A key figure in the history of the blues passed away on October 18, 2011. Bob Brunning, founder bassist with Fleetwood Mac and stalwart of Savoy Brown and his own DeLuxe Blues Band, died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 68.…Continue
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"We're all under the same sky, fighting hard...brothers."
Blues Wire: Greek Blues Brothers
According to everybody who has ever…Continue
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Barry Feinstein, whose iconic photographs of 1960s rockers included the cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" died Thursday after a long illness, his wife said. He was 80.
Feinstein snapped more than 500 album covers in his career, including Janis Joplin for "Pearl" a day before she died and George Harrison flanked by garden gnomes for his post-Beatles solo outing "All Things Must Pass".…
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Blues Like a Good Old Wine
Lonesome Shack is a Blues and Boogie band from Seattle. Ben Todd plays guitar, sings and writes songs & Kristian Garrard plays miniature drumset. Ben has performed his style of blues for the past 8 years,…Continue
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Στο κέντρο του Περιστερίου, στην Αθήνα, σ' έναν ειδικά διαμορφωμένο χώρο, δημιουργήθηκε το STAGE 25, θέλοντας να παρουσιάζει συγκροτήματα από την εγχώρια σκηνή του…Continue
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Sitting in "The Garden” of Blues
Dimitris Epikouris is the author of the books “Blame It All on The Blues” & “Fifteen Raindrops In An Ocean of Blues Tales” and for more than two decades, has been quietly accumulating a collection of rare guitars.…Continue
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Richard Gere sold more than 100 guitars and amplifiers at Christie's on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in New York, realizing a total of $936,438, the auction house said. Only four of the 106 instruments on offer failed to sell.
Gere, an active philanthropist for Tibet and HIV-AIDS education, revealed he sold the collection, comprised of 110 guitars and amps made by manufactures such as CF Martin, Gibson, Fender, Marshall, Vox and Gretsch, as a part of his…Continue
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George Buford was born in Hernando, Mississippi, on November 10, 1929. When he moved to Memphis, he was inspired at age twelve to start playing the harmonica by performers such as B. B. King and Little Walter As his harp playing progressed, he set his sights on Chicago and moved there in 1954. Soon he started a group called The Savage Boys with Sam Burden and Dave Members. The band attracted much attention from Muddy Waters, also a Mississippi native blues…Continue
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"ALL BLACKS" SINGS THE BLUES
The history of Blues in New Zealand dates from the 1960s. The earliest blues influences on New Zealand musicians were indirect — not from the US but from white British blues musicians: first the R&B styles of The Animals and The Rolling Stones, and later the blues-tinged…Continue
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Marv Tarplin, the Motown guitarist and songwriter who shaped the sound of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and was a co-writer of "The Tracks of My Tears" and other hits, died on Friday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 70.
The cause of death has not been determined, a spokeswoman for the Miracles, Jeanne Sorensen, said.
Mr. Tarplin had a knack for coming up with catchy riffs and melodies. He was fooling around with a calypso song he had heard Harry Belafonte…Continue
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Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer wins 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature after late betting rush for Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan was first officially nominated for the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature, and again for the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2011 ones.…
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"I have learned that I must keep a connection with the Earth and all living things, that my energy comes from the ground (earth) and this pulls the energy from the universe to me and opens up channels of creativity."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 2, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments
To BLUES PROJECT είναι μια προσπάθεια του Νίκου Καρέλλου και όλων των συγκροτημάτων και μουσικών που συνεργάστηκαν μαζί του τα 30 χρόνια που υπάρχει το BLUES club (αρχικά στην Βατοπεδίου και αργότερα στην οδό Πανόρμου, στους Αμπελόκηπους) ώστε να παρουσιαστεί η δουλειά τους στο γνωστό πια στέκι …Continue
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Bellevue Cadillac is celebrating its 20th year playing various stages around the world.
China, Russia, Greece, Japan, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Ireland. You've heard Bellevue's music in major motion pictures like "Shallow Hal", "Me, Myself and Irene" and "Delta Rising" and the tv shows: The Sopranos, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Brotherhood, Ed, Sex and the City, Touched by an Angel, Brimstone, and Good &…Continue
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Bellevue Cadillac is back with a new cd 'Once in a Blue Moon'
The first blue moon in 31 years and on that night at the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens Greece, Bellevue Cadillac nails it!! Beginning with solos wailing on the intro 2 Suit Strut, moving from american jazz genres from New Orleans, to Kansas…Continue
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Blues From Chicago With Prague Flavor
Rene Trossman is a guitar player with a long history in Blues Music. Since turning pro in 1985 Rene has just about done it all. The fantastic Chicago club scene, where he was a regular at both South Side and West Side clubs, playing with the likes of Buddy Scott, Byther Smith,…Continue
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Grammy-winning blues musician Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, who was a longtime sideman for Muddy Waters, died of a stroke on Friday in Chicago at age 75, according to a statement on his website.
Smith's death comes less than six months after the passing at age 97 of blues master Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins,…Continue
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Tom Waits, John Mayall, James Cotton, Jeff Beck, McCoy Tyner, Bruce Iglauer, Trombone Shorty, And Mose Allison Join Music Industry Executives To Select 2011 ISC Winner
The prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has assembled a distinguished panel of judges for its 2011 competition. With the most high-profile judging panel of any music competition in the world, ISC offers songwriters and artists the unprecedented…Continue
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