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April 9, 2010 Volume # 5  Issue # 15

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MARTIN GUIGUI : : A Moment in Time
The long awaited (10 years in the making) new CD release by Martin Guigui, appropriately titled A MOMENT IN TIME, was certainly worth the wait.  Along with its all-star musician line-up, Guigui has crafted a remarkable collection of songs that marks this effort with a landmark album that hovers above the pack so far in 2010 releases.
Master pianist and soulful vocalist Guigui serves up an eclectic platter of great original songwriting peppered with jammin’ blues and a poppy twist of catchy funkified tracks that stick like peanut butter.  Songs like “Funkyard” and “That’s The Way It’s Got To Be” are instant classics that will undoubtedly be covered for years to come, while the heart wrenching gospel based ballad “Say You Will” showcases Martin’s lyrical depth and extensive vocal range, filled with a deep emotional performance.  It’s songs like “Foggin’ Up The Sheets” and the feel good radio friendly “Get What You Give” that make this CD great driving music as well.  For keyboard lovers there’s lots of screaming Hammond B-3 and plenty of stompin’ piano licks on this one that gives even Dr. John a run!  A surprise highlight to watch out for is Gordon Stone’s brilliant and unorthodox extended funky banjo solo jam in the middle of the Steely Dan-esque “It’s Only Love”.    
The Argentinean born Guigui is a singer songwriter, composer, music producer and filmmaker who has worked with among others Smokey Robinson, James Cotton, Bo Didley and Joan Osborne. The new album was recorded in three different studios produced, engineered and mixed by Guigui himself, in his ‘Old School Records’ Studio and Duck Tape Studio, with a couple of tracks engineered by Gus Ziesing and Marc Kalbfleisch at Low Tech Studio in Burlington Vermont.
“A Moment In Time” is a timeless work.  In this refreshing collection of accomplished recorded material, Martin Guigui establishes himself as a timeless artist and an extraordinary talent with a pure love of words and music.
The illustrious cast of musicians and players assembled by Guigui on “A Moment In Time” include Jon Fishman (Phish), Michael Hateley (Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Beck, No Doubt, Goo Goo Dolls), Gordon Stone (Phish, Strangefolk, Jazz Mandolin Project), Chris Peterman (Neville Brothers, Phish), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio, Santana), John Carleton (Luther Guitar Johnson, Fabulous Thunderbirds), Aaron Hersey (Pork Tornado), Chad Hollister (Ben Harper, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctor’s), Ched Tolliver, Tom Smith, Dave Nerbak, Mike Rush, Thom Carvey and John Burk.
Do not miss Guigui’s electrifying current live tour which will take Guigui through San Francisco, Seatle, Boston, New York, Nashville, New Orleans and San Antonio.  The slammin’ and jammin’ live band features among an all-star line up including among others Jonathan Mover on drums (Joe Satriani, Aretha Franklin), Corey Britz (The Calling, Dave Stewart), Cal Bennett (Isaac Hayes, Tonight Show), Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto) and very special surprise guests.  The album is available everywhere CD’s are sold including on line at itunes and amazon. For more information see

