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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 29-30, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 29-30, 2014

 

The deadline for applications for the Blues Foundations’ Generation Blues summer camp is April 1st…That’s Tuesday, April Fools Day… But, this is no joke. Generation Blues allows youth under the age of 21 to study their instrument of choice at camps, with seminars and workshop programs.  Participants are awarded scholarships on an annual basis and participation is open to anyone under the required age.  For more information on how to apply, or for the application, there is a link on the BluesTime In The City.com news page…Just click the BluesNews tab……
http://www.blues.org/foundation-programs/generation-blues/

In the first hour, we mentioned that back in 1966, B.B. King’s tour bus was stolen.  Well, this is not a bus, but it’s just as important if you’re a musician.  A custom made Les Paul guitar that belongs to Blues Rocker Zakk Wylde, was stolen last week after his performance.  He was a part of the Jimi Experience Hendrix Tour that was in Chicago. The Custom Guitar was was in the Tour Bus.  The Experience Hendrix Tour features artists such as Zakk, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Johnny Lang and many more.  If you by chance know the perpetrator of the foul deed, you can tweet Zakk @ZakkWyldeBLS…

It promises lots of funk, dancing and everything else the Godfather of Soul is known for.  Get on Up is the story of Soul Brother Number 1488433, Soul Brother Number 1 and the story of the late great Godfather of Soul James Brown.  They released a trailer from the movie last week, and I must say, it’s loaded.  The biopic is scheduled to be released on August 1st.  It stars Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis who played JB’s mother.  Mick Jagger is one of the Executive Producers, and the director is the guy that directed The Help, Tate Taylor.  It was shot in and around Mississippi…..You can see the trailer at Bluestime In The City.com… Wasn’t Spike Lee working on a James Brown movie with Wesley Snipes….Let’s check that out….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, April 4, 2014. Reliant Arena, 1 Reliant Park, Houston, Texas. Blues Is Alright Tour. Latimore, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Millie Jackson. 832-667-1400.

Friday, April 4, 2014. The Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado. Booker T. Jones. 303-830-9214.

April 4, 2014~Sir Jonthan Burton~Winton NC~American Legion

Friday, April 4, 2014. Club Elite, 6720 US Highway 49, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. L.J. Echols. 601-450-5442.

April 4, 2014~Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials~Milwaukee WI~Shank Hall

April 5, 2014~Lacee Reed~Mobile AL

2 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Greater Gulf States Fairground, 1035 Cody Road North, Mobile, Alabama. Blues Spring Fling. Sir Charles Jones, Ms. Jody, Wendell B, O. B. Buchana, Bigg Robb, T. K. Soul, Mr. David. See festival website.

12 pm (Noon), Saturday, April 5, 2014. Ladd Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile, Alabama. The Original Spring Fling 20th Anniversary. David Brinston, Willie Clayton, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Lebrado, Lacee, Mel Waiters, Tucka, Willie Clayton. BYOB. See festival website. 251-208-2500.

2 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Gray’s Amusement and Entertainment Park, Hwy. 86 East of Holly Grove, Arkansas. 3rd Annual Spring Fling Blues Fest. Avail Hollywood, Billy “Soul” Bonds, Tre Williams, Sweet Angel, Willie P. Gates open at 11 am.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014. The Vineyard, 3270 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. The Official “Harlem Nights Show”. Mr. Sam. Doors open at 8 pm.

5 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Copiah County Fairgrounds, I-55 south of Jackson, Mississippi, 1/4 mile west of Interstate 55 at Exit 65. Bigg Robb, Omar Cunningham, Tre Williams. Horse Show at 4 pm. Gates open at 12 Noon.

APRIL 6, 2014~Lacee Reed~Kenwood LA

Sunday, April 6, 2014. The Johnny Ballman Track, Canton, Mississippi. T. K. Soul.

5 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Craffman (sp?) Club Park, Exit 31 off I-20, Clinton, Mississippi. Blues & Horse Show. Ms. Jody, L.J. Echols, Val McKnight, Little Miss Soul. Horse show at 3 pm. Gates open at 2 pm. 601-896-3352. Tents, lawn chairs and coolers OK.

Sunday, April 6, 2014. Jazzi’s Lounge, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas. Stevie J.

April 11, 2014~James Cotton~Buffalo NY~Kleinhans Music hall

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 11, 12, & 13, 2014. Vinoy Waterfront Park, St. Petersburg, Florida. Tampa Bay Blues Festival. Michael McDonald, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Shemekia Copeland, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials and more.

AND

Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Bryan Union Hall, West Point, Mississippi. T. K. Soul.

