Monthly Archives: March 2016

as if we really needed another reason….

March 30, 2016
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as if we really needed another reason….

  In case ya didn’t know we’re sittin’ on GO for the 2016 Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS. Crutch, Pedro, Doc and yers truly are pulling out in just 2 short weeks and pointing it south for Memphis, Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta! And the last thing needed was another reason to go back. So didn’t...

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Heritage Music Blues Tuesdays Returns

March 28, 2016
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Heritage Music Blues Tuesdays Returns

BLUES TUESDAYS WILL RETURN IN APRIL ! APRIL 19th and APRIL 26th More shows to added soon. APRIL 19th – GOLDEN STATE / LONE STAR REVUE The Golden State/Lone Star Revue is an all-star, cross-country melding of musicians from California — Mark Hummel (harp-blower, vocalist, bandleader and Grammy nominee), Little Charlie Baty (ex-Nightcats bandleader...

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Noah @ “the Ohio River juke joint”

March 28, 2016
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Noah @ “the Ohio River juke joint”

Quote the online Greek magazine Blues.Gr ~ “Noah Wotherspoon hails from Dayton, Ohio. At the age of eleven, his brother bought him a guitar. Noah immediately took to the instrument and quickly became noticed as a remarkable blues guitarist. At thirteen, he opened up for Derek Trucks. By sixteen, he had jammed onstage with...

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C.C. Richardson follow up… (edited Mar 26 & Mar 28)

March 25, 2016
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C.C. Richardson follow up… (edited Mar 26 & Mar 28)

With all the interest shown to Tuesday’s post C.C. “Peg” Richardson thought it might be a good time for a follow up. And just like wading in the Kanawha River… the further ya go in, the deeper it gets. Terry Lowry, who we met at the WV Cultural Center last summer, got back with us thanking for our interest in “his long...

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C.C. “Peg” Richardson

March 22, 2016
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C.C. “Peg” Richardson

Something interesting happened to me Saturday while on my way to the River City Blues Fest. While parking my car an old friend hollered across the parking lot that he had something for me. hmmmm? I was handed two 45 rpm records by C.C. aka “Peg” or “Peg Leg” Richardson on the Blue Jay label. Record #1/side...

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blues revival in Cowtown!

March 21, 2016
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blues revival in Cowtown!

  We used to enjoy the annual Traditional Acoustic Blues Festival in Columbus, OH sponsored by the Columbus Blues Alliance. Always fun but it was discontinued. Now it’s back and re-branded under a new name. The Columbus Blues Revival, sponsored by the Elevator Brewing Company, BMI Federal Credit Union, City BBQ, Event & Exhibit Management, Gilliand Farms, QFM96...

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Jerakus was good, but Kenny even better!

March 20, 2016
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Jerakus was good, but Kenny even better!

Jerakus Singleton took the stage at River City Blues Festival at 8pm Saturday night. He was really good. But with no disrespect to Jerakus; when Kenny Neal followed him you quickly realized why you came. We had seen Jerakus 5 years ago in Bentonia, MS and he was playing more standard blues, r&b at the time. Since...

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Sunflower River flooding

March 18, 2016
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Sunflower River flooding

  With all the recent news of flooding in the lower Mississippi River basin we couldn’t help but worry about our friends in Clarksdale and the Delta. Today (Mar 18th) we spoke with Joyce of the Riverside Hotel located at 615 Sunflower Ave., directly beside the flooding Sunflower River. We were naturally concerned for the historic hotel, even...

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is this really fiction?

March 16, 2016
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is this really fiction?

When the train, it left the station, with two lights on behind. The blue light was my blues, and the red light was my mind. All my love’s in vain… Robert Johnson ~ Love in Vain Blues, 6/22/1937, Dallas, TX Was this really the last recording made by Robert Johnson? Could there be more...

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River City Blues Fest coming…

March 9, 2016
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River City Blues Fest coming…

*just in from Mid-Ohio Valley BJFM Society…. ******************************************************************* 25th Annual River City Blues Festival, Hotel Lafayette, 101 Front Street, Marietta Ohio Presented by Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Schedule of Events – March 18 & 19, 2016 Friday Night – March 18th. Doors open at 7 PM. 8 to 9...

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