Vol. 03,

Chord On Blues "Last Waltz"
Saturday July 28th
with Tab Benoit

Come on down and join us for the "Last Waltz" at Chord On Blues featuring Grammy nominee Tab Benoit! This is sure to be a memorable evening made more special by the addition of Louisiana Leroux who backed Tab on his Grammy nominated CD "Brother to the Blues" as well as his latest release, "Power of the Pontchartrain" which many are calling his best record yet! There could be no better way to close the book on C.O.B.'s decade in the blues biz than with the man who is responsible for some of the most epic shows at Chord On Blues. Don't miss this BASH!!

Doors 6pm / Curtain 9pm / Cover $15
630-513-0074

For directions to the club, menu's and more log onto, 
www.chordonblues.com

Steve

ALLIGATOR - NEWS

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, will perform on Sunday, July 29th at the Sakonnet Rhythm & Blues Festival in Little Compton.

Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans around the globe, and their first Alligator release in 2003, THAT'S RIGHT!, was nominated for a Grammy Award. The band's most recent CD, STANDING ROOM ONLY, has received rave reviews, and DownBeat said the band is "in a class by itself."

See for yourself why The San Francisco Examiner called them "the hottest, most solid and wonderfully entertaining band around." Do not miss this show!
Details are as follows:

Sunday, July 29th:
Sakonnet Rhythm & Blues Festival
Sakonnet Vineyard
162 West Main Road
Little Compton, RI
www.sakonnetwine.com
Showtime: TBA

$18.00

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>>>>> Bob Corritore To appear with the Fremonts this weekend: The Fremonts featuring Mighty Joe Milsap will appear this Saturday night at the Rhythm Room with special guest Bob Corritore subbing for their regular harmonica player Troy Sandow (an excellent harmonica player) who will be vacationing during that time. This show will be special also, as Mighty Joe's relatives gather at the Rhythm Room for a Milsap family reunion. The Fremonts are a great band specializing in the swamp blues of Excello Records. Bob looks forward to playing in this style with the band. Doors open at 8pm, cover charge is $6. Rack Shack barbeque will be available for purchase.

>>>>> Last Week Recap: A few great moments from last week:

1) During set the break at the Ronnie Baker Brooks show last Wednesday, Bob conversed with Ronnie about how his dad, Lonnie Brooks was very supportive of Bob during the mid 1970s. Bob was just getting his start on harmonica at that point, and Lonnie would regularly call Bob up to play full sets with him at his Chicago club appearances. To see a photo of Bob and Lonnie playing together at the Wise Fool's Pub during that time, click here. These were some of the first regular club performances Bob would make in Chicago, and this was before Lonnie was signed to Alligator Records, and Lonnie was playing more of a traditional Chicago blues repertoire. After telling this story, Ronnie invited Bob to start out the second set with him. Ronnie Baker Brooks and Bob played as a duo, and performed "Sittin' On Top Of The World" and a Lightnin' Hopkins style song. Big fun!

2) Big Pete Pearson & The Rhythm Room All-Stars had a great a great weekend of playing at the Rhythm Room. On Friday, they opened for the amazing Bobby Rush who lived up to his 2006 Blues Hall of Fame Entertainer Award and 2007 Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year Blues Music Award, and on Saturday Pete and The All-Stars played the full night on their own. Both nights were full houses, rowdy crowds, and great playing.

3) Bishop Greg Stepney, who is the son of the great blues drummer Billy Stepney, was a guest on Bob's Sunday night blues radio show, Those Lowdown Blues on KJZZ. (Listeners may hear Bob's radio program, Those Lowdown Blues, anywhere in the world (real time Sunday nights from 6pm-11pm Phoenix time) via web streaming by clicking here, or on KJZZ in Phoenix at 91.5 FM in Phoenix, Arizona, 89.5 in Cottonwood, 90.1 in Prescott, 98.9 in Tucson, and 99.1 in Kingman). Bob featured blues recordings featuring Billy Stepney's drumming including sides backing Memphis Slim, Little Walter (Billy played on the session that yielded the Little Walter classic "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"), Sonny Boy Williamson II, and the American Folk Blues Festival 1963 (where Billy backed up Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Victoria Spivey, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, and Sonny Boy Williamson II). Bob had met Greg Stepney at this summer's Chicago Blues Festival through James Cotton, and Greg was in Phoenix on some church business. Greg shared some insight into his father, including telling the story of how his father passed away on the bandstand while playing with James Cotton. Greg said that this radio tribute to his dad provided closure for him. Greg mentioned that many of the sides played he had not heard before. It was a nice tribute to Billy Stepney, a champion of blues drumming.

>>>>> Two Rhythm Room All-Stars to appear with Jody Williams at this weekend's Pocono Blues Festival: Chris James and Patrick Rynn from The Rhythm Room All-Stars will appear this Sunday at The Pocono Blues Festival, reuniting with their former boss Jody Williams. The Pocono Blues Festival, now in its 16th year, is put together by tireless blues advocate Michael Cloeren, and is the East Coast's biggest blues event, featuring a stellar lineup of top national blues acts over a 3-day period (Friday, July 27, 2007 to Sunday, July 29, 2007). In addition to Jody Williams, the festival features Irma Thomas, Phillip Walker, Otis Clay, Mac Arnold, Mark Hummel's Harmonica Blowout W/Lazy Lester & Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Johnson, Deitra Farr, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, Boo Boo Davis, Big George Jackson, and more. For more information on The Pocono Blues Festival, click here.

>>>>> Bob Corritore ABS Magazine article now online: Please check the amazing 11 page Bob Corritore interview/article by Jean-Luc Varbes in France's ABS Magazine with great photos. The article is in French, but the English version is also now online. To see the article complete with great photos and graphics, click here. To see the original English e-interview before being transcribed to French, click here. Special thanks to Jean-Luc Varbes and Marcel Benedit from ABS Magazine.