If you know of a blues artist appearing any where 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 from the World of BluesBlues: March 22-23, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 22-23, 2014

 

”Take Me To The River” is a documentary that had its world premiere in Austin Texas on Tuesday, March 11th at the South By South West (SXSW) conference.  The documentary is a celebration of music and a history of Memphis Tennessee with some of the biggest artists from that area. It’s directed by Martin Shore and the narrator is Actor Terrence Howard.  The late Bobby Blue Bland, Mavis Staples and William Bell provide the high lights from the Stax and Hi Tone recording days.  Attending the premiere was rapper Snoop Dogg, who did a duet with William Bell in the documentary.  Look at the trailer, and you’ll find a very interesting take on the history of the music, and the young rappers who are buying into the early days of recorded music……There’s a link to the trailer on BluesTimeinthecity.com…

http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/sxsw/5930480/snoop-dogg-helps-premiere-take-me-to-the-river-at-sxsw-i-cried-and-i

There is a writer by the name of Barry Kerzner who has started writing a series titled “Throw Back Thursday” for the Chicago Blues web site.. Last Thursday, he reviewed B.B. King’s Live at the Regal, and I had forgotten how phenomenal that recording was.  I pulled it out, listened to it, and it’s just as good today as it was when he recorded it on November 21, 1964.  Live at The Regal by B.B. is said to be one of the best live albums ever recorded.  This album to this day is considered to be the Bible if you will, to blues musicians, and has had a tremendous influence on blues rockers for generations.  One other note, the album was looked on for its quality of a live recording for capturing the quality and clarity of the performance.  It’s included in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress and is listed at number 141 on the Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 greatest Albums of All time. The 10 cuts on the BCD are still some of B.B.’s signature songs, and it was and still is held in the highest esteem of blues lovers worldwide.  One catch here….B.B. really didn’t like it…. He thinks it’s just OK…But who cares what B.B. thinks…Live at the Regal is a really great live Blues Album.  I have to agree with Barry on what he wrote on the Chicago Blues web site.  There’s a link to the entire article at Bluestimeinthecity.com
www.Chicagoblues.com

And speaking of Chicago, the Chicago Blues Festival, the biggest free blues festival in the world will take place June 13-15th… Some of the guests include Betty LeVette, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, and a centennial to the legendary John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson….We mentioned that his birthday is coming up next week.  If you have never been to a Chicago Blues Festival, it is one of the most coordinated festivals I’ve ever attended.. Everything starts on time, and the good thing here, it’s all Free.  We’ll keep you updated on the artists line up on BluesTime in the City.com….

 

WHERE THEY AT:  WHERE THEY AT:

March 28, 2014~Buddy Guy~Albany NY~Palace Theatre

7 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, North Carolina. 7th Annual Raleigh Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Theodis Ealey, Klass Band Brotherhood, Maurice Wynn, T.K. Soul. 800-745-3000.

Sunday, March 30, 2014. Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., Charleston, South Carolina. The 3rd Annual Charleston Blues Festival. Mel Waiters, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Klass Band Brotherhood, Theodis Ealey, Maurice Wynn.

Sunday, March 30, 2014. Winstar Casino, 777 Casino Ave., Thackerville, Oklahoma. The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters.

March 30, 2014~Washington DC~Buddy Guy~Lincoln Theatre

March 31, 2014~Joe Louis Walker~New York City~B.B. King Blues Club

Friday, April 4, 2014. Reliant Arena, 1 Reliant Park, Houston, Texas. Blues Is Alright Tour. Latimore, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Millie Jackson. 832-667-1400.

Friday, April 4, 2014. The Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado. Booker T. Jones. 303-830-9214.

April 4, 2014~B.B. King~St Louis MO~Peaabody Opera House

Friday, April 4, 2014. Club Elite, 6720 US Highway 49, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. L.J. Echols. 601-450-5442

April 4, 2014~Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials~Milwaukee WI~Shank Hall

April 5, 2014~Lacee Reed~Mobile Alabama

2 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Greater Gulf States Fairground, 1035 Cody Road North, Mobile, Alabama. Blues Spring Fling. Sir Charles Jones, Ms. Jody, Wendell B, O. B. Buchana, Bigg Robb, T. K. Soul, Mr. David. See festival website.

12 pm (Noon), Saturday, April 5, 2014. Ladd Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile, Alabama. The Original Spring Fling 20th Anniversary. David Brinston, Willie Clayton, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Lebrado, Lacee, Mel Waiters, Tucka, Willie Clayton. BYOB. See festival website. 251-208-2500.

April 5, 2014~B.B. King~Quapaw OK~Downstream Casino Resort

2 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Gray’s Amusement and Entertainment Park, Hwy. 86 East of Holly Grove, Arkansas. 3rd Annual Spring Fling Blues Fest. Avail Hollywood, Billy “Soul” Bonds, Tre Williams, Sweet Angel, Willie P. Gates open at 11 am.

5 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Copiah County Fairgrounds, I-55 south of Jackson, Mississippi, 1/4 mile west of Interstate 55 at Exit 65. Bigg Robb, Omar Cunningham, Tre Williams. Horse Show at 4 pm. Gates open at 12 Noon.

