August 3, 2007
Vol 2 Issue 28

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Taking a break from the road introduces a new dimension to veteran guitarist Jimmy Thackery's songwriting and playing

For more than three decades, blues guitarist Jimmy Thackery has been a road warrior. In keeping with the rich blues tradition that spans nearly a century, this versatile guitar slinger has practically lived his life on the road, first as the co-founder and frontman for The Nighthawks in the �70s, and later with his current band, The Drivers (bassist Mark Bumgarner and drummer Mark Stutso)

But a recent six-month stretch of rare down time opened new creative channels for Thackery. Kicking back with a four-track recorder and sufficient time to conjure his muse at a more comfortable pace, he was able to plumb some of the lesser known depths of his creative well. The result is SOLID ICE, an 11-song set that provides a snapshot of Thackery on the road less traveled. Even the long-time Thackery fan is likely to find some aspects of the picture surprising.


Riding on the heels of his recently critically acclaimed Inside Sounds release LUCKY, Beale Street icon Charlie Wood has taken the unmistakable sound of STAX, mixed in his witty songwriting and superior arrangements, added some of Memphis' finest musicians, blended in a dash of contemporary Beale Street and serves it up (shaken not stirred) icy hot...taking the genuine taste of Memphis music to the world as never before.

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Click LISTEN to hear "I Just Want You Cause I Want You" from the self-titled CD, CHARLIE WOOD AND THE NEW MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND

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SHAKURA S'AIDA : : Blueprint

Born in Brooklyn New York, Shakura S'Aida calls Canada home. Her professional involvement in the Toronto music scene has been ongoing for the past 20 years, enriching the Jazz, Blues and R&B communities with her soulful voice, enthusiastic personality and commitment to music as an art form.

This 11-track compilation takes listeners on a journey through the blues of the 1040's, and 50's and is infused with Shakura S'Aida's signature voice and sultry interpretation of the music. BLUEPRINT pays tribute to some of the musicians that have inspired her musical career through the arrangements and instrumentation: musical icons such as Clarence Carter, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas and Wilson Pickett continue to motivate and arouse Shakura S'Aida.

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Ray Charles Estate At Odds With Albany State Over $3 Million Gift

Six years after music legend Ray Charles donated $3 million to Albany State University to build a performing arts center in his name, his estate wants to know why $2 million of the donated money was used for scholarships.

At issue is whether that money was explicitly earmarked for the center, since no written instructions accompanied the $2 million gift, given to the historically black college in Charles' hometown after he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2002. Albany State maintains that while the school does plan to name the center after Charles, the money was an unrestricted gift to the college.

Construction on the performing arts center, which was also to include a theater named for Charles' late mother, Reatha Robinson, has not yet begun.

Charles gave two gifts of money to Albany State: $1 million in 2001 and $2 million in 2002. "Mr. Charles always expressed, and the university always acknowledged, that Ray Charles was going to make a gift for the construction of the performing arts center and the theater in his late mother's name," said Ivan Hoffman, general counsel for Charles' estate.

The project will cost at least $23 million, said Albany State University spokeswoman Sophia Glover. The $3 million from Charles' estate is the only money contributed toward the center so far, she said.

Glover said it was always understood that the funds were unrestricted.

"It has always been clear that we would use (the money) for our most immediate need, and that would be scholarships for students to attend the university," Glover said. "In return for the gift, to show our appreciation for Ray Charles, we wanted to name the fine arts building for him."

In a letter dated June 22, 2006, to Charles' longtime manager, Joe Adams, Everette Freeman -- then the president of Albany State -- wrote that state Board of Regents did not recommend the project be forwarded to the Legislature for funding.

"Consequently, we likely will not see funds appropriate (sic) for the building until at least the fiscal year beginning in July 2008, if we are lucky," Freeman wrote.

