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August 28, 2009 Volume # 4  Issue # 32

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As the guitarist for the internationally acclaimed band Root Doctor, Greg Nagy's playing has earned praise from many significant publications, such as Downbeat, Hittin' the Note, The Chicago Sun Times, and Living Blues, to name a few. Greg is regarded as a fierce, tasteful, and creative guitarist in the international blues community.

From The Liner Notes For Walk That Fine Thin Line

"The elusive boundaries where blues ends and r & b, gospel, jazz, rock & roll or pop begins make up a fine thin line. In his life and on his debut CD, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Greg Nagy walks it with hard-won aplomb, assurance and accomplishment...His vocals and picking are both soulful, emotive, concise and powerful without the need for overstatement or pyrotechnics; his skills are used in the service of the song, although as the title track, “For The Love Of A Woman” and “Jenny, Jenny, Jenny” illustrate, the hot licks are always on call when appropriate... WALK THAT FINE THIN LINE fully introduces Greg Nagy and his music, with a rich personal statement, finely honed and crafted, deeply felt, and well worth close attention. Nagy had best start now clearing more space in his scrapbook and on the awards shelf..."

Dick Shurman - Producer (Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, et al)

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KAYE BOHLER… her energy makes you high! It’s Raw, Real, Unpretentious, Powerful Playful and truly Authentic.
Years of live performance and passionate study of Rhythm and Blues and Jazz have produced an incomparable world-class performer in Kaye Bohler. This bandleader singer and songwriter always delivers a riveting show filled with grooving originals, swinging blues, funky soul and danceable R&B favorites. Whether Kaye brings her 4-piece rhythm section or 10-piece big band of veteran rhythm and blues musicians her high impact show never disappoints.

With over 20 years of performance experience including; touring Japan with American Can Can Review, the Pacific North West with the band Pele Juju, countless concert, club and festival appearances up and down the California coast has led Kaye to develop a well-crafted original show of tasty swing and High impact Rhythm and Blues. Having shared the stage with legendary Rhythm and Blues favorites such as Bozz Skaggs, Tommy Castro, Johnnie Johnson, Magic Slim, Sista’ Monica, Rod Piazza, and countless others, Kaye is posed to move into the spotlight of the greats in American Roots Music.

In March of 2009, Kaye released her third CD and finest work to date, a 10-song CD entitled “Like A Flower” featuring Robben Ford on the title track. With the help of Producer, Tony Lufrano this compilation of original material captures a bit of the East Bay Funk, Old School R&B, jazz and a journey of life’s experience through song as only a Blues Singer can deliver. Only the upper echelon of (San Francisco) Bay Area Rhythm and Blues musicians were chosen for these recordings including; Tommy Castro, Danny Caron, Steve Evans, Nancy Wright, Garth Webber, Sammy Varela, Jimmy Sanchez, John Paul, Tom Poole, Mike Rinta, Johnnie Bamont among others. This CD stamps in your memory an impression of a true singer, a woman with a golden tambered big voice in love with her craft devoted to delivering the real deal.

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The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the world’s largest organization of professional travel journalists and photographers, recently polled its members to come up with the “Top 10” best North American cities for live music.

“Travel should involve all five senses, and one of the great travel experiences is listening to live music in the places where it originated or in spectacular settings,” says SATW president, Bea Broda.

Listed in order of votes with comments from SATW writers, here are North America’s “Top 10” destinations for live music.

1. New Orleans, Louisiana

“New Orleans bleeds music – it’s in the air, in the water, in the people. You can’t go to New Orleans without the music swallowing you whole.” Lisa A. Tomaszewski, travel editor, HMP Communications

2. New York City, New York 
“Where else can you 'Rent' a seat next to some 'Guys and Dolls,' let down your 'Hair' and be transported anywhere from the 'South Pacific' to 'Chicago,' and leave the theatre thinking, 'Mamma Mia!' that was some enchanted evening!” Evelyn Kanter, freelance travel writer/photographer

3. Austin, Texas

“Only in Austin, Texas can you go for super-delicious and inexpensive barbecue, sit outdoors at a picnic table and hear decent live rock at no additional charge.” Carole Terwillger Meyers, travel writer

“Austin is home to the yearly South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, where nearly the entire city becomes a music venue for a week. There are hundreds of live shows a day, making it just as fun for locals as for industry executives.” Joshua Hinsdale, freelance travel writer

4. Nashville, Tennessee “Nashville isn’t just the ‘home’ of country music. It’s the heart and soul of country music.” Steve Winston, freelance travel writer