Sunday, April 6, 2014. The Johnny Ballman Track, Canton, Mississippi. T. K. Soul.

AND
Sunday, April 6, 2014. Jazzi’s Lounge, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas. Stevie J.

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 from the World of BluesBlues: March 8-9, 2014

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

We reported last week about the passing of Floyd Taylor on February 20th… If that wasn’t enough for Floyd’s family, listen to this…… Savon Taylor, Johnny Taylor’s daughter and Floyd’s sister passed away on February 21st, the day after Floyd made the transition… That’s got to be really tough on a family…Our condolences go out to the Taylor Family… ….The Funeral for Floyd was rescheduled for this weekend, March 8th at the Omega Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago.  Don’t have any information on his sister, Savon….

The United States Postal Services announced that they will have some new stamps available in the next two years.  On the stamps will be the faces of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Janis Joplin.. And for all of you Elvis Fans, they are re-releasing the Elvis Presley Stamp.  In the not so distant future, they plan to release stamps with the likes of Music Icons Sam Cooke, Fats Waller, John Lennon and Willie Dixon.  They have already released stamps with the likes of Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Howlin Wolf, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Mildred Bailey and Robert Johnson on them.  This series is called the Music Icons Forever Series….

And for all of you Joe Louis Walker Fans, he just released a new BCD on Alligator Records titled Hornet’s Nest…. This is his second release on Alligator and even though I don’t have it yet, I have heard four of the 12 cuts on it….. I like it….. The first release on Alligator for Joe was HellFire….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

7 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona  Mavis Staples. 480-478-6000.

March 13, 2014~Buddy Guy~St Louis MO~Fox Theatre

8 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014. Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Mel Waiters, Willie Clayton.

March 14, 2014~Joe Louis Walker~Bonita Springs FL~Bonita Blues Festival

March 14, 2014~Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials~Kalamazoo MI~WRKR Blues Series

9 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014. Platinum Plus, 132 Georgetown St., Hazlehurst, Mississippi. LaMorris Williams, Mr. David. BYOB. Doors open at 8 pm.

March 13, 2014~James Cotton~Redding CA~Cascade Theatre

6 pm, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Gulf City Lodge (Elks), 601 State St., Mobile, Alabama. Mister Zay, Tyree Neal, Chris Ivy, MeMe, J-Red, Lady T. Doors open at 5 pm. 251-643-2608.

March 15, 2014~Lacee~Atmore AL

March 15, 2014~Ames IA~Buddy Guy~Stephens Auditorium

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Revel Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Aretha Franklin. 609-572-6488.

March 15, 2014~James Cotton~Chico CA~California State University, Chico

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Radisson Star Plaza Theatre, 800 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana. Chi-Town Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush, Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Floyd Taylor (R.I.P.), Latimore, Theodis Ealey. 219-769-6311.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi. Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter. 877-877-6256.

2 pm, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Daisy Stocking Park, 550 3rd Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida.  Southern Soul Blues Fest. Bigg Robb, Falisa JaNaye, R-3. 386-931-3456.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Penguin, 1100 John R. Lynch St. #6A, Jackson, Mississippi. Stevie J’s Homecoming Celebration.  Stevie J. 769-251-5222.

Saturday, March 17, 2014. Williamsburg Music Hall, 66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, New York. Lee Fields CD Release Party. 718-486-5400.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Duck Room, Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri Chuck Berry. 314-727-4444.

Friday, March 21, 2014. U.N.O. Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana. Blues Is Alright Tour. Sir Charles Jones, Denise LaSalle, Theodis Ealey, The Manhattans, Mel Waiters. 504-280-7171.

Friday, March 21, 2014. American Legion, 1211 Powell St., Monroe, Louisiana. Omar Cunningham. 318-325-5210.

Friday & Saturday, March 21 & 22, 2014. Ameristar Casino Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 Washington St., Vicksburg, Mississippi. Stevie J. 866-667 3386.

Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dallas Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, Texas. Willie Clayton. 214-939-2750.

Saturday, March 22, 2014. Neshoba County Coliseum, 12000 Highway 15 North, Suite 1, Philadelphia, Mississippi. Justa Cowboy Rodeo.Vick Allen. 601-656-5775.

AND

Sunday, March 23, 2014. Civic Center Complex, Beaumont, Texas. Mel Waiters. 409-838-3435.

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let me 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 from the World of BluesBlues: March 1-2, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
MARCH 1-2, 2014

We’ve been talking about it all of this show…Funeral Services were held for Floyd Taylor in Chicago last week….Floyd died on Thursday, February 20th.  Floyd was the son of the late great Johnnie Taylor, and it’s reported that he died of a heart attack.  Floyd was 60.  He was born in Chicago to Mildred Singletary and Johnnie Taylor in 1954 and he spent most of his life there.  Ironically, the last BCD he cut was “Shut Um Down….. The song we just played, “It’s on Me” a duet done with Mel Waiters is on that Shut Um Down BCD… I talked with Mel about how this song, It’s On Me Came About…..

