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Blues Festival Guide
April 16, 2015
www.bluesfestivalguide.com
Vol 10/Issue 16
TABLE  OF  CONTENTS
Special Announcements
CD & DVD Releases
Cruise News
Blues Society News
Video of The Week
Buddy and Hopkins
Festival Calendar
Show us your BFG
News Flash
Blues Foundation News
Elwood's BluesMobile
Intros and Outros
Roots Blues Airplay Charts
Special Announcements
*Time to order your Ad in the 13th Annual Print Magazine!*
*PLUS: Get Listed on our Blues Radio Magazine Page* 
Did you know that Bobby Rush calls our magazine: "The roadmap to the blues?"
 
It's time to order your Ad in the 13th annual BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE PRINT MAGAZINE which hits the streets the third week in April. Our award-winning annual publication will be a great marketing vehicle for your festival and we hope you can join us as an advertiser.
 
100,000 copies are distributed for Free throughout U.S. and Canada to eager Blues fans and industry professionals (festival promoters, club owners, labels, booking agents, bands, etc.). Click here to download Print Magazine Rate Card
 
Industry leaders for over 10 years, we make advertising easy, affordable and effective. Cheryl, Michele, Kaati, Tom, Heather, Tim, Irene, Florencia, and Goran are standing by to help you brand your band, announce your new CD, sell tickets to your festival, etc. 
 
Give us a click or call today to ask questions at 775 337 8344 or EMAIL
RBA Publishing Inc, P.O. Box 50635, Reno, NV 89513 
*Blues Listing in the Blues Festival Guide Magazine...
There is still time!
The Blues Festival Guide is a leading media source for all news and updates related to blues music throughout the world.
The Annual Blues Festival Guide will once again feature a special section that has listings of radio stations and internet and also television programming. 
COST OF LISTING – ONLY $60!
Plus you get a free website listing as well as a magazine mailed to you!
The purposes of this Blue Radio Page compilation are many:
• Record companies can send you product for airplay
• Bands can send demos
• Promoters can contact DJs about upcoming events
• Fans can tune in to your show
If you would like to be included our radio listings, simply complete this form as directed, and submit payment.
 
 
Please contact us with any further questions or 775 337 8344.
Thank you!
Find out more details by clicking here...
Show us your BFG
Send us photo with the 2014 BFG Magazine
Here's barista Jordan Rutledge checking out the Blues Festival Guide magazine at a friendly Starbuck's in Escondido, California!
Thanks Jordan! 
 
 
*If you've got pics to share taken with the
12th annual Blues Festival Guide magazine send them now!
EMAIL your fave photo, caption & credit.
 Our 13th annual issue will be out very soon!
 
*Want a hard copy? Check with your local blues society, look for one at a blues festival or if you can't find, order via our website.

 
You can also find the Digital Edition of the 2014 BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE Magazine on our website. Enjoy 98 pages jam-packed with blues, news, history, lifestyle and of course, FESTIVALS!  
 
Our 2014 edition sponsored by the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival in Jackson, MS. 
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CD & DVD Releases
Eric Sardinas :: BOOMERANG
Blues rock guitarist Eric Sardinas and Big Motor’s label debut CD, Boomerang, on Jazzhaus Records features ten songs including eight originals and blazing covers of songs from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (“Trouble”) and legendary bluesman Howlin’ Wolf (“How Many More Years”).
 
The core trio band includes Eric Sardinas (vocals, electrified custom dobro resonators, steel and acoustic resonators), Levell Price (bass) and Bryan Keeling (drums), along with several special guests.

“If you throw a boomerang the right way, it will come back,” explains Sardinas about the album’s title. “And life is similar to this game with a boomerang – you sit there with a broken heart,
Read more details on this CD and artist...
 
Click to play"How Many More Years"
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Michael Falzarano :: I GOT BLUES FOR YA
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Falzarano has been up and down and all around for the better part of five decades and his tough, soulful music confirms it. Stints with Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage among others, add depth and substance to his art. His original song, “Where There’s Two, There’s Trouble” appeared in the feature film Blue Caprice in 2013 and on Jorma Kaukonen’s 2015 Red House release Ain’t In No Hurry while his rollicking forth solo release blasts him to the top.
 
On I Got Blues For Ya, ten rousing originals and two creative covers are backed by... Read more details on this CD and artist...
 
Click to play"The Night King Curtis Died"
Artist site
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News Flash
Latimore to Perform at the Family Festival April 19, 2015, Houston, TX
HOUSTON, TX - Latimore, “The Silver Fox,” the bridge, between rhythm and blues, will be performing his legendary gold hit, “Let’s Straighten It Out.” All you “Big Ole Pretty Girls” come on out and enjoy this gutsy, smooth blues artist, Sunday, April 19, 2015, at The Family Festival, a festival for all ages at the Metropolitan Complex in Houston, TX.
 
