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May 1, 2009
Volume 4 Issue 15

Special Announcements
CD or DVD Releases
News Flash
Blues Society News
House of Blues Radio Hour
Roots Blues Airplay Charts
Blues Festivals
About Us

Gracing our cover this year is the amazying Bonnie Raitt. She was captured performing at the 2008 Doheny Blues Festival

Blues fans and Festival lovers are receiving a magazine  through their local blues societies, blues festivals, blues clubs, record stores, music stores, etc. etc.

And they go fast...we can only afford to print 100,000 magazines so we always run out long before the calls begging us to "send more" wain.

Not to worry this year! If you can't wait to get you hands on a copy, or if you can't find a copy, it's okay....this year we have also gone Digital!

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Check this out! Many of our advertisers have also enabled the ability to click right from their ad to their website.  Making it easier than ever to get more information or to make a purchase.

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After a twenty-three year hiatus since the release of the classic Let's Rock, Commander Cody has returned to Blind Pig Records. Ever since his wild, early days as front man for the Lost Planet Airmen ("Hot Rod Lincoln," "Lost in the Ozone," etc.), 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. Dopers, Drunks & Everyday Losers will delight old and new fans alike with its mix of new songs and classics from the Cody catalog. Highlights include updated versions of "Seeds and Stems Again", "Seven-Eleven" and "Wine, Do Yer Stuff."

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Two years ago, the rollicking tribute album On the Jimmy Reed Highway pointed the storied career of singer/guitarist Omar Kent Dykes in a new direction. That record, cut in Austin and one of the most popular blues releases of 2007, united Dykes with guitar master Jimmie Vaughan and a cadre of talented Reed devotees. Together, they celebrated the music of an acknowledged post-war blues hero. For his new Big Town Playboy, Dykes summoned many of the same Austin session players (including Vaughan, guitarist/producer Derek O'Brien and singer Lou Ann Barton) and teamed them with a pair of bona fide blues harp legends, Lazy Lester and James Cotton, on a half-dozen tracks. The all-star lineup delivers another shuffling, satisfying selection of classic American blues.
The musical scope has been broadened this time around to include post-war gems made famous by John Lee Hooker, Ivory Joe Hunter, Smokey Smothers and Jimmy McCracklin. Dykes revisits the Jimmy Reed songbook on three tracks and shines the spotlight on Reed's often overlooked partner Eddie Taylor, who scored his biggest solo hit with "Big Town Playboy" in 1956. The crack band (with Ronnie James and Wes Starr returning as rhythm section) also wades into classic Excello Records swamp blues on a pair of titles by Slim Harpo and Lightnin' Slim respectively. Nearly a half century after he blew harp behind Lightnin' Slim, Lazy Lester shows he can still wail on "Hello Mary Lee." It's just one of many memorable moments on this expertly crafted disc.
Originally from McComb, Mississippi and making his musical home in Austin, Omar Kent Dykes has been enriching the international blues scene for over three decades. He first came to notoriety as frontman of Omar & The Howlers and continues to tour at home and abroad. As a singer and guitar player, Dykes is as tough and gritty as they come, and always has at least one foot planted firmly on traditional blues turf. In continuing to honor the legacy of his elders on Big Town Playboy, he has dedicated himself to making music as timeless as the original.

" The final result is more than just a very cool tribute album; it's one of the most
satisfying blues sets this year
. " John Morthland 

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EQUILIBRIUM justifies Aynsley Lister's position as a leading light in the rock/blues arean. Aynsley is one of the very few artists playing rocking bues with a modern edge - tangible, heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine songwriting: played with passion, vitality and simply stunning guitar work - reminiscent of a young Clapton.

For this latest album EQUILIBRIUM Aynsley assembled a very fine band, including John Mayer's guitar player Robbie McIntosh. Apart from a fascinating acoustic reworking of the Gnarls Barkley hit "Crazy" all teh tracks ont he album have been written by Aynsley.

In a recent issue of "Classic Rock" magazine, they recommended 10 blues/rock artists capable of taking this genre of music to the highest level. Among those suggested were The White Stripes, John Mayer, Jonny Lang & Joe Bonamassa. The only British or european act in their top ten was Aynsley Lister.

