BlueGrass West! Music Newsletter
Vol. 17 Number 3 *** March 2017
With Bluegrass and Traditional Music news for the Southern / Central California Region

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Shows by Bluegrass West!

No public performances yet scheduled for March.

Remember that we have a series of groups available for weddings / parties and other functions. Click HERE for info.

Shows by Others (Note: for your information only. We are not responsible for these events. Please confim with event sponsors shown below.)

Santa Barbara Blues Society’s 40th Birthday show!

The oldest existing U.S. blues society, the Santa Barbara Blues Society (SBBS) will celebrate its 40th birthday with an all-star show at the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St. in downtown S.B.  The show will have national media coverage, and a large crowd is expected.

The show will feature the Delgado Brothers band, a highly popular So. CA band for over three decades.  The band won the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge (IBC) in January 2016, besting over 150 other bands from all over the world, and Joey Delgado won the Albert King Award as best guitarist of the IBC.  The ensemble will be joined by special guest, Blues -Music -Award-winning guitarist Kid Ramos, formerly with the James Harman Band and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.  In addition, there will be multiple surprise guest musicians, including Kid Ramos.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Doors open at 7 PM, and there will be free BBQ snacks.  Music will begin at 7:30 PM, two long sets with an intermission.  There is a large dance floor, and there will be birthday cake!

Blues is such a vital part of both old time and bluegrass music that we thought list members might be interested in this event. For further information, leave name and phone number at (805) 722-8155.


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JAM SESSIONS (Be sure to check dates & times with the venues involved. Jam leaders, please keep us up to date on your jam session listings.)

PASO ROBLES: every Wednesday, open jams mostly bluegrass, some folk -- run from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Matts Music, 617 12th St. For details call (805) 237-0054, or see website at

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Old Time jam at Linnaea's on Garden Street in SLO every third Thursday of the month.  Starts about 6  til about 9. 

LOMPOC: 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening jams, 6:30 -- 8:30 PM at Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. "H" St. -- for more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241.

VENTURA. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 6 PM to 1 AM - The Wine Rack. The Wine Rack, 14 So. California Street, Ventura, CA 93001 . Info: Gene Rubin: 805-340-2270.

BAKERSFIELD -- first Monday of each month. Rusty's Pizza 5430 Olive Drive (in the Vons center) 6:00 - 9:00. Come on down and bring a couple of songs. Contact Kelvin Gregory 392-7973 home or 428-7044 cell. Alternate contact: S. C. "Slim" Sims 760-762-6828

FRESNO: The Fresno Folklore Society has a weekly jam. It's the friends of Kenny Hall Memorial jam at the Santa Fe Basque Restaurant every Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

SANTA MONICA: The Bill Cheatham Bluegrass Jam // Chris Murphy. fourth Wednesday of the month, starting around 8:30 PM. The location is Finn McCool's Santa Monica at 2702 Main Street

NEW: GOLETA - Weekly Acoustic Jam Where: The Draughtsmen Aleworks 53 Santa Felicia Goleta, CA 93117 When: Wednesdays Time: 5 PM until ?? Music Styles: Folk, Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Classics Acoustic instruments only (except bass). No drums or percussion please. Contact: Barry McGuire -

CHANGED DATE - WEST LOS ANGELES -- 2ND Thursday of the month. The Westside Jam. Perfolrmance at 6:00 PM, Jam starts at 8:00 PM.Grand View Market is located at 12210 Venice Blvd. LA 90066. Jeff Fleck 310-773-6753; e-mail: /// INFO

SANTA CLARITA -- BASC BLUEGRASS Jam Starting April 10th every Second Sunday of the Month. An open jam session for pickers of all ages. This is an open to the public event. Vincenzo's Pizza Newhall /// 24504 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, California 91321.

ATASCADERO -2nd & 4th Wednesdays, The Last Stage West, Hwy. 41 at Toro Creek Rd. Atascadero, CA * 805-461-1393 **

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY -- BASC’s 4th Sunday of the month jam: West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. Ca.91307 *** Phone: 818-992-4142

California BG Association websites:
CBA: [ ]
BASC [ ]
Northern Calif. BG Society [ ]
Bluegrass Society - Central Coast [ ]

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Thank you for supporting old time and bluegrass music.

                        Peter Feldmann
BlueGrass West!
Post Office Box 614 * Los Olivos CA 93441 * USA
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