THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES  

​FOR THE WEEKEND OF February 22-23, 2020

Here’s what’s Trending in the BluesNews this Weekend……February 22-23…..The Blues Music Awards will be held on May 7th in Memphis Tennessee.  When they finish one big event they go right into another big event.  The Blues Awards are produced by The Blues Foundation and they have categories in the Blues that range from the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award to the Soul Blues Music Award to the Instrumentialist award to the Song and Band of the Year Award.  If you want to know who’s nominated for what, or just more information about the 2020 Blues Music Awards, we have a link to their web site on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com….
https://blues.org/blues-music-awards/#nominees

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The B.B. King Blues Band and the B.B. King Estate have joined forces to present The B.B. King Experience featuring The late B.B. King’s Band, which was called the Experience, will feature James Boogaloo Bolden, Russell Jackson, Wilbert Crosby, Darrell Lavigne, Myron Jackson and B.B.’s youngest daughter Claudette King.  The B.B. King Experience will begin their tour dates on March 21st, and will run through June 13th.  Right now they’re showing 22 dates. This is a world wide tour, that will mostly see them in Europe, although there are stops in Decatur Illinois, Falls Church Virginia, Petoskey Michigan and Powhattan Kansas.  They will release a single, Rock Me Baby this summer that will feature George Benson, Tito Jackson and Claudette King.  Should be interesting.

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And last but not least, the 27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival will take place in Thomason Georgia on May 2nd.  I vividly remember when this first started and it was attended by a few locals, but now, it’s exploded to one of the bigger blues festivals in the country.  Blind Willie McTell was born in Thomason Georgia.  He was a pioneering guitarist, songwriter and performer.  If you’re ever in the Atlanta area, there is a Blues club there that was named in his honor called Blind Willie’s.  For information on the impressive line up and other activities, we have a link to their site on the BluesNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com……
http://blindwillie.com/

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If you have a trending BluesNews item of interest, email it to us at Bluestimeinthecity@gmail.com or call our Hot Line at 404/826-BLUES and we’ll get the info on our BluesNews Segment of the Show………

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