(Mel Waiters)

Indeedy…Everybody knows Mel…. Some of the titles of Floyd’s BCD’s are Legacy, No Doubt, You Still Got It, All of Me, and his latest, Shut Em Down…You know, I find it kind of ironic that the last song Johnnie Taylor recorded was Soul Heaven, and one of the Last songs that Floyd Recorded was Shut Em Down… Is that weird thinking, or is that just me….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

March 3rd~B.B. King~Seattle WA~Moore Theatre

Friday, March 7, 2014. Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 8th Annual Southern Soul 1st Friday. J-Wonn, Dave Mack, Big Yayo, Vick Allen, The Bar-Kays, Chuck Strong. 601-955-4894.

Friday, March 7, 2014. The Elks Lodge, 601 State St., Mobile, Alabama. Mr. David.

March 7, 2014~Lacee Reed~Dallas TX

7 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. 9th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter, The Manhattans, Shirley Brown, Willie Clayton. 314-977-5000.

Saturday, March 8, 2014. Baker Gains Event Hall, Martin Luther King Jr, Ave., Mobile, Alabama. Mr. David.

8 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014.L’Auberge Casino and Hotel, 777 L’Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Buddy Guy. 225-215-7777.

March 8, 2014~Lacee Reed~Hooks TX

7 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona.Mavis Staples. 480-478-6000.

8 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014. Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Mel Waiters, Willie Clayton.

6 pm, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Gulf City Lodge (Elks), 601 State St., Mobile, Alabama. Mister Zay, Tyree Neal, Chris Ivy, MeMe, J-Red, Lady T. Doors open at 5 pm. 251-643-2608.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Revel Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Aretha Franklin. 609-572-6488.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Radisson Star Plaza Theatre, 800 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana. Chi-Town Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush, Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Floyd Taylor (R.I.P.), Latimore, Theodis Ealey. 219-769-6311.

AND

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi. Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter. 877-877-6256.

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, email me at Ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let me 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 from the World of BluesBlues: February 22-23, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 22-23, 2014

Muddy Waters once lived in a North Kenwood home on the South Side of Chicago for about 20 years.  A move is afloat now to make Muddy’s former home into a museum honoring the bluesman.  The property is located at 4339 S. Lake Park Avenue and it’s under contract to a buyer.  The buyer wants to turn it into the museum, saving it from foreclosure.  It’s a two unit apartment building and it was first built in 1879.  Muddy lived there from 1954 until 1974, and he did a lot of his music there.  According to Steven McKinley Monson, Muddy’s great grandson, the home is still a frequent stop for blues enthusiasts seeking a piece of music history… Good Luck in that effort….

 

This is news for the Atlanta Georgia tickets holders that was scheduled to see Buddy Guy on February 13 in the ATL…. The concert was postponed because of the snow…I’ve been asked to let you know that those tickets are good for the concert that’s been re-scheduled for May 4th in the ATL… So Buddy Guy is May 4th…

Also in May, The Blues Hall of Fame will induct Big Jay McNelly, Eddie Shaw, and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson in the Hall.  What’s ironic about this is that these guys are sax players.  There’s only been one Sax player inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame, and that was Louis Jordan.  This year, three more will be inducted.  The induction will be held May 7th in Memphis Tennessee….For information on other inductees, there’s a link at Bluestimeinthecity.com….
www.blues.org

And a very sad note here, that’s not pertaining to the Blues… Next Week,  February 28th marks the anniversary of the death of Mr. Ed…Mr. Ed passed away in February 28, 1979… Mr. Ed was……. (what was that…Who was Mr. Ed… Are you kidding me….You don’t know who Mr. Ed was… For your information, Youngster, Mr. Ed was the best talking horse to ever grace television…I can’t believe you never heard of Mr. Ed… Everybody knew Mr. Ed the talking horse and his owner, Wilbur… (Hello Folks…I’m Mr. Ed…) What are we coming to when there’s someone in the room that doesn’t know Mr. Ed…… Let’s Move on….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

February 26, 2014~B.B. King~San Rafael CA~Marin Veterans Auditorium

Thursday, February 27, 2014. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Joanna Connor. 773-477-4646.

February 28, 2014~Lacee Reed~New Orleans

7 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Mississippi 7, Greenwood, Mississippi. Spring Fest 2014. T.K. Soul, Ms. Jody, O.B. Buchana, Steve Perry, Jaye Hammer. 662-453-4065.

Saturday, March 1, 2014. Canton Multipurpose & Equine Center, 501 Soldiers Colony Road, Canton, Mississippi. Ricky Lee’s Birthday. Vick Allen, Grady Champion, K-Ci & Jojo. 601-859-4830.

