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Valerie Johnson & Al B Blue

Valerie Johnson & Al B Blue

Blues / Traditional New Orleans Jazz, / Gospel Nipomo, CA  US
I Know You Rider by Val & Al
I Know You Rider by Val & Al
Howling At The Moon
Howling At The Moon
Ain't Done With You Yet
Ain't Done With You Yet
St. James Infirmary Blues
St. James Infirmary Blues


  • Fri

    Mar 20

    Pismo Beach, CA, US | 6:30pm

    Word continues to spread on how much FUN and boogie blues dancing power The Cliffnotes bring to any occasion. The band features Cliff “Crawdaddy” Stepp, a singer/songwriter from Arroyo Grande who’s had songs recorded by Pure Prairie League and blues tunes produced by B.B. King, among others. On vocals and washboard, is the world renowned Valerie Johnson, who toured with Big Brother & The Holding Company “filling in” for Janis Joplin. Al B Blue, is the lead (and wicked slide) guitar player who was in bands that opened for the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Hugh Masekala. Rounding out this rockin’ ensemble is a harp player who has performed with a long list of blues legends throughout the U.S., Joey Five & Dimes. Plus, accomplished jazz/rock bassist, Doctor Stan, the Bassman and the Zen master of percussion, Daniel “Grasshopper” Ruben. Their unique blend of boogie blues, swampafied classic rock and funky dance rhythms has kept dance floors hopin’ throughout the Central Coast.

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  • Sat

    Sep 12

    Paso Robles, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Back by overwhelming popular demand, The Cliffnotes, featuring Valerie Johnson and Al B Blue will be Rockin' the Vine at Poalillo (Po-lil-oh) Vineyards on Saturday, September 12th at 6:30PM.

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Bio: Singer/washboard player Valerie Johnson along with Guitarist/Dobro player Al B Blue really know how to deliver up the Blues & more!

Valerie Johnson - an earthy lady with unearthly silk & steel vocal chords, with brilliant, innovative support from Al B Blue, makes music that walks right in...See Full Bio

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