Photo Gallery: Artists Shots from IBC’s

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NEWS FLASH: 
President and Mrs. Obama will host “In Performance at The White House: Red, White, and Blues”, a concert in honor of Black History Month featuring Buddy Guy, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader!!! Tune in to PBS on Monday February 27 at 9PM E.T. to catch what is sure to be an absolutely INCREDIBLE show!
NOW who said we need Grammys ? At least our President gets it !

Until next time,
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
chefjimi
©Blues411.com 2012

Annual Blues411 Favorite Releases

Blues411 Top Categories for 2010

Ok so this is really just for giggles, what I have done here is go thru all my received CD releases from artists, labels, friends and created a ‘top jimi‘ list. Why? ‘Cos I could. Does it mean anything? Not really since it is not a comprehensive list of all releases, or categories, it’s just a fun thing I decided to do.
So sit back, pour a glass of Jameson’s, a cup of coffee, a shot of tequilla, or whatever suits ya’ and, as Ted Nugent once said, come along if you care, come along if you dare . . .

Nuthin’ like live music to get the party started . . .
Best Live Release:
J.T. Lauritsen & Buckshot Hunters – ‘LIVE”
Hamilton Loomis – Live in England
Joe Louis Walker – Blues Conspiracy: Live On The LRBC
Cee-Cee James – Seriously Raw

There is something Organic and basic to non-electrified music. . .
Acoustic Blues
Jim Byrnes – Everywhere West
Davis Coen – Jukebox Classic
Tas Cru’ – Jus’ Desserts
Maria Muldaur – Garden of Joy

If we are going down in the alley, let’s go with the best of the best . . .
Soul, R&B Blues
Quintas McCormick – Hey Jodie !
Asamu Johnson Project – Blues You can Use
Sugaray – Blind Alley
Biscuit Miler – Blues With A Smile

While we are here in the alley look who came back . . .
Welcome Back Kotter Release
Lucky Peterson – You Can Always Turn Around
Gary U.S. Bonds – Let Them Talk
Maria Muldaur – Garden of Joy (and we didn’t even knoiw she was away)

Still in that alley there were some great newbies to the scene, might be the strongest category here:
Best New Debut
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Upside Your Head
Matt Hill -On The Floor
Burnsville Band – Give Me a Job
The Vincent Hayes Project – Reclamation

Phew, glad I’m outta that place ! Looky here the girls have shown up and ready to rumble:
Female Vocalist
Chrissie O’Dell & Hot Mess – If I Had a Dime
Cee-Cee James – Low Down Where The Snakes Crawl
Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies – Big Rockin’ Boogie
Johnny Ace & Cathy Lemons – LemonAce
OK, this really was the toughest category, so I broke it down to a rock, scissor, paper contest with my trusty staff photographer, damn ladies, all y’all are winners . . .

I need a drink, be right back . . . . . . . . . ..erp. . . . . . . .OK giving voice to the male kind…
Male Vocalist (and Whatever Else They Play)
Gary U.S. Bonds – Let Them Talk
JW Jones – Midnight Memphis Sun
Chris O’Leary Band – Mr. Used To Be
Harper – Stand Together

So we got us some boys, and where there are boys there are guitars . . .
Guitar Hero
JW Jones – Midnight Memphis Sun
Sauce Boss – Hot ‘n Heavy
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Upside Your Head
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Diamonds in the Dirt

If there’s a guitar, there’s usually a bass . . .
Mr. BassMan
(Chris James &) Patrick Rynn – Gonna Boogie Anyway
Johnny Ace & Cathy Lemons – LemonAce
Biscuit Miler – Blues With A Smile
Asamu Johnson Project – Blues You can Use
 
I need to back off just abit here, so for your enjoyment . . .
Good Time Music/Traditional
Maria Muldaur – Garden of Joy
Mitch Woods – Gumbo Blues
Jim Byrnes – Everywhere West
Brad Vickers & Vestopolitans – Stuck With the Blues

Let’s not forget how the Blues is really an International art form, so I give you . . .
International Blues Music
JW Jones – Midnight Memphis Sun
Claude Hay – Deep Fried Satisfied
Stevie Paige – Welcome to the Big Time
Joanna Shaw Taylor – Diamonds in the Dirt
another great category, and there were others who are cross categoried who coulda been here.
Special mention to Harper – Stand Together – since he hails from ‘over there’ but lives over here now and he does play a didgeridoo !

Where is it all going, the future is now and these two artists made an impression on me by giving me download cards for their music . . .it’s a tie ! ! !
21st
Century Distribution Channel Award goes to . . .
Phil Gates – Addicted to the Blues
The Vincent Hayes Project – Reclamation

That’s it, thanks for letting me take up some of your precious time this holiday season, thanks for visiting Blues411 it has been a gas, and I appreciate your visits, comments and good will.