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Blues Festival Guide
July 28, 2022
Vol 17/Issue 30

July 28
thru Aug 25
Show us your BFG
News Flash... 
Blues Society News
20th Annual Blues Festival Guide 
Me and the Devil Blues
Radio Submit Roots Blues Chart 
Festival-Event Calendar
About Us 
CD & DVD Releases
Which Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Hits Your Groove?
Video of the Week 
Intros & Outros... 
BFG Twitter-Instagram-Facebook
Billboard #1 Blues Albums
We continue to stay optimistic! 
Show us your BFG
Photo Moments with the 20th Annual BFG Magazine!
Here's Kai Turner, radio host for Strictly Blues, showing off his BFG at Blues From The Top, June 2022.
Kai Turner The "Blues Vassal" has been on the airwaves since 1991. During that time 100's of artists have appeared on the show either via live performances or interviews. Kai Turner has created a show that has garnered a reputation for being upfront and blunt about the importance of Blues music in today's society as well as the vital role it has played in American history and pop culture.  
Photo: Marilyn Stringer
*GET US A PIC WITH ANNUAL BFG MAGIf you're a BFG client contact your sales rep for one.
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The Blues Foundation is official sponsor of the 20th Anniversary Blues Festival Guide!
CD & DVD Releases
Derrick Procell :: HELLO MOJO!
Catfood Records announces an August 1 release date for Hello Mojo!, the label debut from Chicago-based soul/blues belter Derrick Procell. Hello Mojo! was produced by award-winning blues singer/guitarist and fellow Catfood labelmate Zac Harmon, recorded at Sonic Ranch, Tornillo, Texas, with The Rays as the backing band.

Derrick Procell and Catfood Records founder Bob Trenchard first connected during the early days of the pandemic in 2020. It started with Procell getting a call from another Catfood artist, James Armstrong, who had gotten Derrick’s name from Chicago harmonica legend Billy Branch. James was producing a couple of songs for Catfood: “Rise Up Resist” and “Black Man’s Justice,” and eventually turned into duets with Soul/Blues powerhouse Annika Chambers.

Derrick Procell is a triple threat soul/blues man: a soulful singer with a big, hairy baritone voice; a harmonica player who's melodic and tasty while playing down and dirty; and a two-fisted piano player who drives the rhythm home. He’s also a smart songwriter who digs deep into soul and blues, music you hear and never forget.

"...a great blues voice, quite like Gregg Allman or Delbert McClinton...material is intelligent and witty." - John Mitchell, Crossroads Blues Society
"Procell’s stuff is smart, creative and yet as deeply soulful as any."
- Jim Hynes, Elmore
Derrick's been writing songs for over 40 years. Beginning with writing for his live performances, he later moved to studio recording exclusively. Derrick’s songs have been recorded by artists such as The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Logan Daniels, Melissa Manchester, BigLlou Johnson and The Cashbox Kings, as well as Shemekia Copeland.

Derrick also writes, performs, and produces music for TV and movies. You've heard his songs on My Name is Earl, True Blood, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, Saving Grace, The Office, This Is Us, The Americans, and King of the Hill. Movie credits include the Oscar-nominated film, Lady Bird, and Netflix original Holidaze.


News Flash... 
Promoting positive change through the power of music at Blues on The Chippewa Aug 4-6
(DURAND, WI) - The 14th annual Blues on the Chippewa music festival will be held Aug 4-6 at Memorial Park (2nd Ave. East) in Durand Wisconsin, rain or shine. As always, Blues on the Chippewa is an event that is free to attend. They do ask that you consider making a donation throughout the weekend as part of our mission is to help those who help others in the area.

The exciting 2022 acts include Pokey LaFarge, Malina Moye, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Hooten Hollers, CROS, Big Ray & Chicago’s Most Wanted, Howard “Guitar” Luetdke & Blue Max, Maxx Cabello Jr, Left Wing Bourbon, Jambalaya, Little Wing & Co., JoJo Green, Harrison Street, Taylor Rae, High & Rising, Tim Coughlin Band, Brian Naughton Band, Mojo Lemon, and Stefen Geissinger.

