Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dennis Gruenling report…

April 30, 2015
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Dennis Gruenling report…

*saw these guys put on a great show couple years ago at Court Street Grill… and now a word from Dennis Gruenling: “As the weather warms up, it can only mean one thing… Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Gruenling will be coming YOUR WAY!! Of course, that depends on where you...

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Rhythm on the River Summer music series!

April 29, 2015
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Rhythm on the River Summer music series!

Beginning June 19th and running 5 consecutive Fridays is the 15th “annual” Rhythm on the River live music series. Held each year on the banks of the Ohio River at the Riverside Amphitheater in downtown Pomeroy, OH. A summer evening of “live” music with the river in the foreground and Victorian buildings of Pomeroy...

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SPOTLIGHT!

April 26, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

We first heard and met Carlos Elliot, Jr a few years ago at Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale. He immediately caught our attention. Perhaps as much for his appreciation of the music, as his own musical skills. Not that his skills are anything less than excellent, cause he’s very good. But it was so...

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cobbler’s coffee house…

April 23, 2015
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cobbler’s coffee house…

Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2014 BMA  Acoustic Artist of the Year and Acoustic Album of the Year will be at Cobbler’s Coffee House, Friday May 1st. Located in Marietta at Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 3rd St. $10 door for society members. $12 for independents. Doors open at 6:00pm. Showtime 7 ’til 8:30pm. Pizza along...

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“jazz nite” at Washington Square

April 21, 2015
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“jazz nite” at Washington Square

  Just back from 4 days and 4 nights at the amazing Juke Joint Festival in Mississippi. See “livin’ the blues life” aka a clarksdale tale April 19th. Needless to say we was dragging more than just a little bit… but got it together… found our way to Clarksburg, WV… took in some great...

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Johnny’s back!

April 20, 2015
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Johnny’s back!

We was just witness to what some say was one of Johnny Rawls best ever performances. Saturday April 11th during Juke Joint Festival JR held the overflow crowd in Hambone Gallery in the palm of his hand belting out his own version of smoooooth soul-blues. A performance that ranks up with perhaps his top...

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“livin’ the blues life” aka a clarksdale tale…

April 19, 2015
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“livin’ the blues life” aka a clarksdale tale…

Okay, it’s over for another year. So for all y’all who tire of hearing about it, ain’t never been there, ain’t never planning to go there, or jes plain don’t give a sheit, this should do it for the next 12 months. The final word… maybe. Even before we started preparing to leave Clarksdale,...

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beautiful, but…

April 17, 2015
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beautiful, but…

As I set out on the front porch of our little cabin, looking across the beautifully manicured lawn to “the big house”, couldn’t help but wonder how sharecroppers in the Jim Crow south must have felt. Living in such a beautiful area, but totally removed from all the luxuries of the plantation… or even...

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jazz tonite & tomorrow…

April 17, 2015
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jazz tonite & tomorrow…

  On Saturday April 11th, West Virginia Jazz Society President, Eric Spelsberg wrote: “We are very pleased to announce that both nights of the Marshall Keys & The Cool Cats shows are virtual sellouts.  We have half dozen seats left on Saturday, and a couple of bar seats on Friday. That’s it.” However as...

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the Hoover’s of Baptist Town

April 16, 2015
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the Hoover’s of Baptist Town

We had some really fine food while in Clarksdale last week at St Louis Frank’s house party. Not only great bbq ribs ‘n chicken prepared by Johnny Miles, but some excellent sides as well. The collard greens, yams, coleslaw was provided by Mary and Sylvester Hoover via Baptist Town in Greenwood, MS. I had...

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