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Blues Festival Guide
Nov 7, 2013
Vol 8/Issue 45
Greetings from your Editor...
Nighttime is the right time...

I don't know about you, but the time change always throws me off some. I realize not everyone around the globe observes Daylight Savings Time (DST) or the reverse of that, which is Standard Time (ST) when we"Fall" back. But as of this week, in my corner of the earth, it's back to ST. It now gets darker sooner which makes me think I didn't get enough done... however, then it feels like my nighttime is extended. I guess this is okay since I'm a night-owl but I do feel like I have to get up earlier now. Not so crazy about that option.
"We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long." (Willie Dixon/Koko Taylor). "Big star fallin,' mama... t'aint long before the break of day. Maybe this sunshine will chase my blues away." (Blind Willie McTell)
By the way, speaking of a wang dang doodle... a special Happy Birthday shout-out from the girls at BFG to our friend Mr. Bobby Rush, one of last remaining blues stalwarts and entertainer extraordinaire.
Next Monday, November 11th is Veterans's Day, a day that honors all members of the US Armed Forces who have served valiantly. Please pay your respects. Lest we forget.
Blues Birthdays of Note this week: Nov 8 Bonnie Bramlett (1944); Bonnie Raitt (1949); Nov 9 Linda Hopkins (1925); Nov 10 Bobby Rush (1934 per Bobby himself), George "Mojo" Buford (1929); Nov 11 LaVern Baker (1929), Mose Allison (1927), Chris Smither (1944); Nov 12 Bukka White (1906), Booker T. Jones (1944); Nov 13 Louisa "Blue Lu" Barker (1913), John Hammond, Jr. (1942), Nov 14 Carey Bell (1936), Anson Funderburgh (1954); Nov 15 Little Willie John (1937).
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.
Show us your BFG
Send us fave photos with the 11th Annual BFG Magazine
(Front row) Singer Tamara Peterson, hubby Lucky Peterson and guitarist Shawn Kellerman with BFG publisher Kaati and beau David on October 2013 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.    
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 find order information here.
CD & DVD Releases
Chris James & Patrick Rynn :: BARRELHOUSE STOMP
Barrelhouse Stomp, Chris James and Patrick Rynn’s third album for the Earwig label, is firmly rooted in traditional Chicago Blues, yet the San Diego-based duo continues to evolve and take chances in the studio, as this collection attests in eloquent fashion. This is tough, real-deal electric Blues to party to... dance to.. sit down and savor.
You’ll never find a blues guitarist who appreciates the integral role of piano in the idiom more than Chris; every hard-hitting selection on Barrelhouse Stomp boasts rock-solid ivories accompaniment. Read all about it here
Click to play "Goodbye, Later For You"
Dave Riley & Bob Corritore :: HUSH YOUR FUSS!
The “Mississippi meets Chicago” blues partnership of Dave Riley and Bob Corritore is now in its eighth year. Hush Your Fuss!, their third CD together, features original songs and rootsy, old-school storytelling blues that puts you in rural Mississippi by way of Chicago, all in the well-honed style of two who have toured extensively together in the USA, Europe and South America. Their stage show is a real down-home blues throw-down!
Click to play "Huss My Fuss!"
News Flash
Tedeschi Trucks Band at Reno’s Grand Sierra Theatre on Friday, December 13
Grand Sierra Resort and Another Planet Presents are pleased to announce the Tedeshi Trucks Band will be performing at the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno on Friday, December 13 at 8pm.
Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-member collective that thrills audiences worldwide with its transcendent live performances and award-winning albums. Formed in 2010 by husband and wife Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band features two harmony singers, a three-piece horn section, keyboards, bass and a pair of drummers.
Live filming of Original Legends of The Blues
Do not miss the live filming of the Original Legends of The Blues in concert on Friday, December 6, 2013, 8pm at the Englewood Event Center, Englewood, FL. Traditional Blues like you've never seen them before.
The Original Legends of The Blues is a super-group of musicians with over 200 years combined experience who have formed to bring back some of the great traditional blues tunes they were part of making. There will be a new twist on some old favorites as a CD is in process, as well as original, new material.
17th Maple Blues Awards Nominees Announced
The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating the 17th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and internationally recognized Canadian blues artists from across the country on January 20, 2014. The nominees are recognized both for their talent as well as their contribution to the growing Canadian blues music scene.
Voting is open from midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time on November 1, 2013, through midnight Pacific Standard Time on December 7, 2013. Blues fans can cast their votes online at
Blues Foundation News: Raise the Roof with SRV...
Print Offered to 1st 25 People who Donate
KBA recipient Michael Maness is offering a print of his popular Stevie Ray Vaughan to 25 people who donate at least $100 to Raise the Roof! The print has been offered in past auctions and the winning bid has probably always been at least double that amount. Help Michael help us raise $2500 for the Blues Hall of Fame. Donate here and in the "Referred by" line write Maness. A half dozen went immediately so don't procrastinate!
In other news... The Big Winner of this year's Annual Membership Drawing is Sarah Hurley from Memphis, Tennessee who will sail the Eastern Caribbean on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #22.
Other Winners are: Buddy Guy Autographed Guitar - John Potts
Blues Music Awards Package - Susan GahrnsInternational Blues Challenge Package - Karen NeumannBonnie Raitt Concert Tickets - Stan StreetBuddy Guy Autographed Album - Allen ScarboroughBuddy Guy CD - Kristen Dahl, Nelson Grube, Ms. Tao Radoczy, Robert DiGiorgio, and Ernie Pinata12 CDs - Janice Gage, Rev. Keith Gordon, Kevin Kiley and Barbara Senft. 
“American Music Abroad” Applications Now Open
American Music Abroad (AMA), a cultural exchange program that uses music as a means to engage audiences worldwide, has opened the application round for the 2014-15 season. Bands and ensembles are encouraged to apply here. AMA is a partnership between American Voices and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The deadline for applications is January 6, 2014.
American Music Abroad is designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to the global music scene. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews. Read more here
Blues? At the Beach? In November? Yes. Yes. And Yes! 
Attendees at the November 2, 2013 Blues At The Beach Festival were treated to a sensational day of musical performances in a picturesque state park environment, on a sun-soaked Saturday in Ventura, California.
Rumor has it that musicians have two venues on their itinerary these days... Austin, Texas and Ventura, California. This fits well into the master planning of Ross Emery of Roadshow Revival and Kat Merrick of Totally Local VC, who foresee growing this one-day event into a premier two-day spectacle in the coming years. Kat told me their vision is that Blues at the Beach will become a fall season, Doheny-like event for blues fans to soak up the San Buenaventura State Beach experience. 
New England's only Blues Publication offers 2-for-1 Christmas Special Subscription!
Blues Audience, New England's only blues publication, offers a 2-for-one Christmas Special Subscription! You get a free subscription for you and your Blues loving friend when you subscribe to The bi-monthly Blues Audience newsletter. You’ll both also get a subscriber card, a bumper sticker and the current issue in the mail. I will send your gift person a card telling them that they will be getting the newsletter from you, as a gift, for a year.
Blues Audience features write ups about the New England Blues scene, news, live performance schedules reviews of special events and festivals, fundraisers, lots of local N.E gigs so you can plan ahead to go out and see a great Blues band in our fantastic local N.E. clubs. 22 years serving the N.E. Blues community.  Subscribe here (scroll to find coupon)
Pre-Book Now for JAN 2015 LRBC! 
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise is the world's only
fully chartered blues cruise, sailing twice annually.
Jan. 19~26, 2014 Eastern Caribbean:
SOLD OUT! Visit this link to join the Waitlist or call (816) 753-7979.
Oct. 4~11, 2014 Mexican Riviera:
Pre-Book now! Click for info and to place your Pre-Book Deposit of $250 per cabin. Artist Lineup and Cabin Pricing coming soon!
Jan. 18~25, 2015 Western Caribbean:
LRBC #24 Pre-Sail is SOLD OUT! Due to an overwhelming response we will no longer be accepting for the January 2015 Blues Cruise.
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
313 Lawrence Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111
For reservations & info see: or 816-753-7979 | 888-BLUESIN'
More Than A Cruise... More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
Blues Society News
Blues Society on Taiwan hosts 10th Blues Bash Nov 16  
The Blues Society on Taiwan (BSoT) is hosting the 10th Blues Bash on Saturday, Nov. 16th, at the Taipei Artist Village. The BSoT continues its yearly tradition of bringing top-caliber international acts to Taiwan with headliners Wolf Mail, Curtis 'King' Kovach, Matt 'Cadillac' Cooper and Nacomi set to grace the stage this year.
"This is a real milestone of us, the tenth Blues Bash in Taiwan," said DC Rapier, event organizer and founder of the BSoT. "Over the years, we’ve been very encouraged by the growth of the local blues scene. More and more venues and festivals are including blues music as part of their programs.” See more here
Elwood's BluesMobile
James Hunter

