“ best ”
— Danny V. on Jul 12, 2015.
“ The people are awesome. ”
— Jenna B. on Jun 14, 2015.
“ The group seems to be a great group of men and women. A great first impression. ”
— Ronald P. on Jun 13, 2015.
“ Great meetup - very well run and a lot of good players. Super fun! ”
— Ryan H. on Apr 13, 2015.
“ Great group to be a part of ”
— J H. on Mar 30, 2015.
“ Great group! Thanks Richard! ”
— Paul J. on Mar 15, 2015.
“ Great group ”
— Cheryl H. on Feb 9, 2015.
“ Great group of members. ”
— Claudio O. on Feb 7, 2015.
“ great ”
— René M. on Jan 17, 2015.
“ A wonderful meetup group with members who are all supportive of each other! ”
— Michael H. C. on Dec 29, 2014.
“ Good bunch of talented musicians ”
— Neal O on Dec 15, 2014.
“ Great Bunch Of People ! ”
— John A. on Dec 14, 2014.
“ While I'm not among the most prolific of attendees, I do very much look forward to the meet-ups I am able to attend. This group provides an excellent opportunity to hone and maintain one's performing skills and step into the spotlight for a brief time a few times a month. It motivates me to practice and aspire to the level of some of the more senior members. The support is great as is the technical and creative knowledge base and, frankly, the company as well. I'm very thankful to have found this group. ”
— Pat W. on Dec 5, 2014.
“ Just attended my first jam with this group last Saturday at Boscoe's and have found the group I need to hang with! Friendly and talented blues musicians! Looking forward to many jams in the future! Awesome!! Best regards, Jerry ”
— Jerry C. on Nov 11, 2014.
“ I did go to the Meetup yesterday. Don't know why I don't show up as having attended but there are a couple of pictures of me taken there. I enjoyed it. I would like to have been able to hear the singers better; most of the time the band drowned them out. Also, the songs all sounded a lot alike. Perhaps a bit more variety would be nice, though I don't know how you'd achieve that since everyone picks their own songs. Richard, you really did a great job photographing the guys playing. Are you a photographer as well as a musician? ”
— Linda K. on Nov 9, 2014.
“ I enjoyed meeting some very friendly people. Reminds me of the crowd at Doheny. That is always a fun weekend. ”
— Tim P. on Nov 8, 2014.
“ Great fun......let's do it again. ”
— Jim k. on Oct 27, 2014.
“ Fun group. Met some nice people! ”
— Tom L. on Oct 26, 2014.
“ First event for me. As advertised. Entertaining and fun. ”
— Paul on Oct 12, 2014.
“ The people I met were very friendly. I'm looking forward to the next jam. ”
— Doug B. on Sep 22, 2014.
“ Good Guys ”
— Steve D. on Sep 14, 2014.
“ great jam ”
— Tony ". on Aug 10, 2014.
“ Good times 4 real Thanks Jim You were juggling a lot of chainsaws yesterday Great Job Per Usual ”
— Gregg R. on Aug 3, 2014.
“ It&amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s a great group and loads of great music and fun! ”
— Scott G. on Jul 27, 2014.
“ I just joined and I was told that I can meet other musician here. I am looking for a Bass player for a Worship team. We play long sets... no less than 45 min and up to 2 hours at times. We play a lot of Jesus Culture as well as stuff like David Crowder, Hillsong united, also some original/ improv. ”
— Jay M. on Jul 13, 2014.
“ 5 ”
— Mark t. on Jul 4, 2014.
“ Nice to get out of town, chill and have some fun playing music! ”
— Brent R. on Jul 4, 2014.
“ Excellent. ”
— Michael M. on Jun 9, 2014.
“ Well organized! With 3 songs per player, moved along quickly to reach your tome to play. ”
— Mike on Jun 9, 2014.
“ Great experience for local players ”
— AL B. on Jun 8, 2014.
