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On Sept 30 2017 the Atlanta Blues Society will present the 2nd Annual " Georgia Blues and Roots Festival at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! We have a great line this year with Rae and The Royal Peacocks Little G Weevil Sandra Hall Eddie Tigner The Broadcast Tinsley Ellis and the legendary Bernard Allison!

In addition we will have Blues Dancing and Zydeco Dancing Lessons and Demonstrations, Merchandise Vendors.

YOU can win a BIG GREEN EGG or an Epiphone SG GUITAR and SO MUCH MORE!!

The Atlanta Blues Society will be presenting Eddie Tigner and Sandra Hall with the "Georgia Music Legend Award" On Stage at the event. For More Information go

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An In Depth Interview with Hamilton Loomis

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Hamilton Loomis does indeed go back to basics on his new album, which is his most personal and emotional effort to date. Gone are the double entendres for which Loomis is known; this time, his lyrics are direct, personal, and often autobiographical. The “basics” theme runs through the entire CD, in […]

An In Depth Interview with Mindi Abair

 HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE PRETTY GOOD FOR A GIRL! One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000.  No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one […]

An In Depth Interview with Trevor Sewell

 HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Winner of 9 major awards in the U.S.A  and 4 times nominated in the British Blues Awards. The past three years have seen Sewell continue to go from strength to strength particularly in America where his debut album ‘Calling Your Name’ spent a staggering 7 weeks at number one on the […]

An In Depth Interview with Rob Lutes

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Since the release of his first album Gravity in 2000, Rob Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. As skilled delivering a Piedmont blues classic as he is performing his own acclaimed original songs, Lutes’s masterful […]

An In Depth Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown

 HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Originally called the Savoy Brown Blues Band, this group can rightly take credit for cutting the farewell anthem of the 1960s British blues boom, in the form of a modern blues aptly titled “Train to Nowhere.” Historically as well as musically, this song remains a sad reminder that by the time […]

An In Depth Interview with Joel DaSilva

 HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Joel DaSilva has blues running through his veins. Born and raised in his sweet home, Chicago, DaSilva hails from a musical family. His mother and father traveled throughout Brazil and Ukraine, his mother a singer and father accompanying her on guitar. His father passed away when he was 3, but Joel continues […]

CD Reviews

Milligan-Vaughan Project

Milligan-Vaughan Project Mark One Records Malford Milligan is a Texas based soul, blues and rock singer who attended the University of Texas. He started a local Monday night blues jam and wound up beginning a life in music. In 1994 Milligan helped form the band Storyville with David Grissom, David Holt and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s […]

Johnny Rawls Waiting For The Train

 Johnny Rawls Waiting For The Train Catfood Records Johnny Rawls was born in Hattiesburg Mississippi in 1951. Having mastered the guitar Rawls’ schoolteacher arranged for him to back musicians when they were on tour through Mississippi. In 1975 Rawls joined O.V. Wright’s band and became his musical director until Wright’s passing in 1980. The Ace […]

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers The East-West Sessions

 Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers The East-West Sessions In 1979 Randy Jacobs was a core member of the funk pop band “Was (Not Was)” an early project of producer Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones) where he worked with singer Sweet Pea Atkinson. He was also a member of 1993’s Soul […]

Jonny Lang Signs

Jonny Lang Signs Concord Music Group Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr. a.k.a. Jonny Lang was born in Fargo, North Dakota in 1981. He started playing guitar at the age of twelve. His father took him to see the Fargo based “Bad Medicine Blues Band” and Lang was hooked. He started taking lessons from the bands guitar […]

Steve Howell and Jason Weinheimer A Hundred Years From Today

 Steve Howell and Jason Weinheimer A Hundred Years From Today Out of The Past Music Texas born Steve Howell now lives in the greater Shreveport, La. area. He has immersed himself in the rural blues of the south. Howell re-creates obscure traditional country blues with his finger picking style and warm voice. His third album […]

Scott Ellison Good Morning Midnight

  Scott Ellison Good Morning Midnight Red Parlor Records Scott Ellison hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1977 guitarist Ellison backed up country music star Jesseca James and in 1981 joined up with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. In the mid 1980’s Ellison relocated to Los Angeles and found work with The Box Tops, The Marvalettes, The Drifters, The […]

Walter Trout We’re all in this together

 Walter Trout We’re all in this together Provogue/Mascot Label Group Walter Trout was born in Ocean City, N.J. After moving to LA he worked with Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex before becoming Canned Heat’s guitarist in 1981. In 1985 he left them and joined John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers where he […]

