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Blues Festival Guide

Date July 18, 2013

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Volume 8/Issue 29



































TABLE  OF  CONTENTS

Greetings from your Editor...

BFG Facebook Contests

News Flash

Video of The Week

Elwood's BluesMobile

Festival Calendar

CD & DVD Releases

Show us your BFG

Blues Society News

Buddy and Hopkins

Roots Blues Airplay Charts

Greetings from your Editor...

So many flavors...

Years back I wrote a little bluesy song about ice cream to include in our regional Blues In The Schools interactive presentations. Okay, ice cream isn't necessarily a blues thing... or is it... it sure can make you feel good when you're in the dumps and you have to admit, ice cream at an outdoor blues fest sounds pretty refreshing. The idea of the song is to engage the kids with something they can identify with (ya know, other than singin; about whiskey and wild women). My favorite part is the bridge when I have them holler out their favorite flavors all at the same time (the turnaround is, "got so many flavors... don't know which one to chose). It's pure mayhem but it sounds delicious and gives them some food for thought.

So... ready to holler this Sunday? It happens to be National Ice Cream Day!

 

Festivals to bask in THIS weekend include those in Italy, Canada, South Dakota Switzerland, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Alabama, Michigan, Washington and more.

 

Blues Birthdays of note: July 18 Screamin Jay Hawkins (1929), Lonnie Mack (1941), July 19 Buster Benton (1932), Little Freddie King (1940), July 21 Floyd Jones (1917), July 23 Champion Jack Dupree (1910)

 

Talk to ya next week! Your ever-grateful editor,

Michele Lundeen

 

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

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CD & DVD Releases

 Buddy Guy :: RHYTHM & BLUES

Six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Buddy Guy will release his new studio album Rhythm & Blues (RCA Records). The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first time studio collaborations with A-list artists Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. 

 

Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep, Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76 year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today’s music, it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.

 

The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves and the Blues disc taps into the genre’s rich history 

 

Click to play "Well, I Done Got Over It"

More Info...

Randy Scott :: OUT OF THE BLUE

After being on hiatus from the music business for nine years, Randy Scott wandered into a Guitar Center and started playing while waiting for some friends. The manager suggested he enter their annual King of The Blues competition. On a fluke he entered and ended up surpassing thousands to become Guitar Center's 4th Annual King of The Blues.

 

Scott’s debut album, Out Of The Blue, marks his triumphant return to his first love and passion: music. On 13 tracks, Scott fills Out Of The Blue with his fiery style and virtuosic playing. Scott is backed by Gary Novak (drums), Travis Carlton (bass) from Robben Ford’s band, and Jeff Babko (keys) from Larry Carlton’s band. Also featured on the album is guitar legend Albert Lee who called Scott “one of the best blues guitarist I’ve heard come along in a long time.” Out Of The Blue is produced by multi platinum, multi-Grammy

winner Pete Anderson.

 

Click to play "Don't Call It Love"

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 can win a set of 5 CD’s 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 guitarist Michael Burks. It measures 22" X 28", acrylic on canvas. Original, never reproduced, Lennie can furnish a National Registry Certificate of Authenticity.

One of our Top 25 Fans of the month of July will win the painting. Winner to be announced 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.

 

OUR DIGITAL MAGAZINE THEME SONG

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 www.bluesfestivalguide.com. Congratulations Albert!

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Show us your BFG

Send us your fave photos with the 11th annual magazine

Michael Frank, harmonica player, artist manager, booking agent, biographer, Earwig Records founder and producer, relaxing in Memphis, TN during Blues Music Awards week.

 

Photo by: Mary Ann Haskell

Email your fave photos with caption - credit to editor@bluesfestivalguide.com

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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

Calgary International Blues Festival to run July 29-Aug 4

Calgary International Blues Festival is pleased to announce we will be running July 29th to August 4th, in spite of the massive flooding of the two major rivers that intersect in the heart of the city. On Thursday, June 20 one of the biggest floods in more than 100 years began, leaving 100,000 people evacuated, the downtown area closed and the mayor calling a state of emergency for a two-week period.

 

 

Read all about it here

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San Diego’s climate is sunny with Blues on the horizon Sept 7

Picture this: A crisp blue sky hovering over a grassy park with San Diego bay on one side, a marina and downtown skyline on the other and some great blues music all around. The AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival will include all that, as well as three members of the Blues Hall of Fame, a shining new blues star and a Grammy winner.

(Lt) Henry Gray, left, and Tab Benoit at the 2012 AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival.

 

Read all about it here

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11th Barnful Blues Festival to Raise Funds for Webster House Aug 3

The Granite State Blues Society announces its eleventh annual Barnful of Blues Festival will be held on Saturday August 3, 2013 with profits to benefit the Webster House of Manchester NH. This musical feast will be held at the Youth Center Fairgrounds on Rt. 13, New Boston, NH from noon to 8pm.

