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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

KFMG Off The Air

This is basically for readers in Des Moines. Most of you know this by now, and some of you knew this was coming but KFMG, the little radio station that refused to die, has gone off the air once again. From what I can tell from emails, and press releases that the low power station's license could be bought or transferred from the community group that has it now. I would hope that whoever ends up with the signal uses it to continue to support not only the blues, but jazz, folk, and alt rock that doesn't make it on commercial radio.

for more click HERE for the Des Moines Register article.

Soul Searchers Update

the soul searchers
click here for our website
click here for our myspace page
click here to buy the CD

wednesday, january 20, 8pm
greenwood lounge
3707 ingersoll ave, des moines

(hessen haus on friday, january 22 is canceled)

saturday, january 23, 9pm
star bar
2811 ingersoll ave, des moines

"the soul searchers lay down authentic west coast blues from their des moines, iowa surroundings" -BLUES REVUE magazine "the soul searchers are a veteran group of players who roll along slickly and confidently" -BLUESWAX "this band puts down energetic jump-blues with a vintage vibe that harks back to early fabulous thunderbirds" -OMAHA READER

Bobby Charles RIP

From Bob Corritore

RIP Bobby Charles, February 21, 1938 – January 14, 2010. Louisiana Singer and Songwriter Bobby Charles Guidry, AKA Bobby Charles, is best know for being the writer of Fats Domino’s “Walking to New Orleans,” Bill Haley and the Comets’ “See You Later, Alligator,” and Clarence Frogman Henry’s “But I Do,” Charles died Thursday at his home in Abbeville, Louisiana at age 71, after a struggle with diabetes and cancer. He had recently completed an album called Timeless, which was co-produced by Dr. John and dedicated to Fats Domino. His beautiful songs helped to define the music of Louisiana, and will live on forever. For the complete story via the New York Times click here .

Arnie Caplin RIP

From Bob Corritore

RIP Arnie Caplin, May 8, 1929 - December 25th, 2009. Arnie Caplin, the founder of Biograph Records, died on Dec 25th, at a nursing home in Massachusetts. He was 80. Arnie was a jazz drummer and artist before starting his Biograph Records in 1967. The Biograph label would release over 250 titles in the genres of blues, jazz, ragtime and folk music. Blues releases included Bukka White, Skip James, Reverend Gary Davis, Furry Lewis, Robert Wilkins, Son House, Leadbelly, and more. In addition to his blues work, Arnie had a major influence in bringing forth the ragtime music of the now famous Scott Joplin. Though a behind the scenes force in the blues, the importance of Arnie Caplin can not be overemphasized. To read more about Arnie's life, click here, and to see the Biograph discography click here . Thank you Arnie for your great work.

Murali Coryell Update

Murali Coryell CD "Sugar Lips" moves up to # 5 on the Living Blues Radio Chart.

Buy "Sugar Lips" @ CDbaby

Buy "Sugar Lips" @ Amazon

Billboard Discoveries review of "Sugar Lips"-Murali Coryell

"Sugar Lips", the latest effort from blues veteran Murali Coryell, is one sweet triptych across the musical map. As the son of jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, gigs with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, George Clinton and George Thorogood Player and CNN imperial echelon. The title track exemplifies all that defines classic blues: saucy lyrics, masterful guitar licks, cool macho vocals and one helluva good-time party. Self-congratulatory "Blame It On Me" adds horns and raucous keyboards to the mix, as singer/guitarist/songwriter Coryell¹s wired strings share lead with his chops; while "What You Gonna Do?" about a woman
gone astray, slows the tempo to a sensual crawl. But perhaps the most
affecting track is "Mother¹s Day," a crawling heartbreaker about ultimate
loss: "Mom gave me a call the night before it all/I love you and your
brother, couldn¹t be prouder as a mother/Life¹s too short, thank you for
giving me the best Mother's Day' " Throughout the disc, helmed by
Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge, Coryell displays
laudable versatility, consummate vocal and instrumental savvy (with his dad
and Joe Louis Walker offering accompaniment), and arrangements that shine
with a dazzling blues hue. Indeed, this "Sugar" is mighty sweet.
Cortney Harding - Billboard (Jan 7, 2010)
Performing Live:
Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Murali Coryell-solo acoustic - 7:00pm
Torches on the Hudson
90 Front Street
Newburgh, NY 12550-5622
(845) 568-0100
Price: free

Party to promote efusjon-acai berry energy drink

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Murali Coryell-solo acoustic - 3:00pm
Barnes and Noble
1177 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 336-0590
Price: Free!

Promoting the CD release of "Sugar Lips" by Murali Coryell

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Steve Aldi-bass - 9:00pm
Theodores Booze Blues & BBQ
201 Worthington St
Springfield, MA 01103-2304
(413) 736-6000
Price: Free!

Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Steve Aldi-bass - 6:00pm
The Grog
13 Middle Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978 465-8008
Price: $7

w/Parker Wheeler & Friends

Friday, January 29th, 2010
solo acoustic - 8:00pm
Caffe Lena
47 Phila St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Price: $16

named Best Small Venue in North America by the International Folk Alliance!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Steve Aldi-bass - 9:00pm
The Keltic House
1004 Main Street
Fishkill, NY 12524-3510
(845) 896-1110
Price: TBA

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Steve Aldi-bass - 6:00pm
The Hideout
596 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13904-2700
(607) 217-7185
Price: $6

Music, Dinner & Dancing

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Night Town
12383 Cedar Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-3153
(216) 795-0550
Price: TBA

Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band - 9:00pm
The Slippery Noodle Inn
372 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Price: $5

national blues night

Friday, February 5th, 2010
Big Cities Lounge
905 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104
815 965-6026
Price: $5

Saturday, February 6th, 2010
The Blue Shop
320 N 4th St
Burlington, IA 52601-5314
(319) 758-9553
Price: TBA

Sunday, February 7th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band - 8:00pm
BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups
700 S Broadway
St Louis, MO 63102-1602
(314) 436-5222
Price: $10

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Buddy Guys Legends
754 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-2111
(312) 427-1190
Price: $10

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
Blues On Grand
1501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-3044
(515) 244-3092
Price: TBA

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Nathan P. Murphy's
218 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65806-2048
(417) 863-1909
Price: TBA

Saturday, February 13th, 2010
Memphis On Main
55 E Main St
Champaign, IL 61820-3602
(217) 398-1097
Price: TBA

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
Huey's Downtown
77 S. Second St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Price: Free!

Happy Valentines Day!
Enjoy some romantic blues & soul

Monday, February 15th, 2010
3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill
818 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210-2016
(615) 259-9891
Price: TBA

Friday, February 26th, 2010
Murali Coryell Band w/Dorian Randolph-drums & Steve Aldi-bass - 9:00pm
Tin Pan Alley
7909 Old Post Rd. (Route 9)
Red Hook, NY 12571-2148
(845) 758-4545
Price: free

Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
Methow River Blues Ranch Hwy. 20
Winthrop, WA