John Lee Hooker Jr., at Harvelles Redondo


We got our groove on Saturday night at Harvelle’s in Redondo Beach with grammy award winning blue artist John Lee Hooker Jr. This was the end of the promotional tour for his latest albumn, Cold as Ice. He puts on a great high energy show. He did a mix a classic blues, some boogaloo, and some funk. He had a couple tribute pieces to his father, but he really stands on his own.

This was my first time to Harvelle’s in Redondo. I’d been to the one in Santa Monica several times. Harvelles Redondo has got to be four times bigger than Santa Monica, but it still has an intimate feel. There are plenty of booths and tables where you can sit down, plus a good sized dance floor. You enter on the ground floor at the pier and then decend a staircase to enter Harvelles.

I was surprised that the place was so empty. Of course, it was the weekend before Christmas, so maybe that explains it. There couldn’t have been 50 people there. So it was just like a private show. Our friend Chris took the photo I linked above. Linda and I got out on the dance floor a couple times. She also got to dance with Chris and a couple other people there.
I had a great time. If you get the chance to see John Lee Hooker Jr, you should take it. It was well worth it. I’m going to keep an eye out for more events at Harvelles at Redondo. It’s got the right vibe.

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