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Blues Festival Guide
Oct 6, 2016
Vol 11/Issue 40

Feb 18, 2016
Nov 24
Show us your BFG
News Flash
Elwood's BluesMobile
Video of The Week
Special BFG Announcements
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for samples)
CD & DVD Releases
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Talkin'Blues Podcast with Mako Funasaka
Intros and Outros
Me and the Devil Blues 
Festival Calendar
Show us your BFG
Show off your 2016 BFG Magazine!
Photo by Michele Lundeen
Here's Debbie Bond & the Trudats at Moonlight on the Mountain, in Hoover, Alabama May 6, 2016. 
Photo: Marc Shamblin
*NOTE! The 14th annual edition can be found via blues societies and festivals, etc. When you get yours, snap photos of you, your friends, artists, etc. with the 2016 Guide! *EMAIL us your photo plus caption & credit. *Want your own hard copy? Order via our website now!
 The Big Blues Bender is the official 2016 sponsor of our Blues Festival Guide annual magazine!
CD & DVD Releases
Delivered the way electric blues is meant to be…. Live, loud and raw, Mighty Business is the latest release from Romania’s premier blues artist AG Weinberger. The eleven-song disc, recorded in May 2009 at the Hard Rock Café in Bucharest, is the first live album from a man on a mission to bring blues to the world. The set kicks off with the Muddy Waters classic, “Baby Please Don’t Go,” that rips right from the get-go, followed by the first of four original blues songs, “Try To Get Into The Middle Of The Real.” AG and his 4-piece band make the most out of the slinky riff and nail duel leads throughout. Southern rocker, “I Can’t get Enough,” feels like a lost treasure from the Lynyrd Skynyrd songbook.
Guitar player, singer, harmonica player Attila Weinberger, popularly known as A.G., is peerless in his mastery of the American blues, a musical genre that has taken Romania, his native country, by storm.
...More details about this release here
Click to play"Try To Get Into the Middle Of The Real"
Artist site
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne :: JUMPIN’ & BOPPIN’
Jumpin’ & Boppin’, is the latest CD from Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne. Wayne was named “Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)” for 2015 by Living Blues magazine. Produced by the “Blues Boss,” himself, Wayne’s third CD for Stony Plain is firmly rooted in the joyful jump blues style of Louis Jordan and Amos Milburn. Special guests on Jumpin’ & Boppin’ include award-winning guitarist and labelmate Duke Robillard, as well as Russell Jackson, B.B. King’s long-time bassist, who locks-in the rhythm section. The new disc showcases 12 original songs and one cover (“You Don’t Know Me”) that clearly illustrate Wayne’s way with a keyboard, as well as his soulful vocals.
“I’ve really been looking forward to this record and I’m very excited to share it with you,” exclaims Kenny in the album’s liner notes.
...More details about this release here
Click to play"Bankrupted Blues"
Artist site
News Flash
Gainesville Downtown Blues Concert features Annika Chambers Nov 4
(Gainesville, FL) - Gainesville will be treated to the kind of experience one usually only gets in the biggest of cities as Annika Chambers plays the Downtown Blues Concert at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Friday, November 4, courtesy of the North Central Florida Blues Society. The powerhouse singer from Houston, Texas is known for her soulful, heartwarming and ground-stomping performances. She was a 2015 Blues Music Award nominee for Best New Artist, Album (Making My Mark), and is driven to give her all every time she’s on stage and provide the audience a show with long-lasting memories. Her influences include Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Shemekia Copeland, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Big Mama Thornton. ...Gainesville Downtown Concert info here
The 2016 Bender was unbelievable! You can Pre-book 2017 Now!
(Las Vegas, NV) - Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that made it to the 2016 Bender! We are thrilled with the amazing time had by all. Didn't make it this year? Are you sick of your friends telling you all about it? There's only one cure for that… Pre-book now for the Sept 7-10, 2017 Bender and don't miss out again!
All it takes is a deposit of $250 per reservation (not per person) and you will be guaranteed the opportunity to book your room after the 2017 Big Blues Bender lineup announcement but before general on-sale.
Please note:

