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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wilson Pickett: Everybody Needs Someone To Love

Wicked Wilson Pickett! Wilson was the man.


Barbara Lynn: You"ll Lose A Good Thing

OH YEAH! Some soul music on a Saturday night.

Very Strange Robert Johnson Video

I posted some strange delta blues videos in the past where people have manipulated photos, but this one is down right spooky! YIKES!:-) Don't worry no screamers:-)

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Soul Searchers Update


Des Moines Jump blues kings take it on the road tonight!

the soul searchers
click here for our website
click here for our myspace page
click here to buy the CD


saturday, february 14, 8pm
UI Swing Dance Club's Valentines Dance
(click above link for more information and a video of the soul searchers and the UI swing dance club members)
old brick church, iowa city
open to the public, $10, dance lessons at 7pm

"the soul searchers lay down authentic west coast blues from their des moines, iowa surroundings" -BLUES REVUE magazine "the soul searchers are a veteran group of players who roll along slickly and confidently" -BLUESWAX "this band puts down energetic jump-blues with a vintage vibe that harks back to early fabulous thunderbirds"
-OMAHA READER

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bob Dorr And The Blue Band Update


The latest from Iowa's best blues band


I'm not sure I can even write a Blue Note in the middle of the day, but I wanted to wish you love and happiness for Valentine's Day and I literally fell asleep sitting at the keyboard this morning at 3am (waiting for the backdoor lady) so let's try this again!...

Tomorrow night (Saturday-LUV day) we're helping the Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield raise funds for their new mammogram program (why do I LOVE the idea of us being involved with this??) (there's probably TWO reasons, but that's not important now) The event starts at 7pm, Blue Band plays 8:30 til a little after 11:00. Ticket info available at: http://www.jchospital.org/getpage.php?name=foundation_events This event was a lot of fun last year. The people of Fairfield are very hip, aware, and worldly and have an affinity for fun. I understand that the snow that is predicted for tonight will be done a little after midnight and the temperature tomorrow is predicted to be in the 30s so the roads should be fine, plus Hwy 34 is now a four-lane all the way to Fairfiled (from Des Moines , Cedar Rapids, the Quad Cities-all roads lead to Fairfield) so driving should be no challenge. It's a good cause and a splendid time is guaranteed for all! Special thanks and LUV to Denise Gallagher for helping us get the gig and all the promotional work she's done to help generate a crowd for this event...

We don't have a gig for the rest of February (unless you'd like us to play in your basement/garage to help celebrate that hefty tax return you're getting) (go ahead, stimulate the economy by paying seven musicians to do their thing so they can pay their mortgages and put gas in the car/equipment truck)) So our next scheduled appearance is the monthly First Friday celebration at The Hub in Sparkle City, March 6, AND, we've just added THE FIRST OUTDOOR GIG OF THE YEAR!! (in a heated tent) at The Twisted Parrot's 7th annual St. Patrick's Weekend, 6500 Hickman Rd., Windsor Heights (suburban Des Moines) Saturday March 14, 7-11 p.m. We were part of this multi-day celebration last year and jumped at the chance to do it again! It was almost too hot in the tent last year, so get some Irish going for that weekend (remember green is nothing more than a little yellow and whole lot of BLUE!)...

You may have noticed that Iowa Public Radio's Studio One Network is off the air. We had a transmission line burnout (see, I'm not the only burnout associated with that network) on Monday and the weather has not cooperated with trying to climb the 1000 feet up the tower to fix it. A tower crew is on the scene now and hopefully will make the necessary repairs in the next few days. However, it doesn't look like the repairs will be finished in order to beam my Valentine's LUV special around the state. This is kind of disappointing because I really think the show turned out to be one of the better lovely specials I've ever done. The good news is that you can still listen on line via streamed audio at www.iowapublicradio.org and the Mason City frequency is still operational and IPR engineers are hoping to electronically reroute the signal to the Des Moines frequency before the end of the day. I'd love it if you could tune in for that...

The one question I have from the signage in the mall this week is, does it cheapen your love if you seek out the gifts that are marked down 30-60% for Valentine's Day?

Without any gigs for a couple of weeks, this is the last Blue Note you'll get for awhile (unless some hot blue news comes up) We sincerely appreciate all the love you've shown us on the Blue Highway all these years. Get someone ELSE to rub yer washboard tie, Cherry cheeseCAKE is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the one you love (Love the one yer with) and always remember we love YOU...Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

Murali Coryell Gig Update


Update from Murali Coryell


Friday, February 13th, 2009
9:00pm
Theodores Blues, Booze, & BBQ

201 Worthington St
Springfield, MA 01103
413...

Price: Free

Saturday, February 14th, 2009
Valentines Day - 10:00pm
Keltic House

1004 Main St.
Fishkill, NY 12524
845...

Price: $5

special on couples hotel rooms at Fishkill Holiday Inn with ticket stub!Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
7:00pm
Nighttown

12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
216...

Price: $15
Friday, February 20th, 2009
9:00pm
Billy's Lounge

1437 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI
616...

Price: $5

Saturday, February 21st, 2009
10:00pm
Hickey Tavern

96 West Main St.
Allegany, NY 14706
716...

Price: TBA

w/Dorian Randolph-drums &
Steve Aldi-bass
Friday, February 27th, 2009
8:00pm
Towne Crier Cafe

130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
845...

Price: $20

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
8:00pm
Roadhouse Rags

1600 Fortview
Austin, TX 78704
512.762.8797

Price: $5

concert will be recorded live!
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
TBA
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612
512.308.1234

Price: TBA

Thursday, March 12th, 2009
TBA
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612
512.308.1234

Price: TBA
Friday, March 13th, 2009
9:00pm
Evangeline Cafe

8106 Brodie Ln # 110
Austin, TX 78745
512...

Price: $5

Saturday, March 14th, 2009
7:30pm
Segovia Spanish Restaurant

7010W Hwy 71 #180
Austin, TX
512.579.0726

Price: TBA
Saturday, March 14th, 2009
10:30pm
Nunos on Sixth

422 6th Street
Austin, TX
512...

Price: TBA

Sunday, March 15th, 2009
8:00pm
Roadhouse Rags

1600 Fortview
Austin, TX 78704
512.762.8797

Price: $5

concert to be recorded live!
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
TBA
Nuno's on Sixth

422 6th Street
Austin, TX
512.833.5133

Price: TBA

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
TBA
The Continental Club

1315 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX
512...

Price: TBA

SXSW showcase at The Legendary Continental Club with Ernie Durawa on drums and Brad Taylor on bass
Friday, March 27th, 2009
7:00pm
Frank Guido's Little Italy

14 Thomas St
Kingston, NY 12401
845...

Price: free

Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Murali Coryell Band - 11:00pm
Oasis Cafe

58 Main St
New Paltz, NY 12561
845...

Price: $5
Saturday, April 18th, 2009
9:00pm
The Turning Point

468 Piermont Avenue
Piermont, NY 10968
(84...

Price: $20

Sunday, April 19th, 2009
9:00pm
Buddy Guys Legends

754 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
(31...

Price: $10
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
9:00pm
Skip's Lounge

112 West Maumee
Angola, IN 46703-1944
260...

Price: $5

National Blues Night at Skips Party Place!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
8:00pm
The Press Room

77 Daniel St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603...

Price: $10
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
with Parker Wheeler and friends - 7:00pm
The Grog

13 Middle Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978.465.8008
Price: TBA