August 30, 2011
- Last chance to vote for the Blues Blast Music Awards! The Blues Blast Music Awards voting will close at midnight central time on August 31 (tomorrow). Voting is open to all Blues Blast Magazine subscribers. You can sign up for a free subscription as part of the voting process. Bob Corritore & Friends / Harmonica Blues has been nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award in the category of "Traditional Blues CD." To see a complete list of all nominees, and to vote please click http://www.thebluesblast.com/, and then click the voting link. The awards ceremony, put on by Blues Blast Magazine, is always a big blues party filled with many blues celebrities. It will take place on Thursday, October 27th, at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
- Information on Honeyboy Edwards Fund for the National Blues Museum. Yesterday we lost the great Honeyboy Edwards after a long, well lived life of 96 years. In our obit we mentioned that in lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the National Blues Museum. Thanks to Barbara Hammerman for providing information about the fund set up in Honeyboy's honor, which you can see by clicking http://www.bobcorritore.com/images/HoneyboyFundInfo-f.pdf. For more information about the fund, please contact Barbara at 253.858.4435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Shreveport Blog honors Chico Chism. The late Chico Chism is best known for his work in Chicago as Howlin' Wolf's last drummer and for his relocation in 1986 to Phoenix, Arizona where he became a prominent bluesman about town until his passing in 2007. But he was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was very active musically. Shreveport music historian Chris Brown has kicked off a new blog with a tribute to Chico's first record "Hot Tamales And Barbecue" from 1959. To enjoy this blog and this great song, click http://shreveportsongs.blogspot.com/2011/08/chico-chism-and-his-jetanairs-hot_28.html
- Chicago Blues Guide posts article on the Moulin Ospel Blues Festival! Linda Cain of the Chicago Blues Guide writes to tell us about a recently published review of last May's Moulin Ospel Blues Festival in Ospel, Holland by writer Glenn Noble and photographer Jennifer Wheeler. To see this article click http://www.chicagobluesguide.com/reviews/live-reviews/moulin-blues-fest/moulin-blues-fest-page.html. Thanks to the Moulin Ospel Blues Festival for the excellence that they uphold. And thanks to the tireless efforts of the great online magazine, The Chicago Blues Guide.
- Louisiana Red's September 11 Blues. As we come upon the ten year anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, we reflect on this event through Louisiana Red's heartfelt song on this sad subject. The song "September 11, Blues" appears on Red's CD, No Turn On Red, and can be heard by clicking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA_n3h0ISIY.