk. It’s every bit as vital and important as jazz or classical; it just hasn’t gotten its due yet.

 
 
 
Friday, November 29 $12

Harmonica Blues

JOHN CLIFTON BLUES
 
 
Friday, December 7 $15

Multi Award Winning Canadian Harmonica Blues

HARPDOG BROWN  
& His Travelling Blues Show 
 
 
Friday, December 14 $20

TWO TIME GRAMMY WINNING LIVING LEGEND Country, Rockabilly, Rock n’Roll Guitarist 

ALBERT LEE BAND 
 
 

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Hong Kong Inn

435 E. Thompson, Ventura, CA