From Bob Corritore
February 3, 2009
- Off to Memphis! Bob to Appear with Chris James & Patrick Rynn at 2 Industry Showcase Events During IBC Week: Blues people will gather in Memphis, Tennessee this weekend for the International Blues Challenge (IBC) and its related events, which include the KBA Award presentations and various industry showcases. Bob will participate in two industry showcases as the harmonica player with Chris James and Patrick Rynn, who will be there in support of their BMA-nominated CD Stop And Think About It on the Earwig Music Label. Showcase performances include Friday at Rum Boogie for the Blind Raccoon Showcase, and Saturday at the Big City Blues Showcase at the new Ground Zero Blues Club in Memphis (the recently opened second location). Each of these showcases features many wonderful bands. Thanks to The Blues Foundation for once again bringing together the worldwide family of the blues.
- Bob Corritore's 25 Anniversary Radio Show This Week! On Sunday, February 8, 2009, Bob Corritore's KBA-Award winning radio show, Those Lowdown Blues on KJZZ, 91.5 turns 25; a great milestone! Look for the same great blues programming that you get each week on the show, plus some live performances by Dave Riley, Big Pete Pearson, and Chief Schabuttie Gilliame. Bob will also be doing phone-in giveaways of the commemorative CD Broadcasting The Blues, featuring a selection of live on-air performances recorded over the 25-year history of the radio program by artists such as Lowell Fulson, Lazy Lester, Louisiana Red, Billy Boy Arnold, Tomcat Courtney, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Margo Reed, Dave Riley, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Henry Gray, Billy Flynn, Johnny Rawls, Otis Clay, CeDell Davis, Jerry Lawson, Johnny Rapp, Mario Moreno, and Willie Dixon. You can check out a new review of Broadcasting The Blues by George Fish in the Bloomingdale Alternative (click here to see), and click here to see a wide array of reviews from all around the world. In addition to the radio show, Bob will also have a party celebrating the 25-year anniversary on Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Rhythm Room, with live performances by Henry Gray, Dave Riley, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, and The Rhythm Room All-Stars (Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, and Brian Fahey). So tune in Sunday, February 8, 2009 for the 25-year broadcast (Listeners may hear Those Lowdown Blues, anywhere in the world, real time Sunday nights from 6pm-11pm Phoenix time, via web streaming by clicking here, or on KJZZ in Phoenix at 91.5 FM in Phoenix, Arizona, 89.5 in Cottonwood, 98.9 in Tucson, and 99.1 in Kingman), and come to the party on February 20, 2009. Thank you for 25 years of support! This just in: Jim McGrath emailed to tell us that Broadcasting The Blues came in #24 on the February 1, 2009 Living Blues Radio Charts. Not bad for a completely non-commercial CD release!
- Tomcat's Birthday Party Photos: San Diego's legendary blues master Tomcat Courtney celebrated his 80th birthday party on Friday, January 30, 2009, to a packed house of enthusiastic blues fans. This show was lovingly organized and presented by Blues Lovers United of San Diego (Thank you to President Michael Kinsman). Enjoy these photos by Joan Hunt from the show (click here to see). Also, check out the article on Tomcat Courtney that ran in San Diego's Union Tribune before the event (click here to see). Happy birthday, Tomcat!
- Rave Review of Dave Riley and Bob Corritore Performance in Spain! Thanks to Miquel Inglés for the kind words in his review of Dave Riley and Bob Corritore's performance last December in Barcelona, Spain. To see this review in its original Spanish, click here; and to view an English translation, click here.