JUNE 14 - VISTA: Guitarist Chill Boy Join s the Jam at Aztec Brewing

Brewers & Blues Against Hunger is honored to have blues guitarist Chill Boy join the jam to fight hunger in Vista California on June 14 at Aztec Brewing Company.

Chill Boy has 45 years experience Lead, Rhythm, and Slide guitars. Vocalist, Harp in Old School styles of Blues, Funk, Soul, and Jazz.

Extensive experience in entertaining live audiences in nightclubs and concert halls. Deep
background in playing for live audiences fronting or backing.

I started jamming with small blues bands in 1967 as a harp player. I began playing guitar
in 1968, and by the late 1970’s, toured the Midwest and Canada approximately 300 nights
per year with a show band named Roxx.

I relocated to California in 1980, doing mostly original projects. Focusing strictly
on the blues in the late 1980’s, things took off when I befriended my key mentors,
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and Junior Wells. These relationships lasted until each of their
untimely deaths.

Professional Experience
Musicians worked with as member of:

  • Steve White and Chill Boy 2010 - 2011
  • Pinetop Perkins 2007
  • Joe Louis Walker and the Bosstalkers 1997
  • Seymour Duncan All-Stars 1995 - 2004
  • Smokey Wilson 1994
  • Ike Turner Revue 1992 - 1993
  • Chill Boy and the Firebirds 1988 - Present
    Band leader, guitarist, vocals, and harmonica

  • Winner 1990 KGB Rock Wars
  • Winner 1999 The Blues Foundation IBC (San Diego)

Musicians I have opened for as Chill Boy and the Firebirds:
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
B.B. King
Koko Taylor
Pat Travers
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Booker T. and the M.G.’s
Lucky Peterson
Little Charlie and the Nightcats
Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials

Musicians I have performed shows on stage with:

  • Johnny Johnson
  • Bugs Henderson
  • King Earnest
  • Lucky Peterson
  • Alan Haynes
  • Javier Batiz
  • The Paladins
  • Smokin‘ Joe Kubek
  • Brad Gillis
  • Walter Trout
  • Charles Burton

Director 1999 - 2000

  • The Blues Foundation Blues in the Schools program
  • Blues Lovers United San Diego chapter

Music Examples:

The Santa Barbara Independent
Ride the Seymour Duncan Special

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