NEWS

Have Studio, Will Record!

MAY 6, 2018 - Super excited to start my second recording project this September at the highly rated Pie Studios in Pasadena, CA! Enjoyed meeting the owners, Jeff Peters (Beach Boys Live Sound for 25 years) and Nels Jensen, who gave me a tour of the studio before sitting down to discuss my recording plan. Nels will be my producer/engineer. He teaches at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood and has been fortunate enough to have woked with Jamie Fox, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ashanti, Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), Goldspot, and more. I hope to finish the project by the end of the year, with the release slated for March 2019! Stay tuned!


Rock Your Blues!

JC

$1,000 Raised for Monrovia's Boys & Girls Club!

APRIL 6, 2018 - The very first story in this News section, published in 2017, announced my pledge to raise a minimum of $1,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills with monies received from tips and CD sales while performing acoustic blues in Monrovia, CA! After twelve months, I'm happy to report that we met the goal and I was honored to present a check to the Club today for that amount! The welcome I received from the staff and kids was so heart-warming! In addition, Amanda Navar, Director of Fund Development, was kind enough to give me a tour of the Club and the kids presented me with a homemade Thank You card they had put together! What a wonderful experience! I would like to thank all of those who donated to this effort as well as the Myrtle Tree Garden Café & Market and The Diplomat, food establishments in Monrovia, for providing me the venues for my performances in order to make this happen! I hope to do this again soon!


Rock Your Blues!

JC

"Big Sky Blue" Arrives!

APRIL 5, 2018 - Breaking News! My new guitar, the Limited Edition Gibson Hummingbird "Big Sky Blue," arrived a day earlier than expected at the Guitar Center in Pasadena! As soon as I got the notification email, I couldn't get down there fast enough to pick-up! The sound and comfort of this instrument is simply incredible and will now be my primary guitar going forward! My Martin Blackie will be reassigned to open tuning and slide duties, which are  a perfect fit due to the rich deep tone  and sustain it produces! The new guitar will be debuted at my next event, scheduled for April 18, 2018, at the Myrtle Tree Garden Café & Market in Monrovia, CA!


Rock Your Blues!

JC

"In a Gadda da Vida" at The Whisky!

MARCH 18, 2018 - I am happy to announce that on August 17th, I will have the opportunity to open for Iron Butterfly as part of another great show at the World Famous Whisky a Go Go! Original drummer Ron Bushy continues to keep Iron Butterfly and "In a Gadda da Vida" alive as this legendary classic rock name returns to the Sunset Strip! Maybe original Lead Singer and Keyboardist Doug Ingle will reunite with him for just one night! Click here to purchase tickets! See ya there!


Rock Your Blues!

JC 

Honored to Support Co-Founder of Poco on March 17th

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 - So excited to be the Opening Act for the Legendary Jim Messina on March 17th at The Rose in Pasadena, CA! As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco, and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don't Dance, Danny's Song, Vahevala, and House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically. Click here to purchase tickets! Hope to see you there!


Rock Your Blues!

JC 

My Name Up in Lights!!!

JANUARY 28, 2018 - Wow! I still can't believe it! For nearly 24 hours, my name was on this World Famous Marquee on Sunset Blvd!! What a night to remember! With friends and family in attendance, I felt so special and honored to be performing on that historic stage! Click here to checkout the video and photos! Looks like I will have another opportunity to do this again at the Whisky a Go Go on August 17th! Although the headliner has yet to be announced, the venue has already uploaded my photo on their website!


Rock Your Blues!

JC

Photographer Daniel Escamilla goes LIVE!

JANUARY 22, 2018 - Professional photographer Daniel Escamilla has joined me on my quest to bring my brand of acoustic blues to the world! He expressed how "excited he was to have this opportunity to photograph LIVE music events." Daniel fell in love with photography soon after he inherited his Father's film camera. When he is not taking photos, Daniel is a student at Citrus College in Azusa, CA where he is currently pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Photography! Daniel has taken nearly all the newer high quality photos you see on this website! Welcome Daniel! I'm glad you're here and I look forward to many more of your great photos! Contact Daniel for your next event and checkout his other work at instagram.com/danielescamilla_photography.


