|The BFG Girls will be on LRBC #31 Oct 28-Nov 4!|
...and maybe even get a photo of yourself with the magazine! See you soon!|
|Do yourself a favor and click through... |
|Click links in CD & News section, etc.|
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 in our website news section and so you don't miss out on cool details, photos, schedules, artist or festival links, etc. And see festivals listings here and LOTS more on our website!
Thanks for diggin' the blues... we aim to please. ...Team BFG
|Photo Moments with the 16th Annual BFG Magazine |
We were happy to catchup with the 2018 IBC Solo-Duo winner Kevin B.F. Burt at the LRBC Kickoff party in San Diego Oct 27.
Photo: Heather Penrod
*NOTE! Each year our annual edition arrives at festivals, blues societies and a few distributors! Get yours and snap photos of you, your friends, and/or artists, etc. with our 16th annual Guide! Then EMAIL us your photo with the BFG plus caption & photo credit.
**Want more info or your own hard copy? Go to this page
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
|Billy Branch & Toronzo Cannon|
|Blues & Crews on The High Seas|
|SAN DIEGO, CA) – The afternoon after a packed sendoff party in the port town San Diego, Legendary Rhythm & Blues cruisers boarded the beautiful Holland ms Eurodam and prepared to set sail for the Mexican Riviera. The fun for us starts even in line seeing blues friends and artists and the anticipation of the music and adventure filled week ahead. Not only is there a stellar “wish list” lineup of artists, but there are also silent auctions, raffles, and more plus theme nights for those that want to participate. The first night was Hometown Blues where cruisers were encouraged to sport their favorite blues society, festival or blues club gear. It’s fun to see the various locations represented. The second day we were Bluesin’ At Sea and the Returnee and Virgin parties were a huge highlight in the AM.|
By nightfall the theme was Blue Night and many showed off of variety of blue colored coloring and accessories, festive wigs and even blue toenails! This night our e-Guide editor Michele Lundeen was the Jamarama Host in the Crow’s Nest. The jam kicked off with Michele (aka the Queen of Steam) on vocals, Tom Stewart on drums, and the amazing Nick Schnebelen on guitar, jammers Erik Hoyer on keys, David followed by the B.B. King Blues Allstars, the amazing Eurodam house band that is off this week. Many other jammers played including bassist Ben White from the Boneshakers Band, keyboard man Mo Beeks (onboard with Debbie Davies), Aaron Chapman and more. Tuesday we arrived in Cabo San Lucas and two of our BFG staff (Kaati and Heather) headed off to swim with the dolphins. There are blues concerts shoreside in the afternoon. Music starts back up onboard at 4:30pm and tonite’s theme is Legendary Gear. We had a fun dinner in the dining room with Billy Branch and his wife Rosa, Mitch Woods, Marion Jacobs (Little Walter's daughter) and her friend Elizabeth.
...Read more about this cool cruise
|6 Great Electric Blues Guitars for Players on a Budget|
|By Casey Hopkins/Reverb.com|
So you're looking to start playing the blues, but you can't afford a Burst — or a even new USA-made Stratocaster? Well, never fear — there are plenty of affordable guitars on the market that will more than do the job.
The truth of guitar buying is that you don't need to dynamite your way into a bank vault to be able to afford a quality guitar. Especially for the blues, you don't need an expensive guitar.
For one, most of the guitars that the originators started playing on were not always good guitars in and of themselves. That doesn't mean you need to be playing a vintage Sears catalog stinker to learn to play guitar like the old guys. All you really need is a guitar that is comfortable to play and gets the right sound — especially if you are new to the style or new to guitar in general.
While there are remnants of new-age Jack White-like fetishism lingering in the guitar community — mainly, the idea of needing to play older instruments that "fight you back" in order to get the blues sound — many players have moved on. ...Read entire article
|The power trio of guitar, bass and drums has long been a foundational lineup in rock ‘n’ blues with groups like Cream, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and The Jimi Hendrix Experience building Hall of Fame careers and cementing the format. All the great trios built that reputation playing hundreds of shows. L.A. based Dennis Jones Band are proving that the power trio is alive and well, with the hard-working band already logging over 12,000 miles so far in 2018, not counting a European tour of four countries. In that spirit the road warriors honor their hard-won skills by releasing a new album, WE3 Live, captured at the Beaver Creek Brewery in the wild west town of Wibaux, Montana.|
Jones has been well known as a blistering lead guitarist since winning the International Blues Challenge in 2004 as a member of the Zac Harmon Band. He has pushed forward his solo career winning acclaim as a songwriter, who isn’t afraid to tackle the controversial issues of today.
