Monthly Archives: May 2012

big weekend @ The Grill!

May 30, 2012
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big weekend @ The Grill!

This weekend gonna be BIG at Court Street Grill Friday June 1st “the Ohio River juke joint” plays host to God’s Favorite Rhythm ‘n Blues Band, the Gas House Gorillas. Every time the Gorillas visit the Grill it’s a night to remember. Some of the best jump blues, R&B, rockabilly ever heard in the...

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I Just Knew It

May 29, 2012
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I Just Knew It

I just knew it… I arrived at the Court Street Grill an hour and a half early, and every parking space on Court Street and around four corners was taken. No complaints, mind you; any stroll through Pomeroy-upon-Ohio is pleasant, and it was really a short jaunt to the juke joint. But it was...

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“the blues” & international politics….

May 28, 2012
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“the blues” & international politics….

Recently “the blues”, in a strange way, was affected by international politics. Mali is a large, landlocked Sub-Saharan country in West Africa. On March 21st a military coup took place and the unrest continues at this time. United States government has strongly condemned the violence and called on coup leaders to stand aside and...

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Philly Blues Singer to Play Court Street Grill

May 22, 2012
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Philly Blues Singer to Play Court Street Grill

The Court Street Grill is pleased to announce that Gina Sicilia will perform on June 23rd.  We’ve been hearing wonderful things about her for years and are happy to add her to our strong Summer line-up.  Showtime at 8:00pm and tickets are $5.00 at the door. Young Philadelphia songstress Gina Sicilia exploded onto the...

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the place to be… Woodrow’s Place!

May 21, 2012
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the place to be… Woodrow’s Place!

Sometimes bigger just ain’t better. If it was why would anybody leave a big “free” blues festival? Drive clean across town to pay a $10 cover to go to a small, upstairs, blues club? Just 3 words… atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere! Atmosphere that includes great blues, people, food and sincerity. This was our first trip...

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bits ‘n pieces II

May 19, 2012
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bits ‘n pieces II

  Thanks to Laura of the Gulf Coast Blues Society. Pointing to some blues in Mobile. See ya at the Blues Tavern Floyd Taylor- Southern Soul Party on the Gulf Coast     Word is the grave of Sonny Boy Williamson II near Tutwiller, MS has just recently been vandalized….? was there last month...

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Homecoming time in Indianola!

May 13, 2012
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Homecoming time in Indianola!

A date has been set! Word from Mr. Dion Brown, Executive Director of the B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center is the 2012 B.B. King Homecoming will take place August 22nd. This date always seems slow getting firmed up due to the fact Mr. King is a world-wide traveler. However he always takes...

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Whole Lotta History Goin’ On / addendum by crawlinkingsnake

May 13, 2012
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Whole Lotta History Goin’ On / addendum by crawlinkingsnake

It goes without saying that all blues music that we listen to today carries and conveys a collective musical and emotional history. Born from the unspeakable oppression of black slavery in America, the blues found expression from field hollers to acoustically backed, then electrically amplified music. The up-river Mississippi migration resulted in an evolution...

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