Blues Icon Buddy Guy Set to Release New Album ‘Living Proof’ on October 26th

First Single “Stay Around A Little Longer” Features Legendary Bluesman B.B. King

NEW YORK— Five time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy, will release his new album, Living Proof on October 26th. His 11th Silvertone/Jive studio release marks an historic first as it brings together the incomparable B.B. King and Guy on the introspective and moving lead single, “Stay Around A Little Longer.” The landmark single represents the first time that these two blues titans have ever joined together on a studio release.

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American Music Festival in Daytona Beach Presents Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal w/ the Phantom Blues Band

American Music Festival w/Buddy Guy and Taj

Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal w/ The Phantom Blues
September 4, 2010
3:30pm – Historic OceanFront Bandshell

Earl Street, Downtown Daytona Beach, FL 32118

The American Music Festival is a four day Labor Day Extravaganza from September 1st-5th that will feature performances from iconic artists on the stages of the Bandshell, Ocean Center and Peabody Auditorium. Regional artists and local favorites will also take the stage at community stages located on the festival campus.

2010 Blues Music Awards Gets Sweeter With Live Performance by Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Buddy Guy on May 6, 2010

Buddy Guy Will Perform At 2010 Blues Music Awards in Memphis – May 6th. Bonnie Raitt will present Guy with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, The Blues Foundation confirms that the legendary blues musician Buddy Guy will perform at the 2010 Blues Music Awards on Thursday, May 6th, 2010. 2010 Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bonnie Raitt will present, the night after her own induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement Award to Guy. The award is a one-of-a-kind creation of Patterson & Barnes, who also created the original artwork that serves as the basis for the 2010 poster. The guitar master will also be feted with oral, video and musical tributes.


Buddy Guy to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From the Blues Foundation at 2010 Blues Music Awards

On May 6th, 2010 at the 31st annual Blues Music Awards, The Blues Foundation will publicly honor blues legend Buddy Guy with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Foundation has commissioned for this special occasion a one-of-a-kind award from Patterson & Barnes, who also created the original artwork that serves as the basis for the 2010 poster. There will also be an oral and video presentation, as well as a special musical tribute, all in the legend’s honor. Buddy Guy will be at the ceremony to receive this honor.

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The Blues: American History in the Present Day

I hope this ain’t too much for you to keep up with, but I was given another film documentary on the Blues this AM.

This one comes in at 21:34

This Sunday Morning–” If You Are Thinking About Evil, You Are Thinking About the Blues”

Every so often I stumble upon a documentary that I just must share with you. This is one such documentary .

It is about Chess Records, Although it comes in at only 9 minutes, and 15 seconds, it is still a nice introduction to this record label.

If you have any videos that you would like to share, drop us a line. Direct us to them. We are always interested in viewing them.

Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix Announce an Exclusive Licensing Partnership for Legendary Jimi Hendrix Catalog

Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix L.L.C. have agreed to a monumental catalog licensing deal to set the stage for a worldwide campaign to make all of Jimi’s extraordinary music, including classics, never before heard archive recordings, and filmed concerts available through every type of media.

Legacy Recordings, Sony’s catalog music division, will issue definitive deluxe editions of the classics released during Jimi’s all too brief career including GRAMMY(R) Hall Of Fame Inductees “Are You Experienced”, “Axis: Bold As Love”, “Electric Ladyland” and (outside the US) “Band of Gypsys.” In addition, Legacy will also release those posthumous compilations produced by Experience Hendrix during its stewardship. Each title will also be available through major Digital Service Providers.

Dagger Records, Experience Hendrix’s “official bootleg” division, now in its eleventh year, offers recordings of great historical significance. The company has also sponsored numerous Experience Hendrix tours that have showcased contemporary artists performing the music of Jimi Hendrix in concert to underscore the never ending vitality and inspiration of Hendrix’s music. Participating artists on these tours have included Robert Randolph, Carlos Santana, Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, members of Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, the Doors, Los Lobos and many others. Details about the 2010 Experience Hendrix Tour will soon be revealed. This historic partnership will include Legacy’s participation in Dagger Records, the Experience Hendrix tours and other Hendrix-related businesses.

“Jimi’s legacy and vision were unique and there will never be another that reaches his unparalleled genius. He was the greatest guitarist ever,” said Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix. “We are confident that our new relationship with Sony Music will honor my beloved brother’s legacy and will deliver Jimi’s special ‘Message Of Love’ across the globe. We look forward to the creative partnership and ground breaking releases that this new relationship will engender to bring Jimi’s music to successive generations of fans.”

“No artist has ever transformed the pop music landscape as profoundly or as permanently as Jimi Hendrix,” said Adam Block, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Legacy Recordings. “We are proud to be partnering with Experience Hendrix, keeping the sound and spirit of Jimi’s music alive for future generations around the world.”

About Legacy Recordings

The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally re-mastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.

About Experience Hendrix L.L.C.

Founded by James ‘Al’ Hendrix, Jimi’s father, in 1995, Experience Hendrix, has been managed since its inception by the family members handpicked by Al during his tenure as Chairman. It is the official family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. As a part of their daily operations, Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix oversee Jimi’s timeless legacy on a worldwide basis.