March 1, 2014~Lacee Reed~Moss Point MS

March 6, 2014~Buddy Guy~San Antonio TX~The Aztec Theater

Friday, March 7, 2014. Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 8th Annual Southern Soul 1st Friday. J-Wonn, Dave Mack, Big Yayo, Vick Allen, The Bar-Kays, Chuck Strong. 601-955-4894.

Friday, March 7, 2014. The Elks Lodge, 601 State St., Mobile, Alabama. Mr. David.

March 7, 2014~Buddy Guy~Houston TX~House of Blues

7 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. 9th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter, The Manhattans, Shirley Brown, Willie Clayton. 314-977-5000.

Saturday, March 8, 2014. Baker Gains Event Hall, Martin Luther King Jr, Ave., Mobile, Alabama. Mr. David.

7 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona.  Mavis Staples. 480-478-6000.

8 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014. Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Mel Waiters.

6 pm, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Gulf City Lodge (Elks), 601 State St., Mobile, Alabama. Mister Zay, Tyree Neal, Chris Ivy, MeMe, J-Red, Lady T. Doors open at 5 pm. 251-643-2608.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Revel Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Aretha Franklin. 609-572-6488.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Radisson Star Plaza Theatre, 800 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana. Chi-Town Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush, Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Floyd Taylor, Latimore, Theodis Ealey. 219-769-6311.

AND

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi. Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter. 877-877-6256.

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 blues friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues and that’s Where They At….Where They At…..

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

THE BLEUSNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 15-16, 2014

James Timothy Shaw, known in the music world as The Mighty Hannibal has made the transition to Soul Heaven at the age of 74.  Hannibal passed away on January 30th.  He lived in New York for a number of years, and just recently returned to his hometown of Atlanta.  An interesting note about Hannibel, he recorded message music, as it is described.  Music about the Vietman War, and even Drug Abuse.  (Listen to Music) Hannibal was laid to rest in Atlanta Georgia last week…..

bb_kingThis is a real who dun it.  The Mississippi Blues Trail marker commemorating the birthplace of the great B.B. King went missing last week.  The marker, located in Itta Bena, Mississippi in the delta, is just one of about 120 markers placed throughout the state of Mississippi which is set up to be a self guided tour of the many contributions that musicians from that state has made to music.  But, here is the good news.  An anonymous tip led to the recovery of B.B.’s marker.  It was located in some woods close to where it was erected.  According to the Blues Trail Manager, the markers costs about $8000.00 and one or two of them have to be replaced each year.  B.B.’s marker was OK, and suffered no excessive damage.

And if you owned a professional football team, let’s pick one…Say the Seattle Seahawks and your name is Paul Allen, who happens to own the Seahawks, what type of music would you want to hear at the Super Bowl Championship party.  If you’re Paul Allen, and owned the World Champion Seattle Seahawks, not only would you want to hear the Blues, but you would get on stage at the party with your guitar, and jam with the band playing some great blues.  That’s what the Super Bowl champs were listening to a couple of weeks ago after they won the Super Bowl.  Paul Allen and his group The Underthinkers released a couple of blues songs a few months ago called Inside Out and Six Strings from Hell featuring Derek Trucks and Joe Walsh.…We played it on this show… If you’re Paul Allen, a billionaire, you can play whatever you want….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

February 18, 2014~B.B.  King~Tuscon AZ~Fox Theatre

Feb 20, 2015~Buddy Guy~Nashville TN~War Memorial Auditorium

10 pm, Friday, February 21, 2014. The Spot, Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Pamela B-Day Bash. Avail Hollywood and more. Doors open at 9 pm.

Saturday, February 22, 2014. Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston, Georgia. Mr. David.

Saturday, February 22, 2014. Fort Hood Club, Killeen, Texas. Avail Hollywood.

Sunday, February 23, 2014. Club Memories, 1720 N. 31st Ave., Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Avail Hollywood. 601-584-8008.

Thursday, February 27, 2014. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Joanna Connor. 773-477-4646.

7 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Mississippi 7, Greenwood, Mississippi. Spring Fest 2014. T.K. Soul, Ms. Jody, O.B. Buchana, Steve Perry, Jaye Hammer. 662-453-4065.

Saturday, March 1, 2014. Canton Multipurpose & Equine Center, 501 Soldiers Colony Road, Canton, Mississippi. Ricky Lee’s Birthday. Vick Allen, Grady Champion, K-Ci & Jojo. 601-859-4830.

Friday, March 7, 2014. Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 8th Annual Southern Soul 1st Friday. J-Wonn, Dave Mack, Big Yayo, Vick Allen, The Bar-Kays, Chuck Strong. 601-955-4894.

Friday, March 7, 2014. The Elks Lodge, 601 State St., Mobile, Alabama. Mr. David.

Buddy Guy~March 7, 2014~Buddy Guy~Houston TX~House of Blues

7 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. 9th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter, The Manhattans, Shirley Brown, Willie Clayton 314-977-5000.