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Elwood Blues (aka Dan Aykroyd), The, and The Blues Festival Guide want to get you into a local Blues music festival FOR FREE! We're giving away tickets to over 50 Blues festivals all across the continent, all summer long. 40 Blues fans will each win a pair of tickets to a Blues festival in their area.

The festivals range from small, unique gatherings to large, multiple-stage events. Each festival has its own character. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets and choose a festival in your region. 10 winners will be chosen each month in May, June, July, and August, 2009.

There is nothing to purchase, and we'll never sell your information. Entrants must be 18 or older. One winner per household, prizes do not include transportation, accommodations, food, drink, etc. unless otherwise specified. Void where prohibited.

For your chance to get on Elwood's Guest List visit


CHICAGO, April 29 (Reuters) - Spending by North American-based companies to sponsor music venues, festivals and tours will rise 3.8 percent this year, but big-name events will benefit the most, a research firm said on Wednesday.

Spending by North American companies will increase to $1.08 billion in 2009 from $1.04 billion in 2008, according to IEG, a unit of advertising giant WPP Plc that tracks such spending.

Much of the growth will be driven by new and incremental spending on big-ticket national music festivals and tours, most of which have maintained sponsorships despite the recession, IEG said. It cited insurer State Farm spending an estimated low seven figures on national and regional festivals this year.

However, IEG said for many local music properties, sponsorship spending is a case of haves and have nots.

"While many local and regional music festivals are having a difficult time selling sponsorship, the nation's largest music festivals continue to find interest from corporate marketers due to their ability to provide access to thousands of fans over a multi-day period in a relatively clutter-free environment," William Chipps, IEG Sponsorship Report's senior editor, said in a statement.

Indeed, the San Francisco Blues Festival took this year off due to a drop-off in corporate sponsorships, and New Jersey's Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival also took a hiatus and instead will stage a benefit concert, according to a recent story in the Los Angeles Times.

Concert tours by major artists also have benefited from increased corporate interest, IEG said. That signals a shift from the past several years when corporations focused on large-scale music festiv


Enjoy one of the Best Festivals in the West June 12 & 13th in Greeley, Colorado. An all star line up on the main stage includes Walter Trout, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Doug Kershaw. Future blues star young Michaela Rae, who "wowed" the audience at the youth showcase at the IBC in Memphis with her guitar skills and Jay Gaunt, 14 year old New Jersey gifted harp player will open the main stage.

The Greeley Blues Jam launches on Friday the 12th with a free show in Downtown Greeley-starting at noon and ending at midnight-with some of Colorado's most talented blues performers playing on the street and in many different bars and restaurants---Greeley's answer to Beale Street!

Saturday the 13th from 11 am to 11 pm, the Festival moves to Island Grove Park-a beautiful venue with on-site camping, 2 stages providing continuous music and a Blues 101 stage teaching kids of all ages how to play the blues!

The festival is going "green" this year and all of our food and beer vendors will be serving in compostable containers with volunteers on hand to help attendees properly dispose of their waste. Even the sod you sit on is recycled-and sold on Sunday at a discounted price!

It all adds up to two days of great music which supports our motto:
"it ain't nothin' but a party"!

For tickets and information go to The Greeley Blues Jam is presented by the Greeley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Greeley.

On Friday, May 8th, the Delta/Eclecto Groove All-Star Blues Revue returns to the New Daisy Theater in Memphis, Tennessee - the venue where the concert series was originally established on May 12, 2006. This annual tradition which follows what is considered to be the blues' biggest night of the year, The Blues Music Awards, has now blossomed into a bona fide blues lovers phenomenon with fans eagerly anticipating the announcement of the lineup each and every year. And despite our country's difficult economic times, Delta Groove Music is out to prove once again that the value of the U.S. dollar is still intact!

The evenings' line-up includes:
The Soul of John Black, The Mannish Boys Revue & guests (Jackie Payne / Steve Edmonson, Candye Kane, Lynwood Slim, J.T. Lauritsen), Jason Ricci & New Blood, Los Fabulocos with Kid Ramos, Hollywood Blues Flames with Junior Watson & Johnny Dyer, and



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A pocket-sized collection of poems about the power of music.

