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3 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Re: Blues Festival takes over Rockland

The atmosphere in Rockland's downtown was transformed Saturday, July 12 as the 21st Annual North Atlantic Blues Festival spilled its music and thousands of fans out of Harbor Park and down Main Street.


Related Topix: Rockland, ME, Blues

7 hrs ago | WFNT-AM Burton

Can You Guess the Most Popular First Dance Wedding Song? [VIDEOS]

If you read that sentence closely, you'd see the answer. Etta James' classic 'At Last' is indeed the most popular song couples enjoy for their first dance , according to a study by Spotify, which created the rankings by looking 30,000 playlists with wedding themes.


Related Topix: Etta James, Pop/Rock, Jason Mraz

11 hrs ago | National Public Radio

History In The Groove: Q&A With Author (And 78 Collector) Amanda Petrusich

If you've ever enjoyed the ghostly weird-old-America wail of Robert Johnson, the deep blues of Charley Patton or Skip James' guitar wizardry, you can thank the 78 collecting community - those dedicated folks who hunt down the rare old shellac records that hold so much of our musical past.


Related Topix: Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Skip James, Collecting, Life, Hobbies

13 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Taj Mahal, Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne and Flaco Jimenez to receive...

In this Jan. 10, 2014, file photo, blues musician Taj Mahal performs at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, in Atlanta.


Related Topix: Taj Mahal, Nashville, TN

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Blues icon John Mayall loves life on the road

You'd think a man who's counted among his bandmates everyone from Eric Clapton to Mick Fleetwood, and has shared the stage or studio with such stars as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Steve Miller, Jeff Healy and Billy Gibbons would be a little more measured in any praise he doles out about fellow musicians.


Related Topix: John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Black Entertainment, Buddy Guy

2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival lineup includes Los Lobos, Valerie June, Denise LaSalle

In the heat of a Louisiana July, the cool breezes of autumn seem a long way away indeed.


Related Topix: Denise Lasalle, New Orleans, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

Southwest Times

Blues Brothers to be included in Calfee Park variety show

Wailing guitars, dance worthy rhythms and black suit and sunglasses-clad comedy legends will all be a part of the festivities in Calfee Park on Tuesday, July 15. A tribute act to The Blues Brothers, along with regional blues act The Billy Crawford Band, will headline the "variety show" with interchanging sets during the performance, which is set to ... (more)


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, John Belushi, Pulaski, VA

Blues for Mamie Smith: Benefit concert to rectify unmarked Staten...

Join in the effort to erect a granite monument at blues pioneer Mamie Smith's unmarked grave - 68 years after her death - and create a maintenance fund for her gravesite and others in need at Frederick Douglass Memorial Park.


Related Topix: Livingston, NY, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Entertainment

Kalamazoo Blues Festival draws solid opening night crowd

The 21th annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival kicked off Thursday night at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo, and the place was plenty packed.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Blues, Plainwell, MI

Times Record News

Guitarist to play blues with hero

Seth James, who played with the Departed for three years, will dole out some blues classics with his guitar hero, Bobby Mack, on July 19 at the Iron Horse Pub.


Related Topix: Robert Johnson

Thu Jul 10, 2014

bergenPAC to Welcome The Moody Blues, 8/12

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Moody Blues Tuesday, August 12th 2014 at 8PM.


Related Topix: The Moody Blues, Pop/Rock, Englewood, NJ, Justin Hayward, The Simpsons

River Front Times

Guitar Shorty, Samantha Fish to Headline Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing

Celebrating both St. Louis' blues legacy and the refreshed cobblestone streets of Laclede's Landing, the Big Muddy Blues Festival is expanding its variety of blues music for 2014, with influential artist Guitar Shorty and blues-rocker Samantha Fish headlining this year's event.


Related Topix: Blues, Guitar Shorty

Mississippi Business Journal

Eating Up the Blues - 5th Annual Oxford Blues Festival adds food to the lineup

In its fifth year, the Oxford Blues Festival has built a reputation for offering a full slate of live performers.


Related Topix: Blues, Dining, Mississippi, University of Mississippi, Vicksburg, MS

This weekend: Find the blues in and around Atlanta July 11-13, 2014

It's time to celebrate the weekend with some great live blues! This is where to find the shows this weekend: Friday, The Ori Naftaly Band is at Darwin's in Marietta.


Related Topix: Events

Erie Times News

Bluesy Sleepin' Dogs rock at Last Shot

Relatively new Erie band the Sleepin' Dogs play one song that pretty much encapsulates its approach and defines its mindset.


Related Topix: Post, TX, Pop/Rock, Muddy Waters, The Black Keys

KDXY-FM Jonesboro


THIS DAY IN 1968: Guitarist Eric Clapton announced the breakup of Cream. The band played a farewell concert later in the year.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Cream, Kenny Rogers, Country, Jerry Garcia, Mavis Staples, BJ and the Bear, Comedy Movies, Adventure

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Narooma News

Great Southern Blues Festival rocking its mojo

Well it's coming up soon! The Great Southern Blues Festival is back at Narooma and Neil Mumme says it has its mojo back!! TICKETS DRAWN: Russell Morris was also popular at the 2013 homecoming for the Blues Festival and ended up helping Neil Mumme and Narooma Lions Club vice president Bruce Frost draw out the winning ticket for the signed guitar ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues, Australia, Oceania, World News

Republican Journal

North Atlantic Blues Festival 2014

"It seems like I just packed this up," Paul Benjamin said to himself a few weeks ago when he brought the first North Atlantic Blues Festival set-up trailer to Harbor Park.


Related Topix: Blues, Maine, Theater, Arts

Legendary rock-blues guitarist Jim Schwall plays bass in Cajun Strangers

"There's a theory that there are 35 blues bands in Madison, and 28 blues musicians!" said guitarist Jim Schwall by way of explaining how and why he and so many other Madcity blues players end up playing regularly or sporadically in so many local blues bands.


Related Topix: Blues, Breaux Bridge, LA, Mamou, LA

KASH-FM Anchorage

Loretta Lynn Receiving Special Americana Music Association Award

Loretta Lynn is getting recognition for her creativity. The country legend has been tapped to receive the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.


Related Topix: Taj Mahal