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Mesa, AZ
Hometown: Chicago

Member since:

January 16, 2014


What are your top two (or three) venues for Blues in the Valley of the Sun? What do you like about each, e.g. sound system, acoustics, service, location, parking, overall ambiance, etc.

I've been to the Rhythm Room, but I wish there was venues like that in the Mesa area. I do like the recent offerings made by the Mesa Arts Center however, and the fact that there's a new coffee joint right across the street :)

What if anything, could be improved about Blues venues in the Valley? (Please no specific names, just general observations that might be helpful to all venue owners as they read this site's posts.)

Need them in, or close to the Mesa area. With smoke not allowed to "leak" in. There are plenty of bars that have music in my area, but virtually all of them disregard the fact that smoke gets in all the time.

What are your favorite Blues venues anywhere outside of the valley, and what do you like about them?

I've been to BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups in ST. Louis recently. I loved everything about it; there was no smoking; that it served good food (also had many vegetarian choices, which I am); supported local musicians, and that you could sit anywhere in the room and still be close to the stage. I also enjoyed Jazz Fest in N.O. recently. It doesn't get much better than that!

Besides hearing or playing Blues, what activities might you enjoy or support by attending, if offered through this group?

An outdoor concert in the wintertime supporting local musicians, food culture and animal charities. Anything having to do with support of animals, as I am a professional pet sitter by trade.

Are you interested in actively supporting or facilitating events in any ways? Such activities might include welcoming members at meetups.... maintaining a sign-in list at major events... answering questions from new members... or others.

If I am made to feel welcome in any group, I then feel appreciated. If I feel appreciated I am more than willing to be serviceable.


I am a long time music lover (Saw the real Count Basie in Chicago at age 5), but no C & W please :)

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