>>>>> Bob Corritore

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ROD PIAZZA & THE MIGHTY FLYERS BLUES QUARTET
"THRILLVILLE"
(street date 08/21/07)
THE INSOMNIACS
"LEFT COAST BLUES"
(street date 08/21/07)

Rod Piazza returns with the newly rechristened Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet, for the follow up to their ambitious Delta Groove debut "For The Chosen Who," on which the band was nominated and won a 2006 Blues Music Award for "Band Of The Year." The Mighty Flyers have established a long tradition of employing highly influential and versatile musicians throughout their much celebrated career, and the latest incarnation of the band certainly continues to reinforce that longstanding philosophy.
Drummer Dave Kida, whose resume includes touring and recording behind Janiva Magness and Doug Macleod, makes his Flyers debut providing all the horsepower and drive to help propel the band to new rhythmic heights. Guitarist Henry Carvajal continues to bring a whole new dimension to the band with his tough West Coast Fender Strat sound and strong passion for vintage Doo-Wop and R&B, while Rod & Honey Piazza demonstrate their life long passion for the blues by showcasing the interplay between Rod's stratospheric harp and Honey's blistering boogie woogie piano, further augmented by her left hand now doubling as the quartet's thundering bass.
"ThrillVille" is the culmination of 40 years of honing and crafting this music - a heritage that began with the Dirty Blues Band and Bacon Fat, followed by the formation of the Chicago Flying Saucer Band, which ultimately gave birth to the Mighty Flyers. The result is an album that Rod says "...is one of the toughest and strongest records I've ever made." Together with the Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet, Rod delivers an album full of spontaneity and diversity that is the perfect mixture of spirit, enthusiasm, creativity and experience, and one that will further solidify his legacy in the blues history books in the years to come.

"Piazza is a superior diatonic and chromatic harmonica player with style - the elusive quality that combines confidence, presence, control, risk-taking and instinct." - Down Beat Magazine
"Piazza adds West Coast swing and sophistication to traditional Chicago electric roots and the results are right up there with the best of Paul Butterfield or Kim Wilson." - Blues Matters
"Even after more than 40 years, Rod Piazza moves deeper into the blues with each record he makes." - Blues Revue

Click here for audio clips, video clips,photos, liner notes and audio clips!

"Left Coast Blues" is the impressive debut release by one of the youngest and most promising blues bands currently performing in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Portland, Oregon, a region that has been home to such nationally recognized talent as Robert Cray, Curtis Salgado, and Paul deLay, The Insomniacs have quickly established themselves with a solid reputation for delivering highly energetic live performances, along with intoxicatingly melodic, well crafted originals.
The band is led by 25 year-old vocalist/guitarist Vyasa Dodson, who draws inspiration from many of the Left Coast's most highly regarded and influential musicians including Hollywood Fats, Little Charlie Baty and Junior Watson. Accompanied by Dean Mueller on bass, Alex Shakeri on keyboards, and Dave Melyan on drums, The Insomniacs have successfully blended together an irresistible and potent mix of vintage swing, blues and classic rock 'n' roll, designed to reach out and appeal to both a broad and youthful audience.
In just a short period of time the band has already accumulated numerous awards and critical praise including a 2006 Muddy Award for "Best New Act" presented by the Cascade Blues Association, and airplay on the nationally syndicated radio news/talk progarm, the Ed Schultz Show, which has over 3 million listeners and is heard on over 100 affiliate stations across the nation. It's now time to stop counting sheep and begin occupying those sleepless nights more effectively with the rejuvenating sounds of The Insomniacs!

"The new generation of high-energy, authentic youngbloods who have their own unique, soulful style." 
– Randy Chortkoff, C.E.O. Delta Groove Music
"Left Coast Blues is an album that should create attention with its danceable shuffles, tasteful guitar and rollicking piano. The Insomniacs definitely have a winner here." - Blues Notes

"...the quartet is schooled, competent, tight and inventive." - The Oregonian
"When it comes to jump blues and cool old RnB, the Insomniacs are true keepers of the flame!" - Phil "Suburban Slim" Wagner

Click here for audio clips, video clips,photos, liner notes and audio clips!


Keep up to date with all the latest Delta Groove / Eclecto Groove news, releases, tour dates, reviews and more by visiting our website @ www.deltagrooveproductions.com

Until next time,
Your Delta Groove Family

Legendary blues drummer ‘Uncle John’ Turner dies
SUBMITED BY
MARC LIPKIN

Alligator Records







































FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mark Murray
ph: (512) 587-6833
email: [email protected]

"Uncle John" Turner
August 20, 1944 - July 26, 2007

B.B King once exclaimed, "Man, I can set my watch to your time!"

Legendary Texas blues drummer "Uncle John" Turner died Thursday, July 26th, in Austin, Texas from complications related to hepatitis C. He was 62 years old.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Uncle John was a childhood friend and bandmate of legendary southeast Texas blues and rock guitarist, Johnny Winter. While playing drums with Winter in 1968, Turner convinced him to try a full-blown blues band format and sent for his friend Tommy Shannon to play bass. Success quickly followed, and the trio went on to record what many consider to be three of Johnny Winter's finest albums: "The Progressive Blues Experiment," "Johnny Winter," and "Second Winter." With fourth member Edgar Winter, they played Woodstock in 1969, as well as numerous other festivals and shows around the world.

After splitting with Johnny Winter in 1970, Uncle John moved to Austin, where he and Shannon formed Krackerjack, a band featuring a young Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar. Throughout his long career, Turner played or recorded with many great artists, including B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin' Hopkins.

Turner grew up in Port Arthur listening to Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Lazy Lester, and Jimmy Reed on the jukebox at the local hamburger juke joint. He started his musical career on guitar in 1957, switched to bass, and had evolved to playing drums in a band called the Nightlights when he met Johnny Winter. It was 1960 and both of their bands were playing at an OCAW (Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers) union children's Christmas party.

They hooked up again in Houston in 1968, when Turner replaced drummer Jimmy Gillan in Winter's soul music band at the ACT III. Turner convinced Winter to follow his heart and play the blues.

"Johnny wanted to play blues; he just had never been in a position to be able to," Turner told Winter's biographer. "We were the first guys that would go out on a limb with him and gamble for the future."

During the 80's and 90's, Turner continued to shape Austin's blues scene, playing with guitarist Alan Haynes and with Appa Perry's Blues Power. A great friend and mentor to young blues artists during this time, Turner helped launch the careers of many Austin musicians, including Gary Clark, Jr., Erin Jaimes, Mike Keller, Eve Monsees, and Carolyn Wonderland.

