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Blues Festival Guide
Aug 18, 2016
Vol 11/Issue 33

Feb 18, 2016
Sept 1
Special BFG Announcements
CD & DVD Releases
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Video of The Week
Me and the Devil Blues 
Festival Calendar
Show us your BFG
News Flash
Elwood's BluesMobile
Intros and Outros
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for links to sample tracks)
Special BFG Announcements
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We caught up with the Shari Puorto Band at the Sand's Casino, Blues At the Pool, July, 27, 2016, in Reno, NV Band members lt-rt are: Mike Sauer, John DePatie, Shari Puorto, Frank Scarpelli, Mike Greathouse
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Our 2016 edition is sponsored by the Big Blues Bender.
CD & DVD Releases
Honey Island Swamp Band :: DEMOLITION DAY
Think The Band’s Big Pink album and add a splash of hot sauce with "Willin’" by Little Feat – this group of New Orleans vagabonds nails it. From the pristine waters of the Honey Island Swamp, to the vibrant streets of New Orleans, to the hazy corner of Haight-Asbury in San Francisco, this band has endured devastation, relocation, and revitalization. A group whose sound has been tagged “Bayou Americana,” the Honey Island Swamp Band takes the hammer to the nail with the help of producer Luther Dickinson, to present Demolition Day on Ruf Records.
This album marks the 10-year anniversary of the Honey Island Swamp Band, which formed in San Francisco, CA via New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina displaced the founding members. 
Complete details about this release here on our website
Click to play"Head High Water Blues"
Artist site
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat :: LIVE AT THE KESSLER
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat announce the release of their new CD, Live at the Kessler, Underworld Records, was recorded live at the storied Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas, on November 28, 2015. The album was produced by Jim Suhler and features smoking live versions of 13 songs that originally appeared on the studio albums, Panther Burn, Tijuana Bible, Bad Ju Ju, and “Dirt Road, plus two new songs, “Doin’ the Best I Can” and “Reverie.”
The band includes Jim Suhler (guitar, vocals), Chris Alexander (bass, vocals), Shawn Phares (keyboards) and Beau Chadwell (drums, percussion). Joining as special guests on Live at the Kessler are Tim Alexander on keyboards and Tex Lovera on cigar box guitar. 
Complete details about this release here on our website
Click to play"I Declare"
Artist site
News Flash
40th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival Sept. 10 & 11 in Guerneville!
(Guerneville, CA) - The Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrating 40 years of bringing word-class musicians to the picturesque river town in Guerneville, California! The two-day festival will take place on September 10th & 11th, 2016 at Johnson’s Beach & Resort, a beautiful venue surrounded by California Redwoods.
Headlining the Blues Day on Sunday, September 11th will be guitar slinger Jonny Lang and blues storyteller Keb’ Mo’! Plus, Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Rush, Moreland and Arbuckle, Nikki Hill and many others!
For the last 40 years, music festivals have been a vital part of the Russian River community, and the Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival now ranks amongst the oldest music festivals in North America, alongside groundbreaking events like the Newport Folk Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival – and voted Best Music Festival in Sonoma County by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian. ...Find full article and photos here on our website
Cajun Zydeco & Delta Rhythm Festival Sept 3 & 4 to Bring World Class Musicians over Labor Day Weekend
(Sebastopol, CA) – The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise is proud to present its 21th Annual Cajun Zydeco Festival, re-dubbed the “Sonoma County Cajun Zydeco & Delta Rhythm Festival” to include two days of world class music, food, dance, and fun in the Mississippi River Delta tradition occurring over the Labor Day Weekend, September 3 and 4, 2016 in Ives Park Sebastopol, California. The event begins on September 3, 2016 with a stellar line-up of Cajun Zydeco musicians including Jeffrey Broussard, Curley Taylor, and others, and continues on September 4 with internationally known artists Zigaboo Modeliste, Henry Butler, and Maria Muldaur. The event will be held in beautiful Ives Parks, Sebastopol, where visitors will dance under the redwoods, dine on fine Creole food, and enjoy superb wine, beer, and drink. 
