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Dec 21, 2012

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Volume 7/Issue  51

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM US ALL OF US AT RBA PUBISHING!!

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

Attention Festival Promoters

Show Us Your BFG

NEWS FLASH

Blues Society News

Elwood's BluesMobile

Raise The Roof: Campaign for the Blues Hall of Fame

The Roots Blues Airplay Charts

About Us

Early Bird Offer!

CD & DVD Releases

Record Label News

Video of The Week

Buddy and Hopkins

Festival Calendar

Attention Festival Promoters

TIME TO POST YOUR FESTIVALS!

It's time to post your 2013 festival information on the

Blues Festival Guide website: www.bluesfestivalguide.com it's FREE!

The sooner you put the information on our website the sooner fans will see it and be able to plan their Blues Festival adventures!     

Early Bird Offer!

ADD THIS TO YOUR 2013 ADVERTISING BUDGET FOR RESULTS!

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

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 Christoffer "Kid" Andersen, the Norwegian/West Coast blues guitarist who currently plays with Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, shows off his 2012 BFG in San Diego, CA after helping record a Little Walter Tribute. 

Photo: Michele Lundeen

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CD & DVD Releases

Willie Buck : CELL PHONE MAN

Willie Buck has been leading his own bands for over 40 years. He's been on the scene since his arrival in Chicago as a teenager in the midst of the heyday of Chicago blues in 1953. He put out his only album in the early 80s which became a collector's item over the years and was re-issued in 2010 as The Life I Love (Delmark 805). At that time it was decided Willie would create a new album for Delmark but it wasn't until Rockin' Johnny stepped forward that the project got off the ground.

 

Cell Phone Man features 16 songs with a heavy dose of Muddy Waters Chicago Blues. Rockin' Johnny Band is Rockin' Johnny, Rick Kreher, guitar; Barrelhouse Chuck, piano; John Sefner, bass; Steve Bass, drums and special guest Bharath Rajakumar, harmonica.

 

Listen To "Cell Phone Man"

Click for more

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Doug Demming & The Jewel Tones : WHAT'S IT GONNA TAKE 

Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar.

 

In Detroit Doug spent years backing many of the days’ top touring blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, Lazy Lester, Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones, and A.C Reed, as well as Detroit’s own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams.

 

With a decade of touring and recording to his credit, Doug Demming has earned his position as a prominent figure in today’s blues scene. Leading his band, The Jewel Tones, Doug continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences.

 

Doug’s latest recording, What’s it Gonna Take exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become Doug’s calling card. Paired with acclaimed harp man and touring partner Dennis Gruenling, and backed by the new Jewel Tones line-up of Andrew Gohman on upright and Fender bass, and Devin Neel on drums, Doug is once again taking to the road for a series of tours in support of the new release.

 

Listen to "What's It Gonna Take"

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NEWS FLASH

JOE BONAMASSA TO RETURN TO DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL IN MAY

 

Join us for the 16th Anniversary of the Doheny Blues Festival, May 18-19, 2013 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California.

 

Blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa returns to Doheny, his first U.S. festival appearance in three years. Joe is the 2nd top-selling Billboard Blues Artist of all time (behind B.B. King and tied with Stevie Ray Vaughan). His last nine albums debuted at #1 on the charts.

 

2013 Grammy Nominee Shemekia Copeland also returns to the beaches of Dana Point - her first Doheny appearance in ten years. And from across the pond are retro soul band, James Hunter Six (new album due in February) and British newcomer, Joanne Shaw Taylor.

 

Many more artists will be announced in the New Year!

The Doheny Blues Festival will feature 24 sets of LIVE music on three different stages!

 

Give The Gift Of 'Blues On The Beach'! This holiday season give the gift of Doheny Blues Weekend Passes to your family and friends. The Winter Weekend Passes are the best holiday deal for your favorite blues buddy!

More info...

