River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs- Good Time Woman, Jen Lowe- Waitress Song, Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots- Weeds, JP Soars- Hot Little Woman, Damon Fowler- Tightrope, Southern Hospitality- Powered for the Mountains, Candye Kane-When Tomorrow Comes, Jimmy Thackery- Hang Up & Drive, Planetary Blues Band- See That, Junior Krauss & the Shakes- Trip On Out,Frank Bang & the Secret Stash- Lose Control, Biscuit Miller- Song for the People, Eight To the Bar- Everybody Rock n’ Go, Paul Gabriel- Ride,Ride,Ride, Mystic Horns- Satisfy My Soul, Mojomatics- Soy Baby.
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The first story this week is about Joe Bonamassa introducing a new radio show called The Pickup.
one of the world’s most popular guitarists and blues-rock stars Joe Bonamassa and co-host Matt Abramovitz (formerly of Sirius Satellite Radio’s blues channel) debut their brand new weekly radio show The Pickup, an entirely unique and highly entertaining show blending music history, carefully curated songs, an encyclopedic knowledge of guitar facts, and illuminating insights into the world of a musician. Whether it’s unusual knowledge of a vintage Les Paul played on an obscure record from the 70s, or a friendly debate on how to name your guitar, each episode weaves together witty banter, fun facts, and amazing stories from the road and the life of a working musician.
The show will be streamed every Friday at www.thepickupradio.com and episodes will be available to stream anytime.
Next up I have the lineup for the Florida Blues & Music Festival:
The Florida Blue Blues and Music Festival is proud to announce it’s headlining acts for this fall’s event at the Sarasota Fairgrounds including Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats with special guest Little Charlie, Popa Chubby, and Samantha Fish. The traditional continues on Saturday, October 26 with tickets going on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits All Faith’s Food Bank. You can check out the entire lineup if you follow the link in my write up.
An exhibition titled:
Mississippi Hill Country Blues : Photographs by George Mitchell
In the running until September 8th.This exhibition showcases seventy-five photographs, only a small portion of the images that George Mitchell captured in the hill country of Mississippi. Visitors have an opportunity to see and hear the musicians from that region and during that era. Mississippi Blues artists such as Jessie Mae Hemphill, Ada Mae Anderson, R.L. Burnside, and Joe Callicott are depicted in the environments that influenced the hill country Blues they lived and sang about.
My last piece is the lineup for the 21st annual Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich New York this weekend. We have 6 blues fans going to the festival and the lineup includes:
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Chris O'Leary
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. - California Honeydrops
4:00 - 5:20 p.m. - Larry McCray Band
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Shemekia Copeland
9:15 - Royal Southern Brotherhood
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - Tas Cru
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Valerie June
5:20 - 6:30 p.m.- Ben Prestage
8:00 - 9:15 p.m. - Honey Island Swamp Band
Friday night show is free!
Tickets for Saturday - $20.00 in advance; $30.00 on the day of the show (see our Ticket page for listing of outlets or online purchase)
Blues in the Area:
ROCK 'N' BLUES FEST - THE PARK THEATRE (7PM) - CRANSTON, RI
TEN YEARS AFTER
BLUES ON THE ROCKS - THE GRISWOLD INN (8PM) - ESSEX, CT
DEBBIE DAVIES - BRIDGE STREET LIVE - COLLINSVILLE, CT
DUKE ROBILLARD - CAFE NINE - NEW HAVEN, CT
THE GARY HOEY BAND - THE IRON HORSE (7PM) - NORTHAMPTON, MA
SAX GORDON BEADLE W/MIKE TUCKER & FRIENDS - CHAN'S (8PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
BLU UNION FEAT. FELICIA'S VIBE - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (9PM) - HARTFORD
THE MIGHTY SOUL DRIVERS - THEODORES' (9PM) - SPRINGFIELD, MA
THE WALTER LEWIS BLUES TRIO - TERRA SOLE RISTORANTE (8PM) - RIDGEFIELD, CT
BRANDT TAYLOR - THE VILLAGE (8PM) - WOODSTOCK, CT
THE JERRY PORTNOY BLUES QUARTET FEAT. RICKY "KING" RUSSELL - CHAN'S (8PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
DUKE ROBILLARD - CAFE NINE - NEW HAVEN, CT
BAD ROOSTER - THEODORES' - SPRINGFIELD, MA
THE MYSTIC HORNS - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (9PM) - HARTFORD
SHAKA & THE SOULSHAKERS - THE CYPRESS GRILL (8PM) - MIDDLETOWN, CT
LARRY MCCRAY - CHAN'S (8PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
THE RICH BADOWSKI BLUES BAND - THE BRASS HORSE - BARKHAMSTED, CT
WALTER & DAVID - MAMA'S BOY (1PM) - SOUTH NORWALK, CT
BRANDT TAYLOR - LEFTY'S LANDING (NOON-2PM) - COLUMBIA, CT
ERAN TROY DANNER - GOSPEL FUNDRAISER AT THE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH (5PM) - WATERBURY, CT
Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:
Wednesday Aug 14 Blues Open Mic hosted by Tommy Whalen
Friday Aug 16 Blu Union featuring Felicia’s Vibe
Saturday Aug 17 Mystic Horns
Monday Aug 19 Monday Night Jazz
Tuesday Aug 20 Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra
I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are.