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Soul Blues Legend Johnny Rawls Winner of the 2019 BMA award for the Best Soul Blues

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mimosas Cafe of Willow Glen
860 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95125 United States

Join Fountain Blues Foundation and Poor House Bistro at Mimosas of Willow Glen for a special Holiday Food Drive benefiting Sacred Heart Community Services. Live Music from Soul Blues Legend Johnny Rawls winner of the 2019 BMA award for the Best Soul Blues Album. Poor House Bistro food and beverages will be available for purchase. Let the good times roll…

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

June 18 @ 6:20 pm - 7:50 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Embodying a deep repertoire of sounds, drawing from the heavy grooves of Albert King, the punked-up blues of R.L. Burnside, the storytelling of Bobby “Blue” Bland, the raw rootsiness of Howlin’ Wolf, the funk of James Brown and the soulfully layered horns of The Rolling Stones, Austin-based Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (BJL+H) have been converting the next generation…

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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

June 18 @ 4:20 pm - 5:50 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers It’s been a big year. Tommy Castro swept three major awards at the 43rd Blues Music Awards,  Castro, 67, took the B.B. King entertainer of the year award, album of the year for Tommy Castro Presents a Bluesman Came to Town and, with his band, the Painkillers, band of the year. The album reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s Blues…

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Marcia Ball with Mighty Mike Schermer

June 18 @ 2:40 pm - 3:55 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Marcia Ball Pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball has been described by Billboard Magazine as “A welcome ray of sunshine…Ball is a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Potent blues, sweet zydeco, soulful, fast and furious Texas boogie…heartfelt, powerful and righteous.” Ball’s earliest awareness of blues came over the radio, where she heard people like Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair and Etta James,…

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Gary Smith and the Houserockers with special guest Andy Just

June 18 @ 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

The Houserockers played the inaugural Fountain Blues Festival on San Jose State’s campus in 1980 and continue to rock Bay Area fans for over four decades with their harmonica-driven, jump blues/rock, boasting a stellar lineup that includes: front man Gary Smith (vocals/harmonica); Gary B. Weller (guitar); Frank DeRose (bass); Sid Morris (keys/vocals); Jack Sanford (saxophone) and Jimmy Mulleniux (drums). The…

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