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         www.BluesFestivalGuide.com          FEATURED FESTIVALS .............................. 7-46
         facebook.com/bluesfestivalguide
         twitter.com/bluesfestguide          The Blues Prescription by Don Wilcock ...................................................................... 48
         TO HAVE A COPY MAILED TO YOU         Revel in Blues History ................................................................................................ 50
         Send $8.00 ($13.00 overseas)         KBA Honors Festivals  ............................................................................................... 53
         PUBLISHER                            Women of the Blues by Robin Zimmerman ................................................................. 56
         Kaati: Kaati@BluesFestivalGuide.com  Living Legend: John Mayall by Mike Shivvers ........................................................... 60
         EDITOR                               Resonating with Consumers by Tim Parsons ............................................................. 64
         Irene Johnson                        Killer Blues by Steve Salter .......................................................................................... 66
         BLUES FESTIVAL E-GUIDE NEWSLETTER EDITOR  Game-Changing Blues Originators by Rev. Billy C. Wirtz......................................... 68
         Michele Lundeen                      LRBC Royal Treatment by Katie Martin ....................................................................... 72
         SALES MANAGER/MARKETING DIRECTOR     Nicknames of Legends by CC Rider ........................................................................... 76
         Cheryl O’Grady-Yearnshaw: cogblues@att.net  Blues Radio compiled by Irene Johnson ....................................................................... 80
         EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS               What’s Cookin' with Mac Arnold ................................................................................ 82
         Mac  Arnold,  Katie  Martin,  Tim  Parsons,  CC  Rider,   Blues Societies compiled by Heather Penrod-Rudd ....................................................... 84
         Steve Salter, Mike Shivvers, Don Wilcock, Rev. Billy C.
         Wirtz, Robin Zimmerman               Plan Your Blues Festival Calendar ........................................................................... 86

         PHOTO & ART CONTRIBUTORS
         Courtesy Alligator Records, Vonda Arnold, Kelvin Baldwin,
         Courtesy B.B. King Museum, Lou Bopp, April Brown,
         Phil Chesnut, Mike Gendimenico, Robert Hughes,    Greetings Fellow Blues Fans!
         Mattia Insolera, Courtesy Steve McCabe,
         Courtesy National Blues Museum, NuNu, Lynn Orman
         Weiss,  © Joseph A. Rosen, Steve Salter, Dave Schlenker,
         © Bob Sekinger, Mike Shivvers, © Marilyn Stringer, Robin   Blues is our passion, so it makes the last 15 years of producing the Blues Festival Guide magazine,
         Subar, Dick Waterman, Greg Waterman,    e-Guide and website seem like a fun whirlwind of blues music, friends and festivals.
         Courtesy “Women of The Blues – A Coast To Coast
         Collection,” Andrea Zucker           Back in 2003, as we were producing blues shows, my marketing guru and friend Nancy Edwards
                                              and I became aware of a need for a free blues publication that reached new blues fans and
         ADVERTISING SALES                    veterans alike to let them all know the details of blues festivals.
         Cheryl O’Grady-Yearnshaw, Heather Penrod-Rudd,
         Tom Andrews                          Nancy took a mock-up of our magazine cover and a rate card, and beat the streets during the
                                              International Blues Challenge in Memphis to drum up business. Festivals, blues societies, bands
         ADVERTISING TRAFFIC COORDINATOR      and labels liked the idea, and we got the support we needed to have a successful first issue.
         Heather Penrod-Rudd
                                              We’ve been moving forward, without looking back, ever since.
         ADMINISTRATIVE/DATABASE MANAGEMENT   It was plain ol’ dumb luck that the launch of our premier edition in 2003 coincided with
         Heather Penrod-Rudd                  what the government ordained as “The Year of The Blues.” We found a friend in Bob Santelli
         DISTRIBUTION MANAGER                 (executive director of The GRAMMY Museum and former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator)
         Heather Penrod-Rudd                  who spearheaded this U.S. congressional initiative, and the Blues Festival Guide became its
                                              unofficial voice.
         DESIGN AND PRODUCTION/WEBSITE
         Goran Petko/Aqua Design              Over the years, we have developed partnerships with
                                              organizations whose projects we love and support,
         CONSULTANTS                          including the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise,
         Nancy Edwards, Michele Lundeen, Tom Yearnshaw
                                              the  Blues  Foundation  and  the  Blues  Hall  of  Fame
         The opinions of the contributors are not necessarily the   (we  are  proud  of  our  brick  on  the  wall),  Elwood’s
         views of RBA Publishing Inc.         BluesMobile, Music on the Couch, Big Llou’s Hall of
                                              Fame Tribute Jam, Pinetop Boogie and Crawfish Boil
         FRONT COVER                          fundraiser,  International  Songwriting  Competition,
         A city bus driver for 24 years, Toronzo Cannon, a
         Chicago  native  with  deep,  homegrown  roots,  has   numerous  festivals,  and  of  course,  the  Big  Blues
         seen just about everything. The impassioned vocalist,   Bender.
         searing guitarist and poignant storyteller captures real   I  learn  about  the  history  and  culture  of  the  blues
         life in his songs and performances. “Blues is truth-telling
         music,” he says, “and I want my audience to relate to   every day from the awesome people I work with, and
         my stories.” Relatively new on the scene, his compelling   I am introducing them to you here so you can say “Hi”
         style is winning over audiences. Here he is delivering a   to them at the next blues festival on your calendar.
         killer set at the 2016 Mammoth Bluesapalooza.
                                              But for now, your festival smorgasbord is just a page
         FRONT COVER PHOTOGRAPHER             turn away…
         © Marilyn Stringer                                               Kaati, Publisher
         www.MJStringerPhoto.com              See you at the festivals!   Arcata, CA, 2017




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