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Oct 19, 2012

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Volume 7/Issue  42

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

Early Bird Offer!

CD & DVD Releases

News Flash

Video of The Week

Roots Blues Airplay Charts   

About Us

Show Us Your BFG

Call LRBC Now to Still Catch Cruise! 

Blues Society News

Elwood's BluesMobile

Buddy and Hopkins

Festival Calendar

Early Bird Offer!

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Show Us Your BFG

SHOW US YOUR BFG!

BRING IT ON!... Send us your cool photos that display the Blues  festival Guide magazine! We're so proud to be able to share the  annual magazine with you for 10 years now! We'd love to see and share you enjoying it and helping spread the good word!            

 

Congratulations to L.A. Smith from the Randy Oxford Band on his marriage to Dawn Lewis on Oct. 7, 2012! They celebrated at the Daytona Blues Festival!   Photo courtesy: L.A Smith

 

 

Send your BFG shots with subject, location, date and photo credit to editor@bluesfestivalguide.com

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CD & DVD Releases

The Capone Mob : DEVIL HAVE THE BLUES

Big News! Devil Have The Blues, the anticipated debut pre-release from The Capone Mob, is touted as one of the most important debut albums of this decade. Downloads are available here.

 

The Capone Mob, the vision of blues-rock guitar ace Mikey Capone, worked on the music for five years and recording began in August 2011. A result from those first sessions is "White Lightnin" which was named "Best Blues Song" by Backroads Blues and Mikey earning the title of Backroads Blues' "Best Blues Rock Guitarist" and "Best New Blues Artist." 

 

"If I could use only one word to describe Mikey Capone as a guitar player it would be WOW! That guy plays the F%$^ out of that guitar. Like a lightning bolt struck him. Not only was his guitar plugged in but he was plugged in. My jaw dropped watching Mikey play and he is about as tasty as you can get." - Steve Rosenberg

 

Devil Have The Blues includes “Iron Man,” a powerful, personal tribute to the late Michael Burks featuring deft slide work; “Mountain Man,” a cross between Hendrix and Allman Brothers with a sensational slide guitar solo; “Upon The Crossroads,” a masterful piece about the legendary bluesman who sold his soul to the devil, features a riveting slide intro and memorable guitar work; “Deal With The Devil,” a haunting, unique “call and response” chain-gang-style song reminiscent of the 1920’s, “Me And My Cigar,” a catchy, shuffle blues with flirtatious lyrics; “Good Time Blues,” a fun Rockabilly song; and “Garden of Love,” a melodic instrumental with a Hendrix vibe.

 

“The Capone Mob’s Devil Have The Blues really delivers. Without question, one of the most important debut blues releases of this decade”.

- Clayton Hamel, Backroads Blues

 

Devil Have The Blues is scheduled for release November 2, 2012 and a tour is being planned for 2013.

 

Listen to "Upon The Crossroads"

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Little G Weevil : THE TEASER

The Teaser, the second solo album by Little G Weevil`s, was recorded in September 2011 at Jeff Bakos`studio in Atlanta, GA. Bakos has engineered Shemekia Copeland`s Never Going Back and Susan Tedeschi’s Wait For Me as well as produced albums by Sean Costello, Derek Trucks, Clarence Fountain, Delta Moon among others.

 

The Teaser offers 12 original songs written by Little G Weevil, eight full band tracks and four solo tunes. On the electric cuts, Little G Weevil uses his custom made Fibenare Basic Jazz guitar. It was 100% handcrafted by the Hungarian Benedek Brothers. On solo cuts he uses a 1940 Kay Archtop. All slide works is on a Bacon Fat cigar box guitar made in Alabama.

 

“Little G Weevil has made the blues...southern blues in particular...a way of life...an amazing player...a singer and a songwriter, he moves from Hooker to R.L. Burnside to Chuck Berry and old school Mississippi Delta without breaking stride.” 

Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd, House of Blues Radio Hour

 

Within The Teaser you will find stories and passion and music of a man who literally left everything behind to follow his calling to the world of raw blues music. Little G Weevil has the backstory fodder on par with his predecessors. He was a calloused Beale Street dishboy to get close to the music and soaked up the estranged fruits of the Mississippi Hill country. He’s bounced from Memphis to Birmingham to Kennesaw. Yet the closest to home he feels and the best friendship he has you’ll find right here in these twelve songs.

 

“A man at the height of his creative abilities, honoring blues tradition but adding modern rock rhythms to the mix as needed.” – RA, The Examiner

 

Listen to "Liquor Store"

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Call LRBC Now to Still Catch Cruise! 

