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Blues Festival Guide

March 23, 2012

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Volume 7/Issue  12

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

Special Announcements

News Flash

Record Label News

Buddy and Hopkins

Roots Blues Airplay Charts    

About Us

CD & DVD Releases

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Blues Society News

The Blues Mobile

Festival Calendar

Special Announcements

Reminders regarding the annual Magazine

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CD & DVD Releases

Mud Morganfield : Son Of The Seventh Son

Severn Records has just released Son of the Seventh Son, the label debut from Larry "Mud"Morganfield, son of the legendary Muddy Waters. Severn Records is distributed nationally by City Hall Records.Recorded in Chicago and produced by Bob Corritore, Son of the Seventh Son features Mud Morganfield's earthy, soulful vocals backed by a cadre of blues all-stars, including Kenny Smith on drums, Rick Kreher and Billy Flynn on guitar, Barrelhouse Chuck on keyboards, E.G. McDaniel on bass, and Harmonica Hines and Bob Corritore on harp. "I just couldn't have done this without those cats, man", Morganfield told writer Terry Mullins in an interview published in Blues Blast Magazine. They brought something to the studio that will forever live in my heart. It brought out the best in me. It's a great CD, some of the best work I've done so far. It's got one great song after another on it. Son of the Seventh Son includes seven Mud Morganfield originals, as well several other new tunes and a couple songs associated with his famous dad, such as "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had."   

 

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Scissormen : BIG SHOES: Walking and Talking the Blues

 

Give Scissormen's Ted Drozdowski and Matt Snow a guitar, a drum kit and an audience and they will do something you don t expect from summoning the ghosts of the Mississippi Delta and hill country to casting a psychedelic trance to standing on top of your table and using every glass, knife, fork, cell phone and dinner plate to play six-string slide and percussion.

Scissormen's incomparable energy and playful spirit arecaptured for the first time in BIG SHOES: Walking and Talking the Blues, a two-disc set featuring acclaimed roots music documentary film maker Robert Mugge's movie starring the band and a live audio disc recorded during the February 2010 filming at the historic Key Palace Theater in snowy Red Key, Indiana. The 90-minute feature DVD is a blend of concert film, road movie, blues history and state-of-the-genre report by the director of such classics as Gospel According to Al Green, Saxophone Colossus (starring Sonny Rollins), Deep Blues andNew Orleans Musicians in Exile. BIG SHOES: Walking and Talking the Blues debuted at the 2010 Starz Denver Film Festival and has screened aboard the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, at the Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa and at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

 A 70-minute concert CD plus famed roots music film maker Robert Mugge s 90-minute documentary DVD both in a single CD-sized package capture the contemporary live energy and deep American traditional music roots of Scissormen on tour. 

 

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Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers : What You Make Of It

 

On What You Make Of It, his first-ever national release for Delta Groove Music,Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers have forged a cumulative sound that combines elements of 1920's acoustic blues, amplified juke joint hill country, and 1950's uptown blues mixed with 1960's soulful R&B. Influences range from Tampa Red, to B.B. King, to James Brown and the Famous Flames. With backing support provided by Troy Sandow (upright and Fender bass, harmonica) and Marty Dodson (drums), this is not your average blues power trio that leans towards the much abused "blues rock" formula. Instead each member in the band knows all the nuances of the different feels and tones, in addition to bringing with them an original and fresh, new energy that comes from musicians of a much younger generation. Add to the mix Nathan's exclusive homemade instruments, including the Washtar Gitboard and Tri-Tar, plus a special guest appearance by the one and only James Harman, and you've got all the ingredients for one truly innovative and trailblazing American roots album that is destined to set the music world on its ear!

 

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News Flash

Ferrari Builds a One-Off Berlinetta Boxer Homage—the “458BB”—for Eric Clapton

(Car & Driver magazine

 

Captured March 21st by U.K.-based photographer Michael P. Sannwald at H.R. Owen Ferrari Showroom in London, the car you see here, which is clearly channeling the spirit of a 1970s Berlinetta Boxer, is said to be based on a 458 Italia. Sannwald says the staff confirmed that it is Eric Clapton’s car, and referred to it as the 458BB. He also says that the staff reports it took 18 months to design and build, and that it cost the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer a reputed $4.75 million.

