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|Smoky Greenwell’s New Orleans Blues Jam ::|
LIVE AT THE OLD U.S MINT
|When the word blues comes up for discussion in New Orleans musical circles, the name Smoky Greenwell is certain to be mentioned. Since taking up the harmonica in the 1970’s he has performed with a virtual who’s who among nationally and locally renowned musicians, including being a former member of the band War and Blues Co-op with Warren Haynes, in addition to fronting his own blues bands for many years.|
Never previously released, Live at the Old U.S. Mint was recorded live in the Performing Arts Center of the Old U.S Mint and consists mainly of songs Smoky Greenwell has studio-recorded at other times in his long performing career. Find more details about this release
"I Earned The Right To Sing The Blues"
|D’Mar & Gill :: TAKE IT LIKE THAT|
|Drummer Derrick “D’Mar” Martin and singer/guitarist Chris Gill live in a musical land of timeless sights and sounds. Like a trip back to where the blues began, the duo creates a big sound on Take It Like That proving less really is more. This follow-up to their stunning debut Real Good Friends (2011) goes straight to the heart, body and soul.|
Thirteen original compositions also feature Jerry “The Groovemaster” Jemmott (bass), Chris “Kid” Andersen (bass, guitar), Lisa Andersen (background vocals), Bob Welsh (piano and B-3 organ), Aki Kumar (harmonica) and Frankie Ramos (sax). Find more details about this release
"I Fell In Love With The Blues"
|Daytona Blues Festival, October 9-11, cannot be missed!|
|DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The sixth annual Daytona Blues Festival, October 9-11, at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark, downtown Daytona Beach, continues to provide the best blues experience. From the first music workshop at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 7, to the final notes of the last after jam late Sunday night, October 11, fans will enjoy an array of music and events in a safe, comfortable beachside environment.|
The main stage line up is, of course, the primary focus, and that line up is one of the best anywhere. The legendary and free after jams will no doubt create more new and unique moments. Our workshops, free welcome party, Riverfront stage, craft beer tasting, and food trucks add more excitement and fun. More details about the Daytona Blues Festival
|Copenhagen Blues Festival & Danish Blues Awards|
|COPENHAGEN, DE - It's Autumn, and time for "Blue Copenhagen." From Tuesday, Sept. 22nd once again the blues will sound all over the city, and we invite all blues fans to visit the city's many clubs and venues for a week of world class international blues, and some very good homegrown blues.|
The Blues is many things - it's tradition, but also innovation and evolution. The festival is famous for it's presentation of the blues in a fine balance between tradition and new expressions, and our constant musical ambition is to cover all styles of blues and to present a program of the highest possible international level. You'll find the seasoned blues veterans performing alongside some very talented young artists, who will carry the torch into the future.
More details about the Copenhagen Blues Festival week
|Wasaga students schooled in the blues leading up to the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival|
|WASAGA BEACH, ONTARIO, CANADA - Wasaga Beach elementary students got a lesson in the blues this week. Mark ‘The Bird’ Stafford, one of a number of musicians in town for the Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Festival spent some time in Birchview Dunes and St. Noel Chabanel in the lead-up to this weekend’s event, turning on a new generation to an old style of music.|
Stafford runs a similar program in Port Credit as part of the Southside Shuffle.
“My role is to just have fun [with the kids],” Stafford told The Sun in an interview during the kick-off for the festival last month.
More details about Wasaga Beach blues events
|Anthony Mostrom: Paramount Portraits Exhibit at Delta Blues Museum Sept 24|
|CLARKSDALE, MS - There will be an opening reception at the Delta Blues Museum September 24, 5-7pm for the Anthony Mostrom: Paramount Portraits exhibit featuring the drawings from the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 1 and 2. Meet the artist. Music by Bill Abel. No cover and open to the public.|
Paramount Records' open-door recording policy led it to the nation's blues, jazz, gospel and folk musics, capturing a comprehensive anthology of what the country sounded like in the 1920s-30s.
Anthony Mostrom, cartoonist, illustrator, and writer, created hundreds of ink portraits of Paramount's recording artists for Jack White's Third Man Records' reissue of the entire Paramount catalogue. The ink drawings were originally published in two "Field Manuals," 700 pages of encyclopedia-style biographies and discographies of 347 musicians. More details
|Alligator Records to Release Blues Christmas LP Nov 6|
|Alligator Records has set a November 6 street date for the vinyl-only release A Blues Christmas. The album is a new compilation featuring the best of Alligator's two previous holiday CDs, 1992's The Alligator Records Christmas Collection and 2003's Genuine Houserockin' Christmas. All tracks on A Blues Christmas have been remastered to bring out every nuance of these classic performances.|
A Blues Christmas is the first LP to ever be graced with the genuine holiday-rockin’ music of Koko Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland, Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, Michael “Iron Man” Burks, The Holmes Brothers, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Katie Webster, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Roomful Of Blues and Tinsley Ellis. More details
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LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE
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More then a cruise! More Than You Can Imagine!
|- KBA Nominations Deadline September 30|
|SEPT 19-20 Radio Show: SHEMEKIA COPELAND|
We got new music from the queen of the blues. The wonderful Shemekia Copeland. She will be here to knock your socks off with her great singing and great songwriting.
Shemekia Copeland. Next time, in the Bluesmobile.
Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy
WANG DANG DOODLE (Live)
World Gratitude day is September 21st, 2015.
Let's give gratitude and celebrate the blues every day!
~ Birthdays of note this week:
Sept 23 Roy Buchanan (1939), Ray Charles (1930), Fenton Robinson (1935), Tiny Bradshaw (1907); Mighty Joe Young (1927); Sept 24 Tarheel Slim (924), Chick Willis (1934), Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893);
Sept 25 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes (1936); Sept 28 Koko Taylor (1928),
Ben E. King (1938), Rev. Billy C. Wirtz (1954); Sept 30 Z.Z. Hill (1935),
Nick Schnebelen (1978), Tony Braunagel (1949)
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California Beer Festival,
Blues and BBQ
Sep-19-2015 - Sep-20-2015
Ventura, California, USA
Hot Springs Blues
and BBQ Festival
Sep-19-2015 - Sep-20-2015
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Copenhagen Blues Festival
Sep-23-2015 - Sep-27-2015
Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival
Sep-25-2015 - Sep-26-2015
Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA
The Bay Area Blues Festival
Sep-26-2015 - Sep-27-2015
Martinez, CA, California, USA
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride and Concert, 21st Annual
Dallas, Texas, USA
Mighty Mississippi Music Festival
Oct-02-2015 - Oct-04-2015
Greenville, Mississippi, USA
King Biscuit Blues Festival
Oct-07-2015 - Oct-10-2015
Helena, Arkansas, USA
Daytona Blues Festival
Oct-09-2015 - Oct-11-2015
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Columbia's 20th Blues Festival
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise: Big Easy/Fantasy #25
Oct-24-2015 - Oct-31-2015
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Ultimate Louisiana Party: Blues and Cultural Festival
Oct-31-2015 - Nov-01-2015
Houston, Texas, USA
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