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March 27, 2009
Volume 4 Issue 11

CD or DVD Releases
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Tas Cru's new CD, grizzle n' bone is Cru's third release on his own burgeoning label, Crustee Tees Records.

Building on the successes of Biscuit (2006) and gravi-Tas (2008) grizzle n' bone showcases Cru's acclaimed songwriting talents that have earned him the moniker, "master of the triple entendre." The thirteen songs cover a range of blues styles from gospel inspired ballads to country blues and high-energy shouters.

Nearly all of the twelve original songs were written while Cru was riding out his spring 2008, Tornado Alley Tour. Several of them were featured in shows played throughput that summer and fall. Getting noteworthy response is "Tulsa Tornado" a song that pays homage to the power of Mother Nature (so to speak). The CD also includes a country blues/gospel cover of the mega Jackie Wilson classic, (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.

The CD will appeal to blues audiences who enjoy raw traditional styles as on the title cut, Grizzle n' Bone and on Make My Woman Cry and The Prophet of Lynchburg. For those with a taste for the thick and flavorful there is One-eyed Jack, Can't Get Over Blues (again), and Money Talks. Blues lovers who find roots-based crossover styles to their liking will enjoy the Oklahoma red-dirt stirred up on Brand New Shoes and Tulsa Tornado, with its tip of the hat to JJ Cale. As "master of the triple entendre" Tas Cru goes beyond the literal and suggestive - to where meaning is as much felt as understood. Cru's lyrics show that he is first a storyteller, with lyrics that rouse the imagination rather than simply show or tell.

Grizzle n' bone is available from CD Baby and bandVillage.

In the two years since he joined Alligator, Eric Lindell has blossomed from regional cult artist to rising star with a burgeoning national fan base. His two critically acclaimed releases have won him loads of AAA and Americana radio airplay, national television exposure, a crowded tour schedule and over 28,000 units scanned. Gulf Coast Highway shows Eric reaching new songwriting and performing peaks in an album sure to boost his popularity.
Eric's soul-drenched mix of blues, roots rock, and New Orleans R&B is fast becoming a radio staple. "Lay Back Down," the single from last year's Low On Cash, Rich In Love, spent 10 weeks on R&R's AAA Indicator Chart (peaking at #20) and 11 weeks on FMQB's Top 50 AAA Tracks (peaking at #26). Meanwhile, the album racked up 9 weeks on FMQB's Public Breakout Chart and 10 weeks on R&R's Americana Chart. Add that to appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and Mountain Stage, plus reviews and features in USA Today, Relix, Down Beat, Harp, Blues Revue, Living Blues and more and you've got an artist building strong impressions on music buyers all over the U.S.

On Gulf Coast Highway, Eric Lindell takes his songwriting to new heights on a set of soul-infused, instantly memorable roots music anthems in the tradition of Van Morrison and Delbert McClinton. It's full of righteous grooves and punchy guitar fueled R&B rave-ups, heartfelt ballads and funky second-line rhythms. Lindell throws some honky-tonk spice into play as well, with frisky versions of songs by Buck Owens ("Crying Time"), Delbert McClinton ("Here Come The Blues Again") and Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson ("I Can Get Off On You").

Additionally, Stanton Moore and Robert Mercurio, the drummer and bass player from Galactic, guest on 8 of the 15 tracks.

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Aynsley Lister has certainly not let the grass grow under his feet! It might be three years since his last studio release 'ALL OR NOTHING' (RUF 1082) but in the intervening time he has released a Live DVD (RUF 3005) and CD (RUF 1100) and for all of 2006 he made up one third of Ruf Records' acclaimed 'Blues Caravan' project. This took him along with stable mates Ian Parker and Erja Lyytinen to the deep south of America where the trio collaborated on the album 'PILGRIMAGE' (RUF 1112). To support it's release they embarked on a tour across mainland Europe and appeared at top USA festivals.

Now, fresh from the studio Aynsley presents his latest offering 'UPSIDE DOWN'
(RUF 1124). Every aspect and quality that his fans have now come to expect is there, from the raunchy guitar, the melodic voice to the infectious songs written about what we can all relate to. However, to simply pronounce this release another worthwhile effort would be an injustice indeed: Lister has matured and honed his talent and on this release taken his first step into production. The result is his strongest, boldest and most compelling album yet.

