Wednesday, December 2 at 8 pm
Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S California St, Ventura, California 93001
R.J. (Robert) Mischo began singing and playing harmonica in the Minneapolis area in the late ’70s. He played with the blues heavyweights of that area and timeframe such as Muddy Waters sideman Mojo Buford, Percy Strother, and Milwaukee Slim. R.J. also fronted several of his own bands, including Blues Deluxe and R.J. & Kid Morgan Blues Band (which featured guitarist Teddy Morgan and singer Percy Strother). His 1992 album with that band, Ready to Go, won praises far and near and still has an unmatched magic about it. Mischo was nominated for several Minnesota Music Academy Awards while in Minneapolis, and in 1996, he won the award for Best Harmonica Player. In 1994 he released Gonna Rock Tonight. After a few tours of Europe, he re-formed the band and called it R.J. Mischo and His Red Hot Blues Band. Rough and Tough and Cool Disposition were recorded before Mischo departed for San Francisco in 1998. He recorded West Wind Blowin’ there the following year. He and his band make regular appearances in the bay area and also tour the U.S. and Europe
The Ventura County Blues Society Blues Showcase and Jam session is held Every Wednesday in Ventura at The Bombay Bar and Grill. The Session as it is now known has welcomed some of the very finest blues artists in Southern California as their special guest each week in the showcase portion of the show, followed by a massive jam session with so many amazing players.
Tommy Marsh hosts this event. Tommy has built this show up from a small local jam session into one of the most talked about LIVE BLUES SHOWS in Southern California.