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Live Review: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Belly Up, January 6, 2015

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty brought New Orleans to Solana Beach

Live Review: Taj Mahal Trio at the Belly Up, October 7, 2013

Photo credit: C. Taylor Crothers

70 year old bluesman Taj Mahal impressed a Belly Up crowd

Live Review: Calexico and Sally Ford and the Sound Outside at the Belly Up, October 6, 2013

The Belly Up recently proved an ideal venue for Calexico’s rich sound

Live Review: Son Volt at the Belly Up, August 2, 2013

Jay Farrar and his band brought some Uncle Tupelo to San Diego

Live Review: Steve Earle at the Belly Up, January 13, 2013

Steve Earle in 2007 (Wikipedia)

The prolific songwriter made a rare solo appearance in San Diego

Live Review: Adams Avenue Unplugged, April 22, 2012

Adams Avenue Unplugged

Adams Avenue rises from the rubble of its Roots Festival

Live Review: Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout at the Belly Up, January 23, 2012

A group of talented harp players paid tribute to legendary bluesman Little Walter

Live Review: Pete Johnson and Jus’ Blues, Baby at the Belly Up, December 2, 2011

The So-Cal bluesman brought his ‘bone to the Belly Up