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Tuesday  25. 9. 2007, ČT1 - 23:20 hod., Producer V. Fatka, 125092320
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20.10. Pisek (CZ), RW Cafe 01.12. Mouscron (B), Centre Marius Staquet - Night of the Blues
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05.12. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc

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September 19, 2007

Rita Chiarelli

more shows !!!

09.21.07 (Friday) | Caraquet, New Brunswick @ Caraque-en- Bleu |
presented by
..Societe' culturelle Centr'Art: http://www.centrartnb.ca

 • 11.10.07 (Saturday) | Walkerton Ont @ The Victoria Jubilee Hall | Sat November 10th 2007
The Victoria Jubilee Hall
111 Jackson St, Walkerton Ont8 PM
519 881-2826 www.vjh.on.ca:

 • 11.14.07 (Wednesday) | Thunder Bay,Ontario @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium | Live recording with the Thunder Bay Symphony...!!
Early bird tickets
on sale until August 31st
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Mad Iris Music and By the Bay Productions
are pleased to announce:

“Uptown Goes Downtown Tonight”, and magic happens when roots/blues diva Rita Chiarelli joins forces with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.   The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra www.tbso.ca is the only professional orchestra located between Toronto and Winnipeg and is one of Ontario’s best kept secrets!  Rita Chiarelli www.ritachiarelli.com has been called the “Goddess of the Blues” by CBC’s Shelagh Rogers.   Together they make beautiful music and they’re going to record it.

Building on a highly successful cabaret show last season featuring Rita Chiarelli with the TBSO, the recording of Uptown Goes Downtown Tonight will include 11 of Chiarelli’s songs.  Arranger Joe Phillips has charted Rita’s songs for the symphony and producer Keith Horner will fly up to Thunder Bay from Toronto to oversee the production of the album.  Rita’s three octave voice will be highlighted; but you’ve never heard her with a back up band like this one!

Following three days of recording at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, Rita Chiarelli and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will erform in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday November 14th at the TBCA.  The evening will include the songs from the album and an additional classical repertoire chosen by resident conductor Jason Caslor, who will be wielding the baton throughout this project.

For more information or to arrange a media interview with Rita contact Liz Harvey-Foulds, By the Bay Productions 807-886-9910 or [email protected] 

Rita’s interview with Jeff Goodes on CBC’s Fresh Air and one of the songs (a version recorded during rehearsal) can be heard on Rita’s website.

Tickets are available for the concert by calling the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 1-800-684-4444 or visiting their website www.tbca.com  To order an advance copy of the CD visit Rita’s on-line store or call the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra office at 807-474-2284.

Uptown Goes Downtown Tonight… Rita Chiarelli with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra… NOVEMBER 14TH 2007 DON’T MISS IT !


Dear Friedrich,

Well, here we are folks, only a mere 4 weeks until the Legendary Blues Cruise sets out from San Diego! I think there is still time to get a cabin to join in on the fun.
Click here to check-out the line-up!

This week's highlights include: Joe Bonamassa performing at the Sonora Opera House on Wednesday and The Z. Isaac Band takes the Torch Club stage this Friday night.

On Saturday one can catch several excellent shows around the area: Blues Organization in Jackson; Coco Montoya at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo; Daniel Castro at the Torch Club; Lisa Phenix & Steve Wall at the Sacramento Brewing Company; Little Charlie & The Nightcats at Constable Jack's in Newcastle; Steve Foster Band in the Folsom Hotel; Two-Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs at the Moon River Inn in Freeport; Whitewater Blues Band in Marysville or Wingnut Adams Blues Band at the Poor Boyz Sports Bar & Grill in Folsom.

On Sunday drop by a 'blues jam' or venture over to Raley Field in West Sacramento for "Rhythm & Ribs" featuring Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers.

Enjoy some blues!

Here is this week's schedule:

Wed. Thurs.
Acoustic w/Yasutaka & Friends (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Americana Ramble w/Richard March & Rusty Zinn (7:30), Marilyn's, Sacramento =--= Blues Jam w/Bluenatics (7:30), Stoney Inn, Sacramento =--= Jam (7:00), Yager's Tap House, Folsom =--= Jimmy Pailer Band (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Joe Bonamassa (8:00), Sonora Opera House, Sonora =--= Lara Price Band (9:00), JJ's Blues Lounge, San Jose =--= 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
Thursday: Aaron King Trio (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Blues Jam w/Equinox Blues Review (7:00), Vega's, Old Sacramento =--= Buddy Miles & The Volker Strifler Band (8:00), Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa =--= Jazz Jam (8:00), Blue Room Lounge - Clarion Hotel, Sacramento =--= Sacramento Blues Revue (6:30), Garbeau's Dinner Theater, Sacramento =--= The Bonedrivers (9:00), Number 1 Broadway, Los Gatos =--= X-Trio (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento

FRIDAY, September 21
Acoustic Trio w/Pailer, Fratis & Taylor (5:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Black Cat Bone (10:00), Black Cat Bar & Café, Penngrove =--= Blues Farm (9:30), Constable Jack's, Newcastle =--= Blues Jam w/Rick Arnold (8:00), Drytown Club, Drytown =--= Blues Organization (7:00), Zinfandel Grille, Gold River =--= Chris Cain (8:00 & 10:00), Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco =--= Coco Montoya (9:00), Little Fox Theater, Redwood City =--= Daniel Castro (9:30), Mojo Lounge, Fremont =--= Morning Wood Blues Band (9:00), Fat Daddyz, Reno =--= Shane Dwight Blues Band (9:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Sleeper (9:00), Buckhorn Bar, Dixon =--= Steve Gatz & Double Shuffle (9:00), Iron Door Saloon, Groveland =--= Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums (TBA), Midtown Stomp, Sacramento =--= The Detours (8:00), Blue Room Lounge - Clarion Hotel, Sacramento =--= The Rupert Duncan Band (9:00), Elk Grove Brewery, Elk Grove =--= Whitewater Blues Band Jam (8:00), Silver Dollar Saloon, Marysville =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (4:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Z. Isaac Band (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento

San Francisco Blues Festival
Sept. 28, 29 & 30, 2007
The 35th Annual San Francisco Blues Festival - Fort Mason will be here soon! Click on the photo to go to the web site.

Here's part of the line-up:

Friday, Sept. 28 - Festival Kickoff - Freddie Roulette, Harvey Mandel, Curtis Lawson, Eugene Huggins, Lisa Kindred, Michael Warren & more (Noon), Waterfront.

Saturday, Sept. 29 - Robert Randolf Family w/special guests, Tommy Castro Band, Billy Boy Arnold, Eric Bibb, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Dave Alexander (AKA Omar Sharriff), John Nemeth & more (11:00), Fort Mason.

Sunday, Sept. 30 - Blues Guitar Women, Tribute to Little Walter, Craig Horton, Ron Hacker & The Hacksaws, Blues Farm Revue, Joe Louis Walker [pictured], Sugar Pie DeSanto, Jimmy McCracklin, John Hammond & more (11:00), Fort Mason.

SATURDAY, September 22
Alameda All Stars (11:00), Great American Music Hall, San Francisco =--= Blues Organization (1:00), Argonaut High School, Jackson =--= Coco Montoya (6:00), California Maritime Academy, Vallejo =--= Daniel Castro (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento =--= Delta Wires (9:00), Lou's Pier 47, San Francisco =--= Jeramy Norris Band (9:00), Haven Acres Bar & Grill, Lathrop =--= Lisa Phenix (8:00), Sacramento Brewing Company, Sacramento =--= Little Charlie & The Nightcats (9:00), Constable Jack's, Newcastle =--= Morning Wood Blues Band (9:00), Fat Daddyz, Reno =--= Roni & The Flight (9:00), Elk Grove Brewery, Elk Grove =--= Shane Dwight Blues Band (9:00), JJ's Blues Lounge, San Jose =--= Steve Foster Band (9:00), Folsom Hotel, Folsom =--= Steve Gatz & Double Shuffle (9:00), Iron Door Saloon, Groveland =--= The Bonedrivers (9:00), Petar's, Lafayette =--= The Detours (9:30), Mark & Monica's, Granite Bay =--= The Rumpshakers (7:30), Thanks A Latte Café, North Highlands =--= Two-Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs (4:00), Moon River Inn, Freeport =--= Whitewater Blues Band (9:00), Silver Dollar Saloon, Marysville =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (9:00), Poor Boyz Sports Bar & Grill, Folsom

SUNDAY, September 23
Alameda All Stars (2:00), Antioch River Jamboree, Antioch =--= Blues Jam w/Grant & Friends (3:00), Moon River Inn, Freeport =--= Jeramy Norris Band (Noon), Paradise Bar & Grill, Bethel Island =--= Lightning Hand (Noon), VFW Hall, Fair Oaks =--= Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers (12:30), Rhythm & Ribs - Raley Field, W. Sacramento =--= Shane Dwight Blues Band (5:00), Headfeathers, Napa =-- = Stacie Eakes & The Superfreakes (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 =--= Wingnut Adams Blues Band (4:00), Rusty Porthole, Bethel Island

Friday, September 28 - From Chicago - Nick Moss & The Flip Tops (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento.