At 38 years old, Vincent Hayes has not only forged a reputation as a respected blues guitarist- he has also written articles for The Blues Festival Guide, and is a board member of Killer Blues, a non-profit devoted to raising money to purchase headstones for deceased blues artists.
In addition to being semi-finalists in the 2006 and 2007 IBC, and playing shows with Steve Miller Band and Joe Bonamassa, in the summer of 2007, The Vincent Hayes Project was invited by John Sinclair of the MC-5 to tour as his back-up band of “Blues Scholars”. At the referral of 2010 BMA nominee Greg Nagy, the band enlisted award winning producer/engineer Glenn Brown (Greg Nagy, Root Doctor, Spinal Tap) to help them record RECLAMATION. Glenn also owns the infamous “Muscle Shoals” 1978 8098 Neve mixing board, which is the very console used on recordings by Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers, Clapton, and countless others. The result is a big, warm sound reminiscent of those early analogue Muscle Shoals recordings.
Known for years as a three piece power trio (David “The Butcher” Alves-bass, Donnie “The Guru” Hugley-drums), the Michigan-based blues band recently expanded to a five piece, including the piano wizardry of Steve “Doc” Yankee, and newcomer Christian VanAntwerpen on various organ duties. Released on Hayes’s independent label, North 61 Productions, RECLAMATION opens with “Hit Me High, Hit Me Low”, a BB King influenced swing about dysfunctional relationships, but it’s the second cut, “Insecurities” that showcases the raw power and creative groove style of Alves and Hugley, opening with a thumping bass line dripping with Memphis style funk, highlighted by VanAntwerpen’s frenzied melodic runs on the Clavinet. Hayes’ vocals are strong and soulful throughout the disc, and his ability on the fretboard is heard on cuts such as “I’ve Got A Right To Change My Mind”, a T-bone Walker influenced slow blues featuring tasty acoustic piano work by Steve Yankee, or the up tempo, “Thank You Baby”, featuring a groovy 12-bar highlighted by Hayes’s unique brand of lyricism. “Some Kind of Fool” is a bone-chilling minor blues supported by a haunting Hammond organ. Other tracks include, “I Just Want To Get You High Tonight”, with its Albert Collins style guitar and double entendre lyrics which are more about having a one night stand than the drug referenced title. “Double Talk” showcases the band’s fun side with a call and response between Hayes and his Telecaster, which he uses to mimic the voice of his cheating lover. Closing out the 11 song disc are the jazzy instrumental, “Sticky Thigh Jive” and the only shuffle, “You Can Take Your Troubles”, fueled by Hayes’s gritty Elmore James influenced slide guitar.
Combining fresh, imaginative songwriting with top notch musicianship and world class production, RECLAMATION has the raw ingredients which could very well catapult The Vincent Hayes Project to the national blues stage.
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Raul Midon is credited as one of the first blind professional musicians to use a new recording software bundle called Caketalking for Cakewalk's SONAR that enables blind people to independently record and mix their own songs. Before heading into legendary producer and bassist Larry Klein's studio to work on his new album 'Synthesis' (April 13/Decca), Midon built a home studio using SONAR with Caketalking to create a series of musical soundscapes that would serve as template for his full artistic vision.
Midon, who lost his vision as a newborn when he was placed in a hospital incubator without proper eye protection, says making quality recordings at home is something he and other blind people have found to be impossible to do without assistance until now. Midon says, "This record sounds like what I heard in my mind's ear." Using SONAR with Caketalking, Raul is able to achieve a new kind of independence in the studio. Watch a video of Midon using Caketalking here:

He explains, "I've always loved with working with producers - and will in the future - but to be able to go into my own home studio and shape my artistic vision using these recording tools, gives me a great advantage as an artist." 
Caketalking was created by a Braille music technology company called Dancing Dots. Dancing Dots was founded by entrepreneur and programmer Bill McCann, who himself is a blind musician and has owned the company for over 18 years.


April 8, 2010 (Clarksdale, Mississippi) -- "I don't care what anybody says. There ain't another festival like it in the world," boasted Nan Hughes, one of Juke Joint Festival's key organizers. "Where else can you see Monkeys Riding Dogs one day and hang out in old-school juke joints the next? I think it's the biggest little festival in the South."
The Juke Joint Festival itself is Saturday, April 17th in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Related events start Thursday and carry on through Sunday night. Last year's festival weekend drew fans from at least 43 U.S. states and 17 foreign countries.
"We call it 'half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta' for a reason," explained co-organizer Goldie Hirsberg. "During the day we have activities for both visiting tourists and local families. At night, well, that's throw-down time! That's for the adults."
Juke Joint Festival Weekend kicks off with a bang on Thursday night (April 15) when Grammy-winner Jimbo Mathus presents "Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs & Stories" live on the Delta Cinema Stage (113 3rd St.). Sponsored by Clarksdale Revitalization, the presentation promises to delve into the Magnolia State's rich music and mythology. Doors open at 5pm with two free shows at 6pm and 7:30pm.
Friday's festival-related activities include monkeys riding dogs from Pontotoc, Mississippi, as well as Coahoma County's latest Mississippi Blues Trail Marker dedication. The noon dedication at the WROX Museum (257 Delta Avenue) will recognize an early location of Clarksdale's famous WROX blues/gospel radio station. The event will be following by a William Ferris "Give My Poor Heart Ease" book signing and live blues revue at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art across the street (252 Delta Avenue). From there, additional events travel down the street and include "Conversations with Honeyboy Edwards" at the Delta Blues Museum and a "Theo The Boogieman" performance at the Rock & Blues Museum. More live blues follows that night at the clubs and jukes.