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The 30th Blues Music Awards are set for Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Ticket sales are ahead of last year’s pace.  We do not know if more people are coming or if they are just buying earlier.  What we do know is these folks are coming because they know that most of the nominees will be in attendance and a great deal of them will actually be performing. They don’t need the details because their experience at recent Blues Music Awards has left them confident they will not want to miss this night of recognition, music and networking. 
For those of you who haven’t quite made up your mind, do you want to know who is coming?   So far, more than 60 nominees are confirmed to attend.  We do not have them from A to Z, but we have them from Adegbalola to Watermelon.  You may have heard that the Blues Music Awards always feature some unique pairings.  How about nominee Maria Muldaur and Hall of Fame inductee Taj Mahal?  Just may happen.  B.B. King presenting the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award?  We have all been waiting for that and B.B. is planning to be with us this year.  
The Presenting Sponsor of the 30th Blues Music Awards is The Gibson Foundation.  The awards are also sponsored by ArtsMemphis, BMI, Casey Family Programs, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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Performance Photo -  by Lisa Law – L-R, Deanna Bogart – piano, Tom Poole – trumpet, Keith Crossan – saxophone, Magic Dick, harmonica, Tommy Castro – guitar, Ronnie Baker Brooks – guitar Chris Sandoval – behind – drums -

Promo Photo 
by Lisa Law – L-R,  Keith Crossan, Tom Poole, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tommy Castro, Roger Naber, Deanna Bogart, Magic Dick, Chris Sandoval, Scott Southard, Steve Spirn

This is not just another blues show, but a standout blues event! Spearheaded by Tommy Castro and Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise founder, Roger Naber, it brings the energy and excitement of this decade's hottest blues ticket from the High Seas to the land!

Check for a venue near you!

Letter from Deanna

"Well, here I am at home writing this piece at the eleventh hour (of course), just minutes before heading to BWI airport and W. Palm Beach where I will meet up with the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue (LRBR). This is the fifth tour for an idea that has lasted well beyond its initial goal of pulling off the first one. I clearly remember the day on the 2006 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (LRBC) when my next door neighbor, Tommy Castro, casually said to me, "we should do one of these on land", and with visions of festival express, Motown revues and endless jams dancing in my head, I vigorously agreed. (Hmm. "Magic bus" just came on Sirius XM’s Deep Tracks). It wasn’t very long after that when I heard from Tommy, who, with an impressive flair for follow-through, had gotten the proverbial ball rolling and the LRBR with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Dick, the Tommy Castro Band and myself would make it’s maiden voyage.

Now, as all of us band people know only too well, putting folks together where it works onstage and off is kind of like the brass ring - musically speaking; however Tommy did it and made it truly special. We spent the first tour getting to know each other personally and musically, getting comfortable as an entity and ultimately becoming a band. We’ve spent a lot of time together, and yeah, there are lots of stories I could tell you but I have to save them for my book.

Anyway, since that time, the LRBR has played show after show all over the country and folks like Bernard Allison, Kenny Neal and Janiva Magness have joined in as well as musicians from every town we’ve played and the music just grew stronger and the jams grew longer.

As for me, the girl in the band, what’s it like to be (as a woman once asked me, and I quote) "on the road with a busload of handsome men?" Well, I love and respect my band brothers and I can only hope I’ve had their backs as much as they’ve had mine. So to all the brothers and Janie, I’ll ride around with you guys anytime. Gotta run!
- db"

Deanna Bogart -
Tommy Castro -
Magic Dick -
Ronnie Baker Brooks ~

Most of us are likely very familiar with YouTube, the online video hosting and sharing service that lets anyone upload videos for a global audience. The site hosts a wide range of video content--from major motion-picture trailers to that guy down the street who films his own puppet shows.

Among YouTube's massive catalog lies a myriad of music videos, live musical performances, and other audio recordings that have been captured on video or converted to the Flash video format. You can watch and listen to historical footage of great blues musicians like Robert Johnson or the latest Top 40 music videos, and now you can do it in a standalone music player specifically built to listen to audio from YouTube.

