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High Energy CD Release Party - Sons of Hermann Hall Saturday, July 14th
It's the CD release party for "Dope Slap Soup", Randy McAllister's latest CD release. Randy McAllister and Mike Morgan take the stage for a high energy celebration at the legendary Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm Street in Dallas. Scheduled for Saturday, July 14th at 9:00 pm the party starts. Don't miss this celebration as Randy McAllister, Mike Morgan and the band bring it home for the release of Randy's 8th album containing some of his most exciting work to date.

You'll see why, Randy McAllister along with Eric Clapton was one of only two artists to be nominated in three international categories for Australia's 2007 Blue Star Awards this year. What the press are saying: "the best America has too offer. The man is a Master of Americana" - RootsTime “One of the Worlds Top... Blues Artists” - Big City Blues Magazine “Absolutely stunning...” - Baltimore Bluesrag “Listen closely, you just heard the thunder clap of a music legend!" - World Entertainment Network -

Years in the making "Dope Slap Soup" is packed full of new material and a great excuse for a "blast the doors down" concert and release party. Most of the songs on the new album are written and arranged by Randy with tracks 2 and 7 written by Mike Morgan and track 1 arranged by Matt Woodburn and Randy McAllister. Get ready to love this album. Great songs with original stories, rich vocals and that soulful harmonica by Randy McAllister. The guitar solos will amaze you by Matt Woodburn, Mike Morgan, Mitchell Smithey and Todd Blalock. Playing an inspired Bass the legendary Sonny Collie. On B-3 and Piano Mike Hanna and Tim Allexander. Drums were exceptional with Chuck "Popcorn" Louden, Danny Cochran and Randy McAllister taking a turn. Randy's background vocalists were Benita Arterberry-Burns and Angie McWhirter. Great appreciation and thanks to Garith Roberts for his interest and support in getting this album out. For a fun night of new music, plan to make the celebration July 14th at 9:00pm. Tickets $15 at the door.

House of Blues in Dallas - Thursdays in September
We can look forward to seeing more of Randy locally, he is booked to appear at the new House of Blues in Dallas every Thursday in September. Make a plans to catch him for this series of concerts. Get tickets early!

CD's Available at
Hastings, CD Warehouse, Sound Tracs, Penny Lane, Music Trader, and over 1000 more retail locations... coming soon online to all major digital retailers including iTunes, Sony, Ebay, Half, Amazon and more.....

July 10, 2007

>>>>> Phoenix Down-Home Blues Festival With Legendary Lineup Announced! On Sunday, September 2, 2007 (Labor Day weekend), the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona will host a Down-Home Blues Festival featuring a champion lineup of four legendary masters of traditional blues: Honeyboy Edwards, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Tomcat Courtney, and Big Pete Pearson & The Rhythm Room All-Stars (Bob Corritore, Chris James, Johnny Rapp, Patrick Rynn, and Brian Fahey). Tickets are $15 (advance or day of show), with advance tickets available at the Rhythm Room, all Ticketmaster store locations, Charge by Phone: (480)784-4444, or Ticketmaster.com. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Rack Shack Barbeque will be available at this event. Doors open at 7pm for this show.

>>>>> Nappy Brown Cover Art Unveiled: Check out the new cover of the forthcoming Nappy Brown release, Long Time Coming on Blind Pig Records (Sept 25, 2007 street release date). Bob Corritore's harmonica will be featured on one track ("Aw, Shucks, Baby") with all-star band including Henry Gray, Kid Ramos, Chico Chism, Johnny Rapp, and Mario Moreno. Other artists appearing on this spectacular CD include Junior Watson, Bob Margolin, John Németh, Mookie Brill, Sean Costello, Big Joe Maher, Jim Pugh (of the Robert Cray Band), and more. Thanks to producer Scott Cable for putting together one of the most amazing comeback albums the blues has seen in many years. To see the cover, click here.

>>>>> Chief Out Of Hospital! Chief Schabuttie Gilliame is finally home after over two months in the hospital for a heart condition and its complications. Chief's wife Beverly just called to say the Chief is feeling better, and Chief hopes to get back to performing soon. Chief is now receiving dialysis 3 times a week. To see some photos of Chief and the cover art of Chief's CD Snakes Crawls at Night, on the Random Chance record label, click here.

>>>>> Bob Corritore

Electric Blues Night in Burgau.
Blues von seiner besten Seite in lässiger Stadtatmosphäre verspricht das „KUFOBU Bluesdesaster 07 - Electric Blues Night“ am Samstag, 21. Juli, ab 19.30 Uhr im Stadl des Gasthauses Trummer in Burgauberg.