Latimore has been captivating blues audiences all over the world for many years and is known for his amazing piano playing and singing. He has written over 90 songs and has recorded numerous albums. He also played on Joss Stone's albums The Soul Sessions (2003) and Mind, Body & Soul (2004).
Find more info about Latimore here
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29th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, May 16, features Shemekia Copeland and Devon Allman
GREENSBORO, NC - Shemekia Copeland and Devon Allman will be among performers on May 16 at the 29th annual Carolina Blues Festival, which will move from downtown Greensboro to Barber Park Amphitheater, 1500 Dans Road, 3 miles east of downtown.
 
The festival moved because Price-Bryan Festival Park, its previous downtown location, is under construction as the site for the new Carolyn and Maurice LeBauer Park, said Doug Mokaren of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, which organizes the event.
 
The Carolina Blues Festival has the distinction of being the longest-running blues festival in the Southeastern United States, with the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society having produced blues festivals since 1986.
Read more about the Carolina Blues Festival
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Bonnie Raitt, Paul Rodgers and Boz Scaggs to Headline the Doheny Blues Festival, May 16-17
DANA POINT, CA – Celebrating 18 years of Blues On The Beach, the Doheny Blues Festival is proud to present another stellar lineup of talent for its upcoming weekend of music, slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th. The nationally-recognized festival is headlined by 10-time GRAMMY Award winner Bonnie Raitt, the voice of Bad Company Paul Rodgers, the incomparable Boz Scaggs and many others, performing on three stages at the beachfront venue of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Doheny Blues Festival takes pride in its introduction of new artists, and this year is no exception as we welcome Tennessee folk artist Valerie June to the festival, as well as ... Find Doheny Blues Festival lineup and more
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Gator in Blue in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA - It may be thought that ‘gators are green, but you can color this Gator in shades of blues, when San Diego’s Gator By the Bay Festival 2015 presents what just may be its strongest blues lineup ever. From May 7-10, Spanish Landing Park, across from the San Diego International Airport on beautiful San Diego Bay will be ground zero for a full roster of about 85 performances on five stages - from blues to zydeco, from Cajun to Latin, and from Rockabilly to gospel. Approximately 25 of those performances will celebrate the blues, from nationally known artists from Chicago and beyond, to favorite San Diego home grown talent. 
 
Find out more about Gator artists
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Kenny Neal shows his appreciation for B.B. King with Tribute
Growing up as a kid, we always has BB King music in our home. I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that he would become a close friend. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him throughout the United States, the UK and Japan. I have great memories. He sent for me to come to his dressing room one night. I didn’t have a clue what he wanted. He told me, "Sit down son. I’ve been listening to your show the last couple of nights and what I heard was great. I like your music that your write, more than the covers songs that you sing and play. 
 
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Documentary hails producer’s role in roots music
Since 1960, Bay Area-based Chris Strachwitz has perhaps done more than anyone else to popularize American musical genres including country blues, zydeco, Cajun and Tex-Mex musics including Conjunto. His story is told in the new DVD “This Ain’t No Mouse Music: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records” (Kino Lorber) as well as a similarly titled 2-CD soundtrack (Arhoolie).
 
The title of this engaging 90-minute documentary alludes to Strachwitz’s dislike of manufactured pop and continuing deep passion for music rooted in local communities.
 
Strachwitz was born in 1931 to an aristocratic family in Lower Silesia, an area of Germany that became Poland at the end of World War II. The arrival of Soviet troops forced the departure of his family, and they eventually settled in California.
Read entire article about Arhoolie Records producer
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Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame to Induct Musicians plus D.C. Minner Rentiesville Blues Museum to Open
RENTIESVILLE, OK—The state of Oklahoma is known for the many famous musicians it has produced over the years and the contributions they have made to the music world. From Gene Autry and Patti Page to Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood, the list is long and spans many years and genres. But perhaps less known is Oklahoma’s contribution to blues music.
 
In the small town of Rentiesville, 15 miles south of Muskogee, blues is alive and well, says Selby Minner, widow of blues great D.C. Minner. To honor blues music and its major contributors, the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame will hold its Induction Gala on May 23 and induct seven Oklahoma blues musicians into the organization.
 
More info about the induction, blues festival and museum in Rentiesville
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Cruise News
LRBC #25 & #26 Sold Out - Waitlists Announced!‏
 
Waitlist is now open to general public!
Visit this link or call

(816) 753-7979 to join.
 
