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Jan 18, 2013

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Volume 8/Issue  3

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

Attention Festival Promoters

Show Us Your BFG

NEWS FLASH

Blues Society News

Video of The Week

Raise The Roof: Campaign for the Blues Hall of Fame

Festival Calendar

About Us

Advertise with BFG!

CD & DVD Releases

Record Label News

Elwood's BluesMobile

Buddy and Hopkins

The Roots Blues Airplay Charts

Attention Festival Promoters

TIME TO POST YOUR FESTIVALS! HECK... POST ALL BLUES GIGS!

 

FESTIVAL PROMOTERS... It's time to post your 2013 festival information on the Blues Festival Guide website. iI's FREE and the sooner you put the information on our website the sooner fans will see it and be able to plan their Blues Festival adventures!

 

ARTISTS & PROMOTERS... you can now also post gigs for free!

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.

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Advertise with BFG!

ADD THE BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE TO YOUR

2013 ADVERTISING BUDGET FOR RESULTS!

 This coming April 2013, the Blues Festival Guide magazine will be publishing its 11th annual Issue! This is once-a-year opportunity for you to market your band, festival, product or service on a national level with just one ad.

 

No increase in Ad Rates from last year!

100,000 copies distributed for Free across the United States and Canada and thousands more read it online in Digital Format from a link on our homepage.

 

This is THE publication that blues fans seek out when they are making festival plans and looking for their favorite headliners all year long... it's also become an in-depth industry resource. Get even more discounts when you include both magazine and online advertising in your 2013 Blues Festival Guide marketing budget.

 

Ad Submission deadline: March 25th

Street date annual print magazine: April 22nd

 

Pick up the phone NOW and call (775) 337-8626 to market your blues business in the 2013 Blues Festival Guide magazine.

 Or email: Advertising@BluesFestivalGuide.com 

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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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Tweed Funk, (with Chicago bluesman Nigel Mack 3rd from the left). show off their BFG at the House of Blues - Chicago, Jan 15, 2013.

From left to right: Kevin Klemme, JD Optekar, Nigel Mack, Nick Lang, Eric Madunic, Smokey, and Jon Lovas.

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CD & DVD Releases

Shaun Murphy :: ASK FOR THE MOON

From Broadway to Motown, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, to the first lady of Little Feat, Shaun Murphy has an impressive resume.

 

With her new Vision Wall Records release, Ask For The Moon, getting rave reviews, Shaun is still reeling from all the great friends that stepped up to perform on this CD.

 

These friends include ex-Allman Brother, Johnny Neel, Bekka Bramlett, (Fleetwood Mac) legendary sax man Jim Horn, (George Harrison, Aretha Franklin) Kenny Greenberg, (Bob Seger) Shawn Starski, (Otis Taylor) Tim Gonzalez, (Toby Keith) along with Daryl Burgess, and Boyd LeFan.

 

“This body of work can be truly categorized as a labor of love.”

Mark Joseph--Elmore Magazine

 

“As good as Murphy's other releases have been, this one surpasses all of them. It is simply a bravura performance throughout, with Murphy removing any doubt that she is one of the best of her generation.”

Mark Thompson, Bluesblast Magazine

 

“I'd enjoy hearing her sing nursery rhymes.”

Peter ‘Blewzzman’ Lauro-Mary4music

 

"I don’t think the lady has a bad song in her!”

Gary Eckhart—Blue Monday Monthly 

 

DJ's can download the CD, Ask For The Moon at:

www.radiosubmit.com/rs/Shaun_Murphy/

www.airplaydirect.com/music/shaunmurphy/

 

Shaun Murphy is now booking for 2013

Contact: www.lonesomeroadagency.com 615-495-8244

 

Listen "Mighty Long Road" 

Click for more

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Mark Robinson :: HAVE AX  WILL GROOVE

Mark Robinson’s debut album Quit Your Job — Play Guitar ignited like the first kaleidoscopic blast of a fireworks display. It was an attention-grabbing harbinger of even more exciting, incendiary things to come. DJs quickly embraced the disc and About.com Blues, Blues Underground Network and BluesVan branded it one of 2010’s best.

