Sunday, June 29, 2003

The Riverhead Blues Festival - Long Island's Largest Free Music Event - July 18-20, 2003

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Shrimp City Slim: Gone With the Wind - Rockin' blues from South Carolina. After years touring with the likes of Chicago Bob Nelson, Big Boy Henry, Neal Pattman, and others, Shrimp City Slim formed his own tough blues unit and released this album
Joe Richardson: Stripped Down - an acoustic album that is hauntingly intimate in it's bare bones blues style, keeping it as gorgeous and multidimensional as what we have come to expect from his earlier recordings
The Breeze Kings: You Got To Bring Some To Get Some - Classic 50's Chicago style blues from Atlanta's best. Cool grooves with tasty harmonica and guitar throughout

Friday, June 27, 2003

Thebluevoodoo: Ride - Modern eclectic acoustic blues/rock with a twist
Smokestack Lightnin' live on WUCF each Saturday night at 8PM Eastern Standard Time (USA)
J Dustin Sommers: Blues take me home... - downhome acoustic feel with dueling Dobros& National, Standup Bass and Harp...with a New Blues/Country/Folk feel to it...
Skinny Williams and Erwin Helfer: St. James Infirmary - Jazz and blues saxophone and piano duets
Paul Wood: Pirate Radio - Another winning set of hot originals with vocals from Memphis' blues guitarist extraordinaire, which includes never (before now) recorded original tunes of Steve Gaines

Thursday, June 26, 2003

The Belgium Rhythm'n'Blues Festival in Peer Belgium - July 18-19-20, 2003 - one of America's best collection of Pre-War Blues 78's and posters
Roxy Perry: New York Blues Queen - Original Blues delivered by a ''real deal'' Blues wailer and band in the style of assorted Blues eras
2003 Monterey Bay Blues Festival - World's best blues artists converge to one of the most picturesque area's. Features over 60 national and regional blues acts over three days on three stages at the famous Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, USA - June 27-29, 2003
Kitchener's Blues, Brews, & BBQs Festival - August 8-9 - Kitchener, Ontario
Chris Chavez: Sweet Mother Nature's Child - Stoned acoustic blues
Steve Gornall: Electric Bible Of The Blues - Detroit's #1 hard drivin, blue collar blues rockin' guitar hero
Jan James: Limousine Blues - Blues with a soulful edge, sultry vocals, smokin' guitars. James' delivery is powerful, clear, unmannered and witty
Ron Thompson: Magic Touch - World Class..One of the top five blues greats in the world today. You owe it to yourself to check out "Magic Touch"

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Mojo Collins: Working Da Mojo - original funky blues, with a twist of now kind of sound, but reminescent of yesterday's blues
The John Earl Walker Band: I'm Leavin' You - An eclectic blend of Rockin', Electric, Funky Guitar Blues from one of New York's finest guitar players. Hot guitar served up right for you, just the way you like it
True Blues: One Night Only - Three-piece rockin' Texas-style blues with influences of 70's rock and jazz recorded live
Eric Hughes Band: Paycheck Boogie - burning hot Memphis Blues from Beale Street's number one bar band, ranging from electric boogie to acoustic Delta blues

Monday, June 23, 2003

Hitman Blues Band: Angel In The Shadows - Original blues, featuring Russell "Hitman" Alexander and a host of hired guns
Erwin Helfer: I'm Not Hungry But I Like To Eat - Blues! - Boogie woogie, blues, and jazz piano
Gail Wynters - Dr. John: Boogie To Heaven - Blues and Jazz with a funky combination of Dr. John and Gail Wynters and a great supporting cast of musicians
Atlanta Blues Vol. 1 - Live at the Northside Tavern - 1996 compilation of some of the Atlanta blues scene's hottest bands of the time recorded live at Atlanta's favorite local blues joint

Friday, June 20, 2003

BluesOz is Australia's online Blues community - links, profiles, gigs, radio....
A&E's Live By Request Starring B.B. King and Friends - Friday, June 20 @ 9pm ET/PT - The legendary blues master treats legions of fans to a live performance. Viewers can phone in or e-mail their song requests as B.B. King and friends perform at John Jay College in New York City
Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth has a brand new web site. Blues & Rhythm covers the full blues and R&B spectrum from pre and post war blues, rhythm and blues, doo-wop vocal groups, vintage soul and gospel and the contemporary blues scene
Don Teschner: SwampRockBlues - Don Teschner's first CD, SwampRockBlues since leaving The Rod Stewart Band. It is a collection of Slide Guitar based music. Organic, Acoustic, and Passionate. These steamy songs resonate with the beautiful yet haunting sounds of the deep south influenced by the tradition of the Delta Blues
The Jake Richmond Band: It's About Time - Rockin' Blues - Catchy melodies/lyrics accompanied by barnburning harmonica solos and scorching guitar and backed by an air-tight rhythm section
Drink Small: Does It All - downhome acoustic blues from South Carolina by legendary artist who has been recording since 1956
Big Daddy Pattman: Live in London - gutbucket harmonica blues from this downhome blues legend from rural Georgia. A superb live recording with full band at London's venerable 100 Club
Big Daddy D and the Dynamites: That's 'D' Blues - upbeat, High Energy Blues that Picks You Up and then Takes You Down Home with Grooves in Pockets so deep, you Better Wear Your Life Vest so you don't drown
Michael Monica Blues Band: How The Blind See The Music - original electric blues/rock that will get you moving
Cozumel Keith & The Ginseng Addicts: Mayan Blues - Although basically a blues album, the songs cover an extremely diverse range of styles due to the inclusion of some vintage tracks of rock, folk, and pop of Cozumel Keith's
Shrimp City Slim: Blues on the Beach - upbeat coastal blues & vibrant songwriting from Charleston, SC-based artist and his band. Great tunes, including "Charleston" which chronicles the jazz & blues history of the ancient city