LRBC #25 Oct 2015
Big Easy / Fantasy
Ft. Lauderdale to Key West (Fantasy Fest), New Orleans, LA, and Cozumel, MX on the Holland America ms Westerdam
LRBC #26 Jan 2016
Eastern Caribbean
Ft. Lauderdale to Tortola BVI , St. Croix USVI and Bahamas Private Island (Half Moon Cay) on the Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam IV

Very Important: In order to join the LRBC Waitlist, your user name and password is reqiuired to access the Reservation System. If you have forgotten your user name and password, click to reset.
If you need help creating an account please email or visit Booking FAQs
 
Info: WEBSITE or 816-753-7979 or 888-BLUESIN' ~ Need help?: EMAIL
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Blues Foundation News
Still time to prep for the BMA's and Hall of Fame unveiling
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Find more Blues Foundation info here
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Blues Society News
 Spa City Blues Society Gumbo Fest Saturday April 18
HOT SPRINGS, AR - The Spa City Blues Society presents their first Hot Springs Gumbo & Crawfish Festival, 2-6 pm, Saturday April 18 at the Hill Wheatley Plaza downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. The festival includes a gumbo cookoff, crawfish dinner and dancing. Attendees must be 21 or older. Admission is $15 for gumbo, $20 for the crawfish dinner.
 
All profits generated by all events presented by the Spa City Blues Society go toward community enrichment in the form of cultural activities like the Hot Springs Gumbo & Crawfish Festival, the Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, Blues in the Schools, and the Hot Springs Blues Festival.
 
Visit the website for more details.
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Elwood's BluesMobile
April 18-19 Radio Show: HOWELLDEVINE

Joshua Howell and Pete Devine form the nucleus of HowellDevine. The band is the first blues band to sign with legendary roots label, Arhoolie in 25 years.
 
The roots blues of HowellDevine. Next time, in the Bluesmobile.
 
 
 
TheBluesMobile.Com
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here 
Video of The Week
Kenny Neal :: "I Just Want To Thank You BB King"
Click Here for video...
 
Here’s a follow up note from Kenny since B.B. King’s recent hospitalization:
Hi BB,
I’m so happy you’re at home and doing well. I finished the song and the video. I remember when I was doing it, you sent a message to me telling me, “to get it right.” I did the best I could, with the little time I had. But I still can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for me over the years. So this is my way of showing my appreciation. Hope you enjoy it! I’m looking forward to sitting down and reminiscing again.
All the best Mr. King,
your friend, Kenny Neal
Intros and Outros
Birthdays & Tidbits
~ Birthdays of note this week: 
April 16 Sean Costello (1979); April 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924), “Little Ed” Williams (1955); April 21 Clara Ward (1924); April 22 George "Harmonica" Smith (1924), Bullmoose Jackson (1919); April 23 Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport (1894); April 25 Albert King (1923); April 26 Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (18869), J. B. Hutto (1926); April 27 Ann Peebles (1947); April 29 Big Jay McNeely (1927), Otis Rush (1935), Frankie Lee (1941); April 30 Rev. Gary Davis (1896) 
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Not all upcoming blues festivals are listed here at certain times of the year due to space constraints. Unless highlighted, festivals are no longer inked due to increasing spam
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Greater Clemson Blues Festival
Apr-15-2015 - Apr-25-2015
Clemson, South Carolina, USA
 
George's Music Springing the Blues Festival
Apr-17-2015 - Apr-19-2015
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
 
Suncoast Blues Festival
Apr-24-2015 - Apr-25-2015
Sarasota, Florida, USA
 
Ventura County Blues Festival, 10th Annual
Apr-25-2015
Moorpark, California, USA  
 
Gator By The Bay
May-07-2015 - May-10-2015
San Diego, California, USA
 
 
EUROPAfest 2015
May-08-2015 - May-23-2015, Bucharest, Sibiu, Romania
 
ParkFest Blues Festival
May-09-2015
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
 
Doheny Blues Festival
May-16-2015 - May-17-2015
Dana Point, California, USA
 
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival
May-16-2015, Salisbury
North Carolina, USA
For all festival links
go to our website
Carolina Blues Festival
May-16-2015
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
 
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
May-16-2015 - May-17-2015
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
 
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
May-21-2015 - May-24-2015
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
 
Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival
May-23-2015 - May-24-2015
Simi Valley, California USA  
 
Santa Cruz American Music Festival
May-23-2015 - May-24-2015
Aptos, California, USA
 
Little Walter Music Festival
May-23-2015
Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
 
BB King Homecoming Festival
May-24-2015
Indianola, Mississippi, USA
 
Smokin' in Steele BBQ & Blues Fest
May-29-2015 - May-31-2015
Owatonna, Minnesota, 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 12th annual in 2014), affiliated with the top-ranking website, and this weekly blues newsletter: The Blues Festival E-Guide, with approximately 30,000 weekly subscribers.
 
We look forward to your suggestions, critiques and questions. Reach our E-Guide editor, Michele Lundeen via EMAIL or here.
 
Contact our home office to find out how to advertise in this e-weekly newsletter. Call 775-337-8344.
 
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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