...Find more about this artist and release
"Blue Over You"
|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!
- #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.
- LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE -
313 Lawrence St., Kansas City, MO (816) 753-7979 | BluesCruise.com
More Than A Cruise… More Than A Festival... More Than You Can Imagine!
|Thoughts & upcoming Birthdays|
Birthdays upcoming of note:
Nov 1 Sippie Wallace (1898); Don Robey (Duke/Peacock Records 1903); Nov 2 Mark Wenner (1948); Nov 3 Mable John (1930), Sonny Rhodes (1940); Nov 4 Delbert McClinton (1940)
|Join Blues Freaks at our Tweeter feed & on Instagram|
Hey, come on over and Join over 12,500+ Blues Freaks at our TWITTER feed @BluesFestGuide
Also Follow us on INSTAGRAM
See awesome, bluesy festival photos
from our team and fellow blues lovers!
|Get your Face in our Book |
Then please drop on by and"LIKE" us to get a daily dose of blues related stuff! ...
|Roots Blues Airplay Charts (click chart for samples & updates) |
|To view our entire calendar of more than 500 festivals, click here!|
|LIST YOUR FESTIVAL ON OUR|
WEBSITE FOR FREE HERE
To ensure that your festival also appears here in the e-Guide Festival Calender EMAIL
|Not all upcoming blues festivals/events 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 events here|
are paid "Featured" ads
| Bude Blues, Rhythm & Rock Fest|
Nov-09-2018 - Nov-11-2018
Bude, United Kingdom
Nov-09-2018 - Nov-11-2018
Los Angeles, California, USA
Dunedin Wines The Blues
Dunedin, Florida, USA
Tommy Johnson Blues Festival
Nov-10-2018, Jackson MS
Reading Blues Festival
Nov-16-2018 - Nov-18-2018
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
|For all festival-event links|
please go to our website
|Downtown Blues Concert|
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Bradenton Blues Festival
Nov-30-2018 - Dec-02-2018
Bradenton, Florida, USA
Langkawi International Blues Roots Aseana (LIBRA)
Dec-29-2018 - Dec-31-2018
MLK Jr. Blues Festival
Jan-17-2019 - Jan-20-2019
Chester, South Carolina, USA
Winterfest in Jamaica
Jan-24-2019 - Jan-31-2019
RBA Publishing/Blues Festival Guide
P.O. Box 920, Arcata, CA 95518
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 share and report it.
RBA Publishing, Inc. in business since 1993, is a boutique blues-specific PR and marketing firm based on the West Coast. We help musicians, festivals, labels and music-related brands. Our digital campaigns target fans, industry and influencers. We are masterful at email marketing, social media, fan acquisition and long-term marketing plans. Our media services are supported by people who understand and love the blues genre. Publishers of annual the Blues Festival Guide magazine, our top-ranking website
, and e-Guide newsletter with approx 30,000 weekly subscribers, we have been blues industry leaders for over 16 years. Please contact us at 707-630 3304 or EMAIL to findout how we can help you!
We also welcome your e-Guide suggestions, critiques and questions. You can reach our E-Guide editor, Michele Lundeen via EMAIL.
For Gmail users: By default, emails may get into the Promotions tab in Gmail. Please check your Promotions tab for the download links and follow these instructions to make sure other important
RBA Publishing info is delivered to your main inbox: In your Promotions tab, drag any
RBA Publishing/Reggae Festival Guide/Blues Festival Guide email and drop it over to the Primary tab
2. Choose "Yes" to confirm that you never want to miss our news. For Yahoo!, Hotmail and AOL users: Yahoo!, Hotmail and AOL are using overly strong spam-blocking filters that are very likely to stop you from receiving our emails. Please set up your spam filters to allow mail from the info@BluesFestivalGuide.com and Info@ReggaeFestivalGuide.com
to ensure continuous delivery of our important content.
That’s it! Now you can stay up-to-date.