Miraculous Surgery Saves Life Of Legendary Songwriter Hank Cochran

Legendary Songwriter Recovering At Nashville Hospital

Nashville, TN (April 7, 2010) — NSAI Hall of Famer Hank Cochran has often said that “God smiles” upon him, and it was obviously true last Wednesday, March 31, when Cochran’s doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm the size of a grapefruit. Thanks to the quick intervention of Doctors Karl Vandevender, Johanna Bendell and Chad Swan (Surgeon), Hank was rushed into surgery and the aneurysm was repaired before it burst – an outcome that would have proved fatal for the 74-year old legend of song.

Cochran is in good spirits, although a bit “tired,” according to his wife Suzi. She asks friends to understand that Hank is only able to see very limited visitors at this time, however emails are welcome. They may be sent to: susienashville@aol.com .

Learn more about Hank at www.myspace.com/songwritersingerhankcochran.

MEDIA can contact: Martha E. Moore @ somuchmoore@charter.net
Telephone: 615-746-3994
Or 615-202-1313

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Bluesman John Lee Hooker Jr. Drops “Live in Istanbul, Turkey” CD Releases New Animated Blues Video “Extramarital Affair”

San Francisco – There is something keenly energetic about a ‘live’ album. And when bluesman John Lee Hooker, Jr. shouts “Istanbul, are you ready for the blues?” at the onset of his newly released CD, “Live in Istanbul, Turkey” you can feel the electricity in the stadium. “Live in Istanbul, Turkey” on Hooker, Jr.’s own Steppin’ Stone Records and the European label Jazzhaus Records, proves to be yet another notch in the Grammy nominated artist’s belt. Hooker explodes with fiery intensity as he sets the audience on fire at the Efes Pilsen Blues Festival, proving that the blues are indeed an international language understood around the world.

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Detroit Blues Society Headstone Fundraiser at Callahan’s on Sunday, April 18th

The latest fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 18th, 6pm, at Callahan’s in Auburn Hills. Your hosts will be The Carl Henry Band and The Alligators. There will also be a star-studded cast of invitational jammers to help out as well – all with strong ties to Uncle Jessie and Mr. Bo. Donations will be taken and we will be having raffles for great prizes.

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University of Illinois Press Releases Bluespeak: The Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual

Greatest hits from Chicago’s essential guide to the global blues scene

This incomparable anthology collects articles, interviews, fiction, and poetry from the Original Chicago Blues Annual, one of music history’s most significant periodical blues publications. Founded and operated from 1989 to 1995 by African American musician and entrepreneur Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr., OCBA gave voice to the blues community and often frankly addressed contentious issues within the blues such as race, identity, prejudice, wealth, gender, and inequity.

OCBA often expressed an explicitly black perspective, but its contributors were a mix of black and white, American and international. Likewise, although OCBA’s roots and main focus were in Chicago, Beauchamp’s vision for the publication (and his own activities as a blues performer and promoter) embraced an international dimension, reflecting a broad diversity of blues audiences and activities in locations as far flung as Iceland, Poland, France, Italy, and South Africa.

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Blind Pig Releases John Nemeth on 45 RPM Record

Blind Pig Records has released a 45rpm record from R&B singing sensation John Németh, who continues to reinvigorate vintage American rhythm & blues.

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