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"SIMPLY THE BLUES" IS BACK DEC 27TH IN MUMBAI, INDIA

 MUMBAI - Mumbaiites definitely love their Blues and their favourite Blues concert series "Simply The Blues" is back with the 3rd Edition of its concert series, to be held on 27 December at St Andrews Auditorium, Bandra, India.

 

Coming all the way from Shillong is the country’s best Blues band, Soulmate. Joining them on stage are the Pune based, Blues Jazz-World Groove band, Smokestack, dishing out their signature style and shades of Blues.

 

Conceptualized and produced by Starkonnect Events & Promotions, this on-ground event is planned as a four part concert series, with one event every month. Blues Music festivals in India, are few and far between and this event will promote Blues music not just in Mumbai, but expand its reach across India. "Simply The Blues" was created to provide a credible and consistent platform to Indian Blues artists from across the country.

Continued here... 

More info...

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MARATHON TO BENEFIT MISSISSIPPI BLUES COMMISSION

The 6th annual Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half-Marathon will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2013, in Jackson, Mississippi. Presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of Mississippi, the race start times are as follows: Wheelchair and handcycle participants start at 6:50 a.m., marathon and half-Marathon start at 7:00 a.m., and the Kids' Marathon at 8:00 a.m. Both the marathon and half-marathon will be open to walkers and physically challenged competitors as well. There is a separate wheelchair category for both the marathon and the half-marathon.

 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Blues Commission. Additionally, the race brings attention to the state and its rich blues heritage. The positive economic impact of this event will be experienced by restaurants and hotels patronized by competitors and visitors. Since the inaugural race in 2008, the Mississippi Blues Marathon has donated more than $40,000 to the Blues Commission.

More info... 

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PLAN TO ATTEND THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE?

Tickets are available now for the 29th International Blues Challenge (IBC), Tues, Jan 29-Sat, Feb 2, held in Memphis, TN.

 

The Blues Foundation has special prices and direct lines and links to a number of Downtown Memphis hotels 2013 IBC. Reserve early!

 

The Keeping The Blues Alive Awards luncheon ceremony on February 1, is also part of the IBC weekend of events. For complete information about the 2013 International Blues Challenge weekend click here.

1-25-13

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ORDER LRBC MICHAEL BURKS COMMEMORATIVE SHIRTS NOW!

Just in time for the Holidays! LRBC #20 Commemorative Shirts! Here's a preview of LRBC #20 January 2013 Commemorative Art honoring Michael Burks by Dane Tilghman. These items are available for a limited time only for Holiday orders. Please place orders by December 18th to ensure Holiday delivery.

 

Red, Chocolate Brown, Khaki and more! Please note there will be a wider variety of colors and styles available at the Pre-Party and in the Bluesin' Bazaar on the ship.

Allow 5-7 working days for shipping.

 

Orders shipped USPS Priority Mail.

 

More info...

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FIND YOUR GROOVE ON THE LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE!

 

www.BluesCruise.com or (816) 753-7979 reservations & info

You HAVE to experience this at least once in your lifetime! 

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Record Label News

DELTA GROOVE & ELECTRO GROOVE RECORDS ARTISTS

FEATURED AT FESTIVALS EXCLUSIVE

 

Festivals Exclusive, LLC is a booking agency specializing in booking Blues, Roots & Music Festivals worldwide. Festivals Exclusive will initially focus solely on booking artists on the Delta Groove Music and Eclecto Groove Records labels. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality in live music and performances. They will work in conjunction with the Delta Groove and Eclecto Groove labels to assure you the highest level of professionalism and an assortment of jaw dropping packages that will include various artists from the labels. Whether you book a solo act or a monster package, your festival is guaranteed to get an unbelievable show!

More info...

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Blues Society News

OC BLUES SOCIETY HOSTS HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Real Blues Festival/Orange County Blues Society founder Papa J hosts a Holiday Food Drive at the House of Blues Anaheim (1530 S. Disneyland Ave, Anaheim, CA), Thursday, December 27. Proceeds benefit the Orange County Food Bank.

