Monthly Archives: April 2013

there’s a new festival in town y’all!

April 29, 2013
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there’s a new festival in town y’all!

*This just in (Monday April 29th) from Lady D….. The Simply Jazz and Blues Festival ​PRESS CONFERENCE Location: “110 Marshall” (110 Marshall Ave. Beckley, WV 25801) When: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Time: 3:30pm Contact: Doris A. Fields (Lady D) 304.222.2536 or email: ladyd@simplyjazzandbluesfestival.com Join us for the official announcement of the Simply Jazz and...

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Happy Birthday OTIS RUSH!

April 29, 2013
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Happy Birthday OTIS RUSH!

You know I once was a gambler, boy, but I lost my money soon                                                                 Yes, I lost all of my money some other, some other gambler can have my room. Gamblers Blues ~ 1969, Mourning in the Morning Definitely a favorite of ours and many others, Otis Rush turns 78 today. Born April 29th,...

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“Moonshine & Mojo Hands”

April 26, 2013
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“Moonshine & Mojo Hands”

They’re at it again! Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle, the creators of award-winning M for Mississippi and We Juke Up in Here are in the process of producing the first ever blues reality show. Traveling Mississippi’s back roads in search of juke joints, house parties, moonshine and the musicians who keep this uniquely American...

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sights ‘n scenes from Juke Joint

April 18, 2013
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sights ‘n scenes from Juke Joint

While driving home on Monday we got the news coming out of Boston. Seemed to make us appreciate even more our time in the Delta with many old and new friends. We had just experienced what had to been the biggest and best Juke Joint Festival to date. Congratulations to Roger Stolle and his...

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13th Annual Blues Bash Taking Shape

April 14, 2013
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13th Annual Blues Bash Taking Shape

Hi Folks!  July 26-27 is the date set for the 14th annual Big Bend Blues Bash at Pomeroy’s Riverside Amphitheater.  Here’s a quick glimpse of the lineup as it stands.  Please check back often as more bands and events are added to the lineup.  Questions?  Please email Jackie at jackie@courtstreetgrill.com.  Look forward to seeing...

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BLUES Benefit Concert For Terry Nolan

April 13, 2013
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BLUES Benefit Concert For Terry Nolan

Mark your calendars for May 19th as a who’s-who of Columbus Blues heavyweights are set to perform a benefit concert for Terry Nolan.  The concert will be held at the Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, Ohio and features good friends Pett-Crow, Ray Fuller and Frank Harrison.   Also on the bill is Carlise Guy, daughter of...

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bits ‘n pieces…

April 8, 2013
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bits ‘n pieces…

As we sitting here on the eve of Juke Joint Fest thought best get out some info whether it be pertinent or not. Train pulls out da station Wednesday evening heading for Clarksdale. Crutch, the doctor and crawlinkingsnake plan to drive thru the night with first meaningful stop in Tunica, MS for the best...

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more on “Rat” and the Riverside….

April 3, 2013
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more on “Rat” and the Riverside….

As stated in the March 29th article RIP FRANK “RAT” RATLIFF, “much more could be said about Rat, and no doubt will be in the coming days.” Now on the eve of Juke Joint Festival comes the following from Roger Stolle of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale. Quote: “We don’t...

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