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Friday, May 8, 2009

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Header Music News
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Inc.
Marietta, Ohio
Vol. 9, Issue 10
May 7, 2009
Homemade Jamz
Homemade Jamz
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band: These youngsters from Tupelo, Miss., are Kyle, 14, Taya, 10, and Ryan Perry, 17. They're nominated for best new artist.
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Passing:
Western PA Blues Society's Jim Weber
JIM WEBER  BSWPA
It is with great sadness that we must report: Jim Weber, the President of the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, May 1st 2009 from pancreatic cancer.
The viewing will be Friday night at Tatalovich Funeral Home 2205 McMinn St. Aliquippa, PA 15001, phone: 724-378-7550. Two viewings are scheduled for Friday, May 8 from 2 pm - 4 pm and 6pm - 8 pm. Please check with Post-Gazette and Beaver Valley Times for details. Funeral is Saturday. There will be no funeral procession - no gravesite ceremony - all will be done from church.
In lieu of flowers, Jim had requested that donations be sent to the Christian missionary group, New Tribes Missions, PO Box 1787, Sanford, Florida 32772-1787.
Blues Music Awards
Tonight is The Blues' Biggest Night of the year
WHAT: The Blues Music Awards
WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2009
WHERE: Cook Convention Center
TICKETS: $125;
The Blues Foundation has confirmed the thirtieth annual Blues Music Awards, a seven-plus hour throw-down featuring dozens of incredible musicians and honoring the best of the blues world. West coast-based group The Mannish Boys lead the pack this year with six nominations, including band, traditional album and album of the year in addition to individual nominations for band members Richard Innes (drums), Kid Ramos (guitar), and Larry Taylor (bass). Tied with four nominations each are slide guitar legend Elvin Bishop, pianist Eden Brent, songstress Janiva Magness, soul man Curtis Salgado, and former truck driver Watermelon Slim. Buddy Guy is nominated for three awards and B.B. King for two.
The Mississippi-based Homemade Jamz Blues Band are the youngest nominees at 9, 14, and 16 years of age. Sadly, Sean Costello received two posthumous nominations while Jeff Healey received one. Chicago elder statesman and torch bearer Magic Slim earned three nods. Lurrie Bell earned two nominations for an album he made while grieving the loss of his wife and his father, harp man Carrie Bell.
The Blues Foundation has added a Rock Blues category for the first time in 2009, with nominations going to Gary Moore, Jeff Healey, Michael Burks, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Sonny Landreth, and Walter Trout.
MOST of the nominees will be performing, making the BMA's without a doubt the biggest Blues concert of the year as well.
For the blues fan, it's the only way to see a lineup like this and it annually threatens to rage well into the night.
The awards ceremony and concert will be broadcast live by Sirius XM Satellite Radio's B.B. King's Bluesville channel.
Here's a complete list of the catagories and nominees so you can keep score while listening to the LIVE broadcast:

Acoustic Album of the Year
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One
Rory Block - Blues Walkin' Like a Man
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines - A Night in Woodstock
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans - Visions
Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill & Rich Del Grosso - Live from Bluesville

Acoustic Artist of the Year
Doug MacLeod
Rory Block
Otis Taylor
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines
Eden Brent

Album of the Year
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin'
Curtis Salgado - Clean Getaway
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Janiva Magness
Watermelon Slim
Bobby Rush
Lil' Ed
Magic Slim

Band of the Year
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
The Mannish Boys
Watermelon Slim & the Workers
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

Best New Artist Debut
Chris James and Patrick Rynn - Stop and Think About It
Delta Highway - The Devil Had a Woman
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Pay Me No Mind
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On
Watermelon Slim & the Workers - No Paid Holidays
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
Sean Costello - We Can Get Together
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
Gaye Adegbalola
Marcia Ball
Robin Rogers
Bettye LaVette
Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Michael Burks
Elvin Bishop
Sean Costello
Watermelon Slim
Buddy Guy

