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Sept 21, 2012

Volume 7/Issue  38


Special Announcement!

News Flash

Blues Society News

Video of The Week

Roots Blues Airplay Charts 

About Us

CD & DVD Releases

Elwood's BluesMobile Celebrates!

... More News Flashes & Reminders!

Buddy and Hopkins

Festival Calendar

Special Announcement!


Gordon Bulcock (your former E-Guide Editor and go-to-guy!) and Monte Adkison (aka: the blues stalker) at the annual Suncoast Blues Society Beach Bash in St. Petersburg, Florida on August 26, 2012.


Photo courtesy Nancy Edwards



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CD & DVD Releases


“There’s nothing more powerful than a good song and nobody knows that better than Jim Byrnes does.” (Doug Heselgrave)


Jim Byrnes is known as one of Canada’s foremost Blues artists. He has been performing internationally for over 35 years. Aside from his music, Jim is well known for his nationally broadcast variety show The Jim Byrnes Show and for his starring roles in Wiseguy and Highlander.

I Hear The Wind In The Wires is a follow up to his Juno award winning blues album, Everywhere West.


I Hear The Wind In The Wires ventures into the world of classic 1960’s inspired country, including songs by Buck Owens, Hank Snow, Dolly Parton and many more country classics, while maintaining a strong sense of Jim’s earliest roots and blues influences.


Recorded live off the floor with Juno award winning producer Steve Dawson in Vancouver, B.C.


“Let the songs on I Hear The Wind In The Wires knock the frown off your face, pick you up and dust you off before sending you out - six guns smoking – to go looking for love in all the wrong places.” (Doug Heselgrave)


Listen Now!

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Dave Fields : DETONATION

Expanding upon the premise of his two earlier blues-rock albums, Time’s A’ Wastin’ (2007) and All Wound Up (2008) Detonation, incorporates a more rock-oriented approach while still remaining true to his blues roots.


Detonation, produced by David Z, is a 12-song exploration of Fields’ genre-defying style and electrifying guitar prowess. Featuring the vocal and guitar duet (“Doing Hard Time”) with Grammy and Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker, Delmar Brown (“Bad Hair Day”) added to his regular band of bassist Andy Huenerberg, keyboardist Vladimir Barsky and drummer Kenny Soule. Fields traverses a road that transcends into rock-blues for the 22nd Century.


Fields musical journey has carried this New York guitar virtuoso to locales as diverse as Norway and Moscow. “It’s so amazing to be able to connect with people from other countries who grew up listening to American music” he says. “To see them respond to you and connect with you, and to realize how much we have in common. It doesn’t matter where you’re from. We’re all human beings.”


“Life is like a circle,” Fields’ concludes. “It just goes around like water that flows in a circle between everybody.”


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Boogie Woogie piano master Mitch Woods announces an October 30 release date for his new CD/DVD set, Blues Beyond Borders: Live in Istanbul. The new CD/DVD was recorded in the fall of 2010 at the Efes Blues Festival in the Republic of Turkey.


The two-disc specially-priced set includes both a CD and DVD of the performances, with the video including insightful extras of the band’s adventures on the road, a travelogue of Turkey, impressions of the Turkish culture and the group’s experiences as “blues ambassadors” around the world. Joining Mitch Woods (piano, vocals) are His Rocket 88s: New Orleans all-stars Amadee Castenell (sax/background vocals) and Cornell Williams (bass,/vocals), as well as Adam Gabriel (guitar/background vocals) and Larry Vann (drums).


Blues Beyond Borders: Live in Istanbul features a number of favorites that display Mitch’s amazing versatility on the piano, covering jump blues, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues and his personal favorite salute to the sounds of New Orleans music in all its flavors. A special highlight is “In the Night/Lambaya Puf De,” in which Mitch and the band combine New Orleans R&B with a classic Turkish song, generating a wildly ecstatic response from the hometown crowd grooving to every second of the ten-minute-plus extravaganza.


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News Flash



John Németh, who will headline the Gainesville Downtown Blues Concert on Saturday, October 13th at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Opening acts will be the Terraplane Blues Band and the R. Mutt Blues Band. Admission to the show is free.



Németh has been building a career impressing fans and stars of the Blues alike with his soulful singing and the ability to work a stage and entertain crowds like few in the business.


