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Sun, Jun 23


Common Grounds Cafe | Garden Veranda

Bluegrass Brunch - Blue Creek Deuces

Join us every Sunday morning from May 19th to June 30th for a toe-tappin', finger-pickin' good time at our Bluegrass Brunch hosted by TERI Common Grounds Café! 🎻🥞 This week the Blue Creek Deuces play songs and tunes from Western Swing to Bluegrass and Americana.

Bluegrass Brunch - Blue Creek Deuces
Bluegrass Brunch - Blue Creek Deuces

Time & Location

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Jun 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Common Grounds Cafe | Garden Veranda, 555 Deer Springs Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069, USA

About the Event

Will Jaffe, Dobro, Guitar,Banjo & Vocals, Band Leader/Founder

Will's mastery on stringed instruments has brought joy to audiences for near 50 years. Will has mastered many styles of music, including Blues, Country, Rock, Rock'n'Roll, Pop, Southern Rock, Swing, Jazz and Bluegrass. To further expand his knowledge of guitar, Will completed two years of Instrumental Performance at the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has performed as lead guitarist for several top bands touring New York State clubs in the 1970's and 1980's. He performed with the Cobleskill Jazz Band as opening act for the Duke Ellington Band. In the 1990's Will performed 200 shows a year, as band leader and guitarist with the Jaffe Band, a variety dance band performing a vast repertoire of diverse musical styles. Since 2000, Will has continuously performed with his band Blue Creek with a wide variety of genres on dobro, guitar & banjo.

Susan Thoen, Bass & Vocals

A brief history, Susan grew up in Show business, the daughter of a gifted Jazz Musician. Her background is both rich and diverse. She has studied Classical music, reads, writes and uses these influences to bring out the best tones and tempo of every tune and genre played. Influenced early on, by the music of Mose Allison, and Ellington, then as a teenager the era of Hendrix and Clapton, these cemented rhythm and soul into her heart. As an adult, she studied with classical guitarist Ruben DeAnda, performed covers and her original songs and has recorded many of them in local studios in San Diego. She plays both electric bass, acoustic double bass as well as five string tenor Ukulele, autoharp and mandolin. Susan sings harmony and leads, and plays Bass with the Bluegrass group Blue Creek. Susan brings on the fun, joking with the crowd and making great music. Currently, Susan is wood shedding the great instrumentals of Bluegrass, and honing the Bass work for Blue Creek, and continues writing songs and stories of her early Days in San Diego’s rich music heritage.

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