Monthly Archives: February 2012

Couldn’t Help But Notice…..

February 28, 2012
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Couldn’t Help But Notice…..

Nice show Monday night Feb 27th, the PBS broadcast of “Red, White & Blues, In Performance at the White House” However couldn’t help but notice… response, or lack there of, from the crowd when Mick Jagger said , “you know the great American blues man Sonny Boy Williamson?” Silence in the room was deafening,...

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Gerome Durham returns to “The Grill”

February 27, 2012
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Gerome Durham returns to “The Grill”

New Years Eve, Gerome Durham impressed most everybody at Court Street Grill while singing with Johnny Rawls. The tall, imposing blues man, dressed in a killer mustard yellow stripped Morning Suit, matching beret and shoes drew comparisons to Bobby “Blue” Bland and Johnny Taylor. Only thing missing was “Members Only” which he now promises...

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Gettin’ Back “On The Good Foot”

February 26, 2012
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Gettin’ Back “On The Good Foot”

    Sometimes a bout with the blues or even ennui can leave a person struggling and skipping to get back in spiritual step. Mr. James Brown, would say that you need to, “Get on the good foot. Goin’ down to the crib. Let it all hang out, where soulful people knows, what it’s...

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The Arts Will Do That

February 26, 2012
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The Arts Will Do That

The Roman God Janus, for whom the month of January is named, is pictured having two faces, one looking backward and one looking forward. There is our past, and then there is our future, and we kiss and blow horns to mark that annual passage from the one to the other. However, leave it...

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spring’s a comin’…

February 26, 2012
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spring’s a comin’…

Weather Channel announced “meteorological spring” starts Thursday March 1st. That’s all most us need to be thinking SPRING and all things outdoors. As y’all know, ain’t no way you can attend spring and summer outdoor (or indoor) blues events (Wheeling, Pomeroy, Clarksdale, Charleston, etc) in last years hat! Check here for new spring/summer fedoras,...

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Muddy Waters at Court Street Grill!

February 26, 2012
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Muddy Waters at Court Street Grill!

BLUES FILM “SERIES” #5 The 5th and final (maybe) blues video of the “series” is set for Wednesday March 7th. After the success of Last of the Mississippi Jukes last summer during Big Bend Blues Bash, it was decided to try something during the winter. The Court Street Grill has the optimum site for...

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RIP Iverson Minter AKA Louisiana Red March 23rd, 1932- to February 25, 2012

February 25, 2012
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RIP Iverson Minter AKA Louisiana Red March 23rd, 1932- to February 25, 2012

    RIP Iverson Minter AKA Louisiana Red March 23rd, 1932- to February 25, 2012. It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of one of the greatest and most beloved traditional blues artists. Louisiana Red died this afternoon at a hospital in Germany (Note Europe is 9 hours ahead) after a few...

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Daddy Mack Blues Band @ Court Street Grill

February 24, 2012
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Daddy Mack Blues Band @ Court Street Grill

Ya say your generator ain’t working too fine, tell me you need your front end aligned… let me work on it baby, I’ll fix it up for you. I’ll have your motor purring like a kitten, girl when I get through… Baby don’t panic, ’cause I’m a shade tree mechanic! DADDY MACK BLUES BAND...

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Juke Joint Challenge Application

February 22, 2012
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Juke Joint Challenge:  The PB&J’s Blues Competition, the Juke Joint Challenge, will be held June 2, 2012, at the Court Street Grill, 112 Court Street, Pomeroy, OH. If you can play or sing the blues you can win $500:  Overall winner will receive $500 and receive the PB&J’s endorsement into the International Blues Challenge...

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“NEW” Blues Capitol of the World?

February 22, 2012
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Farish Street, Jackson, MS

HISTORIC FARISH STREET – JACKSON, MS Here in our area of the Upper South (Mid-Ohio Valley), we’re not always aware of the happenings in the Deep South. However if you’re a fan of the blues and the history of the blues, this could be of interest to you. For a long time there have...

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