“ Outstanding! ”
— Barry on Jun 7, 2014.
“ Great group of guys! ”
— Greg H. on Jun 7, 2014.
“ Still thrilled to be a part of this family. ”
— Stevie D. on Apr 27, 2014.
“ Awesome - friendly - talented ”
— Leigh P. on Mar 9, 2014.
“ Good friends, great music, and an opportunity to learn and improve... ”
— James H. on Mar 4, 2014.
“ Great bunch of folks, and very receptive to new guys. ”
— Brian R. on Feb 23, 2014.
“ Lots of great music being played and some new faces in the crowd. ”
— Ray M. on Jan 27, 2014.
“ Just about the most friendliest people I have ever met . ”
— Rocky C. on Jan 4, 2014.
“ New adventures awaits Players that seeks it. Make the best out of the coming New Year & rock on everyone. ”
— Vira V. on Jan 1, 2014.
“ very nice people. ”
— Andrew G. on Dec 16, 2013.
“ Mixed.On the whole a lot of fun. ”
— nick f. on Nov 2, 2013.
“ I really enjoyed myself. Everyone there called me up to practicing harder. See you next time. ”
— Dave H. on Oct 13, 2013.
“ Im currently playing in three bands two in O.C. one in South Bay I like the meet up you get a chance to meet other musicians and make new friends ”
— Eddie M. on Sep 28, 2013.
“ Good group of folks ... good time! ”
— Jude K. on Sep 28, 2013.
“ Fun and well managed...great job Richard! ”
— Michael on Sep 21, 2013.
“ I go to all of these I can and I gotta say, this was one of the best! Great music, good atmosphere, good beer, hot barmaid and lots of friends. What could be better? And JD got up an belted out a couple of tunes. Loved it. I don't play an instrument but insist that I can listen as well as you guys can play. Thanks for a great afternoon. ”
— Bobby F. on Aug 11, 2013.
“ Just got home from Boscoes jam. The music was great and everyone was so friendly! ”
— Julie M. on Aug 11, 2013.
“ This is a great group of friendly people. I had very enjoyable experience listening to everybody jamming and having fun together. ”
— Bob C. on Jul 27, 2013.
“ I would recommend this to anyone wanting to play in front of real people. Your dog and cat have heard enough! ”
— Merv A. on Jun 8, 2013.
“ You guys are great -- easy-going and immensely talented! ”
— Ken K. on May 19, 2013.
“ Great group ”
— David B. on May 18, 2013.
“ Much better for having Papa J in it! ”
— Doug Deutsch Publicity S. on Apr 21, 2013.
“ I had a blast... ”
— Kay D. on Mar 2, 2013.
“ So much talent! Great music, friendly people = fun time. ”
— Arlene on Feb 17, 2013.
“ always fun! ”
— Bob F. on Feb 16, 2013.
“ It's always good to play out...keeping your chops tight! This is very true. ”
— Ellis M. on Feb 9, 2013.
“ Been to 3 jams now. Have had a great time at each and am always looking forward to the next one. Very impressed with the level of musicianship in the group but just as impressed with the attitude. Even if you're not the best player in the room you still feel comfortable, and get the vibe that its all about the music and having fun! ”
— Rich H. on Feb 4, 2013.
“ if you like to jam the blues you will have a great time ”
— Barry on Jan 28, 2013.
“ The Orange County Blues Players are outstanding musicians. ”
— John B. on Jan 27, 2013.
“ Very cool and a lot of fun! ”
— Steve H. on Jan 26, 2013.
“ great ”
— Marie on Jan 26, 2013.
“ Always impressed with the dedication of the few who organize these events for the all. ”
— Lars on Jan 15, 2013.
“ a lot of Fun ”
— Jeff H. on Jan 6, 2013.
“ Group therapy at its best. Wash your blues away with a beer playing with these talented, warm and friendly musicians. Highly recommended. ”
— Nortic R. on Dec 30, 2012.
