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Lompoc, CA
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"...Blues is like snake-bite remedy- When you get bit they cure you with a touch of venom. It’s the same with this music: it takes the blues to cure the blues." - Mi amigo, Gary Mendoza
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Everybody's felt the blues at one time or other- but playing the blues is a next natural response. For me it became necessary. After I was wounded in action and returned home from Vietnam I got bit by the blues in 1968 when at the Newport Pop Festival in California- when I heard The James Cotton Blues Band and became aware of the harmonica as a blues-instrument for the first time! My ears, head, soul and heart never got away after that. James Cotton lit the fuse- and other great influences followed on, like Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Charlie Musselwhite and Paul Butterfield. Bought my first harp ( harmonica ) in 1969 and been playing it, and the blues ever since. In the inimitable words of John Lee Hooker "...I got the boogie woogie in me, an' it got's to come out!" So if you are a California Central Coast bluesman, or blues lady with a band looking for a hard workin' blues harp player- shoot me a line

- Butchie Boy Olmstead
 
 
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