Saturday, September 29 - Let the Children Play Benefit Festival - Rene Solis, Ron Thompson, Jeff Watson, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Chris Cain, Gary Smith, Shane Dwight, Alan Inglesias, Lara Price, Max Cabello, Lou Deluca & more, Guadalupe River Park, San Jose. This benefit is for the Milagro Foundation which is Carlos Santana's way of helping underprivileged children.

Sunday, October 7 - Blues For Life Benefit - featuring: Terry Hanck, Lara Price Band, Mercy Me, Stacie Eakes with Pailer, Fratis & Taylor, Jeff Watson Band, X-Trio (2:00), Torch Club, Sacramento.

Saturday, October 20 - Kathleen Cairns & Tattoo Blue (9:00), Torch Club, Sacramento.

Sunday, October 28 - Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue w/Tommy Castro & friends (2:00), Horseman's Club, Sacramento.

Sunday, November 11 - Heritage Festival Show - Bettye LaVette, Curtis Salgado, Café R&B, W.D. Gospel Singers (2:00), Horseman's Club, Sacramento.

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

Save me a seat,


Sacramento Blues Society
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phone: 916-443-9212
SacBlues Web: www.sacblues.com/

Liebe Freunde und Bewunderer unseres leider viel zu früh verstorbenen Joe Zawinul.
Hiermit möchten wir Ihnen einen offiziellen Nachruf zukommen lassen.

Sein Geist wird uns immer begleiten oder wie es sein Sohn Erich wunderbar formulierte:
"Joe Zawinul wurde am 7. Juli 1932 in Erdzeit und am 11. September 2007 in Ewigkeitszeit geboren.
Er lebt weiter."

Joe Zawinul 7. Juli 1932 – 11. September 2007

Wer ihn bei seinem Konzert am 27. Juni  im Birdland erlebte, sah und hörte einen Joe Zawinul in Höchstform. Wie immer, baute er mit den Musikern des Syndicate einen vielfältig schillernden Klang-Kosmos auf, in dem strahlend schöne Melodien und heiß köchelnde Rhythmen perfekt verschmolzen. Wer ganz genau hinhörte und Zawinuls Sounds gut kennt, dem fiel vielleicht auf, dass sein Spiel etwas härter, düsterer und aggressiver klang als sonst. Aber das konnte auch Einbildung sein.  
Wie wir heute wissen, war Joe Zawinul an diesem Abend bereits schwer krank. Das Konzert vom 27. Juni sollte sein letztes sein in seinem Jazzclub, für dessen Errichtung er so lange gekämpft und wo er so wunderbare Alben wie „Brown Street“ aufgenommen hatte.

Obwohl seine Gesundheit so schwer angeschlage n war, hielt er mit eisernem Willen die Termine seiner großen Sommertournee ein. Am 7. Juli beging er seinen 75. Geburtstag; am 26. Juli erreichte ihn eine schockierende Nachricht aus Kalifornien: Seine Frau Maxine, mit der er seit mehr als 40 Jahren liiert war, erlag den Folgen einer schweren Erkrankung. Am 3. August trat Zawinul mit dem Syndicate noch einmal im burgenländischen Güssing auf. Es sollte das letzte Konzert seines Lebens werden. Joe Zawinul war bereits zu krank, um noch die Heimreise nach Malibu anzutreten. Er suchte ärztliche Hilfe im Wiener Wilhelminenspital, doch für eine Heilung war seine Hautkrebs-Erkrankung schon zu weit fortgeschritten. Am 11. September, kurz vor fünf Uhr früh, hörte sein Herz zu schlagen auf. „He was born in eternity time“, wie sein Sohn Erich Zawinul formulierte.

Joe Zawinul, geboren am 7. Juli 1932 in Wien, galt schon in jungen Jahren als Höchstbegabung am Klavier. Anders als sein um zwei Jahre älterer Freund Friedrich Gulda schlug er aber nicht den Weg zur Klassik, sondern jenen zu einer Jazz-Laufbahn ein.

