Monthly Archives: March 2014

Remembering O.V. @ Court Street Grill

March 30, 2014
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Remembering O.V. @ Court Street Grill

If this is the end of my story, I’m goin’ out in a Blaze of Glory! Johnny Rawls – Remembering O.V., Catfood Records, 2013: O.V. Wright never quite made it BIG. Often compared to the likes of Marvin Gaye or Otis Redding, his music was always more popular in the South on the “chitlin...

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Walter Trout hospitalized….

March 22, 2014
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Walter Trout hospitalized….

Walter Trout is currently hospitalized and in urgent need of a liver transplant.  To donate, click here. From Intrepid Artists International: Walter has been battling severe liver disease bravely for the past many months. He has continued touring and recording until a few weeks ago – he loves playing for people, and it has...

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Bud Spires

March 21, 2014
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Bud Spires

Bud Spires of Bentonia, MS passed away Thursday March 20th, 2014. He was 82. Almost met Bud in 2011 at the Bentonia Blues Festival. While talking with Jimmy “Duck” Holmes inside Blue Front Cafe, Duck said, “Bud was just here!” So off we went in hot pursuit. But too late. He was already gone....

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Tommy Johnson/Ishmon Bracey reissue

March 20, 2014
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Tommy Johnson/Ishmon Bracey reissue

  Located in South Wales UK, Red Lick records has released its latest list of reissues. This month includes on vinyl, 1928 recordings from Tommy Johnson & Ishman Bracey. (Correct spelling is “Ishmon” but here with an “a”) Tommy Johnson/Ishman Bracey: Canned Heat Blues, The Legendary 1928 Memphis Sessions has been reissued on the...

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Felix’s “Magic Bag of Tricks”

March 16, 2014
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Felix’s “Magic Bag of Tricks”

Functioning in the refrigeration of this year’s sagging polar vortex for the last few weather-weary weeks of January left many souls longing for the thaw. The long-lingering, fallen fahrenheit and serial snowfalls had taken center stage long enough. Fortunately, after the first week of February, Rev felt that it was time to revive the...

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Scanning for the Good Stuff

March 13, 2014
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Scanning for the Good Stuff

  This comes in from southeastern Pennsylvania blues buddy D-Bone Sellers: Just discovered my newest fav tune. By accident. Sunday afternoon radio. It’s one of those tunes that got me sitting up right away. Like a hungry man smelling dinner cooking, all of a sudden nose, ears up and awake scanning for the good...

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spring’s a comin’…

March 12, 2014
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spring’s a comin’…

Having just returned from Charleston and the Mountain East Conference (formally the WVIAC) basketball tournament; an event many us consider the start of spring. And with the River City Blues Fest this weekend in Marietta; another event many think of the start of spring. And the chance to see Kevin “the mad hatter” Gregory...

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world famous juke joint to re-open

March 2, 2014
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world famous juke joint to re-open

Recently received word from Dr. C in north-west Ohio of a news release in the Toledo Blade newspaper. Wednesday Feb 26th they printed an article on Griffin Hines Farm Blues Club. See complete article. The once famous club has been closed since the death of owner Henry Griffin in January 2013. Henry had purchased...

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