 

Read all about it here

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18th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

St. Louis, MO – Crown Royal’s Big Muddy Blues Festival is back for another year of rockin’ Blues performances in St. Louis' historic Laclede's Landing entertainment and dining district. Featuring three outdoor stages and 30 bands, the Labor Day weekend festival, Sat Aug 31- Sun Sept 1, showcases the genre's rich history while celebrating St. Louis’ place in American music.

 

Read all about it here

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July 20 Fountain Blues Festival culminates San Jose Blues Week

SAN JOSE – Downtown San Jose’s Fountain Blues Festival features John Mayall, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Ruthie Foster and Girls Got the Blues with Lara Price. 

 

John Mayall (lt) brings his band to San Jose on July 20 to headline the 33rd annual Fountain Blues Festival. The festival will be held at St. James Park (North First and St. John St.) in downtown San Jose from noon-8 p.m.

 

Read all about it here

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3rd Annual Blue Star Blues Festival Aug 3 will benefit music therapy

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has declared August 3, 2013, “Blue Star Connection Day” as the Third Annual Blue Star Music Festival comes to Littleton, CO with its most diverse, impressive lineup yet. The festival, a benefit for Blue Star Connection, will be held on Saturday, August 3rd at beautiful Clement Park in Littleton, from 10am-11pm.

 

The festival will celebrate Blue Star Connection by bringing to life Blue Star's mission of providing access and ownership of musical instruments to medically fragile children, teens and young adults with cancer and other serious challenges in the name of music therapy. Blue Star Connection is non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization which recognizes the power of music to help kids who are struggling with an illness cope, focus, and even heal. BSC has reached hundreds of kids, and has donated musical gear to the Music Therapy departments in more than 25 children’s’ hospitals across the U.S., as well as to several other community programs.

 

Read all about it here

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

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

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Blues Society News

Blues & Booze Tour to Benefit Orange County Blues Society

(Capistrano Beach, CA) - After frequently hearing from music lovers that there isn't enough blues music in Orange County, online music guide B.D. McGee's decided to partner up with the Orange County Blues Society to present the Blues & Booze Tour 2013.   

 

Read all about it here

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Free Tix to The Blue Star Festival plus Free Colorado Blues Society Membership... How? Keep Reading!

Free tickets for a major Festival? Free memberships to Colorado Blues Society? Yep it's true! CBS is launching a giant instrument drive to help out Blue Star Connection. In case you didn't know, Blue Star is a non-profit organization that puts musical instruments into the hands of kids with cancer and life threatening diseases and that supports hospital music therapy programs. Musical instruments become a major part of their healing therapy. BSC has provided kids with instruments, as well as furnishing entire Therapy rooms in hospitals.

 

Read all about it here

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Video of The Week

"Black Cat Bone"   Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings


Click Here for video... 

Buddy and Hopkins


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

www.NicheCartoons.com

Elwood's BluesMobile

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

Slide guitar master Ben Harper and harmonica guru Charlie Musselwhite both have their own sterling solo careers, and they are both well known for providing their talents to the musical efforts of others, including folks like John Lee Hooker and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Well, Ben and Charlie have finally found each other in music.

 

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. Big fun, big music. Next time, in the BluesMobile.

 

 

 

TheBluesMobile.Com!

For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Her

Roots Blues Airplay Charts


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

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Vallemaggia Magic Blues

Friday-Friday

July 12th-August 9th 2013

Maggia, Ticino Switzerland

Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival - JazzFest

Thursday-Saturday

July 18th-20th 2013

Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA

4th Annual Oxford Blues Festival

Thursday-Saturday

July 18th-20th 2013

Oxford, Mississippi USA

Riverside Blues Festival And Train

Thursday-Sunday

July 18th-21st 2013

Elkins, West Virginia USA

Porretta Soul Festival

Thursday-Sunday

July 18th-21st 2013

Porretta Terme, Bologna Italy

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday

July 19th-21st 2013

Winthrop, Washington USA

Pittsburgh Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday

July 12th-13th 2013

Kincardine, Ontario Canada

W.C. Handy Music Festival

Friday-Sunday

July 19th-28th 2013

Florence, Alabama USA

Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival Pre-Festival Concert

Friday

July 19th 2013

Jackson, Mississippi USA

Hot Blues, BBQ, and Art

Saturday

July 20th 2013

Lake Orion, Michigan USA

Luxembourg Blues'n Jazz Rallye

Saturday

July 20th 2013

Luxembourg, France

Newport Blues & BBQ Festival

Saturday

July 20th 2013

Newport, Rhode Island USA

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 11th annual in 2013), 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

 

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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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