In November of 2006, Uncle John Turner was reunited with Johnny Winter and Tommy Shannon during Winter's show at Austin's La Zona Rosa nightclub. It was the trio's first live performance together in more than 20 years, and it proved to be a very special night for everyone lucky enough to witness the sold-out event.

A benefit concert planned for Uncle John Turner at Antone's nightclub in Austin on August 1st will go on as scheduled. Johnny Winter, Tommy Shannon, and other friends and former band mates are among the performers scheduled to appear. Event profits will be used to offset medical bills and final arrangements, as well as to assist talented young blues artists. Additional information is posted online at www.uncathon.com.

Along with a guestbook for messages for Uncle John's friends and family, information regarding donations and other pertinent details may also be found there. An additional memorial event is being planned; details are forthcoming.

Uncle John Turner is survived by his loving wife, Morgan.


Biscuits and Blues

AUGUST 2007 CONCERT LINEUP



















































BISCUITS AND BLUES AUGUST 2007 CONCERT LINEUP

Biscuits And Blues proudly presents our concert lineup of world-class blues concerts for August 2007, including the soul-blues legends the Holmes Brothers, guitar ace Tinsley Ellis, L.A. chanteuse Sweet Baby Jai and harmonica master Mark Hummel. We are reopening on Sundays with jazz man Lloyd Gregory and special guests each week.

Located in the heart of San Francisco's historic Theater District, Biscuits and Blues is a West Coast musical landmark where every seat provides an up-close, absolutely live music experience. Our all-ages supper club is a great place for the whole family to encounter America's greatest musical heritage!

Biscuits And Blues, 401 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - Call

(415) 292-BLUE or visit www.biscuitsandblues.com

Wed 8/1/2007
Tinsley Ellis
8pm & 10pm $15
http://www.tinsleyellis.com/

Thur 8/2/2007
Layce Baker & Black Diamond Band
8pm $12.50
http://laycebaker.com/

Fri 8/3/2007
Eddie Turner
8pm & 10pm $15
http://www.eddiedevilboy.com/

Sat 8/4/2007
Sista Monica
8pm & 10pm $15
http://sistamonica.com

Sun 8/5/2007
Lloyd Gregory with Darlene Coleman
8pm $10
http://myspace.com/lloydgregory

Tue 8/7/2007
Fat Tuesday Band with Edna Love
8pm $10
http://www.bayareabooking.com/band_edna.htm

Wed 8/8/2007
Tia Carroll with Guitar Mac, Sue McCracklin and Big Cat Tolefree
8pm $12.50
http://tiacarroll.com

Thu 8/9/2007
JC Smith Band
8pm $12.50
http://www.jcsmithband.org/

Fri 8/10/2007
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
8pm & 10pm $15
http://www.lavaysmith.com

Sat 8/11/2007
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
8pm & 10pm $15
http://www.commandercody.com/

Sun 8/12/2007
Lloyd Gregory with Brenda Vaughan
8pm $10
http://myspace.com/lloydgregory

Tue 8/14/2007
Rockin' Jake
8pm     $10.00
http://www.rockinjake.com

Wed 8/15/2007
Hamilton Loomis
8pm $12.50
http://www.hamiltonloomis.com

Thu 8/16/2007
Whiskey Hill
8pm $12.50
http://www.myspace.com/thewhiskeyhillbluesband

Fri 8/17/2007
Mark Hummel And The Blues Survivors
8pm & 10pm $17.50
http://www.markhummel.com

Sat 8/18/2007
Roy Gaines
8pm & 10pm $15
http://www.roygaines.com/

Sun 8/19/2007
Lloyd Gregory with Denise Mininfield
8pm $10
http://myspace.com/lloydgregory

Tue 8/21/2007
Fat Tuesday Band with Alan Williams
8pm $10
http://www.biscuitsandblues.com/fattuesdays.html

Wed 8/22/2007
Faraway Brothers with Eric McFadden
8pm $12.50
http://www.farawaybrothers.com

Thu 8/23/2007
Bernard Anderson & Old School Band
8pm $12.50
http://www.bernard-anderson.com/

Fri 8/24/2007
Earl Thomas
8pm & 10pm $15
http://www.earlthomasmusic.com/

Sat 8/25/2007
Holmes Brothers
8pm & 10pm $20
http://www.theholmesbrothers.com/main.html

Sun 8/26/2007
Lloyd Gregory
8pm $10
http://myspace.com/lloydgregory

Tue 8/28/2007
Fat Tuesday Band with Ed Ivey
8pm $10
http://www.edivey.com

Wed 8/29/2007
Ron Hacker & The Hacksaws
8pm $12.50
http://www.ronhacker.com

Thu 8/30/2007
Little Wolf & The Hellcats
8pm $12.50
http://www.hellcatblues.com

Fri 8/31/2007
Sweet Baby Jai
8pm & 10pm $15
http://www.sweetbabyjai.com



Lucille's Bar + Grill
Located in BB King's
Open for Lunch 11AM-4PM
Pre-Theatre Dinner 4-7PM
Dinner 7PM-1AM
All-New Menu