“ Thank you blurs lovers for doing this event. The music was great. Thank you Papa J and KK. On behalf of the OC Food Bank which is a program of Community Action Partnership, we love you folks. ”
— Alan W. on Dec 28, 2012.
“ Wonderful. ”
— Stuart H. on Dec 22, 2012.
“ The Best! ”
— Tim F. on Dec 9, 2012.
“ This group is impossible! It was impossible to choose between just hanging back, having a couple beers and making some new musician friends or playing a set with a group of energized players where the groove is the point - so I did both. What a ride! It amazes me that every group, though randomly assigned, sounded like they had been playing together for years as each member put their heart and soul into an honest, non-ego performance. The crowd felt it too and appreciated it all big time! Inspires an instant connection among band mates and the audience. Lots to learn from this very special group of people. Guess I've found a new home! Thanks for leading our set Gary. ”
— Ed P. on Dec 9, 2012.
“ If you dig the Blues - playin or just listening -Just go ! You'll discover all the good reasons when you get there AND you will have a truly great afternoon. ”
— Brad L. on Dec 4, 2012.
“ Greatest group! ”
— Sandro E. on Dec 2, 2012.
“ I would recommend this group for anyone who loves blues and likes to play or just kick it and listen to all the wonderful musicians. Everyone is always so nice! Love it! ”
— Paula H. on Dec 1, 2012.
“ This is a great group of guys and girls. It's a pleasure being part of it all. ”
— Mike C. on Nov 26, 2012.
“ Great group of really nice players and blues enthusiasts. I might some very genuine, helpful people and best of all, we all want to have fun! I'm really happy to have found a wonderful group of like-minded people. I am more determined then ever to concentrate on learning and developing my own style, from my heart to my soul! Thanks for welcoming me into the group. ”
— Lisa W on Nov 24, 2012.
“ I have been really impressed by how well organized it is and the quality of talent. ”
— John F. on Nov 4, 2012.
“ Agreat bunch of people (musicans) ”
— Fred E. B. on Oct 13, 2012.
“ It's a great group of people to play with, I've never played in a band before so it's a new learning experiance for me, even though I am one of the "novice" players, I always get lots of encouragement from everyone. I've really learned a lot. Thanks to everybody! ”
— Rich D. on Oct 8, 2012.
“ If you want to play the Blues in a hassle free and friendly place....this is the group to be with. Friendly and supportive group! ”
— Paul C. on Oct 7, 2012.
“ Talented group ”
— Marilyn on Oct 7, 2012.
“ Fabulous as usual!!! ”
— Susan on Sep 15, 2012.
“ A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support the bands last night at the Coco Montoya show. It seemed everyone had a really good time though it was a little toasty in the Coach House. It is really great to look out and see all your friends, family and fellow lovers of the Blues. Probably added to my nerves! On behalf of Kingtime Thank you all very much . We had a blast! This Side Up had a fantastic set and Coco was as smooth as ever. See ya at the next jam! Sorry you couldn't make it Richard and I hope your wife is fine. We missed ya! ”
— Greg S. on Sep 15, 2012.
“ Great group with some excellent players...jams are well organized and alot of fun! ”
— Don B. on Aug 20, 2012.
“ Awesome group of guys, friendly, and great musicians. I would definitely recommend this group for anyone interested in jamming out blues style ”
— Jeff on Aug 18, 2012.
“ If you love the blues... this group is for you. ”
— Rory C. on Aug 12, 2012.
“ Great idea to get musicans together and experience playing with other musicans. People were friendly and helpful. ”
— Chuck L. on Jul 22, 2012.
“ To play with some amazing musicians who love to jam! ”
— Rich Elliott (Strummer D. on Jul 16, 2012.
“ Glad to be a member! ”
— Kenneth G. on May 13, 2012.
“ lots of fun ”
— Mike D. on May 13, 2012.
