Hello! We are looking for a venue to listen to blues music in LA. Not jazz, not R&b. Place can be a dive bar or a theater, just want some good music! We are in town Dec 22-Dec 27th. Thanks
Shari "El" Puorto is an outstanding rock/blues singer with an awesome band. She's from the South Bay and plays all over the Los Angeles area and California. Here's her website and schedule:
Standing Room in Hermosa Beach is a good live music venue with a fun, lively South Bay crowd (no cover) and it's close to the Lighthouse Cafe on the Hermosa Pier and there might be a blues band at one of those two venues. ALso Havell's in Long Bech and Santa Monica often have blues bands.
Sadly, the Blue Cafe in Long Beach – long one of LA's top blues bars – is now closed.
You can find great blues in LA, but it is hard to find a place dedicated to it. Usually it is hit and miss. As sure as I'm saying this someone will probably list a great place to visit. If they do, great!! I'd love to know about it.
Jeff Dale is a fund band that I'll go see. Here is their gig list: http://www.jeffdaleblues.com/gigs.html
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