JULY 29 ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
JULY 30 TUBES FEAT. FEE WAYBILL
JULY 31 FRANK MARINO & MAHOGANY RUSH
AUG 1 JERRY GARCIA BIRTHDAY BASH /w ZEN TRICKERS
AUG 2 AVERAGE WHITE BAND
AUG 3 JEREMY CAMP 8PM
AUG 3 TEN: PEARL JAM Tribute 12MID
AUG 4 STRAWBERRY FIELDS: BEATLES Tribute 7:30PM
AUG 4 KARMA POLICE: RADIOHEAD Tribute 11PM
AUG 5 "MILLION DOLLAR BASH": History + Music Of THE BAND
AUG 6 ALMOST QUEEN - A Tribute To QUEEN
AUG 8 ISRAEL VIBRATION + Sp. Guests CANNABIS CUP BAND
AUG 9 TOOTS + THE MAYTALS
AUG 10 THE BLASTERS
AUG 11 KITTIE
AUG 13 PAT TRAVERS BAND
AUG 14 ANGIE STONE
AUG 15 MADONNATHON 6th Annual Madonna Birthday Tribute
AUG 16 THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
AUG 17 SINBAD 8PM
AUG 17 BLACK DOG Tribute To LED ZEPPELIN 11PM
AUG 18 BLACK DOG Tribute To LED ZEPPELIN 8PM
AUG 18 MAJEK FASHEK 11PM
AUG 19 KAMELOT w/Sp. Guests Leaves' Eyes
AUG 21 NILE * CHTHONIC (Taiwan) * SKINLESS * DAATH
AUG 22 SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS
AUG 23 Rocks Off Presents THE AQUABATS TRAGEDY +MC LARS
AUG 24 KEITH SWEAT 8PM
AUG 24 THE SOFT PARADE A Tribute To The DOORS 12Mid
AUG 25 SHEMEKIA COPELAND 8PM
AUG 26 THE PUPPINI SISTERS
AUG 27 DAVID HONEYBOY EDWARDS + LOUISIANA RED
AUG 28 THE YARDBIRDS
AUG 29 OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA
AUG 30 OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA
AUG 31 CHICAGO BLUES REUNION 8PM
AUG 31 IVAN NEVILLE'S DUMPSTAPHUNK 11PM

Please just cast a glance on my site.

I am an oil painter; my works are dedicated to bluesmen and jazzmen, living either in real life or in my own fancy. You can look at them on:

http://mescouleursdublues.monsite.wanadoo.fr

Hoping to hear from you

Jean-Paul PAGNON

PARIS, FRANCE

Charlie & The Bluescats

in VIENNA

We will be playing at Tunnel-Vienna, Austria, thursday, Nov. 22, the week after playing the Blues sur Seine Festival near Paris, France. So now we are really interested in booking a few more gigs around that area.

We are interested in booking for Nov. 19, 20 and 21. Tell me what you think.

Charlie & The Bluescats is a Blues band.

From the origins in the southern states of the U.S., deeply rooted in Africa and crossing the european scene, their's is an unique perspective over old and contemporary Blues.

For nearly a decade, Carlos and his mates have played in several european stages developing their own sound. They are the most representative, experienced and international Blues band from Portugal.

http://www.antropofagos.com/bluescats
http://www.myspace.com/charliebluescats
Next Events

Jul.  27 - Galeria Artkafé, Setúbal (P)
Jul.  28 - Coruche (P)
Nov. 16 - Blues sur Seine Festival (F)
Nov. 17 - Blues sur Seine Festival (F)
Nov. 22 - Tunnel-Vienna (A)
Nov. 23 - Eifel-Events, Blankenheim (D)
Nov. 24 - Blues Soc. L'Esprit, Rotterdam (NL)
May 17 - Blues Tour Cuijk 2008 (NL)

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We played at:
Breda Jazz Festival (NL)
Heimathaus Twist (D)
Blues Tour Cuijk (NL)
Muziekkaffée De Kroeg (NL)
Muziek Café De Bast (NL)
Café de Plaatz (NL)
Bluescafé Apeldoorn (NL)
Het Podium (B)
Cambrinus Muziek Podium (NL)

We take the backline, you provide the PA
You can book us from now on.

Cheers

Carlos Pereira
+351 919 531 629 / +351 964 963 716



5th Annual "Women Sing The Blues"

August 5, 2007

On Sunday, August 5, the Sacramento Blues Society is presenting our 5th annual "Women Sing The Blues" event.

Starting at 2:00 PM in the Clarion Hotel's Ballroom, the SBS brings: Kathleen Cairns, Stacie Eakes, Lena Mosley, Dana Moret backed by the Tim Brisson Blues Band with special surprise guests!

All ages are welcome! Cover charge: $10 non- members, $8 "Blues Society members", $5 students with ID. You may join or renew your SBS membership and get in for only $5! Guitar raffle & beverages available.

 

Dear Friedrich,

There are a couple of early week highlights to check out along with some great weekend shows.

The Spotted Dog Rockin' Blues Revue will be making a free appearance at West Sacramento's River Walk Park on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, 5 time W.C. Handy Award winner - Rory Block returns to the Palms in Winters.

On Friday one can see and hear: Andy Keane & Kinda Blue with special guest Terry Hiatt at Constable Jack's, Andy Santana & friends perform at the Torch, Black Cat Bone entertain at the Sacramento Brewing Company, Green Light Blues are in Old Sacramento, Hammer Smith Band make a rare showing at Louie's Cocktail Lounge or the Whitewater Blues Band "jam" in Marysville.

This Saturday presents: Catfish & The Crawdaddies at the 5 Mile House near Nevada City, Daniel Castro at the Torch Club, Joe Louis Walker at The Palms in Winters, Mercy Me in the Powerhouse Pub, Sleeper in Citrus Heights and The Detours at Mark's Sports Bar & Grill in Folsom.

To wrap things up, drop by the Torch Club on Sunday afternoon. Our bothers & sisters from the Sierra Blues Society will be holding their "Blues Jam & Goodtimes" hosted by Phil Harmonica & The Tail Draggers starting @ 1:00 PM.

Speaking of Sunday's ...mark your calendar for next week! On Sunday, August 5th join the Sacramento Blues Society for our 5th annual "Women Sing The Blues" show with Kathleen, Stacie, Lena, Dana, Tim Brisson & more!.

Here is this week's schedule for Northern California:

Wed. Thurs.

Wednesday: Acoustic w/Yasutaka & Friends (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Americana Ramble w/Richard March (7:30), Marilyn's, Sacramento =--= Blues Jam w/Bluenatics (7:30), Stoney Inn, Sacramento =--= Cole Rio Blues Band (8:00), Trino's Lounge, Sacramento =--= Daniel Castro (8:00), 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 =--= Redwood City Blues Jam (7:00), Little Fox Theater, Redwood City =--= Rory Block (8:30), The Palms, Winters =--= SacBlues All Pro Jam w/ Steve Foster (8:00), Louie's Cocktail Lounge, Rancho Cordova
Thursday: Aaron King Trio (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Alameda All Stars (6:30), Fremont Street Fair, Fremont =--= Blues Jam w/Equinox Blues Review (7:00), Vega's, Old Sacramento =--= Jazz Jam (8:00), Blue Room Lounge - Clarion Hotel, Sacramento =--= X-Trio (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento



Sierra Blues Benefest

August 25, 2007
The 5th Annual Sierra Blues Benefest & Crafts Fair will be returning to Auburn, California on August 25, 2007. Gates will open at Noon and the music will go from 12:30 till 10:00 PM at the Auburn Recreation Park on Recreation Drive in Auburn, CA.

Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, Lady Bianca, Steve Freund Blues Trio, Alvon, and Johnny 'Guitar' Knox & Ray 'Catfish' Copeland.

 



Fire On The Mountain - Sonora Blues Festival

August 11, 2007

Fire On The Mountain - Sonora Blues Festival - Saturday, August 11, 2007.

Featuring: Little Feat, Pat Travers, Sonny Landreth, Paul Thorn, Café R&B [pictured], Shane Dwight Blues Band, John Nemeth & Junior Watson, Mofo Party Band & more (11:00), Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.

FRIDAY, July 27

Acoustic Trio w/Pailer, Fratis & Taylor (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Alameda All Stars (9:30), Mojo Lounge, Fremont =--= Andy Keane & Kinda Blue w/Terry Hiatt (9:30), Constable Jack's, Newcastle =--= Andy Santana (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Black Cat Bone (8:30), Sacramento Brewing Company, Sacramento =--= Blues Jam w/Rick Arnold (8:00), Drytown Club, Drytown =--= Brad Wilson (9:00), Fog Bank, Capitola =--= Green Light Blues (8:00), Vega's, Old Sacramento =-- = Hammer Smith Band (9:00), Louie's Cocktail Lounge, Rancho Cordova =--= Janiva Magness Band (8:00 & 10:00), Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco =--= Jeramy Norris Band (9:00), Iron Door Saloon, Groveland =--= The Bonedrivers (9:00), Fifth Quarter, San Jose =-- = The Evacuees (8:30), The Club Car, Auburn =--= Whitewater Blues Band Jam (8:00), Silver Dollar Saloon, Marysville =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (6:30), Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz =--= Z. Isaac Band (8:00), Blue Room Lounge - Clarion Hotel, Sacramento

SATURDAY, July 28

Alameda All Stars (3:00), Alameda Art & Wine Fair, Alameda =--= Catfish & The Crawdaddies (8:00), 5 Mile House, Nevada City =--= Daniel Castro (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =-- = Hammer Smith Band (9:00), Cooper's, Nevada City =--= Jeramy Norris Band (9:00), Iron Door Saloon, Groveland =--= Joe Louis Walker (8:30), The Palms, Winters =--= Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (8:00 & 10:00), Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco =--= Lightning Hand (9:00), Mountain Club, Foresthill =--= Mercy Me (9:00), Powerhouse Pub, Folsom =--= Rumpshakers (8:00), Gandolfo's, Roseville =--= Shane Dwight Blues Band (9:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Sleeper (9:00), Referee's Sports Bar, Citrus Heights =--= The Detours (9:00), Mark's Sports Bar & Grill, Folsom =--= Volker Strifler Band (3:00), Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa =--= Volker Strifler Band w/Patrick Sweaney (9:00), Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (1:00), The Wharf House, Capitola =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (9:00), The Pelican Tavern, Pacific Grove

SUNDAY, July 29

Sierra Blues Society - Blues Jam & Goodtime - Phil Harmonica & The Tail Draggers (1:00), Torch Club, Sacramento.

Allen Frank & The Leather Souls (4:00), Drytown Club, Drytown =--= 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 =--= Sacramento Blues Revue (3:00), 2 Grand Saloon, Old 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 Detours (5:00), Isleton Joe's, Isleton =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (4:00), Rusty Porthole, Bethel Island

COMING SOON !!

Friday, August 3 - Johnny "Guitar" Knox w/Dave Croall & The Soothers (9:30), Constable Jack's, Newcastle.

Saturday, August 11 - Blues For Biloxi Benefit - Bob Mora & Third Degrees Band, Delta Wires, Raymond Victor & Suzy Tyler w/the Deja Blu' Band, Catherine Denise (11:00), Loma Rica Foothill Lions Club, Loma Rica.

Sunday, August 19 - Hamilton Loomis (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento.

Saturday, August 25 - Tommy Castro (9:00), Powerhouse Pub, Folsom.

Wednesday, August 29 - Little Charlie & The Night Cats (7:00), Fairytale Town, Sacramento.

Happy birthday Gilbert!

We are very grateful for our 'business members': Watson's Reality; Insight Financial Group, Mr. Peter Cole; RKM Live Productions, Torch Club & Marina Texeira; Stoney Inn Bar & Grill; Steve's Music, Mr. Steve Knoble; Air Design Contractors, Mr. Dennis Moffett.

We are pleased to welcome: Rumor's Sports Bar & Grille & the "Northern California Blues Festival" as new 'business members'! Please support those that support the BLUES!

And, always support worthy benefits, the blues clubs, blues societies and festivals around your area!
Save me a seat,
Willie

Sacramento Blues Society
email: [email protected]
phone: 916-443-9212
SacBlues Web: http://www.sacblues.com/


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PROGRAMM ALTES KINO SOMMER 2007:
Altes Kino Rankweil, Bahnhofstr. 30, 6830 Rankweil
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Lieber Fritz,

die Sonne scheint und die Nächte sind heiß – genau die richtigen Voraussetzungen um die Abende am Rankweiler Marktplatz bei einer Diashow, einem Konzert oder bei Filmen und Sternen zu genießen.