1959 übersiedelte er mit einem Stipendium des Berklee College of Music in die USA, wo er eine steile Karriere antrat, die ihn rasch zum Weltstar machen sollte. Zawinul wurde Pianist bei der Vokalistin Dinah Washington und trat 1962 in die Band des  Saxophonisten Julian Cannonball Adderley ein, für den er Evergreens wie den Hit „Mercy, Mercy, Mercy“ schrieb. Ende der Sechziger Jahre arbeitete er mit dem Trompeter Miles Davis, der eines seiner Alben, „In A Silent Way“, nach einer Zawinul-Komposition benannte. 1970 gründete er gemeinsam mit dem Saxophonisten Wayne Shorter die legendäre Band Weather Report, die mehr als 15 Jahre lang die führende Formation des Fusion-Stils werden sollte, der Jazz mit starken Rockelementen verband. Aus dieser Ära stammen Za winul-Welterfolge wie „Birdland“ oder „Black Market“.

Nach dem Abschied von Weather Report gründete Zawinul 1987 sein Ensemble Zawinul Syndicate, das heuer sein 20-Jahre-Jubiläum feierte. In den letzten Jahren wandte sich der Musiker, der im kalifornischen Malibu lebte, wieder verstärkt Europa und seiner österreichischen Heimat zu. 2004 gründete er in Wien seinen Jazzclub, das Birdland, wo er seither immer wieder zu spektakulären Konzerten antrat. Das Birdland ist eines der vielen Vermächtnisse von Joe Zawinul. Den Club auch in Zukunft gemäß seinen Vorstellungen zu erhalten – mit hochklassiger Live-Musik von internationalen Künstlern – ist einer der letzten Wünsche, die er kurz vor seinem Tode äußerte.

Gunther Baumann
Gunther Baumann ist stv. Kulturchef der Zeitung „Österreich“ und Autor der Biografie „Zawinul – Ein Leben aus Jazz“ (Residenz Verlag).


September 13, 2007

>>>>> The week in recap: This amazing week of great times and accomplishments began with last Sunday's Down Home Blues festival at the Rhythm Room, which was huge success in both attendance and performance. The show featured the 92 years-young Honeyboy Edwards, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Big Pete Pearson, Tomcat Courtney, The Rhythm Room All-Stars (as the host band), and Paris James. The program was fast paced, as we briskly rotated featured artists to give everyone their time in the spotlight. The show finished with Honeyboy, taking everyone to the deepest of blues with a brilliant and energetic set that included Willie "Big Eyes" Smith on the drums. Willie also did a great set of harp and vocals before settling into the drums. Many people were turned on to Tomcat Courtney, who had a set early in the program. Tomcat, who is 78 years old, was born in Waco, Texas and is a contemporary of Lightnin’ Hopkins. He plays and sings in a down-home blues style all his own, and has an amazing ability to tell a story in the songs he writes.

The next day was at Tempest Recording Studio (owned and operated by the great Clarke Rigsby), where we laid down some heavy tracks with Honeyboy backed by a small electric combo. These tracks included a hypnotic version of the Memphis Minnie classic "Bumble Bee" and the romping Robert Lockwood, Jr. evergreen "Take A Little Walk With Me". Such songs have a transcendental effect when performed by a man who was there as they were being created. Thanks to Michael Frank and Earwig Music for allowing us the honor of bringing Honeyboy in the studio. We then recorded a few songs with Texas blues veteran Tomcat Courtney to complete an album project slated for release early next year (which will be Tomcat's first national release!). Tomcat brought to the session a new song about New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which was simply a masterpiece. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (who played drums on the session) said of the song during the playback, "That's one that a lot of people will be covering". Big Pete Pearson stopped in and contributed a song that added another great moment in a wonderful and productive day in the studio.

