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Press Release: Southern California Tsunami Blues Series Coming To Multiple Venues

Southland blues band The Barnburners have teamed with over eighteen other California blues bands to perform live at various venues throughout Southern California to benefit the victims of the recent Tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Joe McGaha (lead singer of The Barnburners) is spear-heading this effort with veteran musician & promoter Greg Serrato as Primary Advisor. "This is a great opportunity for fans to see more bands in one day than they could normally see in a month," says McGaha. Although there are currently four events booked, the series may be adding further events at a later date. "There are still a few venues in Southern California considering hosting these benefits," says McGaha. "So depending on their level of interest, and the success of these three upcoming events, the series may continue through the Spring, and possibly into the Summer."

The proceeds from the donations will go to Project Concern:
http://www.projectconcern.org. 100% of the donation will support tsunami disaster relief efforts in India and Indonesia.

The series, dubbed the Southern California Blues Tsunami Series, currently consists of four dates:

Sunday, February 13, 2005
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Street Blues Club & Restaurant
4902 Main Street
Yorba Linda, CA
(714) 777-9427
All Ages Admitted
Minimum Donation: $5
Any Donation Accepted

Sunday, February 27, 2005
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
All About Coffee
2276 Griffin Way
Corona, CA 91719
(951) 549-6710
All Ages Admitted
Minimum Donation: $5
Any Donation Accepted

Sunday, March 6, 2005
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Martini Blues Supper Club
5874 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 840-2129
All Ages Admitted
Minimum Donation: $5
Any Donation Accepted

Sunday, March 13, 2005
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Holly Street Bar & Grill
175 E. Holly St.,
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 440-1421

About Main Street Blues Club & Restaurant:
The restaurant offers casual and patio dining on Main Street in Old Towne and specializes in Italian and Mexican cuisine. Home of the 6-foot burrito,Main Street Restaurant has been owned by a local resident, Lynn Ruocco, for 11 years. Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

About Martini Blues Supperclub:
Martini Blues Supperclub is a dining and entertainment establishment, located in Huntington Beach California for just over three years. With three venues under one roof, the Supperclub has an old 1930’s to 50’s vibe that oozes a feeling of upscale elegance. Each customer is treated as honored and loved guest, invited to a party, within an elegant – not arrogant – environment every night! In the evenings, MBS becomes the center of the Orange County music scene as the premiere mid-sized dining and entertainment venue in town.

About Holly Street Bar & Grill:
A historic landmark that marries old world charm with contemporary undertones. Our Courtyard is reminiscent of a small European town. The interior is uncluttered, with contemporary art and luxurious seating. Our lounge is often filled with the sounds of live jazz. For business luncheons, breakfast meetings or any special celebration, this is the place you've been looking for.

Master chef, Abel Cardenas, prepares our food with the utmost style and care, using the freshest ingredients available. Our Courtyard is one-of-a-kind, reminiscent of a small European town, complete with a crooked church steeple, old brick walls, and a tranquil setting with a melange of indigenous plants and aromatic flowers.

The interior is uncluttered with various contemporary art and ample luxurious seating. Our lounge is filled with the sound live jazz, which is performed nightly and during Sunday Brunch. For that special celebration, this is the place you've been looking for.

About The Barnburners:
Formed in 1997 in Yorba Linda, California, The Barnburners have performed in major venues across Southern California including The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano,) The Galaxy Theater (Costa Mesa,) B.B. King's (Universal City,) and many more. They have performed on the same bill with many Blues artists including Greg Serrato, Teresa Russell & Cocobilli, BB Chung King & The Buddha Heads, etc. The band has performed in music festivals throughout Southern California, everywhere from Leona Valley to Yorba Linda. You can find Barnburners recordings on radio stations throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Latin America. The band's first c.d., Workin' Overtime, is available for purchase at www.dwmmusic.com. Most recently, the Barnburners participated in the International Blues Challenge, 2004. For more information regarding The Barnburners, write to:
Joe McGaha
10 Marino,
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (909)938-6533 Fax: (303)845-5984

About Project Concern:
Saving Lives and Building Healthy Communities: With over 40 years of experience, Project Concern is a leading international health organization based in San Diego, California. We save the lives of people in need around the world by preventing disease and providing access to clean water and nutritious food. Project Concern reaches over three million people a year with programs in eleven countries. http://www.projectconcern.org


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