For readers hoping to turn a daily commute into moments of magic, or to convert a wait in a long line into a lyrical delight, here’s a suggestion: Try putting some poetry in your pocket. 

More specifically, find a copy of Music’s Spell: Poems About Music and Musicians edited by Emily Fragos. It is the newest installment in a series of pocket-sized poetry anthologies published in classy (on fine paper and festooned with a ribbon bookmark), bargain-priced, hardcover editions by Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series.

This is a collection of 162 poems by both the famous and obscure about the power of music and musicians, and you’ll likely find several dozen of these works are capable of setting your pulse racing and mind happily meandering.

The poems in “Music’s Spell” are slotted into categories (such as “Pop and Rock,” “Jazz and Blues,” “Classical Composers,” “Practice,” “Music and Love”), but don’t take these divides too seriously. This tiny, winsome collection invites random sampling.

Most poems fit one page. The expected selections include Shakespeare (“If music be the food of love, play on!”), several 19th-century English romantic poets, and Walt Whitman.

But the surprises are particular delights. The Caribbean poet Kamau Brathwaite, better known for reggae poetry from his former homeland, Jamaica, offers a heartbreaking homage to the jazz great John Coltrane (“he leans and wishes he could burn/ his memories to ashes like some old notorious emperor”).

Joyce Carol Oates, better known for her fiction than poetry, shines in a poem written from the viewpoint of a dinner waitress serving Elvis (“aren’t you feeling my face burn but/ he was the kind of boy even meanness turned sweet in/ his mouth”).

And the Chinese poet Chang-Wou-Kien in “The Pavilion of Music” requires only 23 words to compare the fading notes of musicians to lilacs that bend in the rich silence that follows a stellar performance.

Discovering the music of poetry requires that poems be read aloud, and a number of these poems invite exactly that. Note the impact of word choice and punctuation in Whitman’s “Beat! Beat! Drums!”:

Beat! beat! drums! – blow!  bugles!  blow!
Through the windows – through doors – burst like a ruthless force,

This sets up a percussive cadence much like conga drummers jamming in a park on a summer’s day. And note how Allen Ginsberg’s “First Party at Ken Kesey’s With Hell’s Angels” explodes with the crackling, rolling, roiling energy of rock ’n’ roll:

In the huge
wooden house, a yellow  chandelier
at 3 a.m. the blast of loudspeakers
hi-fi Rolling Stones Ray Charles Beatles
Jumping Joe Jackson and twenty youths
dancing to the vibration thru the floor.

And Wallace Stevens serves the refined trills of classical music in “Mozart, 1935”:

Poet, be seated at the piano.
Play the present, its hoo-hoo-hoo,
Its shoo-shoo-shoo, its ric-a-nic,
Its envious cachinnation

This book’s only competitor, “The Music Lover’s Anthology” edited by Helen Handley Houghton and Maureen M. Draper, doesn’t fit in a pocket, costs twice as much, and omits Shakespeare. But it does include Jack Kerouac and Pablo Neruda. Poetry lovers will want both.

"Simply The Blues" Blues Festival organizers are preparing for the 6th annual event on May 8th and 9th, 2009. As always there will be some of the top national Grammy and Blues Music Award winners/nominees to entertain people from all over the world. This event would not be possible if it were not for all the amazing area and national sponsors, as well as all the great volunteers.

What alot of people don't realize is that this event has also been a vehicle to raise money for area nonprofit and charity organizations. To date, this event has helped raise over $13,000 for these groups, since it's start in 2004. Some of these organizations have been the FM Public Library, American Cancer Society, Ft. Madison Catholic Youth, Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, the YMCA, Ft. Madison Band Boosters, to mention a few. This year will be no exception, with representatives of national and local groups on hand.

This year organizers hope to present a "Simply The Blues" Music Scholarship at the festival, to a deserving area HS student planning to attend college this fall. The funds for this scholarship have been raised from the Music Scholarship Fundraiser and Press Release party held on February 28th of this year. In which Eddie Shaw and the Wolfgang, along with the Jefferson County Green Band performed.