Then on Thursday, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Kim Danielson, and I headed to Clarksdale, Mississippi to the 2007 Paul Butterfield Fund and Society's Conference and Gathering. This event also was an awards presentation and a birthday party to Paul's son, Gabriel Butterfield (who is, by the way, a fine drummer). We (Chris, Patrick, and I) went there to perform behind our former bandleader, Sam Lay, who received an award at the event. Special Thanks to Gabriel Butterfield and his lovely wife Salli Squitieri, who created and executed an amazing event. We performed each of the four nights at a different venues in Clarksdale, including Ground Zero, The Depot Blues Club & Restaurant, The Commissary at Hopson's Plantation, and Club 2000. Sam Lay brought pianist Bob Riedy with him from Chicago, and it was an honor to perform with Bob Riedy, after being a big fan of his Chicago Blues Band during the 1970s. Riedy was a pioneering figure in the early 70s, creating a niche for blues bands on Chicago's North side with his RMR Productions. It was also great to meet Rod Hicks, who played bass in the horn-driven later version of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. I also really enjoyed hanging with Alan Bloomfield (the brother of Michael Bloomfield), 16 year old Marquise Knox (who is a brilliant traditional blues singer and guitarist, and an understudy of Henry Townsend, Louisiana Red, and Honeyboy Edwards), Ellen Foster (of the River City Blues Society of Richmond, VA), Dave Beardsley (of STLBlues.net), Zack Pomerleau (a 14 year old passionate harmonica player whose main influence was Paul Butterfield), Gashouse Dave, and many other great people too numerous to name. In addition to the nightly playing, we were able to enjoy many of Clarksdale's blues stops, including the Shack Up Inn, Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art, owned by Roger Stolle (where I actually purchased a 78 of Big Walter Horton's "Hard Hearted Woman"), The Riverside Hotel (where Bessie Smith died, and where John Lee Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, and Muddy Waters stayed), and The Delta Blues Museum (complete with the actual cabin that Muddy once lived in). For a great review of the Clarksdale experience, including a photo section on the STLBlues.net web site, click here.

On Monday, it was back to Phoenix, where that night we went to the Rhythm Room to see my friend Duke Robillard and his amazing band.

The next day, we were back at Tempest Recording, combining Duke and his band with Big Pete Pearson to cut a few tracks to add a special spice to next Big Pete CD. Most of the tracks on this new CD will feature backing by The Rhythm Room All-Stars and our Chicago Blues based sound, but the Duke session will provide a jazzy, uptown foil to round out this forthcoming disc. Highlights of the session included "I'll Drink Your Bathwater Baby" (featuring Big Pete at his saucy best and a great Duke Robillard guitar solo), and a remake of Pete's late 60's record "Heartaches", a slow, passionate minor blues. Being in a studio situation with Duke was pure joy, as his musical knowledge is so vast that literally anything is possible.

Then that night, we all met at the Rhythm Room to see James Hunter perform a great set. Duke mentioned that he and James sat next to each other at the Grammies® last year, and both he and James had a nomination in the traditional blues category. That sums up an amazing and fulfilling week of blues activity.

-Bob Corritore

>>>>> Chief to Celebrate his 81st birthday this Saturday at the Rhythm Room: On Saturday September 15, 2007, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame will be celebrating his 82nd birthday at the Rhythm Room, with the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band performing. Chief has recently been through great health ordeals, including a two-month hospital stay involving a heart condition, pneumonia, and kidney failure. Chief is feeling much better, but his performances must be limited. Chief  will be performing a short set at his birthday (health permitting), and will be joined by his friend Bob Corritore on harmonica. Doors open at 8pm; cover charge is $6. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Rack Shack Barbeque will be available at this event.

>>>>> Randy Chortkoff, Bobby Jones and Leon Blue added to lineup of Bob's Birthday Celebration on September 29, 2007: Please join Bob as he celebrates his 51st birthday on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Rhythm Room, with great entertainment provided by Delta Groove recording artist Phillip Walker and his fantastic band. Look for guest appearances during the night by Randy Chortkoff, Bobby Jones, Leon Blue, Big Pete Pearson, Chris James, Patrick Rynn (of The Rhythm Room All-Stars), and more. Of course, the birthday boy will making an appearance on harmonica in the second set of the night.

>>>>> Mayoral Proclamation of Bob Corritore Day: Thanks to Richard Kelleher for making this happen. What a surprise! Not much to say, except click here to see the proclamation. This day will coincide with Bob's birthday party at the Rhythm Room. To see GetOut Magazine's online article, click here.

>>>>> Blue Witch Records releases two new CDs this week! Blue Witch Records just released two CDs on September 11, 2007. One of them is House Rockin' & Blues Shoutin', a CD that celebrates 15 years of live blues at the Rhythm Room, including performances by Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Lockwood, Jr., The Mannish Boys featuring Finis Tasby, Long John Hunter, Floyd Dixon, Kid Ramos, Louisiana Red, Billy Boy Arnold, Paul Oscher, Big Pete Pearson & the Rhythm Room All-Stars (Bob Corritore's band), Sonny Rhodes, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Henry Gray, Johnny Dyer and more. The other new album is by Dave Riley & Bob Corritore, Travelin' The Dirt Road. Click here for House Rockin' & Blues Shoutin' reviews, and here for the Travelin' The Dirt Road reviews. More reviews and station play lists are coming in every day, again, a heartfelt thank you for this support. Special thanks to the many DJs around the world who are playing the two new Blue Witch Records releases.

