Doheny Blues Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Dana Point, California USA
Festival Contact Information

Doheny Blues Festival
Omega Events
27101 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 154
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA
Phone: (01) 949-362-3366
Fax: (01) 949-362-5366

Festival Description

The Doheny Blues Festival takes place on the last weekend before Memorial Day at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Camping is available for the festival but it is necessary to make reservations.

Festival Dates May 17 - 18, 2014
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Keb’ Mo’
  • Peter Karp & Sue Foley — special guests
  • Ben Harper
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • The Tilt-A-Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • James Hunter Six
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor
  • Robert Randolph and The Family Band
  • The Toast of the Coast starring Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, and Terrance Simien
  • JD McPherson
  • Janiva Magness
  • Guitar Shorty
  • Mark Hummel's Blues Harp Blowout - A Tribute to Little Walter with Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia & Little Charlie Baty
  • Nick Moss Band
  • Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit
  • Kid Ramos
  • Harry Manx
  • Lynwood Slim
  • Gino Matteo
  • Red Lotus Revue
  • Dano Forte's Juke Joint Freak Show
Artist features 2013:
  • KEB’ MO’
    • Keb’ Mo’ is a three-time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues. His new album, The Reflection, is two years in the making and captures his musical spirit and virtuosity at its peak. Collaborating with such artists as India.Arie, Vince Gill, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz, and David T Walker, the songs have a deep emotional connection and show Keb to be a master at blending blues, jazz, r&b; and soul through melody and rhythm.
    • Gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour, Peter Karp, is a master songsmith with an art for spinning true-to-life emotions, humor, and candor. Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest blues and roots artists working today, having won the prestigious Juno Award for her critically acclaimed CD, Love Coming Down. Together, Karp and Foley have released a brand new album, Beyond The Crossroads; a high voltage, plank spankin’, piano boogyin’, slide guitar stompin’ blues-rockin’ CD that showcases 12 original compositions that have become the trademark of these two noted singer-songwriter guitarists. The CD hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Blues Charts and was #1 for 6 weeks on the National Blues and Roots Charts.


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • Slideshow Credits - in order of appearance:
    • Trombone Shorty photographed at Doheny Days in Los Angeles, CA May 20, 2012©Jay Blakesberg
    • 2 Man Wrecking Crew, photo ©Colin McAuliffe, 2008
    • Big Head Todd and the Monsters, photo credit C. Taylor Crothers
    • Elvin Bishop
    • The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue
    • The Hollywood Blue Flames
    • Phillip Walker
  • By phone
    (01) 949-360-7800


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