 

 

Clapton’s lifelong love of 12-cylinder Ferraris is no secret: He’s owned several of them over the years, and the inner sleeve of his 1977 release Slowhand famously features a photograph of his post-crash Boxer. More recently, in an interview published on Ferrari.com, Clapton said: “I love the sound of Ferraris and I, as a musician, can confirm that these engines deliver proper music. I have to say that my weak point is the 12-cylinders’ music.”

 

 

Whether this BB-inspired retro sled has a 12-pot residing under the instantly recognizable, matte-black “carb covers” is unknown. Regardless of the number of cylinders, though, the Clapton car’s two-tone paint scheme, horizontal hood slats, flying buttresses behind the occupants, and the carb covers­ are direct throwbacks to ’70s-era Berlinetta Boxers. The word among Ferraristi is that Clapton wanted a 12-cylinder engine fitted, but the required engineering and certification proved to be too costly. Adding fuel to the engine debate, however, are photos that include the car’s number plate, which reads “SP12 EPC.”  If one assumes “EPC” stands for Eric Patrick Clapton, then it’s not a stretch to hypothesize that “SP12” hints at the cylinder count.


 

Ana Popovic Autographed Poster Unconditional 16 x 24 Blues Foundation Fundraiser

2012 Blues Music Award nominee, Ana Popovic, has created, just for The Blues Foundation, a 16" x 24" poster of her Unconditional CD cover. And if that is not enough, she has also autographed it!! You cannot get this item anywhere else. To bid on the poster, click here.


Union County Cancels Two Music Festivals, Saving $1.2M

 

Spectators listen to performances at Union County's MusicFest in Clark in 2009 in this Star-Ledger file photo. Union County freeholders have decided to cancel the event this year, citing financial constraints.

 

(nj.com)UNION COUNTY,NJ -  — Two county-organized music festivals, one of which came under fire last year for shoddy bookkeeping practices, have been canceled, county officials announced this week.

 

Union County MusicFest, a fall event held in Clark, and Union County Rhythm and Blues by the Brook, a summer concert in Plainfield, were both canceled for 2012, due to budgetary constraints, Freeholder Chairman Alex Mirabella said in a press release.

 

The decision followed fiscal committee meetings, union negotiations and departmental meetings in a tight budget season, Mirabella said. The decision will save the county $1.2 million, he said.

 

MusicFest, a free event that featured popular musicians, children’s acts and local artists, brought in thousands of attendees each year.

 

Last fall, in MusicFest’s fourteenth year, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into the county’s management of the event.

 

The prosecutor’s office reported no criminal wrongdoing but discovered a slew of accounting mishaps, including one where a vendor was overpaid by $24,000. Investigators also found $15,000 in cash revenues stored in a county safe months after the festival.

 

The report prompted the county to institute several remedial efforts, including demanding a refund from the over-paid vendor, implementing pre-numbered parking tickets to track the number of cars parking for $10 and requiring vendors to provide a complete account of all expenses.

 

County spokesman Sebastian D’Elia said the decision to cancel the events this year was a financial one. "The recommendations were implemented and dealt with," D’Elia said of the prosecutor’s report. While the two concerts are canceled for this year, Mirabella said they will be evaluated on a year-to-year basis.

 


  

A Look Back at Bob Dylan's First Album on the 50th Anniversary of Its Release

 

 

The self-titled debut, released on March 19 in 1962, was not a big seller for Columbia Records, causing some to question why producer-executive John Hammond signed the raw young troubadour.

 

(hollywoodreporter.com)Looking back, the original album notes heralding Bob Dylan’s self-titled 1962 debut were both insightful and prescient. Clearly inspired, New York Times writer Robert Shelton (under the pen name Stacey Williams) called the then 20-year-old Dylan “the most unusual new talent in American folk music,” “one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded,” “a songwriter of exceptional facility and cleverness,” and “an uncommonly skillful guitar player and harmonica player." 

