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
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. With SIX critically acclaimed former bands and FIVE #1 Hits under his belt (late 60’s FIVE AMERICANS, 1970’s SWEATHOG, 1974 CREATION, 1979 BLACKHEAT, 80’s STONEGROUND, in 1984-85 Lenny became the Lead Singer in the famed band TOWER OF POWER) Lenny Goldsmith is a name to remember. From 1985 – 2010, Lenny took a much needed break, joined the corporate world and became highly successful in business and getting sober. From 2011 on he has been writing, recording and performing live shows with his current band The New Old. This amazing (often 14-piece) band includes a full horn section and three back-up vocalists. For live shows Lenny and The New Old play original songs from his four CDs plus an eclectic array of rock ‘n soul funk from the 60s & 70s and even some Tower of Power! A powerful and commanding front man, LENNY GOLDSMITH & THE NEW OLD is excellent entertainment for any and all ages!
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.
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 Dirty Wrenches feature famed TOMMY HARKENRIDER on guitar, Brent Harding on bass and Jerry McWorter on drums.
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
Western, Surf & Swing
Deke Dickerson & His Ecco-Fonics (named for a brand of tape echo unit made in the 1950s), Brent Harding & Chris Sugarballs Sprague, 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.
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Hong Kong Inn,
435 E. Thompson, Ventura, CA