First Round of Artists Announced for the 17th Annual Doheny Blues Festival!

January 31, 2014

Join us for the 17th Anniversary of the Doheny Blues Festival!
May 17 & 18, 2014 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. 

With performances by…

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: Their debut performance at Doheny Blues! In a career spanning over 4 decades, The Doobie Brothers have sold 40+ million albums worldwide and have received worldwide acclaim for hit singles like “Listen to the Music”, “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “China Grove” and “Minute by Minute”.

GOV’T MULE: Their debut performance at Doheny Blues! Fronted by singer-guitarist Warren Haynes, the band blends funk, blues and rock elements together creating their own unique sound. Don’t miss them perform songs from their new 2013 album, Shout, their first studio album in four years, which features guests Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper and Steve Winwood.

KEB’ MO’: New record coming in Spring 2014. Keb’ Mo’ is a three-time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues.

CHARLES BRADLEY & THE EXTRAORDINAIRES: Dubbed the “Screaming Eagle of Soul”, Bradley will make his first Orange County appearance at Doheny Blues. After struggling as an artist for years, Bradley has experienced a renaissance, with two acclaimed albums (making many “Year End Best Of” lists), a documentary on his life (Soul Of America), and show-stopping appearances across the nation.

VINTAGE TROUBLE: Their debut performance at Doheny Blues!  A soulful four-man band, VT formed in 2010 and recorded their first album in 3 days. Their live show feels like a sweet southern down-home revival mixed with a gritty, downtown edge. They are literally taking the world by storm having played 80 gigs in 100 days.

RUTHIE FOSTER: Her 2013 album, Let it Burn, was nominated for Best Blues Album and she’s the recipient of 2 Blues Music Awards and was named Best Female Blues Artist by the Living Blues Awards.

NIKKI HILL: Making a name for herself in the roots scene, Hill is known for her gritty, raw voice & energetic live shows.

Many more artists will be announced in the coming weeks!
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