Despite this high and accurate praise, Dylan’s album debut was not a big seller, causing some in the industry to question the wisdom of Columbia Records producer John Hammond’s strong belief in the talent of the raw young troubadour. The esteemed Hammond -- who discovered the likes of Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and later, Stevie Ray Vaughan -- was the person responsible for signing Bob Dylan to Columbia, and he produced the eponymous first record as well.

 

Clearly, Hammond’s instincts about Dylan turned out to be more than right, as were the critical insights of Robert Shelton. But Shelton’s lauding observations on Dylan’s songwriting abilities were actually more prophetic than practical, as there were only two original compositions on the entire album. Besides Dylan’s heartfelt, derivative homage/ode to his songwriting idol Woody Guthrie (“Song For Woody”) and his equally imitative talking blues, “Talking New York,” the other ten performances on this classic recording were either traditional songs (adapted) or simply written by an older, wiser generation of bluesmen.

 

"The album 'Bob Dylan' is the representative sound of a supremely talented young man at the beginning of his life trying like hell to sound like he’s near the end."

There’s some consensus that Dylan got a number of his early ideas from listening to the arcane folk, country and blues songs found on Harry Smith’s amazingly penetrating Anthology Of American Folk Music, and some critics portrayed him as cravenly appropriating the music of others. But Dylan was actually proud of his many musical influences, and gave ample credit where credit was due -- name-checking musical friend Eric Von Schmidt as unearthing “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” and folkie-godfather Dave Van Ronk for coming up with the definitive arrangement of “House of The Risin’ Sun.” The album features Dylan only on acoustic guitar, with no accompanying musicians.

 

According to music critic Dave Marsh, Dylan’s debut also showcased the singer’s overriding preoccupation with death, as evidenced by song choices like Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” and Bukka White’s “Fixin’ To Die” as well as earnest renditions of traditional tunes like “Man Of Constant Sorrow” and “In My Time Of Dyin’.” Thusly, the album, Bob Dylan, is the representative sound of a supremely talented young man at the beginning of his life trying like hell to sound like he’s near the end.

 

Fifty years on, even the recording session outtakes from Dylan’s maiden voyage have been discussed and dissected for their significance -- and Shelton’s rave analysis spawned a consciousness and curiosity towards Dylan’s work that has never waned, but rather, increased exponentially to the point of utter and complete ubiquity.

 

The only question is whether or not Bob Dylan had more original songs in his repertoire, but chose to play it safe a half-century ago by mostly interpreting the music of others. The only answer was: not for long.

 


 

Blue Star Connection

 

 

(keel.com)Blue Star Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music into the lives of children and young adults who are fighting cancer and other life-challenging situations, recently donated a variety of musical instruments to CHRISTUS Sutton Children’s Medical Center.  The initial donation included four acoustic guitars, one bass guitar, a drum set and an electronic keyboard, and the hospital is expecting more to come in the near future.

 

“It was like Christmas when all of those boxes arrived in my office,” said Shawn Brasher, CCLS, Child Life Program Manager at CHRISTUS Sutton Children’s Medical Center.

 

Blue Star Connection “connected” with Sutton Children’s Hospital through local teen musician, Matthew Davidson.  He and his mother, Ella Davidson, became aware of this organization through Matthew’s performances and networking at various blues festivals.  As a former volunteer at the hospital, Ella knew that Sutton Children’s would be a perfect candidate for the program.  So, she contacted Blue Star Connection’s director, John Catt, who was already in the midst of planning a benefit concert in New Orleans.  John decided that prior to the concert, Blue Star Connection would donate instruments to Sutton Children’s in Shreveport and to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  

 

“I enjoy music so much,” said Matthew Davidson.  “It’s nice to be a part of something to bring that same benefit to others, especially to children in the hospital.”

