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November 26, 2010 Volume # 5  Issue # 45

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The wait is over for Buddy Guy’s newest release “Living Proof.” The latest in Buddy’s blues collection that USA Today just gave 3.5 out of 4 stars is now available in stores. Make sure you pick up “Living Proof” to get tracks like the historic duet “Stay Around A Little Longer” feat. B.B. King and “Where The Blues Begins” with Carlos Santana.

Introducing....The Pint Sized Powerhouse of Sassy, Soulful Blues
Since 1999 Andrea Marr has been delivering her brand of feelgood, high energy original blues and soul around Australia, earning her a place in the thriving Melbourne blues scene as one of it’s most sought after live acts. Since her arrival on the Melbourne blues scene, Andrea immediately established herself as the real deal by winning the 2002 Female Artist of the Year (Vic/Tas) for her album “Sassified”, going on to become a regular on the Australian Festival Circuit doing headline spots and playing alongside the best acts from Australia and overseas. She then went on to win the 2005 Blues Performer of the Year Award which allowed her to represent Australia in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee in 2006. Her next CD “Watch me work it” received airplay internationally and the title track was included in the US “National Women In Blues” CD which launches the new wave of US Blues Women – Andrea was the only non-American female included in this compilation. In 2008 her best received album so far was released - “Little Sister Got Soul” received rave reviews and international airplay as well as winning the 2009 Australian Female Blues Artist of the Year, the 2009 Vic/Tas Female Blues Artist of the Year and the 2009 Vic/Tas Best Self Produced Blues CD of the Year. Chicago based blues label Blue Skunk Music has recently picked up “Little Sister Got Soul” for re-release in the US and the album is expected to do even bigger things!

Jenn Cleary is Back to the Wheel now with her second CD release after Breakin’ Loose with number one. She is a singer-songwriter, writing deep from her heart about particular happenings in her own personal life and about fascinating lives that she has come upon in her travels. Her music has been played throughout the USA and Europe, as well as on many radio stations internationally. She is a 2010 finalist for the Telluride Blues Festival Solo Acoustic Competition, as well as a performer for the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 & 2009 and producer and host of the TV show Behind The Song. Her style, is a mix of acoustic rock and blues with a little touch of folk. Jenn resides in Boulder, CO.

New book launched ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’
A stunning collection of live action drumming photos
A Drummer’s Perspective is an original and unrivalled collection of over 200 photographs celebrating the world of drumming.
This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures taken by the author David Phillips, who has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world.
These images capture the raw emotion and sheer excitement of playing live: You’ll be able to see the view from behind the kit on stage in front of tens of thousands of people, get up close to the action at sound checks and see exceptional shots of some of the most amazing rock concerts and festivals.
The book features over hundred drumming legends from every type of genre and includes new photos of Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Dominic Howard, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Nick Mason, Alex Acuña, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Chad Smith, Joey Castillo, Thomas Lang and this list goes on and on!
Renowned drummer, Terry Bozzio has written the foreword. Each picture is accompanied with details of where and when it was taken, recollections and anecdotes from the author, together with tour memorabilia such as backstage and photo passes.
The powerful images and text give a fascinating insight to drummers, their playing and their world. This coffee table book retails for £29.99 and can be purchased exclusively from . It will go on sale from December 6th 2010 and pre-orders can be placed via the website before this to reserve your copy in time for Christmas.

