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Coming Up On  The Blues Show  April 25, 2015:

New blues from singer, songwriter, bassist, and bandleader Sam Cockrell from his first album in fourteen years, Trying To make A Living Playing My Guitar.

In the midnight hour on Blue Dimensions, a new album from Larry Coryell. Coryell's album Heavy Feel mixes desert melodies and blues in a way that is uniquely Larry Coryell. We'll hear several tracks, and some earlier Larry Coryell, including his first recordings as a featured artist with Chico Hamilton in 1966 on Hamilton's album The Dealer. Also a debut album from blues singer Sherwood Fleming a little ahead of his 80th birthday - - much better late than never - - and Ernestine Anderson, newly available performance recordings from 1962, also much better late than never! Also: some blues about the music business from The Cash Box Kings, from their new album Holding Court and the latest from pianist Harold Mabern, plus a new album, Wildflower, from expressive singer (from Philadelphia) Joanna Pascale.      

       • • • Area Blues Concerts & Events • • •


For more detailed information please visit our concert calendar or a venue's website.


[View regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events]


• • • April • • •


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Deb Callahan Band @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM-1AM

Sister Blue Electric Trio @ Hollywood Tavern
700 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge PA
9PM 215-663-0298

Gretchen Emory — opening: Johnny Never and Zep Harpo @ The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square PA 19348
8PM $16.00 in Advance $20.00 at the door 484-732-8295


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bucks County Blues Society presents
2015 Spring Fever Footstomper
Murali Coryell
Gas House Gorillas
The Mojo Gypsies
@ Terchon V. F. W.
1315 Hardy Road
Edgely PA
2PM to 6PM
215-946-4794 $22 (advance)


• • • May • • •


Friday, May 1, 2015

Brian Brazil and The Hard Case Blues Band @ Skippack First Friday Concert Series
Skippack Village
4076 to 3910 Skippack Pike
Skippack PA 19474
610-584-6396 6PM to 9PM


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Carol Moog and Garry Cogdell @ Gypsy Saloon
128 Ford Street
Conshohocken PA
8:30PM

Midnight Shift @ Riegelsville Inn
10-12 Delaware Road
Riegelsville PA 18077
610-749-0100

Sister Blue & Mark Furman duo @ Nora Lees
124 Delaware Street
New Castle DE
7PM 302-322-7675

Capitol Theatre Center's Blues, Brews, and Barbecue
Kelly Bell Band and Terry Oates and The Mudcats @ Capitol Theatre Center
159 South Main Street
Chambersburg PA 17201
717-263-0202


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dukes Of Destiny @ Annual Chestnut Hill Garden Festival
stage at Germantown Avenue and Hartwell Lane
Philadelphia PA
(Dukes play 11AM-1:45PM)


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sister Blue & Mark Furman duo @ Dog & Bull
810 Bristol Pike
Croydon PA
7:30PM 215-788-2855


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Carol Moog & Garry Cogdell @ Goat Hollow
300 West Mount Pleasant Avenue
Philadelphia PA
267-428-5672 8:30PM


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mississippi Rail Company @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 8PM


Friday, May 8, 2015

Bill "Howl 'N Madd" Perry @ The Lizzie Rose Music Room
"Mississippi Delta Blues on tour"
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
7:30PM 609-296-4100 $15 advance, $20 door

Blind Boys of Alabama @ Havana
105 South Main Street
New Hope PA 18938
215-862-5501 8PM $50

Tatter, Tucker, and Moog @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8:30PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

Sister Blue electric trio @ Michaelangelo
11901 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia PA
9PM 215-698-2233


Saturday, May 9, 2015

8th Annual Zannie-Do Fest in memory of Zan Gardner @ The Mermaid Inn
7673 Germantown Avenue
(Germantown Avenue & Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia PA 19118
featuring Sister Blue band and The Flashpoints 215-247-9797 9PM $10

Beaucoup Blue @ Godfrey Daniels
7 East Fourth Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-867-2390


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Paul Oscher Trio @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tinsley Ellis @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 8PM


