Blues Blast Newsletter
June 27, 2007
Blues Links of the Week
Blues Art Studio
A Blues news website that serves Austria and the USA. Interesting Blues articles and reviews. Some of the pages and articles are not in English, but there are plenty that are!
Featured Blues Artists:
Cindy has a new CD Mighty Mighty coming out July 6th
Don't Miss the CD release party July
6th In Peoria, IL on the Downtown Riverfront CEFCU Stage
6V6 - 8:00
Nick Boetcher - 9:15
South Side Cindy & The Slip-Tones - 10:30
Blues Radio - Streaming Link of the Week
Pandora Radio - the Music Genome Project
WOW! Pandora is amazing, it creates a radio "Station" of the music you love! Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you. OK so you do have to sign up for this one but it is WELL worth it. Did I mention it is FREE! This is so COOL!
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Video Producer wanted in Central Illinois
Looking for a good video production person to work on a project for some Blues artists. This is not a high paying gig but it could develop into something great! Please send an email with your name, experience, equipment if any and phone contact to: email@example.com
Drummer seeks band
Experienced Blues drummer seeks working Blues band in Central Illinois. Call Tim at 309 678-4260.
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Blues Review of the Week!
Popovic - Still Making History
Electro Groove / Delta Groove
By James “Skyy Dobro” Walker
14 songs; 63:44 minutes; Excellent
“I love you!” some guy yelled in the quiet lull following a song. Ana Popovic giggled and shot back, “Are you handsome and rich?” To which some other male fan retorted, “No, that’s me!” More laughter and giggles.
Ana responded, “No, I am joking – we don’t care about these things. We just want to play Blues all night! Here, try this.” She then picked some rhythmic notes solo while her bassist and drummer tried to decide into what song she was heading. They quickly jumped in, and off they tore into “Bigtown Playboy” with thunderous audience approval. We were just putty in her hands after that!
Seeing the 31-year-old Serbian born Popovic live atCLICK HERE to read more of this review
Blues Society News
The Illinois Central Blues Club -Springfield, IL
Call for Band Entries For The ICBC Blues Challenge August 25, 2007
The Illinois Central Blues Club will be conducting its first Annual Blues Challenge during the Old Capitol Blues & Barbeque, August 25, 2007 beginning at noon. The winner of the challenge will receive $500 in travel monies to represent the Club at the Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN during February 2008. Bands interested in competing in the Challenge should go to the Illinois Central Blues Club’s website at http://www.icbluesclub.org for contest rules and forms, or they can be requested by contacting email@example.com or call 217-622-0340. PERFORMERS FROM ANY STATE OR AREA ARE WELCOME TO COMPETE! ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JUNE 30, 2007
Central Iowa Blues Society - 2007 Solo/Duo Iowa Blues Challenge
Preliminary rounds - Des Moines, August 16,
2007 & Davenport August 17, 2007
Finals - September 2, 2007 At Blues on Grand
Prizes include cash, travel expenses, as well as performance opportunities plus the winners will compete at the Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN during February 2008.
Information and applications are available from
the Central Iowa Blues Society at (515) 225-6638
and our website www.cibs.org The deadline is July 16, 2007.
Featured Blues Events
2007 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
June 29th & 30th and July 1st
CLICK HERE for complete schedule with performance times
Festival website http://www.mvbs.org
Jack Daniels & Beamish Irish Stout presents...
MARK HUMMEL'S BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUT
Featuring Billy Branch & James Harman
Friday June 29th, 2007
Paddy O'Flaherty's Irish Pub and
Best Western Ashland House
201 Ashland Ave, Morton, IL
For Ticket Information Call 309 266-6919
Blue Bella Recording Artist's Kilborn Alley Blues Band
Russell Miller & 6V6
CLICK HERE or more
To see Festival Poster Click Here
Nothin' But The Blues Festival
July 20th and 21st, 2007
Bloomington, Illinois * Directions *
Friday July 20th
6:00 pm Rooster Alley
7:00 pm Doña Oxford
8:15 pm John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band
9:30 pm Blues Caravan 2007 "The Guitar Women"
**Sue Foley - Debra Coleman - Roxanne Potvin*"
Saturday July 21st
1:30 pm TBA
2:45 pm Central Illinois Blues Challenge Winner
4:45 pm TBA
6:00 pm Big Ray and Chicago's Most Wanted
7:30 pm Tab Benoit
9:00 pm C.J. Chenier
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
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
DEVON ALLMAN’S HONEYTRIBE
The Dave Chastain Band
Steve the Harp & the Blues Deacons
The Sally Weisenburg Trio
Glenn Kaiser Band
August 31st, 2007 7:00p.m
Glen Oak Park Pavilion - 2200 Prospect Peoria, IL
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
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