December 28, 2007
Vol 2 Issue 41

Special Announcements
CD or DVD Releases
Blues Artists on the Rise
House of Blues Radio Hour
About Us


The BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE Magazine team is now gearing up for the 2008 annual issue.

We’re searching for a vertical, hi-resolution, outdoor shot for our cover that is colorful and sharp and gives the feeling of festival, fun, music, etc… one that imparts the essence of the Blues festival vibe. If your photo is selected you will be a published photographer in the largest Blues Festival Guide magazine in the United States-- the 2006 recipient of the Blues Foundation’s "Keeping The Blues Alive" Award for Print Media! If chosen, your photo will not be used for any purpose without written permission.
Email examples ASAP to our editor at or mail hard copies to:
BFG Editor c/o 12073 Callado Rd, San Diego, CA 92128. A web link also works well for viewing if available.
Note: Only the cover shot will receive compensation. Photos are also being considered to use within the magazine articles as needed. Credit is given in the masthead and next to published photos.
Thanks in advance.

Michele Lundeen/Editor
Blues Festival Guide magazine

BUCK69 : : When She Whispers Your Name

Get out your air guitar for these 14 new electric blues and roots rock songs buy the father and son band BUCK69. It's like Bob Seger meeting Jonny Lang in a juke joint to talk about Eric Clapton.

BUCK69 is a father and son blues/rock band mixing together the old and the new with a bang. With three members over the age of 45 and 5 members under the age of 30, BUCK69 is influenced by more than three generations of music. They are influenced by who, what, where, when and how their everyday lives start and end! Music is BUCK69's way to express their inner feelings. To cement in history the people, places and things that affect the bands lives. Be it happy or sad, life or death. They write about what carry's them down life's highway. Always in search of that one song! Because: "Great singers, writers and musicians will come and go, but a great song lives forever".

In 2002 after a short sabbatical to concentrate on wife, kids and career, Tom Clawson formerly of "T.C. Rogers & The Blue's Hamilton Band" 1970's Warren, OH. (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) along with his oldest son Alex Clawson from the band "BHB" Toledo, OH (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) decided to start playing out as an acoustic duo. Playing originals and covers in and around the local Toledo, Ohio area. In June of 2004, persuaded by his son, the decision was made to go with a full band. The band offers a diverse ageless genre of "Electric Blues and Roots Rock".

BIG GEORGE BROCK : : Live at Seventy Five

After a summer of festival dates and overseas touring, 75-year-old bluesman Big George Brock has released his first live album ever. Entitled LIVE AT SEVENTY FIVE, it marks Brock's fourth release on the Cat Head Presents label.

"Yeah, I guess you could call it seventy five years in the making," said Brock from his current home in St. Louis. "I put everything I have into this recording. Everything I've been through. Man, you just don't know. I was ready to make this record."

Recorded live at Clarksdale's world-famous Ground Zero Blues Club on May 12th of this year, the CD features a mix of Brock originals and classic blues covers from many of the legendary bluesmen he played with back in the day -- including songs by Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

Brock grew up at a cotton plantation just outside Clarksdale, Mississippi. Through the years, he's been lucky enough to share stage or studio with the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Albert King, Hubert Sumlin, Steven Seagal, Watermelon Slim and others.

Brock's "Live At Seventy Five" is available now at record stores via Burnside Distribution Corporation. It can also be previewed and purchased on the web at, iTunes and Brock's biography, tour dates and more are available at

JASON RICCI & New Blood : : Rocket Number 9

Jason Ricci is that rare individual that only comes along once in a generation - an artist with the unique ability to help shape and redefine the sound of his chosen instrument and forever change the course of music history. His style is varied and his influences far reaching, having spent countless hours absorbing everything from Sun Ra to Little Walter, the Rolling Stones to the Pixies, Lou Reed to Government Mule, and everything in between. The depth of his music crisscrosses the audible landscape leaving no stone unturned as he fully explores blues, jazz, funk, rock, punk and even drawing inspiration from the current crop of jam bands, all while retaining the stamp of his own inimitable style.

Jason has over 10 years experience living life out on the road, and performs over 300 dates a year. Through hard work and dedication Jason Ricci & New Blood have built a solid fan base from the ground up, selling over 12,000 copies of their self produce/released CD BLOOD ON THE ROAD, and all without the help of record labels, national distributors, or publicists.

Now Jason Ricci & New Blood with the benefit of their new record label Eclecto-Groove have created a visionary and sonically explosive masterpiece with ROCKET NUMBER 9 that is sure to shake your foundations.

Enter this contest and win!

Working on the next contest - keep watching for the announcement.

Bex Marshall:from London

Songwriter Bex Marshall is an explosion of acoustic/rock/blues with a hot poker twist of Country, possesing guitar skill that have been likened to Stevie Ray Vaughan. A stunning young guitarist, she exudes excitement and charisma as she performs solo or with her band on stages across the globe. Her clever and imaginative lyrics invite you in to her world and her mellow tones capture the imagination and captivate her audience.

Her songs, whilst contemporary, are destined to become timeless classics. A gregarious character, Bex commands the stage. Her cheeky rapport and obvious sex appeal couple with her brilliant talent to create an artists with Presence.

Click on the LISTEN button above to hear the song "Stand Up" from Bex Marshall

For more info on Bex Marshall, CLICK HERE

CHRISTMAS BLUES:With BB King, Eric Clapton, Koko Taylor, Otis Redding and more

Okay, so maybe you've been a little bit bad this year, Well, your friend Elwood Blues understands, and he's not going to let you settle for a lump of coal in your stocking. Join Elwood for some Christmas Blues with BB King, Eric Clapton, Koko Taylor, Otis Redding and many more, this week on the House of Blues Radio Hour.




Sesi Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday-Saturday, January 6-15, 2008
Sesi Jazz & Blues Festival
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hotline: none

Buckingham Blues Fest

Saturday, January 12, 2008
Buckingham, Ft. Myers, U.S.
Hotline: 239-693-7111

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Friday-Sunday, January 12-14, 2008
Telluride, Colorado, U.S.
Hotline: 970-728-8037

Rogue Valley Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday, January 18-20, 2008
Ashland,0R , U.S.
Hotline: 541-535-3562

Playing with Fire Winter Series

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Hotline: 402-990-4211


More are added daily so keep checking back!
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Sunday-Sunday, January 13-20, 2008
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Hotline: 888-BLUESIN / 816-753-7979

Real Delta Showcase

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Hotline: 662-560-3421

Australian Blues Music Festival - The National Festival of Australian Blues Music

Thursday-Sunday, February 7-10, 2008
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Hotline: +61 2 4823 4492

Playing with Fire Winter Series

Saturday, February 16, 2008
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Hotline: 402-990-4211

Blues Blast 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008
Blues Blast 2008
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Hotline: 602-252-0599


Friday-Saturday, March 7-8, 2008
Lima, Ohio, U.S
Hotline: 419-221-3897

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