Das Bluesdesaster widmet sichdem zeitgenössischen elektrischen Blues. Dafür konnten zwei Galionsfiguren gewonnen werden: „Sir“ Oliver Mally’s Blues Destillery feat. Christian Bachner (sax) sowie Raphael Wressnig & Norbert Schneider Organ Trio.
Die Distillery darf man bedenkenlos die bedeutendste heimische Band in Sachen Gegenwartsblues nennen.
Der zweite Topact des Abends ist eine Dreierformation, die einen unvergleichlichen Stilmix aus Bluesgroove, Swing und Soul präsentiert.

Infos & Tickets zum Preis von 8,- Euro
unter Tel.: 0681/10439641 bzw. www.kufobu.meinekleine.at

Hi Sissy and Fritz.
Greetings Friends and Music Lovers.

Well, here we are at the halfway point of 2007, and things are moving along. Had a great time at Monterey  and Long Beach. The crowds were fantastic, and I had a chance to catch up with old friends and make a few new ones. I don't know what's gonna happen in the the coming months, but Boy the atmosphere is total static at the moment! Big changes are in the air. Hopefully, they'll be for the better for all living things, great and small. Good or bad, I seem to be tapping into the static and writing some totally crazy stuff, for the new CD. Stay tuned!

I've had my first written piece as a (get this) journalist, published in the Monterey Bay Blues Festival's 2007 Festival Program. It's an article titled "From Contestant to Judge". Basically,it talks about my experiences and observations going from a contestant at the 2005 Monterey Blues Fest's "Battle of the Blues Bands" to being a Judge on the 2006 "BOBB." I hope to get permission to put it on our website for everyone that couldn't make this year's festival, to get a chance to read it.

Will be making a return to Great Britain, after a layoff of 18 months, in late October. Looking forward to seeing you all and catching up on a few pints of the old real ale! Watch for U.K. dates!

Recently added a MySpace page to our arsenal of communication. I've been dead set against this for some time. I didn't want to give ol' Rupert Murdoch any more license to completely rule all things media on an interplanetary basis. Jeez . . . doesn't this guy own enough newspaper, cable outlets, radio stations and air already? My Buddy Zac Harmon, finally convinced me I was being stubborn and silly. Also, that it was too late to resist!! That while I'd been sleeping, the world had already been taken over by Murdoch Oiks!!!  Anyway, check out www.MySpace.com/GreggWright


"Stadtfest 150 Jahre Hohner"
8.+9. September 2007

BB & the Bluesshacks
Mit einem großen Stadtfest, Programm auf 5 Bühnen, Feuerwerk, Mittelaltermarkt und vielen anderen Attraktionen feiert HOHNER am 8.+9. September in Trossingen seinen 150. Geburtstag.

Ein delikates Bluesmenü wartet dabei auf die Besucher: Auf dem Programm stehen am Samstag abend Konzerte mit Manfred Leuchter, BB & the Bluesshacks, den Drumbassadors und Triple Sweet (mit Beata Kossowska an der Harp), am Sonntag spielen Blues Delivery und Abi Wallenstein & Blues Culture feat. Steve Baker im Kesselhaus Trossingen.
Außerdem sind im Festzelt die Feldberger (Samstag) und Dr. Quincy & his Lemonshakers (Sonntag) zu Gast, in der Musikhochschule gibt es samstags ein Gala-Konzert u.a.mit dem Duo Kathrin Gass/Hans-Günther Kölz, im Bau B auf dem ehemaligen Hohner-Areal in der Innenstadt spielen Piaccordia aus Berlin sowie der Ausnahme-Saxofonist Mathias Anton mit Band. Mit dem Jazz-Quartett der Musikhochschule und der Sängerin Anika Köse ist Anton außerdem am Sonntag morgen beim Jazzbrunch im Kesselhaus zu Gast.

Detaillierte Informationen zum Festwochenende sowie zu den Tickets zu den einzelnen Konzerte sind unter www.150jahrehohner.de zu finden.

*Guinness-Rekordversuch "Größtes Mundharmonikaorchester der Welt" - Mitspieler gesucht!*
Das Trossingen die „Hauptstadt der Mundharmonika“ ist, wissen die Trossinger schon lange. Um das aber auch der Welt bekannt zu machen, werden wir versuchen, den Weltrekord in der Rubrik „Größtes Mundharmonika-Ensemble der Welt“ zu knacken. Er liegt aktuell bei 1706 Spielern, wir wollen mindestens 2500 Spieler zusammen kriegen!
Der Weltrekordversuch findet am Sonntag, 9.9. ab ca. 16.00 Uhr auf dem Rathausplatz in Trossingen statt. Anlass ist das Stadtfest zum 150jährigen Firmenjubiläum von HOHNER.

