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Friday, July 31, 2009

The Voice

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The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Inc.
Marietta, Ohio
July 30, 2009
Vol 9, Issue 13

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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
Bash Weekend
Jackie writes:
3 Days of Great Music, Food & Brews - Inside & Out
~ July 30th, 31st, and August 1st ~

THURSDAY: (7/30) Acoustic Night
Performing: C&S Railroad, Izzy & Chris, and headliner Patrick Sweany
Kicking off the Blues Bash is a free show on the waterfront with C&S Railroad, Izzy & Chris, and our good freind Patrick Sweany!
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If you've never seen Patrick Sweany perform solo, DON"T MISS THIS SHOW! Roots, Rags and Country Blues from a young Master. Music at 7 PM on the Riverfront, and it's all FREE

Thursday's Artist Spotlight @ the Grill
Bluesman James Armstrong is redefining the Blues. Strong vocals paired with fresh and funky guitar guarantee us a hot night of Electric Blues. Don't miss it!

$5 at the door and music starts at 10 PM

FRIDAY (7/31) : Blues Competition
and afterward, Bill Lupkin & the Chicago Blues Coalition
Music starts at 6 PM, $5 at the gate

Competing Bands include Mudfork Blues Band, Magic Mama Latte, Mojo Theory, Rup Keys and the Blues Bastards, Stone Johnson Band and Patrick Lowandowski.

Chicago Blues Harp Ace, Bill Lupkin will perform a special set AFTER the Blues Competition!

SATURDAY (8/1) : The Main Event
Starring Blues Diva, Nora Jean Bruso and the incredible Will Kimbrough

One of my favorites and best known as a sideman to Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider, and Jimmy Buffett, Will Kimbrough is a dynamite performer in his own right.

Some of you may wonder why Will, more of an Americana artist, is on Blues festival bill, you won't after his show! An amazing guitar player, song writer and performer, and you won't be able to deny his passion and craft.

Nora Jean Bruso was born to sing the Blues. Raised in the Delta, Nora Jean was surrounded by Blues, Gospel and Soul at an early age. In 1976, following the footsteps of many a legend, Nora Jean went to Chicago and started playing the West Side Clubs - performing with and learning from the greats. To say she is a force on stage is an understatement.

So, be prepared, with a microphone in her hand, Nora Jean transforms from a kindly Christian soul, into a full blown Blues Monster.

Also appearing Alvin Jett, Frank Harrison, Ricky Gene Hall & the Goods, Blackberry Jam, and The Blue Z Band.

Music starts at 1 PM, $15 at the gates

The Juke Is On Fire
The Grill will be Rockin' all three nights, don't miss these Blues Cats up close and personal:
Thursday: James Armstrong
Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel
Saturday: Patrick Sweany Band
$5 each night; music starts at 10PM
The WV Music Hall of Fame
fund-raiser concert
in the Clay Center's Grand Lobby,
to help cover the costs of its third induction ceremony.
Featured performers are
Grammy winner and Wheeling native Tim O'Brien,
'09 HoF inductee Nat Reese;
'08 HoF inductee Everett Lilly with his son Everett Alan Lilly and the Songcatchers;
James Price (longtime fiddler with Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys);
Larry Groce;
Robert Shafer;
Todd Burge;
the Carpenter Ants.

Tickets are $50 (a portion of which is tax deductible). There will be a reception with the performers at 6:30 p.m. Various exhibits will be on display as will the HoF's Traveling Museum (a collaboration with the WV Department of Education). Showtime is 7:30. p.m.
Tickets are available through the WV Music Hall of Fame office and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston. Contact the HoF: 304/342-4412 or email
Tickets can be purchased online here
Charleston Blues Society
...just down the road
"Divas Come Home"
- "A Musical Extravaganza"
Pricilla Price
Charleston Blues Society presents -
In partnership with
The American Cancer Society
WVSU Capital Center Theater 8PM
123 Summers Street, Charleston, WV
The Incredible Miss Pricilla Price, from Detroit, MI Headlines (Charleston Native Headlines for First Time in Her Hometown)
Also: Mary Hankins, Lisa Mosley, and "Lady D" & Mission"
For Reservations, Call Doris Fields @ 304.590.1042

