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Monday, May 18, 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

Big James & The Chicago Playboys

'Right Here Right Now'

'Rising From The Bushes'
Michal Bailey
'Can You Feel It'
Important Links
Fresh Stuff Ya Wanna Know
May Blue Monday
now On Line
Fri May 22: NiteRail
The Wine Cafe; Mankato,MN
Fri May 22: Reverend Raven
Macho Nacho; Rochester,MN
Sat May 23: Brandon Scott Sellner
Bob's Smokestack Ribs; Elgin, MN
* 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

Fresh From The Homestead Mailbox on Yer Radio

Ah yes, oh faithful ones. We pulled the harvest from that old homestead mailbox on the side of the crossroads to provide a fresh smorgasbord for ya. 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 gonna kick off our blues buffet off with the HUGE brassiness that is Big James and The Chicago Playboys with some saute'ed selections off 'Right Here Right Now'. While the taste is still lingering on yer blues palate, we heap yer plate full of tasty tracks from The Alex Dixon Band carefully chosen off 'Rising From The Bushes'. As we slide over to the desert table, we run up against the rockin' Detroit steele bucklin' power of Michal Bailey and some right sweet stuffin's off 'Can You Feel It'. Grab the alkaseltzer; looks like ya can't help but pig out on this one! And Please, don't forget that GIANT antenna.
If ya loves to eat with out sufferin' the guilt;
Just tune us in and crank it up to the hilt;
You can take all ya want, it won't make ya fat;
We plays the best blues for ya, and that is that!


TwinCities & other MN venues:
Wed 20 -Blues in the Park/ Memorial Park Bandshell, 2nd Ave. East, Durand, WI
-The Irresistibles/Bunkers; Mpls
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Lee's Liquor Lounge; Mpls
Thu 21-Scottie Miller & the Re-Uptake Inhibitors/Washington Square; WBL
-Brandon Scott Sellner/McMahon's; Mpls
-Mick Sterling/Redstone; Minnetonka
- Cadillac Kolstad & the Flats/Hell's Kitchen; Mpls
-Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys/Neumann's; St Paul
Fri 22-Janiva Magness; Cool Disposition/Cedar Cultural Center; Mpls
-Lamont Cranston; Tom Hunter/Famous Dave's; Mpls
-NiteRail/Wine Café; Mankato
-Mick Sterling/Redstone; Minnetonka
-Top Shelf/Grandpa Al's; Faribault
- Big Walter Smith/McMahon's; Mpls
- Davina & the Vagabonds/Hell's Kitchen; Mpls
-Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys/Macho Nacho; Rochester
- Paul Mayasich & Billy Larson/Timberjack's; Pequot Lakes
Sat 23-Scottie Miller/Rudy's Red Eye; Lakeville
-Brandon Scott Sellner/Bob's Smoke Stack Ribs; Elgin
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Applewood Grill; Burnsville
-Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys/Timbers Edge; Eveleth
-Memphis & the Meantimes/Narrows; Navarre
-NiteRail/Neumann's; N. St. Paul
-Ross William Perry/Neumann's; St Paul
Sun 24-Brunch w/Davina/Trygs; Mpls
-Paul Mayasich Band/VFW on the Lake; WBL
-Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys/LIVE; Duluth

Iowa Venues:
Wed 20
-Janiva Magness/Blues On Grand
Fri 22-Cross Canadian Ragweed w/ Robert Earl Keen/Stir Concert Cove; Council Bluffs
- James Armstrong/Blues On Grand
Sat 23-The Bel-Airs/River Music Experience; Davenport
-Bugs Henderson & the Shufflekings/Blues On Grand

Nebraska Venues:
Thu 21-Janiva Magness/Murphy's; Omaha
-112 N Duck/Upstream Brewery-Legacy; W. Omaha
Sat 23-Marcia Ball/Murphy's

Wisconsin Venues:
Wed 20 -Blues In The Park/Memorial Park Bandshell; Durand, WI
Fri 22-Doghouse Jon & the Misbehavers/Piggy's; La Crosse
Sat 23-T Albert Lloyd/Famous Dave's; Hayward
-Doghouse Jon & the Misbehavers/Piggy's; La Crosse
-Cool Disposition/Shari's Chippewa Club; Durand
- Swamp Kings/Harbor Bar; Hager City

BB's Jazz Blues & Soups-St. Louis, MO:
Mon 18
-Audra & the ContinuOhm
Tue 19-Rum Drum Ramblers
Wed 20-Cryin' Shame
Thu 21-Rough Grooves
Fri 22-The Bel-Airs
Sat 23-Tom Hall; Michael Burks
Sun 24-Bugs Henderson

Ground Zero Blues Club-Clarksdale, MS:
Wed 20
-Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry
Thu 21-Blues Jam w/Stan Street
Fri 22-Big T & the Family
Sat 23-Jimbo Mathus Knockdown South

Ground Zero Blues Club- Memphis, TN
Fri 22
-Terry "Harmonica" Bean
Sat 23-Blind Mississippi Morris & the Pocket Rockets

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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