F E A T U R E D E V E N T S
C A L E N D A R
904 15th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Don Bassey Fund Raiser
2925 Woodside Road
Feat. Jim Dewrance
519 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
W/ Jim Dewrance
Redwood City, CA
AJ Crawdaddy 3 is well under way at Greaseland Studios with the great Christoffer "Kid" Andersen producing. So far we have 13 tracks recorded and we're moving forward expeditiously for release next year. This effort will be featuring lot's of local luminaries performing and many special guests as well as my fellow band mates so stay tuned for updates here as the project progresses. We're shooting for a 2020 mid-April release date to coincide with our hosting the Club Fox Blues Jam on 4/15. Stay tuned!
Moment of Silence
Our hearts are broken, our lives are shattered by another mass killing. This time, a bit closer to home. It is with deep regret and sorrow that we offer up our condolences to those senselessly murdered and injured at this years Gilroy Garlic Festival.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! As we welcome in 2020, a new decade I am reminded just how long I have been playing music. As this website barely touches on my musical history, someday I will publish some of my stories!! Not that anyone will actually read them, right? I digress..
AJ Crawdaddy Xmas Pot Luck at the American legion Post 585 in downtown San Carlos was a roaring success. Nobody got hurt. We all had fun!!. Terrie Odabi kicked butt!! Garth Webber kicked ass!! Marina Crouse entertained us and Amy Lou was on fire and all we had a great showing of our local Blues Community. Thank you to our very special guests this year. Ms. Terrie Odabi, Garth Webber, Marina Crouse, Amy Lou and Mr. Terry Hiatt. And to our hosts, Todd Chandler and Tina Abbaszadeh!! And thank you to all of our sponsors as well. We love you!
Tis the season and what with all that is going on in the world, there arrises a need to lend a hand to our fellow musicians in time of need. As I have decided to take January off to concentrate on finishing our next record, I have committed to attend and participate in two Fund Raisers for Don Bassey one of the good guys and in need of some financial assistance to overcome a recent medical procedure to remove a leg. Dons' tenure in the Navy resulted in a nuclear vessel core reactor accident that left Don with a radiation issue in his leg. After years of struggling with pain, it was decided that the leg needed to be removed. So, we as his musical brothers and sisters are getting together to lend a hand, please join us this coming Sunday, 2/9 at The Torch Club in Sacramento!! 3-7pm.. be there!!
Thanks in general..
II had the honor of joining Joe Hammons and his outstanding ensemble as "Special Guest" at the Feather Falls Casino Full House Blues Jam on Wednesday 6/19! Feather Falls Casino & Lodge! We had a blast and I truly enjoyed working with the Full House Blues Ensemble! Thank you Joe for the generous invitation and awesome accommodations!
I want to thank Bill Copp for the cool interview for Metro San Jose that many folks commented on when I visited the Johnny Cat Jam at Little Lou's! Way cool! Check it out!
Today, I received another request to perform on a visitng World Cruise Ship, another, "3 Hour Cruise" gig aboard The Sun Princess of Princess Cruise Lines headed for San Francisco Bay! If our handlers, are anything like Paolo and Fabio from MSC it should be a very professional experience with international guests visiting SF on a world music emmersion adventure. These "Love Boat" adventures are produced by IEB Folklore Emersion specialists out of EU. This one is coming up rather quick, 6/27. Accompanied by our very Special Guests Ms. Terrie Odabi BMA nominated artist, the AJ Crawdaddy ensemble received standing ovations from an enthusiastic international audience, so appreciative of our performance that it looks like an encore perfrmance is upon us. We enjoy making friends and winning fans from around the globe.
Stay tuned for updates as I get 'em! Peace, Love and Blues!!