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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: September 16-17, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUE FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2017 September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Buddy Guy serves as the national spokesman.  It is projected that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and the Blues heavyweights are letting you know that you need to talk to your doctor, your family, and anyone about prostate cancer.  There are two shows that are being held to aid in funding of Prostate cancer, and an autographed polka dot guitar will be given to a lucky person with Buddy Guy’s signature.  One of the events have already been held, Sept 10th, and the other one will be held Monday Sept 18th…. This is cool.  Sons and Daughters of some of these legends will be on hand to Jam and disseminate information of Prostate Cancer….All of whom have been touched by Prostate cancer in one way or another…The lineup include Carlise Guy, daughter of Buddy Guy, Shirley King, Daughter of BB King…Demetria Taylor, daughter of Eddie Taylor, Kenny Kinsey, son of Bid Daddy Kinsey, Freddie Dixon, son of Willie Dixon, Rose Reed, daughter of Jimmy and many others.  And on top of all of that, They have  music called Blues4Prostate Cancer.  The Music titles include Steal Away by Raful Neal, I Got What it Takes by KoKo Taylor, Don’t Take Advantage of Me By Lonnie Brooks, This is The End by Buddy Guy, and many others….We have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com…. http://bg.buddyguy.com/see-the-blues-tour-4-prostate-cancer-september-10th-and-18th/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM There’s an article in the latest issue of Living Blues Magazine titled Clarksdale’s Next Generation of Blues…It’s all about how they teach the Blues to the youth in Clarksdale Mississippi, and the fruits of their labor that they are seeing now.  I’m sure there are many programs like this, but this one started decades ago, and there are three of their graduates highlighted.  Christone Kingfish Ingram…Anthony Big A Sherrod and Lee Williams.  Young people in their teens that’s keeping the blues alive.  I’ve personally met Kingfish and have seen him perform.  He is good.  Cudos to the program and the articles are worth the read…..They are in the latest issue of Living Blues Magazine…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Wed Sept 20 Shemekia Copeland Stanhope NJ The Stanhope House
Fri Sept 22 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Fri Sept 22 Lil Ed Chicago IL B.L.U.E.S
Sat Sept 23 Lil Ed Chicago IL B.L.U.E.S.
Fri Sept 22 Kenny Neal San Francisco CA Embarcadero
Sat Sept 23 Kenny Neal San Luis Obispo CA Slo Vets Hall
Fri Sept 22 Buddy Guy Saint Charles IL Arcada Theatre
Sat Sept 23 Alonzo Reid Pensacola FL Speak Easy
Sat Sept 23 Willie Clayton Sir Charles Jones Sheba Potts Wright Pokey Bear Tucka College Park GA Wolf Creek
Sat Sept 23 Buddy Guy Louisville KY Bourbon and Beyond
Sat Sept 23 Grady Champion Ridgeland MS Lake House
Sat Sept 23 Bobby Rush Tupelo MS Forward Festival
Sat Sept 23 Francine Reed Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Sept 23 J Wonn T.J. Hooker Taylor Anthony Hamilton Holly Springs MS United center
Sun Sept 24 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
Tue Sept 26 Taj Mahal and Keb Mo St Petersburg FL Palladium Theatre
Tue Sept 26 Bobby Rush Cleveland MS Grammy Museum
Wed Sept 27 Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Gainesville FL Phillips Center University
Fri Sept 29 Taj Mahal and Keb Mo LaGrange GA Sweetland Amphitheatre
Sat Sept 30 Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Gainesville GA Atlanta Botanical Garden
Sat Sept 30 Theodis Ealey Sweet Angel Nathaniel Kimble L.J. Echols Monroe LA Richwood Park
Sun Oct 1 L.J. Echols Prentiss MS Lucas Ball Park
Fri Oct 6 Willie Clayton Sweet Angel Terry Wright Marks MS Mules and Blues Fest
Sat Oct 7 Lacee O.B. Buchana T.K. Soul Greenwood MS LeFlore Civic center
Sat Oct 7 Sweet Angel Ms Jody J Wonn Pine Bluff AK Cook Family Park
Sun Oct 8 Ms Jody Toledo OH The Stranahan Hall
