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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 20-21, 2018   The Great Denise LaSalle funeral service was held last Monday in Jackson Tennessee.  Denise passed away on Monday January 8th.  The service was originally scheduled for Saturday, January 13th, but because the extremely bad weather in Tennessee, they moved it to last Monday.  Denise LaSalle was one of the greatest Blues Women and Blues Singer to sing and perform the Blues.  She was also a great writer of Blues, R & B and Country, and she will certainly be missed.  We’ve been paying homage to Denise throughout the show, and will continue to do so until the end of the show today.  In 2015, The Jus Blues Music Foundation named an award in Denise’s honor, and Denise expressed what an honor it was for this to happen to her while she was still alive to enjoy it….. (Denise on Jus Blues Award) This Belzoni Mississippi native was also honored by the Mississippi State Legislature, has a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker, The story of Denise’s demise was carried nationally from every publication in the country from the Times to the Journal, Television, Radio and every publication you can name, even the Television Arts and Sciences Academy.  Denise LaSalle was 78 years of age. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM According to AmericanBluesScene.com, “The Thrill is on” is a film that’s in the early stages of production of a true story of a young musician named Michael Zanetis who is in pursuit of his destiny.  In 1980, this you musician attends a B.B. King concert, and they meet, and form a lifelong friendship.  The journey of this young musician eventually leads him to memorial BB with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990, where BB was the first Blues Artist to receive this honor.  B.B. King will be portrayed by Wendell Pierce and filming will begin in April of this year.  Should be a pretty good film…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM There is a documentary on Eric Clapton titled Life in 12 Bars.  The documentary visually chronicles the life of Eric Clapton over his musical career.  It even has the visuals in it where back in the 70’s he was on stage shouting racist slogans, such as “Keep Britian White” and other racist chants.  If you read the stories, he said a lot of racists slurs.  Clapton says he is ashamed of how he acted during those time, and says he is not a racist.  Reminds you of the other guys who says the same thing.  Naturally, “I am not a racist” is the go to answer for racists….. The documentary will air on ShowTime…Check your local listings. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM   WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Jan 25 Bobby Rush William Bell Durham NC Carolina Theater
Thur Jan 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Jan 26 Kenne Wayne Chris Ardion Houston TX Western Pleasure Club
Fri Jan 26 Bobby Rush William Bell Roanoke VA Shaftman Performance Hall
Fri and Sat Jan 26-27 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Lincoln NE The Zoo Bar
Sat Jan 27 Bobby Rush William Bell Irmo SC Harbison Theatre
Sun Jan 28 Tucka New Orleans LA Harrah’s Casino
Mon Jan 29 Bobby Rush William Bell Gainesville FL Phillips Performing Arts Ctr
Tue Jan 30 Bobby Rush William Bell Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre
Wed Jan 31 Bobby Rush William Bell Melbourne FL Florida Theatre
Fri Feb 2 Bobby Rush William Bell Tampa FL Straz Center
Fri Feb 2 Sir Charles Jones Lenny Williams Pokey Alexandra LA Convention Hall
Sun Feb 4-11 Nellie Tiger Travis LRBC Cruise San Juan/Grand Turk Holland America Cruise Lines
Fri Feb  9 Nelson Curry Mobile AL Elks Lodge
Fri Feb 9 Sweet Angel T.K. Soul Fat Daddy Tulsa OK Greenwood Cultural Center
Sat Feb 10 Vick Allen Gallman MS Copiah County Safe House
Fri Feb 16 Nelson Curry Mobile AL Mobile Coliseum
Sat Feb 17 Vick Allen Montgomery AL Garrett Coliseum
Sun Feb 21 Trudy Lynn LaGrange TX The Bugle Boy
Sat Mar 17 Latimore Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
 
