Monthly Archives: February 2015

RIP Robert Belfour

February 26, 2015
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RIP Robert Belfour

There’s a vacant lot on Delta Ave in Clarksdale. It was here during our first trip to the Delta I first heard Robert Belfour play his amazing brand of blues. August ’04 during Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival and it was hot. We were pressed up against a brick wall in the only...

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“Little Whitt”

February 25, 2015
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“Little Whitt”

The passing of “Little Whitt” Wells went right by me. But while reading through the obituaries in the current issue of Living Blues (Issue #235, Vol 47), saw he died Oct 10th, 2014. Had the extremely good fortune to see him with his partner “Big Bo” McGee at River City Blues Fest in Marietta...

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A Journey Worth Taking

February 24, 2015
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A Journey Worth Taking

Deuce ‘n a Quarter, a fine five-piece blues band out of Columbus, Ohio, announces the coming release of their debut CD, Take the Journey. To celebrate their labor of love, the band members welcome everyone to attend their CD release party Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at FM Food...

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best of River City Blues Competition…

February 22, 2015
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best of River City Blues Competition…

Didn’t know the final outcome until this evening (Sunday Feb 22nd). But as it turned out, was just as we thought. Received this evening from Board Member, Competition Director, stage manager and old friend John Gifford. (thanks Giff!) “As per our ruling, if a solo/duo artist places within the top 3, we will send...

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Gateway to the Blues Museum & Visitors Center

February 20, 2015
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Gateway to the Blues Museum & Visitors Center

  Just received word the Gateway to the Blues Museum in Tunica, MS opened yesterday (Thur Feb 19th). We had stopped here in the spring of 2013 and at the time it was a gift shop only. This NEW museum is now located in a separate building behind the original shop. Located on Highway...

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big “blues” news!

February 19, 2015
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big “blues” news!

There is indeed big “blues” news coming out of Huntington, WV. And as far as we know, we’re the first to break the news and we’re indeed honored to do so! The brand new Huntington Blues Society is in the books! We actually knew this was gonna happen and had been waiting on pins...

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not to late to Mardi Gras!

February 16, 2015
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not to late to Mardi Gras!

Can’t get to New Orleans? If possible tune into Sirius/XM radio channel 67 – Real Jazz. Starting on Sunday Feb 16th and running all day and night thru Fat Tuesday until midnight Ash Wednesday Feb 18th for great New Orleans/Mardi Gras music. Or go to WWOZ  for more great New Orleans jazz, blues, funk...

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hill country…..

February 11, 2015
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hill country…..

Left Lane Cruiser ~ Mississippi Hill Country blues as told by the youth of Indiana will be at Court Street Grill on Saturday March 7th. showtime 8pm call 740-992-6524 for tix and reservations. North Mississippi Hill Country blues? Partial liner notes by Robert Palmer from All Night Long by Junior Kimbrough & the Soul...

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SPOTLIGHT!

February 7, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

Most everyone in the Big Bend/Mid-Ohio Valley area knows about Mudfork. This mainly family operation has now been doing it for over 15 years. Since 2000… American Beauty won Academy Award for Best Picture, Y2K passed without serious problems, the Yankees beat the Mets in the World Series and the band was born. Congratulations...

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bits ‘n pieces….

February 4, 2015
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bits ‘n pieces….

Jesus won’t you come round here, Now is the needed time… Needed Time ~ Lightnin’ Hopkins ~ 1952 RPM records Only recently heard this for the first time on Siris/XM radio. Eric Bibb did a knock out version and he thanked Taj Mahal for introducing it to him. However, it was probably first recorded...

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