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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blues News From The Blues Triangle

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BLUES TRIANGLE UPDATE-  Thursday Aug 28th, 2008

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Aug 27 1902 Mary McClain aka "Diamond Teeth Mary" Huntington or Logan, WV
Aug 29 1924 Dinah Washington Tuscaloosa, AL

Aug 27 1990 Stevie Ray Vaughn East Troy, WI

Dustin Smith is the son of Jimi Vincent and drummer of Jimi Vincent Band from
Mansfield, OH. He has been in a motorcycle accident and is now in intensive
care in Columbus awaiting surgery. Friends and fans can help the family in
their time of need. Donations can be made to: Ron See/Jimi Vincent, 868 Hover Rd.
Mansfield, OH. 44905
*update Sunday 8/24* from Sam Romagnoli
Surgery on Friday was scheduled to last about eight hours but took nearly twelve.
Doctors found more damage than expected. Jimi said that Dustin looks better
than he could ever imagined in light of all that has happened. The surgeon
had to remove the wisdom teeth. All of the other teeth are intact. The doctors
are waiting until Tuesday (8/26) to see if they have to wire the jaw shut.
Dustin is being kept under sedation for a couple days.
Jimi and family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, emails and all
the love that has been sent their way during this crisis. Fox rock radio
stations are planning a benefit concert to help with medical bills on Oct 18h
in the Mansfield area. (thanks Sam)

It was reported to us a couple weeks ago while in Wheeling that Greenville,
Mississippi native, T-MODEL FORD aka "Taildragger"
( was dealing with some health issues.
Spider, HoodooBub and crawlinkingsnake saw him at Sarah's Kitchen in Clarksdale
last April. Later that weekend I had an absolutly great time sitting beside T-Model
while his grand-son, "STUD" played drums for ROBERT BELFORE. As T-Model says,
"and that's for got damn sho!" Since I hadn't heard anymore about his health
situation, I decided to some checking around. Went directly to "THE SOURCE"
for anything Mississippi; that of course being Roger Stolle of Cat Head Delta Music
( Roger says that two (now three) weeks ago T-Model had
been in the hospital for about a week. Had a pacemaker implanted and is now taking
medication for some blood clots in his legs. Right now he is home and doing better.
There is a benefit for him on Thursday 8/28 at the Walnut Street Blues Bar
( in Greenville. He says he plans on driving
down for it and will know more after that. (thanks Roger)

Picked up Sept issue of "Americana Rhythm - Music Magazine" at The Purple Fiddle
last week. Noticed an article by SCOTT PERRY (
Scott is very active in the Floyd, VA area with blues and roots music.
Events like the Blues Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, Floyd Fest, The Pickin' Porch
and much more. First saw Scott at The Court Street Grill what seems like years ago.
Uh wait, it was years ago... Article titled "Old Time Influence" where he says
old-time music today is becoming like 'folk' music did in the 60's...
smoother more commercial. However more young people recognize this trend
and are trying not to sound like it. Also African roots and other
cultural influences are exposed more and people are open to more rustic sounds.
(thanks Scott)

The Foothills Blues & Arts Festival (
was held last week "somewhere near Harrisonville, OH." This was the 2nd blues fest
held in scenic Meigs County this year. New territory to me... had never been
down Ohio Rt 143 or Mudfork Road. Their website had a number to call if ya got lost.
But after dark, probably the best thing to do was look for the glow off
Willie Pooch's suit. Awesome! Jarred Sheets, the Sheets family and the
many volunteers had to have been happy with this weekend. Held on the Sheets
farm that covers over 500 acres of beautiful southeast Ohio country side.
This was the 3rd year for the event and best so far. The crowd on Saturday
seemed to be very good although never heard any numbers. Talked with people
as far away as Dayton, OH and Keyser, WV. Favorite acts for me were
IZZY & CHRIS. Congrats to all those who worked hard to pull this event off and
lookin' forward to 2009!

*Friday Aug 29th:
Dennis McClung Blues Band- Black Bear Tavern, McHenry, MD
Ms Freddye & Blue Faze- Roadworthy Restaurant & Tavern, West Liberty, WV
Liz Pennock & Dr Blues- The Brewery, Marietta, OH
The Catch Blues Band- Mountaineer Bar & Grill, Wheeling
Strange Brew- Chic N Bones, Morgantown
Colin John [acoustic]- City BBQ Cleveland Ave, Columbus
Mike Lenz Band- Rascals Saloon, Dover, OH
Men of Leisure- The Thirsty Ear, Columbus
Willie Phoenix- The Mudflats, Galena, OH
Indigenous- Rex Theater, Pittsburgh

