(Anaheim, CA) The holiday season is a great time for giving, and that’s precisely what the Orange County Blues Society has in mind with their Holiday Food Drive taking place at House of Blues/Anaheim, Voodoo Lounge, Thursday, December 27. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is at 10 p.m. HOB is located at 1530 S. Disneyland Ave.
Blues harpist/vocalist Papa J and Delta Blues guitarist K.K. Martin are among the scheduled performers that evening. Harpist, vocalist, founder/creator of both the Real Blues Festival of Orange County and the Orange County Blues Society – Papa J (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. This past August alone, Papa J presided over two successful multi-band events: The Muck Roots Blues Revue at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton; and the Real Blues Festival of Orange County 3 at Malone’s in Santa Ana. Papa J was again honored this year with a “Best Americana, Blues, or Roots Artist” nomination for the 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards. Last Fall saw the release of “The Big Show” (Houndog Records) by Papa J and Friends to great reviews:
“Great CD chock full of Blues standards performed with energy and enthusiasm!” – Barrelhouse Blues “The Big Show” is absolutely first-rate with great performances by all involved including Papa J…a big winner that I have no problem highly recommending to Blues enthusiasts.” – Blues Underground “On ‘The Big Show’ Papa J and Friends are winning over music aficionados with mental images of smoke-filled, Old-School Blues where people celebrate in sharing this fine music genre.” L.A. Examiner