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  1. Baker's BluesmanRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Baker City Herald

    He was Baker City's own bluesman, but Jimmy Lloyd Rea's musical reputation went far beyond the town where he was born, a reputation forged in dark dingy bars and on brilliantly lit stages where he performed with blues legends like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. Rea, who had endured a series of health problems, including a kidney transplant in 2003, died Tuesday at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho.

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  2. The Delta Saints feel it in their bonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Colorado Springs Independent

    ... causing trouble." The Delta Saints' early approach was also informed by Ringel's love for the blues of John Lee Hooker and the raw, rhythmic hill-country rumble of Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside. The band featured a harmonica player for five ...

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  3. Jazz fest: Stephen Barry Band has been treating the blues right for 40 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Canada.com

    ... blues greats. "It's like name-dropping of the heaviest order," says Barry. "Big Mama Thornton. Buddy Guy. John Lee Hooker. Pinetop Perkins. Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry's piano player. Bo Diddley. And a lot of those guys are gone." "I miss them. And ...

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  4. Blues Crew Wisemans Circus Releases New LP 'Lonely Traveller'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Mi2n

    ... Dead, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and audiophiles will also hear similarities between their material and that of John Lee Hooker, BB King, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and other mainstays of the blues lineage. Asked to describe their goals with ...

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  5. Blues crew Wisemans Circus releases new LP 'Lonely Traveller'Read the original story

    Monday Jun 22 | PR Log

    ... Dead, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and audiophiles will also hear similarities between their material and that of John Lee Hooker, BB King, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and other mainstays of the blues lineage. Asked to describe their goals with ...

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  6. Ben Harper: 'All Roads Led Back to the Innocent Criminals'Read the original story

    Friday Jun 19 | RollingStone

    On his final day of rehearsals in Los Angeles, Ben Harper has come prepared to celebrate. He enters the big room where he's reconvened his band the Innocent Criminals and pulls out a tall bottle of Johnnie Walker.

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  7. Blues You Can Use: John Lee Hooker's Unconventional PhrasingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Bass Player

    Since we've been looking at blues forms other than the ubiquitous 12-bar blues, examining the music of John Lee Hooker is a must. While regarded as one of the prime post-war electric bluesmen, Hooker's music always had raw Mississippi undertones, in both his rustic guitar style and his penchant for inconsistent vocal phrasing.

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  8. Houston's Juneteenth CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Houston Press

    ... gather for a two-day extravaganza at the Hermann Park amphitheater. It's been awhile since the likes of John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins and even Stevie Ray Vaughan strode across the Miller stage, yes, but for Juneteenth's 150th anniversary, the ...

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  9. The Live Oak Music Festival promises a stellar line-up June 19-21,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | New Times SLO

    ... giddy with anticipation. I can't wait to see The Record Company live. It's a band Time Out LA described as John Lee Hooker and The Stooges' love child. Then there's R&B shouter and roots rocker Nikki Hill , a southern dynamo I interviewed a couple ...

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  10. Tales from MusicFestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... Soon a regular on the honky-tonk and roadhouse circuits, he saw icons like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and John Lee Hooker in their prime, and played nightly with some guys who later became core members of the house band at the legendary Muscle ...

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  11. George Thorogood Reveals What He Likes and Doesn't Like About New Reissue of Debut AlbumRead the original story

    Monday Jun 15 | WJZW-FM Washington

    ... Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers features a number a classic Thorogood tracks, including his covers of John Lee Hooker 's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," Bo Diddley 's "Ride On Josephine" and Elmore James ' "Madison Blues." The reissue ...

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  12. Merced County Fair Continues Through SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | KMPH-TV Fresno

    ... & tractor pulls and more. Tower of Power takes the concert stage at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. Blues band John Lee Hooker, Jr. is scheduled for Friday; Country artist Arron Tippin on Saturday and Tierra plays Latin Rhythm & Blues on Sunday. The ...

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  13. Wednesday Night Music in Union CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Patch.com

    And next Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM Union City library's Wednesday Night Music series continues with Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing! Guitarist "Little" Charlie Baty, who has performed with Blues greats John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thorton,and many other will lead his own swinging trio featuring organist Lorenzo Farrel and drummer J. Hansen.

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  14. This Day in Music History: June 10thRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | WPLR

    1992: The publishers of John Lee Hooker's song "Boogie Chillen" filed a lawsuit against ZZ Top, claiming that "La Grange" had ripped off Hooker's song. This lawsuit would be dismissed five months later.

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  15. After The Jam: Paul Weller Can't Slow Down for 'Saturns Pattern'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | The New York Observer

    ... Sky" and "In the Car's" Delta boogie stomp further hones a legacy begun by postwar American greats like John Lee Hooker. But, just as the Beatles turned Chuck Berry's riffs into something brand new, Weller is fearless, overlaying an atonal piano ...

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  16. Throrogood shows off his formidable showman skills at the RiversideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | OnMilwaukee

    ... Destroyers themselves are a competent bar band who live on covers of songs by Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, to name a few. And one thing is certain; the Delaware Dog wouldn't make it past Round One on "American Idol." His crushed ...

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  17. ZZ Top's 2015 Tour Includes a Stop in La GrangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

    ... reasons having nothing to do with lyrical content - the song's immediately identifiable rhythm, lifted from John Lee Hooker's blues standard "Boogie Chillen," was the focus of a copyright infringement lawsuit that ended in favor of ZZ Top, with the ...

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  18. Stir it up: A life incomparableRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 2 | Metro Times

    ... old for this to matter and I don't care." Then a heck of a tale unfolded. Sikelianos had been a driver for John Lee Hooker, and fed a not-yet-big-time Frank Zappa a couple of plates of her enchiladas at a Halloween party once. She dropped Owsley ...

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  19. Joshua2 "Pentecostal Blues" Show has Tribute to Blues Great B.B. King at MIST Harlem June 19-20Read the original story

    Monday Jun 1 | PR Log

    ... called the Blue Goose, where a young Joshua would sneak over to listen to the tunes of Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker. Through these blues legends and B.B. King, Joshua2 recognized the tone, power and soul of the songs were similar to what he ...

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  20. Review: Tinariwen/Lau at Colston HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | This Is Bristol

    ... from a quiet start their sound grows and grows into a marvellous force. Sharp shards of guitar sounding like John Lee Hooker peel off above a quite hypnotic combination of percussion from calabash player Said Ag Ayad and undulating call and response ...

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