5. Chicago, Illinois
 “Chicago's reputation as home of the blues can't be understated, with live shows available at clubs every night. The diverse neighborhoods and city-sponsored events also offer live music, from Old Town School of Folk Music to Lollapalooza in Grant Park and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It's all here, all the time.” Laurie Borman, freelance travel writer

6. Memphis, Tennessee
“Barbecue and blues, blues and barbecue. Memphis is a foot-tapping, sensory delight.” John H. Ostdick, freelance travel writer

“Doesn’t get any better than Memphis, Beale St. and barbecue, wow, what a concerto. Plus the ghost of old Elvis is always hanging around somewhere, munching on a fried banana and peanut butter sandwich and strumming his guitar.” Rich Browne, host, Barbecue America

7. Montreal, Canada

“Montreal has anything you might want, with a European accent.” George Bryant, freelance travel writer
“Montreal is a hotbed of world music, and free music festivals!” Nancy Lyon, freelance travel writer/photographer

8. Las Vegas, Nevada

“From Elvis and Frank through Barbra and Barry to Celine and Bette, Vegas has been THE venue every great act hopes to get booked into. And with all the smaller lounges at the major hotels, you can catch talent on the way up, too.’’ Bob Jenkins, freelance writer.

9. Branson, Missouri
"Where do top sidemen go when they tire of the LA lifestyle? To Branson where they can play their music at any of its 52 live performance theatres, enjoy life on three pristine lakes and 12 championship golf courses. Every day's a musical high, but the Christmas scene is fabulous!" Lorraine O'Donnell Williams, travel writer.

10. Denver, Colorado
“Red Rocks is the most visually stunning outdoor amphitheatre in the country, maybe the world.“ Ted Alan Stedman, freelance travel writer

“A concert at Red Rocks should be on everyone’s bucket list…Red Rocks is one of a kind.” Kim McHugh, freelance writer

Robert Mugge's Film, "Deep Sea Blues," a Portrait of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Due October 6

Since the 1960s, generations of fans have adopted outdoor festivals as the ideal place to experience live musical performances. But in recent years, the best American roots music festivals have moved onboard specially chartered cruise ships. One of the first and most successful of these, Roger Naber’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, is nowadays considered to be the true “Woodstock of the Waves.” At the same time, these “blues cruises” are a welcome contemporary refuge for artists who once performed the juke joints and Chitlin’ Circuit clubs throughout the South, most of which have now disappeared.

Deep Sea Blues, renowned documentary filmmaker Robert Mugge’s two-hour portrait of the January 2007 Blues Cruise to the Caribbean, captured many of the 70 performances by 14 artists. The festival featured blues performers Bobby Rush, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Otis Clay, Taj Mahal, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Commander Cody band, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Michael Burks, Deanna Bogurt, Ruthie Foster, Phantom Blues Band, Joey Gilmore, Mel Waiters, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Watermelon Slim, Mitch Woods, Earl Thomas, Leon Blue and Tasha Taylor. The commercial DVD of Mugge’s film is set for release October 6, 2009, on Micro Werks, distributed through the Infinity Entertainment Group (also the home of Collectors’ Choice Music). List price is $19.98.

Executive producer Roger Naber recently celebrated his 30th anniversary as a promoter of blues concerts and cruises. Multi Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal, who appears on Deep Sea Blues, says of the floating festival, “It’s not Disney World. It’s about people relaxing, enjoying themselves, and spending time with others who enjoy the same kind of music as they do. It’s amazing how people can really connect through the blues and R&B. Every year you can set your clock by it.”

The 2007 Blues Cruise to the Caribbean included daylong stops on the islands of St. John, St. Barths and Grand Turk, two of which featured additional concerts and a “blues wedding” on the beach. The film is presented on the DVD with seven bonus performances: extended versions of songs by Tab Benoit, Otis Clay, Michael Burks and Joey Gilmore, plus additional songs by Duwayne Burnside, Murali Coryell and Jimbo Mathus.

Mugge is the producer/director/editor of such films as Last of the Mississippi Jukes, which chronicled the final days of Jackson, Mississippi’s Subway Lounge; Deep Blues, in which writer Robert Palmer and Eurythmic Dave Stewart explored the Mississippi juke joint scene; Gospel According to Al Green; Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise; Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records; and dozens more. The New York Times cited Mugge’s “documents of a flourishing below-the-radar culture, often involving older musicians who won’t be around much longer. They are archival records as well as entertainments.” He has recently been named to the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Endowed Chair in Telecommunications at Ball State University.

