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Big George Tribute Poster

(03/25/2021)

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Rest In Peace
George Albert 'Big George' Jackson
11/16/1949 — 03/16/2021
Big George Jackson My old friend, John Schroder, called last night to tell me that his longtime bandmate, Big George Jackson had passed away.

What a tremendous loss this is for anyone who ever crossed paths with George. Of course, his music was a great gift, but beyond that, he was a great human being. Whenever Melody and I would go to see him perform, he always took time between sets to welcome me with a handshake and Mel with a bear hug. Then we would talk about everyday things, about life. He was really down to earth and made everyone feel comfortable and welcome.

The Minnesota Blues Society has honored George with the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame "Best Blues Song" of 2010 for "If I Could Change" and "Blues Performer" of 2015. In 2014 his CD, "Back At It" represented Minnesota at the International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis, TN.

In the days to come, more details about George's life and arrangements for tributes will follow. But for now all I can say is I'm going to miss him and offer my heartfelt sympathy to Tonya and the rest of his family. — Jake Jacobson

(03/17/2021)

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Please DO THIS TODAY to support Minnesota Music Venues!
Local venues are facing tremendous financial challenges during the pandemic. Even as some restrictions are being eased, the places where we all love to see live music are struggling to cover their expenses after missing a year's income. Let's not lose access to live music by failing these venues and the artists who play there.

We can all help. Please visit MN Independent Venue Association where you can quickly send a message to our state government to support independent music venues in the state's supplemental budget.

Thank you for your continuing support for musicians and the stages on which they perform!

(03/21/2021)