Friday, May 15, 2015

Deb Callahan Band @ The Mermaid Inn
7673 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA
215-247-9797 9PM-12Midnight

Todd Wolfe @ Godfrey Daniels
7 East Fourth Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-867-2390


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival @ Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis MD
Bobby Rush, Gregg Allman, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
Davy Knowles, Sisterhood of Soul featuring: Patty Reese
Lisa Lim, Little Margie Clark, Justine Miller, Heather Haze & Leigh Pilzer

Paul Oscher @ Godfrey Daniels
7 East Fourth Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-867-2390

Mikey Jr. @ Riegelsville Inn
10-12 Delaware Road
Riegelsville PA 18077
610-749-0100

Tinsley Ellis @ World Cafe Live (Wilmington DE)
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-994-1400 8PM $18 + fees

Scoville Blues @ Churchville Inn
1500 Bustleton Pike
Churchville PA 18966
215-357-3967 9PM

Deb Callahan Band @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-296-4100 8PM-10PM


Sunday, May 17, 2015

CJ Chenier @ The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore PA 19003
610-649-8389 8PM $20 advance, $25 day of show

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival @ Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis MD
Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan, Jonny Lang, Charlie Musselwhite
Shemekia Copeland, Mingo Fishtrap, Jarekus Singleton, Chesapeake Bay Blues Band (Mark Wenner et. al.)

Davy Knowles @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
8PM 215-257-5808


Friday, May 22, 2015

April Mae and The June Bugs @ Riegelsville Inn
10-12 Delaware Road
Riegelsville PA 18077
610-749-0100


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dukes Of Destiny @ World Cafe Live (Upstairs, Philadelphia)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400 7PM $12

Deb Callahan Band @ Black Walnut Winery
Memorial Weekend Blues Festival
3000 Lincoln Highway
Sadsburyville PA
610-857-5566 4PM-7PM


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brandon Santini @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM

Mikey Junior @ Langhorne Borough Free Concert Series
111 West Maple Avenue
Maple and Bellevue Avenues
Langhorne PA 19047
215-750-3630 7PM free


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Western Maryland Blues Festival
"Blues Prelude"
University Plaza, 50 West Washington Street
Hagerstown MD
4PM ID required free
Poster exhibit at 36 South Potomac Street, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD


Friday, May 29, 2015

Western Maryland Blues Festival
City Center Lot, North Potomac Street
Hagerstown MD
Albert Cummings                  5:30PM-6:45PM
opening ceremonies                 6:45PM-7:00PM
Hamilton Loomis                  7:15PM-8:30PM
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers  8:45PM-10:00PM
$20 advance and $30 at gate. Children 12 and under free with paying adult.
Gates open at 5 pm. ID Required.
Special combo tickets for Friday and Saturday, buy by May 26 – $50


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Western Maryland Blues Festival
City Center Lot, North Potomac Street
Hagerstown MD
Kelly Bell Band                             1:00PM-2:00PM
Jarekus Singleton                         3:00PM-4:00PM
Lil’ Ed &  The Blues Imperials  5:15PM-6:30PM
Matt Schofield                              8:00PM-9:30PM
$35 advance and $45 at the gate. Children 12 and under free with paying adult.
Special combo tickets for Friday and Saturday, buy by May 26 – $50
Gates open at 11 am. ID Required.

Scoville Blues @ Brunswick Zone
100 East Street Road
Feasterville-Trevose PA 19053
215-322-7755 9PM


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Western Maryland Blues Festival
City Park Bandshell
Hagerstown MD
Hard Swimmin' Fish                 12Noon-1:00PM
Stack O'Blues                           1:15PM-2:15PM
Ian Siegal                                  2:30PM-3:30PM
original artwork poster drawing   3:30PM-3:45PM
Moreland & Arbuckle            3:45PM-5:00PM
free Admission. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. No smoking.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Ian Siegal, Music Workshop         12:30PM-1:15PM
Smithsburg High School Jazz Band  1:00PM-1:45PM
Smithsburg High School Jazz Band  2:00PM-2:45PM