Double Duty – Kim Simmonds  Jazzin’ on the Blues – Savoy Brown Witchy Feelin’

 Double Duty    Kim Simmonds Jazzin’ on the Blues Panache Records   Savoy Brown Witchy Feelin’ Ruf Records Guitarist Kim Simmonds was born in Wales in 1947. In 1965 he founded the band Savoy Brown. Their first album was 1967’s “Shake Down” which wasn’t issued in the U.S. Both “Blue Matter” and “A Step Further” […]

Paul de Lay Band Live at Notodden ‘97

Paul de Lay Band Live at Notodden ‘97 Little Village Foundation De Lay was an original, a chromatic harp player who incorporated a jazzy tone into his music; and an inventive songwriter with the ability to express his personal feelings in the songs that he wrote. He had a keen sense of humor, loved a […]

Lew Jetton & 61 South Palestine Blues

 Lew Jetton & 61 South Palestine Blues Coffee Street Records Lew Jetton is a former local radio and television meteorologist and news anchor. In 1994 Jetton joined the Paducah, Ky based blues band “61 South”. When their lead singer left the band Jetton became their frontman. The band opened for Luther Allison, Koko Taylor, Little […]

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats Groovin’ in Greaseland

 Rick Estrin & The Nightcats Groovin’ in Greaseland Alligator Records Rick Estrin was born in the San Francisco area in 1949. He fell in love with the Blues and began playing harmonica at the age of fifteen. His style has been compared to both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs. Early in his […]

Lee Roy Parnell Midnight Believer

Parnell is a Bluesman too!  Lee Roy Parnell Midnight Believer Vector Recordings Lee Roy Parnell was born in Abilene, TX. in 1956. His father toured with Bob Wills and Parnell appeared on Wills’ radio show when he was six years old. In 1974 Parnell moved to Austin where he played with Kinky Friedman. He moved […]

The John Pagano Band gives us ‘One More Round’

Although John Pagano has  been recording under the name JP Blues since he was in his teens, The John Pagano Band is about to release their first album, One More Round, under their new band name.  Although the name has changed, the solid blues-rock and excellent original material has not. Pagano is a strong vocalist […]

On the Scene

RVC Music Academy Gets Ready for Back to School With Open House October 7th & 8th

September, 2017 (Rockville Centre, NY) — Having kicked off their Grand Opening just this past May, one of Long Island and greater New York’s newest and best music schools, RVC Music Academy, is getting ready for the new school year! With their upcoming OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, those seeking a […]

This week: Indie blues all around Atlanta Sept 11-17

 It’s a great blues week, with a big festival, the ABS Meeting and Lazer Lloyd in town. I can’t go see Lazer Lloyd because Smith’s Olde Bar is not handicap-accessible, but I strongly recommend that you go if you can. He is amazing! Here’s the long list! Monday Matt Pendrick is at Blind Willie’s and […]

Long Island Bacon Bash To Be Held at Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill Saturday, September 23rd

August, 2017 (Farmingville, NY) — A brand new food festival and celebration is coming to Suffolk County. The Long Island Bacon Bash will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill (1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738) from noon to 10pm. ADMISSION IS FREE. JVC Broadcasting and Long Island Events will […]

Grammy Award Winning Reggae Artist Shaggy and “Love and Hip Hop: New York”s Tara Wallace to Host the 5th Annual Image Entertainment Distinction Awards at Kings Theatre, Saturday, September 30th

 September, 2017 (New York, NY) — For the past four years the Image Entertainment & Distinction Awards show has honored and highlighted influential celebrities, philanthropists, and business men and women who proudly serve their communities. This year’s show will be no different, hosted by Grammy Award winning reggae artist, Shaggy and Tara Wallace of VH1’s […]



Live from the Midnight Circus Featuring Hamilton Loomis

This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that the true tradition of the blues lives in creating new original music from it’s roots. These are not the imitators .. they are the innovators .. they ARE the Indie Blues […]  

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mindi Abair

This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues that is being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Bluesand are out there touring and creating new original music from it’s roots. This is the REAL tradition of the Blues .. to be innovators .. not Imitators .. These ARE […]  

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Trevor Sewell

This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being created by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. These are the innovators .. not the imitators .. these are the Indie Blues Artists! This week we start off with music from Scott Ellison Band Sunday Wilde and Reno Jack Scottie Miller Band An indie Blues Double Shot […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Voice of Indie Blues” 09/04/2017

This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. These are the innovators .. not the imitators .. these are the Indie Blues Artists This week we have a great 3 hour block of music from Scott Ellison BandSunday Wilde Reno Jack Scottie Miller Band An […]