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Blues Festival Guide
July 30, 2015
www.bluesfestivalguide.com
Vol 10/Issue 31
dec 31
july 30
Feb 18, 2016
aug 5
exp 8-6-15
9-3-15
9-6-15
exp 10-11-2015
TABLE  OF  CONTENTS
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CD & DVD Releases
Blues Society News
Blues Foundation News
Video of The Week
Buddy and Hopkins
Festival Calendar
Show us your BFG
News Flash
Cruise News
Elwood's BluesMobile
Intros and Outros
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (Roots folks are on vacation... this is an image complied from their site by us at BFG... artists aren't linked as may appear)
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Hold our 13th Annual Print Magazine in your hands 
Get your own copy of the 2015 Blues Festival Guide (and back-issues, too). Have the magazine delivered right to your mailbox! Click the image at left to find out how easy it is to be able to hold your own copy in your hands and flip through the pages at your leisure.
 
Our magazine is jam-packed with feature stories, art and photography by top Blues aficionados plus our huge festival section with plenty of details to help you get your blues groove on and plan your festival itinerary.
 
Bobby Rush calls our magazine: "The road map to the blues?"
 
Thanks for digging what we do!
Kaati, Cheryl, Michele, Tom, Heather, Tim, Irene, Florencia, and Goran
RBA Publishing Inc, P.O. Box 50635, Reno, NV 89513 - 775 337 8344  EMAIL 
Show us your BFG
Send your pics with the new 2015 BFG Magazine
Tall City Blues Fest Co-Founder and Talent Buyer, Ronn Reeger with the guy that is on the cover, Jarekus Singlton, prior to his performance at Tall City Blues Fest 2015.
Photo courtesy: Ronn Reeger
 
*NOTE! Snap photos of you and your friends or an artist with the 2015 Guide! *EMAIL your photo plus caption & credit. 
*Want your own hard copy? You can order via our websiteFind the digital version hereOur 2015 edition is sponsored by the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival, Jackson, MS.
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CD & DVD Releases
Ghost Town Blues Band :: HARD ROAD TO HOE
Hard Road To Hoe is the third release from 2014 International Blues Challenge 2nd place finishers and Memphis, Tennessee’s very own Ghost Town Blues Band. This twelve-song record, lead by front man Matt Isbell, is an enormous explosion of blues and roots music from Memphis, though the hills of North Mississippi, down the Big Muddy all the way to New Orleans.
 
Recorded on 2” tape, chalked full of horns, organ, piano, cigar box guitars, harmonica from 3-time BMA nominee Brandon Santini and even featuring push broom and shovel percussion, this album was recorded in the newly renovated Ardent Studios-Studio C by 6-time Grammy Nominated Producer and Engineer, Kevin Houston. Find more details about this release
 
Click to play"Hard Road To Hoe"
Artist Site
Crooked Eye Tommy :: BUTTERFLIES & SNAKES
Butterflies & Snakes are eleven memorable tunes penned by Ventura, California
Crooked Eye Tommy front-person and band namesake Tommy Marsh and Tommy's brother, guitarist-vocalist, Paddy Marsh (who also plays in the band). Other C.E.T. members: Glade Rasmussen, bass; Tony Cicero, drums; Jimmy Calire, saxophone/piano/Hammond B3. “The album's title track, ‘Crooked Eye Tommy,’ is sort of an autobiography," states Tommy. “I wrote it when we decided to name the band Crooked Eye Tommy. I was born with two lazy eyes, so the imagined discussion between a nurse and onlookers in the classic baby window at the hospital was a cool way to illustrate the way people can be cruel without even thinking about it.
Find more details about this release
 
Click to play"Somebody's Got To Pay" 
Artist Site
News Flash
The Rentiesville Blues Festival is 25 Years and Going Strong
 
RENTIESVILLE, OK – Friends of Rentiesville Blues and Selby Minner are proud to announce a full line-up of local, regional and national acts for the 25th annual Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival, slated for Labor Day weekend. The festival will be held at the old Minner family-farm-turned-venue, the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame (422978 John Hope Franklin Blvd., Rentiesville, Oklahoma), Friday Sept 4th through Sunday Sept 6th from 5pm until 5am. Headliners in the 35 band, multiple stage lineup include Johnny Rawls, Larry Garner and Little Jimmy Reed. Tickets are $15 per person per day with children ages 12 and younger free. 
More details about the Rentiesville Dusk to Dawn Blues Festival
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July 30 Ziggy Marley and Trombone Shorty Co-Headline Basejam Summer Outdoor Concert Series
STATELINE, NV – Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and reggae giant, Ziggy Marley returns to Tahoe, along with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop band, for a co-headlining performance that promises to heat up the BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series, July 30, at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe outdoor arena. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $75 for VIP.
 
