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May 4, 2012

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Volume 7/Issue  18

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

Special Announcements

News Flash

Record Label News

Buddy and Hopkins

Roots Blues Airplay Charts    

About Us

CD & DVD Releases

Video Of The Week

Blues Society News

The Blues Mobile

Festival Calendar

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CD & DVD Releases

Johnny Neel : Every Kinda' Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Kinda' Blues, the 2012 release from Johnny Neel (former Keyboardist for the Allman Brothers and Grammy nominated songwriter), this CD is jam-packed with traditional blues, blues-rock and soulful ballads. 

 

Performing since he was 12 years old playing, Festivals, concert halls, bars and blues clubs in the US and Europe. Johnny's astonishing live shows featuring his dynamic vocal and keyboard work are the perfect complement to Johnny's brilliant songwriting.

 

Every Kinda' Blues featured some good friends of Johnny's and former band mate guitarist "Jack Pearson who appeared on the tracck "How To Play The Blues" along with special guest artist Shaun Murphy. Johnny decided to add two (LIVE) tracks that featured the Italian southern rock-blues band W.I.N.D. which was recorded in Udine, Italy showcasing how the blues is truly international. Johnny Neel is a musician's musician who put's his heart and soul in every note he plays, “Every Kinda' Blues is part blues, soul, and southern rock, his most ambitious and stylistically diverse project to date. Eleven original tracks that showcase his talent to deliver strong original songs, featuring soulful confident vocals and outstanding keyboard work by a true vetran. "Every Kinda' Blues , but what your use to has an attitude all it's own you owe it to yourself to check this one out.”

  

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Gaye Adegbalola : Blues in All Flavors

 

 

For many years, Gaye has been wanting to create music for children. When bullying events became highlighted in the news, that gave Gaye the impetus she needed. So it is that this CD addresses bullying, health issues, kindness, the environment, etc. -- topics important to children and . . . ALL "G" RATED. 

Each song is written and performed in a different blues "flavor" or style. From Piedmont to Delta to Chicago-style, jump to doo-wop, funk to rock, Gaye introduces young listeners and allows them to have a taste of many delicious blues forms.The CD also includes a 16 page booklet of lyrics. 

 

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Tweed Funk : Love Is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin band Tweed Funk has been around for less than 18 months, but already the band has garnered national and international recognition with the 2011 release of their debut CD, “Bringin It”.  The band toured the Midwest and South in support of their debut release.  Tweed Funk received a 2012 WAMI for R&B/Soul Artist of the Year; competed in the 2012 International Blues Challenge; has been a Chicago Blues Guide Hot Pick of the Week (3 times); and the band’s debut CD spent 18 Weeks on the Roots Music Report Blues Internet Chart.

 

On April 26th, 2012 Tweed Funk released their sophomore CD, “Love Is”.  The CD consists of 7 original tracks and 3 covers.  World-renown guitarist Greg Koch was brought on-board to co-produce the CD and the addition of a horn section, B3 organ, and backing female singers on the CD has garnered some excellent early reviews:

 

“Tweed Funk has a big fat sound goin' on with the horns from cuts from their new CD, “Love Is”. Really dig Fine Wine and Pick Em Early, then they give you the blues with Gettin Home. Can't wait for the new CD, sounds like it will be a great mess of blues, fun and soul stirring, for all blues lovers.”

 

Ole Harv, 2012 KBA Recipient, Blues Revue Host, WVPE

 

“Tweed Funk’s “Love Is” a Powerhouse Punch of Funk, Soul, Blues - Tweed Funk is the sultry, smooth, killer funk band that’s been blowing up the blues world with sexy vocals, hot guitar and, of course, that low down funky bass. Their latest, “Love Is”, was produced by the powerful Greg Koch, and is a compelling display of the kind of exciting out-of-the-box style that Tweed Funk is known for.”

 

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News Flash

What Does Islamic Music Have to do With Blues, Jazz, and Surf Rock? More Than You Think.

