Ok folks, it’s time for us to hit the road and for a good long length of time. Headed to Wheeling West Virginia for the Heritage Festival, first time for us and can’t wait to see a very large grouping of friends, Wendy, Audrey, Stoli & Alan, Marcia & Mark and more that I know will be there. So with that in mind I wanted to get this update out asap cos I know things are going to be happening fast.
A quick overnight to Pittsburgh, haven’t been there since I was a kid, to see Janiva Magness (how could we not go), a trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then we are headed East for the Chenango Blues Fest to visit another large group of friends and more great music.
Throw in a side of family (families) and most likely some more music and maybe a baseball game, we will be dog tired and road weary by time Labor Day rolls around.
It’s a great test for our new Blues411Mobile, our Mystic Blue Volvo, room to spare and electronics to help the trip be ever so keen. If y’all around any of these events give us a yell, would love to see ya.
John Nemeth, and his Feelin’ Freaky release tops out the chart this week (and next). One of the super voices out there today and his band can go toe to toe with any band. We also have three new releases on the chart this week, Scottie Miller, Amy Black & Patrick Recob, check them out.
Our Amuse Bouche this week features a look into the near future. Close enough that we will be there in two weeks. The artists performing at the Chenango Blues Festival. This was our very first blues festival back when we lived in Rochester, NY. It was such a great time that we were hooked, so thanks to al who are involved with this festival from the staff to the volunteers, to the fans and musicians who done showed me the light.
Baker’s Dozen of Blues: Chart & Playlist
|1||2||John Nemeth||Feeling Freaky||Get Offa Dat Butt*|
|2||3||Jamiah Rogers||The Blues Superman||Don’t Make Me Famous|
|3||5||Bobby Messano||Bad Movie||If The Phone Ain’t Ringing, It’s Me Not Callin’|
|4||8||The Cash Box Kings||Royal Mint||Build That Wall|
|5||7||Big Joe Shelton||Ridin A Chicken||Just Let Me Bleed*|
|6||10||Linsey Alexander||Two Cats||Where Did You Take Your Clothes Off Last Night*|
|7||11||Karen Lovey||Fish Outta Water||Hades Bride*|
|8||9||Jason Ricci||Approved By Snakes||I Got Cleaned Up|
|9||12||Andy T. Band||Double Strike||Doin Hard Time*|
|10||13||Willa Vincitore||Better Days||Stop Drop & Roll|
|11||~||Scottie Miller Band||Stay Above Water||Keep This Good Thing Going*|
|12||~||Amy Black||Memphis||Further On Up The Road*|
|13||~||Patrick Recob||Perpetual Luau||Dark Night Of The Soul*|
Chef’s Suggestions: Of Major Interest
|Rockin Johnny Burgin||Neoprene Fedora||Smoke & Mirrors|
|The Jon Spear Band||Hot Sauce||Bottom of the Bottle|
|Jim Allchin||Decisions||Just Plain Sick|
|Forrest MacDonald Band||Stand My Ground||Ridin On The Blues Train|
|Hurricane Ruth||Ain’t Ready For The Grave||Barrellhouse Joe’s|
|Altered Five Blues Band||Charmed & Dangerous||On My List To Quit|
|Bridget Kelly Band||BKB Bone Rattler||Cat’s Out of The Bag|
|The Nighthawks||Al You Gotta Do||Voodoo Doll|
|Chris Barnes||Hokum Blues||Gin Mill Blues|
|Greg Sover||Songs of A Renegade||Moment|
|Ben Hunter, Phil Wiggins Joe Seamons||A Black & Tan Ball||Po Howard|
Amuse Bouche: Chenango Blues Festival 25 Years
|Reverend Shawn Amos||Joliet Bound|
|Dawn Tyler Watson & Ben Racine Band||Smoked Meat|
|Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials||Icicles In My Meatloaf|
|Gracie Curran||Told Me So|
|Mannish Boys All-Stars||You Don’t Love Me|
|Tommy Castro||Monkey’s Paradise|
|North Mississippi All-Stars||Ship|
|Alvin Youngblood Hart||Heartbreaker|
|Jason Ricci & JJ Appleton||Leaning Blues|
|Ghost Town Blues Band||Big Shirley|
|Victor Wainwright||Boom Town|
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411