From Bernie Pearl:
Well, it's starting to get busy. First, here's what I plan for upcoming segments of "My Kind of Blues" (Saturdays, 3:00-5:00, wpmd.org):
April 18 Piano Blues - Sunnyland Slim, Otis Spann, Pete Johnson, and Co.
April 25 Soon as the Weather Breaks - the blues forecast for the year
May 2 Celebrating the birthday of harmonica great Little Walter (b. 5/1/30)
May 9 Honoring all the Mothers of the blues (really!)
May 16 The blues alphabet - artists from Allison to Zinn, alphabetically.
Here are my upcoming performances:
Friday, April 17 I return to San Diego for an acoustic concert with Mike Barry at Old Time Music, 2852 University Ave., S.D. 92104. 8:00. $20. (619) 280-9035
Friday, May 8 Simi Valley Town Center 6:00-8:00. Playing with trio (drums and piano). Free. 1555 Town Center Way, Simi Valley 93065.
Saturday, May 9 Solo at the L.A. River Cleanup - La Gran Limpieza. Wear grungies and help the environment. 9:00-Noon. Compton Creek site. (323) 223-0585
Saturday, May 9 Duo with Dwayne Smith, at Iva Lee's Restaurant. 555 El Camino Real, San Clemente 92672. No cover. 6:30-10:30. (949) 361-2855.
Sunday, May 16 Solo acoustic at the Sepulveda Garden Center. 2:20-2:50. Free. 16633 Magnolia Bl., Encino 91406. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 23 Duo with Mike Barry at the 20th Simi Valley Cajun, Creole Music Festival. We open at 11:45. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. (805) 517-9000
Saturday, May 23 Mike Barry and I are joined in concert by violinist Jim Shirey at the Folk music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont 91711. 8:00. (909) 624-2928
Sunday, May 24 The Bernie Pearl Blues Band, Simi Valley Cajun, Ceole Music Festival. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. (805) 517-9000
Saturday, May 30 Solo in benefit for Hepatitis research, Liquid Lounge, 3522 Anaheim St. Long Beach. (562) 494-7564. Set time TBA.
My classes begin Wednesday 4/15, (310) 398-2583
I hope to see you at a gig, and hope you tune me in Saturday afternoons.