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Blues Festival Guide
Aug 13, 2015
Vol 10/Issue 33
dec 31
Feb 18, 2016
exp 8-6-15
sept 14
exp 10-11-2015
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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 to hold your own copy and flip through 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?"
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Here's our BFG Publisher Kaati hangin' out with Mikey Junior in front of Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street in Memphis, TN, during the 2015 BMA's.
Photo: Cheryl O'Grady Yearnshaw
*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 Festival, Jackson, MS.Jackson Rhythm & Blues ...
CD & DVD Releases
Big Dave McLean :: FADED BUT NOT GONE 
Faded but Not Gone is legendary Canadian blues man Big Dave McLean’s Black Hen Music label debut CD. Produced by Black Hen label main-man Steve Dawson, who also adds his award-winning guitar talents throughout the album, Faded but Not Gone was recorded at The Henhouse in Nashville, Tennessee, and engineered by the acclaimed Bil VornDick. Besides Dawson, the all-star cast of players backing McLean for the sessions features Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton, Brian Setzer) on keyboards, John Dymond on bass and Gary Craig on drums. Special guests include Colin Linden, Colin James and The McCrary Sisters. The organic qualities of the music on Faded but Not Gone extended even to the cover shot, taken at the old school photo booth in Jack White’s Third Man Records store in Nashville. Find more details about this release
Click to play"Tough Times"
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Peter Novelli :: ST. AMANT SESSIONS

St. Amant Sessions, Peter Novelli’s third CD, was recorded in a small Louisiana town of the same name. With some of his favorite Louisiana/New Orleans musicians, Novelli takes his music even deeper into the swampy, funky roots and blues that he’s known for. There is also a strong bayou feel to this album – he even has featured Cajun accordionist Sammy Naquin and zydeco accordion star Chubby Carrier on a few tracks, and the comparisons that have been made with slide guitar ace Sonny Landreth are not far wide of the mark.
St. Amant Sessions opens with one of 10 Novelli originals, the honky tonk, Cajun, zydeco rocker, “Louisiana Sunrise” that Novelli wrote with a nod to legendary slide guitarist Sonny Landreth... and Sonny himself joined the session. Find more details about this release.
Click to play"Louisiana Sunrise"
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News Flash
22nd Annual Blues at the Beach Festival Sept. 11-12
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Beach Events and the Natchel' Blues Network, Inc., present the 22nd Annual Blues at the Beach festival September 11-12, 2015 on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at the 17th Street Park. Featured artists include the Royal Southern Brotherhood, Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones featuring Monster Mike Welch, the Peterson Brothers band, Carl Weathersby and Jackie Scott and the Housewreckers. The festival will also feature our local IBC winner, the Bobby Blackhat Walters band.
Admission is $5.00 per day or $8.00 for a weekend pass. Friday music goes from 7pm-10:30pm and on Saturday from 1pm -10:45pm. For more information please visit the Natchel' Blues Network website...
More details about the Natchel' Blues Festival
Ascencia Urban Blues Festival Aug 29 ...Lifting people Out of Homelessness
LOS ANGELES, CA – Ascencia, a Glendale based organization dedicated to raising people out of homelessness, will hold its first-ever Urban Blues Festival on August 29 from 11am – 8pm at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, California. Walter Trout will headline the day-long festival plus featured performances by The Americans, Arthur Adams, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Guitar Shorty, Little Faith, The Scorch Sisters and the Trout Brothers Band. The Ascencia Urban Blues Festival benefits Ascencia, a 501(c)(3) non-profit homeless services agency providing housing and support services to 1,200 homeless men, women and children every year.
Walter Trout, on tour for his “I’m Back” Tour, will headline the show and perform with his band. Last year, the renowned blues guitarist was near death until he received a liver transplant
More details about the Ascencia Urban Blues Festival
Local musician wants to bring the blues back to Dade City's historic Cow Palace
DADE CITY, FL — When Scott Place looks around the once-thriving music venue, he can imagine what it was like on a busy night. He has visions of his blues and R&B heroes in their prime, lighting up the stage and delivering powerful performances to joyful throngs of fans.
Back during the late 1950s and early '60s, the nightclub once known as Jake's Lakeside Tavern — and later by its adopted name, the Cow Palace — was something of a mecca for African-American entertainers on their way to fame during the era of the "chitlin' circuit."
Ray Charles and James Brown performed there. So did blues legends B.B. King and Buddy Guy. Read entire article
Memphis Unmatched for American Music History
MEMPHIS, TN - All you need to do to get a sense of the extraordinary depth of Memphis' enduring music culture is to stroll down Beale Street, look down and, step by step, read the names on the brass plaques in the cement: W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Alberta Hunter, Robert Johnson, Albert King, Elvis Presley, the Staple Singers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Justin Timberlake, and 125 more, all of whom were born in, lived in or recorded in Memphis over the past century. Few cities could claim anything like such a group of musicians as influential as these, and no other city can claim to be the crucible of the Delta Blues. Read entire article + pics
Blues Society News
Local Blues Artists Invited To Compete in the Great Lakes Blues Society “Road To Memphis”
LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA - The Great Lakes Blues Society (GLBS) will conduct its 6th annual “Road to Memphis” competition beginning Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3pm at the Eastside Bar and Grill at 750 Hamilton Rd., in London, Ontario, Canada. The Competition will continue for the next several Sundays (Sept 20, 27 and Oct 4) if necessary at the same venue with the same start time.
The winners (solo/duo and band) will receive financial support from the GLBS and represent them at the Blues Foundation’s 32nd International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee, Jan 26-Jan 30, 2016. For more information visit the GLBS website or contact: Dave Harland, Chair, IBC Committee, 519-701-1669 or via email.
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.

