Rock Talk - Bill Locey

Q&A with Brian Batchley performing Dec. 6 in Ojai and Dec. 8 in Ventura

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BE THERE OR BE SQUARE: Brian Batchley’s Blues Bash at the Vine, 308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, Friday (Dec. 6), 8 p.m. CALL: 805-646-1555.
4Kids2Kids Toy Drive at Ventura Beach Club, 281 W. Main St., Ventura, Sun. (Dec. 8), 1 p.m. COST: $25 + unwrapped toy. CALL: 805-302-8054


It’s going to be paradise for local blues fans who can do it nice (and twice) by showing up to a pair of cool local events — one tonight (Dec. 6) in Ojai and another Sunday (Dec. 8) in Ventura. A common thread for both elbow-bending opportunities is “Smilin’ Brian,” who knows a thing or two about the blues and Paradise. He is lending his name to Brian Batchley’s Blues Bash at the Vine in Ojai tonight, and he’s also appearing Sunday at the 19th Annual 4Kids2Kids Toy Drive at the Ventura Beach Club. He won’t forget to bring his harmonicas, although he doesn’t have as many as he used to.

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