Cliff

Location:

Mesa, AZ

Member since:

October 30, 2008

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.

El Dorado, Goathead, and whereever RayRay's Gypsy jam lands.

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.)

Volume control! The Blues grew up on a front porch without amplification, but has somehow escalated to requiring 500 watts in a 1000 sq ft. bar-room. One painfully loud amplifier makes it difficult for the rest of the musicians to be heard, much less hear their own instruments. 0>If the bar patrons have to yell directly into the bartender's ear, it's too loud. 0>If no one dare sits in the front tables, it's too loud. 0> If some of the audience is covering their ears during your solo, it's too loud. o> If everyone's voice sounds muffled after you get off stage, you are going deaf and yeah...it's too loud.

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

I don't get out much.

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

Dinner ^& drink

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.

Sure would!!! Give me a nametag.

Introduction

I love to listen and if you a have a place left to plug in my mic, I'll try to keep up with my harp for a coupla bars.

What Cliff is saying about this Meetup Group

Always fun with the VOSB.


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