 

 

(BILL HOLSTON/dmagazine.com) What do Bruce Springsteen, Mahalia Jackson, and John Coltrane all have in common? Well according to Dr. Hussein Rashid of Hofstra University  each bear witness to the Islamic Contribution to American Music. This was the title of his lecture at my law school alma mater, Southern Methodist University. The event was sponsored by the Aga Khan Council for Northern Texas. I received my invitation from my friend Hind Jarrah. Dr. Jarrah is on the board of Directors of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc. , my new home. She is also the founder of The Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. One of the Foundation’s projects is the prevention of spousal abuse. Because our agency helps immigrant spouses escape abuse, we’ve been privileged to collaborate.

 

The lecture was fascinating. Dr. Rashid began by discussing the fact that there several waves of Islamic/Arabic immigration to America. First, was the heartbreaking slave trade, which included Muslim Africans. He pointed out that they were not permitted to practice their faith and their ritual drums were prohibited, and thus began a tradition of music which have come down to us as “Negro Spirituals.” He played a brief clip of the Adhaan, the Mussein’s Call to Prayer, followed by Mahalia Jackson’s Amazing Grace. The Adhaan is based on the Arabic musical system with wavy intonation. The fluttering notes of Mahalia Jackson clearly reflect the chant of the Adhan, in a really surprising manner. Next, he played an old and primitive Mississippi Delta Blues number, Levee Camp Holler, again reckoning the rhythm of the Adhaan.

 

Of course, one of the courses of Blues led to Jazz. He played a clip of Billie Holiday’s lament on lynching, “Strange Fruit.” The mournful, spiritual, reverential tone was unmistakable. Perhaps my favorite example however was the next more mature Jazz standard John Coltrane’s jazz and spiritual masterpiece, “Love Supreme.” Of this song, author Ashley Kahn wrote:

“It’s an unusually complete vision of one man’s spirituality expressed through his art. Coltrane used the tools he had available and that he knew: a saxophone, a well-practiced quartet — even his own voice — to create music worthy of his creator.”

In the reciting of “Love Supreme” repetitively, Dr. Rashid hears the chant Allah Supreme. He compares the song to a Sufi chant.

 

One of the most surprising comparisons is Dick Dale’s surf standard Misirilou. Born Richard Anthony Monsour, Dick Dale was from Lebanese descent. The song is apparently an adaptation of an old song from Ottomon Turkey, and has lyrics in Arabic. Who knew? Dr. Rashid then found elements of these minor tones from the ancient Arabic in such surprising places as the Jefferson Airplanes “White Rabbit” and the Rolling Stones “Paint it Black.” I love the song, but hear more Indian influence from Brian Jones’ sitar in that song, however. (A personal aside, one of my favorite moments in my son Fred’s high school years, was his playing sitar to “Paint it Black” at Club Dada.)

 

I was happy to see him mention the legendary Malian guitar player, Ali ‘Farka’ Touré. It is impossible to miss the North African influence in acoustic Delta Blues and then in return the effect of those blues in modern North African Music. It’s the clearest place where Islamic influences show up in American music in my view.

 

The lecture featured modern artists who continue to explore these themes, such as Junoom, from Pakistan and hip hop artist, Ali Shaheed Mohammed from Tribe called Quest. One of my favorite examples was the collaboration of Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in “The Long Road,” from the soundtrack for the film, Dead Men Walking. Finally, he mentioned Bruce Springsteen’s “Worlds Apart,” from the post 9-11 album, The Rising.Rolling Stone wrote about this song: “His most inspired gesture comes in “Worlds Apart,” a track that writhes with the sounds of qawwali, the intense, God-conjuring, life-affirming vocal music of the mystical Sufi sect of Islam.” Springsteen no doubt intended to make a point in the anti-Islamic hysteria that gripped America in the aftermath of 9-11.

 

This was an inspiring lecture. One of the things I like about American music is that it shows the influence of so many different styles. Blues, Gospel, Spirituals, Country and yes Arabic music all come together and find creative expression in rock and roll and later rap and hip hop. It is said that music is the universal language. I like how Dr. Rashid put it, “all music is sacred.” Amen.

 

 


 

SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

 

PERFORMERS SPOTLIGHT:

 

CANDY KANE w/ LAURA CHAVEZ

 

 

Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the toughest girl alive. They are apt descriptions of the jump blues singer/songwriter, who has been nominated for five National Blues Foundation Awards including the 2011 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, winner of ten San Diego Music Awards, starring in a sold out stage play about her life, and beating down pancreatic cancer in the last two years. With a career including ten cds, six record labels, millions of international road miles and countless awards, Miss Kane has proven to be a true survivor as she’s scrambled her way to the top of the roots music heap, creating a world-renowned reputation that has spanned two decades. She belts - growls - shouts - croons and moans from a lifetime of suffering and overcoming obstacles, and uses music as therapy; often writing and choosing material with positive affirmations that leave the audience feeling healed and exhilarated.

