Blues Blast Email Update
June 6, 2007
Hey Blues fans,
This week brings one of the best Blues events of the year, The 2007 Chicago Blues Fest.
The biggest names in Chicago Blues can be seen for FREE this Thursday June 7 to Sunday Jun10 at Grant Park in Downtown Chicago. GET THERE IF YOU CAN!
Names like Bobby Rush, Phil Guy, Cephas and Wiggins, James Cotton, Zac Harmon, Chainsaw DuPont, John Primer, Magic Slim and the Tear Drops, Muddy Waters Junior, Koko Taylor, Jimmy Dawkins, Willie Clayton, Billy Branch, Barrelhouse Chuck, Carl Weathersby, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Big Time Sarah, Hubert Sumlin, Jody Williams, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf, Carlos Johnson, Fruteland Jackson and many more. Did I mention it's FREE?
The show runs from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. with six stages of Blues each day. Don't miss this one!
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Blue Review of the week! Yeah We Got Blues!
Black & Tan Records
10 songs; 45:28 minutes
Clearly, Billy Jones is an exciting singer, song writer, and guitarist deserving more attention. This second album produced in the Netherlands on the Black & Tan label is a great set of variety: original soul-blues, blues-rock, and funk that honor traditions, but bring something new for today.
Born in 1953 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Jones’ family owned and operated a blues cafe often hosting Howlin’ Wolf and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Learning guitar as a child, he was considered a prodigy, who developed a voice similar to Prince, and became an understudy to artists such as CLICK HERE to read more of this review
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Featured Blues Festivals
Chicago Blues Festival
2007 June 7-10, 2007
Grant Park in Downtown Chicago
11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Six Stages of Blues Each day
Click see schedule - Thursday June 7 Friday June 8 Saturday June 9 Sunday June 10
Fest Website: http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us/
Jack Daniels & Beamish Irish Stout presents...
MARK HUMMEL'S BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUT
Friday June 29th, 2007
Best Western Ashland House 201 Ashland Ave, Morton, IL
Kilborn Alley Blues Band
Russell Miller & 6V6
2007 IH Mississippi Valley Blues
Friday June 29th
Damon Fowler Group Albert Cummings Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band Robert Randolph & the Family Band Robert Belfour Paul Oscher Big Bill Morganfield Nappy Brown Bob Margolin Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Mookie Brill
Saturday June 30th
Kelly Richey Jason Ricci and New Blood Big James & the Chicago Playboys The Jackie Payne and Steve Edmonson Band Blues harp blowout featuring Mark Hummel James Harman Paul Oscher Bad Luck City featuring Matt Woods and Michael Swanger Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Alberta Adams & RJ’s Rhythm Rockers with CeeCee Collins Ari Brown Quartet Watermelon Slim Trudy Lynn with The Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings
Sunday July 1st
Dona Oxford Tom Principato Ruby Wilson Little Charlie & the Nightcats Drink Small “The Blues Doctor” Dave MacKenzie Bruce Katz Henry Gray & the Cats
Nothin' But The Blues Festival
July 20th and 21st, 2007
Bloomington, Illinois *
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
Gates Open at NOON
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
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
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
July 27th & 28th, 2007
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin on St. Feriole Island
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)
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