Matt Schofield Scoops British Blues awards

Matt and the band gained three awards in the inaugural BRITISH BLUES AWARDS:

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR; ALBUM OF THE YEAR (for Heads, Tails and Aces) and Jonny Henderson took KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

The awards were presented Sept 11 at the Newark Blues Festival, where Richard Pavitt of Nugene accepted the awards on behalf of Matt and Jonny.

Thanks to everyone who voted for Matt and Jonny!

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First Annual Real Blues Festival of Orange County – New, Earlier Time!

IT’S THE…
First Annual “REAL BLUES FESTIVAL OF ORANGE COUNTY” – No Rock, No Bull, Just BLUES!
****Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 @The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant In Santa Ana, Calif****
(ALL DAY/EVENING MUSIC AND FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!)

Portion Of Proceeds Go To Saint Joseph’s Hospital Of Orange For Cancer Prevention & Treatment Center; Outdoor Day-Into-Evening Event For The Entire Family To Enjoy (Children Under 10 Are Free) (more…)

Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival — 2 Great Festivals, 1 Exciting Weekend!

2 Great Festivals

1 Exciting Weekend

September 11-12th, 2010

Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville, CA

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Eric Clapton “The 1960s Review” on DVD 10/19

Eric Clapton “The 1960s Review” on DVD 10/19

The story of Clapton’s formative years

While few would argue that Eric Clapton is one of the finest guitarists of all time, it is sometimes forgotten just how pivotal, influential and downright startling this man was during the 1960s. And while, throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, Clapton has remained a musician and songwriter of rare ability with moments of glory resplendent on album after album it was during the decade in which he emerged that his awesome skills were used most creatively. As an early member of the Yardbirds, a crucial part of the Bluesbreakers, a founder member of Cream and ‘the one who mattered most’ in the short lived Blind Faith, EC, to many, really was a deity.

For more on this new DVD

John Nemeth Named “Most Outstanding Blues Singer”

Singer John Németh can add another award to his growing list of achievements. He was announced as the winner of the 2010 Living Blues Award for “Most Outstanding Blues Singer.” Németh was selected in a vote by the readers of Living Blues magazine, the highly-respected, and oldest, publication in the world dedicated to the genre.
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Joe Louis Walker Launches a Boatload of Blues on New Stony Plain CD, Blues Conspiracy: Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Coming September 28

Joe Louis Walker-- Blues Conspiracy: Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

EDMONTON, AB – Stony Plain Records announces a September 28 release date for multiple Grammy and Blues Music Award-winner Joe Louis Walker’s new CD, Blues Conspiracy: Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, featuring special guests Johnny Winter, Duke Robillard, Tommy Castro, Kenny Neal, Tab Benoit and a host of other blues all-stars. Stony Plain Records is distributed in the U.S. by ADA.
For more on this CD

Alberta Adams Turns 93!

Alberta Adams was born on July 26, 1917 and will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sunday, July 25 at Dylan’s Raw Bar in Grosse Pointe Park with her longtime backing band, RJ’s Rhythm Rockers. The band includes Bob Schultz on keys. sax & vocals, Mike Marshall on bass, Paul Carey on guitar and her manager, RJ Spangler, on drums. The music starts at 9:30 pm. (more…)

Mt. Pleasant Blues Festival this Weekend, Friday and Saturday.. July 23 & 24!

The Mt. Pleasant Blues Festival in part with the Mt. Pleasant Street Festival. At the corner of Main and Broadway in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

THIS IS A FREE SHOW FOLKS, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COME OUT… BRING A LAWN CHAIR, sit back and enjoy. (more…)

Cherry Lane Music Publishing Signs A Multi-Year Worldwide Administration Deal With Johnny Winter

Cherry Lane Music Publishing (part of BMG), home to writer/artists including will I am, John Legend, Warren Haynes, and the catalogs of Elvis Presley, John Denver and T-Bone-Walker, has signed a multi-year worldwide administration deal with legendary Texas bluesman Johnny Winter. The deal covers songs written or co-written by Winter, including “Dallas,” “Guess I’ll Go Away,” “Hustled Down in Texas,” and “Mean Town Blues.”

For more on Johnny Winter

Lucky Petersen’s You Can Always Turn Around, Recorded with Woodstock’s “A-List” Players, Heralds Turnaround in Life As Well As Music

Blues singer/keyboardist/guitarist’s first album in seven years
features Larry Campbell, Scott Petito and Gary Burke,
and songs by Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell,
Tom Waits, Ray LaMontagne and Lucinda Williams


WOODSTOCK, N.Y. — Lucky Peterson was discovered by blues legend Willie Dixon when he was three years old, released his first record at five and soon after appeared on The Tonight Show. Trained by keyboardists Bill Doggett and Jimmy Smith, Peterson went on to play behind Little Milton, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Kenny Neal. On return from the “Young Blues Giants” tour of Europe, he signed first with Alligator, then Verve, Blue Thumb and Birdology/Dreyfus, where he recorded what Amazon.com called “his finest album,” Black Midnight Sun, in 2003. The New Yorker called him “a master of the guitar, organ and microphone.” (more…)