According to Mugge, “As juke joints and chitlin’ circuit clubs disappear, leaving many regional artists cut off from both their origins and their natural audiences, other venues and other audiences come forward to fill the gaps. Among those newer and less ramshackle venues are annual music festivals and upscale music clubs both in North America and abroad, which at least provide the artists with occasional paychecks and exposure to wider audiences. Ironically, though, perhaps the best place to hear live blues, R&B, zydeco and gospel music today — and the best place to perform them — is on cruise ships sailing from Florida into the Caribbean, and from California into the Pacific . . . The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise creates a magical and protected space where musicians and fans can relax together, party together, and share their abiding passion for America’s most fundamental musical heritage. As strange as it seems, when the Blues Cruise magic truly takes hold around two or three in the morning, dancing to Otis Clay, Tommy Castro, Ruthie Foster or Buckwheat Zydeco on the pool deck feels a whole lot like eating barbecue, drinking white lightning, and dancing till dawn at Junior Kimbrough’s juke joint. Although the circuits may change, that down-home spirit remains the same.”

For all who cherish soulful music, humorous stories and true-life adventures in paradise, Deep Sea Blues offers smooth sailing indeed. Because the blues isn’t dead . . . it’s only gone on vacation.

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The Pizza & Pyramid Tour

October 21 through November 1, 2010

Starring Zac Harmon with Special Guests Deanna Bogart, Terry "Harmonica" Bean and Steve Simon, this 10 day tour includes a show at the U.S. Naval Base in Sicily, Italy and then on to Cairo, Egypt for command performances at the Pyramids, The Cairo Opera House and the Cairo - American University.

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Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) -- A Yahoo! Inc. unit won an appeals court ruling that may protect Internet radio stations from paying higher music royalties, in a setback to labels such as Sony Corp.’s BMG Music and Bertelsmann AG’s Arista Records.
The labels don’t have the right to demand that Yahoo’s Launch Media, in which users receive songs based on individual preferences for specific kinds of music, pay licensing fees to individual copyright holders of recordings, the court in New York ruled today. Instead, sites pay fees based on their size.

“It brings a great clarity to an area that has vexed innovators for a long time,” said Jonathan Potter, executive director the Digital Media Association, which represents Internet companies. “There’s been 10 years of litigation over this. Companies have been put out of business because of this issue.”

The appeals court became the first to decide whether a Webcasting radio service is an “interactive service” that would require payment of individual licensing fees. The court, upholding a 2007 lower court decision that Launch’s service isn’t interactive, said LAUNCHcast, the Web service, doesn’t ensure a predictability of songs such that listeners stop buying music.

“LAUNCHcast’s listeners do not even enjoy the limited predictability that once graced the AM airwaves on weekends in America when ‘special requests’ represented love-struck adolescents’ attempts to communicate their feelings to ‘that special friend,’” the appeals court said.

Who’s in Charge
BMG spokesman Brian Garrity declined to comment, as did Jonathan Lamy, a spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America. A spokeswoman for Sunnyvale, California- based Yahoo didn’t immediately return a call. Yahoo owns the second-biggest search engine, behind Google Inc.
“This is a classic case of tension of who’s in charge of what they hear and what they enjoy -- is it the listener or is it the provider?” Potter said. “If you know you like Madonna, we’re not going to make the next song Simon & Garfunkel. The song gets played to an audience that will appreciate it.” The ruling is “excellent news” for independent record labels, said Rich Bengloff, president of the American Association of Independent Music.

Larger Platform’

“It gives us a much larger platform, we believe,” Bengloff said. The Internet stations let a user chose a genre or style of music, like the blues, and get a larger playlist than on traditional AM or FM radio stations, he said.
Congress set up a procedure that would allow for a sort of subscription fee set by the Copyright Royalty Board. The Internet radio stations pay a set amount for each song or recording played based on the number of listeners.

 SoundExchange, a nonprofit Washington group set up by Congress to handle the fees, distributes the money to individual rights holders. Had the ruling gone the other way, the sites would have had to go to each copyright holder, such as the record companies or artists who own their own rights, and negotiate a payment. Interactive sites are ones in which the computer user selects a specific song or group.

“The success of the Slackers and the Pandoras that are non-interactive and have customized playlists are important to us,” Bengloff said. “When you have a service like SoundExchange that has parity for everyone, you’re going to be treated fairly.”
Both sides have been operating under the presumption that Webcasting would fall under the board, and they have been fighting there over the amount that must be charged.