 

Now Robinson’s follow-up, Have Axe — Will Groove, provides an even more colorful and explosive display of the Nashville-based guitarist and songwriter’s estimable skills. And while the title of Quit Your Job —Play Guitar was autobiographical, the songs on his new release are even more personal… and dirtier and funkier and grittier. And when it comes to Robinson’s sterling guitar work, they’re also more colorful.

 

"Have Axe — Will Groove is about finding my voice as an artist,” he explains. “The songs are stronger and fit together well, and they all say something about my life — whether they’re inspired by things that happened to me or that I was reflecting on, or by the music and the experiences that have guided me along the way playing blues and country and other styles.

 

“What I’m interested in,” Robinson says, “isn’t being flashy or making the latest hit single. I’m making records and playing gigs to try to make music that moves people.”

 

Listen to "Baby's Gone To Memphis"

Click for more

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NEWS FLASH

BLUZAPALOOZA FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN NEEDS OUR

COLLECTIVE HELP IN BRINGING MUSIC TO OUR TROOPS

Bluzapalooza has featured America's greatest blues artists entertaining America's greatest troops at military bases and hospitals throughout the USA as well as abroad. Bluzapalooza currently have a fund raiser going on and here’s the latest from Steve Simon, creator and coordinator of Bluzapalooza: “We only have [14] more days left in our campaign to raise funds to bring free celebrity Blues concerts to our troops here at home. We are reaching out to you once more to say thanks to those who have already contributed and to ask those of our friends who have not had an opportunity to participate to please go to our fundraising site at indiegogo.com/bluzapalooza and pledge whatever you can. We need your help now. Thanks so very much."

 

Bluzapalooza's evolution in Simon's words...

"In 2007, I saw a US Army soldier stationed in Baghdad interviewed on the evening news. He was 19 years old, had never been away from home, and was now in the middle of a war in Iraq with bombs going off around the clock. He spoke about why he joined the Army, about his dedication to his Army buddies, about the carnage he had witnessed and about the impact that war has had on him.

 

When the interviewer asked him what he missed the most he looked up and said, "just a little touch of home."

 

His comment touched my heart. My immediate thought was "I could bring him a little touch of home." 

 

Having produced Blues concerts for many years and having been on the Board of Directors of The Blues Foundation, I knew that most of our country's Blues artists were very patriotic and would do anything to bring some love and a touch of home to our troops.

 

The following day I began the process of creating what is now known all over the world as BLUZAPALOOZA."

Read entire story here…

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13TH CHEROKEE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL 1/18-19

Sioux City Journal - Most towns the size of Cherokee, Iowa, with its little more than 5000 residents, don’t have anything like the annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival. Held for the 13th time this Friday and Saturday, hundreds will gather to hear some of the Midwest’s best get the blues. Featuring a pub crawl both nights, jam session, dance, student clinic and more, the town absolutely becomes electric with music every time the event hits town.

Read More...

 

Ticket prices for the 13th Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival are as follows:

- Friday night Pub Crawl - $15 at door.

- Saturday Jam Session - $10 for non-musicians. Students and kids free

- Saturday night Big Band Dance at WITCC - $20 at door

- Saturday night Pub Crawl - $15 at door

- Saturday night combo ticket (Dance and Pub Crawl) - $30 at the door

 

Tickets for all events are available at The Copper Cup, The Cherokee Bowl, and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce.

 

For more information on the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival go to www.cherokeejazzbluesfestival.com.

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DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE CELEBRATE

8 YEAR COLLABORATION AT THE RHYTHM ROOM

 

"Dave Riley & Bob Corritore 8 Year Anniversary Show" is this Sat, January 19. Doors 8:00 pm and show at 9:00 pm. Admission is only $8.

The Mississippi-born Riley and Chicago-born Corritore have a natural music chemistry with great down-home blues as their speciality.

 

The Rhythm Room Roots, Blues & Concert Club, 1019 E Indian School Rd in Phoenix, AZ, is a live music venue hosting local and national acts on a nightly basis. Bob Corritore, known as one of the top traditional blues harmonica players on the scene, opened the club in 1991 and celebrated it's 20th anniversary in 2011. 