Eddie Berner passes: Avid Chicago blues fan and fixture, Eddie Berner, also known as "Chicago Eddie" or "crazy Eddie" (said lovingly), passed away September 10, 2007 after a long illness. For over thirty years, he actively cheered on the blues of his hometown. Despite mental disabilities, he was always a regular at the many blues clubs and events around Chicago, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the city's blues scene. There will be a memorial service held Sunday, September 16, 2007 from 6-9pm at the B.L.U.E.S. Club on Halsted. His sincere love of this music was a constant of Chicago Blues, and he will be greatly missed by all of us that knew him. To sign his guestbook in the Chicago Tribune, click here.

>>>>> BobCorritore



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Sunday September 16, 2007
Patricia Wilder with the
Providence Gospel Singers

Providence Baptist Church
1601 Mckinnon Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 641-8719

Sunday September 30, 2007 11:00 am
Blues Guitar Women Showdown!
San Francisco Blues Festival
Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA

Thursday October 12, 2007
Lou's Pier 47
300 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday October 17, 2007
Lou's Pier 47
300 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA

plenty party! tell somebody! PAT
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Sept. 04th - Please welcome with us our new artists - The HOLMES BROTHERS (USA) - to the network family. Booking in FRANCE only - in co-op with Concerted Efforts/USA.

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07.12. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
08.12. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc ...more dates tbc soon.

Lubos Bena (SK) & Matej Ptaszek (CZ) - Resophonic-Delta-Blues 
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29.09. Petite Foret (F), Espace Culturel Barbara 
12.10. Trnava (SK), Private Party
19.10. C. Budejovice (CZ), Highway 61
20.10. Pisek (CZ), RW Cafe 
Tour 29.11. - 09.12.2007 - Belgium/France
01.12. Mouscron (B), Centre Marius Staquet - Night of the Blues  
04.12. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
05.12. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc ...more dates tbc soon.

JuJu Child & Band (USA/F) - New Orleans Roots & Soul
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20.09. Margency (F), Festival Blues en VO ...more dates tbc soon.

Jan Preston (AUS) - Queen of Blues & Boogie Piano- solo 
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Tour 20.09. - 06.10.2007 - EUROPE
* with very special guest - MICHAEL MAASS/D - Boogie Drummer extraordinary 
20.09. Seclin (F), Le Croque Notes *
21.09. Paris (F), Festival Blues en VO *
22.09. Saint Saulve (F), MJC Espace Athena * 
23.09. Auvelais (B), Grill´s House *
25.09. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc *
26.09. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc *
29.09. Schortens (D), Fair Cafe *
01.10. Preetz (D), Haus der Diakonie *
02.10. Berlin (D), Recordings
03.10. Berlin (D), Recordings
05.10. Frauental (A), Bluegarage
06.10. A - tba ...more dates tbc soon.

Candye Kane (USA) & Band - toughest Girl Alive
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Tour 11.10. - 28.10.2007 - EUROPE 
09.10. Nantes (F), La Bouche D´Air - tbc
11.10. Paris (F), One Way Cafe
12.10. Gouvy (B), Ferme de la Madelonne
13.10. Nancy (F), Jazz Pulsations Festival
18.10. Brussels (B), Nekkersdal ...more dates tbc soon. 

Sean Carney Band feat. Gene "King Saxe" Walker (USA) - Westcoast Rhythm´n´Blues
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Tour 17.10. - 04.11.2007 - EUROPE
17.10. Mol-Millegem (B), Cafe Meulenberg
18.10. Menen (B), CC de Steiger
19.10. Saint Saulve (F), MJC Espace Athena
20.10. Paris(Tremblay) (F), Espace JR Caussimon 
21.10. Paris (F), One Way Cafe - solo - tbc
22.10. Oupeye (B), Chateau d'Oupeye
25.10. Eutin (D), Alte Mühle
26.10. Copenhagen (DK), Mojo
27.10. Eslöv (S), Eslöv Blues Festival 
30.10. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
31.10. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
01.11. Clermont-Ferrand (F), Le Velvet
03.11. Wetzikon (CH), Scala Blues Festival
04.11. Rüthi (CH), Grütli-The Club ...with very special guest
 .....more dates tbc soon.