The Muziic Player looks slick, yet leaves a heavy system footprint.

Muziic is a music player and converter developed by the son-and-father team of David and Mark Nelson. Fifteen-year-old David is the technical lead, having developed the actual software.

Muziic lets you create playlists of streaming-audio files from YouTube, as well as convert your own audio files for submission to the site. According to the creators, Muziic adheres to the YouTube terms of use (which is why it includes a little video player), but not everyone is so sure about that.

After you install and start Muziic, it might hang a little as it connects with the YouTube server. Then you'll see a list of genres like Alternative, Classical, etc., in the left-hand column and a list of random tracks in the main window. A search box above the main window lets you search for any artist, song, or keyword, while the left-hand window lets you browse genres by YouTube user. Clicking on any user will list tracks in the main window.

To start listening to music, click the plus sign next to any of the available songs in the main window to add them to your playlist. A basic set of player controls--play, pause, stop, next track, and previous track--sits in the upper left-hand corner, and the tiny video player mentioned above rests directly to its right. A full-screen button lets you expand the video if you so choose.

The playlist controls are placed in the top-right corner of the interface. When you click on the plus sign next to any song, it will immediately be placed into this playlist. You can save and load playlists for later listening, and a "Clear Playlist" button" lets you start all over.

The Muziic Player looks slick and works fairly well, but it does use quite a bit of system memory, akin to Mozilla Firefox with many tabs open. I also found that while listening to an active playlist in Muziic, browsing the Internet via Firefox or any other browser slowed down considerably.

The standalone Muziic Encoder is a nice bonus. The simple tool lets you select an image (for the video) and an MP3 file, then it creates a formatted video version of your song that you can upload to YouTube directly from the Muziic interface.

Djurs Bluesland has become an institution on the Danish blues scene, famous for its good atmosphere and the quality of music and artists presented. This year, eight internationally acclaimed artists/bands will be performing. The venue has two fully equipped stages in separate arenas, so the music will truly be NON-STOP.

On Saturday April 4th, Djurs Bluesland presents a plethora of varied blues music from around the world. Music will be performed non-stop from two stages, presenting eight internationally acclaimed artists performing with their own bands. The show kicks off at noon and reaches its climax around midnight. The theme of the 2009 issue of Djurs Bluesland is BLUES SINGERS.

The festival boasts artists who represents the absolute top of the genre, each a master of the music in his or her own right. Many of the performers have made it to the top of international hit-lists and won several awards. So - Djurs Bluesland is truly waving the Star Spangled Banner of the Blues.

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The Blues Foundation has announced the first round of performers for the 30th annual Blues Music Awards. B.B. King will present the award named in his honor, the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award.

These performers are just the first to be announced as part of a six-plus hour blues marathon May 7 in Memphis, TN representing a supreme diversity of blues talent, often in all-star collaborations. All performers are also nominated for 2009 Blues Music Awards except Taj Mahal:

* Bettye LaVette - Detroit-born singer has performed at the Kennedy Center and at Obama's inauguration and counts a #1 Blues Album on the Billboard chart in her storied career.

* Taj Mahal - beloved 2009 Blues Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY winner with a four-decade-plus career.

* Irma Thomas - newly minted Blues Hall of Famer and GRAMMY winner is "The Soul Queen of New Orleans."

* Otis Taylor - the banjo-toting trance-blues man and "one of the most innovative, thought-provoking blues artists to emerge in the last 20 years." (Billboard).

* Marcia Ball - piano player/singer counts #1 Blues Albums, of whom Rolling Stone said, "Her songs ring with emotional depth."

* A Chicago Blues Jam with drummer Kenny Smith, drummer/harmonica player Willie Big Eyes Smith (Muddy Waters), bassist Bob Stroger (Otis Rush), guitarist Lurrie Bell (Carrie Bell, Buddy Guy), and others.

* Gaye Adegbalola - acclaimed singer and member of Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women, blues historian, and openly gay activist.

* Rory Block - slide guitar player/singer learned directly from Son House and has been called "an inspiration" by Bonnie Raitt.

* Albert Castiglia - Miami-based and a former member of Junior Well's band.