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postheadericon Bluesnews AUDIO: September 9-10, 2017

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postheadericon What Played: BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2017 This came from the American Blues Scene site…..Vinyl Records are making a comeback, but Picture Vinyl Records are really making a comeback.  These are the records with the pictures on the actual records.  They were very popular in the 70’s, but mostly for R & B, Rock, and other genres of music… Now, the Picture Vinyl of blues is really coming on strong.  According to J.D. Nash in an article on the American Blues Scene web site, graphics and pictures are on a lot of Blues Releases now, to include Sugar Blue,  John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Johnson, Joe Bonamassa, Howlin Wolf and many other Blues Stars.   These are extremely popular at events like Record Store Day, which was just celebrated. J.D. reminds you that they are not cheap, and listed some of the favorite picks.  We have a link to the article on the BluesNews page at BluesTime In The City.com…. https://www.americanbluesscene.com/2017/08/blues-vinyl-picture-discs/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM We play Marquise Knox every once and an while on this show….Marquise is one of the young guns of the blues from the Saint Louis area….Marquise was attacked and stabbed as he returned home from a gig on August 26th… He was taken to the Memorial Hospital and was treated for his injuries.  The case is still under investigation, according to the Bowling Green Missouri police report…It happened as he was entering his home……Marquis reported on his Facebook page, and I’m quoting…”I thought I was going to die…Thankfully, my collarbone stopped the object….”  Scary stuff…It seems that he’ll be just fine….He’s suppose to appear in St Louis on Saturday, the 16th…Don’t know if he’ll make it…I’ll check that out…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Of Course, our hearts and prayers go out to the blues fans and all the people of Houston and surrounding area that was impacted by Harvey.…..We will do whatever we can do for you to make sure you bounce back…I could not imagine going through something like that…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And, Monday is September 11th, and we cannot forget what happened September 11, 2001….If you need a reminder of what happened September 11, 2001, just go to the bluesnews page of Bluestimeinthecity.com….We have a link to a lot of what took place…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFOTneNSy3g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HssFfs2Xa3k BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Wed Sept 13 Bobby Rush Kansas City MO Knuckleheads Salon
Thur Sept 14 Grady Champion Oxford MS Thacker Mountain Radio
Thur Sept 14 Lenny Williams Pomona CA Fairplex
Sat Sept 16 Sir Charles Jones Ruston LA Ruston Civic Center
Sat Sept 16 Denise LaSalle Vick Allen Willie Clayton Bobby Rush Nellie Tiger Travis Sweet Angel Grady Champion Nathaniel Kimble The Young Kid Kingfisy Greenville MS Delta Blues Festival
Sun Sept 17 Grady Champion St Louis MO National Blues Museum
Sun Sept 17 Tyree Neal Jeter Jones And Others Baton Rouge LA Daiquiri Lounge
Fri Sept 22 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Fri Sept 22 Kenny Neal San Francisco CA Embarcadero
Sat Sept 23 Kenny Neal San Luis Obispo CA Slo Vets Hall
Fri Sept 22 Buddy Guy Saint Charles IL Arcada Theatre
Sat Sept 23 Alonzo Reid Pensacola FL Speak Easy
Sat Sept 23 Willie Clayton Sir Charles Jones Sheba Potts Wright Pokey Bear Tucka College Park GA Wolf Creek
Sat Sept 23 Buddy Guy Louisville KY Bourbon and Beyond
Sat Sept 23 Grady Champion Ridgeland MS Lake House
Sat Sept 23 Bobby Rush Tupelo MS Forward Festival
Sat Sept 23 J Wonn T.J. Hooker Taylor Anthony Hamilton Holly Springs MS United center
