(LOS ANGELES, CA) – The folks at Six String Showdown are thrilled
to announce that their Semi-Finals and Finals will be held Nov 8 and Nov 10
during the iconic Signifyin’ Blues 2019 at the Renaissance LAX (9620 Airport
Blvd, Los Angeles, CA). Semi-Finalists John Michael Agundez, Teddy Lee
Hooker, Lenny Rankins, Kirk Browne will compete Friday, November 8 at 9:30pm
with the Finals (TBD) to be held Sunday, November 10, at 7pm.The event will benefit
Barbara Morrison’s CA Jazz & Blues Museum and will feature headliners Keb’
Mo’ and Barbara Morrison on Nov 9th.
On April 7th, the Orange County Regionals at
Campus Jax in Newport Beach was filled with excitement as Teddy Lee Hooker
walked away with the bragging rights and the Tagima guitar. Then, on May 26th,
the talented musicians who were the entrants in the Los Angeles County
Regionals at Joe’s Great American were so incredibly hot that the Judges were
sweating as they came to a decision to award the crown and the Tagima guitar to
Johnny Agundez. At the San Diego County Regionals hosted by The Tin Roof on
June 16th, heads were spinning as one killer guitar player after another was
eliminated until Kirk Browne was awarded the Tagima guitar and the title. On
June 30th, in the coolness of the Temblor Brewing Company on a hot Bakersfield
day, the Kern County Regionals came to a blistering conclusion as Lenny
“Fuzzy” Rankins emerged victoriously and walked away with our final
Tagima guitar prize.
Regional winners also each received a guitar
ring from Jewelry by Designer Darren Simonian (who does the jewelry for the
Hollywood Vampires; Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry.) Additionally,
each winner received a capo from G7th Capos with their 6SS Regional logo laser
etched on it.
Each of the entrants received video courtesy
of MusicUcanSee.com and photos from talented photographers Krystal Kozak, Vince
Neale, Andre Felix, and Steve Daniels. They were all able to meet and mix with
A&R rep from Rip Cat Records, KayKay Jagger, spend time with radio
personalities Kenny Williams and Janine Harty, appear in publications Blues
Festival Guide, Rock and Blues Muse, The Bakersfield Californian and more. They
were introduced to promoters, met guitar players they would have never
interacted with, and helped to continue to build a thriving Blues community.
Help us honor the origins of the real deal
blues Nov 8 and 10 at Signifyin Blues.