Monthly Archives: March 2013

RIP Frank “Rat” Ratliff

March 29, 2013
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RIP Frank “Rat” Ratliff

Received the very sad news this morning (Fri Mar 29th) from Charly in Sarasota. Even though we knew Rat had not been in the best of health the past few months, it still comes as a shock to hear he’s gone. Frank “Rat” Ratliff passed away due to a heart attack at 10:00pm Thursday...

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Swinging Forward

March 28, 2013
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Swinging Forward

It’s past mid-March, and I just now realized that the clock in the car was behind an hour. Thanks to Daylight Saving Time, we all have been able to count on suffering temporary confusion or, in many instances, long-term “I can’t get used to this!” irritation twice a year. It was reported by Walter...

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“cool jazz”

March 25, 2013
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“cool jazz”

For whatever the reason we just seemed to get out of the habit of going to “Martini Monday” at Parkersburg’s  Blennerhassett Hotel with the Bruce DeMoll Jazz Group. Had totally forgotten just how cool this late afternoon/early Monday evening event really is. However we’ve actually been there twice over the past 4 or 5...

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JIMMY THACKERY “Live As It Gets” at Court Street Grill

March 18, 2013
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JIMMY THACKERY “Live As It Gets” at Court Street Grill

How cool would it be to see a true road warrior, who learned at the foot of the masters (Muddy Waters), and a founding member of The Nighthawks… up close and personal in a small juke joint? That’s what’s going down on Wednesday nite April 24th when Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers “Live As...

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2013 Blues Bash Coming Soon

March 16, 2013
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2013 Blues Bash Coming Soon

The Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society are pleased to announce the dates  of July 26-27 for the 14th Annual Big Bend Blues Bash.  Featured headliners this year include Chicago great Bernard Allison, Florida guitar man Albert “the Kid” Castiglia and Gods Favorite Rhythm & Blues Band the wild and wooly Gas House Gorillas.  The...

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juke joints, blues clubs and various other venues…

March 13, 2013
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juke joints, blues clubs and various other venues…

Willie King ~ 2004 Jukin’ at Betties, Prairie Point, Alabama Fact is juke joints ain’t what they once was. Also a fact most all “live” music venues anywhere ain’t what they used to be. Too much karaoke and not ‘nuf live music. Bar owners don’t have to put much effort into bringing in live...

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