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July 18, 2007           

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Nothin' But The Blues Festival

Friday July 20th

6:00 pm

Rooster Alley

7:00 pm

Doña Oxford

8:15 pm

John Primer
& the Real Deal Blues Band


9:30 pm Blues Caravan 2007 "The Guitar Women"

**Sue Foley - Debra Coleman - Roxanne Potvin*"


Saturday July 21st
Gates Open at NOON

1:30 pm

The Gumbo Element

Featuring Steve "The Harp"


3:00 pm

Soulard Blues Band


5:00 pm

6:15 pm

Big Ray &
Chicago's Most Wanted


7:45 pm Tab Benoit


9:45 pm C.J. Chenier




  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! '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:

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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Message From Pat Peterson - WGLT Radio In Normal, Illinois:


 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!

For more Blues links  Click HERE to visit the Links Page

If you know of a COOL Blues link, please send it to

 Blues Reviews of the Week! 

Ted Cash
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

Peter Karp
Shadows and Cracks

Blind Pig Records 2007
Runtime: 44:16

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 - Shannon Curfman - Alvin Jett & Phat noiZ - Tab Benoit 
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)


The Dave Chastain Band

Steve the Harp & the Blues Deacons

The Sally Weisenburg Trio

Creekside Bar and Grill
"Quad-Cities only Blues venue!"

Phillip Walker

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

Dave's Blues Radio Show
Tuesdays - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Blues, R&B, Gospel music from 1935 to 1970's
on WEFT 90.1fm
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August 31st, 2007 7:00p.m
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