Doors open at 7:00 pm Shows start at 8:00pm – end at 10:30pm All Ages
NEXT SHOW . . . Friday, July 21, 2017 $15
HONG KONG INN, 435 E. Thompson St., Ventura, CA
Multi Award Winner “ICEPICK” JAMES HARMAN has been at the forefront of the blues world for over 50 years! Through his long and storied career (starting in the early 60’s) James Harman has built up an enormous song catalog and had 20 of his original songs used in movies and television. He has been nominated for 20 W. C. Handy (Blues Foundation) awards. He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and he is the harmonica player of choice on many ZZ Top releases, as well as live with them on many international TV shows. James Harman has had 33 releases, on many different labels; he currently tours every spring, summer and fall, working in as many as 29 countries. Harman was nominated for a Grammy Award, and won two Blues Music Awards for his contribution to the Blind Pig release, “Remembering Little Walter” in 2014. He is a one of a kind song writer, producer, musician, showman, vocalist and internationally known bluesman.
In 2015 Electro-Fi release “BONETIME” was nominated for an unprecedented FIVE 2016 BMA awards: SONG OF THE YEAR, ALBUM OF THE YEAR, TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR, HARMONICA PLAYER and TRADITIONAL BLUES MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR.
Friday, August 18th $12
Rockin’ Blues Guitar
CD RELEASE PARTY for Brand New “Break The Chain“
Winner of the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year, multiple Blues Music Awards, including the 2016 Acoustic Artist Of The Year, the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.
Doug MacLeod’s newest release, ‘Break The Chain’, is quite possibly his strongest release to date, which speaks volumes. Each song extremely personal and at the same time, universal; covering subjects topical, humorous, and soulful; from the satirical to the sublime.
The title song, ‘Break The Chain’, which was co-written and performed with his son Jesse. The song focuses on breaking the cycle of family violence and abuse, Doug and Jesse confront this pervasive issue directly. Together, they share the healing, reconciliation and peace available to all who work to prevent the cycle and Break The Chain.
“Like all great blues men, MacLeod … read more…
Friday, September 1st $12
Texas Rhythm & Blues
MULTI AWARD WINNING
JOE LOUIS WALKER, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album “Everybody Wants A Piece” cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Looking back on his rich history, Walker shares, “I’d like to be known for the credibility of a lifetime of being true to my music and the blues. Sometimes I feel I’ve learned more from …READ MORE…
LIONEL YOUNG BAND!
. . The fun is at the Hong Kong Inn,
435 E. Thompson, Ventura, CA