Saturday, June 27, 2015

LAST CROSSROADS COFFEE HOUSE OF SEASON BRINGS SONGS & SMILES



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WOW - What an expression filled morning at the last CrossRoads Coffee House OPEN MIC social event for the 2014-2015 season hosted by CBBlues, Buddy Paul & The Dirty Dog Blues Band.

It was mostly music as regulars got up to strum, sing and sizzle up the boogie! There was so much happiness in the room, it was infectious.

Firstly, our music director Buddy Paul and his visiting spectacular band the Dirty Dogs launch the morning with some smoking hot blues. Then player after player came up to showcase their talents.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BUDDY PAUL & DIRTY DOG BLUES BAND MAKE CBBLUES FANS VERY HAPPY


Another season of fabulous blues comes came to a close on Wednesday June 24th as we wrapped up the regular matinee concerts for 2014 - 2015 term.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this project to keep the blues alive and well in our neck of the coast. We have been entertained by the amazing talents of a variety of blues musicians from Spain, UK and America.

Each and every show has been a mad adventure where all possibilities are left to chance; a whirlwind of magic mojo at work to bring the boogie to the backbone.

Our music director Buddy Paul had been bragging about his friends' band coming down from Wales for the summer. Well all boasting claims were put to rest at the Closer Party at Laguna Ribs venue in Javea on Wednesday

The band was awesome and Buddy Paul was true to form, as alway - friendly, fun and extremely gifted with great chops!!

And, as promised - Dirty Dog Blues Band frontman Vince Price performed his blues riffs with perfection. A vintage voice straight out of the 30's, Vince was charming and talented to say the least.

The backbone of the band was played to perfection with never a beat out of place by drummer James White. He kept it cool and in control.

Steve Davies on bass was down right solid with a soulful edge to his bluesy baseline. A true talent, this blues boy has a great future.

As the last event of the season, all the faces in the crowd were all the CBBlues Fans - except one. He came in because he saw the article in the newspaper. I chatted with him and he was loving the music as a newbie.

All in all - we have a great vision for where next season has to go and I feel blessed to be surrounded by such great musical talent and wonderful blues-loving folks. It is easy to Keep it Real with such real people having real fun with real music!!

Karla Darocas, editor / impressaria
news@CBBlues.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

CBBLUES IN THE NEWS...

COSTA BLANCA BLUES ENDS ITS THIRD SEASON WITH A BIG BBQ BLUES BASH

The Costa Blanca Blues Social Network (CBBlues.com) wraps up its 2014-2015 season with a big BBQ & BLUES BASH at the newly reopened Laguna Ribs in Javea’s beach zone. The musical host will be blues harmonica great – “Buddy Paul” from Valencia and the visiting band are the“The Dirty Dog Blues Band” from the UK. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WELL GUYS N GIRLS, it is not long till the last bash before summer break by Buddy Paul

CBBlues fans have not heard of the Dirty Dogs Blues Band yet, but you won't be disappointed!

The lead singer and guitarist is Vincent Price and he is a great guy. We met 5 years ago in Glastonbury at a jam in the Rifleman’s pub.  We never met each other before but we both got called up to play at the same time. Vincent liked my harp and I liked Vince’s guitar style. We sank a few ciders and played some tunes and then Vincent started dating my sister for a bit...lol.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

GENE TAYLOR BRINGS THE BOOGIE TO VALENCIA - Report by Paul Tidiman

Buddy Paul with Gene Taylor
The weekend of June 5th & 6 was crazy because American boogie woogie keyboard legend was in Valencia city and I was his host. I connected to the legendary blues performer Gene Taylor via CBBlues as the Music Director, so I really wanted to do a good job so all of you CBBlueseros would be proud.

Gene Taylor was in great form. He played awesome! He was in full control and knew what he wanted and was giving more direction than a traffic cop in New York!