* Janiva Magness - blues/soul songstress of whom No Depression said, "She simply sings heartbreak, hunger and humor--sings 'em with equally great chops and feeling--and lets that speak for itself."

* Kenny Neal - son of Louisiana harmonica great Raful Neal and "one of the brightest young stars on the blues horizon, and a gifted artist" (Blues Revue).

* Maria Muldaur - has scored a platinum record and has recorded with the likes of Ry Cooder and Stevie Wonder.

* Eden Brent - Mississippi piano player nicknamed "Little Boogaloo," performed at President Bush's inauguration in 2005, and won the International Blues Competition in 2006.

* The Mannish Boys - this LA-based "electric blues supergroup" (All Music Guide)

For a complete list of the 30th Blues Music Awards Nominees, click

WHAT: The Blues Music Awards
WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2009
WHERE: Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main, Memphis, TN
TICKETS: $125, available December 16, 2008 via or
901.527.2583 x10. (Tables of 10 are $1200.)

The presenting sponsor for the 30th Blues Music Awards is The GIBSON Foundation, and are also sponsored by ArtsMemphis, BMI, Casey Family Programs, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

For more information on The Blues Foundation and the Blues Music
Awards, please contact Nick Loss-Eaton [] or
Matt Hanks [] at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171.

Attention Blues Festival Promoter:


Join House of Blues Radio and Blues Festival Guide magazine in a fun contest called:  ELWOOD'S GUEST LIST CONTEST
Blues fans enter the contest on, the official website of Elwood Blues and the House of Blues Radio Hour!
Prizes are tickets to Blues Festivals in U.S. and Canada (two tickets per winner only, no ground transportation, airfare, accommodations, food, alcohol, etc). We will have about 100 winners.

You provide a set of tickets as the prize.
What do you receive?
You receive: your festival name on HOUSE OF BLUES website which receives millions hits per month, also your festival name with link on Contest section of Blues Festival Guide magazine with 20,000 unique visitors per month/1 million hits per month. Additionally, the contest will be announced on House of Blues Radio show and in the Blues Festival E-Guide.

The contest will also be marketed in The Blues Festival Guide magazine.
Your festival is aligned with Elwood Blues (Dan Akroyd) and

Free advertising for your event!

If you want to participate (U.S. And Canada events only), please send this info:

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Chicken. Shrimp. Okra. Peppers. Hot sauce.

Bill Wharton tosses them into a pot, then stirs up camaraderie, hope and peace of mind.

Self-nicknamed the "Sauce Boss," Wharton travels the country making gumbo and performing the blues at homeless shelters.

"We play for people who really need a good show and a good bowl of gumbo," he said.

On Thursday night, Wharton and his band, Planet Gumbo, played for a crowd of nearly 40 at the Thurman Brisben Center in Fredericksburg. Dressed in a white chef's coat and hat, and switching between guitar and ladle, he stirred up some toe-tapping tunes and gumbo and sprinkled in a few jokes.

"If nothing else, it gives them two hours when they have not thought about the rent money or 'How am I going to get food, medicine or a job?'" Wharton said.

He has mixed music and cooking for nearly 20 years.

At first, it was a gimmick to sell more bottles of of his secret sauce, Liquid Summer. He started making gumbo onstage while singing the blues. After the show, he served the gumbo to the audience.

Wharton says the combination makes for a good show, and he has served gumbo at his concerts ever since.

In 2002, Wharton played for a homeless shelter in Florida. That spurred Planet Gumbo, a spicy, jazzy outreach to the homeless. Now Wharton serves food once a month in Tallahassee and travels to shelters, offering gumbo and the blues.

After his stop at the Brisben Center in the Fredericksburg Battlefield Industrial Park, he headed to a shelter in Northern Virginia and a show in Washington. Wharton plays regular ven-ues, and uses those gigs to raise money for his travels to homeless shelters.

At each show, he puts a large silver-colored stockpot next to the gumbo. Audiences donate money as they get their food. So far, they've given more than $50,000, Wharton said. That money pays his travel costs, buys gumbo supplies and gives donations to homeless shelters.

