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Blues Festival Guide

Date July 12, 2013

Volume 8/Issue 28


Greetings from your Editor...

BFG Facebook Contests

Show us your BFG

Blues Society News

Buddy and Hopkins

Roots Blues Airplay Charts

CD & DVD Releases

BFG Digital Theme Song

News Flash

Video of The Week

Elwood's BluesMobile

Festival Calendar

Greetings from your Editor...

Have a natural ball...

"Let your hair down baby, let's have a natural ball. If you don't let your hair down we can't have no fun at all." Well, folks... July 14 is National Nude Day (originated in Finland)... on a Sunday no less. Interestingly, there's lot of sites promoting Nude Day T-shirts which is hilarious. How can you wear a T-shirt on National Nude Day? My band and I actually played a party at a nudist ranch once and beleive me, we were happy that some did have at least t-shirts on. Blind Lemon Jefferson first recorded the song "Match Box Blues" in 1927. This "holiday" might give those lyrics, "sitting here wondering will a matchbox hold my clothes," a new meaning.


Summer seems to be in full swing with festivals galore to chose from (too many to list in the e-Guide so make sure to check our site). There's like 30 of them just THIS weekend: Canada, California, Switzerland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Finland and dozens more...... umm, I see Finland's festival is NOT on the 14th.


If you're also celebrating National Nude Day somewhere hot, you'd better break out the sunscreen. Whatever you do, have a natural ball!


Birthdays of note: July 13 Long John Hunter (1931), July 14 Dick Waterman (1935), July 15 Washboard Sam (1910), Willie Cobbs (1932), July 16 Denise LaSalle (1939)


Talk to ya next week!

Your ever-grateful editor,

Michele Lundeen


Remember, you can win some amazing things via our Facebook "Rewards Program like the fabulous Michael Burks painting, CD packages, T-Shirts and more.


If you missed your latest (or any) copy of the Weekly e-Guide, you can find back issues within the archives on our website.


CD & DVD Releases


Wingnut Adams was honored by The West Coast Blues Hall of Fame as "Band Leader of the Year." Averaging over 200 dates annually year after year, Adams brings great roots music to the people. From small blues dives to large festivals, this blues man delivers the goods.


Wingnut Adams sets the bar high, there is no middle ground. Sweat and soul, every time, all the time! As a direct result of his live shows, he has sold over 30,000 CDs without industry support.


Blues Blast magazine says of Wingnut Adams’ newest release, Welcome To Grooveland: "On the inner sleeve of this CD appears the motto: “Dedicated to the pursuit of the groove”. The California-based Wingnut and crew need to look no further, they have definitely found it in spades! They are a stripped-down funk unit-drums-bass-guitar-organ and occasional harmonica. The “Wing” man handles vocals, drums and harmonica. His Memphis-tinged “blue-eyed soul” voice fits the grooves quite nicely... Read entire review here.


Click to play "You Got It"

More Info...

Gino Matteo :: SWEET REVIVAL

Gino Matteo has developed a reputation as an acclaimed guitarist and exceptional singer-songwriter, writing and performing with the likes of such legends as B.B. King, John Mayer, Jonny Lang, John Fogerty, Parliament /Funkadelic, Aaron Neville, Carl Weathersby, and Jason Ricci. Gino's second full-length album Sweet Revival (Rip Cat Records), embraces his more introspective side as a songwriter, as well as his diverse musical influences of the blues, soul, gospel, funk, and rock.


Sweet Revival, makes clear that blues proudly exists in his DNA, but in addition to honest blues feelings and technique, he brings intelligent, grown-up rock and traces of funk, r&b and gospel to his surprising, enterprising music. An uncommoningly good electric and acoustic guitarist as well as a persuasive lead singer, Matteo is also a melodist and a conscientious crafter of lyrics. From the non-preachy opener, "Here Comes The Lord," his songs cut to the heart of personal perseverence.


Among the talented colleagues helping out on the Sweet Revival are co-producer/guitarist Joey Delgado (from L.A.'s popular Delgado Brothers), harmonica player Jason Ricci, keyboardist Dave Kelly and singer Jade Bennett, Matteo wife.


Click to play "Here Comes The Lord"

More Info...

BFG Facebook Contests

Top Fans Have an Assortment of Things to Win!

Congrats to Mary Rohrbach, this week's winner who will recieve a pack of CDs from various artists including: Tweed Funk, Jay Gordon Band, The Randy Oxford Band, Delta Wires, Mark Robinson, Kelly Richey, Cassie Taylor, Alan Wilson, Kirby Sewell, Bernie Mora, Tangent and more.

