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Blues Festival Guide
June 23, 2016
Vol 11/Issue 25
Feb 18, 2016
Jul 7
Special BFG Announcements
CD & DVD Releases
Me and the Devil Blues 
Video of The Week
Intros and Outros
Festival Calendar
Show us your BFG
News Flash
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Elwood's BluesMobile
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for links to sample tracks)
Special BFG Announcements
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Here's young, up-and-coming guitarist, singer, songwriter Leilani Kilgore at the Doheny Blues Festival, May 21, in Dana Point, California.
Photo: "Dancin'" Danny Watkins 
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Our 2016 edition is sponsored by the Big Blues Bender.
CD & DVD Releases
MattyTWall :: BLUE SKIES
Blistering fretwork, soulful vocals and sterling songcraft: with Blue Skies, his debut release, Matty T Wall pays homage to the masters of the blues while carving his own distinctive signature into the walls of this rich musical legacy.
From Perth, Australia, Matty originally discovered his chosen genre while exploring the roots of rock. As a disciple of musical history, his artistry traces tributaries of his influences back to their sources – from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix – while delivering a fervent, modern take on a deeply traditional form. A ferocious band ignites a slate of songs that retain a rough and ready live quality with a potent rhythm section and swirling keyboards framing Matty’s signature guitar and confessional voice.
... Read complete details about this release
Click to play"Burnin' Up Burnin' Down"
Artist site
Andy Santana :: WATCH YOUR STEP!
Veteran West Coast musician Andy Santana is a smooth, dynamic vocalist and harmonica player with a sophisticated urban style. With 35-years of professional experience, he is also an accomplished songwriter/guitarist with an unusual gift for lyrics and is proficient at creating powerful melodies. Watch Your Step! is a rompin' and stompin' good time featuring some of the best musicians on the West Coast including Kid Andersen, Anthony Paule, Mike Schermer, Bob Welsh, Kyle Jester and Rusty Zinn amongst others.
Andy’s eclectic roots styling has his own distinctive style and signature.Also for the first time with Rusty Zinn producing four songs, Andy showcases his unique guitar playing. Rusty says “if Jimmy Spruill and Ike Turner had a baby it would be Andy”. Andy and his talented choice of musicians, represents a philosophy of American Roots music and on Watch Your Step! it all comes together in an unforgettable way. ... Read complete details about this release
Click to play"Watch Your Step"
Artist site
News Flash
GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi's Celebration of Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, June 29
(CLEVELAND, MS) - GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will host a concert on the lawn in front of the Museum on Wednesday, June 29 to celebrate the opening of its second special exhibit, Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Seventeen-year-old blues guitar phenom, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will open the concert at 7:30 p.m. with blues/rock/soul emerging artist, Wes Sheffield and the Slowburners headlining the event.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Museum box office at 662-441-0100. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the Museum grounds.
Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, the Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan exhibit opens June 30 and will offer visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of legendary bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, serves as a guest curator of the exhibit.
Find out more details about this celebration and exhibit for SRV
'Lil Buck, Billington and Rangell win Harpo Awards
(BATON ROUGE, LA) - Paul “Lil Buck” Sinegal has countless highlights from his 52 years in music.
Nicknamed “The Master of the Stratocaster,” Sinegal added guitar to zydeco king Clifton Chenier’s Bogalusa Boogie, a 1976 album that now sits in the Grammy Hall of Fame and Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
The Lafayette guitarist played on Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album of 1986, which sold 16 million copies worldwide.
Sinegal is proud of those accomplishments, but there’s a special ring in his voice when he talks about his own band, Lil Buck and the Top Cats. The 17-piece soul and funk outfit could have given James Brown a run for his money.
“When I had my band in the ‘60s, we played almost every prom in Louisiana,” said Sinegal. “We could play some music.
...Find out more details about about the artists and awards
11th Annual North Mississippi Hill Country Blues Picnic June 23–25, 2016
(HWY 17 / WATERFORD, MS) - The North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic [held June 23-25, 2016 in Waterford, MS] is a rare breed among festivals in that it aims to exclusively book artists that have a connection to the delta, hill country blues scene. You won’t find the next Gary Clark Jr. or Black Keys here, but you will find genuine North Mississippi blues.
“All acts have a direct contact to hill country blues,” said Sara Brown, who runs the festival alongside her husband Kenny Brown.
Thursday is set aside from getting your camp site set up and enjoying the guitar and harmonica workshops featuring accomplished musicians such as Garry Burnside, Eric Deaton, Watermelon Slim, and Adam Gussow.
...Find more details about the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic
Me and the Devil Blues 
Visit the "Me and The Devil Blues" official website
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Limited Cabins Remain for the LRBC #27 Southeastern Caribbean, Oct 29-Nov 5, 2016... Act now!