• • • June • • •


Wednesday, June 3, 2016

Selwyn Birchwood @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Friday, June 5, 2015

Robert Cray @ @ World Cafe Live (Wilmington DE)
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-994-1400 8PM (doors open 7PM) standing $35 & fees, seated $42 & fees

Studebaker John & The Hawks @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202
Saint Georges Blues Fest pre-party 7PM to 11PM


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Chester County Blues Barbecue 2015
@ Wyndsor Farm
2550 Ridge Road
Elverson PA 19520
Duke Robillard
Mikey Junior
Vanessa Collier
Georgie Bonds Trio
2PM-7PM

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day One
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
12Noon Barrelhouse
1:00PM Rocket 88 featuring Dr. Harmonica
2:45PM Little Red Rooster Band
4:30PM Studebaker John & The Hawks
6:30PM Jarekus Singleton
with Garry Cogdell's session tent between main stage sets


Deb Callahan Band @ Bus Stop Music Cafe
148 South Broadway
Pitman NJ
856-582-0009 7PM-9:30PM


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day Two
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
12Noon Jimmy Pritchard Band featuring guitarist Matt Daniels
1:30PM The Nighthawks
3:15PM Albert Castiglia
5:30PM Samantha Fish
with Garry Cogdell's session tent between main stage sets


Friday, June 12, 2015

James Cotton @
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $38 21+

Marcia Ball @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 8PM


Saturday, June 13, 2015

State Street Blues Stroll
businesses throughout the downtown business district
Media PA
6PM - 1AM
Headline act: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
at The Media Theater
104 East State Street
Media PA 19063
610-891-0100 8PM

Advance Discount: $20 thru 6/12/2015 — $25 on 6/13/2015 No Refunds - one ticket admits to all stages
XPN Member Discounts by Phone or Web only
Under 21 Free @ all-ages Stages - - Except at
The Media Theatre (ages 13 to 20, $5)
Tickets and Ticket Info or call 610-566-5039

State Street Blues Stroll bands and venues in Media:

 :  Lonnie Shields Band @ Sligo (9:30-1:15)
 :  Eryn Shewell & The Whiskey Devils @ Ariano (10-1)
 :  Dukes of Destiny @ FMFCU/Coffee Beanery (7:30-10:30)
 :  Deb Callahan Band @ Azie (10-1)
 :  The All Stars feat. Rick Valenti @ Stephens (9-1)
 :  BC Combo feat. Bev Conklin @ Picasso (9:30-1:15)
 :  Sonoma Sound @ Sher-E-Punjab (9:30-1:15)
 :  Don Evans Band @ Joclyn's (9:15-1:15)
 :  Garry Cogdell & The Complainers @ Plumstead Inn (8:15-12:45)
 :  Blues Brothers & A Sister @ John's Grille (8-12:15)
 :  Georgie Bonds Band @ Quotation's (9:30-1:15)
 :  Christopher Davis-Shannon Trio @Towne House Forge Room (8-12)
 :  Stevie & The Bluescasters @ Spasso (10-12)
 :  Nick Staver @ Margaret Kuo's (7-9) Dinner Seating Only
 :  Nick Staver @ La Belle Epoque (10-12)
 :  Johnny Never & Zep Harpo @ Desert Rose (6:15-9:15) Dinner Seating Only
 :  Andrea Carlson @ Lotus* (6-9) Dinner Seating Only
 :  band TBA @ Temaki (7-10) Dinner Seating Only
 :  band TBA @ House (6-9:15) Dinner Seating Only
 :  band TBA @ Media Pizza & Grille (7:30-10:30)
 :  Irving Street Blues @ Veterans' Square Stage (7-10:30)
 :  Fred Miller Band and more @ 7 Stones Café Plum Street Mall Stage (6-11)



Brian Brazil and The Hard Case Blues Band @ Brandywine Food and Wine Festival
at Greater Chester Valley Sports/Soccer Association
137 Line Road
Malvern PA 19255
610-444-3842 12Noon, $20 through May 15, $25 after that
ages 10-20 or Designated Driver $5, under age 10 free