The Blues on the Chippewa festival is a fundraiser for the Bent Titus Music for Children Program among several others. There is free overflow camping. See the website for more details
New Permanent Exhibits at the Delta Blues Museum
(CLARKSDALE, MS) - Just in time for the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, Delta Blues Museum will install its much-anticipated, brand-new permanent exhibits designed in collaboration with Louisville-based Solid Light, Inc. The Museum will close for the installation beginning Thursday, July 28th and will reopen on Monday, August 8th at 10AM.
Visit Mississippi’s first music museum and celebrate the sounds of the 34th Annual Sunflower Festival, live on the Delta Blues Museum stage from August 12th-14th–get your museum tickets by calling 662-627-6820 or by visiting the museum website for more information. (Click image to read museum trail marker)

Delta Blues Museum is also participating again in the Blue Star Museum program this summer, benefitting active-duty military and their families. In appreciation of these men and women, the Museum is offering free admission to those currently serving and up to five family members, now through Labor Day!
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and participating museums across America. Free admission is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance. Call ahead to reserve tickets.
Quad Cities showcases top talent on 2 stages 
(DAVENPORT, IA) - In keeping with a Quad Cities community tradition, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society is showcasing an exciting and diverse lineup of established and emerging Blues-based artists. Mississippi Valley Blues Fest 2022 will be September 16-17, 2022, and returns to the historic LeClaire Park bandshell right along the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.
The Friday Main Stage lineup is Kevin Burt and Big Medicine, then Billy Branch and Sons of The Blues, Joe Louis Walker, and Sue Foley. On Saturday’s Main Stage begins with Ivan Singh, followed by Altered Five Band, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Vanessa Collier, and Bernard Allison. On the Tent Stage Friday is Avey Grouws Band, and Molly Nova & The Hawk. On the Tent Stage Saturday, it’s Kent Burnside, The Soul Searchers, and The Matt Woods Band.
There is an expanded selection of food vendors and merchandise along with this award-winning lineup. Get your tickets and get ready to have a beautiful blues-filled day along the Mighty Mississippi!
Advance Friday tickets are $20 online or $30 at the gate and Saturday advance tickets are $30 online or $40 at the gate. Advanced 2-day passes are $45 online or $60 at the gate.
22nd Jus' Blues Music Awards Ceremony Aug 4th
(TUNICA, MS) - Jus` Blues Music Foundation present their annual awards ceremony Aug 4th with "Night of The Living Legends" performances and tributes along with a formal banquet. The Jus' Blues awards and conference week runs Aug 3-6 at the Horseshoe in Tunica, Mississippi.

Jus` Blues Music Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to Nurture The Soul of The Blues with a mission to protect and preserve Blues Heritage. Honoring the originators and those who continue the legacy of the Blues, Cultural Special Events and Historical Blues Educational Programming is the platform to making sure this original art form and its accomplishments has its rightful place in American History.
Music & Art at Waukesha Rotary BluesFest Aug 12th-13th 
(DELAFIELD, WI) – July 13, 2022 – Waukesha Rotary BluesFest, “An American Music and Art Festival”, presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club, will be held Aug 12 and 13, at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, Wisconsin. Gates open at 12:30 pm both days with music 1pm-10pm each day. In addition to the great line-up of live music, the fest features a selection of interesting food items from popular area food trucks and restaurants, a full selection of beverages and an Art Show featuring regional and locally known artists.

Appearing Fri, Aug 12 is The Duke Robillard Band, Shawn Holt and The Teardrops, Cathy Grier + The Troublemakers, The Sidewinderz, Jonny T-Bird & The MPs, and Rockonsin the 2022 Youth Garage Band Finalist opens.
Sat, Aug 13 is Sue Foley, Altered Five Blues Band, The Blues Disciples, Birddog Blues Band with Mel Ford, The Spectaculars, and Tonic Roots kicking off the afternoon.

