February 2, 2008
Vol 3 Issue 5

Special Announcements
CD or DVD Releases
News Flash
Festival News
About Us

Our Editor Nancy Edwards Will Return Next Week

Hi Eguide Readers;
You will notice that our editorial has been a bit skimpy the last few weeks but don't worry, our editor Nancy will be back soon to give you the quality eguide that you are used to with music downloads, roots music charts, etc.
International Blues Challenge Finalists!!!

The Band finalists are:

Doghouse Daddies

Laurie Morvan Band

Shakura S'Aida

Lil' Ray Neal Blues Band

Trampled Under Foot

Little Rodger & The Cheap Thrills


Delta Wires

The Mike Crandall Band

Pryor Baird and the Deacons

The Solo/Duo finalists are:

John -Alex Mason

Ben Prestage

Dan Stevens and Chris D'Amato


Robert Sampson

Lionel Young

Band finals are tonight and we will keep you posted or you can check www.blues.orghttp://www.blues.org/

Shane Dwight : : What You Need

While performing over 170 shows throughout the US in 2007, Shane and his band still were able to find the time to record their fifth CD titled WHAT YOU NEED.

After winning the Monterey Blues Festival Battle of the Bands in 2002, his career catapulted into the forefront of the West Coast Blues scene. As the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Shane is fast becoming The Blues Sensation of the West Coast.

Before long, word spread and Shane was making a name for himself throughout the country. Shane is a Great vocalist and One Hot guitarist stated Dan Aykroyd as he featured Shane on his internationally syndicated House of Blues radio show.

Shane has sold over 45,000 CDs from venue sales while performing in festivals in Florida, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma and California. His previous CD, COME SEE ME has received rave reviews such as this one in Southland Blues Magazine, This album holds a position at the TOP of our ten best.

WHAT YOU NEED is a mix of original songs written by Shane, as well as some great blues standards. This CD is very diverse in its song content, ranging from strait forward blues to rock and country blues.

Check it out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed! For more information about Shane Dwight go to www.ShaneDwight.com

Click the LISTEN button to hear an original track titled Have Some of That

CLICK HERE to see Shane LIVE in concert!

Enter this contest and win!

Working on the next contest - keep watching for our announcement.


Tickets are now on sale for the most prestigious event in all of Blues music in 2008. The Blues Music Awards, to be held Thursday May 8, 2008 at the Grand Casino Resort Tunica (soon to be Harrah’s Casino Tunica), brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year.

Each year, the Blues Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members. The awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists.

Tickets are on sale online at
www.blues.org/tickets/bma.php. On that site as well, members are able to access the ballot to determine which of the nominees will be selected to receive the 25 Blues Music Awards. Rooms can also be booked now at the special Blues Music Award rate by calling Grand Casino Resort Tunica at 1-800-394-7263 and mentioning the group code S05BLUE.
The Blues Music Awards will be held at the Grand Casino Tunica Event Center, which is a state-of-the-art, 2,500 seat venue.

The State of Mississippi, the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau and Harrah’s Casino Tunica are sponsoring the Blues Music Awards.Call 1-888-4TUNICA to request a value-packed Winner’s Guide, or visit www.TunicaMiss.com for travel information.



The Blues Festival Guide Magazine is now accepting ad orders for the 2008 issue.

Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to market your band, new release, service, product or festival to 100,000 blues fans. Affordable and effective!

Ad Deadline: March 31
Street Date: April 21

Email advertising@bluesfestivalguide.com or call 775-337-8626 for rates and information.


Please note RBA Publishing Inc. is not able to accept responsibility for any losses or damages to any person acting on information contained on these pages, or warrant that information contained within articles, etc. are bona fide. Please check any details carefully before parting with any money.




Australian Blues Music Festival

Thursday - Sunday, February 7 - 10, 2008
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Hotline: +61 2 4823 4492

Friday - Monday, February 7 -1 0, 2008
St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
Hotline: 904-540-1449

Attention Promoters!

To get your festival posted here,
simply submit the information at
www.blues festival guide.com

It is easy and FREE!
Southern Comfort Lowcountry Blues Bash

Friday-Sunday, February 8-17, 2008
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Hotline: 843-762-9125

Buckingham Blues Bar

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Buckingham Ft. Myers, Florida, U.S.
Hotline: 239-693-7111

2nd Annual Lakeshore Bluegrass Festival

Friday - Sunday, February 15 -1 7, 2008
Havasu Lake, California, U.S.
Hotline: 800-307-3610

Playing with Fire Winter Series

Saturday, February 16, 2008
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Hotline: 402-990-4211

Blues Blast 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Hotline: 602-252-0599

CBA Traditional Acoustic Blues Festival

 Saturday, February 23, 2008
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Hotline: 614-486-4575


Friday - Saturday, March 7 - 8, 2008
Lima, Ohio, U.S.
Hotline: 419-221-3897

8th Swanage Blues Festival

Friday - Sunday, March 7 - 9, 2008
Swanage, United Kingdom
Hotline: +44 (0)1929 422338
Forth Valley Blues Festival

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Forth, Tasmania, Australia
Hotline: +61 3 64282239

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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