It’s a light week for the holidays, but still plenty of good San Diego blues and jazzy or soulful blues to be found downtown at the Speakeasy and Patrick’s, even on Thanksgiving evening.
Taryn Donath will be at the Speakeasy both Tuesday and Friday night, and Stoney B will be there Wednesday and Thursday. If you haven’t heard either of these great performers, you are in for a treat. Stoney is a wonderful storytelling blues man, and Taryn is a fabulous swinging jazz keyboardist with an incredible voice.
And if you haven’t checked out Prohibition yet, Saturday night with Whitney Shay will be fun. She brings a lot of soul and spunk to her jazz and blues; perfect for a Friday night!
The weekly Wednesday night blues jam, JammingOut at HOB, is canceled this week and will resume December 3rd. But there is the jam tonight at the Speakeasy and tomorrow night at Patrick’s for all you jam lovers and musicians.
The rest of the week is pretty typical, with some changes at the Speakeasy now that Lafayette and Annette DaBomb are no longer playing there. The blues band Polar Express will be there Tuesday night, and Wilovalot will be back Saturday night. He used to play there regularly on Sundays, which is now a Rockabilly night.
This week marks a change in the schedule at the Gaslamp Speakeasy. Long-time regulars, Lafayette Blues Band as well as Annette DaBomb & the Bomb Squad, will no longer be playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Annette has moved to Houston, and she will be very missed! Lafayette is still playing in the host band at the JammingOut at HOB on Wednesday nights, so you can catch him there at 7pm.
For those who love Humphrey’s, there is a bit more blues out there this week, and for Patrick’s regulars there is a new band playing on Sunday night, Fat Shirley, and they sound interesting. Enjoy the week!
I’m late getting the calendar out this week, but usually Mondays and Tuesdays are often pretty much the same every week. Fuzzy Rankins’ jam on Mondays and Walter Gentry’s jam on Tuesdays. Blues Mondays at Humphreys. R&B Mondays at Patricks. Zydeco Tuesdays at Tio Leos. And blues Monday-Saturday at the SpeakEasy.
For the rest of the week, we have a pretty full schedule. If you didn’t hear Stoney B last night you can catch him tonight at the SpeakEasy. And Annette DaBomb is here for one more week at the SpeakEasy on both Thursday and Friday night. Whitney Shay is at the US Grant Grill on Friday and then again at Prohibition on Saturday night – a small little hidden speakeasy on 5th near Market. And there’s a good line up at Patrick’s, including Len Rainey, Fuzzy Rankins and a new blues rock guitarist in town, Jo Hell.
Hope to see you out there enjoying the San Diego Blues!!