Chad Deal 6 p.m., March 28
Lenny “Fuzzy” Rankins
RIYL: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Influences: T-Bone Walker, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Grammy Award-winning Lenny “Fuzzy” Rankins originally hails from Ohio and, after extensive time in New York and Pennsylvania, moved to California in 1990. His first blues album Not Gonna Work This Time was recorded in 1993, and in 1996, he was the featured artist at a special dedication to musician T-Bone Walker. San Diego-based, he continues to record and produce with his company MoonCook Productions. His album Take A Brotha Home was nominated Best Blues Album at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards.