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(PLATTSBURGH, PA) – An amazing, multi-artist streaming benefit concert will be happening on Saturday April 18 beginning 7pm EST. This blues party is in support of the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh, NY. “The Blues Take a Stand for the Strand” will include Grammy Nominated and multiple Blues Music Awards artists including Kenny Neal, Sugaray Rayford, Victor Wainwright, Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child,” Danielle Nicole, John Nemeth, Dawn Tyler Watson, and Dave Keller and Christoffer Lund Andersen for the Little Village Foundation. Laura Cabone and Plattsburgh Blues and Jazz contacted these top blues international artists, all of whom have played…

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Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson recalled the reasons he abandoned guitar and bought a flute in 1967. He’d already formed an early version of his band, but at the time they were performing regular blues songs, because he didn’t believe there were many other options. “We came out of that period where to get a gig – let alone get a record deal – you had to be in a blues band or an out-and-out pop group,” Anderson told Classic Rock in a recent interview. “But on the periphery, there was Captain Beefheart and the Graham Bond Organization – very different to purist black American blues –…

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Texas-based Zack Walther Band latest album titled, The Westerner, is an Americana and roots music extravaganza with soul. Equally at home performing country, blues, R&B and rock, Zack titled the disc The Westerner because he set out to create an album that is different than anything he and his band has ever released before. It embodies his journey from the Texas music scene to the main stream landscape. Americana, blues, or country, wherever The Westerner lands, it transcends though many genres because it combines all of Zack’s musical influences and all he’s learned performing in the Texas music scene for the past 15 years. The album explores personal pride, betrayal, loss and redemption with Walther’s experimentation and lyrical hooks playing…

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(HUGHESVILLE, PA) – After much intense deliberation the Billtown Blues Association’s Board of Directors has come to the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 31st Annual Billtown Blues Festival slated for June 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2020 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, Pennsylvania. The early June time frame for the Festival presents a large “unknown” risk to all involved both in terms of health, safety, and economic recovery. “So many people are in limbo,” says Bonnie Tallman, Executive Director of the BBA. “Especially the hired artists who when coming to our festival often “route-in” connecting performances with other venues on the way to…

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(ROSARITO, MX) – Blues Against Hunger or BAHS, is an organization with a simple mission: To produce live blues music events that promote the collection and distribution of non-perishable food to the hungry while supporting, promoting and preserving the blues in the communities we serve. Food gets distributed in each community by local food banks and other service groups. To date we have collected and distributed over 27,000 pounds of food in Mexico and the US. Unfortunately, in the current Pandemic conditions globally, all opportunities to gather together in person to celebrate with the blues have ceased. We cannot continue…

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