Bluesman moulds music to suit his city
Musical storyteller Richard Bona ... "When I listen [to the blues] I hear a scale. That's the reference of the blues, that line is played all over the world."
RICHARD BONA has always been fascinated by the way music adapts to fit its surroundings, the way social and geographical contours translate into sound.
In the east Cameroon town of Minta, where he grew up, music was not so much born of a social landscape as it was the landscape. Music and talking were not distinct ways of getting a message across; they were one and the same.
Born into a long line of musical storytellers, known across West Africa as the griots, Bona, 43, remembers his grandfather singing ''from the minute he woke up to the minute he went to sleep''. When he wanted his grandson to run errands, he would put instructions in song (he did the same with reprimands).
From the age of five, Bona sang in the village church, where he also played percussion and wooden flute. At 10, he made a 12-string acoustic guitar; at 11 he moved to the port city of Douala, renting his first electric guitar to play gigs at a jazz club.
Surrounded by instruments and his boss's extensive vinyl collection, he began melding traditional Cameroonian rhythms with the accents of Miles Davis and Chet Baker. At 22, he moved to Paris, where he immersed himself in yet another musical landscape, shaped as much by the African masters Salif Keita and Manu Dibango as the French luminaries Didier Lockwood and Marc Ducret.
Six years later, Bona crossed the Atlantic to find new sounds in New York. Little by little, to borrow one of his favourite sayings, he found his way in ''a different jungle'', working as musical director for Harry Belafonte, joining Weather Report founder Joe Zawinul's Zawinul Syndicate and playing with the likes of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Branford Marsalis.
This week, Bona is playing in Sydney for the first time, bringing with him his most recent album, Ten Shades of Blues. Its songs present a journey through the many permutations and incarnations of blues from around the world.
On the phone from Paris, Bona says: ''When you hear people talk about blues, they talk about Africa and Mississippi. But when I listen, I hear a scale,'' he says before singing for several minutes. ''That's the reference of the blues, that line is played all over the world. When you listen to Irish music, to Indian music, you hear it. I show with this record that blues is one of the most diverse and sophisticated forms of music.''
As with all Bona's music, the album draws heavily on home; several tracks are sung in his native Duala language, covering topics ranging from the trials of motherhood and the importance of education to saving cashew nuts and camels to pay for a dowry. Souleymane voices his disdain for witchcraft, tales of which formed a vivid part of his childhood.
Bona now teaches music in New York, telling his students there is no substitute for practice. ''I say, 'Repeat these movements until you master them, really repeat them'.'' But New York offers too many distractions. ''The moment you turn your face on the left, something could distract you; you turn on the right, it's the same. That's the reason I never watch television.''
But he does not feel the way he learned necessarily made him a superior musician. ''You don't choose where you come from, and there are good musicians who never made their own instruments, but it was important to me because it's always my reference point.
''When life gets complicated, I always try to look at where I came from. When I grew up in the village, I didn't know anything else, so you can't compare. Humans always want to compare things, but when we start to do that, life gets unbalanced. The main thing is that I didn't feel like I missed anything. I was happy and that's the whole key.''