DVD
Broke & Hungry Records, Cathead Blues & Mudpuppy Recordings - M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through The Birthplace of the Blues
Eagle Eye Media - Albert Collins Live at Montreux 1992
Eagle Eye Media - Carlos Santana Plays Blues At Montreux 2004
Stony Plain Records - Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters - Hope Radio Sessions
Delmark Records - Little Arthur Duncan Live at Rosa's Blues Lounge

Historical Album of the Year
Eagle Records - Albert Collins Live At Montreux 1992
Jamie Records - Barbara Lynn: The Jamie Singles 1962-1965
Delmark Records - On Highway 80 (Sleepy John Estes)
Ruf Records - Rich Man's War: New Blues & Roots Songs of Peace and Protest (Various Artists)
TopCat Records - Hollywood Fats & the Paladins Live 1985

Instrumentalist-Bass
Bob Stroger
Mookie Brill
Larry Taylor
Bill Stuve
Jeff Turmes

Instrumentalist-Drums
Cedric Burnside
Richard Innes
Jimi Bott
Tony Braunagel
Kenny Smith
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Instrumentalist-Guitar
Sonny Landreth
Lurrie Bell
Michael Burks
Kid Ramos
Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Steve Guyger
Billy Gibson
Mark Hummel
Jason Ricci
Rick Estrin
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Instrumentalist-Horn
Deanna Bogart
Kaz Kazanoff
Terry Hanck
Keith Crossan
Doug James

Instrumentalist-Other
Johnny Sansone - Accordion
Bob Brozman - Mandolin, Ukulele
Otis Taylor - Banjo
Rich Del Grosso - Mandolin
Gerry Hundt - Mandolin

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Henry Butler
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Bruce Katz
Marcia Ball

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Jeff Healey - Mess of Blues
Sonny Landreth - from the REACH
Michael Burks - Iron Man
Gary Moore - Bad for You Baby
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Blood Brothers
Walter Trout - The Outsider

Song of the Year
Dave Duncan & Curtis Salgado - 20 Years of B. B. King (Curtis Salgado)
Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (Kenny Neal)
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On (Elvin Bishop)
Albert Castiglia - Bad Year Blues (Albert Castiglia)
Sonny Landreth - Blue Tarp Blues (Sonny Landreth)

Soul Blues Album of the Year
Irma Thomas - Simply Grand
Curtis Salgado - Clean Getaway
Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band - Overnight Sensation
Clarence Spady - Just Between Us
Johnny Rawls - Red Cadillac

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Sharrie Williams
Irma Thomas
Jean Shy
Etta James
Denise LaSalle

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Tad Robinson
Bobby Rush
Jackie Payne
Johnny Rawls
Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials - Full Tilt
B.B. King - One Kind Favor
Honeyboy Edwards - Roamin' and Ramblin'
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - West Side Strut
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin'

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
Koko Taylor
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean Bruso
Diunna Greenleaf
Ruthie Foster

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
B.B. King
Lurrie Bell
Magic Slim
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater
Honeyboy Edwards
"Blues in Black & White"
Still time to see it...

"Blues in Black & White" will be up through June 14 at The Kennedy Museum of Art
at Ohio University. This spectacular exhibit of photogrpaher Stanley Livingston's images from the '69 and '70 Ann Arbor (MI) Blues Festivals is the best display of blues photos I've ever seen, and definetly worth the short drive to Athens.
Muddy Waters, Albert King, Freddie King, B.B. King, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Johnny Shines, Big Joe Williams, Carey Bell, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Otis Rush, Luther Allison, Sam Lay, Hound Dog Taylor, and Bukka White, they're all there like you've never seen before and will never see again.
For ALL Blues fans, photography fans, art fans, this is a MUST SEE. The exhibit runs through June 14, but you have another chance to see the exhibit and hear some great live blues in the same evening. On THURSDAY, May 14th, in conjunction with "Blues in Black & White," New Orleans bluesman Spencer Bohren will perform the journey of a single song through America's history and culture, from its African beginnings through Delta blues and country music, emerging as rock 'n' roll.
That's THURSDAY, May 14th:
7PM: meet Spencer at the Kennedy Museum of Art.
Then at 8PM: "Down the Dirt Road Blues, A Musical History In Live Performance," at The Ridges Auditorium. Again, this is a free show, another reason not to miss it.
Bonus: May 14th is Herb Sollars' birthday, and it's rumored he may show up for this show. Come help embarrass him on his birthday. the Voice.

