Doors open at 7:00 pm Shows start at 8:00 pm Most Shows are All Ages
THIS WEEK . . . Friday, March 6, 2015 $12
at the Ventura Beach Club, 281 West Main St., Ventura 805.816.9663
Born outside Chicago, Deb was influenced by her father, a Chicago Nightclub sensation. Deb began appearing on stage as a young teen at the famous nightclub The Topanga Corral, where she opened for such blues legends as Etta James, Big Joe Turner and Taj Mahal. Her much anticipated debut album “Might Just Get Lucky” garnered rave reviews and was written and arranged by Deb. It was a regular on The Living Blues, RMR, Bluesdebut, and Blues411 and radio airplay charts around the globe. Her new CD, Let It Rain featuring a star studded list of blues finest is about to drop, and is anticipated to be an even bigger success. Deb’s vocal prowess is matched only by her stage presence and dynamic charisma.
Rhythm & Blues
A Grammy Award Winning musician, singer, songwriter and incredible storyteller. Billy is of the old school of true entertainment. As the front man of a 10 piece band with a four piece horn section, Billy Vera is a true crowd pleaser and a SUPERB entertainer!
One Very Special Evening … Two INCREDIBLE Shows!
Winner of the Best Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2014 Blues Album of the Year “There’s A Time”!
Nominated 10 times for Acoustic Artist of the Year, The Master of Original Acoustic Blues is nominated again for 2015 Artist of the Year. Doug’s new album “Exactly Like This” will be released on March 10th and available at this show.
“He learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life, and carries forward a valuable tradition.”
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her in the hearts of Baby Boomers forever. Her 50-year career has lead her through the various forms of American Roots Music, she has now settled comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues. Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammies and other awards. Her critically acclaimed release, Richland Woman Blues, was nominated for a Grammy and by the Blues Foundation as Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year. Her 2011 release Steady Love reached #1 on the Living Blues Chart, and garnered her another nomination for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist from the Blues Foundation.
Jimmy Thackery will always unleash an intense volley of rockin’ blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. His double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note. “I put all my senses on hold and find the zone and follow what’s inside. There’s an electricity from your mind to your heart to your fingers. You just try and remember to breathe.”