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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Voice

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The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Inc.
Marietta, Ohio
July 16, 2009
Vol 9, Issue 12

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Music News You Can Use is Semi-Monthly email newsletter from the BJFMS. We try to be your Source for what's happening with Live Music in our area - from Marietta-Parkersburg to Charleston, WV, to Columbus, OH, to Pittsburgh, PA. We'll tell you what we know of, what we've heard about, and even the good rumors we've either heard or made up. You may learn something about music along the way, and maybe even get a few laughs in the process. You'll be getting Music News You Can Use in your email in-box about every other week - or when something important comes up in between. We promise we will never sell or give your email address to any 3rd party, and to never use it for any commercial purposes. You will always have the chance to "opt-out" (un-subscribe) on every issue.
Court Street Grill Report
Support your local juke joint....
Court Street Grill, 112 Court Street, Pomeroy, Ohio
Daddy Mack Blues Band from Memphis
He's a LEGEND on Beale Street; been performing there for decades - the PRIDE of Memphis -- DON'T MISS THIS SPECIAL SHOW. the Voice. 9PM - $5.
Friday - MISSISSIPPI HEAT - Chicago
"Rhythm On the River" Series
continues: FREE SHOW OUTSIDE at Riverside Amphitheater (inside The Grill if rain) FREE Friday night series leading up to The Big Bend Blues Bash (Jul 30-Aug 1)
Presented by Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society.
Bill Lupkin - Thursday, July23rd
Dennis Gruenling - Thursday, July 30th
Both due to tour routing changes; BOTH WILL be back.
Friday, July 24: "Rhythm On the River"
Delta Moon from Atlanta, GA
Former IBC winners, Southern Blues with unique sound and lap steel guitar.
Friday, July 24: INSIDE The Grill
Shannon Curfman, blues rock GODDESS.
THUR JUly 30th - SAT August 1st
The Annual Big Bend Blues Bash
Patrick Sweany ACOUSTIC, C&S Railroad, Izzy & Chris, more
Blues acts compete for ticket to Memphis.
Rickie Gene Hall, Alvin Jett, Will Kimbrough, Nora Jean Bruso & more.
8/1 Patrick Sweany plays The Grill

The thing I love about the Court Street Grill besides the Victorian architecure, friendly vibe and great juke box are those sweet potato fries. You can eat them without messing up your lipstick! They go perfectly with some take home hot chicken wings, steak or ribs, too. Wash it all down with some lemonade, recently added on the menu in my honor.....Umm, good! Just ask Crawlinkingsnake or Mojo Mama, Spider and Helen about the food, because we were all there Friday to hear Eileen Jewell and her band do a "Rhythm On the River" show down by the river in Pomeroy. The boats drifted peacefully on the river as the full crowd heard a tiny wisp of an entertainer and her band sing a sampling of genres of music that included blues, country , gospel and folk. I really liked the way she sang Billie Holiday; she had a lyrical haunt to her voice. Sweet but sad at the same time. I wonder if the boaters thought the Greek muses were calling them to shore as the sun faded away. She covered a wide range of songs that had something for everybody. I was glad I made the short drive and look forward to the next "Rhythm on the River" show featuring Mississippi Heat from Chicago. You have to love that Jackie Welker for his strong effort for promoting the arts via music in little ole' Pomeroy, Ohio.
- Chile Pepper
Charleston Blues Society
...just down the road
The Charleston WV Blues Society
in association with
The American Cancer Society
"Divas Come Home"
"A Musical Extravaganza"
Thursday, August 6th, at 8PM
WVSU Capitol Center
123 Summers Street
Charleston. WV
The Incredible Miss Pricilla Price
from Detroit headlines
(Chas. WV native headlines for the first time in her Hometown)
Also featuring
Mary Harkins, Lisa Mosley and
"Lady D" & Mission
FREE Daytime Activities:
(11am - 230PM)
On August 6, the American Cancer Society and other organizations will be on hand with information and entertainment. The whole day is focused on women and women's health issues. Partial proceeds will go the American Cancer Society and the Charleston WV Blues Society's "Blues in the Schools" program.

Daytime activities begin @ 11:00am. This is free of charge and open to the public. We are estimating 500 people to filter through this event. Lunch will be provided free of charge to all who attend.

For more information email or call Doris Fields at 304-590-1042. Thank you for partnering with The Charleston WV Blues Society to improve our communities and provide schools with music programs.

Presented by :
The Charleston WV Blues Society
P.O. Box 2293 Charleston, WV 25328
Call 304.590.1042 for advance reservations and more information.
Emerson Sports Grill
4000 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV 304-422-7655
Hey folks, if you consider yourself a live music fan, then it's time YOU came out and started supporting one of Parkersburg's FEW live music venues. This place has gone from a brash, loud, smoke-filled pick-up joint with no service (the old Front Row) to a smaller, more cozy and intimate listening place for acoustic music. On Friday nights, they feature some of the regions best singer songwriters and acoustic musicians unplugged. The beer is ice-cold, the wings and burgers are tasty, and you won't smell any cigarettes -- the place has been completely remodeled. The music is only one night -- FRIDAYS. It's really a nice place. Come out and support it, or we'll lose it just like the other live music venues that have given up on you. Check it out. the Voice.