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

THIRD ANNUAL SOUL SURVIVORS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES MUSIC'S LIVING HISTORY-FERRIDAY, LOUISIANA -- SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012

 

"In Ferriday, Louisiana, we like to say that our little town is 'Where Music is Born'," said Polk. "By that, we mean that all of the music isn't in the past. It's still very much alive -- both here and nearby in Mississippi."

 

To that end, the Soul Survivor Festival continues to specialize in an authentic blues and roots music line-up showcasing the region's surviving musical traditions. This year, acts such as Sylvia Johns Richie & Crew, Nathan Shell, Lil' Poochie, Jimmy Anderson, Elmo Williams, Hezekiah Early, YZ Ealey Band and Angola Prison Band will perform in the new Jerry Lee Lewis Rockabilly Park and Plaza.

 

For families, the festival also promises plenty of fun children's games, chalk painting, jump rope, jumpers and train rides. There will also be great food, refreshments and more available for purchase. Best of all, the price of admission is free from 11am to 7pm.

 

 

 

Fittingly, this year's festival will feature a ribbon cutting by Mayor McGlothin for a new million-dollar Will Haney Big House Music Hall plus the Jerry Lee Lewis Rockabilly Park and Plaza and Concordia Hotel. In addition, Will Haney Circle and Peewee Whittaker Avenue will be dedicated, and a very special guest is expected. The ribbon cutting events kick off at 7pm across from the Soul Survivors Festival grounds.

 

"We are very fortunate that the Mayor and Town of Ferriday have so much positive energy going on right now," Polk said. "We are also fortunate to have a number of generous sponsors helping to keep the daytime portion of Soul Survivors Festival free."

 

 

Festival sponsors include Delta Bank, Concordia Bank, Tensas Bank, Marsala/Budweiser, Gozone/Not Rocket Science, Delta Music Museum/Friends of the Delta Music Museum, Stan's Rock and Roll, Town of Ferriday, Louisiana, Concordia Parish Sheriff's Department, Entergy, and Bryant Hammett & Associates.

 

In a related event at the conclusion of the Soul Survivors Festival, Easy Eddie and the Party Rockers will perform at the Will Haney Music Hall Stage ($3 admission).

 

For more information on the third annual Soul Survivors Festival and related events, please go to www.ferridaymusic.com or contact Tommy Polk at 601-431-6149 or tommypolk@hotmail.com or Visit us at Facebook 


 

Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Others Fight To Save Coast

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some of Louisiana's best known musicians have joined forces in an ongoing effort to help save Louisiana's coast and at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival fans will reap the benefits of the homegrown collaboration.

 

On Saturday, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars featuring Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Anders Osbourne, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sansone and Waylon Thibodeaux hit the Acura Stage — the festival's largest — just before another headliner: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

 

Benoit, a Cajun musician, founded the all-star band to help send the message that coastal land loss is as big a national problem as it is a state problem.

 

Coastal Louisiana, which sits atop the 7,000-year-old Mississippi delta, has lost about 1,900 square miles of land since the 1930s.

 

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Howmet Playhouse To Host Blues Festival

 

Killer Blues presents the 5th annual White Lake Blues Festival at the Howmet Playhouse on Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m.

This event will feature Hank “The Hawk” Mowery & the Hawktones, along with opener, Doc Yankee’s Piano Party, featuring Doc Yankee from The Vincent Hayes Project and Mike Skory on dueling blues pianos.

 

 

You won’t want to miss this one, featuring some of West Michigan’s finest blues talent, and of course Michigan Beer, courtesy of Founder’s Brewing.

 

This festival is a benefit for the Killer Blues Headstone Project, which is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacies of the great blues men and women. This project raises funds to purchase headstones for those artists who through circumstance, or poverty, were buried in unmarked graves.

