Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blues News: Concerts, news and updates

Updates on concerts and other information for Blues lovers:

Tune in this evening for the Blues Moon with Clair DeLune, featuring some new releases - including Sean Costello memorium CD with some of his best songs.
Streaming audio: http://wusc.sc.edu and follow the links to listen.

Nappy Brown's fundraiser for a headstone reported raised $4,000, which was reportedly sufficient. Thanks to all who participated in the tribute to this amazing man, incomparable singer and wonderful friend.

Oct. 20 - Presentation - Thomson, Ga. - Author of book on Blind Willie McTell to give a talk about McTell's Blues music.
Oct. 22 - Presentation - Statesboro, Ga. - Author of book on Blind Willie McTell to give a talk about McTell's Blues music.
For more information:
Blind Willie McTell biography tells story of local music hero
Ramblin' Rhodes
By Don Rhodes Columnist
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It was his love for Bob Dylan's music that led British author Michael Gray to write a biography of local music hero and blues legend Blind Willie McTell.

Friday, Oct. 23 - Concert - Flat Out Strangers - Doc's BBQ near Fairgrounds - Columbia, S.C. - 6 - ? Family show, bring the kids AND the wife or hubb'in.

Thursday, Oct. 29 - Presentation - Durham, N.C. - Bill Ferris, author and Blues historian will talk about Blues. 7:00 p.m.
More information: http://www.regulatorbookshop.com/event/2009/10/29/day
UNC folklorist and professor William Ferris will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Delta. The book, CD, and DVD feature more than twenty powerful interviews about black life and blues music in the Mississippi Delta. Ferris, author of Blues from the Delta and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, is senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-CH.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Documentary - Jazz and Blues:
Time: 8 - 10 p.m.; again at 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Location: Ovation TV (TWC 137)
Description: Have immensely enjoyed Ovation (TWC 137) channel's "Masters of American Music," which they said was Jazz, but which covered not only Jazz, but Blues, Swing and Rock Fusion. Amazing footage! If you get a chance to catch it when it replays, I'll guarantee you will thank me later.

Thursday-Sunday, November 5-8 - Concert -Pee Dee Blues Bash - Florence, S.C.
FREE - 11 venues; artists include: Charlie Sayles, Studebaker John & the Hawks, Bill Lupkin, Deb Callahan, Drink Small, Shrimp City Slim, Matt Walsh, Juke Joint Johnny & Drew Baldwin, Cotton Blue, Veronika Jackson, many more. Inaugural event destined to become a tradition.
More information: http://www.peedeebluesbash.com/

Friday, Feb. 5 - Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 - Concert - 20th annual LOWCOUNTRY BLUES BASH
Charleston, S.C. - The southeast's longest running Blues event. 12 days, 20+ venues, 40+ acts.
Artists already booked include: Shemekia Copeland, Eddie Kirkland, Bryan Lee, Motor City Josh, Big Bill Morganfield, Lil Dave Thompson, John Dee Holeman & Andy Coats, Zac Harmon, many more...
More information (note - at this time 2009 info still posted FYI): http://www.bluesbash.com/

Sun, Oct 18, 2009 04:31 a.m.
He saves vintage music, turning 78s into CDs

Also, check out http://www.oldhatrecords.com/ and http://www.oldhatrecords.com/releases.html andhttp://www.oldhatrecords.com/trunkfulloblues.html

Saddened to learn of the death last week of NRBQ's founder, Steve Ferguson, later replaced by Al Anderson. Capt. Lou Albano, who performed with the group at times, also passed away this week, making it an even sadder week for Q fans.
More information: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910080355

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