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Oct. 7 - Oct 13

 

"That's Where I Stand": Billy Gibbons On BB King, ZZ Top, Big Bad Blues

ZZ Top singer and guitarist Billy F Gibbons caught The Big Bad Blues with his second solo album , supercharging the music that's always inspired him. After "Gibbon-ising" Cuban music for his debut solo album, Perfectamundo, Gibbons was asked about retuning to his blues roots for the next project.

Blues musician Tas Cru donates guitars to local children

EVANS (WFXG) - Blues musician Tas Cru is set to take the stage in Evans this weekend, but ahead of his schedule he's giving away guitars to programs benefiting underprivileged children. Cru was in the FOX 54 studio, along with Michael Gallucci of the Augusta Blues Company, to talk about his passion to help spread music appreciation to children and his upcoming performance.

Fleetwood Mac: 'Don't Stop'

Pegged after the rhythm section of John Mayall's Bluebreakers - drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass guitarist John McVie - Fleetwood Mac arced from a no-frills, London blues band in 1968 to an iconic rock band still popular in today's mainstream.

Second annual 'Harmonica Slapdown' at Soper Reese Oct. 12

The second annual "Harmonica Slapdown" will take place at Soper Reese in Lakeport on Friday, October 12th. Proceeds will be donated to the survivors of the Mendocino Complex Fire. The show will feature a world class backup band steeped in the traditions of blues, rock, and R&B, backing four of the top, well known harmonicist in the country.

Soulful Singer/Saxophonist Vanessa Collier on HONEY UP Tour, Performs at Sportmen's Tavern

Soulful blues singer/saxophonist Vanessa Collier,embarks on her 'Honey Up' U.S. Tour, in support of her acclaimed new album of the same name, with a local performance at Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Wednesday, October 11. Showtime: 7pm. Tickets: $15. Info: (716) 874-7734 or visit here!

BluesFest returns this month

BluesFest returns to London's O2 Arena in a few week's time. The festival, which always features a stellar line-up will showcase high calibre shows from the likes of Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty, who will be performing his first UK headline show since 2008 with a Creedence Clearwater Revival greatest hits set, Grammy-winning Southern-rock phenomenon Zac Brown Band, multi-million-selling folk-rockers Counting Crows and multi-award-winning US vocalist Alison Krauss are all part of the acts confirmed for the 4 day event.

Po' Monkey's artifacts sold in auction as collection - Mississippi Business Journal

By JACK WEATHERLY SHONDA WARNER Willie Seaberry is gone but the stuff of his life isn't. It's together as a collection bought in a bidding process by Shonda Warner. Now she's looking for a home for it, or a place to stay. "Hopefully there will be a number of renowned institutions interested in preserving this ...

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GREAT NEWS! Frank Bey: Ask Me How I Feel has just received a "Project We Love" designation on Kickstarter! Blues Music Magazine has shared their love with a generous one year subscription offer...

About Blues Music Magazine October 2018

The Fall Issue of Blues Music Magazine releases October 2018. It is available in both print and digital editions. Blues Music Magazine, which is published every January, April, July, and October. Since its debut issue in 2013, Blues Music Magazine has become of the most reliable voices for spreading the blues around the world.

Larkin Poe | Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues (Official Video)

Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues is from Larkin Poe's upcoming new album Venom & Faith, out November 9. Pre-order from iTunes, Amazon or in the Official store & Presave on Spotify: https://lnk.to/BleachBlondeBottleBlues Pre-orders receive an automatic download of Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues and Ain't Gonna Cry Check out the new online store - featuring Pre-order bundles of the new album and other goodies, and new merch!

Baddest Blues Jam In New York City

Monday nights in New York City: Broadway is dark, restaurants are slow, and most people are home watching TV. But not at The Red Lion Bar in Greenwich Village where, every Monday night, Big Ed Sullivan's World-Famous Blues Jam takes place.

'The Voice' Season 15: Who Is Blues Singer Contestant, Michael Lee?

Season 15 of is already promising given the talent shown in the blind auditions. Michael Lee was one of the contestants that blew the coaches away and surprised them once they turned around. So who is the Team Blake member? Here are five things to know about blues singer contestant, Michael Lee.

Bruce Iglauer Memoir Tells Story Of Blues Staple Alligator Records | uDiscover

A new memoir by Bruce Iglauer, the founder of the leading independent blues label Alligator, will be published on 30 October by the University of Chicago Press. Bitten by the Blues, The Alligator Records Story, written by Iglauer with Patrick A.

