postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 11-12, 2017


It is time for the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues for the weekend of November 11-12…..2017, the Veterans Day Weekend….First of all, thank you veterans for all that you do from all of us…We really appreciate you…..

According to Memphis Commercial Appeal, Famed Gibson Guitar is selling it factory in Memphis Tennessee.  No, they’re not leaving or going out of business, but they are looking for a smaller facility to move into…. They will be leaving the Downtown area of Memphis, but according to the article, they are not going far.  The move will not be immediate, but now they are figuring out the amount of space that they will need, and then they will find a new place.  That should take 18 to 24 months.  They build the hollow body Gibsons in Memphis, the electric guitars in Nashville and the acoustics in Bozeman Montana.  Every blues person that is a blues person and many other musical genres play the Gibson Brands.  In a statement released by the company CEO, it reads in part, “We are extremely excited about this next phase of growth that we believe will benefit both our employees and the Memphis community.” It also reads in part from the CEO…. “We continue to love the Memphis community and hope to be a key contributor to its future when we move nearby to a more appropriate location for our manufacturing based business, allowing the world the benefit of our great American craftsmen.” We have a link to the article, and the full statement from Gibson’s CEO on the BluesNewsPage at….


Very interesting article in the latest edition of Living Blues Magazine.. It’s by Barry Lee Pearson and it’s on 26 year old Blues Prodigy Marquise Knox of Salina Kansas.  It talks about his early years with some funny antidotes in it, but the thing that I like of what Marquise says is, You Need To Put Younger People in Front of Younger People so they can come to the Blues.  Truer words were never spoken.  Very nice work on Marquise Knox by Barry Lee Pearson.  Marquise has a couple of BCD’s out entitled Man Child, and Here I am.  For such a young dude, he’s got Blues Skills…


And don’t forget, we’re doing all Christmas Blues and Southern Soul beginning the weekend of Thanksgiving and we’ll do that until the Christmas weekend…..So, get your requests in now, and give us a call at 404/826-2583, and tell us one of your favorite Christmas memories….This is always really cool…We get some great stuff in here….We definitely want to hear from you, and we’ll play it back over the holidays, which is all of December…….




Mon Nov 13 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Outreach
Tue Nov 14 Bobby Rush

William Bell

Chicago IL City Winery

(Take Me To The River Tour)

Tue Nov 14 Lucky Peterson Andresy France
Thur Nov 16 Lucky Peterson Bordeaux France
Wed & Thur Nov 15-16 Grady Champion Lucerne Switzerland Lucerne Blues Festival
Fri and Sat Nov 17-18 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago B.L.U.E.S
Sat Nov 18 Vick Allen

Terry Wright

Mobile AL Ferdinand’s
Sat Nov 18 Nelson Curry Bowman SC TBA
Sat Nov 18 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov `18 Lacee

Tre Williams

Fat Daddy

Gulfport MS Good Deeds Center
Sat Nov 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Dallas TX Margaret Johnson Center
Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul

J Wonn
Bishop Bullwinkle

Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Fri Nov 24 Calvin Richardson

Pokey Bear

Lady Audrey

Houston TX Power Center
Fri Nov 24 Ronnie Bell Quincy FL LR’s Sports Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis

Omar Cunningham

J Wonn

Maurice Wynn

Tre Williams

Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Sweet Angel Jonesboro AR Legends BBQ Smokehouse
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Vick Allen Lexington MS Harvester Bar and Grill
Sat Nov 25 O.B Buchana

LaMorris Williams

Karen Brown

Greenville MS Convention Ctr
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 25 Betty Wright

Lenny Williams

Charleston SC Performing Arts Ctr
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Sun Nov 26 Cool Ricky Blues Houston Shrine Cultural & Event Ctr
Thur Nov 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Mon Nov 27 Syl Johnson Paris France Pan Piper
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
Sat Dec 2 T.K. Soul Fort Worth TX Guys and Dolls
Sat Dec 2 Vick Allen Pennington AL Bobby’s Community Ctr
Fri and Sat Dec 1-2 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s Blues
Sat Dec 2 Sweet Angel Hooks TX American Legion Post 248
Sat Dec 2 Ms Jody Memphis TN Toni Green’s Palace
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
Fri Dec 8 Clarence Carter

Theodis Ealey

Pat Cooley

Bolivia NC Brunswick College
Williamson Auditorium
Fri Dec 8 Vick Allen Clinton MS Clinton Event Center
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 Clarence Carter

Theodis Ealey

Pat Cooley

Yanceyville NC Caswell County Civic Center
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
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
Sun Dec 10 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA


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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