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Blues Festival Guide
Aug 27, 2015
Vol 10/Issue 35
Feb 18, 2016
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CD & DVD Releases
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Elwood's BluesMobile
Intros and Outros
Roots Blues Airplay Charts
Show us your BFG
News Flash
Blues Foundation News
Video of The Week
Buddy and Hopkins
Festival Calendar
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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. 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 Waukesha BluesFest's Friday Aug 7th headliner, Rick Derringer with festival promoter Bob Mittnacht holding this year’s edition of the Blues Festival Guide.
Photo courtesy: Robert Mittnacht
*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
John Mayall:: FIND A WAY TO CARE
Produced by John Mayall (who also did the graphic design and artwork for the album) and Forty Below’s Eric Corne, Find a Way to Care was recorded at the House of Blues Studio in Encino, California. In addition to Mayall (vocals, piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, clavinet, guitar and harmonica), featured on the sessions are Rocky Athas (lead and rhythm guitar), Greg Rzab (bass) and Jay Davenport (drums), who collectively are now into their seventh year as John’s band. The group is also augmented by a horn section on several tracks.

About the new album, Eric Corne says, “I really wanted to feature John's keyboard playing on this record. Find more details about this release
Click to play"Long Summer Days"
Artist Site
Jimmy Burns :: IT AIN’T RIGHT
A walk in the Delta with sanctified swagger, It Ain't Right is a joyous culmination and testimonial to Jimmy's vocal talent and musical gifts. Relevant and inspiring, these songs are loaded with a great sense of collective purpose. Other musicians may cover a tune, but his clear and soulful message and individual approach make any song directly his own, and Jimmy Burns our musical treasure. Burns returned to Delmark studio for this much anticipated new recording, his best since ‘96s modern, yet timeless classic, Leaving Here Walking.
Jimmy is absolutely one of the best vocalist’s out there, and he also plays some extremely tasty, melodic and distinctive guitar and harmonica. The song repertoire is strong and diverse with two new originals from guitarist Billy Flynn and covers both popular and obscure with Jimmy making them all sound uniquely like his own. Find more details about this release
Click to play"Hard Hearted Woman"
Artist Site
News Flash
The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, October 2-4, 2015, Warfield Point Park, Greenville, MS
GREENVILLE, MS - Chris Stapleton, Nashville’s favorite singer songwriter, will headline the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival on Oct. 2-4 in Greenville, Mississippi. Stapleton’s career spans 15 years, as he’s written songs for country music stars from Luke Bryan to George Strait. Five of the songs he’s penned have become No. 1 hits. His debut solo album, Traveler debuted at No. 2 on Billboard‘s Country Albums Chart. He’s also been nominated for three Grammy Awards and won the International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year award as a member of The SteelDrivers.

Stapleton joins a heady mix of musicians set to perform at the festival named the No. 1 New Festival in America by American Blues Scene.
More details about the Mighty Mississippi Festival
New Blues Festival II Labor Day Weekend 2 Days-2 Stages-30+ Bands
LONG BEACH, CA - The place to be for Blues lovers this Labor Day Weekend is the New Blues Festival II, taking place over 2 days, Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, in El Dorado Regional Park (7550 E. Spring St.), Long Beach, CA with 2 stages and over 30 acts. Gates open at 9 am and music starts at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $25 and available now via the website, at six Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ locations, including Long Beach, Long Beach Towne Center, and the Cerritos Mall (Lucille's is the festival's Title Sponsor this year), and also at the gate both days. Amenities include a huge vendor village, food court; beer garden; and all-new VIP Lounge.
More details about the New Blues Festival
4th Annual Baja Blues Fest supplies Warm Breezes and Hot Blues
ROSARITO, BAJA, MX - I was lucky enough to be asked to represent the Blues Festival Guide at the Baja Blues Fest at the Rosarito Beach Hotel in Rosarito, Baja, Mexico. This festival is hosted by the Baja Blues Fest Organization and Jackie Alameda (President and Secretary), Joan Swartzlander (Director of Activities), Tom Stewart (Talent Coordinator) and all of their amazing volunteers, know how to put on an event. From the moment we arrived I could tell they knew what they were doing. Everyone was so happy and helpful, from the ladies handing out the Press Passes, the peeps checking in the musicians and all of the employees of the Rosarito Beach Hotel, including the guards out front (who helped us find a taxi). Read entire Baja Blues Fest recap
Cruise News
LRBC #25 Limited Cabins Now Available! Book NOW!
LRBC #25 Oct 24-31,2015 Big Easy / Fantasy Fort Lauderdale to Key West (Fantasy Fest Finale), New Orleans & Cozumel.
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Wailist: LRBC #26 Jan 17-24, 2016 Eastern Caribbean Eastern Caribbean. Fort Lauderdale to Tortola BVI, St. Croix USVI & Bahamas Private Island
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Prebook: 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.

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
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More then a cruise! More Than You Can Imagine!
Blues Foundation News
- KBA 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

The great Willie Dixon once said: “The Blues is the Roots, the rest is the Fruits.” Join Elwood in the BluesMobile for a sample of some of those fruits. Some old school blues that went into the ears of musicians and came out rock and roll. Songs by Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Jack White, the North Mississippi Allstars. And more.
The Blues roots of rock. Next time, in the Bluesmobile.
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here 
Video of The Week
Barbara Morrison, Bernie Pearl, Mike Barry : ROCK ME BABY
Intros and Outros
Tidbits & Birthdays
There's a dozen or more Blues Festivals going on EVERY weekend! 
~ Birthdays of note this week: 
Aug 29 Dinah Washington (1924); Aug 30 Luther "Snake Boy"
Johnson (1934); Joanna Connor (1962); Sept 3 Memphis Slim
(1915), Freddy King (1934); Sept 4-Meade "Lux" Lewis (1905);
Sept 5 Sunnyland Slim (1907); Sept 6 Jimmy Reed (1925);
Sept 7 Little Milton Campbell (1934), Latimore (1939)
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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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Edmonton Blues Festival
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
 Rentiesville Dusk Til Dawn
Blues Fest
Sep-04-2015 - Sep-06-2015
Rentiesville, Oklahoma, USA
Snowy Range Music Festival
Sep-04-2015 - Sep-06-2015
Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Big Muddy Blues Festival
Sep-05-2015 - Sep-06-2015
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Lehrter Bluesfestival
Lehrte, Niedersachsen, Germany
Big Blues Bender
Sep-10-2015 - Sep-13-2015
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Blues at the Beach, 22nd Annual
Sep-11-2015 - Sep-12-2015
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Cajun Zydeco Festival
Sebastopol, California, USA
Hound Dog Blues Festival
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival
Sep-12-2015 - Sep-13-2015
Guerneville, California, USA
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
Copenhagen Blues Festival
Sep-23-2015 - Sep-27-2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
Bridging the Blues
Sep-25-2015 - Oct-11-2015, Arkansas, Memphis, Mississippi, 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.
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