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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: May 14-15, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: May 14-15, 2016

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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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 30-May 1, 2016

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

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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 Audio: April 23-24, 2016

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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
       

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