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By Kim Harris
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Temecula Blues Festival celebrates roots of American music


Last updated 2/26/2018 at 1:13am

Multiple Billboard Music Awards nominee and vocalist Tad Robinson will headline the inaugural Temecula Blues Festival.

Smooth, sexy and soulful are all words used to describe the blues, a musical genre that can trace its roots back to the Mississippi Delta more than a hundred years ago. But for Andy Doty, Temecula Blues Festival founder and owner of the Old Town Blues Club, the blues is so much more than just a musical genre.

"All American music is rooted in blues," Doty said. "I don't care if it's hip-hop, rock 'n' roll, soul or jazz, it's all rooted in blues. It's huge. I think there is opportunity to educate and introduce blues to a new demographic. There is nothing like it for 75 miles in either directi...

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