The Blue Lights-Atomic Cocktail, Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts-Hangover Blues, Brandt Taylor-Nose In The Air, Tas Cru-One Eyed Jack, Bronze Radio Return-Blurry Eyed Worries, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez-There Ain’t No Cure, Alexis P. Suter Band- Nuthin’ In The World, Arsen Shomakhov-Whiskey Drinking Woman, Paul Gabriel-All That Time Gone, Mike Crandall Band-Howlin’ At The Wolf, Lydia Warren Band-Fireworks, Jr Krauss & the Shakes-Love My Blues Away, Dan Stevens-Ramblin, Easy Baby-Never Going Back To Memphis, Johnny Sansone-Ranton With Stanton, Duke Robillard-Do The Memphis Grind, Popa Chubby-Somebody Let The Devil Out, John Fries & the Heat-U.S. 50, Brandon Santini-What You Doing To Me, Mojomatics-Soy Baby, Brian Charette-Late Night Tv.
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This piece comes from Esquire Magazine:
You may find the voice familiar. As smooth as honey, with just the right bit of grit. Here and there, you might think it sounds like Sam Cooke. And you wouldn’t be wrong. It’s his younger brother, L.C., whose first studio album was delayed fifty years. Today, Cooke, at 81, is finally releasing his debut The Complete SAR Records Recordings, done in 1964.
Let’s get out and buy a few copies of this piece of music history. If you want a preview you can go to Esquire Magazine or preview the full album on itunes.
From our friends over at American Blues Scene:
Last year, on July 26th, the world lost an unsung hero, John “J.J.” Weldon Cale. This musician’s contributions to blues, country, and rock music have been immense. In fact, still to this day, most people are not fully aware of all that he contributed to the world of music.
A originator and the leading proponent of the Tulsa Sound, which draws on country, jazz, blues, rockabilly, and soul, it was largely Cale who brought awareness to this genre. His compositions have been covered by everyone from Eric Clapton to Bobby Bare, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Johnny Cash.
With The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale), on Bushbranch/Surfdog, Clapton gathered friends and fellow musicians that enjoyed Cale’s music, and wanted to pay tribute to him as well. Clapton decided that as a whole, the musicians would stay as close as possible to the sound of the original material as possible, believing that even so, each musician’s personality would still shine through.
Along with Clapton, guests on this album include Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Don White, and Willie Nelson (with his faithful companion, “Trigger”). Also on board are Derek Trucks, Albert Lee, and Cale’s wife, Christine Lakeland.
This Friday and SAturday is the 22nd Annual Chenango Blues Fest in Norwich New York. We went last year for the first time and had a group of about 5 this year we have a much larger group going something like 12-14. This is one of the most affordable, best run festivals I have ever been to. The stages are close enough together that you never miss any of the music. The vendors were all first rate. I can’t say enough good things about the job they do. Their list of performers for this weekend is:
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Brandon Santini
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. – Mia Borders
9:00 – 10:30 p.m. – Moreland and Arbuckle
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Chenango County Fairgrounds
Sheffield Bio-Science Infield Stage
Gates open at 11:00 a.m.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Mia Borders
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Nick Moss Band
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. – Samantha Fish
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Golden State Lone Star Revue
9:00 – Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Nelson & Flanagan/Grouse Ridge Kennel Tent Stage
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Robert Ross
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. – Luke Winslow King
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Cedric Burnside Project
Blues In The Area:
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix – Infinity Music Hall (8pm) – Norfolk, CT
Dan Stevens – The Stomping Ground (8pm) – Putnam, CT
Brandt Taylor – Maury’s Pub (8pm) – Danielson, CT
Nick Moss – Hanafin’s Irish Pub (9pm) – New London, CT
Matt Schofield – Chan’s (8 & 10pm) – Woonsocket, RI
Easybaby – The Maple Tree Cafe – Simsbury, CT
Blu Union feat. Felicia’s Vibe – Black-eyed Sally’s (9pm) – Hartford
Dan Stevens – The Captain Daniel Packer Inn – Mystic, CT
Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts – Concert in the Park (6pm, Municipal Ctr. Gazebo) – Brookfield, CT
Brandt Taylor – The Black Sheep – Niantic, CT
The Cheryl Arena Band – Theodores’ – Springfield, MA
Roomful of Blues – Bridge Street Live (8pm) – Collinsville, CT
Brandon Santini / John Fries – Black-eyed Sally’s (9pm) – Hartford
Easybaby – The State Street Saloon & Smokehouse – New London, CT
Jeff Pitchell – Chan’s (8pm) – Woonsocket, RI
Dan Stevens – Farmers Market in Williams Park (1:30-4:30pm) – New London, CT
Dynamite Johnny – Theodores’ – Springfield, MA
Delusions of Grandeur – The Litchfield Inn (8:30-11pm) – Litchfield, CT
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers – Infinity Music Hall (7:30pm) – Norfolk, CT
Robert Randolph & the Family Band / Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds – Outside the District Court House (5-9pm) – Fall River, MA
The Mighty Soul Drivers – The Brass Horse (3pm) – Barkhamsted, CT
Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts – The Narragansett Cafe (4-7pm) – Jamestown, RI
Blues Jam – Gibson’s Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) – East Windsor, CT
Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:
Wednesday Aug 13 Blues Open MIc hosted by Ed Bradley
Friday Aug 15 Blu Union featuring Felicia’s Vibe
Saturday Aug 16 Brandon Santini Band opening act John Fries
Monday Aug 18 Monday Night Jazz featured performer Michael Pallas Quartet
Tuesday Aug 19 MIke Palin’s Other Orchestra
I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are.