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May 7, 2010 Volume # 5  Issue # 19

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“I’m in the promised land,” says proud American immigrant and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Anders Osborne. The Swedish-born, longtime New Orleans resident is among the most original and visionary musicians performing today. In a city overflowing with stellar artists, bands and performers, Osborne is one of the Big Easy’s favorite musical heroes. His Alligator Records debut, AMERICAN PATCHWORK, is a moving collection of soul-baring rock, blues and ballads. Many of the songs on AMERICAN PATCHWORK deal with healing and redemption, spirituality and acceptance. It is about rebuilding what has been destroyed, not only a ravaged city, but also a hollow man. Often compared to Townes Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison, Osborne is an exceptional and singular talent. Paste Magazine says, “Osborne has an impossibly great, soulful voice and the songs to match.” Living Blues adds, “Osborne is a songwriter of enormous depth and an incredibly passionate musician.” 
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Let's Live It Up is Mississippi Heat's third recording for Delmark, and their best yet. For this outing, the band recorded 14 new original songs, eleven by leader and harmonica player Pierre Lacocque. Special guest vocalist/guitarist John Primer sings and plays on 3 cuts, while another legendary Chicago area blues guitarist Carl Weathersby can be heard throughout this new anticipated album. Inetta Visor returns as lead vocalist on 8 tunes, while singer Rhonda Preston also delivers one song. Keyboardist Chris “Hambone” Cameron, The Chicago Horns, percussionist Ruben Alvarez, killer guitarist Giles Corey (Lubriphonic) and background vocalists also appear on this anticipated studio recording.
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Mix Chicago Blues, with the energy of a power plant, and you'll have the Phil Gates Band. Winner of both 2008 SoCal Regional IBC, and 2009 Beale Street Blues Kings awards, with Phil Gates, Guitar / Vocals, Danny Ritter -Drums, Vince Tividad-Bass and Mark Justin-keyboards, a night of Blues is on tap!

"Addicted To the Blues" is the title of the new CD. Twelve new songs for all Blues fans!
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[Memphis, TN, May 7, 2010] The Blues Foundation has done it again. The party of the year for Blues music has once again left its mark on Memphis with a two-day marathon event, kicking off on Wednesday with this year's induction ceremony for the Blues Hall of Fame, and culminating last night with a seven plus hour celebration of the Blues Music Awards. Presented by The Gibson Foundation, the Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists, and are voted on by fellow performers, industry representatives, and fans from around the globe who are members of The Blues Foundation.
This year, the awards ceremony honored winners in 26 categories, presented by some of the most influential members of the Blues community, including artist Mickey Thomas, Washington Blues Society President Eric Steiner, Blues Foundation board member Steve Bryson, and Nashville Blues Society charter member Kathy Bolmer.
This year's big winner was Tommy Castro, named the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and collecting a total of four awards, in all four categories in which he was nominated including Band of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, and Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the YearBonnie Raitt - an inductee in this year's Blues Hall of Fame - presented Buddy Guy with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Also presenting at last night's ceremony was Koko Taylor's daughter, Cookie Taylor, to present the renamed Koko Taylor Award (formerly Best Traditional Female Artist) to its first-ever recipient, Blues guitarist Debbie Davies, whose album Holdin' Court was released last fall.
Blues pianist Pinetop Perkins was on hand to present his namesake Piano Player Award to this year's winner Eden Brent, recipient of two 2009 Blues Music Awards and winner of the 2006 Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge.
Joe Louis Walker, who received the most nominations this year with a total of five, received one for Album of the Year for his Between a Rock and the Blues album release.
Of this year's event, The Blues Foundation Executive Director Jay Sieleman said, "There is a great vibe to this event but the real secret is not a secret at all-great music by performer after performer."
Kicking off the two-day event on Wednesday night, a committee of scholars, record producers, radio programmers, and historians inducted the following performers into the Blues Hall of Fame: Louisiana-born, Chicago-based bluesman Lonnie Brooks, highly-esteemed blues singer and harpist Charlie Musselwhite and singer, songwriter, guitarist and social activist Bonnie Raitt. The Blues Hall of Fame committee is chaired by Jim O'Neal, founding editor of Living Blues.
