Thursday, April 26, 2012
Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore & The Rocket 88s appear Friday at the Rhythm Room! Former Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin comes to the Rhythm Room in Phoenix on Friday April 27 to join his frequent blues partner Bob Corritore along with the Rocket 88s (Bill Tarsha, Susie Tarsha & Dave Forster). Look for some powerful Chicago blues to happen this night. Doors open at 8pm with a 9:15 pm showtime. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014. To see the flyer for this event click here.
Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore Media Reaction! The new Delta Groove CD, Longtime Friends In The Blues has been on a winning streak. After being #4 in the March Living Blues Radio Charts, this CD has just been announced as #1 in the French Powerblues charts! It was also album of the month in the UK blues magazine, Blues & Rhythm. The album has received 30 rave reviews from across the globe which you can read by clicking here. A1 Blues just posted a podcast featuring music and interview by Tail Dragger and Bob, which you can see by clicking here . Artist Connection did one podcast on Tail Dragger (click here), and one on Bob Corritore (click here). The Blues-Finland.com website just posted a wonderful review of the Tail Dragger and Bob's performance at the Stompin At The Savoy Festival, which you can see by clicking here. While in Finland, Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore were both interviewed by Dave McGuire of the US Embassy and you can see there interviews by clicking here, and here. The March issue of Italy's IL Blues Magazine focuses on Chicago blues and features a Tail Dragger interview with a side bar interview from Bob Corritore! There will be a CD release party for Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore / Longtime Friends In The Blues on Thursday, June 7 at BLUES On Halsted in Chicago (more on that later). Thanks!
Candye Kane Surgery Update and Benefit Shows. Blues singer Candye Kane continues her fight with pancreatic cancer and has her next surgery scheduled for May 6th. We send our prayers to Candye for a successful procedure. After her last procedure Candye had a couple years of health and touring, and we wish her a full and quick recovery as round 2 is anticipated. Numerous benefits have and are yet to be held for Candye. Already past are benefits held by Croce's in San Diego (March 31), the Rhythm Room in Phoenix (March 18), and Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland (April 1). The following upcoming benefit shows have been sent to us via Michael Kinsman:
Featuring Kelly Zirbes, The 44s, Gino Matteo, Jason Ricci, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps.
April 30, Belly Up, Solana Beach
Tommy Castro, Janiva Magness, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Kim Wilson, Anson Funderburgh, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Debbie Davies, Earl Thomas, Jack Tempchin, the Beat Farmers and current and former members of the Candye Kane Band.
Get well cards and / or donations can be sent to this address:
1604 Alvarado Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Star-studded Louisiana Red Memorial Tribute the day after BMAs at Hard Rock Cafe on Beale! As we all gear up for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards on Thursday, May 10th we also look forward to the day afterwards where a memorial tribute will be held to honor the late Louisiana Red. This will take place from 1 to 4pm Friday, May 11th at the Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 529-0007. Proceeds all go to support the Generation Blues Educational Fund! The lineup includes
HOST BAND Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, David Maxwell, Willie J. Campbell and Jimi Bott with special guests Lazy Lester, Maria Muldaur, Diunna Greenleaf, John Primer, Randy Chortkoff, Big Pete, Billy Flynn, Michael Frank, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Nick Moss, Rich DelGrosso, Jostein Forsberg & Morten Omlid, Billy Gibson & JT Lauritsen, Marquise Knox, Matt Hill, Cleome Bova, Anson Funderburgh with Andy T, Nick Nixon, and Markey Jeannette, Phil Wiggins, Lightnin' Malcolm, Richard Rosenblatt, JW Jones, Zac Harmon, Barbara Blue, Bill Sims & Mark Lavoie, RB Stone, Adrianna Marie, Enrico Crivellaro & Raphael Wressnig, Brad Vickers, and more! For more information about the Blues Foundation and the Blues Music Awards, click www.blues.org. To see the beautiful flyer created for this event by Amy Brat of Brat Girl Media, click here.
Three Bob Corritore Productions in this week's Roots Music Charts! This week on the Roots Blues Charts, Mud Morganfield / Son Of The Seventh Son on Severn Records is # 11, Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore / Longtime Friends In The Blues on Delta Groove Productions is #26, and Diunna Greenleaf / Trying To Hold On on Blue Mercy Records is # 29! To see the chart, click here.
RIP Bob Carter Feb 24, 1952 - April 19, 2012. Beloved Chicago area blues drummer Bob Carter passed away this week near Belleville, IL. after an extended battle with cancer. He was 60. Bob performed and/or recorded in The Dirty Wurds (Chess recording artists), The Fabulous Fish Heads with Mark Hannon, Steve Freund, The Mighty Blue Kings, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Little Frank & The Premiers, Dave Specter, RJ Mischo. and countless other Chicago blues, rock and jazz bands. S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston is having a memorial concert on May 27th. which was originally scheduled as a benefit for Bob. More details and a donation link here. Bob was an amazing drummer and a kind, understated person. He will be greatly missed in the blues world. Special thanks to Dave Specter for much of this information.
RIP Andrew Love - November 21, 1941 to April 12, 2012. Saxophonist Andrew Love is best known for being a part of The Memphis Horns, the famous house horn section for Stax Records. Andrew died of complications from Alzheimers on April 12 at age 70. As a member of The Memphis Horns he played on all Stax recordings with horns including songs by Albert King, Little Milton, The Staples Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and others. In later years this celebrated horn section would pair down to just 2 peices consisting of Wayne Jackson on trumpet and Andrew on sax, and would work extensively with The Robert Cray Band as well as making numerous high profile soul and pop music guest appearances. The Memphis Horns crisp sound help to define soul music as we know it and the thousands of recordings featuring Andrew Love's sax with forever be a part of the American songbook. To read more about the Memphis Horns, click here. To read the Rolling Stone article of the death of Andrew Love, click here.