...Find full article and photos here on our website
Louisiana Cajun Superstars Perform at Concert to Benefit Flood Victims Sunday, Aug 21
(Sacramento, CA) Swell Productions upcoming Sunday, August 21st concert with Lafayette, Louisiana, Cajun music superstars, Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet is now turning into a benefit concert with all net profits going to assist victims of the epic Louisiana flooding near/surrounding Baton Rouge.
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet with special guests: Richie Lawrence and the Yolos. The concert will be held at Harlow's (2708 J St., Sacramento). Show 7pm, Doors 6pm. Tickets are 32.50 in advance and $35 at the door.
For the past 40 years, multi-grammy winners BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet have been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals... 
...Find full article and photo here on our website
Los Lobos to headline San Diego Blues Festival, Sept. 10
(San Diego, CA) Los Lobos, Bobby Rush and Nikki Hill will headline the sixth annual San Diego Blues Festival on the downtown San Diego waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The day-long festival features two stages that rotate acts from noon to 8 p.m., including Watermelon Slim, the Bey Paule Band with Wee Willie Walker, Chris Cain, Junior Watson & Billy Watson and, The Holla Pointe. Big Jon Atkinson will perform outside the front gate beginning at 10:30 a.m.
All festival proceeds benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, which supplies meals to 400,000 San Diegans in need each month. In 2015, the Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food, one-third of which was fresh produce.
During the first five years of the event, the festival has generated $435,000 for the Food Bank as well as more than 12 tons of food donated by festival goers. ...Find full article and photos here on our website
Trinidaddio Blues Fest promises another "World Class Lineup" August 27, 2016
(Trinidad, CO) - Trinidaddio Blues Fest 2016 brings the nation's premier talent once again to Trinidad, Colorado. Headlining the Star Studded Ensemble is 2016 Grammy Nominee, Shemekia Copeland! Superstar support will come from 2015 Contemporary Female Artist Janiva Magness and Grammy Winner for best Zydeco/Cajun album, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band!
Nine bands will fill the bill at Central Park in Trinidad. The music starts at Noon with Trinidad guitar virtuosos Jaquie Gipson followed by Zakk DeBono. Then, from Boulder, CO, the Lionel Young band will perform just before Westword Magazine's 'Best Blues Band' in Denver, 4 years running - Al Chesis & the Delta Sonics!
Midway through the lineup is the incomparable Albuquerque Blues Connection! As Mexican Jerry says: "Ain't nothin' but the Blues!" And it wouldn't be Trinidaddio without ABC! ...Find full article and photos here on our website
Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall, Sonny Landreth with guest Roy Rogers Headline King Biscuit Blues Oct 5-8
(Helena, AR) — The King Biscuit Blues Festival showcases the nation’s foremost Blues music.
American electric blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite, English blues singer and guitarist John Mayall, and “King of Slydeco” Sonny Landreth with special guest Roy Rogers appear on a lineup that also features Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Reba Russell, Toronzo Cannon, and many other blues music originals. Tens of thousands of fans, hikers, campers and motorcyclists are expected to occupy historic downtown Helena for four days of authentic music, food, arts and festivities. The King Biscuit Blues Festival offers an opportunity to experience much of its music absolutely free. Only the Main Stage is gated and charges admission. The Lockwood-Stackhouse Stage, the Gospel Stage, and the Bit-o’-Blues Stage are free. There are no admission charges for children under 6.
...Find full article and photos here on our website
Henry Gray, Larry Garner, Kenny Neal family members homes affected by Louisiana Flood... you can help!
It started on Thursday evening of last week and didn’t end until Sunday morning, about 60 hours’ worth of non-stop rain in Biblical proportions covering about half a state. In some places, as much as 31 inches of rain fell — in nearly all, the total was two feet. From west of Lafayette to the Mississippi state line, Louisiana soon found itself under water — to the tune of more than four trillion gallons of rain — in two and a half days. As of Wednesday evening, 13 people have sadly perished, more than 40,000 homes have been destroyed, and more than 40,000 people have evacuated. More than 30,000 people have been rescued since Friday, with rescue efforts continuing.