The Blues Music Awards brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. The presenting sponsor is The Gibson Foundation and the sustaining sponsor is BMI. Additional 2010 BMA sponsors include ArtsMemphis, band Village, Casey Family Programs, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, I55 Productions, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
For those who were unable to attend this epic event in Memphis, The Blues Foundation will make The Blues Music Awards ceremony available on DVD later this year. As with the DVD releases of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 ceremonies, the 2010 edition will include all the evening's winners and performances on one memorable disc. For more information, visit
2010 Blues Music Award Winners:  
Acoustic Album of the Year

David Maxwell & Louisiana Red - You Got to Move
Acoustic Artist of the Year
 Louisiana Red
Album of the Year
Joe Louis Walker
Between a Rock and the Blues
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Tommy Castro
Band of the Year
Tommy Castro Band
Best New Artist Debut
Monkey Junk
Tiger in your Tank
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Tommy Castro
Hard Believer
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
 Ruthie Foster
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
 Tommy Castro
Delmark Records
It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy's Legends
Historical Album of the Year
Chess -Authorized Bootleg (Muddy Waters)
Bob Stroger
Cedric Burnside
 Derek Trucks
Jason Ricci
 Deanna Bogart
Buckwheat Zydeco (accordion)
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Eden Brent
Rock Blues Album of the Year
Derek Trucks Band
Already Free
Song of the Year
Cyril Neville & Mike Zito
 'Pearl River' (Pearl River--Mike Zito)
Soul Blues Album of the Year
 Johnny Rawls
Ace Of Spades
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Irma Thomas
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Super Chikan
Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
Debbie Davies
Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
Duke Robillard

5th Annual Delta Groove All-Star Blues Revue
Delta Groove Music and the Simi Sunrise Rotary, both corporate members of The Blues Foundation, are teaminng up to change the musical content of the Simi Valley Cajun Creole Music Festival with Blues. Delta Groove will present the 5th Annual Delta Groove All-Star Blues Review at the long-running Louisiana music festival. With that, A Blues Infusion at the Simi Valley Cajun Creole Festival is born.
Every year, for the past four years Rand Chortkoff has held his Annual Delta Groove All-Star Blues Revue in conjunction with the Blues Music Awards in May. The stage has been set in Memphis, Tennessee at the New Daisy Theatre, The Gibson Theatre and Clarksdale, Mississippi’s Ground Zero Blues Club. The audience has grown year after year and the annual review has become something blues fans from all over the world permanently mark on their calendars.
For the fifth anniversary, Chortkoff wanted to do something really special to make a huge splash. So Chortkoff decided to bring his show back home to Southern California, where Delta Groove Music began.
This year the blues stage will feature six acts from the Delta and Eclecto Groove labels each day. The lineup will include soul blues sensation Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band, Arthur Adams, Lynwood Slim with the Igor Prado Band, The Insomniacs, the Kirk Fletcher Band, Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos, The Soul of John Black, The Hollywood Blue Flames, Mike Zito, Candye Kane with special guest Bob Corritore, the legendary Elvin Bishop and a very rare Southern California appearance by The Mannish Boys! And more
Simi Valley’s Cajun Creole Music Festival, now with a Blues infusion, is put on every year by the Rotary Club, with one hundred percent of the profits going to charity. The festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 29th and Sunday, May 30th. For more information, please visit or  

Medical Benefits Offered to Roots Music Association Members
Guaranteed, No One Turned Down, No Pre-existing Conditions!
From the Roots Music Association - As a service to our members, we are offering Medical Benefit products.  WE MAKE NO MONEY ON THESE PRODUCTS!  We’ve done the research for you the artist, fan or music industry professional, and this is what we’ve come up with so far as something that would work for ALL OUR MEMBERS, with NO ONE BEING TURNED DOWN.
Most of the laws passed with the recent Healthcare Reform will not go into effect until 2014.   We doubt there will ever be FREE healthcare, but if there is it won’t be here, most likely, until 2014. 
THAT IS WHY WE wanted to offer our music industry members something NOW. 
These products are NOT insurance, they are Medical Benefit programs which pay you back when you have medical expenses – money is paid to you when you file a claim.  
The most innovative benefit included in ALL four plans offered is AxisMD. AxisMD is a common sense way to reduce your medical costs – it’s called Telemedicine.   Telemedicine allows you to meet with a doctor by phone. Imagine being on the road, you have the flu, or sore throat and you just need an antibiotic. 
With AxisMD coverage you can call the doctor (phone number is on your I.D. card which you receive after you enroll) and you get help right away. 