The letter said the $1 million gift remains in a bank, and the $2 million was given to 125 students chosen to be Ray Charles Presidential Scholars, according to the university. The donation is the largest gift the university has ever received, officials said.

Architectural renderings of the building have been drawn, and a site has been selected on campus.

Charles was born on Sept. 23, 1930, in Albany. He died of acute liver disease on June 10, 2004, at the age of 73.

In 2001, Charles also gave two gifts of $1 million each to Morehouse College toward building the 40,000-square foot Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. Morehouse broke ground on the building in May 2007.

Last year, Charles' estate also donated his midnight blue tour bus to Morehouse. The bus will be displayed outside the college's arts center, which will house a collection of Ray Charles memorabilia.

San Francisco Mayor issued a proclamation declaring the 40th anniversary of "The Summer of Love"

On Sunday September 2nd, the 40th Anniversary Summer of Love Free Concert will take place in Golden Gate Park�s Speedway Meadows between 10 AM and 6 PM.

Mayor Newsom acknowledged the 60's movement in his proclamation which begins: "Whereas, The Summer of Love in San Francisco is internationally recognized as the birthplace of the 60's revolution that ignited a spiritual awaking that swept the world..."

A web cast of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park 40th Anniversary Concert will be streamed throughout the day on the Apple QuickTime website.

Pop artist icon Peter Max said, "I am so happy to see that a concert is being held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. It's important there is a historical legacy to the message that this time period represents. We need to always celebrate the universal values of compassion, peace and love."

A 26 poster series has been printed celebrating this event in the style of the 60�s.

CONFIRMED ACTS INCLUDE: Taj Mahal, Country Joe McDonald, Lester Chambers (from Chambers Brothers), Canned Heat, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jesse Colin Young (from the Youngbloods), Jerry Miller Band (from Moby Grape) featuring Tyran Porter and Dale Okerman (from the Doobie Brothers) and Fuzzy John Oxendine (from the Sons of Champlin),  Michael McClure and Ray Manzarek (from the Doors), Brian Auger, Nick Gravenites Band with David Laflamme, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and more.

Blues DJ wins broadcasting award

Denise "The Diva" Brooks, Director of Urban Programming and afternoon Drive Personality and Host of The Sunday Blues Cafe on WJKX-FM, Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS received the prestigious 2007 MAB Radio Personality of the Year award during the Mississippi Association of Broadcaster's Annual Meeting and Awards Gala Tuesday, July 17th at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson, Ms.

The award is presented each year to the Mississippi radio personality that exemplifies broadcast professionalism and local community service to the listening area.

Big-Time Overhaul For Graceland

Managers of Elvis Presley's famous home want to overhaul its tourist complex - with a new visitors center bigger than a football field, a convention hotel and high-tech museum displays that can give a new, digital life to the King himself.

All it will take to bring about those wonders is $250 million or so; the total reorganization of CKX Inc., the New York-based company that controls all things Elvis; and a publicly supported facelift for Graceland's struggling neighborhood.

The obstacles are far from small, but the people behind the plans, led by CKX Chairman Robert F.X. Sillerman, have a history of putting together big deals and making money for investors.

Sillerman, a multimillionaire dealer in media and entertainment assets, took over Graceland in 2005 when he bought the rights to Elvis' name and image from daughter Lisa Marie, Presley's sole heir.

When Presley died, his finances were in sad shape. Led by his ex-wife Priscilla Presley, the estate formed Elvis Presley Enterprises, opened Graceland to the public and solidified the legal rights to make money on Elvis' name and image.

Last year, Graceland took in $27 million in revenue, and the overall Elvis business brings in more than $40 million a year. That made him the second-highest grossing dead celebrity in 2006, behind only Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, according to Forbes.

Lisa Marie Presley still owns her father's house and 15 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, but CKX controls Graceland and its sprawling complex of souvenir shops and memorabilia museums.

Graceland's current visitors center, souvenir shops and museums were cobbled together by renovating a small strip mall across the street from what the Elvis faithful affectionately call ''the mansion.''

