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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chenango Blues Festival August 20-21 2010


Just recieved this info via email.  Looks like a great festival.  It's in late August in New York.  You have plenty of time to plan ahead for this one.  The line up looks pretty cool too!  
 
 
 
Location: Norwich, NY (Chenango County Fairgrounds) Between Syracuse, NY and Binghamton, NY. August 20th & 21st.

Time (All shows @ Fairgrounds): Friday Night Free Show- TBA 7:15-8:15; Honey Island Swamp Band 8:30pm-10pm. Saturday- Doors open at 11am, Music Noon-10 pm (or so). 

Lineup:

12-1 TBA
1:20-2:40 TBA
2:40-3:40 Dom Flemons
3:40-5:00 Guitar Shorty
5:00-6:10 EG Kight
6:10-7:30 Watermelon Slim
7:30-8:40 John Hammond
8:40 Marcia Ball


Cost: 18 and under are Free, 19 and over- $15 advance, $20 day of show. Can order tickets by calling 607-336-2787 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              607-336-2787      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Credit Cards Accepted). Group discounts for 10+ people.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blues Historian Review: Kirk Fletcher, My Turn


I have seen the future of the blues and it is Kirk Fletcher!  I have always wanted to say that and I hope that it ends up on some future blurb for Kirk Fletcher.  However, being silly aside, I think I might be right.  If you have missed Freddie King, and Albert King, then Kirk is the guy you have been missing. Fletcher has the right idea, much like either Freddie or Albert he has plenty of cool instrumentals to go along with his vocals.  He seems to like to alternate tracks between vocal and instrumentals. Fletcher also has a great voice.  El Medio Stomp opens up the cd and it made me smile right from the start. The song is a good instrumental in the style of Stevie Ray, or Freddie King. From there on it is a great run of Texas blues to the end, when a Hendrix inspired song Continents End finished the CD off. Fletcher mentions the Hendrix influence in the liner notes of the cd, and you certainly can hear it, but it is the Texas influence that really comes across.

The nice thing about My Turn is that both the blues purists, and the causal listener will find this a great disc. The purists will appreciate Fletcher's strong catalog of blues songs, while the regular listener will hear what they think is Stevie Ray and Hendrix.  This is probably one of the better discs I have heard this year, and I must admit that for the first time in a long time I am starting to get excited about the future of blues.   Who knows if Fletcher will become the next big thing, but he does you heard it here first!


If you would like a copy check it out at Amazon!

CD Provided by Electro Groove

Si Cranstoun: Little By Little

Here is another great video by England's Si Cranstoun.  This is some great 50s style Rock and Roll!  Enjoy


Murali Coryell Update. Living Blues Review!!!

From Murali Coryell

 The review appeared in the April #206 issue of Living Blues
Murali Coryell
Sugar Lips
Murali's Music Records

Sure, Murali Coryell's famous last name can open up some doors. However, as second-generation musicians often find out, they've got to have the skills to follow that name with them through the door. That being said, Murali Coryell not only has the skills, but more importantly, he's got the feel. Coryell's latest disc, "Sugar Lips" is a breezy, groove-inducing shuffle-fest that's got plenty of laidback, seductive swagger and affable spirit to burn. Translation-it's a fun record.
Murali, the son of iconic jazz guitar master Larry Coryell, has been steadily making a name for himself with a soulful brand of roadhouse-themed blues/rock. His music has plenty of sauntering overtones as well, ranging from funk to R&B, that reveals the depth of resources the younger Coryell has picked up. He can play beer-soaked blues until last call, and he can also hang with more pop-tinged material-think a grittier, bluesier John Mayer.
Coryell rocks like a madman on the combustible "Blame It On Me", gracefully slides through the senuous "What You Gonna Do About Me", and shows his poignant bittersweet side through the heartbreaking tale of "Mother's Day"-featuring a classy guitar solo courtesy of dad Larry. In addition to Coryell's legendary dad, Joe Louis Walker also contributes some tasty, ultra-hip guitar runs and a vocal turn on the Isley Brothers-inspired "Minor Funk". For a little icing on this soulful cake, how about SRV sideman Reese Wyans providing keys throughout? The atmosphere is slick but not over-produced. Coryell never pushes the envelope too much but knocks around like an unruly child within its boundaries.
Murali Coryell's got the same charismatic demeanor and natural sense of musical intuition as another second-generation rockin' bluesman, Ronnie Baker Brooks. The pair would be explosive touring together (hint, hint guys). Is Murali Coryell in his influential father's shadow? Nope. With "Sugar Lips", Murali's now casting a shadow of his own.
Mark Uricheck - Living Blues (Apr 1, 2010)

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian-drums & Vincent Leggiere-bass - 9:00PM
Buffalo Wild Wings
1300 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-1501
(845) 336-9464 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (845) 336-9464      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Price: Free

Friday, April 30th, 2010
solo acoustic - 8:00pm
The Gilded Otter
3 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561-1742
(845) 256-1700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (845) 256-1700      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Price: Free

Great Restaurant and Brewery!

