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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: August 29-30, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 29-30, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 29-30, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 5.02.00 PMThe Blues Foundation has a new leader.  She’s Barbara Newman, and she was selected as the new President and Chief Executife Officer of the Memphis Music Organization that is known world wide.  The Blues Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to preserving blues music, it’s history and they support blues education of The Blues.  Each and every year, they sponsor music events that draw blues bands from all corners of the world.  Congrats to Ms Newman, She’ll take her rightful place on October 1st….and Barbara, if you need anything, give me a call….We have a link to this article on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com….
www.blues.org

William Bell is teaming up with Grammy winning producer John Leventhal to record his first major label album in over 30 years.  The yet to be names album will be out sometimes next year.  William Bell was one the architects behind the famous Stax Records, and he wrote the song made famous by Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign.  This album will feature all new materials by Bell and we’ll keep you informed on it’s debut…

We reported on this last week, and I think it’s worth mentioning again…..This doesn’t happen every day to Blues Artists….. Blues Singer Tommy Brown is being honored by the City of Atlanta Georgia… The Atlanta City Council will have a Special Reception and Proclamation Presentation on September 8th at 12 noon…. It’s sponsored by Councilman Michael Julian Bond…Council Bond just lost his famous father, Julian Bond a couple of weeks ago…Condolences go out to the Councilman….  Blues Singers usually don’t receive any type of honors.  Tommy in his 80’s now, and it’s great for him to be honored while he’s still around.  If you live in the Atlanta Georgia, that recognition of Tommy will take place September 8th at 12 noon in the Atrium at Atlanta City Hall….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Sept 4

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Minneapolis MN

Famous Dave’s Uptown

Sept 4

Buddy Guy

Eaton OH

Preble County Fairgrounds

Sat Sept 5

T.K. Soul

Lake Charles LA

The  Foundation House

Sat Sept 5

Sir Charles Jones

Lubbock TX

Fiesta Center

Sat Sept 5

Sheba Potts Wright, Carl Sims, Wilson Meadows

Helena AK

Cherry Street

Sat Sept 5

T.K. Soul, Nathaniel Kimble

Wisner LA

Nolan Norman Memorial Park

Sat Sept 5

Avail Hollywood

Texarkana TX

Prime Time Club

Sat Sept 5

Vick Allen

Phillip MS

Downtown

Sat Sept 5

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Marquette MI

 

Sat Sept 5

Denise LaSalle, Bigg Robb, Calvin Richardson

Geneva AL

Robert Fowler Park

Sat Sept 5

Rue Davis, Columbus Toy

Columbia TX

Puga T. Ranch

Sun Sept 6

LaMorris Williams, Tucka and Chris Ivy

Greenville MS

Washington County Cenvention Center

Sun Sept 6

Buddy Guy

Beford TX

Beford Blues Fest

Sun Sept 6

Sweet Angel, Sir Charles Jones, J Wonn and Jeff Floyd

Lloyd FL

Lloyd Pavillion

Sun Sept 6

David Brinston, Vickie Baker

Ruston LA

Ruston Civic Center

Sun Sept 6

Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

West Point MS

Bryan Union Hall

Thur Sept 10

Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy. Joe Louis Walker, Robert Randolph, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, Buddy Guy

Las Vegas NV

Big Blues Bender

Fri Sept 11

T.K. Soul

San Antonio TX

Bexar County Center

Fri/Sat Sept 11 & 12

Bobby Rush

Port Credit Canada

Southside Music Festival

Fri/Sat Sept 11 & 12

Mr. Sipp

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues Bar

Sat Sept 12

T.K. Soul, Ms Jody, Carl Sims

Cotton Valley  LA

Bright Star Riders Field

Sat Sept 12

Avail Hollywood

Hooks TX

American Legion

Sun Sept 13

Grady Champion

Memphis TN

Huey’s Downtown

Wed Sept 16

Shemekia Copeland

Athens GA

The Foundry

Thur Sept 17

Shemekia Copeland

Franklin TN

The Factory

Sat, Sept 19

Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival featuring many many greats including Bobby Rush, Steve Azar, KingFish, Eddie Cotton Homemade Jamz

Greenville MS

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com….and let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..

 

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: August 22-23, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 22-23, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 22-23, 2015

The NFL Television Network found the blues for some of their promotions for the upcoming season……
(Sunday Kind Of Love By Etta James)
That is by Etta James’s, Sunday Kind of Love, and it’s featured in some of their promotions campaigns promoting their 2015 NFL Season….. It’s a cool concept, and I personally can’t wait until the season starts…. And in the just released movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., you can hear some Solomon Burke music featured prominently in their promotions campaigns… Which goes to show, The Blues is all over…. Some NFL teams will have the true blues this season…..Not my team or your team…But some teams……These campaigns work very well…..

