postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 21-22, 2018


Great article on Zac Harmon in the April 12th edition of BluesBlast Magazine….It was written by a guy named Don Wilcock, who also wrote the Book You Gosh Darn Right I’ve got the Blues, the biography on Buddy Guy… In the article, Zac talks about every from his dad who was a Pharmacist, his experiences with B.B. King and Little Milton, to his experiences of writing songs. He even goes into what’s politically correct and politically incorrect in the Blues today. One of the highlights of the articles that Zac talked about, which was very touching to me, was his dedication to the Troops, so much so, that when they toured Kuwait back in 2009, they found out something that other acts did not do because of the danger involved.  What did they do??? They did it anyway…..Read the article, and you will thank Zac and others in the Blues for what they did…Great article by Don Wilcock in this months’ edition of BluesBlast Magazine.  We have a link to the article on the BluesNews page at…


A few months ago, in the great state of Mississippi, they did something that they really need some props for.  They unveiled their 200th Mississippi Blues Trail Marker in the town of Lyon Mississippi, right in front of their Town Hall.  This started in 2006, and they have done an incredible job with this project, reaching 200.  They have markers all over the state of Mississippi paying homage to their home grown music,   it is in the state.  You don’t just see them, if you take a minute, they have some very interesting information on them.   Want to find more on the Mississippi Blues Trail Markers, we have a link to the locations on our BluesNews page at…


From the sight, imagine if you would, you have doing what you love all of your life, and then, at the age of 81, you hit it big.  No, not winning the lottery, but hitting it big doing what you love.  That’s what happened with Leo Bud Welch who released his first album in 2014 at the age of 81.  Now, there’s a documentary on Leo titled Late Blossom Blues and it hit the stores Friday the 20th.  This doc was directed by Wolfgang Pfoser Almer, and it follows Welch enjoying his passion for the music and his late found success.  They even found some old footage of Leo performing his signature song Praise His Name, which is also incredible when you consider no one outside of this hometown of Bruce Mississippi had even seen Leo as a young man……We have a link to the trailer on the BluesNews page at BluesTime In The…..Barry Kernzer wrote the article that appears on the AmericanBluesScene site….



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


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


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


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


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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