Joseph A. Rosen

Lawdy, lawdy lawdy Miss Clawdy it sure was a great Daytona Blues Festival this year. Definitely see ya there next year. So we turn it around and pack our bags and head for the 25th Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. Heading out of Ft. Lauderdale and visiting Key West, Cozumel, and New Orleans in a week filled with blues…

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I finally (can you believe it) got to see Lucky Peterson in concert. What a show, amazing energy, a top flight band and music that shook one to their very soul. His past has been documented in various places, his incredible ups, as well as, his dark lows. That’s for another time and place. What…

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Well another year under the belt, and without further ado we would like to present the 2013 Blues411 ‘Jimi’ Awards. ———   The Special Drink of 2013: Well it was a wild year, with the move, the job situation (Leslie) and the initial travel and getting situated in South Carolina. So here’s this years potable…

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As part of Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Mr. Smith certainly does his share of hell raising! His sax playing has a tone and funk to it that holds that gumbo together and adds just enough spice to the mix. His ‘stage announcer’ persona and syncopated footwork with Paul LaFleur (rub board) is most dynamic…

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