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May 23, 2007
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Blues Review of the week! Yeah We Got Blues!
Kane - Guitar’d and Feathered
Ruf Records 13 songs; 40:04 minutes www.candyekane.com www.rufrecords.de
We are approaching the day when the “professional studio” recording will be the exception instead of the norm. With digital recording systems meaning virtually anyone can record a CD, many albums that reviewers encounter sound exactly like they were recorded “at home.” Candye Kane’s latest release since White Trash Girl in 2005, also on Ruf Records, is fully competent with professional recording, mixing, mastering, and co-production by Bob Margolin.
Guitar'd & Feathered is a treasure chest of varied guitar, soulful music, and torch blues. There is a wide variety of styles, tempos, and guests, but Candye sings with such depth and power that she is always the central focus. Known for her exciting and entertaining - and sometimes adult-oriented - stage show, Candye is a natural-born, supremely-gifted vocalist who can sing her humanity and touch ours.
Kane’s vocal acumen is complimented by CLICK HERE to read more of this review
Featured Blues Festivals
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
MARK HUMMEL'S BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUT
Friday June 29th, 2007
Best Western Ashland House 201 Ashland Ave, Morton, IL
Kilborn Alley Blues Band
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
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
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)
Featured Blues Artist:
Visit South Side Cindy & The Slip Tones'
Best Blues Links of the Week
Blues Glossary - Language of the Blues
Cop the groovy lingo!
American Blues has established a colorful language to go with the heartfelt music. Most terms come from the rural African-American experience or the melting pot of New Orleans. Here is a glossary of those terms. Click HERE for Glossary
Click HERE for the legend of
A very interesting blues-oriented website which explores the meaning and significance of the legend of Stagger Lee. (The song has also been called Billy Lyons and Stackalee; Mrs. Delion's Lament; Stagger Lee; Stack O'Lee Blues; Stagolee; Stackerlee; Stack O Lee; Stagolee Was a Bully)
Blues Radio - Streaming Link of the Week
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
On The Air Now - Enjoy The Ultimate Blues Audio Experience!
To go directly to the Stream - CLICK HERE
Tune In! TURN IT UP LOUD!
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Blues Society News
This Thursday , May 24, Friends of the Blues
from the Kankakee area is presenting NICK MOSS AND THE FLIP TOPS, 7:00 pm,
Brandon Casey's, 235 N Kinzie Ave (Route 50), Bradley IL 60915 (Kankakee metro
area). Cover $5.00
Nominated for 4 Blues Music Awards in 2007 including Band of the Year and Guitarist of the Year, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops tour nationally and internationally and are recognized as the best "younger band" playing real deal Chicago Blues. Visit: www.nickmoss.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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