The Devon Allman Project featuring Larry McCray & Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the spirit and soul of one of the greatest bands in rock history – the Allman Brothers – brought to life on stage. This electrifying performance will take place at the upcoming 40th San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival in San…Read More
“That boy can PLAY the guitar!” – BB KING Legendary Blues Guitarist Chris Cain was born in San Jose, California in 1955. His parents were huge music fans and shared their love of blues, jazz, and popular music with Chris. His African American father and Greek mother both loved music and had a huge record collection. His father first took…Read More
Living Blues Magazine’s 2015 Female Artist of the Year – Diunna Greenleaf – is a native Texan (Houston) with a dynamic musical background steeped in Southern soul, gospel, blues and jazz, with influences like Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her parents (Gospel singers Ben and Maya Ella Greenleaf). Known for riveting live shows, that take fans on an emotional…Read More
Andre Thierry, a name highly regarded amongst industry figures and fans throughout the music scene. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and raised in Northern California. At a very young age, he embarked…Read More
Silicon Valley’s longest running music festival returns to downtown San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Saturday, June 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with award-winning talent to celebrate its 40th year. San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival features 8 bands on 2 stages. In addition to world-class blues, gospel, soul, R&B and rock music, there will be over…Read More
The Fountain Blues Foundation
Blues Preservation. FBF (Fountain Blues Foundation, 501 (c)3 non-profit organization) is organized to preserve and promote the indigenous American music known as the blues. Preservation activities may take a variety of forms, including live performances, broadcasts, lectures and community education about the history of the blues, culminating in the annual Fountain Blues and Brews Festival (which features a wide-diversity of roots and blues styles).
Artistic Support. FBF supports blues musicians by facilitating live performances of blues music by both seasoned and emerging artists; providing programs to expose and promote blues music to the broader music community; providing education for musicians, including mentorships and music industry experiences that promote professional artistic exchange; partnering with local venues and merchants to promote a community that supports the blues art form.
New Audience Development. FBF aims to attract new listeners to the blues through its blues festival events, social media and PR/Communications efforts to the growing FBF database of fans.
The mission of the FBF includes education programs centered on blues music to K-12 and higher education institutions and community organizations. These programs are intended to encourage young artists and audiences of all ages to appreciate or engage in blues music.
The FBF aims to support the economic development of the Bay Area by including local venues, vendors, merchants, and municipalities in the achievement of our blues mission.