See Doyle Bramhall II's Video for Eric Clapton-Featuring Song 'Everything You Need'

Doyle Bramhall II has unveiled his new video for "Everything You Need," the Eric Clapton-featuring song off the guitarist's new LP 'Shades.'

Old soul Tony Joe White goes back to his blues roots

Tony Joe White already sounded like an old soul half a century ago, when his hit "Polk Salad Annie" brought the sultry pleasures of swamp rock to the mainstream. Today, he really is an old soul, but White's gritty authority is undiminished.

Tina Turner Musical 'Tina' Set for Broadway Debut in Fall 2019

Following its April premiere in London, the Tina Turner musical 'Tina' will head to Broadway in Fall 2019.


Sept. 26 - Oct. 2 

Best CEOs End Their Tenure With A Smile, Not With The Blues

Successful CEOs manage to ring all the bells during their tenure: improving their company's competitive position, delivering strong and sustained total shareholder returns, and leaving their successors with a thriving business with no hidden time bombs when they pass the baton. Leadership matters.

It's No. 33 for King Biscuit Blues Festival

Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke will headline the Main Stage on Friday. Guitars are being tuned, dancing shoes are being dusted off and fans are making their way to Cherry Street in downtown Helena-West Helena for blues, food and fun during the 33rd edition of the King Biscuit Blues Festival.

Juno award winning 'goddess of the blues' opens BV Concert Association's 57th season - Smithers Interior News

The Bulkley Valley Concert Association (BVCA) opens their 57th season at the Della Herman Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 4 with the return of Rita Chiarelli. Her "leave-it-all-on-the-floor" Sunday afternoon performance at Midsummer Festival some years back is legendary. Rita Chiarelli is Canada's most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artist.

Tickets are on sale for "Dignity Period has the Blues"

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- "Dignity Period Has the Blues" will be held on Sunday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz. Kim Massie, Denise Thimes, Gene Dobbs Bradford are notable performers for the event. The doors open at 5 p.m.

Roots N Blues celebrates 12th year with record attendance

Another year of music and food came to a close Sunday as the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival drew what promoters say was record attendance. Exact numbers have not been released, but festival director Tracy Lane estimated the average daily attendance at over 10,000 people, which would be a record for the blues festival.

'Rockin the Jook' opens new community music stage in downtown Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -Pine Belt residents have a new place to make their own music for free in downtown Hattiesburg. Saturday, a ribbon was cut to officially dedicate "The Jook." It is an interactive community stage on the lawn of the old Hattiesburg American newspaper and future community arts center.

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Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest Canceled For 2019

ANNAPOLIS, MD - After a 20-year run, organizers of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival said Monday there will be no festival in 2019 as they assess the outdoor music concert. Organizers vow to return in 2020, but said steady increases in the cost of talent and production will likely mean a price hike when the festival resumes.

Folk-roots duo brings its brand of high-energy music to Conn. shows

A high-energy fiddler and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist will be setting up shop in Connecticut for a few days. Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, who, together make up Bettman & Halpin, will bring their original folk and Americana tunes to several venues across the state.

Aussie bluesman to rock Lorenzo's Cafe - Vernon Morning Star

Michael Charles will rock Lorenzo's Cafe in Ashton Creek Oct. 6. (Wendy Rae Photography) Performance is Oct. 6 in Ashton Creek Grammy-elected, and Blues Hall of Fame Australian artist Michael Charles will claim the stage and hopes to embrace all with an elevated level of energy and a guitar-driven journey through 35 years and 35 releases of his original music.

Otis Rush, 84, legendary blues guitarist

CHICAGO - Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said. Rush succumbed to complications from a stroke he suffered in 2003, manager Rick Bates said.

Smokin' Blues BBQ Festival Returns To Duncanville - Focus Daily News

Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival, featuring championship barbecue cooking, live musicians, arts, crafts and food vendors, plus family activities returns to Armstrong Park in Duncanville Oct. 19-20. This popular event offers a lot of entertainment and fun for everyone in the family, for only $10 per day (kids 12 and under free).

The 3 best places to hear live jazz and blues in Dallas | Hoodline

In search of a new favorite jazz and blues spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top venues for jazz and blues around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to enjoy some soulful tunes. Topping the list is The Balcony Club.

The Diamond's blues music festival cancelled due to low ticket sales