 

To date, Killer Blues has purchased headstones for Big Maceo Merriweather, Luther Tucker, Walter Vinson, Washboard Sam, JT Brown, “Little” Johnny Jones and John Henry Barbee. Killer Blues was also instrumental in raising awareness and funds for the headstones of blues legends such as Otis Spann and also contributed to headstones for Calvin Frazer, Gatemouth Brown, the McCoy Brothers, Willie Lee Brown and Big Jack Johnson.

 

Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased by calling the Howmet Playhouse Box Office at 231-894-4048.

 

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Chocolate Blues and Business Networking Festival

 

 

 

Chocolate Blues and Business networking festival is returning to Tampa for it's second event on May 15, 2012. The first Chocolate Blues was held on March 28th and the event success was felt as far away as Orlando by attendees and vendors alike. Tampa Bay business owners received numerous leads, referrals and new team members from the first event and asked the director to hold a second event. Thus the second Chocolate Blues and Business Networking Festival will be on May 15th in New Tampa and will feature blues music, chocolate treats, open networking, a business expo, cash food/beverage bar, a giant business card exchange table, one on one appointment stations, brainstorming sessions, ice breakers and networking games.

 

This event is a day long business to business networking event open to all business owners, decision makers, their clients and guests. Pre registration is required to vend during the business expo and the event business expo is company exclusive. Attendees are not required to pre register and tickets will be available the day of the event at the door for $10.00. Attendees are asked to bring their appointment books and 300-400 business cards. (Note samples, brochures, literature and fliers reserved for business expo vendors only). 

 

 


 

 

 

Canadian Blues Festival To Go Cashless

 

(squidcard.com) Visitors to a blues festival in Canada will be able to pay for food and drink on the site using a wristband, it has been revealed. 

Organisers of the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, the largest blues festival in the country, have confirmed that the wristbands issued to gig goers will include RFID (radio-frequency identification) cashless payment and access control technology.

More than 250,000 music fans will be able to use these wristbands to gain access to the Ottawa-based festival before conducting cashless payments while on the grounds.The wristbands, which are provided by Montreal-based solutions provider Intellitix, will help cut queuing times at food, drink and merchandise outlets. "Working with Intellitix on this initiative is a natural fit," said RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest executive director, Mark Monahan.

"They're industry leaders and have already established an excellent track record with some much-respected music events across the continent."

This year's RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest is due to take place between July 4th and 15th event. 

 

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Brick City Blues Festival May 12!!!!! / Ocala, Florida

 

 

 


 

New Jersey Congressman Reintroduces Bill To Regulate Ticket Market

 

 

NEWARRK, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -- A New Jersey legislator has re-introduced a bill that would provide for sweeping regulation of the primary and secondary ticket market.

 

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)'s bill, called the BOSS ACT (Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act) is aimed at attempting to provide transparency and consumer protections in the live event ticketing business.

 

Pascrell initially introduced the legislation in 2009 following a controversial sale of tickets to Bruce Springsteen shows, including one at New Jersey's Izod Center that saw consumers automatically redirected from Ticketmaster's website to secondary market sites where tickets were offered above face value. Ticketmaster later claimed that this was a software glitch but settled with the Federal Trade Commission over the incident.

 

According to the Paramus Post, the revised bill features several new rules aimed at the primary market including requirements for ticket sellers to reveal the total number of tickets offered for sale, as well as the number of holds, including identifying what they are being held for. The act also requires that all ancillary charges are included in the ticket price, as well print those prices on each ticket. In addition, the seller would be required to refund all charges in the event of a cancelation.

 

The bill would also prevent registered ticket brokers from purchasing tickets on the primary market for 48 hours after the initial on-sale date.

 

Rules aimed at the secondary market include requirements that secondary ticket sellers register with the FTC; that they disclose the face value of the ticket up for sale; how it was obtained; and if they actually possess the ticket at the time of sale.

 

The legislation would also put an end to primary ticketing companies, artists, promoters and their employees selling tickets to events they are involved in hosting, promoting, performing in, or ticketing for more than face value; or reselling tickets to parties with actual knowledge that they have the intention of reselling for higher than face value. Artists, promoters, venues, and primary ticketing sites would also be required to reveal when they are selling tickets directly through secondary market services.

 

New additions to the revised bill include provisions that would ban the use of ticket buying 'bot' software designed to circumvent primary ticketing site security and create a new Justice Department task force to investigate such crimes. The bill also includes provisions that would make paperless ticketing more consumer-friendly by creating barriers to scalpers, including allowing transferable paperless tickets one free transfer at face value.

 

Pascrell announced the reintroduction of the legislation on Wednesday outside of Newark's Prudential Center, just hours ahead of a Bruce Springsteen concert.

 

"Bruce is pretty popular around these parts, and he's got millions of fans who would love to see the shows. But those fans are not who managed to scoop up all the seats," said Pascrell. " Before this show even went on sale, sites like Stubhub and TicketNetwork had scalped tickets for this show listed for sale for hundreds of dollars. Yesterday, tickets in the lower level were listed on StubHub for over $10,000! Where does this end? How is the average guy or gal supposed to compete? Are only people who can afford a $10,000 ticket supposed to be able to see the Boss?" 

 


Houston Pavilions Tenant May Be Singing The Blues

 

 

(chron.com)  Downtown’s House of Blues is suing for rights to be the biggest live music venue in the Houston Pavilions.

In a lawsuit filed this week, House of Blues alleges the Houston Pavilions has breached its lease agreement by allowing another large music venue, Scott Gertner’s at Houston Pavilions, to move into the downtown entertainment complex. House of Blues claims its lease grants it an exclusive that prohibits another venue with an occupancy of more than 400 from opening in the complex. House of Blues also learned that Gertner, whose venue can hold more than 400 people, plans to expand the size of his space by conducting business on the roof, according to the lawsuit.

 

According to the lease filed with the lawsuit, House of Blues is allowed an occupancy of 1,000 to 1,800 people.

Mark Fowler, the court-appointed receiver operating the Pavilions after its owner lost key funding, could not immediately be reached for comment. Scott Gertner also could not be reached for comment.

 

Jeff Lefkowitz, an attorney for House of Blues, said Gertner is violating the exclusive, which is referred to in his lease as well.

 


 

 

 

 

Video Of The Week

 

Here is the 2nd YouTube video release from Peter Karp and Sue Foley's 2nd CD together "Beyond The Crossroads" just released on Blind Pig Records and Stoney Plain. The CD entered the Blues and Roots charts at #1. This cut "Plank Spank" features Sue Foley's trademark tone perfect Telecastor sound in counterpoint with Peter Karp's searing slide on his National ResoRocket Resonator guitar.

 

 

 

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Record Label News

Alligator Records

 

 

LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS TO RELEASE JUMP START ON JUNE 5, 2012 

 

Alligator Records has set a June 5, 2012 release date for Jump Start (AL 4949), the blistering new CD from Chicago's award-winning blues masters, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials -- bassist James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton -- deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues. Currently celebrating 24 history-making years together, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor's edge. 

 

The band's wildly energetic and seriously soulful new CD Jump Start is jam-packed with Lil' Ed's incendiary slide playing and rough, passionate singing, as the ragged-but-right Blues Imperials cook like mad alongside him. Produced by Williams and Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, it is a tour-de-force of untamed slide guitar, rock solid rhythms, heartrending ballads and authentic deep blues vocals. Williams wrote or co-wrote 13 of the album's 14 songs, which all overflow with the band's full throttle drive and serious sense of fun. Jump Start reveals a band firing on all cylinders and ready to spread the genuine houserockin' fever to their biggest audience yet. "It's all blues, really," says Lil' Ed. "Some of it will make you dance, some will ease your soul." 

 

Lil' Ed boasts a direct bloodline to blues history -- his uncle and musical mentor was the great Chicago slide guitarist, songwriter and recording artist J.B. Hutto. Live, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials simply can't be beat as Ed breaks out the deepest back-bends, the highest toe-walks, and the most authentic electric slide-guitar blues being played today. Garrett's risk-taking rhythm guitar work and Littleton's conversational, old school drumming perfectly complement Lil' Ed's and Pookie's rambunctious playing. 

 

Adding to the legend is Ed's storybook rise, taking him from working in a car wash to entertaining thousands of fans all over the world. He's made multiple appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and has brought his music to fans from Japan to Poland. According to The Chicago Tribune, "Williams represents one of the few remaining authentic links to pure Chicago blues." 

