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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bob Corritore Blues News

Contemporary Blues CD: Janiva Magness / Stronger For It
Traditional Blues CD: Mud Morganfield / Son Of The Seventh Son
Song Of The Year: "I Won't Cry" written by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling
New Artist Debut Release: Sena Ehrhardt Band / Leave The Light On
Female Blues Artist: Janiva Magness
Male Blues Artist: Tab Benoit
Blues Band Of The Year: Tampled Under Foot
Sean Costello Rising Star Award: Mud Morganfield
Thanks to Bob Kieser and everyone at Blues Blast Magazine for providing this reflection point to celebrate the blues community and its endeavours.
  • Dave Riley & Bob Corritore to open for Jimmie Vaughan! Texas blues guitar slinger Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band with guest Lou Ann Barton will appear at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix on Wednesday, September 26. Opening the show will be the downhome blues duo of Dave Riley & Bob Corritore. To see the beautiful concert poster designed by Amy Brat click here.
  • Kid Ramos update. West Coast guitar master Kid Ramos' recent cancer news sent shock waves through the blues community. Randy Chortkoff sent this report earlier today "Found out yesterday that Kid has a very rare form of cancer normally found in kids called Ewing's sarcoma. Kid will have to start months of heavy chemo and radiation therapy. Very expensive and intense". Kid just found out that he will begin treatments next week and that his full program of procedures will last for about a year. He feels strong, supported, and ready for this fight. Delta Groove Records has set up a web-page for donations at There are 4 benefits set up so far that we are aware of:
Saturday, October 13, Italian harmonica champion Marco Pandolfi is organizing a benefit in Italy. Information will be posted soon at
Friday, November 2, and Sunday, November 4, The Rhythm Room in Phoenix is hosting 2 benefit shows, with a Friday night blues presentation and a Sunday afternoon rockabilly oriented benefit. Friday will feature The Nick Nixon / Andy T. Band, Markey Jeanette, Randy Chortkoff, Sugaray Rayford (Of The Mannish Boys), Lil' Ronnie, Rocket 88s, Bob Corritore, with many more still being added. The Sunday afternoon Rockabilly show on November 4 will be coordinated by Brenda Lee Pinup with the lineup forthcoming. That Saturday night, November 3 will feature Candye Kane who has had her own cancer battles.
Saturday, October 6, Dutch harmonica sensation Big Pete hosts a benefit at La Bonne Source, in Fleurus, Belgium. with Paul Size, Kirk Fletcher, Sugaray Rayford, Gene Taylor, Tia Gouttebel, Dusty Ciggaar, Sander Kooijman, Big Pete, Marc Tee, Nico Duportal, Big Dave, Erkan Özdemir, Willie ‘Wuff’ Maes, Jody van Ooijen, René Stock and others.
Randy Chortkoff states that he and Kim Wilson will be setting up an additional benefit show in late November or early December with details TBA.

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