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Friday, October 22, 2010

John Hammer Blues News

'Live On The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise'
 'Words Are Like Bullets'

Jay Gaunt
Walter Trout
'Common Ground'
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  Wax your seat and oil yer bearings, thrillseekers; we be racin' downhill. October 24th on 
Hammered By The Blues  (every Sunday on KOWZ 1170AM at 10pm) we will be covetin' the checkered flag as we engage in the spirit of youthful competition. As we revel in the detailed process of pre-race inspection, we start with a fine tuned collaboration with a sea faring motif by Joe Louis Walker's Blues Conspiracy labeled 'Live On The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise'. Next we come up on an elegant stretch limo box racer by Steve Gerard & The National Debonaires entitled 'Words Are Like Bullets'. We feel the aerodynamic breeze asJay Gaunt wheels out his visionary ride'Harmonicopia'. Oh, we have not forgotten the peach crate muscle cars; Walter Trout is a fan favorite poised to dominate with the powerful creation 'Common Ground'Hang on to yer hats, Racefans; GENTLEMEN: Lift your Keds from the asphalt and roll. May the wind be at your back and let your ride be smooth!
 Catchin' a cool breeze and rhythm of the road;  
 Will ease your mind and lighten your load;
You know life is short and the road is long;
Let us fill your journey with a blues song!
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Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Inc                                                      OCTOBER 15, 2010    Marietta, Ohio                                                                                               Vol. 10, Issue 23                                    
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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 gettingMusic 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.  
THE  Adelphia
at The Galley203 Second Street, Marietta, Ohio

Marietta's NEW Place for Music
Come for Dinner, Stay for the Music

Coming To THE Adelphia

Friday, 10/22:  DO NOT MISS
The Sean Carney Band 

International Touring  Blues Artists
Sean Carney
WINNER: "Best Band In Columbus"
WINNER: "International Blues Challenge" (IBC) Memphis, TN, 2007
WINNER:  "Albert King Award" - Best Guitarist
best band you'll see at The Adephia this year
(see feature article)
Saturday, 10/23:  The Greens   $5
Best Local/Regional Band. period.

Friday, 11/5:  Lucy Kaplansky Concert  $15
with Special Guest:  John Walsh

or call:  740.374.8278
THE Adelphia.
is destined to become Marietta's Premier Live Music, Dance, Party 
and Special Events Hall.
Sean Carney Band
Plays Marietta's New Music Hall
SCB @ Adelphia FRIDAY, OCT 22nd
Their list of tour dates reads like a who's who of live music venues located all over the world:  Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, Florida, Daytona Beach Blues Festival, Daytona Beach, Florida, Le Soubock, Cauville, FRANCE, Le Croque Notes, Seclin, FRANCE, Salle de Fetes, Crisnee, BELGIUM, Herzog Ernst, Celle, GERMANY, The Legendary Blues CruiseSt. John Blues Festival, St. John, US Virgin Islands, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride, CO, Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (The Biscuit), Helena, AR, Blind Willies, Atlanta, GA, The Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis, IN - you get the idea, these guys are BIG TIME.

The Sean Carney Band is coming back to Marietta for a special show on Friday, October 22 at The Adelphia, the beautiful new music hall located inside The Galleyrestaurant.  The SCB has been in town before to play for The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society's River City Blues Festival, but this is the first opportunity to see them in an up-close and personal night club atmosphere like The Adelphia.   Show time is  9:30PM and admission is 10-dollars.

Even though SBC calls Columbus, OH home, the trio is hardly ever there, since they won The International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN back in 2007.  Since then, they've pretty much been "on the road" to places like listed above, and more we can't even think of.  You might say SCB has been "kinda busy."

The Sean Carney Band features Albert King Awardwinner (for best guitar) Sean Carney on guitar and vocals, longtime Carney friend, business partner and co-producer Eric Blume on drums and vocals, and original bassman Steve Perakis on the upright bass.  That's it - just a trio.  But you won't be thinking "just a trio" when you hear them.  Their music is solid, tight and powerful. Beyond great musical talent, the three have a unique style blues fans find quite entertaining.  You'll see why SCB is sought after by blues venues and blues festivals all over the world.