Sun Sept 24 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: August 26-27, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 26-27, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 26-27, 2017 Our condolences go out to the family of legendary Blues Writer, Paul Oliver.  Actually, he was an Architectural Historian by trade, but became one of the greatest blues historians of this era.  He was responsible for penning The Story of Bessie Smith, The Story of the Blues, Broadcasting the Blues, Black Blues in the Segregation Era, Barrelhouse Blues and many many articles on the Blues.  Paul was 90 years old, and the Blues Music Family will certainly miss him….. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM I was in Washington DC a few weeks ago at an African-American Museum Conference and one of the guest panelist was Lonnie Bunch, the Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  They have an amazing exhibit of the Music of the Blues there.  Of course, he was surrounded by his handlers, his body guards, maybe some Secret Service Agents, A CIA agent or two, and possibly a local DC policeman or two.  All trying to stop the throngs of people from getting to him.  When they saw me coming, they made way for me because they knew I was working for you…..Yeah….Right….I was at the right place at the right time…..I asked Mr. Bunch, with all the exhibits they have at museum, why did they go so far in depth and detain on The Blues….. (Lonnie Bunch Talks) And let me point out, I focused on The Blues because that was my interest.  And I was really surprised by the Love with which they treated the Blues.  They have every genre of African American music you can name there, and it’s worth all the time you spend there.  If you don’t visit any other museum in your lifetime, try to get to DC with the kids and grandkids to see this for yourself.  It’s amazing. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Aug 31 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Thur Aug 31 Buddy Guy Austin TX Moody Theater
Fri Sept 1 L.J. Echols Fort Worth TX DelShawn’s
Fri Sept 1 J Wonn Lacee Tyree Neal And Many More Mobile AL Government Blvd
Fri Sept 1 Calvin Richardson Tucka Big Pokey Bear Montgomery AL Performing Arts Center
Fri Sept 1 Sir Charles Jones Jonesboro AK The Vault
Fri Sept 1 Theodis Ealey Mobile AL The Grounds
Sat Sept 2 Roy C Maurice Wynn Goldsboro NC Paramount Theater
Sat Sept 2 L.J. Echols Avail Hollywood T.K. Soul Summer Wolfe El Dorado AK The Fairgrounds
Sat Sept 2 Theodis Ealey Jackson TN Carl Perkins Civic Center
Sat Sept 2 Vick Allen Harker Heights TX Harker Heights Center
Sun Sept 3 L.J. Echols Tyre Neal Avail Hollywood Meridian MS Sykes Park  
Sun Sept 3 Clarence Carter Lenny Williams Denise LaSalle JoJo Murray Hattiesburg MS Hattiesburg Music Festival
Sun Sept 3 Willie Clayton Dallas TX
Sun Sept 3 Ms Jody Kenne Wayne Vickie Baker Monroe LA Louisiana Gardens
Sun Sept 3 Eddie Cotton Indianola MS Club Ebony
Sun Sept 3 Calvin Richardson Steve Perry Ms Jody Omar Cunningham Theodis Ealey Tuscaloosa AL H & H Farms
Sun Sept 3 Nellie Tiger Travis Terry Wright Sweet Angel T.K. Soul Byhalia MS Wall Hill Park
Sun Sept 3 Vick Allen Picayune MS Bruce’s Place
Sat Sept 9 Sweet Angel Cairo IL Cairo Heritage Blues Fest
Sat Sept 9 Chris Ivy Grenada MS Lewis Johnson Senior Complex
Sat Sept 9 T.K. Soul Jacksonville FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Wed Sept 13 Bobby Rush Kansas City MO Knuckleheads Salon
Thur Sept 14 Grady Champion Oxford MS Thacker Mountain Radio
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 29-30, 2017

  THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 29-30, 2017 We’ve been talking about it, and now it’s here…The 2017 Jus Blues Music Awards and Conference will be held next week August 2nd through the 5th in Tunica Mississippi and Memphis Tennessee.  This is the awards show that recognizes Blues and Southern Soul artists that have been somewhat overlooked by the other award shows. (Charles Mitchell Audio) That’s Charles Mitchell the Executive Director of the Jus Blues Music Foundation, and other honorees will include Benny Turner, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Carl Sims, Tony Coleman, Joe Louis Walker, Calvin Richardson, Grady Champion, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Jim Alexander, Tenny Tucker and more… On Wednesday, they’ll have the Honoree Reception….Thursday, the Awards Program itself, hosted by Willie Clayton and Bev Johnson,  on Friday,  the Historical