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Blues Festival Guide
Nov 13, 2014
Vol 9/Issue 46
Greetings from your E-Editor...
Playing with my friends...

"I'm gonna call up some of my buddies and a few of the ladies I know. I'm gonna rent a hall and get them all
and put on a heck of a show. Make sure we got a kitchen,
with a oven and a stove. We'll all get in there cookin',
then we'll throw open all the doors. Playin' with my friends, playin' with my friends, playin' with my friends. We'll have a good time, playin' with my friends." (B.B. King)
There's nothing like friends that are there for you. Buddies to lend an ear, to go to concerts with, to play music with. Friends are family... yep, "Framily," and we can't do without 'em. Here's to good friends that stick by you through thick and thin. As we gear up for Thanksgiving in a few weeks, let's remember that there are those without that could use a smile and even a friendly helping hand.
Upcoming Birthdays of note: 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); Nov 15 Little Willie John (1937); Nov 16 W.C. Handy (1873), Hubert Sumlin (1931), Eden Brent (1965), Francis Clay (1923); Nov 17 Tab Benoit (1967); Nov 19 Chris Cain (1955); Nov 20 Duane Allman (1946); Nov 21 Dr. John (1940)
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.
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Our 2014 edition is sponsored by the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival, held Aug 15-16, 2014, Jackson, MS.
CD & DVD Releases
Stony Plain released three highly acclaimed Joe Louis Walker albums and this 11 track compilation on his Best of the Stony Plain Years reissue were compiled from all three CDs produced for the label. Between A Rock And The Blues, released won the Blues Foundation’s "Blues Album Of The Year" Award in 2010. Ten of that album’s dozen tracks were produced by Stony Plain label-mate Duke Robillard (who additionally guests on one track), and feature a core band of Walker on guitars, Bruce Katz on keyboards, Jesse Williams on bass, Mark Teixeira on drums, Doug James on sax, Carl Querfurth on trombone and Sugar Ray Norcia on harmonica. Read more details here
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Linsey Alexander :: COME BACK BABY
Both critically acclaimed and the best-selling newly recorded album for Delmark in recent times, 2012's Been There Done That put Linsey Alexander in the blues spotlight. "Throughout Alexander sings with a conviction and verve that few can equal. This should be his break-out recording." Gary von Tersch, Big City Rhythm & Blues Similar to the first album, Come Back Baby is full of delightful new originals including "Little Bit of Soap", "Booty Call", "Call My Wife", "Things Done Changed", "Too Old To Be A New Fool" and the title track. Once again Linsey led his nine-piece band live in the studio with special guest Billy Branch on harmonica.
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News Flash
2nd Annual Blues for Food This Saturday November 15
SPRING HILL, FL/Hernando Today - It is estimated that nearly 15 percent of Hernando County residents go to bed hungry. And that number doesn’t sit well with Annette Doying. In an attempt to help feed hundreds of local hungry families, Doying and Winding River Promotions are hosting the second annual Blues for Food on Saturday at The Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Drive, Spring Hill, Florida.

Five high-energy and dynamic Blues acts will grace the stage beginning at noon. In addition, food, drink, arts and craft venders, a muscle car cruise-in, sponsored by the Camero and Firebird Association, and a drum circle will be set up along Hunters Lake.
Delta Blues Museum Accepts National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) in White House Ceremony
WASHINGTON, D.C. - First Lady Michelle Obama presented the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) to Delta Blues Museum and the Delta Blues Museum Band in a White House ceremony Monday November 10. Accepting the award were Delta Blues Museum Executive Director Shelley Ritter and the DBM Band.
The NAHYP Award recognizes community based organizations that develop learning and life skills in young people by educating and engaging them through arts or humanities youth programs.
The 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Ceremony and band performance was streamed live here. Click here for the archived footage.
Finding the roots of American music in North Louisiana
(By Tamar Fleishman/San Diego Reader) - As a former musician myself, I shake my head sadly at musicians who think they’re getting the folk zeitgeist of a given genre just by listening to records. You learn folk music by listening to the folk: hearing their idiomatic rhythms and style. It’s something sheet music and well-produced classic recordings could never reproduce.
This is true with American roots music: country, blues, zydeco, early rock ‘n’ roll, etc. If you really want to get under the skin of it, you have to go where it was nursed. You have to meet the standard bearer of the original styles, hear the riffs before A & R executives tone it down.
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
~ Walla Walla Blues Society Instruments For Kids
~ Philly Blues Society 1st Holiday Party & Fundraiser
~ Suncoast’s Blues in the Library Series
WALLA WALLA, WA - The Walla Walla Blues Society Instruments For Kids program has provided musical instruments to students to use in their music programs for almost 15 years. Anyone with an instrument they no longer use, everything including guitars, flutes, saxophones, pianos, drums, keyboards, clarinets and bass, even if it needs repair, is encouraged to consider allowing WWBS to put it to work again. You’ll get a generous tax-deductible receipt, a free one-year membership in the Walla Walla Blues Society and a great feeling that money can’t buy!
PHILLY, PA - The 1st Annual Philly Blues Society Holiday Party and Fundraiser will be held Thursday, December 18th, 7p at Treasures Banquet Hall (5547 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). This event aims to help raise funds to obtain the society's nonprofit status. Your online-only purchase enters you into the holiday raffle drawing. 1st Prize is a Holiday Basket Of Cheer filled With goodies from soup to nuts (Value $200). Event-only tickets will also be at The door. Ticket includes a complimentary beverage and refreshments until gone.
MANATEE COUNTY, FL - Five of the Manatee County Public Library System’s locations will welcome members of the Suncoast Blues Society for Blues performances and discussion during the first week of December Times vary from afternoon to evening from December 1-5. These free events are sponsored by The Friends groups of all five library branches and the Suncoast Blues Society.
NOTE: 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
Mark your calendars!

Elwood's BluesMobile
Nov 15-16 Radio Show: JOHN MAYALL

John Mayall is legendary for giving a lot of famous British musicians their start back in the nineteen sixties. Mayall just turned eighty and has released a terrific new album called A Special Life. Some of that, plus the Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and Cream. John Mayall helped set them all on their way.
The great John Mayall. Next time in the Bluesmobile.
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here
Video of The Week
B.B. & The Blues Shacks :: HUSTLE IS ON
Click Here for video...    (Photo: Eli J Medellin/Boogie Magazine)
Buddy and Hopkins
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Roots Blues Airplay Charts
Festival Calendar
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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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