postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: January 27-28, 2018


There’s an article on the American Blues Scene web site by JD Nash titled “What Happened To Janis Joplin’s Porshce”? Janis reportly bought the 1964 Porsche two weeks before she died.  She paid 3500 Dollars for the 356 C Cariolet in Beverly Hills.  It was gray when she bought it, but when she had it re painted, it became a , as described in the article, a bumper to bumper canvas, which was called The History of the Universe.  Her Roadie at the time Dave Richards was given some cash, and told to go to work on the car.  Psychedelic was in vogue at the time, and he painted images of Big Brother and the Holding Company, California landscapes, the Eye of God, Janis’ astrological sign, which was Capricorn, skulls, mushrooms, butterflies, and more.  Now mind you, this was on a Porsche.  Janis made the transition on October 4, 1970 and her manager, Albert Grossman, took possession of it.  He kept it until 1975 and Grossman decided to return it to Janis’ family, her siblings Laura and Michael that lived in Ohio.  To make a long story short, the car began to wear.  They had it painted gray again, it’s original color, but decided in the early 90’s to go back to The History of The Universe for the car.  They commissioned two artists to do this, and did a decent job of making it Psychedelic again, the one Janis loved.  The car went to Museums, and spent 20 years in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio.  In 2015, the heirs took possession of the Porsche and put it up for auction… You won’t believe how much the car brought in…… We have a link to the article on the BluesNew Page at….JD Nash did an amazing job with this article…..

And the winners are:  From the 2018 International Blues Challenge…

Representing the Atlanta Blues Society for Best Self Produced CD….Blue Metamorphasis, Jontavious Willis
Representing Central Iowa Blues Society for Cigar Box Award-Harp….Kevin B.F. Burt
Representing Central Iowa Blues Society for Solo/Duo…Kevin B.F. Burt
Representing Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society for Gibson Guitar Award…….Arthur Menezes
And Representing The Houston Blues Society for Best Band…The Keeshea Pratt Band

Congrats to all the winners and I know it was big fun in Memphis for all involved…And Congrats to The Blues Foundation for another successful year with the International Blues Challenge….Their next big event is the 39th Blues Music Awards May 10th of this year……We’ll keep you informed of that Blues Event…..


Mon Jan 29 Bobby Rush

William Bell

Gainesville FL Curtis Phillips Center
Tue Jan 30 Bobby Rush

William Bell

Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre
Fri Feb 2 J Wonn Opelika AL Bottling Plant Event Ctr
Fri Feb 2 Bobby Rush

William Bell

Tampa FL David Straz Jr Ctr
Fri Feb 2 Lacee


Raleigh NC Hilton
Fri Feb 2 Sir Charles Jones

Lenny Williams


Alexandria LA Convention Hall
Sat Feb 3 Bobby Rush

William Bell

Ft Lauderdale FL Parker Playhouse
Sat Feb 3 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Fri Feb 9 T.K. Soul

Sweet Angel

Fat Daddy

Tulsa OK Greenwood Cultural Ctr
Fri Feb 9 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Cleveland OH Music Box
 Fri Feb 9 Jeff Floyd Quincy FL LR’s Sports Bar
Fri Feb 9 Lacee

Jaye Hammer


Greenville MS Washington Cnty Convention Ctr
Fri Feb 9 Chris Ardoin Houston TX Chapa Houston
Sat Feb 10 Vick Allen Gallman MS Copiah Safe House
Sat Feb 10 Karyn Wolfe

O.B. Buchana

Mobile AL Bishop State College
Sat Feb 10 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Auburn Hills MI Callahan’s Music Hall
Sat Feb 10 Jeff Floyd

Bigg Robb

Karen Brown

Ruston LA Rustin Civic Ctr
Sat Feb 10 Tucka Tampa FL American Legion
Sat Feb 10 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Feb 10 Lenny Williams Anaheim CA Honda Ctr
Sat Feb 10 T.K. Soul Little Rock AK Club Envy
Sat Feb 10 Wendell B Lancaster TX Canyon Dude Ranch
Sun Feb 11 T.J. Hooker Taylor Morrow GA Ms Jack’s Place
Sun Feb 11 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Worthington OH Natalie’s Coal Pizza
Tue Feb 13 Chris Ardoin Houston TX GFE Lounge
Tue Feb 13 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Elk Rapids MI Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen
Thur Feb 15 Al Green Austin TX Moody Theater
Fri Feb 16 Lacee

Nelson Curry

Nellie Tiger Travis

Calvin Richardson

North Charleston SC Charleston Performing Arts Ctr
Fri Feb 16 Betty Wright Columbus GA Columbus Civic Ctr
Sat Feb 17 Willie Clayton

Vick Allen


Montgomery AL Garrett Coliseum
Sat Feb 17 Sir Charles Jones Savannah GA The Stage on Bay
Sat Feb 17 J Wonn

Summer Wolfe

Ruston LA Ruston Civic Ctr
Sun Feb 18 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
Wed Feb 21 Trudy Lynn LaGrange TX The Bugle Boy
Fri Feb 23 T.K. Soul Meridian MS Temple Theatre
Thur Feb 22 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Kingston Mines
Sun Feb 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Blue Chicago
Sun Mar 25 Aretha Franklin Newark NJ New Jersey Performing Ctr


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