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Blues Festival Guide
 Aug 29, 2013   Vol 8/Issue 35
Greetings from your Editor...
 Workingman's Holiday...

Labor Day, also called the "workingman's holiday," is the first Monday in September and is dedicated to honor the American worker. Viewed as the official end of summer, Labor Day weekend is also a cause for celebration... an excuse for that one last picnic or outdoor throwdown. It's also a weekend chock-full of Blues Festivals. Several of those festivals are sponsored by industrious blues societies. Thanks to all the "working" volunteers that make this magic happen!
Have a spectacular, bluesy weekend. Let's make the best of it before we have to return to our regular routine!
Birthdays of note: Aug 29 Dinah Washington (1924), Aug 31 Joanna Conner (1962) and Van Morrison (1945), Sept 3 Memphis Slim (1915), Freddie King (1934) and Terrance Simien (1965), Sept 4 Meade "Lux" Lewis (1905), Sept 5 Sunnyland Slim (1907).
Talk to ya next week! Your ever-grateful editor,
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.
CD & DVD Releases
Hank Mowery :: ACCOUNT TO ME
Old Pal Records announced the release of Account to Me, the new CD from singer/harmonica player Hank Mowery featuring five songs written by the late singer/harmonica player Gary Primich, including two previously-unrecorded tunes. 
“We don’t consider this a ‘tribute’ CD, but more of a collaboration with the Primich family,” says Hank Mowery about the new album, which also features Gary’s former bassist Patrick Recob, and detailed liner notes about the songs as well as Primich’s importance to blues by Severn Records singer/harmonica player Tad Robinson, a long-time friend.  Read more about it here
Click to play "Put The Hammer Down'"
Little G Weevil :: MOVING
Moving, the brand new, full acoustic release by Little G Weevil out on Vizztone Label Group, includes eleven original numbers and a cover of the beautiful southern blues ballad, "Let's Talk It Over (Come Back Baby)." Moving features a soulful, tight band on three tracks and shows Little G at his very best.
"Little G Weevil somehow delivers intact the spirit and sound of Blues legends from 80 years ago..”
- Bob Margolin 
Click to play "'Shook It And Broke It"
BFG Facebook Contests
Top Fans Can Win Cool CDs and T-Shirts
The Five CD Package from various artists includes: 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 sure to JOIN Our Rewards Program for your chance to WIN a Bluezzee-Tee! (there are several designs).
One of Top 25 Fans will be chosen to win on Sept 1, 2013.
Go to our Facebook Page
"Like" us ... then click the "Rewards" button.
Hurry! Our current "Rewards" program wraps by the end of this month. 
Show us your BFG
Send us your fave photos with the 11th annual magazine

