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What are the best blues albums this year so far?
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Interested to hear what you think are the best blues albums of 2013 - so far.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ms H Feb 18.

 

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Tommy Lagniappe commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Very cool. Thank for the tip Dave!!  I am heading to the Clarksdale, MS Blues and Gospel fest. Aug 8 -10 soon and will be by N. Miss. and I will look to pick up Vol 3.!!"
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Dave Crotts commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Tommy, my public radio deejay friend and Hill Country fanatic just told me that North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic Vol 3 is available.  In addition, there are some good video of 2011, 2012, 2013 on the web. "
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Gary Burnett replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'Best Blues Albums of 2014'
"Of this year's releases so far, I'm enjoying Ian Siegal's live album, Malaya Blue's Bourbon Street, Walter Trout's Blues Came Callin' Thorbjorn Risager's Too Many Roads and Keb Mo's return to form on…"
Jul 16
Tommy Lagniappe commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Thanks for the tip Dave!!!    Tommy"
Jun 23
Dave Crotts commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Another group that R. L. Burnside has influenced is Afrissippi, a Mississippi band that connects Hill Country blues with its African roots.   They have two excellent CD's called ALLIANCE and FULANI JOURNEY.  On the latter album,…"
Jun 23
Gary Burnett commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'Hans Theessink: A life in the blues (Interview)'
"Thanks Ron. And yes, Eric Bibb is terrific. Have you seen him play live? If not, he's worth it, even if you have to travel a bit. You end up smiling non-stop for a week after an Eric Bibb gig!"
Jun 4
Ron Myhr commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'Hans Theessink: A life in the blues (Interview)'
"I've followed Hans for some time, and have several recordings.  It's all great, but I find the work with Terry Evans really exceptional.  Hans has a great baritone voice, sings well, but Terry brings real punch to the…"
Jun 3
Tommy Lagniappe commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'Hans Theessink: A life in the blues (Interview)'
"Thanks Gary!!  I had never heard of Hans!!  Sounds like a great musician!!  I hope I get the opportunity to see him live.   Tommy"
May 30
Gary Burnett commented on Folk Villager's blog post 'John Fullbright - Songs (Album Review)'
"I look forward to its release. Tell me, did you enjoy the album? How does it compare to From the Ground Up?"
May 28
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Hans Theessink: A life in the blues (Interview)

Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide--a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since the 1960s. This guy is the real deal, simply a blues master who is as good as it gets on every level. Down at the Crossroads (Gary Burnett): Hans, you’ve been playing the blues, releasing albums, and entertaining people for over 40 years now. It’s clear from…See More
May 27
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Hans Theessink: A life in the blues (Interview)

Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide--a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since the 1960s. This guy is the real deal, simply a blues master who is as good as it gets on every level. Down at the Crossroads (Gary Burnett): Hans, you’ve been playing the blues, releasing albums, and entertaining people for over 40 years now. It’s clear from…See More
May 23
Tommy Lagniappe commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Yeah ....that is how much of a fool for the Blues I am....Missippi in August....wow!!  Ya know but there is something to touring it in that heat.  When you go to Dockery Plantation and feel that heat and then think about those folks that…"
May 9
Dave Crotts commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Thanks Tommy.  We're lucky, and spoiled, to be in a large metro area in central NC, midway down the East Coast, so a lot of acts come through our area.  The Miss. delta is one of the few area of the US I have not visited so I…"
May 9
Tommy Lagniappe commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Got it.  So many festivals...so little time off!!  The Virginny mountains sounds cool. Good chatting with you Dave. Good Blues to ya,   Tommy"
May 9
Dave Crotts commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Many thanks Tommy for the invite.  I will pass it on to my blues host friend.  We did get to see Cedric (drums) and his guitar band member a couple of weeks ago at a local club and some of the younger Hill Country dudes play at a big…"
May 9
Tommy Lagniappe commented on Gary Burnett's blog post 'B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues'
"Hey Dave et. al.  My buddy Mark Stollsteimer says it is my civic duty to inform you of this .....and he is right.  There is a festival called the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic coming up at the end of June.  Here is the…"
May 9

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Hans Theessink: A life in the blues (Interview)

Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide--a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since the 1960s. This guy is the real deal, simply a blues master who is as good as it gets on every level. 

Down at the Crossroads (Gary Burnett): Hans, you’ve been playing the blues, releasing albums, and entertaining people for over 40…

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Posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

B.B. King and the Roots of the Blues

At the beginning of April, blues legend B.B. King had what his publicists called “a bad night.” Now 88, B.B. and his band had driven 1,600 miles to the show in St. Louis, Mo. and, on top of the rigors of travel, King missed taking his diabetes medicine, resulting in elevated blood sugar. The show was, by all accounts, a rather shaky performance to say the least, with King rambling on at length and playing only a couple of complete songs. After 15 minutes of “You Are My Sunshine,”…

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 7:00am — 24 Comments

Billy Collins' Poem "The Blues"

Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States (2001 to 2003) is a Distinguished Professor at colleges in New York and Florida. TheNew York Times has called him “the most popular poet in America”, with his poetry books selling far beyond most volumes of poetry. His poem,The Blues, laced with humor, captures the essence of the blues. Here it is:

Much of what is said here

must be said twice,

a reminder that no one

takes an immediate…

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Posted on April 3, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Interview with rising British blues singer Jo Harman

The UK’s Classic Rock Blues Magazine said simply of Jo Harman: “Her music mainlines the human soul.” Over the last year in particular, she has travelled tirelessly throughout Europe, bringing her outstanding blues, soul and roots-fuelled  music to appreciative audiences, which included over 40 festivals and an…

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Posted on February 14, 2014 at 4:30am

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At 11:05am on January 17, 2014, Frank Roszak said…

since this is an open forum  can u e mail me

At 9:49am on January 17, 2014, Frank Roszak said…

here is my e mail froszak2003@yahoo.com  If interested I can place you on my servicing

At 7:59am on January 17, 2014, Frank Roszak said…

Thanks Gary for including Han's Theessink "Wishing Well" as a favorite for 2013. Did you receive "Delta Time" with Terry Evans featuring Ry Cooder? Let me know.

At 7:06am on January 16, 2013, NoDepression said…

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