Wed., Feb. 20: VCBS Weekly Jam Fri., Feb. 22: Village Jester
Ventura Is Ground Zero For SoCal Blues: Tommy Marsh & Bad Dog Shows Why!(Plus The 8th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival; Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival; And More)
(VENTURA a/k/a/ Blues Central) - Can there be any question that Ventura is Ground Zero for the Southern California Blues scene? Case in point: The 8th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival on April 27; Blues Brews & BBQ Festival, September 21; and the best Weekly VCBS-sponsored Blues Jam to be found anywhere in the Southland, hosted by hard-working Tommy Marsh and Bad Dog (this Wednesday, Feb. 20 featuring special guest, Ventura-based guitarist-vocalist, Shawn Jones) at The Tavern, 211 E. Santa Clara, Ventura (8 -11 p.m., free). Marsh and Company take the stage again two nights later, Friday, February 22, at The Village Jester, 139 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai (9 p.m.-till ?, free).
Other upcoming Tommy Marsh and Bad Dog Shows: Friday, March 9 - The Whale's Tail. Upcoming VCBS Blues Jams and each evening's Special Guest: Wed., Feb. 27 - Donna Greene; Wed., March 6 - Johnny Main and Tex Nakamura; Wed., March 13 - Jodi Farrell; Wed., March 20 - Bill McPherson; and Wed., March 27 - Laurie Morvan.
Check out a great interview with Tommy in the latest issue of Blues E-News:
...and here's Tommy Marsh and Bad Dog performing live: