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Discoveries 2015 Index (Scrollable)


Kudos to Willie Walker & Willie West
Willie Walker Nominated For Three BMA Awards
Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Award Winner, Willie Walker has been nominated for three Blues Music Awards. Walker's CD, If Nothing Ever Changes has been nominated in the "Album" and "Soul Blues Album" categories and he has been nominated in the "Soul Blues Male Artist" category.

The BMA Awards Ceremony will be held in Memphis, TN on May 5, 2016.
Willie Walker- If Nothing Ever Changes
Willie West Willie West Recording Featured in New Movie, Joy
The song, "Baby, Baby I Love You" written by Allen Toussaint and recorded in 1967 by transplanted New Orleans native and St Cloud resident, Willie West, will be featured in the movie, Joy opening on Christmas Day. Congratulations, Willie. It's nice to get a little recognition now and again.

(12/17/15)

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Sister Moon Back On Beale St
Congratulations to Donna Dahl.
Donna has been invited back to Memphis during the 2016 International Blues Challenge to participate in the "Women In Blues Showcase" event.
Donna Dahl

(12/18/15)

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Rico New Year's Eve 2015
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(12/12/15)

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Have a Merry Christmas!
Heart of a Tinman
@ Dunn Bros Coffee on Grand
Tues., Dec. 22, 7:30 pm
Heart of a Tinman
Jim Stairs Squishy Mud
@ Legend's - Holiday Inn
Wed., Dec. 23, 7 pm
Detroit Don King Blues Band
@ Pub 112
Sat., Dec. 26, 9:30 pm
Detroit Don King
Crankshaft Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
@ Lee's Liquor Lounge
Sat., Dec. 26, 9 pm
Two Dollar Tight
@ Norm's Wayside Pizza
Sat., Dec. 26, 8 pm
Two Dollar Tight
RAMM Band RAMM Band
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Sat., Dec. 26, 9 pm
Gang of Mischief
@ Neumann's Bar
Sun., Dec. 27, 4 pm
Hurricane Harold

(12/20/15)

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Christmas Cheer… Hooray!
Lisa & Billy
w/ The Walking Wounded
Lisa & Billy
@ Hollihan's Pub
Thurs., Dec. 17, 7 pm
 Sonny Knight
& the Lakers

Sonny Knight & the Lakers
@ Dakota Bar & Grill
Fri, Dec. 18, 7 pm
Bruce McCabe , Jason Medeiros & The Allstars
Bruce McCabe
@ Schooner Tavern
Fri, Dec. 18, 8:30 pm
Sena Ehrhardt Band
Sena Ehrhardt
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Fri, Dec. 18, 6 pm
Davina & the Vagabonds
Davina & the Vagabonds
@ The Landmark Center
Fri, Dec. 18, 7 pm
Willie Murphy
& The Angel Headed
Hipsters
Willie Murphy
@ Eagles Club #34
Fri, Dec. 18, 8 pm
The Return of Mark O'Day to
Scottie Miller Band
Mark O'Day
FINAL MUSIC SHOW
@ Bayport BBQ & Nashville Hot Chicken
Fri, Dec. 18, 8 pm
Elijah Adam &
Shakey Jake Neuman
Elijah Adam
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Fri, Dec. 18, 9 pm
Bambi Alexandra & The Dark Horse Band
Bambi Alexandra
@ Neumann's Bar
Sat., Dec. 19, 8 pm
Butanes
Brian Naughton 12/19/15 Greazy Gravy 12/20/15

(12/12/15)

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Hurricane Harold's Holiday Party Jimmi & the Band of Souls, Armadillo Jump, Blue Rooster
Leon McCormick Benefit Sweet Tea CD Release @ Crooners

(12/05/15)

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Discount For MnBS Members
Guitar Masters Poster
Minnesota Blues Society members have an opportunity to enjoy three phenomenal finger-style guitarists, Tim Sparks, Phil Heywood and Dean Magraw in one night on January 9th at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at a special discount price.

To receive a $5 dollar discount off the regular price of $22, simply order by phone at 952-979-1111 or in person at the box office and ask for the Minnesota Blues Society discount. If you order online, use the HCA member discount. You will have to set up an online account before you can order.

KBEM String Theory host, Kevin Barnes will be giving a pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm and the social hour with free hors d'oeuvres begins at 7 pm.

Tickets are going fast!!

(12/05/15)

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All This And More …
Pat Donohue
& The Prairie All Stars
@ Golden's Deli & Market
Thurs., Dec. 10, 7:30 pm
Pat Donohue
Nick Dinius Band
Photo by Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune
Nick Dinius Band
@ Pub 112
Fri., Dec. 11, 9:30 pm
Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Sat., Dec. 12, 9 pm
Howard "Guitar" Luedtke
Fattenin' Frogs The Fattenin' Frogs
@ Bayport BBQ & Nashville Hot Chicken
Sat., Dec. 12, 8 pm
Corey Stevens
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Sat., Dec. 12, 9 pm
Corey Stevens
Marcia Ball Marcia Ball
@ Dakota Bar & Grill
Sun., Dec. 13, 6 pm

(12/05/15)

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Take a Blues Break From Cyber Shopping
The SoulMates The SoulMates
Hosting the Wednesday Blues Jam
Wed., Dec. 2, 8 pm
@ Pov's 65
Joe & Vicki Price
Wed., Dec. 2, 7 pm @ 331 Club
Thurs., Dec. 3, 9 pm @ Tycoon's Zenith Alehouse
Fri., Dec. 4, 5 pm @ Hell's Kitchen
Sat., Dec. 5, 7 pm @ Harriet Brewing
Sun. Dec. 6, 11 pm @ Icehouse
Joe & Vicki Price
Starlite Five Band Starlite Five Blues Band
@ Hollihan's Pub
Thurs., Dec. 3, 7 pm
Smokin' Section
Thurs., Dec. 3, 7 pm
@ Neumann's Bar
Smokin' Section
Doug MacLeod
Doug MacLeod Photo by Jeff Fasano
Doug MacLeod
w/Jeff Arundel
& Ann Klein
Fri., Dec. 4, 9 pm @ Aster Café
Sat., Dec. 5, 8 pm @ 318 Cafe
The New Orleans Suspects
w/ The ButanesFrogleg
Fri., Dec. 4, 9:30 pm
@ Cabooze
New Orleans Suspects
Everett Smithson Band Everett Smithson Band
Fri., Dec. 4, 8 pm
@ Neumann's Bar
Sena Ehrhardt Band
Sat., Dec. 5, 8 pm
@ Old Shafer Creamery Event Center
Sena Ehrhardt Band

(11/29/15)

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An Attitude of Gratitude This Week
Pat McLaughlin Pat McLaughlin Band
Night Before Thanksgiving
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Wed., Nov. 25, 6 pm
Steve Clarke
& the Working Stiffs

@ Crooners Lounge
& Supper Club

Wed., Nov. 25, 7 pm
Steve Clarke
Johnny Rawls Johnny Rawls
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Fri., Nov. 27, 9 pm
Also appearing with
Tweed Funk
@ Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
Sat., Nov.28, 7 pm
Jimmi & the Band of Souls
w/ Boom Boom Steve V
Fri., Nov. 27, 6 pm
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
And
Ted & Jennifer's
3rd Anniversary Party
Ted & Jennifer Wilebski
John Garden The Rhythm Roosters
@ The Station
Fri., Nov. 27, 9 pm
Jump Blues & Swing
Louis Prima Jr & The Witnesses
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Sat., Nov. 28, 9 pm
Louis Prima Jr

(11/20/15)

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Somethin' Different - Blues Dance Performance
The Blues Project - Dorrance Dance
w/ Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
Thurs., Nov. 19, 7:30 pm
@ Northrop Auditorium U of M
Toshi Reagon
Photo by Kevin Yatorola

(11/13/15)

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National Acts & Locals Make For A Busy Week
Rockin' Johnny Rockin' Johnny Burgin
@ 331 Club
Wed., Nov. 18, 7pm
Join The Jimmys
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Fri., Nov. 20, 6 pm
& Celebrate Brian & Kaye's Birthdays
Cake will be served!
The Jimmys
Davina & the Vagabonds Davina & the Vagabonds
@ Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
Fri., Nov. 20, 7:30 pm
Paul Cebar
Fri., Nov. 20, 8 pm @ Old Shafer Creamery
Sat., Nov. 21, 9 pm @ Lee's Liquor Lounge
Paul Cebar
John Nemeth John Nemeth
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Sat., Nov. 21, 9 pm
Kelley Hunt
@ Dakota Bar & Grill
Sat., Nov. 21, 7 pm
Kelley Hunt

(11/13/15)

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Hamilton Loomis Harmonica Workshop Poster http://www.hamiltonloomis.com www.hamiltonloomis.com www.hamiltonloomis.com Golden's Deli

Click Links on Image

(10/09/15)

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Joe Fingers Annual Second Harvest Benefit

(11/01/15)

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Smooth Jazz and Blues From Joe Demko
Joe Demko
Photo by Laurie Schneider
Radio Joe & the Jazzbos
Live CD Release
Thurs., Nov., 12, 7 pm
@ Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
Ken Valdez ,
Jimmi & the Band of Souls
Open for Devon Allman
Mon., Nov. 16, 7 pm
@ Fine Line Music Cafe
Devon Allman

(11/07/15)

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Barbara LeShoure Benefit Poster Embassy Suites Bloomington

(11/08/15)

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Willie Murphy Recommends…
Lightnin' Hopkins by Les Blank
Image by Les Blank
Films by Les Blank:
The Blues According To Lightnin' Hopkins
&
God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance (The Summer of Love in Los Angeles)
featured at Trylon Microcinema
Mon., Nov. 9 & Tues., Nov. 10, 7 & 9 pm

(11/05/15)

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Willow Lane Elementary Fund Raiser

(11/03/15)

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John Beach John Beach Trio
@ 331 Club
Wed., Nov. 4, 7 pm
Reverend Raven
& the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

w/ Westside Andy
Wed., Nov 4, 7 pm @ Legend's - Holiday Inn
Thur., Nov. 5, 7 pm @ Minnesota Music Café
Reverend Raven
Whiskey Dick & the Deadwoods Blues Jam Hosted By
Whiskey Dick and the Deadwoods
Every Thursday Night, 9 pm
@ Neisen's Sports Bar & Grill
Dee Miller Band
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Fri., Nov. 6, 6 pm
Dee Miller
Shannon Curfman & Lisa Wenger Ladies of the Blues
Shannon Curfman
& Lisa Wenger
Fri., Nov. 6, 8:30 pm
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Roy Rogers Band (Rock/Blues)
@ Neumann's Bar
Sat., Nov. 7, 8 pm
Roy Rogers
Papa John Kolstad Papa John Kolstad
and The Hot Club of East Lake Street
@ Merlin's Rest Pub
Sat., Nov. 7, 8:30 pm

(11/01/15)

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No Trick, These Are Treats
Ana Popovic Ana Popovic
@ Dakota Bar & Grill
Fri., Oct. 30, 8 pm
and Sat., Oct. 31, 8 pm
Ken Valdez follows at 11:30 pm on Saturday
Selwyn Birchwood
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Fri., Oct. 30, 9 pm
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Medeiros
Jason Medeiros
Greazy Gravy
w/ Curtis Blake & Jason Medeiros
Sat., Oct. 31, 6 pm
@ Nickel Joint
Jimmi & the Band of Souls
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Sat., Oct. 31, 9 pm
Jimmi Langemo
Pat Hayes Lamont Cranston Band
@ Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
Sat., Oct. 31, 7:30 pm
Armadillo Jump
@ The Station
Sat., Oct. 31, 9 pm
Armadillo Jump

(10/25/15)

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Crow To Be Inducted Into SD Rock & Roll HOF
Congratulations to Larry Wiegand and Crow on their upcoming induction into the South Dakota Rock & Roll Music Association Hall of Fame, April 15-16, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD. Larry Wiegand
Larry Wiegand

(10/25/15)

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All-Star Blues Abound This Week
Pourhouse Guitar Summit Minnesota Guitar Summit
Benefit for MusiCares
Wed., Oct. 21, 6 pm
@ The Pourhouse
Lonnie Knight , Gary Rue, Dale Strength, Jeff Dayton, Boyd Lee, Brian Peters, Kevin Bowe, Andy Dee, Bob Bingham, Randy Sabien, Tim Sparks, Zippy Caplan, Dylan Salfer, Alex Rossi
Blues Guitar Showcase
A Road To Memphis Fundraiser For
Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis
with Ross William Perry, Johnny O' & Filet O Soul, Big George Jackson, Brother Sun Sister Moon
Fri., Oct. 23, 8 pm
@ Whiskey Junction
All-Star Blues Jam To End Evening
All Pro Musicians Welcome
Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis Logo
John Garden The Rhythm Roosters
@ Schooner Tavern
Fri., Oct. 23, 9 pm
Scott Holt
Sat., Oct. 24, 9 pm
@ Big Guy's BBQ Roadhouse
Scott Holt
Johnie B Sanders Johnie B Sanders Band
@ Red Ram Saloon
Sat., Oct. 24, 8 pm
Joey Flip & the Blue Cities
@ Hidden Harbor Marina
Sinner's Ball Halloween Party
Sat., Oct. 24, 8 pm
Joey Flip and the Blue Cities
Rico Fall Festival Rico's Fall Festival
Sun., Oct. 25, 2 pm
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Lamont Cranston Band, Renee Austin, Dee Miller Band, Jack Knife & the Sharps, Steve Clarke & the Working Stiffs, Brian Naughton Band

(10/16/15)

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Savoy Brown Kim Simmonds w/ Savoy Brown
50th Anniversary Tour
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Wed. Oct. 14, 7:30 pm
Starlite Lounge Blues Band
Their Debut
@ Hollihan's Pub
Thurs. Oct. 15, 8 pm
Starlite Blues Band
Reciprocation CD Scottie Miller Band Scottie Miller Band
Reciprocation CD Release Party
Fri. Oct. 16, 8 pm
@ Dakota Bar & Grill
Inside Straight Blues Band featuring the Bighorns
w/ special guest, Pat McLaughlin

Fri. Oct. 16, 6 pm
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Inside Straight Blues Band
Duckshack Dave Florine "Duckshack Dave" Florine
@ Buster's Bar & Grill
Sat. Oct. 17, 7 pm
BB King Tribute
with
Detroit Don King, John Franken, Jeremy Johnson, Paul Mayasich, Dan Schwalbe, Jim Anton & Robb Stupka
@ The Cabooze
Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30 pm
BB King
Charlie Parr Charlie Parr
Sun., Oct. 18, 9 pm
@ Ed's No-Name Bar

(10/09/15)

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Blues Bash Three:
A Benefit for Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 pm
@ Whiskey Junction
Jimmi & the Band of Souls , Dee Miller Band w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, Mike Munson & Mikkel Beckmen
Jimmi Langemo
Jimmi Langemo

(10/05/15)

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"October, that's when they pay off for playing ball." - Reggie Jackson
Bingham & Thorn Bingham & Thorn
@ 331 Club
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 pm
Leon Russell
w/ Corey Stevens
@ Medina Entertainment Center
Friday, Oct. 9, 8 pm
Leon Russell
Fattenin' Frogs The Fattenin' Frogs
Ribbit Rhythms CD Release
w/ The Lowland Lakers
Saturday, Oct.10, 10 pm
@ Icehouse
Jeff Ray & the Stakes
Valhalla CD Release
w/ Special Guest:
Pat Donohue
Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 pm
@ Golden's Deli & Market
Jeff Ray
Lonesome Dan Kase Lonesome Dan Kase
and the Hoppers
@ Dubliner Pub
Sunday, Oct. 11, 5pm
Last Chance to See
Willie Walker
Before His European Tour
Sunday, Oct. 11, 4 pm
@ Minnesota Music Café
Willie Walker

(10/02/15)

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Silver Dome Poster 2015 Blues Party
@ Silver Dome Ballroom
Neillsville, WI
Friday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Kent Burnside & the New Generation
Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke and Blue Max

Saturday, October 3, 7:30 pm
Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
Davina & the Vagabonds
Pat McLaughlin Band
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, October 2, 6 pm
Pat McLaughlin
Everett Smithson Band Everett Smithson Band
@ Delano Lanes & Entertainment Center
Saturday, October 3, 9 pm
Mooseknuckle Bros
@ Schooner Tavern
Saturday, October 3, 9 pm
Shannon Libra
Shannon Libra
of Mooseknuckle Bros
Tom Harkness The Swamp Kings
@ Brookside Bar & Grill
Saturday, October 3, 2 pm
Cadillac Kolstad & Friends
Every Sunday, 10 pm
@ Palmer's Bar
Cadillac Kolstad

(09/25/15)

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Lisa Wenger & the Legends
@ Washington Square
Thurs., Sept. 24, 3 pm
Lisa Wenger & Billy Larson
Steve Clarke Steve Clarke & the Working Stiffs
@ Uncle Franky's
Friday, Sept. 25, 6:30 pm
The Jimmys
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Fri., Sept. 25, 6 pm
The Jimmys
Cole Allen
Cole Allen
Rockin' Music Fest Week 2
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Fri., Sept. 25
4:30 pm - Cole Allen (outside)
8 pm - Maxx Cabello (outside)
9 pm - Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures (inside)

Sat., Sept. 26
7 pm - Bobby Messano (outside)
9 pm - Jimi 'Prime Time' Smith, Maxx Cabello & Shaw's All Stars (inside)
Congratulations, Sena & Cole!
Catch Their Final Gig Before Their Six-Week Tour (Honeymoon) of Germany, Austria & Poland
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Sat., Sept. 26,
Sena Ehrhardt
Croixdaddy Croix Daddy with Shawne Baccari
@ Chateau St Croix Winery
Sun., Sept. 27, 2 pm
Vig Guitars
1st Anniversary Tent Party

@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Sunday, September 27, 2 pm
Vig Guitars Supports Local Musicians

(09/18/15)

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Last Official Week of Summer… Enjoy
Chuck Peter
Sorry for the goofy picture, Chuck.
It was a rush job. - Jake
DJ Chuck (with Cowbell)
U Wanna Dance
End of Summer Dance Party
6 pm Tues., Sept. 15
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Prior to the Start of Blues Jam
Mike Munson &
Mikkel Beckmen
@ 331 Club
Wed., Sept.16, 7 pm
Mikkel Beckmen
Mikkel Beckmen
Moses Oakland Moses Oakland Quintet
w/ Annie Mack
@ Four Seasons Dance Studio
Fri., Sept, 18, 8 pm
Honey Island Swamp Band
@ Whiskey Junction
Fri., Sept. 18
The Butanes Open at 9:30 pm
Honey Island Swamp Band
Don Scott Don Scott & Curtis Blake
@ Wine Cafe Pub & Eatery
Fri., Sept. 18, 8 pm
BB King Tribute
with
Detroit Don King, Curtis Obeda
& Alex Rossi
@ Cabooze
Date Changed to
Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30 pm
BB King
Shannon Curfman Shaw's Bar & Grill
Rockin' Music Fest
Sat., Sept., 19
and Brian's Birthday Bash
4:30 pm - Brian Naughton
7:45 pm - Shannon Curfman
10 pm - RAMM Band

(09/11/15)

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Late Addition: Deming & Gruenling
@ Shaw's, Tues., Sept. 8
Tuesday, September 8, 7:30 pm
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones
with Dennis Gruenling
They rocked the house when they were in the Twin Cities in 2013. They are on their way to Nebraska and were in need of a gig along the way. Aren't we lucky Mike Shaw could accomodate them?
Doug Demming & Dennis Gruenling

(09/07/15)

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Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed…

William Wordsworth, September
Kathy Schwalbe's Birthday
with Crankshaft
@ 331 Club
Wednesday, September 9, 7 pm
Crankshaft in Des Moines 2013
Boom Boom Steve V Boom Boom Steve V & the Knockouts
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, September 11, 6 pm
Dean Weisser Band
with Heather Hunter
@ Hollihan's Pub
Saturday, September 12, 8 pm
Heather Hunter
Nick Dinius Band
Photo by Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune
Nick Dinius Band
@ The Station
Saturday, September 12, 9 pm
Harrison Street
@ Revé Bistro & Bar
Saturday, September 12, 7 pm
Erin McCawley
Vig Guitars Supports Local Musicians Vig Guitars
1st Anniversary Tent Party

@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Date Has Been Changed
Sunday, September 27, 2 pm

(09/06/15)

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A Few of the Many Musical Events This Week
Riverblast 2015 Riverblast Festival
New Ulm, MN
September 4-5
Cold Blooded Whiskey, Javier & the Innocent Sons, Old Time Music, Schells Hobo Band, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke and Blue Max, Everett Smithson Band
Blues For Kids Harmonica Lessons at 6:30 pm
Bowlful of Blues
Maytag Bowl, Maytag Park, Newton, IA
Saturday, September 5

Mississippi Heat, Bob Pace and the Dangerous Band, Lamont Cranston Band w/ Bruce McCabe, Del "Saxman" Jones & Final Mix, James Biehn Band, Rob Lumbard, Matt Woods
Bowlful of Blues
Big George Jackson Big George Jackson Band
Saturday, September 5, 9 pm
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Filming a Network TV Pilot
Saturday, September 5, 2 pm
with Grady Champion
Grady Champion
Photo by Charles Ryan
Dee Miller and Jimi 'Prime Time' Smith Dee Miller Band
w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith
Labor Day Monday, 3 pm
@ Brookside Bar & Grill
Greazy Gravy
w/ Curtis Blake
Labor Day Monday, 3 pm
@ Rosetown American Legion
Greazy Gravy

(08/27/15)

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State Fair Already?
Fairchild
"Fairchild" © Minnesota State Fair
Music at
The Minnesota State Fair
See the calendar
and Minnesota State Fair
John Till
@ 331 Club
- Wed., Aug. 26, 7 pm
@ Harriet Brewing Company
- Thur., Aug. 27, 9:30 pm
@ The Local Blend Coffee Shop & Wine Bar
- Fri., Aug. 28, 8 pm
John Till
Dylan Salfer Dylan Salfer Band
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Thursday, August 27, 7 pm
The Groove Merchants
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Friday, August 28, 9 pm
Tim Wick
Tim Wick
of The Groove Merchants
Donna Dahl Brother Sun Sister Moon
@ Covered Bridge Restaurant & Lounge
Friday, August 28, 8 pm
Papa John Kolstad
@ The Contented Cow Pub
Friday, August 28, 7 pm
Papa John Kolstad
Ross William Perry Ross William Perry
@ Schooner Tavern
Friday, August 28, 9 pm
Cole Allen Band
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Saturday, August 29, 9 pm
Cole Allen
Santiago Shakedown 2015 Santiago Shakedown 2015
(Bailey Ray's Roadhouse)

Saturday, August 29, 4:30 pm
Dee Miller Band w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, Claudette King, Lamont Cranston Band, Johnny Rawls, Mississippi Driftwood plus Tim Haussner
Scott Graves - 5:30 pm
Jimmi and the Band of Souls - 8:30 pm
@ Vieux Carré
Saturday, August 29
Scott Graves
Scott Graves
Bill Swanson
Bill Swanson
of Inside Straight Blues Band
Inside Straight Blues Band
w/ Steve Clarke on sax
@ Muddy Waters Bar & Grill
Sunday, August 30, 4 pm

(08/21/15)

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Prayers and Donations Would Be Greatly Appreciated
Ryan Houle
Ryan Houle, brother of musician Little Bobby Houle, suffered multiple gunshot wounds Sunday, August 9 in Thief River Falls. Your help would be welcome.
I got an email notification yesterday to contact Bobby Houle. For those that don’t know, Bobby is a 3rd generation musician and an early supporter of the Minnesota Blues Society. He was raised on the Red Lake Indian reservation near Thief River Falls. Currently he is working on his music in Austin, Texas. Bobby recorded and mixed the “Blues Women International” CD at the Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale during the IBC in 2013.

Last Sunday, during a birthday party for his Dad, Bobby’s brother Ryan was involved in an unfortunate accident and ended up with gunshots to the left side of his chest.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/3815462-man-indicted-after-birthday-party-fight-ends-shooting He was flown to the trauma center in Fargo and is currently post-surgical and waiting to get off a ventilator.

Bobby said that Ryan’s family, significant other and young daughter, are ill-prepared for the upcoming onslaught of expenses. There is a GoFundMe webpage currently setup for Ryan http://www.gofundme.com/mgbjpkms and a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PrayersforRyanHoule.

In the tradition of supporting the blues community I’d like to recommend publicizing Ryan Houle’s situation and suggest interested donors reach out to his family via the GoFundMe webpage.

Sincerely,

Richard Schaefer:
President - Minnesota Blues Society

(08/12/15)

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Still Plenty of Summertime Blues
Music in the Zoo
Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MN
Robert Cray Band / Sonny Landreth
Tuesday, August 17, 7:30 pm

Jonny Lang
Saturday, August 22, 7:30 pm
Robert Cray
Robert Cray
John Beach 2015 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame
"Legend" Inductee

John Beach
@ 331 Club
Wednesday, August 19, 7 pm
Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis
@ Crystal VFW Post #494
BBQ & Blues Night (Every 3rd Wednesday)
Wednesday, August 19, 4 pm
Curtis Marlatt
Larry Wiegand
Larry Wiegand
The Return of the Unexpected
Lonnie Knight, Gregg Inhofer, Dale Strength, Larry Wiegand, Scott Sansby
@ Hollihan's Pub
Thursday, August 20, 8 pm
Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
@ Dugout Bar & Grill
East Bethel, MN
Friday, August 21, 8:30 pm
Crankshaft
Kim Wilson
Thunderbirds' Kim Wilson
with Mn Blues Hall of Fame Award
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
@ Mystic Lake Casino
Friday, August 21, 8 pm
Willie Murphy
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Calhoun Square
Saturday, August 22, 9 pm
Willie Murphy
Photo by Marc Norberg
Molly Maher
Molly Maher
Nye's Polonais Room
Outdoor Tent Party
Sat., Aug. 22, 3pm
Sun., Aug. 23, 2 pm
Daina DePrez, World's Most Dangerous Polka Band, St Dominic's Trio, Doug Otto & the Getaways, New Primitives, Molly Maher
Nikki Roux & Rich Rue
@ Vieux Carré
St Paul, MN
Saturday, August 22, 5:30 pm
Nikki Roux

(08/14/15)

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So Many Festivals, So Little Time…
Tab Benoit Tab Benoit
@ The Cabooze
Thursday, August 18, 9:30 pm
Davina & the Vagabonds
@ Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Summer Faire Concert Series
Thursday, August 13, 6 pm
Davina & the Vagabonds
Walter Trout
Walter Trout
Big Bull Falls Blues Fest - Wausau, WI
August 14-15
The Blues Disciples, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, and Blue Max, The Jimmys Jimmi & the Band of Souls, Danielle Nicole Band, Selwyn Birchwood Band, Walter Trout, Sonny Landreth
Boundary Waters Blues Festival
@ The Longbranch, Winton, MN
August 13-15
Virgil Caine, Jimmi and the Band of Souls, RAMM Band, Corey Dennison, Carlos JohnsonBrian Naughton, The Groove Merchants, Harper, Jimmy Nick, Tinsley Ellis
Mark Howley of Virgil Caine
Mark Howley
of Virgil Caine
Inside Straight Blues Band
Inside Straight Blues Band
20th Annual Fargo Blues Fest
August 14-15
Tab Benoit, Joe Louis Walker, Jack Semple Band, Sena Ehrhardt Band, Little Bobby, T-Roy Anderson The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Altered Five Blues Band, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames, Inside Straight Blues Band, The Blues Band
Higher Grounds Blues Brews and BBQ
Saturday, August 15
Lamont Cranston Band, Soul Tight Committee, Lisa Wenger Band, Jacy Pelstring
Pat Hayes
Pat Hayes
Lamont Cranston Band
Janiva Magness
Janiva Magness
Last Ride Blues Festival
Saturday, August 15
Janiva Magness, Indigenous, Elam McKnight,
Bluedog, Corey Medina
Terraplane
@ Hollihan's Pub
Saturday, August 15, 8 pm
Terraplane's Foster Willey
Foster Willey of Terraplane
Johnie B Sanders Johnie B Sanders Blues Band
@ Red Ram Saloon
Saturday, August 15, 8 pm
Bad Lucky
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Saturday, August 15, 8 pm
Bad Lucky
Tinsley Ellis Tinsley Ellis
@ The Dakota Bar & Grill
Sunday, August 16, 7 pm

(08/09/15)

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Bayfront Blues Festival Week
Keb' Mo' Keb' Mo'
@ Music in the Zoo
Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MN
Thursday, August 6, 7:30 pm
Smokin' Section
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Thursday, August 6, 7 pm
Smokin' Section
Can You Believe It?
2015 Marks
Bobby Schnitzer's
First Trip To Bayfront

Bobby Schnitzer
Photo by Doug Jenkins
Bayfront Blues Festival
August 7 - 9
Duluth, MN
Reneé Austin, Kildahl, Vonderharr & Pengra, Daina DePrez, The Swamp Kings, Bob Bingham & Curtis Blake , Dee Miller Band w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, Lazer Lloyd, Tweed Funk, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, Shane Dwight, Mud Morganfield, Otis Clay, Ken Valdez, Robert 'One Man' Johnson, Nikki & the RueMates, Jimmi & the Band of Souls, Lonnie Knight & Bobby Schnitzer, Jennie DeVoe, The Fattenin' Frogs, The Kinsey Report, Sugaray Rayford, Thresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Frank Bey with The Anthony Paule Band, NRBQ,Annie Mack & the Big Top Gospel Revue, Faith & Little Wing, The Lightfighters, Javier & the Innocent Sons, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers, Girls with Guitars, Charlie Musselwhite
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
@ Old Shafer Creamery
Friday, August 7, 8 pm
Teresa James
Bruce McCabeBruce McCabe Smack Shack
Crayfest
Saturday, August 8, 12 pm
Martin Zellar & the Hardways, Wain MacFarlane, Bruce McCabe & the Rich Poor Men, Dylan Salfer & Mike LaSousa, Southside Aces
Squishy Mud
@ Hollihan's Pub
Saturday, August 8, 8 pm
Jim Stairs
Maurice Jacox
Maurice Jacox
Summer Jam
@ Minnesota Music Café
Sunday, August 9
Boogie Wonderland, Willie Walker, Chris Lawrence, Mary Elias, JayBee & the Routine, Wain MacFarlane, Maurice Jacox, School of Rock, Black Sun Artist Group, The Not Guilty Band, Bill Flynn and more
Boom Boom Steve V & the Knockouts
@ Muddy Waters Bar & Grill
Sunday, August 9, 4 pm
Boom Boom Steve V

(08/02/15)

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Hot Blues, August Arrives
Scottie Miller Band
Summer Tuesdays
@ Lowell Park - Stillwater, MN
Tuesday, July 28, 6 pm
Scottie Miller
Phil Kitze Phil Kitze & the Resonators
@ Legends Holiday Inn
St Cloud, MN
Wednesday, July 29, 7 pm
Armadillo Jump
Marketfest (Gazebo Stage)
White Bear Lake, MN
Thursday, July 30, 6 pm
Armadillo Jump
John Beach John Beach
Nope, That's Changed
Yolande Bruce
@ Big Daddy's Old Fashioned BBQ
St Paul, MN
Friday, July 31, 5 pm
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Prairie du Chien, WI
July 31 - August 1
Girls with Guitars, Larry McCray, Davina & the Vagabonds, Devon Allman, Owen Campbell, Reneé Austin, Danielle Nicole, Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama, Sugaray Rayford Band, Moreland & Arbuckle, Davy Knowles, The Katz Sass
Reneé Austin
Reneé Austin
Blues on the Chippewa Logo Blues on The Chippewa
Durand, WI
July 31 - August 2
Eric Gales, Charles Walker Band, Nick Foytik Band, Shaun Murphy , Rachelle Coba, Blue Rooster, Left Wing Bourbon, Mojo Lemon, Jimmi & the Band of Souls, Tommy Bentz Band, Lamont Cranston Band, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers, The Claudettes, Code Blue w/ Catya & Sue
Ówamni Falling Water Festival
Father Hennepin Bluffs,
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, August 1, 4 pm
Scatter Their Own, Bluedog, Wade Fernandez
Owamni Falling Water Festival 2015
Steve Clarke Steve Clarke & the Working Stiffs
Eagles Club #34
Friday, July 31, 8 pm
Devon Allman
@ The Cabooze
Saturday, August 1, 9 pm
with
Owen Campbell & Frogleg
Devon Allman

(07/26/15)

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July In Minnesota, Love It
The Fattenin Frogs The Fattenin' Frogs
@ Minnehaha Regional Park
Thursday, July 23, 7 pm
Double Barrel Blues Fest
Pineridge Grouse Camp, Remer, MN
July 24-25
Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders, Barefoot Winos, Everett Smithson Band, Brian Naughton, Ken Valdez, Hamilton Loomis, Sena Ehrhardt Band, Corey Stevens
Double Barrel Blues Fest 2105
Click for More Info
Palmfest 2015
Click for More Info
Palmfest 2015
July 24-25
@ Palmer's Bar
The Union Suits, Front Porch Swinging Liquor Pigs, The Dead Pigeons, Spider John Koerner, Charlie Parr, King of the Tramps, Wain MacFarlane, S*x Rays, Palmerceuticals, The Changeups, Red Flags, Rising Side, Cadillac Kolstad, Matt Arthur & the Bratlanders, McNasty Brass Band, Eleganza!, Flashera, Iquano, Sister Calypso
Blues on Belgrade
Mankato, MN
Saturday, July 25, 12 pm
Echoes Big Band, The Murphy Brothers, Charles Walker Band, City Mouse, Lisa Wenger, The Jimmys
Blues on Belgrade 2015
Click for More Info
Herman Jones & Friends Blues Festival After Party
@ Wild Tymes & The Palace Stage
Friday, July 24, 9 pm - Herman Jones & Friends
Saturday, July 25, 8:30 pm - Johnny O & Fillet O Soul and SoulMates
Blues This Week
@ Big Daddy's Old Fashioned BBQ

Thursday, July 23, 3 pm - Big George Jackson
Friday, July 24, 4:30 pm Willie Murphy
Saturday, July 25, 4:30 pm - The Butanes
Willie Murphy
High Brow and the Shades High Brow and The Shades
@ Canterbury Park
Friday, July 24, 4 pm
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
@ Muddy Waters Bar & Grill
Sunday, July 26, 4 pm
Reverend Raven
Hurricane Harold
Hurricane Harold
Gang of Mischief
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Sunday, July 26, 4 pm

(07/19/15)

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No Summer Doldrums This Week
Brian Naughton
@ The Surf Ballroom
Clear Lake, IA
Thursday, July 16, 7:30 pm
Brian Naughton
Nick Dinius Band
Photo by Jeff Wheeler, jeff.wheeler@startribune.com
Nick Dinius Band
Friday, July 17, 6 pm
@ Tally's Dockside
White Bear Lake, MN
Longfellow Roots, Rock
and Deep-Blues Festival

Saturday, July 18, 12 pm
Six Stages
The Fattenin' Frogs, Flood Brothers, The Beavers, Charlie Parr, Kent Burnside & the New Generation, Mike Munson, Barbara Jean, Joe & Vicki Price, Willie Murphy & the Angel Headed Hipsters, Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures, Black Market Brass, Jeff Ray & the Stakes, Catl, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Frogleg, Spider John Koerner, Left Lane Cruiser, The Last Revel, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition, Fury Things
Longfellow Festival Poster
Ride Band Ride
Saturday, July 18, 9 pm
@ Dalles House
St Croix Falls, WI
KAXE Mississippi River Festival
Grand Rapids, MN
Saturday, July 18, 2 pm
Lamont Cranston Band, Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
KAXE Mississippi River Festival
Johnny O'Keefe
Johnny O'
Wilbur Cole & Johnny O'Keefe
@ Vannelli's By The Lake
Forest Lake, MN
Saturday, July 18, 6 pm
Big Daddy Cade
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Saturday, July 18, 9 pm
Big Daddy Billy Cade
Sweet Tea Sweet Tea
@ Brookside Bar & Grill
Marine on St Croix
Saturday, July 18, 4pm

(07/10/15)

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Road Trip?
Check out these regional festivals:
Sioux Falls Jazzfest,
Sioux Falls, SD

BBQ'Loo & Blues, Too!,
Waterloo, IA

Just When You Thought the Fireworks Were Over…
Hambone Logo Hambone Music Festival
History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester, MN
July 10-11

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Jake Ilika and The Heavy Set, Jimmi and the Band of Souls, The Fattenin' Frogs,Mark Cameron Band, The Go 4 Tones, Toad Strangler, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Stooges Brass Band, Selwyn Birchwood Band, Doghouse Jon and the Misbehavers, Brother Sun Sister Moon
Minnesota's Newest Blues/Folk Duo
Nigel Egg & Bobby E
@ Tavern of Northfield
Friday, July 10, 8 pm
Nigel Egg
Nigel Egg
Bicycle, Blues & BBQ Festival Bicycle, Blues & BBQ Festival
City Park, Clear Lake, IA
July 10-12
Bernard Allison, Reneé Austin, Alex Wilson Band, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Willie Walker
If Nothing Ever Changes
CD Release Party
@ Minnesota Music Café
Saturday, July 11, 9 pm
See the Press Release below.
Wee Willie Walker - If Nothing Ever Changes CD
Madelia Park Days 2015 Madelia Park Days Blues Fest
Watona Park, Madelia, MN
Saturday, July 11, 11 am
Dick Kimmel & Co., Everett Smithson Band, Lisa Wenger Band, Sweet Papa Dave, Billy & the Bangers, City Mouse
Raw Oyster Cult
w/ The Butanes
@ Bunker's Music Bar & Grill
Saturday, July 11, 9:30 pm
Raw Oyster Cult
Sena Ehrhardt The Harbor Bar Blues Festival
Saturday, July 11, 12 pm
Sena Ehrhardt Band, Willie B Blues Band, Fungi & Friends
Apparently there is music on Friday and Sunday, too. But no acts were listed on the website.
The Abiders
Sunday, July 12, 1 pm
@ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Abiders
For The Cajun Music Fans
La Fête de Marquette
10th Anniversary
July 9 - 12, Madison, WI
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Sonny Landreth, C.J. Chenier Jr. & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, and more…
Check The Website

(07/03/15)

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Soul Legend Wee Willie Walker Joins West Coast Blues Giants to Create If Nothing Ever Changes

CD Release Party Set for July 11th, 2015, 9 pm
at the Minnesota Music Café
499 PAYNE AVENUE
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 55130
651.776.4699
Wee Willie Walker Logo
A Soul music legend, someone whose records transport you back to the glory days of Soul music in Memphis and Chicago, lives in St. Paul and not nearly enough people are aware of this treasure. If Nothing Ever Changes, a new collection of 12 songs by Willie Walker sets out to change that!

If Nothing Ever Changes, his new release on the Little Village imprint, brings Willie Walker to the fore with the support of some marquee names of West Coast Blues and Soul serving as his backing band. Introduced by a mutual friend while The Nightcats were in Minneapolis playing at Famous Dave’s, frontman and harmonica player Rick Estrin realized that this the same man responsible for some of his favorite, rare Southern Soul records – songs like ‘You Name It, I’ve Had It” and “From Warm, to Cool, to Cold” - recorded for the Memphis-based Goldwax label, recognized as gems of Soul music, but not widely released and known only to true music aficionados. They met again when Rick and the band were playing on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in the fall of 2013. Walker was a paying guest on the cruise, not one of the scheduled performers, not a performer at all, in fact. Excited and committed to maintaining a connection to this tremendous link to the music they loved, Estrin and Nightcats guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen hatched an idea; make a new record with Walker in the hope that, with proper care and promotion, more people could discover that this musical legend was still alive, well and in very great voice.

Walker describes the resulting recording sessions as a “houseful of love.” (Literally a house, as Andersen has transformed his entire home into Greaseland Studio!) “I didn’t know them. But they all knew me and immediately we were like family,” he recalls. With Estrin producing and Kid at the helm, the artists assembled for the sessions represent some of the strongest talent of today’s West Coast Blues scene: Jim Pugh – keyboard player with Robert Cray and founder of the Little Village Foundation; Rusty Zinn – a guitarist whose resume includes recordings with Kim Wilson and Sly Dunbar; Robert Welsh, guitarist with Elvin Bishop; bassist Randy Bermudes of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and, vocalist Curtis Salgado, whose group The Nighthawks inspired John Belushi to create the Blues Brothers – just to name a few! In Walker’s own estimation, it’s impossible to pick a best song on the release; they’re all great and he’s equally proud of them all.

A resident of the Twin Cities since the 1960s, Willie Walker will celebrate the release of If Nothing Ever Changes backed by his Twin Cities-based band, We “R”, for the show at the Minnesota Music Café. Prior to the release party on July 11th, he will play tour dates in Spain with the Igor Prado Band from Brazil and help launch the Little Village Foundation at the prestigious Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon with Rick Estrin & The Nightcats. — from Julia Schroeder

(07/03/15)

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Happy 4th of July
John Garden
John Garden of Rhythm Roosters
The Rhythm Roosters
The Mini Apple Rhythm Section
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Friday, July 3, 9 pm
Tony Houle
& the Hitmen
@ Schooner Tavern
Friday, July 3, 9 pm
Tony Houle
Pat Hayes Lamont Cranston Band
@ Gull Dam Brewing
Nisswa, MN
Saturday, July 4, 6 pm
Armadillo Jump
Lakefront Park
Hudson, WI
Saturday, July 4, 1:30 pm
Armadillo Jump
Curtis Blake Greazy Gravy w/ Curtis Blake
Rosetown American Legion
Saturday, July 4, 3 pm
Everett Smithson Band
Roseville Central Park
Saturday, July 4, 5 pm
Everett Smithson Band
Thunderbay Festival 2015 14th Annual Thunder Bay Blues Fest
July 3-5
Johnny Reid, Allen Frew, The Paul Deslauriers Band, The Boardroom Gypsies Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Alan Doyle, The Walkervilles, Kelly Richey Band, Brother Yusef, Brandon Niederaur Band, The Groove Merchants, Loose CannonPaul Rodgers, Doyle Bramhall II, Walter Trout, The Sheepdogs, The Brothers Landreth, Jordan John, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, The Krazy Kenny Project

(06/28/15)

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National Acts Arrive With Summer
Trombone Shorty
Photo by Kirk Edwards
Trombone Shorty
& Orleans Avenue

@ The Cabooze
Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 pm
w/ Willie Murphy & the Angel Headed Hipsters & Jack Brass Band
Midwest Harmonica Workshop
@ Minnesota Music Café
June 25-28
Visit www.midwestharmonica.com for details.
Midwest Harmonica Workshop 2
Buddy Guy Buddy Guy
w/ The Record Company
Music in the Zoo
Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MN
Friday, June 26, 7:30 pm
Northwoods Blues Festival
Spooner, WI
June 26 - 27
Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, and Blue Max, Tweed Funk, Becky Barksdale, Eric Gales, Devon Allman, Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold, Brave Cowboy, Mark Cameron Band, Jimmi and the Band of Souls, Moondog Medicine Show, The Jimmys, Marcia Ball , Tom Draughon, Phil Kitze Acoustic Band
Northwoods 2015 Poster
Rockin Johnny Rockin Johnny
featuring Aki Kumar
w/ Jeremy Johnson, Bill Black, Richard Medek

Fri., June 26, 8 pm @ Hollihan's Pub
Sat., June 27, 9:30 pm @ Morrisey's Irish Pub
Dwayne Dopsie
& the Zydeco Hellraisers

Famous Dave's BBQ
Friday, June 26, 9 pm
Dwayne Dopsie
Marcia Ball Marcia Ball
@ The Dakota Jazz Club
Friday, June 26, 8 & 10 pm
Dr John
and the Nite Trippers

@ CHS Field (Saints Baseball Stadium)
Saturday, June 27, 3:30 pm
Dr John

(06/21/15)

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Who's Your Daddy? Treat Him Right.
Blasters @ Lee's Liquor Lounge The Blasters
@ Lee's Liquor Lounge
Kicking Off a Tour w/
Javier & The Innocent Sons
Wed., June 17, 8 pm
Rockin' Ribs on The River
@ Lakeside Park, Bayport, MN
Fri., June 19, 7:30 pm
Mark Cameron Band
Sat., June 20, 12 pm
Gene LaFond & the Wild Unknown
Nikki & the RueMates
RedEyeBlue
The Rhythm Roosters
Mark Cameron
Mark Cameron
Tedeschi Trucks Band Tedeschi Trucks Band
w/ Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
@ Historic State Theater
Fri., June 19, 6 pm
Dean Weisser Band
featuring Heather Hunter
@ Hollihan's Pub
Sat., June 20, 8 pm
Heather Hunter
Bambi Alexandra Something New…
Bambi Alexandra's
Darkhorse Band

@ St Francis
American Legion Post #622

Sat., June 20, 4 pm
Dry Bones
Blues Festival XII

Sunday, June 21, 12 pm
@ Minnesota Music Café

Annie Mack Band, Ramshackle Charmers, God Awful Boys, Soul Kitchen, Detroit Don King Blues Band, Rubba Blues Band, Echo Street, Messenger, Joey Flip and the Blue Cities
Dry Bones 2015 Image
Michael Velasquez
Michael Velasquez
Tater Daze
@ Noble Sports Park,
Brooklyn Park, MN
Sun., June 21, 12:45 pm
Third Shift Blues w/ Michael Velasquez, Greazy Gravy w/ Curtis Blake, Dee Miller Band w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, Lisa Wenger and Her Mean Mean Men

(06/13/15)

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Can't List Them All, But Here Are
Some of The Musical Events This Week
Javier matos House Party Presents
Javier & the Innocent Sons
@ 331 Club
Wed., June 10, 7 pm
Hopefully w/ A New CD "Born To Ramble"
Pat McLaughlin Band
** CANCELED DUE TO DOUBLE-BOOKING**
@ Como Dockside
Wed., June 10, 7 pm
Pat McLaughlin
Janiva Magness Janiva Magness
@ The Dakota Bar & Grill
Thurs., June 11, 7 pm
Rollie Tussing w/ Kevin Blackwell
@ Bayport BBQ & Nashville Hot Chicken
Fri., June 12, 8 pm
Rollie Tussing & Kevin Blackwell Poster
Chess Tribute Poster Chess Records Tribute
Celebrating the 100th Birthdays'
of Muddy Waters & Willie Dixon in 2015

Fri., June 12, 9 pm
@ Lee's Liquor Lounge
The Fattenin' Frogs, Javier & The Innocent Sons,Big George Jackson Blues Band, Mari Harris & Robert Hillstrom, Loons in the Attic, Tone House
John Nemeth
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Fri., June 12, 9 pm
John Nemeth
Photo by Jon Pearson
Moe's 9th Anniversary Poster Moe's 9th Anniversary
Folk & Blues Festival
Sat., June 13, Starting @ Noon
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny featuring Dan Israel; Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo; Mary Cutrufello; Big George Jackson & Jeremy Johnson; Grant Johnson, Dave Babb & Tony Paul; Paul Metsa Trio; Papa John Kolstad & Friends; Charlie Parr
Harrison Street (post festival indoors, 10 pm)
Norm's Blues Fest
Sat., June 13, 4 pm
Greazy Gravy w/ Curtis Blake, Everett Smithson Band, Ross William Perry, Brother Sun Sister Moon
Norm's Blues Fest 2015
Reverend Raven Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
@ Muddy Waters Bar & Grill
Sun., June 14, 4 pm
Roseville Central Park
Blues Fest
Sun., June 14, 5 pm
The Groove Merchants w/ Dee Miller
Roseville Central Park Blues Fest