Links: www.ohio.edu/museum
Court Street Grill Report
Support your local juke joint....
Court Street Grill, 112 Court Street, Pomeroy, Ohio
740-992-6524
COMING TO THE GRILL:
Albert "The Kid" Castiglia,
Friday, May 15th at 9pm.
This will be a ticketed event and are on sale now at $10 per person!
Header Music News
Albert "The Kid" Castiglia

We first met Albert as sideman to Sandra Hall, "The Empress of the Blues." Sandra's shows quickly became sold-out extravaganzas at the Grill, largely due to her hot guitar player. But it was during his days as guitarist and vocalist for the great Junior Wells, that Albert was given the nickname "The Kid" by the Blues legend.

Several World Tours later, the nickname has stuck, but the side man status hasn't. Fronting his own band for several years now, Albert's a dynamic performer with gritty vocals and blistering guitar work. A true Southern boy, Albert blends a heavy dose of Southern Rock into his playing - swampy, but never forgetting his Blues roots. Recently, "The Kid" was nominated for "Blues Song of the Year" along side other guitar heavyweights Sonny Landreth and Elvin Bishop.
"The Kid" makes a stop at his old stomping ground before heading to Charleston to headline The Charlie West BluesFest on Saturday, May 16th (see story here). Don't miss this chance to see one of the brightest stars in The Blues, up-close & personal in the intimate atmosphere of The Grill
the Voice

On Deck:
Woody Pines/the Lonesome Two - 5/21
Lil' Dave Thompson & Big Love - 6/18
Daddy Mack Blues Band - 7/16
West Virginia Blues Society
www.wvbluessociety.org
Here is the lineup for the Charlie West Blues Fest, May 16, 2009 to be held at Oakes Field, South Charleston, WV. Times: gates open at noon. Show is 1 pm to 11 pm. Prices are, members - $ 15.00, non members is $ 20.00 at gate, with military and their families to be admittied free with ID Card. Blues Society's everywhere are admitted at the same member fee with current membership card from their Society.
CHARLIE WEST BLUESFEST LINEUP:
1:00pm Miss Freddye & Blues Faze
2:00pm Blues Crossing
3:00pm Mahajibee Blues Band
4:00pm Dennis McClung Blues Band
5:00pm Izzy & Chris
6:00pm Jimi Vincent Band
7:45pm Jason Ricci & New Blood
9:30pm Albert Castiglia
JASON RICCI Jason Ricci
The 2nd Annual CHARLIE WEST BLUESFEST will be a great day of music featuring some of the brightest stars of FUTURE of The Blues headlining:
ALBERT "THE KID" CASTIGLIA (CAS-STEEL-YA) is certainly one of the stand-out young blues guitarists in the future of The Blues: strong on talent, strong on songwriting, every one of his albums better than the last, finally beginning to get the national acclaim he has long deserved. Former guitar player for the legendary Jr. Wells, and then Marcia Ball, "The Kid" is growing up and coming into his own.
JASON RICCI is simply the HOTTEST harp player in the world. What he does with a harmonica should be impossible and his technique is completely unique and unmatched. If you have seen Jason, you know what I mean, and if you haven't seen him, you need to. Having one of the "Top 10 Hottest Guitar Players" (Guitar Magazine) -- Sean Starsky -- and a kick-ass bass player (Buckweed) doesn't hurt either.
THE JIMI VINCENT BAND and THE DENNIS McCLUNG BLUES BAND are every bit as good as the national blues acts they've been opening for and will soon be making the move to NATIONAL touring act.
IZZY & CHRIS could be the most-talented, most-authentic acoustic traditional blues act to ever come from WV, also on the road to becoming a national act
MAHAJIBEE, BLUES CROSSING and MISS FREDDYE are all among the region's best, setting the stage for a great day of Blues.
Hats off to WVBS' Jack Rice for an outstanding lineup for the festival's second year. Go see, enjoy and support this worthy event -- highly recommended. the Voice