 

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PEAVEY GETS MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL MARKER

Meridian — Gov. Phil Bryant today honored Peavey Electronics Corporation, a Mississippi company that helped change the way people hear music, with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

 

“While the Peavey company is located in Mississippi, the Peavey name is known around the world,” Gov. Bryant said. “Founded in 1965 by Mr. Hartley Peavey, this company is an instrumental force in our business community, and I appreciate not only its contributions to modern music but its confidence in Mississippi.”

Read more here...

Record Label News

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1969 BIG BOY CRUDUP STUDIO SESSION WITH JIMMY DAWKINS COMING OUT IN FEB ON DELMARK

Delmark announces that the previously unreleased studio session, Sunny Road, by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup with Jimmy Dawkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, is set for release in February.

 

Best known for “That’s All Right” and two other songs covered by Elvis Presley, bluesman Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup was born in Forest, Mississippi. Crudup visited Chicago in 1939 as a member of the gospel group The Harmonizing Four and stayed to work as a solo artist but was not successful. Record producer Lester Melrose allegedly found him living in a packing crate.

 

Crudup toured the country in 1948 with Sonny Boy Williamson II and Elmore James. Throughout his career Crudup recorded for Victor, Ace, Checker, Trumpet, Bluebird, Trumpet and in the 60s, Delmark.

 

This session was recorded November 10, 1969 and features Jimmy Dawkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith. Crudup’s guitar was amped through the same rotating Leslie speaker that Buddy Guy used on Junior Wells’ Hoodoo Man Blues (Delmark 612) for seven of the nine songs here. There’s also a nice talk section between Crudup and producer Bob Koester.

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Blues Society News

FLATHEAD VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY MARDI GRAS PLANNED FEB 9

Flathead Valley Blues Society and Tamarack Brewing Co. Alehouse and Grill are teaming up to present a Mardi Gras-themed event in Somers, MT. The Mardi Gras Dinner, Dance and Costume Ball will take place from 6-11 pm Feb 9 at The Rack Event Center, 5480 U.S. 93 S., Somers, MT

 

The event includes Louisiana and Cajun fare by the Tamarack Grill and live music. The Can’t Hardly Playboys will open the show, followed by the headlining Red Hot Blue Chips who play a high-energy mix of Cajun, zydeco and “Bluedeco,” a blues-zydeco hybrid.

 

Along with music and dinner, the party includes a costume contest and crowning of the king and queen of Mardi Gras. Tickets to the event are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call 857-3119 for additional information. 

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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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Video of The Week

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers "Greedy"

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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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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AND... THEY'RE OFF THIS WEEKEND TO BOARD LRBC #20

 

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

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

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Elwood's BluesMobile

THE WOOD BROTHERS / SUSAN TEDESCHI & DEREK TRUCKS 

The BluesMobile welcomes the Wood Brothers, who will play live in-studio. And enjoy righteous roots music from Shemekia Copeland, the Band, Janis Joplin, and more.

 

Then, in the second hour of the program…Derek Trucks is one of the finest blues guitar players out there. He is married to Susan Tedeschi, also a fine blues player and terrific singer. They each had their own successful careers. Now they have merged careers, added a horn section and backup singers, to create an epic eleven-person traveling soul revue. The Tedeschi-Trucks Band.

 

The Wood Brothers, live PLUS the Grammy-winning Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Next time in The BluesMobile.

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TheBluesMobile.Com!

 

 For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio 

Click Here

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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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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

Riverwalk Blues and

Music Festival

Saturday

February 16th 2013

Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

Saturday-Sunday

February 16th-17th 2013

Clearwater, Florida USA

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Monday-Saturday

February 18th-23rd 2013

Calgary, Alberta Canada

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

 

Walla Walla Guitar Festival

Friday-Saturday

March 8th-9th 2013

Walla Walla, Washington USA

Bonita Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday

March 8th-9th 2013

Bonita Springs, Florida 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

Blues in the Natural

State Festival

Friday-Saturday

April 5th-6th 2013

Fayetteville, Arkansas USA

22nd Annual

Lowcountry Cajun Festival-

Sunday

April 7th 2013

Charleston, South Carolina USA

The Roots Blues Airplay Charts

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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