Teilnehmen kann jeder, musikalische Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich. Die Einweisung erfolgt vor Ort durch erfahrene Instruktoren.

Eine einfach „Rekord-Mundharmonika“ kann vor Ort erworben werden, eigene Harps können natürlich auch gerne mitgebracht werden.

Gespielt wird eine extra komponierte „Weltrekord-Melodie“ vom Trossinger Mundharmonika-Dozenten und Dirigenten des Orchester Hohnerklang H.G. Kölz. Sie steht unter www.150jahrehohner.de als Download (Notenblatt/ MP3-File als Playback oder Vollversion) bereit.

Für Gruppen, die sich im Vorfeld registrieren, gibt es etwas zu gewinnen -auch hier die Details unter www.150jahrehohner.de!

Übrigens: Für jeden Teilnehmer, der am Weltrekord teilnimmt, spendet Hohner 1€ an ein gemeinnütziges Projekt!

----- Charlotte Dreßen

Bild "PK am 19.6.07 - 4": Üben schon mal für den Weltrekord: Heiner Albrecht, Hirschbrauerei, Willy Walter, Gemeinderat Trossingen, Dieter Kohler, Hauptamtsleiter Trossingen, Wilhelm Wlassov, Hohner GmbH & Co KG, Klaus Stetter, Geschäftsführer Hohner GmbH & Co KG, Dr. Horst Bräuning, Geschäftsführer Hohner GmbH & Co KG/
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Mike Sponza

Mike Sponza

Via Virgilio 28 - 34100 TRIESTE ITA

Ph: +39.040.4261165

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Mobile: +39.335.7021956

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“KAKANIC BLUES 2.0” - Mike Sponza & Central Europe Blues Convention

On October 2006 the recording sessione for the new cd “Kakanic Blues 2.0” starter. After 2 years from the first “kakanic” album, Mike Sponza continues evolving the project which will be released on September 2007.You will find in it artists like Ian Siegal (UK) singer and guitarist who has been the opening act for Bill Wyman’s shows in the last years; Bosko Petrovic (HR) on vibes, the historical icon of Jugoslavijan jazz; Primoz Grasic (SLO) guitarist member of the RTV SLO orchestra; Janez “Benc” Boncina (SLO), the rock legend from the ex-iron curtain. And then….. Dieter Themel (A) blues shouter in the last 40 years and one of the first western musicians to perfom in the Popular Republic of China; Matyas Pribojszki (HU) the armonica wizard from Budapest; Vladan Stanosevic on guitar, from Belgrad brings Serbija in the game. And also a little help from MIke’s friends: Vincent Williams, the powerful funk entertainer, and…. cherry on the cake… the california guitar legend Carl Verheyen, one of the most important session man in the world. Mike’ project is made real also with the great work of Moreno Buttinar on drums and the classy yet energic fingers of Michele Bonivento on organ.

"LIVE IN ITALY" -  The show of Mike Sponza & Central Europe Blues Convention released on dvd

The performances of Mike’s European ensemble are now available on video format. LIVE IN ITALY  is a 60min. video with interviews and the great guest Carl Verheyen on guitar, already member and axeman for Supertramp, Phil Collins Band, Cher, Dave Grusin. The concert shows the skills and energy of all the band musicians between blues, soul music, jazz sounds, and it has been broadcasted on TV network “Alpe Adria” with an audience of 300.000.

The dvd has been already reviewed by

BLUES MATTERS! (UK) - Modern, individual, effective and extremely entertaining!
BLUES ART STUDIO - It doesn’t really sound like anything else around on the blues scene at the moment.
IL POPOLO DEL BLUES (ITA) - Mike Sponza defeats the typical Italian trend of considering american blues style as the main reference.
CONCERTO MAGAZINE (A) - Sponza witnesses one more time the energy and freshness of the European blues scene.

The DVD is available thorugh www.mikesponza.com

On Web.....
iTunes, Amazon, Tower Records are just an example of where you can get online “KAKANIC BLUES Vol.1” of Mike Sponza & The Central Europe Blues Convention

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Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14 7:00—11:00pm—No Cover The Larkspur Café Theater 500 Magnolia Ave. Larkspur, CA94939 415-924-6107

Friday, July 13th The James Moseley Band

James Moseleyhas been wowing audiences in the Bay Area for over ten years. An accomplished musician and vocalist, James has garnered the respect of his fellow musicians, club owners and loyal fans for his talent, warmth and generosity. His live performances get people up and dancing from the very first song. The James Moseley band brings the house down with tunes by Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley. James’ love for music transcends many genres such as jazz, blues, R&B, soul, funk and reggae. The band can be seen performing every second and fourth Sunday of the month at the legendary Sweetwater in Mill Valley. His stellar band is; James Moseley on guitar and vocals, Mila Givens and Lynn Asher on vocals, Jack Prendergast on bass and vocals, Mark Bernfield on drums, Jean Fineberg on sax, flute and vocals and Salvador Aguilera on sax. Please visit www.jamesmoseleyband.com   for more info.

