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2009 Blues Festival Guide magazine



No need to worry if you don't receive a copy of the 2009 BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE magazine from your local blues society or festival this year, because our magazine is now also digital!
Regardless of whether you are in Timbuktu or Los Angeles, you can now read the ENTIRE magazine ONLINE by simply clicking through page by page, or go directly to the page number you wish using the Table of Contents as your guide. You can even click through to advertiser’s website or search for a particular festival or use the Search function.
Email a page or the whole magazine to a friend on the other part of the earth with a simple click. Or you can print out your favorite article as a keepsake. Lots of fun bells and whistles make this Digital magazine a welcome addition to the media products of RBA Publishing.
This helps us distribute more copies of the magazine without using natural resources.
Viewers can find the link on our homepage at or click
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Click, read, enjoy and have a bluesy summer!

After tirelessly touring the U.S. and Europe for the past two years Ana Popovic now returns with her follow up effort "Blind For Love," produced by Mark Dearnley (AC/DC, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney) and Ana Popovic. Here Ana offers up a little something for everyone including blues, rock, jazz, funk and gospel, and is joined by members of her regular touring band - Ronald Jonker (bass) and Andrew "Blaze" Thomas (drums), plus special guests Tony Braunagel (drums) and Mike Finnigan (Hammond B-3) from the Phantom Blues Band. On “Blind For Love” Ana demonstrates once again that she possesses the vision to forge ahead with her own uniquely distinctive style and continues to evolve as a deeply personal and gifted songwriter.

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56 Deluxe, a band well known on the East Coast for creating a breathtaking combination of original COUNTRY, BLUES & ROCK (“AMERICAN MUSIC”) continues their meteoric rise to the top under the direction lead vocalist and guitarist AZ Kenny Tsak (aka Kenny Tsakanikas). Featuring master bass player Avery T. Horton, Jr., 56 Deluxe regularly tours Southern Arizona & the East coast, exciting listeners with a smokin' hot blend of sounds that satisfies the souls of music lovers everywhere with styles ranging from slow, moving blues to the fiery Texas- style country-rock fretwork that electrifies audiences.
Now, loyal fans and new listeners can experience all the excitement of the band's live performances with the new CD, "Like I Do", set to launch Spring 2009. Including nine original songs written and performed by 56 Deluxe and two cover songs, fans fully anticipate "Like I Do" will bring 56 Deluxe long-awaited national recognition. A special bonus track features award-winning bluesman Joey Gilmore.

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Enter this contest and win!


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

Counterfeit Guitar Bust Yields 861 Gibson Fakes, Ends with Prison Sentence

The recent arrest and three-year jail sentencing of Beijing’s Li Dan was a monumental victory against the proliferation of counterfeit guitars. Not only were 1,200 fake guitars seized, but years of efforts on the part of the Gibson, the Electric Guitar Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (EGACC) – which consists of Fender, Gretsch, Ibanez and Paul Reed Smith – and Chinese legal authorities paid off, leading to the sentencing of Li Dan.

Dan operated,, and, web domains that targeted overseas consumers with alluringly inexpensive fake guitars advertised as authentic Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Ibanez, and Paul Reed Smith brand guitars. Of the 1,200 guitars seized at Li Dan’s warehouse and retail outlet this past fall, 861 were Gibson and Epiphone branded.
The hosting companies for Li Dan’s Web sites responded to Gibson’s legal notices by shutting down her sites in 2007. Surprisingly brazen, Li Dan simply re-introduced them months later using new hosting companies. She also kept photos of herself on her Facebook page, and images of her attending guitar tradeshows were found on the Internet. It was a long road to Li Dan’s conviction, taking more than a year for the EGACC to successfully petition the Chinese government to assist in upholding the United States’ intellectual property laws.
In November 2008, Li Dan, her mother, her business partner Yu Hui, and four other business associates were arrested. (Li Dan’s mother was arrested because all of Li Dan’s collections were being routed through her mother’s bank account.)
At last the EGACC had accumulated enough evidence — testimony, shipping and sales records, etc. — for the Xuanwa District Court in Beijing to convict Li Dan. On May 6, 2009, she was sentenced to three years in prison.
Darrell Prescott, who represents the EGACC, said, “These follow-up actions by the Chinese authorities should make it abundantly clear to those who traffic counterfeit guitar products that they will pay a heavy price for their actions. While this case is closed, continued vigilance is required and the EGACC will continue to take swift, decisive action against this type of illegal activity in the future.”
The problem of counterfeit guitars certainly isn’t a new one. For many years Gibson has faced the battle head-on, taking aggressive action to shut down entities illegally masquerading as Gibson or using Gibson’s brand names and trademarks unlawfully.

