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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: November 15-16, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 15-16, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 15-16, 2014

That’s Longtime Bluesman and front man for the band, The Mannish Boys, Finis Tasby…Finis passed away earlier this month….He was originally from Dallas Texas, but wound up making  LA his home.  He  worked with Z.Z. Hill, B.B. King, Joe Simon, Lowell Fulson, Freddie King, Clarence Carter and many others….. He never had the big hit, but he was always on the scene…He was in the movie, Sharkey’s Machine with Burt Reynolds and a couple of his songs including “People Don’t Care” were featured in the mid 90’s movie “The Baby Sitter” The song in the Background is JOB for Christmas, and will be prominently featured in our upcoming presentation of Christmas Blues and Southern Soul….Finis or Finis, was 74 years of age….

We mentioned a few weeks ago that The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame founder was considering Clarksdale Mississippi and a location for its new home, to open soon…Well, if’s official…The CEO, LaMont Robinson made the decision a week ago and the announcement was made that Clarksdale will be the new home.  Clarksdale beat out cities like Detroit, Memphis, and Nashville for the honor….Robinson also said the museum will also be the home of the National Blues Center and the National Gospel Hall of Fame…Robinson also said the reason for Clarksdale, “This is where it all began….”

And don’t forget, as mentioned, we will begin to play all Christmas Blues and Southern Soul on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29-30th, and continue every weekend until Christmas….This is going to be soooooo Wonderful……

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed, Nov 19

James Cotton

New York

City Winery

Thur, Nov 20

James Cotton

Vienna VA

The Barnes at Wolf Trap

Fri, Nov 21

Buddy Guy

Saint Charles IL

Arcada Theatre

Fri & Sat, Nov 21-22

Lace

Atmore AL

Wind Creek

Fri and Sat Nov 21-22

Little Ed and Blues Imperials

Chicago IL

Rosa’s Lounge

Sat, Nov 22

Otis Clay

Jacksonville FL

Ritz Theatre

Sat, Nov 22

Sir Charles Jones

Greenwood MS

LeFlore County Civic Center

Wed, Nov 26

Buddy Guy

Appleton WI

Fox Cities Performing Ctr

Fri, Nov 28

L.J. Echols

Starkville MS

Restaurant Tyler

Nov 28

Lacee

Dallas TX

 

Fri Nov 28

Mel Waiters

Baton Rouge LA

Belle of Baton Rouge

Sat Nov 29

Roy C

Delco NC

Triple K Ranch

Sat, Nov 29

Lacee

Houston

ZTA Awards

Fri, Dec 5

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Tallahassee FL

Bradfordville Blues Club

Fri, Dec 5

L.J. Echols

Tulsa OK

Southern Soul Sagittarius Jam

Sat, Dec 6

Lil Jimmie, Mister Zay, Miss Lady Blues

Mobile AL

Gulf City Lodge

Sat, Dec 6

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Bradenton FL

Bradenton Blues Fest

Sat, Dec 6

Lacee and Tre Williams

Columbus MS

Elks Lodge

Sat, Dec 6

Omar Cunningham, Terry Wright, Vick Allen

Pensacola FL

Pensacola Fairgrounds

 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, 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: November 8-9, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 8-9, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 8-9, 2014

Beginning the weekend of Thanksgiving, we’re going to play all Christmas blues and Southern Soul on BluesTime in the City… We love to celebrate the Holidays, so this year, we’re adding one extra weekend to the mix.  The All Christmas Blues and Southern Soul Programming will begin November 29 and 30th and run through December 20th and 21st… We’ve been getting request since September, so if there’s a particular Christmas Blues or Southern Soul song you want to hear, email us or tweet us, of go to bluestimeinthecity.com and give us your request….This is always soooo much fun…This is my favorite time of year…..

Go to Bluestimeinthecity.com and listen to Bobby Rush Birthday Audio
(LISTEN TO AUDIO BLUES FOR COMPLETE INTERVIES)

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Mon, Nov 10

Buddy Guy

Alexandria VA

The Birchmere

Fri, Nov 14

Clarence Carter

Jacksonville FL

Ritz Theatre

Fri, Nov 14

Willie Clayton

St Louis MO

The Ambassador

Sat, Nov 15

L.J. Echols

Dallas TX

Cowboy Lounge

Sat, Nov 15

Lacee

Montgomery AL

Wind Creek

Sat, Nov 15

Willie Clayton

Little Rock AK

Club Elevations

Sat, Nov 15

Omar Cunningham

Navasota TX

The Junction

Sun, Nov 16

Buddy Guy

Ridgefield CT

Ridgefield Playhouse

Wed, Nov 19

James Cotton

New York

City Winery

Thur, Nov 20

James Cotton

Vienna VA

The Barnes at Wolf Trap

Fri & Sat, Nov 21-22

Lace

Atmore AL

Wind Creek

Fri and Sat Nov 21-22

Little Ed and Blues Imperials

Chicago IL

Rosa’s Lounge

Sat, Nov 22

Otis Clay

Jacksonville FL

Ritz Theatre

Sat, Nov 22

Sir Charles Jones

Greenwood MS

LeFlore County Civic Center

Fri, Nov 28

L.J. Echols

Starkville MS

Restaurant Tyler

Nov 28

Lacee

Dallas TX

 