Saturday, July 14th  Michael LaMacchia’s Organic Jive Collective

Michael LaMacchiahas been playing the guitar for most of is life exploring Brazilian, jazz, African, Latin, classical and pop music.  He has a special way of bridging these worlds musically together creating a unique sound that is both personal and passionate. A gifted guitarist and a prolific composer there is always a buzz in his music, a feeling of freshness and passion. He has played with many of the Bay Area's/Worlds finest musicians; Alan Hall, Scott Amendola, Paul Van Wagenigen, Jim Ogios (Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows), Andy Stohler (Tracy Chapman), Kim Nalley (Pearls), and Edo Castro. Michael has also appeared at many of the Top Festivals and Clubs including Yoshi's, Kimball's, Kumbya, Great Americian Music Hall, Sweetwater, Concord Jazz Festival, North Beach Jazz Festival, and San Jose Jazz Festival, just to name a few. Michael is also known for his beautiful poetry, song writing, studio/production work & Music Development Program “Crossroads”.With four original CD’s to his credit, Michael’s current release is a double live CD recorded at the legendary Sweetwater in Mill Valley  featuring Michael and his Brother Joe’s original material as well as unique arrangements of songs the Organic Jive Collective covers. Tonight Michael will be joined by Edo Castro on bass, Joe LaMacchia, Lisa Kindred & Lynn Asher on vocals, Andy Dillard on drums, Greg Sankovich on keys & Herman Lara on percussion & sax.
Visit www.michallamacchia.com   for more info.

This promises to be a great weekend of music and community. 

The Larkspur Café Theater has the following shows booked prior to the grand opening weekend with many more shows in the works. Contact Becky Steere via the booking line at 415-460-9127.

7/8 Natural Gas Band Jazz Band 2-5PM

7/11 Ragtime in the bar 5-7PM







153 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2820 - Club line

Booking Contact:
Becky Steere
(415) 388-7769 - Booking line
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Rear View Mirror

by John Hulsman

The Steve Freund Trio at the Warehouse Restaurant in Port Costa, May 27 & July 1, 2007.

Steve Freund is an underappreciated treasure living in Vallejo , California . A native of New York , he honed his skill as a blues guitarist during 20-plus years in Chicago working with Sunnyland Slim, Floyd Jones, Big Walter Horton, Hubert Sumlin and others before moving to California . Freund plays the blues soulful, slow and spare with a mellow sound. Not the eardrum splitting, soulless staccato of notes passed off as the blues by some other nationally touring "blues" performers. For reasons unknown to me, Freund doesn't seem to have any gigs in the Sacramento Valley . His closest regular venue is the Warehouse Restaurant in Port Costa.

The Warehouse is an ideal location for blues music. It is literally the roadhouse at lands end. The only things separating the gravel parking lot from the Carquinez Strait are the railroad tracks. The music is played outdoors on a small shaded patio adjoining the restaurant building. The setting at the Warehouse fits the emotion at the heart of the blues. Words such as timeworn and funky don't do justice to the place. However, the BBQ is great. There is a huge selection of imported beers, reasonably priced domestic beer and a free buffet with the purchase of a drink.

Robi Bean, on drums, and Tim Wagar, on bass guitar, complete the trio and are a perfect compliment to Freund, solid but never overpowering. After playing a Stratocaster during the first set on 27 May, Freund has chosen to play a Gibson Les Paul that has a really sweet tone - perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The occasional passing of UP, BNSF and Amtrak trains set the stage for songs like So Many Roads and Love in Vain. Songs such as those are also a good fit to Freund's voice, which has a certain plaintive quality. The trio plays approximately thirty songs during the afternoon and about a third of them are instrumentals, permitting Freund to fully demonstrate his talent with the guitar. The repertoire includes blues standards, such as Born Under A Bad Sign, and Freund's own compositions, such as "C" For Chicago - a song about his life in Chicago and his move to California . The Steve Freund Trio is one of the best true blues bands in Northern California . Their next appearance at the Warehouse will be on August 12th. For those of you on the east side of the valley, they will appear at the Sierra Blues Benefest in Auburn on August 25th. The Steve Freund Trio is not to be missed!

Dear Friedrich,

Yikes! It has been hot as a firecracker here in Northern California. The SBS has completed our venture into 'fireworks' sales and want to thank everyone that came out and helped!