For many visiting tourists, it's the music that matters most, and Saturday will be a day for the history books.
"We've got Mississippi blues musicians from 8 years young to 94 years old on Saturday," noted Roger Stolle, music coordinator and festival co-founder. "It's just a crazy list of real-deal legends. Big George Brock, Big Jack Johnson, Big T Williams. Super Chikan, Watermelon Slim, Duck Holmes. Cadillac John, Gearshifter, T-Model Ford. It may sound more like a wrestling show, grocery list or used car lot to some... but that's the Delta blues for you. Wild names and even wilder music!"
Other notable blues musicians include Cedell Davis, Johnny Rawls, Stacy Mitchhart, Robert Belfour, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Scissormen, Mr. Tater, Bilbo Walker, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm and many more. Among the performers are many of the stars of last year's Blues Music Award-winning film "M for Mississippi." The future of the blues will also be well-represented by student musicians and their instructors from the Delta Blues Museum, Berklee Mississippi Exchange, DSU's Ol' Skool Revue and Stax Music Academy.

Saturday alone will feature eight official daytime stages and 16 nighttime juke joint venues. The festival's daytime music is free while the nighttime music can be had for the reasonable price of a $10 wristband. The wristband also gets attendees onto the four nighttime bus shuttles as well as a fifth shuttle that would have made Robert Johnson himself proud.
"This year, our friends at C&J Railroad and Mississippi Delta Railroad are running an actual locomotive with passenger cars back and forth between downtown's historic Train Depot and Hopson Plantation on Saturday night," said Hughes. "The train will also run roundtrip excursions on Friday night and Saturday lunchtime, and most of the trips will feature blues performances on board. How cool is that?"

Pre-sale wristbands for Saturday night's main event will be available in front of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art (252 Delta Avenue) on Thursday and Friday afternoon (April 15-16) as well as at the main festival tent on Saturday and at the nighttime venues while quantities last.
Other Juke Joint Festival-related activities on Saturday include a 5K/8K Run, Robinson's Racing Pigs, Mini Film Fest at Delta Cinema, "Passport to Downtown" contest, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors and special events inside downtown businesses and restaurants. Family-friendly activities include a petting zoo, rock wall, Segway course, Moonbounce, kiddie train, face painting, Strut-Your-Mutt contest, student art show and more.
Saturday night's festival events kick off with the inaugural "Miss Sarah Award" presentation at Sarah's Kitchen (278 Sunflower Avenue), 7pm. Named after the late blues kitchen owner, Miss Sarah Moore, the new award will be presented to two individuals each year (one past/one present) who have made notable contributions towards blues music, Mississippi tourism and the city of Clarksdale. After the awards, blues godfather David "Honeyboy" Edwards will perform, starting off the nighttime juke joint crawl's 16 venues.
"On Sunday, the festivities continue with the always free and fun Cat Head Mini Blues Fest as well as the annual Ground Zero Blues Club blues brunch," said Stolle, who also owns Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, host of the Mini Blues Fest. Additional music and activities will take place at the Rock & Blues Museum, Red's Lounge, Bluesberry Cafe, Tricia's, Club 2000 and other venues.

Hotel rooms are still available at the Isle of Capri in nearby Lula. In addition to running a Saturday bus shuttle from the Isle of Capri hotel to downtown Clarksdale, the hotel is offering a special event rate at 1-800-the-Isle (promo code "JUKE"). The hotel/casino is a sponsor of the festival.
Go to for more details on the Juke Joint Festival & Related Events, April 15-18, 2010. Additional live music information is available

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SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH (9pm unless noted; $10 wristband required):
Ground Zero Blues Club - Berklee Mississippi Exchange (7pm), Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band (8pm), Super Chikan (9pm)
Red's Lounge - Big Jack Johnson
Hopson Commissary (front stage) - Big George Brock
Hopson Commissary (back porch) - Brian Sivils with Buddy Flett
Juke Joint Chapel (Shackup Inn) - Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm
Sarah's Kitchen - "Miss Sarah Award" (7pm), Honeyboy Edwards (7:30pm), Terry "Harmonica" Bean (9pm)
Delta Blues Room - Josh "Razorblade" Stewart
Delta Amusement Cafe - Guitar Mikey & the Real Thing
Stone Pony - Davis Coen
Hambone Gallery - Stan Street & the Hambone Band
Tricia's - Terry "Big T" Williams
Bluesberry Cafe - Mark "Mule Man" Massey
Club 2000 - James "T-Model" Ford
Messenger's - Jimbo Mathus
Pete's Grill - All Night Long w/Mary Ann "Action" Jackson, Earl The Pearl, Hal Reed & "Mr. Johnnie" Billington
Anniebelle's Lounge - "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue w/Big A, Rip Butler & Miss Gladys
Hick's - Johnny Rawls Blues Band
SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH (10am till; free; rain or shine):
James "T-Model" Ford, Honeyboy Edwards, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Big George Brock, Bilbo Walker & more. BBQ for sale.

