The Doobie Brothers, Gov't Mule, Vintage Trouble and Ruthie Foster will all make their first-ever appearances at the event. Other strong names already in the mix include returning Doheny Blues Fest favorite Keb' Mo' and R&B singer Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires, and Nikki Hill.
In addition to getting to see Vintage Trouble again (the Los Angeles-based rock 'n' soul quartet blew me away in an afternoon set at Coachellafest last year; click here to read that review), I'm especially excited to see Gov't Mule and Ruthie Foster, two artists I have not seen before.
Weekend passes are on sale now via the festival's Web site, and best to get them now before prices go up as the May 17-18, 2014 event grows closer. The Doheny Blues Festival will once again be held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point.
Keep checking back here or at the Doheny Blues Festival site in the coming days and weeks as more artists are added to the bill! I have a great feeling it's going to be another killer weekend in Doheny!