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calling all blues bands!

October 17, 2014
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calling all blues bands!

Calling all blues bands, solo/duo acts and fans! The 3rd annual Juke Joint Challenge is set for Saturday Nov 1st at Court Street Grill aka “the Ohio River juke joint“. No entry fee required. That’s right no entry fee required for an opportunity to play one of the top blues stages in the entire...

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dey goin’ fast!

October 28, 2014
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dey goin’ fast!

Tickets for the upcoming Taj Mahal concert in Nelsonville, OH are going fast. At last count there were only 28 seats remaining. All in the balcony, $40 each. If you’re interested best act fast. Click here for tickets and directions. Taj Mahal performs at...

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Kinsey Report(s) to The Grill

October 26, 2014
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Kinsey Report(s) to The Grill

Friday Oct 31st from Gary, Indiana The Kinsey Report will be at the Court Street Grill in Pomeroy, OH. Showtime 8:00pm ~ $15 door Call 740-992-6524 for seating, tickets and/or dinner reservations. The Kinsey’s came together in 1984.  They toured throughout the 80’s and...

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The Music Rules!

October 23, 2014
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The Music Rules!

The following is from General Manager WWOZ New Orleans, Mr David Freedman. Received Thursday Oct 23rd. After reading it sounds much like what happened with Chicago’s Maxwell Street thanks...

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new books….

October 22, 2014
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new books….

NEW books thanks to Bob Corritore……..          *Blues in the 21st Century now available. Photographer Marilyn Stringer new book showcases photos and stories of over 100 blues artists....

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Bon temps rouler (Good times roll) in Houma. LA

October 17, 2014
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Bon temps rouler (Good times roll) in Houma. LA

I’d heard about the VOICE OF THE WETLANDS non-profit organization, which was founded by swamp-blues musician Tab Benoit several years ago, and I also had heard that he has...

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Raleigh Jazz & Blues Concert Series

October 16, 2014
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Raleigh Jazz & Blues Concert Series

Our friends down Beckley way are planning a doin’s. This will be the first in a series covering 9 months and features our ole buddy from northeast Ohio, Austin...

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not all blues fans drink gin…

October 9, 2014
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not all blues fans drink gin…

It’s a fact, just because Johnnie Johnson did; not ALL blues fans drink gin…. or wine, brown liquor, coin licker, fruit of the cacti, or god forbid a micro-brew...

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LIVING BLUES

October 6, 2014
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LIVING BLUES

Down thru history I’d been known to occasionally pick up a copy of Living Blues magazine at the news stand. Ten years ago we were in the planning stages...

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Noah in da house!

September 30, 2014
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Noah in da house!

Friday Oct 3rd Noah Wotherspoon at Court Street Grill aka “the Ohio River juke joint”. Showtime 8pm, $7 door. Call 740-992-6524 for seating, tickets and/or dinner reservations. By now...

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If Smiles Were Currency

September 28, 2014
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If Smiles Were Currency

We motored on down river and around The Big Bend to Rev’s fine location early this month. Those live blues hunger pangs had my soul growling. What I needed...

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the BEST soul anywhere!

September 11, 2014
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the BEST soul anywhere!

Soul Music is?… music that became popular in the 60’s during the civil rights movement. Combination of gospel, r&b, jazz on labels like Motown, Atlantic & Stax. Wikipedia says,...

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bits ‘n pieces…

September 2, 2014
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bits ‘n pieces…

*looking forward to hearing soon from our newest contributing PB&J’s authors… Curt “the truth” via Montana and D-Bone outa eastern Pennsylvania! *”the Ohio River juke joint” Right Reverend- JW...

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summer’s winding down, but…

August 21, 2014
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summer’s winding down, but…

As summer 2014 winds down, they’s still much worth checking out comin’ straight at ya. This Saturday, Aug 23rd in Huntington, WV is the 5th Annual Diamond Teeth Mary...

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thinkin’ of our blues brother

August 16, 2014
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thinkin’ of our blues brother

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our old friend St Louis Frank in Clarksdale, MS. Frank has been dealing with some health issues lately and is now under...

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