In 2010, The Sean Carney Band will perform in twelve countries, including debut concerts in Mexico and Czech Republic.  Other highlights of 2010 include "Seven Nights To Blues" in Lille, France, "The Piazza Blues Festival" in Belinzona, Switzerland, and "The Calgary International Blues Festival "in Canada. 

You see, The Sean Carney Band is more than just "The Best Band in Columbus," which they have won, or the winner of The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.  They just might be one of the best blues bands in the world.

Now is your chance to see them at a great new music venue right here in Marietta, on Friday, October 22 at The Adelphia -at The Galley - on Second Street in downtown Marietta.  It will be their last show in The United States before they leave for France, Belgium and Germany.

If you consider yourself a blues music fan, it is NOT TO BE MISSED. 
Colony Film Festival
or What To Do This Weekend....

Friday, OCT 15 & Saturday, OCT !6

The Colony Film Festival is an event to benefit the historic Colony Theatre in Marietta, Ohio. Our goal is to provide an avenue for showcasing talented regional filmmakers, while generating funds for theatre restoration.

The festival will be held at The Mid Ohio Valley Players (MOVPTheatre, directly across from the . 

With the support of filmmakers and movie-going patrons, we will have the Colony Theatre as a permanent venue very soon.

$10 per day OR $15 for a 2-day pass


Note that while these films are not MPAA-rated, we have attached an MPAA equivalent based on content and similar films.

Friday, October 15th

6:00 - 6:05: Introduction
6:05 - 6:30 Ora E. Anderson: The Soul of the Woods  
6:30 - 7:50 Minus One  
7:50 - 8:05 Break 
8:05 - 10:15 Special Feature Movie: LaSoga  
Josh Crook, Director
Introduction with Q&A following the film by featured speaker, Josh Crook
10:15 - 10:30: Night Owls 
10:30 - 10:45 A Ghastly Tale 

Saturday, October 16

Noon - 12:05 Introduction
12:05 - 12:15 Brittle Time 
12:15 - 12:50 The Broken Shield 
12:50 - 1:30 The Schartz-Metterklume Method 
1:30 - 2:50 Escribitionist 
2:50 - 3:05 Break
3:05 - 3:10 The Last Chance 
3:10 - 3:35 Project Jerusalem 
3:35 - 3:45 Hole 
3:45 - 4:05 Blackeyed Redemption 
4:05 - 5:00 Seminar "DSLR Filmmaking"presented by Mic Molinaro
5:00 - 6:30 Dinner Break
6:30 - 6:35 Introduction
6:35 - 6:40 Walter & the Magical Collar 
6:40 - 7:00 Dawn Bloom 
7:00 - 8:20 School Play 
8:20 - 8:35 Break
8:35 - 10:15 Special Feature, Regional Premier - Forged Will Wedig, Director, Josh Crook Producer.
Introduction with Q&A following the film by featured speaker, Josh Crook
10:15 - 10:30 Awards Ceremony

Court Street Grill Report
Support your local juke joint.... 
Court Street Grill, 112 Court Street,  Pomeroy, Ohio  
Stop at our favorite juke joint anytime for a cold PBR draft and the best wings within a hundred miles, along with shrimp, ribs, burgers, steaks and those all-so-sweet sweet potato fries ---yummmmmmmmmmmy forT sure! 

Jeff Ellis & Bud Carroll at The Grill

A real One-Two Punch of West Virginia's most revered bands.Singer/Songwriter Jeff Ellis has been pursuing his career in music intgh between stints with the US Army Reserves, where Ellis has completed two
overseas tours of duty. Ellis released his fourth solo CD "The Forgetting Place" on NY's NewSong Recordings in March while on a two week leave from
Iraq. He returned in August to hit the road with guitarist Bud Carroll and his backing band The Southern Souls, who can be heard backing Ellis on his
previous two releases. "The Forgetting Place" was recorded in Athens, OH with renowned producer Eddie Ashworth (Sublime, Pennywise), as was the
debut full-length by Bud Carroll  & the Southern Souls - "Wasted Words &Best Intentions." Ellis has made two solo appearances on Mountain Stage
since 2007 and last February Bud Carroll & the Southern Souls debuted on the NPR program for the first time, alongside Sam Bush, The Bottle Rockets
and Lucero.

On their most recent musical tour Ellis and Carroll have appeared at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV and The Basement in Nashville, TN, as well as
appearances at the Aunt Jenny Festival in Logan and the recent Huntington Music & Arts Festival at Ritter Park in Huntington. The Forgetting Place
is available at Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.

