Fruteland is Coming to Greensboro, NC, For a Teachers’ Workshop, 3 Blues in the Schools, a Blues in the Centers and a Public Performance!

Fruteland Jackson

This WEEK Fruteland Jackson will be coming to Greensboro for a Teachers’ Workshop, 3 Blues in the Schools, a Blues in the Centers and a public performance.  Why Fruteland Jackson?  How about his Blues Foundation nominations/Award alone?


Israeli Guitarist Yotam Fronts All-Star Lineup on JLP Debut, Resonance

May 4 Release Features Christian McBride
Aaron Goldberg, Greg Hutchinson
and Special Guest Roy Hargrove

Resonance Yotam
On Resonance, his debut for Jazz Legacy Productions, accomplished Israeli guitarist-composer Yotam (full name Yotam Silberstein) has one foot firmly planted in his bebop roots while also showcasing his love of Brazilian music, American blues, Jamaican reggae and Israeli folk songs. Tying this highly eclectic program together is Yotam’s exceptional, rhythmically assured six-string work, which is marked by his inviting warm tones, clear articulation and penchant for free flowing improvisation. The New York-based guitarist is joined on this potent offering by the stellar rhythm section of Christian McBride on bass, Aaron Goldberg on piano and Greg Hutchinson on drums. Special guest trumpeter Roy Hargrove also appears on faithful recreations of Clifford Brown’s “Daahoud” and Joe Henderson’s “Mamacita.”

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Jadar Entertainment Proudly Announces Premiere of a Soul and Jazz Concert Series

Tatou Supper Club is the setting for the Kick-Off of the Soul and Jazz Concert Series with special guests, Rose Royce, Keith Washington, Miki Howard and Jovanni. The series begins April 17th and runs thru September 25, 2010.

Jadar Entertainment presents Soul & Jazz in the Heart of LA in an elegant setting.


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Melissa Etheridge Debuts New Album Fearless Love on QVC Tomorrow

Tune-in to QVC tomorrow when Melissa Etheridge debuts and performs songs off her new album Fearless Love in a special QVC Presents QSessions Live broadcast.  The multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter will appear Tuesday, April 20 at 9:30 PM (ET) and will offer viewers the opportunity to purchase Fearless Love, which has been specially packaged for QVC with an exclusive bonus disc, more than two weeks before street date.

Fearless Love is Etheridge’s 10th studio album, which she produced with legendary producer John Shanks (who produced Etheridge’s four-time Grammy Award-nominated debut Breakdown) and is introspective yet fueled with driven rock songs that are reminiscent of her earlier work.  The album is available April 27th.  Please share this information with Cross Harp Chronicles readers and see below for assets and additional information.


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Join Us In Wishing Roxy a Happy B’Day and Celebrate Her 50th Year in Show Biz, Roxy Perry–New York Bluesbird – April 22nd on KCOR

**This Thursday…..  Visit Roxy in the KCOR chat room to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  April 25th is Roxy’s birthday and it marks her 50th year in show biz!!!!***

Happy B'Day, Roxy. Wishing You Many More

The best Blues, Swing and Indies with Roxy Perry on Kansas City Online Radio!  Log on to the KCOR website and click the CHAT icon to join Roxy and friends live in the chat room!

Kansas City Online Radio: Blues-Rock and Cool Talk!  Recognized by The National Heritage Foundation Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Radio Station!


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Connection Works & the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Present Underground Works – May 2010 Curated by Rob Garcia


667 5th Avenue (b/19th & 20th St.)

Brooklyn, NY 11215,

R train to Prospect Ave. Great German beer selection on tap, and tasty European fare, served late. Thursdays are burger night!

Cover charge: $7 per set or $10 for the whole night


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Great American Taxi, Now Climbing Americana Airplay Charts, Donates Track “Appalachian Soul” to Raise Awareness for Coal Miners Relief Fund

Song pays homage to miners and mining communities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Just in time for Earth Day (April 22), Great American Taxi, whose current album Reckless Habits is climbing the Americana radio airplay charts, has donated a free download of a song, “Appalachian Soul” culled from its debut album Streets of Gold, to raise awareness of the plight of coal miners and their communities in West Virginia. The track is offered free to radio stations that agree to direct listeners to, which in turn links to West Virginia Council of Churches web site, which collects donations for the miners.