Here's Little G Weevil showing off his BFG at the Country Club Blues Bash August 17 in Ozark, MO.
This week by coincidence, we're also featuring Little G in our CD Release section. 
Photo Courtesy of Pam Palovick (thanks Pam!)
Email your fave photos along with caption - credit to
You can enjoy the magazine in digital format! Click on cover at right 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
Historic Gloucester features Main Street Blues and Brews Oct 12
Historic Gloucester Village will rock with great blues again this year when "Main Street Blues and Brews" returns for its fourth year on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 11:30AM - 7:00PM.
Located on a shady and pleasant downtown corner, with plenty of cool shops and restaurants nearby, Gloucester Virginia's popular annual blues and beer festival brings over 1,000 blues fans from up and down the east coast to its vibrant and charming downtown. 
Sin City Soul and Blues Revival Limited Special Offers
Sin City Soul and Blues Revival is happening at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV; 40 Bands, two indoor stages and one at The Pool. Las Vegas Sept. 15-17. Right now they’re offering Half-Price Ticket Packages and Ticket-Only Packages are now available for a limited time! 40 Bands on 2 Indoor Stages and One at The Pool, all just an elevator ride from your suite! Grab your great time at www.SinCitySoulandBluesrevival.comRead all about it and see lineup here
Blues Food Fest celebrates food, music and community Aug 31
Welcome to Blues for Food Fest – an all-day, all-ages event Aug 31, noon-9pm at Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE), Seattle, WA. Enjoy live music by some of the finest blues bands in the Northwest, fresh tasty food from local vendors, a fabulous auction of luscious, homemade pies, children’s gardening activities..and free parking, too!Blues for Food Fest raises money and awareness for the people and organizations in Seattle that grow food for the hungry. Proceeds from the festival go to Seattle’s Giving Garden Network. They welcome your donations of non-perishable food and fresh produce at the festival....
Proceeds from Illinois Blues Festival to help Illinois Blues Coalition
The 25th Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival, held Aug 30-31,2013, features internationally known Blues artists and workshops and is produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment, with proceeds going to the Illinois Blues Coalition.
The objective of the Illinois Blues Coalition is to promote the art of blues-related music by performance, by interpretation, by preservation and by enhancement of appreciation through knowledge and education. The Illinois Blues coalition supports blues societies, blues music entertainers and blues music education by offering grants and scholarships to help fund projects which preserve and promote the history and future of blues music.
The Illinois Blues Coalition is a not-for-profit organization and does not compete with Blues Societies as it does NOT put on events of any kind. What it does is provide grant money to Blues Societies and others who may request funding. For more information on how the Illinois Blues Coalition can help your organization, send an e-mail to:
King Biscuit Blues Festival's "Call And Response Blues Symposium” To Feature Veteran Blues Icons
(Helena, Arkansas) — "A man can live a long time without water or food, but a man cannot get along without hope." So says blues legend Bobby Rush, one of 11 participants in the third annual Call and Response Blues Symposium beginning at noon on Saturday, October 12 at the Malco Theater, in historic Helena, Arkansas, a featured event at the 28th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival, the foremost showcase of authentic blues.
Bluesville's Tony Colter will MC Southern Maryland Blues Festival
Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tony "Maddog" Colter, host of the Bluesville radio station on SiriusXM radio will MC the First Southern Maryland Blues Festival. "We are very excited to have Tony Colter here to kick off our inaugural festival. He brings a world class voice to the stage" states Don Hooker, promoter.
The Southern Maryland Blues Festival is a two day festival featuring twelve national, international and local bands held at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, Maryland on September 7-8, 2013.
No time like the present... Book the Oct 2014 LRBCruise Now!
Booking is underway 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.
See or (816) 753-7979 for reservations & info
More Than A Cruise... More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
Blues Society News
Blues Societies Sponsor Festivals

Spa City, South Skunk, DC, Marquette blues societies have something very specific in common this weekend... they are presenting their annual Blues Festivals. Click on the logos for details. Support your local blues societies and have an amazing weekend!
Elwood's BluesMobile
Working Blues...

Labor Day is almost here, my friends. So take a rest from your labor, crack a cold one, fire up the grill, throw that chow on the barbie. And while you’re at it, crank up some blues.
Elwood Blues is working hard to help you relax this Labor Day weekend. Right here, in the BluesMobile.

For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here
Video of The Week
Freddie King "Have You Ever Loved A Woman"
Buddy and Hopkins
Did you know that I do Custom Comic Strips and Comic Pages as gifts?
Roots Blues Airplay Charts
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Wednesday - Sunday
August 28th - September 1st 2013
Sierre, Valais Switzerland
August 30th 2013
West Point, Mississippi USA
August 30th -31st 2013
Peoria, Illinois USA
August 30th -September 1st 2013
Niagara Falls, New York USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013Marquette, Michigan USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
Rentiesville, Oklahoma USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
Victoria, British Colombia Canada
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
Hot Springs, Arkansas USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
Washington, DC USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
Laramie, Wyoming USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
Bedford, Texas USA
Friday - Sunday
August 30th - September 1st 2013
Westport, Connecticut USA
August 31st 2013
Seattle, Washington USA
August 31st 2013
Newton, Iowa USA
August 31st 2013
Helena, Arkansas USA
August 31st 2013
Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA
September 2nd 2013
Upper Lake 95485, California USA
About Us
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