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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 26-27, 2017 Our condolences go out to the family of legendary Blues Writer, Paul Oliver.  Actually, he was an Architectural Historian by trade, but became one of the greatest blues historians of this era.  He was responsible for penning The Story of Bessie Smith, The Story of the Blues, Broadcasting the Blues, Black Blues in the Segregation Era, Barrelhouse Blues and many many articles on the Blues.  Paul was 90 years old, and the Blues Music Family will certainly miss him….. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM I was in Washington DC a few weeks ago at an African-American Museum Conference and one of the guest panelist was Lonnie Bunch, the Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  They have an amazing exhibit of the Music of the Blues there.  Of course, he was surrounded by his handlers, his body guards, maybe some Secret Service Agents, A CIA agent or two, and possibly a local DC policeman or two.  All trying to stop the throngs of people from getting to him.  When they saw me coming, they made way for me because they knew I was working for you…..Yeah….Right….I was at the right place at the right time…..I asked Mr. Bunch, with all the exhibits they have at museum, why did they go so far in depth and detain on The Blues….. (Lonnie Bunch Talks) And let me point out, I focused on The Blues because that was my interest.  And I was really surprised by the Love with which they treated the Blues.  They have every genre of African American music you can name there, and it’s worth all the time you spend there.  If you don’t visit any other museum in your lifetime, try to get to DC with the kids and grandkids to see this for yourself.  It’s amazing. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Aug 31 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Thur Aug 31 Buddy Guy Austin TX Moody Theater
Fri Sept 1 L.J. Echols Fort Worth TX DelShawn’s
Fri Sept 1 J Wonn Lacee Tyree Neal And Many More Mobile AL Government Blvd
Fri Sept 1 Calvin Richardson Tucka Big Pokey Bear Montgomery AL Performing Arts Center
Fri Sept 1 Sir Charles Jones Jonesboro AK The Vault
Fri Sept 1 Theodis Ealey Mobile AL The Grounds
Sat Sept 2 Roy C Maurice Wynn Goldsboro NC Paramount Theater
Sat Sept 2 L.J. Echols Avail Hollywood T.K. Soul Summer Wolfe El Dorado AK The Fairgrounds
Sat Sept 2 Theodis Ealey Jackson TN Carl Perkins Civic Center
Sat Sept 2 Vick Allen Harker Heights TX Harker Heights Center
Sun Sept 3 L.J. Echols Tyre Neal Avail Hollywood Meridian MS Sykes Park  
Sun Sept 3 Clarence Carter Lenny Williams Denise LaSalle JoJo Murray Hattiesburg MS Hattiesburg Music Festival
Sun Sept 3 Willie Clayton Dallas TX
Sun Sept 3 Ms Jody Kenne Wayne Vickie Baker Monroe LA Louisiana Gardens
Sun Sept 3 Eddie Cotton Indianola MS Club Ebony
Sun Sept 3 Calvin Richardson Steve Perry Ms Jody Omar Cunningham Theodis Ealey Tuscaloosa AL H & H Farms
Sun Sept 3 Nellie Tiger Travis Terry Wright Sweet Angel T.K. Soul Byhalia MS Wall Hill Park
Sun Sept 3 Vick Allen Picayune MS Bruce’s Place
Sat Sept 9 Sweet Angel Cairo IL Cairo Heritage Blues Fest
Sat Sept 9 Chris Ivy Grenada MS Lewis Johnson Senior Complex
Sat Sept 9 T.K. Soul Jacksonville FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Wed Sept 13 Bobby Rush Kansas City MO Knuckleheads Salon
Thur Sept 14 Grady Champion Oxford MS Thacker Mountain Radio
And that my friends is the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues and THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, WE’VE BEEN LETTING YOU  know “WHERE THEY AT:”  
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