July 18, 2013
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(Capistrano Beach, CA) - After frequently hearing from music lovers that there isn't enough blues music in Orange County, online music guide B.D. McGee's decided to partner up with The Orange County Blues Society to present the Blues & Booze Tour 2013.
The tour will bring some of the O.C.'s best local blues bands to select coastal venues for nine consecutive weeks, beginning Saturday, August 3 at The Surfin Cowboy in Capistrano Beach. Portions of the proceeds from each show, as well as 10% of each venue's food and beverage sales during each night's event will benefit the Orange County Blues Society (OCBS), a non-profit organization that exists to ensure that one of America's greatest sounds - the Blues, thrives and prospers in Orange County. Tickets $20 for each show are available at the door. Info: bdmcgees.com
Among the bands scheduled to perform at each of these shows: Papa J & Friends, the former a well-regarded harp player and vocalist who also presents the yearly Real Blues Festival of Orange County; and Big Daddy Williams & Lexi G, fronted by guitarist-vocalist Kenny "Big Daddy" Williams, who also hosts Friday night's popular "Laguna Blues" radio show from 7-8 p.m. on KX93.5 FM.