Also, don't forget:
Sat/June 6th
WVBS Blues Night Out/Parkersburg
"Howlin' Wolf Birthday Party" with
DENNIS McCLUNG BLUES BAND at
The Thirsty Turtle in Parkersburg
Blues News from Cambidge,OH
Our Man "Giff" is on the case......
The Uptown Blues Bash
"The Blues...is ...back in town!" says "Giff"

If you're not into country or head-banging rock music, then you're in for a treat, with a night of 'moving and grooving, dancing sounds of The Blues!
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at The Elks Lodge #448, 1048 Wheeling Ave. in Cambridge, Ohio. The Elks and " Meltdown Productions" present: " The Uptown Blues Bash!". This event will be on the top floor of the Elks with doors opening at 7: 00pm.
The show itself will start at 8:00pm and ends at 12:00pm. Three acts will make up the evenings line-up. This show is open to the public, so 'come on in'!
First, to get things warmed up will be, The Troubled Troubadours, an acoustic act to give the audience a flavor of traditional 'blues' and contemporary acoustic sounds.
The 'Troubadours' are fairly new to the 'live' music scene and have already established a following and upcoming dates, both locally and out of town. Their repertoire consists of music from the blues, the Eagles, Van Morrison, the Beatles and more. They can cover basically 3 decades of classic tunes. Based in Guernsey county, the 'Troubadours' will perform for the first 20 minutes and are the 'un-plugged' side of the shows' second act of the evening.
The "Blues Cannibals!" will take the stage from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. They are based out of the Cambridge / Byesville area. The 'Cannibals' were formed in 1996 by Dennis Tarman and John Gifford , after years in other bands searching for what their heart and souls knew to be right. And it was a love and passion for them both, the Blues.
Influenced by the greats, from Clarksdale, Mississippi to Chicago, they perform heart throbbing, toe tapping, up-tempo 'Chicago' as well as modern, contemporary original blues.
The Blues Cannibals have opened for the the late great Bo Diddly at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio in 2005. They have also been the back-up band for 'Shirley King' ( daughter of B.B. King ) for six sell-out shows in 1998 and 1999. The 'Cannibals' placed several times in the top 5 at the " River City Blues Competition" in Marietta, Ohio over the past years. States front-man Dennis Tarman, "Put on your dancing shoes, because Deb may bring the red dress!"
Which brings us to the headline act of the evening. Winners of the '2009 River City Blues Competition', "Long Tall Deb and the Drifter Kings", of Columbus, Ohio.
Deb and the Drifter Kings blend a unique and tasty mix of Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Chicago blues, boogie woogie, New Orleans style, and classic R&B and soul with generous helpings of original music. Blending the wisdom from their collective experience with fresh and youthful energy, the band is quickly gaining a loyal fan-base and acclaim for their dynamic and soulful 'live' shows that range from intimate club settings to large outdoor festivals. Members of the band include vocalist, Deb Landolt, outstanding guitarist, Ritchie B., and the driving force of Melvin Powe on bass, and Doug Oscard on drums. A class act! As winners of the "2009 River City Blues Competition", Deb and the Drifter Kings will represent The Blues, Jazz, and Folk Music Society of Marietta, Ohio in 2010 at "The International Blues Challenge" in Memphis,Tenn. Where the best un-signed 'blues' artists from around the world vie to become the 'crème of the crop'.
Guitarist for the 'Blues Cannibals, and Competition Director of the River City Blues Competition in Marietta, John D.Gifford says, " I've known Deb for a decade and have watched her become a strong and dynamic vocalist and performer. So I know if you're there at this event, you'll see for yourself why each year Ohio has been represented so well by the artists that are here in our state. If you didn't know, Ohio is in the top 4 states in the country with the most blues artists per square mile. The caliber of talent here is amazing!"
Ticket prices are $6.00 (advance) and $8.00 (@ the door)
Article/press release provided by John Gifford
Thanks, "Giff" the Voice
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Colony Fest
June 5 & 6
Marietta , Ohio

7th Annual COLONY FEST:
Friday & Saturday, June 5, 6
Parking Partners Lot
2nd Street, Downtown Marietta

FREE.

