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April 1, 2015
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From a nameless garage band playing Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Little Richard, Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley to The Blue Boys to Blues Incorporated. Sometime in 1962, according to Keith Richards, Brian Jones gave the band its new name during a phone conversation with Jazz News. When asked for a name Jones saw a...

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a chat with JR…

March 30, 2015
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a chat with JR…

Down thru the years, Mississippi blues man Johnny Rawls has become one of the, if not the most popular artists to ever play Court Street Grill. He always packs ‘em in and it’s easy to understand why. An amazing showman, that connects with the...

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SPOTLIGHT!

March 25, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

Pretty amazing the number of awards and amount of attention that’s been cast upon this youthful bluesman. Perhaps even more amazing is the honest humility he continues to have through it all. We had seen Micah Kesselring a number of times before and were...

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it’s spring y’all!

March 25, 2015
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it’s spring y’all!

Springtime! Time for love, robins, flowers, baseball and that new hat. Be it fedora, beret, newsboy, pork pie or whatever. But no ball caps worn backwards. What credible bluesman...

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“back to back” at CSG

March 22, 2015
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“back to back” at CSG

“back to back” nights at Court Street Grill !!!   1st ~ Thursday March 26th  Gas House Gorillas. If you’ve been present before at CSG for these Bronx Bombers,...

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Samuel Charters

March 21, 2015
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Samuel Charters

The following information was brought to our attention via “TKaR” on Friday Mar 20th… thanks “train”! “I grew up in a world of band rehearsals, blues records, and a...

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mississippi callin’…

March 19, 2015
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mississippi callin’…

Last year we was all “missin’ mississippi” see post from 4/11/2014. This time around? Heallno! Ain’t gonna happen! Not this time! Done made that mistake in 2014 and had...

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Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum

March 16, 2015
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Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum

Queen Biscuit and I drove down along the Ohio River Saturday, March 7th led by the constantly changing hues of a vanishing sunset. It felt good to escape from...

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24th River City Blues Fest

March 16, 2015
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24th River City Blues Fest

The 24th annual River City Blues Festival in Marietta, OH is this weekend. Friday and Saturday March 20-21 at the Lafayette Hotel. Headliners Friday ~ Nathan & the Zydeco...

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SPOTLIGHT!

March 11, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

We had only seen Gary Applegate a couple times before… but was well aware of his talents. Gary has taken his “Blues with a passion” to the semi-finals of...

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March ain’t been kind…

March 10, 2015
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March ain’t been kind…

At a time when winter begins to fade… thoughts go to warmer days… March still been cruel to blues artists and fans… claimed more than its share of some...

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there too… really?

March 9, 2015
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there too… really?

  recent snow, floods, cold, bad roads, power outages, etc, we’s all looking forward to “goin’ down south” where chilly winds don’t blow. but not so fast….    ...

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Raleigh Jazz & Blues Series

March 8, 2015
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Raleigh Jazz & Blues Series

  Get your jazz and blues fix by supporting and enjoying the Raleigh Jazz & Blues Concert Series!  We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with the fourth installment of the...

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SPOTLIGHT!

March 4, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

We’ve been following the Dennis McClung Blues Band for a number of years. “The Prisoner of the Blues” and his talented band mates never fail to entertain. It was...

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fans and organizations come thru for Mr Belfour

March 4, 2015
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fans and organizations come thru for Mr Belfour

With the passing of Mr Robert Belfour on Feb 24th the family was left with considerable financial difficulties. Like so many times before, numerous fans and friends have stepped...

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