The Internet radio companies, including Pandora Media Inc., last month reached a 10-year music-royalty agreement with the record companies, resolving a fight that threatened their business.

Some of the world’s leading authorities on American roots music will be heading to Bransford on Saturday, September 12 for an evening of blues and folk. The University of Worcester has organised a conference, called Transatlantic Routes of American Roots Music, featuring experts on the styles and history of American roots music.
But earnest, academic debate will give way to good times at the Fold eco cafe later in the evening with a host of well-known fingerstyle guitarists, fiddle and banjo players putting the theory into action.
Dr Jill Terry, head of English and Cultural Studies, said: “This event will bring together some of the world’s leading authorities on American roots music in one place.
“They will be examining the impact and significance of American Folk and Blues music in Britain and British influences on US styles. But it will not just be an academic event, there will be live music in the evening which anyone interested in Blues and Folk music will enjoy.”

For information on the day conference, to be held at the University, contact Jill Veale Tickets for the evening concert, which begins at 8pm, cost £10.

His first professional gig came with his brothers as the Charles Ford Blues Band when they backed Charlie Musselwhite. From there Robben played with Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, The L.A. Express, and others — all the while building his solo career.

Robben Ford is back with a new live CD called Soul on Ten. Recorded at San Francisco’s Independent Theater, it contains 8 tracks, plus two new songs recorded live in-studio.

In this podcast, Robben walks us through Soul on Ten. Click on cd for podcast.

For more on Robben Ford click here

Scope Of Search For Rare Material Expanded

The production of the authorized career-spanning "Eric Clapton Visual Anthology" continues. When completed, the documentary will represent the most comprehensive overview of Eric's 45+ year career ever assembled.

The producers have previously asked fans around the world to search their personal archives for rare photographs, video and film of Eric Clapton prior to 1980 both on and off stage. The scope of the search has been expanded to include Eric Clapton-related ephemera from 1963 to 1974. Things like music magazines from around the world, newspaper reviews, venue-specific programmes, fan-club items, tickets, radio station memorabilia, radio broadcasts / air checks, concert posters, record company items etc.

Film and photographs - even snapshots - and memorabilia from the British Jazz / R&B / Blues Club Scene 1958 -1964 is also being sought. These items do not have to feature Eric Clapton. The producers are seeking material like photos of club exteriors, patrons inside of the clubs, musicians and bands performing, club membership cards, advertising posters, newspaper clippings etc. for historical background.

An invitation to fans to participate in this exciting project was also included in Eric Clapton's 2009 Tour Programmes. "The Eric Clapton Visual Anthology" was first announced in April 2006.

So, check your attics, closets and other storage spaces for 8mm or 16mm home movies, video, photographs of Eric as a group member and solo artist, and related ephemera / memorabilia from the following periods:
- The Yardbirds
- John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
- Cream
- Blind Faith
- Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
- Derek & The Dominos
- Eric on and offstage 1970 to 1980, but particularly in the early 1970s

If you have any items in the above categories, contact the producers directly by email at or send a letter with your complete contact information, including telephone number, to the address below. Please describe the material you have to the producers in your email or letter, but do not send your items initially. You will be credited and compensated if your material is used.

EC Anthology
c/o W Management
266 Elizabeth Street - 1A
New York, NY 10012


Back in the day, if you wanted to be a professional guitarist you needed a ton of extra equipment such as cassette four-track recorders, tuners, metronomes, cables, effects pedals, metronomes, chord guides, a book of scales—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Thankfully with the advent of technology such as the iPhone it’s never been easier to be an accomplished musician. Here we highlight five of our favorite iPhone applications (which are also compatible with the iPod Touch) for musicians, all of which are not only space and money saving but also streamline the entire process in order to give you more time to develop your own sound as opposed to unpacking your duffle bag full of cords and books.

Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack: This amazing application does exactly what the title implies by turning your iPhone into a functioning four-track recorder. Using either your phone’s microphone or an external recording source, the program allows your to record four separate tracks of audio, plus it gives you the ability to pan, fade and bounce tracks all on your phone. Once you have that all set, you can import the session into your computer to further experiment with and fine-tune your future hit song. In other words it’s probably time to toss that cassette four-track that’s been gathering dust in your basement and drop ten bucks on this digital recorder that fits in your pocket. Price: $9.99 [iTunes]

Shazam: We don't believe in magic, but Shazam is definitely the closest thing we’ve come to evidence of it in the music world. If you’re not familiar with the program, it’s essentially a database that looks for the sonic fingerprint of a specific song and then identifies it. For example, if you’re in a record store and don’t feel like asking the pretentious clerk which Belle & Sebastian import you’re listening to without getting a disapproving glance, just hold your phone toward the speaker for a few seconds and Shazam will seek the sound sample out of its database of over six million songs, let you know who sang it, what album it came out on and show you how to purchase it. While there is a technically an algorithm behind this technology, we’re still pretty sure it’s supernatural. Price: FREE [iTunes]

Agile Partners Guitar Toolkit: If you’re a guitarist who regularly gigs out and you’re also obsessed with your iPhone then GuitarToolkit is a must-have application. Featuring a chromatic tuner, list of scales, chord library, metronome and support for everything from 12-string guitar to 5-string bass, it’s the only program you need to practice everything from your metal shredding to jazz-guitar voicings without having to lug around tons of extra equipment or worry about being weighed down by 9-volt batteries for all of your various gadgets. Oh and if you’re a lefty, don’t worry because Guitar Toolkit also readjusts everything if you’re using a different hand position. In fact all it’s missing is the ability to transform into a Marshall stack, but here’s hoping that might be included with the next software update. Price: $9.99 [iTunes]

PocketGuitar: PocketGuitar is exactly what it sounds like it is: an application that turns your iPhone into a virtual guitar. However unlike toy guitars of yesteryear, with PocketGuitar you can strum strings and press down frets using different instruments including electric guitar, classical guitar, electric bass and ukulele. Oh and if those aren’t enough options for you, you can also implement effects such as distortion, chorus and delay to help fill out the sound and give you different sonic textures to work with during your quest to write the perfect riff. The best part is that the program only costs .99 cents, which is only about the cost of one guitar string for your non-virtual axe. On second thought, the best part of it might be the fact that you never need to tune your iPhone. Price: $0.99 [iTunes]

7 Chords: If you’ve always wanted to improve your knowledge of guitar chords or music theory, look no further than 7 Chords. Despite the deceptive nature of the program’s title, 7 Chords is essentially a database with over 10,000 guitar chords laid out in both standard notation and chord shapes. Oh and if you’re trying to figure out if a certain chord would sound in a song, 7 Chords can also play each note in a chord without going through the trouble of hunting around your fretboard. Additionally the program utilizes the iPhone’s impressive display and polyphonic sound, while the program itself has a breathtaking and intuitive interface. If you ever wanted a composing tool that you could keep in your pocket, 7 Chords is the ultimate program for you. Price: $1.99 [iTunes]


 On Sunday, October 18, 2009 at The Double Door Inn in Charlotte, North Carolina, a memorial show to honor the late Nappy Brown will take place. The lineup includes Mookie Brill, Maurice Williams, Mac Arnold, Audrey Turner, Robin Rogers, Betty Pride, Scott Cable, Bob Margolin, and more! Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 in advance. Doors will open at 5pm, the show will begin at 6pm. The Double Door Inn is located at 1218 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204. Those who are unable to attend, but wish to contribute to this worthy cause may send donations to the Charlotte Blues Society. Proceeds from the event will go towards placing a headstone on Nappy's final resting place, in loving tribute to the beautiful music he gave the world while he was alive.

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The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, Ocean Springs, MS won the “Ultimate Hometown Griller” title today on Regis and Kelly Live. They have been having competitions each week and they previously won in one of the weekly competitions for their pulled pork and went on to the finals today against Jim Monroe, “The Eureka Burger” from the Cutting Board in Eureka, Montana and they won. Brad Orrison prepared his pulled pork live in New York today for the judges. In addition to winning a Weber grill on the first competition they will also be featured in an upcoming edition of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

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Cheryl and Tom are headed out again on the Blues Highway!
Editor Note: Blues Festival Guide Sales Rep Cheryl O'Grady-Yearnshaw and her husband Tom Yearshaw are taking a well deserved vacation.  A vacation in search of Blues!

To all our fellow Blues Friends,  
We’re packing up the car and headed out on the road this Sunday, August 30th! We’re going to point the car in the direction of Rentiesville, Oklahoma to the Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival that happens on labor day weekend. That’s right! It starts at dusk and goes until dawn and is the largest backyard blues party (for more information go to This is truly a music filled weekend with thirty five bands from 10 states performing on three indoor and outdoor stages. From there we’ll head towards Mississippi stopping along the way to revisit old friends and hopefully make new friends along the way. We’ll be out there for several weeks traveling through Louisiana,
Texas, Arkansas and wherever else we happen to pass on the way. If you know of a hot blues spot or a great barbeque joint email us at and who knows we might just pop in!
Hope to see ya,

Cheryl and Tom


Legendary fife player Otha Turner will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker this Saturday in Como. 