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: January 13-14, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 13-14, 2018 This is January, and in Chicago that means it’s time for Buddy Guy’s Residency shows at Buddy Guy’s Legends…..This is for the true blues fans.  During this Residency, Buddy will perform 16 shows at the club and the opening acts for Buddy are some of the best bands in the Chicago Area ad sourrounding areas…. Some of the opening acts are Bobby Rush….Eddy Clearwater….Demetria Taylor….Lil Ed….Jimmy Burns…Eric Gales….John Primer and many other great Blues Men and Women of the Chicago Area….And get this….Just in case you don’t want to be in Chicago in January, where you know it cold, select shows will be streamed Live at Buddyguy.tv…. This residency started the 4th of January and will run through January 28th…….. We have a link to the schedule on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com…. http://bg.buddyguy.com/the-january-lineup-buddy-guys-2018-residency/ Big doings in Memphis Tennesse beginning next week, January 16th through the 20th…. It the 34th International Blues Challenge.  The IBC is a competition of Blues Bands from all over the world competing to see which band is the best.  The way this works, is the local Blues Society or organization presents a local competition to select the best local act to represent them in Memphis on the IBC stage.  That act compete with the represented acts from all over the world.  Those bands are judged by Blues Professionals and from the days of competing, a winner is determined.  Past winners include  Zac Harmon, Grady Champion, Selwyn Birchwood, Ben Hunter, Dawn Tyler Watson and many others.….….Not only do they have the Blues Challenge that week, but  they have Youth Showcases, Bus Tours, Health Screenings, and wait a minute….Some of you may want to go just for this….Speed Dating for Musicians and the industry……You might end up with a sole mate……..Plus there are many other activities.  If you want to see a schedule of the IBC, and all the activities during that week, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com…. https://blues.org/ibc-schedule-2018/ And of course, this is the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday weekend, as the members of the King Commission would tell you, instead of taking a day off from whatever you do, work or whatever, take a day on.  Volunteer to help someone, an organization, the church, a group….Help someone.  And remember, the Blues played an integral role in the Civil Rights movement.  Many artists made their ways to the camps to entertain the marchers during those times.  A lot of artists did, but the Blues artists especially…… WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Jan 13 Nelson Curry Quincy FL TBA
All of January Buddy Guy Chicago Buddy Guy’s Legends Residency
Fri Jan 19 Betty Padgett Bishop Bullwinkle Miami FL Three Fingers Lounge
Fri Jan 19 Chairman of the Board Greenville NC TieBreakers
Fri and Sat Jan 19-20 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
Fri and Sat Jan 19-20 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL B.L.U.E.S.
Sat Jan 20 Vick Allen Omar Cunningham Pokey Dave Mack Many Others Shreveport LA Southern Soul Lounge
Sat Jan 20 Pokey Harker Heights TX Club Level Up Lounge
Sat Jan 20 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sun Jan 21 Theodis Ealey Augusta GA The Private I
Thur Jan 25 Bobby Rush William Bell Durham NC Carolina Theater
Thur Jan 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Jan 26 Kenne Wayne Chris Ardion Houston TX Western Pleasure Club
Fri Jan 26 Bobby Rush William Bell Roanoke VA Shaftman Performance Hall
Fri and Sat Jan 26-27 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Lincoln NE The Zoo Bar
Sat Jan 27 Bobby Rush William Bell Irmo SC Harbison Theatre
Mon Jan 29 Bobby Rush William Bell Gainesville FL Phillips Performing Arts Ctr
Tue Jan 30 Bobby Rush William Bell Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre
Wed Jan 31 Bobby Rush William Bell Melbourne FL Florida Theatre
Fri Feb 2 Bobby Rush William Bell Tampa FL Straz Center
Sun Feb 4-11 Nellie Tiger Travis LRBC Cruise San Juan/Grand Turk Holland America Cruise Lines
Fri Feb  9 Nelson Curry Mobile AL Elks Lodge
Fri Feb 9 Sweet Angel T.K. Soul Fat Daddy Tulsa OK Greenwood Cultural Center
Sat Feb 10 Vick Allen Gallman MS Copiah County Safe House
Fri Feb 16 Nelson Curry Mobile AL Mobile Coliseum
Sat Feb 17 Vick Allen Montgomery AL Garrett Coliseum
Sun Feb 21 Trudy Lynn LaGrange TX The Bugle Boy
Sat Mar 17 Latimore Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
 
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: December 16-17, 2017

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

