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Blues Festival Guide
Nov 6, 2014
Vol 9/Issue 45
Greetings from your E-Editor...
Moving on down the road

I'm packing up and moving across town shortly and it's been a real eye opener. Moving has many highs and lows... there's no way of getting around it. The highs are realizing all the cool stuff you've accumulated over the years and the memories attached. The lows are realizing all the cool stuff you've accumulated over the years and then the time it takes to weed through it to decide whether to save or toss!
"I'm sitting here wondering, will a matchbox hold my clothes." That line keeps popping in my head and making me laugh. Being a bit of a diva that also has changed sizes here and there, I save things but keep collecting. I'm embarrassed and humbled by my abundance of clothing articles. But I also treasure things like heirlooms and mementos and I like costume stuff. Yes, moving is eye-opening on many levels but I'm making progress finally. "Something tells me I won't be here long... I got my suitcase packed and my trunk's already gone." (L.C. Williams "I Won't Be Here Long").
Wherever your travels or "moves" may lead you this week, hope you make some great musical memories on the journey.
Don't forget to honor our US veterans on Tuesday, November 11, for their sacrifices.
Upcoming Birthdays of note: Nov 6 Rory Block (1949); Nov 8 Bonnie Bramlett (1944); Bonnie Raitt (1949); Nov 9 Linda Hopkins (1925), Susan Tedeschi (1970); Nov 10 Bobby Rush; 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), Candye Kane (1965); Nov 14 Carey Bell (1936), Anson Funderburgh (1954), Buckwheat Zydeco (1947) 
Your ever-grateful-editor,
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The unstoppable Taj Mahal with his daughter Deva Mahal and Basseykou Kouyate, share the BFG on the recent October LRBC.
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Find the Digital Edition of the 2014 BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE Magazine on our website and enjoy 98 pages jam-packed with blues, news, history, lifestyle and of course, FESTIVALS!
Our 2014 edition is sponsored by the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival, held Aug 15-16, 2014, Jackson, MS.
CD & DVD Releases
Kaye Bohler has produced her dream album, Handle the Curves, with multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning producer, Pete Anderson. Every instrument and vocal line jumps clearly out to the listener in this clean, uncomplicated production that is free of mid-range, over-produced frills. Anderson envisioned and treated the tunes with a Stax-Volt style complete with big Memphis-style horns arrangements writen by Tonight Show trumpeter, Lee Thronburg. The soulful depth and tone of the Kaye Bohler voice, the songs, the masterful musicianship and the arrangements get the attention they deserve by a time tested producer on these 10 original compositions by Bohler.
Her songwriting takes you on a journey from introspection to blatant sexual double entendre and frivolity. Read more details here
Click to play
"Handle The Curves"
Jeff Dale and The South Woodlawners :: GOOD MUSIC 
Steeped in his Chicago roots, Good Music, has it all: upbeat, lively celebration, messages for social justice, and bitter heartbreak served up the way only the blues can. With the authenticity of “born in Chicago,” Jeff Dale demands serious attention. After learning the blues firsthand on the Southside, he accompanied Lowell Fulsom, Pee Wee Crayton, Etta James and Honeyboy Edwards, among others. His third release sums up his gritty, true blue talents as a singer, songwriter and guitarist who lives the music.
Dale explores life on 12 original tracks powered by some of the finest blues musicians the city of Chicago has to offer, along with his Los Angeles-based musicians, Dale creates an album that entertains, and moves the listener’s heart and soul. Read more details here...
Click to play"Town Line Road"
News Flash

College Park Blues Festival to help raise funds for winning DC Blues Society Band 
WASHINGTON DC – The free 7th Annual College Park Blues Festival will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6pm-11:30 pm and features Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers. The fundraiser, held at the Ritchie Coliseum, (4533 Rossborough Ln., College Park, Maryland), will help send Mojo Priests, winners of the DC Blues Society’s Annual Battle of the Bands, to the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. No tickets are required for this event which offers an exciting concert of different blues genres, as well as craft vendors, cash bar and raffles. There’s also free parking.

Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers pack blues, R&B and soul into their crowd-pleasing performances.
The House Rockers with Patrice Moncell to Heat up Event in Florida Nov 8
DESTIN, FL - November 8 is the 7th annual Blues, Brews and BBQ at HarborWalk Village (Destin, Florida) where you'll find blues, brews and barbeque from 11am-4pm. Live music includes The House Rockers featuring powerhouse Patrice Moncell at 2pm, bringing soulful Mississippi Blues as featured in the documentary, "The Last of the Mississippi Jukes."
Providing one of Mississippi's great traditions, authentic blues, the genuine deep fried Southern kind, The House Rockers — aptly named for the band's ability to wear out the most enthusiastic dancers — won't stop until the last dancers drop. Patrice Moncell is returning to the stage with them for a special performance for Blues, Brews and BBQ.
Boogie Woogie Summit in Kentucky this weekend Nov 8-9
NEWPORT, KY - One of Greater Cincinnati’s most unique annual music events, the Blues & Boogie Piano Summit, returns for its 15th year this weekend. For the 2014 edition, the showcase of international Boogie Woogie Blues pianists takes place over two nights (Friday and Saturday) at the Southgate House Revival (111 E. Sixth St., Newport, Kentucky,
The Boogie Piano Summit was founded by Ricky Nye, Cincinnati’s top purveyor of Boogie Woogie, a rollicking, highly rhythmic style of Blues piano that was influential in the formation and development of Rock & Roll and various styles of Blues, Jazz and Country music.
Steve Cropper Explains his Immediate Connection with Blues Brothers
There’s a reason Steve Cropper had such an affinity with the Blues Brothers — and right from the beginning. They reminded him of everything he loved about working for Stax Records.