AND

Saturday, March 8, 2014. Baker Gains Event Hall, Martin Luther King Jr, Ave., Mobile, Alabama. Mr. David.

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 from the World of BluesBlues: February 8-9, 2014

THE BLUES NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBERUARY 8-9, 2014

 

The FDC Foundation and the Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs are teaming up to help down and out Blues Musicians.  In today’s times, it is very difficult to afford a traditional mortgage loan, which means that some families live in conditions that are not pleasing, and the rent they pay is much too high.  These organizations are providing opportunities for home ownership to those musicians’ families.  These Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with zero percent interest affordable loans.  Partner families are expected to make monthly mortgage payments, and they must invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into helping Habitat build homes for others.  We have a link to The FDC Foundation and Habitat for Humanity in Chicago if you want more information on our BluesNews page at BTIC.com
http://www.fdcfoundation.org
http://www.gohabitat.net

The Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is holding it’s Second Annual Blues Camp April 10th through the 13th in Las Vegas… You can go to the camp and learn Blues from some of the top artists of the day and you can record with some of the top Blues Artists of the day.  Johnny Lang will be there, John Popper, Eric Gales, Walter Trout and many other Blues artist will be on hand to help you get your Blues on. And, you may get to perform at The House of Blues.  For more on the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, there’s a link for more information on the Blues News page at BTIC.com…..
http://rockcamp.com/blues-2014.php

And, We left out something from The International Blues Competition last weekend….Congratulations go out to Kingston Mines of Chicago… The won the 2014 Keeping The Blues Alive Award for Blues Club.  This award is presented each year by The Blues Foundation to individuals and organizations for having made significant contributions to the Blues…. Kingston Mines is an institution in Chicago, and they are well deserving of this award…

WHERE THEY AT…WHERE THEY AT:

Friday February 11,  2014~Buddy Guy~Greenville SC~Peace Center Concert Hall

Friday February 13, 2014~Buddy Guy~Atlanta GA~Symphony Hall

Friday, February 14, 2014. Atlantic Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Georgia. The 10th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival. Blues is Alright Tour. Clarence Carter, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Mel Waiters, Theodis Ealey, Millie Jackson

Friday, February 14, 2014. Bastrop Municipal Center, 1901 Moeller Drive, Bastrop, Louisiana. T. K. Soul. 318-283-8898.

7 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, 103 France St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Willie Clayton. 225-242-2600.

8 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. Regency Carpet Center, 400 Graymont Avenue (across from the Mississippi Colliseum), Jackson, Mississippi. Valentine Night For Lovers. Ms. Jody, Karen Wolfe, Andre Lee, Mister Zay, Equanya, Terry Wright. 601-668-1902. Doors open at 7 pm.

Friday, February 14, 2014. BJCC Concert Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, Alabama. An Evening Of Love. Calvin Richardson, Kem, Tony Terry, MC Lightfoot.

8 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. Ruston Civic Center, 200 E. Mississippi, Ruston, Louisiana. 17th Annual Hearts With Fire. L. J. Echols, Floyd Taylor, Dave Mack. 318-251-8613. 318-805-8609. Doors open 7 pm.

February 14, 2014~B.B. King~El Paso TX~Socorro Entertainment Center

Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2014. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Mike Wheeler. 773-477-4646.

7 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. Platinum Plus Club, Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Aquarius Birthday Party Bash. Vick Allen, T-Baby, Millenium Temptations. 601-278-3355.

9 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014. A Touch Of Class, 2321 N. Amidon Ave,, Wichita, Kansas. Avail Hollywood. 316-312-1028.

Saturday, February 15, 2014. The CenturyTel Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. The 8th Annual Shreveport Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter and more. 318-747-2501.

Saturday & Sunday, February 15 & 16, 2014. Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida. 8th Annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival. Robert Cray, Savoy Brown feat. Kim Simmonds and many more. Clearwater Blues Festival website.

Sunday, February 16, 2014. Brady Theater, 105 West Brady St., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mel Waiters.

Thursday, February 20, 2014~Buddy Guy~Nashville TN~War Memorial Auditorium

10 pm, February 21, 2014. The Spot, Lufkin, Texas. Mrs. Pamela B-Day Bash. Avail Hollywood and more. Doors open at 9 pm.

February 22, 2014. Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston, Georgia. Mr. David.

Thursday, February 27, 2014. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Joanna Connor, Aco. 773-477-4646.