2011 International Blues Challenge
The dates for the 2011 International Blues Challenge will be February 1-5. 

The week will begin with the FedEx International Showcase (Feb 1). IBC will move to a four day format. This new format will include 2 days of quarter finals (Feb 2-3), one day of semi-finals (Feb 4) and concluding with finals in the beautiful Orpheum Theater (Feb 5).
The 2011 International Blues Challenge will be the 27th year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. The Blues Foundation will present the 27th International Blues Challenge February 1-5, 2011 in Memphis, TN. The world's largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. In 2010, 110 bands and 80 solo/duo acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the semi-finals on Thursday and Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. We will have at least that many in 2011.
The 27th year of the International Blues Challenge will once again include a youth showcase for those under the age of 21. Smokin' Bluz of Charlotte, NC has signed on again as the Presenting Sponsor. The 27th IBC will include an afternoon (Friday, February 4, 2011) of talented young people showcasing their talents for record labels, media, festivals, managers, talent buyers and the fans.
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Painting Blues/Jazz History In Oils
Bluesworks by Earl Klatzel
Earl's love for Blues music is shown in his oil paintings. They consist of portraits of famous Blues Musicians and a series titled The History of the Blues.
He has portrayed great musicians such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and many others.
The History of the Blues paintings are of real people, places & architecture. His use of muddy earthtone color brings reality to an era that was recorded in black & white photos. These Black History paintings are a window in time that show the people and their surroundings that were the beginning of the Blues.
As a professional artist painting blues music and its history for 15 years, I thought you would have an interest in seeing the art. I hope you will enjoy my visual trip through time when blues music was in its infancy. My paintings offer accurate scenes of the southern USA when acoustic guitars were the instrument of choice and the songs were about everyday life. These paintings are of real people, places & architecture. - Earl
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“Flip Flop And Fly…Forty Years of the Downchild Blues Band”
A feature documentary with
Dan Aykroyd and Paul Shaffer
Premiering on HBO Canada and TMN across Canada Saturday December 4th, 6:25 PM EST
Flip Flop and Fly is a live concert/documentary that celebrates the 40 year career of Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and the legendary Downchild Blues Band. Downchild has had a huge impact on Canadian and American musical culture but to-date, this impact has been overlooked by pop culture historians.  “Flip Flop and Fly” will right that wrong!
In the late 60’s Donnie Walsh and his brother Richard “Hock” Walsh imported blues music from the United States to Canada and introduced Canadians to this passionate and infectious music.  Forty years, 19 albums, countless live performances and numerous awards later, Downchild remains the top live blues band in Canada, regularly selling out concerts throughout the country and around the world. Their influence on a whole new generation of young Canadian musicians cannot be overstated: Jeff Healey, Colin James, and Amanda Marshall are but a few who were influenced by Donnie’s blues tradition. In the U.S. his contribution remains timeless: Donnie and his brother, the late Hock Walsh, were the inspiration behind Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s iconic film The Blues Brothers. Says Aykroyd, “There would be no Blues Brothers if it wasn’t for Downchild.” In fact, two Downchild original songs, “I Have Everything I Need (Almost)” and “Shotgun Blues” appear on The Blues Brothers multi-platinum soundtrack “Briefcase Full of Blues.” Donnie and Dan’s longtime friendship is based on mutual respect and their lifelong passion for blues music as both tirelessly continue to spread the word.
Narrated by Aykroyd, Flip Flop and Fly captures “once in a lifetime” live footage of Downchild’s sold out 40th Anniversary performance last fall at Massey Hall in Toronto and tells the story of the band’s incredible journey through interviews with members past and present, archival interviews, vintage film footage and band rarities from inception to present day. Friends, fans, music journalists and musicians all add their memories, providing added perspective on the amazing journey of Downchild. Also included: never-before-seen footage of the late Jeff Healey in performance with Downchild.
Featuring special guests Dan Aykroyd, legendary American bluesman James Cotton, Canada’s own Colin James and Stax recording icon Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns, viewers will be treated to all of Downchild’s classic hits, plus some brand new songs from their 2010 Juno-nominated CD “I Need a Hat.”  Flip, Flop and Fly is a poignant tribute to one of the greatest bands ever produced in Canada.