“ Awesome!!!! will come out again! ”
— Vincent R. on Apr 8, 2012.
“ This is a great group and I am looking forward to meeting people ”
— Al M. on Mar 11, 2012.
“ This is such a great group of people! I went to the Boscoe's jam in February and everybody made me feel so welcome. I couldn't believe the amount of great talent and 'good vibes' at that gathering. Nobody acted elitist or snobby, not one person! It was really great. It's been a few days since it happened and I'm STILL feeling a pump from it. I look forward to the next one. ”
— Roger T. on Feb 13, 2012.
“ Thanks Guys, For making Me feel welcome! Great group of players! So much Talent! If anyone is interested in writing some new songs with Me, Contact me.Great group, Glad to be part of it! ”
— Jan C. on Jan 16, 2012.
“ so well run and good people ”
— Ron G. on Dec 11, 2011.
“ The best, proud to be a member ”
— Chuck B. on Dec 11, 2011.
“ Frendly, well organized, and loaded with talent. This was my first meetup but Jim Flaherty, Joe, Erwin, James, and everyone else made me feel right at home. Thanks! ”
— Stephen P. K. on Dec 4, 2011.
“ Great bunch of folks that enjoy the music and sharing ideas. Can't beat it! ”
— Roger B. on Oct 10, 2011.
“ It seemed like a group of old friends getting together for a good time. I will try to get to know some of you next time around. ”
— Rob D. on Oct 9, 2011.
“ A very nice and interesting group of people from different backgrounds. I look forward to getting to know everyone better. ”
— Rob C. on Oct 2, 2011.
“ Seems like a cool group I hope to attend more of these meetings and get to know some of the people. ”
— Joey V on Sep 18, 2011.
“ good players and very nice people ”
— Buck F. on Sep 12, 2011.
“ This is a good way to help your self get over the jitters about playing in front of people. The group is really supportive. I hope they will do another workshop soon. ”
— Larry on Sep 11, 2011.
“ Very well organized and everybody worked together to make it a great night. Musicians and music was great. Thank you for letting me come and play ”
— David H. on Aug 15, 2011.
“ This is one of the most jammer friendly sessions I have been to in a long time.I cant wait till the next one.I know lots of players who would be interested in checking this one out. ”
— Pete S. on Aug 14, 2011.
“ Love it. ”
— Edwin on Aug 7, 2011.
“ Really a good group of players, friendly - no hassles or egos getting in the way of just playing some music for fun. Check 'em out if you want to try your hand at playing live, or are looking for somewhere to bust out your best blues licks. Good flow to the jams, everybody gets a shot - nobody takes over. Perfect. ”
— Jesse B. on Jun 12, 2011.
“ Everybody is AWESOME I can't wait to play together some more ”
— Randy K. on May 15, 2011.
“ I think it's fantastic. ”
— Robin P. S. on May 9, 2011.
“ Excellent group! ”
— Craig T. F. on Apr 10, 2011.
“ i have two favorite meetups, yours and the hiking meetup i am in. ”
— mark on Apr 3, 2011.
“ I think it is the best thing going! ”
— Mike D. on Mar 6, 2011.
“ I love it. It was my first time out and everyone is very friendly with no attitudes or egos. My kind of group. :) ”
— Chris M. on Feb 14, 2011.
“ I had a great time being back and playing with you all again. I would also like to thank the two gentlemen who offered me their guitars, when my string broke. It was very nice and generous of you guys, which seems to be the spirit of everyone in the group. Looking forward to the next event and hope to be ready to sing as well next time. ”
— Ryan H. on Feb 14, 2011.
“ every one was polite and accepting, Except for every other musician being named Paul, I have nothing but good to say about my experience. I appreciate the effort the effort the team makes to create more places, for people with varying skill levels to play and learn, I know three things for certain My momma loved Jesus Willie Dixon wrote it and there's no money in playing the blues regards Tattoo Paul ”
— paul m. on Feb 6, 2011.