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.
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More then a cruise! More Than You Can Imagine!
Blues Foundation News
- 2016 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards Nominations Deadline September 30

MEMPHIS,TN - The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues world.
The KBAs are awarded strictly on the basis of merit by a select panel of Blues professionals. The KBA may be awarded for the recipient’s work in the past year but most often reflects a lifetime of work. In other words, we don’t view the recipient as the winner of a ‘best of the year’ category. Consistent with this philosophy, the committee generally refrains from awarding the KBA to an individual or organization more than once. Rather, the committee is looking for new deserving recipients. More details of nomination process
Read more about what's going on at The Blues Foundation
Elwood's BluesMobile

One of the great things about Charlie Musselwhite is the more music he releases, the more music we get to play. He has a new one! I Ain't Lyin! Charlie Musselwhite, recorded live. Lucky us.
Charlie Musselwhite joins Elwood, next time in the Bluesmobile.
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here 
Video of The Week
Luther Allison :: CHERRY RED WINE
Intros and Outros
Tidbits & Birthdays
There's a dozen or more Blues Festivals going on EVERY weekend! 
~ Birthdays of note this week: 
Aug 13 Jimmy McCracklin (1921), Son Seals (1942); Aug 16 Eddie Kirkland (1928), Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson (1915); Aug 17 Luther Allison (1939);
Aug 20 Issac Hayes (1942), Jack Teagarden (1905); Aug 21 Count Basie (1904); Aug 22 John Lee Hooker (1920), Debbie Davies (1952);
Aug 24 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (1905), Wynonie Harris (1915)
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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
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Fargo Blues Festival
Aug-14-2015 - Aug-15-2015
Fargo, North Dakota, USA 
Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival
Aug-14-2015 - Aug-15-2015
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Navasota Blues Fest
Aug-14-2015 - Aug-15-2015, Navasota, Texas, USA
Hidden River Blues Festival
Aug-15-2015, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, USA
Le Buis Blues Festival
Aug-20-2015 - Aug-22-2015
Le Buis, France
Madison Ribberfest
Aug-21-2015 - Aug-22-2015, Madison, Indiana, USA
Edmonton Blues Festival
Aug-21-2015 - Aug-23-2015, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Chenango Blues Festival
Aug-21-2015 - Aug-22-2015
Norwich, New York, USA
Baja Blues Fest
Aug-21-2015 - Aug-23-2015
Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico
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Edmonton Blues Festival
Aug-21-2015 - Aug-23-2015, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Taos Blues Fest
Taos, New Mexico, USA
Bean Blossom Blues Festival
Aug-27-2015 - Aug-29-2015
Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA
Urban Blues Festival
Los Angeles, California, USA
Kansas City 5th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival
North Kansas City, Missouri, USA
European Blues Cruise
Aug-31-2015 - Sep-03-2015
Marseilles, Barcelona, Baleares Island (Minorca), France
 The Real Blues Festival
of Orange County 6
Santa Ana, California, USA
Roadhouse Bluesfest
Sep-18-2015 - Sep-19-2015
Magnolia, Delaware, USA
Wasaga Beach Blues
Sep-18-2015 - Sep-20-2015, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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.
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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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