Friday, August 7th

"First Friday Blues @ the UU"
Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church 730PM
520 Kanawha Blvd, W. Charleston, WV
Little Joe Booker - One Man Band
Fundraiser for Charleston Blues Society

Presented by :

The Charleston WV Blues Society
P.O. Box 2293 Charleston, WV 25328
Call 304.590.1042 for advance reservations and more information.
Marietta Brewing Company
167 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio 740-373-BREW
TUESDAYS 9PM: MBC Unplugged Series
WEDNESDAYS 10PM: Open Mike w/ Jeremy Harmon

Fourth Annual
Summer Music Festival
August 13th - 14th - 15th - 16th
Celebrate great music and hand-crafted Micro Brew Beer... while raising money for the Washington County Humane Society
Resurrect 27, Radio 1, The Cadillacs, Stockdale, Todd Burge, Jessica Jo, My Kind, Smoke Signals, Sacra Via, Vinnie & The Lubricators, The Steve Hussey Band, Matt First, Simply Ira, DJ Correct, GMFL, Bobbie Kirl, Izzy & Chris, and many more.
LARGEST gathering of bands in the region; JOIN US as we help the Humane Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
FRIDAY, July 31: The Greens
SATURDAY, August 1: Dave Martin
TUESDAY, August 4: Jessica Jo
FRIDAY, August 7: DOUBLE FEATURE: Smoke Signals &
Sara Via
SATURDAY, August 8: Vinnie & Lub
TUESDAY, August 11: Dave Martin
Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues
Heritage Blues Fest '09
Wheeling, WV

Heritage Riverfront Park -
Downtown Wheeling
LARGEST Blues Festival in our region -- "One of The Best Blues Festivals in America"
3-day Pass: $55 Adv/$65 Gate
VIP Pass: $95 Adv/$110 at Gate
Single Day Tickets will be available at the gate.

Friday Lineup: Eden Brent, John Nemeth, Soul of John Black,--
Elvin Bishop -
SATURDAY (Noon - 1130PM)

Saturday Lineup: Mikey Jr., David Jacob Strain, Delta Highway,Saffire The Uppity Blues Women, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Walter Trout, more
Bobby Rush - Headlines

- (1PM - 10PM)

Sunday Lineup: 2009 IBC Winners, Moreland & Arbuckle, Ruthie Foster, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Sonny Landreth --
The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Headlines
Meadowood Blues Festival
-- 1st Annual in North Central Ohio
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4824 Rule Road, Bellville, Ohio
- Near Mansfield, OH (Just off SR 97W)
ONLY 300 tickets Available @ $25
11am - Micah Kesselring 15-year-old slide guitar virtuoso (Columbus)
1:00PM - Terry Davidson & The Gears (Columbus)
3:00PM - Elm Street Blues Band (Cleveland)
5:00PM - Stick People (Wooster, OH)
7:00PM - The Bluescasters (Columbus)
9:00PM - The Jimi Vincent Band - headliners
Overnite camping available;
Bring lawn chairs.
Food, Cold Beer and Beverages on Site.
NO coolers/NO glass bottles, PLEASE
Ticket in Advance OR AT GATE
For Tickets/Info CALL 419.989.1151
Foothills Music Festival
2 Full Days of FREE music,
fabulous food and amazing art
In the foothills of beautiful southeastern Ohio.
Free tent and RV camping on site. Personal coolers are OK
Bring Your Lawn Chairs & Flaslights
530PM - Micah Kesselring
630PM - C&S Railroad
730PM - Izzy & Chris
845PM - FBnCC
10PM - Sitdown Baby

1:00PM - Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues
230PM - Mojo Theory
430PM - Mudfork Blues Band
630PM - Dennis McClung Blues Band
830PM - Albert "The Kid" Castiglia
1030PM - Larry Garner
short takes.....
things you might want to know about...
"Cincy Blues Fest '09" - Cincinnati, Ohio
Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th
Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati
FREE ADMISSION - 17th Annual
More than 50 local, regional and national acts;
Headliners: "Magic Slim & The Teardrops" and Carolyn Wonderland
Join "The Faculty"
this Saturday, August 1 and support the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department's Ice Cream Social. (They also serve an excellent chicken dinner.) "The Faculty" plays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Those staff members that are members or guests of The Moose can join us later on August 1, as we play from 8:30 - Midnight at the Moose Lodge.