NOTE:  ALL TIMES/SCHEDULES "SUBJECT TO CHANGE."  (It's the Delta y'all!  Relax and enjoy yourself.)

Help ensure that Jeff Healey gets a star on the Walk of Fame
A number of individuals and organizations are working to ensure that Jeff Healey gets a "star" on Canada's Walk of Fame, in Toronto. If you want to support this posthumous honour for one of the greatest musicians Canada has produced, please complete the simple form on the following website.

A Blues Infusion at the Simi Valley Cajon Creole Music Festival

Obama Administration Endorses Performance Rights Act
Hailing it as "a matter of fundamental fairness to performers," the Obama administration strongly endorsed passage of the Performance Rights Act (S. 379/H.R. 848), which will end the big corporate radio loophole that denies musicians fair compensation when their songs are played over AM/FM radio.
In a letter to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Obama Commerce Department stated that, "...establishing a public performance right in sound recording and eliminating the exemption for terrestrial broadcasters follows principles of U.S. copyright law."
The Department also noted that the lack of a U.S. performance right hurts musicians when their music is used overseas.
"Today, the United States stands alone among industrial nations in not recognizing a public performance right in sound recordings," the letter noted, "A a result, substantial royalities for the public performance of U.S. sound recordings abroad are either not collected at all or not distributed to American performers..."
The administration's support for the Performance Rights Act is yet another sign that the United States is moving closer to ensuring fair pay for airplay. This is a big momentum builder for the legislation which already has bi-partisan support in both the House and Senate. The Bush administration had also endorsed a performance right for radio airplay as have groups from Left to Right on the political spectrum.

2010 Baton Rouge Blues Festival April 24th
(Baton Rouge, LA) -- The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation proudly brings the 2010 Baton Rouge Blues Festival to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, April 24, 2010 from Noon to 10:00 p.m. in Repentance Park (located between the Old State Capitol and the River Center) and Galvez Plaza.
Free to the public, this festival will feature an impressive lineup of Blues legends and newcomers, including: 2009 Grammy Nominee Ruthie Foster (“The Truth According to Ruthie Foster” album nominated in the category of Best Contemporary Blues Album); local favorite and international Blues star, Chris Thomas King; Louisiana Blues-Rock legend Tony Joe White; Louisiana Blues Guitar giant Sonny Landreth; 2009 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Janiva Magness; up-and-comer from the legendary Baton Rouge Blues family of Neals, Tyree Neal; Blues Guitarist Elvin Killerbee; Baton Rouge’s own Susan Owens; Central High Blues Band and the Dunham School Jazz Ensemble.
Beyond the music, festival attendees will enjoy good ol’ fashioned home cookin’ from beloved Neal family matriarch Shirley Neal; Ben Payne’s Jambalaya and Red Beans & Rice; Bluesman and local favorite Chicago Al’s world-famous hotdogs; Pimanyoli’s Tamales; Ronnie’s Ribs; and Cool Tiger Ice snow cones and nachos.
The 2010 Baton Rouge Blues Festival is presented by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation as part of the Baton Rouge Blues Week, April 18-25, 2010. The Festival is produced by Pal Productions Co. and sponsored by: The City of Baton Rouge; Mockler Beverage; Budweiser; Coca-Cola; The Advocate; Louisiana Office of Tourism; Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau; Radisson; UnReal; Raisin’ Cane’s; WAFB-TV; Cox 4; Crowne Plaza; Republic Finance; Louisiana Lottery; MAPP Construction; Piccadilly; and WRKF 89.3 FM.
For more information on the 2010 Baton Rouge Blues Festival lineup, artists, merchandise and additional 2010 Blues Week music events, visit Also, visit; the Baton Rouge Blues Festival page on Facebook; the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation page on Facebook; or follow the latest Blues News on

