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blue-eyed soul reunion!

December 19, 2014
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blue-eyed soul reunion!

During the late 60’s The Esquires from Charleston, WV were no doubt the hottest local/regional R&B band anywhere. Had to been near impossible to be in college anywhere in the area at the time and not know something about The Esquires. Playing Wilson Pickett, The Impressions, Otis Redding, James Brown, etc. In other words,...

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Johnny Rawls, Court Street Grille, and an old Fedora, 11/ 21/2014

December 15, 2014
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Johnny Rawls, Court Street Grille, and an old Fedora, 11/ 21/2014

Or, how my hat joined a conspiracy to entice Johnny Rawls to play Mustang Sally. Thing is, I had just been handed the hat a few days before, back home, where my sister had borrowed  it after my Dad passed away. I bought the...

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Great Ladies of Jazz in Clarksburg

December 14, 2014
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Great Ladies of Jazz in Clarksburg

Congratulations to Clarksburg Uptown and the West Virginia Jazz Society for another successful Holiday Jazz Stroll. Last year we were told the crowd was around 1,200 squeezed into 4 venues. This year it had to have been even larger. But do to the addition...

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Biscuit in Beckley

December 14, 2014
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Biscuit in Beckley

From our friends on SoWV….. Biscuit Miller & The Mix, the Chicago-based band led by a dynamic showman who in 2012 was named Bassist of the Year at the...

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SPOTLIGHT!

December 11, 2014
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SPOTLIGHT!

  Some outside the Central Ohio area may not be aware of Rick Collura. But if you’ve followed the blues and blues guitarist through the years then you may...

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’tis the season y’all….

December 7, 2014
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’tis the season y’all….

  since it really “tis the season, thought best to mention couple thinks…. First want to thank our buddy out in Big Sky Country for recent early Christmas gift!...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T coming to Charleston

December 1, 2014
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T coming to Charleston

  The one and only, 18 time Grammy Award winner, holder of 20 #1 r&b singles, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin coming to Charleston, WV Sunday May 17th,...

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nice event ‘n worthy cause…

December 1, 2014
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nice event ‘n worthy cause…

Every year, close on the heels of Thanksgiving, the Columbus Blues Alliance in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps puts together a Toys for Tots fund raiser. Sunday...

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hill country blues via the DEEP south or bye bye miss america pie ‘n what’s real and what ain’t…

November 26, 2014
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hill country blues via the DEEP south or bye bye miss america pie ‘n what’s real and what ain’t…

Recently some was sharing email on “missin’ mississippi” and looking forward to returning in the spring. Mentioned had come across a good video of Carlos Elliott, Jr. Some of...

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Larry Wright Night

November 23, 2014
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Larry Wright Night

Another Thanksgiving is coming up, a day when we reflect upon our physical and spiritual blessings and share those blessings with others. Since Brandon Pettiford, the precocious 15 year...

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a call for help……

November 20, 2014
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a call for help……

Today (Thur Nov 20th) we received a message from our friend Janet Webb of the Mississippi Delta Blues Society in Indianola. She told us that on Nov 14th in...

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SPOTLIGHT!

November 18, 2014
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SPOTLIGHT!

Something new… Something we hope will become a continuing series shining a light on local and regional artists, venues, fans or philanthropists of The Blues. We’re very honored and...

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blues artist passes…

November 17, 2014
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blues artist passes…

Blues fans may not recognize the name of artist John Carroll Doyle. But they will surely recognize his blues artwork, especially the iconic images he painted for Blue Chicago...

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bits ‘n pieces………..

November 11, 2014
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bits ‘n pieces………..

    *coming soon to Court Street Grill- Thursday Nov 13 Chris Duarte showtime 8pm / door $15 Friday & Saturday Nov 21-22 Johnny Rawls showtime ? / door...

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Small World

November 11, 2014
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Small World

Through the misty chill of Halloween eve we drove on down to Rev‘s blues infirmary to a timed windshield wiper rhythm. The Kinsey Report from Gary, Indiana was in...

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