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lehigh River Blues Jam
Catasauqua Municipal Park
501 American Street
Catasauqua PA 18032

6PM-10PM free preview night, open jam by The BC Combo

J. P. Soars @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 info@saintgeorgescountrystore.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ruthie Foster @
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $33 21+

Lehigh River Blues Jam
Catasauqua Municipal Park
501 American Street
Catasauqua PA 18032

6:00PM-6:50PM Blue Jay Slim & The Tone Blasters
7:10PM-8:10PM Little Red Rooster
8:30PM-10:00PM Shakura S'Aida


Jimmy Thackery @ Godfrey Daniels
7 East Fourth Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-867-2390


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lehigh River Blues Jam
Catasauqua Municipal Park
501 American Street
Catasauqua PA 18032

12:00PM-1:15PM Norman Taylor
1:30PM-2:30PM Skyla Burrell
2:50PM-3:55PM BLUz VIPz
4:15PM-5:15PM Mike Farris
5:45PM-6:30PM Lee DelRay
6:50PM-8:10PM Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats
8:30PM-10:00PM Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater

Billtown Blues Festival
Mr. Sipp; Roomful of Blues; Ruthie Foster
Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds
Lycoming County Fairground
Hughesville PA


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lehigh River Blues Jam
Catasauqua Municipal Park
501 American Street
Catasauqua PA 18032

1:00PM-3:00PM 2nd Story Blues Alliance's International Blues Challenge
3:15PM-4:30PM The Stumble
4:45PM-6:00PM Steve Brosky's Lil' Big Band

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Taj Mahal @ State Theater
130 West College Avenue
State College PA 16801
814-272-0606 8PM

Janiva Magness @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 8PM


Friday, June 26, 2015


Jack's Mountain Blues Festival Day One
West End Fair Grounds
1110 State Route 225
Laurelton PA 17835
570-452-0088

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Jack's Mountain Blues Festival Day Two
West End Fair Grounds
1110 State Route 225
Laurelton PA 17835
570-452-0088

• • • July • • •


Friday, July 3, 2015

Buddy Guy @ Keswick Theater
291 North Keswick Avenue
Glenside PA
215-572-7650 8PM $32.50, $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50


Friday, July 10, 2015

Briggs Farm Blues Festival Day One
88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342
Main Stage
9:45PM Devon Allman Band
8:00PM Teeny Tucker
6:15PM Alexis P. Suter Band
4:30PM Butterfield Revisited

Back Porch Stage
8:15PM Lonnie Shields and friends
7:00PM Terry "Harmonica" Bean and The Cornlickers
5:45PM Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
4:30PM Centennial Blues Celebration
3:15PM Miner Blues
2:00PM Symphonic Haze



Dukes Of Destiny @ Twilight Concert Series At The Gazebo
9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue ( off Lancaster Avenue)
Bryn Mawr PA
7PM-9:30 PM $12


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Briggs Farm Blues Festival Day Two
88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342
Main Stage
9:30PM Danielle Nicole Band
7:40PM Mike Zito
5:50PM Slam Allen Band
4:00PM Terry "Harmonica" Bean and The Cornlickers

Back Porch Stage
8:15PM Lonnie Shields and friends
7:00PM Bobby Kyle
5:30PM Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
4:00PM Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats
2:45PM Teddy Young & The Aces
1:30PM Hess & Owens




Dukes Of Destiny @ World Cafe Live (Wilmington)
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-994-1400 8PM $12 + fees



Friday, July 17, 2015

Devon Allman @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 8PM

Philly Gumbo World Cafe Live (Upstairs, Philadelphia)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400 8PM $12


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bucks County Blues Society
Rhythm & Blues Picnic
The Kinsey Report
Deanna Bogart
Dennis Gruenling with Doug Demming & The Jewel-Tones
Skyla Burrell Blues Band
Big Al & The Heavyweights
Georgie Bonds
Paul Plumeri and T. J. Nix
@ Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street
Morrisville PA 19067
215-946-4794 $40