Carlos del Junco (CAN) & Band - multi-award winner - harmonica world-champion
BlueBridge Network International - [email protected]
Tour 25.10. - 11.11.2007 - EUROPE
25. - 30.10. Finland Tour - tba
31.10. Trossingen (D), master-class workshop
01.11. Trossingen (D), master-class workshop
01.11. Trossingen (D), Kesselhaus
02.11. Trossingen (D), master-class workshop
03.11. Trossingen (D), master-class workshop
04.11. Trossingen (D), master-class workshop
04.11. Rüthi (CH), Grütli-The Club... as special guest
05.11. Ensisheim (F), Caf´Conc
06.11. Ulm (D), Charivari
07.11. Austria - Velden (A), Bluesiana - tbc
08.11. Frauental (A), Bluegarage
09.11. Vienna (A), Reigen
10.11. Budapest (HUN), Harmonica Festival
11.11. Hungary/Austria  - tba ...more dates tbc soon.

Wes Mackey (USA) & Band - Swing-Blues from South Carolina
BlueBridge Network International - [email protected]
08.09. Tournon d´Agenais (F), Ass/ABC - Blues Station
Tour 15.11. - 26.11.2007 - EUROPE
16.11. Carvin (F), Townhall
18.11. Auvelais (B), Grill House
20.11. Paris (F), One Way Cafe
21.11. Kempen (D), Campus
22.11. Eutin (D), Alte Mühle
23.11. Kassel (D), Theaterstübchen
25.11. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
26.11. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc ...more dates tbc soon.

Blues Caravan 2008 - Candye Kane * Deborah Coleman * Dani Wilde -
in co-operation with Ruf Records/D
BlueBridge Network International - [email protected]
Tour 28.01. - 03.02.2008 - France/Belgium
31.01. Saint Saulve (F), MJC Espace Athena
01.02. Zingem (B), De Korenbloem

02.02. Douzy (F), Chorus Blues - Salle des Fetes
.....more dates tbc soon.

Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle Kings (USA) - Texas Roots-Blues
BlueBridge Network International - [email protected]
Tour 06.03. - 06.04.2008 - EUROPE
08.03. Wangen (D), Bodega Bar
10.03. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
11.03. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
13.03. Mechernich (D), Burg Satzvey
14.03. Ilten (D), Soundcheck
15.03. Tiel (NL), Schouburg Agnietenhof - An Evening with the Blues
16.03. Schortens (D), Fair Cafe
18.03. Brussels (B), Nekkersdal
19.03. Arnstadt (D), Jungfer
20.03. Menen (B), CC de Steiger 
21.03. Zwolle (NL), Odeon De Spiegel - Festival
22.03. Cuijk (NL), Schouwburg - Blues Alive Festival
23.03. Bremen (D), Meisenfrei 
24.03. Oupeye (B), Chateau d'Oupeye
26.03. Vienna (A), Vienna Blues Spring Festival
27.03. Velden (A), Bluesiana
28.03. Frauental (A), Bluegarage
29.03. Wetzikon (CH) Scala
30.03. Rüthi (CH), Grütli-The Club
31.03. Frankfurt (D), Musik Messe
01.04. Ulm (D), Charivari
02.04. Seclin (F), Le Croque Notes
04.04. Eutin (D), Alte Mühle - tbc
06.04. Roth (D), Wunderbar - Rother Bluestage - tbc
.....more dates tbc soon.

Michael Pickett (CAN) - acoustic Blues - solo
BlueBridge Network International - [email protected]
Tour 10.04. - 20.04.2008 - EUROPE
10.04. Ulm (D), Charivari Blues Festival with Lubos Bena (SK) & Matej Ptaszek (CZ)
13.04. Skalica (SK), Culture House - tbc
 .....more dates tbc soon.

Mem Shannon & The Membership (USA) - New Orleans funky Blues -
BlueBridge Network International - [email protected]
Tour 29.05. - 20.07.2008 - EUROPE
06.06. Luxembourg (L), Sang a Klang
10.06. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
11.06. Ensisheim (F), Caf Conc
.....more dates tbc soon.