or call (816) 753-7979
LRBC #27 Southeastern Caribbean, Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico to the exotic islands of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada & Guadeloupe on the Celebrity Summit. Buddy Guy (3 shows), Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band, Keb’ Mo’, Los Lobos, John Hammond, Tommy Castro & LRBR, Kenny Neal, Ana Popovic, Shemekia Copeland, Trampled Under Foot Reunion, Roomful Of Blues, Southern Hospitality, Tinsley Ellis, Johnny Rawls, Lil' Ed, Super Chikan, Albert Castiglia, Rudy Rotta Band, Edent Brent, Chubby Carrier, Victor Wainwright, Lee Oskar, Nick Moss & many more!
LRBC #28 Eastern Caribbean, Jan. 22-29, 2017
SOLD OUT. Join Waitlist!
Ft. Lauderdale to St. Maarten, St. John USVI & Dominican Republic on Holland Aerica’s new ms Koningsdam. Taj Mahal, Irma Thomas, The Lowrider Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Tommy Castro & The LRBC w/ Billy Branch, Ron Thompson & Tasha Taylor, Tab Benoit, Ruthie Foster, Walter Trout, Terrance Simien, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Muddy On The Waters w/ The Nighthawks, Mud Morganfield & Bob Margolin, Curtis Salgado, California Honeydrops, Danielle Nicole Band, Jarekus Singleton & many more!
NOTE:  If you need help, please email or visit Booking FAQs or call (816) 753-7979 to join. Visit
Info: WEBSITE or 816-753-7979 or 888-BLUESIN' ~ Need help?: EMAIL
313 Lawrence Ave., Kansas City, MO
More then a cruise! More Than You Can Imagine!
Video of The Week
Big Bill Broonzy      (June 26, 1893 – Aug 1958)
Elwood's BluesMobile
June 25-26, 2016 Radio Show: ZZ Top

Blues Trios can put out an awful lot of sound. We will listen to the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, but most of all- the Blues of ZZ Top.
All three members of ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard, join Elwood next time, in the Bluesmobile.
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here 
Intros and Outros
Thoughts & Birthdays

~ Birthdays of note through next week: 
June 23-Helen Humes (1913); 
June 24- Jeff Beck (1944), Tad Robinson (1956);
June 25-Clifton Chenier (1925), Eddie Floyd (1935);
June 26-Big Bill Broonzy (1893 or 1898);
June 28-David "Honeyboy" Edwards (1915);
July 1 Willie Dixon (1915), James Cotton (1935),
Syl Johnson (1939); July 3 "Mississippi" John Hurt (1893)
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Blues Cruise Reunion Party
Open To All Blues Fans!!
Jun-23-2016 - Jun-25-2016
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
North Mississippi Hill
Country Picnic
Jun-23-2016 - Jun-25-2016
Hwy 17/Waterford, Mississippi, USA
Fountain Blues Festival
San Jose , California, USA
Canton Firemans Blues and Brews
Canton, Connecticut, USA
Blues from the Top
Jun-25-2016 - Jun-26-2016
Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Jul-01-2016 - Jul-02-2016
Davenport, Iowa, USA
Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival
Topeka, Kansas, USA
For all festival links
please go to our website
Kalamazoo Blues Festival
Jul-07-2016 - Jul-09-2016
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
New York State Blues Festival 24th Annual
Jul-08-2016 - Jul-09-2016
Syracuse, New York, USA
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Jul-08-2016 - Jul-10-2016
Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, USA
Tall City Blues Fest
Jul-08-2016 - Jul-10-2016
Midland, Texas, USA
Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Jul-08-2016 - Jul-10-2016
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival, 17th Annual
Jul-09-2016 - Jul-10-2016
Hayward, California, USA
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, 29th Annual
Jul-15-2016 - Jul-17-2016
Winthrop, Washington, USA
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