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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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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 23-23, 2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 23-24, 2016

The latest issue of Living Blues magazine has on it’s cover Preston Shannon, The King of Beale Street, but there’s an article in it on Sheba Potts-Wright, where she refers to herself at “The Millineum Diva of The Blues.” The daughter of Dr. Feelgood Potts, the great harmonica player. She goes into depth and detail about her upbringing, her working career, and how she adores her mentor Denise LaSalle. The article is good, but it seemed kind of scattered. Maybe it’s me, but I think it could have been put together much better than it was. But, it’s very interesting reading on the Millennium Diva Of The Blues. She even mentioned her performance in Atlanta in 2015, her first trip there as a performer. We have a link to Living Blues on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com….
www.livingblues.com

I was looking at the number of festivals in Living Blues that’s taking place across the summer, 99 percent of them being Blues Festivals… I was not surprised that Mississippi leads the pack with 60 festivals across the summer.. But I was surprised to see that California came in second with 30 festivals. I thought it would have been Alabama, Tennessee or Louisiana. It’s California with 30. Alabama has 8, Tennessee has 11 and Louisiana has 16. Florida beats them with 18 and Illinois has 7. But when you mix in The Chicago Blues Festival, that’s at least 20 wrapped up in one. South Carolina has 16, North Carolina 8, Texas 12, Virginia 13, and Massachuetts has 11. Colorado 14, New York 10, Georgia 4, and Let’s give it to Delaware and Hawaii…1 each. Even Canada has 17, but that’s all of Canada..… Mississippi is doing it as usual with the Blues, and some Kudos to Cali…

And this is the weekend for Beulah Rucker Oliver: My Life~ My Time~My School. If you’re in the WBCX Radio area in and around Gainesville GA, you can see a play that I’m producing. The play is about a lady name Mrs. Beulah Rucker Oliver and the school she started on the early 1900’s and ran until 1958. It features Chiara Richardson as Mrs. Beulah Rucker Oliver, and is directed by Ken Johnston. It will take place on Sunday April 24th, with a matinee at 2:30 pm and a performance at 7:00….Mrs. Beulah Rucker was my grandmother, and I am the volunteer director of The Beulah Rucker Museum in Gainesville. For more information, we have a link to the web site on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com…..
www.brmuseum.org

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Apr 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Kingston Mine
Thur Apr 28 Guitar Shorty Laughlin NV Avi Resort
Thur Apr 28-30 Buddy Guy New Orleans Fairgrounds
Fri Apr 29 L.J. Echols Dallas TX Manhattan Club
Fri & Sat April 29-30 J’Wonn, Mr. David, Karen Wolfe, Wilson Meadows, O.B. Buchana, Terry Wright Mobile AL Gulf State Fairgrounds
Fri & Sat April 29-30 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
Fri Apr 29 Mr. Sipp Tulsa OK Motorcycle Show
Sat Apr 30 Grady Champion Dothan AL Wiregrass Museum
Sat Apr 30 Bobby Rush, Rick Lawson Jackson MS John Lynch Street
Sat Apr 30 Sir Charles Jones and T.K. Soul Nashville TN Club Limelight
Sat Apr 30 Aretha Franklin Washington DC

It’nal Jazz Day

White House
Sun May 1 Calvin Richardson, Vick Allen, Omar Cunningham, Lacee, Shirley Jones Jackson MS The Zoo
Sun May 1 Terry Wright Canton MS Madison County Park
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 Bogg 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 Wilson Meadows, Carl Sims, T.K. Soul, Nathaniel Kimble, Ricky White and more Monroe LA Monroe Civic Center
Sat May 7 Sheba Potts-Wright, Jaye Hammer and Mr. Sam Clarksdale MS Coahoma County Expo

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 from the World of BluesBlues: April 9-10, 2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 9-10, 2016

It is time for the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues for the weekend of April 10, 2016…

The Jus Blues Music Foundation has announced their Living Legends at their annual Jus Blues Music Awards Conference coming up July 31st through August 4th in Tunica Mississippi. The Living Legends for 2016 are Syl Johnson, Zac Harmon, King Edwards, Billy Branch, Ruby Andrews, Queen Ann Hines, Chick Rogers, L.C. Cooke, Mud Morganfield, Big Bill Morganfield, and Eddie Cotton Jr. I like this concept because The Jus Blues Music Foundation honor people that may have ever been recognized for their work or works over the many years they have been in the music industry. Again, the Awards Conference takes place July 31st through August 4th in Tunica Mississippi. For more information, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com… And yes, I will be there….
www.jusblues.org

 

Very interesting article in BluesBlast Magazine on Andrew Jr. Boy Jones that came out March 31st… In reading the article, I found out a lot of stuff that I did now know about Jr. Boy. For instance, I didn’t know he played with Freddie King…And what Freddie liked to do once he paid his musicians…I also didn’t know why he went out on his own, and quickly came back as a side man… Plus, he answers the question, Does it upset when certain people call you Jr Boy, with the emphasis on Boy…. The article was written by Terry Mullins, and it’s quite compelling. We have a link to the article on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com, if you would like to read it….
http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/issue-10-13-march-31-2016/

