a good night in Chas-tun

August 7, 2016
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a good night in Chas-tun

We’d been waiting for another chance to catch up with Priscilla Price and did so last night in Charleston. She performed a 45 to 50 minute set at Haddad Riverfront Park during Multifest. One thing you can never deny about her is “she knows how to make an entrance”.  Opened her show from the top of the...

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nearly brought to tears…..

August 5, 2016
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nearly brought to tears…..

Hope none will consider this to be in poor taste. But to all those who would have liked to been at the funeral, but were unable to, thought we send this out. Imagine my surprise as was nearly brought to tears today when opening the mail. Inside a large manila envelope found the following. Thanks St...

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BIG “blues” SALE!

August 5, 2016
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BIG “blues” SALE!

We’ll get right to the point. For sale cheap… one (1) VIP package for next weeks Wheeling Heritage Blues Festival. VIP ticket covering all 3 days  beginning Friday Aug 12 thru Sunday Aug 14, normally sell for $125. Available now to the first caller, can be purchased for only $70. This annual festival has grown into one of the...

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25% off

August 4, 2016
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25% off

Since founded in 1992 and the 2005 release of You See Me Laughin’ the Oxford, MS based Fat Possum Records has gone through some changes. Originally the two former staff members of Living Blues magazine Matthew Johnson and  Peter Redvers-Lee focused only on recording previously unknown Mississippi blues artists. More recently the label has been recording more...

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Muddy management…

August 3, 2016
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Muddy management…

Noticed in last weeks Chicago BLUES News by Karen Murphy that Jampol Artist Management, Inc. will be managing the estate of Muddy Waters. Quote Karen: “Right now I am waiting to hear exactly what that means to me…and you…and Muddy.” After searching Jampol didn’t really come up with any earth shattering information… yet. Company President Jeff Jampol...

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Priscilla!

August 2, 2016
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Priscilla!

Charleston native, Ms Priscilla Price performs a lot in the Detroit area. She has a show there this Friday night. However then she tells us they plan to hop in the car at 2:00am and drive to Charleston for her show at Multifest on Saturday! Be careful girl and watch those deer along I-77! Without going into a lot of repeated...

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coming this week…..

August 1, 2016
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coming this week…..

*more going on then we first thought…. The WV Jazz Society reminds us that this Friday Aug 5th will be the Elkins Jazz Walk in downtown Elkins, WV. While we’re certain it will all be good located in 4 different venues; it does feature one of our favorites. Marshall Keys will be at El Gran Sabor doing...

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is it any wonder?

August 1, 2016
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is it any wonder?

  Is it any wonder that Chris O’Leary is fast becoming a favorite at Court Street Grill or anywhere else in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Once again he may very well have stole the show this past weekend during Big Bend Blues Bash. Every time we’ve seen Chris he’s been outstanding. Connects with the crowd with personality, emotional...

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The B.B. King Auction

July 26, 2016
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The B.B. King Auction

PRESS RELEASE: As soon as court approval is given Guernsey’s will conduct an unreserved auction of a thousand of BB King’s most treasured possessions. Public preview will take place at the New York City showroom of Gibson guitars at West 54th Street. After the preview the auction will take place online. Proceeds will go...

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WILLIE “PO MONKEY” SEABERRY ARRANGEMENTS:

July 19, 2016
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WILLIE “PO MONKEY” SEABERRY ARRANGEMENTS:

Per Mr. Seaberry’s friend Will Jacks, the wake is this Friday (July 22nd)) at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS, 2-6pm. The funeral is Saturday 11am at First Baptist Church in Merigold, MS. (That is the church across the street from Dollar General. It is a small church.) The burial will be at Merigold...

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One Song at a Time!

July 15, 2016
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One Song at a Time!

  Like many small Southern or Appalachian or Mid-Western towns, Chester, SC has seen better times. Located off I-77 some 45 miles south of Charlotte, NC the town once based on textiles has been in decline since industries have pulled out. It’s 5,000+, over 60% black population was at a 20% unemployment rate. However with the...

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Po Monkey passes…

July 15, 2016
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Po Monkey passes…

Just received the terribly sad news from our friend Janet Webb in Indianola, MS that Willie Seaberry aka Po Monkey has passed away. Seems he hadn’t been heard from for a couple days. Deputies went to his house today (Thursday July 14th) and he had passed away in his bed. They believe he had a heart...

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it’s that time of year y’all….

July 12, 2016
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it’s that time of year y’all….

  Along with many upcoming acts at Court Street Grill and Rhythm on the River, there’s a near endless list of blues & jazz events from Beckley to Huntington to Wheeling to Columbus… ‘n many stops in between. Please excuse us if we’ve missed some, but here’s a list of those we know about. After all, it IS that time of...

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gettin’ caught up…..

July 9, 2016
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gettin’ caught up…..

Due to a little house/yard work and a little roaming around (mainly roaming around), got a little behind on some things. One of which (actually 4 of which) is the final 4 episodes of MoonShine & Mojo Hands. A 10 episode Mississippi Blues Series produced by Roger Stolle (Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art) and Jeff Konkel...

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Big Bend Blues Bash

July 6, 2016
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Big Bend Blues Bash

*Make yer plans soon for the 2016 Big Bend Blues Bash is just around the corner. Located on the levee parking lot with the beautiful old store fronts of downtown Pomeroy, Ohio on one side and the Ohio River and West Virginia hills on the other. *Friday, July 29th: 6pm…  Pop Friction, Point Pleasant WV 7pm… ...

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