2 new show reviews by the Gator
Baker Brooks plays the B.O.B.
Roomful of Blues
– Live at the Argosy Casino – Alton IL.
new link partners -
Our new link partners -
Boo Davis | Crossroads
and Tan Records
Peek CD Release Party, at
'Tribute to a Poet'
Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics, at the Beale on Broadway
is coming to town!
news for Johnnie Johnson fans
Baker Brooks makes his debut in the Lou'
Slater Blues Fest is coming June 24th!
2006 Blues on
the Mississippi concert schedule
Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tn. showcased
the finest in Blues talent. St. Louis' own Big George
Brock showcased his harmonica stylings, along with a
'who's who' lineup of musicians &
A six pack from the Street
Beck - Walk On
| Otis Rush & Friends
Hunter - Here I Go Again | Dennis
Jones - "Passion For The Blues"
Mulford - Repeat As Necessary
- Flyin’ Right
Our Fest report -
Memphis in May
Winners of the St.
Louis Music Awards!
- Acoustic Blues category -
Audience Award - Bottoms Up Blues Gang
Critics choice - Tom Hall
- Electric Blues category -
Audience Award - Soulard Blues Band
Critics choice - Bennie Smith
- R & B category -
Audience Award - Kim Massie & the Solid Senders
Critics choice - Kim Massie & the Solid Senders
The awards were a lot of fun with great performances
by Dave Black, Tom Hall - for acoustic blues), Tiffany
Foxx, Praiz', Miles of Wire and, of course, Bennie Smith
and the Urban Blues Express! Thanks also to KDHX and
Playback St. Louis for putting the whole thing together.
Hopefully this is the first of many great years for
the St. Louis Music Awards.
Our new link partner - The
Lil' Ed Williams, the leader of Lil' Ed and The Blues
Imperials, will appear in both a filmed segment and
live on stage when Late Night With Conan O'Brien broadcasts
from the Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, May 10, 2006.
O'Brien, who brings his show to Chicago this week, asks
Lil' Ed to teach him how to become a real bluesman.
The segment was filmed three weeks ago at the famed
B.L.U.E.S. On Halsted club. After the film airs, Lil'
Ed will jam on stage with O'Brien and The Max Weinberg
7. This is the first time in his almost 30-year career
that Williams appears in front of a national television
Ed and The Blues Imperials new CD, Rattleshake, will
be released on June 27, 2006.
We've been down here in New Orleans,
doing some relief work. It's incredible, the devastation
untouched after 8 months. This city and the musicians
here need your support more than ever.
to learn what you can do to help! Get
here for this last weekend of Jazzfest, and show your
support as you enjoy one of the finest music events