The new plans call for leveling all that and building a 80,000-square-foot visitors center designed from the ground up for handling big crowds and high-tech exhibits.

''To put that in perspective, that's about six or seven times the size of the mansion,'' Sillerman said.

The center will be equipped for the kind of technical wizardry that allowed singer Celine Dion to recently perform what appeared to be a live duet with Elvis on the ''American Idol'' TV show, which CKX also owns.

For years, Elvis Presley Enterprises, now a CKX subsidiary, has been buying land for expansion and has put together 100-acres needed for the renovation, which would move the tourist center to the same side of Elvis Presley Boulevard as Graceland.

Graceland's 128-room Heartbreak Hotel, also on the wrong side of the four-lane street, is to be replaced by a convention hotel, on the better side, with up to 500 rooms.

Jug Band Music Takes Center Stage in New Documentary Featuring Legendary Musicians

Having greatly influenced the folk and rock music that defined the 1960s, jug band music is being rediscovered thanks in part to the new documentary, "Chasin' Gus' Ghost".

The film features live performances by such notable musicians as John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful, and Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, Bill Keith, Maria Muldaur and the late Fritz Richmond of the influential Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Rock luminary Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, blues icon Charlie Musselwhite, and many other artists who were influenced by the great jug band musicians of the past appear in the film, which weaves live performances with interviews, archival footage and photography.

The documentary's name, "Chasin' Gus' Ghost" pays tribute to Gus Cannon and Cannon's Jug Stompers, a band from the 1920s, a time when Gus' band and others, such as The Memphis Jug Band and the Dixieland Jug Blowers, were creating their unique sounds in Memphis and Louisville.

Chasin' Gus' Ghost will have its live premiere as part of the San Francisco Jug Band Festival on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at the Roxie New College Film Center in San Francisco.


Construction on Led Zeppelin's new theme park roller coaster ride has been completed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The speedy attraction, "Led Zeppelin - The Ride," will open to the public at the new Hard Rock Park in 2008, as part of a number of rock-themed rides.

"Led Zeppelin -- The Ride" reaches 150 feet and is located in the park's "Rock & Roll Heaven" zone. The six-and-a-half-minute looping ride will hit 65 miles per hour -- and speakers will conveniently be located behind each rider's head, playing Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." Before getting on the roller coaster, riders will enter a silver airship, similar to the cover of Zeppelin's debut album. There will also be multi-media players showing Zeppelin footage for people waiting in line.

Singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones took part in the roller coaster's design.

Also completed is a three-story tall sand sculpture featuring the faces of John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, and Jimi Hendrix.

The 140-acre Hard Rock Park will feature more than 40 attractions, including shows, children's play areas, restaurants, cafes and retail stores.

Improved Copyright Search System To Replace Current Search Systems In Mid August

In mid August, the Copyright Office will launch a powerful new records search system that accesses more than 20 million digital records of registrations and recorded documents from 1978 to the present. The new system allows searching by title, name, keyword, and registration or document number. Through a command keyword search, elements of any or all fields can be combined to search the records.

Users can also search by type of work, such as sound recordings, dramas, motion pictures, visual materials, or preregistrations. The search method combines three separate databases that previously permitted only limited searching. The search tool uses Voyager software, the same system used by the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

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HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Wheeling West Virginia

With an All Star lineup that features the movers and shakers in the Blues, the
Heritage Music Blues Festival (Wheeling, West Virginia) is one of the greatest Blues festivals in the US.-- Gary W. Miller - Editor

This year's featured artists include: Shemekia Copeland * The Tommy Castro Band * Blues Harmonica Blowout with Mark Hummel, Magic Dick & Lee Oskar* Fiona Boyes * Rich DelGrosso * Coco Montoya * The Sean Carney Band * Dave McKenzie * The Kilborn Alley Blues Band * Guitar Shorty * BluesCaravan 2007 "Blues Guitar Women" with Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman & Roxanne Potvin *Otis Taylor * Jason Ricci & New Blood *Sean Costello * Lurrie Bell * Kelley Hunt *Pops Walker * Billy the Kid & the Regulators