"I remember telling friends in '80 that they should go see Stevie Ray Vaughan, but they weren't impressed because he wasn't famous yet, “Former Muddy Waters bandmate Bob Margolin said. “It will give me great pleasure to say, 'I told you so!' about John Németh. You'll see."


Németh pays tribute to performers of the past by embodying their tradition and making it relevant to today’s audience, instead of slavishly copying them.


Show openers the Terraplane Blues Band have been playing Gainesville for over 20 years, often backing the legendary Bo Diddley.


The R. Mutt Blues Band plays driving updated reinterpretations of traditional blues classics, and includes Paul Goble, one of the finest area guitarists, and its bassist is Richard Heipp, Director of The University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History.


The concert producer, the North Central Florida Blues Society, is a not-for-profit organization organized to preserve, cultivate, nurture and promote the blues in the Gainesville area.


The concert’s schedule will be:

7:00 – Terraplane Blues Band

8:00 – The R. Mutt Blues Band

9:00 – John Nemeth


The Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located at 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL (Corner of E. University Ave and SE 1st St)


More info...





In 1993, with Mrs. Vaughan's blessing, the annual Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride & Concert was started the event as a way to honor the life and music of Stevie. The first Sunday in October was chosen to celebrate Stevie's birthday. The 18th Annual Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride & Concert, presented by LoneStar 92.5 and Hooters, will be held October 7, 2012, rain or shine.


While remembering the life of Stevie Ray Vaughan enjoy a fun-filled combination motorcycle parade and afternoon concert honoring Texas’ most beloved bluesman! All proceeds from the event benefit the S.R.V. Memorial Scholarship Fund established by Martha Vaughan, Stevie’s mother.

 (LT: Martha Vaughan with SRV's rhythm section, "Double Trouble," Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon)


One of Texas’ largest motorcycle parades will kick off Sunday, October 7 at 9 am at the World’s Largest Hooters restaurant in Dallas’ West End. The Dallas Police Department will shut down Interstate 30 and Hwy 360 at 11:15 am, bringing the parade to Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington, TX.


The doors open at noon at Cowboys Dancehall for the 6-hour concert starring the Ian Moore Band (the original lineup), Tallan Noble Latz, Kayla Reeves with Wes Jeans, Van Wilks, The Harless Brothers with Kouichi Morita, and the Michael Lee Band with Bryan Schwab. Tickets are $20 advance / $25 day of event.


Cowboys Dancehall is a 3,500 tri-level venue which allows everywhere to be a great view of the stage and a Texas-size dance floor! Vendors will be inside and outside the venue selling all types of food and merchandise.


After the concert go one mile away for the After Party/All Star Jam hosted by Joey Love at Diamond Jim’s Saloon, 7pm – 2am.


The S.R.V. Remembrance Ride & Concert has become a family friendly event for motorcycle enthusiasts and music fans that come together every year to remember a Texas legend.



More info:






"She can sing like a bird or a bat out of Hell!"


A mayor of a small Texas town once introduced Teresa to the stage with this colorful description of the Texas singer. By all accounts, the new CD, Come On Home, by Teresa and her band, the Rhythm Tramps is a powerful example of this - combining her strong vocal presence with the immense songwriting talents of her partner, Terry Wilson, along with the world class musicians performing here, this is a CD that definitely deserves a listen. To quote Brett Fleming, from WEVL in Memphis... “the new disc by Teresa James is amazing!”


Come on Home is the eighth CD from this artist; nominated for a Blues Foundation award in 2008 and an IMA in 2010, this CD has been in the making for a while and it definitely shows. From the raunchy title track opener, "Come On Home," to the soulful, Otis-style ballad, "Forgetting You,"  this CD covers the spectrum of blues and R&B with the feel of a Texas roadhouse. It includes ten original songs that show the full range of the band’s talent and influences. As freelance music critic, Dave Barry wrote, “It’s just… natural soul coming through... a set of pipes that make me enjoy it so much I want to cry and smile at the same time.”


Check out her website for sample cuts and live videos of the band.