When you call the doctor you get your diagnosis over the phone by a certified, licensed physician. 
The doctor will call your prescriptions in to the nearest pharmacy to you – no matter where your travels take you in the United States. 
Join the Roots Music Association today. RMA Membership is FREE.
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Gathering of The Vibes Music and Arts Festival
Gathering of The Vibes Music and Arts Festival is back July 29th - August 1st, 2010 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT.  Artists this year include Primus, Jimmy Cliff, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas Rhythm Devils with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman & Keller Williams, Umphrey's McGee, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Galactic, Mix Master Mike, Little Feat, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jackie Greene, Dark Star Orchestra, Martin Sexton & Ryan Montbleau Band, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, Assembly of Dust, Max Creek, Dark Star Orchestra, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Zach Deputy, Harlem Gospel Choir, King for a Day, Donna Jean Godchaux and a special four hour Friday Night Headliner TBA on May 15th.
The Green Vibes Stage Bands have also been announced and are posted on www.govibes.comWeekend Camping passes, day passes and VIP tickets are available now! Come out and experience a truly memorable event with world class music, art, non-profits, dining and clean energy initiatives right on the ocean!
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Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
BEACON, NY – Clearwater has finalized the line-up for the 2010 Great Hudson River Revival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on Hudson, NY.
Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, the Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.
Pete Seeger & the Power of Song gets us underway on Saturday, June 19 on the Rainbow Stage. Also featured on this stage throughout the weekend are famed singer-songwriters Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin, contemporary music star Joan Osborne; Westchester County native David Bromberg and his quartetKeller Williams, "newgrass" sensation Railroad EarthDonna the Buffalo, Toshi Reagon, The Felice Brothers, sacred steel guitar family band The Lee Boys, and Hazmat Modine, a global blues band based in NYC.
Appearing on the Hudson Stage will be Steve Forbert, Rhett Miller, Jonatha Brooke, Mike Doughty, Dan Bern, Lucy Kaplansky, David Amram, Canadian duo Dala, Milton, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion and the Tao Seeger Band. 
New for this year is the renamed “World Dance Stage” with a bigger dance floor and bands from around the globe.  The mission for the stage is audience participation.  The diverse roster features many different dance music styles and wonderful artists including Zydeco greats Buckwheat Zydeco, and C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band; Quebecois Cajun group Le Vent du Nord; Celtic artist and fiddle player of Riverdance Eileen Ivers; Contra Dance bands Nightingale and Jay, Molly & Peter; Brooklyn based Eastern European brass band Slavic Soul Party; Haitian drumming and dance ensemble Bonga & The Vodou Drums of Haiti; Columbian folkloric dance band Folklore Urbano; West African Balafon troupe Kakande and from New Orleans, The Subdudes and funk-soul band Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
Pete Seeger will be performing at various junctures during the two-day festival including performances with two different kids groups. 
The Revival is full of unique experiences. Story Grove, with professional storytellers and Circle of Song (audience participatory singing) keeps alive these unique and long-standing traditions. Performers at Story Groveinclude The Storycrafters, Dave Conover, Robert DeMayo, Bob Reiser, Nancy Marie Payne, Anne Shapiro & Tom Callinan and Bobaloo Basey. At Circle of Song we have Marva P. Clarke and Kim Harrisleading gospel sings, the Dirty Stay Out Skifflers, the Edukated Fleas, Hope Machine, Captain Killian & Crew, Mel & Vinnie, Eric Russell, Evy Mayer, Steve Stanne, Stoutand Matt Turk.
Other programming that sets Clearwater apart from other festivals include Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (mask and puppet theater), the Rude Mechanical Orchestra (30-odd-piece New York City radical marching band and dance troupe), the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus (celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2010) and more.  
As always there will be plenty of family oriented programming including the Family Stage, juggling, roving artists, face painting plus lots of other activities and vendors for kids. Appearing on the Family Stage will be Pete Seeger & Tomorrow's Children, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, David Amram, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Kim & Reggie Harris, Jay Mankita, Grenadilla, Nancy Tucker, Roger the Jester, Dog on Fleas, Uncle Rock, Linda Richards and Dan Einbender. 
There’s also a Juried Crafts Fair with over 40 Crafters and folk artists with quality hand-made items, demonstrations and workshops and a Green Living Expo Tent where you can learn about products, services, concepts and technologies that can inform your lifestyle and business choices.
