The winner of the Keeping The Blues Alive award for Manager this year is Paul Nelson. Paul has been managing Johnny Winter since 2005 and playing guitar in the Johnny’s band even longer. The two met while Johnny was doing sessions for his “I’m A Bluesman” album at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut. Johnny heard [...]
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Keeping the Blues Alive 2011 Blues Club Recipient Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining Restaurant, located in Woonsocket, RI, has a history that dates back to 1905. The Chan family, who took over the restaurant in 1965, added music – jazz and blues- to their incredible menu in 1977. Now the restaurant, a favorite of musicians (Dizzy [...]
Gary Allegretto is the winner of the KBA in Education Award. He and his blues harmonica have played their way into the depths of devastation and despair and have lifted the spirits of children around the world. This year he took 1,000 harmonicas, donated by Hohner, to Haiti following the earthquake in January. During our [...]
The 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recipients were announced on November 9, 2010 in Memphis, TN, and the banquet will take place on February 5, 2011!
> (Memphis, Tennessee) This week we travel to the sunny state of Florida where “the sun shines damn near every day” and the blues fans come out in droves to catch good blues music. On Wednesday, Wayne and Reba Russell and yours truly rolled out across Mississippi and then Alabama, headed to the sunshine state [...]