You too can win a set of 5 CD’s by Various Blues Artists by being one of our Top 25 Fans of the week! We will be selecting One Top Fan each week.


*Be One of Our Top 25 Fans for the Month of July for a chance to win the "Arkansas Rumble" painting! 

"Arkansas Rumble" is roots artist Lennie Jones' tribute to the late wonderful guitarist Michael Burks...It measures 22" X 28", acrylic on canvas. Original, never reproduced. Lennie can furnish a National Registry Certificate of Authenticity.


"Michael was such a gifted intense humble master Blues musician whom I greatly admired on every level. I had met and painted the "Iron Man" several times and did this painting the week he passed away. Photo is of the last time I saw Michael....Bluesed & Blessed, Lennie"

One of our Top 25 Fans of the month of July that will win the painting will be announced on Aug 1st, 2013. 


NEW Top Fan Reward ...Bluezzee-Tee!

Be sure to JOIN Our Rewards Program for your chance to WIN this Bluezzee-Tee! (see graphic at rt).

One of Top 25 Fans will be chosen on Aug 1, 2013.


Go to our Facebook Page "Like" us & click the "Rewards" button.


BFG Digital Theme Song

The Blues Makes Me Feel So Good

Albert Cummings poignant song, "The Blues Makes Me Feel So Good," is our 2013 BFG Digital Magazine them song for the next four months. Our digital magazine is linked from our top ranking blues website Congratulations Albert!

Show us your BFG

Send us your fave photos with the 11th annual magazine

The great Kid Ramos at the autograph booth at the 2013 Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, CA


Photo by: Mary Ann Haskell

Email your fave photos with caption - credit to



You can also enjoy the magazine in digital format! Click on the cover at left to check out the online digital version!


If you'd like a hard copy to have and to hold, check with your local blues society or look for one at a blues festival or... you can find order information here.

News Flash

Magic City Blues – Montana’s Urban Music Festival – August 8-11

The word is out about a music festival in a state that's known more for hunting, fishing and wide-open spaces than 4 days of world-class music. Fans from all over the country have discovered Magic City Blues. Our natural Montana hospitality, unique settings and fabulous lineups have created an atmosphere that most festivals can only dream about.


Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the The Joker or Space Cowboy. Everybody knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompitus of love Vintage Trouble channels Otis Redding, Chuck Berry and Ike and Tina Turner in a dazzling live show like a sweet southern down-home revival mixed with a gritty, downtown edge.


Sixteen albums and five Grammys deep into his career, blues torchbearer Robert Cray no longer has anything to prove to anyone.


USA Today has called Allen Stone a “pitch-perfect powerhouse”and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers.


Seventeen years after their harmonica laced breakthrough hit, Blues Traveler are still finding unique ways to ensure that they don't give their legion of worldwide fans the "Run-Around."


A weekend of world-class music in Montana.


Kitchener Blues Festival Aug 8-11 in Ontario, Canada

Find your groove with 150,000 of your closest friends at the 4 day TD Kitchener Blues Festival in Downtown Kitchener, Ontario, Canada August 8-11, 2013; one of North America’s premier summer blues events! Enjoy each of our seven stages in a cool, safe urban and downtown park environment.


Two ticketed concerts open and close the event with over 60 free admission shows in between featuring such greats as Steve Earle and the Dukes, Booker T. Jones, Shemekia Copeland, The Lowrider Band, Lee Rocker, Too Slim and the Tail Draggers and Chris Thomas King. Programming includes major stage shows, intimate workshop settings and a Children’s stage.


Kitchener is transformed into Canada’s Blues Hot Spot for 4 days as food and craft vendors fill the streets and blues lovers of all ages flock to the City to take part in a celebration of the music that gave birth to all other forms of popular music. We’ll catch you here August 8-11, 2013. Check us out at, follow us on Twitter @kitchenerblues and Like our Facebook page.


Tall City Blues Fest Raffle Offers Chances for Very Cool Prizes

The Tall City Blues Festival has a great raffle that anyone can enter.

Click the flyer at left for complete details on your chance to win a black and white polka dot Fender Stratocaster guitar, autographed by none other than Buddy Guy; an acoustic guitar autographed by all the 2013 Tall City Blues Festival main stage performers; travel packages; an Apple iPad Mini and generous restaurant certificates.


Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. The drawing witll be held July 26.You do not have to be present to win.


