Solomon Burke is a featured performer at this year's Doheny Blues festival. Be black—go cheer on the quintessential big, fat, greasy country Negro when he testifies on Saturday night; this will make Handsome Vic as well as Solomon happy. And at all costs, avoid the performance of Jonny Lang, who is not a Negro at all, not even the tiniest little bit.
Solomon Burke performs at the sixth annual Doheny Blues Festival at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, (949) 262-2662. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $35; two-day passes, $55. All ages.