(Anaheim, Calif.) - The Orange County Blues Society is proud to announce its
"First Friday of the Month - Best Of Orange County Blues" Concert Series at the House of Blues, 1530 Disneyland Dr. starting Friday, May 3 and every first Friday of the month thereafter. 10 pm. No cover unless otherwise noted. 21 and over. Info: (714) 328-9375 or log onto www.orangecountybluessociety.com
Host Papa J promises an eclectic lineup of talented blues acts from all over Orange County as well as bands and solo artists from throughout Southern Calif. This all leads up to Real Blues Festival Of Orange County 4, taking place Sunday, September 8 at Malone's in Santa Ana.
Additional Orange County Blues Society-sponsored events include the monthly Blues Jam at Main Street Restaurant in Yorba Linda on Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, May 19. Catch Papa J and Friends live at The Opus Dinner and Cocktails in Orange on Saturday, April 27; House of Blues/Anaheim on Thursday, April 25 and Thursday, June 6; The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Friday, July 5; and the 16th Annual Irvine Lakes Blues Festival in Silverado on Saturday, August 24.
Blues harpist-vocalist Papa J (a/k/a/ Jeffrey Hudson) has been one of the hardest-working and most influential people on the Orange County blues scene for the better part of the last two decades, performing first with Blues Gone South and most recently, with Papa J and Friends - the latter who released 2011's well-received album, The Big Show (Houndog Records). Last August Papa J and the Orange County Blues Society - of which he is president and founder - produced several successful multi-band events including The Muck Roots Blues Revue at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton; and the Real Blues Festival of Orange County 3.
Papa J - Orange County Breeze
The Big Show CD Review - L.A. Examiner
Papa J - Live Show Review (Encino Patch)
Orange County Register - Papa J Interview