  ONLY 1 WEEK AWAY FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

We can't wait to meet y'all mon!

CALL LRBC at (816) 753-7979 or 888-BLUESIN NOW!

Okay... so if you REALLY want to go and you have your passport...

Call the office RIGHT NOW! (816) 753-7979 or 888-BLUESIN

You actually STILL have a few more days to

make a good deal and finalize your arrangements.

 

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

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED SCHEDULE!!

WOW... How to choose is the biggest issue! Fortunately there's multiple opps to see your favs and discover new ones!

 

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

 

SEE YA THERE!

www.bluescruise.com

 

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News Flash

18TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA BLUES FESTIVAL

Columbia's 18th Annual Blues Festival (hosted by the nonprofit, Word of Mouth Productions) is slated for November 3, 2012 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (2300 Greene St.) in the Five Points section of Columbia, SC. This continuous, free concert usually positions itself in the civic calendar on the open date of the University of South Carolina's football schedule.

 

Word of Mouth has just turned 21. Our first show was a club date featuring Chris Smither. Since then we've treated audiences to a wide range of musical styles - English folk (Pete Morten), Irish traditional (Len Graham/Cathal McConnell), early Euro folk/rockers (Martin Carthy/Dave Swarbrick), Gospel killers (The Campbell Brothers), folk blues (Etta Baker), Miss. Hill Country (RL Burnside), electric Chicago (Hubert Sumlin), La. Delta (Tab Benoit) and a slew of our musical heros from J Winter, J Hammond, D Robillard, the subdudes, D Lindley, Sonny and Leo. Someday, we'll fix what we're missing - Buddy, BB, Bonnie and Taj.

 

Tom Principato   ~   Eddie Shaw 

 

This year, the power packed guts of our show was booked early - Tom Principato and EddieTurner. Late in September we found Eddie Shaw (with his fabulous guitarist son, Vann Shaw) touring Florida, heading this way, and a group new to us, Swamp Cabbage, 100 miles away and finishing their tour the day before our show. Stay tuned, this is our mid-afternoon treat and, soon to be voted "best sleeper set" of what will be another gracious day in the park.

 

Eddie Turner   ~   Swamp Cabbage  

 

The 2012 schedule can be found on our site. Please take time to thank the 100 plus volunteers, our lovely local business advertisers and the City's Hospitality Tax grant funding.

  

More info...

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SHELBY BLUES & BBQ SATURDAY OCT 20TH

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 2nd Annual Shelby Blues & BBQ in Old Town Helena, Saturday, October 20th at the Helena Amphitheater.

Gates open at 1 pm until 8 pm and tickets are only $5 per person in advance, $10 at the gate.

 

Headliners, 2blu and the Lucky Stiffs, are an original, down-home, blues based, roots music that comes from the heart and soul of the deep South. They are six time National semi-finalists in the International Blues Challenge and six time winners, Battle Of The Blues Bands, Magic City Blues Society, Birmingham, Alabama. Much of their music is performed on handmade instruments crafted by Jack Dudley, the band's bass player. The hand crafted ensemble includes a lap steel guitar that was made out of a Cypress Knee and percussion instruments crafted from all types of materials including animal parts and bamboo. 

 

Also on the bill is Little G Weevil (see this week's e-Guide CD Releases), King Bee and Elijah Butler Band.

 

This year's event is presented by the City of Helena, produced by Event Operations Group, Inc., in conjunction with the Helena Business Association.

 

More info...

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MUSIC MASTER SERIES HONORS CHUCK BERRY OCTOBER 22-27

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Muesuem and Case Western Reseve University will honor Chuck Berry during the 17th annual American Music Masters series Oct 22-27.

 

Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, a weeklong celebration, will tell the story of one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Berry has had a lifetime of brilliant musicianship and has inspired nearly every rock artist to date.

 

“I’m happy to be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Chuck Berry. “I’m looking forward to reelin’ and rockin’ in Cleveland.” Berry will attend the tribute concert to accept the award and will perform.

 

“Chuck Berry created the language of rock and roll,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “We stand on his foundation, and we are thrilled to honor him and welcome him to Cleveland.”

 

More info...

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MA RAINEY BLUES FESTIVAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO MOTHER OF BLUES

Rome News-Tribune... 

The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation is preparing to bring the blues to Rome [Georgia] in the form of the Ma Rainey Blues Festival, Nov 2-3 at the DeSoto Theatre.

 

Jim Powell, a Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation board member, said Ma Rainey is considered “the Mother of the Blues.”