Gibson’s Manager of Brand Protection Ric Olsen said that Gibson has continued to fight even as counterfeiters and infringers have become more prevalent and more cunning at fooling consumers.

“With the current economic conditions we’re seeing such an increased abuse of our brand names and intellectual property this year,” Olsen said. “It’s amazing what’s going on right now. It’s a free-for-all, and people are trying to get away with it. But Gibson is bearing down harder than ever on the enforcement and protection of our valuable brand names and trademarks. We won’t stop fighting this.”

Eliminating counterfeit guitars continues to be one of Gibson’s top priorities for many reasons, but mostly because it is so clearly a concern to so many of our consumers.

A couple of summers ago ran a consumer warning acknowledging the counterfeiting problem and offering tips about how to spot a fake Gibson. That story turned out to be one the most popular stories to ever be published on the site, receiving thousands of clicks each day. Consumers spoke loud and clear, and they’ve continued to. Each day, emails pour into Gibson’s Customer Service team, full of tips and complaints about counterfeiters. To cite one such example, a man recently wrote in to alert us to an illegal site. “When I was web-surfing I found an illegal Web site,” he said.“They sell imitation items of Gibson. I don’t want to see the imitation of my guitar. Terrible!”

To curtail the growing problem, Gibson advises all consumers to purchase Gibson instruments, or any other instrument from Gibson’s family of brands, only from our network of authorized dealers. Consumers are encouraged to contact Gibson’s Customer Service team, whether the guitar in question is new or used. “We have a wonderful customer service department,” says Olsen. “Anybody who questions anything they’re about to purchase should bring it to us.”
To report incidents, consumers should file a police report, and may also visit

For questions about a guitar’s authenticity, contact the Gibson Customer Service team at www.gibson. or 1-800-4GIBSON.

The Blues Foundation'™s Sound Healthcare
The Blues Foundation has partnered with Sound Healthcare, a Nashville entity that offers an approach to the humanization of America's healthcare system, creating access to health insurance and advocacy for the greater good. Its goal is to provide access to specific insurance and discount products custom-designed to meet the needs of Blues music industry professionals.

They strive to customize programs of protection designed to balance your budget with your needs. They offer a line-up of products, information and resources, and the assurance that they will strive to exceed the expectations of those they serve. Sound Healthcare also partners with these associations: Country Music Association; Gospel Music Association; International Bluegrass Music Association; Audio Engineering Society; Songwriters Guild of America; The Recording Musicians Association; Americana Music Association and Nashville Association of Musicians, Local 257, A.F. of M.

For more information, visit The Blues Foundation. A Sound Healthcare Representative will call and ask questions specific to your needs and locale, as not all plans are available in all states.

Blues Foundation's First 10-day E-Bay Auction
The Blues Foundation announces the first of its monthly offerings on ebay. The first item is a 25th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Fest Bandana Quilt Wall Hanging.

To check it out and make a bid, click here. This is a one of a kind 3 ft. x 3 ft. quilted art piece perfect for hanging on your wall. At it's centerpiece is a 19 inch square bandana commemorating the 25th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival which is dated 1994. This quilt is done in cotton fabrics in purple, green and red. The back is entirely the purple color from the front. The maker and generous donor of the quilt is Kay Giese of Monroe, NC.

New Blues Foundation Website Goes Live Monday July 20!!

Thanks to Peter Fleming at bandVillage we will have new look to our website beginning at 8:00am CDT Monday, July 20.  We also had artistic help from Jen Taylor at Vividpix & Design. 

Kind of nice to have two Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipients on our team.  If you find something that does not look right or work correctly, we do want you to tell us. E-mail the link and a description to Jay (  Joe Whitmer has loaded up the Blues Store with new items so please check it out and help us out with a few purchases.

