Thomas Fire Benefit Concert ft. The Delgado Bros, Teresa James, Guy Martin and more

Thomas Fire Benefit Concert ft. The Delgado Bros, Teresa James, Guy Martin and more

Friday, January 19, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

The event will be hosted by, Lillian Schwartz, Ashford Gordon and one of Southern California’s favorite, comediennes, Denise Carter.

Ray & The Brothers are scheduled to kick off the evening of music at 7pm*.
100% of net box office funds raised will go to Ventura County Food Share food bank, The United Way Thomas Fire Fund, and The Red Cross Thomas Fire Fund who have partnered with the Ventura County Sherriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

We are inviting our firefighters and police to be our guest (plus one) at no cost for general admission.

Tickets will be a $15.00 in advance at or by calling the Discovery Box office at (805) 856-2695.

The Delgado Brothers - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Guy Martin - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Guy Martin
Guy Martin was born and raised in Ventura, CA. Guy's love for playing the guitar didn't really come out until the ripe old age of 16. It was then that Guy's good friend from high school showed him the electric guitar. Finding an instant attraction to the instrument, Guy bought his first electric guitar and started practicing...5 hours a day. With no interest in reading boring sheet music, he began to listen to his favorite rock records and play along tuning his ear to the music. About a year later, he was introduced to the thick driving blues notes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, this changed Guy's path immediately. "I want to play like that!" were the words then spoken by the determined 17 year old kid.
Practice makes perfect, as Guy has carved his way into one of the premiere blues guitar players coming out of Southern California today. Paying the bills by way of General Contracting during the day, Guy still finds the time to put everything else he's got into his passion...his music. Back in the late 90's and early 2000, Guy and his band had released only two projects to disc. One live and one studio effort. However, the live shows continued throughout Southern California for many years. Guy is just one of those artists that is waiting to explode any moment, any day, any year. Wearing a tape measure during the day, then strapping on his Stratocaster at night...Guy proves he has the rock solid determination and soul to take his music to the next level, it's just a matter of when.
Over the years, guy has shared the stage with many blues and rock greats, such as Dave Mason, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Little Feat, Gregg Allman, Slash, Jr. Brown, LeAnn Rimes, Jeff Healey Band, Michael McDonald, and the list continues to grow. Through the course of live shows and countless sit-ins and rehearsals, Guy's soulful style has become much of his own nowadays. Shaped around many of his blues heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Buddy Guy, and of course Jimi Hendrix. The passion he delivers in every note, in every show is unsurpassed and witnessed by those in attendance. Combine this with a thick attack, thick strings, thick picks and a lot of heart, it's a show definitely not to miss.
In 2011, Guy put together a show completely consisting of all Jimi Hendrix songs. It's dubbed as "not a tribute, but an experience". Incorporating back-up singers in the show to enhance the sound close to what Jimi had in his studio recordings. This live Jimi show is done Guy's way, with some added taste, grit, and some pure class of Jimi himself. Ending his show at the Ventura Theater in 2011 with a standing ovation of 500 people, the show proved itself right out of the box! There is a LIVE DVD of the night for sale at GuyMartin.com.
An original music production is long overdue and definitely on the horizon for Guy and the band. New material is being recorded as of the beginning of 2013. Special guest will be appearing on this new album, and it will surely not disappoint!

"What's an evening like with the Guy Martin Band? Great blues, jaw dropping guitar playing, and one hell of a good time!" - VC Reporter
"I've heard a lot of great guitar players in my day, but Guy Martin is a cut above. Guy Martin is the REAL DEAL!" - Mickey Jones
"Guy Martin, a self taught player, learned from the best. He was inspired by a pair of the musically missing - Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan." - Los Angeles Times
"Putting in his time while becoming one of the best guitar players in the 805..."
- Los Angeles Times
Ray Jaurique & The Uptown Brothers - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Venue Information:
Discovery Ventura
1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA, 93001
http://www.discoveryventura.com/