Festival dates are August 10th-12th. For more information visit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- August 1, 2007; CONTACT: Jay Sieleman, Executive Director, (901) 527-2583/

Memphis, TN -- The Blues Foundation announces several changes for the nomination process currently underway in preparation for the 29th Blues Music Awards next May when it will once again recognize the finest in Blues performances and recordings.

Working through its existing committee that annually reviews the categories and the nomination and voting processes, the Board of Directors has made the following changes for 2008:

Recognize the increasing number of video releases by honoring one DVD title with a Blues Music Award;
� Eliminate the Comeback category due to a historical shortage of qualifying releases; and
� Restrict eligibility in non-album categories to two consecutive nominations unless the artist has an eligible release in the third year.

While there is likely to be little controversy over adding the DVD category, the elimination of the Comeback Album category may be more surprising because the perennial shortage of real Blues releases qualifying for the category is generally unknown to the public. Filmmakers, record labels and artists may now submit their Blues DVDs for consideration at just as they do with eligible CDs.

The most significant change, of course, is the expanded restriction on the eligibility to be nominated in a given year. The move is actually a continuation of the Foundation�s effort in recent years to address an oft-heard complaint about the Blues Music Awards�the same people win every year. While this has not been as widespread as some suggest and is a problem in other musical genres as well, The Blues Foundation has nevertheless undertaken steps to address this legitimate concern. In recent years, The Blues Foundation has, with their permission, named categories after B.B. King and Pinetop Perkins and correspondingly removed them from future consideration in these categories. Under the change announced today, a two-time winner in a non-album category such as Contemporary Blues Male Artist or Instrumentalist-Bass will not be eligible for a third consecutive nomination unless that musician has released a CD during the current eligibility period. After sitting out a year, the musician would be once again eligible in the following year.

The Board also agreed with the committee, deciding against adding zydeco, international and Blues/rock categories at this time. Individual zydeco releases may have limited Blues content and has just been awarded a Grammy category. The Blues Music Awards are already open to international artists and releases, and artists have been nominated in recent years from Europe and Australia. While there is some sympathy for the Blues/Rock category that appeals to many fans, especially younger ones, the categories already include three Contemporary Blues categories.


Bentonia, Mississippi and the Blue Front Cafe will soon join an elite list of historic sites on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The trail, a project of the Mississippi Blues Commission, will eventually include more than 100 historical markers and interpretive sites throughout the site.

The Bentonia marker will be dedicated in front of the Blue Front Cafe, Mississippi's oldest active juke joint, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 21.

Participating in the ceremony will be Broke & Hungry Records recording artist Jimmy "Duck" Holmes. Holmes is both the owner of the Blue Front and a highly regarded country blues guitarist whose two recent CDs have garnered praise around the globe.

Despite its tiny size, the town of Bentonia looms large in the consciousness of blues fans. It was here that a strange and powerful branch of Delta blues was born. Known worldwide as the Bentonia Blues, this mournful blues style is notable for its unusual open-D minor tuning and haunting lyrical content.

Today, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is the sole surviving Bentonia blues guitarist to perform in the style that made his hometown famous. Both of his recent CDs on Broke & Hungry Records - BACK TO BENTONIA (2006) and DONE GOT TIRED OF TRYIN' (2007) - were recorded at the Blue Front Cafe. The rustic juke was first opened in 1948 by Holmes' parents Carey and Mary Holmes. Jimmy "Duck" Holmes took over day-to-day operation of the Blue Front when his father died in 1970.

The juke has been featured in documentaries from around the world. This fall it will be featured in a film for BBC Television in Great Britain. 