: Saturday, August 29, 11:00 A.M.

Where: 217 main Street, Como, MS

Who: Otha Turner

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Alligator Records has set an October 6 street date for SPEAK NO EVIL, the blistering new CD from Atlanta-based blues-rock guitarist and vocalist Tinsley Ellis. Over the course of 11 albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis has become one of today’s most electrifying guitarists and vocalists. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Rolling Stone says he plays “feral blues guitar...non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...his eloquence dazzles...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

American roots label Blind Pig Records announces the release of a budget-priced CD and two more LPs in its "Vinyl Master Series" on October 20, 2009:  The Essential Coco Montoya, a CD compilation of tunes by the fiery blues-rock guitarist, Gravel Road, an LP from Magic Slim and the Teardrops, and Take Me Back, another vinyl release by James Cotton.


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This week the Radio Hour remembers Hurricane Katrina - from the perspective of the amazing amount of blues it inspired.  Elwood spins tunes by folks like Watermelon Slim, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, and more, in a tribute both to the music, and to the spirit of the people in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Also: some smooth new blues from a longtime Detroit legend, Johnnie Bassett.  And there is a chance for a few lucky Brethren to take home a copy of British bluesman Ansley Lister’s latest CD, UPSIDE DOWN, courtesy of Ruf Records.  Not to be outdone, Alligator Records is giving ten listeners a chance for ten CDs of their choice from the huge Alligator catalog.  Register to win right here.

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Limestone City Blues Festival
August 27-30, 2009
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Tawas Blues by the Bay
August 28-30, 2009

East Tawas, Michigan, U.S.
Foothills Blues & Arts Festival
August 28-29, 2009

Pomeroy, Ohio, U.S.
Inland Empire Community Fest
August 28-30, 2009

Ontario, CA, U.S.
Trinidaddio Blues Festival

August 29, 2009

Trinidad, Colorado, U.S.
7th Annual Groovin' in The Grove Summer Concerts 9 WK Saturday Series

August 29, 2009

Leah Tysse and The OG's
Lodi, California, U.S.
Klamath Blues Festival
August 29, 2009

Klamath Falls, Oregon, U.S.
Petaluma Wine, Jazz & Blues Festival
August 29, 2009

Petaluma, California, U.S.
New England Blues Festival
August 29, 2009
Middleboro, MA , U.S.
Musick Mountain Musick Festival
August 29, 2009

Shaver Lake, CA , U.S.
Riverfront Blues Festival
August 29, 2009
Libby, MT, U.S.
Ham Jam Blues & BBQ
August 29, 2009

Hampton, Iowa, U.S.
BBQ Blues
August 29, 2009

Gateway, CO, U.S.
970 931-2458 or 866 671-4733
14th Annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival
September 4, 2009

West Point, Mississippi, U.S.
Monaghan Rhythm & Blues Festival "Harvest Time Blues"
September 4-6, 2009

Monaghan Town, Ulster, Ireland
+353 47 38162
Hot Springs Blues Festival
September 4-6, 2009

Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
Rhythm and Roots Festival
September 4-6, 2009

Charlestown, Rhode Island , U.S.
Dusk Till Dawn Blues Festival
September 4-6, 2009

Rentiesville, Oklahoma, U.S.
The Mayor's Blues Ball
September 4-6, 2009

Medicine Park, Oklahoma, U.S.
Rhythm & Roots at Ninigret
September 4-6, 2009

Charlestown, RI, U.S.
D. C. Blues Festival
September 5, 2009

Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
Sixth Ever ShedHed
September 5, 2009

Ocean Springs, Mississippi , U.S.
The Heart of America Living History Blues Fest

September 5-6, 2009

Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Blues By The Bay
September 5-6, 2009

Eureka, California, U.S.
Marquette Area Blues Festival
September 5-6, 2009

Marquette, Michigan, U.S.
Riverside Bluesfest
September 5-6, 2009

St. Marys, Ohio , U.S.
Blues to the Point

September 11-12, 2009

Carrollton, KY, U.S.
Greater Ozarks Blues Festival

September 11-12, 2009

Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Blues At The Beach
September 11-13, 2009

Virginia Beach, VA , U.S.
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