Howard Levy Named Harmonica Player Of The Year, Hosts “A Chat With Bela Fleck” At HLHS

ArtistWorks, Inc. (AWI) Howard Levy, recently named the SPAH Harmonica Player of the Year, has completed a busy month by recording “A Chat with Bela Fleck,” a two-part exclusive video series available only at the Howard Levy Harmonica School online in which the two compare creative processes, the incredible uniqueness of their banjo and harmonica playing styles, and how they synergize to create a legendary sound. Fleck and Levy share insightful lessons, stories, and experiences playing and collaborating together as well as offer a private improvised jam to wrap up the interview series. (more…)

Collard Greens & Gravy to Release “Juke Joint Boogie!”, September 13th 2010

Melbourne, Australia based act, Collard Greens & Gravy are releasing their 5th album on Monday, September 13th 2010.

The album title is “Juke Joint Boogie!” (BMM 357.2) and is a combination of original and cover tunes.
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Available Now – Bob Corritore “Harmonica Blues” On Delta Groove Records

Bob Corritore--Harmonica Blues

BOB CORRITORE & FRIENDS
“HARMONICA BLUES”

“An incredible harmonica player.”
– Hohner Harmonica’s Easy Reeding Magazine

“Corritore’s taste in studio partners is matched by his musical execution.” – Living Blues Magazine

“…from party-time boogies to melancholy after-hours serenades, Corritore’s got the Blues for you.” – Omaha Reader

HARMONICA BLUES celebrates forty years since Bob Corritore first picked up a harp. He maximized his early proximity to the 1970s Chicago Blues scene, befriending and learning from masters Louis Myers, Eddie Taylor, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Little Willie Anderson, Big Leon Brooks, Lester Davenport, Big Smokey Smothers, Little Mack Simmons, and others. Since relocating to Phoenix, Arizona in 1981, Bob has been prolific as a player, producer, radio personality since ‘84, and owner of the renowned Rhythm Room with which he’s been associated for nineteen years now. In 1999 his debut CD ALL-STAR BLUES SESSIONS was issued, an impressive selection of his productions and his own playing. Two years later the anthology RHYTHM ROOM BLUES confirmed his taste and the quality of his associates. Since the release of ALL-STAR BLUES SESSIONS, Bob has built on that illustrious foundation, contributing his authoritative harp to about forty releases, he has partnered with Mississippi native Dave Riley for two highly praised CDs, TRAVELIN’ THE DIRT ROAD and LUCKY TO BE LIVING, and it is now routine to find him on European stages or profiled in Blues magazines worldwide. (more…)

John O’Leary Band CD Launch 7th August 2010

John O’Leary Band CD Launch
7th August 2010
Zoom at the Moon
Half Moon Lane
Herne Hill, London SE24 9H
Ticket Line: 0208 761 9078
Herne Hill BR 1mn from venue (8mn from Victoria)
Also direct trains from Bromley, Sutton, Wimbledo
Buses: 3 (N3) Crystal Palace via HH to London
468 (N68) Croydon via HH to Elephant & Castle

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JW-Jones Blisters the Blues on Debut CD for Ruf Records, Midnight Memphis Sun, Coming August 10

Recorded primarily at legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, new CD features special guests Hubert Sumlin and Charlie Musselwhite

ATLANTA, GA
– Ruf Records announces an August 10 U.S. release date for the label debut from blues guitarist/singer JW-Jones, Midnight Memphis Sun. Recorded primarily at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Midnight Memphis Sun features special guest appearances by two iconic blues performers: guitarist Hubert Sumlin and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite. Ruf Records is distributed in the U.S. by the Allegro Corporation. (more…)

John Nemeth to Appear in Upcoming Episode of TV Series Memphis Beat, July 27th

Singer and harmonica player John Németh has been turning lots of heads lately in the music world, and now he’s been discovered by Hollywood.  He will sing and appear in an upcoming episode of “Memphis Beat,” a new television series on the TNT network. For more on this coup for John Nementh

Blues Master Charlie Musselwhite Returns to Alligator Records! New CD, the Well, Set for August 24 Release


Harmonica master, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Charlie Musselwhite returns to Alligator Records — where he recorded three successful albums in the late 1990s — with The Well, set for an August 24 street date. The album is an authentic slice of Charlie’s deep blues roots with musical flavors from Mississippi to Chicago to California, including help on one song from legendary vocalist and friend Mavis Staples. Rolling Stone calls Musselwhite “compelling and original,” and says, “His harp playing is superb, exhilarating and forthright. His unabashed excellence sets the standard for blues bands everywhere.” For more on the yet to be released CD

John Nemeth on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” This Weekend, June 26th

John Nemeth

Vocalist and harmonica player John Németh will be a featured guest on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition” program on Saturday, June 26th.  Host Scott Simon will interview the Blind Pig artist and discuss and spin tunes from John’s latest album, Name The Day! (more…)

Ebbitt Block Party, Saturday, Jun 19, 2010

Event: Ebbitt Block Party! Jackie Greene, William Walter, Sol & Funk Root, Justin Trawick, Emilie B &am
Date: Saturday, Jun 19, 2010
Start Time: 4:00 pm
End time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Old Ebbitt Grill
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Ebbitt Block Party is Washington D.C.’s premier street festival and cookout!!

This years musical lineup: National roots rocker JACKIE GREENE, regional favorites WILLIAM WALTER, SOL & FUNK ROOT, EMILIE BOGRAND, JUSTIN TRAWICK, CHRISTYLEZ BACON, and The Homestead Act. (more…)

Ashvegas Blues Festival, Saturday June 12- Monday June 14

Saturday June 12, 2010 Monday June 14, 2010 from 7:00pm – 1:00am

The Garage at the Biltmore

101 Fairveiw Rd
Asheville, North Carolina Get Directions

2010 Ashvegas Blues Festival is Asheville North Carolina’s first big blues festival!

June 12th and 13th will feature 14 great national, regional, and local artists!! Ashvegas Blues Festival is dedicated to preserving the traditional blues as well as showcasing the many styles of blues and music that has been influenced by blues. (more…)