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The Georgia Blues and Roots Festival is Less than 15 Days Away!

 

Tickets are going FAST!! Get them on Ticketmaster, The Box Office or directly from the Atlanta Blues Society!

 

 

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. […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus is

Now on www.Bluesfm.org, WAUP

FM 99.1 Waupaca WI and WYAP FM

101.7 Clay West Virginia

Tune Into LIVE from the MIDNIGHT CIRCUS On these Great Stations as well!!

Tuesday 9am-12pm www.rock-radio.co.uk/blues

Tuesday 5pm-8pm www.caldoniascrossroads.com

www.theindieauthority.com

Sunday 1pm-4pm www.insanerealmradio.com

www.ourgenerationradio.com

 Sunday 6pm-9pm http://www.ourgenerationradio.com

 rememberthenradio.com

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 Thursday 5pm-8pm http://www.glassoinionradio.co 

 

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 […]

Interviews

An In Depth Interview with Bruce Katz

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year”, selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN. While Blues is a very important part of his music, Bruce’s music has more angles and […]

An In Depth Interview with Harpdog Brown

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Harpdog Brown is a gifted singer and an imaginative harmonica player that has been a strong force in Canada’s Blues scene since 1982. Born in Edmonton, Alberta and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, he’s crossed tens of thousands of miles playing club dates and festivals in Canada, North Western United States […]

An In Depth Interview with Annika Chambers

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE The beautiful and talented Annika Chambers hails from Houston, Texas. As a child, she always wanted to sing, but her dreams of enlisting in the Army and attaining a degree in radio and TV broadcasting took her on a slight detour.Since completing her 7 1/2 year term with the US Army, […]

An in Depth Interview with Grady Champion

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Mississippi-based, Grammy Award winning songwriter, entertainer/musician, Grady Champion has been captivating audiences for more than two decades. The singer/harp player/guitarist/songwriter/producer signed to Malaco Records, headquartered in nearby Jackson, MS, in 2013; his first full-length release with the legendary blues label was released the following year. His album, Bootleg Whiskey, named for […]

 

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 […]

CD Reviews

Little G Weevil – ‘Three Chords Too Many’

by Rhetta Akamatsu Little G Weevil has a new album out, Three Chords Too Many, and it is very special, as Weevil’s albums always are. It was hard to imagine he could equal Moving and the albums that came before it, but it does. Sticking to the acoustic, traditional blues he loves, this album gives Weevil […]

 

Annika Chambers Wild & Free

Annika Chambers Wild & Free Under The Radar Music Group Annika Chambers was born and raised in the Houston, Tx. area. Influenced by Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, and Dottie Peoples she began singing gospel. While serving eight years in the Army, with tours in Kosovo and Iraq, she began to develop an appreciation for the […]

The Fabulous Thunderbirds Strong Like That

The Fabulous Thunderbirds Strong Like That Severn Records Formed in 1974 by Kim Wilson, Jimmie Vaughan, Keith Ferguson and Mike Buck The Fabulous Thunderbirds have just released their fourteenth album. They had a top ten hit in 1986 with “Tuff Enuff” which helped insure their longevity. That same year they won The Blues Music Award […]

Grateful Dead “Dave’s Picks Vol. 19” Honolulu, HI – 1/23/1970 (3CD’s)

Grateful Dead “Dave’s Picks Vol. 19” Honolulu, HI – 1/23/1970 (3CD’s) www.Dead.net – www.Rhino.com Even though the front cover states (Honolulu Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI: 1/23/70,) this three CD box-set collects (on discs one and two) performances from Jan. 23rd.  But disc three is entirely dedicated to the second Honolulu performance on Jan 24th at […]

 

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, […]

On The Scene

The 31st Annual WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ , Park Tavern, Atlanta

Park Tavern at Piedmont Park in Atlanta was the place to be on labor Day this year as hundreds of blues fans gathered to eat BBQ, listen to hours of great music from five spectacular acts dance and support our favorite non-profit radio station, WRFG, at the 31st Annual WRFG Labor Day BBQ. Every year […]

Podcasts

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bruce Katz

This is the show that brings you the Future of the Blues, by showcasing the true power of the blues .. it’s diversity .. we bring you nothing but currently touring artists who are creating new original music .. the INDIE Blues artists!! This week we start things off with The McKee Brothers Little Mike […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Harpdog Brown

This is the only show that brings you nothing but currently touring artists who are creating new original music .. we celebrate the true power of the blues .. it’s diversity .. these ARE the INDIE Blues artists! This week we start off with music from The McKee Brothers Little Mike and the Tornadoes Bobby Rush […]

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Grady Champion

This is the only show that brings you the true power of the Blues .. the power that exists in it’s DIVERSITY .. and the power of those artists who are currently touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists are the FUTURE of the BLUES .. and that Future is […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Annika Chambers

This is the only show that is dedicated to bring you ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. We Celebrate the diversity of music that is being created from the roots of the blues .. These ARE the future of the blues .. and that future is […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Voice of Indie Blues” 9/5/2016

This is the show the show where we dig into our mailbag and bring you the best in artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. theINDIE Blues artist .. The artist that celebrates the diversity of music that is rooted in the blues!! This week we bring you music from […]

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 […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring JJ Thames

 

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 […]