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 16-17, 2017 JD Nash is reporting on the American Blues Scene.com site that Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings are set to release the third and last series of Both Sides of the Sky, which is the BCD by the late great Jimi Hendrix. The two previous releases in the series were Valleys of Neptune (2010), and People, Hell and Angels (2013). The release date for this one is March 9th, and there 13 tracks on the BCD and 10 of them have never been released before. They all were recorded between 1968 and 1970. Some of the guests on this BCD are Stephen Stills…Johnny Winter…and Lonnie Youngblood..…Jimi made the transition in September of 1970.  To see the tracks that are on the BCD, we have a track list on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com.  And to think, these are coming out on a CD, you can probably download it, and stream it….and Jimi never imagined that his music would get out like this…….and again, maybe he had that in his mind…He was way ahead of histime…..March 9th, 2018 is the release date…. (TRACK LIST) 1. “Mannish Boy” (previously unreleased) 2. “Lover Man” (previously unreleased) 3. “Hear My Train A Comin'” (previously unreleased) 4. “Stepping Stone” (previously unreleased) 5. “$20 Fine” (previously unreleased, ft. Stephen Stills) 6. “Power Of Soul” (previously unavailable extended version) 7. “Jungle” (previously unreleased) 8. “Things I Used to Do” (ft. Johnny Winter) 9. “Georgia Blues” (ft. Lonnie Youngblood) 10. “Sweet Angel” (previously unreleased) 11. “Woodstock” (previously unreleased, ft. Stephen Stills) 12. “Send My Love To Linda” (previously unreleased) 13. “Cherokee Mist” (previously unreleased) https://www.americanbluesscene.com/2017/12/new-jimi-hendrix-album-drops-next-year-with-10-previously-unheard-tracks/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And speaking of Jimi Hendrix, Saturday Dec 2nd, Jimi’s 1963 Fender Stratocaster that he played in the 1968 Miami Pop Festival was auctioned off in New York.  Also, Prince’s custom gold Love Symbol guitar was also auctioned off.  And also auctioned was Bob Dylan’s 1962 gold Fender Stratocaster.  Bob’s guitar was expected to get at least a Million.  Don’t know if they got that much, but knowing how Bob’s fans love him, it would not surprise me.  Johnny Winter had a 12 string Gibson in the bidding and Jerry Garcia had a 1990 Alvarez acoustic guitar in the bidding, along with Steve Miller’s 12 string acoustic guitar in the mix.  The bidding took place Saturday, Dec 2nd….Don’t know how much each one of them got…If you know, let us know….. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And, in about a month, The International Blues Challenge is coming up in Memphis Tennessee….It runs from January 16th through the 20th.  That’s where Blues Bands from all over the world will compete to see who is the best.  If you want to know more about the IBC, and all the activities taking place that week, we have a link to the Blues Foundation Site on The BluesNews page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com…. https://blues.org/ibc-schedule-2018/ WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Tue Dec 19 Shemekia Copeland Boston MA City Winery
Tue Dec 19 Selwyn Birchwood St Petersburg FL Hideway Cafe
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Wed Dec 20 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Navy Pier
Thur , Fri and Sat Dec 21-22-23 Shemekia Copeland Washington DC Blues Alley
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Fri Dec 22 Selwyn Birchwood New Smyma Beach FL OM Bar and Chill Lounge
Fri Dec 22 Ms Jody Charleston SC East Cooper Disco
Fri Dec 22 L.J. Echols Fat Daddy Killeen TX Live Nightclub
Sat Dec 23 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Sat Dec 23 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 23 Sweet Angel Ripley TN Chocolate City
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 29 Willie Clayton Montgomery AL
Fri Dec 29 Nelson Curry Greensboro AL
Fri Dec 29-30 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Fri Dec 29 Latimore Sir Charles Jones Calvin Richardson Nellie Tiger Travis Theodis Ealey Bishop Bullwinkle Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 30 Peggy Scott Adams Bobby Rush Omar Cunningham Calvin Richardson Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sat Dec 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Atlanta GA/College Park GIC Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 30 Kenne Wayne Quincy FL LR’s Sports BAr
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul Wendell B Sir Charles Jones Priscilla Price Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission
Sun Dec 31 Willie Clayton Greenwood MS TBA
Sun Dec 31 Nelson Curry Mobile AL TBA
Sun Dec 31 Ms Jody Memphis TN Club Paradise
Thur Jan 4 Buddy Guy Bobby Rush Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legend
Sun Jan 7 Sweet Angel East St. Louis IL Candlelight Banquet Hall
Sat Jan 13 Lenny Williams Lacee Omar Cunningham Big Pokey Maurice Wynn Weldon NC Halifax Community Drive
     
