postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 25-26, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 25-26, 2017 The Grammys were held two weeks ago, and all the buzz was what and how many awards Adele Won.  But who walked away the big winner.  Someone you never probably thought of.  77 year old William Bell, who won the Best Americana Award for his first solo album in 40 years “This is Where I Live,” won big.  According to Spotify, the music streaming service reported that the streams for Bell’s song Born Under A Bad Sign jumped 4,950 percent.  His total Spotify streams as an artist rose 680 percent after he won the award.  On Pandora, he saw an increase of 12, 085 percent lift in stations added.  William Bell hit it big.  As a comparison, according to Spotify, Morris Day of the Tyme who performed with Bruno Mars in the tribute to Prince streams rose a measly 344 percent and Chance The Rapper, 206 percent… Congratulations to William Bell….The 77 year old is riding high on the streams…… There is a film they are trying to release called Sidemen…Long Road to Glory about the roles that sidemen PineTop Perkins, Huber t Sumlin, and Willie Big Eyes Smith played in their careers.  PineTop and Willie Big Eyes played with Muddy Waters, and Hubert played with Howlin Wolf…The film is complete and it premiered at the 2016 South By South West Film Festival.  But, they are trying to clear the rights to allow the production to be released worldwide.  They have set up a kickstarter campaign to hopefully make this happen…If you want more information on this project, or want to see a clip, there is a link on the BlueNews Page at BluesTime in the…Very interesting project….. WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Mon Feb 27 Mr. David Mobile AL The Locale
Tue Feb 28 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Elk Rapids MI Pearls
Wed Mar 1 Buddy Guy Los Angeles CA The Wiltern
Thur Mar 2 William Bell Boulder CO E Town Hall
Fri Mar 3 Peggy Scott Adams Tre Williams Vicksburg MS City Auditorium
Fri Mar 3 Nellie Tiger Travis San Antonio TX Santa’s Place
Fri Mar 3 Lil Ed Chicago IL Buddy Guys Legend
Sat Mar 4 Sir Charles Willie Clayton Denise LaSalle Theodis Ealey Merrillville IN Star Plaza Theatre
Sat Mar 4 T.K. Soul Ms Jody Albany GA Albany Civic Center
Sat Mar 4 Buddy Guy Valley Center CA  
Sat Mar 4 Vic Allen Sweet Angel Nathaniel Kimble Rue Davis Greenwood MS Leflore County Civic Center
Sat Mar 4 Calvin Richardson Chattanooga TN Bessie Smith Cultural Ctr
Sat Mar 4 Grady Champion Jackson MS Durling Hall
Thur Mar 9 William Bell New York NY The Beacon Theatre
Thur Mar 9 Buddy Guy Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
Fri Mar 10 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton Ms Jody T.K. Soul Milwaukee WI Milwaukee Theatre
Fri Mar 10 Jesi Terrell Jim Bennett Easton TX FeFe’s Club
Sat Mar 11 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton Bigg Robb Shirley Brown Detroit MI Fox Theatre
Sat Mar 11 Trudy Lynn Humble TX Green Oaks Tavern
Sat Mar 11 Avail Hollywood Yazoo MS Yazoo Circle Road
Sat Mar 11 Sweet Angel Nathaniel Kimble Chris Ivy and Others Clarksdale MS Coahoma Comm College
Sat Mar 11 Kenny Neal Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Need information on the actual location of artists appearances….. Just go to and click the BluesNews Page.  If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..    
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