To help build this scholarship fund for years to come, Barb Palmer, one of the festivals first volunteers and an employee with Two Rivers Insurance Company, has designed and produced a handmade quilt, made of recycled "Simply The Blues" and Blues t-shirts. Barb also had the help of Pat Groth from the Stichin' Addiction. This quilt has 5 years of blues festival history sewn in to it.

There will be a drawing for this quilt on Saturday the 9th at the festival after it has been signed by all of this years performers. Tickets are available now from Barb at Two Rivers Insurance in Fort Madison and will be available at the festival in the Thurman Music Tent on the 8th and 9th. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.

For more information about "Simply The Blues" blues festival, please contact Matt Eimer at 319-470-2082 or

Mirrors coat the walls, multiplying the number of sweaty, gyrating figures on the floor. A heavy beat pulses through the room, capturing veteran dancers and taunting reluctant wallflowers. Their bodies scream for water, but the lure of the next song is far too enticing. This is Blues Underground, a biweekly social blues dance located on Capitol Hill. The venue is literally underground, tucked innocently behind a nondescript door on 15th Avenue East.

The dancing behind this door, however, is anything but nondescript.

Originating from African rhythms, partner blues dancing never entered the mainstream; the upper crust of American society found it taboo and immoral. Only recently did it re-emerge into the public eye as a derivative of the swing-dance community. Blues Underground began as a monthly dance about five years ago, adopting a space that is also used for fitness, tango and tai chi, and has since grown increasingly attractive to Seattle’s active dance population. “Blues has gotten a lot more popular,” said venue manager Emily Smith. “It gets so busy in here that we do it twice a month.” The décor is simplistic and understated, lending the venue a mellow, comfortable ambiance. Tiny lights sparkle from the ceiling, casting a dim glow over the room. A coat rack and stack of chairs are available for convenience, but the main focus is, of course, the 40-foot-by-50-foot sprung hardwood dance floor.

Then, of course, there are the dancers.

To the uninformed bystander, blues dancing looks seductive and intimate, something much like two awkward and overly hormonal teenagers pressed firmly against each other, mildly swaying to a beat. But blues dancing is far more technically advanced than what can be perceived in a cursory first glance. When asked to define the dance, Smith fumbled for a response, pondering for a moment before replying with a chuckle. “It’s like trying to describe salt,” she said. “Blues dancing to me is a connection. It’s not about a basic move, it’s about connecting with a partner.” The connection is very significant, as all blues music contains a certain tension that the dancers try to mimic with their bodies.

Gina Keppel, president of the Savoy Swing Club — the group that sponsors the event — elaborated on the definition, stating that the dance is about “being able to feel how the other person is moving so you can move together in sync.” For novices to sample the connection that is central to blues dancing, Blues Underground offers a free lesson one hour prior to each dance. The goal is to give them a variety of skills they can immediately apply that night,” instructor Topher Howard said of the drop-in lessons, “to give them material technically true without overloading them; [material] that’s applicable to what they face that night in terms of the music and who shows up.” Some of the elementary skills Howard teaches include basic partnering, weight transfers and traveling. Posture and rhythmic variation are also crucial to the dance. “From there, dancing really becomes about adding layers,” Howard said. “You can add rhythms in the legs so six or seven things are happening in the body.”

Once the basics are mastered, more complex topics are addressed. Howard mentioned an African hip motion as one such example, where dancers learn “from a kinetics perspective what exactly the standing leg does to keep the hip up.” While a description like that may baffle beginners, it doesn’t have to deter them from trying out the dance. Howard explained that blues dancing begins with a basic walking motion, and that’s really all that is necessary to get started. That, and perhaps a bottle of water — following a particularly heated dance, it can be tough to tell where the dampness on your shirt is coming from: you or your partner. Experienced dancers are often on hand to assist beginners as well, offering tips and experimenting with new moves. Blues Underground caters to a diverse crowd: Beginners, experts, young and old come to surrender their bodies to the rich, somber melodies.

