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July 18, 2007
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Nothin' But The Blues Festival
Friday July 20th
9:30 pm Blues Caravan 2007 "The Guitar Women"
**Sue Foley - Debra Coleman - Roxanne Potvin*"
Gates Open at NOON
The Gumbo Element
Featuring Steve "The Harp"
Soulard Blues Band
Blues Basics - Blues Artist Spotlight
NEW to the Blues? Sometimes it is hard for those new to the Blues to explore this journey called the Blues! IllinoisBlues.com 's weekly artist spotlight introduces (or reminds experienced Blues fans) about a Blues artist worth knowing about. So lets start near the beginning of modern Blues. This week we spotlight the biggest Blues legend ever - Robert Johnson.
Many of the greatest Blues songs we hear every day are Robert Johnson's songs performed by other artists. Songs like Sweet Home Chicago, Love in Vain, Walkin' Blues, Dust My Broom, Milkcow's Calf Blues, Rambling on My Mind, Crossroads Blues and more were all written by this mysterious Blues man named Robert Johnson. To find out more about Robert Johnson, check out the links below.
The website Delta haze has an interesting bio about Robert Johnson at: http://www.deltahaze.com/johnson/bio.html
All Music Guide has a considerable amount of information and a complete discography of Robert Johnson too! CLICK HERE to read more about this most famous Blues man.
Blues Radio - Streaming Link of the Week
Loud City Blues channel
All styles of blues & southern soul music from Chicago to Delta to West Coast and all parts in between. Click Here to listen.
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Blues Links of the Week
The mandolin Blues of Rich Delgrosso. Includes some MP3's of Rich playing Blues mando. Also has some interesting Blues mandolin history. GOOD STUFF!
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Blues Reviews of the Week!
Big Boss Man
La Fountaine Records
By James “Skyy Dobro” Walker
BBM: 14 songs; 44:18 minutes; Very Good
Alternative: 10 songs; 43:38; Good
Ted “Big Boss Man” Cash is a versatile singer, entertainer, and writer who is fluent in many styles of music. He brings a rich, deep, and seasoned voice to his songs not unlike that of BB King.
Born to musical parents in Minter City, Mississippi, and raised in Anderson, Indiana, Ted was traveling the country singing Gospel at the age of six. As a young man, Ted CLICK HERE to read more of this review
We are also feature a review by Ben Cox of the Peter Karp CD Shadows & Cracks
Shadows and Cracks
Blind Pig Records 2007
By Ben Cox
Attention all blues fans, this is not a blues record! I repeat, this is not a blues record! I will tell you what it really is though. It’s one of the better Americana releases Blind Pig Records (a more notable blues label) has ever given to the public. Peter Karp has been playing roots music since his early teens. Karp has enjoyed the ups and downs of his career, depending on CLICK HERE to read more of this review
Blues Society News
Blues Blowtorch Society - Call for Blues Festival Volunteers
HELP!! The Nothin But The Blues Festival July 20 & 21 will be at TRI-LAKES in Bloomington, Il. We still need a few more volunteers for this event. Volunteers get in free! Please contact Richard Goff @ 1-217-433-3140 ASAP.
PLEASE NOTE: The location of the Nothin But The Blues Festival location has been changed to TRI-Lakes in Bloomington, IL due to construction at the Sale Barn!
Featured Blues Events
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
The only Blues festival in the Midwest held on an island in the middle of the Mississippi River!
July 27th & 28th, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
The Tom Hunter Band -
Alvin Jett &
Phat noiZ -
Plus Big Daddy Cade & The Blues Masters
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Everett Smithson Band -
Kevin "B.F." Burt & the Instigators
Mark Sallings & the Famous Unknowns
Steve Arvey & The Saxtelles - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Anthony Gomes
Plus Pete Cornelius (from Australia)
Spoon River Blues Festival
JULY 28, 2007 - NOON TO MOON
INGERSOLL COUNTRY MANOR (Route 78
N. - North of Canton, IL)
DEVON ALLMAN’S HONEYTRIBE
The Dave Chastain Band
Steve the Harp & the Blues Deacons
The Sally Weisenburg Trio
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday August 11th, 2007
9:20 pm Anthony Gomes
7:30 pm Blues Legends:
Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Bob Margolin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
5:40 pm Judy Page with Preston Jackson & friends
3:50 pm Rooster Alley
2:30 pm The Greg Glick Band
1:30 pm Low Down Blues Band
August 23-25, 2007
The Longbranch, Winton, MN - DIRECTIONS
Friday, August 24
3:00 PM Scottie Miller and the Re-Uptake Inhibitors
5:00 PM Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Alter Boys
7:00 PM Jason Ricci & New Blood
9:00 PM Shawn Kellerman
Saturday, August 25
1:00 PM Lisa Wenger
3:00 PM Johnny Rawls
5:00 PM Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy
7:00 PM Paul Mayasich With Benderheads
9:00 PM Anthony Gomes
All roads lead to Sun Prairie for the 1st Annual
Sun Prairie Blues Fest
Angell Park, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Saturday, September 8, 2007 Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Wayne Baker Brooks
Shari Davis & the Hootchy-Kootchy Band
Tate’s and the 008 Blues Band
Queenie and the Blue Cats
The Cashbox Kings
Paul Flipowicz Blues Band
Friday, September 7, 2007
6:30PM Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz
8:00PM Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
9:30PM Joe Bonamassa
Saturday, September 8, 2007
1:00PM The Cate Brothers (Reunion)
3:00PM Lara Price Band
5:00PM Anthony Gomes
7:00PM Leon Russell
9:00PM North Mississippi All Stars
Featured Blues Artists
Steve Arvey and The Saxtelles to perform at
Prairie Dog Blues Festival July 28th
MALKUM GIBSON and THE MIGHTY JUKE
Our CD's - "HooDoo Blues" & "Its Gonna Be Alright
August 31st, 2007 7:00p.m
Glen Oak Park Pavilion - 2200 Prospect Peoria, IL
Sponsored by Peoria Outreach Center Church
For more information call 309 676-1100
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