Benefit For Terri “Sticky-T” Cranford This Sunday
Big Al’s Saloon to Host Fundraiser for 30 x 90 Band Drummer
Terri Cranford, drummer and lead singer for the all-girl blues group 30 x 90, will be feted at a benefit this coming Sunday, November 28, at Big Al’s Saloon and Blues Club on the West Bank. Cranford, affectionately known as “Sticky-T” by all who know her, recently completed a year of medical treatments for breast cancer and proceeds from the benefit will help her get back on her feet again.
Musicians from all over the New Orleans area will be coming to help out a fellow musician in need, including members of Cranford’s own group. 30 x 90 will be performing, along with Lil Red and Big Bad, the Danny Alexander Blues Band, Oscar and the BluesCats, Margie Perez and “Surprise Guests.” Other musicians, thus far unannounced, may drop in and, at events like this, one never knows what might happen. A “Super Blues Jam” is not out of the realm of possibility!
Other special guests will include the New Orleans PUSSYFOOTERS, “Babe- a- licious majorettes.”
The benefit will also feature a raffle and auction which will include gift certificates and gift baskets, hotel stays at a Holiday Inn, dinners at Jacques-Imo’s, Harley Davidson apparel, artwork, river cruises aboard the NATCHEZ and more raffle and auction items still to come. Admission is a donation of $10 or “Best Show of Love” for Sticky-T. Free food is being offered to all guests.
The benefit will run from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Big Al’s Saloon and Blues Club is located at 1440B Westbank Expressway in Harvey on the eastbound side of the ground level frontage road. For those coming from New Orleans, take the elevated expressway from the Crescent City Connection to the Manhattan Boulevard exit, then make a U-turn at the ground level traffic light, pass the Office Depot/Marshall’s shopping center, and Big Al’s is on the right just beyond that.
For more information or to make additional donations, call Big Al’s at 376-2090 or email Yvette Watkins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Rally on the River: Chili, Bikes and Blues
You could join most Americans for the day after Thanksgiving ritual of shopping at the crack of dawn, fighting for one of four lap tops on sale and eating left-over turkey and pumpkin pie. Or you could put the shopping and turkey sandwiches on hold, roll over, go back to sleep and save your energy for a different tradition a little later in the day—one that might be more fun and a lot easier on the pocketbook. We're talking about the annual “Rally on the River: Chili, Bikes and Blues” festival held at the Avi Resort Casino.
Actually, if you miss Friday’s installment of this annual three-pronged event, there is still time to catch it on Saturday for the blues will be playing, the chili will be served and the motorcycles doing their games on both Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27, on the Beach Overlook and South Parking Lot areas of the Avi.
This annual event takes advantage of the usually nice weather along the river for a bit of outdoor fun blending  chili with blues and beer with motorcycle games and poker run. And, for those “shopaholics” out there who may be having mall withdrawal, vendors will  be set up at the event selling all manner of goods. There is no charge to come out and listen to the music and browse the vendor and bike show area; for entry information on the bike events, see below.
The Bikes....
The bike run has a participation fee of $10 and includes entry into the poker run; biker games; entry into a bike show; a run pin; and beverage and bowl of chili.
Poker run participants start checking in on Friday (starting 9 a.m.), in the south parking lot. The run will head out to five locations in the area where players collect a playing card at each stop. High and low poker hands collected by the end of the run win prizes ($100 high hand; $50 low hand).
The bike show is Saturday (starts  at 10 a.m.) and will be held on the Beach Overlook area with cash prizes awarded to the winners in three “People’s Choice” categories: “Men’s Choice”, “Women’s Choice”  and “Children’s Choice”.  The bike games will be held in the South Parking Lot (starts at 1 p.m.) with the games to include “Slow Ride,” “Weenie Spew” and “Old Man’s Home.”
Winners and prizes of both the bike show and the bike games will be announced at the Beach Overlook area (3 p.m.).
Proceeds from the bike events go to benefit the Fort Mojave Tribal Pre-School and the Needles High School music program. For further information on the motorcycle events and vendor info, call Di Lucas at 760-326-6877 or
The Chili...
In years past, the “chili” part of this event was in the form of two chili cook-offs held on consecutive days. Due to a drop off in participation by cooks, the chili is now provided by the Avi food and beverage department and will be served up in bowls for $1.75 each 
The music....
The hook for the atmosphere of the event goes to John Earl & The Boogieman Band who will provide the appropriate blues music on both Friday and Saturday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Beach Overlook area.
Vegas bluesman John Earl Williams of The Boogieman Band is a staple in Laughlin, performing for the annual Laughlin River Run and other blues festivals around town. Before taking on the blues scene of Laughlin, he already established himself as a blues standout in Las Vegas beginning in the mid ’80s. After three years of manual labor in the desert heat, John Earl quit his Las Vegas construction job in 1989 and formed the Boogieman Band. He decided it was time to go back to his roots and do what he knew best.
A native West Texas honky-tonk singer, Williams brought over three decades of wailing Texas blues and country rock to the stage.  He assembled a handful of seasoned blues veterans and took to the Vegas venues.  Within a few weeks of their start they were invited to open for John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, followed by a concert with “The Master of the Telecaster” Albert Collins and an opening act spot with John Lee Hooker—”how, how, how, how.”
“The current lineup is pretty much the way it’s been the last couple of years,” Earl told the Laughlin entertainer. “We’ve got Chris Tofield on guitar; Junior Brantley of the Fabulous Thunderbirds on keyboards; Rocky Peoples on saxophone, flute and percussion; Brett Barnes on drums; and then there’s me, I front the band and play harmonica.”
While the guys are still known in these parts as John Earl & The Boogieman Band, in Vegas there’s been a slight shift in the name, and Williams explained it.
“We’re calling it The BoogieMan Band A.K.A. Brantley, Tofield & Earl. It’s evolving and we wanted to include the extra names so as to add from three different fan bases. It makes sense,” he said. “Since we’ve been here in Vegas, we’ve played with everybody—I’m not exaggerating. We’ve opened for so many great acts. We’re lucky to have been able to do that—especially with a lot of the old guys before they passed on.”
So it’s a safe bet that when The BoogieMan Band hits the stage, they’ll know a little something about the blues as well as the folks who come out to sit and listen.
“Because we know so many people—and have worked with so many people—in Laughlin we know what works in these venues,” he said. “We like to think we keep getting invited back because of tenacity and a little talent—at least, we hope that’s the case.”
That, and they all have something in common, whether you’re a biker or a banker, or both—a love of the music.
The group’s repertoire includes a variety of standard blues classics and innovative originals from their six self-produced CDs.  Papa (1992); Hawgs in Heat (1996), Burnin’ Da Joint (1998), Bound to Boogie—Live Millennium New Year’s Eve Party in Las Vegas (2000),  Las Vegas 24/7 (2000), Ribbin’ & Blues (2002), Live Blues and Brews (2008) and a compilation CD John Earl & The BoogieMan Band The Best Of (2008).eturn with an album recorded at this year’s Laughlin River Run called We Just Look Illegal.

