Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to Release Live Album Live! in Chicago Out September 28th

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band--Live! in Chicago

“One of the wonders of the world.” – James Brown

New York, NY: Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records is excited to announce that latest signing Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s LIVE! In Chicago will be available on 9/28/10.

Recorded in Chicago’s House of Blues during the critically acclaimed 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads tour, LIVE! in Chicago showcases Kenny and his band, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, Scott Nelson and Riley Osbourn, along with special guests, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Buddy Flett, Bryan Lee and Tommy Shannon (of Double Trouble). Though an illness nearly kept Kenny from performing that night, his heartfelt commitment to the music (and quite a lot of adrenaline) ensured that he took the stage, sharing with the audience one of the most spectacular performances of his career, and one that fans can now hear on LIVE! in Chicago.
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Blues Fans Will Be Privileged to Hear Latest Blue Bella Records Offerings, Set for Release on March 16, 2010

A fresh direction for guitar master Nick Moss; more great Chicago Blues and R&B from The Kilborn Alley Blues Band; plus great releases from newcomers to the label, Cash Box Kings and Matthew Stubbs.

CHICAGO, IL – Blue Bella Records is making 2010 its biggest year ever, releasing four varied and exciting new releases on March 16, 2010. Nick Moss returns with his eighth studio album, Privileged, while The Kilborn Alley Blues Band offers up their third release on the imprint, Better Off Now. Blue Bella Records is also pleased to announce debuts by two new additions to the label: Cash Box Kings with I-94 Blues and Matthew Stubbs with Medford & Main. All CDs will be distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution.

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More on Blues Dancing-the Tacky Annies Dance to “Putting on the Ritz”

Here in period dress and period setting the Tacky Annies dance to the classic “Putting on the Ritz.”


Ruf Records Announces February 9 Release Date for Luther Allison’s Songs From the Road CD/DVD

Double live album recorded in Montreal in 1997 captures a night of magic from Blues legend.

Atlanta, GA–Ruf Records announces a February 9 release date for Luther Allison’s Songs From the Road, a live two disc CD/DVD that documents a magical night of Blues music from the legendary guitarist/singer, recorded at the Montreal Jazz Festival by Canadian Television on July 4, 1997. Distributed in the U.S. by the Allegro Corporation, the new release will retail fora special low price, essentially getting both the CD and the DVD for the price of one.

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Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM  Leave a Comment  

Muddy Waters Featured on Wolfgang’s Vault

The oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, the Library of Congress, contains much of the pioneering research and documentation that exists on traditional American music. Largely responsible for this was the Lomax family. In 1933 Thomas Edison’s widow provided John Lomax with an Edison cylinder recorder so that he could create firsthand documentation of rural traditional music in America. In the process of cataloging and preserving this music, the Lomax family began unearthing musical artists who would not only become as influential as the most popular artists of the day, but in many cases would change the sonic landscape of the nation.

A prime example occurred during the height of World War II, when Alan Lomax (son of John) ventured into the Deep South with a new state-of-the-art disc-cutting recorder mounted in the back of his father’s Model T. Traveling to Clarksdale, Mississippi’s Stoval Plantation in 1941, with this vintage mobile recording unit on board, Lomax conducted the first field recordings and interviews with McKinley Morganfield, a budding blues musician sharecropper better known as Muddy Waters. Waters was a direct disciple of Son House, a former Baptist preacher who conveyed a frightening intensity with his highly distinctive interpretation of Delta blues. Waters was an equally powerful singer and like his primary influences, Son House and Robert Johnson, a highly emotive guitarist with a slashing slide technique.

Wolfgang’s Vault as of January 26, 2010 has online a rare gem of a concert by Muddy Waters playing a solo-acoustic set from the Newport Folk Festival in 1969.

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The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Presents “TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz – Gospel Messiah!”

Returning to the Auditorium Theatre for the 5th year January 16th and 17th, 2010

Is a musical celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King is Handel’s Messiah like you’ve never heard it, incorporating jazz, blues, gospel, bebop and other all-American musical forms for an exuberant, joyful experience.

Features soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson with a full orchestra, jazz combo and choir! If you’ve never experienced Too Hot, this is the year to find out why the Chicago Tribune raves that it’s “Hotter than hot!”

Save $10 on tickets to the Saturday performance with promotional code CANDID” (Offer valid on price levels 2 and 3 only. May not be combined with any other discount or offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.
Subject to availability; restrictions apply.)

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The Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605

“A Spectacular Musical Performance for the whole family.”
Denise Jordan Walker

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