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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 18-19, 2016

Joe Simon was the R and B King in the 70’s and 80’s with hits like The Chokin King, Power of Love, Get Down On the Floor, Drowning in A Sea of Love and many more…Then, he dropped off the music scene….Vanished… We found out that Joe is still alive and well, and he received an award this past Friday in Philadelphia during the Phillies Game for his past accomplishments in the R and B world. We caught up with Joe by phone, and found out he’s now Bishop Joe Simon, and he’s left that world far behind. We started the interview by asking about his award this past Friday….
WWW.JOESIMONMINISTRIES.ORG

If you want to know more about Bishop Simon and what he’s doing, we have a link to his site on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur June 23 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Hancock Building
Sat June 25 LaMorris Williams, Terry Wright Arcadia LA Hwy 9
Sat June 25 T.K. Soul Mansfield LA Desoto Paris Courthouse
Sat June 25 Nellie Tiger Travis, Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams, Terry Wright, J Wonn Pine Bluff AK Cook Family Park
Fri July 1 Ms Jody, Mr. Sipp, Jeff Floyd, Lacee Lake Charles LA Lake Charles Civic Center
Fri July 1 T.K. Soul Eutaw AL Charity Hall
Sat July2 Nathaniel Kimble, T.K. Soul, Big Pokey Wisner LA Nolan Memorial Park
Sat July 2 Omar Cunningham, L.J. Echols Tuscaloosa AKL Bama Theatre
Sat July 2 Lacee Natchez MS Natchez City Auditorium
Sat July 2 Grady Champion Canton MS Cedar Field
Sat July 2 Vick Allen Greensburg LA Festival Grounds
Sat July 2 Mr. David Crystal Springs MS Hwy 27
       

Want more info on Where They At….Just go to the Blues News Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com and you’ll find it there……If you know of an artist appearance anywhere, anytime, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com, tweet me @rojeneblues, or hit me on my facebook page at bluestime inthecity and let me know Where They At……. And that my friend is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues and that’s Where They At….Where They At….

 

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: June 11-12, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 11-12, 2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 11-12, 2016

CopelandCongratulations to Shemekia Copeland… She won the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the year at the 37th Annual Blues Music Awards. This is her ninth award, the fifth in this particular category, out of 34 nominations. Other winners were Buddy Guy, Victor Wainwright, Mr. Sipp, Joe Louis Walker, Doug MacLeod, and Duke Robillard….Congrats to all the winners….The awards were held in May in Memphis….

Buddy GuyWaiting For Buddy Guy…Chicago Blues at the Crossroads is a book written by British writer Alan Harper.    It details his personal times learning about the Chicago Blues scene… Writer Hubert O’Hearn has a written a nice review on American Blues Scene Magazine web site detailing the book. I have not read it, or do I have it, but reading about what Mr. O’Hearn has written makes me want to get it and read it. According to Mr. O’Hearn, it’s not a biography of Buddy Guy, but the experiences of Alan Harper learning about the Chicago Blues Scene. Many different journeys through the Chicago Blues Clubs. One of the things that Mr. O’Hearn did mention that came out of the book was an incident when the Beatles first came to America. A reporter covering the Beatles asked them “Which one of Them is Muddy Waters.” John Lennon responded, “Don’t you people Know your own Great Musicians?” You can read the review on AmericanBluesScene.com….We have a link on the BluesNewsPage at Bluestimeinthecity.com…
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2016/06/waiting-for-buddy-guy-chicago-blues-at-the-crossroads/

The 33RD Chicago Blues Festival is going on Right Now, Friday, Saturay and Sunday… One of the highlights of this year besides the usual Incredible Line Up is the Otis Rush Tribute on Sunday Night featuring Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Shaw, Lurrie Bell, Carl Weathersby, and many many others…That will close the festival out, which takes place on the Petrillo Music Shell.…..…When you get this slot, that usually means you are the best of the best…Kinda like being the MVP for the NBA or NFL Season, or the Tuba player dotting the “I” at Ohio State Band’s Halftime shows, or winning the ESPN Scripts Howard spelling Bee…Maybe that’s a little harder to do, but it’s big….This is the biggest Blues Festival in the world, and it’s always free to the public. Scores of blues artists from all over the world are in Chicago this weekend enjoying the Best in the Blues….
www.chicagobluesfestival.org

