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Blues Festival Guide
June 8, 2017
Vol 12/Issue 23

Feb 18, 2016
thru Nov 2
Show us your BFG
News Flash... 
Elwood's BluesMobile
Special BFG Announcements
Intros and Outros
Me and the Devil Blues 
About Us 
CD & DVD Releases
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Video of The Week
15th Annual Blues Festival Guide
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for samples)
Festival Calendar
Do yourself a favor... click links in CD & News section
Make sure to click the links at the end of the CD/DVD and News Flash section teasers so you can discover them in entirety on our website news section and so you don't miss out on cool details, schedules, artist or festival links, etc. We need to condense here so that you can actually receive our newsletter better since some servers won't deliver if it's too long. Don't miss out!
Thanks for diggin' the blues... we aim to please. ...Team BFG
Show us your BFG
Photo moments with the 15th Annual BFG Magazine
Here's drummer Evan Caleb Yearsley and singer Casey Hensley of the Casey Hensley Band after their set at the 2017 Gator By The Bay festival in San Diego, CA.
Evan is also the son of late blues diva and women's activist, Candye Kane. 
Photo: Michele Lundeen
*NOTE! Our 15th annual edition has shipped to festivals, blues societies and a few distributors, etc. When you get yours, make sure to snap photos of you, your friends, and/or artists, etc. with the 2017 Guide! *Then EMAIL us your photo plus caption & credit.
*Want your own hard copy? Order via our website now! 
The Big Blues Bender is official 2017 sponsor of our Blues Festival Guide annual magazine! ...
CD & DVD Releases
Thornetta Davis :: HONEST WOMAN
 Thornetta Davis’ Honest Woman all original CD features 13 tracks, one a duet with Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. The funky, rocking, soulful Queen of Detroit Blues has a beautiful, enchanting sound that has been described in many ways. When she sings she has a sound that is said to have a timbre like Sarah Vaughn, is sassy like Denise LaSalle, has the soulful passion of Etta James, belts the blues like Bessie Smith, has the power of Big Mama Thornton, and touches you in your soul like Aretha Franklin.

Songs on the Honest Woman include: “When My Sister Sings The Blues” is a back porch Delta blues with Thornetta’s sister Felicia Davis expressing how she feels when she hears her sister sing; “I Gotta Sang The Blues” is an up tempo, guitar driven blues anthem, a duet with harmonica virtuoso Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds;

Listen"Can We Do It Again"
Artist website
News Flash... 
Long Beach Bayou Festival June 24-25, 2017
(Long Beach, CA) – Get ready for Cajun and Creole cuisine, dance instruction & continuous dancing, Mardi Gras parade, watermelon & crawfish eating contests, activities for kids and teens.
The Long Beach Bayou Festival, a Zydeco, Blues, Creole and Cajun festival is back with its Mardi Gras atmosphere, Cajun and Creole food delicacies and Blues, Cajun and Zydeco music at Rainbow Lagoon Park, 400 E. Shoreline Drive, (at Linden Ave & Shoreline Drive), Long Beach, CA on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25, 2017. Hours are 11am - 9pm on Saturday and 11am - 7pm on Sunday. Info and tickets on the web or call: 562-912-4451.
Known for top-notch artists in Blues, Cajun and Zydeco, the festival features simultaneous stages of music along with plenty of activities for kids. As always, the large shaded wooden dance floor will be filled all weekend long.
...Find more about the Long Beach Bayou Festival
West Coast Blues Society BBQ & Wine Fundraiser, June 11, 2017 
(Vallejo, CA) - The West Coast Blues Society BBQ & Wine Fundraiser will be held June 11, 2017 at Vino Godfather Winery, 500 Walnut Ave. (Mare Island), in Vallejo, California from noon – 6pm. Proceeds will benefit the West Coast Blues Society Blues in the School Program and the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival.

Performers include Fillmore Slim and Johnny Rawls plus Michael Skinner & Final Touch, Leo Oliver & Blues Knockouts, Reverend Pinetop Coon, Caravan of Allstars, Hollywood & Company, House Call, Twice As Good, Oakland Sam, Alvon Johnson, Guitar Mac, Willie G, Margie Turner, Joe Walton, Baby Bee, Jock Shock, and DeJeana Burke & Jimmy Smith.
This event will also feature great Blues, tasty barbecue provided by Earl's Texas BBQ, and wine from Vino Godfather Wine Tasting Room & Mansion, who are making a big name for themselves for their array of wines.
...Find more about the West Coast Blues Society BBQ & Wine Fest 
2017 Canton Blues Fest June 9-10 with Rod Piazza & Robben Ford
(Canton, OH) - The 16th Annual Canton Blues Fest will be held June 9-10, 2017 in downtown Canton, Ohio at Market Square (301 Market Ave. N, Canton, Ohio). The jam-packed lineup features 17 blues acts, with live music running daily on 3 stages from noon to 10:30pm. On Friday, top acts include Danielle Nicole at 6:30pm followed by Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers at 8:30 PM; and Saturday, Damon Fowler at 6:30pm followed by Robben Ford at 8:30 PM. Visit the website for a full list of festival performers.

