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Blues Festival Guide
July 16, 2020
Vol 15/Issue 29

CD, Single & DVD Releases 
Show us your BFG
News Flash... 
Chasing The Blues Podcast
Intros and Outros
Radio Submit Roots Blues Airplay Chart (click chart for more)  
Me and the Devil Blues 
Festival-Event Calendar
About Us 
Featured Videos
Video of the Week
NEW! Which Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Hits Your Groove?
Print & Digital Versions Available
BFG Twitter-Instagram-Facebook
Billboard Blues Album This week
We've Got You Covered with Live Streams & Online Concerts
Please stay safe and optimistic!
CD, Single & DVD Releases 
Avey Grouws Band :: THE DEVIL MAY CARE
 The influence of the Mississippi River on American jazz, blues and roots music is indisputable. Communities that have grown up along “Old Man River” gave birth to a unique sound. The Avey Grouws Band make their home in the Quad Cities, and the mix of midwestern muscle and southern charm is reflected in the passionate, powerful and playful music of the band’s debut full-length album, The Devil May Care. The ten original tracks were written by the dynamic duo of Jeni Grouws and Chris Avey. Grouws has an alto that can blow like a cool breeze or thunder like a Kansas tornado, and Avey is a skilled guitarist that has drawn quick comparisons to Coco Montoya and Robben Ford. The duo is backed by a skilled rhythm section of drummer Bryan West with Randy Leasman on bass. Keys and horns augment several tracks. The result is a very fresh sound with deep roots.

The set begins with Grouws teasing her man to “Come And Get This Love,” with the band employing the rumba to swing format delivering a great dance number. The title track is a clever twist on reckless behavior over an ice pick riff from Avey while Grouws sings about a forbidden affair that may be a sin but only “the devil may care.” West rolls out a rousing Bamboula street beat as Grouws calls on us to “turn anger into action,” on the fiery anthem “Rise Up.” ...Find more about this artist and release
"Rise Up'"
Grainne Duffy :: MERCY
Grainne Duffy is a Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from county Monaghan, Ireland. Her specific genres include Blues, Soul and Americana enriched with some delicate country and pop elements. 

Her professional career started in 2007. The same year she released her remarkable debut album Out Of The Dark, proof talent that was raising at an impressive rate. Described by The Sunday Times as “a blues singer of real integrity,” Grainne Duffy is a pioneer of her own style while also paying sincere homage to her roots, soul, blues and rock traditions. 

During 2011 she released her second album, Test Of Time, as a result of her collaboration with the producer Niko Bolas (Melissa Etheridge, Los Lobos). The release and the accompanying video to the title song further marked the development of Duffy’s reputation in the U.K followed by the rest of Europe, Canada and Australia

Important highlight are her 3 concerts at Glastonbury festival, 4 concerts at Woodford Folk festival (Australia), Tremblant International Festival (Canada) and her appearances at Mahindra Blues Festival (India) where she shares the stage with likes as Billy Gibbons, Eric Gales, Shemekia Copeland and Supersonic Blues Machine. 2014 and 2015 sees Grainne as winner in Blues Matters Writers Poll in the categories “Best Vocalist” and “Best Solo Artist.” 
...Find more about this artist and release
Here's some thoughts about venues opening... share yours!
Hey Blues Fans!! We see some music venues are opening up around the country. I asked for your thoughts and here's some from readers:
"One of the things l do here is help book our member bands in local venues. We have only been allowed to have restaurants/bars open for outdoor dining and drinking since June 22nd. I have been out three times since then and the crowds have been thin but appreciative. At this point most places can't afford more than a trio and even at that are probably losing money. Hopefully we will have indoor dining soon!" - Tom Baldino, President of the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation
"We saw Jon Shain (IBC winner 2019) at Grove Winery, Gibsonville, NC. Socially distant, reserved in advance tables, so limited audience, outdoors on a perfect June evening. Jon & FJ put on a great show. We'll be back to Gibsonville for the Red, White, and Blues concert later this month. Love their wine as well!" - Carol, Charlotte, NC