Rock Your Blues!

JC

New Logo Artwork for Second Record!

DECEMBER 20, 2017 - Houston, we have a new logo! I'm proud to introduce the official logo for my second CD and album! All the credit goes to Las Vegas Graphic Artist Victoria Hart of Pink Kitty Creative, who recently designed the "City of Las Vegas" logo! I told Victoria I wanted to keep my original logo, but to update it with a new look and feel! Wow! Did she ever deliver! I'm so happy with the final design and can't wait to make it part of my CD and album cover in 2018! 


Rock Your Blues!

JC

The Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Boulevard! You're kidding, right?

OCTOBER 12, 2017 - No, I'm not kidding! It's true! On January 27, 2018, I will walk onto the World Famous Whisky a Go Go stage at 6:15PM as the first opener for Strawberry Alarm Clock ("Incense and Peppermints")! Not only will I have the opportunity to open for one of the all-time greatest 60's band, but I will also be standing and performing on the  same stage that nearly all legendary classic rock acts have conquered, including Johnny Rivers, The Doors, Love, Led Zeppelin, and many, many more. Plus, get this, my name will also be on their famous marquee on Sunset Boulevard for at least 24 hours! And one more thing, this will all be happening during the same weekend as NAMM, which is only the largest convention of its kind for the music industry! I'm looking forward to rocking that stage with all I have and delivering an acoustic blues set like no other! 


Join me by clicking here to secure your tickets now! Only $20 for General Admission to not only see yours truly, but all the other openers as well and of course, psychedelic royalty in the flesh, Strawberry Alarm Clock!!! For more info about the venue, click on the concert poster.


Rock Your Blues!

JC


First "Opening Act" Slot for a Headliner!

OCTOBER 6, 2017 - Exciting news!! So happy to announce my first "Opening Act" slot for a major headliner on Nov 9th!! The show was originally slated for The Canyon at Santa Clarita, but has since changed to The Canyon at Agoura Hills due to the new venue not yet being ready to open. I will be opening for Grammy Nominee Will Hoge. You probably recognize his "Strong" song from the popular Chevy Truck commercial. He also wrote "Even It Breaks Your Heart" for the Eli Young Band, who took it to #1 on the country charts! Rolling Stone has compared him to Bob Seger and John Mellencamp! In addition, Dan Layus, former frontman of Augustana ("Boston"), will be on stage! Check out both of these fine songwriters at www.willhoge.com and www.danlayus.com.


Rock Your Blues!

JC

First SoCal Outdoor Festival Slot - Monrovia Music Fest!

JUNE 4, 2017 - My first festival in Southern California! So grateful to the Monrovia Music Fest Team for finding me a slot at 12:45PM! Honored to be part of this talented group of musicians and the largest outdoor music festival in the San Gabriel Valley! The price is really nice too! It's FREE! Come out to the Library Park in Monrovia for a fund day of music! For more info, check out www.monroviamusicfest.com.


Rock Your Blues!

JC

"Friday Night Live Blues" to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills!

MARCH 31, 2017 - Inspired by Dr. Adam Kendall, a very popular fundraising musician for the weekly Monrovia Street Fair, I've decided to try and do some fundraising with my own  music performance efforts. Tonight, after a short haitus from performing live acoustic blues in public, I will, for the first time in California, make my way to the Myrtle Tree Garden Café & Market for what I hope will be many more Friday nights of performing acoustic blues in Monrovia while raising money for a local charity. For the next twelve months, I have pledged to donate all monies received from tips and CD sales to the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills. My goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this great organization. Please join me on my first journey to make a difference with music! Together, we will succeed! 


Thanks to Dr. Kendall for sharing his amazing talent every Friday night over the past several years to bring this wonderful community together to make a difference for the Foothill Unity Center. He truly is an example for all to follow! To learn more about Dr. Kendall's story, click here.


Rock Your Blues!

JC