2010 International Blues Challenge Update
The dates for the 2010 International Blues Challenge will be January 20-23. This is one week earlier than usual and two weeks earlier than 2009.

Hotel reservations will open September 1. 

This is a month earlier than in recent years.  Ticket and tee-shirt sales will open October 1 as in the past.  We will be presenting Youth and International Showcases again on Friday.  We must wait until August to see the NBA schedule to see if we do Blues Night at the FedEx Forum again on Wednesday, January 20th, but when making travel plans, you can be sure there will be a Beale Street Merchants Association Welcome at the New Daisy and much music on Wednesday and the first panels during the day Thursday.  

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Travis Peterson knew he was too drunk to drive home after an outdoor concert three years ago at Alpine Valley south of Milwaukee. So he fell asleep in his car, only to be awoken by a state trooper.
Peterson said even though he told the officer he was drunk and just sleeping it off, the trooper ordered him to leave because the lot was being cleared.
Once out of the parking lot, Peterson was arrested for drunken driving.

A state appeals court on Wednesday commended Peterson for trying to do the right thing by sleeping it off, and said the trial court was wrong not to let him argue that police had entrapped him.

Second CD Soundtrack from Award-Winning Blues Film "M for Mississippi" Now Available

(Clarksdale, MS) - The original soundtrack to the award-winning film "M For Mississippi" offered blues lovers a small taste of the raucous, wild sounds of today's Delta blues scene. Now a second volume of the soundtrack is available on CD, featuring a dozen never-before-released performances recorded during the filming of the critically acclaimed movie. Featured artists include T-Model Ford, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Big George Brock, Terry "Harmonica" Bean and Robert "Bilbo" Walker.

The new CD, titled "M For Mississippi: More Music from the Motion Picture," is a joint production of Broke & Hungry Records, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art and Mudpuppy Recordings. The CD is currently available at and will gain wider release later this summer.

More than a collection of leftovers, the songs on this new CD rival those on the first soundtrack. This is no accident, notes Jeff Konkel, one of the co-producers of the film and its two soundtracks. "We envisioned two soundtracks from the outset, so when it came time to divide the recordings, we deliberately set out to make two albums of equal caliber."

Among the many highlights of the new soundtrack is Robert "Bilbo" Walker's unreleased performance of "Johnnie B. Goode." "It's the song Chuck Berry didn't want you to hear," says Roger Stolle, another co-producer of the film and its soundtracks. "If you’ve seen the film, you know that Chuck Berry -- who controls his own publishing -- denied us permission to use the song in the movie. Fortunately, the law permits us to license the song for audio release. We think it was worth the wait."

Other highlights on the new soundtrack include L.C. Ulmer's haunting bottleneck workout "When I Was In Trouble," T-Model Ford's acoustic romp through "Hi Heel Sneakers" and Pat Thomas' quirky original "What A Way It Used To Be." The CD ends with an unreleased version of the film's title song featuring blues legend Big George Brock alone with his harmonica.

Since the release of "M For Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues" late last year, the film has garnered sweeping praise and has earned numerous awards including a prestigious Blues Music Award for DVD of the Year. The film has been screened at film festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

"The reception and reviews we've received for the film and its soundtracks are truly humbling," said Kari Jones, the project's third co-producer. "It shows that, even in the 21st Century, the surviving blues of the Mississippi Delta is still a very relevant and inspiring music."

For more information visit or contact Roger Stolle at or Jeff Konkel at

Jimmy Rushing

Few buffs would describe the mid-1960s as a “golden age” of jazz. It wasn’t—not compared with the swing era or the early modern period. Yet this was an amazing time in the music’s history and the last point when nearly all the iconic giants were still with us (save those Bixes and Birds who died tragically young). If two new releases of previously unissued live performances by saxophonist Lucky Thompson and blues singer Jimmy Rushing are any indication, a disproportionate number of major musicians of the period appeared at New York’s old Half Note club at 289 Hudson St.

The South Carolina-born, Detroit-raised tenor saxophonist and composer Eli “Lucky” Thompson (1923-2005) was a man constantly on the move. He shuttled back and forth between the U.S. and Europe, and his style and approach were as changeable as his mailing address. Where most major players of his generation perfected a distinctive sound early in their careers and stuck with it for decades, Thompson evolved from big-band swing and early R&B to bebop to a very Euro-cool sonority in the 1950s—and by the mid-1960s to a sound that resembled no one else’s. In a sense, Thompson was one of jazz’s first postmodernists, and his unique music has had a strong influence on such contemporary players as the young saxists Mark Turner and Chris Byars, who frequently play Thompson’s compositions.

