|Photo Moments with the 20th Annual BFG Magazine!|
|Here's the award-winning, charismatic blues-roots guitarist (including unique cigarbox instruments), songwriter, vocalist and international recording and touring artist Fiona Boyes.|
This shot was taken at the 2022 Edmonton Blues Festival.
Fiona is the only Australian musician to be recognized in the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards, with 8 nominations including 2019 Traditional Female Artist of the Year.
Photo: Marilyn Stringer
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|Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival is this weekend!|
|(BOGALUSA, LA) - The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival is scheduled for September 23-24, 2022 at the Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, Louisiana. |
The 2-day, well produced music festival calls the beautiful and spacious Cassidy Park home. Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival features tent and limited RV camping along the park’s winding Bogalusa Creek. Tent prices begin at $100 and camper prices are $400.
Now, with 2 music stages, the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival, has grown in both size and reputation. Referred to as a “gumbo for your senses,” the multi award winning festival shows off the region’s musical heritage as well as arts, crafts and food vendors along paved walkways and covered viewing areas.
Distinguished as one of the Gulf Coast’s best festivals, this nationally recognized event boasts a superb lineup of exciting regional and national Blues artists: Ruthie Foster, Kenny Neal, Jonathan Boogie Long, Tullie Brae, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Laurie Morvan Band, Big Al and the Heavyweights, The Chitlins, Looka Here, Abita Blues Band, Big Daddy O, Eli Seals, Grayhawk Perkins, Chapel Hart and Bradley Williams.
For more information about ticket pricing, VIP packages as well as sponsorship please visit the website. See you there!
|The Sandy Beaches Cruise Sets Sail January 2023|
|The Sandy Beaches Cruise is back in 2023 for the 27th sailing of this week-long family reunion. With the news of Delbert McClinton’s retirement, fans are anxious to book this 7-day musical extravaganza for a chance to see him perform LIVE. Plus, guests will enjoy live performances and jam sessions from artists including The Mavericks, Marcia Ball, The California Honeydrops, Marc Broussard, Shinyribs, Lee Roy Parnell, The Band of Heathens, Seth Walker, Mingo Fishtrap, Wayne Toups, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, The McCrary Sisters, Jimmy Hall, Red Young, Etta Britt, Kimmie Rhodes, and Bluz House Rockers. Exciting artist additions will be announced in the coming months.|
The 2023 Sandy Beaches Cruise will take place from January 15-22, 2023, departing from Ft. Lauderdale for Costa Maya, Cozumel and Half Moon Cay aboard the Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam.
Combining a luxury vacation with their favorite music, guests on the Sandy Beaches Cruise have the rare opportunity to watch GRAMMY winners in intimate concert settings and interact with them throughout the seven-night trip.
Cabins are available starting at $1900 per person and include admission to all major concerts and events, as well as all meals. For further information on the Sandy Beaches Cruise, please call 855-487-2639 or visit here.
Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the heart and soul of American music with this fantastic 2023 artist lineup!
|2022 Redwood Coast Music Festival is a go Sept 29-Oct 2 |
|(EUREKA, CA) – The 2022 Redwood Coast Music Festival happening Sept 29-Oct 2 at various venues. Their varied blues-roots lineup includes Curtis Salgado, Duke Robillard, Jontavious Willis, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Carl Sonny Leyland, and Michael Doucét, along with dozens more blues, rockabilly, rock, Zydeco, Cajun, jazz, swing, honky tonk, and Americana acts appearing at 7 different venues. (click image to enlarge)|
Venues include Adorni Center Stage at 1011 Waterfront Dr. which serves as Festival Headquarters beginning at 1pm on Friday. It's their second largest venue and has the scenic surroundings of Humboldt Bay. The Historic Eureka Theater Stage at 612 F Street is a Art Moderne–style cinema built in 1939. The Sequoia Center Stage at 901 Myrtle Ave. is Eureka's newest conference center, offering state-of-the-art video and audio technology and boasts an 1800 sq. ft., professional floating maple dance floor. The Eagle House Stage and Phatsy Kline's Stage are in The Inn at 2nd & C, one of Eureka's premier historic properties located in the heart of Eureka's Old Town District. The Morris Graves Stage at 636 F St. (in the historic Carnegie building), is now the Morris Graves Museum of Art and a part of Humboldt County's past, present and future. The Veteran's Memorial Building at 1020 H St. is a beautiful, historic piece of Eureka architecture. The Red Lion Hotel Stage at 1929 4th St. is located on Hwy 101 and only 15 minutes from the Arcata-Eureka Airport. The Red Lion Hotel Eureka is the festival headquarters hotel.
