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Classics & Favorites from oldies to rockabilly, blues and standards, country and folk, pop hits and classic rock.

SOME OF OUR REGULAR VENUES

Little Bear Valley Blues Duo/Trio & Full Band

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Shields Cafe & Garden, Indio
Papagayos Mexican Cantina, Lake Arrowhead
THE TUDOR HOUSE
Lake Arrowhead, Ca.
Indian Wells Country Club
The Lakefront Taproom, Lake Arrowhead village.
Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille
Inspired  Vibe Events
The Living Desert
Rancho Mirage, CA.
Crestline Cork & Hops
Lake Gregory Concert Series

The HARD ROCK HOTEL
Palm Springs, CA.

ABOUT US

 

In the summer of 2016 Allison and Scott de Hart, both full time teachers and mountain residents, decided to begin performing at a local coffee shop on weekends. Word spread, the duo became known as Little Bear Valley Blues, named after the historic name given to the area today known as Lake Arrowhead, "Little Bear Valley."

As news traveled, Little Bear Valley Blues began to be seen and heard as regulars at the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, The Lake Front Tap Room, and the Tudor House.

In the Fall of 2017 Little Bear Valley Blues expanded to allow for occasions and venues requesting a full band.  Presently we are working off of our most compact and full sounding "band: arrangement, an acoustic duo or jazzy trio that can handle all of our setlist.

Today Little Bear Valley Blues is available to play smaller and more quaint venues wishing only the acoustic duo of Allison and Scott as well as the larger stages and outdoor events requiring a full sounding trio band with Mike Defusco our additional guitarist and bassist. Scott & Mike began playing guitar when they were 10 years old! Mike is now a regular with  LBVB.

Allison and Scott (brief bio)

Allison grew up in Lake Arrowhead, graduated from Rim High School, holds a bachelors degree in English and Masters in Creative Writing. She is also an award winning and published author. Allison has taught and administrated at the k-12 grade levels for over a decade. Presently she is an honors English and Creative Writing teacher.

Scott grew up in Westlake Village, graduated from Agoura High School, holds his Ph.D. (D.Phil.)  from the University of Oxford. Formerly Scott was a college professor (English, Philosophy, Theology, Western Civ., Religion, Comparative Religion, etc.) and Graduate school administrator, Presently, he is a high school AP English & Philosophy teacher. He has, lectured world wide and is the author of approximately a dozen books.

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Allison & Scott are unapologetic and firm believers in the dignity and equality of every person regardless of race, gender, identity orientation, religion, or age. We reserve the right to refuse service where these human rights are not embraced & celebrated.

 

A Brief Message (May '24)


We are very happy to announce we have an updated schedule to perform on the patio at Papagayos beginning May 12 and continuing every Sunday through June 9 (1:00-5:00). As with last year, Little Bear Valley Blues will be in Italy (more specifically, Sicily) for a month! We will return to Papagayos Patio on July 14th which will also be a special celebration of Mike Defusco's 60th birthday. The dates for July - August at Papagayos are staggered (not weekly) so please check the schedule for those dates.

There will be the occasional Crestline appearances for a couple of Market Nights and also one Cork & Hops (date TBD). We are always happy to talk with you about special occasions and the sooner the better with scheduling as we often are booked on weekends for months ahead.
Spade and Spatula, Blue Jay
Doc deHart

Mike Defusco
 

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