 

Blue Star Connection is presenting a benefit concert at Rock “N” Bowl in New Orleans on Saturday, March 31. The lineup will include The Royal Southern Brotherhood with special guest Tab Benoit, The Bart Walker Band, Lil’ Red and Big Bad, and Matthew Davidson. For concert information or to make a donation, please visit bluestarconnection.org

 

 


 

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

 

 

PERFORMERS SPOTLIGHT:

 

THE MUDDY WATERS TRIBUTE

Featuring James Cotton, Mud Morganfield, Darrell Nulisch, Bob Margolin, Paul Oscher, Johnny Dyer, Bob Corritore and more!

 

James Cotton

 

Bob Margolin

 

 Paul Oscher

 

Muddy Waters was king of Chicago blues, and he chose only the best for his top-notch band.† Headlining an all-star lineup of musicians performing as part of the Tribute is Waters alumni James Cotton. Joining the legendary Cotton on the bill is the guitarist who shared many a stage with him alongside Muddy in the 1970s, Bob Margolin.† Rounding out the alumni is multi-instrumentalist Paul Oscher, who toured and recorded as Muddy's harmonica player in the '60s and '70s.† Joining them are Mississippi native Johnny Dyer, who has been performing Muddy’s music since the 1950s, and Muddy's oldest son, Mud Morganfield, who as vocalist embodies the essence of Muddy's sound like virtually no one else on earth.

 

Johnny Dyer

 

Mud Morganfield

 

Keeping with Muddy's tradition of surrounding himself with the only the finest accompanists, we have assembled an all-star band including Darrell Nulisch and Bob Corritore, the rhythm section of Jimi Bott and Bill Stuve, guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Frank Goldwasser, and Otis Spann disciple Rob Rio on piano.†

 

This show promises to be the next best thing to taking a time machine back to a 1955 Muddy Waters gig at a south side Chicago club, and is not to be missed by any fan of the blues!

 

EVENT INFO:

 

The 23rd Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend,May 26th & 27th, 2012. 2012 promises to continue our tradition of bringing fans a full weekend of nonstop award-winning entertainment, more food choices than you can sample in two days, and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained too.

 

The The Cajun & Zydeco Stage will feature 9 hours of continuous music each day.† Featured will be international and award winning Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music acts.

 

The Blues Stage will feature the 7th Annual Delta Groove All-Star Blues Revue in addition to world class Blues & Roots acts both Saturday and Sunday.

  

Both stages feature lots of viewing space plus large dance floors. In addition, this family friendly event has a giant kids area featuring bouncers, rock walls, specialty acts, crafts and talent shows.† There are also food booths and many crafts and merchandise booths.

 

Tickets available now at: www.cajun-blues.com

 

 

 


 

 

Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival Announces Lineup

 

 

(nytimes.com)Buddy Guy and Neko Case will be the headliners at the second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, which will be held July 11 and 12 in a plaza outside the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan, organizers said.   Buddy Guy, who is 74, is considered one of the most influential blues guitarists of modern times, having influenced everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Jimi Hendrix.  

Other acts on the bill include Charles Bradley, the Brooklyn born R&B singer, and John Mayall, the elder statesman of British blues whose 1960s band was a launching pad for guitarists like Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.  The festival is free to the public and is presented by Brookfield Office Properties, which owns the World Financial Center.  The concerts will run from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

 

 


 

 

Blues Extravaganza To Benefit Onset Blues Festival This Weekend

 

Ricky "King" Russell will perform at the March Blues Extravaganza.

 

Blues artist Ricky "King" Russell has been added to the line-up for the Onset Bay Association's March Blues Extravaganza.

The fundraiser will held at the Dudley L. Brown VFW in Onset on Saturday, March 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m. and continues until midnight.

 

Russell will be sitting in with The Gil Correia Band, which is performing with special guest Toni Lynn Washington. Other performers include the Diane Blue Band and A Ton of Blues.

The event is a fundraiser for the 20th annual Onset Blues Festival, which is scheduled for August 24 at the Band Shell in Onset.

