Featured Video: “Ball and Chain” Live by Mary Washington Brooks

Mary Washington Brooks Delivers a powerful vocal on this Big Mama Thornton tune at her Holiday Park Concert. Her Allstar band steps up to the plate and delivers a home run with a powerful musical arrangement. The All Star Band includes Jake Luger on Keyboard, Stueyblue on Saxaphone, Jerry Creapeau on Drums, Gustavo Lesconta on Harmonica, Joe Beard Jr. on Bass, and John Zack on Lead Guitar.

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

Blues Icon Candye Kane Is Final Addition To Fat Girl Tribute Album

Celebrated blues diva Candye Kane, recent cancer survivor and 2010 nominee for the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, becomes the final name player added to the upcoming tribute album “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks.”

The voluptuous and curvaceous Candye appears courtesy of her size-positive original recording “You Need A Great Big Woman,” as showcased on the Lifetime network and “The Maury Povich Show.” This guitar-laden swing rocker features the incomparable Ms. Kane belting out the benefits of loving a large and luscious lady like herself. A sample of the song is now available at the official “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE” MySpace page. (more…)

Four Never-Before-Released Live Albums By Jefferson Airplane to Be Released October 26 on Collectors’ Choice Music Live

Four live albums include original vocalist Signe Anderson’s farewell show
and Grace Slick’s first show, both at the Fillmore in 1966

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The argument rages on, but for many music fans in the ’60s, the best live band from the Bay Area was Jefferson Airplane. Formed during the summer of 1965 in San Francisco, the group triumphed in 1967 with Surrealistic Pillow, one of the key recordings of the Summer of Love, containing the hits “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit” and “Today.” The Airplane featured three master instrumentalists (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Spencer Dryden) and three vocalists: Grace Slick (replacing original singer Signe Anderson in 1966), Marty Balin and Paul Kantner. The Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees made a total of eight studio albums and released a smattering of live albums including 1969’s Bless Its Pointed Little Head. (more…)

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…)

Ladies Sing the Blues Cruise–Carnival Cruise Lines – Triumph will depart New Orleans, LA on 12/6

Time: December 6, 2010 – December 11, 2010
Location: Carnival Cruise Lines – TRIUMPH, New Orleans, LA
Organized By: Valerie Scott/B.E.B.E., Inc (bebeinc.us) and fancruises.com
Event Description:
Carnival Cruise Lines – Triumph will depart New Orleans, LA on 12/6 – 11/2010 with Jomar Records recording artist Pat Hunter “National Woman in Blues, Vol 1” on board as one of the three featured female performers on this ‘blues cruise.’ Miss Hunter’s All Star band will have Steve Nixon (IL); formerly of the Ronnie Baker Brooks Band, on keys; Sarasota Slim (FL) as lead guitarist; Nitro Bozeman (FL) on harp; and Kevin Kathey (TN)who has played with many famous musicians (including Terri Lynn’s band) but is most recently known for his time spent performing with Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner, Charlie Louvin, on drums. For more on the Ladies Sing the Blues blues cruise

Published in: on July 17, 2010 at 4:16 PM  Leave a Comment  

Katherine Davis and the Dirty Aces UK dates featuring Giles Robson on Harp

Katherine Davis, a kingpin of Chicago’s Southside blues community. She played to a great reception at Thelma’s last year and due to massive demand has been re-booked. She will be backed by Giles Robson and The Dirty Aces. The band will include Filip Kozlowski on guitar, British blues veteran Mike Hellier on the drums and Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton’s regular bass player Ian Jennings. (more…)

Teeny Tucker Awarded “Monterey Bay Blues Artist of the Yar” at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival

 Blues Singer, whose new CD is Keep The Blues Alive, Honored at 25th Anniversary Event

MONTEREY, CA – Blues singer Teeny Tucker, whose new CD is titled Keep the Blues Alive, was honored as “Monterey Bay Blues Artist of the Year” during ceremonies Sunday, June 27, following her performance at the 25th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival. The diminutive blues songstress was cited for her “leadership, achievement and general support of, and contributions to the blues and its preservation,” said Lee Durley, a member of the festival’s Board of Directors Executive Committee, as he presented Tucker with the award.

“It is with great pride that the fabulous Teeny Tucker be awarded the 2010 Monterey Bay Blues Artist of the Year Award,” he added. (more…)

Published in: on June 29, 2010 at 5:49 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Wanna see something scary?

Another washed up rocker has retired to the Blues. In this video the almost sixty year old Cyndi Lauper prances and struts her stuff as though she were an attractive twenty something. The only thing missing in her performance is the stripper pole.

Lauper says that this is something that she has always wanted to record. IF so, why didn’t she? Is it possible that someone told her she wasn’t old enough to know what the Blues is all about?

Charlie Musselwhite does turn in a good performance. But being the consummate performer, he always will. He is a true professional.

If you were a big Cyndi Lauper fan in her heyday, you might want to purchase this CD. IF you are a serious Blues aficionado, avoid it.

Published in: on June 13, 2010 at 12:54 PM  Leave a Comment  

Kelly’s Lot Home In Dallas June 17-20

Kelly’s Lot
Returns to Texas Friday Nights on KHYI
Poor David’s Pub and a few stops along the way.
June 17-20

North Hollywood, CA Kelly’s Lot loves to play in Texas. The roadhouse rock and blues band can’t get enough of it. They have made it a point to return to play there throughout the 15 years they have been a band. Dallas is their #1 destination outside of their local area in Los Angeles. The main reason for this isn’t that guitar player Perry Robertson and drummer J.P. Evans are from Texas or that they LOVE the barbecue or that their music fits right in here. No, it’s their friends and fans that welcome them with open arms into their homes. The offers to feed and house the band come rolling in as soon as the news is out that Kelly’s Lot is coming back. (more…)