Free general admission (no tickets required). VIP tickets are available which include complimentary food and beverages in the evening (after 5 p.m.) and up-close views of the stage all day. Two-day VIP passes are available for $80; one-day passes are $50. Available online at this website or by calling 330.458.2070. ...Find more about the Canton Blues Fest
B.B. King Homecoming Concert and Bridge Building Ambassadors
(Indianola, MS) – The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center presents the B.B. King Homecoming Concert on June 10th featuring Mississippi’s own, Dorothy Moore, at B.B. King’s historic Club Ebony in Indianola, Mississippi. Mississippi Native and 4-time GRAMMY Nominated artist Moore will be singing her hits, including, "Misty Blue," "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "With Pen In Hand." Special guests are also slated to perform. Tickets are $25 and $50. Check the website or call the museum at 662-887-9539 for tickets and more details.

In other museum news the B.B.'s Bridge Building Ambassadors Class of 2016-2017 graduated from the program on May 27, 2017. A total of nineteen Ambassadors received their certificate of completion. After graduation, the group embarked on their annual summer trip to Atlanta, GA. ...Find more about the B.B. King Homecoming Concert and Graduates
The Mighty Mojo Prophets and the story behind their CD as written by David Mac
Sometimes we go too fast, work late hours, are distracted with personal stuff, etc. and then, after-the-fact, realize we made an unfortunate mistake. Well, I’m here to publicly apologize for one of mine. In the Dec 8, 2016 e-Guide, I had grabbed some descriptive phrasing from the internet (CDBaby) about an original CD, Record Store, by West Coast blues band The Mighty Mojo Prophets. It was super late, I was rushing to wrap and then I unfortunately overlooked the name of author at the very end, one David Mac of Blues Junction Productions, neglecting to give him proper credit.

Record Store is worth your attention, as is writer David Mac’s album review, which really does capture the essence of the band’s righteous history and their sound and style. Please click this link to The Mighty Mojo Prophet’s CDBaby site and scroll down to Album Notes. Read and enjoy the review in full… you won’t regret it. Might as well pickup the album while you're there, too!

Thank goodness for writers like David Mac who are so passionate about the blues and able to express themselves so poignantly… go ahead, checkout his informative website!

Let’s keep moving the blues forward…
Your head-bowing e-Guide editor,
Michele Lundeen
...Mighty Mojo Prophets and Blues Junction Productions
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
~ Let's Go Bluesin'! Your Cabin is Waiting this Oct 21~28, 2017!
~ Enter to WIN a Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise for 2
~ LRBC #30 Eastern Caribbean: Sign on to Waitlist
LRBC #29 Southern Caribbean Oct. 21~28, 2017: CABINS ON SALE NOW!
Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba, Curacao & Half Moon Cay, Bahamas on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam. There are still Excellent Verandah Balcony Cabins available for the choosing on the upcoming stellar LRBC #29, October 21~28, 2017 Southern Caribbean. With the Star-studded Lineup listed below, you don't want to miss this ship!! 100+ scheduled shows on 5 stages, Pro Jams not seen on land, Pro-Am Jams, Artist Workshops, Land Events, Theme Nights, Autograph Sessions & Much More... Feeling lucky? Enter for your chance to Win A Blues Cruise For 2
Featuring Buddy Guy, TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Booker T. Jones Stax Revue, Elvin Bishop, Bettye LaVette, Tommy Castro & The LRBR, G. Love & Special Sauce, Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk, Tommy Castro, Ruthie Foster Quintet, James Hunter Six, The California Honeydrops, Victor Wainwright WildRoots Revue, Samantha Fish, Coco Montoya, Mr. Sipp, John Nemeth, Marcus King Band & many more! Call Reservations @ (816) 753-7979 and Book Your Cabin NOW! Visit here for complete lineup and cabin availability. 
Enter for your chance to Win A Blues Cruise For 2!
One lucky winner will be drawn on August 15th for an ocean-view cabin for 2 on LRBC #29, sailing Oct. 21-28. Tell ’em Blues Festival Guide sent you! Please limit one entry per person, must be 21 to enter. Entry form
LRBC #30 Eastern Carribbean Feb. 4~11, 2018: Sign up on Waitlist
Ft. Lauderdale to Tortola, San Juan, Puerto Rico & Grand Turk on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam (Pinnacle Class). Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal Trio, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Original Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue® w/ Tommy Castro Band, Magic Dick, Ronnie Baker Brooks & Deanna Bogart, Tab Benoit, Charlie Musselwhite, Willie Clayton, Walter Trout, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Neal Band w/ Tyree Neal, Trampled Under Foot (Reunion), Southern Hospitality, Colin James, Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Mitch Woods Club 88, Eden Brent, Commander Cody, Marquise Knox & many more! Visit here for complete lineup and waitlist link.
313 Lawrence St., Kansas City, MO
(816) 753-7979 |
More Than A Cruise… More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
Elwood's BluesMobile
June 10-11, 2017 Radio Show: John Nemeth
This week in the BluesMobile, John Nemeth talks about music in Memphis, where he has made his home, and north Mississippi, where he made his latest record, Feelin' Freaky. Along the way, we will listen to some other great soul harmonica players, Stevie Wonder, Syl Johnson, Curtis Salgado, and Sugar Blue. Wrapping things up, we will hear a cut from the soundtrack to a graphic novel, by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and bluesman Robert Finley.
The soul singing and harmonica playing of John Nemeth. Next time, in the BluesMobile.