Canadian Rockers Rally in Support of Guitar Wizard
Toronto, Canada
A plethora of Canada’s best rock and blues musicians are banding together in a benefit concert for well-loved, Canadian Guitar Hero, Frank Soda. Vancouver’s Soda, who is in Toronto for cancer surgery was a staple of the bar scene in the 1970’s as the front man for his band The Imps.
The diminutive guitarist was an early exponent of rock theatre, often performing with an exploding television set on his head. But it was Soda’s guitar work that made him a legendary performer on the Toronto bar circuit, including the Piccadilly Tube, where The Imps recorded their album, Live in the Tube. Influenced by the likes of Clapton, Beck, Page, and Hendrix, Soda’s skills with an electric guitar were out of all proportion to his short stature. Soda’s remarkable energy and charisma, fuelled his incendiary rock and blues solos, guaranteeing The Imps sold our houses, night after night. The Carpet Frogs’ front man, Nick Sinopoli, comments:
“Frank is a great musician and a helluva nice guy. He’s influenced so many guitarists and gave me my start. It’s only right that we do what we can to help him.”
The benefit concert will take place at the Rockpile on Sunday November 28th. Doors open at 6PM and the bands hit the stage at 7PM. Admission is $10.00 with all proceeds going to a fund to offset Frank Soda’s medical expenses.
Partial list of performers:
The Rockpile is at 5555 Dundas Street West phone (416) 504-6699