“The thing about the Blues Brothers is that it was a community project,” Cropper tells Southport Visiter. “Everyone pitched in with this song and that song. It was not just John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. We all did it together and we worked together as a team. That’s what Stax was about. There are some superstars out there and the focus is on them, but I like music to be a community project.”
Southern Adventures of Cheryl & Tom: Final Week

Our sales director Cheryl O'Grady Yearnshaw and her blues lovin' husband Tom wrap up their journey through the Delta on their way home to Carson City, Nevada...
JACKSON, MS - We visited Dorothy Moore and her manager, Marcia Weaver at the Poindexter Park Inn in Jackson, MS. Dorothy Moore has been known to the blues world for several decades and is well known for her version of the song "Misty Blue". Moore has four Grammy Award nominations. In addiction, her version of "Misty Blue" appeared on the 2005 compilation album, Classic Soul Ballads. Read more and see photos here
Cruise News
Pre-Booking Soldout for #25 Oct 2015 LRBC & #26 Jan 2016. Waitlist details coming soon!
Info: or 816-753-7979 | 888-BLUESIN'
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LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE 313 Lawrence Ave., Kansas City, MO
More Than A Cruise... More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
Blues Society News
WBS "Best Self-Produced Blues CD" Announced
Kentuckiana Blues Society 26 Anniversary Party Nov 8
El Colonel's album, When it Rains, has been chosen to represent the Washington Blues Society at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in the Best Self Produced Album competition in Memphis, Tennessee.
LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentuckiana Blues Society's 26th Anniversary Party will be held Nov 8 at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY). Cover is $10 and KBS Members get in free with their current card. Music starts at 7pm with the Sad Sam Blues Jam, followed by Tas Cru and his Tortured Souls and The Cash Box Kings.
If you're a blues society or a winner of your regional blues challenge please drop us a note at 
so we can share the good news with our readers!!
Blues Foundation News
2015 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced
MEMPHIS, TN - The Blues Foundation will honor 15 individuals and organizations with its 2015 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards during a recognition luncheon Friday, January 23, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the KBA Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to blues music. The KBA ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 31st International Blues Challenge, which begins January 20 and features the final rounds of the world’s… See more here
Elwood's BluesMobile
Nov 8-9 Radio Show: BONNIE RAITT

The great Bonnie Raitt is turning 65. Take a ride in the Bluesmobile, and help us pay tribute to this national treasure, international treasure, musical treasure, and all around swell human being. Join Elwood for a birthday party with Bonnie Raitt! Elwood will call Bonnie Raitt on the Blues Phone and send her happy birthday wishes.
Next time, in the Bluesmobile.
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here
Video of The Week
Sista Monica & Chris Cain :: TEARS
Click Here for video...    R.I.P. Sista Monica Parker 4/27/56 -10/9/14
Buddy and Hopkins
Did you know that I do Custom Comic Strips & Comic Pages as gifts?
Roots Blues Airplay Charts
Festival Calendar
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For a complete list and links see our comprehensive website.
NOTE: Highlighted/Linked Fests
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Gainesville Downtown Blues Concert
Gainesville, Florida, USA
15th Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit
Friday - Saturday
Nov-07-2014 - Nov-08-2014
Newport, Kentucky, USA
College Park Blues Festival/7th Annual
College Park, Maryland, USA
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Blaublues Festival Haringe
Haringe (Poperinge),
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Venice Blues Festival
Venice, Florida, USA
2014 Blues for Food The Lake House Bluesfest
Spring Hill, Florida, USA
Rheinberger Bluesparty 2014
Rheinberg, Nortrhine-Westfalalia, Germany
Mississippi Delta Blues Festival - Brazil
Nov-20-2014 - Nov-22-2014
Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Sullivan County Blues and Music Festival
Friday - Saturday
Nov-28-2014 - Nov-29-2014
Rock Hill, New York, USA
Jakarta Blues Festival
Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
Bradenton Blues Festival
Bradenton, Florida, USA
Napa, California, USA
Red White & Blue
New Year's Eve 2014
Dec-31-2014 - Jan-01-2015
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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