Our Guides…
Our guides, or our conductors on this Blues train are experienced professional Blues players as well as music educators. Each has their own unique expertise but all share the same love of the Blues. We will play the Blues for you.

Ralph Carter
Long Beach
Ralph is a consummate bass player, guitarist, producer and complete musician. His career has been about helpingto make other people famous, and about making famous people sound good. In his early career he worked with Eddie Money writing and recording some of Eddie’s greatest hits. Currently he is the musical director for the Sugaray Rayford band, touring the US and Europe. He is also Sugaray’s right hand man in Songwriting. They have three albums together to their credit, "Blind Alley,” “Dangerous” and “the most recent “Southside.” See/hear Ralph live with Sugaray at the 2011
Long Beach Blues Festival.

Hash Brown
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Hash Brown(Brian Calway) has been playing the Blues (guitar, harmonica, and vocals) since 1973. He moved to Dallas 1983 and cut his eye teeth playing with an assortment of Dallas Blues royalty including ZuZu Bollin, Henry Qualls, Sam Myers, Big Al Dupree, Robert Ealey, Willie Willis, Ray Sharpe,U.P. Wilson, Little Joe Blue, Ernie Johnson, and many, many more. He has 3 CDs under his own name, a number of compilations and also appears as a side man on no less than 30 recordings; including ZuZu Bollin, Henry Qualls, Barbara Lynn, Robert Ealey, Hosea Hargrove, and many, many others

Check out this interview on Texas Blues.

Eric Deaton

Originally from North Carolina, Eric moved to Mississippi straight out of high school. From the mid to late '90's, Eric immersed himself in the moonshine-fueled culture of Mississippi Hill Country Blues. At Junior Kimbrough's world renowned Juke Joint Eric apprenticed under such masters as Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside. Eric has played and toured with T. Model Ford, Paul 'Wine' Jones and Big Bad Smitty, among others. His sound is firmly routed in the electric Juke Joint style, but he is well versed in all traditional Mississippi Blues guitar styles. Check Eric out on Facebook here… https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-Deaton-Music/114997181879909?fref=ts

Alastair Greene (Ventura)

Blues Guitarist and front man Alastair Greene has recorded with Alan Parsons, Aynsley Dunbar, Mitch Kashmar, Glen Phillips, Shari Puorto, Franck Goldwasser, and many other independent artists. Alastair has five of his own CDs to his credit as well. His newest record 'Trouble At Your Door,' was released world wide on Eclectic Groove records in 2014. A specialist in open tuning slide and the styles of blues-rock influences ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, Alastair maintains an active performance schedule. He has toured with the Alan Parsons Live Project since 2010. He has performed with Eric Burdon (The Animals), Slash, Jimmy Vivino, Walter Trout, James Harman, John Nemeth, Mike Zito, Tab Benoit, and has toured with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. Alastair performs regularly with his own band, The Alastair Greene Band, both locally in Southern California and on the road.

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Joe Baugh (Ventura)

Joe Baugh is a southern California session guitarist, composer, producer and music educator. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, Joe learning and performed with Jazz greats Charlie Haden, Larry Koonse, Joe LaBarbera, Darek Oles, and Miroslav Tadic. He has performed, recorded and toured both nationally and internationally with Deana Carter, Todd Hannigan, Freddie Hart, Kenny Loggins, Drake Bell, Delaney Gibson, Shawn Jones, Matt Redman, Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats and many others. Joe teaches all musical styles and skill levels and specializes in custom learning based on each student’s needs and interests.