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7 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Mississippi 7, Greenwood, Mississippi. Spring Fest 2014. T.K. Soul, Ms. Jody, O.B. Buchana, Steve Perry, Jaye Hammer. 662-453-4065

If you know of a Blues or Southern Soul artist appearing anywhere, anytime, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let me 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 from the World of BluesBlues: February 1-2, 2014

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

The Grammys were held last weekend in LA…Oh the glitz, the glamour, the performances, oh, and the awards…In the Blues Category, the winners were…Category 48…The Best Blues album went to Ben Harper with Chalie Musselwhite….Get Up…. Are you waiting for more winners in the blues….That’s it….Category 48 Best Blues Album…..Maybe I can stretch this out a little bit…. The nominees were…Remembering Little Walter…Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, James Harman and Sugar Ray Norica….Cotton Mouth Man by James Cotton, where he doesn’t sing one song….Seesaw…Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa….and Down In Louisiana By Bobby Rush….….In Category 50, Best Regional Roots Music album, which include Zydeco, and other types of music……Terrance Simieon and The Zydeco Experience won that…..Gary Clark Jr. won for Best Traditional R & B Performance for Please Come Home…Gary Clark Jr  was also nominated for best rock song…But he lost….So much for the disrespected blues in the Grammys……All I can do is email them and make known my frustrations, like I did a few years when they decided to drop most of the blues categories……

We mentioned this last week, but it’s worth mentioning again……The results from the International Blues Challenge from Memphis Tennessee Last weekend are:

For Bands:
1st Place: Mr. Sipp – Sponsored by The Vicksburg Blues Society
2nd Place: Ghost Town Blues Band – Sponsored by the Memphis Blues Society
3rd Place: Billy the Kid & Regulators – Sponsored by the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania

And the Best Self-Produced CD: Account to MeHank Mowery Sponsored by the (West Michigan Blues Society)

Congratulations to the winners…. For more information on these winners and more in the IBC, there’s a link on the BluesNews page at bluestimeinthecity.com
www.blues.org

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

February 5, 2014~Buddy Guy~Huntsville AL~Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Friday, February 7, 2014. Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina. Florence, South Carolina. Blues Is Alright Tour. Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter and more. 843-679-4525.

9 pm, Saturday February 8, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Pre-Valentine’s Show. Avail Hollywood. Doors open at 8 pm.

Saturday, February 8, 2013. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durhan, North Carolina. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, T. K. Soul and more. 919-680-2787.

Saturday, February 8, 2014. World Cafe, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Revelations. 215-222-1400.

Saturday, February 8, 2014. Viva Blackpool, 3 Church St., Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
David Gest’s Legends of Soul Spectacular. Dennis Edwards, Sheila Ferguson, Gwen Dickey, CeCe Penniston, Percy Sledge, Eddie Holman, Eddie Floyd, Candi Staton, Joe Longthorne, Jody Watley. +44 1253 297297.
February 8, 2014~Buddy Guy~Columbia SC~Township Auditorium

February 9, 2014~Buddy Guy~Durham NC~Carolina Theatre

Saturday, February 8, 2014. R.J. Reynolds Auditorium, Reynolds High School, 301 Hawthorne Rd. N., Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Carl Carlton, Gene Chandler, The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics. 336-703-4145.

February 13, 2014~Buddy Guy~Atlanta GA~Symphony Hall Woodruff Arts Center

Friday, February 14, 2014. Atlantic Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Georgia. The 10th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival. Blues is Alright Tour. Clarence Carter, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Mel Waiters, Theodis Ealey, Millie Jackson.

Friday, February 14, 2014. Bastrop Municipal Center, 1901 Moeller Drive, Bastrop, Louisiana. T. K. Soul. 318-283-8898.

7 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, 103 France St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Willie Clayton. 225-242-2600.

8 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. Regency Carpet Center, 400 Graymont Avenue (across from the Mississippi Colliseum), Jackson, Mississippi. Valentine Night For Lovers. Ms. Jody, Karen Wolfe, Andre Lee, Mister Zay, Equanya, Terry Wright. 601-668-1902. Doors open at 7 pm.

Friday, February 14, 2014. BJCC Concert Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, Alabama. An Evening Of Love. Calvin Richardson, Kem, Tony Terry, MC Lightfoot.

February 14, 2014~El Paso TX~B.B. King~Socorro Entertainment Center

8 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. Ruston Civic Center, 200 E. Mississippi, Ruston, Louisiana. 17th Annual Hearts With Fire. L. J. Echols, Floyd Taylor, Dave Mack. 318-251-8613. 318-805-8609. Doors open 7 pm.

Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2014. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Mike Wheeler. 773-477-4646.

9 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014. A Touch Of Class, 2321 N. Amidon Ave, Wichita, Kansas. Avail Hollywood. 316-312-1028.

Saturday, February 15, 2014. The CenturyTel Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. The 8th Annual Shreveport Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter and more. 318-747-2501.

Saturday & Sunday, February 15 & 16, 2014. Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida. 8th Annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival. Robert Cray, Savoy Brown feat. Kim Simmonds and many more. Clearwater Blues Festival website.

AND

Sunday, February 16, 2014. Brady Theater, 105 West Brady St., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mel Waiters.