Many of our blues friends reside in these areas and have been displaced if not completely devastated by the flood. Some have lost all. They need our support on any level, whether it be financial or simply prayers, any and all will help. We need to ban together to support those in need.
...Find full article, photos & how you can help
“September Blues Music Experience” features Sue Foley, Sean Chambers, Nitro & Slim and Special Guest Bryan Lee
(Clearwater, FL) - On Friday, September 2, 2016, blues returns to Kapok Special Events (923 N. McMullen Booth) in Clearwater, Florida. This time the show features Sue Foley, Sean Chambers, Nitro & Slim and Special Guest Bryan Lee. Doors open at 6:30 PM – Showtime 7:15pm.

Ontario’s Sue Foley spent her childhood in Canada, and started her professional career at age 16. By the time she was 21 was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone’s—the blues label associated with the historic nightclub that helped launch the career Stevie Ray Vaughan. Her first release was 1992’s Young Girl Blues when she was 24. Foley has toured steadily, toting her signature pink paisley Telecaster. In 2001, she won the Juno Award for her CD, Love Coming Down and also holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards (seventeen).  ...Find full article here on our website
Official “Big Blues Bender” Program Ad Rates… Act Fast
If you act fast, you can put your brand into the hands of quality Blues fans by reserving your Ad space in the 28-page Big Blues Bender Program produced by Blues Festival Guide magazine. Programs will be given out in Las Vegas at prime locations prior to the event and also handed out to each ticket holder at the event as well as stacks strategically located throughout the venue.
The Big Blues Bender will once again take over the Plaza Hotel & Casino in the heart of Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas September 8–11, 2016. Music fans will enjoy top Blues Artists performing on three indoor stages, and Rooftop Pool Stage! “Everything, An Elevator Ride Away!”
Your ad in the Program will benefit you by giving you exposure to an audience that travels to see Blues, spends money on Blues and is in Las Vegas for four days of enjoyment.
...Find complete info with ad rates here on our website
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
~ LRBC #29 Pre-Book Started today 7/21/16
~ Limited Cabins Remain for the LRBC #27 ... Act now!
~ Join Waitlist for LRBC #28
LRBC #29 Southern Caribbean Oct-21-28, 2017: PREBOOK HAS STARTED Thursday July 21 for LRBC #29 Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba, Curacao, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Visit or call (816) 753-7979. Your fully-refundable deposit of $500 per cabin holds a space in line to book a cabin when the artist announcement is made (likely in late Nov. '16).

LRBC #27 Southeastern Caribbean, Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2016
LIMITED CABINS REMAIN!! San Juan, Puerto Rico to the exotic islands of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada & Guadeloupe on the Celebrity Summit.
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.
NOTE:  If you need help, please email or visit Booking FAQs or call (816) 753-7979 to join. Visit
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Elwood's BluesMobile
Aug 20-21, 2016 Radio Show: Too Slim

Too Slim is a blues rock guitar man out of Spokane. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he and his trio, The Tail Draggers, have been burning up the road and putting out great records since the mid-eighties. A recent bout with cancer has left Slim undiminished, and still making great records. Blood Moon is the name of their latest release.
Excellent new music from Too Slim and the Tail Draggers. Next time in the Bluesmobile.
For a list of stations where you can find BluesMobile Radio Click Here 
Video of The Week
DEBBIE DAVIS ...Life of The Party

Happy Aug 22 Birthday Debbie   Click Here for video...
Intros and Outros
Thoughts & Birthdays
~ Birthdays of note through next week: 
Aug 18- Curtis Jones (1906); Aug 19-Earl Gaines (1935);
Aug 20-Issac Hayes (1942), Jack Teagarden (1905)
Aug 21-Count Basie (1904); Aug 22-John Lee Hooker (1920), Debbie Davies (1952), Henry "Son" Sims (1890);
Aug 24-Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (1905),
Wynonie Harris (1915); Aug 26-Jimmy Rushing (1901)

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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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 Chenango Blues Festival
Aug-19-2016 - Aug-20-2016
Norwich, New York, USA
Baja Blues Fest
Aug-19-2016 - Aug-21-2016
Rosarito Beach, Mexico
Trinidaddio Blues Fest
Trinidad, Colorado, USA
European Blues Cruise
Aug-27-2016 - Sep-01-2016, Marseilles, France
Fishers , Indiana, USA
Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn
Blues Festival
Sep-02-2016 - Sep-04-2016
Rentiesville, Oklahoma, USA
Lehrter Bluesfestival
Lehrte, Germany 
For all festival links
please go to our website
Sonoma County Cajun Zydeco & Delta Rhythm Festival
Sep-03-2016 - Sep-04-2016
Sebastopol , California, USA
Bowlful of Blues 24th Annual
Newton, Iowa, USA
Big Blues Bender
Sep-08-2016 - Sep-11-2016
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival
Sep-10-2016 - Sep-11-2016, Guerneville, California, USA
San Diego Blues Festival
San Diego, California, USA
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sep-16-2016 - Sep-18-2016
Telluride, Colorado, USA
Blues Blast Music Awards 2016
Champaign, Illinois, USA
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