 

Tickets cost $15 and are available at the door or in advance at the Oak Grove Package store on Depot Avenue and Tarra Dean Studio on Union Avenue.

 

For more information about the event or the association, contact the Onset Bay Association at 508-295-7072

 

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2012 Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival

 

 

The 21st Annual Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival serves up hot jazz, cool blues, funky fusion, old school swing and rockin' contemporary on the Tallahassee Museum's outdoor stage in an annual festival that lets families and individuals of all ages enjoy the span of this rich genre of music in a natural and fun environment.

 

The two-day event features live performances of traditional and contemporary jazz and blues, including R&B, s, Dixieland jazz, swing, fusion, and rockin' contemporary blues. The great mix of big bands and tight ensembles includes the Swingin' Harpoon Band, Bogazedi, Tallahassee Swing, Thursday Night Music Club, ACME Rhythm & Blues Band and Royal Garden Dixieland Band.

 

The festival is organized by Del Suggs, a professional musician with local roots who runs Saltwater Music, a company that reflects the musical character of this region. He was involved in the founding of the Jazz & Blues Festival.

"The festival is an important all-around event that lets people hear jazz and blues in a family setting," Mr. Suggs said. "This is true American music."

 

Mr. Suggs added that performing for multiple generations is a special treat, knowing that some young person in the audience may fall in love with jazz and blues for years to come.

The festival is free for members and season pass-holders. For others, it is included in regular daily admission fees, ranging from $9 for adults to $6 for ages 4-15, with discounts for students and seniors. 1/2 Price AdmissionSunday March 25th, from 11 am to 12pm.

 

Festival weekend begins Saturday morning with Pioneer Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat fund-raiser breakfast on the Museum's Big Bend Farm. $7 adults, $5 kids.

 

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Blues Fest London And Manchester 2012

 

Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Robert Cray, Hugh Laurie and George Benson Amongst First Wave Of Artists Confirmed

Following the runaway success of BluesFest 2011, which saw more than 16000 music fans attend concerts by some of the biggest names in blues, jazz and soul, the festival returns to the UK this summer for a 10 day celebration of incredible music. In response to the widespread popularity of last year’s event, the 2012 festival will increase in size and scale with BluesFest Manchester introduced to complement its southern counterpart.

 

The first wave of confirmed headline events include: An evening of music curated by superstar guitarist Ronnie Wood, who will be inviting some of his favourite musicians to join him for an exclusive tribute to the legendary Chicago-based blues label Chess Records; “Van Morrison Sings The Blues”, one of popular music's true innovators performing a unique concert of the music that continues to inspire him; Tom Jones will be revisiting 2010’s acclaimed gospel and blues set Praise & Blame as well as showcasing exclusive material from his forthcoming new album; the inimitable Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will be bringing their intoxicating live show to both London and Manchester; distinguished soul and blues legend George Benson returns to the UK for shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo & Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall; renowned actor turned pianist & singer Hugh Laurie will be making a highly anticipated homecoming to perform music from his globally acclaimed 2011 debut Let Them Talk; and blues mainstay Robert Cray and his band will be roaring into town for what promises to be a blistering night of blues at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

 

Furthermore, in what is a major coup for BluesFest 2012, Ronnie Wood has been commissioned to create the festival’s artwork. As revered an artist as he is a guitarist, Wood’s paintings are displayed in galleries around the world and the striking portrait he has produced for the festival cements his position as one of the art world’s most unique and enduring talents.

 

The broad scope of BluesFest 2012, which aims to present the finest in blues and the genres and artists it has influenced, is reflected by slots for former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor; the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” Charles Bradley; and one of the most talked about young guns on the scene, JJ Gray. The festival will also once again support the wealth of homegrown talent the UK has to offer with slots for Matt Schofield, Brand New Heavies and Beth Rowley - with many, many more names to be added over the coming weeks.