Upcoming tours 2007/08

Sept./Oct. Europe Jan Preston (AUS) - solo - Queen of Blues & Boogie Piano - new CD "Boogie Boots"
Sept./Oct. Europe  JuJu Child & Band (USA/F) - Roots & Soul - new CD "Virtual Blues Revolution"
Oct./Nov. Europe Sean Carney Band feat. Teeny Tucker (USA) - Electric-Blues - a new upcoming star.....
October France/BeNeLux Candye Kane (USA) & Band - Blues - new CD "Guitar´d and Feathered"
November Europe Carlos del Junco (CAN) Trio - multi-award winner - harmonica world-champion
November France The Holmes Brothers (USA) - Blues & Soul
November Europe Wes Mackey (USA) Trio - Swing-Blues from South Carolina
December France/Belgium Lubos Bena (SK) - Resophonic-Delta-Blues duo - Sound from the street.....
28.01. - 02.02. France/BeNeLux Blues Caravan 2008 - in co-operation with Ruf Records/D 
Candye Kane * Deborah Coleman * Dani Wilde
March/Apr. Europe Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle Kings (USA) - Texas-Roots-Blues
April Europe Michael Pickett (CAN) - solo - acoustic Blues
March/Apr. BeNeLux/Austria Blues Caravan 2008 - in co-operation with Ruf Records/D
Candye Kane * Deborah Coleman * Dani Wilde
May Europe Paul Reddick (CAN) Trio - pre war-Blues - new CD "Revue"
May - July Europe Mem Shannon & The Membership (USA) - New Orleans funky Blues - new CD "Live"
May/June Europe Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie (CAN) - acoustic Folk-Blues -
July Europe/Festivals Blues Caravan 2008 - in co-operation with Ruf Records/D 
Candye Kane * Deborah Coleman * Dani Wilde
April/May Europe
September Europe Maurice Vaughn & Band (USA) - funky Blues-R&B-Soul
in preparation 2008: Blues Caravan 2008 - in co-operation with Ruf Records/D
Candye Kane * Deborah Coleman * Dani Wilde
Paul Reddick & The Sidemen (CAN) - multi-award winners - re-union tour
Harrison Kennedy (CAN) - acoustic Blues-Americana-Soul
Teeny Tucker (USA) & Band - Princess of the Blues
Roy Roberts & Band (USA) - home of Carolina-Blues

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Eddie Turner - Tour im Nov/Dez 2007.

Do 22.11.07 option
Fr 23.11.07 Heimathaus Twist/D
Sa 24.11.07 Ducsaal Freudenburg/D
So 25.11.07 Bluegarage Frauental/A
Mo 26.11.07 Bluesbar Stubenberg/A
Di 27.11.07 option
Mi 28.11.07 Stadtkeller Luzern/CH
Do 29.11.07 Alpenrösli Thun/CH
Fr 30.11.07 Alpenrösli Thun/CH
Sa 01.12.07 Alpenrösli Thun/CH
So 02.12.07 option
Mo 03.12.07 option
Di 04.12.07 option
Mi 05.12.07 ChaBah TBC/D
Do 06.12.07 Mahogany Hall Bern / CH
Fr 07.12.07 Cafe Spätschicht Telfs/A
Sa 08.12.07 Kammertheater TBC/D
So 09.12.07 Village TBC/D
Mo 10.12.07 option
Di 11.12.07 option
Mi 12.12.07 Irish Pub Giessen/D
Do 13.12.07 Rosenkeller Jena/D
Fr 14.12.07 Weegebruck Roermond/NL
Sa 15.12.07 New Orleans Rhede/D
So 16.12.07 Roepaen Ottersum/NL
Mo 17.12. 07 Caf'Conc Ensisheim/F
DI 18.12. 07 Caf'Conc Ensisheim/F

Änderungen bzw. Ergänzungen werden sobald wie möglich bekanntgegeben.

State Theatre
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Bay City, MI  48708
(989) 892-2660


Schedule of Upcoming Jazz & Blues Events

Make a Date at The State!

Ending Saturday,
September 15 – Season Pass to 2007-2008 Jazz & Blues Series (Early Bird Special)  $75

September 15 @ 7:30 p.m. – Concert: 2007-2008 Jazz & Blues Series presents “Brush Street w/ Julie Mulady” $20

November 3 @ 7:30 p.m. – Concert: 2007-2008 Jazz & Blues Series presents “Latin Jazz w/ Tumbao Bravo”  $20

November 17 @ 8:00 p.m. – Concert: “Deer Widows Night Out” w/ The Detroit Women  & Motor City Express   $20

December 1 @ 7:30 p.m. – Concert: 2007-2008 Jazz & Blues Series presents “Folk Jazz w/ Madcat & Kane”  $20


February 2 @ 7:30 p.m. – Concert: 2007-2008 Jazz & Blues Series presents “Soul Xpress”  $20     

March  8 @ 7:30 p.m. – Concert: 2007-2008 Jazz & Blues Series presents “Ray Kamaly & His Red Hot Peppers”  $20

April 12 @ 7:30 p.m. – Concert: 2007-2008 Jazz & Blues Series presents “Three Men & a Tenor”  $20

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