postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: December 2-3, 2017


According to, there is a new Blues and Southern Soul station coming to Jackson Mississippi.  According to the report, it’s led by Steve Poston, and will be on 93.1 on the FM Dial and when we find out more, we’ll pass it on to you….Which brings up the question…What city plays more Blues and Southern Soul on radio????@rojeneblues and let me know what you think.  Is it Memphis, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta….I think it’s Jackson….Not sure, but I know whatever day I’m in the city, I can always hear some Blues and Southern Soul……


January 19th, it’s the 2018 Keeping The Blues Alive Awards recognition luncheon in Memphis Tennessee…It’s a part of the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge.  They were chosen by a committee of Blues Professionals to honor those who make significant contributions of the genre, according to….The Recipients are:

1. Gary and Gillian Atkinson
2. Jonas Bernholm
3. Bluesfest Byron Bay
4. Blues Society of Omaha
5. Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
6. Lucky Clark
7. European Blues Union
8. Tim Fik
9. Brian Kelm
10. Poor House Bistro
11. Albertina Wassenhove
12. Rueben Williams

Congrats to them, and for Keeping The Blues Alive.  We have a link to the Blues Foundation web site on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime in The…


Bobby Rush Recently made a stop in Wisconsin on the “Take Me To The River Tour” and a writer by the name of Jamie Lee Rake did an article on him for the Shepard Express.  It’s a very interesting article and interview with Bobby, considering the fact that Bobby is 83 years old.  Bobby reflects on his long career, places or joints as he calls them that he’s played in Milwaukee and surrounding area and the passing of the torch. In vintage Bobby Rush style, Bobby says he hangs out with younger people because there are no people his age to hang out with.  Great article on the Grammy winning Bobby Rush and if you want to read it, we have a link to the Shepard Express on the BluesNews page at BluesTime in the….




Mon Dec 4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials St Augustine FL Café Eleven
Tue Dec 5 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Delray Beach FL  
Wed Dec 6 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Jupiter FL TBA
Thur Dec 7 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Winter Park FL TBA
Fri Dec 8 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bonita Springs FL Center For Performing Arts
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL  
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL  
Sat Dec 9 Willie Clayton Tupelo MS TBA
Sun Dec 10 Willie Clayton Addis LA  
Fri Dec 8 Clarence Carter
Theodis Ealey
Pat Cooley
Bolivia NC Brunswick College
Williamson Auditorium
Fri Dec 8 L.J. Echols Newton MS Mary’s Place
Sat Dec 9 Clarence Carter
Theodis Ealey
Pat Cooley
Yanceyville NC Caswell County Civic Center
Fri Dec 8 Vick Allen Clinton MS Clinton Event Center
Fri and Sat Dec 8-9 Mr Sipp San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 T.K. Soul Tyler TX The Oil Palace
Sat Dec 9 Bobby Rush Memphis TN Club Paradise
Sat Dec 9 Avail Hollywood

L.J. Echols
Summer Wolf

J Redd

Clarksdale MS Coahoma County Expo
Sat Dec 9 Grady Champion Jackson MS Underground 119
Sat Dec 9 Shemekia Copeland Chicago IL City Winery
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
Sun Dec 10 L.J. Echols Ruston LA Enstyle Fashion Center
Sun Dec 10 Sweet Angel
Fat Daddy
Dallas TX Griffin Blues Palace
Tue Dec 12 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legends
Thur & Fri Dec 14-15 Shemekia Copeland New York City TBA
Sat Dec 16 Shemekia Copeland Albany NY TBA
Sat Dec 16 T.K. Soul West Monroe LA Monroe Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 16 Bobby Rush
Big Bill Morganfield
Decatur GA Vista Room
Sat Dec 16 O.B. Buchana
L.J. Echols
Clarksdale MS Clarksdale Civic Center
Sun Dec 17 T.K. Soul
Lenny Williams
Doug E. Fresh
Southaven MS Landers Center
Sun Dec 17 Nellie Tiger Travis
Many Others
Houston Sheraton Hotel
(Tribute to Big Cnythia
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Fri Dec 22 L.J. Echols
Fat Daddy
Killeen TX Live Nightclub
Sat Dec 23 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Sat Dec 23 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 23 Sweet Angel Ripley TN Chocolate City
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 29 Willie Clayton Montgomery AL  
Fri Dec 29 Latimore
Sir Charles Jones
Calvin Richardson
Nellie Tiger Travis
Theodis Ealey
Bishop Bullwinkle
Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 30 Peggy Scott Adams
Bobby Rush
Omar Cunningham
Calvin Richardson
Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sat Dec 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Atlanta GA/College Park GIC Convention Ctr
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission
Sun Dec 31 Willie Clayton Greenville MS TBA


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