January 6, 2011
- Tail Dragger live recording session Friday and Saturday at the Rhythm Room! The mighty Tail Dragger makes a trip from Chicago to Phoenix to appear at the Rhythm Room on Friday and Saturday.Tail Dragger will be backed by the Rhythm Room All-Stars (Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, andBrian Fahey) plus very special guest Kirk "Eli" Fletcher. The weekend will be recorded by the award winning Clarke Rigsby of Tempest Recording. Highlights of this live recording session will be used in aRhythm Room 20th Anniversary CD that will include various blues artists from live recording sessions done over the years. The Rhythm Room turns 20 years old this September! Tail Dragger carries on theHowlin' Wolf tradition in fine form and his most recent DVD Live At Rooster's Lounge on Delmark Recordshas been nominated for a Blues Music Award! He and Bob Corritore worked together in the late 1970s and early 1980 and so this show also represents a reunion of two longtime friends. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Barbecue will be available for purchase on these nights. To see a photo page dedicated to Tail Dragger click here.
- New photo book beautifully captures Mississippi blues images! The latest blues publication to fall into our sights is Mississippi: State Of The Blues. This gorgeous hardbound book showcases spectacular full color images of Mississippi blues artists and landmarks, taken by noted photojournalist Ken Murphy, combined with a thoughtful, informed essay, as well as photo comments, by former Living Blues editorScott Barretta. For more information on Mississippi: State Of The Blues, click here
- Dave Riley & Bob Corritore Band to appear at Moulin Blues Festival and various European dates in May! The Dave Riley / Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band (with Dave, Bob, Dave "Yahni" Riley, Jr., andBrian Fahey) will appear Saturday, May 7th at the Moulin Ospel Blues Festival in the Netherlands. Bob will be flying from Memphis to the Netherlands the day after the Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Also on this festival are Los Lonely Boys, John Nemeth, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Dave Acari, Homemade Jamz, Mike Sanchez Band, Nick Moss & The Fliptops, Blackberry & Mr Boo Hoo, and Tim Lothar & Peter Nande. The week after-wards the band is building a tour, and so far they will be at the Banana Peelin Ruiselede, Belgium on Monday, May 9, and Muziekodroom Club in Hasselt, Belgium on Thursday, May 12.
- Aretha Franklin on YouTube! With the recent Twitter false alarm wrongly stating that Aretha Franklinhad died, we gladly report that Aretha is alive and is recovering in fine form from her pancreatic cancer surgery of Dec 2. Let's keep Aretha in our prayers as she continues to get better, and let's enjoy these four YouTube clips that showcase a small portion of her great talent. She is the queen of soul indeed!
"I Say A Little Prayer". Click here to see.
"Night Life". Click here to see.