Welcome back Blues lovers! What I have this week are some photos of a band with some pretty well known players, Royal Southern Brotherhood. The photos are from a late-nite show they played at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City back in March of 2012. The band is Cyril Neville on percussion, [...]
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In the Best Self-Produced CD contest, the judges determined the best to be : Montreal Blues Society Solo Recordings Steve Hill Unfortunately we are unable to obtain Steve’s tour schedule.
The top prize in the Band competition was awarded to the Selwyn Birchwood Band of the Suncoast Blues Society. Second place honors were earned by Michael van Merwyk and Bluesoul, German Blues Network, and the third spot went to Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band w/ Erica Brown, hailing from the Colorado Blues Society. The Selwyn Birchwood [...]
The solo/duo winner was Little G Weevil, sponsored by Atlanta Blues Society and second place honors went to the Suitcase Brothers a from the Barcelona Blues Society in Spain. If you want to check out Little G Weevil, you can find him here: Upcoming events Thursday, February 77:00 pm Little G Weevil – Tamara Nicolai [...]
Scoring Criteria The Blues Foundation recommends that all Affiliated Organizations in their competition use our established scoring criteria. Categories include Talent, Vocal, Blues Content, Stage Presence and Originality.1. Blues Content: Everyone has his or her own interpretation of what is and is not Blues. Thus, any given three-judge panel will include members with varying opinions [...]
Congratulations to all the IBC Contestants, who all winners before they even get there!
Self Produced CD Submissions Congratulations to the acts listed below for advancing to the Final Round of the Best Self-Produced CD competition. The judges reported some very strong discs submitted for 2013. The winner will be announced at the International Blues Challenge on February 2, 2013 at Finals in the Orpheum Threatre. Thank you to [...]
Travel and Lodging There are taxis from the airport to our downtown host hotels (about $30), but Blues Foundation corporate member Alonzo Grant operates the Tennco Express Airport Shuttle. Check them out at Tenncoexpress.com or call 901-864-0485. This is a new number!!!1. The host hotel–the Downtown Memphis Doubletree–is sold out. 2. Holiday Inn Select Downtown [...]
IBC Schedule Schedule subject to change–check back from time to time as seminars, workshops and more events are added. Sunday, January 27 5:00pm New Orleans Hornets v. Memphis Grizzlies NBA action (FedEx Forum) Tuesday, January 29 5:30pm FedEx International Showcase hosted by the Beale Street Merchants Association. Performances by a dozen international acts (New Daisy [...]
Bonamassa Goes Back to Basics (New York, NY) With thirteen solo albums in just twelve years, countless touring dates, side projects with both Black Country Communion and Beth Hart and guest appearances on albums like Leslie West’s UNUSUAL SUSPECTS…one thing that can be said about Joe Bonamassa is that he keeps busy. His latest studio [...]
The Blues World came to Memphis…if not the whole world, then plenty of it. I was able to attend some of the events, but as I live “in Memphis”, I actually had to work on Thursday and Friday, so the evenings ended earlier than most of those here from around the globe. On Wednesday, the [...]
On May 10th Koko Taylor was honored with the 118th Brass note on the Walk of Fame in Beale St. when the Memphis Music Foundation and the Blues Foundation held an unveiling ceremony at the Daisy Theater. Attended by family, friends and music industry representatives the blue Memphis sky provided a gentle backdrop for the words of those who had known and loved her.
The 33rd Blues Music Award Nominees are a celebration of the music of 2011! Congratulations to all the nominees and their good news! Acoustic Album: Conversations in Blue – David Maxwell & Otis Spann Troubadour Live Eric Bibb Brand New Eyes – Doug MacLeod Misery Loves Company – Mary Flower Shake ‘Em on Down – [...]
photo credit © Michael Weintrob 2010 67-year-old Musselwhite is considered by many to be a living legend and is a distinguished master of blues harmonica. He has been on stage and in the studio with an impressive array of performers from Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Ben Harper, Blind [...]
“If the message is meaningful in the beginning, it will reach across the waters and come back across time.” The message of Solomon Burke, as captured by his website, leaves no doubt that his music, his voice and his soul are indeed timeless legacies.