“New York City, 1964-65,” the new two-CD set of Thompson’s music from Montreal’s Uptown Records, presents two live shows—a concert in an Off-Broadway theater (underwritten, surprisingly, by Frank Sinatra’s right-hand man, Jilly Rizzo) and a less formal nightclub set with only a rhythm section at the Half Note. The first features Thompson’s compositions and arrangements for an octet; in a review back in 1964, the Times’s John S. Wilson thought that the charts were too heavy and underrehearsed—unfortunately, Thompson got precious few opportunities to work in the expanded format. Although far from perfect, and possibly not up to the leader’s own exacting standards, the performances here shine because of the excellent soloists (including pianist Hank Jones and trombonist Benny Powell in addition to Thompson) and the high quality of the leader’s tunes.
On both sets, octet and quartet, Thompson features one of his most distinctive compositions, “The World Awakes.” According to annotator and Thompson discographer Noal Cohen, this 1956 original is simply an F-minor blues, but Thompson does so much with it that it seems infinitely richer. Playing mostly soprano in the latter part of his career (he was a modernist pioneer on the instrument) he lays out the basic blues melody, then plays an incredibly catchy second strain. There’s a Latin rhythm underneath and a pop element too; it’s the kind of tune that Quincy Jones, Thompson’s fellow American in Paris a few years earlier, could have handily orchestrated into a funky chart hit. The writing and playing, overall, are so outstanding on these two shows that it seems especially tragic that Thompson left music for the last 30 years of his life and all but vanished from the map.

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Jimmy Rushing (1901-72) was a blues-centric vocalist who spent the most celebrated part of his career as Count Basie’s “boy singer.” He toured and recorded as a soloist in the 1950s and ’60s, but while most of Rushing’s studio albums have been reissued, no one has yet unearthed and released a whole live show by the famous “Mr. Five by Five.” “The Scene: Live in New York” (High Note) was taken from several sets, at least one of which was from the Half Note, where Rushing worked regularly with the legendary two-tenor team of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn (and the young pianist Dave Frishberg).

The bulk of this first-rate set is given to hard-swinging treatments of jazz standards that Rushing undoubtedly had been singing since they were brand new in the ’20s: “Deed I Do,” “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me” and “I Want a Little Girl.” Rushing heats up these old chestnuts with his unique combination of a big, heavy voice and a light-footed and fast rhythmic sense of time. No one could do what Rushing does on Don Redman and Andy Razaf’s “Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You?,” one of the original soul ballads. This is truly crooning the blues; he’s equal parts Leroy Carr and Bing Crosby, singing the number tenderly but with an undercurrent of aggression.
Although Rushing always insisted that he was more than a blues shouter, the set is highlighted by several extended blues features, all elaborations on the best-known numbers from his Basie tenure. To Rushing, a blues is a blues is a blues: One track starts out with the opening of “Goin’ to Chicago” and then spontaneously detours through “Jimmy’s Blues” (“I got a mind to ramble . . . ”). The last track on the disc begins with “Good Morning Blues” and then morphs into “Harvard Blues,” “Jimmy’s Blues” (again), and—a sign that these were recorded during separate sessions—“Goin’ to Chicago.” Both songs end with Rushing’s signature tag (from “Baby, Don’t Tell on Me”): “Little Jimmy Rushing has been here and gone.” The one blues that follows a wholly familiar trajectory is his cover of Joe Williams’s hit “Everyday I Have the Blues.” On most of these, Rushing exhorts his co-stars to “come on and blow the blues,” but as excellent as Sims, Cohn and Mr. Frishberg are, they can’t do what Jimmy Rushing can do with a blues. No one could.

Listen to clips from Jimmy Rushing’s recent album, “The Scene: Live in New York”:
The Chicago Blues Museum’s - The Soul of Bronzeville: The Regal, Club DeLisa, and The Blues exhibit

Focusing on an American music tradition, the DuSable Museum and the Chicago Blues Museum join forces to present The Soul of Bronzeville: The Regal, Club DeLisa, and The Blues. Chicago has many legendary blues and R&B musicians including Muddy Waters, ‘Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, and Buddy Guy that have contributed to the Chicago blues sound.

