Well here I sit, recovered from another exhilarating Blues festival in Norwich, NY. In it’s 19th year of all volunteer festival sponsorship Eric Larsen & crew shows what can be accomplished when activism and dedication take to the front. Starting in 2003 with headliners Anson Funderberg and Sam Meyers, thru 2003 featuring Shemekia Copeland, Guy […]Read more
Bluestock: Marrying the Amazing Vibe of Woodstock with the Incredible Energy of the Bluescruise.
Blues411 had just a spot in time to chat with Mr. Steve Simon who is partnering up with Radio Woodstock to bring us the summer’s main event Bluestock. Featuring Buddy Guy, The Robert Cray Band, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro & The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue, Shemeika Copeland and many, many more. Steve, along with […]Read more
19th Annual Chenango Blues Fest: August 19-20, 2011
Now in it’s 19th year, The Chenango Blues Fest has repeatedly presented it’s attendees with the higest quality Blues performers available. In 2010 it gave us John Nemeth, E.G. Kight Watermelon Slim & Marica Ball. Back in 2007 Janiva Magness, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers and Eric Lindell. Ok so go back to 1997 […]Read more
CD Reviews: Old and New Together – or Picks to Click Display Current and Future of the Blues
B.B. KING’S BLUESVILLE PICKS TO CLICK FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2011 1. “Dreamin’” – Grady Champion – GSM Music Group 2. “Show You A Good Time” – Bobby Rush – Deep Rush Records This intrigued me when I first saw it listed, the juxtaposition of new kid on the block, Grady Champion, and […]Read more