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Willie Mabon, Jimmy Walker: Heavy Timbre Chicago Boogie Piano - Boogie woogie and blues piano
Shrimp City Slim: Blue Palmetto - sun-drenched blues & original songs from the South Carolina Lowcountry (coastal region)...melodic blues with splashes of Caribbean, rock, and gospel
WIRED: Long Legs - a lethal mixture of jazz & blues with a twist of alternative served on a platter of sizzling hot licks
Barrelhouse Chuck, Detroit Junior, Erwin Helfer, Pinetop Perkins: 8 Hands on 88 Keys Chicago Blues Piano Masters - Chicago blues piano

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

E*BluesNews - June 18, 2002 - Issue no. 42 now available
Franklin & Harpe: Doin' The Dozens - Franklin & Harpe perform 1920s and 1930s blues and ragtime in the Piedmont, Memphis and St. Louis guitar-duet style
John Lisi and Delta Funk!: Preachin' to the Choir - funky, bluesy, rockin, roots music
Atlanta Blues Compilation: 1st Annual Back Porch Blues Festival - live recordings from the 2000 Back Porch Blues Festival in Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops: Got A New Plan - high energy Chicago blues with a little funkiness added this time 'round
The Joe Ferraro Band: Skinny Village - A different take on traditional guitar blues. Melodic, lyrical and groovin'
The Kingsnakes: Ultrasound - rare cuts from the Kingsnakes circa 1991, featuring bonus live tracks recorded on Valentine's Day at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago

Monday, June 16, 2003

Colin John: Evolution - Ferociously entertaining funked-up R & B
Tara Charles Band: Chameleon - Sultry ballads, gritty blues, hard-driving rock
Bill Wharton and the Ingredients: Gumbo Man - Florida Swamp Blues from Florida Native Singer Songwriter
Warsaw Falcons: Big Bill Pickle and the Legendary Jerkin' Gherkins - The Hottest of Jump Blues/Swing-a-Billy featuring Bobby Keys, saxophone for the Rolling Stones

Sunday, June 15, 2003

The 12th Hell Blues Festival - 11-14 September, 2003 - Norway - Peter Green & The Splinter Group, King Pleasure & the Bisquit Boys, Les Gigolos, Dana Gillespie, Miller Anderson Band, Amund Maarud Band, Kent DuChaine, Vamp, Bernie Marsden & Michael Roach
The first annual Bridgeport Blues Festival - August 30-31, City of Bridgeport, CT - B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Galactic, Mofro, Robert Cray, James Cotton, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Marcia Ball, The Holmes Brothers
Joe Burns: Road Runner - everything from straight ahead rock, acoustic slide guitar, harmonica, beef up blues songs with wailing leads and Texas shuffle
Immortal Winos of Soul: Live at The Stonehouse - named after a Charles Bukowski poem, The Winos rip it up live with 10 smoking tracks of whiskey soaked rock n' blues
Jim Gibson: Something for Everyone - a blend of down home blues/swamp/and rock with a little New Orleans flavor
Fat Bottom: Strait Jacket Boogie - friendly rockin' blues... and all flavours in between

Saturday, June 14, 2003

The Chicago Music Scene - from Big Chicago Records - the leading eclectic compilation CD of Chicago's top musicians
Bernard Purdie & The Hudson River Rats: Get It While You Can - Upbeat, Funky, Danceable Blues
Metro Blues: Blues On The Edge - hard edged, rockin' contemporary blues
Son Lewis: Next Train Smoking - Electric and Acoustic Blues
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops: Count Your Blessings - Chicago-style blues
The 6th Annual Madison Blues Festival - August 23-24, 2003 - BB King, Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite......
The 31st Annual San Francisco Blues Festival - September 27-28, 2003 - Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers, Magic Slim, Roomful of Blues.....
Stevie & The Saints: Metalblue - Born Again, Hard-core Rythmn & Blues with monster guitar work
Delta Moon: Live - Delta Moon is the winner of the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, February 1, 2003