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Jan 25, 2013

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Volume 8/Issue  4

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

Special IBC Announcement!

Advertise with BFG!

CD & DVD Releases

Blues Society News

Record Label News

Elwood's BluesMobile

Buddy and Hopkins

The Roots Blues Airplay Charts

Attention Festival Promoters

Show Us Your BFG

NEWS FLASH

Video of The Week

Raise The Roof: Campaign for the Blues Hall of Fame

Festival Calendar

About Us

Special IBC Announcement!

HEY! MEET & GREET BFG PUBLISHER AT IBC PLUS FREE OFFERS!

The Blues Festival Guide congratulates all the IBC artists (International Blues Challenge) competing next week in Memphis! Our Blues Festival Guide publisher Kaati will have a table set up Weds (1/30/13) at IBC Band Registration and will be handing out cool Blues Festival Guide STICKERS for your instrument case, Mardi Gras BEADS, and doing a RAFFLE for free advertising. Be sure to drop your business card in the box!

 

...Or just stop by to say "Hi" to Kaati and David! (pictured here)

 

Attention Blues Lovers: Many of the IBC participants sent us a song for you to enjoy. Go to BluesFestivalGuide.com and choose an artist/song in the JUKEBOX and enjoy for free!

 

Click here for full list of IBC Bands/Solo/Duo/Youth:

Thanks to all these artists for bringing us awesome music!

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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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Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi (center) hang out with BFG Publisher Kaati (far lt) and her niece Claire Weaver (far rt) with a copy of the 2012 BFG aboard the Oct 2012 Legendary Rhythm & Blues

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CD & DVD Releases

Curtis Salgado :: SOUL SHOT

"Everything that makes Curtis Curtis is here at a high level [on Soul Shot]. His searing but nuanced gospel-drenched blues and soul vocals and his hip, fat-toned harp, applied judiciously but to great effect, are highlights as always. Four strong originals blend his deep immersion in the legacy of the genre with his up-to-the-minute street sense, as does his informed and tasteful selection of covers (of The O'Jays, Otis Redding, O.V. Wright, Parliament, Johnny "Guitar" Watson/Frankie Lee, Bobby Womack et al on ), all conveyed with swagger and virtuosity.

 

With production from Marlon McClain and Tony Braunagel and his own co-production, and using a foundation of the highly regarded Phantom Blues Band plus some distinguished cameos, Curtis and his cohorts pack a seamless and powerful punch..."

(Excerpts from liner notes by Dick Shurman)

 

Soul Shot is set for release on Alligator Records April 10. 

 

Listen to "He Played His Harmonica"

Click for more

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Red Lotus Revue ~ FOURTEEN STORIES

Fourteen Stories, the self-produced debut of San Diego-based band, Red Lotus Revue, is an ode to old-school, bare-knuckle Chicago Blues. Recorded live in the studio, the CD features seven originals and seven favorite and obscure interpreted tales by Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Johnny Shines and Smokey Smothers. The Red Lotus Revue consists of the songwriting duo of Karl Cabbage (vocals and harmonica) and Jimmy Zollo (guitar) with Pete Fazzinni also on guitars and Kurt Kalker on drums. As Michael Kinsman, critic for Blues Revue and the San Diego Union Tribune writes, “Red Lotus is a band whose strength comes knowing what it wants to do and each member executing that precisely. A great example of what a band can be.”

 

Despite Fourteen Stories being a debut, all band members have participated in the annual International Blues Competition finals in Memphis, TN. Cabbage and Fazzini also won the Best Blues Award at the 2009 San Diego Music Awards. The CD is currently in the IBC Final 5 for "Best Self-Produced CD." Fourteen Stories charted on the Living Blues Report in December. Elwood Blues (Dan Aykord), exclaimed that Red Lotus Revue is "A very tight band."

 

Listen to "Suzanne" 

Click for more

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NEWS FLASH

UNSIGNED GUITARISTS CAN HAVE CHANCE TO PLAY AT

CLAPTON'S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

 

Ernie Ball is searching for the next best undiscovered guitarist who will have the opportunity to perform at the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, during Eric Clapton's 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival on April 12-13. Unsigned musicians can enter the "Play Crossroads" contest for free at www.playcrossroads.com by completing a short informational profile and uploading one MP3.

 

The winning artist will earn the opportunity to perform live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013, presented by Chase, in front of thousands of music fans. The prize pack for the winning artist also includes:

- Performance Slot at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at the world-renowned Madison Square Garden.