(06/07/15)

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It's June! Time For Sunshine.
Carrie Elkin Poster Benefit Concert For KFAI
Thursday, June 4, 6:30 pm
Landmark Center (Weyehaeuser Auditorium)


Carrie Elkin, Molly Maher, Mother Banjo Band,
Prairie Fire Lady Choir
Willow River Blues & Brews Fest
June 5 & 6, 2015
Mary Park, New Richmond, WI
The Rhythm Roosters, The Jimmys, Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold, Steve Meyer & True Heat, Rusty Wright Band
Willow River 2015
Detroit Don King Detroit Don King Blues Band
@ Norm's Wayside
Friday, June 5, 8 pm
Inside Straight Blues Band
Saturday, June 6, 8 pm
Richfield American Legion Post #435
Kurt Koehler
Kurt Koehler
Jeff & Harold Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold
@ St Paul Farmers' Market
Sunday, June 7, 9 am
Grand Old Day 2015
Sunday, June 7
featuring Music by:
Lisa Wenger Band @ Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking
Charlie Parr, Erik Koskinen Band @ Dixie's On Grand
Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders, 4ontheFloor @ Walgreens Stage Grand Avenue
Grand Ol Day 2015

(05/31/15)

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Decoration Day Blues
Greazy Gravy Memorial Day 2015 Memorial Day Blues Bash
Greazy Gravy
@ Rosetown American Legion
May, 25, 3pm
Two Dollar Tight
@ Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
Tuesday,
May 26, 5 pm
Two Dollar Tight
Papa John Kolstad Papa John Kolstad
Wed., May 27 @ 331 Club
Thur., May 28 @ Merlin's Rest Pub
Charlie Lawson & Natural Born Lovers featuring The Kid
@ Dubliner Pub
Thursday, May 28, 5 pm
Charlie Lawson
Curtis Marlatt Curtis Marlatt & The Kicks
Blues Showcase Thursday
w/ Joy Parker of Sweet Tea
@ Whiskey Junction
Thursday, May 28, 8 pm
Fundraiser for 2016 International Blues Challenge
Willie B Blues Band
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, May 29, 6 pm
Willie B Blues Band
The Drum Loft Logo
601 NE Taft St
Minneapolis, MN 55413
763-229-7155
The Drum Loft Grand Opening
We will be having our Grand Opening on May 30th. Come check out our special offers. We will have Dr. Decibel at the store to give you info on hearing issues and can do in-ear molds on sight. Also, from 3 to 5, Steve Goold will be doing a free drum clinic in store.
Grand Opening discount of 10% will be taken off any purchase on May 30th!! — from Patrick @ The Drum Loft
Smokin' In Steele
May 29-30
Brother Sun Sister Moon, Dave Lambert & the Motivators, Bruce Katz Band, Fabulous Love Handles w/ Brian 'Zoot' Simonds, The Swamp Kings, Blue Rooster, Joanna Connor Band, Mark Cameron Band, Mike Fugazzi, Ray Fuller & the Blues Rockers, Bobby Messano, Smokin' in Steele Band
Smokin' In Steele 2015
Cornbread Harris Cornbread Harris
At Final Performance Of
River Road Boogie:
The Augie Garcia Story

Sunday, May 31
@ The History Theater - St Paul, MN

After the performance, Cornbread will take part in a discussion about his playing days with Augie Garcia.
Phil Kitze & the Resonators
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Sunday, May 31, 4 pm
Phil Kitze

(05/22/15)

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Lowertown Blues Festival
Adds Dee Miller Band To Lineup
The Lowertown Blues Festival has announced the winner of the Battle of the Blues Band and the victor is the Dee Miller Band. They earned the coveted slot during a spirited blues band competition held at Famous Dave’s, with runner-up Sweet Tea Band, followed by Squishy Mud and The Mini Apple Rhythm Section. Dee’s band will perform on the Main Stage along with acclaimed blues veterans Elvin Bishop and Walter Trout. Minnesota Blues Society, a proud sponsor of the Lowertown Blues Festival, is pleased to welcome everyone to the free event. Mark your calendar now for Saturday, July 25th, Mears Park in downtown St. Paul. www.lowertownbluesfestival.com/ or www.facebook.com/LowertownBluesFestivalRichard Schaefer Dee Miller Band @ Famous Dave's
Photo by Chris Brauer

(05/21/15)

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Curtis Blake
Curtis Blake
House Party Presents
@ 331 Club
Don Scott & Curtis Blake
Wednesday, May 20, 7 pm
New Como Dockside
featuring
May 20 - River City Jazz Orchestra
May 24 - Heart of a Tinman
May 26 - Mark Lamoine & Friends
June 7 - Cooker John
Mark Lamoine
Mark Lamoine
Larry Wiegand
Larry Wiegand
The Walking Wounded are Back
@ Hollihan's Pub
featuring
Gwen Matthews, Gregg Inhofer, Bobby Schnitzer, Larry Wiegand, Scott Sansby
Thursday, May 21, 8 pm
4th Annual
West Bank Reunion

Willie Murphy Band
Mississippi Driftwood
@ Minnesota Music Café
Saturday, May 23, 8 pm
Tom Burns
Tom Burns
of Mississippi Driftwood
Memory Lanes Block Party 2015 Memory Lanes Block Party 2015
May 23 & 24
Tons of Music Including:
Crankshaft
&
Davina & the Vagabonds
The Groove Merchants
w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Saturday, May 23, 9 pm
Scott Graves
Scott Graves
Longtime Groove Merchant
Bobby Schnitzer Bobby Schnitzer
Blues Brunch
@ Lone Oak Grill
Sundays at 11 am

SOOTHE THOSE HIGH POLLEN COUNT BLUES WITH LIVE MUSIC
Paul Mayasich Jam w/ Mayo
Paul Mayasich
Tuesdays @ The Station, 8 pm
This week: Bruce McCabe & John Franken

Wednesdays @ Moe's, 7:30 pm
This week: Scott Graves & Tim Wick
Cooker John
@ Dunn Bros Coffee on Grand
Wednesday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Cooker John
Eric Bibb Eric Bibb
@ The Dakota Jazz Club
Thursday, May 14, 7 pm
Urban Pioneers
Underground Roots, Americana & Bluegrass
On Tour:
May 15, 8 pm —The Nakato Bar and Grill
May 16, 8 pm —Bayport BBQ & Nashville Hot Chicken
May 17, 7 pm —Como Dockside
Urban Pioneers
Bad Lucky Band Bad Lucky
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Saturday, May 16, 8 pm
Gary Eckhart's 60th Birthday
Jammin' at
Good Sport Liquor/Bar & Grill
Sunday, May 17, 2 pm
Brother Sun Sister Moon, Doghouse Jon, Ross William Perry, Shawn Richter, Sugar Chuck
and more …
Gary Eckhart
Battle of the Blues Bands Finals 2015 Battle of the Blues Bands Finals
Sunday, May 17, 5 pm
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Sweet Tea, Dee Miller Band, Squishy Mud, The Mini Apple Rhythm Section
PLEASE NOTE:
Minnesota Blues Society is not involved in presenting or judging this competition. This is not an MnBS event. We believe our logo appears on this poster because we are participating in and promoting the 2015 Lowertown Blues Festival.

(05/10/15)

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"'M' Is For The Many Things She Gave Me …"
Don't Forget Mom This Week
Coco Montoya Coco Montoya In Town
Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm
@ Minnesota Music Café
w/ Greazy Gravy
Saturday, May 9, 8:30 pm
@ Whiskey Bones Roadhouse
Everett Smithson Band
@ Schooner Tavern
Friday, May 8, 9 pm
Everett Smithson Band
Boom Boom Steve V Boom Boom Steve V
& the Knockouts

@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, May 8, 6 pm
Empty Arms
@ Mainstreet Bar & Grill
Friday, May 8, 9:30 pm
Empty Arms
Javier Matos Javier & the Innocent Sons
@ Bayport BBQ & Nashville Hot Chicken
Saturday, May 9, 8 pm
SoulMates
@ Frankie's Pizza
Saturday, May 9, 9 pm
Wilbur Cole
Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Band
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Saturday, May 9, 8 pm

(05/03/15)

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Some Poseys For Your May Day Basket
Joe Demko
Photo by Laurie Schneider
Radio Joe & the JazzBos
Vintage Swing, Boogie-Woogie and Jump Blues Music from 1928 through 1960
@ Eagles Club #34
Wednesday, April 29, 8 pm
Mooseknuckle Bros.
6th Anniversary Celebration
@ Schooner Tavern
Friday, May 1, 9 pm
Shannon Libra of Mooseknuckle Bros.
Stumpjumper Banner Charlie Parr
"Stumpjumper" Record Release
Friday, May 1, 7 pm
@ Varsity Theater
Joe Lewis Walker
Friday, May 1, 8 pm
@ The Dakota Bar & Grill
Saturday, May 2, 7:30 pm
@ Old Shafer Creamery
with Brian Naughton
Joe Lewis Walker
Davina & The Vagabonds 2015 Davina & the Vagabonds
@ Crooked Pint Ale House
Saturday, May 2, 9 pm
Catch 'Em Before They Slip Out Of Town Again For Their East Coast Tour!
Paul Thorn Acoustic Band
with Scottie Miller
@ The Dakota Bar & Grill
Sunday, May 3, 7 pm
Paul Thorn

(04/24/15)

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Blues at Barkin' Jack's CD Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold
"Blues At Barkin' Jack's" CD
Receives Glowing Reviews In
Blues Blast Magazine
&
Blues Junction Productions

(04/19/15)

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One Key For Every Year
Happy Birthday, Cornbread!
Cornbread Harris Cornbread Harris'
88th Birthday Celebration
@ Hell's Kitchen
Thursday, April 23, 6 pm
Bruce Nygren and the Mumblebugs
@ Riverview Cafe & Wine Bar
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Mumblebugs 04/24/15
Joe Bonamassa
Fri., April 24 & Sat. April 25, 8 pm
@ Orpheum Theater - Minneapolis, MN
"The Guitar Event of The Year!"
(It Says So In His Ads)
Thunderheads Poster Thunderheads Band
In Concert
@ Parkway Theater
Saturday, April 25, 7 pm
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
The Jimmys
@ Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
Saturday, April 25, 7 pm
Spike 04/25/15 event poster
NE Farmers Market Pancake Breakfast Northeast Farmers Market
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 25, 9 am
featuring
Matt Yetter
Deb Brown
@ Narrows Blues Saloon
Sunday, April 26, 7 pm
Deb Brown

(04/19/15)

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So Many Choices Can Be Taxing
RJ on BluesBlast Mag
Photo by Bob Kieser
Featured in April 2015 BluesBlast Magazine
RJ Mischo Back In Minnesota
Wed., Apr. 15, 7 pm - 331 Club
Thur., Apr. 16, 8 pm - Hollihan's Pub
Fri., Apr. 17, 9 pm - Schooner Tavern
Sat., Apr. 18, 8 pm - Norm's Wayside
Sun. Apr. 19, 10 am - Famous Dave's BBQ Brunch
A Couple of Rare Appearances By
Terraplane
Wed., Apr. 15, 7:30 pm - Legends Holiday Inn
Thurs., Apr. 23, 9 pm - Dusty's Bar
Foster Willey
Foster Willey
Jimmy Thackery
Photo by Alan Grossman
Jimmy Thackery
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Friday, April 17, 9 pm
Fan Favorite
Corey Stevens

Fri., Apr. 17, 8 pm @ Old Shafer Creamery
Sat., Apr. 18, 9 pm @ Famous Dave's BBQ
Corey Stevens
KFAI 04/17/15 Poster KFAI Community Radio Fundraiser
April 17 & 18
@ Eagles Club #34
w/ New Riverside Ramblers, Swamp Poppas, Jack Klatt, Steve Kaul of The Brass Kings, Gabe Barnett, Hurricane Harold, Sneaky Pete Bauer, Chris Holm of The Fattenin' Frogs and The4onthefloor, Dave Babb of Front Porch Swinging Liquor Pigs, Lonesome Dan Kase & Hurricane Harold, Sabyre Rae Daniels, Phil Heywood, Jahny D, Diane Jarvi
Pat McLaughlin & Friends
Friday, April 17, 6 pm
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Pat McLaughlin
Congratulations to Mike Shaw
Celebrating Shaw's Bar & Grill 15th Anniversary
Saturday, April 18
featuring
Paul Metsa & Willie Walker at 5 pm
RAMM Band at 9 pm

(04/11/15)

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Gene Wenger's 70th Birthday, April 10 @ Wilebski's

Newly minted septuagenarian Gene Wenger is going to be on hand at Wilebski's Blues Saloon on Friday, April 10th, during the Lamont Cranston Band's evening performance. Gene will be receiving best wishes and hearty handshakes to celebrate his long anticipated 70th Birthday. Old friends and new, classmates, industry-insiders and general hangers-on will be jostling for an opportunity to rub shoulders with a legend in his own time. Gene has successfully owned several businesses during his long work history but is best know for promoting and booking numerous blues/funk/r&b acts throughout Minnesota. He is respected for his integrity, personal approach to business and unfailing energy. He is a Purple Heart awarded veteran that is typically seen sporting his classic NASCAR jacket. Stop by and congratulate the white-haired wonder. — Richard Schaefer

 

When You See Them, Tell Them You Saw It Here!
James Hunter
@ The Dakota Jazz Club
April 6 & 7, 8 pm
James Hunter
Tampa Spatz Tampa Spatz
@ Merlin's Rest Pub
Thursday, April 9, 8:30 pm
Scotty Reed Band
@ Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - St Paul, MN
Friday, April 10, 9 pm
Scotty Reed
Jeffery Broussard Jeffery Broussard
& the Creole Cowboys

Eagles Club #34
Friday, April 10, 8 pm
Mooseknuckle Bros.
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Friday, April 10, 9 pm
Todd Ek
Boom Boom @ Wilebski's 2014 Boom Boom Steve V & the Knockouts
@ Hollihan's Pub
April 11, 8 pm
This week Steve will also be filling in for Lisa at Shaw's on Wednesday night.
Congratulations To
Willie West
Appearing at
Stompin' 2015
Blues Festival

April, 11
in Helsinki, Finland
Stompin' 2015

(04/05/15)

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DON'T BE FOOLED, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL
The Groove Merchants
w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith
@ Grampa Al's
Friday, April 3, 6:30 pm
Jimi 'Prime Time' Smith
Butanes Soul Revue @ MMC April 3, 2015 The Butanes Soul Revue
Friday, April 3, 9 pm
@ Minnesota Music Café
Hurricane Harold's All-Star Blues Revue
Friday, April 3, 9 pm
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Hurricane Harold
Tom Hunter Tom Hunter
@ Mallards on the St. Croix
Friday, April 3, 7 pm
Lonesome Dan Kase
@ Ward 6
Friday, April 3, 9 pm
Lonesome Dan Kase
Crankshaft Crankshaft
@ Bayport BBQ & Nashville Hot Chicken
Saturday, April 4, 8 pm

(03/29/15)

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MARCH MADNESS
Paul Mayasich Still Going Strong
Tuesdays, 8 pm
@ Manitou Station
Paul Mayasich & Friends
This Week Featuring
Big George Jackson
Something New!
Joey Flip & Aurora
Thursday, March 26, 7 pm
@ Underground Music Café
Joey Flip & Aurora
Dylan Salfer Future Blues!
Dylan Salfer Band
Thursday, March 26, 7 pm
@ Neumann's Bar & Grill
Curtis 4th Thursday Poster
It's Jo Thompson's Birthday!
You Are Invited To The Party
Willie B Blues Band
w/ Bill Swanson on Keyboards
Friday, March 27, 7:30 pm
@ Route 65 Pub & Grub
Come For The Pizza, Stay For The Birthday Cake.
Willie B
Scottie Miller Southern soul, slow blues and a bit of Latin/Caribbean jazz…
Scottie Miller Band
Saturday, March 28, 9 pm
@ Washington Square
The Blues Gravy Boat
Will Be Sailing
on Sunday, March 29
@ Minnesota Music Café
Spring Blues Bash #6
Doors open at 2 pm

from Luke Braulick
Greazy Gravy @ MMC March 29, 2015

(03/21/15)

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AFTER THE GREEN BEER IS GONE …
Smokin' Section Smokin' Section
Thursday, March 19, 7 pm
@ Old Shafer Creamery
Joe & Vicki Price
w/ Mikkel Beckmen
Thurdsay, March 19, 5 pm
@ Dubliner Pub
Joe & Vicki Price
Reverend Raven Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Thursday, March 19, 7 pm
@ Minnesota Music Café
Friday, March 20, 7 pm
@ Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
Blue Rooster, Joe Moss, Nick and the Navigators
Spike March 20, 2015 Poster
John Garden
John Garden of Rhythm Roosters
Tinsley Ellis
w/ Rhythm Roosters
Friday, March 20, 8:30 pm
Famous Dave's BBQ
Saturday, March 21, 7 pm
@ Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
The Butanes, Brother Sun Sister Moon, The Herd
Spike Event March 21, 2015
Tom Harkness The Swamp Kings
10th Anniversary
Saturday, March 21, 7 pm
@ Harriet Brewing
w/ Drew Duckrey & the Dharma Hounds
Thunderheads Band
Saturday, March 21,
8:30 pm
@ Eagles Nest Lounge
Steve Blexrud

(03/11/15)

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THIS IS THE WEEK IT'S EASY BEING GREEN
Scott Sansby Scottie Sansby's Birthday!
Thursday, March 12, 8 pm
@ Hollihan's Pub
Gwen Matthews, Jason Craft, Bobby Schnitzer, Larry Wiegand, Scott Sansby
& Who Knows Who?
Kelley Hunt
Old Shafer Creamery
Friday, March 13, 8 pm
Kelley Hunt
Dave Florine
"Duckshack" Dave Florine
Great Northern Blues Society
Saturday, March 14, 1 pm
@ Rothschild Pavillion - Wausau, WI
Left Wing Bourbon, Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders, Bobby Messano, Chris O'Leary Band, Samantha Fish, "Duckshack Dave" Florine
Famous Dave's BBQ
Brunch w/ Lisa & Billy
Sunday, March 15, 10 am
Followed by Battle of the Blues Bands at 5 pm
Finna Groove   Kalliah and the Black Water
The Mini Apple Rhythm Section
Willie B Blues Band
Lisa Wenger & Billy Larson
Dan Schwalbe
Dan Schwalbe
Doug Otto & Friends
@ Dusty's Bar
Sunday, March 15, 5 pm
w/ Special Guests
Dan Schwalbe & Grant Wibben Duo

(03/08/15)

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Wild Women of the Blues 8th Annual Wild Women of the Blues
@ High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
Thursday, March 5, 7 pm
Lisa Wenger
and Her Mean Mean Men
Sponsored by Madison Blues Society
Eric Sardinas
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, March 6, 6 pm
Eric Sardinas
Annie Mack Annie Mack
@ Buddy Guy's Legends - Chicago, IL
Saturday, March 7, 9:30 pm
Wow! We're proud of you, Annie.
Johnie B & Iretta Sanders
@ Kinney Creek Brewery
Saturday, March 7, 6:30 pm
Johnie B Sanders
Mark Camerson Mark Cameron Band
@ Piggy's Restaurant
Saturday, March 7, 8 pm