Blues Singer Tommy Brown is being honored by the city of Atlanta Georgia… The Atlanta will have a Special Reception and Proclamation Presentation on September 8th at 12 noon…. Kudos go out to Councilman Michael Julian Bond and the Atlanta City Council for recognizing Weepin Tommy Brown with such an honor..  Blues Singers usually don’t receive any type of honors.  They usually just go by the way side. . Tommy has been around for a while and has sang the blues all over the world. He’s in his 80’s now, and it’s great for him to be honored while he’s still around.  We’ll play some Tommy Brown before the end of the show…. Again, that recognition of Tommy will take place September 8th at 12 noon in the Atrium at Atlanta City Hall….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Mon thru Sun, Aug 24-30

Grady Champion

Edmonton Canada

Whyte Avenue

Thur Aug 27

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Fri Aug 28

Sir Charles Jones, Wendell B.

Akron OH

Akron Civic Theatre

Fri Aug 28

Mr. David

North Augusta SC

Drifters Entertainment Ctr

Sat Aug 29

Avail Hollywood

Rayeville LA

County Road

Sat Aug 29

Betty Wright

Charleston SC

Charleston Performing Arts Ctr

Sat Aug 29

Avail Hollywood and others

Arcadia LA

Arcadia Events Center

Sat Aug 29

Shemekia Copeland

Paola KS

Paola Park Square

Sat Aug 29

Wilson Meadows

Jackson AL

Pierce Memorial House

Sun Aug 30

Aretha Franklin

Louisville KY

Freedom Hall

Sept 4

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Minneapolis MN

Famous Dave’s Uptown

Sept 4

Buddy Guy

Eaton OH

Preble County Fairgrounds

Sat Sept 5

T.K. Soul

Lake Charles LA

The  Foundation House

Sat Sept 5

Sir Charles Jones

Lubbock TX

Fiesta Center

Sat Sept 5

Sheba Potts Wright, Carl Sims, Wilson Meadows

Helena AK

Cherry Street

Sat Sept 5

T.K. Soul, Nathaniel Kimble

Wisner LA

Nolan Norman Memorial Park

Sat Sept 5

Avail Hollywood

Texarkana TX

Prime Time Club

Sat Sept 5

Vick Allen

Phillip MS

Downtown

Sat Sept 5

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Marquette MI

 

Sat Sept 5

Denise LaSalle, Bigg Robb, Calvin Richardson

Geneva AL

Robert Fowler Park

Sat Sept 5

Rue Davis, Columbus Toy

Columbia TX

Puga T. Ranch

Sun Sept 6

LaMorris Williams, Tucka and Chris Ivy

Greenville MS

Washington County Cenvention Center

Sun Sept 6

Buddy Guy

Beford TX

Beford Blues Fest

Sun Sept 6

Sweet Angel, Sir Charles Jones, J Wonn and Jeff Floyd

Lloyd FL

Lloyd Pavillion

Sun Sept 6

David Brinston, Vickie Baker

Ruston LA

Ruston Civic Center

Sun Sept 6

Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

West Point MS

Bryan Union Hall

 

 

 

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com….and let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: August 15-16, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 15-16, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 15-16, 2015

 

The 2016 Keeping The Blues Alive Awards Nominations are open and the deadline is September 30th.. These awards are given to individuals and organizations that make contributions to the Blues World….Clubs, Societys, People….Anything that keep the blues on the forefront….To apply, we have a link to the application process at BluesTimeInThe City.com on the BluesNews Page….The Deadline is September 30th….
http://www.blues.org/2015/08/3148/

I’ve saw a very young blues artists that you should be on the look out for…. I saw in Tunica Mississippi a couple of weeks ago, a very young guitarist by the name of Christone Kingfish Ingram.  The guy is 16 years old, and he can play some blues.  I wanted to do an interview with him when I saw him, but he said he had to ask his mama….and that got that…No Interview…..The kid was awarded the BB King Entertainer Award by the Jus Blues Music Awards at their event and I picked up my Living Blues Magazine last week, and there’s an article on him in the magazine.  We will hear a lot from this kid in the future, because The kid can play some blues…. Also in the magazine, great articles on B.B. King, Red Holloway and Eddy Clearwater…… We have a link to Living Blues on the Blues News Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com
www.livingblues.com

And we have gotten emails galore on the play, Chasin Dem Blues…..We had Brad Raymond on the show two weeks ago……Here are a couple that were sent in….….Hello…I heard about Chasin Dem Blues on radio in Tallahasse and decided to check it out…It was everything you said it would be… Hope it comes to Tallahassee….Another one reads, we came to Atlanta for the neighborhood Awards and called to see the times.  It worked out perfectly for us because we caught the early afternoon show on Sunday and then headed back to Greensboro… It was the Blues like I’ve never seen before….Brilliant Performance…..And one more….We made a special trip to Atlanta just to see the play.  After hearing what you had to say, and checking it out on the web site, we decided to make the trip with the kids.  You did not let us down.  The performances were supreme, and Blue was really light on his feet.  Let us know if it comes to Memphis Tennessee…… Just a few emails we got on the play, Chasin Dem Blues…. When we find out where it’s going, we will let you know…….

