KARLA DAROCAS

Mrs. Karla  Ingleton-Darocas has been a professional journalist since 1978 and started in the music business in 1984 in Ontario, Canada.

She was the manager of the University of Waterloo's music store and also the local music journalist for the Kitchener-Waterloo Record newspaper. She also did interviews with performers for Spotlight magazine out of Guelph, Ontario. She also hosted her own radio show for many years on CKWR - FM 98.5: Canada's First Community Radio Station.

Over the 17 years that Karla was in the Kitchener / Waterloo region, many international performing artists came through the area on their way to Toronto. There were many large venues to host concerts like LuLu's Roadhouse and the Coronet, plus the infamous blues bars such as the "Hoodoo Lounge" and "Pop the Gator". There was the grand theater bar "Stages" and the country hotspot the "Stampede Corral".  Many very popular acts were also showcased at the University of Waterloo.

KW was a hotspot of monster entertainment and Karla was able to interview and interact with many of the blues, pop and country legends of the late 80's and the 90's who came through the region. To name a few of the monster performers she has interviewed and mingled with includes names such as Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Mel Brown, Anson Funderburg, Marcia Ball, Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Clearwater, Tommy Castro and many more!

In the late 90's, she moved out to Oshawa, Ontario where she continued to be involved with blues music and  again continued to interview Canada's greatest entertainers. Blues giants such as Paul James, Carlos del Junco, Jack de Keyzer, the late Jeff Healey and again many others.

In the year 2000, she moved to Irvine, California and continued to mingle with the musical community and interview and review concerts and recording - mostly from the blues and jazz genres.

In 2001, she married her longtime Spanish boyfriend and moved to the Costa Blanca.

WHAT IS CBBLUES???

COSTA BLANCA BLUES is a Free Online Webzine & Social Network... dedicated to Blues Music Appreciation and Cultural Integration

CBBlues.com WEBZINE publishes the most unique and personal interviews with "devoted" roots and blues artists from Spain and around the world. It also includes selective roots and blues videos, MP3's and other fun experiences! CBBlues.com is interesting, entertaining, educational and  it has become a beacon to national and international roots and blues artists and fans, aficionados! 

CBBlues.com EVENTS include COFFEE MORNINGS, LUNCHTIME CONCERTS, MINI FESTIVALS, WORKSHOPS AND SOON FILMS - all with the aim to educate while entertaining and integrating. There is always an exciting raffle for guests. We often gift blues artists with appreciation awards too! 

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Karla Darocas knows the blues scene from top to bottom having been involved with it on many levels for over 25 years! She's ran a record store, has been a blues radio show host, spinning discs and doing intelligent interviews. She's written about the music and performers, and even promoted and produced live concerts. She's honest, hard working, funny, intelligent, and a pleasure to work with as a musician. I want to congratulate her and wish her Good Luck with her new online blues magazine.
Paul James * www.PaulJamesBand.com

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater is the stage name of Edward Harrington (born January 10, 1935),[1] an American Chicago blues musician. Blues Revue said Eddy plays “joyous rave-ups…he testifies with stunning soul fervor and powerful guitar. One of the blues’ finest songwriters.” [2]



Taylor began his musical training as a drummer at age eight[1] but two years later he had picked up both the guitar and his initial piano skills from boogie-woogie pianist-neighbours.[2][3] Around the age of 16 he began working with some of the big names in the West Coast blues scene including Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker. In the mid-seventies he joined the James Harman Band[2] and had a stint as pianist for boogie group Canned Heat between November 1974 and May 1976. From 1981 to 1984 he toured with The Blasters, and in 1986 finally recorded his first solo album, Handmade. His The Return of the Formerly Brothers, recorded with Amos Garrett and Doug Sahm in 1987, won a Juno Award the following year. From 1993 to 2007, Taylor played with The Fabulous Thunderbirds[4] amongst various other projects. He recorded an eponymous second solo album for Pacific Blues in 2003 partly accompanied by James Harman and Bill Bateman.[5] This album included a version of "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie".

Kid Ramos (born January 13, 1959) is an American electric blues and blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter.[1] Ramos has released four solo albums since 1995 on Black Top and Evidence Records. He has worked with James Harman, Roomful of Blues, the Big Rhythm Combo, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys, Bobby Jones and Los Fabulocos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Ramos


Tommy Castro (born April 15, 1955, San Jose, California, United States) is an American blues, R&B and rock guitarist and singer. He has been recording since the mid-1990s. His music has taken him from local stages to national and international touring. His popularity was marked by his winning the 2008 Blues Music Award for Entertainer Of The Year. According to The Chicago Sun-Times, Castro plays "Memphis soul-drenched R&B…top-of-the-line blues." Blurt added, "Castro has a soulful voice, searing guitar and is an excellent songwriter and vocalist. If you close your eyes you will be convinced that you are listening to Otis Redding singing in 1967…tremendous.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Castro


The Melvin Eddy Blues Band carries on the Chicago blues tradition, delighting crowds across the Southland with their authentic blues sound - raw, smoky and powerful blues from the Southside of Chicago brought to the shores of sunny Southern California.


Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1951,[2] but he grew up in Goleta, California, where he sometimes went by the stage name of "Goleta Slim." He started with the blues in the late 1960s and was tutored by people like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Albert Collins, George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Tucker and Pee Wee Crayton and was influenced by harmonica players like Little Walter, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton, Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester. Before he moved to Austin, Texas in 1974, he was the leader of the band Aces, Straights and Shuffles in Minneapolis, Minnesota; this band released one single. In Austin he formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds with guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and they became the house band at the blues club, Antone's, owned by Clifford Antone. Muddy Waters called Wilson, "The greatest harmonica player since Little Walter" - California

Harman performed as a blues harmonica player and singer in Chicago, New York, and elsewhere before he moved to Southern California in the 1970s.[2] There, his Icehouse Blues Band played alongside Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Albert Collins.[3] In 1977 he formed the James Harman Band. Over the years their line-up has included Phil Alvin and Bill Bateman, who left in 1978 to form The Blasters; Gene Taylor, who departed in 1981, also to join the Blasters before moving on to The Fabulous Thunderbirds; and Kid Ramos. Alumni also included the late Hollywood Fats who, after leaving his own band in 1980, played alongside Harman for five years