Bluesman Andy Coats - Friday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Andy Coats, recently named one of the top 12 young blues performers in southern California, kicks the weekend off with an 8 p.m. "blues and roots" concert on Friday.
A native North Carolinian, Coats began serious study of blues music while earning a PhD in philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, where he also taught courses ranging from Critical Thinking to Biomedical Ethics. After a brief career in academia, Coats returned to southern California and to performing the music he loves.
Coats currently teaches guitar to about 45 students in Dana Point, Calif. He has released two CDs, "Haiku Rainfall" and "Song and Pony Show."
Admission to the Coats concert is $3.