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let me 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 What Played: January 25-26, 2014

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #804
FOR WEEKEND OF JANUARY 26-27, 2014

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Pat Cooley

Older Woman

Carl Sims

Shade tree Mechanic

Bobby Blue Bland

She’s Putting Something In My Food

Jimmy Burns

Shake For Me

Latimore

Hit The Road Jack

O.B. Buchana

Rowdy Rowdy

William Bell

Early Sunday Morning

Clarence Frogman Henry

Ain’t Got No Home

Betty Padgett

Hey Boy

Willie Clayton

All Day Blues

Jeff Floyd

Lock My Door

 

 

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Opening Act Son Seals and the Headliner is Buddy Guy and the G.E. Smith Saturday Night Live Band

Son Seals Live

Blue Shadows Falling

Buddy Guy Live

Talk To Me Baby

Buddy Guy Live

Ain’t That Lovin You

Mr. X

Baby Don’t Leave Me

Little Milton

That’s What A Good Woman Can Do

Ms Jody

Ms Jody’s Boogie Slide

E.C. Scott

Lying and Cheatin

B.B. King

Never Make A Move Too Soon

Mel Waiters

Smaller The Club

Nellie Tiger Travis

Mr. Sexy Man

Albert King

Cold Sweat

 

 

 

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

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

The International Blues Competition is wrapping up this weekend in Memphis Tennessee…. This is where hundreds of Blues Bands come together and compete for top Blues Band Honors….To let you know how big this thing is, there are bands like Chris O’Connor from Sydney Australia, Blues Power Band from France…Jan Galach Band from Poland…Felix Slim from Barcelona, Brat Pack from The Philippines, Zamba from Croatia, Joe Elbaz from Isreal, and Tim Lothar from the Baltic….That’s just a few of them…. 255 acts from all over the world were there this week, and to find out the winners, go to the BTIC news page…There a link there….
www.blues.org

“Get on Up” is a biopic on the late great James Brown that’s in production.  Well, a copy of the movie has surfaced and the film is not suppose to be released until August. The film stars Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the film 42, and one of the producers is Mick Jagger.  The film follows JB from his poverty days in Georgia to the world famous artist that he became.  The date was moved up to August, but now, who knows, they may move it up again, since it’s been leaked…. It’s being shot mainly in Natchez Mississippi… If I recall correctly, the director, the guy that directed The Help is from that area…..Soul Brother number 1 died on Christmas day in 2006 at the age of 73….Good God…..We’ll keep you informed on this project.

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

7 pm, Saturday, February 1, 2014. Edgecomb Community College, 2009 West Wilson St., Tarboro, North Carolina. Roy C, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Black Diamond. Doors open at 5 pm. 252-857-8735, 252-853-5166.

Saturday, February 1, 2014. Poarch Creek Rec. Center, 444 Lynn McGhee Drive, Atmore, Alabama. Mr. David.

February 5, 2014~Buddy Guy~Huntsville AL~Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

Friday, February 7, 2014. Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina. Florence, South Carolina. Blues Is Alright Tour. Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter and more. 843-679-4525.

9 pm, Saturday February 8, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Pre-Valentine’s Show. Avail Hollywood. Doors open at 8 pm.

Saturday, February 8, 2013. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durhan, North Carolina. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, T. K. Soul and more. 919-680-2787.

Saturday, February 8, 2014. R.J. Reynolds Auditorium, Reynolds High School, 301 Hawthorne Rd. N., Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Carl Carlton, Gene Chandler, The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics. 336-703-4145.

February 9, 2014~Buddy Guy~Durham NC~Carolina Theatre

February 11, 2014~Greenville SC~Buddy Guy~Peace Center Concert Hall

February 13, 2014~Atlanta GA~Buddy Guy~Symphony Hall

Friday, February 14, 2014. Atlantic Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Georgia. The 10th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival. Blues is Alright Tour. Clarence Carter, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Mel Waiters, Theodis Ealey, Millie Jackson.

Feb 14, 2014~B.B. King~El Paso Texas~Socorro Entertainment Center

Friday, February 14, 2014. Bastrop Municipal Center, 1901 Moeller Drive, Bastrop, Louisiana. T. K. Soul. 318-283-8898.

7 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, 103 France St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Willie Clayton. 225-242-2600.

Friday, February 14, 2014. BJCC Concert Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, Alabama. An Evening Of Love. Calvin Richardson, Kem, Tony Terry, MC Lightfoot.

Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2014. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Mike Wheeler. 773-477-4646.

9 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014. A Touch Of Class, 2321 N. Amidon Ave,, Wichita, Kansas. Avail Hollywood. 316-312-1028.

Saturday, February 15, 2014. The CenturyTel Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. The 8th Annual Shreveport Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. T. K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter and more. 318-747-2501.

Feb 15, 2014~Hobbs New Mexico~B.B. King~Lea County Events Center

AND

Saturday & Sunday, February 15 & 16, 2014. Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida. 8th Annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival. Robert Cray, Savoy Brown feat. Kim Simmonds and many more.

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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