“The crowd is eclectic,” Smith said. “Now there’s a big age range. We get people here in their 40s and 50s, and they love it; they stay the whole time.” UW students, in particular, maintain a strong presence at the venue. “Blues Underground is my favorite place to blues dance because of the variety of people who attend and the welcoming atmosphere filled with smiles and hugs,” sophomore Jenny Meyen said. Sophomore Shelly Cooper also appreciates the relaxed mood at Blues Underground. “[There is] generally great music and fairly decent lessons most of the time,” she said. “Just a nice change of pace from other blues venues.” Howard explained that as a disc jockey, the type of music he spins depends entirely on the evening’s crowd. “Choosing what song to play is part of the art,” he said. “I like to choose music that pushes the dancers to dance blues instead of other styles so they improve and find new ways to express what the music is expressing.”

But blues dancing isn’t restricted to one genre of music, as the title might suggest. Older blues songs and contemporary tunes are both played. On one night, dancers might groove to the vocals of Ray Charles and B.B. King, while on another, Michael Bublé or Alicia Keys will pop up on the DJ’s set list. If the group is made up of relatively new dancers, Howard selects songs with a steady, driving and reliable beat. “As dancers get more experienced, I add music with more complexity,” Howard said. Overall, the image these underground dancers create in obedience to the music is enchanting, their bodies at times suspended in the air, cheating gravity. “Dancing creates all sorts of illusions,” Howard said. “So when we watch people dancing, we say, ‘Wow, that looks cool.’”

The Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival 2009 lineup and events schedule for Memorial Weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 23-24 in downtown Sedan Kansas. †
The Saturday afternoon lineup at the Kurtis Arts Plaza features Acoustic Scratch from Wichita, the Duo Sonics from Tulsa and Big Jim Adam from Colorado Springs.† This show starts at 3 p.m. is in the middle of an art show and barbecue cook-off.
All new for 2009 is the Saturday night show featuring the two of the top acts in the world for a special concert at the Gregg Theater.† The 2009 International Blues Challenge solo/duo Champion, Little Joe McLerran, and the 2009 BMA nominee for Artist and Album of the year, as well as the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year, Eden Brent, begins at eight.† Only 300 tickets are available for this show.†
The Sunday show starts at 2 p.m., with the Tulsa and Wichita Blues Challenge winners; Odd Sheep Out with Jennifer Marriott and the Terry Quiett Band.† An encore performance by Little Joe McLerran, and Eden Brent follows then the show continues with one of last year's favorite acts, The Insomniacs out of Portland, Ore.† The headliner for the first time will feature Chicago blues with the nominee for Entertainer, traditional artist and Album of the Year, Magic Slim and the Teardrops.† Closing the show and hosting the jam will be the nominee for Harmonica Player of the Year, Jason Ricci and his band New Blood.

A new road has been built to the north campgrounds and now will have room for more campers.† Vending and art booths will be doubled and there will be more facilities.† The festival will also feature its' first flyover.†
Campers arriving on Friday or Saturday will be required to have an all session pass.† All session passes can be purchased for $30, if purchased by April 20 will include a special order shirt.† All session passes include admission to Saturday afternoon show $5, Saturday night show $10 and Sunday $20.† All prices advance only, limited tickets available for the Saturday night show. Contact Greg at 620 725-3834 or visit more info.



Blues University and the City of Chicago invite music fans to preview the Chicago Blues Fest with a busload of blues on Saturday, May 16th when the Chicago Blues Tour departs from the "hub" of the tour, Wabash Tap at 1233 S. Wabash St. The Chicago Blues Tour is a "pub crawl" event connecting 7 blues lounges hosting 8 live blues bands and many special musical guests performing all night long. The tour runs buses on one-hour shuttle routes connecting the participating venues, including classic, historic lounges like Checkerboard Lounge, Rosa's Lounge, and Lee's Unleaded Blues, as well as newer blues havens like Rooster's Palace, Catcher's Inn and Linda's Place. Several performers on the tour are also featured on this year's Blues Fest, including Li'l Ed & the Blues Imperials, Johnny Drummer & the Starliters, Mz. Peachez, and Killer Ray Allison.

