Santa Barbara Blues Society Presents An All-Star Benefit!

The oldest existing U.S. blues society (founded March 1977), the Santa Barbara Blues Society (SBBS) will present a gala all-star party at the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St., at 8 PM on Saturday, September 6.

Anchored by the lauded Ventura band Hot Roux, the show will feature the appearance of some of Santa Barbara's (and the nation's!) favorite blues artists in a benefit for the SBBS.  Scheduled to perform are:

Kim Wilson, who was known as Goleta Slim when growing up in the S.B. area, and who has attained international acclaim since founding The Fabulous Thunderbirds.  He has won countless awards for his harmonica playing and showmanship.

Roach and Byl, founders and mainstays of Café R&B, one of S.B.'s all-time favorite bands (and now S.B. residents!).

James Harman, highly praised singer, song writer, and harmonica player, winner of two coveted Blues Music Awards this year from the Blues Foundation.

Carl Sonny Leyland, generally acknowledged to be one of the best rockabilly and boogie woogie pianists on the planet.

…plus surprise guests.


Doors open at 7 PM, music starts at 8 PM.  There will be free BBQ snacks and a large dance floor.

Call (805) 722-8155 for further information.

Here's Buddy Guy receiving a SBBS lifetime membership and a logo vest
from Steve Daniels, president of the SBBS, on Nov. 5, 2013.

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