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Simply The Blues Fest 2007

Festival Line Up   Friday May 11th       4:30PM Second Skinny Blues Band      5:15PM Bad Luck City  -  Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duet Winners       6:30pm David "Honeyboy" Edwards      8:00PM Otis Taylor Band      10:00PM The Legendary Hubert Sumlin & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith w/ The Willie Smith Band        Saturday May 12th     2:20PM Sean Carney Band -2007 International Blues Challenger Winner       4:10pm Mississippi Heat       6:00pm Eric Lindell       8:00PM Michael Powers       10:00PM Hamilton Loomis   For tickets & Info:      Click This Link     SimplemanEnterprises.com.      The 2007 Simply The Blues Fest  The Best Springtime Cure for the Blues!

May 11th and 12th, 2007

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 C.E. Richards Rodeo Arena - Shelter House Fort Madison, Iowa  
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The Mannish Boys w/ special guests Big Pete Pearson & Bob Corritore
The Hollywood Blue Flames Phillip Walker - Mitch Kashmar
John Long  - Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band -
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
w/ Eddie Taylor Jr.
Bill Lupkin - The Kilborn Alley Blues Band

May 11th, 2007
The Gibson Beale Street Showcase  - Memphis TN

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Chicago Blues Festival
    2007 June 7-10, 2007
    Grant Park in Downtown Chicago
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Free Admission
    11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Website: http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us/ 





Chicago Blues Festival 2007 Line Up      Bobby Rush, Phil Guy & Chicago Machine, Carey and Lurrie Bell, Cephas and Wiggins, James Cotton, Zac Harmon, Chainsaw DuPont, John Primer,  Magic Slim and the Tear Drops, Muddy Waters Junior, Koko Taylor & the Blues Machine, Jimmy Dawkins, Willie Clayton, Billy Branch’s Sons of the Blues, Barrelhouse Chuck, Carl Weathersby, Mighty Joe Young Jr. featuring Chontella Renee, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Kenny Barker with Big Time Sarah and Deitra Farr, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw, Abb Locke, Henry Gray, Jody Williams, Smokey Smothers with Lafayette “Shorty” Gilbert, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf, Carlos Johnson and the Serious Blues Band, Fruteland Jackson, Erwin Helfer, Katherine Davis and Eric Noden, The Stone Academy All Stars, Aaron Moore, Bobby Slim James with Joanne Graham, Lila Ammons, Edsel Ammons, Sonny Leyland, Renaud Patigny, Bob Hall, Bob Jones, Rip Daniels, Julius Lewis, Willie Clayton, Jimmy Duck Holmes, Dave Specter, Aron Burton, Kenny Smith, Willis Prudhomme & Zydeco Express, Carl Sonny, Charles E. Shaw & Chicago Blues Rebellion Band, Lady Sax, Lady Cat, Osee Anderson & Da Blooze Folks, Muddy’s side men featuring George Mojo Buford, Rick Kreher, Ray Killer Allison, Calvin Fuzz Jones, J.W. Williams and the Chi Town Hustlers, Vernon and Joe Harrington, The No Static Blues Band, Mary, Lynn and Renee Lane, Johnnie Mae Dunson and son Jimi Prime Time Smith, Jimmy Duck Holmes,  Terry “T” Williams/Wesley Jefferson, Kenny Smith, Guy King, Darryl Davis, Ken Saydak, Ariyo, Wanda Johnson & Shrimp City Slim, Chicago Harmonica Project Part II with Little Arthur Duncan, Charlie Love, Big D, Jeffery Taylor, Mervyn ”Harmonica” Hinds, Reginald Cooper, Rick Kreher, E. G. McDaniel, Mark Brumbach, Twist Turner, Illinois Slim, Khalif Wailin’ Walter, Terry “T” Williams, Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Runner Up in the 2007 International Blues Challenge, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Drazin, Drink Small, Tony Llorens, Elmore James Jr. with Cadillac Zack, David Dee and Family, The Honeydripper All-Stars featuring Gary Clark Jr., Eddie Shaw, Arthur Lee Williams, Henderson Huggins, and Mabel John, Nellie Tiger Travis, Big Jay McNeely with Jesse Scinto, Irma Thomas and the Professionals, Melvia Chick Rogers and her Gospel Harmonizers, Howlin’ Wolf Birthday Party with family and friends, Chicago Jam Station w/ Dave Specter, Harlan Terson, and Mike Schlick, Henry Gray and the Cats, Katherine Davis Blues Ensemble, Maurice John Vaughn Blues Band, The Disciples Playing for Sunnyland: Sam Burkhardt leads Steve Freund, Bob Stroger


2007 IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
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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

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10th Annual

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
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin on St. Feriole Island

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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)


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