"My husband and I went to a concert in the Coleman Hawkins Park in St. Joseph MO 2 weekends ago. The All Stars played on the bandstand (and of course they had a great guest sax player), everyone in the park spread out, and all wore masks when they visited the restrooms and concession stand that was indoors. 
The vibe was nice (people had a great time and danced) and I think everyone was happy to be able to see live music. Outdoors is the only way for me right now. Don't think I will be comfortable unless it is outside and everyone is not acting like nothing is going on. I've been a couple of places where they are not concerned and weren't wearing masks. They are also very young and probably realize it won't kill them, just us older farts, and they may not really give a rats patootie about that." - Sherry Umscheid/Lawrence, KS
We're interested in your thoughts:
- Have you attended?
- If so, how was the vibe (i.e. joyous, awkward, crowding, etc.)
- If not, when will you feel comfortable attending?
- If you're a musician, have you performed live for an audience recently? 
- If so, how was the vibe and attendance?
Email me 100 words MAX with "VENUES OPENING" in subject line. Tell us where in the world you're located. Feel free to send me a pic of your favorite blues music experience if you like, too.
Wishing you all good health and peace,
Featured Videos
Lonne G :: "Standing in the Crossroads"
From the Chicago area, it's Lonne G (AKA) Mr Blues with his strong baritone voice. Living in the Chicago area, Lonne had a chance to see some of the best blues artists in the world and also work with many of those artists. Writing music has always been one of his hobbies along with playing and singing the blues. "Standing in The Crossroads" is one of those songs about living in the South, doing the hard time for people of small wealth. It is time for these songs. Now everyone can see what we've always known about. Music will always tell the truth. Just listen.
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"Standing in the Crossroads"
Show us your BFG
Photo Moments with the 18th Annual BFG Magazine!
Here's guitarist, producer Ric Latina of the Markey Blue Ric Latina Project.
Delivering high energy blues, roots and soul, multi blues award nominees the Nashville-based duo of Ric Latina, [Jeannette] Markey Blue, and their touring band have a combined performing and touring history that reads like a “who’s who” in the entertainment industry.
Take a picture with your magazine and send it to usDo you have your new magazine? If not you can order one here!

*NOTE! Our 2020 annual has being sent to select festivals, blues societies and a few distributors plus we are also encouraging individual subscribers because of the unusual conditions of the Pandemic. Once you get yours, have fun and SNAP A PHOTO of you, your friends, and/or artists, etc. with the BFG magazine and EMAIL your photo, caption, and photo credit to your e-Guide editor!
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The Blues Foundation is the official sponsor of our 2020 Blues Festival Guide!
Video of the Week
Dave Specter - "March Through The Darkness"
News Flash... 
Jus’ Blues Music Awards 20th Anniversary
(LIVE STREAM) - Join us as we celebrate the 20th Jus' Blues Music Awards with a live stream via the JusBluesTV YouTube channel on Sunday August 2nd, 3 pm EDT. We will be sharing memorable moments from Jus' Blues Music Awards shows with the best of past performances, interviews and photos. On Saturday August 1st will be the Blues-Got-a-Soul Tech Conference and virtual workshop. We’re helping sustain your career during this global shutdown. 

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Jus’ Blues Music Awards & Conference 2021 scheduled for July 29th through August 1st in Tunica, MS. The Jus' Blues Music Awards, and ancillary festivities embrace homage to American Blues & Soul music artists and industry professionals in a three-day celebration that is educational, entertaining and inspiring.

The 2021 Jus' Blues Honorees "Night of The Living Legends" will be July 30th, 2021 with a formal Honoree dinner and the Jus' Blues Music Awards show in the Bluesville Music Hall located inside the Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica Mississippi. "It's all going down in the Mississippi Delta!"
Here are the 2021 Jus' Blues Honorees...
Singer Lady A on name dispute with country band: 'That’s their nickname. This is my professional name'
ABC News/Allie Yang & Sabina Ghebremedhin
Blues and soul singer Anita White won’t back down from “Lady A,” the moniker she’s used for decades.

“I have built this name for decades,” White told ABC News. “I’m an independent artist… We grind every day to do what we do. Black folks, indigenous people … we grind even harder. Sometimes all we have is our name. We don’t want to have that taken away from us.”

White was speaking in reference to country music group Lady Antebellum, which recently shortened its name to "Lady A," a nickname used by the band's fans for years.

The band made the decision last month to drop “Antebellum” from its name amid an international reckoning on racial inequality. The word refers to the period of American history before the Civil War and is associated with slavery.

The group, most famous for their hit “Need You Now,” tried to reach an agreement with White, a Seattle-based artist, so they could both use the name without conflict. At first, they seemed to be on their way to an amicable agreement -- even discussing a possible song together -- when talks failed and the country group brought a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment affirming its right to use the name last week.
...Watch video and read full article here
2020 Blues Blast Nominees Announced
In early May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories.

Fan voting to determine the winners begins July 20, 2020 and continues until September 5, 2020. Voting is free and open to anyone. Subscribers can only vote one time. Blues Blast Magazine is free and you are automatically subscribed as part of the voting process on our website.

The Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Click here to find the links to the artist’s names listed below to visit their websites for more information and also to buy their music.

The nominees are...
Contemporary Blues Album
Victor Wainwright And The Train – Memphis Loud
Various Artists – Don’t Pass Me By, A Tribute To Sean Costello
Toronzo Cannon & The Chicago Way – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp
The Jimmys – Gotta Have It
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Contemporary
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish

Traditional Blues Album
The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling – Lucky Guy
Junior Watson – Nothin’ To It But To Do It
John Primer & Bob Corritore – The Gypsy Woman Told Me
Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life
Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings!
Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches – The Songs Of Little Walter ...Find 10 more categories plus links to artists and voting
King Biscuit Festival postponed until 2021
Ark Times/Stephanie Smittle
(HELENA, AR) - The King Biscuit Blues Festival, which won Best Live Music Festival in our 2020 Best of Arkansas poll, is postponed until next year, with Executive Director Munnie Jordan adding the following in a press release:he King Biscuit Blues Festival, which won Best Live Music Festival in our 2020 Best of Arkansas poll, is postponed until next year, with Executive Director Munnie Jordan adding the following in a press release:
“We sincerely believe the ongoing pandemic potentially threatens the safety of our musicians, patrons, volunteers and staff, and we cannot take that chance,” said Munnie Jordan, executive director of the festival. “As fate would have it, the “Biscuit” was chosen as the Arkansas Times’ Best Live Music Festival for 2020,” added Jordan.
Since 1986, the King Biscuit Blues Festival has presented a remarkable lineup of blues from the Delta and around the world, and this year would have marked its 35th anniversary celebration. Fans and performers alike recognize the unmistakable influence of this indigenous art form that permeated rock music of the 1960s and ‘70s and whose influence can still be felt today.

Next year’s event promises to be the best ever, and keeping with tradition of it being the weekend before Columbus Day, the dates will be October 6-9, 2021. Artists who were scheduled for 2020 have been invited back, and they include headliner Mavis Staples and perennial favorites Bobby Rush, Billy Branch, Lonnie Shields, Anson Funderburgh, Reba Russell and Paul Thorn.

All sub-events and programs that have become King Biscuit’s hallmark will return in 2021 …Read entire article
St. Louis Blues Society Sends $90,000 To Musicians Facing Hard Times In The Pandemic
In August, the St. Louis Blues Society will make a print available based on Cbabi Bayoc’s newly painted portrait (left) of singer Renee Smith, who is nicknamed the Queen of St. Louis Soul.

(ST. LOUIS, MO) - The St. Louis Blues Society has raised more than $90,000 to help musicians who lost their livelihoods during the coronavirus pandemic.

The blues society has distributed grants of $500 or more to 150 artists who lost their ability to work in March when officials prohibited large gatherings to limit the spread of the virus.

The St. Louis Community Foundation’s Gateway Resilience Fund contributed $75,000 to the effort.

Though some live performances have been held outside in recent weeks, opportunities for musicians to perform have remained scarce.

“It really cut into musicians’ funding and money and stuff — especially people who are depending on this on a regular basis,” said Marty D. Spikener, 64, a blues drummer and bandleader.

Spikener received $500 from the blues society’s Mission Fund. The grant represents only a fraction of the income he’s lost during the pandemic, but he used it to pay a medical bill.

St. Louis Blues Society started its Mission Fund in 2002 to help musicians facing hard times. Since the pandemic began, it has directed all of its funds to recipients who have lost work because of the coronavirus, said Jeremy Siegel-Moss, chairperson of its board of directors.

In addition to funds from the Gateway Resilience Fund, the blues society received a contribution from the National Blues Museum and raised money from sales of a limited-edition print. It commissioned a portrait of late blues legend Henry Townsend, who lived in St. Louis for many years, from local artist Cbabi Bayoc.  …Read full story by Jeremy D. Goodwin/St. Louis Public Radio News 
New Zealand's Hamilton Blues Society to Celebrate International Blues Music Day on Aug 2nd
(HAMILTON, NZ) - Hamilton Blues Society NZ celebrates International Blues Music Day on Sunday 2 August from 1pm in Biddy Mulligan's front bar (17b Hood St., Hamilton, New Zealand). They'll be a great line-up for your entertainment: 1pm: B-Side Boys, 2pm: Wide Boys, 3pm: Velvet Bulldozer, 4pm: Hillman Hunters

As usual, bring some cash for a few raffles, child friendly and, if you can, gold coin donation, merchandise available.