(02/28/15)

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PROGRAM NOTE: SET YOUR DVR
Soundstage:
Blues Summit
in Chicago - 1974

Sat., February 28, 11pm - TPT 2
Thurs., March 5, 4:30 am - TPT2
"Forty years ago, in November, 1974, a group of Chicago-based blues artists, who had already achieved legendary status gathered together with some of their younger 'blues brethren' from all over the country to pay tribute to the man most responsible for bringing blues from the Mississippi Delta upriver to Chicago-Muddy Waters."- TPT Promo
Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, Mike Bloomfield, Johnny Winter, Dr. John, John & Nick Gravenites. — from Steve Johnson
Guitar-slinger, Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The concert will feature Bonamassa playing songs from both of the late Blues artists along with some of Bonamassa's own songs. — from Steve Johnson Joe Bonamassa:
Muddy Wolf
at Red Rocks

Sat., March 7, 9 pm - TPT2
Wed., March 11, 10:30 pm - TPT2
Thur., March 12, 4:30 am - TPT2

(02/21/15)

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Cornbread Harris
James Samuel "Cornbread" Harris

Mn Blues Hall of Famer
Cornbread Harris
To Be Featured On
TPT Minnesota Original Series

Be sure to keep your eye on local public television in the coming months. It is difficult to pin down the exact airtimes for these segments, but I think Cornbread will be featured on the Sunday, January 4, 6 and 10 pm segment. The program will be repeated at various times on the various local TPT channels throughout January and February. — Jake Jacobson

UPDATE: This segment is now available online: http://www.mnoriginal.org/episode/517-greg-gossel-laura-zabel-cornbread-harris/cornbread-harris/

(12/29/14)

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Big George Jackson
KFAI House Party Presents
@ 331 Club
Wednesday, February 25, 7 pm
Big George Jackson
Curtis Marlatt & the Kicks Curtis Marlatt & The Kicks
Blues Showcase Thursday
Every Fourth Thursday of the Month,
8 pm

@ Whiskey Junction
Featuring Premier National and Local Guest Artists
This month's guest
on (2/26) is
Jimi "Prime Time" Smith
Willie Murphy
Eagles Club #34
Friday, February 27, 8 pm
Willie Murphy
Photo by Marc Norberg
Brian Naughton
Photo by Amy Biscoe
Brian Naughton
Shamrocks Grill & Pub
Saturday, February 28, 9 pm

(02/08/15)

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Black History Month
KFAI SoundStage
@ T's
February 17, 6 pm
Prophets of Peace, Tropics Steel Drum Band, Ray Covington, Annie Mack , Anjanie, Chantel SinGS, Mike De'cole, Soulyrik, Julius Collins, Tracey Blake, Danami, Johnie B Sanders, Peewee Dread, Lynval Jackson, Mike Shields, and more
KFAI SoundStage Black History Month 2015

(02/07/15)

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MARDI GRAS WEEK - GET YER YA YA'S OUT
Kathleen Smithson
Kathleen Smithson
Joe & Vicki Price - 11 am
Everett Smithson Band - 5 pm
Fat Tuesday, February 17
Prairie Meadows Casino
Des Moines, IA
The Swamp Kings
Fat Tuesday, February 17
Dixie's On Grand
Tom Harkness of The Swamp Kings
Tom Harkness
The The Rockin Pinecones
The Rockin' Pinecones
8th Annual Mardi Gras Party
Fat Tuesday, February 17, 7 pm
Eagles Club #34 - Minneapolis, MN
The Swamp Papas, Southside Aces, New Riverside Ramblers, Rockin' Pinecones
Beau Koo Jacks
Fat Tuesday, February 17,
7 pm
Neumann's Bar & Grill
Beau Koo Jacks
Beau Koo Jacks
Crooked Saws
Crooked Saws
Crooked Saws
This Machine Sells Cars
Album Release
w/ The Oddfathers
& The Fattenin' Frogs
Saturday, February 21, 9 pm
Lee's Liquor Lounge
Blues N BBQ
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Sunday, February 22, 1 pm
A Benefit for Johnson/Como Youth Hockey Friendship Tournament in Newcastle, Australia in March 2015
Music by
Hurricane Harold, Dee Miller Band, Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, Jimmi and the Band of Souls, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Brother Bill Swanson, Bambi & Tony Houle, Colin Campbell & The C-Notes
Wilebski's PeeWee Youth Hockey Benefit

(02/03/15)

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Cold Snap Exhibit Poster Cold Snap Blues
An Exhibition of
Selected Blues Portraits

From Black and White Blues
by Marc Norberg
Opening Saturday, February 21, 6 pm
@ Icebox Gallery
Music by Javier Matos, KFAI DJ's Sara Oxton and Lolly Obeda

(02/13/15)

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Be Mine, Valentine!
Hambone Music Festival
"Beat the Winter Blues" Fundraiser
Saturday, February 14, 4 pm
Cowboy Jack's/Wyndham Motel
Rochester, MN
Brother Sun Sister Moon, Mark Cameron Band, The Go 4 Tones, The Fattenin' Frogs
Hambone Winter 2015 Poster
Click For More Info
Scottie Miller Scottie Miller Band
w/ Doug Otto and Josh Granowski
Saturday, February 14, 8 pm
@ Harriet Brewing
Sena Ehrhardt & Cole Allen
w/ Ken Valdez
Saturday, February 14, 7 pm
@ Hormel Historic Home
Austin, MN
Sena Erhardt
Pat hayes Lamont Cranston Band
Saturday, February 14, 8 pm
@ Old Shafer Creamery
Squishy Mud
Saturday, February 14, 9 pm
@ Pullman Club
Shakopee, MN
Jim Stairs of Squishy Mud
Todd Albright
Todd Albright
Photo by Peter Lee
Special Valentine's Dinner
Bayport BBQ & Nashville Hot Chicken
February 14, 7 pm
Music by
Dakota Dave Hull
&
Todd Albright

(02/02/15)

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Shows of Interest This Week
Jug Band Poster 33rd Annual Battle of the Jug Bands
Saturday, February 7, 1 pm
@ Nomad World Pub
Sunday, February 8, 2 pm
@ The Cabooze
KFAI Benefit Concert
Saturday, February 7, 7 pm
The Mighty Mofos, The X-Boys, The Flamin’ Oh’s, and Michael Yonkers
@ The Turf Club
KFAI Poster
Fargo Blues Festival Plain Logo Fargo Winter Blues Festival
Saturday, February 7, 7 pm
@ Baymont Inns & Suites
Fargo, ND
Corey Stevens, Sena Ehrhardt Band, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames, Big George Jackson Blues Band

(02/01/15)

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SHOWS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
Bobby Schnitzer Bobby's Birthday
@ Hollihan's Pub
Thursday, January 29, 8pm
featuring the Walking Wounded
Gwen Matthews, Jason Craft, Bobby Schnitzer, Scott Sansby and more…
Harrison Street
@ Manitou Station
Friday, January 30, 9pm
Erin McCawley
Big George Jackson Big George Jackson
@ Schooner Tavern
Friday, January 30, 9pm
Phil Kitze & the Resonators
@ Pub 112
Friday, January 30, 9:30 pm
Phil Kitze
CIBS Winter Blues Fest Poster 2015
Click For More Info
Central Iowa Blues Society
Winter Blues Fest
January 30-31
Downtown Marriott, Des Moines, IA

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Kevin B.F. Burt, Joe & Vicki Price, Moreland & Arbuckle, Jimmi and the Band of Souls, Coyote Bill Boogie Band, The Bel Airs, Hector Anchondo Band, Danielle Nicole Band, Bob Pace Band, The Mercury Brothers, and "Taz" Grant

(01/18/15)

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RECURRING GIGS ANNOUNCED
Moses Oakland Moses Oakland's Blues Jam
Returns
Sunday's @ The Cabooze , 7pm
The Jam That's Lasted For Over 26 Years
The Swamp Kings Trio
Every Thursday, 6:30 pm
@ BlueStone Steak & Seafood
Tom Harkness

(01/17/15)

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SHOWS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
Armadillo Jump Armadillo Jump
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, January 16, 6 pm
… This is a U Wanna Dance Event
Sweet Tea
@ Trapper's Bar & Grill
Friday, January 16,
7 pm
Sweet Tea
Tenderness Sessions Poster The Tenderness Sessions
Maurice Jacox, Mick Sterling and Willie Walker
@ Chanhassen Dinner Theater
Friday, January 16, 8 pm
The Abiders
@ Billy's Rockford Bar
Saturday, January 17,
8:30 pm
The Abiders

(01/10/15)

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COMING THIS WEEK
Boom Boom @ Wilebski's Boom Boom Steve V & the Knockouts w/ Bruce McCabe
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Fri., Jan. 9, 6 pm
Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold
Willie B Blues Band
Left Wing Bourbon
Sat., Jan 10, 7pm
Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
Spike Productions Jan.10 @ Wicked Moose
Ronnie Baker BrooksRonnie Baker Brooks
Friday, Jan. 9
@ Minnesota Music Café
Doors Open at 6 pm
Inside Straight Blues Band
w/ The Big Horns
@ The Lodge
Sat., January 10, 9 pm
Inside Straight Blues Band

(12/29/14)

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*** NAMES IN THE NEWS ***
Annie MackAnnie Mack
Featured Interview
in Blues Blast Magazine
January 1, 2015
Willie Walker
To Perform On
2015 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
Willie Walker
Nigel EggNigel Egg
Campaigns For
"Year-of-the-Blues-Songwriter" Project
(Minneapolis Tribune)

(01/04/15)

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