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: December 9-10, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 9-10, 2017 The Grammy nominations were just announced and the big event will take place Sunday, January 28th….Here are the nominations for the Blues Categories… In Category number 49, the Best Traditional Blues Album…Stop me if you know any of these… Migration Blues - Eric Bibb Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop Trio Roll and Tumble – R.L. Boyce Sonny and Brownie’s Last Train – Guy Davis Blues and Lonesome – The Rolling Stones In category number 50, Best Contemporary Blues Album Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm Recorded Live in Lafayette – Sonny Landreath TajMo – Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Got Soul – Robert Randolph and The Family Band Live From The Fox Oakland – Tedeschi Trucks Band Again, the Grammy program will take place Sunday, January 28th in New York City…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM According to AmericanBluesScene.com, Sylvan Songs Records will release a BCD as a tribute to the late great Elmore James.  The release date is January 26th, and it’s a tribute album to the King of the Slide Guitarist in celebrate to his 100th birthday.  It will have 13 tracks and some of the artists that will be on the BCD are Bettye LaVette, Keb Mo, Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes and many more.  The title of the BCD is Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James.  Elmore played with the famed and mysterious Robert Johnson, and he was doing Electric before anybody was doing Electric….We have a link to this article on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com… https://www.americanbluesscene.com/2017/11/elmore-james-100th-anniversary-celebrated-tribute-album/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And, we’ve been talking about what to get that special person for Christmas….Well, I was playing golf with a guy name Pete Smith a few weeks ago.  He’s a former major league pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.  He gave me some information of what you can get your dad, granddad, son, daughter, or anyone that loves the game of baseball.  Here’s Pete…. (Sound By Pete Smith) What a great idea for your dad, granddad, son, daughter…..That would be really cool, and you can do this for any major league team.  Great Christmas gift idea, if you love the game of baseball… BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Tue Dec 12 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legends
Thur & Fri Dec 14-15 Shemekia Copeland New York City TBA
Sat Dec 16 Shemekia Copeland Albany NY TBA
Sat Dec 16 T.K. Soul West Monroe LA Monroe Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 16 Bobby Rush Big Bill Morganfield Decatur GA Vista Room
Sat Dec 16 O.B. Buchana L.J. Echols Clarksdale MS Clarksdale Civic Center
Sun Dec 17 T.K. Soul Lenny Williams Doug E. Fresh Southaven MS Landers Center
Sun Dec 17 Nellie Tiger Travis Many Others Houston Sheraton Hotel (Tribute to Big Cnythia
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Fri Dec 22 L.J. Echols Fat Daddy Killeen TX Live Nightclub
Sat Dec 23 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Sat Dec 23 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 23 Sweet Angel Ripley TN Chocolate City
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 29 Willie Clayton Montgomery AL  
Fri Dec 29 Nelson Curry Greensboro AL  
Fri Dec 29 Latimore Sir Charles Jones Calvin Richardson Nellie Tiger Travis Theodis Ealey Bishop Bullwinkle Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 30 Peggy Scott Adams Bobby Rush Omar Cunningham Calvin Richardson Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sat Dec 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Atlanta GA/College Park GIC Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 30 Kenne Wayne Quincy FL LR’s Sports BAr
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul Wendell B Sir Charles Jones Priscilla Price Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission
Sun Dec 31 Willie Clayton Greenville MS TBA
Sun Dec 31 Nelson Curry Mobile AL TBA
Thur Jan 4 Buddy Guy Bobby Rush Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legend
Sun Jan 7 Sweet Angel East St. Louis IL Candlelight Banquet Hall
Sat Jan 13 Lenny Williams Lacee Omar Cunningham Big Pokey Maurice Wynn Weldon NC Halifax Community Drive
   
