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Wednesday, August 12, 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

Susan Tedeschi

'Back To The River'

Mavis Staples
Marcia Ball
'Peace, Love and BBQ'
Cadillac Records
Important Links
Fresh Stuff Ya Wanna Know
August Blue Monday
now On Line
Doghouse John 6:30pm
Cory Stevens 8pm
Macho Nacho, Rochester, MN
Aug. 14: Leon Russell
Surf Ballroom
Clear Lake, IA
* Checkout the 7 Day LIVE Blues Forecast*

Yo! Blues Buddies:

Be sure to visit to read our entire August 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

Blues Redux on the Radio

Yes folks; sometimes you just need to rehash the stuff that tickles your musical pallette. 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 will share the best of a past moment we spent together with a handful of beautiful blues babes. We start at the start with Susan Tedeschi and tracks off 'Back To The River'. Then we join the magnificent Mavis Staples 'LIVE'. Jumpin' up to party, Marcia Ball provides tidbits of her 'A' game off 'Peace, Love and BBQ'. To top it all off, we tap a few slect tunes off Cadillac Records soundtrack. If it was great once, it is even better twice!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls;
We'll fill yer ears and tighten yer curls;
Hammered By The Blues is yer friend indeed;
When yer mojo needs cleanin' and yer spirit freed!
Blues/Jazz Quotes
"If you don't live it... it won't come out of your horn."
Charlie Parker

"Notes are expensive, spend them wisely."
BB King

"Simple music is the hardest music in the world to play... and blues is simple music."
Albert Collins

"Music is everywhere, you just have to grab it!"
Horace Silver

"The only real music that's gonna last is jazz."
Jimmy Smith

TwinCities & other MN venues:
Wed 12
- Moses Oakland Quartet/Mower Cty Fair; Austin
-Paul Mayasich w/ Billy Franze & Lisa Wenger/3M Event; Maplewood
Thu 13-Corey Stevens; Doghouse Jon & the Misbehavers/Macho Nacho; Rochester
-The Irresistibles/Market & Music Fest; Rochester
-Lamont Cranston/Taste of Maplewood; Maplewood
- Lisa Wenger/Narrows; Navarre
-Butanes/Mill City Museum; Mpls
Fri 14-Tab Benoit/The Cabooze; Mpls
-Scottie Miller/School of the Wise; Victoria
-Bros Curtis Delta Duet/St Paul Saints Game; "Tail-Gating" lot
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Forest Laker
-Brandon Scott Sellner/Narrows; Navarre
-Don Scott/Macho Nacho; Rochester
-Swamp Kings/Schooner Tavern; Mpls
-Mick Sterling/Dunn Bros; Excelsior
- Ross William Perry/Dobie Days; Harmony
Sat 15-Scottie Miller/Rudy's Red Eye; Lakeville
-Davina & the Vagabonds/Applewood Rustic Grill; Burnsville
-Paul Mayasich Band/VFW by the Lake; WBL
-Lamont Cranston; Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys; Brandon Scott Sellner; Billy's Corner Bar; Vergas
-Top Shelf/Monte's Steakhouse; Faribault
- Shannon Curfman/Narrows; Navarre
-Boom Boom Steve V/Neumann's; St Paul
-Ross William Perry/Gordy Fest; Fairmont
Sun 16-Shemekia Copeland/Down by the River; Rochester
-Davina & the Vagabonds/(2p)Lake Harriet Bandshell; (7) St Louis Park
- Dan Schwalbe & Steve Grosshans/VFW by the Lake/ WBL
-Paul Mayasich/Neumann's; St Paul

Iowa Venues:
Wed 12-Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts/Blues On Grand
Fri 14-Leon Russell/Surf Ballroom; Clear Lake
-Corey Stevens/The Press Box; Mt Pleasant
- Laurie Morvan/Blues On Grand
-Andrew Landers Project/River Music Experience; Davenport
Sat 15-Sumpin' Doo/Blues On Grand

Nebraska Venues:
Wed 12
-Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials/Zoo Bar
Thu 13-Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials/Murphy's; Omaha

Wisconsin Venues:
Sun 16-Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys/Muddy Waters; Prescott

BB's Jazz Blues & Soups-St. Louis, MO:
Mon 10-Audra & the ContinuOhm
Tue 11-Bottoms Up Blues Gang
Wed 12-Cryin' Shame
Thu 13-Lil' Brian & the Travelers
Fri 14-Leroy Pierson; Rough Grooves
Sat 15-Tom Hall; Stacy Mitchhart
Visit for an updated August Calendar!

Ground Zero Blues Club-Clarksdale, MS:
Wed 12-Daddy Rich
Thu 13-Blues Jam w/ Sean Apple
Fri 14-Terry "Harmonica" Bean
Sat 15-Bill Abel

Fri 14-Sat 15
Sat 15-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
- Holland & Oakland/(6-8p) Famous Dave's; Mpls
- Open Blues Jam /Floyd's; Victoria, MN
Every Tuesday-Paul Metsa & Sonny Earl/Sarna's Classic Grill; Columbia Heights, MN
-Paul Mayasich & Friends/Hollihan's; White Bear Lake, MN
-Bob Pace & the Blues Groove/Blues On Grand; Des Moines, IA
Every Wednesday-Blues Jam w/Curtis Marlatt & the Kicks/Jethro's Char House; N St Paul, MN
-The Butanes/Eagles Club #34; 25th St., Mpls
-Paul Mayasich & Friends/School of the Wise II; Chanhassen, MN
- Root City/Glueks; Mpls
- John Iden & Jim Ouska/TGI Fridays; Eden Prairie, MN
-Barbara Blue/(7-9)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St-Memphis, TN
-Wed. Blues Jam/Nighthawks Tap; La Crosse, WI
-Open Mic Night/Redstone Room-River Music Experience; Davenport, IA
Every Thursday-Moses Oakland Quartet/School II/ Chanhassen, MN
-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
Every Friday-Barbara Blue/(7-9)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St-Memphis, TN
Every Saturday-Papa John Kolstad/Merlins Rest; Mpls
- Barbara Blue/(5-9)Silky O'Sullivan's; Beale St-Memphis, TN

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