August 24, 2007
Vol 2 Issue 31

Special Announcements
CD or DVD Releases
Record Label News
Blues Artists on the Rise
Festival News
Blues Society News
House of Blues Radio Hour
Roots Blues Airplay Charts
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For a complete list of all 2007 Blues Festivals
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Well, it's good to learn we have (alot of) readers who know their Canadian geography a damn site better than I do. In my defense, I'm in Florida. I don't get much of an opportunity to cross-polinate with Canada down here.

Still I should have known better, when last week I got in a hurry and made the assumption that Calgary was located in the Canadian providence of Ontario.

In a terrific story about the Calgary Bluesfest receiving an official proclamation the mayor of Calgary, I identified the incorrect providence.
So for the record... Calgary (as everybody but me knew) is located in ALBERTA.

As I have also learned from our seems Ontario and Alberta are 1,000 miles and a world apart. I heard from residents of Alberta who were offended by my mistake, and from residents of Ontario who were equally offended.

I know less about Canadian politics than I do geography.
It's all just Blues to me.

But to all I offended, I apologize and promise to be a better fact checker in the future.

Your humble editor...Nancy

(and if I screw up again...please let me know, okay?)

VARIOUS ARTISTS : : House Rockin' and Blues Hottin'!

HOUSE ROCKIN' AND BLUES SHOUTIN'! celebrates 15 years of Phoenix, AZ's Roots and Blues Concert Club, The Rhythm Room. The 14 tracks, recorded live, features The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Lockwood Jr., Floyd Dixon, The Mannish Boys (featuring Finis Tasby, Louisiana Red, Henry Gray, Billy Boy Arnold, Paul Oscher, Johnny Dyer, Kid Ramos, Sonny Rhodes, Big Pete Pearson) and The Rhythm Room All Stars (Bob Corritore, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, and Long John Hunter) represents highlights of performances at the club recorded between 1997 and 2006. Produced by harmonica player/club owner Bob Corritore, HOUSE ROCKIN' AND BLUES SHOUTIN'! takes you through a varied program of the many artists and shades of blues that can be heard nightly at The Rhythm Room. These sides capture the great blues artists interacting with great blues audiences and the magical moments that resulted.

Click the LISTEN button below to hear "Goin' Away Baby" by The Fabulous Thunderbirds

To LISTEN it may be necessary to allow pop-ups. Just hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard while pressing the following LISTEN button; please allow a few
seconds for juke-box player to open.

BIG PETE PEARSON : : I'm Here Baby

Blues shouter Big Pete Pearson steps forward with his first national release after over a half century of honing his craft. Already a popular festival attraction in Europe and in his home base of Phoenix, he now moves to an arena of long over-due recognition in his own country. A spectacular singer and stage performer. Pearson delivers the goods with this star studded collection of powerful songs.

Click the LISTEN button below to hear the song "Too Many Drivers" from I'M HERE BABY.

To LISTEN it may be necessary to allow pop-ups. Just hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard while pressing the following LISTEN button; please allow a few
seconds for juke-box player to open.

Enter this contest and win!

Yes it's back! The 3rd annual "Win a Festival Cruise" Sweepstakes


8-Day 7-Night Luxury Mexican Riviera Cruise for two, with 5-star accommodations on Sandy Beaches Cruise #14 with 3-time blues Grammy Winner, Delbert McClinton on-board Holland America's MS Oosterdam. Sailing from San Diego in January 2008. 1 winner - $4,990 value.


Reverend Manta Ray Guitar
In a beautiful tobacco sunburst with a flamed maple top
(case included)
Click Here to learn more about this special guitar
1 winner - $949 value.


Shopping spree for 5 CDs of your choice From
"Your Source for Independent Music".


The break-through Blues CD from Roxanne Potvin
"The Way it Feels"


1 entry person
contest ends September 5, 2007
you will be asked to complete a short confidential survey
must be 21 years of age
Good Luck!


Alligator Records
announced the signing of blues, soul and R&B vocalist Janiva Magness. A 30-year veteran of the music scene, Magness has a soulful, husky voice and absolute command over her material. Janiva was winner of the 2006 and 2007 Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Artist Of The Year.

In addition to her musical accomplishments, Magness is active in the Blues In Schools programs as well as being a National Spokesperson for Casey Family Programs promoting National Foster Care Month.


Roman Carter, the great modern blues and gospel singer of legendary Carters Brothers fame, will debut his first solo studio release in nearly four decades on the independent Bong Load Custom Records label.

NEVER SLOW DOWN, produced and co-written by GRAMMY® nominated producer and composer Tom Rothrock (whose own numerous credits include Beck, R.L. Burnside, Richard Thompson, James Blunt and Elliott Smith), will be released November 6th.

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Details will be annouced August 31st.
Stay Tuned



Celebrate the Arts
presents, the 2nd National Women in Blues Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina, November 2nd & 3rd. The Festival not only brings in women blues artists from all over the country, its ticket profits benefit many women’s charities including; Domestic Violence, Rape Crisis, CARE of UNCW, and the Full Belly Project.

Event founder and coordinator, Michele Seidman (of Michele & The Midnight Blues) is pleased to announce the addition of a compilation CD, in conjunction with JoMar Records. The artists chosen are as far away as Australia and Paris and as near as your own backyard. They include Sandy Atkinson, Julie Black, Kelly Dees, Nicole Hart Band, Michele Lundeen, Pat Hunter, Sophie Kay, Patty Benson, Andrea Marr, Octavia, Laura Price Band, Michele & The Midnight Blues, Peggy Ratusz, Suzanne Thomas & the Blues Church, Gina Sicilia, and Sarah Lemieux. This CD will be on sale at the festival and available on line through JoMor Record and their distributors!