For More:

[ ]Jeff
Ellis on Mountain Stage
[ ]Bud

Coming to The Grill:Friday 9/24:  Duke Junior and The Smokey Boots
Friday 10/8:  Tameca Jones
Saturday 10/16:  Jeff Ellis & Bud Carroll
Friday 10/29:  Broken Ring
Saturday 11/6:  Eden Brent
Saturday 12/4:  Davina & The Vagabonds
Saturday 12/11:  The Muggs

"Chef Joe" is Back!!10-Questions for "Chef Joe"
I thought it might be fun to find out what "Chef Joe" has been up to before returning to Marietta as the chef at the new Galley/Adelphia
An Interview by the Voice.

1. I've always known you as simply "Chef Joe."  Spell your last name for me.   
Joe Rovinsky
#2:  When I moved back here in the early nineties, you were the chef at The Lafayette Hotel - back when things were good there.  You ran a tight ship and the food was good there - The Gun Room was the finest restaurant in Marietta.  Tell us a little about that gig...
 That was a great gig and I have an immense love for the Lafayette. I was Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director there for 4 great years. As you may recall I was very involved in The Jazz and Blues Festival there. One of my favorite memories from those days was escorting Koko Taylor through the kitchen and onto the Stage at a Jazz and Blues Fest Event. She held my hand the whole time and as we passed the line in the kitchen she pulled me to a stop and jokingly said; "I'm Hungry, Let's Eat, They'll Wait for Us!" Of course when we entered the Grand Ballroom the crowd just went nuts!
#3:  Tell us what you've been up to since those "glory days" of The Lafayette...
 I've been living the good life as I always try to do. I opened several restaurants here in Marietta after I left the hotel. I left Marietta in 2001 for San Francisco. I spent three years there in my favorite city in the world. I then spent seven years in Chicago, another great food town!
#4:  "Chef Joe," Tell us what brought you back to our little corner of the world?
 Many things brought me back home; the charm of this city, family and not least The galley and especially the Adelphia Room. I took one look at the new Adelphia Room and knew I had to be a part of the excitement!
#5:  How did you get hooked up with the folks at The Galley?
 As long as I've been in Marietta I have had an acquaintanceship with John Lehman. At the time he owned the old Dos Rios Restaurant on Second Street (Now Tampico). We shared ideas about the restaurant business and especially our visions for Marietta. We share a great love for this city. I am glad to finally have the opportunity to work with John.
 #6:  Tell us your "concept" for The Galley - what are you trying to do there?
Our concept is a simple yet important one. Serve the best quality food in the land! We have a small army of very talented chefs and a bunch of dedicated front of the house staff to make every visit to The Galley and The Adelphia memorable.
 #7:  How's things going so far?
 Things are going great! We constantly have something exciting to work on with the addition of The Adelphia to the mix. We have been having a great time pairing our specials with the entertainment. For instance we will have another world class menu for The Bob Thompson Unit  show on December 2nd! We're now planning our New Years Eve program with The Fossils and we'll have some fantastic dinner specials and packages for the evening! I know your readers won't want to miss The Sean Carney Band on October 22nd!Talk about excellent blues; we're going to bring down the house that night. Everyone should bookmark the for all the latest on our food, entertainment and other happenings. You can also "like" us on Facebook and get the latest happenings as they happen!
#8:  Why should people come to The Galley for something to eat?  What makes it different from any other restaurant in Marietta?
 The Food is world class and ever changing. Our daily specials are always a great way to sample what's fresh and delicious. Our atmosphere is second to none. We're a detail oriented business and we take that charge very seriously. Attention to Every Detail is our Mantra!
#9:  What's your favorite thing on your menu at The Galley?
 Wow, it would be hard to name just one favorite. Our steaks are perfection on a plate! We have a great mix of burgers and sandwiches. You have not lived until you've tried our brand new Chili Cheeseburger. Same with our out of this world Wasabi Tuna. The better question might be what I eat the most of? Our desserts are out of sight. Our culinary school trained pastry chef makes everyone of our desserts from scratch. Nothing comes from a box or comes in frozen. There's no substitute for a scratch made dessert!
#10:  Are you glad you came back?
I'm, ecstatic! I am having a great time being part of a well run eating and entertainment venue that you could match up to any venue in the nation!
Marietta Brewing Company
167 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio  740-373-BREW 