*Saturday Aug 30th:
Cracker Stackwell- Black Bear, Morgantown
Sue Foley & Peter Karp- The Purple Fiddle, Thomas, WV
Norm Nardini- Roadworthy Restaurant & Tavern, West Liberty, WV
Sam Lamont- String Swing, Friendly, WV
Izzy & Chris- Chimney Corner USA, Ansted, WV
Diablo Blues Band- The Empty Glass, Charleston
Station Break Band- The Mudflats, Galena, OH
The Shrunken Heads- The Thirsty Ear, Columbus
Mojo Theory- Lucky's Pizza, Lakeview (Indian Lake), OH
Delyn Christian & The Fret Shop Band- Cementos, Columbus
Ms Freddye & Blue Faze- The Hop House, Carnegie, PA
Erin Burkett- Stone Villa Wine Cellars, Mt Pleasant, PA
Sweaty Betty Blues Band- Penn Brewery, Pittsburgh
Dave Iglar Band- Casa Tomas, Latrobe, PA
Strange Brew- Verona Eagles, Verona, PA
Ian Arthurs Band- Larry's Roadhouse, Pittsburgh
Mahajibee Blues- Renziehausen Park, McKeesport, PA

*Sunday Aug 31st:
"Diamond Teeth Mary" McClain Day- The V Club, Huntington
Janiva Magness [Mountain Stage]- Cultural Center Theater, Charleston
Lady D- Greenbrier Valley Theater, Lewisburg, WV
Mojo Theory- Blueberry Hill, Columbus
Patrick Scanga- Paparazzi's (South Side), Pittsburgh
Jill West & Blues Attack- Boston Waterfront, Boston, PA

*Wed 8/27:
PAM ROBERTS @ El Gran Sabor, Elkins, WV
JASON RICCI & NEW BLOOD @ Moondogs, Blawnox, PA
open-mic w/CRACKER STACKWELL @ Blue Moose Cafe, Morgantown

*"support your local juke joint!" Court Street Grill
Fri 8/29 RANDY McALLISTER Texas singer/songwriter
Wed 9/17 MONTE MONTGOMERY guitar virtuoso
Wed 10/8 PAUL GEREMIA acoustic blues legend

*...ain't but 2 reasons to go into a jook joint, cause ya either feel good or
ya feel bad...

*Dusty Scott ( nice photo of BB KING inside front cover
Oct/Nov issue Blues Revue...

*although a little outa our coverage area, still worth mentioning...
"African American Cultural Works" presents the '08 Blues/Jazz Music Fest at
Yellow Springs, OH (near Dayton) Sept 3rd thru 7th... click on
for more... (thanks Jackie)

( should be great @ The Purple Fiddle
( this Saturday 8/30... be sure to try the
jalapeno/turkey wrap with an Anchor Summer Beer...

*benefit set for Sept 7th @ the Milwaukee Ale House, Milwaukee, WI to help
raise funds for NICK MOSS & THE FLIP TOPS ( to get
new gear... they lost everything July 5th in Montreal when their van was stolen.

*word from ROY BOOK BINDER ( '09 workshops scheduled
for Jan 12-16 @ Fur Peace Ranch (on the road) Miracle Springs Resort,
Desert Hot Springs, CA; May 1-4 Fur Peach Ranch (,
Pomeroy; Oct 16-19 Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy... interested persons are advised
to sign up early as class size is limited... check out "the Book" in discussion
of PINK ANDERSON from 1987 at

*mention PINK ANDERSON ( wouldn't hardly
seem right not to say something about FLOYD COUNCIL
( along with him... also great site for
other Piedmont Blues artists at reckon outa throw

*Officials of "Memphis International Airport" say they probably won't change the
airport's name to honor the late singer ISAAC HAYES... at a memorial service for
Hayes, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen publicly suggested changing the name of the airport...
Airport board chairman Arnold Perl said Hayes was a great ambassador for Memphis,
but the current airport name best serves the city's needs. Hayes died Aug 10th of
an apparent stroke at age 65. (blueswax)

*don't y'all forget now... if you get yerself up into northeast Ooo-hi-ooo this
weekend... be sure to check out the "Broadside of the Barn"
( somewhere out in the Hinterlands
southwest of Cleveland?

*next week:
Sept 4-5-6 Carnegie Arts & Heritage Fest (
Sat Sept 6th DENNIS McCLUNG BLUES BAND @ WV Black Heritage Festival
(, Clarksburg

*two weeks;
Sept 13-14 Wine & Jazz Fest ( w/BILLY PRICE BAND,

in a little bit,

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