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Thursday, November 8, 2007
So you thought the Blues season was over? No Way! This week brings the Downtown Blues Concert in Gainesville, Florida, the Roundhouse Blues & BBQ in Savannah, Georgia, the South Florida International Blues Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the Southwest Florida Music Festival in St. James City, Florida, the American Music Weekend & Blues Festival in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, the Blaublues Festival Haringe in Haringe (Poperinge), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, the Blues sur Seine in Mantes la Jolie and surroundings, Ile de France and the Gala Blues Summit in Osijek, Croatia.
I took my Myspace page down. It seemed to be a bit redundant with this blog and the myspace page. Also far more people read the blog, then check out my myspace page, so if I really want people to know what is going on with my band, this is the spot to put it in:-) Perhaps this summer when I have more time I will revive my Myspace page, but for now this is where you can get your news about my band.
BTW, I will be performing November 17th at the Gathering Place in Cherokee Iowa. It is a very nice small performance place located in NW Iowa. The show is at 7pm. I have worked out a lot of my old music that I wrote over the last 20 years, so anyone who remembers the old band might want to check this out!
The Patriot News from Central Pennsylvania has an interview with European bluesman Hans Theessink. Just another example of the world wide influence of the blues. To read about Hans, Click HERE.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Joe Bonamassa who was a child prodigy in the blues, continues to help out kids with his blues in schools program. I have posted about Joe and his program HERE and HERE
Click here for another great article about Joe and his blues in schools program. This time reported by the Green Bay Press Gazette.
I think one of the best ways to keep the blues alive is having great blues artists like Joe going into the school so the kids can hear the music. I have found that administrators, teachers, and students love the blues. I think there has always been the misconception that the music is sad, but when people hear all the variety of blues it changes their mind about the music, and they realize that the blues really can chase the blues away.