• Your prebook deposit is valid for one package. Only one guest needs to purchase per package. Your roommate, spouse, etc. will be added at a later time, when you select your package.
...Read complete details about prebooking the Bender
Swanage Blues Festival Oct 6-9 in UK’s South Coast
(Swanage, UK) - The Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of blues musicians, fans and friends for a weekend of jams, open mics and headline performances that will have you coming back time after time. Hundreds of music fans are expected to attend the autumn Swanage Blues Festival - which boasts more than 60 shows by 40 bands at 15 different venues this year.
The four-day event, taking place across the Victorian seaside town from October 6 -9, is an area favorite.
The event is set to start with an appearance by event organizer Steve Darrington, alongside pals Hugh Budden and Robert Hokum, at the Legion on Thursday.Other venues include Swanage Bay View Holiday Park, Grand Hotel, Sea Breeze Restaurant, Tawny’s Wine Bar, the railway station and most pubs.
...Read more about the Swanage Blues Festival here 
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
~ LRBC #29 & #30 Pre-Booking... Hold Your Spot
~ Limited Cabins Remain for the LRBC #27 … BOOK NOW!
Prebooking for LRBC #30 Eastern Carribbean Feb 4-11, 2018 is now open! PREBOOK NOW for LRBC #30! Ft. Lauderdale to Antiguia, St. Kitts and Grand Turk on Holland America's ms Koningsdam
LRBC #29 Southern Caribbean Oct-21~28, 2017: PREBOOK NOW for LRBC #29! Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba, Curacao & Half Moon
Cay, Bahamas on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. 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
JOIN WAITLIST! Ft. Lauderdale to St. Maarten, St. John USVI & Dominican Republic on Holland America’s new ms Koningsdam.
If you need help, please visit Booking FAQs or call (816) 753-7979
 Info: WEBSITE or 816-753-7979 or 888-BLUESIN' ~ Need help?: EMAIL
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More then a cruise! More than a festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
Elwood's BluesMobile
Oct 8-9, 2016 Radio Show: Blues Drummers
Photo by Michele LundeenLet us now praise the back-beaters, the guys and gals who put the spine in the bands. Mitch Mitchell, Sam Lay, John Bonham, Levon Helm, Odie Payne, and more. Get on the floor and let your back bone slip.
The drummers of the blues. Next time, in the Bluesmobile.

For a list of stations where you can find
BluesMobile Radio Click Here  
Talkin'Blues Podcast with Mako Funasaka
Musician Sonny Landreth is from southwest Louisiana. Primarily known as a slide guitar player, he's also been nicknamed "the King of Slydeco." Among other talents, Landreth has developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments by fretting behind the slide while he plays. (Music: "Leaving" by Steve Strongman).

 More info on Mako Funasaka and his Talkin'Blues home page
Video of The Week
Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy - "BLACK CAT BONE"
Intros and Outros
Thoughts & Birthdays
~ Birthdays of note through next week: 
Oct 6 Cheryl O'Grady-Yearnshaw (good friend and our BFG Sales Director), Diunna Greenleaf (1957); Oct 8 Andy “T” Talamantez; Oct 9 O.V. Wright (1939), Oct 10 "Mississippi" Joe Callicott (1900), Cyril Neville (1948); Oct 12 Nappy Brown (1929), Sam Moore (1935), Barbara Blue; Oct 13 Dorothy Moore' (1946); Oct 14 Jimmy Liggins (1924), Son Thomas (1926), Kenny Neal (1957); Oct 15 Victoria Spivey (1906), Robert Ward (1938); Oct 16 Sugarpie DeSanto (1935), Big Joe Williams (1903)
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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Festival Calendar
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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
For a complete list and links see our comprehensive website
NOTE: Highlighted/Linked Fests here
are paid "Featured" ads

Garvin Gate Blues Festival
Oct-07-2016 - Oct-08-2016
Louisville , Kentucky, USA
Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival
Oct-08-2016 - Oct-09-2016
Kure Beach, North Carolina, USA
Deep Blues Festival
Oct-13-2016 - Oct-16-2016
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Fest
Oct-13-2016 - Oct-16-2016
Thorold, Ontario, Canada
Avignon Blues Festival
Oct-13-2016 - Oct-15-2016
Avignon, France
Bukka White Blues Festival
Oct-14-2016 - Oct-15-2016
Aberdeen, Mississippi, USA
Crescent City Blues & BBQ
Oct-14-2016 - Oct-16-2016
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
For all festival links
please go to our website
Sugar Cube Blues Festival
Oct-28-2016 - Oct-29-2016
Županja, Croatia
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #27 Southeastern Caribbean
Oct-29-2016 - Nov-05-2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Frederikshavn Blues Festival
Nov-04-2016 - Nov-06-2016
Frederikshavn, Denmark
Gainesville Downtown
Blues Concert
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Tommy Johnson Blues Festival 11th Annual
Jackson MS, Mississippi, USA
Mississippi Delta Blues Festival
Nov-24-2016 - Nov-26-2016
Caxias do Sul, Brazil
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We are woman owned and operated.
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