English soul man James Hunter spent years touring with the great Irish soul singer, Van Morrison. Ultimately, he broke out on his own to become a soul force in his own right. James Hunter. Great vocals. Tasty guitar. And clever songwriting.
James Hunter rides with Elwood Blues, this week in the Bluesmobile

For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio 
Tips on Navigating Our Top Ranking Blues Festival Website
Our website, is THE top-ranking 'blues festivals' website (#1 on Google)
Watch this little video about how to navigate our very informative site. Forgive me as I stumble through it but you might find some info that will help you get your blues fix.  ~ Kaati
Video of The Week
MonkeyJunk... "Mother's Cryin'"
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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November 8th-10th 2013
Bridgetown, South of Perth Australia 
November 8th-10th 2013
Tenby, Pembrokeshire
South West Wales
 November 9th 2013
 Newport, Kentucky USA
November 9th 2013
Haringe, West-Vlaandere Belgium
November 9th 2013
Green Oaks, Illinois USA
November 9th 2013
Columbia, South Carolina USA
November 9th-17th 2013
Lucerne, Switzerland
November 15th-16th 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 16th-17th 2013
Palatka, Florida USA
November 17th 2013
San Francisco, California USA
November 21st-23rd 2013
Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
November 23rd 2013
Cape Coral, Florida USA
December 7th 2013
Brandenton, Florida USA
December 8th-10th 2013
Austin, Texas USA
December 13th 2013
Reno, Nevada USA
January 16th-26th 2014
Coral Gables, Florida USA
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