The Americana Ramble at Marilyn's on Wenesday features The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band. Mindy Giles says of them, "They are down and dirty raucous Delta blues. Wild doesn't begin..", and Mike Breen of the Cincinnati City Beat described them, "Rousing, hyper, and authentic brand of blues that sounds like what might come out of that secret meth lab nestled deep in the backwaters of the Mississippi Delta." This show should be fun.

This Friday continues to be hot with blues around the area. One can see & hear: Eric Burton at the Crest Theater, Jeff Watson in the Blue Room Lounge, Johnny Knox with Dave Croall & the Soothers in Rocklin, Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers on stage at the Torch, Tommy Castro performing at The Palms in Winters, the Whitewater Blues Band in Marysville or the Wingnut Adams Blues Band up at the Iron Door Saloon in Groveland.

On Saturday in Auburn is the Placer SPCA's BBQ & Blues featuring many of our locals along with Lou Deluca, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers and headlining "Pigboy Crabshaw", Elvin Bishop. Making an appearance at the Torch Club in the evening is John Lee Hooker, Jr.!

On Sunday, July 15 the Sacramento Blues Society is presenting "Bay Area Blues Blast" starting at 2:00 PM. For this show we will be in the Blue Room Lounge @ the Clarion Hotel and featuring some great blues musicians from our neighbors down West Interstate 80; from the Bay Area Blues Society, The Caravan of All Stars w/Ronnie Stewart and from Oakland/SF Bay Area, the Delta Wires. SBS members receive a $2 discount (show your card).

Here is this week's schedule:

Wednesday: Acoustic w/Yasutaka & Friends (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Americana Ramble Special with Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band (7:30), Marilyn's, Sacramento =--= Blues Jam w/Bluenatics (7:30), Stoney Inn, Sacramento =--= Cole Rio Blues Band (8:00), Trino's Lounge, Sacramento =--= Guitar Mac (4:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Jam w/The Band With No Name (7:00), Yager's Tap House, Folsom =--= Jimmy Pailer Band (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =-- = Lisa Phenix (5:00), Farmer's Market, Davis =- -= Redwood City Blues Jam (7:00), Little Fox Theater, Redwood City =--= SacBlues All Pro Jam w/ Steve Foster (8:00), Louie's Cocktail Lounge, Rancho Cordova =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (9:00), JJ's Blues Lounge, San Jose
Thursday: Aaron King Trio (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Blues Jam w/Equinox Blues Review (7:00), Vega's, Old Sacramento =--= Brad Wilson (9:00), Round Up Saloon, Layfayette =--= Chris Cotton Band (8:00), Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco =--= Jackie Payne (8:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= X-trio (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento


Blues Farm (9:00), Valencia Club, Penryn =--= Blues Jam w/Rick Arnold (8:00), Drytown Club, Drytown =--= Bobby Webb (4:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Brad Wilson (9:00), Tailgater's Sports Bar, Brentwood =--= Café R&B (8:00 & 10:00), Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco =--= Delta Wires (9:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Eric Burton & The Animals (8:00), Crest Theater, Sacramento =-- = Jeff Watson Band (8:00), Blue Room Lounge - Clarion Hotel, Sacramento =--= Jeramy Norris Band (9:00), National Hotel, Jackson =--= John Lee Hooker, Jr. (8:00) - Feather Falls Casino, Oroville =--= Johnny "Guitar" Knox w/Dave Croall & The Soothers (8:00), Lucille's BBQ, Rocklin =--= Lost Legends w/Freddie Roulette (9:30), The Baltic Square Pub, Point Richmond =--= Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= The Bonedrivers (9:00), Broadway Lounge, Redwood City =--= The Detours (8:00), Rebounds Sports Pub & Grill, Rocklin =--= Tommy Castro (8:30), The Palms, Winters =--= Whitewater Blues Band Jam (8:00), Silver Dollar Saloon, Marysville =-- = Wingnut Adams Blues Band (9:00), Iron Door Saloon, Groveland


18th Annual SPCA BBQ & Blues
- Elvin Bishop, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Lou Deluca, Blues Farm & more (1:00), Fairgrounds, Auburn.

Blues By The Bay - Canned Heat, Big Brother & Holding Co., Phantom Blues Band, Zac Harmon, Corey Harris, David Jacob-Strain (10:30 AM), Eureka.