For a list of stations where you can find
BluesMobile Radio
Click Here 
Video of The Week
Gregg Allman, Dicky Betts, Warren Haynes
"Sweet Melissa"
R.I.P. Gregg Allman (Dec 8th, 1947-May 27, 2017)
Special BFG Announcements
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Looking forward to a successful 2017 festival season with you!
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15th Annual Blues Festival Guide
Our 15th Anniversary Issue
Our 15th Anniversary Issue of the Blues Festival Guide magazine contains 100 pages of entertaining articles by blues aficionados like Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, Mac Arnold, Tim Parsons and others, and of course, blues festivals galore! Our cover photo is of the dynamic Toronzo Cannon captured by photographer Marilyn Stringer at the 2016 Mammoth Bluesapalooza. The guide is being distributed across the US and parts of Canada to mainly Blues Festivals and Blues Societies that have ordered. Click here to get yourself a copy.
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Intros and Outros
Thoughts & upcoming Birthdays
Birthdays upcoming of note: 
June 8-James Harman (1946), Derek Trucks (1979); June 9-Jackie Wilson (1934); June 10-Howlin' Wolf aka Chester Arthur Burnett (1910); June 12-Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1977); June 13-James Carr (1942); June 17- Matt Hill (1985); June 18-Sara Martin (1884); June 19-Jerry McCain (1930), Big Bill Morganfield (1956); June 20-Lazy Lester (June 20, 1933) 
Missed your copy of the Weekly e-Guide? Find back issues in  Archives on our website.
Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for samples)
Me and the Devil Blues 
Visit the "Me and The Devil Blues" official website
Festival Calendar
To view our entire calendar of more than 500 festivals, click here!
To ensure that your festival also appears here in the e-Guide Festival Calender  EMAIL
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

 Canton Blues Fest
Jun-09-2017 - Jun-10-2017
Canton, Ohio, USA
Greeley Blues Jam
Jun-09-2017 - Jun-10-2017
Greeley, Colorado, USA
Omaha Summer Arts Festival
Jun-09-2017 - Jun-11-2017
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Chicago Blues Festival
Jun-09-2017 - Jun-11-2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Billtown Blues Festival
Hughesville, Pennsylvania, USA
 Bentonia Blues Festival
Jun-12-2017 - Jun-17-2017
Bentonia, Mississippi, USA
W.C. Handy Blues & BBQ Festival
Jun-14-2017 - Jun-17-2017, Henderson, Kentucky, USA
Brews & Blues 2017
Lancaster, Wisconsin, USA
Alpine Country Blues Festival
Jun-16-2017 - Jun-17-2017
Alpine, Arizona, USA 
For all festival links
please go to our website
Blues on the Fox
Jun-16-2017 - Jun-17-2017
Aurora, Illinois, USA
Cape Fear Blues Festival
Jun-23-2017 - Jun-25-2017, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Singing the Blues Festival
Anderson, California, USA
Blues From The Top
"The Year of The Catt"
Jun-24-2017 - Jun-25-2017
Winter Park, Colorado, USA
Fountain Blues Festival
San Jose, California, USA 
31st Long Beach Bayou Festival
Jun-24-2017 - Jun-25-2017
Long Beach, California, USA 
Broad Street Blues & BBQ Festival
Jun-30-2017 - Jul-02-2017
Griffith, Indiana, USA
Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival
Topeka, Kansas, USA 
About Us 

RBA Publishing/Blues Festival Guide 
P.O. Box 920, Arcata, CA 95518
Call 707-630-3304
RBA Publishing is the parent company of the Blues Festival Guide and Reggae Festival Guide.
We are woman owned and operated.
We produce the annual Blues Festival Guide magazine, 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.
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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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