Garrett Harris 11 a.m., July 19
Chet and the Committee
Chet Cannon: Harmonica, Vocals | Fred Lawson: Bass guitar, Vocals | Al Schneider: Drums, Vocals | Preacher Jaz: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Judd Austin: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)
Genre: Blues & Soul
RIYL: Billy Watson, the Paladins, Stevie and the Hi-Staxx
Inception: San Diego, 1999
Ex-Band Members: Aristotle Georgio, Harmonica
Influences: Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Junior Wells, Hollywood Fats, James Harman
Chet & the Committee frontman Chet Cannon is a self-described “terminal blues fan” who once attended 26 blues concerts in 29 days.
“We’ve been playing the blues as the Committee around San Diego since the summer of 2001,” says Cannon. “I’m happy to say we’ve had the opportunity to share a stage with some very talented musicians, opening for Candye Kane, John Hammond, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Chris Cain, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Maria Muldaur, Magic Slim's Teardrops, and others.
The band’s Don’t Get Me Started! CD was SDMA-nominated in 2006 for Best Blues Album. They released their album For Love or Money (Big Blue World Productions) in 2014.