Anyone who purchased tickets for the postponed Redwood Coast Music Festival's 2020 and 2021 has automatically been rolled over for admission to this year’s events. Your existing tickets will be good at the door.
State and County Health Guidelines will be followed and in place at the time of the event.
|Congratulations to 2022 Blues Blast Music Award Winners|
Extending big congratulations to this years winners of the Blues Blast Music Awards! More than 10,000 Blues Blast Magazine readers and blues fans voted for their favorites. In case you haven’t heard just yet, here are the 15th Annual Blues Blast Music Award Winners! |
Contemporary Blues Album: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662
Traditional Blues Album: Sue Foley – Pinky’s Blues
Soul Blues Album: Sugaray Rayford – In Too Deep
Rock Blues Album: Eric Gales – Crown
Acoustic Blues Album: Catfish Keith – Land of the Sky
Live Blues Album: The James Harman Band – Sparks Flying Live In 1992
Historical or Vintage Recording:
Bob Corritore & Friends – Down Home Blues Revue
New Artist Debut Album: Memphissippi Sounds – Welcome To The Land
Blues Band: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Male Blues Artist: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Female Blues Artist: Beth Hart
Sean Costello Rising Star Award: Memphissippi Sounds
Producer: Mike Zito
Electric Guitar: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Acoustic Guitar: Catfish Keith
Slide Guitar: Derek Trucks
Bass Guitar: Danielle Nicole
Keyboards: Victor Wainwright
Drums: Cedric Burnside
Harmonica: Jason Ricci
Horn: Vanessa Collier
Vocals: Beth Hart
|Which Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Hits Your Groove?|
|Bluesin’ is back baby! LRBC #37 Coming right up!|
Join Waitlist for #38! PreBook #39 now!
Sea Of Cortez
Just a few Cabins left!
Over 98+% Sold…
Oct. 29 ~ Nov. 5, 2022
San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz & Loreto. Sailing on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam
Band Lineup, Cabin Availability & More Here!
LRBC #38 Eastern Caribbean
Cabins SOLD OUT &
Wait List is HOT!
Jan. 28 ~ Feb. 4, 2023
Ft. Lauderdale, FL to St. John, St. Maarten & Half Moon Cay (Bahamas Private Island). Sailing on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Statendam.
Band Lineup, Cabin Pricing & More Here! Join the Waitlist by visiting here or call (816) 753-7979
LRBC #39 Mexican Riviera
Oct. 28 ~ Nov. 4, 2023
Sailing on Holland America's ms Koningsdam from San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan & Puerto Vallarta. By placing a fully-refundable deposit of $500 per cabin, you'll reserve a space in line to book once the band announcement is made (likely in December).
LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE
More Than A Cruise… More Than A Festival…
More Than You Can Imagine!
The Best Blues Experience on the Planet!
| Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Jams|
(NC) - The "Backbeat Blues Jam" is a regular program hosted by the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society that builds community by creating a weekly space in a local venue where the oral tradition of teaching and playing Blues music is taught and shared. Venues are able to make donations that allow us to provide free community access, with entertainment value, to Blues performance as cultural exposure. Upcoming September jams Sept 22 and Sept 29. Check correct times with venues.
• The Brewer's Kettle, 308 E Mountain St., in Kernersville, North Carolina.
• Thirsty Souls Community Brewing, 238 Market St, Mt Airy, North, Carolina
|The Texas Horns :: EVERYBODY LET’S ROLL|
|Twenty-five years in the business is cause for any group to celebrate, especially in a specific niche often overlooked or deemed as a sideline. The powerful three-piece horn section of Mark ‘Kaz’ Kazanoff on saxophone, harmonica, and vocals, John Mills on saxophone, and Al Gomez on trumpet - The Texas Horns - have been featured as the ‘house horn section’ at dozens of big music festivals and on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, and have played on albums and toured with an array of renowned artists, earning Grammy nominations, Blues Music Awards and Living Blues Critics’ poll awards.|
Their third album, Everybody Let’s Roll, is a testament to their years of hard work and genuine fun with thirteen tracks including eleven original compositions, including five instrumentals, and clearly establishes them as, not only “sidemen,” but also recording artists and songwriters in their own right. Special guests include Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin, Carolyn Wonderland, Carmen Bradford, Johnny Moeller, Marcia Ball, Anson Funderburgh, Mike Zito, Guy Forsyth, and Michael Cross.