DVD -- Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music is devoted to the history of one particular musical genre, the blues (surprised?). Also unlike the others in the series which run about an hour, Bessie SmithBluesland has a running time of about eighty five minutes. Finally, unlike the others in the newly released second set, it has an on screen host in the smooth toned and sometimes overly emphatic Keith David. What it has in common with the others in this excellent documentary series is a wealth of rare and exciting musical performances.
It traces the history of the blues from its Southern roots in the cotton fields of Mississippi and the honky tonks in New Orleans to Kansas City where night clubs flourished in an open city that was flouting the prohibition laws. Then, when mechanization in the Southern agricultural fields sent a flurry of job seekers up north, especially to Chicago, the blues followed with them, and from there traveled to the rest of the country and then the world. It traces this history through the men and women, some well known, others long forgotten, who were instrumental in creating it.
Bluesland is a documentary that belongs in the collection of every lover of blues, every lover of jazz, every lover of good music. It provides a window into what many believe is the only truly American art form.
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Blind Pig Records has released a 45rpm record from R&B singing sensation John Németh, who continues to reinvigorate vintage American rhythm & blues.
The  "A" side of the record is "Name The Day," a rousing old school soul mover, backed with "Why Not Me," a gospel-tinged, spine-tingling ballad.    The analog recordings from this limited edition pressing feature jukebox mixes of two outstanding tunes from Németh's forthcoming CD release, Name The Day!, which will street on May 18, 2010.
Blind Pig decided to take the step because of the recent increased sales of vinyl product, particularly among younger music fans.   And Nemeth's uncanny ability to skillfully blend retro and modern blues and soul into compelling music that is simultaneously old and new naturally appeals to those same fans.  As the Philadelphia Inquirer put it, "Classic soul and R&B styles have been revitalized by artists such as James Hunter, Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, and Sharon Jones.  You can include John Németh on any list of the best of them."
As label head Edward Chmelewski explained, "This seemed like a good way to introduce John to fans of groups like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, who appeal to people who love the authentic sound and feel of that cool retro soul style that John has perfected and does so well."
The Németh 45 is currently available to purchase only through Blind Pig (via their website or by calling their toll free customer line at 888-4PIGPEN).   The record will be available at retail outlets sometime in June.

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Blues in the Schools Programs
(Davenport, Iowa) Chicago blues guitarist, composer, actor, writer, and educator Fernando Jones will be the artist for the Mississippi Valley Blues Society Blues in the Schools Residency Series during the week of April 12-16, 2010. Fernando will conduct workshops at schools and colleges as well as free open-to-the-public performances:
* Wednesday April 14, 11:30 a.m.—Black Hawk College, Building 1 lower lobby, Moline
* Wednesday April 14, 7 p.m.—Mojo's in the River Music Experience, Davenport
* Thursday April 15, 7 p.m.—St. Ambrose University, Galvin Fine Arts Center, Madsen Hall, Davenport
Fernando's residency will be his second blues educational visit to the Quad Cities. He conducted workshops for BlueSKool at the 2003 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. Fernando Jones is a recipient of the Blues Foundation's 2008 Keeping the Blues Alive award in Education.

(Sacramento, California)  May 7, 2010 : Join the Sacramento Blues Society on Friday, May 7, 2010 for a "Blues In The Schools" benefit show with multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar, piano, bass harp & medlodica), singer and songwriter PAUL OSCHER
  • Friday, May 7, 2010
  • 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Swabbies Restaurant & Bar
  • 5871 Garden Hwy
  • Sacramento, CA 95837
  • (916) 712-7277
  • $15 - General Admission
  • $10 SBS Members & Students
  • Children 6 & Under are FREE
Paul Oscher
Muddy Waters' harp player, living legend and multiple W.C. Handy award winner, PAUL OSCHER is bringing his "Alone with the Blues" show to Sacramento for the first time!
Mr. Oscher was the first white musician to become a member of the great Muddy Waters blues band (1967 - 1971). He was Muddy's harp player and recorded with Muddy for the legendary Chess label. 
Along with Mr. Oscher, music students from our BITS program will also be performing.
This annual benefit is held to raise funds for the after school music programs, music camp, concert/lecture series and much more. 

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MARK HUMMEL:talks about his annual Harmonica Blowout
Elwood hunkers with harmonica man Mark Hummel to talk about his record Retroactive, and about his annual Harmonica Blowout event. It’s all about the harp this week, with Magic Dick, Little Walter, Sonny Terry and more. Plus a live harmonica blowout from Mark, recorded in the blockhouse. You will also hear music from Sue Foley and Peter Karp, teaming up for their new CD, HE SAID SHE SAID. And, thanks to Concord Records, a chance for you to win PLAYING FOR CHANGE, great street musicians recorded live from around the world, featuring legendary New Orleans player Grandpa Elliott.
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