- Ernie Ball String Package and Endorsement

- Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar Endorsement

- Guitar Player Magazine Feature

 

Info and updates here…

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SOLDOUT CROWD FOR ANNUAL MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNERS

LT-RT: Colin James, MonkeyJunk, Suzie Vinnick

 

Toronto, ON - Internationally renowned Canadian Blues Artist from Coast-to-Coast were honored by their peers at the 16th Annual Maple Blues Awards gala in Toronto on Jan 21, 2013 to a sold out crowd.

 

Nova Scotia’s Matt Minglewood was honored with the Blues With a Feeling (Lifetime Achievement Award). Minglewood’s extensive career as a blues performer, spanning nearly four decades, makes him widely considered to be a Canadian music icon. John Valenteyn, a founding member and tireless volunteer of the Toronto Blues Society received the Blues Booster of the Year award, a very special Maple Blues Award honoring outstanding contribution to the Canadian blues music industry.

 

The Maple Blues Awards included outstanding performances from Maple Blues Award nominees past and present, including Matt Minglewood, Nanette Workman, Carlos del Junco, Harrison Kennedy, Suzie Vinnick, Steve Strongman and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, all backed by gala house band, The Maple Blues Band.

 

Winners of the 16th Annual Maple Blues Awards

- ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Colin James

- ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR: MonkeyJunk

- ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR: Suzie Vinnick

- MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Matt Andersen

- FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Suzie Vinnick

- NEW ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR: Steve Kozak

- RECORDING OF THE YEAR: “A Natural Fact" Steve Strongman, Prod Rob Szabo

- BLUES WITH A FEELING (Lifetime Achievement): Matt Minglewood

- BB KING INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Tedeschi Trucks Band

- GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Steve Strongman

- HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk)

- PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: David Vest

- HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jon Wong

- DRUMMER OF THE YEAR: Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk)

- BASSIST OF THE YEAR: Gary Kendall

- SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Steve Strongman

- BLUES BOOSTER OF THE YEAR: John Valenteyn

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JAN 26th MEET T-MODEL AT THE ROCK & BLUES MUSEUM 

This Saturday, January 26, 4:00 pm, come meet and greet the oldest bluesman alive in Mississippi today, T-Model Ford at the Rock & Blues Museum, 113 E. 2nd in downtown Clarksdale, MS.

 

Photo L-R: Stella Ford, T-Model's wife; Theo Dasbach, museum director; T-Model Ford (photo taken in the gift shop area of the Rock & Blues Museum

 

T-Model will chat with you, take pictures with you and sign his CD's, postcards and vinyl, all available in the museum gift shop! T-Model has suffered some medical challenges the past few months and this is a fund-raising event to help him with his mounting medical expenses.

 

For more information contact Theo Dasbach, www.blues2rock.com and 901.605.8662.

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CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL UNDER HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT

 

Clarksdale, MS - For its third year in a row, the Clarksdale Film Festival aims to make you laugh, cry and, occasionally, rock out. Organizers promise attendees a feast of Mississippi and Southern filmmaking – plus a little fresh popcorn.

 

According to Garden & Gun magazine, "Mississippi gets its close-up... to celebrate the Magnolia State's films and filmmakers" at the festival.

"The Clarksdale Film Festival isn't just about great movies," said Nan Hughes, president of the non-profit that organizes the event. "It's also a wonderful excuse to experience the entertainment and restaurant mini-mecca that our revitalized downtown has become. What other small Delta town offers such great movies, food, history tours, museums, shopping and live music in the middle of winter?"

 

The Clarksdale Film Festival runs Thursday-Sunday, January 24-27. The main downtown screening venue is historic Delta Cinema (11 Third Street) with a secondary venue at Channel Ziltch (119 Third Street). More information is available at www.jukejointfestival.com or 662-624-5992. Tickets are $5 per day or $10 for a weekend pass; available at the Delta Cinemas box office during festival hours. Official festival hats and shirts are also available.

More info here...

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SO... TIME TO TUNE INTO YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE ON THE LRBC!

 

LRBC #21: ON SALE NOW! October 18-25, 2013 Fantasy / Big Easy / Mayan on Holland America ms Maasdam. Fort Lauderdale to Key West, New Orleans & Progreso, MX. Special Guest Johnny Winter just announced! Lineup: Irma Thomas, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Lobos, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Marcia Ball, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Ruthie Foster, Lucky Peterson, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Eric Lindell & Anson Funderburgh, Popa Chubby Band, Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Guy Davis, Fishy Waters Play, Samantha Fish, Albert Castiglia, Washboard Chaz Trio, Mitch Woods Club 88, Leon Blue, Professor Louis, Dave Keyes, IBC Solo/Duo Winner, Randy Oxford, Special Guest Lee Oskar (30th Anniversary Lee Oskar Harmonicas), Surprise Guests & New Orleans Land Show TBA!