Fri Nov 28

Mel Waiters

Baton Rouge LA

Belle of Baton Rouge

Sat Nov 29

Roy C

Delco NC

Triple K Ranch

Sat, Nov 29

Lacee

Houston

ZTA Awards

 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, 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: November 1-2, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 1-2, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 1-2, 2014

 

B.B. King is still resting at his home in Vegas.. No official word is out yet, but the rumor mill has it that B.B. is officially unofficially retired.  The King of the Blues has spent his entire life playing and singing the blues and has spread the music of the blues worldwide.  Regardless of what B.B. decides to do, we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude for what he has done….Get well B.B…..

This is not good….Warren Ballentine was found guilty last Friday for Fraud in a 10 million dollar mortgage fraud.  The syndicated radio host of the Warren Ballentine show was syndicated in 37 markets, and is now facing 30 years in prison.  The sentencing date is January 21st…. The dude had a great show, and it’s sad to see this happen to him…..

The R & B museum could be located in Clarksdale Mississippi, that’s according to the Clarksdale Press Register.  The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame is considering Ground Zero, that’s what’s Clarksdale is known as, as the permanent site for the museum.  According to the project’s founder, they are looking at different locations, and Clarksdale is high on the list.  Clarksdale has the Delta Blues Museum, The Cathead Delta Blues and Folk Art Gallery, and it’s at the Highway 61 and 49, known as the crossroads……. According to legend, you can sell your sole to the devil there.  They say, Robert Johnson did it…. A decision will be made this month……

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Nov 6

Buddy Guy

Meridian MS

MSU Riley Center

Fri, Nov 7

O.B. Buchana, Karyn Wolfe, Chuck Strong

Vicksburg Ms

9th Annual Blues Fest

Fri, Nov 7

T.K. Soul

Eason TX

FeFe’s Lounge

Fri, Nov 7

Avail Hollywood

Houston TX

Club Hole In The Wall

Sat, Nov 8

L.J. Echols

Greenwood MS

Elks Lodge

Sat, Nov 8

Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Lenny Williams, Willie Clayton, TlJ. Taylor

Austin TX

Capital City Music Festival

Sat, Nov 8

Buddy Guy

North Myrtle Beach SC

House Of Blues

Sat, Nov 8

Aretha Franklin

Atlanta GA

Fox Theatre

Sat, Nov 8

Kenne Wayne

Meridian MS

Frank Cochran Center

Sat, Nov 8

Avail Hollywood

Houston TX

House of Blues

Fri & Sat, Nov 7-8

Little Ed

Chicago IL

B.L.U.E.S.

Sun, Nov 9

Buddy Guy

Charlotte NC

Knight Theater

Mon, Nov 10

Buddy Guy

Alexandria VA

The Birchmere

Fri, Nov 14

Clarence Carter

Jacksonville FL

Ritz Theatre

Fri, Nov 14

Willie Clayton

St Louis MO

The Ambassador

Sat, Nov 15

L.J. Echols

Dallas TX

Cowboy Lounge

Sat, Nov 15

Lacee

Montgomery AL

Wind Creek

Sat, Nov 15

Willie Clayton

Little Rock AK

Club Elevations

Sat, Nov 15

Omar Cunningham

Navasota TX

The Junction

Wed, Nov 19

James Cotton

New York

City Winery

Thur, Nov 20

James Cotton

Vienna VA

The Barnes at Wolf Trap

Fri & Sat, Nov 21-22

Lace

Atmore AL

Wind Creek

Sat, Nov 22

Otis Clay

Jacksonville FL

Ritz Theatre

 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, 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: October 25-26, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 25-26, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 25-26, 2014

At last report, about 15 minutes before we put this show together, B.B. King was still resting at home, and doing absolutely nothing.  It is still not known when B.B. is coming back, or if he will ever come back.  B.B. is 89 years old, and when you get that age, staying home doing nothing can become a new hobby.  B.B. has been on the road all of his life, and I’m sure staying home resting is getting good to him.  We’ll let you know when we find out exactly what B.B. is going to do…….

This is from Bob Corridore’s Newsletter, they are implementing a new policy on obituaries for blues artists……They will no longer publish the passing of every blues artist.  They say that the task is beginning to be a bit difficult with so many blues artists passing…..  They are leaving it up to the local publications to handle the task.  I agree with that because there are dozens and dozens of artists making the transition on a weekly basis… This is not to disrespect anyone, but the task is really becoming a bit much.  We have a link to Bob’s newsletter on bluestimeinthecity.com if you want to find out more of what the article is saying…..Bob owns the Rhythm Room in Phoenix…..
http://bobcorritore.com

Last Thursday, Bobby Rush and Lonnie Brooks received the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Blues Blast Music Awards program, sponsored by Blues Blast Magazine.  The event was held in Champaign Illinois, and was attended by a plethora of blues artists from all genres of the Blues.  Congrats of Bobby Rush and Lonnie Brooks….