Advance tickets are $25 one-day and $40 for two-days through Aug 11th. Gate $3 one-day and $55 for two-days. Park admission fees, parking and sales tax are included in prices. Children age 8 and under free with paying adult. Advance tickets available here or in person at Almont Gallery in downtown Waukesha, all Waukesha State Bank locations and at the White House of Music Waukesha location.

A limited number of “Elite Experience” tickets are $65 per day through Aug 11th available on a first come basis, and must be purchased separately for each day. They provide front and center reserved seat seating options, festival admission, parking, sales tax, two complimentary beverages and a souvenir festival poster. “Elite” tickets at the gate are $75 per day if still available.

Proceeds from the fest go back into the community through the Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Fund, Inc. a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Which Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Hits Your Groove?
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Blues Society News
Colorado Blues Society & Granite Blues Society events
(GREELEY, CO) - The Colorado Blues Society (CBS) presents BluesCircus on July 29th at the Moxi Theater in Greeley, Colorado Doors 7pm, showtime 8pm.
The event, a fundraiser for CBS, is about sharing the great old blues songs, as well as honoring Colorado blues songwriters. The nine-piece band is like an old-time blues review starting with four incredible singers: Lionel Young, Erica Brown, Merrian Johnson (MJ), and Diana Castro, who, between them, have won every blues award that exists locally and have won National and International Blues awards as well. They are backed up by members of the world-famous Subdudes.
Click image to enlarge for more event details. Tickets available here.
(MASON, NH) - presented by the Granite State Blues Society (GSBS), the Aug 6th "Blues On The Range" festival is their annual Summer event that has helped raising money for children's charities for 20 years.
Happening at Marty's Driving Range in Mason, New Hampshire with live music featuring 8 national and regional bands.
And come hungry, too!

Tickets can be found here. 
Video of the Week 
Magic Slim feat Keb' Mo'
"Mother In Law Blues" and "The Blues Is Alright"
20th Annual Blues Festival Guide 
20th Annual Blues Festival Guide Magazine Digital Edition Released on our website
You can not only get a hard copy of the magazine via select festivals, blues societies or by ordering, but our 20th Anniversary digital edition of the Blues Festival Guide has been launched and is available on our website! Click the image at left to read and enjoy all 84 pages. Don't forget to turn on the speaker to hear Tulle Brae singing "Seven Bridges."
Blues music is America’s original roots music. It is still being picked on the front porches of tar-paper shacks, but just as frequently, it is fired up loud and proud in front of a barroom (or festival) crowd.

Blues reflects hardship, trouble and strife, but also perseverance and strength of character – to know the blues is to be in touch with your true spirit and soul. The Blues Festival Guide is committed to the process of presenting blues to a wider audience, and as you know, offers our weekly, electronic newsletter: Blues Festival E-Guide (free subscription) and the popular annual national print (and digital) magazine which comes out each spring.
Blues legend Bobby Rush calls our 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 includes articles from Grammy winner Victor Wainwright, Mitch Woods, Reverend Billy C. Wirtz and Roger Stolle among others.
Our cover by photographer Marilyn Stringer features the talented Tullie Brae and Calvin Johnson at the 2021 North Atlantic Blues Festival!
You can also order your own hard copy here!
Intros & Outros... 
Holidays, Birthdays and... Just In Case
• July 30
International Friendship Day
Birthdays upcoming of note:
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); Aug 2-Big Walter Price (1917-2012), Mark Naftalin (1944); Aug 3- Mercy Dee Walton (1915–1962); Aug 4-Louis Armstrong (1901-1971); Aug 6- Willie Lee Brown (1900–1952); Aug 7-Magic Slim Morris Holt (1937–2013), Annika Chambers-DesLauriers (1992); Aug 8-Joe Tex (1933-1982), Jimmy Witherspoon (1920–1997); Aug 10-Ronnie Spector (1945), Grego Anderson (1968), Leo Fender (1908-1991), Mighty Mike Schermer (1966)
Just in Case: Aug 5 is "International Beer Day!" Yes, April 7th was coined "National Beer Day" but alas, I see Aug 5th is "INTERNATIONAL Beer Day! Man, somebody (a guy from Santa Cruz, California actually) loves their beer and didn't notice there was already a day named for it! But might as well celebrate (responsibly) the beers of all nations together on a single day.
Yes, the oldest and most venerable of all beverages, people have been making beer for over 5,000 years; in fact, the oldest recorded recipe we know of is for beer. Looks like China actually tops beer consumption over the USA, but the Czech Republic consumes more per capita.
Beer has, of course, inspired blues songs... for instance "Beer Bottle Boogie," "Beer Drinking Woman," "Gimme A Pigfoot," "Hey Bartender," "Beer Drinking Daddy," "One Bourbon, One Scotch & One Beer," and "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers." Whatcha got?
Popular Czech blues harmonica/singer Matěj Ptasze photo by Michael Kobrle
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Russell City Awareness
Blues Series
Every Saturday thru Jul-30-2022
Hayward, California, USA
Calgary Int'l Blues Festival
Jul-25-2022 – Jul-31-2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Jul-29-2022 – Jul-30-2022
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA

Fargo Blues Festival
Jul-29-2022 – Jul-31-2022
Fargo , North Dakota, USA

Mt. Baker Rhythm
and Blues Festival
Jul-29-2022 – Jul-31-2022
Washington, USA
Chippewa Music Festival
Aug-04-2022 – Aug-06-2022
Durand, Wisconsin USA
 Kitchener Blues Festival
Aug-04-2022 – Aug-07-2022
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
Aug-04-2022 – Aug-07-2022
Mammoth Lakes, California USA 
Notodden Blues Festival
Aug-04-2022 – Aug-07-2022
Notodden, Norway
Magic City Blues – Montana’s Urban Music Festival
Aug-05-2022 – Aug-06-2022
Billings, Montana, USA

Big Sky Blues Festival
Aug-05-2022 – Aug-07-2022
Noxon, Montana, USA

In The Market for Blues
Omaha’s Blues Fest
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
 BAHS Feedback Festival
Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
 Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
Aug-12-2022 – Aug-15-2022
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
For more festivals & events plus links
please go to our website
Waukesha Rotary BluesFest
Aug 12-2022 - Aug 13-2011
Delafield, Wisconsin USA 
Heritage Music BluesFest
Aug-12-2022 – Aug-14-2022
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

Bayfront Blues Festival
Aug-12-2022 – Aug-14-2022
Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Sunflower River Blues
and Gospel Festival
Aug-12-2022 – Aug-14-2022
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Chenango Blues Festival
Aug-19-2022 – Aug-20-2022
Norwich, New York, USA
Madison Ribberfest
BBQ & Blues 
Aug-19-2022 – Aug-20-2022
Madison, Indiana, USA

Big Bull Falls Blues Fest
Aug-19-2022 – Aug-20-2022
Wausau, Wisconsin, USA

White Mountain Boogie & Blues Festival 25th Annual
Aug-19-2022 – Aug-21-2022
Thornton, New Hampshire, USA

Edmonton Blues Festival
Aug-19-2022 – Aug-21-2022
Edmonton , Alberta, Canada

Big Blues Bender
Aug-25-2022 – Aug-28-2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Trinidaddio Blues Fest
Aug-26-2022 – Aug-27-2022
Trinidad, Colorado, USA San Diego
Blues Festival
San Diego, California, USA
Mississippi Valley
Blues Festival
Sep-16-2022 – Sep-17-2022
Davenport, Iowa, USA
Old Capitol Blues and BBQ
Aug-26-2022 – Aug-27-2022
Springfield, Illinois, USA
We continue to stay optimistic! 
We're thinking of you.. here's to good health & good music!
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We welcome e-Guide suggestions and questions. You can reach our E-Guide editor, Michele Lundeen (pictured here) via EMAIL
Michele is also a singer, songwriter, performer and bandleader based in the San Diego County, California area and nicknamed the "Queen of Steam" for her high energy and passionate style.
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 find out how we can help you!
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