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(TMZ) B.B. King is officially not allowed to sing the Blues anymore -- we just got our hands on a lawsuit that says he's already made over $100 million in the 21st century.

King is being sued by his former business manager, Floyd Leiberman, who claims he helped B.B. make the massive amount of money from 2000 - 2008 -- only to be left high and dry when it came to getting his cut of the profits.

In the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court of New York, Floyd also lists a ton of other ways he's been cut out of King's vast fortune. Floyd is suing King for at least $1.5 million.

Pictured: Eric Conn - Independent Mastering, Ben Swank - Third Man Records,  Jack White, Vance Powell - Engineer

Independent Mastering is celebrating a successful eight-year run and they want to give back to you, the independent artist. A total of SIX mastering giveaways will go to randomly selected independent artists from all over the world, one per month starting July 31st through December 31st.

And why would they do all of this? Owner Eric Conn says, We've had a lot of support from our worldwide clients over the years, some of whom weve never even met thanks to FTP & FedEx. We felt it was time to give a little back to the community.

So for all of you starving artists out there counting pennies to complete your masterpiece, this is your lucky day! Entry is completely free and there is no catch. For more information and rules, simply Enter The Giveaway.

Independent Mastering is a GRAMMY award winning facility with dozens of top album projects under their belt. The impressive client list so far in 2009 includes three John Waite album projects, three Jack White (of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather), two Cage The Elephant singles and the debut project from EMI/M17 act The Flying Machines. Also in the studio this year, Ray Benson, finishing Willie And The Wheel featuring Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel (co produced by the late Jerry Wexler) and Nickel Creeks Sarah Watkins with producer John Paul Jones, of Led Zeppelin fame, wrapping her solo debut on Nonesuch Records.

Mastering is the crucial last step in the recording process, dont trust it to just anyone. You could be the next artist on this long list of stellarprojects from Independent Mastering. The first drawing is July 31st, so sign up now!!!

For more information and a complete client discography, visit the Independent Mastering website.

LABELS, ARTISTS, RECORD PROMOTERS... A few good reasons why you should consider using the Radio Submit Music Delivery Service...

       Why pay postage to mail your single or album release to hundreds of stations to possibly have many stations throw your CD in the trash or to place in storage without even listening to the music?  Radio Submit is the most economical way to deliver your song to radio and media for airplay consideration in the USA and countries around the world.
2.       Maximize your exposure to print media, webzines, and important music industry contacts through the new Radio Submit monthly newsletter for broadcasters. 
3.      Radio Submit is the most cost efficient and effective promotion and marketing tool for your current or future projects.
4.      Environmentally friendly, and cost effective alternative to send music around the world, as there is less waste from envelopes, CDs, jewel cases, photos, one sheets, etc.
5.       Allows Disk Jockeys and Music Directors to view your bands live performances or a One On One Introduction Video for that personal touch introducing artists to radio. “Simple 1 click video uploading by artists or labels”.
6.      Potential for "international licensing deals" increases through our service to international radio & music industry contacts.
7.      Increased potential for performing rights income as a writer and/or publisher. (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC)  Radio Submit is a great addition to your current promotion campaign.
8.       Increased potential for additional performance royalties from Syndicated Radio programs Satellite and Web Cast airplay. (Sound Exchange)
LABELS, ARTISTS, RECORD PROMOTERS sign up now and allow radio stations from countries around the world to play your music.

A few reasons why you should use the Radio Submit Music Delivery Service...
1.       Saves time and money in programming songs for your play list.
2.      Saves space in the control room and library.
3.      Green alternative to receive music, as there is less waste from envelopes, CDs, jewel cases, one sheets, photos, etc.
4.      Notifications are easy to file in a single folder in your email client or computer desktop.  
5.      Songs are instantly available for listening or downloading from the office or home.  “Watch videos of newly presented artists”.
6.      Listen or download from email notifications or from the Radio Submit website.
7.      All songs are High Resolution 320kbs MP3s.  (The option of 190 kbs is available for internet radio broadcast).
8.      All Songs are completely tagged with Artist and Title info. (Entered by the artists and labels themselves)
9.       Helps reduce email storage limit issues. 
10.    Discover new radio programs offered for syndication by DJ’s and other radio stations.
11.    Promote your syndicated program using Radio Submit.
"Simply upload a few 3 minute segments of your show and/or video for stations around the globe to sample".

