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Georgia Blues and Roots Festival – Atlanta Blues Society Steps it up!

THE ATLANTA BLUES SOCIETY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST ANNUAL GEORGIA BLUES AND ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL WWW.GABLUESNROOTS.ORG On Saturday October 1st, 2016 The Atlanta Blues Society in partnership with The Amateur Advocates Association & The Cobb County Rotary presents the first inaugural “Georgia Blues & Roots Festival”. Featuring top names in the blues and roots music marketplace. […]

Blues with a Heart!

  Sometimes when you are working an event you miss a small act that, in the simplest way, has the ability to have a profound impact on someone’s life. This is exactly what happened recently at the Atlanta Blues Society Blues Challenge that was held at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Atlanta. Let me start by setting things […]

The Atlanta Blues Society Sets a New Standard on Local IBC Challenges!

The Atlanta Blues Challenge 2016

Photos by Sandra Richardson The packed house in Hard Rock Cafe’s Music Room exploded in cheers and applause again and again during the more than 7 hours of music we witnessed at the Atlanta Blues Challenge on Sunday, August 21. Twelve of the  best blues acts in Georgia  competed for the opportunity to win the […]

The Independent Blues Awards Nominations are Now open for 2017 .. Make sure your favorites are nominated!

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ENTER ANY NOMINATIONS The independent Blues Awards celebrate the diversity and power of the music that is created by those artists that acknowledge their inspiration and roots are in the blues. These awards will represent not only those “touring” artists who work within the established blues community, but embrace working artists […]

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Interviews

 

An In Depth Interview with Lee Delray

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Born in South Florida and raised in N.Y.C., Lee’s earliest influence to be a musician was when his dad took him to see a Pete Seeger Concert on a pier on Staten Island. Shortly thereafter Delray saw Elvis Presley for the first time. It was a broadcast of his “69 Comeback” […]

An In Depth Interview with Smoky Greenwell

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Smoky Greenwell was born in Michigan on the 4th of July 1951, reared in Delaware, and schooled in Spain and Tennessee. Greenwell learned harmonica in earnest in the mid-1970’s by sitting in with the venerable blues masters Furry Lewis, Piano Red and Mose Vincent. Greenwell’s career as a first-call sessions player began […]

An In Depth Interview with JJ Thames

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Mixing R&B, funk, Motown, and soul with strong blues and gospel vocals, and tossing in ska and reggae rhythms for occasional seasoning, JJ Thames has a powerful stage presence, and more than enough talent to back it up as a songwriter and as a performer. Her story reads like a classic […]

An In Depth Interview with Sari Schorr

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE In January 2015 legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon) was invited to receive a ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’ award at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA. This award, was not the only highlight of the weekend for Mike, the second was witnessing the performance of […]

An In Depth Interview with Lew Jetton

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE In 1994, Lew Jetton began playing guitar with the Blues band 61 South, based in Paducah, Kentucky, which featured, among others, Col. J.D. Wilkes, now of Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and The Dirt Daubers. Upon the departure of “Fast” Layne Hendrickson, the lead singer of the band, Lew was recruited to become […]

An In Depth Interview with Little G Weevil

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Atlanta, GA based multi-award-winning Little G Weevil is one of the most deeply moving entertainers on the American music scene today. International Blues Challenge Winner, US Blues Music Award Nominee, Blues Blast Music Award Nominee guitarist, singer and songwriter has three highly acclaimed solo albums under his belt and he featured […]

An In Depth Interview with Kat Riggins!

Home Page Facebook Page Kat Riggins was born Katriva Tabitha Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background music. Because of the wide range of genres in her parents collection, Kat developed a love for all types of music from gospel and soul to […]

An In Depth Interview with Dan Bubien

Home Page Facebook Page Dan Bubien is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. With a career that spans over two decades, Dan is constantly refining and redefining his craft with a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, to express his songwriting through an open, honest and wide catalog of real songs.  Rooted in […]

 

CD Reviews

 

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Maxwell Street

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Maxwell Street Stony Plain Records Ronnie Earl formed The Broadcasters twenty-five years ago and is a three time Blues Music Award winning guitarist. Earl dedicates this new album “Maxwell Street” to both David Maxwell, his friend and soul brother, and to that famed Chicago location where musicians gathered to play […]

New Orleans Suspects Kaleidoscoped

New Orleans Suspects Kaleidoscoped Louisiana Red Hot Records This band first played together in 2009 at The Maple Leaf Bar; they called themselves The Unusual Suspects. They decided to tour in 2011 and renamed themselves The New Orleans Suspects. That same year they released their self-titled first album. They followed up with 2012’s “Caught Live […]

JJ Thames Raw Sugar

JJ Thames Raw Sugar DeChamp/Malaco Records JJ Thames (pronounced “Timms”) was born in Detroit into a blue collar General Motors family. She began performing at the age of nine and is trained in piano and both classical and jazz vocal technique. At the age of 18 she began performing on the “Chitlin Circuit” with Marvin […]

Grady Champion One of a Kind

Grady Champion One of a Kind Malaco Records Grady Champion was born in October 1969 and grew up in Canton, Ms. He was the youngest of 28 siblings. He moved to Miami, Fl. and in the early 90’s had a brief career as a rapper performing under the name MC Gold. He discovered his love […]

The Broadcast From The Horizon

The Broadcast has recently released a new album titled From The Horizon, and this one is going to wake you up and make you pay attention! The group is from Asheville, NC, where they moved from New York City, and features a top-notch group of musicians with a fantastic vocalist, Caitlin Krisko, who has, according […]

