Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Offspring and Kid Ramos to be honored at Orange County Music Awards on March 8, 2014

Two long-time champions of the Orange County music scene are rightfully being honored at the OCMAs next month. 
The Offspring will be honored at the 2014 OCMAs.

The Offspring will receive the Orange County Impact Award. The band, which formed 30 years ago in Huntington Beach, has sold more than 40 million records around the globe. It's fitting the Offspring is being honored 20 years after the band released its breakthrough 1994 full-length disc Smash.

David "Kid" Ramos
Kid Ramos is being honored with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the OCMAs ceremony to be held at City National Grove of Anaheim on March 8. Born in Fullerton, CA, I first caught the blues-rock guitarist in the early 1980s when he was a member of the influential James Harman Band. I've since caught the long-time Anaheim resident when he was a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and later with Los Fabulocos, as a guest with the 44's at the Doheny Blues Festival in 2011, and most recently at the Doheny Blues Festival where he was unleashing his fiery guitar work with singer Janiva Magness in May 2013 (Click here to read my review of that show). Read more on David "Kid" Ramos' selection as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award here.

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