Blues Blast Newsletter
July 12, 2007
Hey Blues fans,
If you missed the CD release party for South Side Cindy last week you missed a good one!
IllinoisBlues.com was there and of course we have pictures. CLICK HERE.
CROSSROADS TICKETS ANYONE?
Tickets to this huge event sold out in 20 minutes! Some friends of IllinoisBlues.com are raffling 100 chances for $20 each for two tickets to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Concert in Chicago July 28th. Proceeds are going to benefit the medical fund for Pro Bull Riders. Only 100 tickets will be sold so your chances of winning are 1 in 100. Contact Jim Buckley at 309 246-7396 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blues Radio - Streaming Link of the Week
A GREAT Site dedicated to preserving Country Blues
We featured the WeenieCampbell.com website one week as the best link of the week, but it is also a great streaming Blues radio site. If you love COUNTRY BLUES try this! Click Here to listen.
Check out other great Blues Music Streams Click HERE
Other IMPORTANT News Help Save the music! Click HERE to Keep Blues Radio Alive!
Blues Links of the Week
All Music Guide - www.allmusic.com
All Music Guide is a great source of information about ANY kind of music including Blues. You can search their huge database by artist/group name, song title or album title.
If you are new to this journey called the Blues , they have a great "styles" page for every genre of music. They have the following major style headings under Blues - Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, East Coast Blues, Harmonica Blues, Louisiana Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Jump Blues/Piano Blues and Piedmont Blues.
Each has subcategories linked to style descriptions and examples of the top artists for that style, the top albums and the top songs. Everything is cross linked for a wealth of information. A fantastic resource for those seeking to understand the various styles of Blues and the artist representative of each Blues style.
CLICK HERE to check out these Blues style subcategories.
Blues Reviews of the Week!
This week we feature another of our review series by James “Skyy Dobro” Walker , noted Blues writer and IllinoisBlues.com contributor. James reviews The Delta Jets CD Chairfactory Blues
The Delta Jets - Chair Factory Blues - Self Release
By James “Skyy Dobro” Walker
14 songs; 46:37 minutes; Very Good
Hailing from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Dale Anderson has a 40 year career playing deep blues from the Delta. Starting with the folk music boom of the early 1960s, Anderson has competently developed his knowledge of this deep roots music and playing of resonator guitars in the style. Dale's email is email@example.com, a “dobro” being an early wooden bodied resonator guitar. For fans of the earliest blues on record, this is great stuff!
Being from Wisconsin has also made Anderson appreciative of the early 1930s recordings made by many musicians from Mississippi in Grafton and Port Washington, Wisconsin. This album by the Delta Jets, consisting of Anderson and drummer Mark Riggenbach, is dedicated to those musicians who recorded within the walls of CLICK HERE to read more of this review
Blues Society News
River City Blues Society - Volunteers for the Blues!
The River City Blues Society in Peoria, IL needs volunteers for the 2007 Luther Allison Memorial Blues Fest August 11, 2007 from 8:00am to 12 Midnight at East Peoria Riverfront Park in East Peoria, IL. Pease contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Illinois Central Blues Club - ICBC Blues Challenge August 25, 2007
Call for band entries. Illinois Central Blues Club - Springfield, IL is holding it's first Annual Blues Challenge during the Old Capitol Blues & Barbeque, August 25, 2007. The winners will receive $500 in travel monies to represent ICBC at the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in February 2008. Interested bands should go to the ICBC website at http://www.icbluesclub.org for contest rules and forms, or email email@example.com or call 217-622-0340.
PERFORMERS FROM ANY STATE OR AREA ARE WELCOME TO COMPETE! At least one member of the band must be a member of the Illinois Central Blues Club. Applicants can join ICBC by contacting Mark at the above email address and phone. Applicants should submit photos, band biography, a cassette tape or CD of the band’s music. Quality of recording/picture is not considered in selecting and only the first 3 songs will be considered. Entries must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee. Entry fee will be returned if your band is not selected to compete in the August 25th competition.
Featured Blues Events
Nothin' But The Blues Festival
July 20th and 21st, 2007
Friday July 20th
Gates Open at 5:00 pm
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
Gates Open at NOON
1:30 pm The Gumbo Element - Featuring
Steve "The Harp"
3:00 pm Soulard Blues Band
5:00 pm Darrien Saffron and the Soul Sensations
6:15 pm Big Ray and Chicago's Most Wanted
7:45 pm Tab Benoit
9:45 pm C.J. Chenier
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
July 27th & 28th, 2007
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin on St. Feriole Island
Click HERE for Complete Schedule
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)
Festival Website www.prairiedogblues.com
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
Saturday August 11th, 2007
Riverfront Park, East Peoria, Illinois
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
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
Tickets: $10.00 in advance / $15.00 at the gate
For Complete Information and schedule CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to visit Festival website!
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
New CD "Mighty Mighty"
August 31st, 2007 7:00p.m
Glen Oak Park Pavilion - 2200 Prospect Peoria, IL
Blues Want Ads
Lead Guitar Player looking for a working Blues band
Lead guitar player in the Detroit area looking for a blue's band with gigs. Quality equipment and no ego. I'm in my early 50's.......played for years. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasoned blues drummer
Available for work. You can check out my stuff on www.jamwave.com . Keep them blues alive!! JB Ratamacue19@aol.com
I live in Marseilles, IL. Trying to find others who are interested in getting together to play for fun and or practice. Would be thrilled to find other players in the area. Jeff - email@example.com
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