Joanna Connor Six String Stories

Welcome back The Queen of Blues Rock Guitar by Richard Ludmerer Joanna Connor Six String Stories M.C. Records Joanna Connor was one of the performers at the 2015 Bradenton Blues Festival. Her set showcased her fabulous guitar stylings. She is a Chicago based singer & songwriter who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was magnetically drawn […]

The Jeremiah Johnson Band – ‘Blues Heart Attack’

Jeremiah Johnson and his band have released a new album, Blues Heart Attack an appropriate name for this collection of 12 originals which attack with both ferocious blues and lots of heart, while Johnson on vocals and guitar, Jeff Girardier on bass and Benet Schaeffer on drums plus several other talented musicians offer up a […]

Brian Langlinais Right Hand Road

Brian Langlinais Right Hand Road Patoutville Records Brian Langlinais (long’la-nay) hails from Lafayette, Louisiana. His father was a sax player with The Shondells the first swamp pop super group. In college Langlinais double majored in trumpet and vocal performance eventually settling on the latter. Langlinais music is heavily influenced by his deep Acadian roots which […]

Lew Jetton & 61 South Rain

Lew Jetton & 61 South Rain Coffee Street Records Lew Jetton was born in Humboldt, Tennessee in 1959. After college Jetton worked in radio before becoming a meteorologist and local television personality in Jackson. In 1989 he became a weekend news anchor in Paducah, Kentucky. Around 1994 Jetton joined the Paducah based blues band “61 […]

Smoky Greenwell South Louisiana Blues

 

Smoky Greenwell South Louisiana Blues Greenwell Records Smoky Greenwell, harmonica, is best known as Lee Oskar’s replacement in the band WAR. Not only can Greenwell play funk, rock, and rhythm and blues but he is also immersed in the music of New Orleans. He has shared the stage with everyone including Snooks Eaglin, Coco Robicheaux, […]

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2016: Trois-Rivieres en Blues – Three Rivers Blues Festival, Quebec August 18th

  2016: Trois-Rivieres en Blues – Three Rivers Blues Festival, Quebec August 18th – 21st www.3RenBlues.com2016 Trois-Rivieres en Blues Festival – Ascends to the top of the stack as one of this year’s best Blues Festivals. This is the eighth edition of this otherwise known Three Rivers Blues Fest by non-French speaking folks like me. […]

The Cazanovas at Darwin’s in Marietta, GA, August 27, 2016

Six years ago, Yahoo asked me to write an article naming my favorite Atlanta blues band. I chose The Cazanovas. Today, I would  still say The Cazanovas. And Saturday night at Darwin’s, they proved once again what a truly great band they are. First of all, Danny Vinson is a fantastic guitar player, as good […]

 

Podcasts

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Lee Delray

This is the Podcast that showcases the Future of the Blues. We bring you only those artists who are out there touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the innovators not the imitators! The artists who embrace the diversity of music that has been and IS being created from the […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Smoky Greenwell

This is the only radio show that celebrates and showcases the diversity of music that is being made from the roots of the blues. We bring you the artists who are out there touring and creating the future of the blues .. these ARE the INDIE Blues artists This week we start off with music from Gitlo Lee […]

This is the show that is dedicated to bringing you only those artists who are out there creating the future of the blues. The artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. those who embrace the diversity of music that has and is being created from those roots .. the INDIE […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Sari Schorr

This is the only radio show that is dedicated to showcasing the true power of the blues .. the power that exists in the diversity of music that is being created from it’s roots! We only play currently touring artists who are out there creating the future of the blues .. theINDIE Blues artist This […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The VOICE of Indie Blues” 8/29/2016

This is the show that celebrates the diversity of music that is being created from the blues. We only play those artists who are currently touring and creating that music .. we are the Voice of INDIE Blues! This week we start give you the music of such greatINDIE Blues artists as Gitlo Lee Frank Bang […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Lew Jetton

This is the only show that showcases and supports the Diversity of music that is being created from the roots of the blues. We only play currently touring artists who are creating this new diverse music from these precious roots! These are the INDIE Blues artists! We start off this week with music from Jj […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Little G Weevil

 

This is the show that celebrates the diversity of music that is being created from the roots of the blues. We showcase the touring artists who are creating new original from those roots .. These are the INDIE Blues artists! This week we start off with music from Gitlo Lee Jj Thames Owen Campbell Kerry […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Kat Riggins

 

This is the only radio show that brings you nothing but currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues! .. These artist embrace the diversity of the blues and are the Future of the genre .. The INDIE Blues artists! We start off with music from Owen Campbell Billy Pierce […]

Music on the Couch Show 336

 

SHOW #336 – 08/22/16 SHOW TIME 2:58:49 BTR FEED: http://goo.gl/NsjyJx   SAMMY EUBANKS Sammy has been a stalwart in the Northwest US Blues Community for over 20 years.  He has released four albums along the way and the fifth; Sugar Me, hit the streets just a couple of months back. Sammy and I talked about his […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Dan Bubien

 

This is the only radio show that is dedicated to showcasing the true power of the blues.. the power of the diversity of music that has been created from it’s roots. We only play currently touring artists who are creating new music from the roots of the blues! This week we start off with music […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Best in Indie Blues” 8/22/2016

 

This is the only show that gives you the best in INDIE Blues artists who are out there creating the Future of the blues. These are the artists who embrace the diversity of music that is being created from the blues .. This week we give you music from Billie Williams Jj Thames The Blues […]