Blues harpist/vocalist Papa J (pictured at rt) and Delta blues guitarist K.K. Martin are among the scheduled performers.

 

Papa J (Jeffrey Hudson) is also the founder/creator of both the Real Blues Festival of Orange County and the Orange County Blues Society. This 2012 Los Angeles Music Awards "Best Americana, Blues, or Roots Artist" nominee has been one of the hardest-working. most influential people on the Orange County blues scene for nearly two decades.

More info...

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    Got Blues Society News?                          

If you represent a Blues Society and/or have a very special announcement for 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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Elwood's BluesMobile

A VARIETY OF CHRISTMAS BLUES WITH ELWOOD 

Elwood knows you WANT to be merry. You want to release that jolly old elf inside you. Dash through the snow. You want to twinkle. To chortle. But a part of you also wants those merry gentlemen to just give it a rest.

 

A part of you wishes that Frosty the Snowman would just melt already. A part of you thinks that if you hear Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer one more time, you may grow antlers and run amok. Don’t worry. Elwood is there to help. Experience the musical alternative. Christmas blues.

 

Have a blue Christmas with Elwood. Next time, in The BluesMobile.

 

     

 

 TheBluesMobile.Com!

 

 For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio 

Click Here

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Video of The Week

Maxine's "Crabby Christmas Blues"

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Help Raise The Roof!

Raise The Roof: Campaign for the Blues Hall of Fame

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

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. 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 are details about the BHF campaign

 

How to donate: 1. Make a multi-year pledge online or print out and sign form and 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 find online.

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

No effort is too small or unappreciated!

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

 

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

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Buddy and Hopkins

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

www.NicheCartoons.com

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BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE SITE OFFERS GIG/CONCERT LISTINGS

Our top-ranking blues website, www.BluesFestivalGuide.com, well-known for its comprehensive list of blues festivals throughout the world, has a new FREE feature: Gig/Concert listings to benefit fans, bands, and venues!

 

Go to www.BluesFestivalGuide.com, click on SUBMIT GIG/CONCERT and fill in the blanks. It will appear in our Gig/Concert calendar within 24 hours. Fans can search by date, band, venue, city, state and country.... 

 

Find dozens of festivals at www.BluesFestivalGuide PLUS a Blues Link Directory for everything blues: bands, labels, venues, etc.

 

Our website, e-newsletter and print magazine are all published by RBA Publishing Inc, 775-337-8626, info@BluesFestivalGuide.com 

12-28-12

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The Roots Blues Airplay Charts are "frozen" for the holidays

and will appear here again after Jan 1, 2013

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The Roots Blues Airplay Charts

Festival Calendar

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

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1st Annual

Las Olas Bluesfest

Thursday-Sunday

January 17th-20th 2013

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA

LEGENDARY RHYTHM

& BLUES CRUISE

~ CARIBBEAN ~

Saturday- Saturday

January 20th - January 27th 2013

Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

1st Annual

Coral Gables Bluesfest

Thursday-Sunday

January 24th-27th 2013

Coral Gables, Florida USA

Clarksdale

Film Festival

Thursday-Sunday

January 24th -January 27th, 2013

Clarksdale, Mississippi USA

Blues Foundation's

International Blues Challenge

Tuesday-Saturday

January 29th - February 2nd 2013

Memphis, Tennessee USA

23rd Annual

Lowcountry Blues Bash

Friday-Sunday

February 8th-17th 2013

Charleston, South Carolina USA

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

Saturday-Sunday

February 16th-17th 2013

Clearwater, Florida USA

Winter Meltdown

Monday-Sunday

February 25th - March 3rd 2013

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday-Sunday

February 28th - March 3rd 2013

Boquete, Chiriquo Panama

Mississippi Blues March Fest 

Saturday

March 2, 2013

Greenwood, Mississippi USA

 

Phoenix Blues Blast

Saturday

March 9th 2013

Phoenix, Arizona USA

San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta

Friday-Sunday

March 22nd-24th

San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

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About Us

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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