PROGRAMM ALTES KINO SOMMER 2007:

Reisevortrag vom Wüsenteam Langen/Doren (Bregenzerwald) 7 Länder, 3 Kontinente, 1 Abenteuer 
Fr. 27. Juli 2007, 20:00 Uhr - Open Air am Marktplatz - Bei Schlechtwetter im Alten Kino 
In 37 Tagen fuhr das Wüstenteam von Langen aus über Ungarn, durch versteckte Dörfer in den Karpaten, vorbei an Marktständen und Einheimischen auf Eselskarren, über unendliche Ackerwege bis zum Schwarzen Meer. Durch das hektische Istanbul über den Bosporus führte die Reise in den asiatischen Teil der Türkei und um das Meer von Marmara. Vom Berg Olymp in Griechenland kommend, thronten auf mächtigen Felsen die Metheora-Klöster, von denen man einen atemberaubenden Blick in das darunter liegende Tal genießen kann. Weiter ging es nach Sizilien, wo sogar der Vulkan Ätna erklommen wurde. Tunesien war dann die letzte Station der Reise.

Stubnblues Willi Resetarits - Aus Sun und aus Regn 
Do. 02. August 2007, 20:00 Uhr - Open Air am Marktplatz - Bei Schlechtwetter im Alten Kino! 
Der Abend ist gefüllt mit Lieblingsliedern der Musiker und enthält ein buntes Bouquet überwiegend eigener Kompositionen und Texte - Musik aus aller Welt, vom Wienerlied über Jazz, Soul und Latin bis zum Stinatzer Lied. Zum Teil spielt die Band mit Klischees, ohne sich jedoch jemals davon vereinnahmen zu lassen. Die Lieder in drei Sprachen, Deutsch, Englisch und Kroatisch, werden so selbstverständlich interpretiert, dass man als ZuhörerIn zum Schluss den Eindruck hat, man hätte nur einer Sprache gelauscht.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle 42plus Mi. 08. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino Es ist Sommer. Christine 42, eine attraktive Geschäftsfrau. Fährt mit Mann und Tochter ins mediterrane Feriendomizil. Die Begegnung mit einem jungen Tramper rüttelt sie wach und macht ihr ihre Unzufriedenheit bewusst. Mutig stellt sie ihr Leben in Frage - und auf den Kopf.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Über Wasser 
Do. 09. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino 
Am Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts ist Wasser in Teilen der Welt knapp und zum kostspieligen, kaum finanzierbaren Gut geworden – und gleichzeitig anderswo Bedrohung. Über Wasser portraitiert in eindrucksvollen Bildern das Leben einzelner Menschen im Umgang mit dem lebensnotwendigen Nass: im überfüllten Bangladesh, in der Steppe Kasachstans und im dicht besiedelten Nairobi.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Adams Äpfel 
Fr. 10. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino 
Landpfarrer Ivan glaubt manisch an das Gute. In seinem kleinen Gotteshaus in der dänischen Provinz widmet er sich der Resozialisierung Straffälliger. Unter seinen Fittichen stehen Gunnar, der kleptomanische Alkoholiker und Vergewaltiger, und Kahlid, der schiesswütige Tankstellenräuber und Terrorist. Als eines Tages Neonazi Adam dazu stößt, ist Ivan gefordert. Adam hat sich nämlich in den Kopf gesetzt, Ivans positiver Sicht der Dinge einen Schuss böse Realität zu verpassen.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Babel Mi. 15. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino Ein Schuss in der Wüste wird die Schicksale von Menschen auf drei verschiedene Kontinenten miteinander verbinden: Ein amerikanisches Ehepaar will in Marokko seine Ehe retten, während ihr mexikanisches Kindermädchen versucht, die Kinder über die Grenze zu schmuggeln. Zur gleichen Zeit rebelliert ein japanisches Mädchen gegen ihren Vater, während die marokkanischen Kinderschützen ihr Dorf ins Unheil stürzen.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Das Leben der Anderen 
Do. 16. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino 
Ost-Berlin, November 1984. Fünf Jahre vor seinem Ende sichert der DDR-Staat seinen Machtanspruch mit einem erbarmungslosen System aus Kontrolle und Überwachung. Der Stasi-Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler wird auf ein erfolgreiches Künstlerpaar angesetzt und kommt so in Berührung mit einer für ihn völlig neuen Welt, der er sich nur schwer entziehen kann.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot Fr. 17. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino Der elfjährige Sebastian aus dem idyllischen Voralpenland glaubt er sei Schuld am Tod seiner Mutter. Weil die ja bei seiner Geburt starb. Um trotzdem noch in den Himmel kommen zu können, muss er also eine mächtig gute Tat begehen. Und die könnte zum Beispiel darin bestehen, dem allein erzie-henden Vater Lorenz eine neue Frau zu beschaffen. Beim dörflichen Stammtisch holt sich Sebastian das dafür nötige Know-how. Ludwig Thoma lässt aus der Ferne schön grüßen, wenn ein furchtloser Dreikäsehoch das Kuppeldiplom mit Bravour besteht in einem prallen Familienschank mit Heimatfilm-Touch.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Little Miss Sunshine 
Mi. 22. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino 
Im runtergekommenen VW-Bus macht sich die Familie Hoover auf den langen Weg nach Redondo Beach in Kalifornien, wo das jüngste Familienmitglied Olive an einem Schönheitswettbewerb teilnehmen will. Auf dem Weg dorthin muss die Familie mit sich selbst klar kommen, was sich angesichts der zahlreichen Probleme schwierig gestaltet. Erzlustige Komödie, die mit Biss Schönheitswahn und Gewinnermentalität der heutigen Zeit auf die Schippe nimmt.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Zeit zu gehen 
Do. 23. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino 
Zeit zu gehen ist ein Dokumentarfilm über das große Tabu unserer Zeit. Das Sterben. Anita Natmeßnig und ihr Team nahmen drei Monate am Alltag im CS Hospiz Rennweg teil, eine 12-Betten-Station, wo das Sterben als natürlicher Teil des Lebens akzeptiert wird. Der Film macht Sterbende sichtbar und hörbar – dabei wird deutlich: Im Angesicht des Todes geht es um das Leben.