FRIDAY, June 5th:
7pm: Ricky Nie w/Steve Perakis on bass
Cincinnati, Ohio
Blues, Boogie Woogie and New Orleans Piano
9pm Johnny Reed & The Houserockers
Toledo, Ohio. Winners of 2006 Comp.
3rd Place Finalist IBC in Memphis,TN

SATURDAY, June 6th
2pm: Magic Show-
The Great Gault
3pm: Ron Sowell Kids Show.
Ron is from Charleston, WV and is the leader of The Mountain Stage Band
4pm: BBQ Winners Announced
4:30pm: Todd Burge's "Colony Fest Songwriter Contest" Winners
5pm: "Maybe Logic" (Jazz)
Andy Hall, Clay Pascal, Jessica Baldwin, Andy McVey.
6pm: "The Fossils" (70's & Classic Rock) John Walsh, Jeff George, Dave Tenney, Bill White, Dave Laing, and Andrew Colvin
7pm: Ricky Nie w/Steve Perakis on bass Cincinnati, Ohio.
Blues, Boogie Woogie and
New Orleans Piano
8pm: Blue Lunch
8-piece band with horns
Cleveland, Ohio
Blues, R&B, Soul & Rock

Colony Fest has grown up:
2-Days
15 vendors on site
BBQ Cookoff
Antique Show & Sale
Good Music, Good Food
Cold Beer, and a Good Cause
Mountain Stage
Special FestivALL Kickoff:
FRIDAY, June 19th
at The Clay Center
Special BLUES Show, featuring:
Buddy Guy
Shemekia Copeland
Duke Robillard
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Charleston has been getting geared up for this year's FestivALL, the multi-faceted, city-wide arts & entertainment festival scheduled for June 19-26, 2009.
Mountain Stage has typically closed FestivALL on the final Sunday. This year a special Blues version of the show will kick the whole thing off on Friday, June 19 at The Clay Center featuring two of the biggest names in the blues.
If you name a major guitar player in any genre, chances are they've been influenced by the legendary Buddy Guy. From Hendrix and Clapton to Knopfler and Beck, they've all drawn upon this Chicago legend for inspiration. The Blues proprietor and restaurateur will make his third appearance on Mountain Stage Friday, June 19. Keep reading for ticket info.
Making a third appearance on Mountain Stage, and a second during FestivALL, will be the new blues queen Shemekia Copeland.
An amazing singer with loads of talent that stretches far beyond the boundaries of the blues, Shemekia is a wonderful entertainer who has certainly hit her stride.
Her latest record, "Never Going Back," not only solidifies her as a bright star but proves she'll be shining well into the future.
Advance Tickets only $29.
All seats reserved.
Tickets are STILL AVAILABLE at www.theClayCenter.org
or by phone at 304.561.3570 and a limited number are available at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Downtown Charleston.
short takes.....
things you might want to know about...
Memphis Cradle Gigs:
Friday, May 8, 2009:
North Side Grill - Akron, Ohio
Saturday, May 30, 2009:
North East Ohio Blues Assoc. Concert
Alliance, Ohio
Jason Ricci's New Album is out:
"Done With The Devil" by Jason Ricci & New Blood. Available NOW from "Delta Groove Music" @ www.cdBaby.com
GET IT and be impressed. the Voice.
4TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR BLUES REVUE The big party TOMORROW night -- the day AFTER the 30th Annual Blues Music Awards will be at The New Daisy Theater on Beale Street in Memphis. Most all of the important people in the Blues business will still be in town, so this is always quite the party and celebration. It is put on by the folks at Delta Groove & Eclecto Groove Records, and guess who's artists will be performing: The Soul of John Black, The Mannish Boys, Candye Kane, Lynwood Slim, Jason Ricci & New Blood, Jackie Payne & Steve Edmonson, J.T. Lauritson, Los Fabulocos & Kid Ramos plus more. The show begins at 6pm and goes until who-knows-when. Ahhhh...too bad we don't live in Memphis, damn it.
Our friend DALE KULCHAR, singer/songwriter from Athens will be appearing at The Rhapsody in Nelsonville, Ohio this Saturday form 630pm-930pm. Check out this fine dining establishment, and enjoy dinner and Dale's music. Both are highly recommended.