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Geoff Muldaur & Maria Muldaur
@ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 7:30PM


Friday, July 24, 2015

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Kick-Off Night
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: info@splitrockresort.com
8:00PM - Midnight Mikey Jr.'s Blues Revue This harmonica master and entertainer
will join with several other bandleaders in a special show, inside the Galleria conference center



The Word (Robert Randolph, John Medeski, North Mississippi Allstars)
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear
(among many others)
@ XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru
Wiggins Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden NJ 08103


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day One
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: info@splitrockresort.com

     Main Stage
1:00PM - 2:15PM Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers
2:45PM - 4:00PM Selwyn Birchwood
4:30PM - 5:45PM Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
6:15PM - 7:30PM Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters
8:00PM - 9:30PM Shemekia Copeland

     Tent Stage
1:30PM - 2:30PM Harmonica Shah & Friends
3:00PM - 4:00PM John Mooney(solo)
4:15PM - 5:15PM Meet The Pa Blues Festival Artists and Industry Leaders
5:30PM - 6:30PM Harmonica Shah & Friends
7:00PM - 8:00PM John Mooney (solo)
8:30PM - 9:30PM Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers

AFTER FEST Showcase, inside the Galleria 9:45PM - 1:30AM
Randy Lippincott, Bobby Kyle, Barry Harrison, Joel Perry, &
special guests, members of Johnny "Clyde" Copeland's band
present their tribute to him with his daughter Shemekia Copeland!


XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru
Wiggins Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden NJ 08103


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day Two
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: info@splitrockresort.com

10:30AM - 12:45PM Concert and Brunch, inside the Galleria
with The Slam Allen Band

     Main Stage
1:00PM - 2:15PM Highway QC's
2:45PM - 4:00PM Vaneese Thomas
4:30PM - 5:45PM Victor Wainright & The Wild Roots
6:15PM - 7:30PM John Németh
8:00PM - 9:30PM Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

     Tent Stage
1:30PM - 2:30PM Alvin Youngblood Hart (solo)
3:00PM - 4:00PM The Peterson Brothers
4:15PM - 5:15PM Mikey Jr. Blues Band
5:30PM - 6:30PM Alvin Youngblood Hart (solo)
7:00PM - 8:00PM The Peterson Brothers
8:30PM - 9:30PM Victor Wainright



Buckwheat Zydeco
(among many others)
@ XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru
Wiggins Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden NJ 08103


Friday, July 31, 2015

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 1)
Rosa Parks Drive (across street from train station)
Wilmington DE 19801
      Main Stage
5:00PM Brandon Santini
6:45PM Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
8:30PM Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues



• • • August • • •


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 2)
Rosa Parks Drive (across street from train station)
Wilmington DE 19801
      Main Stage
12Noon Peterson Brothers Band
1:30PM Wayne Sharp & The Sharpshooter Band
3:15PM Albert Castiglia
5:00PM Mississippi Heat
6:45PM The Neal Family
8:30PM Walter Trout



Sunday, August 2, 2015

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 3)
Rosa Parks Drive (across street from train station)
Wilmington DE 19801
      Main Stage
12:30PM Biscuit Miller & The Mix
2:30PM Mark Hummel's Golden State Lonestar Revue
        (featuring Little Charlie Baty, Anson Funderburgh, R.W.Grigsby, Wes Star)
4:30PM The Lowrider Band

Friday, August 7, 2015

Joe Bonamassa @ Susquehanna Bank Center
1 Harbour Boulevard
Camden NJ 08103
8PM


Wednesday, August 15, 2015

Johnny Sansone @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


• • • September • • •


Sunday, September 20, 2015

2nd Annual Blues Cruisin' Lunch
featuring Georgie Bonds performing on The Spirit of Philadelphia
on a three-hour cruise along the Delaware River.
1:00PM boarding the Spirit Of Philadelphia
1:30PM Embark - cruise begins - Georgie Bonds and band perform
3:30PM Spirit of Philadelphia returns to the dock, and
          Georgie Bonds and his All Star Blues Revue continues to perform
4:30PM Disembark. The show concludes.
$65 per person, includes the cruise, live Blues music, buffet, and open bar.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ninth Annual Hank Storey Blues-Rock Fall Fling presented by
The Bucks County Blues Society
more details forthcoming


