Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!
Giving thanks to the music, the musicians, the promoters, the venues, the fans... the entire blues "framily" that binds us together!! Celebrate the little things too. Count your blessings and share the joy!
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|Photo Moments with the 16th Annual BFG Magazine |
Here's our pal Big Llou Johnson on the recent October LRBC. GoldenVoice Audio Foundation, producer of The Blues Hall of Fame Tribute Jam held annually in Memphis, TN continues it efforts to support blues causes by offering two great prizes to be raffled on ThanksGiving Day! The drawing for the Classic Caddy & Blues Cruise ThanksGiv'n Raffle will be today... ThanksGiv'n DAY at 2pm PST.
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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
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|Big Head Blues Club - "Come On In My Kitchen" |
| Christmas Party Nov 24 for Toys for Tots & Food Bank|
|(NORTH CANTON, OH) – The Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) will hold it’s “Blues Christmas Party” this Saturday, Nov 24. Doors 6pm, showtime 7pm-11pm at the North Canton Eagles (6979 Sunset Strip North, Canton, OH). Music starts with solo artist Mike Lenz followed by fan favorites Jake James and The Brighter Side Band.|
Admission is a new unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item. Cash donations also accepted. Food will be available from 6pm-8:30pm.
In 2006 a small group of Blues music lovers got together and decided to do their part to keep the Blues Alive.
In 2010 they became an affiliate of the International Blues Foundation. As part of that organization, they have held 4 successful Blues Music competitions and sent local artists to Memphis to compete with performers from across the globe. Some of their winners have progressed to the semi-final and final round which is a huge honor and speaks to the quality of musicians in their area. They also supported the “Raise the Roof” campaign for construction of a Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, TN.
...Find more about this benefit for Toys For Tots and the local Food Bank
|Tennessee Music Pathways has multiple stops in Jackson|
|The state of Tennessee has played a role in producing the soundtrack of America as the Volunteer State is home to seven genres of music, according to Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett — blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll.|
The state wants to share the legends through the Tennessee Music Pathways, which is essentially a trail of sites throughout the state that tells the stories about the artists and the music they've made.
“Everybody knows a lot of the stories about Elvis (Presley), Dolly (Parton), Tina (Turner) and Carl (Perkins), and we want to tell those stories,” Triplett said. “But we also want to tell the stories not as many people have heard of — like the original ‘Sonny Boy’ John Lee Williamson in Jackson, or the Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame and Museum, or Denise LaSalle or Luther Ingram — all of these people are from Jackson and played important roles in influencing American music and more.”
Triplett also mentioned a partnership with Rolling Stone in which they’re building a database of musicians from all genres, where a reader can make a connection from any artist to Tennessee within six steps.
...Find more about the Tennessee Music Pathways
|Guam Blues benefit concert for Typhoon Yutu Relief Fund |
|(TAMUNING, GUAM) - The Micronesia Blues Society celebrates its 28th birthday with "Blues for Tinian and Saipan," a benefit concert for the victims of Super Typhoon Yutu. |
The concert begins at 5 p.m. to midnight Nov. 24 at the Tower of London Pub, located across Ypao Beach Park, Tumon village.
Admission is free and must be over 21. Donations will be solicited for the Salvation Army CNMI Typhoon Yutu Relief Fund.
Acoustic duo, Lancheros, begin at 5 p.m. with "Strolling for Dollars," performing Blues and Chamorro songs from table to table. At 8 pm performances by Yigo Slim, "The Yigolos," John Hoffman and the Icebreakers.
For more information about the benefit concert contact John Hoffman at 788-4413 or email.
...Find more about the benefit for typhoon victims
|Blues event raises money for Thanksgiving meals|
|(LANSING, MI) - More local organizations are trying to help those in need this Thanksgiving including the Capital Area Blues Society. Sunday [Nov 18] was the annual fundraiser put on by the group, along with the Greater Lansing Food Bank.|
Four local bands performed at the event. To see the bands, people were asked to bring a $10 donation and a food item to be donated to the food bank.
Denise Lynch from the Capital Area Blues Society told News 10 why they hold the event.
"It was recognized that there was a need in the community and it has not really stopped through the years, so it's a worthy cause that we continue on with every year."
The Blues Society supports blues, music, and promotes education.
...Find more about this fundraiser's efforts
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|Thoughts & upcoming Birthdays|
Happy Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2018!
Birthdays upcoming of note:
Nov 22 Angela Strehli (1945); Nov 23 R.L. Burnside (1926); Nov 24 Donald "Duck" Dunn (1941); Nov 25 Eddie Boyd (1914), Jimmy Johnson (1928); Nov 26 Tina Turner (1939), Bernard Allison (1965); Nov 27 Jimi Hendrix (1942); Nov 29 John Mayall (1933); Nov 30 Robert Nighthawk (1909), Brownie McGhee (1915), Smokin’ Joe Kubek (1956), Shuggie Otis (1953)
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