 

Tickets for BluesFest 2012 are on sale now and are available to purchase by visiting www.bluesfest.co.uk or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 844 0444.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Record Label News

Warner Bros. Records and Affiliated Labels Announce Exclusive Releases for Record Store Day on April 21st

BURBANK, CA,(marketwatch.com) -- Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make a series of vinyl albums and singles available on April 21st in honor of the 5th annual Record Store Day -- a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Warner Bros. Records is proud to be an official sponsor of Record Store Day.

 

These very special releases are as follows:

 

The Black Keys: El Camino (Deluxe vinyl album) A stunning and highly collectible deluxe vinyl issue of the critically acclaimed 2011 album from The Black Keys. Cut for vinyl from the master tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas for sonic perfection. This album will never sound or look better. This RSD exclusive package also contains a bonus CD, a limited edition poster, and a two song 45 rpm 7" single featuring previously unreleased live tracks: "Sister" and "Money Maker."

 

Gary Clark Jr.: Gary Clark Jr. Presents HWUL Cuts Vol. I (12" vinyl single) A RSD exclusive contains two previously unreleased live tracks, "If You Love Me Like You Say" and "Bright Lights" capture over twenty minutes of music from one of the most anticipated guitar players in music today. This first-ever vinyl release from Clark is sure to be sought out by fans and collectors alike. Cut at 45 rpm by Bernie Grundman Mastering for the very best in analog sound quality and presentation.

 

Eric Clapton: Blues (Deluxe Vinyl Album Box Set) Released to critical acclaim leading up to RSD's Back To Black Friday 2011, this limited edition box set is close to selling out. The set includes all three of Eric Clapton's seminal blues albums, From The Cradle, Riding With The King (with B.B. King) and Me And Mr. Johnson, remastered from original source material for vinyl. First time vinyl versions of these albums afford the listener an absolutely stellar new audio experience. With little more than 1,000 box sets left it's time to get your hands on this audiophile treasure.

 

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Blues Society News

River City Blues Society 

UPCOMING RIVER CITY BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS    

River City Blues Society Fourth Friday Blues Series

 

Hurricane Ruth • From Springfield Illinois 

 

March 23th              

Goodfellas in Pekin, Illinois -  8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

1414 N 8th St. 

 Admission $5.00 Non-members

            $3.00 Members

 


 

Albert Castiglia • From Miami Florida

 

March 28th

 

Goodfellas in Pekin, Illinois - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

1414 N 8th St.

 

Admission $5.00 Non-members

 

$3.00 Members

 

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Savannah Music Festival

Thursday-Saturday

Mar 22nd-April 7th 2012

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Giving Hunger the Blues

Sunday

March 25th 2012

Sarasota, Florida, USA

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Blues Cafe

Saturday

March 31st 2012

Wausau, Wisconsin, USA

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Blues Stage at Arts International Festival - 4th Annual

Saturday

March 31st 2012

Florence, So. Carolina, USA

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Lowcountry Cajun Festival - 21st Annual

Sunday

April 1st 2012

Charleston, So. Carolina, USA

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Byron Bay Bluesfest

Thursday-Monday

April 5th-9th 2012

Byron Bay, NSW

Australia

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French Quarter Festival

Thursday-Sunday

April 12th-15th 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana

USA

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Georges Music Springing The Blues

Friday-Sunday

April 13th-15th 2012

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

USA

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Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday

April 13th-15th 2012

St. Petersburg, Florida

USA

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Friday-Sunday

April 13th-15th 2012

Phoenix, Arizonia

USA

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Blues On The Mountain

Friday-Sunday

April 13th-15th 2012

New Paltz, New York, USA

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Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday-Sunday

April 14th-15th 2012

Glendale, Arizonia USA

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Comedy And Blues Tour

Saturday

April 14th 2012

Batesville, Mississippi, USA

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International Golf & Blues Experience

Sunday-Saturday

April 15th-21st 2012

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

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Blues By the Sea - 8th Annual

Sunday

April 15th 2012

Kiawah Island, So. Carolina, USA

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Dry Bones Blues Festival VIII

Saturday

April 21st 2012

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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