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Monday, March 1, 2010

Bob Dorr And The Blue Band Update


There is a store, a little past Vickie's Place in the mall, called Variety or Vanity or Varsity or actually, I don't know EXACTLY what it's called because it's a clothing store for young women and those clothes don't fit me, but all this week, there was a HUGE sign in front of the store that said TWO FOR $60!! but in very small type under that was "one for $29.80". What?? No wonder this country is going bankrupt. Which brings me to the health care "summit" this afternoon. But for those that just want the Blue Band appearance info:

This week, we don't have a gig...

Next week, 3/5, is the First Friday Geeezzzer Gig at The Hub, 4th & Main, in sweet home Sparkle City, 6-9pm. I love this gig. Sat. 3/6 we return to Davenport, the home of the Sudlow Jr. High Tigers for a cool showcase at the hippest place in town, The Redstone Room at the River Music Experience at 2nd & Main. Doors open at 8p, showtime at 9p. We'll play til a little past midnight. My return to the town of my Jr. High days always warrants CAKE!...

But get this: it's currently -9 windchill and the first OUTDOOR gig of the season is two weeks from Saturday!! OK, it's in a cozy little heated tent outside of the Twisted Parrot Lounge as part of their weekend long St. Paddy's Day Celebration and honestly (would I lie to you?) it actually got too HOT in their last year, but it's still OUTSIDE. The Parrot is located at 6500 Hickman Rd. in the Des Moines suburb that seems to have adopted us as their own-Windsor Heights. We play 7-11p. Party in the Parking Lot!!...

Other than that, we're hurtin' for workin'. Maybe we could play your heated garage...

Well, I titled this note the "world's quickest" and that health care summit lasted EIGHT hours, so I'll have to hold those comments til next week. All I can say now is that everyone would be a lot healthier if they came out and danced to The Blue Band, took regular walks past Vickie's Place (and WHATEVAH that other store is) and ate more CAKE! Oh, and don't forget the advice of Paul from San Antonio: always drink upstream from the herd! See yas on The Blue Highway, we love you, Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

From Bob Corritore

February 26, 2010

RIP Brian "B.B".Bruce - September 17, 1946 - February 24, 2010. Harmonica player, Brian "B.B." Bruce passed away Wednesday, February 24th, of colon cancer in his home of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 63. Best known for his long association with Henry Gray, Brian and Andy Cornett co-founded Henry Gray & The Cats in the mid 1970s. Bruce also worked with the legendary Tabby Thomas, Rudy Richard, Larry Garner, Lil' Buck Sinegal, Harry "Big Daddy" Hypolite, Carol Fran and a host of other Louisiana artists. Bruce received a Slim Harpo Award from the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation in the mid 1990s. Cornett has this to say about his longtime friend and musical associate; "Brian"B.B." Bruce embodied a sense of delight and gratefulness, delivered 110% commitment, dedication, heart and soul in all of his performances no matter where he performed in the world. He touched and many people's hearts with his music and his life." Memorial services will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home on Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge, LA this Saturday, February 27th, at 3:00 pm. Thanks to Andy Cornett for providing the biographical information.

Murali Coryell Update


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Murali Coryell

Friday, March 12th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band - 11:00pm
Crabby Daddy

25186 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX 77386
(281) 296-2722

Price: $10

Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Ernie Durawa-Drums & Brad Taylor-Bass - 11:00pm
Crabby Daddy

25186 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX 77386
(281) 296-2722

Price: $10

Sunday, March 14th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612
512 308 1234

Price: Free!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band - 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, TX 78612
512 308 1234

Price: Free!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Ernie Durawa-Drums & Brad Taylor-Bass - 11:30pm-2:00am
Nuno's on Sixth

422 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 833-5133

Price: TBA

Friday, March 26th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker - 8:00pm & 10:00pm
Warm Daddy's

1400 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19147-5526
(215) 462-2000

Price: $20

w/Joe Louis Walker

Saturday, March 27th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker - 8:00pm & 10:00pm
Warm Daddy's

1400 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19147-5526
(215) 462-2000

Price: $20

w/Joe Louis Walker

Monday, March 29th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker - 8:00pm & 10:30pm
The Blue Note

131 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 475-8592

Price: $10 bar $15 table

w/Joe Louis Walker

Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker - 4:30 pm
Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Vinoy Waterfront Park
St. Petersburg, FL


Tampa Bay Blues Festival 2010

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
Larry Coryell & Murali Coryell - TBA
Playhouse on the Green


Bridgeport, CT

Price: $30

Saturday, July 17th, 2010
4:00pm
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival

Methow River Blues Ranch Hwy. 20
Winthrop, WA



Sunday, July 25th, 2010-July 30th, 2010
"Finding Your Voice"
National Guitar Workshop

101 Aspetuck Ave
New Milford, CT
06776
800-234-6479

Price: $995 per week

Murali Coryell shares his time, talent, knowledge and experience as he teaches a new course @ The Canterbury School

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band - 7:30pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center

658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-1410
Price: TBA

Opening for B.B. King