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: December 2-3, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 2-3, 2017 According to TheBoogieReport.com, there is a new Blues and Southern Soul station coming to Jackson Mississippi.  According to the report, it’s led by Steve Poston, and will be on 93.1 on the FM Dial and when we find out more, we’ll pass it on to you….Which brings up the question…What city plays more Blues and Southern Soul on radio????@rojeneblues and let me know what you think.  Is it Memphis, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta….I think it’s Jackson….Not sure, but I know whatever day I’m in the city, I can always hear some Blues and Southern Soul…… BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM January 19th, it’s the 2018 Keeping The Blues Alive Awards recognition luncheon in Memphis Tennessee…It’s a part of the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge.  They were chosen by a committee of Blues Professionals to honor those who make significant contributions of the genre, according to Blues.org….The Recipients are: 1. Gary and Gillian Atkinson 2. Jonas Bernholm 3. Bluesfest Byron Bay 4. Blues Society of Omaha 5. Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival 6. Lucky Clark 7. European Blues Union 8. Tim Fik 9. Brian Kelm 10. Poor House Bistro 11. Albertina Wassenhove 12. Rueben Williams Congrats to them, and for Keeping The Blues Alive.  We have a link to the Blues Foundation web site on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime in The City.com… www.blues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Bobby Rush Recently made a stop in Wisconsin on the “Take Me To The River Tour” and a writer by the name of Jamie Lee Rake did an article on him for the Shepard Express.  It’s a very interesting article and interview with Bobby, considering the fact that Bobby is 83 years old.  Bobby reflects on his long career, places or joints as he calls them that he’s played in Milwaukee and surrounding area and the passing of the torch. In vintage Bobby Rush style, Bobby says he hangs out with younger people because there are no people his age to hang out with.  Great article on the Grammy winning Bobby Rush and if you want to read it, we have a link to the Shepard Express on the BluesNews page at BluesTime in the City.com…. https://shepherdexpress.com/music/music-feature/blues-legend-bobby-rush-aims-to-pass-the-torch/?utm_source=+The+Boogie+Report+11-13-2017&utm_campaign=Jbr&utm_medium=email     WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
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  
Wed Dec 6 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Jupiter FL TBA
Thur Dec 7 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Winter Park FL TBA
Fri Dec 8 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bonita Springs FL Center For Performing Arts
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL  
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL  
Sat Dec 9 Willie Clayton Tupelo MS TBA
Sun Dec 10 Willie Clayton Addis LA  
Fri Dec 8 Clarence Carter Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Bolivia NC Brunswick College Williamson Auditorium
Fri Dec 8 L.J. Echols Newton MS Mary’s Place
Sat Dec 9 Clarence Carter Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Yanceyville NC Caswell County Civic Center
Fri Dec 8 Vick Allen Clinton MS Clinton Event Center
Fri and Sat Dec 8-9 Mr Sipp San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 T.K. Soul Tyler TX The Oil Palace
Sat Dec 9 Bobby Rush Memphis TN Club Paradise
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
Sat Dec 9 Shemekia Copeland Chicago IL City Winery
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
Sun Dec 10 L.J. Echols Ruston LA Enstyle Fashion Center
Sun Dec 10 Sweet Angel Fat Daddy Dallas TX Griffin Blues Palace
Tue Dec 12 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legends
Thur & Fri Dec 14-15 Shemekia Copeland New York City TBA
Sat Dec 16 Shemekia Copeland Albany NY TBA
Sat Dec 16 T.K. Soul West Monroe LA Monroe Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 16 Bobby Rush Big Bill Morganfield Decatur GA Vista Room
Sat Dec 16 O.B. Buchana L.J. Echols Clarksdale MS Clarksdale Civic Center
Sun Dec 17 T.K. Soul Lenny Williams Doug E. Fresh Southaven MS Landers Center
Sun Dec 17 Nellie Tiger Travis Many Others Houston Sheraton Hotel (Tribute to Big Cnythia
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Fri Dec 22 L.J. Echols Fat Daddy Killeen TX Live Nightclub
Sat Dec 23 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Sat Dec 23 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 23 Sweet Angel Ripley TN Chocolate City
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 29 Willie Clayton Montgomery AL  
Fri Dec 29 Latimore Sir Charles Jones Calvin Richardson Nellie Tiger Travis Theodis Ealey Bishop Bullwinkle Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 30 Peggy Scott Adams Bobby Rush Omar Cunningham Calvin Richardson Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sat Dec 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Atlanta GA/College Park GIC Convention Ctr
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission
Sun Dec 31 Willie Clayton Greenville MS TBA
 
