Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings Into Town

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Blues Stage

Swing Superstars Take The Blues Stage Who would have thought that in the depth of our grunge era, Southern California would yield a nine-piece ensemble that would inspire the country to get swinging again? It sounds like a fantasy, but Big Bad Voodoo Daddy did just that. Founded in 1993 in Ventura, this contemporary swing

Reverend Tall Tree Makes First Appearance In 2015

Reverend Tall Tree Makes First Appearance in 2015

See This Blues Performer Just Weeks After His Debut Album’s Release For a band that just celebrated its two-year anniversary of foundation weeks ago, Reverend Tall Tree & The Blackstrap Brothers sure does have a historic sound. Building off the revival blues tradition with influences from B.B. King, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Mama Thorton,

Royal Southern Brotherhood To Make First Appearance

Royal Southern Brotherhood to Make First Appearance

Mark Your Calendar To See This Lineup Of Rock ‘N’ Roll Royalty It is simple mathematics. You take two good things and put them together, you have an even better thing. So it goes with the aptly named Royal Southern Brotherhood; while England has their monarchs, the United States has their legends. Who can deny

Guitar Shorty Returns To 2015 Lineup

Guitar Shorty Returns to 2015 Lineup

This Legendary Blues Guitarist Returns To The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival Do you remember what you were doing when you were sixteen? Focusing all of your energies into securing a license? Sweating over the boy or girl in your math class? Sneaking in to R-rated movies and hoping mom and dad do

Welcome Candye Kane Back To Our 2015 Lineup

Welcoming Back Candye Kane to our 2015 Lineup

Mark Your Calendar To See This Powerful Singer When life knocks you down, you have the choice to stay down or get back up again. Songstress Candye Kane has made the decision to get back on her feet time and time again, and it shows in her music. If you are looking for a performance

The Yardbirds Join our 2015 Lineup

The Yardbirds Join our 2015 Lineup

This Important Band Will Rock The Festival In 2015 If you are not familiar with the musical stylings of The Yardbirds, you should be. Have you heard of Jimmy Page? Eric Clapton? Jeff Beck? You probably know them as three of the most talented guitarists we have ever seen in the rock world. In fact, Rolling

Canned Heat Returns to 2015 Lineup

Canned Heat Returns to 2015 Lineup

Do Not Miss Seeing This Classic Blues Band Take The Blues Stage If you have never seen Canned Heat take the stage before, you should mark your calendar for the chance to see them live this Memorial Day weekend when they perform at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. With nearly fifty years

A Story Of The Accordion In Cajun Music!

Introduction and Use of Accordions in Cajun Music

If you were able to attend last year’s Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, you probably noticed the constant use of the accordion in both Zydeco and Cajun tunes! The accordion has been a staple of Cajun music for an incredibly long time! The accordion was first created in Europe during the 1800s! Patented

Mouth-Watering Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew!

Cajun Recipe: Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew

With Christmas right around the corner, have you put some thought into what you will be serving your guests? If not, why not incorporate a scrumptious Cajun recipe! This Spicy Cajun Seafood Stew will have your family going back for seconds, and even thirds! Set aside 15 minutes for preparation, and 50 minutes for cooking this delicious

5 Zydeco Musician Legends To Know!

Zydeco Musician Legends

Zydeco music would not be the same if it were not for the legendary artists that paved the way! If you love Zydeco music, then you will love learning about some of the greats! Here are a few bits of historical Zydeco information to share with your fellow music-lovers: Many know Clifton Chenier as the