 

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials won the prestigious Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year in both 2007 and 2009 and also took home the Best Live Band Award in the 2011 Living Blues Critics' Poll. Williams was recently nominated for a 2012 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year and his whole group again for Band Of The Year. They will perform on the Crossroads Stage at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 10, 2012.

  

"Long ago," recalls Lil' Ed, "Uncle J.B. told me, 'When you get the right guys in your band, you'll know.' When Mike and then Kelly joined up with me and Pookie, we just clicked. I knew. We are a family," says Lil' Ed, summing it all up. "And families stay together."

 

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Blues Society News

South Skunk Blues Society

 

 

 

This year the 20th annual family friendly outdoor Bowlful of Blues Festival has resulted in the Blues Society designating 2012 “The Year of the Skunk”. The Bowlful of Blues will again be held at the Fred Maytag Bowl in beautiful Maytag Park in Newton.  This year in celebration the festival has been expanded to include two days of music and fun.  The lineup of award winning artists performing this year is exceptional. This will truly be a show that everyone will enjoy.  

 

Saturday September 1st the show begins at noon with music non-stop throughout the day. Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts open the musical extravaganza.  Rob Lumbard will bring in his fun and toe tapping acoustic guitar sets in-between each band’s performance. The Bob Pace Band takes the stage next, followed by The Candy Makers and the day ends with two headlining acts: Grady Champion will be followed by guitar legend Lurrie Bell. The Saturday show ends before 10PM. The September 2nd Sunday show begins at 12:30 and features Joe and Vicki Price, Joanne Jackson with the Drama Kings, the 30 plus member Corinthian Baptist Church Choir with Bryce Janey and Curry Harter doing the in-betweens. The Sunday headline act, The Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings led by Gene “Daddy G” Barge on sax, will end the show around 7PM.

 

Both Grady Champion and Lurrie Bell are nominees for the Blues Foundations Blues Music Awards in 2012. Gene Barge of the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings has won a Grammy for co-producing "Sophisticated Lady” for Natalie Cole; Joe Price and Joanne Jackson are in the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, Bob Pace is in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Bryce Janey and the Candy Makers both won the 2011 Iowa Blues Challenge; Matt Woods has won the Iowa Blues Challenge more than once. Rob Lombard’s music has appeared in several Public Television projects, one received an EMMY award.  This is a stellar lineup, for sure!

 

The Bowlful of Blues is one of Newton’s best-kept secrets as there continue to be people that come for the first time and discover what they have been missing.  There are food vendors on site but no alcohol is sold at the park.  Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and their own cooler, but the Skunk asks people not to bring glass or pets to the event. Children are welcome. You see them tossing beach balls, playing Frisbee, or moving to the sound of the music right along with their parents.  Blues fans meet new friends and say hello to people they have not seen for years.  Some folks travel from all over Iowa and out of state to attend this show.

 

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Juneau Jazz and Classics

Friday-Saturday,

May 4th-19th 2012

Juneau, Alaska, USA

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Beale Street Music Festival

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May 4th-6th 2012

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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River To The Rails

Friday-Saturday,

May 4th-5th 2012

Greenwood, Mississippi, USA

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Rivertown Music & Arts Festival

Saturday,

May 5th 2012

Conway, So. Carolina, USA

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White Lake Blues Festival, 5th Annual

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May 5th 2012

Whitehall, Michigan, USA

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Topanga Blues Festival

Sunday,

May 6th 2012

Topanga Canyon, California, USA

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Blues Music Awards

Thursday,

May 10th 2012

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Fiji 2012 International Jazz And Blues Festival

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May 10th-13th 2012

Port Denarau, Fiji Islands

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Gator by the Bay

Friday-Sunday,

May 11th-13th 2012

San Diego, California,USA

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UnTapped Blues and Brews Festival

Friday, May 11th 2012 - Sunday, May 12th 2013

Kennewick, Washington, USA

 

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Alleyfest

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May 11th-13th 2012

Longview, Texas, USA

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Cairns Blues Festival

Saturday,

May 12th 2012

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

 

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Stomp The Blues Out of Homelessness, Inc.

Saturday,

May 12th 2012

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest II

Saturday,

May 12th 2012

Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA

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The Reel Blues Fest

Saturday,

May 12th 2012

North Falmouth, Massachuttes, USA

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Crossroads Blues and Heritage Festival

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May 12th 2012

Rosedale, Mississippi, USA

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