The Santa Barbara Blues Society proudly presents

West Coast Blues All-Stars with special guest Alabama Mike 43rd Birthday Show Gala

Opening Artist: Lenny Kerley

Blues guitarist Junior Watson

Blues pianist Fred Kaplan

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ the Carrillo Recreation Center 100 E. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara CA
7:30 PM • Doors open 7:00 PM

Tickets on Sale February 1, 2020

Free BBQ snacks • Spring-loaded dance floor • Birthday Cake!

The Santa Barbara Blues Society, the oldest existing U.S. blues society, founded in March 1977, will celebrate its 43rd. birthday at the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St., on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Headlining is the West Coast Blues All-Stars, a band led by famed guitarist Junior Watson and acclaimed pianist Fred Kaplan.  Watson, a musician revered by other musicians, was a founding member of Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers and then guitarist for Canned Heat.  He has played and recorded with Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, Big Mama Thornton, and many other greats, and released several praised albums, including the recent “Nothin’ to It but to Do It.”  Kaplan has played with innumerable legends, including John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Thornton, Musselwhite, Wilson, Albert Collins, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Buddy Guy.

Special guest will be rising star vocalist Alabama Mike.  The opening acoustic act will be provided by local bluesman Lenny Kerley.

Doors will open at 7:00 PM; Kerley will play from 7:15 to 7:45, followed by two sets by the West Coast Blues All-Stars.  There will be BBQ snacks, an outdoor patio, a large, spring-loaded dance floor…and birthday cake!

Advance tickets will be available from February 1-March 20, 2020.  Advance ticket purchasers will be allowed early entry into the show.  For questions, or discount tickets for groups of 5 or more, leave name and phone number at (805) 722-8155.

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The Santa Barbara Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating and preserving Americas unique musical contribution to the world – the Blues. We are the oldest blues society in the United States. We present concerts every other month that feature all types of blues musicians giving them a venue to utilize their talent. The Blues Society also gives yearly scholarships to students in the Santa Barbara area so they can pursue their education in this important style of music.

We are constantly seeking volunteers to assist us in this endeavor. If you are interested please contact us or call us at (805) 886-9862.

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