Limited cabins available! 816-753-7979 for availability and pricing.

 

LRBC #22: NOW Pre-booking! January 19-26, 2014 Eastern Caribbean on Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Fort Lauderdale to St. Barths, St. Thomas/St. John and Turks & Caicos. Bands announced in March.

 

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

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

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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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Blues Society News

BLUES FOUNDATION AFFLIATED BLUES SOCIETIES INJECT IBC

 

The Blues Foundation affliated blues societies keep blues fresh by sponsoring self-produced cd's, bands, solo/duo acts and youth entrants to IBC. While we don't have room here to list ALL the IBC entrants, some of you may have heard the news about these particular artists' efforts who have already reached "Finalist" status. Once the IBC Best Self-Produced CD winner has been chosen however, "finalists" are, well, just that. I know... I had the distinct honor of being in the Final 4 in 2006 and boy, I've been resting on those laurels ever since (but did you know?)!

 

It's a huge deal to be recognized by your peers for your heartfelt achievements just as it is to be nominated. So, a heartfelt congratulations from myself (your esteemed editor, Michele Lundeen) and everyone at BFG go out to those advancing to the Final Round of the Best Self-Produced CD competition. "Thank you to the affiliates," says The Blues Foundation, "for continuing to foster new Blues acts to keep this genre alive!"

 

The CD winner will be announced at the International Blues Challenge on February 2, 2013 at Finals in the Orpheum Threatre along with the overall IBC winners and runnersup!

 

CD Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by affiliate:

- Blues Lovers United of San Diego

 Fourteen Stories - Red Lotus Revue

- Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania

She Got a Hold on Me - Billy the Kid

- Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola

The Clarksdale Sessions - Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry

- Montreal Blues Society

Solo Recordings -Steve Hill

- Ventura County Blues Society

Waiting For the World to End - Dave Widow

 

More IBC info PLUS the entire list of IBC entrants here...

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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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Record Label News

JACK WHITE'S LABEL TO REISSUE BLUES CLASSICS ON JAN 29

 

Aboutblues.com - Jack White Has The Blues... This is an extremely cool, albeit totally unexpected bit of news. While it's nothing new that former White Stripes frontman, solo artist, record producer, and label executive Jack White has long had a thing for the blues, none of us ever thought that he'd take it beyond the odd Robert Johnson cover on a Stripes' LP.

 

Putting his money where his mouth is, White's Nashville-based Third Man Records has inked a deal with U.K. archival label Document Records to reissue a number of classic blues collections on uber-cool 180-gram vinyl with funky new 21st century cover artwork. The first three releases will feature Delta blues legend Charley Patton, a major influence on bluesmen like Howlin' Wolf; Piedmont bluesman Blind Willie McTell, made popular by the Allman Brothers Band's cover of the guitarist's "Statesboro Blues"; and the Mississippi Sheiks, whose "Sittin' On Top of the World" has become a bona fide standard covered by hundreds of blues, rock, and pop artists. The Third Man releases follow Document's The Complete Recorded Works series, presenting each artist's songs in chronological order.

Read story here...

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Video of The Week

Alabama Shakes "You Ain't Alone" 

 

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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Elwood's BluesMobile

DA BLUES

Every year hundreds of bands descend on Memphis, Tennessee for the International Blues Challenge, sponsored by the Blues Foundation. It is a global battle of the bands. Folks like Susan Tedeschi, Tommy Castro, and Homemade Jamz all started there. Elwood will take a peek at some of this year's contenders, and spend an hour with the 2012 IBC winner, front man Kevin Sutton of The Wired Band.

 

The International Blues Challenge. 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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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

KNON 14th Annual Bluesfest

Saturday-Sunday

January 26th-27th 2013

 Dallas, Texas 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

4ta Edicion (4th Annual)

Buenos Aires Ciudad Blues 

Saturday-Saturday

February 9th-16th 2013

Caba, Buenos Aires Argentina

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

Saskatoon Blues Festival

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

Blues Cafe 2013

Saturday, March 9th 2013

Wausau, Wisconsin USA

'Cused of the Blues

Saturday

March 16th 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta

Friday-Sunday

March 22nd-24th

San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

 

Giving Hunger The Blues

Sunday

March 24th, 2013

Sarasota, Florida USA

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Thursday - Monday

March 28th - April 1st 2013

Byron Bay, Australia

Blues in the Natural

State Festival

Friday-Saturday

April 5th-6th 2013

Fayetteville, Arkansas USA

Stompin' at the Savoy

Friday-Sunday

April 5th-7th 2013

Helsinki, Helsinki Finland

 

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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