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|Photo Moments with the 16th Annual BFG Magazine |
Following a set with the Casey Hensley Band at the New Blues Festival Long Beach, CA, I caught up with the one and only Laura Chavez. This phenomenal guitarist graces our 2018 cover along with Nikki Hill who she's also touring with. Among some of the others, she's collaborated with are Lara Price, the late, great Candye Kane, Vanessa Collier, Patrick Recob, Lucky Losers, Monster Mike Welch and Michael Ledbetter, Ruf Record's Caravan Tour and more. Go Laura!
Photo: Michele Lundeen
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We're proud to announce that the Blues Foundation is the official sponsor of the 2018 Blues Festival Guide annual magazine ...
|2018 Blues Festival Guide Annual is chock full of cool info!|
|The 2018 issue of the Blues Festival Guide features 108 pages with info on of festivals, artists, blues societies and bluesy radio plus cool blues-related stories. Pick up a copy for free from your local blues society or a festival or ORDER a copy to be shipped straight to your house!|
Our 2018 issue sponsored by the Blues Foundation
...Find snippets about articles
|Teeny Tucker :: PUT ON YOUR RED DRESS BABY|
|Put On Your Red Dress Baby is a brand new 2018 CD by Teeny Tucker. It is soulful, dynamic, laced with edgy humor, and emotional songwriting. It tells stories of broken love and internal resolve. Twists, and turns are the order of the day along with some fun interjections for good measure. It’s Teeny at her very best! |
If you like to dance, there’s plenty here for you. You may be reminded of fun times of past dance floor flourishes along with a reminder of a "call and response" to Tommy Tucker's (Teeny’s Dad) 1964 classic song, "Hi Heel Sneakers" honoring its recent induction into The Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee.
Teeny personally accepted the HOF honors and during her acceptance speech, she recalled her most recent visit to her father's gravesite. As she cleaned the mud from his grave, Teeny was reminded of the haunting words from Blind Lemon Jefferson's "One Kind Favor" which is included in this set.
...Find more about this artist and release
"Church House Prayer"
|Ready for the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest Sept 28-29|
|(BOGALUSA, LA) - The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, Louisiana, will be a great place to be on September 28-29. The event features 2 stages, vendors, a kids zone, 5k race, and camping. Headlining this year is Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, Ruthie Foster, Vasti Jackson, and Sonny Landreth. Also appearing will be “Big Daddy O” Owen Tufts, Dash Rip Rock, Sarabee, Remedy, Chris LeBlanc, Crispin Schroeder, The Rezonators, Ricky Killingsworth, and Joel Galloway.|
Gates open at 3pm Friday, September 29, and 10am Saturday, September 30. No one is allowed on festival grounds before these times (except paid campers, 5K Run participants, and festival officials and volunteers). The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival has become known as one of the best festivals in the New Orleans region and Gulf Coast. The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 5K Run is just one of the great ways to participate in the festival, meeting new people and enjoying our beautiful venue even more. ...Find links, images and more about the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival
|Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival Sept 28-30|
|(PITTSBURGH, PA) - The African American Cultural Center is pleased to present the first Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29-30 at the August Wilson Center and outdoors (980 Liberty Avenue), downtown Pittsburgh. The festival will feature music, workshops, lectures, free concerts by local and emerging artists, plus ticketed performances featuring nationally and internationally renowned blues artists like Bettye LaVette, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and John Scofield on Saturday and Sunday.|
On Friday, Sept 28, the inaugural “A Taste of Blues” event, kicking off Pittsburgh’s first “Blues and Heritage Festival,” will be held from 8-11pm at the August Wilson Center. These festivities begin with live music and cocktails, the release notes, and includes Reverend Shawn Amos, Mwenso & the Shakes, Teeny Tucker, New Breed Brass Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Deva Mahal, Lyndsey Smith, DJ Nate Da Phat Barber, and DJ Selecta. Guests can enjoy the music while sampling “classic and modern spins” on dishes from some of Pittsburgh’s favorite restaurants and vendors. …Find more about Highmark Blues & Heritage and The Taste of Blues BBQ kickoff
|Blues, Brews & Bar-B-Q’s of Cape May Music Fest Oct 5-6 |
| (CAPE MAY, NJ) – Cabanas Beach Bar & Grill (429 Beach Ave, Cape May, New Jersey) and Carney’s (411 Beach Ave) are hosting the first annual Blues, Brews and Bar-B-Q’s of Cape May music festival on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7pm and Saturday, Oct 6 at 3pm, located between Jackson and Decatur streets on the beachfront. This two-day event will feature premiere blues acts, craft beers, and smokin’ barbecue. The headliner is Frank Bey and his new CD release will be featured at the festival. Barbecue eats will be provided by DC's Smokehouse and offered inside both venues during the entire festival. |
The music festival is open to the Public (but must be 21 after 10pm). Reserved VIP seating and tickets on sale at here for $10.
Be sure to join Cabanas and Carney’s the entire weekend for two action pack days filled with amazing music, savory brews and tasty BBQ favorites.