Radio Submit is a free service for Radio Stations and their On-Air staff. Sign up today. For more: CLICK

From now thru August 31, The Love Song to New Orleans cd compilation is looking for the last song on it's album. The song can be "inspired by" New Orleans and Louisiana in theme OR just general style/vibe.

Open to all jazz, blues, zydeco, Americana, southern rock, pop and folk songwriters. ADK microphones will present the songwriter with one of their microphones (made famous by Ray Charles). The contest is being held through Sonicbids and has a ten dollar entry fee.

Winning songwriter will join the company of many award winning songwriters and talented musicians on the cd, who have performed alongside members of hometown heroes, the Nevilles and Brandon Marsalis. Blues artist Jimmy Rip (who produced Jerry Lee Lewis's album & tours with Mick Jagger & Rod Stewart, etc) graces the album with a foot stomping blues called "Playing Hookey". Blues artist David Vidal cowrote the Dylan-esque single "Love Song to New Orleans" with album producer Diana Williamson. Samples can be heard at the myspace page.

Cd will be distributed through New Orlean's retail outlets Louisiana Music Factory, Peaches Records, Borders St. Charles, and digital stores Itunes and October 1st. Pre-order the cd & you can get VIP passes to the record release party, dinner with an artist, autographed guitars, even your own house concert for you and your guests. Enter at Fan Opportunities through the main site.

For more info: CLICK

Sidelines Sports Grill

7:30 - 11:30

4010 US 1 South 
St. Augustine, Florida 
Phone: (904) 217-4651 
Email: Info@SidelinesGrill.Net

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Northport NY - Summer is here and the time is right to check out some great live music from M.C. Records artists Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne & EG Kight.

Cyril Neville Solo Tour
July 16 - Knuckleheads - Kansas City MO
July 17 - Broadway Oyster Bar - St. Louis MO
July 18 - Space - Evanston IL (Chicago)
July 19 – Callahans – Auburn Hills MI
July 22 – Red Fox Inn – Bondville VT
July 23 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville PA (Philadelphia)
July 24 - Pittsburgh Blues Festival Pittsburgh PA
July 25 – Wilberts – Cleveland OH
Jul 26 – Mountain Stage Taping – Charleston WV
Jul 27 – Woodsongs Radio Hour Taping – Lexington KY

Anders On The Road
Jul 16 Crystal Bay Casino - SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR TOUR Tahoe, Nevada
Jul 17 The Mint - SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR TOUR Los Angeles, CA
Jul 19 The Arcata Theater- SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR Arcata, California
Jul 20 Mississippi Studios- THE SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR TOUR Portland, OR
July 23 Egyptian Theater - THE SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR TOUR Park City, UT
July 24 Friday’s at Copper - THE SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR TOUR
Copper Mountain, Colorado
July 25 Oriental Theater - THE SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR TOUR Denver, CO
July 26 Bellyup Aspen - THE SOUTHERN TROUBADOUR TOUR Aspen, CO
Aug 1 2009 Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Festival Norfolk, Virginia
Aug 2 2009 Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Festival Norfolk, Virginia
Aug 18 2009 Rock -n the River Cruise, New York City

EG Tour Dates
* FRIDAY, JULY 17 ~ Doylestown , PA - Puck Live ~ 8:30 pm
* SATURDAY, JULY 18 ~ Piermont , NY - The Turning Point ~ 8:00 pm
* SUNDAY, JULY 19 ~ Hughesville , PA - Lycoming County Fair ~ 7:00 pm
* SATURDAY, JULY 25 ~ Montgomery, AL - Key Largo ~ 9 pm
* FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 ~ Chattanooga, TN – Chattanooga Billiards Downtown
* TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 ~ Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill

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WHAT – Sierra Blues Society’s ~ Blues Jam & Goodtimes

WHEN – Saturday, July 25, 2009

WHERE – The Torch Club
904 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-2797

PERFORMERS – The Lou Deluca Band
TIME – 2:00 - 6:00 PM
COST – No cover but donations gratefully accepted.

