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Tomcat Courtney Texas Delta Blues Booking Info
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Frankie Bluesy Pfeiffer of Blues Magazine & Paris wrote after Tomcat Courtney's Blues tour

Promote and disseminate the album of a bluesman unknown in Europe is always a gamble, and when the gentleman in question has 79 years on the odometer and the title of the album is called 'Downsville Blues', the challenge seems that more 'dare, but this quickly sweep your doorstep all that may still linger misconceptions or doubts because Tomcat Courtney here, he will wrap you with his blues roots very sober, but really efficient album. It is a homecoming of grandpa's blues in his hometown who is behind this album. 'Railroad Avenue'  In the song "Downsville Blues" it prompts you with simple words to follow in the city of his youth while in 'Disaster Blues' you speak of the ravages of Hurricane Katrina and in' Railroad Avenue, he tells you his visit to an old lover now installed along a railway. For he is like that, the Tomcat, a storyteller, and that you build into a song a world in which his guitar walk, a faithful companion. Besides the 12 titles offered, 9 are composed of our young grandpa, complemented by a traditional 'Bottle it up and go', a cover of 'Cryin' Will not Help You, Tampa Red, and 'Meet me in the bottom 'of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman, son of a slave and unfortunately too unknown.
It Downville Tomcat Courtney grew up in this town where his father, ragtime pianist, had a bar, but in 1971 moved to San Diego Tomcat where it occurs in the clubs several times week-end selling concert CDs that he produces and serious.
For this "Downsville Blues" is a different story because not only it is done by Blue Witch Records, but that Tomcat Courtney is also the writer of this song.
When you listen to these songs you will realize that this album is one of the first great albums of acoustic blues of the early 2009. A great album which he would have been petty or unfair to rated "not consistent with the level of quality and musicality of the album: Essential.
Frankie Bluesy Pfeiffer 
Blues Magazine & Paris
Tomcat Courtney playing at the  
Harbortown Pub 1125 Rosecrans st.San Diego, CA 92106
Hours. 7pm till 9pm Fundraiser For Animal Rescue

This contact information goes straight to Tomcat Courtney
PHONE # 16194698498                       FAX #     16195890042
1308 Helix St. Apt 58 Spring Valley CA. 91977 

Born in 1929, bluesman Tomcat Courtney shows no signs of slowing down. While growing up in Texas, his pianist father owned a nightclub frequented by blues legends like Sonny Boy Williamson. Courtney pursued tap dancing and began to perform in places like the Barnum And Bailey Circus and other type traveling shows and he also began to sing as well, After learning guitar, he fell easily into the rhythm of the traditional Delta blues groove of his most admired musicians, like BB King and Lightnin’ Hopkins.
In the early 1960's Tomcat Courtney moved to Los Angeles where in began to do shows in night clubs like the 54 night club,the Eightball ,Polka Dot,Psychedelic Shack and other numerous clubs.
Moving to San Diego in 1971, Courtney formed the Bluesdusters, who became house regulars at O.B.’s Texas Teahouse, where Courtney played every week from 1972 to 1992. Nowadays, he turns up frequently at P.B.’s Chateau Orleans and La Jolla’s Turquoise Café .His album Downsville Blues was released in May 2008. It includes many of his own compositions, as well as classic covers like Mance Lipscomb’s “Meet Me in the Bottom”,Buddy Moss first song it 1935 and Tampa Red’s “Cryin’ Won’t Help You , Tomcat Courtney writes and preforms all of his songs
Tomcat Courtney did a tour at the Lucerne Blues Festival, Marco Fiume Blues Passions Festival in Italy, the Bay-Car Blues Festival in France, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at Hotel Le Meridien in Paris, Tomcat Courtney also did the Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival Blues Festival in 2010 and captured the audience at the Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club.Downsville Blues was number one on several of the European Blues charts in 2009 and his European charting and record sales earned him an invitation to the prestigious 2010 Montreux Blues Festival. After playing Montreux and touring Europe, Courtney was inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame. The Bay Area Blues Society and the City of Oakland have been recognizing worthy local and international blues artists since 1985 with their annual West Coast Blues Hall of Fame and Awards show.  This year the event was held in the Grand Ballroom at theHilton Oakland Airport Hotel on March 28th 2010  Tomcat Courtney was awarded  the musical accomplishments of  having contributed greatly to the music
The 20th annual San Diego Music Awards took place on Sunday, September 12 at 7pm at a concert setting, better known as Humphreys by the Bay Tomcat Courtney won the Best Blues Music Award
The name of some more of that Texas Delta blues that Tomcat Courtney has made and performed so well are Twelve o clock midnight, Sundown in San Diego, Little John, Katrina blues, Downville blues and Mother Davis Tomcat Courtney is a Texas Delta Blues Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Vocal  entertainer, with that foot and stomp box down home sound.Tomcat Courtney has a new CD out named  Foot Stompin  ,he made the CD Downville Blues that was a huge success,  he also has a lot of his other CD s and other items in that are for sale, here are samples of his songs just click the music players and choose the songs that you would like to listen to.

Tomcat Courtney Weekly Shows:

Mr. Peabodys             Thursday 8/ 18 /2011
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136 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
San Diego County
Phone: 760 753 7192

The Turquoise
873 Turquoise St, North Pacific Beach, CA 92109
(858) 488-4200
Wed. 7 - 11   Fri. and Sat. 6- 830

La Gran Tapa
6th & "B"st. Downtown San Diego 92101 
619 234 8272
 Tuesdays  6:60 to 11:00
Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Vocal    Texas Delta Blues
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Tomcat Courtney performing at the Lucerne Blues Festival 2009
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