A little background: HBS first celebrated IBMD in August 2015. This is the eighth year for the international body so pop along, listen to some great live music, and help us celebrate IBMD. This year, 2020, represents the 25th Anniversary of HBS. The day will be captured to video and posted to the IBMD website.
Delta Blues Museum Receives Mac Cares Emergency
(CLARKSDALE, MS) - Director Shelley Ritter announced today that Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $11,100 MAC CARES Emergency Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the approximately $441,100 in CARES Act COVID-19 recovery funding MAC received from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant awarded to Delta Blues Museum will be used to support the immediate and necessary operational functions of the Museum.

"We are thankful for this much needed support during these uncertain times," says Ritter, adding, "This type of support is crucial to sustain the Museum as we work to address the challenges of how to safely serve our audience."

Using funds from the CARES Act, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded almost $30 million to the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia and several territories including Puerto Rico. A state arts agency, MAC established the MAC CARES Emergency Grants program to distribute these funds and provide economic relief as quickly as possible while focusing assistance on independent arts organizations with staff.
For more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum website.
NEW! Which Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Hits Your Groove?
Our Artists & Headliners Stay & Play, They Don’t Hit & Run!!
100+ scheduled shows on 6 stages. Multiple shows by each artist, pro jams, land events, autograph sessions, artist workshops & more
LRBC #35 Southern Caribbean: Oct. 24~31, 2021 #35. Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba & Half Moon Cay (Bahamas Private Island) on Holland America’s ms Eurodam.
Find bands, cabin availability & more here. 
Open Cabin Sales launched JULY 15 @ 11am CDT. Visit Online Reservations or call (816) 753-7979 at that time.
Jan. 29~Feb. 5, 2022 LRBC #36 Eastern Caribbean
Same Itinerary & aboard Holland America's NEW SHIP, the ms Ryndam! Sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale to Tortola, St. Thomas and Turks & Caicos!
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Open Cabin Sales start AUGUST 18 @ 11am CDT. Visit Online Reservations or call (816) 753-7979 at that time.
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Chasing The Blues Podcast
Tom "The Suit" Forst Presents
Kat Riggins is crying out for social justice and staying positive in the face of Covid-19.

On Season 2, Episode 14 of Chasing the Blues Podcast, host Tom The Suit Forst shares a deeply insightful fireside chat with powerhouse blues-revival vocalist Kat Riggins. Kat talks about her longing for social justice in America as a woman, an artist, and a person of color. She shares personal reflections in the wake of the George Floyd tragedy, as well as the struggle to remain hopeful in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Together, they talk about the state of the music industry, their shared hope for the future of live music, and overcoming challenges with creativity, prayer and positive thinking. Kat also discusses her upcoming album release on Mike Zito's Gulf Coast Records, home of many of today's top blues artists.


Chasing the Blues Podcast has weekly episodes sharing interesting stories of the original bluesmen, the pioneers of the art form, as told through personal interviews with players from around the world: some famous in their own right, recording and touring artists, veteran sidemen, and rising new talent.
Chasing the Blues is proudly sponsored by Blues Festival Guide, which Bobby Rush calls the "road map to the blues." Chasing the Blues is also sponsored and produced by Factory Underground Studio in Norwalk, CT.
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18th Annual Blues Festival Guide Magazine (Print and Digital Editions) Released 
(ARCATA, CA) — RBA Publishing has announced the launch of the 18th annual Blues Festival Guide magazine in both print and digital formats.
The Blues Festival Guide is committed to the process of presenting blues to a wider audience, and therefore offers a weekly, electronic newsletter: Blues Festival E-Guide (free subscription) and the popular annual national print (and digital) magazine which comes out each spring.

“With so many festivals postponing or canceling, it was uncertain if we would publish it this year, but the readers kept asking,” says publisher, Kaati Gaffney. “We received countless personal calls and emails from advertisers and readers alike and have been bombarded with magazine orders. It seems the more we all sat at home during this pandemic, the more we thought about music and its ability to generate well-being and connection. Even though festival offerings are slimmer this year, there are still quite a few events planned for the summer and fall.”

Blues legend Bobby Rush calls the magazine: The Roadmap to Everything Blues. Indeed, the articles offer something for everyone, all blues related, of course. This year’s engaging editorial from aficionados in the blues community.
Here’s a sneak peek:
- Living Legend: Charlie Musselwhite By Eric Steiner
- Blues Movies Reel Away the Blues By Roger Stolle 
- The Healing Blues By Anita Schlank, Ph.D. 
- What’s Cookin’ with Victor Wainwright
- The Jus’ Blues Music Foundation
- Jammin’ On the High C’s On Board the LRBC By Mitch Woods
- A King and A Duke By Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
- Festivals Receive KBA
- Blues: An African Sonic Response By Pascal Bokar Thiam, Ed.D.