...Find more about the Blues, Brews and Bar-B-Q's of Cape May
|Bikes, Blues and BBQ 2018 Sept 26-29|
|(FAYETTEVILLE, AR) - This year’s rally is scheduled for September 26th through 29th and we can’t wait to hear the rumble in the Ozarks. If you have not experienced the roads of the Ozarks, then you are in for a fun experience. If you are a rally regular, then we want to welcome you back for another fun year. There’s dozens of acts and activities. Jason D. Williams will headline the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Main Stage at 10:45 p.m. Sept. 28 across from the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.|
Bikes, Blues and BBQ is the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally that benefits women, children, and the underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community. Over the course of our 18 years, we have realized over $2 million to local charities. We appreciate your support of our event and the difference that you make for our non-profit organizations. Since 2000, Bikes, Blues & BBQ has generated over $2,000,000 for local non-profits.
...Read more about Blikes, Blues & BBQ in Arkansas
|Which Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Hits Your Groove?|
|- LRBC #34 Western Caribbean Jan 19-26, 2019 Prebook Open!|
- LRBC #33 MX Riviera Oct 26-Nov 2, 2019 Prebook Open!
- West Coast Returns! #31 Oct 2018 Sold Out! Join Wait List!
- #32 Eastern Caribbean Feb 2019 Sold Out! Join Wait List!
~ LRBC#34 Western Carribean Jan 19-26, 2020 Prebook
Sailing on Holland America's ms Nieuw Statendam from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Costa Maya, Guatemala & Roatan, Honduras. Prebook now!
By placing a fully-refundable deposit of $500 per cabin, you will be guaranteed a spot in line to book a cabin once the artist announcement has been made (likely in March or April '19).
~ LRBC #33 Mexican Riviera Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2019 Sailing on Holland America's ms Eurodam from San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. Mark Your Calendar: Prebook now!
~ LRBC #32 Feb 2019 Eastern Caribbean
will sail on Holland America's ms Nieuw Statendam from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Bahamas Private Island.
The cruise is sold out… Join the Wait List
via the website
or call (816) 753-7979. For artist lineup & info, visit here.
~ LRBC #31 Sea of Cortez Oct 2018 will sail on Holland America's ms Eurodam from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz & Loreto. The cruise is sold out… Join the Wait List via website reservations or call (816) 753-7979. For artist lineup & info, visit here.
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More Than A Cruise… More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
|- D.C. Blues Society Happy Hour Sept 28th|
- River City Blues Society's Sept 29th Parkfest Cancelled
|(SILVER SPRING, MD) - Friday, Sept. 28 is the D.C. Blues Society's 4th Friday Happy Hour at the Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 (905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland). 5-10 pm with music from The Soul Truth with Billy Mayfield from 6:30-9:30pm. No cover. There's door prizes, a 50-50 raffle plus an affordable cash bar and food.|
(RICHMOND, VA) - Due to low sponsorship and low pre-event ticket sales, we are sorry to announce that ParkFest at the Diamond is being cancelled. The September 29th event has not been re-scheduled. If you have already purchased tickets via this website or PayPal, you will receive a full refund. If you purchased paper tickets at a River City Blues Society Event, you will receive a full refund by presenting your paper ticket.
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|Thoughts & upcoming Birthdays|
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Sept-27- Bob Corritore (1956); Sept-28- Koko Taylor (1928), Ben E. King (1938), Rev. Billy C. Wirtz (1954); Sept-30-Z.Z. Hill (1935), Nick Schnebelen (1978), Tony Braunagel (1949); Oct 1 Albert Collins (1932); Oct 3 Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Billy Branch (1951), Keb' Mo' (1951), Deborah Coleman (1956); Oct 4 Duke Robillard (1948), Betsie Brown (Blind Raccoon); Oct 5 Roy Book Binder (1943), Rick Estrin (1949); Oct 6 Cheryl O'Grady Yearnshaw (BFG Sales Director), Diunna Greenleaf (1957)
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Blues Blast Music Awards 2018
Rockford, Illinois, USA
Land of Enchantment
Sep-29-2018 - Sep-30-2018
Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA
King Biscuit Blues Festival
Oct-03-2018 - Oct-06-2018
Helena, Arkansas, USA
Chain O Lakes Blues Festival
Oct-05-2018 - Oct-06-2018
Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA
Deep Blues Festival
Oct-11-2018 - Oct-14-2018
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
Oct-12-2018 - Oct-14-2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Bacon, Blues + Big Stories Festival
Oct-19-2018 - Oct-20-2018
Madisonville, Kentucky, USA
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|T-Bone Walker Blues Fest|
Linden, Texas, USA
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival
North Carolina, USA
Copenhagen Blues Festival
Oct-25-2018 - Oct-28-2018
SoCal Divas of Blues Music Fest
Temecula, California, USA
Forgotten Music Festival
Nov-02-2018 - Nov-03-2018
Mexico Beach, Florida, USA
Blues Heaven Festival
Nov-02-2018 - Nov-03-2018
Tommy Johnson Blues Festival
Nov-10-2018, Jackson MS
Reading Blues Festival
Nov-16-2018 - Nov-18-2018
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Downtown Blues Concert
Gainesville, Florida, USA
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