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Monday, July 13, 2009

John Hammer Blues News


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

Big Bill Morganfield

'Born Lover'

Fiona Boyes
'Blues Woman'

Big Pete Pearson

'Finger In Your Eye'
Important Links
Fresh Stuff Ya Wanna Know
July Blue Monday
now On Line
July 15-19: Deep Blues Festival
Cabooze Parking lot
Mpls; MN
* Checkout the 7 Day LIVE Blues Forecast*

Yo! Blues Buddies:

Be sure to visit to read our entire July 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

The BIG Show on the Radio

We tapped a couple BIG's for this show and an Aussie Lass with a BIG voice. 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 hang for a few with Muddy Water's little boy Big Bill Morganfield as he continues the legacy with some smokin' tracks off 'Born Lover'. Then we get the hook up with a little Aussie gal with a big voice and monster guitar skills, Fiona Boyes as she shares her stylings off her latest 'Blues Woman'. To cap our blues outting in a large way, we call on Big Pete Pearson as he demonstrates his dues 'fully paid' swagger off 'Finger In Your Eye'. Now that is one BIG blues sandwich!
We introduce you to blues friends both old and new;
From the old homestead mailbox we pull out our que;
Screamin' guitar, hot vocals, keyboards and some sax;
It don't cost you much 'cause there ain't no blues tax!
Crossroads Blues
Robert Johnson

I went to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above, have mercy now,
Save poor Bob if you please

Standin' at the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
Whee-hee, I tried to flag a ride
Didn't nobody seem to know me, everybody pass me by

Standin' at the crossroads, risin' sun goin' down
Standin' at the crossroads baby, the risin' sun goin' down
I believe to my soul now, po' Bob is sinkin' down
You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
You can run, you can run, tell my friend Willie Brown
That I got the crossroad blues this mornin',
Lord, baby I'm sinkin' down

I went to the crossroad, mama, I looked east and west
I went to the crossroad, babe, I looked east and west
Lord, I didn't have no sweet woman, ooh well,
Babe, in my distress

TwinCities & other MN venues:
Tue 14-Swamp Kings/Cooks of Crocus Hill; St Paul
Wed 15-Govt Mule/MN Zoo; Apple Valley
-Brandon Scott Sellner/Elk River Music Series; Elk River
- Lamont Cranston/Rice County Fair; Faribault
-Moses Oakland Quintet/Normandale Lake Bandshell; Bloomington
-Kurt Jorgensen Duo/Narrows; Navarre
-Paul Mayasich/Tally's Dockside; WBL
Thu 16-Mick Sterling/Gianni's; Wayzata
-Big Walter Smith/City Park; Excelsior
- Davina & the Vagabonds/Spasso; Minnetonka
-Paul Mayasich/Washington Square; WBL
Fri 17-Keb Mo/MN Zoo; Apple Valley
- Irresistibles/Highland Fest; St Paul
-Brandon Scott Sellner/Rhythm on the River; Jackson
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Forest Laker -
-High & Mighty/MN Music Café; St Paul
-Swamp Kings/Whiskey Junction; Mpls
-MN Barking Ducks/Neumann's; St Paul
-Ross William Perry/Paddy Wagon; Coon Rapids
Sat 18-Big Walter Smith/Rhythm on the River; Jackson
-Lamont Cranston/Summerfest; Lydia
-Joe T Cook/Neumann's; St Paul
Sun 19-Brunch w/ Davina/Trygs; Mpls
-Big Walter Smith/City Park; Ramsey
-Irresistibles/Macy's Day of Music

Iowa Venues:
Tue 14
-Albert Castigilia/Blues On Grand
Wed 15-Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts/Blues On Grand
Fri 17-Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers/Blues On Grand
Sat 18-Duke Tumatoe/Waterloo & Blues Too; Waterloo
-Hot Tamale & the Red Hots/Blues On Grand

Nebraska Venues:
Fri 17-112 N Duck/Hayworth Park; Bellevue
Sat 18-Tommy Castro/Playing With Fire;Omaha

Wisconsin Venues:
Thu 16-Jamin Barth/Historic Trempealeau Hotel; Trempealeau
Fri 17-Mississippi Blue/Piggy Blues; La Crosse
Sat 18-Davina & the Vagabonds/Festival Theatre; St Croix Falls
-Mississippi Blue/Piggy Blues; La Crosse

BB's Jazz Blues & Soups-St. Louis, MO:
Visit for an updated July Calendar!

Ground Zero Blues Club-Clarksdale, MS:
Wed 15-La La & Element 88
Thu 16-Blues Jam w/ Sean Apple
Fri 17-Terry "Harmonica" Bean
Sat 18-Phillip Carter

Ground Zero Blues Club- Memphis, TN
Visit for an updated July Calendar!

Wed 15-Sun 19
-DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL/TheCabooze; Minneapolis, MN Info:
Thu 16-Sun 19-RIB AMERICA RIBFEST/Iowa Events Center; Des Moines; IA Info:
Fri 17-Sat 18-BBQ'LOO AND BLUES, TOO!-Lincoln Park, Waterloo, IA Info:
Fri 17-Sat 18-SIOUX FALLS JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL/Sioux Falls, SD Info:
Sat 18-MOONDANCE JAM/Walker, MN Info:
Sat 18-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
- Curtis Marlatt & the Kicks hosted Jam/Jethro's Char House; Mahtomedi, 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 - 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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