Upcoming Events at MBC
October 15 --  New Relics
October 16 --   The Blue Collar Band
October 21 -- 9pm
WXIL Grafitti Party for Breast Cancer
October 23 --  Jason Allwood Band
October 29 --  Vinnie and the Lubricators
October 30 --   Halloween Bash w/ Radio1
November 5 -- The Bourbon Kings
November 6 --   Double Yellow Line
November 12 --    The First Street Heat
November 13 --    Steve Hussey Band 
All bands start at 10pm unless otherwise noted
short takes.....
things you might want to know about...

this show is TONIGHT...
Alex de Grassi at Washington State
Washington State Community College will kick off its 12th season of the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series with a concert and workshop by the great Grammy Award-nominated fingerstyle guitarist and Windham Hill recording artist Alex de Grassi on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the college.  Following an afternoon workshop, the concert will be at 8:00PM in the Graham Auditorium on the campus.  Tickets for the concert are $15 .

BLUES IS IN "THE HOUSE"courtesy of Mike Lucas, Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society
The Canal House in Tuscarawas, OH just keeps on keepin' on. Located 90 miles north of Parkersburg, 90 miles south of Cleveland, 90 miles east of Columbus and yep, 90 miles west of Pittsburgh. John Hursey owner/operator of "Ninety Square" has just announced their 2010 Fall/Winter lineup. Showtime weeknights 8:00pm and weekends 9:00pm. Open every day but Sunday 11:00am 'til 1:00am. For more call 740-922-1255 or email
·               Fri Nov 5th Jimmy Thackery
·          Thur Nov 11th Tab Benoit
·               Wed Nov 17th Joe Louis Walker (CD release)
·               Wed Dec 1st Davina & the Vagabonds
·               Thur Dec 2nd Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
·               Tue Dec 7th Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King

Colgate Country Showdown  OCT 23
It's like our River City Ohio Blues Competition -- but with a lot more twang.  The Northeastern Regional Finals ofThe Colgate Country Showdown -- America's largest country music talent search -- will take place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 at Marietta High School auditorium.  Our very own "Cobbler John" Bolen will be one of the judges and he'll be judging six finalists from all over the region.  The winner goes on to compete in the national finals in Nashville, TN.  Cobbler says these kids are pretty good and that the show is well-produced.   Admission is only $5.  For more information, contact local radio station FROGGY99.

Weedhawks Show -- OCT 22
The incomparable Weedhawks will be appearingFRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd at the newly remodeled SLY FOX in downtown Parkersburg (13th & Market Streets)  $5 donation benefits the Children's Home Society of WV --Parkersburg.  Opening for The Weedhawks will be the legendary Nick Barry.  For those of you who know -- this will be an excellent show.  For more information, contact Steve Tuck at 304.485.0650 or by email at

What To Do on Halloween
Dress up and have some fun on Halloween (Saturday, October 30th) with TWO great bands:  MAYBE LOGIC and THE FACULTY at theHALLOWEEN DANCE BASH at the newADELPHIA, 2nd Street in downtown Marietta. There will be a COSTUME CONTEST with CASH PRIZESfor the SEXIEST, FUNNIEST, SCARIESTand OVERALL COUPLE categories  The ADELPHIA would be a classy place to spend Halloween night with your friends and two of Marietta's best bands.the Voice.

MOVIESOUND Celebrates with a Deal
David Traugh at MOVIESOUND Recording is celebrating the studio's 2-year Anniversary and is offering a deal on studio time for a limited time.    Dave says, "While our normal rates for studio time is the same as 20-years ago, we're offering al ALL DAY (8-hours) RATE of just $200 and an HOURLY RATE of $30.  We invite you to come in and record, and find out why it's worth recording the music you love in a pro facility."  David went on to say, The last 2-years has gone by really quickly, and it's fun to be back in the MOV after 10-years in Los Angeles."  Well, what are you waiting for?  Call David on his cell at 
818.489.9146 and book some recording time.  Check out his brand new website: 

Buddy Guy and B.B. King Together
Buddy Guy has a new album with a release date of October 26, 2010.  The new album is called Living Proof and the Buddy Guy/B.B. King duet is called "Stay Around A Little Longer."  IT ROCKS!!  Whether you are a Buddy Guy fan or aB.B. King fan, or both, or neither -- you need to hear this song.  You can download it now from iTunes or Amazon.  Believe me, it's worth the buck.  the Voice.
SCOTS Rocks Adelphia
Great Show...Great Crowd...Great Night