Upcoming dates:

September 29 - Valencia Jazz & Blues Festival (Valencia, CA)

October – Lombardi Ranch Pumpkin Festival

November 2 – Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse (Durham, NC)

November 3 – Tater Jam (Kinston, NC)

January - Sandy Beaches Cruise – Delbert McClinton & Friends


More dates and details at and on Facebook: Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps







The organizers of the Sarasota Blues and Music Festival (#SBMF) and Trustco Bank proudly announce that its mascot now has a name, Mojo, as a result of the official “Name That Manatee presented by Trustco Bank” contest. Participants were able to interact with the festival on a new level by submitting artwork and a name at surrounding Trustco Bank locations in the Sarasota area, or by registering on Facebook, for the naming of the festival’s official mascot.


Tickets to the 22nd Annual Sarasota Blues and Music Festival are on sale now and are available here. Gates open at 11 a.m. September 29, with musical talent starting at noon and lasting until the festival’s end at 10 p.m. Advance sale general admission tickets are $22 and children under the age of 14 are free with paid adult admission.


The festival actually started as the Sarasota Blues Fest in 1991 by the Sarasota Blues Society as a way to celebrate the blues in the Sarasota community. The festival has a rich history of finding and showcasing young talent while also bringing accomplished musicians to the community. Numerous Grammy® Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have graced the stages over the years and the festival seeks to continue that tradition as the Sarasota Blues and Music Festival. Partial proceeds from the event have always been earmarked for charity, and the All Faiths Food Bank Backpack Program will be the 2012 recipient.


The 22nd Annual Sarasota Blues and Music Festival will be held at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex.




Longtime friends of Las Vegas resident drummer Dave Holt are holding a musicians benefit. The Dave Holt Benefit will be held October 21, 2012 at the Bikini Bar a.k.a The Sand Dollar Blues Lounge. 3355 Spring Mountain Road @ Polaris, Las Vegas NV. (702) 485-5401.


Dave recently underwent a partial leg amputation from complications brought on by diabetes. Dave is unemployed and has some extensive medical expenses and long term therapy facing him.


Over a dozen of Las Vegas' best blues, rock and Americana bands, are donating their time and talent to play for Dave. The event will run from 12 noon to 3 am or until everyone has played.


There will be a $10. Minimum donation request at the door and 100% of the proceeds will go to Dave Holt.


Complete Band Schedule:

12 pm: Frank Okun Acoustic Session

  1 pm: The Boogieman Band w/ Lady 'J'

  2 pm: Dr. Harpo & 2 the Moon

  3 pm: New Rhythm Quartet

  4 pm: Al Ek & The Shuffle-aires

  5 pm: The Late Shift

  6 pm: Diane Kallay

  7 pm: Blues Storm

  8 pm: Moanin' Blacksnakes

  9 pm: Mike Vaughan Band

10 pm: Stoney Curtis

11 pm: The Ruffnecks & Bobby Kingston

12 am: Joey Vitale Trio

  1 am: Driving Rain

  2 am: Late 30 Jam


David Holt has played with almost every musician known to the greater Las Vegas music community. Please keep David in your thoughts and prayers. Come out and support our brother musician.



Elwood's BluesMobile Celebrates!


The BluesMobile is entering into its twentieth year on the air. To celebrate, Elwood dips back into the archives to sample some of the artists who graced The BluesMobile with live performances in the studio. Taj Mahal, Jorma Kaukoken, Susan Tedeschi, Ruthie Foster, Sean Costello, Johnny Copeland, and more.


The BluesMobile.... Twenty Years on the Air!

Next time - in the BluesMobile.








 For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio 

Click Here


Blues Society News




The Native American Blues Society will hold it's first annual Native American Blues Festival Sat, Nov. 3, 6 pm- 12 am, at the Phoenix Theater (201 Washington St, Petaluma, CA, (707) 762-3565)


The first annual Native American Blues Festival brings a number of talented blues performers who happen to be members of the Native American community to Petaluma. Proceeds will go towards purchasing musical Instruments and lessons for young aspiring Native youth.


Price is $25.00 for adults and $15 for students with I. D. (student I.D. from any school as longs as it's current.) Youth ten and younger and elders 65 and older are free.


Headliner, Grammy winning artist Micki Free will be having a meet and greet after the festival. The day before he will speak with the youth about the Music Industry and meet with elders in the evening. 


More info...




If you represent a Blues Society and have a very special announcement or a not-for-profit event coming up, send your brief news or Press Release (300 words or less) with "Blues Society News" in the subject line to:


... More News Flashes & Reminders!


Only a handful of ocean view cabins left!

CALL (816) 753-7979 to reserve your cabin!