To read the 64-page magazine online for free, visit the website, or to order a hard copy mailed to your home, send $9 to RBA Publishing Inc. P.O. Box 920, Arcata, CA 95518.
Blues Festival Guide is a division of RBA Publishing, Inc, which specializes in blues publishing, publicity and marketing.
...Click here to read cool mini descriptions of these fine articles 
Intros and Outros
Thoughts & Birthdays
Birthdays upcoming of note:
July 16-Denise LaSalle (1939-2018); July 17-Peppermint Harris (1925–1999); July 18 Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins (1929–2000), Martha Reeves (1941), Lonnie Mack (1941-2016); July 19 Buster Benton (1932-1996), Little Freddie King (1940); July 20 Carlos Santana (1947), Steve Freund (1952), Sleepy LaBeef (1935-2019); July 21 Floyd McDaniel (1915-1995); July 22- George Clinton (1940); July 23 Tony Joe White (July 23, 1943); July 26 Popsy Dixon (1942), Mick Jagger (1943); July 28 Roy Rogers (1950), Mike Bloomfield (1943-1981), Junior Kimbrough (1930-1998); July 30 Buddy Guy (1936), Big Jack Johnson (1940-2011), Otis Taylor (1948), Michael Burks (1957-2012); July 31 Roy Milton (1907-1983), Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records founder) (1923-2006)
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Blues Festival Guide Magazine Media Platforms Feature Live Streams, Online Concerts & more 
The Blues Festival Guide platforms are fast becoming the main portal for blues live stream and blues online concert events.
As fast as an online event is announced, the Blues Festival Guide team makes the announcement and link go live in a special section on the top-ranking Blues Festival Guide Website, as well as on their social media platforms (Facebook with 195,000 Followers, and Instagram @bluesfestguide with 6,000 Followers). This service is provided for free to the artist as well as the viewer.
Even though music festivals and clubs are on lockdown across the globe, there are loads of brand-new music and live concerts via live stream, both small and large, local and international, that can be watched from the safety of your couch on your own TV, computer or phone.
With almost 20 years of experience delivering blues music and blues music news around the world, Publisher Kaati Gaffney says, “We are experienced digital marketers specializing in live music events. During this time of pandemic, while festivals and events are virtual, it is our pleasure to provide this service.” ...Find more about BFG or to contact us to share your events 
Festival-Event Calendar
To view entire calendar of festivals & Live Streams, click 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 are paid "Featured" ads.  For complete list & links go to our website Festival page!
Postponed means rescheduled or 2020 is still pending. Cancelled means some have picked dates for 2021. Please check the festival links on our site for most current updates
Fargo Blues Festival
Aug-07-2020 - Aug-08-2020
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
20th Heritage Music BluesFest
Aug-07-2020 - Aug-09-2020
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
New Blues Festival
Aug-08-2020 - Aug-09-2020
Long Beach, California, USA
Joliet Blues Festival
Joliet, Illinois, USA
Crosby Zydeco Festival
Aug-15-2020 - Aug-16-2020
Crosby, Texas, USA
Tawas Blues by the Bay
Aug-28-2020 - Aug-30-2020
East Tawas, Michigan, USA
Interstate Blues Fest
Aug-28-2020 - Aug-29-2020
 Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival at Your House
Sep-04-2020 - Sep-06-2020
Rentiesville, Oklahoma, USA
For all festival-event links
please go to our website
 VIRTUAL Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival-
Sep-10-2020 - Sep-13-2020, Mississagua, Ontario, Canada
Leeds Blues, Rhythm
& Rock Festival
Leeds, United Kingdom
Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival
Bessemer, Alabama, USA
GCBA Lone Star Blues and Heritage Festival
Sep-18-2020 - Sep-20-2020
Tomball, Texas, USA
Laconia Blues Festival
Laconia, New Hampshire, USA
Annual Greenwood
Blues Cruise
Sept-24-2020 - Sept-27-2020, Greenwood, South Carolina, USA
Kimbrough Cotton Patch
Soul Blues Festival
Sep-25-2020 - Sep-27-2020
Holly Springs, New York, USA
Paoli Blues Fest
Devon, Pennsylvania, USA
Bluesberry Festival
Covington, Louisiana, USA
Jimiway Blues Festival
Oct-16-2020 - Oct-17-2020
Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Please stay safe and optimistic!
We are thinking of you and wishing you good health!
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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 18 years. Please contact us at 707-630 3304 or EMAIL to findout how we can help you!
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