Buses begin shuttling between clubs from 8:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Tickets ($40) include all transportation and admission charges for a nightlong blues adventure.

The Chicago Blues Tour began in 1990 as the West Side Blues Tour and has expanded in scope to include live blues venues throughout Chicago, and has helped promote blues with assistance from the Mayor's Office of Special Events since 1998.

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The Rosedale Crossroads Blues Society announces its Crossroads Blues and Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at The River Resort on scenic Highway 1 in Rosedale, MS. The Society serves to promote local blues artists and is a member of the International Blues Foundation in Memphis. Each year the society holds its Blues Festival on the second Saturday in May. Participating Delta blues artists are selected by a panel of judges to compete in the categories of solo performer, duet, and band at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

The Rosedale Crossroads Blues Society is an active organization with a board and approximately 100 members. Society president, Will Tierce said, "The Rosedale Crossroads Blues Society has always been about promoting the strong presence of blues artists and culture in Bolivar County, particularly Rosedale.

Treasurer Becky Lewis notes, "We want to make sure the world knows the depth of talent we have here. Our festival draws people from diverse places such as England, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Australia and many others. We have something unique here in the Delta and Rosedale and we are proud of it."

Come on down to Rosedale on May 9 and enjoy the best down home blues around with performances by Bill Abel, Cadillac John, Monroe Jones, Joe Garcia, Duff Dorrough, the Pearl Street Jumpers, the DSU Old Skool Revue, Alfonso Sanders and Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry, 19th Street Red, and Johnny Horton.

Gates open at noon. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children twelve and under, $10 per cooler and $5 per car for parking. No pets or glass, please. For more information, phone 662-843-6110 or visit

Where: The Dubliner
96 River St.
Hoboken, NJ
When: Monday nights
Hosted by Big Ed Sullivan
The New York Times has referred to this jam by saying "The best blues jam in New York is in New Jersey".


Blues and Brews Night At the Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Theater

Another Blues Concert Night, Friday May 1, 2009 is planned at the Black Box Theater in the Rail Walk Arts District at the Looking Glass Collective, 405-07 North Street at Kerr Street, Downtown Salisbury. The legendary Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, former member of the Muddy Waters Blues Band returns to Salisbury for a benefit performance. " 

Salisbury's own Blueshabit Blues Band featuring Johand Sandy Rice will open the concert. Doors open at 7:30. Donation :Advance tickets $15.00. More at the door.

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Market Street Festival
Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 2009

Columbus, Mississippi , U.S.
Beale Street Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2009

Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
26th Annual Topanga Blues Festival
Sunday, May 3, 2009

Topanga, CA, U.S.
Mariposa MicroBrews & Blues
Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mariposa, California, U.S.
Southern Miss Jazz & Blues Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2009

Long Beach, MS, U.S.
Deep Delta Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2009

Rolling Forks, MS, U.S.
Big Wheel Blues Festival
Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3, 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, Netherlands
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S

The Lead Belly Blues Festival

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Shreveport, Louisiana, 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

2nd Annual Whitelake Blues Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2009

Whitehall, MI, U.S
Gator By The Bay
Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10, 2009

San Diego, California, U.S
The 6th Annual Mother's Day JAZZ & BLUES Extravaganza

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hollywood, California, U.S

Jeffersontown - Crusade Blues Festival

Friday-Saturday, May 15-16, 2009

Louisville, Kentucky, U.S

Hoopee Jam

Friday-Sunday, May 15-17, 2009

Norristown, GA, U.S

Chicago Blues Tour

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Charlie West Blues Fest
Saturday, May 16, 2009

South Charleston, West Virginia, U.S
Bourbon Street Blues Fest
Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lebanon, Twp-Hunterdon County,
New Jersey, U.S
Playing with Fire
Saturday, May 16, 2009

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S
Valley Gator Blues Festival

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Flint , Michigan, U.S


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Kolín, Středočeský kraj,
Czech Republic
+420 602 364 950

Doheny Blues Festival

Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 2009

Dana Point, California, U.S.

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 2009

Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.

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