Lone Star state blues woman, Carolyn Wonderland, belts out the autobiographical opening track “Everybody Let’s Roll,” recounting the history and sacred musical mission of The Texas Horns, then Mike Zito leads the ensemble with his gritty vocal on track two. There’s zippy jump blues, funky New Orleans beats, spicy dance numbers, a 70’s horn funk showstopper, slinky blues, hard swing, salsa flavors, funky instrumentals, boogie-woogie piano and classic blues.
All in all, Everybody Let’s Roll is a masterwork production from an iconic group.
"Everybody Let's Roll"
|Catfish Keith - "Daddy, Where You Been So Long"|
(played on Bukka White's guitar)
|20th Annual Blues Festival Guide |
|20th Annual Blues Festival Guide Magazine |
|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 is available on our website! Click the image at left to read and enjoy all 84 pages. Turn on the speaker to hear Tulle Brae singing "Seven Bridges."|
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 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!
|Just In Case... plus Holidays & Birthdays|
|• Fall Equinox Sept 23|
• Rosh Hashanah Sept 26
Birthdays upcoming of note:
Sept 23-Roy Buchanan (1939-1988), Ray Charles (1930-2004), Fenton Robinson (1935-1997), Tiny Bradshaw (1907-1958); Mighty Joe Young (1927-1999); Sept 24- Tarheel Slim aka Alden Bunn (1924-1977), Chick Willis (1934-2013), Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929); Sept 25-Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes (1936-1996), Sept 27- Bob Corritore (1956), Larry "Mud" Morganfield (1954); Sept 28- Koko Taylor (1928-2009), Ben E. King (1938), Rev. Billy C. Wirtz (1954); Sept 30- Z.Z. Hill (1935-1984), Nick Schnebelen (1978), Tony Braunagel (1949); Oct 1 Albert Collins pictured (1932-1993), George "Wild Child" Butler (1936-2005); Oct 2-Coco Montoya (1951); Oct 3-Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990), Billy Branch (1951 Blues in The Schools founder), Keb' Mo' (1951), Deborah Coleman (1956-2018);
Just in Case: September 25 is "National Daughter's Day." Let's honor daughter's of bluesmen that I've graced us with their own unique brand of blues and which we are grateful. Among them are: Teeny Tucker (pictured here, photo by Robert Hughes), daughter of Tommy Tucker; Carla Thomas and Vaneese Thomas, daughters of Rufus Thomas; Shemekia Copeland, daughter of Johnny Clyde Copeland; Shirley King, daughter of B.B. King; Carolyn Gaines, daughter of Roy Gaines; Carlise Guy, daughter of Buddy Guy; Demetria Taylor and Brenda Taylor, daughters of Eddie Taylor; and Rose Reed daughter of Jimmy Reed. And while they are not performers, it would be remiss not to mention women like Marion Diaz, daughter of Marion "Little Walter" Jacobs, who is the President of the Little Walter Foundation, and Barbra Marks and Bettye Kelly, Howlin' Wolf's (Chester Burnett) daughters who carry on his legacy via the Howlin' Wolf Foundation.
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|Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival|
Sep-23-2022 – Sep-24-2022
Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA
Blues and Bones Festival
Angels Camp, California, USA
Tall City Blues Fest
Midland, Texas, USA
Sep-29-2022 - Oct-02-2022
Eureka, CA, USA
Blues On The Mesa
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Mules & Blues
Marks, Mississippi, USA
King Biscuit Blues Festival
Oct-05-2022 – Oct-08-2022
Helena, Arkansas, USA
Oxford Blues Festival
Oct-06-2022 – Oct-08-2022
Oxford, Mississippi, USA
25th Annual Carolina
Downhome Blues Festival
Oct-06-2022 – Oct-09-2022
Camden, South Carolina, USA
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|Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival|
Oct-07-2022 – Oct-08-2022
Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA
Forgotten Music Festival
Oct-08-2022 – Oct-09-2022
Port St. Joe, Florida, USA
Bukka White Blues Festival
Aberdeen, Mississippi, USA
Cathead Mini Blues Fest
Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA
Crescent City Blues
& BBQ Festival
Oct-14-2022 – Oct-16-2022
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DC Blues Festival
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Bluestock in Texas
Oct-21-2022 – Oct-22-2022
Bellville, Texas, USA
Blues Heaven Festival
Nov-11-2022 – Nov-12-2022
Downtown Blues Concert
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Reading Blues Festival
Nov-18-2022 – Nov-20-2022
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Bradenton Blues Festival
Dec-02-2022 – Dec-03-2022
Bradenton , Florida, USA
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