Tickets will be available through the web site starting September 1st, 2007 ($20 each night or $30 for the weekend pass). Compilation CDs will be available at the Festival and soon online. For more information go to, where you will find more on the line-up and direct contact information, or you can email . To sample the artists music check our friends list at



On Friday, August 24, 2007, the Alabama Blues Project will be hosting its annual ART AND BLUES BASH at the L&N Station in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. This wonderful and entertaining event aims to raise awareness about our blues education programs and the children we reach, as well as helping us raise much-needed funding to pursue our mission. "An Evening of Art & Blues" expands this year to two music stages and will feature headline artist Willie King and the Liberators.

For more information, call (205) 752 6263 or email!


The Kansas City Blues Society is happy to announce a terrific opportunity to win a Stateroom for two plus $500.00 on The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, leaving Ft. Lauderdale, January 13 - 20, 2008!

There are only 50 tickets left!

Raffle tickets are only $20 each, and a maximum of only 500 will be sold. The drawing will be September 15th, 2007 at our Roots (acoustic) Music Festival. This prize is worth $5,000! Don't delay; purchase your chances now! All the proceeds go to the KCBS. This is fantastic cruise, and always sells out! So if you can't afford to spend the full purchase price to go Bluesin', here is a great opportunity to try your luck in winning the Blues Vacation of a lifetime for only $20!

You can purchase tickets, online with a credit card on our web site, or send a check for $20 for each ticket to: *

Kansas City Blues Society
P.O. Box 32396
Kansas City, MO 64171

*Be sure to legibly include your name, address, phone number and email address. Also include a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of your portion of the ticket.


The Detroit Blues Society is co-sponsoring a Blues and Jazz Jam fundraiser next Tuesday (8/28/07) at Bert's in Eastern Market for the Paul Butterfield Fund and Society (PBFS). This is a fundraiser for PBFS and their work in preservation, assistance, and advancement of Blues music in general and the Legacy of Paul Butterfield specifically. Your host for the evening will be Rod Hicks, former bass player for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.


For the first time since 1991, the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s annual Blues Challenge will be held in Greensboro. The 21st Annual PBPS Blues Challenge, the society’s annual blues talent contest, will be held at the Clubhouse, 435 Dolley Madison Road, in Greensboro. The dates will be Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30.

The PBPS Blues Challenge is an opportunity for local blues bands and solo performers to compete for coveted paid gigs at the society’s own Carolina Blues Festival as well as the long-running Bull Durham Blues Festival. Most importantly, the winners of the Blues Challenge will represent the PBPS in the International Blues Challenge, held in February 2008, in Memphis, TN.

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MARIA MULDAUR:Previews her two new CDs

Singer Maria Muldaur has been getting busy. She has two new CDs out. One is called NAUGHTY, BAWDY AND BLUE and it's the third part of Maria's trilogy paying tribute to the classic blues women of the twenties and thirities. Maria Muldaur's other new CD is HEART OF MINE: THE LOVE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN. Join Elwood Blues for a double shot of Maria Muldaur, this week on your House of Blues Radio Hour.

Boundary Waters Blues Festival

Thursday-Saturday, August 23-25, 2007

Ely / Winton, Minnesota, U.S.
Calgary International Blues Festival

Thursday-Sunday, August 23-26, 2007

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hotline: 403-668-7144
Donnacona au Rythme du Blues

Thursday-Sunday, August 23-26, 2007

Donnacona, Quebec, Canada


Hotline: 418-285-5696
Hot August Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday, August 24-25, 2007

Aurora, Kentucky, U.S.

Hotline: 270-293-6641

Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2007

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Hotline: (780)708-7230

Tawas Bay Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2007

East Tawas, Michigan, U.S.

Hotline: 989-362-3681

Foothills Rhythm & Blues Festival

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pomeroy, Ohio, U.S.

Hotline: 740-742-2972

Trinidaddio Blues Festival

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Trinidad, Colorado, U.S.

Hotline: 719-846-3000

Blues N Brews Festival

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Westford, Massachusetts, U.S.

Hotline: 978-772-3612

5th Annual Island of Blues Festival

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.

Hotline: 574-293-4469
Sierra Blues Benefest & Crafts Fair

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Auburn, California, U.S.

Hotline: 530-268-9166

Hot Springs Blues Festival

Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, 2007
Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
Illinois Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday, August 31-September 1, 2007

Peoria, Illinois, U.S.

Hotline: 217-208-7400 Ext. #4
Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival

Friday-Sunday, August 31-September 2, 2007

Rentiesville, Oklahoma, U.S.

Hotline: 918-473-2411

For years, the Blues Festival Guide Magazine received numerous requests for updates on festivals via email, and on January 10, 2006, the Marketing Director of the Blues Festival Guide magazine, Nancy Edwards partnered with the magazine (RBA Publishing) and published the first emailed issue of the E-Guide E-Newsletter.

The E-Guide is a wonderful resource for everyone interested in Blues! You can expect to see the E-Guide in your inbox weekly. Please email the editor with any questions at

To reach thousands of blues enthusiasts, click here to learn how to advertise in this Blues Festival E-Guide E-Newsletter.
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