"The Boogie Team" from the White Mountain Boogie n' Blues Festival (New Hampshire) has put together another fantastic line-up for all of you blues music lovers! The boogie has always been about family and friends and they work hard to ensure that the festival offers something for everyone. This family farm has the perfect amphitheater to stage such a show and for many years this has been the dream.

White Mountain Boogie n' Blues Festival is the largest outdoor blues festival in New Hampshire! Now entering it's 11th year, the festival features award-winning blues artists, food vendors, craft vendors, a climbing wall and many fun activities for children including Saturday night fireworks.

The festival is held in the heart of the White Mountain and the boogie stage is in a natural amphitheater located on a 72 acre pasture in the Pemigewasset River Valley, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire .

The Boogie is in between Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain (Lincoln) NH. Home to blues skies, incredible mountain views and a variety of outdoor recreational possibilities.

Offering easy access to Interstate I-93, local lodging and convenience shopping boogie guests are within easy reach of any accommodations they may need. A boogie shuttle bus even runs to and from participating local lodging facilities.

The boogie is a special treat for newcomers and a summer favorite for returning guests. This year's festival is August 17th - 19th.

Headliners include Shemekia Copeland, Tab Benoit, Duke Robillard and The Blues Caravan (featuring Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman and Roxanne Potvin).

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Blue Bella Records, announces the release of four new albums on October 9: a special double-CD from multi-Blues Award nominees Nick Moss & the Flip Tops � PLAY IT 'TIL TOMORROW; the solo debut CD from Flip Tops band member Gerry Hundt � SINCE WAY BACK; and new CDs from singer/harmonica player Bill Lupkin � HARD PILL TO SWALLOW, and The Kilborn Alley Blues Band � TEAR CHICAGO DOWN. All CDs will be distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution.

Blue Wave Records recording artists the Jony James Blues Band is currently working in the studio on new material that they will be presenting on the next leg of their SURVIVAL TOUR 2007.

Delta Groove Records will be releasing 2 "biggies" on August 21st. 2006 "Band of the Year" Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet will release THRILLVILLE. Also look and listen for The Insomniacs and their release LEFT COAST BLUES

Telarc has announced a August 28, 2007 release date for BLUES BLAST,a new CD from Debbie Davies. The CD is described as, "a pressure cooker recording that showcases her seasoned guitar and vocal capabilities and includes guest appearances by three high-profile bluesmen: guitarists Tab Benoit and Coco Montoya, and harpist Charlie Musselwhite".

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Advance ticket sales for this year's Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne look set to break all records.

The four-day event, held over the August bank holiday weekend, attracts music fans from all over the country and festival organizers, Pendle Leisure Trust are confident that attendance figures will be even higher than last year.

For music lovers who still haven't made up their minds whether to attend or not, the triple charity CD Hill Town Blues is the perfect guide to this year's festival.

With 51 tracks donated by artists from both sides of the Atlantic who will be performing at this year's festival, the proceeds from the 1,000 limited edition CDs will go to Pendleside Hospice.

The CD highlights the variety of acts who will be appearing this year, covering the full spectrum of rhythm and blues.


Independent music portal Virtual has taken its biggest stride yet in its crusade to bridge the gap between live music events and online by unveiling its most ambitious development to date; 'MyStage', a fully-featured, user-generated content platform within the Virtual Festivals website that allows fans to share their own videos, photos and blogs with the world.

This exclusive facility now adds a whole new dimension to the festival-going experience by empowering anyone in possession of a video-capturing device, be it a camera or mobile phone, to upload and broadcast their personal festival experiences to a worldwide audience of millions. Just like YouTube and Flickr, users can rate each other's submissions, subscribe to receive content from particular users, sort footage according to popularity, search by tag (keyword) and even embed content on third party websites (such as their MySpace or Facebook profiles).