It's money well spent, said Mike Kearney, a truck driver who came to the Brisben Center after losing his job recently. The gumbo and the music were both excellent, he said, as he added a liberal amount of Liquid Summer to his dinner.

Typically, nights at the shelter are quiet. Kearney and some other residents might play chess, read or watch some TV.

The music, Wharton said, gives them a chance to socialize. It allows the staff and residents to mingle on an equal footing, and gives residents a chance to do something fun.

That opportunity is important, said Bunny Melzer, the center's director.

"Our clients really have to hit the ground running when they get here," she said of the approximately 80 people who can stay at the shelter for three months to get back on their feet. "It's like, right away, 'Get a job, do this, do this.'"

So a chance to unwind means a lot.

Many different people came up to talk to Wharton afterward, to ask about gumbo, to thank him, to tell their stories. The shelter houses a variety of people, laid-off bankers and truck drivers, high school dropouts and college grads, families and singles.

"It's like gumbo, if you look at it, is many, many different things, just like the people in this room," Wharton said. "They all exist harmoniously, and it's good."  

India Times -

It is a unique way of looking at art, a therapeutic way in every sense of the word. And drama, music, art, dance, and drum therapists among others swear by the therapy as one that is a complete stress buster and also one that keeps you in good health.

As danseuse Suchitra Date who advocates dance therapy says, "Through dance and music you employ all parts of your body and that includes even your brainboth left and right sides. It just does not teach you how to dance but acts as a form of exercise to keep yourself physically fit," says Date. She especially recommends Bharatanatyam for kids who have extremely busy schedules. "Dance can make them relax and improve concentration as well," she adds.

Drama, drum and story therapist Deepali Sabale finds dance as a good way of expressing yourself. "There are certain expressions or words that are prohibited by the society but those are the ones that may help a person express himself/herself. Through drama and story therapy, such people get a platform to speak whatever they feel because they are in character and people observing them will only see a character and not the person," says Sabale.

Besides these therapies are a way of getting out of society's prescribed little box' and opening yourself to the world, a kind of emotional catharsis. "Drum circles too are a great way of dealing with the negative emotion in you that leads to pent up negative energy. Eventually by beating the drums you get all the negative energy out making you feel good about yourself," says Sabale.

For musician and music therapist Amol Dongre, it's not just music but ever kind of art that can be therapeutic. "If you concentrate on the music, it makes you forget about all your troubles and lead to a state of relaxation. And this holds true not just for music, even reading or painting for example can act as a stress buster," he says.

IT professional Saurabh Limaye says that music therapy is a great way of destressing after a day of hard work. "I have even participated in a couple of drama therapy workshops and it is true that you can let out all your negative energy because all you are doing is getting into the character and saying whatever you feel at that point in time," he explains.

NEWS FROM DOWN UNDER / Blues not into the red
THE future of the Australian Blues Music Festival could be decided within the next month, with Goulburn Mulwaree Council set to discuss the matter at their April meeting.

Cr Margaret O'Neill broached the subject at Tuesday's meeting, stating that although she wasn't "against the Blues Festival" Council needed cut costs somewhere.

"I just feel we've got festivals, we're got to be running a maintenance budget in the next 12 months," Cr O'Neill said.

"I just feel we really need to get more for your money. Maybe it's time we started pulling back."

These comments came after a Council report, prepared by director of corporate services Brendan Hollands, showed a net profit of $5801.

"It should be noted that although this shows a profit from the Festival of $5801, once all invoices are paid and the last of the income is accounted for, it is anticipated that there will be a close to break-even result," Mr Hollands said. 

Three CDs from well-known Americana alchemists

American roots label Blind Pig Records will release a trio of new CDs on April 21, 2009 from slide guitar virtuoso Roy Rogers, rock 'n' roll evangelist Webb Wilder, and rockabilly and roadhouse icon Commander Cody.

Roy Rogers- Split Decision
Roy's first studio recording in seven years with his band, The Delta Rhythm Kings, features an edgy, cross-genre style. The release marks a reunion of sorts with Blind Pig, as the label put out some of Roger's first albums in the late 1980s. Since then he's gone on to worldwide acclaim as one of the best slide guitar players around, garnered multiple Grammy nominations as producer for his one-time boss John Lee Hooker and for Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and received numerous accolades for his work as a song composer and on movie soundtracks and television. Roy's exquisite guitar work and sterling songwriting skill shine brightly on this latest offering.