For the July edition of the Blues Jam & Goodtimes, the Sierra Blues Society is happy to feature The Lou Deluca Band. We’ll be returning to the Torch Club located at 904 15th Street in Sacramento on Saturday July 25th from 2 – 6 PM.

Based out of the Santa Cruz area, The Lou DeLuca Band has been playing together for seven years and has opened and performed with national touring acts such as Jackie Greene, Little Feat, Sonny Landreth, Elvin Bishop, Los Lobos and others. The Lou Deluca Band will play the first and last hour, with an open jam in between. The number of bands playing as a unit is limited to three, so come early and sign up. Please help out by making use of the host band’s equipment, complete kit changes are not allowed. As always, individual artists are especially encouraged to come out for the jam

So grab your axe and head down to Torch Club. We’ll kick-off the event at 2:00 PM, so come and show your support for blues. As always, the admission is FREE!
For more info: CLICK


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Duke Robillard joins Elwood to talk about STOMP THE BLUES, his salute to the jump and jive blues of the 1940’s and 50's. He talks about how he developed his eclectic style of playing, with Roomful of Blues, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and by backing people like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. Elwood and Duke dig deeper into the big band blues sound with classic tracks from Louis Armstrong and Wynonie Harris. And some lucky listeners will get to take home the debut album, WHITE SUGAR by the British player, Joanne Shaw Taylor. She is a combination of Dusty Springfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and she is very good. All that, plus a taste of the new record, MY WALKING STICK, from the great veteran Vancouver bluesman, Jim Byrnes.
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Deep Blues Festival
July 15-19, 2009

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
California WorldFest
July 16-19, 2009
Grass Valley, Calfiornia, U.S.
Bluesfest International
July 16-19, 2009

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, U.S.
Marco Fiume Blues Passion
July 16-19, 2009

Paola & Rossano, Calabria, Italy
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Quincy Area Blues Fest

July 17-18, 2009

Quincy, Illinois, U.S.
Master Musicians Festival
July 17-18, 2009

Somerset, Kentucky, U.S..
Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival - JazzFest
July 17-18, 2009

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S..
Nothin But The Blues Festival
July 17-18, 2009

Bloomington, Illinois, U.S..
Burlington Jazz'n Blues Festival
July 17-19, 2009

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Bluesfest London
July 17-19, 2009

London, Ontario, Canada
22nd Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival

July 17-19, 2009

Winthrop, Washington, U.S.
Ocean View Crab and Blues
July 18, 2009

Norfolk, VA, U.S.
Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival

July 18, 2009

Roanoke, VA, U.S.
Playing with Fire
July 18, 2009

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Styrian Bluesnight
July 18, 2009

Burgau , Styria, Austria
Blues and BBQ Festival
July 19, 2009

Better Housing, Arvada,
Colorado, U.S.
Blues Under The Bridge
July 24-25, 2009

Colorado Springs, CO, US
Norrtelje Bluesfest
July 24-25, 2009

Norrtelje, Stockholm, Sweden
Busker's Ball
July 24-25, 2009

Oxford, Mississippi, U.S.
Summertime Blues For A Cure
July 24-25, 2009

Sunbury (North Columbus), Ohio, U.S.
Cape Fear Blues Festival
Friday-Sunday ,
July 24-26, 2009

Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Pocono Blues Festival

Friday -Sunday,
July 24-26, 2009

Lake Harmony, PA, U.S.
Sparta Blues BBQ
Friday -Sunday,
July 24-26, 2009

Sparta, WI, U.S.
Pittsburgh Blues Festival
July 24-26, 2009
Benefit for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7th Annual Groovin' in The Grove Summer Concerts 9 WK Saturday Series

July 25, 2009

this Week: Lady Bianca
Lodi, California, U.S.
21st Annual WEVL FM 89.9 Blues on the Bluff®
July 25, 2009

Tennessee, Memphis, U.S.
Boundary Waters Blues Festival
July 30-1, 2009

Ely / Winton, Minnesota, U.S.
1st Annual Frankford Island Blues Festival
July 10-12, 2009

Frankford, Ontario, Canada
Kent Blues Fest
July 24-25, 2009

Kent, Ohio, U.S.
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