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  1. Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival Comes of Age in DemingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

    The 21st annual 2016 Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival rocks Deming Logging Showgrounds July 28-31.


  2. MonkeyJunk swing into action at the Calgary International Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    If you manage to snag a multiple-award winning, critic- and audience-beloved band to play your festival, you might as well make the most of it. So you can understand why when hot Canadian "swamp roots rock" act MonkeyJunk rolls into town this week for the Calgary International Blues Festival, their immense talents will be put to use on more than one occasion.


  3. Guitar Legend Ronnie Earl Is Right At Home On Maxwell StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Mi2n

    Website: EDMONTON, AB - Stony Plain Records announces a September 9 release date for Maxwell Street, the new CD from three-time Blues Music Award winner as 'Guitarist of the Year,' Ronnie Earl and his band, the Broadcasters. Maxwell Street is named in honor of the late blues pianist and previous member of the Broadcasters, David Maxwell, and is also a nod to Chicago's famed Maxwell Street, where blues musicians gathered to play outside for the Sunday market crowds.


  4. Jazz, Blues Festival Takes Over PeekskillRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Peekskill Daily Voice

    Main stage performances at North Division Street and Central Avenue featured the four-time Blues Music Award winner and 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Walker is considered one of the greatest blues artist of his generation.


  5. Blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane performs in Nanaimo at the Queen'sRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Nanaimo News Bulletin

    If you can't dig the blues, you must have a hole in your soul, according to musician Jimmy D. Lane. "It's a very emotional music," said Lane.


  6. Music Review: Earl Thomas at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Sunday Herald

    The Tennessee-born bluesman with the BA in music was a twenty-two-year-old dentistry student when a climbing accident left him wondering if he might survive and deciding that, if he did, he'd become a singer. Thirty-four years on he's winning audiences over on his first trip to Edinburgh, a self-professed 21st century bluesman who combines his classical training with an awareness of the blues' deep connections with gospel music, a plausible way with a storyline and a natural salesman's charm.


  7. Music Review: Warren Haynes at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Sunday Herald

    ... the back of the hall that briefly diverted attention from the stage. Haynes is a fine guitarist in the Southern rock-blues style but he doesn't come across as a natural frontman. He's certainly not the sort who's going to introduce the next song ...


  8. Kenny Neal's Blues Roots Run Deep On His New Album BLOODLINE Release By Cleopatra BluesRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Mi2n

    Email: [email protected] Website: Los Angeles, CA - Multi-talented New Orleans bluesman Kenny Neal, son of Louisiana legend Raful Neal, proudly presents a celebration of his family heritage with this stellar new studio album! A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and a multi-award winning talent, Neal has never sounded better than he does here, offering some of the most moving songwriting and electric performances of his incredible career. In addition, no less than 8 members of the Neal clan lend their musical talents to this unique album, making it a true family affair and proving beyond doubt that the blues is most definitely in Neal's Bloodline.


  9. Music fans say N.J.'s jazz and blues scene is alive, but not the sameRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | The Jersey Journal

    ASBURY PARK - Kevin Kenney remembers being on the beach at Asbury Park's first jazz and blues festival in the early '80s. Since then, he and his wife, Patricia, of Wall, try to make every free music festival in the area they can.


  10. Blues Festival returns to Ilkley for a second yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Wharfedale Observer

    EXCITEMENT is building in Wharfedale this week after the announcement that the second annual Blues Festival will be held in Ilkley on October 22 featuring a wide variety of bands and solo artists. Local band Dr Bob and the Bluesmakers organised last year's inaugural festival.


  11. Legendary Singer Set To Play The Blues At Peekskill FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | The Peekskill Daily Voice

    Walker will be performing Saturday at the Peekskill Jazz and Blues Festival. The festival is taking place throughout the city, with the main stage at the corner of North Division Street and Central Avenue.


  12. Two takes on the blues: Redwood City PAL Blues, Music, ARTS and BBQ Festival a blend of old and newRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    Heavily drenched in history and tradition, the blues will be showcased in the modern age in downtown Redwood City this weekend, with the return to familiar territory of blues fixture Kenny Neal and the contemporary work of Bay Area native Terrie Odabi. This year's Redwood City PAL Blues, Music, ARTS and BBQ Festival will host a multitude of artists, both old and new school, starting with Odabi Friday, July 22, and finishing with Neal on Saturday, July 23. "I think the blues is something you have to feel," Odabi said.


  13. PERFORMANCE: The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, July 22-28Read the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | All About Jazz

    ... not the weather, will keep on simmering throughout the rest of the week! And a diverse music week it will be, with blues-driven jazz (from old AQ favorites) honoring the Lowertown Blues Festival at the Black Dog, the first annual Rochester City Jazz ...


  14. Lowertown Blues and Funk FestivalRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | City Pages

    The third incarnation of the Lowertown Blues Festival added a funky Friday this year, promising an evening of classic R&B, funk, and soul hits from Otis Day and the Knights, the Family Stone, and horn-heavy locals the Good, the Bad and the Funky. Day, a.k.a. DeWayne Jessie, led the pivotal band in the classic film Animal House and continues to this day by popular demand.


  15. Austin singer, guitarist pours soul into bluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | El Paso Times

    Austin singer, guitarist pours soul into blues Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Jackie Venson is set to perform at the State Line restaurant on Aug. 3. Check out this story on That was the message on Austin blues guitarist Jackie Venson's Facebook page on July 6, the day after a pair of African-American men were shot and killed by police in separate incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota. "The song kind of relates to ," Venson said in a phone interview from Fredericksburg, Texas, where she was enjoying a day off.


  16. 2nd Bona Fide Blues Festival Keeps Lineup LocalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Daily News

    John Gemmill, the president of the Memphis Blues Society, says there is a standard look to blues festivals a poster with a guitar player and "fill-in-the-name-of-the-city blues festival," and a lineup that includes performers from all over the place. David Evans, left, and Sharde Thomas play the blues at the Wednesday, July 20, announcement of the lineup for the second annual Bona Fide Blues Festival, to be held Sept.


  17. Whaling Blues Fest returns in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 |

    ... until Aug. 9; $65 after Aug. 9. Seniors (65+) and students (10-16yrs) $25, VIP tickets $125. Yes, my fellow blues-lovers, after an 11-year hiatus, New Bedford's Whaling Blues Festival returns Aug. 13 to the waterfront Fort Taber with an ...


  18. Wille and the Bandits bringing own unique style to Great British Rhythm and Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Lancashire Telegraph

    POWERHOUSE trio Wille and the Bandits have the unenviable task of following the legendary Wilko Johnson on stage when they close the Sunday night on the main stage at he Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne. "It's nuts following Wilko," said the band's singer and guitarist Wille Edwards.


  19. Steve Swanson To Be Remembered In July 28 Benefit In Bemus PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

    ... for next week. Steve Swanson will be posthumously honored in a Thursday, July 28, tribute event entitled "Bemus Blues, Brews and BBQ," which will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. at the iconic floating stage adjacent to the Italian Fisherman. The event is ...


  20. Bozzini's live music venue hosts its 200th showRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Chilliwack Times

    Darren Johnson has played at Bozzini's four times in the past and was a natural choice for the event. ozzini's is pulling out all the stops to mark their 200th show at the end of the month with three world class blues acts of three distinct styles.