Click here for details and best of luck.





NYC Blues Society to host inaugural "International Blues Music Day" concert in New York City, Aug 3, 2013

PRLog - The NYC Blues Society will host the inaugural "International Blues Music Day" concert Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.), in New York City (212-353-1600). Showtime is 5pm and tickets can be found online. This event will coincide with over 100 simultaneous Blues concerts (worldwide) to usher in inaugural "International Blues Music Day.". Established by blues musician Johnny Childs, and the IBMD organization whos board he chairs and in partnership with the NYC Blues Society.


Read press release in entirity here...

Find out more about International Blues Music Day here...


Scream Guitars can be Customized with your Logo or Art

The Perfect Gift or Award for any Celebration

Scream Guitars are playable guitars and basses that are wrapped, engraved or hand-painted with artwork of your choosing, including logos, photos, paintings, tattoo reproductions … and any other graphic you might imagine or desire.


Envision a custom, electric guitar with the entire face portraying - in vivid color - your company logo, a photo of your band, the colors and emblem of your favorite sports team, your tattoo, or a collectible piece of original art. Scream Guitars provides you with that custom designed instrument, at a price below those of other handmade and individually designed guitars.

Read more and get contact here...



Blues legend B.B. King, in collaboration with Votto Vines Importing, is proud to release a new line of signature wines bearing his name across the United States. The Rock and Roll and Blues Hall of Famer has debuted the B.B. King Signature Collection. The Blues Festival Guide is partnering with the distributors to get the word out to blues fans throughout the U.S.

Read more about this exciting story here.


Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #23 to go on Sale July 8

Pre-booking starts July 8th at 11am CDT for LRBC #23 Mexican Riviera October 4~11, 2014! Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center (San Pedro, CA) roundtrip to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan on the Norwegian Cruise Line Sun.


A $250 per cabin deposit holds your spot in line to book a stateroom. Line-up and cabin selection dates will be announced as early as November.

Read more cruisin' details here...


See or (816) 753-7979 for reservations & info

More Than A Cruise... More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!


Blues Society News

Charleston West Virginia Blues Society Partner with inaugural Simply Jazz & Blues Festival & Need Volunteers

The Charleston West Virginia Blues Society with the Simply Jazz and Blues Festival are looking for volunteers! There are many jobs to be done before and during the upcoming August 23 -25 festival.


Job Positions: Street Team members, Merchandise sales, Garbage pick-up,

Traffic control, VIP tent staff, Stage hands, 110 Marshall staff,

Program sales, Artist ground transportation (Must have valid driver’s license), Artist personal staff, Festival grounds staff.


Other positions may be added at a later date. Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival, meal vouchers, t-shirt, merchandise and thank you gifts! Please call or email Doris A. Fields at 304.222.2536 or 304.590.1042

Video of The Week

"Juke Joint Woman"   Denise LaSalle

Click Here for video... 

Buddy and Hopkins

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

Elwood's BluesMobile

Treasa Levasseur

Canadian songwriter, singer, and keyboard player Treasa Levasseur began her musical career as a go-to back up singer. But she's a soul diva out front now!


Elwood Blues gets funky with Treasa Levasseur - Next time in the







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Tremblant International Blues Festival


July 5th-14th 2013

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Canada

20th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival


July 11th-13th 2013

Kalamazoo, Michagan USA

Big Rib BBQ & Blues Festival


July 11th-14th 2013

 Rochester. New York USA

16th Annual Briggs Farm

Blues Festival


July 12th-13th 2013

Nescopeck, Pennsylvania USA

Annual Grassroots Blues Festival


July 12th-13th 2013

Duck Hill, Mississippi USA

Vallemaggia Magic Blues


July 12th-August 9th 2013

Maggia, Ticino Switzerland

Lighthouse Blues Festival


July 12th-13th 2013

Kincardine, Ontario Canada

Smokin' Blues Fest 3


July 12th-13th 2013 

Aylesford, Nova Scotia Canada

Playing with Fire Concert Series 10th Anniversary


July 12th-13th 2013

Omaha, Nebraska USA

Rauma Blues Fest


July 12th-13th 2013

Rauma, Finland

Bluesfest International


July 12th-14th 2013

Windsor, Ontario Canada

Hayward Russell City Blues Festival


July 13th-14th 2013

Hayward, California USA


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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 11th annual in 2013), affiliated with the top-ranking website:, and this weekly blues newsletter: The Blues Festival E-Guide with approximately 28,500 weekly subscribers.


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