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri June 17 Mr. Sipp Fernwood MS Rockin Willy’s
Sat Jun 18 Sir Charles Jones North Charleston SC Charleston Coliseum
Sat June 18 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Madison WI Warner Park
Sat Jun 18 Nellie Tiger Travis Wharton TX Milam Downtown
Sat June 18 Vick Allen, Avail Hollywood and Many Other Kocsciusko MS Attala County Coliseum
June 18 Willie Clayton Odessa TX TBA
June 18 Kenne Wayne, Big G, Sir Jonathan Burton, Joe Tex Jr. Crewe VA Hoopers Park
Sat June 18 Bobby Rush, Betty Wright, Jeff Floyd, Roy C Atlanta GA Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Sat June 18 T.K. Soul Waco TX Brazos Park
Sat June 18 Ms Jody Flint MI Empire Event Center
Sat June 18 Jarekus Singleton Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat June 18 O.B. Buchana, Nathaniel Kimble, Mr. David Prichard AL Prichard Municipal Stadium
Sun June 19 T.K. Soul Milwaukee WI Mr. J’s
Sun June 19 Karen Wolfe, Steve Perry, J’Wonn Haynesville AL Function Events Field
Sat June 25 LaMorris Williams, Terry Wright Arcadia LA Hwy 9
Sat June 25 T.K. Soul Mansfield LA Desoto Paris Courthouse

Want more info on Where They At….Just go to the Blues News Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com and you’ll find it there……If you know of an artist appearance anywhere, anytime, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com, tweet me @rojeneblues, or hit me on my facebook page at bluestime inthecity and let me know Where They At……. And that my friend is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues and that’s Where They At….Where They At….

 

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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 14-15, 2016

American Blues Scene Magazine has reported that West Coast Blues Diva Candye Kane made the transition on May 6th at the age of 50. She had battled pancreatic cancer for the past eight years. Her son who was a drummer in his mother’s band broke the news.. Candye was well versed in Opera, punk and country, but found her home in the blues through Bessie Smith, Big Maybelle and Big Mama Thornton. She was a songwriter, and was comically inclined. According to the site, one of her last posts on facebook was, and I’m quoting here, “Leave it to me to get the weirdest cancer and the rarest condition anywhere.” She had been hospitalized since January at Cedars Sinai in La….Our condolences go to the family of West Coast Blues Diva, Candye Kane…..

The Blues Brothers are getting an animated Series soon. Dan Aykroyd, Elwood Blues and John Belushi’s widow Judy, are co creators of the series. Of course, the animation wil have Jake and Elwood Blues on the road with the band. The movie came out in 1980 movie and The Blues Brothers, which began on Saturday Night Live, introduced a new generation to the blues. Lots of blues musicians made a comeback because of that movie…. The Blues Brother movie cost 27 million to make, and earned 115 million. Not a bad investment….