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Blues Music Opportunities This Week
Monday, April 12, 2021
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Blues Jam hosted by Tom Harkness and Johnny Mac.
11:00 AM Buddy Guy Radio - Chicago, IL Blue Monday in Chicago host Nancy Rice
10:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Spin with Cyn - KFAI Radio with Cyn Collins - Eclectic, Rock, Roots
11:30 AM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Break - KMSU Radio Your midday Blues oasis
7:30 PM Live Streaming Show - Internet, USA Joe Flip Every Monday at 7:30pm - https://www.facebook.com/JoeFlipMusic/live
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
10:00 AM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN East of Here, West of Now - KFAI Radio with Jackson Buck and Nicholas David - Americana, Blues, Funk, Gospel, R&B, Rock, Soul
2:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Songs of the Soul - KFAI Radio with Lady J - Arts & Culture, Blues, Jazz, Roots
11:30 AM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Break - KMSU Radio Your midday Blues oasis
7:00 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN PK Mayo
7:00 PM Wilebski's Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN The Wilebski's Jam and Dance
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
6:00 PM Buddy Guy Radio - Chicago, IL Keeping the Blues Alive hosted by The Mighty Quinn
8:00 PM Buddy Guy Radio - Chicago, IL Blind Boys Blues Hour with Host Kenny Coleman
12:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Big Blue Train - KFAI Radio with Mark Slim Stevens - Filled with 16 Tons of Blues, Soul, Roots Rock 'n Roll -- Always available on the Web
4:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN House Party - KFAI Radio with Harold Tremblay - Harold brings a mix of new and old blues, roots/Americana and more. Weekly live in studio performances, interviews and the “What’s Happenin'” music calendar.
6:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Jaybee & the Routine featuring Jellybean Johnson
7:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Hydraulic Jack & The Lifters Be There!!
6:00 PM Welsch's Big Ten Tavern - Arden Hills, MN Red Hot Rock N Blues Jam hosted by Jimmy Love
Thursday, April 15, 2021
7:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Betty Danger
8:30 PM Blues Radio International - Hillsboro Beach, FL 2019 Blues Foundation, Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipient
1:00 PM Buddy Guy Radio - Chicago, IL Keeping the Blues Alive hosted by The Mighty Quinn
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Nick Jordan
7:00 PM Fireside Getaway - Forest Lake, MN PK Mayo Will be playing here every third Thursday of the month. Come and enjoy great food, drink and music.
5:00 PM KUMD Radio - Duluth, MN Beale Street Caravan - KUMD Radio Also on Saturdays at 3 PM
7:00 PM Lookout Bar & Grill - Maple Grove, MN Bruce Burniece
5:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Mary Elias and the Young Legends Happy Hour Party 5-7!!
7:00 PM NE Palace Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Brian Naughton Band *Live
6:30 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN Miss Myra with the Good Time Gals
Friday, April 16, 2021
7:00 PM Blaine VFW Post #6316 - Blaine, MN No Limits the B-Side
7:30 PM Blvd Bar & Grill - West St Paul, MN Tom Harkness Project
7:00 PM Eagles Club #34 - Minneapolis, MN Ross William Perry Band
7:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Bridge to the Blues - KBEM Radio with Bobby Vandell - Blues and allied styles, focusing on the 1970s to the present
9:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Bluesville - KBEM Radio with Kevin Barnes - Showcasing a wide range of local, national and international Blues and R&B artists
11:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Smokestack Lightnin' - KBEM Radio with Tommy Thompson, Paul Newnum, Rob McKinney & Marvin Rooks - the team presents ‘The Best Blues in the World’
11:59 PM KFOW Radio - Owatonna, MN Hammered By The Blues Hosted by John Hammer.
Now in its 15th year, HBTB has been faithfully broadcasting and supporting all brand new blues in Southern Minnesota.
6:00 PM KUMD Radio - Duluth, MN Blues Alley - KUMD Radio A mix of blues from its early years to the present.
8:00 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN Craig Clark Band
7:30 PM Maxx Bar and Grill - Ham Lake, MN Karina Kern & Brian Baldus - Acoustic Duo
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN 70s Magic Sunshine Band
5:00 PM Whip Blues Radio - Manchester, NH Hammered By The Blues Rebroadcast on the Wordwide WHIP Radio Network
7:30 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Bruce Burniece
Saturday, April 17, 2021
7:00 PM 10K Brewing - Anoka, MN Betty Danger
7:30 PM Blvd Bar & Grill - West St Paul, MN Ross William Perry Band
7:00 PM Boathouse Brothers Brewing - Prior Lake, MN GB Leighton
7:30 PM Bobbing Bobber Brewery - Hutchinson, MN Everett Smithson Band
1:00 PM Buddy Guy Radio - Chicago, IL Keeping the Blues Alive hosted by The Mighty Quinn
7:00 PM Buddy Guy Radio - Chicago, IL Blues Excursion host PJ Willis and Uncle Ray
7:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN The Good Time Gals
12:00 AM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Smokestack Lightnin' - KBEM Radio with Tommy Thompson, Paul Newnum, Rob McKinney & Marvin Rooks - the team presents ‘The Best Blues in the World’
3:00 AM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN Blues Before Sunrise - KBEM Radio with Steve Cushing - blues heritage showcase, presenting recordings from the beginning of recorded music up to about 1970
3:00 PM KBEM Radio - Minneapolis, MN American Routes - KBEM Radio with Nick Spitzer - Insightful interviews and features in the fields of folk, rock, country, jazz, blues, gospel and Zydeco
6:00 PM KTNF Radio - St Louis Park, MN Wall of Power Radio Hour - KTNF Radio with Paul Metsa - music, entertainment, and cool people from all walks of life
12:00 PM KUMD Radio - Duluth, MN Saturday Afternoon Blues - KUMD Radio
7:30 PM Maxx Bar and Grill - Ham Lake, MN Merchants of Soul No Cover Charge!
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Westside
Sunday, April 18, 2021
3:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN The SuperJam is back with your host Jim Stairs and the SuperJam house Band featuring Bill Pelletier, Mike Velasquez, and Mick Zampogna!
8:00 PM Blues Radio International - Hillsboro Beach, FL 2019 Blues Foundation, Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipient
7:00 PM Can't Stop The Blues - Facebook Music Venue - , 2021 Best of the Blues Awards - Washington Blues Society
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Blood Brother
7:00 PM KMSU Radio - Mankato, MN Blues Before Monday - KMSU Radio The cure for your end of the weekend blues
10:45 AM Minnetonka United Methodist Church - Minnetonka, MN Tom Hunter
6:00 PM Route 47 - Fridley, MN Roy's Majik Jam Shop Jam Shop is Open!! Blues Jam Every Sunday 6-10
10:00 AM WHYS Radio - Eau Claire, WI Blues On Sunday w/ Snapshot Best station in the valley
Monday, April 19, 2021
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Blues Jam hosted by Tom Harkness and Johnny Mac.
11:00 AM Buddy Guy Radio - Chicago, IL Blue Monday in Chicago host Nancy Rice
10:00 PM KFAI Radio - Minneapolis, MN Spin with Cyn - KFAI Radio with Cyn Collins - Eclectic, Rock, Roots
7:30 PM Live Streaming Show - Internet, USA Joe Flip Every Monday at 7:30pm - https://www.facebook.com/JoeFlipMusic/live

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