Friday, October 13, 2023

 Jimmy Dewrance Blues News

Rustic House San Carlos
Saturday October 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
With Marvin Greene, Kedar Roy and Scott Griffin
Blues on the patio
Please make a reservation for dinner-though we will have a walk up/band table so come as you like!
920 El Camino Real, San Carlos CA
Check out the menu, excellent seafood:

Thank you and Stay Blue!

Friday, July 14, 2023


Jimmy Dewrance Blues News

The Cats Los Gatos
Friday July 14  from 6:30 to 9:30
I'm in with Herb Toor Blues
17533 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos

Little Lou's Thursday Night Blues Jam
Thursday July 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Jammers sign up early, never a dull moment.
Little Lou's BBQ, 2455 S.Winchester Blvd, Campbell CA

The Monkey House in Berkeley
Friday July 21 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM
I'm in with the house band "Raag & Norton"
Sponsored by the Golden Gate Blues Society
1638 University Ave, Berkeley CA

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Jimmy Dewrance Blues News

Playing in the bands!

Little Lou's Thursday Night Blues Jam
Thursday July 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
With Marvin Greene, Keith Milne and Jimmy Mulleniux
Jammers sign up early, never a dull moment.
Little Lou's BBQ, 2455 S.Winchester Blvd, Campbell CA

Hazy Barbecue in Danville
Friday July 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM
I'm in with the Marvin Greene Band!
More fine BBQ and blues-billed as "Bourbon & Blues"
Hazy BBQ, 200 Hartz Ave, Danville CA

School of Visual Philosophy Art Studios
Saturday July 8 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Blues duet with Rome Yamilov.
School of Visual Philosophy
1065 The Alameda, San Jose CA

Camp Costanoa
Saturday July 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
I'm in with the DuKanes Band, subbing for a friend.
Beautiful place!
2001 Rossi Road, Pescadero CA 

Thank you and stay blue!


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Jimmy Dewrance Blues Band plays Mimosa's of Willow Glen this Friday Jun 23 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Starting Summer off with a healthy dose of West Coast Blues with a rockin' chaser.

Marvin Greene on guitar, Scott Griffin drums and Keith Milne bass.
Mimosa's, 860 Willow St, San Jose.
A Poorhouse Bistro production

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

June gigs I'm on

 Jimmy Dewrance Blues News

Empress Lounge Blue Wednesday! 
Jimmy Dewrance Blues Band
June 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Excellent new on the scene venue, got Marvin Greene on guitar, Randy Bermudes on bass and Scott Griffin drums.
The Empress, 330 Virginia St, Vallejo CA

Little Lou's Thursday Night Blues Jam 
June 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Johnny Cat Soubrand runs the jam.
2455 S.Winchester Blvd, Campbell CA

Palo Alto Twilight Concert
June 10 6:30 to 8:00 PM
I'm in with AJ Crawdaddy for a rocking blues set in the park!
All the details here:

Almost Famous Wine Company
June 16 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM-there is an opening act, we start @ 7:30 PM
I'm in again with AJ Crawdaddy for a wine soaked rocking blues experience!
Almost Famous Wine Company 2271 Vasco Rd #D, Livermore CA
info here:

Thank you and Stay Blue!


Monday, July 25, 2022

More gigs in July

 I'm playing a few gigs this week- Monday Night Murphy's Law Blues Jam-July 25. 9 PM to midnight.

135 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale CA

Thursday Night Little Lou's Blues Jam-July 28. 6 to 9 PM

2455 S.Winchester Blvd in Campbell

Saturday July 30 I'm in with the AJ Crawdaddy band at The Almost Famous Winery 830 to 10 PM

2271 S. Vasco Rd Suite D, Livermore CA 94550

Friday, June 3, 2022

Too Gone Blue website still under construction but we're playing gigs early and often


Good day! I set up this placeholder Blogger page awhile ago....time to get going on the website now, right? Having performed with my own band- The Jimmy Dewrance Blues Band- for many years I've become a bit complacent about band outreach.  In getting the word out about the latest gig I've found Facebook and direct email works well enough.  My hangup is how my last name gets spelled....I guess it doesn't spell as it sounds to people. Durants, Durrance, Durrante, Duderanch....Deliverance(!)....thus I never used the my web address. Used it for something else.

So, my solution is to reboot the band as Jimmy Dewrance & Too Gone Blue, and here we go with Catchy and memorable, ain't it? Eventually this address will direct to a real website...

By the way Too Gone Blue is also the title to my first and only solo CD. 

I've recorded with many other artists over the years. 

Besides my own musical doings, I regularly perform with several other acts- notably The AJ Crawdaddy Band, Johnny Cat Soubrand & Friends and guest appearances with Jeffrey Halford and the Healers.

Too Gone Blue is versatile-The main four piece band for the club and festival scene as well as a duet or trio all of which delve into the depth and breadth of what I term "pre-rock blues".  I've written a few songs but mostly lean on a repertoire centered on Chicago and West Coast blues of the 1950's and early 60's, think Lowell Fulson, Junior Parker, Frank Frost, Bobby Bland, Slim Harpo and of course Little Walter.

My basic biography: When I was a child I heard a song on the radio with a captivating harmonica melody, rode my bike to the music store and bought my very own harmonica. And kept at it for 40 years. Learned basic music theory, voice lessons and improvisation at San Jose City College and met many a great musician. Met Jay Meduri of Poorhouse Bistro fame at a record store. We started a band in 1987 which was a great learning experience and a whole lot of fun.

1992 was the year I got going as bandleader and have kept the act going ever since. Even when I joined other acts-notably the Elmer Lee Thomas Blues Review from 1995 to 2014-we backed up Brownie McGhee on his last tour-played The Fountain Blues Festival, Long Beach Blues Festival, San Francisco Blues Festival, a Canadian tour opening for The Robert Cray Band and so on.  Just the best musical experience with the coolest cats in the room. The band didn't actually break up, just faded away into retirement.

That's enough for now.  The last few years I've stayed busy making music with my friends traveling extensively in the bay area.