Welcome to the 3rd Degree website , a blues band from Southern California , so sit back and enjoy the vibe . Our main purpose is to keep the blues flame alive ! " The tradition of the blues is one of the most vital links to almost every form of modern popular music being performed today . " A.C. . Historically the blues is no doubt the most powerful music in America , given that it gets virtually no airplay on radio or t.v. formats , but still is being played in every bar , juke , nightclub , casino , and arena or festival and the funny thing about it , this is all over the world . So the blues journey continues from Africa to America to England to Japan to Baghdad it's the story of life !