Beyond the fans, MyStage offers considerable benefits to the industry. Festival organizers are able to have their own official channels, providing them with unlimited video streaming potential and a ready-made audience at no cost, and Virtual Festivals is currently in talks with several major festivals about integrating a white label version of the platform with their official websites. The service also offers attractive new opportunities for sponsor brands to interface directly with Virtual Festivals' highly targeted audience and several major brands have already signed up for campaigns (to be announced shortly).


Vividas Live TV is
promoting "Live" broadcasting over the internet made simple. According to their press release:

In the business world and at home, there is growing appetite for more immediate access to live content. Whether it is breaking news, the latest sports events, or important announcements from a Chief Executive, consumers expect more up to date information and are increasingly turning to the Internet to find it. There are a limitless number of opportunities for live content to be streamed over the Internet, either as one-off events, or as live broadcast channels.

Vividas is a unique technology for IP TV solutions:
  • Instant playback on any user machine (PC, Mac, Unix), with no user prerequisites needed.
  • Low cost of deployment - Deployable on a standard web server, no streaming servers or complex network set ups.
  • Low cost of support - No client software or set top boxes needed, fully cross platform solution works on 99% of home machines
  • Low operational costs. Up to 30% cheaper than Flash or windows, very low failure rates means low helpdesk support.
  • Low initial investment - Usage or fixed based tariffs provide low entry to market, with minimal or no Capital investment
  • Accountable - Extensive user reporting metrics, provides instant feedback on what is working and what is not.
  • Rentable live encoder units and onsite support from Vividas staff
  • Satellite truck, Tower feeds and production companies organized and managed

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Salute to the Seasoned Pros:featuring Sugar Pie Desanto, Honeyboy Edwards and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

In the world of music, too often it is all about the new kids on the block, the hot shots and young turks. But what about the musicians who lived on the block for years before the new kids showed up, the people who built that block brick by brick? Join Elwood Blues and his guests Sugar Pie Desanto, Honeyboy Edwards, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith for a salute to seasoned pros, next time on the House of Blues Radio Hour.

Cincy Blues Fest

Friday-Saturday, August 3-4, 2007

Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Hotline: 513-739-2583
Port Townsend Country Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday, August 3-4, 2007

Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.

Hotline: 360-385-3102
12th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

Friday-Saturday, August 3-4, 2007

Mammoth Lakes, California, U.S.

Hotline: 888-992-7397
Sky High Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday, August 3-5, 2007

Rock Creek, BC, Canada

Hotline: 250-446-2553
Mount Baker R&B Festival

Friday-Sunday, August 3-5, 2007

Bellingham/Deming, Washington, U.S.

Hotline: 360-629-8027

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

Hotline: none
Barnful of Blues

Saturday, August 4, 2007

New Boston, New Hampshire, U.S.
Hotline: 603-325-8659
Bandana Blues

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Hotline: 610-473-0338
9th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Lebanon, Ohio, U.S.

Hotline: 513-588-0321
"I Chews the Blues"

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Davison, Michigan, U.S.

Hotline: 810-252-3768
Backyard Blues Bash (1st Annual!)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Goldendale, Washington, U.S.

Hotline: 509-773-4434
GI Blues Festival

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Westland, Michigan, U.S.

Hotline: 734-728-0527

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Saturday-Sunday, August 4-5, 2007

Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.

Hotline: 410-286-0193
Oshawa Jazz & Blues Festival

Monday-Sunday, August 6-12, 2007

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Hotline: 800-576-1086

For years, the Blues Festival Guide Magazine received numerous requests for updates on festivals via email, and on January 10, 2006, the Marketing Director of the Blues Festival Guide magazine, Nancy Edwards partnered with the magazine (RBA Publishing) and published the first emailed issue of the E-Guide E-Newsletter.

The E-Guide is a wonderful resource for everyone interested in Blues! You can expect to see the E-Guide in your inbox weekly. Please email the editor with any questions at

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