The 19th Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise will set sail along the Southern Caribbean on the Celebrity Summit, Oct 27 from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica and returns to San Juan Nov 3Click to checkout the AMAZING Artist Lineup...


PLUS... The San Juan Pre-Party on Friday, Oct. 26 features Sista Monica All-Star Band w/ special guest Deanna Bogart PLUS Samantha Fish Band. The party goes from 8pm – Midnight. Doors @ 7:30. Purchase Tickets

Plus more Surprise Guests!... SEE YA THERE!




Attention Blues Fans:

The Hall of Fame pays tribute to the greatest of the genre and educates new people about the genre. The Blues Foundation has been inducting into the Blues Hall of Fame for years; it was just a simple evening with web presence. Nothing permanent. But now we need physical presence, and withyour help, we are going to get The Blues Hall of Fame building built in Memphis, Tennessee!

Here is a link with more details about the Blues Hall of Fame campaign:


Doesn’t this project sound important and exciting?

If not us, who? If not now, when?

Our goal is to raise awareness and funds to reach the goal of 3.5 million.

How to donate:

1. Make a multi-year pledge online or by printing out and signing the form at: and mail to:

The Blues Foundation, 421 South Main, Memphis, TN 38104-4464; OR fax to 901.529.4030; OR e-mail it to

2. Make a one-time donation by calling with a credit card or mailing a check.

or online at: .

3. Text the word " blues " to 80077 to donate $10. When you receive a message to confirm, confirm by answering “YES.”

No effort is too small or unappreciated!

If not us, who? If not now, when? Just think, YOU can make

the Blues Hall of Fame a reality. Your support matters!



Note: Thanks to Tall City Blues Festival, Music Matters Entertainment, A Music Company Inc., and Garvin Gate Blues Festival for helping to raise awareness about the Blues Hall of Fame. 


You too can get involved. Email us: to get logos and links for your website or Facebook.


Video of The Week

Queen Sylvia Embry :


(live performance at "Piano Man" approx 1981... photo capture from video)





Buddy and Hopkins

Did you know that I do Custom Comic Strips and Comic Pages as gifts?


Roots Blues Airplay Charts 

Festival Calendar

To view our entire calendar of more than 500 festivals click here!










More Info

Old Town Blues Festival - MI


September 21st-22nd 2012

LansingMichigan USA

Chowder, Blues & Brews


September 21st-22nd 2012

Florence, Oregon USA

Hound Dog Blues Festival


September 21st-22nd 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

Boogie, Blues & Brews


September 21st-22nd 2012

League City, Texas USA

Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival


September 22nd 2012

Blue Ridge, Georgia USA

Murphysboro Riverside Park

Blues Festival


September 22nd 2012

Murphysboro, Illinois USA

Castro Valley Blues Festival


September 22nd 2012

Castro Valley, California USA

San Diego Blues Festival


September 22, 2012

San Diego, California USA

Virginia Chili Blues n' Brews Festival


September 22nd 2012

Waynesboro, Virginia USA

Russian River

Jazz and Blues Festival


September 22nd-23rd 2012

Guerneville, California USA

Cruzin For A Bluzin


September 23rd-29th 2012

Miami, Florida USA

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Motorcycle Rally


September 26th-29th 2012

Fayetteville, Arkansas USA

Copenhagen Blues Festival


September 26th-30th 2012

Copenhagen, Denmark

Kansas City Blues

and Jazz Festival


September 28th-29th 2012

Kansas City, Kansas USA

Chain O' Lakes Blues Festival


September 28th-29th 2012

Waupaca, Wisconsin USA

Highway 61 Blues Festival


September 29th-30th 2012


The Polk Street Blues Festival


September 29th-30th 2012

San Francisco, California USA

Sarasota Blues & Music Fest


September 29th 2012

Sarasota, Florida USA

Spirit & Soul Festival


September 29th 2012

Richmond, California USA

Valley Bank Big Lick

Blues Festival


September 29th 2012

Roanoke, Virginia USA

Po'Boyz End of The

Summer Blues Fest


September 30th 2012

Sacramento, California USA

King Biscuit Blues Festival


October 4th-6th 2012

West Helena, Arkansas USA

 16th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival 


October 4th-6th 2012

Camden, South Carolina USA

Old Town Blues & Jazz Festival


October 4th-6th 2012

 YorkSouth Carolina USA

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