The seven-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner and world humanitarian, Marley returns to Tahoe after his 2013 sold-out show. Following in the musical footsteps of his legendary father, Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to critical acclaim.
More details about this event
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3rd Annual International Blues Music Day Festival – NYC Aug 1st
“The World United in Celebration of the Blues!”
NEW YORK, NY - On Saturday August 1st, 2015, the NYC Blues Society presents the 3rd annual International Blues Music Day Festival at Club Groove in the West Village (125 MacDougal St at 3rd St, New York, New York from 1pm-9pm. This year’s Festival offers 8 hours of premium live Blues music featuring 12 “Electric Blues Masters.” Participating NY area and touring blues artists include: Andy Story, Chris Bergson, Johnny Childs, Dean Shot, Sweet
Georgia Brown, Oz Noy, Brandon Santini, Sonny Hudson, Jason Green, Stew Cutler, David Coppa & Adam Gussow. Doors 12:30pm, showtime: 2:00pm – 9:00pm. Ticket price: $15 advance, $20 at door.
More details about International Blues Day
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Recent “Blues In The Vineyard” a Winning Combination featuring Blues Nobility
LODI, CA - On Sunday afternoon, July 26, 2015, Mettler Family Vineyards and Lozano Presents combined to present Blues in the Vineyard and to host a stellar cast of blues artists on the shaded grassy grounds of Mettler's headquarters just east of Lodi, California. The combination of the immaculately groomed grounds and a cast of blues nobility made for an incredible day of music for those attending.
 
Headliners for the show were two long-time Bay Area guitar wizards, Ron Thompson and Chris Cain, and former Bay Area tenor sax man and vocalist, Terry Hanck. Their backing band was another group of experienced pros who blended flawlessly with whoever was up front -
More details and photos
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Blues singer Josh White to be honored with statue
GREENVILLE, SC - Blues singer Josh White’s influence spanned continents and generations. Before he became a musical innovator and civil rights activist, White was singing on the streets of Greenville to help ease his family’s desperate poverty. He left the Upstate as a teenager in the early 1930s. A decade later he became the first African-American entertainer to give a command performance at the White House.
 
Despite his million-selling single “One Meatball” and the postage stamp that bears his face, White’s name isn’t as familiar as those of other blues musicians. His impact, though, is undeniable. Musicians like Bob Dylan, John Fogerty and Jack White all were influenced by his Piedmont style of blues.
Read more about Josh White
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Blues Society News
Granite State Blues Society’s 13th Barnful of Blues Aug 1st
NEW BOSTON, NH - Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, led by singer, harmonica player and songwriter Sugar Ray Norcia (formerly of Roomful of Blues and Ronnie Earl and The Broadcaster), will headline the Granite State Blues Society’s 13th annual Barnful of Blues Festival Saturday, Aug 1, at the Hillsborough Youth Center Fairgrounds on Route 13. Food and craft vendors will be on site. Gates at 11am and music starts at noon. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the gate; free ages 12 and younger. The event will benefit the Webster House of Manchester. Attendees are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items for food pantries. Click image at left for more details.
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Cruise News
Pre-Book now for LRBC #27
SHORT Waitlist for LRBC #25 + Join Waitist for #26 
Prebook for LRBC #27 and place your fully-refundable $500 per cabin Prebook Deposit! LRBC #27 Southeastern Caribbean | Oct. 29 ~ Nov. 5, 2016 San Juan, Puerto Rico to the exotic islands of Barbados, Dominica,
Grenada and Guadeloupe on the Celebrity Summit.

JOIN WAITLIST FOR:
LRBC #25 Oct 24-31,2015 Big Easy / Fantasy LRBC #25 Fort Lauderdale to Key West (Fantasy Fest Finale), New Orleans & Cozumel.

NOTE: *Very SHORT Waitlist for LRBC #25 so chances of getting on the ship are highly likely!*
LRBC #26 Jan 17-24, 2016 Eastern Caribbean LRBC #26 Eastern Caribbean. Fort Lauderdale to Tortola BVI, St. Croix USVI & Bahamas Private Island
 Join Wait List!

NOTE: Very Important... In order to join the LRBC Waitlist, your user name and password is required to access the Reservation System. If you need help, please email or visit Booking FAQs. You may also call (816) 753-7979 to join.
 
Info: WEBSITE or 816-753-7979 or 888-BLUESIN' ~ Need help?: EMAIL
 LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE
313 Lawrence Ave., Kansas City, MO
More then a cruise! More Than You Can Imagine!
Blues Foundation News
- Blues Music Awards Date May Change
- 2016 Blues Music Award Nominations Open

MEMPHIS,TN -
Dick Waterman Photography Lecture at Blues Hall of Fame Aug 2
Free lecture at the Blues Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 2, from 2 pm-4 pm 421 South Main Street, Downtown Memphis. Dick Waterman will give a talk about his body of work reflected in the special exhibit, Dick Waterman’s Blues: Fifty Years of Blues Photography. This is the first exhibit in the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Gallery located in the lobby of the newly renovated Blues Foundation office, home of the Blues Hall. The exhibit coincided with
the grand opening of the hall of fame on May 8 and will run through
November 2015.
  
BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION PROCESS:
The 37th Blues Music Awards in 2016 nomination process is set out out here.
Artists and labels can register here.
Read more about what's going on at The Blues Foundation
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Elwood's BluesMobile
AUG 1-2 Radio Show:  SONGS ABOUT THE RAIN

You know, when the sky opens up, and the rain pours down, you sometimes feel bad, but then – if you’re a musician- you write a song about how terrible the weather is, put it out there, and everybody feels better. See how this blues thing works? Songs about the rain from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and more!
 
Weather’s bad, feeling good. Next time in the Bluesmobile.
 
 
 
TheBluesMobile.Com
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here 
Video of The Week
Buddy Guy featuring B.B. King
"STAY AROUND A LITTLE LONGER"
Intros and Outros
Tidbits & Birthdays
There's nearly a dozen or more Blues Festivals going on EVERY weekend! 
~ Birthdays of note this week: 
July 30 Buddy Guy (1936), Big Jack Johnson (1940), Otis Taylor (1948);
July 31 Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records founder) (1923); Aug 1 Robert Cray (1953); Aug 2 Big Walter Price (1917), Mark Naftalin (1944); Aug 3 Mercy Dee Walton (1915); Aug 4 Louis Armstrong (1901); Aug 6 Willie Lee Brown (1900); Aug 7 Magic Slim aka Morris Holt (1937); Aug 8 Joe Tex (1933), Jimmy Witherspoon (1920); Aug 10 Ronnie Spector (1945), Leo Fender (1908)
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Roots Blues Airplay Charts (Roots folks are on vacation...
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Festival Calendar
To view our entire calendar of more than 500 festivals, click here!
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Not all upcoming blues festivals are listed here at certain times of the year due to space constraints. Unless highlighted, festivals are no longer inked due to increasing spam
For a complete list and links see our comprehensive website
NOTE: Highlighted/Linked Fests here
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Calgary International Blues Festival
Jul-30-2015 - Aug-02-2015
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
Jul-30-2015 - Aug-02-2015
Mammoth Lakes, California, USA
 
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue/Ziggy Marley
Jul-30-2015
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
 
Magic City Blues
Jul-31-2015 - Aug-02-2015
Billings, Montana, USA
 
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Jul-31-2015 - Aug-01-2015
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA
 
Mount Baker Rhythm and Blues Festival
Jul-31-2015 - Aug-02-2015
Bellingham, Washington, USA
 
Blues on the Chippewa
Jul-31-2015 - Aug-02-2015
Durand, Wisconsin, USA
 
Waukesha BluesFest
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-08-2015 Delafield, Wisconsin, USA
 
Heritage Music BluesFest
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-09-2015 Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
 
Bayfront Blues Festival
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-09-2015
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
 
Sunflower River Blues
and Gospel Festival
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-09-2015
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
 
Cincy Blues Fest
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-08-2015
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
For all festival links
go to our website
 
Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival
Aug-14-2015 - Aug-15-2015
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
  
Chenango Blues Festival
Aug-21-2015 - Aug-22-2015
Norwich, New York, USA
  
Big Sky Rhythm and Blues
Aug-01-2015 - Aug-02-2015
Noxon MT, Montana, USA
 
Kitchener Blues Festival
Aug-06-2015 - Aug-09-2015, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
 
Waukesha BluesFest
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-08-2015, Delafield, Wisconsin, USA
 
Heritage Music BluesFest
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-09-2015, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
 
Bayfront Blues Festival
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-09-2015
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
 
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-09-2015
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
 
Cincy Blues Fest
Aug-07-2015 - Aug-08-2015
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
 
Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival
Aug-14-2015 - Aug-15-2015
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
 
Fargo Blues Festival
Aug-14-2015 - Aug-15-2015
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
 
Hidden River Blues Festival
Aug-15-2015, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Chenango Blues Festival
Aug-21-2015 - Aug-22-2015
Norwich, New York, USA
 
About Us
RBA Publishing Inc is based in Reno, Nevada USA. We are woman owned and operated.
 
We produce the annual Blues Festival Guide magazine (publishing our 12th annual in 2014), affiliated with the top-ranking website, and this weekly blues newsletter: The Blues Festival E-Guide, with approximately 30,000 weekly subscribers.
 
We look forward to your suggestions, critiques and questions. Reach our E-Guide editor, Michele Lundeen via EMAIL or here.
 
Contact our home office to find out how to advertise in this e-weekly newsletter. Call 775-337-8344.
 
Information both editorial and advertising in the Blues Festival E-Guide is believed to be correct but not guaranteed. Double check info carefully before you attend any event or send money for anything. We do not write the news... we just report it.
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