The hugely popular Southern Culture On The Skids (SCOTS) brought their show -- complete with the infamous flying fried chicken -- to the new Adelphia Music Hall on Tuesday night.  If you consider yourself a fan of entertaining live music and you weren't there -- you missed one of the best touring shows in the country -- shame on you!
SCOTS @ Adelphia
photos by Bill Poole

Now, this is a picture of the CROWD that came out on aTUESDAY night.  BEAUTIFUL!!

Notice all the people who came out on a TUESDAYnight to see this show.  This is the way it is supposed to work, and this is what I sure hope we see on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 for The Sean Carney Band-- that is if you want to see BLUES at the Adelphia again.  PLEASE come out and support the show onFRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd.   the Voice.
Miss Ella Was There.....
And Here Is What She Had To Say About It --

Fourth Annual Appalachian Blues Competition

            The West Virginia Blues Society held its fourth annual competition on October 2nd at Tomahawks Smokehouse & Saloon in St. Albans, WV. It was a well attended competition and was not to be missed.

            There was a very nice variety of solo/duo and band acts from a four state area including, of course, West Virginia as well as Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

It was a relaxed atmosphere in which John Gifford ("Giff") supplied the back line, Tim Lemmons was the sound man, Dusty Scott (the man to have at any Blues venue) was taking the photos, and Ed Shafer was MC.

            The five judges were from a wide spectrum of the Blues world and were, in no particular order, Don Vecchio (Vice-president of the Western, PA Blues Society), Ray Hensley (musician and guitar instructor), Paula Stewart (of the Huntington Harmonica Club), Mike Powers (from Yellow Dog records), and Miss Ella - Sister to the Blues.

            There was so much wonderful talent and, like all Blues competitions, there were no losers as all of the acts gained valuable experience and made new contacts. The winners were announced and presented their plaques and checks by President of the WVBS Jack Rice at the end of the competition. These winners were as follows:

                                                                              Youth Division                        Hunter Wolfe & ARE
                                                                                   Solo/Duo Division                        Izzy & Chris
Band Division
                                                                                  1st place                        J.C. & The Revival
                                                                                2nd place                        Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers

The jam session that followed was participated in by several musicians and allowed each of them to "strut their stuff". Look for the winners at the IBC in Memphis this coming February!

Miss Ella
Sister to the Blues
River City Ohio Blues Competition 2011
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Inc.     
 presentsThe 19th Annual
River City Ohio Blues Competition
February 18 and 19, 2011 
Lafayette Hotel Ballroom
Marietta, Ohio

Looking For Blues TalentThe Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society will hold its 19th Annual Blues Competition on February 18 and 19, 2011  at the historic Lafayette Hotel, along the Ohio River in downtown Marietta, Ohio.   BluesBANDS and SOLO/DUO  blues acts will compete for cash prizes and BJFMS sponsorship to the Blues Foundation's InternationalBlues Challenge (IBC) held every year in Memphis, Tennessee.
The first-place winner  will receive $1,000. dollars in cash and BJFMS sponsorship to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) to be held in February, 2012 in Memphis. The second place winner will receive $200 in cash and third-place winner will receive $100 in cash. 
NO geographic restrictions apply.  Serious blues musicians from anywhere and everywhere are encouraged to apply and participate. 
This is your opportunity to gain valuable exposure to record labels, A&R representatives, blues industry professionals and festival promoters capable of providing real career advancement for a serious blues musician.
A win in Marietta means you will be playing on world-famous Beale Street in Memphis.  If you win at the IBC, the national exposure and the gigs at many of the major blues festivals and blues venues in the country, alone, will be well worth the time and money invested.
Complete information,format,  APPLICATION & RULES  are available online at
 Deadline for application submission is January 8, 2011.

For more information contact Competition Director, JOHN GIFFORD at 740.680.6338 (after 3PM)  or   OR ME, his trusty sidekick (Steve Wells) at 304.295.4323 or
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
MariettaOhio 45750
And finally...... 
check out this cool website: 

The author is named Allie. 
I particularly like the one called "The God of Cake."
They are all good.

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