This is the third edition of the Blues411 Annual Awards, somehow they seem to have taken on the name of ‘The Jimi’s“ which is fine with me. Yet whatever we call them, they serve as a vehicle to pay tribute to all the fine musicians and friends that have come into contact with Blues411 this past…Read More The Blues411 Annual ‘Jimi Awards’ 2012 Edition
It was a super time at the Riverfront Blues Festival, again ! This has got to be one of the nicest festivals around – very friendly, not too big, open to all and excellent music. This year we were treated to such outstnding acts as Tab Benoit, EC Scott & Band, Vasti Jackson, Joanne Shaw…Read More Riverfront Blues Festival – Looking Back in Photos
Blues411 had the chance to catch up with Mr. Gene Fontana of the Diamond State Blues Society. We talked about what might be one of the most comfortable and friendly Blues festivals on the East Coast. This year the Riverfront Blues Festival will be held August 5th – 7th, at The Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.…Read More 2011 Riverfront Blues Festival – Smack Dab in the Middle of Everything !
With the birth of Blues411 I haven’t been hitting the streets much, so on Wednesday I decided to head on down to the Dinosaur BBQ (where the music is always free) and catch a performer whom I had seen briefly in Memphis at the BMA’s, Joanne Shaw Taylor. This was not an easy decision, see…Read More The Smile That Launched A Thousand Riffs – Joanne Shaw Taylor