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 25-26, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 25-26, 2017 It’s been that long….30 years….We just heard from Lil Ed of Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials…They are now celebrating 30 years as Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials.  They celebrated the 30 year mark with a performance at one of the Popular Chicago Blues Clubs, B.L.U.E.S. on November 17th.  The make-up of the band is Ed’s cousin James “Pookie” Young, Mike Garrett on guitar along with Ed, and drummer Kelly Littleton.  These guys have traveled the world bringing the upbeat type of Chicago Blues.  Ed is one of those guys that gets into what he’s doing, making sure no one sits down during his performances.  He’s just that energetic. Ed is the nephew of famed bluesman J.B. Hutto, and if you put two pictures of them side by side, you would have to look twice to make sure who’s who.  I had the pleasure of meeting Ed when they first started 30 years ago, and we’ve been friends ever since.  Every chance I get to interview him, I do it because he always has a new story to tell.  Like the time he jumped off stage and had an accident….. Lil Ed Audio Bite: That’s just the type of high energy, fast moving, and acrobatic style show Lil Ed puts on….Congratulations on 30 years for Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials, and their nine BCD releases on Alligator Records, the latest being The Big Sound of Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, his 3 Blues Music Association Honors, the latest being this year, his five Best Live Performer honors from Living Magazine, and his recognition as the most honored bluesman of his generation. Thirty Years as a Blues Band is pretty much unheard of in the blues, but Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials did it, and are still doing it. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Lucky Peterson has done something very interesting.  He released a BCD that pays tribute to his mentor, the late great Jimmy Smith.  Jimmy was an expert on the B-3 Organ, and the B-3 happens to be Lucky’s favorite instrument.  On the BCD, you can hear The Sermon, The Champ, and many others of the old Blue Note jazz pieces that Jimmy made famous.  Also, Lucky mixed his Blues style in it.  Lucky has a who’s who of talented musicians on the BCD including Kelyn Crapp, a guitarist that teams with lucky on a piece that was made famous by Jimmy and Wes Montgomery for Verve Records.  If you would like to hear a sample, we have a link to the web site on the Blues News Page at bluestimeinthecity.com…  My all-time favorite album by Jimmy Smith is The Incredible Jimmy Smith….Got My Mojo Workin that was released in December of 1965….He did a fantastic job with that song….Lucky didn’t do Mojo, but he did do Back at the Chicken Shack….. https://youtu.be/Cj5rK7JnK4k WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
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 Willie Clayton Jackson MS  
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  
Wed Dec 6 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Jupiter FL TBA
Thur Dec 7 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Winter Park FL TBA
Fri Dec 8 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bonita Springs FL Center For Performing Arts
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL  
Sat Dec 9 Willie Clayton Tupelo MS  
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL  
Sun Dec 10 Willie Clayton Addis LA  
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
Fri and Sat Dec 8-9 Mr Sipp San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 Bobby Rush Memphis TN Club Paradise
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
Sat Dec 8 Shemekia Copeland Chicago IL City Winery
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
Thur & Fri Dec 14-15 Shemekia Copeland New York City TBA
Sat Dec 16 Shemekia Copeland Albany NY TBA
Sat Dec 16 T.K. Soul West Monroe LA Monroe Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 16 O.B. Buchana L.J. Echols Clarksdale MS Clarksdale Civic Center
Sun Dec 17 T.K. Soul Lenny Williams Doug E. Fresh Southaven MS Landers Center
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Sat Dec 23 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 29 Willie Clayton Montgomery AL  
Fri Dec 29 Latimore Sir Charles Jones Calvin Richardson Nellie Tiger Travis Theodis Ealey Bishop Bullwinkle Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 30 Peggy Scott Adams Bobby Rush Omar Cunningham Calvin Richardson Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission
Sun Dec 31 Willie Clayton Greenville MS TBA
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