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Monday, May 4, 2009

John Hammer Blues News


This Week On

Hammered By The Blues
KOWZ 1170am Sunday at noon (When sports ain't on)
On the Internet:
Tues 9am
and Sat. 11am

The Insomniacs

'At Least I'm Not With You'

'Done With The Devil'
Omar Kent Dykes
'Big Town Playboy'
Important Links
Fresh Stuff Ya Wanna Know
May Blue Monday
now On Line
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'Simply The Blues' Festival
May 8-9 Ft. Madison, IA
* Checkout the 7 Day LIVE Blues Forecast*

Yo! Blues Buddies:

Be sure to visit to read our entire May issue. Pass this along to friends and tell them they can sign up for this weekly e-bluesblast right on the bottom of the first page of the website. Check out the links and support yer local blues band! Hope to see you at a LIVE show soon! Until then, Take care of each other, and we'll catch up with ya real soon!
John 'blueshammer' Hammer

Cruisin' YOUR Blues on the Radio

We gots this little leprechan that tells us your most intimate blues requests. Sometimes he is SO good, you don't even know that these are your personal picks; yet. This week on Hammered By The Blues ( Sunday on KOWZ Noon on 1170am. Classic episodes rebroadcast on line Tues at 9am and Sat at 11am on we will hang on the heated asphalt section of the blues highway as we jump in the bus with those sleepless maniacs The Insomniacs rollin' out some butt-shakers off their latest, 'At Least I'm Not With You'. It is ALWAYS good to look at the bright side! As we lose our brakes at the top of suicide hill, Jason Ricci and New Blood take control as yer hair is blown sideways by a hurricane of hits from their brand new hottie 'Done With The Devil'. As we see our final destination in the distance, Omar Kent Dykes and friends cover the steamin' asphalt with the greasiest sweet hog fat off 'Big Town Playboy'. We've lost all control, Thrillseekers. Join us for the adventure of your life! Don't forget the GIANT antenna.
Tune us in and turn it up 'cause we make it easy;
We plays those blues that are so hip and sleazy;
Invite the neighbors and have a grand Blues Bash;
It'll be the best of the year and won't cost ya no cash.


TwinCities & other MN venues:
Tue 5-Davina & the Vagabonds/Kips Irish Pub; St Louis Park
Wed 6-The Irresistibles/Bogart's; Apple Valley
- Little Joe McLerran/Famous Dave's; Mpls
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Lee's Liquor Lounge; Mpls
Thu 7-Scottie Miller & the Re-Uptake Inhibitors/Washington Square; WBL
- Mick Sterling & Friends/Dunn Bros; Excelsior
-Joe Juliano Trio/Hollihan's; WBL
-Paul Mayasich Band/VFW on the Lake; WBL
-Swamp Kings/Pizza Shop; W. St Paul
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Narrows; Navarre
- Cadillac Kolstad & the Flats/Hell's Kitchen; Mpls
Fri 8-Swamp Kings/Macho Nacho; Rochester
- Brandon Scott Sellner/Black Stallion; Hampton
-Paul Mayasich Band/Hollihan's; WBL
-Mick Sterling/Applewood Grill; Burnsville
-Moses Oakland Quartet/School II; Chanhassen
-Joe Juliano/617 Lounge; WBL
-RIDE/Washington Square; WBL
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Dakota Cty Steakhouse; Burnsville
-Kurt Jorgensen; Liz Cummings/Famous Dave's; Mpls
-Curtis & the Kicks/Whiskey; Mpls
- Cool Disposition/Schooner's; Mpls
Sat 9-Mick Sterling/Dunn Bros; Excelsior
-Tom Hunter/VFW on the Lake; WBL
-Brandon Scott Sellner/Billy's; Rockford
-The Dolly's/School II; Chanhassen
-Paul Mayasich, Lisa Wenger & Billy Larson/617 Lounge; WBL - Mike Ryan Band/Washington Square; WBL
-The Jinxbreaker w/ Pee Wee Diamond/Hell's Kitchen; Mpls
-Kendra Glenn; Bob Scoggin/Famous Dave's; Mpls
Sun 10-Brunch w/Scottie Miller/Major's Sports Bar; Bloomington
- Brunch w/ Davina/Trygs; Mpls

Iowa Venues:
Thu 7
-Harper/Betsy's Blue Note; Ft Dodge
Fri 8-Harper/Blues On Grand Shannon Curfman/River Music Experience;
Sat 9-Anthony Gomes & the New Soul Cowboys/Blues On Grand
Sun 10-Jimmy Thackery/Blues On Grand

