postheadericon BluesNews From the World of BluesBlues: April 14-15, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 14-15, 2018 May the 10th is right around the corner and May 10th, the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards will take place in Memphis Tennessee.  They will present awards for B.B. King Entertainer, Pinetop Perkins Piano Player, Soul Blues Album, Band, Contemporary Blues Album, Traditional Blues Album, and many many others.  And the Class of 2018 induction into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame are Georgia Tom Dorsey, Sam Lay, Mamie Smith, Roebuck Pops Staples, Al Benson, The Classic Blues Recording Blues is King by B.B. King, Classic Blues Singles, Cross Cut Saw by Albert King, Green Onions by Booker T. and the MG’s, I’m A Man by Bo Diddley, Roll Em Pete by Joe Turner, and See See Rider Blues by Ma Rainey.  And this is kind of unusual, two drummers from Chicago, Sam Lay, which we mentioned and Fred Bellow will both be inducted.  They are giving Blues Drummers much love… These inductions will take place on the afternoon and evening of May 9th…A lot of activities that full week and if you want to see the full schedule, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM According to the American Blues Scene site, Coming on the heels of Jimi Hendrix’s BCD Both Sides of the Sky, Authentic Hendrix, the brand that oversees Jimi Hendrix stuff will release to manufactures and licensees all new Authentic Hendrix iconic new photographs, logos, lyrics, and fashion inspired by Hendrix.  It will include headwear, footwear, wall art, jewelry, home décor, digital products, and a wealth of never before licensed products and materials handed down by Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix… You can expect this new stuff in retail stores by early summer…. There’s a link to this article on the BluesNews Page at BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And beginning April 27th and running through May 6th, it’s the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival..  There are so many acts during this yearly festival that features everything from Blues to Jazz to pop to R&B to Gospel.  If you love music and want to see some of the best live performances ever to assemble in a one week setting, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will certainly be the place to witness these performances.  Again, it runs from April 27th through May 6th.  We have a link to all the performances on the BluesNews Page at… BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.CO WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Tue Apr 17 and Wed Apr 18 Buddy Guy New York City B.B. King Club
Thur Apr 19 Shemekia Copeland Denver CO Dazzle
Fri Apr 20 Buddy Guy Philadelphia PA Sugarhouse Casino
Sat Apr 21 Betty Wright L.J. Echols Nellie Tiger Travis Weldon NC Halifax Community College
Fri April 20 Robert Cray Redwood City CA Fox Theatre
Sat Apr 21 Robert Cray Snta Cruz CA Rio Theatre
Fri Apr 20 and Sat Apr 21 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago Rosa’s Lounge
Sat Apr 21 T.K. Soul Texarkana TX Octavia’s Event Center
Sat Apr 21 William Bell Cape May NJ Cape May Convention Ctr
Sat Apr 21 Vick Allen Terry Wright Lacee Bobby Rush J-Wonn Little Rock AR Barton Coliseum
Sat Apr 21 Sir Charles Jones Latimore Theodis Ealey Clarence Carter Pokey Bear Savannah GA Savannah Civic Ctr
Sat Apr 21 Trudy Lynn Tomball TX Main Street Crossing
Sat April 21 Lomax Aberdeen MS The Outhouse
Sat Apr 21 Sweet Angel Hooks TX American Legion
Sun Apr 22 William Bell New York NY B.B. King Blues Club
Fri Apr 27 Bobby Rush New Orleans LA Jazz Fest
Sat Apr 28 T.K. Soul Emporia VA Performing Arts Ctr
Thur Apr 26 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Sat Apr 28 Aretha Franklin New Orleans LA NO Jazz Festival
Sat Apr 28 Dexter Allen Seattle WA Washington Hall
Sun Apr 29 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Blue Chicago
Thur May 3 Big Bill Morganfield Denver CO Dazzle Blues Club
Fri May 4 Zac Harmon Memphis TN Beale St Music Festival
Fri May 4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Fri May 4 and Sat May 5 Bobby Rush San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Sat May 5 Sir Charles Jones Chris Ivy Pokey Bear Bishop Bullwinkle Grenville MS Washington County Convention Ctr
Sat May 5 Vick Allen-Stage Play Avail Hollywood Texarkana TX (Sinner Have A Soul Too
Sat May 5 Zac Harmon Nashville TN Bourbon St Blues and Boogie
Sat May 5 Nellie Tiger Travis Richmond VA Military Retirees Club
Sun May 6 Zac Harmon Montgomery AL Capital City Oyster Bar
Sun May 6 Vick Allen Jackson MS Zoo Blues
Thur May 10 Shemekia Copeland Dallas TX Kessler Theater
Thur May 10 Zac Harmon Memphis TN Blues Awards
Fri May 11 Peggy Scott Adams J-Wonn L.J. Echols Ronnie Bell Vicksburg MS Vicksburg city Auditorium
Fri and Sat May 11-12 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Sat May 12 Vick Allen Ruston LA  
Sat May 12 Donnie Ray Billy Soul Bonds Gregg A. Smith Ricky White Richwood LA Richwood Park
Sat May 12 Shemekia Copeland Houston TX Height Theater
Sat May 12 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat May 12 Vick Allen Lacee Jeter Jones Ronnie Bell Fat Daddy Ruston LA Ruston Civic Center
Sun May 13 Vick Allen St Louis MO The VIP Lounge
Sun May 13 Karen Wolfe O.B. Buchana J Wonn Avail Hollywood Ronnie Bell Whitehall AL Carnes Park
May 15-21 Nellie Tiger Travis Los Angeles CA The Foundation Center
Thur May 17 Syl Johnson Nice France Forum Nice Nord
Fri May 18 Willie Clayton Tunica MS TBA
Fri May 18 Sir Charles Jones Latimore O.B. Buchana Bigg Robb Willie Clayton Calvin Richardson Tunica MS Tunica Arena Expo Center The Kings of Southern Soul
Fri May 18 and Sat May 19 Lil Ed And The Blues Imperials Memphis TN Rum Boogie Café
Sat May 19 Eddie Clearwater Chicago Buddy Guy’s
Sat May 19 Trudy Lynn Houston TX Bayou City Music Series
Sat May 19 Zac Harmon Irving TX Cimarron Park Rec Ctr
Sun May 20 Lil Ed And The Blues Imperials Montgomery AL Capitol Oyster Bar
Sat May 26 Wilson Meadows Bishop Bullwinkle Tucka Kenny Wayne Mr. Sam Tallahassee FL North Florida Fairgrounds
Sat May 26 Nellie Tiger Travis Harvest AL The Huntsville Dragway
Sat May 26 Zac Harmon Dallas TX Babb Brothers BBQ Blues
Sun May 27 Sheba Potts-Wright L.J. Echols Theodis Ealey Jaye Hammer Pokey Bear Grady Champion Byhalia MS Wall Hill Park
Thur May 31 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
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