“ What a great group of people! Everyone is there to have fun and play some blues! Very talented, very friendly, very welcoming. It's definitely a good time! ”
— chris r. on Jan 16, 2011.
“ On stage expierience, meet great musicans, play good blues I could go on and on, but if your a pro or just getting into it this is the greatest time ever. ”
— Dewey L. on Jan 9, 2011.
“ It is a chance to play the blues in a pressure-free environment. And the hanging-out aspect is also pretty good. ”
— Al B. on Jan 9, 2011.
“ This is getting to be a great place for aspiring players, old and new, to learn and how to play along with others. It can take years to get the vibe of playing in a group and I feel this is a great stepping stone for all. ”
— BJ C on Dec 12, 2010.
“ It is a good place to meet other players and get exposed to different styles of play. ”
— Fred N. on Oct 17, 2010.
“ I AND BOB LOVED IT. WISH HAD A DANCE FLOOR ALL THAT WAS MISSING. MUSIC WAS OUT OF SIGHT GREAT. WILL BE BACK WHEN HAVE AGAIN LET US KNOW WHEN jOANNE ”
— ARMANDO B. on Oct 16, 2010.
“ Everyone seemed very nice and had a love for music and the Blues. ”
— Reid Y. on Oct 3, 2010.
“ It's a great group of players, willing to share their knowledge, have fun and make music. ”
— steve on Aug 15, 2010.
“ Everyone seemed nice and genuine. I look forward to getting to know the various players. ”
— Alan on Aug 15, 2010.
“ This is a great group. So many styles, so many good players. I joined last summer after leaving a working band I was with for about 4 years. I am getting so much more pleasure playing at these meet ups. It gives you some other ways to play tunes and really gives you a chance to push yourself.I have picked up many new ideas as well as tunes from these jams. ”
— Paul C. on Aug 15, 2010.
“ The people in this group are great. Many talented musicians and nothing but friendly faces. Musicians of all talent and experience levels will have a great time. ”
— Drew on Aug 8, 2010.
“ Jim and everyone who contributed to the equipment on stage did a 5 star job! If you want to work on your riffs and improving, this is the place, but bottom line, everyone has fun. ”
— zocko g. on Aug 8, 2010.
“ Awesome...glad to be a part of this meet up group... ”
— Gil F. on Aug 8, 2010.
“ If you like blues and live music you should check it out. ”
— John L. on Jul 18, 2010.
“ 1st time sat at Malones. Hope i wasn't to loud, will give it another shot this coming sat perhaps. ”
— Gary G. on Jul 12, 2010.
“ Again, it&amp;amp;#039;s amazing to me to see how well the group has done. Richard has done a great job in picking up the ball, and it has become exactly what Cal, Jim, and I originally envisioned?a group of great guys and gals playing blues on a regular basis at a public OC venue. ”
— Roy J. on Jun 21, 2010.
“ Learn the Blues, or play with some great players, ”
— IAN F. on Jun 14, 2010.
“ Good people, more like friends and family, everyone was very talkative and friendly, especialy this being my first time. Now my 2 nd time was even better, fun, fun, fun. ”
— Greg B. on Jun 13, 2010.
“ Great group of people with like minded intrests ”
— Bob N. on Jun 13, 2010.
“ FUN! ”
— Darryl F. on Jun 5, 2010.
“ This is a great group of very friendly people that are very supportive of each other. ”
— Richard on May 25, 2010.
“ Want to play the blues? Want to having fun while playing? The OC Blues Meetup is where it is at. Great stuff!!!! ”
— Randy H on May 24, 2010.
“ Great for musical expression and musician networking. Everyone there was really sociable and talented! ”
— Steve W. on May 8, 2010.
“ If you live in Orange County and love the blues, and especially if you love to play the blues, this is the Meetup for you! ”
— JimiPage on Mar 11, 2010.
