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
PARTY OF THE YEAR IS HERE!
BIG SANDY is a jump blues, rock n’roller right out of the 50’s, 60’s and any era of great music!
Blues rocker SHAWN JONES plays with a power and style that rocks your soul!
TOMMY HARKENRIDER has a jump blues and swing to his tone that makes you want to dance!
Famed bassist SAM BOLLE and the birthday boy JERRY MCWORTER round out this smokin’ rhythm section.
Bring your favorite DANCING SHOES!
This well loved Santa Barbara duo exchanges licks on the guitar and harmonica, weaving a selection of mostly original blues and rags numbers that romp, rollick and tickle.
Drawing upon traditional songs, ragtime favorites and their own brand of latter-day bar blues numbers, Ball and Sultan–both of whom study and teach music as well as play it–showcase their remarkable skill as technical musicians. Sultan skips merrily and fluidly from finger-picking to slide to blues chords and around again. And Ball, with his throaty vocals and fine solo guitar ventures, plays the harmonica with healthy measures of soul, fury and flair.Whether their tone traverses to bouncy rag or slow, steady blues, Ball and Sultan remain energized and playful.
Superb Entertainment for everyone.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd $12
Whitey Johnson is a blues singer/songwriter/guitarist from Texas, now living in Tennessee and performing worldwide. There are various stories about Whitey’s past. He has made his living making music for well over thirty years, yet has remained relatively unknown, having only recently recorded his debut album. But one known fact is that under the psuedonym Gary Nicholson, his songs have been recorded by such blues greats as BB King, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Delbert McClinton, Gatemouth Brown, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Shemeka Copeland, John Mayall and many others. He also won a Grammy as producer of the Best Contemporary Blues Record 2001, Delbert McClinton”s “Nothing Personal”.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th $12
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th $12
Friday. September 7th $12
Friday, September 14th $15
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The fun is at the
Hong Kong Inn,
435 E. Thompson, Ventura, CA