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The Blues Festival Guide platforms are fast becoming the main portal for blues live stream and blues online concert events. As fast as an online event is announced, the Blues Festival Guide team makes the announcement and link go live in a special section on the top-ranking https://bluesfestivalguide.com/website, as well as on their social media platforms (Facebook.com/bluesfestivalguide.com with 195,000 Followers, and Instagram @bluesfestguide with 6,000 Followers). This service is provided for free to the artist as well as the viewer. Even though music festivals and clubs are on lockdown across the globe, there are loads of brand-new music and live…

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“While flying home from Europe after all of our tours being cancelled, I decided the band and myself would record a free album for our fans,” says Mike Zito. “Individually, we had been quarantined for 14 days and this idea of writing, producing and releasing an album in the 14-day period seemed like quite an effort and a distraction for us. In return, fans from around the world contributed to our Gofundme and it has been an amazingly rewarding experience. I hope our fans enjoy the album and the music we have written. I followed no rules. I wrote what…

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(JACKSON, MS) – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mississippi’s Cathead Distillery has shifted their operations to produce hand sanitizer. Today, it expanded its support of the arts nonprofit Music Maker Relief Foundation by sending their elderly partner artists bottles of their Comfort and Mercy hand sanitizer. The partnership between the distillery and the nonprofit has thrived for over 10 years. The need among Music Maker Relief Foundation partner artists is dire. These artists are over the age of 55, living in poverty, and have had their shows canceled for the foreseeable future. Ester Mae Wilbourn, Robert Lee Coleman,…

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We know you’re doing your part and staying home, so Arhoolie has added new treasures from their archives for you to explore. Highlights include Blind James Campbell and his Nashville Street Band who had played for decades, bringing a combination of blues, folk, jazz, and country to the streets of Music City. Photos and interviews with Herbert Sam who became a fixture in the Houston Creole music community and Stanley Willis who was an eccentric and accomplished pianist they called the Wild Man. An hour-long documentary, Always Been A Rambler, which celebrates fifty years of the New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, John Cohen, Tracy…

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(SILVER CITY, NM) – In consideration of the health and wellbeing of our community and visitors, the Mimbres Region Arts Council is canceling the Silver City Blues Festival as planned in Gough Park. In its place, a series of live stream performances will be scheduled during the weekend of May 22-24. CW Ayon, Missy Andersen, Brandon Perrault, and Rhythm Mystic will perform from their homes. The Mimbres Region Arts Council, through a grant from New Mexico Arts, plans to broadcast these performances online. More information and event schedule will be available at www.silvercitybluesfestival.org Performers that would like to be included…

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