Friday, February 26, 2016

2ND ANNUAL BACK ROOM BLUES PARTY FEATURED A TEXAS TWIST

NESTOR SANCHIS * JAC VAN EGMOND * BUDDY PAUL TIDIMAN

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN shoes are very difficult to fill, however the guitar slinger - who we can now name - Nestor Sanchis (aka Nestor Mr Lee) on YouTube - was our featured musical guest at this years 2nd Annual Back Room Blues Party.

Nestor was joined by Jac van Egmond on keyboards and this was a first for us CBBlues fans to listen to this musician too!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

IN THE NEWS...

Thanks once again to the Round Town News and editor Jack Troughton for a great write up. He has even added a back story to the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan - for those who many not know about him as much as we do - being blues lovers and aficionados!!


Sunday, February 14, 2016

FEBRUARY 2016 CROSSROADS WAS CRAZY WITH LOVE AND TALENT


There was a lot of love in the room at the February CrossRoads Open-Mic Coffee Morning in Javea at Quo Vadis.

We had some new folks who I hope will join us next month. It is alway great to see new faces as well as new talents.

Music director Buddy Paul Tidiman brought with him a professional slick slide guitarist from Benidorm to add a little outside flavour into the mix. Esteban Vegas has a couple of blues acts so we must try and get him sorted for a Sunday Matinee.

I must say, any shyness that was evident in some of the CrossRoads at the beginning of this project over a year ago - has gone!! Everyone performed with great gusto and confidence! Bravo!!

Enjoy the little slideshow!!!

Keep it Real,
Karla Darocas



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Monday, February 8, 2016

EDITORS PICK - WHO IS MY FAVOURITE CANADIAN BLUES MUSICIAN?


Paul James has been a Canadian blues music superstar for all my adult life. I first met him when I was 17 and he has been in my life ever since.

Friday, February 5, 2016

SUGAR BLUE BLOWS SOME SWEET COSMIC NOTES

The song ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ needs little or no introduction to blues aficionados – written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954.

Come see this video of ‘Sugar Blue’, playing his heart out: rendering this blues standard in its classic stop-start style!

Blues at its very best – he is armed only with harmonica and well-tuned vocal chords! For those that have not come across him before, Sugar Blue is a, ‘Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso … who was raised in Harlem’ according to the Harmonica Links website.