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Monday, May 11, 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

Scottie Miller & The ReUptake Inhibitors


'Wrongs to Rights'
Paul Mayasich
'The Dough Bros.'
'The Shufflin' Duprees'
Important Links
Fresh Stuff Ya Wanna Know
May Blue Monday
now On Line
Fri May 15: Joe Juliano, Paul Mayasich and Lisa Wenger
O'Gara's; St. Paul, MN
Fri May 15: Lamont Cranston
Grampa Al's; Faribault, MN
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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

Hangin' With Family and Friends on the Radio

We got a southern Minnestoa family reunion comin' up; and you're all invited! 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 are turnin' control of yer dimestore pocket transistor radio over to the good folks that will be entertainin' you at Smokin' In Steele 2009. The Shufflin' Duprees out of LaCrosse will get yer dancin' shoes smokin' and yer butt shakin' as they kick off this party. Brandon Scott Sellner (Minnesota Blues Challenge winner and IBC designated 2010 contestant) takes no prisoners as he completely melts your transistors to slag. To tap that all encompassing 'cool' Scottie Miller and those pixies The ReUptake Inhibitors take us on a journey of the mind and spirit that will keep yer soul simmering. If you thought THAT was hot, we tap the center of the sun type heat from Paul Mayasich's fret board as he slides on thru as only he can. Then for a clearly spot on finish to our blues family and friends love fest, Plan B Blues Band shares with you the many reasons that they are Southern Minnesota's best kept secret weapon! We gots the real deal preview for ya; all ya gotta do is dial us in. Don't forget that GIANT antenna.
With Tasty BBQ and tons of love;
We fit your tastes like a favorite glove;
Enjoy this sample and prepare for the meal;
C'mon out and join us at Smokin' In Steele!


TwinCities & other MN venues:
Wed 13
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Legends; St Cloud
- Brass Kings/Famous Dave's; Mpls
Thu 14-Brandon Scott Sellner/Famous Dave's; Mpls
- Mick Sterling/Gianni's; Wayzata
- Paul Mayasich Band/Washington Square; WBL
-Cadillac Kolstad & the Flats/Hell's Kitchen; Mpls
- Bros Curtis Duo/Lyons Park; Elk River
Fri 15-Joe Juliano, Paul Mayasich & Lisa Wenger/O'Garas's; St Paul
-Top Shelf/Bear Path Golf; Eden Prairie
- High & Mighty; Greg Inhofer/Famous Dave's; Mpls
-Mississippi Driftwood/Macho Nacho; Rochester
-Davina & the Vagabonds/School of the Wise; Victoria
- Lamont Cranston/Grandpa Al's; Faribault
-Joe Cocker/ Jackpot Junction, Morton
Sat 16-Brandon Scott Sellner/Scooter's; Big Lake
-Bros Curtis/Schooner's; Mpls
- Paul Mayasich Band/Golden Valley Days
-Everett Smithson/(5PM) Golden Valley Days-(9pm) Schooner's
- Memphis & the Meantimes/Parkway Theatre; Mpls
-Scotty Graves/Famous Daves; Mpls
-Davina & the Vagabonds/ADA Gala; St Paul RiverCentre
-Moses Oakland Quartet/Applewood Grill; Burnsville
Sun 17-Brunch w/ Lisa Wenger/Famous Dave's; Mpls
- Paul Mayasich, Lisa Wenger & Billy Larson/Neumann's; St Paul
- Papa John Kolstad/Narrows; Navarre

Iowa Venues:
Fri 15
-Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys/Blues On Grand
Sat 16-Corky Siegel; Jim Schwall; Ellis Kell & Friends/River Music Experience; Davenport
Sun 17-Joe Cocker/Stir Concert Cove; Council Bluffs
-Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys/Creekside Bar; Davenport

Nebraska Venues:
Thu 14
-Scottie Miller & the Re-Uptake Inhibitors/Murphy's; Omaha
Fri 15-E.C. Scott/Zoo Bar
Sat 16-Anthony Gomes & the New Soul Cowboys/The Digz; Omaha
-E.C. Scott/Zoo Bar

Wisconsin Venues:
Fri 15
-Willie West Band/Piggy's; La Crosse
Sat 16-Mississippi Driftwood/Piggy's; La Crosse
- Cool Disposition/Famous Dave's; Hayward
-Lamont Cranston/Hog Wild BBQ; Luck

BB's Jazz Blues & Soups-St. Louis, MO:
Mon 11-Sessions Jazz
Tue 12-St Louis Beat Poetry Series; Bottoms Up Blues Gang
Wed 13-Nick Moss & the Fliptops
Thu 14-Janiva Magness
Fri 15-Scottie Miller & the Re-Uptake Inhibitors
Sat 16-Jazz & Blues Reunion; Soulard Blues Band
Sun 17-Dave Herrero & the Cats; Big Mike Aguirre

Ground Zero Blues Club-Clarksdale, MS:
Wed 13
-Stan Street & Hambone Blues
Thu 14-Blues Jam w/La La & Element 88
Fri 15-GZBC Bike Rally w/Trademark
Sat 16-GZBC Bike Rally w/Twin Soul

Ground Zero Blues Club- Memphis, TN
Mon 11
-Eef Blues & Groove
Sat 16-John Horton

Festivals/Blues Celebrations
Sat 16-CHICAGO BLUES TOUR/Chicago, IL Info:
Sat 16-PLAYING WITH FIRE/Omaha, NE 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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