We first met Chet in 2008, when we invited Chet Cannon and the Committee down to San Felipe, Baja California Mexico for the second annual Blues & Arts Fiesta. We just knew he was the real deal, and his passion for the blues was contagious, he performed another 4 years for us, and we looked forward to seeing him each year. Now, all these years later he is still supporting us and every time our events, are his neck of the woods, he is still the first person we call. Mucho Love and Respect!
“We’ve been playing the blues as the Committee around San Diego since the summer of 2001,” says Cannon. “I’m happy to say we’ve had the opportunity to share a stage with some very talented musicians, opening for Candye Kane, John Hammond, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Chris Cain, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Maria Muldaur, Magic Slim's Teardrops, and others.
|Rachel Pack, Chet and Mary Cannon, Sixx Pack after a|
Blue Against Hunger food drive in Rosarito Beach,
Baja California Mexico in 2016.
Influences: Muddy Waters, Big Walter, Sonny Boy, Jr. Wells, George Smith, Bill Clarke, Johnny Dyer, James Cotton, James Harman, Lynwood Slim
A Note From Chet on Good Blues Update
Dave Bridges, Arturo Esquivias Yee, Derek Willie, Chet Cannon
Sixx Pack, Sweet Rachel Pack, Ron Rando, and Phillip Singletary
at Blues Against Hunger in San Felipe Baja California 2015
Welcome to the Good Blues Update... San Diego's only Independent Blues Publication!
My name is Chet Cannon and I am a self-described Terminal Blues Fan who once attended 26 blues concerts in only 29 days.
I came up with the idea for the update in 1999 in an effort to support the local blues after hearing people complain for too long about having to drive up to L.A. for good music, the straw that really got me going was reading an article stating there weren't any blues here in San Diego, while during that same week I had seen R.L. Burnsides, Bobby Blue Bland, as well as three or four strong local bands including Billy Watson.
|Chet Cannon at Blues Against Hunger jam|
in Punta Banda, Ensenada, Baja, Mexico..
Initially listing the four local bands I was familiar with, and mailing to 7 or 8 people, we gradually turned into a viable e-mail bluesletter source for those who dig the blues with around 400 on my mailing list, and now (with help from my friend Alan Adamson) transformed again into this beautiful web presence that is now open 24 hours a day. . . Now you know a little about what's going on in the Southern California blues scene, get out there and dance!
peace through music,
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