F E A T U R E D E V E N T S
C A L E N D A R
3340 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
2925 Woodside Road
Feat. Steve Freund
Redwood City, CA
AJ Crawdaddy 3 is well under way at Greaseland Studios with the great Christoffer "Kid" Andersen producing. So far we have 8 tracks recorded and we're moving forward expeditiously for release next year as this year is almost over. This effort will be featuring lot's of local luminaries performing and many special guests 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.
As the holiday season approaches, we start firing up some very special shows at the American legion Post 585 in downtown San Carlos. Mark Hummel just kicked some serious ass with Nate Ginsberg and pals!! The next event will be the annual AJ Crawdaddy Annual XMAS Social and TRI TIP "Pot Luck" on 12//20 featuring Special Guest appearances by the fabulous Terrie Odabi and our own Garth Webber!! Jus added Marina Crouse adn Amy Lou to the Special Guest appearances.. Hosted by Todd Chandler and Tina Abbaszadeh!! Mark your calendar now!
This past Saturday, 11/2 we performed for what may very well be our last show at the Smoking Pig BBQ in Fremont other than a possible Special occasion every now and then. Paul Riddick, the owner and a staunch Blues Music supporter and advocate of Live music performance finally had to bite the bullet and discontinue the regular rotation of music performance at this location. Strictly a business decision. The community of Fremont was unsupportive of sticking around late (after 8:PM). They support the cuisine as it is top notch, but this location is what I refer to as a bedroom community of hard working Silicon Valley families and it's extremely diverse culturally speaking and there is no real history or connection to blues music or the American Nightlife scene. I get it. They are very hard working families, and this is one of the last affordable housing enclaves in the Bay Area. The locals have to be prudent on where they spend their hard earned dollars and time. We get it! I cannot impress upon you all enough, my heartfelt thanks to Paul and his staff at the Smoking Pig, who have been very supportive in booking us 5 years straight as a featured act. We look forward to returning again soon whenever you need us, Paul and Janeth! Much luck with your new ventures in Las Vegas and San Jose. Be sure to visit the restaurant in their many South Bay locations if you are in the mood for fabulous BBQ!!
This Sunday, 11/10, AJ Crawdaddy rhythm section in its entirety will be performing at the Half Moon Bay Brewery in lovely Princeton Harbor by the sea. Home to the Mavericks Surfing contest and Stan Erhart American Legion Sunday Night Jam. Stop by for a brew and bring the whole family. The Half Monn Bay Brewery is a kid friendly restaurant that serves up great cuisine and fabulous live music. Please support us and the many great acts that play weekends here "on the edge", by the Pacific Ocean.
Sunday, 11/24, I am pleased and excited to announce that the legendary Chicago Blues Guitarist, Steve Freund will be our Special Guest at The Pioneer Saloon Sunday Music Jam in the lovely town of Woodside, CA!! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! Just sayin'... 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!!