Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Lot to Say

May 28, 2013
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A Lot to Say

  Driving down and around The Big Bend with a spirit matching the low clouds and mist that necessitated the intrusive, intermittent, stuttering swipe of the windshield wipers, I made my Wednesday evening way to Pomeroy upon Ohio and the Court Street Grill. The righteous Right Reverend J.W. Juke was hosting the forty-plus year...

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remembering William Clarke

May 26, 2013
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remembering William Clarke

Memorial Day, the start of the summer season is a time to remember. While there are many blues men and women that are worthy of being remembered at this time; our choice is William Clarke. Much can be said about the great William Clarke other than just the usual stuff. Yes, he did play...

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bit’s ‘n pieces…..

May 17, 2013
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bit’s ‘n pieces…..

                                                                               today & tomorrow ~ May 17-18, Charlie West Blues Fest, Charleston… Kim Wilson & the Fabulous Thunderbirds headline Saturday nite…. Southern Hospitality in...

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what’s gonna happen at Gip’s Place?

May 11, 2013
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what’s gonna happen at Gip’s Place?

The city of Bessemer, AL (pop 25,000+) is located about 18 miles southwest of Birmingham. On Avenue C can be found what has become a world famous juke joint. Henry “Gip” Gipson has operated Gip’s Place for over 50 years. Featured in American Blues Scene 2013 calendar (July). On Saturday May 4th around 10:15pm...

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Charlie’s First Blues Hoedown

May 6, 2013
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Charlie’s First Blues Hoedown

A big round of applause with some Arsenio Hall whoops, whistles, and a “Yeah!” or five go out to the Sheets family and the Foothills Music Foundation on their fine first concert in their 2013 Blues Concert Series held in the new venue, Charlie’s Place. The music of Mudfork Blues, Patrick McLaughlin, and Biscuit Miller brought together the tastefully restored 1830...

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