Mary Mary & Son, FRIDAY, May 8th
Mary tells me she and her son, Eric, will be performing together for the FIRST time in the MOV as part of the Songwriter Invitational FRIDAY at The Galley in downtown Marietta. Lots of good music, for info check out www.songwriternight.com/
WHERE THE HELL IS VAN WERT??
Well, wherever it is, they have good taste in music, 'cause they're having a blues concert featuring The JON JUSTICE BAND, (and you know what I think of those guys -- my favorites). The show is Saturday, June 6th at The Van Wert County Fairgrounds. 7pm start, with local band, THE DOGZ opening up. I'm guessing The JON JUSTICE BAND should cause quite a stir in lovely downtown Van Wert. My Directions say: West out of Columbus, take St Rt 33 west to US 127 South. Then 15 miles into Van Wert. Van Wert County Fairgrounds is on the left as soon as you enter town. Good Luck. The show will be worth the drive, however.
SWEATY BETTY'S AT IT AGAIN
SATURDAY, May 9th 930pm-1am
PD's Pub, Squirrel Hill, PA
412.422.5027 for details/directions
Join the SBBB for another evening of fine blues musical entertainment
Nelsonville Music Festival
May 15-17 (5th Annual)
featuring Willie Nelson (Sat)
Tickets $20-$55
BIG JAMES IS COMING BACK!
If you were blown away (like the rest of us) by Big James at this year's River City Blues Festival in March, or in case you missed his stellar performance, you'll have the opportunity to see him again soon. Big James (Montgomery) & The Chicago Playboys will be back on our stage for The Annual Chicago Blues Party on November 20, 2009 at the hotel. It's a done deal. More about it later.
About The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society
www.bjfm.org P.O. Box 2122, Marietta, Ohio 45750
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 all-volunteer "force" of music enthusiasts on a mission to enhance the appreciation of American Roots Music in the Mid-Ohio Valley and we do it by presenting concerts, workshops, conferences, and a forum for education and development in the schools.

The BJFM Society celebrates and perpetuates blues and roots music as a traditional, evolutionary, and uniquely American art form. During the grant period, we will continue to present live music in genres not normally available in a small town like ours, to educate and expose our audiences to music new and unfamiliar to many of them. Our goal is to keep blues, jazz and roots music alive in our area.

With the help of volunteers from our membership, and an
8-member board of directors, the BJFM Society will continue to produce and present our "core events" plus other shows throughout the year as the opportunity presents itself. The BJFM Society has also undertaken the expense of production and presentation of the nationally recognized multicultural "Blues in the Schools" program here in our local schools
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society Board of Directors:
John Bolen - President
Steve Wells - Vice President, Director of "Blues in The Schools"
Peg Bolen - Treasurer
Maren Beery - Secretary
John Gifford - Board Member, Competition Director, Stage Manager
Helen Holt - Board Member
Mary Ann Osborne - Board Member
Kezia Douglass - Board Member

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society
P.O. Box 2122
Marietta, Ohio 45750
304-295-4323
VIDEO CLIP of the WEEK
As they say in West Virginia: "Watch This"...
How about some jazz?
Chic Corea Elektic Band --"

Live at The
11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, BERN


CHICK COREA'S ELEKTRIC BAND
"KING COCKROACH"

Featuring:
Chick Corea
Dave Weckl
John Patitucci
Scott Henderson

Click this link to watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmjZToHAIhE&feature=related
Go Out & Support Some Live Music,
Wherever YOU Live...
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