Alameda All Stars (9:00), Black Oaks Casino, Sonora =--= Brad Wilson (9:00), JJ's Blues Lounge, San Jose =--= Delta Wires (9:30), Mojo Lounge, Fremont =--= Daniel Castro (4:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Jeramy Norris Band (9:00), National Hotel, Jackson =--= John Lee Hooker, Jr. (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Phil Harmonica & The Tail Draggers (8:00), 5 Mile House, Nevada City =--= Stark Rhythm Maniacs (9:00), Valencia Club, Penryn =--= The Detours (8:30), Hotel Del Rio, Isleton =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (9:00), Iron Door Saloon, Groveland
SUNDAY, July 15

Sacramento Blues Society Show - Bay Area Blues Blast featuring the Delta Wires & the Caravan of All Stars (2:00), Blue Room Lounge - Clarion Hotel, Sacramento. $8.00 SBS members, $10.00 non-members - 21 yrs. & over

Blues By The Bay - Elvin Bishop, Sista Monica, Charlie Musselwhite, Guitar Shorty, Reno Jones, J.C. Smith (10:30 AM), Eureka.

Alameda All Stars (6:00), Delta Stage, Solano County Fair =--= Allen Frank & The Leather Souls (4:00), Drytown Club, Drytown =--= Blues Jam w/Dirty Water Blues Band (4:00), Pepperbellys, Fairfield =--= Blues Jam w/Grant & Friends (3:00), Moon River Inn, Freeport =-- = Blues Jam w/Steve Hall & David Brown (5:00), Haven's Acre, Lathrop =--= Jam w/Dave Channell (5:00), Tumbleweed Inn, Rancho Cordova =--= Jeramy Norris Band (2:00), Paradise Bar & Grill, Bethel Island =--= Mind X (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Showcase Blues Jam w/Jimmy Pailer (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Sunday Blues Jam w/Steve Mears & Probable Cause (8:00), Powerhouse Pub, Folsom =--= The Bonedrivers (9:00), Warehouse Café, Port Costa =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (4:00), Rusty Porthole, Bethel Island
Thursday, July 19 - Whitewater Blues Band (9:00), Marilyn's On K, Sacramento.
Friday, July 20 - Johnny "Guitar" Knox w/Dave Croall & The Soothers (8:30), Elk Grove Brewery, Elk Grove.
Saturday, July 21 - Café R&B (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento.
Wednesday, July 25 - Rory Block (8:30), The Palms, Winters.
Friday, July 27 - Hammer Smith Band (9:00), Louie's Cocktail Lounge, Rancho Cordova.
Saturday, August 11 - Fire On The Mountain - Sonora Blues Festival - Little Feat, Pat Travers, Sonny Landreth, Paul Thorn, Café R&B, Shane Dwight Blues Band, John Nemeth & Junior Watson, Mofo Party Band & more (11:00), Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora

[email protected]

phone: 916-443-9212

SacBlues Web:

Keep supporting your Sacramento Blues Society, worthy benefits, the blues clubs and festivals around your area!

Save me a seat,

Sacramento Blues Society

"Alte Mühle" - Scharnitz
Alte Mühle

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Live im Biergarten
Ab 15:00Uhr geöffnet Eintritt fei

Samstag, 14.07.07 „Christoph von Scharnitz“
Zünftig aufgspuit und luschtig wars.

Samstag, 21.07.07 „She´s fine“
Rockabilly und Blues der 50ger und 60ger. Da steppt das Hendl.

Samstag, 28.07.07 „Duo Ritmico“
Auf zwei akustischen Gitarren spielen sie anspruchsvolle vocal-instrumentale Latin-, Folk- und Bluestitel.

Samstag, 04.08.07 „Christian Seitz“
Der Frontmann einiger Irish Folk Bands ist Solo auf Tour. Seine Stimme und Gitarrenspiel begeistern.

Samstag, 11.08.07 „Karwendel Plattler“
Ein Tiroler Abend voller Scharnitzer Traditionen.

Samstag, 18.08.07 „Christian Seitz“
Wer Chris am 04.08. versäumt hat, kann ihn jetzt noch mal genießen.

Samstag, 25.08.07 Benefizabend mit „Transform“
Die Cross-over Band vom Plateau, hat sich sofort bereit erklärt, bei diesem Benefizabend mitzuwirken. Jetzt schon ein Danke an alle freiwilligen Helfer/innen, Spender und den zahlreichen Gästen,

euer Ritschi

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July 05th - Please welcome with us our new club partner - Fabrice Gobe - LE SOUBOCK - Cauville/F - to the network family. Please be so kind and visit the website from Le Soubock - www.soubock.com - for more information and upcoming dates.

together we´re stronger. always the best and cheers to the blues.
RAY, Georges & the network team

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04274/ 5 111 8

Bluesiana Rock Cafe
Klagenfurter Straße
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Tel: 0043 / 4274 / 51118

NEUE Öffnungzeiten:
Do - Sa von 20.00 Uhr bis 4.00 Uhr Früh "Rhyth´m & Kitchen"
Sonntag: "Sunday Music Joint" ab 17.00 Uhr bis 2.00 Uhr!

