Monthly Archives: June 2012

Realization by The Ginian

June 29, 2012
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Realization by The Ginian

Note: A good number of years ago a friend showed me a quotation that was attributed to Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as “Lead Belly,” that remains with me today. The quote was, “Da blues is a feelin’, and when it get you, dats da real news!” I have since been unable to verify...

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…you want “REAL”, huh?

June 27, 2012
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…you want “REAL”, huh?

So all y’all want y’alls blues to be “REAL” huh? Real enough to feel it, taste it. Performed by “REAL” blues talent. Not some slick, polished, faster ‘n louder guitar playing kid from the suburbs. But the kinda blues that can only be found in “REAL” jooks. The kinda “REAL” blues that comes outa...

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Alabama Blues!

June 17, 2012
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Alabama Blues!

If and when you get yo’self to Mobile, AL or the surrounding area… you’ll find among all the ancient live oaks and Spanish moss, da’s Blues to be had!  But first be certain to check in with Laura of the Gulf Coast Blues Society. She’s by far THE BEST source for information on “live”...

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Noted W.Va. blues guitarist Nat Reese dies

June 13, 2012
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Noted W.Va. blues guitarist Nat Reese dies

Noted W.Va. blues guitarist Nat Reese dies By Staff reports The Charleston Gazette Advertiser PRINCETON — Nat Reese, noted bluesman and longtime Vandalia Gathering performer, died Friday in Mercer County. He was 88. Reese, of Princeton, was known across the state for his blues guitar and had been a fixture at small venues and...

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Rhythm on the River 2012

June 8, 2012
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Rhythm on the River 2012

The Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society are pleased to announce the performers and dates for Rhythm on the River Summer music series.  This season promises to be a great one with six “Rhythm” shows on the books.  Please keep in mind all Rhythm on the River shows are at the Riverside Amphitheater in downtown...

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Big Bend Blues Bash

June 6, 2012
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Big Bend Blues Bash

The Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society, Coors Light, Farmers Bank and Holzer Health System are pleased to announce the schedule for the 12th Annual Big Bend Blues Bash.  If you have any questions or comments or wish to purchase advanced tickets, please email Jackie at jackie@courtstreetgrill.com or call Meigs County Tourism at 1-877-MEIGS-CO.   Complete...

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Blues ‘n Cadillacs…..

June 6, 2012
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Blues ‘n Cadillacs…..

But now I’m crusin’                                                                                        And I ain’t looking back. You know, I still got the blues. But I got’em in my Fleetwood Cadillac!   JOHNNIE BASSETT ~ Cadillac Blues ~ Cannonball Records, 1998 Yeah, there must be something to it. Like red beans & rice, ying & yang and pretzels & beer. Johnny Rawls...

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big weekend @ The Grill (follow up)…

June 3, 2012
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big weekend @ The Grill (follow up)…

Happy to report the entire weekend went great. (see post “big weekend @ The Grill!”, 5/30/12) Although we didn’t get there Friday night for Gas House Gorillas, we were told the Gorillas were great and played to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. No doubt at least partly the reason for the shortage of tonic...

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