Hundreds Attend the 1st Annual California Central Coast Blues Jam at Tooth & Nail Castle!

maxresdefault#‎CCBJ‬ – On Sunday, October 9th from 12-6 pm, hundreds of music fans gathered for the 1st Annual California Central Coast Blues Jam at the Tooth & Nail winery castle located at 3090 Anderson Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446. This was an All-Star jam with Paul Irving of Big, Big SLO as our Master of Ceremonies and The Narrow Bridge Blues Band as the event host band with the following musicians and bands on the bill coming in from Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties! Albert Sanudo of Albert Jr. Band, Back Bay Betty, Burning James & The Funky Flames, Catalina Eddy & The Blue Keys, Code Blues, Deep Blue, Dorian Michael, Dylan Johnson, Grampas Chili, The Guy Budd Band, Kirk Nordby of Bear Market Riot, Matt Suarez, Nicole Stromsoe, Orphan Jon, Paul Irving and Andrew Wise of Zongo Allstars, Phil Lee, The Carolyn Sills Band, The Cliffnotes, Toan Chau of Cuesta Ridge.

It was a perfect day – sunny and warm in the mid 80’s and attendees were treated to an afternoon of blues music in many different styles by each of these artists and bands.

A big thanks to Kip Stork and Good Medicine Presents for running the sound and stage for the event.

Muse Logo2This was a benefit jam supporting Central Coast LIVE! Radio. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to MUSE Arts Education of San Luis Obipso County.

MUSE helps students with disabilities to have the healing of mind that comes from exercising the whole brain through learning music. They sponsor local students with brain injuries, disabilities of all kinds, and their families by giving them scholarships and a quality instrument to learn on and help extraordinarily gifted students get the education they need to reach their full potential.

To build an “Encouragement Center” in Arroyo Grande, CA, as a prototype for centers to be built across the country. We are raising funds to purchase the entire center, comprising of four retail units @ 1200sq ft each, of which MUSE would occupy one. This center will provide:

  • Arts education and participation to promote mental health and healing for our local elderly population, and for those with special needs.
  • After school tutoring and arts education opportunities for “at-risk” youth, including students with disabilities and financial/economic hardships.
  • Give students of all ages the opportunity to serve the elderly, infirm, and disabled in our local communities.
  • Give students a place to perform, putting on fundraising concerts that will continue to fund the costs of running the center. It would be a space that is affordable for use by all arts teachers.
  • Provide music scholarships, for private tutoring, and instruments to those whose financial means can not provide access to art and music training.
  • Manage an instrument donation program to provide quality instruments, at little or no cost, to students with a disability or financial hardship.
  • Grant individual arts scholarships, on an annual basis, to students who have a disability or financial hardship.

If you would like more information on our programs, or would like to help fund our center, please vist www.museartsed.org for more information.

carolynsillscomboThe Carolyn Sills Combo performed a pre-jam concert from 12-1 for VIP’s. This talented band has been nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group, as well as received 4 nominations from the Academy of Western Artists in 2014 for western swing group, western swing album, western swing song (Bad for You) and western swing female singer, all for their 2013 debut album release. Listen for The Carolyn Sills Combo on Central Coast LIVE! Radio. Learn more and buy their music at carolynsills.com. Thank you Carolyn Sills for kicking off the party with a great set of Western Swing and Country Blues!