Großartig-Kultig-Rockig-Einzigartig* Großartig-Kultig-Rockig-Einzigartig  !!

Mittwoch, 11. Juli 21.00 Uhr
"Bluesiana Summer Stage"  im CASINEUM  Velden
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Sonntag, 22. Juli um 21.30 Uhr
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"Präsentation der neuen CD:FIREBIRD"
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Gudrun Kofler


July 8, 2007

>>>>> Paul Butterfield Fund & Society event in Clarksdale to include a reunion of the Sam Lay Blues Band: The Paul Butterfield Fund and Society will host its second annual Conference & Gathering in Clarksdale, Mississippi from September 6, 2007 to September 10, 2007. There will be a welcoming dinner, a mini film festival (featuring rare footage and interviews of Paul Butterfield), a birthday party (it is Paul's son Gabriel's birthday), and jam, Award presentations, various excursions to neighboring blues landmarks, and much more. On Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Hopson's Commissary as part of Gabriel's birthday Jam, the Sam Lay Blues Band reunion will be part of a large lineup that includes Gabriel Butterfield, Rod Hicks (Former bassist with Paul Butterfield, as well as Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder), Marshall Drew, Vince Scardina, Roy Moore, Mark Hutchison, Eric Hughes, Zack Pomerleau, and more. Sam Lay will be reunited with Chris James, Patrick Rynn, and Bob Corritore, who all worked together in the Sam Lay Blues Band. For more information on becoming a member of the Paul Butterfield Fund and Society and attending this conference, click here for the general website, or here for the MySpace site. Thanks to Salli Squitieri and Gabriel Butterfield for organizing this wonderful event.

>>>>> Rod Hicks Mugged: This just in from Gabriel Butterfield: Famous bass master Rod Hicks (bassist with Paul Butterfield, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder), was mugged and robbed on July 4th. Rod was walking back from the grocery store, and was surrounded by three people who proceeded to rob and beat him. Support can be shown by sending cards to:

Rod Hicks
287 King Street, Suite 4
Detroit, MI 48202

Gabriel reports that Rod is still planning to make it to the above-mentioned PBFS event.

>>>>> Colorado tour with Big Pete Pearson: Bob will appear next weekend as a guest of the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band in a tour of southwestern Colorado. On Friday, July 13, 2007,  Bob Corritore will appear at the Community Concert Hall in Durango, Colorado with the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. On Saturday, July 14, 2007, Bob Corritore will appear at the Cortez City Park in Cortez, Colorado with the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. Both nights will be a great show in a beautiful area of the country.

>>>>> Big Pete Pearson feature article in Finland: The Finnish blues magazine Blues News included a 2-page article on Big Pete Pearson by Pete Hoppula in its latest issue (#225). This article contains a number of great photos of Pete, including the cover of Big Pete's latest CD, I'm Here Baby on Blue Witch Records (produced by Bob Corritore). To read more about this publication and to see the cover with a mention of Big Pete, click here. Also included in this issue is a review of the Pinetop Perkins CD/DVD Born In The Honey, on CDMojo (Bob's harmonica work with Pinetop is included on one track of the CD and in the DVD soundtrack).

>>>>> Delmark Records Chief Bob Koester honored at 2007 Jazz Journalists Association Awards: Bob Koester, owner of Chicago's Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records, was honored in New York on June 28 at the 2007 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards. Bob Koester was presented with a "Team Award" for "activists, advocates, altruists, aiders, and abettors of jazz". For a complete list of all of this year’s winners, which include artists, radio, photographers, authors, and more, click here. Bob Koester has been a leading advocate for both blues and jazz in Chicago since the late 1950s. Bob Koester's record store, Jazz Record Mart, is perhaps the greatest retail outlet for jazz and blues in the world. Bob Koester's label, Delmark Records, has released half a century of landmark recordings in both blues and jazz. In addition to Bob Koester's many great achievements, Bob Koester has mentored generations of music movers and shakers, including Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records, Amy Van Singel (formerly of Living Blues Magazine), Michael Frank of Earwig Music, Chuck Nessa of Nessa Records, and Bob Corritore. Bob Corritore has put together a couple great photo pages of images from the Delmark blues files. To see these pages, click here and here. Congratulations to Bob Koester, and thanks to this great man for all he and his efforts have done to enrich our lives.

New Photo Pages on BobCorritore.com: Bob's experiences at the 2007 Blues Music Awards in Memphis and the Delta Groove/Blue Bella All-Star Blues Revue are chronicled on two new photo pages: to see these numerous photos and the fun had by all, click here and here.

