postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 4-5, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 4-5, 2017 According to the Blues Music Foundation, Six performers, one album, five singles, one book and one magazine founder will be inducted at the Blues Foundation’s 38th Annual Induction Ceremony on May 10, 2017…..Induction into the 38th class will be Mavis Staples, Latimore, Magic Slim, Johnny Copeland, Willie Johnson, and Henry Gray..These are the singers and musicians…And then there’s Amy van Singel, the co founder of Living Blues Magazine that recently passed away…September of 2016 …Bo Diddley’s signature song, Bo Diddley and Tommy Tuckers tune Hi Heel Sneakers…and the Albert King Hit song, I’ll Play The Blues for You…along with Son House’s tune Preachin the Blues and I Ain’t Superstitious….Also John Lee Hooker’s 1966 Chess Album Real Folk Blues will go in.  John Lee was inducted in 1980…And the W.C. Handy’s autobiography, Father of the Blues will go in…Great class of singers, writers, and blues people being inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame on May 10th.  This is the big week for the Blues Foundation and part of their Blues Music Awards Week….If you want to see all the information on the Blues Hall of Fame inductions, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at And speaking of awards, did you see the huge mistake last Sunday Night on the Academy Awards…They called out the wrong movie for Best Picture…. The people were on stage with their acceptances speeches when the mistake was discovered… Just goes to show, you have got to check everything, especially with a production that big….I was a TV producer for many many years…..It happens…. Probably the only person that could fully understand what they went through was Steve Harvey….. By the way, Moonlight won for best picture after the dust settled…… WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Mar 9 William Bell New York NY The Beacon Theatre
Thur Mar 9 Buddy Guy Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
Fri Mar 10 Nelson Curry Waynesboro GA American Legion
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 Jesi Terrell Jim Bennett Ruston LA The Last Good Spot
Sat Mar 11 Trudy Lynn Humble TX Green Oaks Tavern
Sat Mar 11 Avail Hollywood Melody Gold Yazoo MS Yazoo Circle Road
Sat Mar 11 Sweet Angel Nathaniel Kimble Chris Ivy and Others Clarksdale MS Coahoma Comm College
Sat Mar 11 L.J. Echols Arlington TX Arlington Music Hall
Sat Mar 11 Kenny Neal Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sun Mar 12 Aretha Franklin Poughkeepsie NY Bardavon Opera House
Thur Mar 16 Buddy Guy Memphis TN The Orpheum Theater
Fri Mar 17 Sir Charles Theodis Ealey Lebrado Roy C Raleigh NC Duke Energy Center
Fri Mar 17 Willie Clayton Hammond LA Diamonds
Fri and Sat Mar 17-18 Shemekia Copeland New York City The Iridium
Sat Mar 18 T.K. Soul Shirley Brown Bigg Robb Bobby Rush Willie Clayton Tyree Neal Shreveport LA CenturyLink Center
Sat Mar 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Mar 18 Buddy Guy Lincoln NE Lied center
Sat Mar 18 Trudy Lynn Houston TX The Big Easy
Sat Mar 18-19 Little Ed and the Blues Imperials Sarasota FL Blue Rooster
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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