 

Born Gertrude Pridgett, Ma Rainey is a Columbus native who made over 100 recordings including “Bo-weevil Blues,” “Moonshine Blues,” “See See Rider,” “Black Bottom” and “Soon This Morning.” She was known for her powerful vocal abilities, energetic disposition, majestic phrasing and ‘moaning’ style of singing.

 

“We named it after her to celebrate her life and musical contributions,” Powell said. “Also, she has a connection to Rome.”

In 1935, Rainey returned to her hometown in Columbus where she ran two theaters until her death from a heart attack in 1939 in Rome.

 

The festival will pay tribute to Rainey and to the blues and begins Nov. 2 with a Pub/Blues Crawl featuring performances by Lon Eldredge, The Booze Mountaineers, The Rick Fowler Band and other local bands/artists including Stephen Smith. Guests will be able to purchase a Pub Crawl arm band at the DeSoto Theatre or any of the performance venues to gain entrance. Those venues include The Brewhouse Music and Grill, 333 on Broad, The Moon Roof Bar, Schroeder’s New Deli and Gallery 318.

 

The $10 price will allow patrons to enjoy blues festival music at all participating locations.

 

On Nov. 3 the festivities continue at a concert featuring Mac Arnold and the Plate Full ‘O Blues band starting at 8 p.m. at the DeSoto Theatre. Lon Eldredge will also be opening. Tickets for the concert will be $15. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation and its preservation of the Theatre.

 

“We feel that the more scheduling of programs we do, the more people see our efforts,” Powell said. “And then they can help with our funds to restore the building.”

 

Tickets are now available for purchase. For additional information and tickets, visit online at www.desototickets.com, visit the DeSoto box office, Gallery 318, or call 706-295-7171.

 

More info...

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ROBERT JOHNSON CROSSROADS CELEBRATION OCTOBER 27TH

 

The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation is proud to present the Robert Johnson Crossroads Celebration, to be held October 27th at the Alamo Theatre in Jackson, MS.

 

The show will star the Robert Johnson International Blues Revue, featuring grandson Steven Johnson and musician Vasti Jackson, along with Grammy Award winner Chris Thomas King and special guests Keiko Komaki, the Cedric Burnside Project and Billy Gibson

 

More info and tickets...

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OCTOBER 27TH FESTIVAL BENEFITS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

 

 

More info ... 

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Blues Society News

OFFICIAL CENTRAL VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY WEEKLY DANCE PARTY

FEATURE RON THOMPSON AND HIS RESISTORS

 

The official Central Valley Blues Society weekly dance party is free and features Ron Thompson and His Resistors every Thursday, 6-9 pm. Dubbed the weekly "Stress Relief Party", this is the longest running blues show in Fresno - 9 years.

 

The party is held at the Babylon Club in the Tower District, 1064 N. Fulton Street, Fresno, CA (559-495-0852).

 

Not many living blues musicians can say they have performed with and recorded for legends like Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner, Bruce Willis, Luther Tucker, Jimmy McCracklin, Pee Wee Crayton, Carla Thomas, Booker T. Jones, Percy Mayfield, Etta James, B.B. King, and Jimmy Reed. Ron Thompson can, and that’s just the beginning.

 

Ron Thompson is a legendary rhythm and blues guitarist and master keyboardist whose career began in the rough and tumble world of East San Francisco Bay nightclubs and bars in the early ‘70s. During many years of touring coast to coast with John Lee Hooker, Hooker was quoted as saying, "Ron Thompson, he's my main man!"

 

After serving as John Lee Hooker’s bandleader for seven years, Thompson went on to form his own group, Ron Thompson and His Resisters

 

Tom Mazzolini, founder and producer of the San Francisco Blues Festival, said of Ron Thompson, “I’ve always felt Ron is the most talented blues guitarist I’ve ever seen. He can do it all. He’s extraordinarily gifted. What many folks aren’t aware of is that Ron was a huge asset in the re-emergence of John Lee Hooker. He was the foundation for that boogie sound.”

 

Do yourself a favor and catch Ron Thompson and His Resistors every Thursday, sponsored by the Central Valley Blues Society, and check the society website to find other shows and jams around the Bay Area.

 

 

More Info...

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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: editor@bluesfestivalguide.com.

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RAISE THE ROOF: CAMPAIGN FOR THE BLUES HALL OF FAME

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 with your help, we are going to get The Blues Hall of Fame building built in Memphis, TN!