>>>>> Bob Corritore

Hallo, Ihr Lieben,

gestern haben wir einen Kultur-Förderverein gegründet, damit uns nicht die Puste ausgeht.

Pressemitteilung nachfolgend.

Beste Grüße aus dem Nordwesten von Deutschland,

Reinhard Hartwig

Fair-Café im Fairhandelshaus MERCADO MUNDIAL
Accumer Str. 5, 26419 Schortens/Grafschaft
Tel. 0049(0)4423/709360, Fax 709361
[email protected]

Fair-Café-Freunde gründen Förderverein

Am gestrigen Mittwoch, 4.7., wurde im Fair-Café der „Verein zur Förderung der Live-Musik, Kultur und Völkerverständigung Fair-Café“ (Förderverein Freunde des Fair-Café`s e.V.) von 9 Gründungsmitgliedern gegründet, der zukünftig als eingetragener gemeinnütziger Verein die Kultur- und Bildungsarbeit des Fair-Café`s begleiten wird. Die Aufgabe des Vereins wird die „Förderung jeglicher Art von Veranstaltungen zum Thema kulturell wertvoller Live-Musik und Kultur sowie der Völkerverständigung durch faire Welthandelsstrukturen“ sein. Die Gründungsmitglieder wollen damit erreichen, dass das Konzert-Programm im Fair-Café als Kulturprogramm erhalten bleibt. Das bisherige künstlerische Niveau soll bleiben und gar gesteigert werden können. Auch wurde die Förderung der über 10jährigen Bildungsarbeit des Fair-Café`s zum Thema fairer Welthandel und Völkerverständigung in die Satzung aufgenommen.

Die Familie Hartwig hat in 15 Jahren Aufbauarbeit unter großem finanziellen und persönlichen Einsatz im ehemaligen „Kaffeehaus Barkel“ in Schortens/Grafschaft ein bundesweit einmaliges Projekt zur Förderung des Fairen Handels unter dem Namen „Fairhandelshaus MERCADO MUNDIAL“ aufgebaut mit dem Ziel, nachhaltige Entwicklungshilfe zu fördern. Vor 4 Jahren wurde der Bereich Kulturarbeit in Form von Konzerten und anderen Kulturveranstaltungen mit zumeist internationalen Künstlern aufgenommen.

Das Projekt finanzierte sich zuletzt selbst durch den Verkauf von fairgehandelten Waren aus dem Import- und Verteiler-Lager sowie dem Fair-Café als Tages-Café mit der integrierten Fairkaffee-Rösterei. „Inzwischen sind wir allerdings an die Grenzen des Machbaren gestoßen“, so die Gründerin, Jutta Hartwig. „Ohne ehrenamtliches Engagement von Menschen, die unsere vielfältigen Aufgaben unterstützen, können wir weder personell noch finanziell den Erhalt unserer Einrichtung sicherstellen. Und Kultur-Koodinator Reinhard Hartwig fügt hinzu: „Wenn ich weiterhin diese Klasse von internationalen Künstlern nach Schortens holen soll, ohne auf das kommerzielle Gleis zu geraten, wird das nicht ohne Sponsoren, Förder- und Mitgliedsbeiträge gehen.“
Dem frisch gewählten Vorstand gehören an: Stephan Bussman, Grafschaft (1. Vorsitzender), Reinhard Hartwig, Grafschaft (stellvertr. Vorsitzender). Zur Schatzmeisterin wurde Jutta Hartwig (Grafschaft) gewählt sowie zum Schriftführer Klaus von der Kammer (Grafschaft). Kassenprüfer sind Jutta Häckl und Jürgen Stirn (beide Blomberg). Anträge auf Mitgliedschaft nimmt der Verein ab sofort entgegen. Die vorläufige Satzung und der Mitgliedsantrag können unter www.fair-cafe.com  heruntergeladen werden. „ Wir freuen uns, wenn wir viele Sponsoren und Mitglieder gewinnen können, damit wir unseren Satzungszweck möglichst bald erfüllen können“, so Klaus von der Kammer, der sich schon seit Jahren aktiv an der Arbeit des Fair-Cafés beteiligt. In der von ihm bereitgehaltenen Vorverkaufsstelle (Freizeitmobile, gegenüber Bahnhof), im Musikhaus Jever (Fräulein-Marien-Str.6) des Gründungsmitglieds Holger Hanenkamp und im Fair-Café (Schortens/Grafschaft) können Mitgliedsanträge ausgefüllt werden. Vereinsmitglieder können sich u.a. über einen ermäßigten Eintrittspreis an der Abendkasse freuen.
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