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Delmark Records
From Delmark Records - One of the greatest blues recordings of all time, the classic WEST SIDE SOUL from Magic Sam is getting a makeover, with previously unissued photos, additional liners from Don Wilcock, and the original ’67 analog stereo mix from Stu Black! We will also be presenting a West Side Soul T-Shirt for the 1st time ever!
We also can't wait to present the Delmark Records debut of the talented Chicago blues chanteuse, Grana’ Louise, the winner of the 2009 Windy City Blues Society Best Blues Band Challenge. This forthcoming studio and live recording, Getting’ Kinda Rough, features her standout vocals, along with fantastic lead guitarist, Tom Holland, who also bends the strings with the one and only James Cotton, in addition to leading his own band! For you old time blues piano fans, Delmark is also pleased to unearth some rare blues piano rolls from the ‘20’s from Clarence Johnson, 1920’s Rags & Stride in Stereo! We’re also looking forward to the CD release parties for Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings (featuring Blues Before Sunrise radio host Steve Cushing on drums and Muddy Waters’ last guitarist Rick Kreher, along with the John’s triple threat vocals, slide, and harp!) and James Kinds’ Delmark blues debuts. You may not have heard of Iowa based blues/soul man James Kinds before, but his new recording, Love You From The Top, is gonna open some eyes/ears with his one of a kind, powerfully stirring and haunting vocal style. “The Kind Man” is a long time Chicago blues, soul, and gospel artist, now based out of Dubuque, Iowa (for the last 15 or so years) We have the special guest Eddie Shaw (Howlin' Wolf's bandleader) on blues saxophone on this wonderful new, all original recording. 

Five time Blues Music Award nominee Rich DelGrosso and BMA winner Jonn Del Toro Richardson have joined forces to create a new CD, Time Slips on By, set for release on January 18 on the Mandolin Blues label, which promises to be one of the most exciting blues/roots albums of the new year. The new CD will be distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution. Time Slips on By was produced by acclaimed saxman Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff, engineered by Stuart Sullivan and recorded at Austin’s Wire Studios. Special guests on the CD include accordion wizard Joel Guzman and Australia’s blues queen Fiona Boyes on backing vocals.
Rich DelGrosso and Jonn Del Toro Richardson will celebrate the release of the new CD with a special show at The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club in Houston on Saturday, January 22.
Time Slips on By is a collection of 14 original songs from the fertile blues territory of Southeast Texas, melding traditional blues with the Tex-Mex influences prevalent in the area to create a new sound that is positively infectious. It brings together two of the finest and most unique performers in the genre. DelGrosso’s mandolin playing has garnered him five Blues Music Award nominations; while Del Toro Richardson is an Albert King and BMA winner for his fiery guitar playing with Diunna Greenleaf’s band, and also backed Pinetop Perkins on his Grammy and BMA award-winning “Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year,” Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen.     
On Times Slips on By, the duo are backed by their favorite rhythm section of Houston players Carl Owens on drums and Ed Starkey on bass. Adding to that foundation, producer Kazanoff brought in some of Austin’s finest musicians, including, keyboardist Nick Connolly, accordionist Joel Guzman and The Texas Horns. Houston legend Sonny Boy Terry showcases his harmonica on two songs and Fiona Boyes adds her soulful vocals backing the boys on one track.  
At the heart of the new CD are the talents of DelGrosso and Del Toro Richardson. DelGrosso’s work recalls such greats as Yank Richell and Johnny Young, while taking the instrument to new heights with his amplified National Resonator mandolin, which coupled with his gravely baritone voice, give him his unique sound. A longtime writer for Blues Revue magazine, DelGrosso is also a teacher and regularly travels around the world as a blues ambassador.
Jonn Del Toro Richardson is a guitarist, singer and songwriter, whose fiery guitar work and Tex-Mex roots run deep in the Southeast Texas soil, adding new spice to the mix. In addition to his award winning work with Diunna Greenleaf and Pinetop Perkins, Del Toro Richardson has been in-demand for both live shows and recording sessions with a host of other blues greats, including Hubert Sumlin and Otis Taylor.
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West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology:
Elwood has West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology. This is a four CD boxed set of alternate takes, acoustic demos, and spontaneous jams - most of it never before released. It also includes Jimi’s early work as a sideman with the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, soul singer Billy Lamont, and more. The Radio Hour will give you a healthy dollop of this epic release. Also, another guitar giant, Buddy Guy, has a new record out. Elwood will spin you some. You have until the end of the year to cast your vote for the top ten CDs of 2010. Do that here. One of you will win all ten. And one of you has until year’s end to win your own Fender Stratocaster guitar. Enter here.
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