Author: Kaati

Congratulations to our 2nd winner in the One-on-One contest, John Eric Adams of Fernandina Beach, FL. “You made my year!” says John. “Besides being a blues fan and player for 38 years I am also currently setting up the world’s 1st International monthly online blues jam competition. A couple weeks to open but we are at The Blues Jam (www.thebluesjam.com). I served in the US Navy for 20 years and even while deployed on ships, always had a guitar with me — my wood soulmate, a 69 Les Paul, has been around the world a couple times. There were always a few…

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Sept. 10-13th, 6pm PT (9pm ET). Watch at youtube.com/bigbluesbender, or here on Big Blues Bender . Best enjoyed on your big screen and stereo! Broadcast in support of The Blues Foundation COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund. Learn more @ https://blues.org/covid-19-fund #HomeboundBender2020 #30DayCountdown #BigBluesBender BigBluesBender.com

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Hey Blues Lovers, Find complete details and enter your info at this link and you could win a private Zoom visit with one of these artists:Sugaray Rayford, Albert Castiglia, Southern Avenue or Dawn Tyler Watson – all are international touring artists and winners or nominees of the 2020 Blues Music Awards. Enter as often as you like. The contest goes until Sept 26th so share, share, share! Each week a winners name will be randomly draw by celebrity DJ Big LLou, and we’ll then notify the winner and send them a *Zoom invite. So much fun!Enter your info at this link and scroll there to find complete contest details.During your…

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“Write a Hit” is a song by The Jimmys from the album Gotta Have It produced by Tony Braunagel. The song features Marcia Ball and was co-written by Jimmy Voegeli, Marcia Ball and Tony Braunagel and recorded in Milwaukee at Makin’ Sausage Music. “Marcia stopped by while on tour to sing with me,“ says Jimmy. “Some of the video was shot while on our annual ‘The Jimmys Winter Caribbean Getaway’ in Jamaica in March where she was our special guest. The idea for the song ‘Write a Hit’ came from a long conversation with Fred Young of The Kentucky Headhunters on their tour…

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THE 18th ANNUALBLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE,( PRINT AND DIGITAL EDITIONS)NOW RELEASEDRead all 60 pages2020 Blues Festival Guide Digital Magnow Live — Click here to read & enjoy Arcata, CA — RBA Publishing has announced the launch of the 18th annual Blues Festival Guide magazine in both print and digital formats. Blues music is America’s original roots music. It is still being picked on the front porches of tar-paper shacks, but just as frequently, it is fired up loud and proud in front of a barroom (or festival) crowd. Blues reflects hardship, trouble and strife, but also perseverance and strength of character – to know the blues is to be…

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