Webb Wilder -More Like Me
For over twenty years Webb Wilder has mined rock 'n' rolls' most hallowed ground and has approached it all with a rare irreverence and wit. His self-effacing persona give Wilder's music - which incorporates surf, country, hillbilly blues, classic rock and British invasion - a sense of fun and imagination. As a singer, guitarist, bandleader, filmmaker, and humorist, Webb may be roots-rock's only true Renaissance man, and this new CD finds him in great form.

Commander Cody- Dopers, Drunks, and Everyday Losers
Ever since his wild early days as a front man for the Lost Planet Airmen, the Old Commander has plowed his own path through the fields of the American music scene as one of its few truly unique and iconoclastic figures. His special blend of old-time rock 'n' roll, redneck country, boogie woogie and swing has virtually defined American roots music. Finding the Commander "lost in the ozone" once more, this latest album will delight old and new fans alike with its mix of new songs and classics from the Cody catalog.


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March 28-29

It's Eric Clapton's birthday. From the Yardbirds, to the Bluesbreakers, to Cream, to Delaney and Bonnie, to Derek and the Dominoes, to his long and amazing solo career-- the Radio Hour looks back. And there's a chance for you to win FULL TILT, the latest from the great Chicago blues band, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials. Icing on the cake: the LA blues superband, the Mannish Boys, fronted by the great rediscovered blues singer Bobby Jones.

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Click on festival name to click through to festival website.
First State BluesFest
Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, 2009
Dover, Delaware, U.S.
Happy Dazes Blues & Boogie Music Festival
Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, 2009
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
704-549-9600/ 704 763-1646
3rd Blues & Arts Fiesta
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Presented by SF Lions Club & Mexico Living Guide
San Felipe Ball StadiumSan Felipe Baja California Mexico
1-800-576-0919 Ex.5
Jasper's "Blue's on the Marsh"
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Ridgeland, South Carolina, U.S.
Blues Cafe'
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.
Springing the Blues
Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, 2009
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, U.S.
Djurs Bluesland
Saturday , April 4, 2009
Hornslet, Jylland, Denmark
+45 8665 2400
Bowl Full Of Blues
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Plano, Texas, U.S.
International Heritage Celebration (Louisiana Stage)
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
225 952-0784
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Thursday-Monday, April 9-13, 2009
Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
+61 2 6685 8310
Coin Acoustic Blues Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Coin, Malaga, Spain
Delta Music Experience
Wednesday-Sunday, April 15-19, 2009
Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.
Silvan Zingg International Boogie Woogie Festival
Thursday-Sunday, April 16-19, 2009
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
+41 76 533550
8th Annual Little Riverfest
Saturday, April 18, 2009
#1 Stage Road, Hornersville, Missouri, U.S.
Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival
Friday-Saturday, April 24-25, 2009
Barnesville, Georgia, U.S.
7th Annual Rock'n Blues By the Lake

Saturday, April 26, 2009
Novato, CA, U.S.

Beale Street Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2009
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Mariposa MicroBrews & Blues
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Mariposa, California, U.S.
Big Wheel Blues Festival
Saturday-Sunday, May 2, 2009
Laxey, Isle of Man,
United Kingdom
The Inaugural Annual Cairns Blues Festival
Sunday, May 3 2009
North Cairns Australian Rules Football Club
MacNamara Street,
Manunda, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4055 9665
30th Blues Music Awards
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
"Simply The Blues" Blues Festival
Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, 2009
Fort Madison, Iowa, U.S.
Kwadendamme Bluesfestival
Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, 200
Kwadendamme, Zeeland,
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S
The Lead Belly Blues Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2009
The Lead Belly Blues Festival
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S
Pinetop Perkins Blues Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Belzoni, Mississippi , U.S
Robert Johnson 4th Annual Blues Jam
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Crystal Springs, Mississippi, U.S
UnTapped Blues Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Kennwick, Washington, U.S
Silver Spring Blues Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S
Crossroads Blues Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Rosedale, Mississippi, U.S
662-759-3728 or 6806
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