Monthly Archives: September 2015

An Open Letter and Photo Journal to Doris Fields (Lady D) and Antonia Ritchie

September 29, 2015
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An Open Letter and Photo Journal to Doris Fields (Lady D) and Antonia Ritchie

  September 28, 2015 Dear Ms. Doris and Ms. Antonia, Please forgive my tardiness in writing to you, but after taking in the Saturday and Sunday events of the third annual Simply Jazz and Blues Festival, I knew that eventually I would have to testify. Even more than a month afterwards, the good feelings...

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Hot Tamales (‘n they’re red hot)

September 22, 2015
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Hot Tamales (‘n they’re red hot)

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely heard the 1937 tune They’re Red Hot recorded by Robert Johnson and covered by many others. Maybe not as well known as catfish or cotton, but hot tamales are famous in the Mississippi Delta. Some claim Greenville as the tamale capitol. Don’t know about that but we’ve...

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ac @ csg SOLD OUT

September 21, 2015
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ac @ csg SOLD OUT

Well not really… even though it’s not on the Court Street Grill calendar the Albert Castiglia show Thursday Sept 24th is SOLD OUT and has been for quite some time. However, there is still some standing room only. Showtime is 8:00pm. Tickets are $15 at the door or $17.50 credit card. Reservations can be...

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On to Macon and THE BIG HOUSE

September 17, 2015
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On to Macon and THE BIG HOUSE

After our stay at the Inn Upon Moon River, in Chester, SC with David and Elizabeth (see http://www.pomeroyblues.org/2015/09/16/the-inn-upon-moon-river-plantation/), we’re ‘on the road again’ and headed south to Havana, Florida, located in the Florida ‘panhandle’ about thirty miles north of Tallahassee.  Havana (FL) is an old canning town surrounded by miles of farmland and a...

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the Inn Upon Moon River Plantation

September 16, 2015
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the Inn Upon Moon River Plantation

If you go back a few articles ago, you’ll find one written by that prolific ‘crawlinkingsnake’ entitled I-77 SOUTHBOUND? http://www.pomeroyblues.org/2015/08/17/i-77-southbound/  Reading that article got me to thinking about making a little road trip up to David and Elizabeth Claytor’s INN UPON MOON RIVER PLANTATION ‘bed and breakfast’ in Chester, SC, especially since the weekend we...

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“Hot Dog! Blues & Brews”

September 15, 2015
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“Hot Dog! Blues & Brews”

If it’s been awhile since you last visited Palatine Park in Fairmont, you need to go back and see it now. What once was a less than desirable spot on the banks of the Monongahela River has been turned into a beautiful, manicured area. Safe, relaxing, kid friendly city park with still more improvements...

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name it….

September 11, 2015
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name it….

  Not everything good happening at a blues festival happens on stage. This July found Gumbo Charly and crawlinkingsnake sittin’ on the wall over looking the river at Big Bend Blues Fest in Pomeroy. While taking it all in, struck up a conversation with Marsha and Gary who were sitting nearby. Marsha and Gary...

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24hrs after Carolina!

September 8, 2015
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24hrs after Carolina!

Just received a reminder that Johnny Rawls will be at Charlie’s Red Star Barn this Saturday Sept 12th. This comes just one day following his birthday celebration at the Inn Upon Moon River Plantation in Chester, SC. A beautiful spot on the Sheets farm located in rural southeast Ohio, Charlie’s is one of the...

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one of the summers best…

September 7, 2015
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one of the summers best…

Seems we say this every year, but it’s true… “this is one of the summers best”! The 25th anniversary of the West Virginia Black Heritage is this coming weekend in downtown Clarksburg. It began as a celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. A meeting of the Kelly Miller Alumni...

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Broadside tonight!

September 6, 2015
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Broadside tonight!

Our friends up Cleveland, OH way (yes Mississippi, there really is a Cleveland in Ohio also) sends this out to us. Although we’re sorry to say we’ve never made it, we’re always told it’s a great event. Thanks Scott! Broadside of the Barn 2015 Sunday, September 6 @ 7pm. Tonight is the Night! $25...

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