Spring Harp Fest XIII

Posted: 03/28/2012 (12:41 pm) | Filed under: News
April 7, 2012toApril 8, 2012


 Spring Harp Fest XIII, Harry Griffen Park, La Mesa, Saturday, April 7th, noon to 6pm.


 Oh Yeah!! Once again we are proud to announce the 13th annual SPRING HARP FEST. Be sure to pack sunscreen, lawn chairs, and a few good friends and join us for a good old-fashioned concert in the park! It will be held Saturday, April 7th, from noon to 6pm in picturesque Harry Griffen Park (a short walk from the Amaya Street Trolley Station) in beautiful LA MESA, near Grossmont High School!

Every Easter weekend some of Southern California’s finest harmonica players perform at this family-friendly outdoor musical event. SPRING HARP FEST XIII will again benefit the “Blues in the Schools” program, in conjunction wit our local blues society, “Blues Lovers United of San Diego”. BLUSD presents blues concerts in local schools with full student participation, in order to increase understanding, appreciation and love for this important, wholly American musical art form.

Our Mission:
To promote understanding and appreciation of the harmonica and pass on love of the harmonica to the next generation.

SPRING HARP FEST is a totally non-profit effort, produced by a hardworking group of volunteer organizers and musicians dedicated to keeping appreciation of the harmonica alive for our next generation. During these times of school deficits, we are very proud to support American music in our schools!

Spring Harp Fest raises funds through donations from local individuals and businesses, and at the event itself from freewill donations for food, soft drinks, tee-shirts, CD’s and prize drawings. All profits go to support the Blues in the Schools musical outreach program sponsored by BLUSD.  WANT TO HELP?  You can donate or volunteer though our website, springharpfest.org or contact John Frazer (see above) or Budd Willis  619-252-1844  (ten.xocnull@etilddub)



We have musicians available to appear on your radio or television broadcast for promotional/ entertainment opportunities. Contact Harmonica John Frazer to schedule.

Drum Clinic with Bernard Purdie, Rob Paparozzi

Posted: 03/17/2012 (1:20 am) | Filed under: Events,Feature,What's Happenin
April 5, 2012
6:00 PMto9:00 PM

Hi All,
I(Ric Lee) am producing a drum clinic with Bernard Purdie and his friend on harp Rob Paparozzi April 5th @ the Rock and Roll San Diego School of Performing Arts 6-9pm. Please pass this on to anybody you might think is interested.

Here is the link below to the webpage that Karen created for the drum clinic event. We will be adding the raffle info on the site as soon as we get that all sethere is the link for the Bernard Purdie/Rob Paparozzi Clinic on April 5th:

Also the Spring Harp Fest featuring Bernard Purdie and Rob Paparozzi and others!) www.Springharpfest.org 

Bernard is also taking students for drum lessons Friday day @ $200 for an hour. I am taking a lesson myself. Lessons are scheduled through the San Diego Drum Shop.


ric lee


p.s. it’s going to be a spectacular learning event for children as well as adults and a lot of fun too!

Hey SD Blues Lovers wanna get outta town?

Posted: 02/10/2012 (7:21 pm) | Filed under: What's Happenin

Mark your calendar for our gala 35th. birthday show on Fri., March
30!! It will feature famed guitar wizard and showman, T-Bone Walker disciple **Roy Gaines**, and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra. There will be a large dance floor, BBQ snacks, and…birthday cake.*

This year’s Doheny Blues Festival, May 19 and 20 in Orange County, features *Buddy Guy*, *Tab Benoit*, *Johnny Winter*, *Trombone Shorty*, the *Steve Miller Band,* *Los Lonely Boys*, and *Gregg
Allman* among others. The SBBS is raffling off 2 VIP passes to the entire festival, plus a hotel room for 2 nights, a value of $1000, for the bargain price of $10 for each raffle ticket, or 3 for $20. Send your check to “S.B. Blues Society” at P.O. Box 30853, Santa Barbara, CA 93130-0853.

*Upcoming blues* (check Calendar at SBBlues.org for even more):

Fri., Feb. 10, 8 PM: *Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn* at UCSB’s Campbell Hall; SBBS members get a discount.

Fri., Feb. 10, 8 PM: *Terry Hanck* at Yolie’s in Ventura.

Sat., Feb. 11, 8 PM: *Sista Monica Parker* at SOhO in S.B.; SBBS members get a discount.

Sun., Feb. 12, 8 PM: *Los Lonely Boys* at La Cumbre Junior High
School: benefit for the school’s Performing Arts department.

Fri., Feb. 17, 8 PM: Highly praised guitarist *Robben Ford* and The Yellowjackets at the Lobero Theatre.

* The Santa Barbara Blues Society enjoys bringing quality blues
entertainment to our members and the community as we have done for the last 35 years. Input from our members and those interested in keeping the blues alive is important to us as we look to increase our appeal to you, and to increase our show attendance and financial viability.
**Please click on the blue link below and complete the survey, which will take less than 3 minutes.** Thank you!*

Santa Barbara Blues Society Board

*Helpful Input to the Santa Barbara Blues Society Board Survey*

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