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Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the BluesBy Eric Benson I turned 64 on August 22nd and celebrated with a live jam with the Blue Monday Band including Barry Finnerty guitarist: Miles Davis, Tower of Power, BB King, Brecker Brothers and had a ball! A lot of my peeps are still on the fence about coming out to […]

By September 2, 2021 Read More →
BluesView: Live Music If You Want It

BluesView: Live Music If You Want It

BluesView: Live Music If You Want ItBy Eric Benson Well now things are opening up a bit and I am cautiously optimistic, yes the glass is half full, not half empty! Nice to see folks out and about living life and getting back to the business of living! More shows are planned and tours being […]

By August 3, 2021 Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz BluesView: Back to BusinessBy Eric Benson Well now is the time to get back to living our lives and getting on with our bad selves! I walked into a store wearing a mask and the grocer said you don’t have to wear a mask! I retorted yes they make it hard to breathe, itches […]

By July 4, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the HorizonBy Eric Benson Well, things are continuing to improve, and the weather is cooperating for getting back to the business of living and playing live music. We are trying to do more live events outside with social distancing to keep people safer. The monthly Blues Crawl returns Sunday, May 23rd […]

By May 1, 2021 Read More →
JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year Out and Out of LockdownBy Eric Benson   We celebrated one year since the world changed with Chris Cain Band out of lockdown and it was smoking. Big shout out to all the Blues family that came out to celebrate Chris Cain Band Sunday, March 21st, record crowd of people moving and […]

By April 2, 2021 Read More →
Jazz Blues View: Here Comes the Sun

Jazz Blues View: Here Comes the Sun

Jazz-Blues View: Here comes the Sun Little DollyEric Benson Well folks this is the new norm with things opening and improving! The promise of spring gives me optimism for brighter days ahead, “the smile’s returning to there faces…here comes the sun, here comes the sun.” This song played in hospitals when someone with a Covid […]

By March 1, 2021 Read More →
Jazz Blues View: Soul Vaccination

Jazz Blues View: Soul Vaccination

Jazz/Blues View: Time to Get Your Soul Vaccination!By Eric Benson Alright my peeps time for all of us to get our Soul Vaccination. Tower of Power said it best; “All across the nation people been catch’ honkypox, when you get the notion Towers’s got the potion-you might look in to get yourself in motion…Everybody get […]

By February 4, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz/Blues View: Things Will Get Better By Eric Benson Well, 2020 certainly has been one of the most challenging years I have ever lived through bar none, With COVID, extreme heat, California on fire but sometimes you just got to roll with it. I continue to suspend disbelief and keep going forward. My job as […]

By December 31, 2020 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Happy Holidaze

Jazz BluesView: Happy Holidaze

Jazz BluesView: Happy HollidazeBy Eric Benson Happy Hollidaze! Well we are marshalling on with life and the music. Covid, extreme heat, California’s on fire and me, “lets jam out.” Not to minimalize the incredible hardship we are all going through but we have to continue to live our lives while also making sure everyone stays […]

By December 2, 2020 Read More →
JazzBluesView: Shoveling Against the Tide

JazzBluesView: Shoveling Against the Tide

Jazz/BluesView: Shoveling Against the TideBy Eric Benson Well folks we made it to the red zone, Yippie!. This meaning we are having a smaller number of Covid cases in our county and we have a green light to opening ibusiness in our city. This is a good thing to get us back to normalcy. For […]

By November 1, 2020 Read More →
Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here

Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here

Jazz/Blues View: Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here!By Eric Benson     Well, things are really challenging my ability to stay calm, “La Fiesta de Masque 2nd to COVID, extreme heat, and now California is on fire. I am an optimist but man if a Tsunami rolls in I am getting a surfboard and I am […]

By August 29, 2020 Read More →
Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!

Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!

Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!By Eric Benson And so it goes, I am doing my thing seeing my patients in primary care with the Fiesta De Mascara, the festival of masks with a lot of stress on top of the usual issues of sickness and health. Please take a minute […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →
Jazz & BluesView: Tryin’ Times

Jazz & BluesView: Tryin’ Times

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Tryin’ times and out of quarantine! Well folks we are out of quarantine but not out of the woods so let’s try and get back to business that is not quite usual. We need to continue to do our thing and take precautions especially for those who are vulnerable to being […]

Jazz-BluesView: Tryin Times

Jazz-BluesView: Tryin Times

Jazz/BluesView: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!By Eric Benson Well, folks, we are out of quarantine but not out of the woods so let’s try and get back to business that is not quite usual. We need to continue to do our thing and take precautions especially for those who are vulnerable to being exposed […]

By June 29, 2020 Read More →
Livin in These Tryin Times

Livin in These Tryin Times

Jazz and BluesView: Livin’ in these Tryin’ TimesBy Eric Benson Where have you all been? It has been a minute but I have not got out much Governator’s orders. It has been a while since I have seen a lot of my friends except on social media sharing what juice they had for breakfast, belting […]

By May 31, 2020 Read More →