And speaking of the Blues Brothers, do you remember when somebody stole the stature of Blues Brother John Belushi back in March in Gadsden Alabama…The stature weighed over 1000 pounds, and somebody ripped it off. I wonder if they ever found it…. Who would want a 1000 pound stature…..They left the Dan Akroyd stature. How many people and how much machinery would it take to steal a 1000 pound stature…People will steal anything…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur May 19 Aretha Franklin Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Thur May 19 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri and Sat May 20 and 21 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Bricks
Sat May 21 Karen Wolfe, Lacee, Sir Charles Jones, Stephanie Pickett, Vick Allen and others Monroe LA Tri District Boys and Girls Club
Sat May 21 Shemekia Copeland Millville NJ The Levoy Theatre
Sat May 21 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Durham NC Durham Blues Festival
Sun May 22 Tyree Neal Baton Rouge LA State Fair Grounds
Sun May 22 Buckwheat Zydeco New Orleans Mid City Bayou Boogaloo
Wed & Thur, May 25-26 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Key West FL Green Parrot Bar
Fri & Sat May 27 & 28 Kenny Neal, Shemekia Copeland, Mr. Sipp and others Alexandria LA Alexandria Amphitheater
Sat & Sun May 28-29 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Sarasota FL Blue Rooster
Sat May 28 Vick Allen, J’Wonn and Avail Hollywood Dekalb MS 17th Branch Hill Festival
Sat May 28 Sir Charles Jones, Wendell B, Others Huntsville AL Huntsville Dragway
Sat May 28 Billy Soul Bonds, Carl Sims, Theodis Ealey Monticello FL Lloyd Pavillion
Sat May 28 Mr. Sipp Jackson MS Center Stage
Sat & Sun, May 28-29 O.B. Buchana, T.K. Soul and Others Huntsville AL John Hunt Park
Sun May 29 Sweet Angel, Bigg Robb, Latimore and others Byhalia MS Wall Hill Road
Sun May 29 Shemekia Copeland New Orleans Chickie Wah Wah
Sun May 29 Sir Charles, Bobby Rush, Denise LaSalle, Terry Wright, Diedra Fosters AL H & H Farm

Want more info on Where They At….Just go to the Blues News Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com and you’ll find it there……If you know of an artist appearance anywhere, anytime, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com, tweet me @rojeneblues, or hit me on my facebook page at bluestime inthecity and let me know Where They At……. And that my friend is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues and that’s Where They At….Where They At….

 

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: May 7-8, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: May 7-8, 2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE MOTHERS’ DAY WEEKEND MAY 7-8, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 9.01.57 AMI keep up with articles written by C.C. Rider the Venerator on American Blues Scene Magazine web site…. She is always talking with very interesting blues artists. Well, there’s one that was published on Ann Peebles Birthday, April 27th and it’s a great one. The article goes into how Ann was a member of her father’s church choir, and how they opened shows for gospel greats like Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke and many other gospel great….It goes into how she was signed with Hi’Records as their first and only female artist…It also goes into how hip hop artists such as The Wu-Tang Clan and Missy Elliot are sampling her work. There’s also the sound interview which is great. If you want to read or listen, this is good…. I really like C.C.’s work….We have a link on the BluesNew page to the article at BluesTimeInTheCity.com…… Great piece…..
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2016/04/c-c-rider-the-venerator-ann-peebles/

The New Orleans Jazz Fest had to shut down early last Saturday because of weather. They had a great line up, but the weather didn’t cooperate. Dr. John was performing and the heavy rains forced them to shut him down. Some of the performers continued on some of the other stages, but in the end, they had to shut it down. The golf tournament, the Zurich Classic in New Orleans was forced to shut down also….. Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 9.02.08 AMSome artists like Stevie Wonder appeared on the stage with a megaphone and led the crowd in Purple Rain….Then he headed for the Mayfield Playhouse a couple hours later and did a pop up performance…. And Snoop Dogg also did some last minute location DJing, according to the Times Picayune. The show must go on some where…. At such short notice, you had to find it. Artists played shows in clubs, and any and every venue they could find on such short notice….I think that’s really cool that performers will make last minute adjustments to accommodate fans because of the weather…..That is really nice…. Want to read all about it, I have a link on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com……
http://www.nola.com/jazzfest/index.ssf/2016/04/stevie_wonder_snoop_dogg.html#incart_article_small

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur May 12 Barbara Lynn Austin TX Antone’s
Fri May 13 T.J. Hooker Taylor Huntsville AL Envy Restaurant
Sat May 14 Karen Wolfe, Donnie Ray and many others Wilson NC Bill Ellis Convention Center
Sat May 14 Denise LaSalle, Ms Jody, L.J. Echols, John Cummings Byhalia MS Matthews Corner
Sat May 14 William Bell, Lenny Williams and more Miami FL Doubletree Convention Center
Sat May 14 Willie White and Lomax Saginaw MI CAC Center
Sat May 14 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legends
Sun and Mon May 15 and 16 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Thur May 19 Aretha Franklin Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Thur May 19 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri and Sat May 20 and 21 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Bricks
Sat May 21 Karen Wolfe, Lacee, Sir Charles Jones and others Monroe LA Tri District Boys and Girls Club
Sat May 21 Shemekia Copeland Millville NJ The Levoy Theatre
Sat May 21 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Durham NC Durham Blues Festival
Sun May 22 Tyree Neal Baton Rouge LA State Fair Grounds
Sun May 22 Buckwheat Zydeco New Orleans Mid City Bayou Boogaloo