Cross Harp Chronicles Update, October 4, 2008

Here it is the first week of October. Although we have enjoyed 80 degree temperatures until about two weeks ago, the trees have changed a pallete of different colors and the temperatures have dropped faster than the stock market on a daily basis. Autumn is here. In fact, it has gotten so chilly outside this past weekend that I had to pull the sweatshirts out of the closet and even bundled up last night when the missus and I attended the area’s last sanctioned lawn mower race. This was a first for me. But as this event offered a pig roast and all the trimmings, who was I to not participate in these festivities. While here I teased my wife that we are going to have to accept that this will become a very large part of our life once John McCain and Sarah Palen are elected to office. “Oh, Joe, say it ain’t so.” My wife, on this remark and even the suggestion, gave me a dirty look. She is an “Obama mama.”

This week we are looking at several stories on the blues. These include the following:

B B King Museum Opens With Fanfare and Star Power INDIANOLA, Miss. — The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened September 13 with a three-day celebration and an historic, Peavey-powered concert that paired the blues legend with several of the marquee artists he has inspired. Among the guitars and artifacts are 1950s-era 78-rpm recordings from the personal collection of Peavey Electronics Founder and CEO Hartley Peavey, a lifelong blues aficionado. The main stage, provided by Nashville-based TMG Production Services, featured twin ground-stacked Peavey Versarray™ 212 line-array arrangements, configured with four Versarray 212 line arrays and two Versarray 218 subwoofers per side and powered by sixteen Crest Audio® Pro 9200™ amplifiers. To find out more, visit

Experience Hendrix Tour with Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang Blues artists Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang will be headlining the upcoming Experience Hendrix Tour along with guitarists Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Johnson. Authorized by the Hendrix estate, this year’s tour is co-sponsored by Gibson Guitar. The annual Experience Hendrix Tour is a celebration of the life and music of Jimi Hendrix, with featured guests performing classic Hendrix tunes like “Purple Haze,” “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” and “Red House.” This year’s event will be a five-week, cross-country tour with eighteen dates, expanding upon last year’s seven-date tour. Other guests on this year’s tour include Memphis guitarslinger Eric Gales, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Mato Nanji of Native American blues band Indigenous, Cesar Rojas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble band. Check with the Experience Hendrix Tour website for more info on this pulse-pounding tour!

Black Top Records Catalog Reissued by Hep Cat, a Division of Collectors’ Choice MusicLos Angeles Hep Cat Records, the roots label of the Collectors Choice Music family, has launched a reissue initiative for Black Top Records, an influential 80s and 90s blues label with New Orleans roots. Coming on October 28 are five more: James Harman Band (Do Not Disturb), Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers (Alphabet Blues), Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets (She Knocks Me Out), Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters (Soul Searching) and Sam Myers & Anson Funderburgh (My Love Is Here To Stay).

Black Top Records was a New Orleans-based independent blues and R&B label founded in 1981 by brothers Nauman S. Scott III and Hammond Scott. The labels flagship release was Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets Talk To You By Hand. The label released 100 albums before folding in 1999. James Harman Band Do Not Disturb: Originally released in 1991, this is at heart a Chicago blues album. Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets She Knocks Me Out: Having released Ansons debut album earlier this summer, it made sense for Hep Cat to go back and knock out album number two. The album was recorded in 1983 with Darrell Nulisch on vocals and showcases Funderburghs ripping guitar.
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Soul Searching: Ronnie Earls third effort for Black Top heralded the official formation of the Broadcasters band, so named after the first solid body electric guitar built by Leo Fender in 1950. The band included one-time Rocket Darrell Nulisch and ex-Muddy Waters sideman and harpist extraordinaire Jerry Portnoy among other luminaries, plus a special guest appearance by Ronnies Roomful of Blues mate Duke Robillard. Sam Myers & Anson Funderburgh My Love Is Here To Stay: This 1984 platter marked the first recorded meeting between Texas guitar slinger Anson Funderburgh and veteran harpist Sam Myers, a musical bond that lasted up until Myers 2006 death.

The 2008 Blues Blast Music Award Ceremonies November 2nd, 2008 at Buddy Guy’s LegendsWho: Blues Blast Magazine from What: 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards Ceremony Where: Buddy Guy’s Legends 754 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 (312)-427-1190 When: Sunday November 2nd, 2008 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Tickets are just $25 and will be available online at starting October 7th.
Contact Information: Bob Kieser (309) 267-4425 or

The Blues Blast Music Award Ceremonies held at the famous Buddy Guy’s Legends will include confirmed appearances by nominees Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Lurrie Bell, Nick Moss, John Nemeth, The Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Dave Riley and Bob Corritore, Eden Brent, Sugar Ray Norcia, Teeny Tucker, Tim “Too Slim” Langford (from Too Slim and the Taildraggers), and Gina Sicilia.

The 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards are brought to you by Blues Blast Magazine from Blues Blast Magazine is the fastest growing FREE weekly internet Blues magazine read by over 11,000 Blues fans in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries.

These and other news on the Blues can be found in full on this weekend’s updated Cross Harp Chronicles.