Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
Inception: San Diego, 1984
"The Charms were a totally San Diego band from 1984 to 1990," says guitarist Bill "Rusty" Jennings. "We played extensively in the area and on tour and put out three full-length CDs and a bunch of singles."
Other Charmers have included Saul Koll, Pete Veloz, Jim Benham, Nick Nichols, Mark Schoonover, Greg Odell, Mike Larera, Rob Holtzman, Jerry "Frizzy" Trebotic, John Argentine "the Lover," Steve Rarlyleid, and producer Eddie Ashworth.
Jennings, though no longer based in San Diego, still fronts the Charms (not to be confused with a Boston band using the same name).