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  1. Lowertown Blues Fest has Elvin Bishop, Walter TroutRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | TwinCities

    Guitarists Elvin Bishop and Walter Trout will headline the second annual Lowertown Blues Festival on July 25 in St. Paul's Mears Park. Presented by the Minnesota Blues Society and the Lowertown Blues Festival Committee with support from the city of St. Paul, the free festival offers a full day of music on two stages.

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  2. Barry Mazor's terrific biography of Ralph Peer untangles the roots of American roots musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Nashville Scene

    ... the author of Meeting Jimmie Rodgers , brings the reader along to the recording of the very first African-American blues record, the creation of the Brill Building, the development of the stateside samba craze of the 1940s, the formation of the ...

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  3. Nevis Blues Festival premieres next monthRead the original story

    Yesterday | Caribbean News Now!

    CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Come in from the cold for a dose of island life in a place to get your groove back, at the launch of the Nevis first annual blues festival, which will be the perfect backdrop to an exhilarating Caribbean experience. The three-night musical event takes place April 16-19, 2015, at the aptly named Sundowner Stage on Oualie Bay.

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  4. American roots from Tokyo TrampsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Capital Weekly

    The weekly Monday Night Blues series continues March 16 with a 7 p.m. show by Tokyo Tramps in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission at the door will be $10. Hailing from the Land of Rising Sun, Tokyo Tramps is a group of American roots music fanatics.

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  5. Favourites back for eclectic gigsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Kiama Independent

    THE Mercure Resort Gerringong will kick things off in style when it hosts the first performance of the 2015 Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival. Musicians Kachina Lewis, Guy Munro, Greg Clark, Doug Faulkner and Joe Mungovan are pumped for this weekend's Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival.

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  6. On Tap: East Contra Costa County theater, arts and other eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Contra Costa Times

    The Delta Blues Festival Benefit Concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. Money raised from the concert, along with corporate sponsors and donations, will help to keep the annual Delta Blues Festival at Waldie Plaza free for concertgoers. Headlining the event is the Mighty Mike Schermer Band.

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  7. First Annual Nevis Blues Festival, Premieres 16 April 2015Read the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | Bajan Reporter

    Come in from the cold for a dose of island life in a place to get your groove back, at the launch of the Nevis' first annual blues festival, which will be the perfect backdrop to an exhilarating Caribbean experience. The three-night musical event takes place April 16-19, 2015 at the aptly named, Sundowner Stage on Oualie Bay.

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  8. An homage to The Band: Canadian performers recreate The Last WaltzRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Canada.com

    ... final concert of the Band in 1976 wasn't the end of the dance for Lance Anderson. In 2010, Anderson, a Juno and Maple Blues Award-winning producer/pianist, pulled together a group of top-flight Canadian performers to play a tribute show to the ...

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  9. jazzfoyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | This Is Bristol

    THERE'S something reassuringly rock and roll about the fact that Denny Ilett can't remember the specifics of how the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival came about. "Festivals in this country are really difficult things to put on.

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  10. New Blues & Brews Festival set for Bull CityRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | HeraldSun.com

    Organizers have announced a new festival that will combine North Carolina blues musicians and local and regional beers. The first Blues & Brews Festival will be held May 30 in Durham Central Park, and organizers plan to make the event annual.

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  11. Weekend events in SaskatchewanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | CBC News

    ... for the national championship. More details and the schedule are online at huskies.usask.ca It's the Saskatoon Blues Festival which is playing at various venues around the city, including TCU Place. There'll be more than a dozen acts for blues ...

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  12. Playing the blues, stripped downRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Many people, when they think of blues music, hear electric guitars. Just as many, when they think of acoustic music, hear gently strummed folk tunes.

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  13. Expect plenty of Magic from Shawn Holt and the TeardropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Examiner.com

    I must confess that my interest in the music of blues great Magic Slim is of a fairly recent vintage. I had heard the name, of course, for decades and possessed a passing familiarity with his biography.

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  14. Blues fans are in for treat as son of King of Blues Muddy Waters heads to HampshireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Daily Echo

    Blues fans are in for treat as son of King of Blues Muddy Waters heads to Hampshire HE is the eldest son of the undisputed king of the blues, Muddy Waters, and he is heading towards Hampshire. Blues fans are in for a real treat when Mud Morganfield headlines at Southampton 's 1865 Club on Saturday, May 9. It is a major coup for the city's latest major music venue and club bosses are hoping to attract more top blues musicians from both sides of the big pond.

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  15. Mid-Winter Blues Festival continues to evolveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Canada.com

    "We play the blues because we love it," said Regina musician Billy Hughes. "Honesty and authenticity ... makes it so real and enjoyable."

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  16. Estrin set to let loose with the electric bluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Canada.com

    Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will be headlining at the Mid-Winter Blues Festival on Feb. 28/15. Photo by Kent Lacin REGINA - Calling Rick Estrin & The Nightcats a "fun" blues band is a lot like saying winter in Saskatchewan is "cold."

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  17. The Ginjammers - " Pete and Hazel Rowands - " will perform at South Craven Baptist ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Keighleynews.co.uk

    ... cannot be defined by one genre as they traverse a varied soundscape ranging from bluegrass, folk, country, gospel and blues. The pair have been described as displaying such incredible close harmonies, audiences could be mistaken for thinking they ...

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  18. Aynsley Lists great reasons to see him at Doncaster Blues FestivalRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Thorne Today

    While he admits to being heavily blues-influenced, the 38-year-old says he has been concentrating more on his own songs in recent times - although he has promised to 'throw in a few blues tunes' on Sunday. "We have been playing some stuff from the latest album, but as it's a blues festival we will thrown in a few blues tunes as well.

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  19. Little Devils aim to make some noise at Doncaster Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | South Yorkshire Times

    ... the Wrinkly Rockers Club annual awards. The WRC said: "The powerful voice and stage presence of Yoka would float most Blues fanatics boats, but the engine room of Graeme and Sara, plus the dexterity of Ray equates to the Devils being a formidable ...

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  20. Wilko Johnson headline datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Music-News.com

    ... polls with Classic Rock readers naming it their best album of 2014. Influenced by raucous old school British rhythm & blues 'Going Back Home' mostly features re-makes of vintage Wilko gems, including the Feelgoods' All Through The City, Keep It Out ...

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