Nebraska Venues:
Thu 7-Bernard Allison/Murphy's; Omaha
Fri 8-Bernard Allison/Zoo Bar
- Blues Messengers/Roadhouse; Lincoln
Sat 9-Jimmy Thackery/Rococo Theater; Lincoln
- Kelley Hunt; Nick Moss; Jumpin' Kate/Soaring Wings Vineyard; Springfield

Wisconsin Venues:
Fri 8-King Everything/Piggy's; La Crosse
-Dave Lambert Band/Northside Oasis; La Crosse
-Everett Smithson/Bev's Juke Joint; Superior
Sat 9-T Albert Lloyd/Sunset Tavern; Black River Falls
-King Everything/Piggy's; La Crosse
-Everett Smithson/Famous Dave's; Hayward

BB's Jazz Blues & Soups-St. Louis, MO:
Mon 4-Audra & the ContinuOhm
Tue 5-Stoney Curtis Band
Wed 6-Cryin' Shame
Thu 7-Rough Grooves
Fri 8-Ivas John
Sat 9-Margaret Bianchetta & Eric McSpadden; Stacy Mitchhart Sun 10-Albert Castiglia

Ground Zero Blues Club-Clarksdale, MS:
Wed 6
-Daddy Rich
Thu 7-Blues Jam w/Razorblade
Fri 8-Watermelon Slim & the Workers
Sat 9-Blind Mississippi Morris & the Pocket Rockets

Ground Zero Blues Club- Memphis, TN
Wed 6
-Watermelon Slim & the Workers
Fri 8-Delta Highway
Sat 9-Dave Fields & Billy Gibson

Festivals/Blues Celebrations
Thu 7-30TH BLUES MUSIC AWARDS/Memphis, TN Info:
Fri 8-Sat 9-SIMPLY THE BLUES/Ft Madison, IA Info:

Every Week All Month Long (all venues)
Every Sunday
-Tom Hunter(10:45a)/United Methodist Church; Minnetonka, MN
-Cadillac vs. Cornbread/Palmer's; Mpls
-Blues Jam w/ Big Bob Scoggin/McMahon's Irish Pub; Mpls
-Toby Marshall/(7-10)Cherokee Sirloin Room; W St. Paul
-Barbara Blue/(4-8)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St-Memphis, TN
-Open Blues Jam w/ Moses Oakland/(8p) Famous Dave's; Mpls
-Open Blues Jam /Floyd's; Victoria, MN
Every Monday-Best Damn Blues Jam in Town/Shaw's Bar & Grill; Mpls
-Willie Murphy/American Legion #523; Golden Valley, MN
-True Blue Mondays-Lunch w/ Ellis Kell/(12p)Mojo's-River Music Experience;
Every Tuesday-Paul Mayasich & Friends/Hollihan's; White Bear Lake
-Big Daddy Cade/(8p)Centerfields; Mpls
-Bob Pace & the Blues Groove/Blues On Grand; Des Moines, IA
Every Wednesday-Blues Jam w/Curtis & the Kicks/Jethro's Char House; N St Paul, MN
-The Butanes/Eagles Club #34; 25th St., Mpls
-Dave Lambert/Neisen's; Savage; MN
-Paul Mayasich & Friends/School of the Wise II; Chanhassen, MN
- Root City/Glueks; Mpls
- John Iden & Jim Ouska/TGI Fridays; Eden Prairie, MN
- Big Daddy Cade Jam/(7p)Baggins; Fridley, MN
-Barbara Blue/(7-9)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St-Memphis, TN
-Wed. Blues Jam/Nighthawks Tap; La Crosse, WI
- Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts/Blues On Grand; Des Moines, IA
- Open Mic Night/Redstone Room-River Music Experience; Davenport, IA
- Cryin' Shame; Big Mike Aguirre/BB's Jazz Blues & Soups; St Louis, MO
Every Thursday-Moses Oakland Quartet/School II/ Chanhassen, MN
- Dan Ristrom & the Big Throwdown/Gluek's; Mpls
- John Burlingame hosts Acoustic Open Mic Night/Main Entrance; Prairie du Chien, WI
-Barbara Blue/(7-9)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St-Memphis, TN
- Legendary Blues Jam/Blues On Grand; Des Moines, IA
- Blues Jam/Ground Zero Blues Club/ Clarksdale; MS
- Leroy Pierson/(7-9:30)BB's Jazz Blues & Soups; St. Louis, MO
Every Friday-The Butanes/McMahon's; Mpls
-Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs/Eagles #34; Mpls
-Barbara Blue/(7-9)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St-Memphis, TN
-Leroy Pierson/(7-9:30)BB's Jazz Blues & Soups; St. Louis, MO
Every Saturday-Barbara Blue/(5-9)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St Memphis

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