Here's The Emerson Sports Grill lineup of singer/songwriters for July: All Shows 9PM - 12Mid. NO COVER
FRIDAY, July 17th: John Radcliff & Joseph Henry
FRIDAY, July 24th: Chase & Mat
FRIDAY, July 31st: Bobby Kirl

Marietta Brewing Company
167 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio 740-373-BREW
TUESDAYS 9PM: MBC Unplugged Series
WEDNESDAYS 10PM: Open Mike w/ Jeremy Harmon

Friday, July 17: Maybe Logic
JAZZ, fusion, electronica, New Orleans funk at the Brewery.
the Voice.
Saturday, July 18: Cold Shot
Tuesday, July 21: Justin Arthur
Friday, July 24: Jon Justice Band
Best band that comes to town. Come see them while you can. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. the Voice.
Saturday, July 25: Steve Hussey
Tuesday, July 28: Bobby Kirl
Friday, July 31: The Greenes
August 14th - 15th - and 16th
It will be the largest gathering of musicians in Marietta EVER!!
Over 40 bands, 3 stages
Hand-crafted micro brew Beer
Acoustic & light rock dinner shows.
The Washington County
Humane Society
short takes.....
things you might want to know about...
Dayton Blues Festival
Presented by Michelob
Sunday, July 19, 2009 1pm-9pm
Dave Hall Plaza, Dayton, Ohio
"Albert "The Kid" Castiglia" - Headlines
"Jimi Vincent Band" - Opens
Also: "Sonny Moorman Group" from Cincinnati
"Inner City Blues Band" from Columbus
"Ed Tyson Band" from Dayton
"Slowhand" from Dayton
"Summertime Blues for a Cure" (FRI 7/24 & SAT 7/25)
Friday - Whiskey Dick's - 730PM
2690 E. Dublin-Granville Road - Columbus, Ohio
Sean Carney hosts....benefiting the Stephanie Speilman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at OSUCC, James Cancer Hospital (OSUCCC - James) and IMPEDE (Importance of Prevention and Early Detection) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Matt O'Ree Band from New Jersey (Championship Winners)
Scotty Branchar - Cincinnati
$15 donation for cancer research
Saturday - continues @
North Star Country Club -
1150 Wilson Road, Sunbury, Ohio
Golf Outing with dinner and concert- (1PM scramble) $125
Concert only @ 730PM $25
Sean Carney hosts:
Hurricane Jerry & Stormfront
Sean Carney Band with Special Guests: John Popovich, Jim Godin, and Chuck Moore
Harmonica Lessons
If you would like to learn how to blow a little harp -- or just get better at it -- this is for you: David Payne, local harmonica guru, winner of several harmonica contests and owner of Elk River Harmonicas, area representative for famous Seydel Harmonicas has a few openings in his schedule of harmonica lessons. Lessons are $17.00 each. David is a good, patient teacher. Call him for an appointment: 304-488-7061.
Friday, July 17th
@ Whiskey Dick's (2690 East Dublin-Granville Rd. in Columbus) 9PM $8.
Long Tall Deb & The Drifter Kings open; 2nd set: The Colin John Band with special guest Michael Hill; 3rd set: the whole family on stage together for a spectacular finale. Cool reunion. the Voice.
Also Colin John plays:
Thursday, July 16th: TONIGHT at The Mudflats
Columbus Road, Galena.
Saturday, July 18: Roadhouse 66 in Worthington. Catch Colin John while he's mainland.
High Schools That Rock
Saturday, July 18 - Marietta Sweet Corn Festival. (3PM)
Saturday, August 15 -
Catfish Derby (5PM)
Many of the HRTR students are former BITS grads; these are our next generation of musicians. Come OUT, and support them when you can.
Mose Allison Live
The legendary Mose Allison will be appearing for two nights in Cleveland at Nighttown, Friday & Saturday August 28th and 29th, 8PM and 10PM. Tickets are only $20. The legendary vocalist, pianist and composer combines jazz and bluesand will be performing with Dave Morgan on acoustic bass and Roy King on drums. If you don't know who Mose Allison is -- go find out. Nighttown is a way cool jazz and blues venue in Cleveland, featuring "great dining and great music." Nighttown is located at 12387 Cedar Road (top of Cedar Hill), Cleveland Heights, OH. Tickets/reservations: 216-795-0550.
The Jimi Vincent Band
Two shows this weekend:
Friday, July 17: Mansfield Superbike Rally, downtown Mansfield - 7PM Show
Sunday, July 19: Dayton Blues Festival
JVB performs at 630PM
About The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society 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

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