Conference, Book Signings,  and the Juke Joint Party Fish Fry, and on Saturday the 5th, they’ll have the College Fair, yes they hit all ages, and later on Saturday in Memphis at the Paradise Entertainment Center, which is packed with musical history itself, they’ll have the White Linen Party with a special performance by the legendary Millie Jackson….For More information, we have a link to the Awards Show and Conference on the BluesNews Page on Bluestimeinthecity.com…. www.jusblues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And some sad news to report…L.C. Cook, R & B artist and younger brother of Sam Cooke made the transition July 21st.  L.C. was the fifth of ten kids, and they originally spelled their last name “Cook.”  When L.C. and Sam pursured their recording careers, they added the “E” for what reason, I don’t know.  L.C. recorded on his brother’s Sam SAR Label and released singles including “The Wobble,” and Put Me Down Easy. “  When Sam made the transition in 1964, L.C. toured with the Upsetters  , the back up band for Little Richard.  ABKCO Records released recently, L.C. Cooke: The Complete SAR Recording, which was L.C.’s first full length Album.  Our condolences to out to the family of L.C. Cooke……. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Aug 3 Karen Wolfe Grady Champion Calvin Richardson Benny Turner Ms Jody Denise LaSalle Millie Jackson Tunica MS Horseshoe Casino
Thur Aug 3 Vicki Baker L.J. Echols Vick Allen Nathaniel Kimble Shreveport LA Southern Soul Lounge
Fri Aug 4 Kenny Neal Fitzgerald GA Fitzgerald Grand Day
Fri Aug 4 Shemmekia Copeland Wilkes Barre PA Kirby Center
Sat Aug 5 Shemekia Copeland Beacon NY Towne Crier Café
Sun Aug 6 Shemekia Copeland Norwood NY Norwood Village Green
Sat Aug 5 Jeff Floyd Big G Joe Tex Jr Hopewell VA VFW Park
Sat August 5 Millie Jackson Memphis TN Paradise Event Ctr
Tue – Fri -Aug 2-4 Nellie tiger Travis Tunica MS Jus Blues
Sat Aug 5 Nellie Tiger Travis Artesia MS Artesia Day Fest
Fri Aug 4 Terry Wright Arteasia  MS Arteasia Day
Sat Aug 5 Sir Charles Jones T.K. Soul Ms Jody Wilson Meadows Dothan AL National Peanut Festival
Sat Aug 5 Omar Cunningham Nelson Curry Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Bishop Bullwinkle Greenville NC Pitt County Fairgrounds
Sat Aug 5 Lenny Williams Lincoln CA Thunder Valley Casino
Sat Aug 5 Vick Allen Lexington MS The Village Club
Sat Aug 5 Willie Clayton Jackson TN TBA
Sun Aug 6 Toni Green Memphis TN New Daisy Theatre
Fri Aug 11 Robert Cray Tarrytown NY Music Hall
Sat Aug 12 Robert Cray Hartford CT Infinity Hall
Thur Aug 10 Buddy Guy Hyannis MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
Fri Aug 11 Buddy Guy Watrloo NY Del Lago Casino
Fri Aug 11 Eddy Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Aug 12 Willie Hill The Master Blasters Big Pokey Bear Culloden GA Ellis Field
Fri Aug 4 Lil Ed Wilmington DE Riverfront Blues Fest
Fri Aug 11 Lil Ed Dalafield WI Naga Waukee Park
Sat Aug 12 Lil Ed Fairfield IA Jefferson Fairgrounds
Sat Aug 12 Bobby Rush Sarnia Ontario Rustic
Sat Aug 12 Big G T.J. Hooker Taylor Green Bay VA Twin Lakes State Park
Sat Aug 12 Theodis Ealey Detroit MI Warehouse Theater
Sat Aug 12 Ms Jody Wendell B Jeff Floyd Avail Hollywood Shreveport LA Shreveport Auditorium
Sat Aug 12 Omar Cunningham Dave Mack Natchez MS Mississippi Zydeco Jamboree
Sat Aug 12 Trudy Lynn Houston TX The Big Easy
Sat Aug 12 Summer Wolfe Donnell Sullivan Dallas TX Margaret Jean Johnson Center
Fri Aug 18 T.K. Soul Houston TX Jones Plaza
Fri & Sat Aug 18-19 Bobby Rush Nellie Tiger Travis Calvin Richardson Eddie Cotton Selwyn Birchwood Jackson MS Jackson Convention Complex
Sat Aug 19 Big G Joe Tex Jr T.J. Hooker Taylor   Williamsburg VA Clarion Hotel
Sat Aug 19 T.K. Soul Killeen TX Club Xtraordinaire
Sat Aug 19 Bobby Rush Terry Wright Willie Clayton Memphis TN Landers Center
Sat Aug 19 Donnie Ray Hooks TX American Legion
Sun Aug 20 Tre Williams Lacee J Wonn Fat Daddy Gina Brown Kentwood LA Backroad 40
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: July 29-30, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 22-24, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: July 22-23, 2017

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