Roots-Rocker Natasha James in Concert@Iron Door Saloon, September 17/18

Performing In Concert! Two Big Nights! At IRON DOOR SALOON/Sept. 17, 18
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Garcia’s Estate Refuses To Release Songs For Movie

A movie based on the life of GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA has been thrown into jeopardy after the late rocker’s estate refused producers permission to feature the rocker’s music.

The guitarist, who passed away in 1995, is the focus of a new film which will tell the story of his rise to fame.

It is based on Robert Greenfield’s book Dark Star: An Oral History of Jerry Garcia and will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev.

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Red House Records Signs Hot Tuna!

ST. PAUL, MN — Red House Records is very pleased to announce that they have signed iconic blues-roots band Hot Tuna to the label.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna in 1969, when taking a break from touring with Jefferson Airplane. Since then the band has been performing their unique mix of acoustic and electric blues, cultivating an extreme fan following.

In addition to Jorma and Jack, the band includes mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff and legendary drummer Skoota Warner.

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7th Annual Congressional Blues Festival, National Building Museum, May 26, 2010

7th Annual Congressional Blues Fest

What: 7th Annual Congressional Blues Festival
When: Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 8:00pm
Where: National Building Museum
401 F St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

The Congressional Blues Festival was created seven years ago in an effort to preserve The Blues history and help keep this great American tradition alive by honoring and assisting those pioneers who helped create it.

In keeping with tradition, all Congressional Blues Festival tickets include all you can eat and drink all night, and rocking performances by Grammy nominated headliners Robert Randolph & the Family Band (multi-cultural funk and soul band fronted by lap-steel guitarist Robert Randolph), joined by blues legend Bobby Parker (who inspired Carlos Santana among others!), Sol & Funk Root (a fierce guitarist and soulful singer), and the spirited Howard Gospel Choir (from D.C.’s Howard University). This year’s menu features flavorful southern-influenced fare with vegetarian options accompanied by unlimited beer and wine.

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Sat. May 22 Chicago Blues Tour Features 10 Clubs 11 Bands, Highlights May 21,22,23 “Chicago Blues Weekend”

Blues University®, Blues Festival Guide, Jazz Record Mart, and the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events invite music fans to celebrate the “Blues Season” and the vitality of the blues, from Chicago and beyond, on Saturday, May 22nd.

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Who’s Who Of Blues World Set For Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

EUREKA SPRINGS, AR – The 2010 Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, set for June 3-6, features a lineup that reads like a “Who’s Who of the Blues.” Performers include multiple Blues Music Award (BMA) nominees and winners, multiple Grammy nominees and winners, and two Blues Hall of Fame members.

The 4-day musical event benefits both the HART Fund, which aids blues musicians with expenses, and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, the world’s largest sanctuary for neglected or abused “Big Cats.”

Headlining this year are John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite with The Table Rockers, and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Featured artists include Bob Margolin, Shaun Murphy, Kelley Hunt, Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks, Otis Taylor, Shawn “Lil’ Slim” Holt, Marquise Knox, Albert Castiglia, and Fast Johnny Ricker. Continuing its support of the International Blues Challenge, Blues Weekend will also feature performances by Ozark Blues Society Solo Winner, Buddy Shute, and Isayah’s All Stars, Ozark Blues Society Band of the Year.

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16th Bluesfest Interntational Promises to be a Veritable Blues Lovers’ Mecca

16TH Bluesfest International Promises to be a Veritable Blues Lovers’ Mecca-Party at the Riverfront
It’s a Mini-Getaway Without Leaving Home

Mark your calendar now for the premier event of the summer, July 16-18, 2010 at the Riverfront Festival Plaza on the banks of the mighty Detroit River, opposite Motown and Caesars Casino. As the 11th largest blues festival in North America, we’ve put together another stellar line-up that won’t disappoint. Gather your friends from near and far and enjoy 3 days of tantalizing blues acts.

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31st Blues Music Awards is a Wrap

BLUES MUSIC AWARDS CELEBRATE THE BEST OF BLUES MUSIC WITH 2-DAY MEMPHIS EXTRAVAGANZA

BIG HONOREES INCLUDE BUDDY GUY, TOMMY CASTRO AND DEBBIE DAVIES, RECIPIENT OF FIRST-EVER KOKO TAYLOR AWARD

Marathon Party Featured Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Buddy Guy, and Performances by Tommy Castro, Eden Brent & Monkey Junk And Others

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TBS Presents The Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones Band from Texas, May 14

The Mortgage Makers and TBS Present
The Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones Band (Texas)
Friday, May 14, 9 PM @ George’s Roadhouse
Tickets $10 in advance (at Ducky’s) and $12 at the door
Special Student Price (at the door only, ID required): $6

Born October 16, 1948 in Dallas Texas, Andrew began his professional career at age 16 playing with Freddie King’s backing band, the Thunderbirds. In 1967 Jones join R&B, soul singer Bobby Patterson and the Mustangs. They signed with Abnak Records and recorded several 45 singles on the Jet Star label. During this time he saw and met session guitar great Cornell Dupree. Dupree use to sit in with Jones and the other musicians on Andrew’s local area gigs.
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Don’t Miss Roxy Perry|NY Bluesbird KCOR April 29th

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.  The door’s always open!

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