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Monday, June 8, 2009

John Hammer Blues Update


This Week On

Hammered By The Blues
KOWZ 1170am Sunday at 10pm (When sports talk ain't on)
On the Internet:
Tues 9am
and Sat. 11am

Rod Piazza

'Soul Monster'

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Fresh Stuff Ya Wanna Know
June Blue Monday
now On Line
June 13: Famous Dave's Blues 'n BBQ
Peavey Plaza;
Minneapolis, MN
June 13: Summer Jam on the Lake
Lake Sisseton Saloon
Fairmont, MN
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Yo! Blues Buddies:

Be sure to visit to read our entire June 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

Blow Blues Wind, Blow on Yer Radio

Alrighty then, Blues Freaks! Ya'll want harp? Oh; we are so gonna lay some serious blowin', suckin' and tongin' on ya! This week on Hammered By The Blues ( Sunday on KOWZ 10pm on 1170am. Classic episodes rebroadcast on line Tues at 9am and Sat at 11am on we are gonna fly some blue kytes on a pentatonic breeze created by some legends on the Mississippi saxophone. We kick it with a full frontal assault by Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers off their latest tour de force ''Soul Monster'. Hang on lest you get seriously buffeted by the crosswinds as we tap the living elder statesman Charlie Musselwhite as he kicks up serious dust with 'Rough Dried, LIVE at the Triple Door'. Knowin' we have stolen yer breath; we provide you a little high pressure oxygen by Rick Estrin and the Nightcats off 'Twisted'. Hang on to somethin' bolted down, thrillseekers!
There are things we count on like death and taxes;
Tune us in and you can count on Mississippi Saxes;
Hammered By The Blues is your friend indeed;
When a gots the blues and yer soul's in need!
Clara (the Lady Wolf) Landau
By Larry Miller
Clara (the Lady Wolf) Landau is a gracious, inventive Knoxville, Tennessee-based singer/songwriter/splitkeyboardist, who loves the blues. She has several CDs in the marketplace. The most recent album, entitled "Essence...the Lady Wolf", features originals "Blues, Come and Get Me", "The Old White Wolf", "Lucky To Have the Blues", "Boy Toy Blues", "If You Want A Mean Woman", "That's the Way You Make Me Feel", along with several jazz tunes including "Catalyst", "Don't Want No More Love", "Movin' Along", and "Love Changes Everything". Clara did the art work and design for the CD, which she burns, to order, on her computer. She grew up and performed as a child-artist in southern New England, then migrated South in '87. With the expressive voice of her namesake, she tantalizes with her vocals, all the while maintaining solid bass lines and righthanded riffs on the keyboard. Clara began playing piano at age 3, composed her first song at age 5 and plays in every key. No transpose key for her, she says. She's been said to have the soul of an artist, the mind of a scientist, and the heart of a romantic. Clara knows what it's like to live the blues...that's what makes them so natural for her to write and perform. She doesn't talk about them, but her feelings and experiences weave themselves through her songs and, when she sings, she tells about it. "Boy Toy Blues" is just what it says--but slightly exaggerated. It's about a lady named "Womana". Now, Womana could really be any woman who falls for a younger man, because society says we're not supposed to do that. Well, Womana follows her heart. 'Oh wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo, Lovin' every moment, but you know how these things go..." I wrote Womana's back-beat story the day after I wrote sultry "If You Want A Mean Woman". They both came from the same inspiration!"
Clara's music received international acclaim and has been featured on radio in South Australia and Germany. She's received mail from Poland, Greece, South Africa, Serbia, and France, requesting her CD's and sheet music, though she has a limited number of opportunities to perform locally. Clara is an ageless, classic study...whether she shows up with her long blond hair in bound in pigtails or blowing in the breeze...but she is down-to-earth, classy, and sincere. She's got a lot of music and heart to share. Clara and the blues ... a delicious combination. ~ Wolf ... wild, wise, sleek, swift ~ * Peace to all creatures * Visit Clara's website:

TwinCities & other MN venues:
Mon 8
-Pinetop Perkins/Dakota Jazz Club; Mpls
Tue 9-Pinetop Perkins/Dakota Jazz Club; Mpls
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Washington Square; WBL
Thu 11-Bettye LaVette/Dakota Jazz Club; Mpls
-Mick Sterling/Gianni's; Wayzata
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Narrows; Navarre
Fri 12-Derek Trucks Band w/ Ruthie Foster/MN Zoo; Apple Valley
-Joanna Connor/Famous Dave's; Mpls
- Inside Straight/Am Legion Post 320; Hopkins
- Jay Walter & the Rectifiers/Paddy Wagon's; Coon Rapids
- Levee Town/Macho Nacho; Rochester
Sat 13-Brandon Scott Sellner/Patrick's; St Peter
-Ana Popovic/Famous Dave's; Mpls
-Tinsley Ellis/Bergdale Harley Davidson; Albert Lea
-The Irresistibles/Lord Fletchers (2pm); Hennepin Days (8:30); Champlin
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Wine Café; Mankato
-Summer Jam at the Lake/ Lake Sissiton Saloon; Fairmont
Sun 14-Brunch w/ Davina/Trygs; Mpls
-Mick Sterling/St Anthony Main; Mpls
-Paul Mayasich/Floyd's;Victoria

Iowa Venues:
Wed 10
-Ronnie Baker Brooks/Blues On Grand
Fri 12-Bryan Lee/Blues On Grand
Sat 13-Andrew Jr. Boy Jones/Blues On Grand
-Paul Mayasich/Jubilee Days; Cambridge

Nebraska Venues:
Thu 11-Ronnie Baker Brooks/Murhpy's
Sun 14-Ana Popovic/Barfly; Omaha

Wisconsin Venues:
Fri 12
-Muddy Flats & the Hepcats/Piggy's; La Crosse
Sat 13-Inside Straight/Gaslight Bar; Trimbelle
-Muddy Flats & the Hepcats/Piggy's; La Crosse

BB's Jazz Blues & Soups-St. Louis, MO:
Fri 12
-Big Mike Aguirre
Sat 13-Billy Peek

Ground Zero Blues Club-Clarksdale, MS:
Fri 12-Big Jerry Blues Band
Sat 13-Electric Mudd

Ground Zero Blues Club- Memphis, TN
Fri 12
-Rock N Soul Concert
Sat 13-The King Beez

Fri 12-Sat 13-AMBASSADORS BLUES FEST/St Peter, MN Info:
Fri 12-Sun 14-26TH CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL/Chicago, IL Info:
Sat 13-FAMOUS DAVE'S BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL/Peavey Plaza; Mpls, MN Info:
Sat 13-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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