The sloop Clearwater and the schooner Mystic Whaler will be conducting sails throughout the weekend as well as rides being offered on smaller boats.    
The Discovery and Tideline tents will feature Clearwater's original hands-on environmental education programs and Hudson River research. The Environmental Action Tent will highlight Clearwater's watershed and environmental justice initiatives in cities up and down the Hudson River Valley. 
Keeping with tradition, the entire festival is wheelchair accessible and most stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.  
Tickets range from $40 (early bird) to $80 (gate).  Tickets are available at or 845-418-3596

Mountaintop Mining Mobilizes Coalfields Musicians
In a Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 file photo, Ted Nugent appears on the big screen in front of thousands of coal mining supporters at the Friends of America Rally in Holden, W.Va.. The rally is a free Labor Day concert and rally sponsored by the coal industry. Music _ honest, unfiltered, often made one person at a time _ is once again a weapon in the coalfields. Big-name entertainers are embracing its power in the war over a particularly destructive form of strip mining, mountaintop removal, that forever reshapes the land.
AP - When Elaine Purkey sings — in a lonesome voice that is twangy, angry and thoroughly haunting — she sings for her people. She channels their rage as mountaintop removal coal mines flatten their beloved West Virginia hills to supply the nation with cheap electricity.
"They're tearing up our mountains. They're taking away our hills," she belts out with eyes closed, the sound rising from her belly, ringing through the trees.
"They're taking away our homeland — and making valley fills."
Music — honest, unfiltered, often made one person at a time — is once again a weapon in the coalfields.
Though it began with largely unknown folk artists like Purkey, even big-name entertainers are embracing its power in the war over a particularly destructive form of strip mining that forever reshapes the land.
And they're choosing opposite sides: While Kathy Mattea headlines an "I Love Mountains" show at the Kentucky Capitol, Hank Williams Jr. and Ted Nugent star at an industry-sponsored "Friends of America" gathering on a former West Virginia strip mine.
On May 19, under a "Music Saves Mountains" banner at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews and eastern Kentucky native Patty Loveless will raise money for the Natural Resources Defense Council's battle to end mountaintop removal.
"If we have a big rally with live music, they have a big rally with live music," says Lora Smith, who helped the citizens group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth produce "Songs for the Mountaintop" in 2006.
"This is an incredibly complex issue, so it's hard to talk about it in a two-minute song," she acknowledges. "But it's great for organizing people and doing that movement-building, to feel like you're part of this bigger continuum of people."
Music has always been a form of solidarity and political protest, a medium often more memorable and more tolerable than a speech. It has a way, through authentic voice or vivid imagery, of connecting places, events and ideas to people hundreds or thousands of miles away.
"We Shall Overcome," a gospel hymn sung by striking South Carolina tobacco workers in 1945, morphed into the defining song of the civil rights movement. In 1985, "We Are the World" raised more than $30 million for African famine relief. Toby Keith's angry, post-Sept. 11 rant "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue" helped galvanize support for the Iraq War.
In the coalfields, it's been more than a distraction, more than the foundation of a Saturday night dance. Since the late 1800s, when men dug in the darkness with pick and shovel, music has educated the illiterate, identified the enemy, mourned the dead.
Today's songs might be powerful, too. If they could get beyond the echoing hollows.
Now, only the most successful commercial artists reach the masses. The songs toted around on iPods, cell phones and laptops are the catchiest, the most clever, the best marketed.
Coal country musicians are singing about a problem that's difficult to explain and about enemies, shielded by the endless paperwork of multilayered corporations, who are difficult to name.
If they could find a way to crystallize their message, the Internet would be there, waiting to carry it.
And people would hear in Elaine Purkey more than one voice.
"So many people are singing this song," says the 60-year-old wife of a former underground miner. "This is about so many people and so much destruction and so much pain. Until you come here and see this thing ... this monster they call MTR, you cannot imagine what it's like."
Mountaintop removal is, after all, about perspective.
To companies, it's the most efficient or only way to reach coal reserves. To folks living nearby, it's the destruction of majestic scenery and the pollution of air and water. To surface miners, it's food on the table and money for the mortgage.
"The places where mountaintop removal has taken place, we don't call that mountaintop removal. We call that development," says miner and musician Jessee Mullins of Seco, Ky., who wrote and recorded "Hey, Tree Hugger" with wife DeAnna Kaye.