"The Faculty" plays again on Sunday, August 16 in support of the Humane Society. We'll be playing at our regular place, The Marietta Brewing Company, on Front Street from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. MBC is hosting Music Fest, a 3 day fundraiser for our furry friends.

For supporters of the High Schools That Rock club, the group has performed at the ColonyFest, the Sweet Corn Festival and will finish the "summer tour" at the Catfish Derby on Saturday, August 15 in Muskingum Park from 5:00 - 5:30. HSTR is a most promising and talented group of elementary, middle and high school students.

Artists with the Most Posthumous Album Sales
In the aftermath of Michael Jackson's death, global sales of his albums have soared, and there are rumors that unreleased songs and albums will generate millions of more dollars. But he's not alone. The music world is full of legendary recording artists whose popularity lived on long after them. Whole generations of listeners who weren't even alive when such stars as Elvis, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Buddy Holly died continue to buy their music, whether downloading them from iTunes or purchasing them from Amazon. In fact, many late musicians saw their sales spike after their death. What were the most popular posthumous albums? Read on to find out.

Editor's Note: The Highest-charting albums refer to the Billboard 200 ranking. The Album sales come from Nielsen SoundScan and only include sales after 1991 when the company began tracking sales figures. For Michael Jackson, the company provided sales figures starting after his death on June 25.
Artist Sales in Millions (since 1991)
Tupac Shakur 32.2
Elvis 31.2
Frank Sinatra 26.9
Bob Marley 25.0
Kurt Cobain 24.9
Johnny Cash 20.9
Freddie Mercury 19.3
Jim Morrison 15.9
Jimi Hendrix 15.5
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (TLC) 15.5
Jerry Garcia 15.2
Marvin Gaye 13.1
Patsy Cline 12.7
Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace 11.9
Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez (aka: Selena) 9.9
Ray Charles 9.7
Aaliyah Dana Haughton (aka: Aaliyah) 8.1 Janis Joplin 7.8
Roy Orbison 6.9
James Brown 5.0
Michael Hutchence 4.8
John Lennon (w/ Beatles 57.6) 4.4
Jim Croce 4.0
Michael Jackson (since his June 25th death) 2.3
Buddy Holly 1.5

Blues Festivals
For information on summer blues festivals. Visit Blues Festival Guide or check out the list at Blues Revue.

The Blues Festival Guide lists 530+ Blues Festivals in 2007. In case you are wondering. Here's how they breakdown by month.

January = 12
February = 16
March = 12
April = 20
May = 58
June = 99
July = 105
August = 102
September = 69
October = 22
November = 17
December = zero
As they say in West Virginia: "Watch This"...
BEST: Click on the YouTube logo and watch it full-screen on YouTube.

This fun YouTube video features a 1980s pop classic. The rock band Toto
scored their biggest hit with Africa in 1982. The song is instantly recognizable. But it has been reinvented.

Perpetuum Jazzile is an a cappella jazz choir from Slovenia . It's hard to
think of something further from an '80s rock band. But their version of Africa may best the original. The group has amazing voices.

But the beginning of this video is really striking. Group members simulate an African thunderstorm with their hands. It's really something to see and

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
And finally....
Check out this cool video.
It's another of the very cool
Playing For Change/Music Around the World Videos: War/No More Trouble

the Voice.
just trying to have a little fun before I die...
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society
P.O. Box 2122
Marietta, Ohio 45750

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