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Mon Apr 11 Buddy Guy Chattanooga TN Tivoli Theaatre
Thur Apr 14 Shemekia Copeland Cambridge MA Regattabar
Fri April 15 Bishop Bullwinkle Waycross GA Waycross City Auditorium
Fri and Sat Apr 15-16 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Kingston Mines
Fri and Sat Apr 15-16 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago B.L.U.E.S.
Sat Apr 16 T.K. Soul Vicksburg MS Downtown
Sat Apr 16 Eddie Cotton Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Apr 16 Shemekia Copeland Washington DC The Hamilton
Sun Apr 17 Cicero Blake, The Love Doctor, and Mr. Lee Chicago Mr. G’s Supper Club
Sun Apr 17 Big Poppa G Memphis TN Historic Church Park on Beale Street
Fri Apr 22 Millie Jackson and Clarence Carter Little Rock AR Festival
Fri & Sat April 22 & 23 Denise Lasalle Chicago Brick’s
Sat Apr 23 J’Wonn, Terry Wright, Jeff Floyd, L.J. Echols North Little Rock AK North Shore Riverwalk
Sat Apr 23 Lenny Williams Kalamazoo MI State Theatre
Sat Apr 23 Mr. Sipp Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Apr 23 Sir Charles Jones, Nathaniel Kimble Opp AL Barnes St
Sat Apr 23 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Sat Apr 23 Buckwheat Zydeco Huntsville AL Von Braun Center
Sun Apr 24 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
       

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 bluesinthecity 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 9-10, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: April 2-3, 2016

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postheadericon BleuesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 2-3, 2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 2-3, 2016

Johnny Guitar Watson made the transition 20 years ago, in May of 1996 in Yokohama Japan…..He died of a massive heart attack…..Some 20 years later, on May 17th, the estate of the great Johnny Guitar Watson is celebrating his legacy with the first Annual Johnny Guitar Watson Heart for Music Foundation Celebration. The event will be held in LA…. The event will have guest performances like Lenny Williams, Marla Gibbs, Mary Wilson, Kool Moe Dee and many many others… The purpose of the event and the foundation is to “Is To Raise Money To Get Musical Instruments And Musical Support From Music Industry Professionals To Inner City Youth Through After School Programs.” According to Watson’s daughter, actress, writer, producer Virginia Watson “I decided that the time had come to take the legacy of my father and find a way to help people in his name, so The Johnny Guitar Watson Heart For Music Foundation came to be”. Congratulations to them, and good luck on the big event…..That Superman Lover was a great song…. His heart attack occurred during the performance of that song in Japan…..
William Bell was on NPR last week promoting his brand new BCD titled “This is Where I Live…” The New BCD featuring the single, The Three of Me, will be out June 3rd…. If you want to hear or read the interview with this icon of a music star, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at Bluestimeinthecity.com…. William has written so hits, I’ll bet he can’t count them… Check out the link on the BluesNews Page…. http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2016/03/24/471570776/songs-we-love-william-bell-the-three-of-me
And, I saw Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals On ESPN’s Sports Center last weekend, and the host of the sports show loved them…that’s why they were on a Sports Show….. And they were promoting their new BCD coming out on April 8th… titled “Call it What It is.” This is Really cool, promoting your blues BCD on a National Sports show…..
WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Apr 7 Robert Cray Lewiston ID Clearwater River Casino
Fri Apr 8 Willie Clayton Selma AL Elks Club
Sat Apr 9 Sweet Angel Holly Grove AK Gray’s Amusement Park
Sat Apr 9 T.K. Soul, Calvin Richardson, and More Hattisburg MS Hub City Raceway
Sat Apr 9 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues bar
Sat Apr 9 Syleena Johnson Bethesda MD Bethesda Supper Club
Sat Apr 9 Kenny Neal, Buddy Guy, Latimore, Vince Hutchinson Baton Rouge LA Baton Rouge Blues Fest
Sun Apr 10 Bobby Rush and Trudy Lynn Houston TX Post Oak
Sun April 10 Nathaniel Kimble Lexington MS Harvester’s
Thur Apr 14 Shemekia Copeland Cambridge MA Regattabar
Fri and Sat Apr 15-16 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Kingston Mines
Fri and Sat Apr 15-16 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicaage B.L.U.E.S.
Sat Apr 16 T.K. Soul Vicksburg MS Downtown
Sat Apr 16 Eddie Cotton Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Apr 16 Shemekia Copeland Washington DC The Hamilton
Sun Apr 17 Cicero Blake, The Love Doctor, and Mr. Lee Chicago Mr. G’s Supper Club
Sun Apr 17 Big Poppa G Memphis TN Historic Church Park on Beale Street
Fri Apr 22 Millie Jackson and Clarence Carter Little Rock AR Festival

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 bluesinthecity 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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