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Gulf Coast Blues….

January 26, 2015
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Gulf Coast Blues….

It’s really pretty hard to get the blues with January temps in the mid to upper 70’s or even 80 degrees. But it’s not hard to go see and hear the blues in some venues in the Gulf Coast region of The Sunshine State. Couple weeks ago we visited two such venues in the...

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SPOTLIGHT!

January 4, 2015
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SPOTLIGHT!

“Damn Fine Blues!”… be it a motto, moniker, byline or whatever, but that’s what should always come to mind when thinking of Austin Walkin’ Cane. It seems we’ve been enjoying “damn fine blues” from Austin “Walkin’ Cane” Charanghat for longer than we can remember....

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Buddy time!

January 2, 2015
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Buddy time!

If it’s January it must be Buddy time! Heading to Chicago be sure to check out Buddy at his own club Legends 700 South Wabash, Chicago, IL.   *This just in from Chicago Blues Society…. The Chicago Tribune on Monday would have led you...

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we made it!

January 1, 2015
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we made it!

Jan 1, 2015… this just in from Miriam and Barry. We first met Miriam and Barry around Thanksgiving at the Columbus Blues Alliance “Toys (Blues) For Tots” event at...

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Marshall Keys @ Washington Square

December 31, 2014
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Marshall Keys @ Washington Square

Recently we attended the Holiday Jazz Stroll in Clarksburg, WV. See “Great Ladies of Jazz” Dec 14th. One of the many highlights that night was at Washington Square at...

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happy birthday & Merry Christmas Turk Murphy!

December 24, 2014
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happy birthday & Merry Christmas Turk Murphy!

  Last week Turk Murphy would have celebrated his 99th birthday. Born Dec 16th 1915 in Palermo, CA he passed away May 30 1987. Not sure how I came...

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SPOTLIGHT!

December 21, 2014
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SPOTLIGHT!

  Think I first saw Chris Sutton sometime during the late 90’s or early 2000’s at River City Blues Competition in Marietta, OH. Although he didn’t win that day,...

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blue-eyed soul reunion!

December 19, 2014
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blue-eyed soul reunion!

During the late 60’s The Esquires from Charleston, WV were no doubt the hottest local/regional R&B band anywhere. Had to been near impossible to be in college anywhere in...

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Johnny Rawls, Court Street Grille, and an old Fedora, 11/ 21/2014

December 15, 2014
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Johnny Rawls, Court Street Grille, and an old Fedora, 11/ 21/2014

Or, how my hat joined a conspiracy to entice Johnny Rawls to play Mustang Sally. Thing is, I had just been handed the hat a few days before, back...

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Great Ladies of Jazz in Clarksburg

December 14, 2014
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Great Ladies of Jazz in Clarksburg

Congratulations to Clarksburg Uptown and the West Virginia Jazz Society for another successful Holiday Jazz Stroll. Last year we were told the crowd was around 1,200 squeezed into 4...

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Biscuit in Beckley

December 14, 2014
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Biscuit in Beckley

From our friends on SoWV….. Biscuit Miller & The Mix, the Chicago-based band led by a dynamic showman who in 2012 was named Bassist of the Year at the...

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SPOTLIGHT!

December 11, 2014
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SPOTLIGHT!

  Some outside the Central Ohio area may not be aware of Rick Collura. But if you’ve followed the blues and blues guitarist through the years then you may...

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’tis the season y’all….

December 7, 2014
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’tis the season y’all….

  since it really “tis the season, thought best to mention couple thinks…. First want to thank our buddy out in Big Sky Country for recent early Christmas gift!...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T coming to Charleston

December 1, 2014
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T coming to Charleston

  The one and only, 18 time Grammy Award winner, holder of 20 #1 r&b singles, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin coming to Charleston, WV Sunday May 17th,...

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nice event ‘n worthy cause…

December 1, 2014
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nice event ‘n worthy cause…

Every year, close on the heels of Thanksgiving, the Columbus Blues Alliance in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps puts together a Toys for Tots fund raiser. Sunday...

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