Southland Blues Magazine
is the hub of the Blues in Southern California. The Editor and Publisher is Dan Jacobson whose car
.eer with the Blues spans 33 years. Dan was first to bring the Blues to Long Beach (CA) as creator and host of "Blues After Hours" on radio station KLON-FM88 (1977-1980). He then helped launch the Long Beach Blues Festival in 1980 and served as Festival Producer through 1986. Dan also produced the Hollywood Blues Festival (1987, 1988 and 1991) and has produced hundreds of concerts including Southern California's premier blues harmonica event, the annual Battle of the Blues Harps (1989 to the present).

Southland Blues  began as a small newsletter for local Long Beach area Blues fans in 1990 and over the years has grown into Southern California's primary Blues magazine with distribution to over 150 targeted blues locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Subscribership includes readers in many other U.S. states and a number of foreign countries.

Issues includes these features:
Blues Guide - The most comprehensive live calendar av.ailable with over 500 club and festival listings each month.
Artist Profiles - Background profiles and interviews with national touring performers and homegrown stars on the rise.
Local Spotlight - Focusing on the best of the Southland blues bands.
Club & Festival Profiles - In depth articles on the big events and top blues clubs.
CD, Book & Video Reviews - Critiques of major label and small label releases.
Live Reviews - Accounts of touring acts and local special events.
Blues Radio - Where to find Blues around the dial.
Clubs & Venues - Addresses and phone numbers for Southland blues spots.
Photo Gallery - Snapshots of blues artists caught in performance at festivals and clubs around town.
News Columns - Our columnists report what's going on in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego blues scenes.

Publisher Dan Jacobson, Lonnie Brooks
& San Diego columnist Barney Roach
at Long Beach Blues Festival 2000

Bay Area columnist
Joseph Jordan

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