Friday, May 7th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Vincent Leggiere-bass - 9:00pm
Buffalo Wild Wings
1300 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-1501
(845) 336-9464 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (845) 336-9464      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Vincent Leggiere-bass - 7:00pm
Cooperstown Blues Express

Milford, NY
Price: $15

the area's only Rolling Nightclub!

Friday, May 14th, 2010
solo acoustic - 8:00pm
The Gilded Otter
3 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561-1742
(845) 256-1700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (845) 256-1700      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Price: Free

Great Restaurant and Brewery!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell - 7:30pm
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036-7211
(212) 997-4144 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (212) 997-4144      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Price: $25 in advance $30 day of show

Joe Louis Walker
Watermelon Slim
Janiva Magness

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Annapolis, MD

w/Joe Louis Walker

Friday, June 4th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Vincent Leggiere-bass - 7:00pm
Mariners Harbor
1 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401-6076
(845) 340-8051 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (845) 340-8051      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Sunday, June 6th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Vincent Leggiere-bass - 3:00pm
10th Annual Caroline Street Arts & Blues Fest
Caroline Street
Saratoga Springs, NY

Chilli Cook-off!

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Somers Point Beach Concert Series

Somers Point, NJ


Saturday, June 19th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
WC Handy Blues Festival

Henderson, KY


Friday, June 25th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Le Creusot Blues Festival

Le Creusot
France


Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Festival Estivales Du Chateau

Chambery
France


Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Blues Festival in Tours

France


Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Blues Festival

Belgium


Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Vache De Blues

Auden-le-Tiche
France


Friday, July 9th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Poland Blues Festival

Olsztyn
Poland


Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
North Seas Jazz Festival

Rotterdam
Netherlands


Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Cahors Blues Festival

Cahors
France


Saturday, July 24th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Spain Blues Festival

Cazorla
Spain


Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Cognac Passion Blues Festival

Cognac
France


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Cognac Passion Blues Festival

Cognac
France


Friday, August 6th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Capitol Center For The Arts

Concord, NH


Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Cincinnati Blues Festival

Cincinnati, OH


Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Salmon Arm
British Columbia


Sunday, August 15th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Salmon Arm
British Columbia


Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
White Mountain Boogie & Blues Festival

Thornton, NH


Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Hudson River Park Blues Festival

New York, NY


Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Kingston Blues Cruise

Kingston, NY


Sunday, August 29th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Vermont Blues Festival

Mt. Snow, VT


Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Blues Festival

Kaiserslautern
Germany


Friday, October 8th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Avignon Blues Festival

Avignon
France


Saturday, October 9th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Rhino Jazz Festival

St. Etienne
France


Monday, October 11th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
La Cooperative DeMai

Clermont Ferrand
France


Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
La Bouche D’Air

Nantes
France


Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Joe Louis Walker featuring Murali Coryell son of Larry Coryell
Jimiway Blues Festival

Ostrów Wielkopolski,
Poland


Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/special guest Joe Louis Walker - 7:30pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center
658 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 847-1410 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (716) 847-1410      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Price: TBA

Opening for B.B. King

Nick Curran: Its My Life

The very hip and cool Nick Curran.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mando Blues On WRFN

I got this email weeks ago, and unfortunately I haven't had the chance to get to it till now.  It is called the Mando Blues Show and it is on WRFN in Nashville.  It sounds a lot like my old show the Iowa Blues Showcase, where they feature great local and regional blues artists. Whit Hubner is putting on the shows and they are broadcast on Wednesday nights from 10pm to midnight.   Here is a list of the upcoming guests.

4/28 – Ted Drosdowski/Scissormen http://www.myspace.com/scissormen
5/5 - The Delta Saints
5/19 – Kevin Ball & The Busters http://www.myspace.com/kevinballtunes
6/9 – Aaron Sizemore & Blues At Sunrise http://www.myspace.com/bluesatsunrise789

Radio Free Nashville can be found on 107.1 on your Fm dial in Nashville Tenn.  You can also listen to the station online at their webpage  radiofreenashville.org 

Kirk Fletcher

Here is a much too brief video of Kirk Fletcher.  If you like Freddie King, Albert King, a slice of Stevie Ray, and a touch of Hendrix then you will love this guy.  I have a review of his latest CD coming up later in the week