Filme unter Sternen – Die Macht der Gefühle Brot und Tulpen 
Fr. 24. August 2007, 21:00 Uhr - Open Air Kino am Marktplatz - Bei schlechter Witterung im Alten Kino 
Als Rosalba bei einem Bus-Urlaub einfach an der Raststätte vergessen wird, beschließt sie, nicht mehr zu ihrer Familie zurück zu kehren, sondern einen Abstecher nach Venedig zu machen. Doch als sie dort den charmanten Fernando begegnet, verlängert sie ihren Aufenthalt kurzerhand um ein paar Tage. Und als sie in Grazia eine neue beste Freundin kennen lernt und beim griesgrämigen Blumenhändler Fermo ihren Traumberuf findet, verwirft sie alle Pläne überhaupt zurückzukehren. Doch ihr Ehemann sieht das anders, und setzt einen Privatdetektiv auf Rosalba an.


Weitere Details zu den Veranstaltungen findet Ihr auf unserer Homepage www.alteskino.at

Kartenverkauf bei allen Raiffeisenbanken und Elektro Tschanett Rankweil – weitere Verkaufsstellen siehe bei den einzelnen Veranstaltungen.


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Mit Freude präsentieren wir Ihnen die NEUHEITEN aus dem Hause RUF RECORDS ... ..

Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan "JIMMY REED HIGHWAY" - RUF 1122

Natürlich kann keiner Jimmy Reed spielen wie Jimmy Reed selbst. Aber diese Fahrt entlang des Jimmy Reed Highways kommt dem Original sehr nahe. Kent «Omar« Dykes aus Reeds Heimatstaat Mississippi sitzt hinterm Steuer, Jimmie Vaughan (der große Bruder des legendären Stevie Ray Vaughan) gleich daneben, und Kim Wilson, Lou Ann Barton, James Cotton, Delbert McClinton und Gary Clark, Jr. fahren ebenfalls mit. Omar und Jimmie rasen über eine zweispurige Straße, vorbei an betrügenden Frauen, leeren Whiskeyflaschen, zu vielen Zigarettenkippen und schlimmen Absichten und lassen dabei die Polizei weit hinter sich. Steig ein und dreh die Lautstärke auf! Dieser Meister des elektrischen Blues und Vorbild einer Musikergeneration ist gesund und munter. (Joe Nick Patoski) «Das Album hat schon jetzt großartigen Erfolg... Vaughan und Dykes machen es richtig, sie ehren Jimmy Reed und fügen ihrem eigenen eindrucksvollen Katalog einen glänzenden Juwel hinzu.« - Hal Horowitz (Blues Revue) Im Handel ab August 2007, bei RUF RECORDS schon jetzt online erhältlich: Omar Kent Dykes and Jimmie Vaughan's : Jimmy Reed Highway


Summertime Blues! - RUF 1130 Vergesst getrost alles was Ihr mit Blues assoziiert: dunkle Spelunken, endlose Gitarrensolos, traurige Stimmung. Hier sind die ultimativen Sommer-Blues Songs, die wunderbar grooven und im Auto oder am Strand oder an der Cocktailbar gute Laune verbreiten. Special hier:
CD im VINYL LOOK! Im Handel ab Juli 2007, bei RUF RECORDS schon jetzt online erhältlich:
Ruf Sampler : Summertime blues!


Grayson Capps "Stavin' Chain" - RUF 1131
Nach seinen erfolgreichen Solo – Veröffentlichungen bei Hyene/Rough Trade legen wir das Erstlingswerk von Grayson Capps, Singer/Songwriter aus New Orleans - wieder auf. Ursprünglich als Bandkonzept unter dem Namen «Stavin' Chain« veröffentlichte, ist Mastermind, Sänger und Songwriter Grayson Capps inzwischen solo unter eigenem Namen unterwegs. Im Handel ab September 2007, bei RUF RECORDS schon jetzt online erhältlich: Grayson Capps : Stavin' Chain Special hier: Re-Release!
Diese und weitere Produkte unter: www.rufrecords.de

Bluesige Grüße, das gesamte Team von RUF RECORDS

Jessie Mae Hemphill Headstone Dedication Ceremony



contact: Olga Wilhelmine

JMH Foundation
POB 12
Como, MS 38619
www.jmhemphill.org

On July 30 a headstone will be dedicated at the grave of blues and gospel artist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who died on July 22, 2006, and was buried a week later on July 30.

Hemphill, who was born October 18, 1923, was best known as a blues guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, and in this capacity toured widely in Europe and won several W.C. Handy Awards for her recordings. For many years she also performed as drummer in fife and drum bands, a long-established musical tradition in her native north Mississippi. Her grandfather was Sid Hemphill, a multi-instrumentalist who was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress.

The dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 4:45 pm at the Senatobia Memorial Cemetery, which is located on Highway 51 South in Senatobia, MS. Reverend John Wilkins, the son of early blues and gospel recording artist Robert Wilkins, will lead a prayer service, after which attendees are invited to join in a group performance of Hemphill’s "Lord Help the Poor and Needy.”

The tombstone was donated in part by the Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater, Mississippi, with additional expenses provided by funds raised for funeral expenses following Hemphill’s death.

“By erecting this tombstone we wanted to publicly memorialize the important contributions to north Mississippi blues traditions made by Jessie Mae,” says Olga Wilhelmine Mathus, who founded the Jessie Mae Hemphill Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of north Mississippi music. “Her music was timeless, and we wanted to ensure that people can discover and learn about her music and the musical traditions of her family for generations to come.“

GUITARIST BILL PERRY DIES AT  AGE 49



Contact:Debra Regur [email protected]
415-550-6484

With  great sadness, Blind Pig Records announces that New York guitarist Bill Perry died  on Tuesday, July 17th.  According to Greg Schwark, Perry's road  manager for seven years, the musician was found at his apartment in Sugar Loaf, NY.  Emergency medical  personnel tried to revive Perry, but he died on the way to the  hospital, an apparent heart attack victim, although no official cause  of death has been determined.

Perry was known as an  outstanding guitarist whose go-for-broke technique combined  effortless fluidity and incredible attack.  Guitar One  magazine called him a "six-string superman more powerful than a  locomotive." He was also gifted with a distinctive, raspy  voice full of grit and gravel that particularly suited the drama  and emotion so essential to blues music.

