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Earwig Records Trivia Quiz


Here's the next Earwig Music trivia quiz. Just email Earwig Music Company at this email - earwig@aol.com - with your answers to participate. A winner will be chosen on Friday, February 13th. The winner will receive their choice of either the 2CD 20th Anniversary Compilation or an Earwig Music color t-shirt in available sizes.

1. Which Earwig recording artist is Robert Nighthawk's son?
2. Which Earwig recording artist is from Helena, Arkansas?
3. Which Earwig recording artist was married to Odetta?
4. Name one or more Earwig recording artists whose repertoire includes songs by Tommy Johnson.
5. Which Earwig recording artist met Honeyboy Edwards in Tunica, Mississippi in 1937?
6. Which Earwig recording artists were in the last Muddy Waters Band?
7. Name at least three Earwig recording artists Earwig CEO Michael Frank met in Chicago before 1975.
8. Which drummer on an Earwig recording got his start with Robert Nighthawk?
9. Which Earwig artist typically carried only three harmonicas on a gig?
10. Which Earwig artist took Sammy Lawhorn's place in the legendary Theresa's Tavern house band in Chicago?

Upcoming Earwig Events

Aaron MooreIn commemoration of Earwig's 30 years as a record label, and 37 years of CEO Michael Frank's association with Honeyboy Edwards, Earwig Music will be producing several blues events between now and November 2009. The first one of 2009 will be Honeyboy Edwards and blues piano great Aaron Moore at Evanston Space on Saturday March 21. Check our website for more information on this event in the coming weeks.

The second will be June 12 & 13 of the Chicago Blues Festival weekend, at The Hideout in Chicago, featuring an Earwig Revue, including Johnny "Yard Dog Jones", Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Rob Stone, Travis Haddix and other special guests. Earwig artists will also be spotlighted throughout the Chicago Blues Festival. Check back on the Earwig web site in March for more details.

Aaron Moore is one of the last survivors of the classic boogie-woogie piano style that permeated the 1950s Chicago Blues scene. Known primarily as a backing musician, Moore provided accompaniment for such greats as Little Walter, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Hound Dog Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Lonnie Brooks and Honeyboy Edwards in a career spanning over forty years.

Honeyboy EdwardsBorn and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, Moore was encouraged in his piano playing by his mother, who was a music teacher and church piano player. Early on Moore was influenced by Curtis Jones, and later by Memphis Slim. After moving to Chicago, he learned from boogie-woogie paragon Roosevelt Sykes, and the two would often team up in blues clubs around Chicago. Moore worked for the city of Chicago for 36 years and played blues strictly on a freelance basis on weekends, backing up local bluesmen in club shows. After retiring from the Chicago Sanitation Department, Moore has been committed to music full time, recording two critically acclaimed albums for Delmark and touring throughout the US and abroad.

Big Shoulders Ball

Honeyboy Edwards recently had the opportunity to play at a unique inauguration event in Washington, DC on Monday, January 19th called the Big Shoulders Ball. The event, put on by The Hideout venue of Chicago at the Black Cat in DC, brought Chicago musicians including Honeyboy, Andrew Bird and Ken Vandermark to the nation's capital to play in honor of Obama's Inauguration. Check out the links below for more information on the event.

Christian Science Monitor Article

Chicago Sun Times Article

Pop Matters Article

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