For all of you Billy Boy Arnold fans……Billy Boy Arnold has just released a new BCD…It’s entitled The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold.  Billy Boy is a veteran Chicago blues man, and hearing from him is long overdue.  Once we get our hands on it, we’ll play a few cuts from it…..

                  WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed, Oct 29

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Village of Baytowne Wharf

Thur, Oct 30

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Blawnox PA

Moondog’s

Fri, Oct 31

Vick Allen, Nellie Tiger Travis, Bigg Robb, J-Wonn

Jackson MS

Couples Entertainment Center

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Grady Champion

Gulfport MS

Almanette House

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Sweet Angel, Larry Milton, Andre Lee

Jackson MS

The Planetarium

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Lil Ed

Philadelphia PA

Warmdaddy’

Sat, Nov 1

Avail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

The Cattle Gap

Sat, Nov 1

Terry Wright

Lexington MS

 

Sat, Nov 1

T.K. Soul, Sir Charles, T.J. Hooker Taylor

Fort Worth TX

Ft Worth Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Willie Clayton

Greenville MS

Washington Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Jeff Floyd

Jacksonville FL

American Legion

Sat, Nov 1

Lacee

Memphis TN

 

Sun, Nov 2

T.K. Soul

Shreveport LA

The State Fair

Thur Nov 6

Buddy Guy

Meridian MS

MSU Riley Center

Fri, Nov 7

O.B. Buchana, Karyn Wolfe, Chuck Strong

Vicksburg Ms

9th Annual Blues Fest

Fri, Nov 7

T.K. Soul

Eason TX

FeFe’s Lounge

Fri, Nov 7

Avail Hollywood

Houston TX

Club Hole In The Wall

Sat, Nov 8

L.J. Echols

Greenwood MS

Elks Lodge

Sat, Nov 8

Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Lenny Williams, Willie Clayton, TlJ. Taylor

Austin TX

Capital City Music Festival

Sat, Nov 8

Buddy Guy

North Myrtle Beach SC

House Of Blues

Sat, Nov 8

Aretha Franklin

Atlanta GA

Fox Theatre

Sat, Nov 8

Kenne Wayne

Meridian MS

Frank Cochran Center

 

 

 

 

 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, 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: October 18-19, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 18-19, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 18-19, 2014

The King of the Blues, B.B. King is still resting comfortably at home after his episode on Oct 3rd…. Don’t know when B.B. is headed back on the road, but I’m sure it will be soon.  But you can still see B.B. in this new Toyota commercial….It’s really cool.  Want to see it, go to bluestimeinthecity.com, and you’ll find the link on the bluesNews page….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8unft7p054Q

(Long on to bluestimeinthecity.com for the Audio Interview with Toni Green)

Toni Green is starting a new tour next week… …She’s going through France, and Italy…. ….We caught up with Toni and asked her about her upcoming event……

(Toni on start of Tour)

And when you Return, you’ll only have a month or so off…The first of the year, you start another tour….

How did this come about…..

You sound really excited about the upcoming adventure…

Well good luck on the tour, and thank you very much for hanging with us……

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Oct 24

Calvin Richardson

Birmingham AL

Birmingham Convention Complex

Sat, Oct 25

T.K. Soul

Wildsville LA

The Kelly Center

Sat, Oct 25

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Rosedale MD

Rosedale American Legion

Sat, Oct 25

Avail Hollywood

Bassfield MS

Mama D’s

Sat, Oct 25

Buddy Guy

Elkhart IN

The Lerner

Sat, Oct 25

Lacee

Alexandria LA

VFW

Sat, Oct 26

Sir Jonathan Burton, Roy C, Hardway Connection

Capitol Heights MD

Hampton Conference Center

Sat, Oct 26

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Cleveland OH

Music Box Supper Club

Wed, Oct 29

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Village of Baytowne Wharf

Thur, Oct 30

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Blawnox PA

Moondog’s

Fri, Oct 31

Vick Allen, Nellie Tiger Travis, Bigg Robb, J-Wonn

Jackson MS

Couples Entertainment Center

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Grady Champion

Gulfport MS

Almanette House

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Sweet Angel, Larry Milton, Andre Lee

Jackson MS

The Planetarium

Sat, Nov 1

Avail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

The Cattle Gap

Sat, Nov 1

T.K. Soul, Sir Charles, T.J. Hooker Taylor

Fort Worth TX

Ft Worth Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Willie Clayton

Greenville MS

Washington Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Jeff Floyd

Jacksonville FL

American Legion

Sat, Nov 1

Lacee

Memphis TN

 

Sun, Nov 2

T.K. Soul

Shreveport LA

The State Fair

 

 

 

 

 

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