Perry first made  his mark in the clubs of New York City in the 1980's, where he was  spotted by folk-rock singer Richie Havens. Perry spent four years on the road as the featured guitarist in Havens'  band.  During the same period, he also did some touring  with The Band's Garth Hudson and Levon Helm.  In 1995 he signed  a deal with Pointblank/Virgin and released two albums for  them.   In 1999 he released a live album recorded at New York's blues hotspot, Manny's Car Wash.  In 2001 Perry  released the first of four titles for Blind Pig Records, with Jimmy  Vivino, music director of "The Conan O'Brien  Show" serving as producer on the first two CDs.


Good friend and labelmate Popa Chubby produced Perry's next two  releases for Blind Pig, the most recent being 2006's Don't Know  Nothin' About Love.  Upon hearing the news while on  tour in Germany, Popa said, "The best thing about Bill was that  his talent was effortless. He was a natural. He could sing the phone  book and draw you in. He didn't have a mean or a bad bone in him. I  never heard him say a bad word about anyone.
He was a brother and  I'll miss him dearly."


Richie Havens issued a  statement, saying, "I'm shocked and saddened to hear the news.  Billy was a great friend, a truly gifted guitar player, and one of  the funniest people I've ever known. Our times on the road together  were some of best times I've ever had."  Havens recorded a haunting acoustic duet version of the Rolling Stones' "No  Expectations" with Perry that appeared on Bill's 2002 album  Crazy Kind Of Life.

Buddy Fox, Perry's manager  for four years and the long time booking agent for Manny's Car  Wash, said, "Bill was a very singular and unique talent. He had a natural blues voice, and an uncanny ability to sing at the  same time that he was playing a virtuoso guitar solo."

Blind Pig President Edward Chmelewski said, "We are indeed  saddened by the loss of Bill and his incredible talent.  His  intensity on the guitar was frightening.  He was a mesmerizing  performer who played with passion and excitement, and he had that  wonderful sandpapery voice that you could listen to forever.   Truly a unique artist that will be missed."

Perry, age 49 at the time of his death, is survived by his only son, Aaron,  25, three brothers, and a sister.  Details of a memorial  and funeral have not been announced.




















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July 18, 2007

>>>>> Bobby Rush appearing Friday at the Rhythm Room with Big Pete Pearson & The Rhythm Room All-Stars opening: Although Bobby Rush's music speaks for itself, his outrageous stage show complete with bootylicious shake dancers is truly an event not to be missed! Click here to see a short video clip of Bobby’s stage show. Bobby Rush appears this Friday, July 20, 2007 at the Rhythm Room. Opening the show will be a set by Big Pete Pearson & The Rhythm Room All-Stars. Plus, our dear friend Nick Yeager will be celebrating his birthday! Doors open at 8pm for this show. 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.

>>>>> Rhythm Room All-Stars appear Saturday at the Rhythm Room: Big Pete Pearson & The Rhythm Room All-Stars appear at the Rhythm Room this Saturday, July 21, 2007. Our All-Star lineup includes: Big Pete Pearson on vocals, Chris James on guitar and vocals, Bob Corritore on harmonica, Brian Fahey on drums, Patrick Rynn on bass, and Johnny Rapp on guitar. Doors open at 8pm, cover charge is $6. Rack Shack barbeque will be available for purchase.

>>>>> A few new online reviews: Francis Rateau reviewed Big Pete Pearson in Crossroads Magazine; click here to read this review. Peter Lauro reviewed the new 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); to read this review, click here.

>>>>> Bill Perry Passes: Blind Pig Records reports that guitarist Bill Perry passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Perry was best known for his work with Richie Havens, and for his four releases on the Blind Pig label. Bill died at his apartment in Sugar Loaf, New York, with no official cause cited. He was 49 years old. Rest in peace, Bill Perry.

>>>>> Jessie Mae Hemphill Headstone Dedication Ceremony: This news comes to us from Olga Wilhelmine Mathus, a long-time advocate of Jessie’s music, and founder of the Jessie Mae Hemphill Foundation: On July 30, 2007, a headstone will be dedicated at the grave of blues and gospel artist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who died on July 22, 2006, and was buried a week later on July 30, 2006. Hemphill, who was born October 18, 1923, was best known as a blues guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, and in this capacity toured widely in Europe, and won several W.C. Handy Awards (later renamed Blues Music Awards) for her recordings. For many years, Jessie also performed as drummer in fife and drum bands, a long-established musical tradition in her native North Mississippi. Her grandfather was Sid Hemphill, a multi-instrumentalist who was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress. The dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 4:45pm at the Senatobia Memorial Cemetery, which is located on Highway 51 South in Senatobia. Reverend John Wilkins, the son of early blues and gospel recording artist Robert Wilkins, will lead a prayer service, after which attendees are invited to join in a group performance of Hemphill’s "Lord Help the Poor and Needy.” The tombstone was donated in part by the Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater, Mississippi, with additional expenses provided by funds raised for funeral expenses following Hemphill’s death. “By erecting this tombstone, we wanted to publicly memorialize the important contributions to North Mississippi Blues traditions made by Jessie Mae”, says Olga Wilhelmine Mathus, who founded the Jessie Mae Hemphill Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of North Mississippi music. Jessie’s music was timeless, and we wanted to ensure that people can discover and learn about Jessie’s music and the musical traditions of Jessie’s family for generations to come.

>>>>> Thanks Blues Art Studios and Blues For Peace: Special thanks to two great online blues publications, Blues Art Studio and Blues For Peace, for reprinting this newsletter on their site. To see Blues Art Studio, click here. To see Blues For Peace, click here.

>>>>> Bob Corritore


"Blues Guitar Gunslingers
Second Show Announced!"

Wed. July 18, 2007:

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Gunslingers Blues Guitar Showdown, will stage a second show at Harvelle's Blues Club in Hermosa Beach, CA, Friday August 10, 2007. The Gunslingers features Blues guitar maestros Gregg Wright, Zac Harmon and Dennis Jones." The first show we did was totally amazing" says Wright.
" Man . . . . . we were makin' some serious Blues Guitar history that night! The fans were treated to a set from each of us, followed by a "pull out all the stops" jam at the end, where we all got together and threw down our most wicked stuff!"

The Gunslinger's Blues Guitar Showdown: Friday, August 10, 2007
@ Harvelle's Blues Club, Redondo Beach, CA
100 "J" Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Tel: (310) 406-1931

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