Monthly Archives: April 2016

Got Jazz! ~ Big Hit!

April 29, 2016
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Got Jazz! ~ Big Hit!

West Virginia Jazz Society hit another home run on Friday April 22nd. Along with the Harrison Cultural Foundation’s Barbara Highland Fund the jazz society transformed the Clarksburg Uptown Events Center into a way cool jazz club for the initial Got Jazz! event. The evening began at 6:30pm with a great performance of jazz standards from the...

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episode #2… Moonshine & MojoHands

April 29, 2016
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episode #2… Moonshine & MojoHands

Episode #2 of Moonshine and MojoHands released today Friday April 29th. Great to see interview with Robert Kimbrough. Was great fun and an honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to spend some time with Robert couple weeks ago at St Louis Frank’s house party in Clarksdale. The son of the late-great Junior Kimbrough is...

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jealous!

April 26, 2016
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jealous!

Gotta tell ya, I’m big time jealous when it comes to this post. Also a little, pissed off. Looks as if Curt “the truth” had way more time than what he really needs either for pre or post Juke Joint Fest to tour around the Delta and the north Mississippi hill country. Now he’s even...

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Prince tribute – Clarence Spady

April 26, 2016
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Clarence Spady with Prince tribute Purple Rain @ O’Leary’s Pub 4/22/16 A long time Court Street Grill favorite, Clarence Spady hails from Scranton, PA. He can be seen on a semi-regular bases at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton and Terra Blues in New York City. He’s appearing at Terra Blues this weekend Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st.

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Why do we go? (part II)

April 23, 2016
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Why do we go? (part II)

Okay, we finally got it. And it weren’t no easy task. For a fan of the music and everything that goes with it, trying to simplify a trip to the Mississippi Delta is like trying to simplify a book report on War & Peace. I don’t really think it can be done. But we’ll try… Wednesday 4/13: Sometime around...

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Shriners Chili & Wing Cook Off – Blues Fest

April 23, 2016
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Shriners Chili & Wing Cook Off – Blues Fest

*this just in via Bryan Hackdorn of Mansfield, OH. The Shriners Chili & Wing Cook Off – Blues Festival is May 21, 2016 in Mansfield, OH. The Annual event is a benefit to raise money locally for Shriners Hospitals for Children. This is the 3rd year of the event and we have grown each year...

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why do we go? well….

April 21, 2016
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why do we go? well….

  We’ve been asked more times than we can count; “why do you go to Mississippi?” And even more so, “why do you continue to go back?” It ain’t no secret, we go to Mississippi at least once a year and sometimes more. Over 12 years we been there so often we got friends from Clarksdale to Jackson...

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Delta bound!

April 12, 2016
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Delta bound!

  *it’s time… no more talk… no more plannin’… we’re southbound for the Delta… where the Blues is alive and well   Thursday: breakfast at Blue & White Restaurant, catch a nap, and off for Po Monkey’s in Merigold   Friday: the famous St Louis Frank House Party… later strollin’ the Clarksdale jukes   Saturday: actual Juke Joint Festival all...

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Got Jazz!

April 11, 2016
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Got Jazz!

  Grand Opening of Got Jazz!, a virtual jazz nightclub designed by the West Virginia Jazz Society. Specs: 80 seats at 20 tables with perfect sight lines to the stage; small plates menu featuring fresh, locally sourced, creative cuisine presented by Mia Margherita’s; top jazz artists; subdued atmosphere and courtesy listening policy; BYOB plus...

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books and mags….

April 8, 2016
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books and mags….

Like sometimes happens this post started as a relatively “simple” bits ‘n pieces article. But due to all the discussion(s) of C.C. Richardson and related stories recently it soon took off in another direction. Over the past few days we’ve received two old magazines (Goldenseal 1983 and Living Blues 1984); found one of our own old magazines (special double...

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