"As the song says, this is where Wal-Mart and Lowe's and everything else moves in," he says. "It creates usable land."
Mullins' country-rock tune celebrates the strip miner, pokes fun at environmentalists and portrays President Barack Obama as anti-coal, out-of-touch royalty as his Environmental Protection Agency gives MTR new scrutiny.
To spread its popularity, the Virginia Mining Association posted Mullins' song on its website. The West Virginia Coal Association lets visitors download free pro-mining ring tones.
Before the Internet, though, music was a medium the people could control. They created it even as coal companies manipulated nearly every other aspect of their existence — renting company houses, paying workers in company scrip to shop in company stores.
Songs educated workers, decried dangerous job conditions and preserved oral histories of mine disasters, strikes and shootouts in long, detailed ballads like Woody Guthrie's "Ludlow Massacre."
"Music is the grave marker of events and the keeper of history," says Dorothea Hast, an ethnomusicologist at the University of Connecticut. "Just because someone isn't in the mainstream doesn't mean the music doesn't have great power."
But in the 1930s, when Sarah Ogun Gunning sang "I Hate the Company Bosses," protest music didn't have to reach the masses. Battles were, for the most part, fought and resolved locally.
Mountaintop removal is another matter. Fair or not, state governments that depend on tax revenue are often perceived as indifferent to individuals and sympathetic to industry. If the practice is to be stopped, it will likely be through federal intervention.
The first step toward that, says singer-songwriter Ben Sollee, is a nationwide conversation.
The 25-year-old from Lexington, Ky., doesn't expect people to hear him plucking a cello on "Flyrock Blues," softly crooning about the fears of people who live near blasting sites, then sign a petition or hoist a banner.
"Music itself," he acknowledges, "is only as powerful as the audience that listens to it and makes it their own."
To spread beyond the mountains, seep into the collective consciousness and help shape public opinion, a song about mountaintop mining must be more than funny or pretty, says Annie Randall, musicology professor at Pennsylvania's Bucknell University and editor of "Music, Power and Politics."
It needs a short, catchy melody, simple lyrics and a strong visual image, all wrapped up in something memorable and easy to learn. It needs a high-profile champion like Bruce Springsteen or Loretta Lynn. And it needs someone with the savvy to make it mainstream.
"It's one thing to be a lovely song, and another thing to be a pop song where people can learn it in two seconds and start singing it," Randall says.
Beyonce did it with "Single Ladies," wrapping a conservative message — if you like it, put a ring on it — in a hip-hop hit that instantly polarizes Randall's classroom: When the music starts, boys cringe and girls wave their hands.
But what is the lone, searing image of mountaintop removal? A treeless, unpeopled mountain-turned-moonscape? The dusty, boarded-up home of a family who's fled? A wallet stuffed with cash?
Until someone figures that out, musicians will continue to believe in their potential power. As they always have, they will sing about what they see, where they've been and where they want to go.
And they will keep trying to bring others along.
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Google Sues for Decision on Links to Copyrighted Songs
Google is suing a blues music label to seek a declaration that it has not facilitated the illegal distribution of copyrighted songs by providing links in search results.
Google filed the suit against Blues Destiny Records (BDR) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to seek a judgement in a case dropped by BDR in late March.
BDR last year sued Google and Microsoft in the northern district of Florida "for infringement of copyright by reason of the provider referring or linking users to an online location containing infringing material or infringing activity, by using information location tools, including a directory, index, reference, pointer, or hypertext link...," according to documents related to the case from the court's Web site.
Google responded by removing or disabling links leading to Web pages allegedly containing the infringing material. The company said it acted in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and believes it is protected by the act.
Although BDR asked the Florida court to dismiss the original case without prejudice, lawyers representing the company told Google that they planned to re-file the case, Google said in case documents filed with the California court. BDR could not immediately be reached for comment.
The new Google suit in California seeks an answer to the Florida case. The Internet search giant is asking Judge Joseph Spero for a declaratory judgement that Google has not contributed to the infringement of BDR's copyrights and is entitled to the protection of DMCA safe harbor clauses. The suit also asks that BDR pay all costs related to the case.


The Radio Hour honors Mother’s Day by offering you three blues mamas: actress and chanteuse Sally Kellerman, acoustic blues champion Rory Block, and a newcomer, powerhouse Mississippi piano player and singer, Eden Brent. Plus new music from a new juke joint band out of Pittsburgh, Mahajibi.

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