“ This group is unique and special in it's generous and welcoming attitude toward players of all skill levels and abilities. I have never run across another like it. ”
— Steve M. on Feb 23, 2010.
“ why not!! ”
— Jim H. on Feb 22, 2010.
“ Because even if you play just 3 songs, it's great, free, live music. ”
— Erik W. on Jan 24, 2010.
“ If you like playing blues or just like coming and listening to some good music and having fun, this is the place!! ”
— Rick on Nov 16, 2009.
“ Cause it's cool and you don't have to lug a lot of gear around. ”
— michael m. on Nov 15, 2009.
“ I sincerely enjoy singing & jammin' with this group! The jams are well organized and allow for everyone to jam a tune or two..."The O.C. Blues Players Group is truly helping to preserve the blues sound in the O.C." I'll see you all again soon..."Doc Drew" ”
— Doc Drew (Dr. Rendell D. on Sep 27, 2009.
“ Most of them must have been high school drop-out troublemakers at one point . . . .a great group! ”
— Freddie R on Aug 31, 2009.
“ it is an excellent way to gain experience and explore the tonal possibilities of your equipment. ”
— michael l. on Aug 9, 2009.
“ because they love live music - Or love the blues - or want to learn how to play the blues. ”
— Dave on Jul 13, 2009.
“ play great music with good players, network, make friends. ”
— mike r. on Apr 26, 2009.
“ As the FNG ("Friendly" New Guy) everyone made me feel welcome. Thank you. And since I didn't embarass myself the name is Dan (it'll take more than a couple of beers before I tell where the "Pokey" handle came from!) Also jamming with folks who can actually play was a treat. ”
— Capt P. on Mar 16, 2009.
“ If you share an interest in this then this is THE ticket. ”
— Jon D. on Feb 25, 2009.
“ It's pretty well organized, Richard and Tony do a great jobs at both Boscoe's and biacci's. Everyone plays ”
— M L B. on Jan 25, 2009.
“ It would be nice if it was more frequent. Say once a week or twice a month. ”
— Mike on Dec 22, 2008.
“ It's a great way to meet creative musicians with tasty chops. ”
— Edwin on Dec 4, 2008.
“ Great bunch of guys ”
— blulu on Oct 17, 2008.
“ This is a good chance to play live with quite a few musicians who know what they are doing. I was impressed with the overall musicianship of the attendees. ”
— Jon L. on Jul 20, 2008.
“ Great atmosphere. Everyone is cool and laid back. Everyone gets a chance to play regardless of experience. ”
— Bill S. on Jun 22, 2008.
“ The vibe is so energetic and positive. I feel like I'm in someone's very large garage, just relaxing and enjoying all of the music. ”
— Kathy O. on May 10, 2008.
“ A great blues venue in South County. Thanks to all!!! ~Lin and Branko ”
— Lin on Apr 14, 2008.
“ Nice folks. Good music. Everyone's very friendly. ”
— Demian on Mar 15, 2008.
“ This was my first time and had a blast and will work to promote the monthly sessions with my group of friends. jk ”
— JAMES K. /. on Nov 19, 2007.
“ Great bunch of people. Friendly, supportive. Had a good time. ”
— Mike H. on Nov 18, 2007.
“ Fun. Great bunch of folks. ”
— David B. on Sep 9, 2007.
“ If you haven't given it a try the time is now. It is a great place to meet others and improve your musicianship at the same time. ”
— Cal "Herf" B. on Mar 13, 2007.
“ You should be commended and encouraged. ”
— PS H. on Mar 11, 2007.
“ Cam Don?t give up. It can be intimidating to play with guys this good. Here are the options 1. Get everybody to turn down to your volume, not likely 2. Get a bigger amp 3. Play through the PA like the rest of the harp players. Who's Ronnie Earl? ”
— Rudy G. on Jan 9, 2011.