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funky up your day….

May 20, 2015
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funky up your day….

*received couple days ago from D-Bone… A little something to funky up your day. The original video is apparently owned by Dick Clark Productions, who keeps deleting it from various youtube presentations. But it keeps being re-posted by “Freedom of James Brown” aficionados. The Legendary TAMI Show Performance There was a great article about...

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sho’nuf natural woman!

May 18, 2015
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sho’nuf natural woman!

You just knew it was gonna be special when she entered in a way only she can do. Aretha Franklin entered wearing a floor length, hot pink, sequined dress with a looong white stole! Had read somewhere that her voice maybe was not at...

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RIP Riley B. King

May 15, 2015
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RIP Riley B. King

There will be plenty written and said during the next few days on the life and death of Riley B. King. You won’t need to hear it repeated here other than the fact “the king” passed away peacefully around 9:40am Pacific Daylight Time at...

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bits ‘n pieces….

May 14, 2015
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bits ‘n pieces….

*news from the Big Bend & “the Ohio River juke joint“- Gas House Gorillas, Friday June 5th, Court Street Grill, Pomeroy, OH Friday June 12th Chris O’Leary Band, Court...

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SPOTLIGHT!

May 11, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

The coolest man in the Mid-Ohio Valley? Damstraight, it’s Bruce DeMoll that’s who! The coolest jazz spot in the Mid-Ohio Valley? Spats Lounge in the Blennerhassett Hotel, Parkersburg. Coolest...

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Dan Erlewine Inspects Mike Bloomfield’s Telecaster

May 8, 2015
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Mike Bloomfield’s Telecaster Dan Erlewine first saw this Tele back in the 1960s, before Mike Bloomfield recorded with it on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited album. That was also...

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Wednesday Evening JAZZ…

May 3, 2015
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Wednesday Evening JAZZ…

The WV Jazz Society and Washington Square presents Monika Herzig in a special charity event Wednesday May 13th. Although there will be no charge at the door… donations are...

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BB King in home hospice

May 1, 2015
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BB King in home hospice

Word is BB King‘s daughter Patty, who lives with him has charged his long time manager Laverne Toney with elder abuse. In an argument over BB’s care, Patty King...

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Dennis Gruenling report…

April 30, 2015
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Dennis Gruenling report…

*saw these guys put on a great show couple years ago at Court Street Grill… and now a word from Dennis Gruenling: “As the weather warms up, it can...

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“outdoor” summer music series coming soon!

April 29, 2015
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“outdoor” summer music series coming soon!

Beginning June 19th and running 5 consecutive Fridays is the 15th “annual” Rhythm on the River live music series. Held each year on the banks of the Ohio River...

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SPOTLIGHT!

April 26, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

We first heard and met Carlos Elliot, Jr a few years ago at Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale. He immediately caught our attention. Perhaps as much for his appreciation...

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cobbler’s coffee house…

April 23, 2015
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cobbler’s coffee house…

Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2014 BMA  Acoustic Artist of the Year and Acoustic Album of the Year will be at Cobbler’s Coffee House, Friday May 1st. Located in...

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“jazz nite” at Washington Square

April 21, 2015
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“jazz nite” at Washington Square

  Just back from 4 days and 4 nights at the amazing Juke Joint Festival in Mississippi. See “livin’ the blues life” aka a clarksdale tale April 19th. Needless...

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Johnny’s back!

April 20, 2015
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Johnny’s back!

We was just witness to what some say was one of Johnny Rawls best ever performances. Saturday April 11th during Juke Joint Festival JR held the overflow crowd in...

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“livin’ the blues life” aka a clarksdale tale…

April 19, 2015
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“livin’ the blues life” aka a clarksdale tale…

Okay, it’s over for another year. So for all y’all who tire of hearing about it, ain’t never been there, ain’t never planning to go there, or jes plain...

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