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 print out and sign form at: www.blues.org/capitalcampaign/index.php then mail to:

The Blues Foundation, 421 South Main, Memphis, TN 38104-4464;

OR fax to 901.529.4030; OR e-mail it to jay@blues.org.

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

or online at: http://www.blues.org/capitalcampaign/index.php .

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!

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: Info@BluesFestivalGuide.com to get logos and links for your website or Facebook.

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Video of The Week

Trampled Under Foot (TUF)

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BLUES

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Buddy and Hopkins

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

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Roots Blues Airplay Charts 

 

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Canal Bank Shuffle

Thursday-Saturday

October 18th-20th 2012

Thorold, Ontario Canada

Blues Masters at the Crossroads

Friday-Saturday

October 19th-20th, 2012

Salina, Kansas USA

Shelby Blues & BBQ

Friday-Saturday

October 20th, 2012

Helena, Arkansas USA

Rowan's 14th Annual

Blues & Jazz Festival

Saturday

October 20th, 2012

SalisburyNorth Carolina USA

Dark Season Blues

Thursday-Sunday

October 25th-28th 2012

LongyearbyenSpitsbergen, Svalbard Norway

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival

Thursday-Sunday

October 25th-28th 2012

Sydney, Australia

7th Annual Tommy Johnson Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday

October 26th-27th 2012

Jackson, Mississippi USA

GABBAfest 2012

Friday-Sunday

October 26th-28th 2012

 Macon, Georgia USA

Hambone Festival

Friday-Sunday

October 26th-28th 2012

Clarksdale, Mississippi USA

Delta Day Festival

Saturday

October 27th 2012

Tunica, Mississippi USA

Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise - Southeastern Carribbean

Saturday- Saturday

October 27th-Nov 3rd 2012

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Singing The Blues

Music Festival

Saturday

October 27th, 2012

San Antonio, Texas USA

Ma Rainey

Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday

November 2nd-3rd 2012

Rome, Georgia USA

Columbia’s 18th Annual

Blues Festival

Saturday

November 3rd 2012

Columbia, South Carolina USA

4th Annual

Pee Dee Blues Bash

Saturday

November 3rd 2012

FlorenceSorth Carolina USA

Downtown Festival & Art Show

Saturday-Sunday

November 3rd-4th 2012

Gainesville, Florida USA

Tenby Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday

November 9th-11th 2012

 PembrokeshireSouth West Wales UK

Blaublues Festival Haringe

Saturday

November 10th 2012

Haringe, Belgium 

5th Annual

College Park Blues Festival

Saturday

November 10th 2012

College Park, Washington DC USA

1st Annual Chicago

Cigar Box Guitar Festival

Saturday

November 10th 2012

Green Oaks, Illinois USA

13th Annual

Southwest Florida Blues Festival

Saturday

November 17th 2012

Cape Coral, Florida USA

La Quinta Blues & Brews

Saturday

November 17th 2012

La Quinta, California USA

St. Johns River Blues Festival

Saturday-Sunday

November 17th-18th 2012

Palatka, Florida, USA

Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

Thursday-Saturday

November 22nd-24th 2012

Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil

Otis Taylor's Trance

Blues Jam Festival

Friday-Sunday

November 23rd-25th 2012

Boulder, Colorado USA

Bradenton Blues Festival

Saturday

December 1st 2012

Bradenton, Florida USA

Southern Pines

Blues & BBQ Festival

Friday-Saturday

December 7th-8th 2012

Perry, Florida, USA

LEGENDARY RHYTHM

& BLUES CRUISE

~ CARIBBEAN ~

Saturday- Saturday

January 20th - January 27th 2013

Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Blues Foundation's

International Blues Challenge

Tuesday- Saturday

January 29th - February 2nd 2013

Memphis, Tennessee USA

MORE TO COME!

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RBA Publishing Inc is based in Reno, Nevada USA. We are woman owned and operated.

 

We produce the annual Blues Festival Guide magazine (publishing our 10th annual in 2012), affiliated with the top-ranking website:

www.BluesFestivalGuide.com, and this weekly blues newsletter: The Blues Festival E-Guide with approximately 28,500 weekly subscribers.

 

We look forward to your suggestions, critiques and questions!

You can reach the E-Guide editor, Michele Lundeen at editor@bluesfestivaleguide.com or michele@bluesfestivalguide.com

 

Contact our home office to find out how to advertise in this e-weekly newsletter 775-337-8626.

 

Information, both editorial and advertising, in the Blues Festival E-Guide, is believed to be correct but not guaranteed. Double check info carefully before you attend any event or send money for anything. We do not write the news... we just report it!

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