For those that don’t know, the Gaslamp SpeakEasy is owned by Hennessey’s Tavern right next door, and both venues have live music. The last Saturday of every month, talented kids under 21 play blues at Hennessey’s from 2-5pm.
Here is a video of Leilani Kilgore (youth blues ambassador for BLUSD – our San Diego blues society) performing that great Jimi Hendrix cover song Red House, along with Malachi Johnson on bass (who usually plays drums) and Orion Lewis on drums.
Later that night I caught Stoney B Blues band on the SpeakEasy side. Stoney is singing a BB King cover song, Why I Sing the Blues, with his band members, Bob Prater on bass, Pat Kelley on keyboard and Paul Carlomango on drums. It is always dark in the SpeakEasy, but the video is pretty good considering the lighting.
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