Issue 4

Featuring Candye Kane
18 September 2015

Blue Largo CD Release Party at Tio Leo’s

Story and photos by Eli Medellin SAN DIEGO, September 18th  -The room was packed with fans, friends, musicians and dancers at Tio Leo’s for Blue Largo’s CD release. Many of the musicians who contributed to this labor of love were on stage including Jonny Viau on sax and percussions, Rafael Salmon on organ, Dave Castel De Oro on sax, Marcos B. Bashore on drums, Art Kraatz on upright bass, Taryn Donath on piano and Nathan James on guitar.  Ruby Presnell made a special appearance lending her grace and beauty and talent to the show with a little bit of rumba and jazz.  The stars of the evening were definitely Eric Lieberman and Alicia Aragon who together are the cornerstone of this much loved band.  The dance floor was constantly all in motion for every jump blues, jazz and swing tune played this amazing night. The CD ‘Sing Your Own Song’ can be purchased on line at;
23 August 2015

Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the new Boogie Magazine.  It seems like we have only been scratching the surface of our potential since we started this idea of a digital publication.  Almost a year ago we were just a bunch of music lovers wanting to promote local live music.  We started out with a Facebook page and we called it ‘Boogie Magazine’.  We dabbled with Twitter and Instagram and dove headfirst into YouTube, but something was missing.  We were looking for a way to tie it all together.  Meanwhile, we noticed a common trend.  We kept getting the same question:  “Where’s the magazine?”  So we created our first digital issue featuring Lacy Younger.  This was our first major turning point, with more than 6,000 readers in the first few weeks. We were very excited but again, we kept getting a common question:  “Where’s the print?”  This one surprised us, but we went with it, and printed a Special Edition to pass around at the Gator By The Bay Festival in San Diego.  The prints were incredibly well received, but now it looks like we done started something that our readers expect.   We decided to print limited editions for special events, and of...


22 August 2015

Candye Kane

by Eli Medellin Photos by Nick Abadilla She’s a an entertaining power house “jump blues” singer that can capture your soul when she gets on stage.  Since the time she began singing in Hollywood, at the age of 17, she has performed among Los Angeles’ elite such as Social Distortion, Dwight Yoakum, Dave Alvin, The Blasters, X, and Los Lobos.  She’s recorded on many labels such as Antone’s, Rhino, Enigma, Sire and RUF just to name a few, and she also stared in a sold out stage play about her life. She has won music awards including Best Blues Band,...
09 August 2015

Recycle Your Used Glasses

by Chet Cannon Photos by Nick Abadilla Do you have an old pair of glasses sitting around there not being used? Bring them to any of our Chet and The Committee shows to donate, we’ll deliver to our pals at San Diego Downtown Lions Club Vision Program.  They will find a happy new home for all of them. We’re accepting your donations at our weekly Patio Party and Blues Jam at Downtown Cafe Bar & Grill. Come on out to enjoy some pretty good live blues and help the vision challenged in need. We’ll accept donations at all of our...
08 August 2015

Rhythm and the Method do Woodstock Tribute

Photos and story by Nick Abadilla SAN DIEGO, August 8th – Rhythm and the Method once again exposed their range of talent with a rousing evening of 60’s music paying homage to the artists of Woodstock. Playing to the packed Back Room at 98 Bottles, the father/daughter/son family band with dear friend Laura Payne, outfitted appropriately in Woodstock-inspired regalia, slowly fueled the intensity in the room as they covered the likes of Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Who.  Rhythm, completely immersed in the music and dreadlocks whipping the air, and brother Evan pumping the wah-wah...
31 July 2015

Saliva Performs at Ramona Mainstage

Story and photos by Stephanie Pillar RAMONA,  July 31st  – Memphis rockers Saliva rocked the Ramona Main Stage while on tour to promote their latest album, ‘Rise Up.’  This is their eighth recording but the first with new lead singer Bobby Amaru.  They rocked the audience with their latest hits from their newest CD along with some of their songs from earlier recordings such as “Ladies and Gentlemen” and “Click, Click, Boom.” Opening the show that night were San Diego rockers,  Seventrain who recently released their self-titled debut CD, and Sledd who recently returned from their tour with Tesla. SALIVA:...
31 July 2015

Tommy Castro performs for TGIF concerts in Carlsbad

Story and photos by Nestor Correa CARLSBAD, July 31st – Tommy Castro and his band The Painkillers killed it at Poinsettia Park.  Tommy and the band are touring to promote their latest recording, ‘The Devil You Know.’  The event was part of the Carlsbad TGIF Concerts in the Park series, and they take place in various parks in the community, including Stagecoach, Alga Norte, Poinsettia and Calavera Hills.  
31 July 2015

Youth Blues Summer Camp, An Allstar Concert 2015

By Mary Lewis Photos by Daniel Ogas Blues In The Schools (BITS) is an arts program funded in a great part by BLUSD, a San Diego non-profit organization.  BITS is a program that endeavors to expose and inspire our youth to appreciate the blues genre of music. Every year, one popular activity in accomplishing this goal is through the annual summer camp. They begin several months ahead recruiting potential campers.  Though there is a tuition that helps to defray the costs, this tuition is waived for very special campers.  Janet Blair is the Coordinator and the dynamo of getting this...
29 July 2015

Stevie “Guitar” Miller At Humprey’s By The Bay

Story by Eli Medellin Photos by John Hancock SAN DIEGO, July 29th – It was a full house on a beautiful summer night at Humphrey’s by the Bay.  Steve Miller gave a command performance singing some of his most popular hits such as “Take The Money And Run,” “Fly Like An Eagle,” and “The Joker.”  In the middle of his show, he paused to do an acoustic set and reflected on his early days when people would come to see him play for “five dollars.” Opening for the Steve Miller Band was Lacey Younger singing some of her original songs...
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