A Southern California native, Gino Mateo still holds true to what he believes. Being a rarity in today's roots-music world. Gino Matteo's sound respectfully pays tribute to the true roots music while adding a bit of his own life in between and is quickly carving out a name for himself being one of the finest song writers and guitarist's in music.
The Montery Bay Blues Festival calls master guitarist Gregg Wright the "King of Rockin' Blues Guitar"! Wright is an electrifying live performer whose guitar virtuosity regularly leaves audiences spellbound with his soulful voice and rare style. Outstanding live performances have earned him acclaim and a growing worldwide audience.
The Backwater Blues Band is one of San Diego's premier Blues Bands ~ performing a broad spectrum of authentic Rock & Blues, Soul Blues, Funk Blues, Originals, Classic Rock Blues, and R&B. As a foremost San Diego band, they have performed everywhere up and down the coast from Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach to world-class events, festivals and international Blues Cruises.
The band members have a long history of playing with some of San Diego's best Blues Musicians…Johnny Vernazza, Robin Henkel, Charles Burton, Len Rainey and Michele Lundeen…just to mention a few. The band has been honored to support internationally renowned artists such as John Nemeth, "Mighty Mike" Schermer and the late Ike Turner.
Rock Soul is a true Baja original band. Their repertoire includes Blues, Rock and Soul in both English and Spanish. They will have you dancing in any language!
Dubbed the "Queen of Steam" for her stirring vocals and electrifying stage presence, does indeed command attention. Often described as "Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Raitt". Michele is a powerful, soulful vocalist with an incomparable style all her own. She and her band effortlessly blend classic roadhouse rhythm and blues, jump swing, Memphis groove, sultry jazz and funky soul into a satisfying musical stew.
This Baja Band plays in the Latino Blues and Soul tradition. A local band from Mexicali, this group gets you up and moving with the rhythm's on their guitars and drums.
In Loving Memory of Diane Grubb
Please Enjoy the 2019 Blues & Arts Fiesta