And we have a correction here…In an Interview last weekend with Dr. Rolando Herts from Delta State University in Cleveland, it was stated that the Mississippi Blues Benolevent Foundation was open to any blues artists in the good ole USA….It is only in fact open to Mississippi Blues Artists that need assistance…Sorry about that….Well, that’s what he said…It’s his program……

Where they at Where they at:

Thur Aug 20

Buckwheat Zydeco

Glen Ellyn IL

McAninch Arts Center-Dupage

Thur Aug 20

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Kenosha WI

Veterans Memorial Park

Aug 21-22

Joe Louis Walker

Philadelphia PA

Warm Daddy’s

Fri Aug 21

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago

Blue Chicago

Fri Aug 21

Buckwheat Zydeco

Fort Wayne IN

Foelinger Freimann Conservatory

Sat Aug 22

Calvin Richardson

Meridian MS

Temple Theater

Sat Aug 22

Avail Hollywood

Farmerville LA

Club Diamond

Sat Aug 22

Lacee, Columbus Toy

Gabriel LA

Gagriel Community Center

Sat Aug 22

Aretha Franklin

Detroit MI

Chene Park

Mon thru Sun, Aug 24-30

Grady Champion

Edmonton Canada

Whyte Avenue

Thur Aug 27

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Fri Aug 28

Sir Charles Jones, Wendell B.

Akron OH

Akron Civic Theatre

Fri Aug 28

Mr. David

North Augusta SC

Drifters Entertainment Ctr

Sat Aug 29

Avail Hollywood

Rayeville LA

County Road

Sat Aug 29

Betty Wright

Charleston SC

Charleston Performing Arts Ctr

Sat Aug 29

Avail Hollywood and others

Arcadia LA

Arcadia Events Center

Sat Aug 29

Shemekia Copeland

Paola KS

Paola Park Square

Sat Aug 29

Wilson Meadows

Jackson AL

Pierce Memorial House

Sun Aug 30

Aretha Franklin

Louisville KY

Freedom Hall

 

 

 

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com….and let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: August 8-9, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 8-9, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 8-9, 2015

There was a lot of stuff going on at the Jus Blues Music Awards last weekend in Tunica Mississippi… But one that was of interest to me concerning Blues Musicians that may be a little down on their luck was a session conducted by Dr. Rolando Herts who sits on the Mississippi Blues Commission Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund.  It’s a Fund set up to assist those blues musicians that are living in extreme poverty and who are in need of food, shelter, medical care and other assistance.  But, this fund is not only for Mississippi Blues Musicians, it’s for any blues musician regardless of where you live….Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, North Carolina…Where ever you live, you can apply for assistance from this fund.  Dr. Herts explained the program to me……

(Dr. Rolando Herts Audio)

What is the most requested type of assistance that you get request for..

(Dr. Rolando Herts Audio)

That Dr. Rolando Herts of Delta State University…..If you want or need an application for the assistance they are offering, we have a link to it on the bluesnews page at BluesTime In The City.com…..
http://www.msbluestrail.org/pdfs/musicians_aid_form.pdf

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Aug 13

Grady Champion

Indianapolis IN

Slippery Noodle

Fri Aug 14

T.K. Soul, Pokey

Bryan TX

Club Silverado

Fri Aug 14

Aretha Franklin

Las Vegas

Caesars

Fri Aug 14

Bobby Rush, Vick Allen, Dorothy Moore, Eddie Cotton

Jackson MS

Forestry Museum

Fri Aug 14

Dave Mack, Wayne Morris, Jeter Jones, Lady T and others

Ringgold LA

Whispering Pines Club

Fri Aug 14

Mr. Sipp

Sarasota FL

The Blue Rooster

Sat Aug 15

Avail Hollywood, T.K. Soul, Nathaniel Kimble, Lacee

Hattiesburg MS

The Seanger Theatre

Sat Aug 15

Willie Clayton

South Haven MS

Ms Landers Center

Sat Aug 15

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Keokuk IA

 

Sat Aug 15

L.J. Echols

Munform AL

Hall Grove Ball Park

Sat Aug 15

Mr. Sipp

Tallahassee FL

Bradfordville Blues Club

Sat Aug 15

Sir Charles, Bobby Rush, Ms Jody, Willie Clayton, Sheba Potts Wright, Terry Wright, J Wonn, Ms Jody

Memphis TN

A Tribute to Mel Waiters

Sat Aug 15

Karyn Wolfe, O.B. Buchana, Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen

South Bend IN

St Joseph Fairgrounds

Sat Aug 15

Wilson Meadows, Will Easley, Diedra, L.J. Echols

Munford AL

Grove Ball Field

Sun Aug 16

Mr. Sipp

Montgomery AL

Montgomery AL

Sun Aug 16

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago

Blue Chicago

Aug 21-22

Joe Souis Walker

Philadelphia PA

Warm Daddy’s

Fri Aug 21

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago

Blue Chicago

Sat Aug 22

Calvin Richardson

Meridian MS

Temple Theater

Sat Aug 22

Avail Hollywood

Farmerville LA

Club Diamond

Sat Aug 22

Lacee, Columbus Toy

Gabriel LA

Gagriel Community Center

Sat Aug 22

Aretha Franklin

Detroit MI

Chene Park

 

 

 

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com….and let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..

 

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