How We Do in San Diego: Lady Dottie on a Boat, Two Wolves Howlin', and Javier Escovedo and the City Lights!

Wow! What a great weekend of music here in San Diego! I'm biased, of course,  since this is my hometown, but I can't shake the feeling that special things are going on here, and that America's Finest City is really on the cusp of --if not already in-- a golden age of creativity.

Friday night I got to howl with my wolf brother Stephen Rey when we hit the stage of the Hideout as Two Wolves. Ed Croft (a fellow former United States Navy sailor musician!) joined us on the baritone sax, and we had a blast. It was extra special to share the bill with our great friend Tim Lowman, a.k.a. Low Volts as he kicked off his national tour. My favorite Hi-Watt, Madison Jane, was on-hand to make the night even more awesome, and I've included a video of the two of them performing their magic here.

On Saturday I had the privilege of playing not one, but two sets of awesome rock 'n roll with Javier Escovedo and the City Lights at the North Park event Ray at Night. I'm including a video in this post for a pop/rock gem called "See You Around," shot by David Robles (Barrio Productions). David just completed this video, featuring footage from this and other recent shows. I can't say enough about how much I love this band, which includes Tommy Kitsos on bass (CPC Gangbangs, The Night Marchers) and Xavier Roji Anaya (the Phantoms, Action Andy & the Hi-Tones). Besides playing Javier's great new music at this event, I also had the rare pleasure of playing a classic Zeros song, "Wimp"!

On Sunday, I drummed with Lady Dottie and the Diamonds at the Maritime Museum event for Ballast Point. I always have a blast playing with my lifelong friend Joe Guevara (*I Wish I*), Dottie, and my wolf brother Stephen Rey. Daniel Ratcliffe contributed with his great guitar playing, and a fun time was had by all. The event was packed, and the crowd absolutely loved the Diamonds' offering of soul, blues, and classic rock 'n roll, but what else is new? There's a reason that band has won all those San Diego Music Awards!

I rounded off this weekend of San Diego music with another rocking set with Javier Escovedo and the City Lights at Soda Bar. I thought the band sounded great, and sharing the bill with Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas and Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact was the perfect way to punctuate the week. I'll be resting up for a day or two, and then getting back at it. Thanks for staying tuned in!