Want more info on Where They At….Just go to the Blues News Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com and you’ll find it there……If you know of an artist appearance anywhere, anytime, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com, tweet me @rojeneblues, or hit me on my facebook page at bluestime inthecity and let me know Where They At……. And that my friend is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues and that’s Where They At….Where They At….

 

 

 

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: April 30-May 1, 2016

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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 30-MAY 1, 2016

The biggest news in the music world over the past week is the Passing of Prince…But there’s another great blues guitarist that also passed on April 21st….Lonnie Mack passed away at the age of 74 in his hometown of Smithville Tennessee… Lonnie Mack was a Rock and Blues guitarist that had a huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughn. He was inducted in the International Guitar Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Rockability Hall of Fame in 2005….Rest in Peace Mr. Wham….Blues and Rock Guitarist, Lonnie McIntosh……

Next Wednesday, May 4th, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, John Mayall, Elvin Bishop and The Memphis Jug Band will be inducted into the 2016 Blues hall of Fame. Also being recognized are Tommy Couch Sr. and Wolf Stephenson of Malaco Records. The Book, Early Downhome Blues by Jeff Todd Titon is the literature entry and the classic album Blues in the Mississippi Night is also being honored. Crazy Blues by Mamie Smith, That’s All Right by Jimmy Rogers, I wish You Would by Billy Boy Arnold, Merry Christmas Baby by Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers and Blues Before Sunrise by Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell are being inducted as singles. Lot of Blues Happenings put on by The Blues Foundation in Memphis starting Wednesday….Congrats to all…The Beale Street Music Festival is just wrapping up this weekend in Memphis, so the party will continue on Wednesday…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed May 4 Mr. Sipp Memphis TN Hard Rock Cafe
Fri May 6 Lacee Reed, Tre Williams and Wendell B. Greenville MS Washington County Fairgrounds
Fri and Sat May 6-7 Little Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Sat May 7 Calvin Richardson, Karen Wolfe and more Dothan AL Peanut Festival
Sat May 7 Bigg Robb, O.B. Buchana, J’Wonn, Vick Allen Delisle MS Pecan Grove Ball field
Sat May 7 Willie Clayton, Charles Wilson Memphis TN Orpheum Theater
Sat May 7 Sheba Potts-Wright, Jaye Hammer and Mr. Sam Clarksdale MS Coahoma County Expo
Sat May 7 Wilson Meadows, Donnie Ray, Avail Hollywood Ruston LA Ruston Civic Center
Sat May 7 Ricky White, Carl Sims, T.K. Soul, Vickie Baker, Nathaniel Kimble Monroe LA Monroe County Civic Center
Sun May 8 Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Jaye Hammer, Rue Davis, Sir Jonathan Burton Laurel MS Laurel Fairgrounds
Sun May 8 T.K. Soul Bossier City LA Cabaret On The Red Center
Sun May 8 Wendell B, O.B. Buchana Whitehall AL Highway 80
Thur May 12 Barbara Lynn Austin TX Antone’s
Sat May 14 Karen Wolfe, Donnie Ray and many others Wilson NC Bill Ellis Convention Center
Sat May 14 Denise LaSalle, Ms Jody, L.J. Echols, John Cummings Byhalia MS Matthews Corner
Sat May 14 William Bell, Lenny Williams and more Miami FL Doubletree Convention Center

Want more info on Where They At….Just go to the Blues News Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com and you’ll find it there……If you know of an artist appearance anywhere, anytime, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com, tweet me @rojeneblues, or hit me on my facebook page at bluestime inthecity and let me know Where They At……. And that my friend is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues and that’s Where They At….Where They At….

 

 

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