• • • October • • •


• • • November • • •


• • • December • • •


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dukes Of Destiny @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
9:30PM 215-222-1400

• • • January • • •


• • • February • • •


Friday, February 26, 2016

Lancaster Roots & Blues - A Festival Of Music Day 1
      at venues throughout Lancaster PA, including

Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603

The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17602

The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603

Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603

Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lancaster Roots & Blues - A Festival Of Music Day 2
      at venues throughout Lancaster PA, including

Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603

The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17602

The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603

Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603

Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lancaster Roots & Blues - A Festival Of Music Day 3
      at venues throughout Lancaster PA, including

Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603

The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17602

The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street
Lancaster PA 17603

Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603

Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602


• • • March • • •


Friday, March 25, 2016

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day One @ Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

      Musikfest Café Stage

      TBA


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day Two @ Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

      Musikfest Café Stage


      TBA


      Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage

      TBA


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day Three @ Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

      Musikfest Café Stage

      TBA

      Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage

      TBA



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Regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events


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Frank Greene's House Of Blues @ Time Out Sports Bar and Grill
featuring The Frank Greene Blues Band and guests
every Tuesday night
241 White Horse Pike (exit 29 on Rt. 295)
Barrington NJ 08007
856-547-7444 8PM

Acoustic Tuesdays with Niki Sbaffoni @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
6:30PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

The Old Crispy Minstrels @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202


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Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues every Wednesday @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

The monthly Blues Jam @ Jamey's House Of Music
on the first Wednesday of each month is off for the time being. Unfortunately, Jamey's House of Music, where lots of wonderful musicians have performed!) has been forced to cease operation. They are currently planning on reopening in a new location sometime in the next few months. Jamey's House of Music was a one-of-a-kind house-concert venue, with a very friendly and warm atmosphere, great sound, and fabulous music, and we look forward to Jamey's re-emergence in the near future.

Chuck McCrory, Larry Baltimore, Russ Massimin, lead blues open mic
The Greenwood Inn
4457 Marlton Pike
Pennsauken NJ 08109
8PM-12Midnight 856-663-9868

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"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

• • • Saturday • • •

"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

• • • Sunday • • •

Sunday Blues Jam at The Twisted tail
hosted by Mikey Junior & Friends
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

Fred Miller Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail
Blues Jam last Sunday of each month
2580 Haverford Road
Ardmore PA 19003
8PM 610-649-6245

Weekly Blues Jam on Sundays, hosted by Blues In The Attic @ Casey's Restaurant & Lounge
155 South Antrim Way
Greencastle PA
4PM - 7PM 717-597-8383

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About The Blues Show and Jonny Meister

The Blues Show airs every Saturday night from 7:00 to Midnight on XPN. Host Jonny Meister explores this music and its history not only because it is the key ingredient in later rock and pop music, but also because of its own special allure and unique power as a style of music and expression of the human soul.

Catherine Russell and Jonny
Jonny Meister with Catherine Russell

The Blues Show covers the entire history of the blues from 1920 to the present, from the best-known to the most obscure blues, with focus on the present-day blues, but with an eye on the rich history of this music and its large body of timeless recordings.

Host Jonny Meister has been playing the blues on WXPN since March 1977. Meister grew up with old blues records in the house. His father played boogie woogie on the piano, which Jonny learned at about the age of 12. Later he played in rock bands and did a few solo gigs as a singer-songwriter. As his interest in blues grew, he became especially interested in the history of the music, a history not always revealed by the rock musicians and their promoters who drew heavily on the blues.

Jonny spent a week with the family of the late, great blues musician J. B. Lenoir in 1979, and he was one of the consultants for the Wim Wenders film The Soul Of A Man which featured Lenoir, in the PBS film series The Blues. He won the "Keeping The Blues Alive" award for work in Public Radio for The Blues Show in 2000 and a "Best of Philly" award from Philadelphia Magazine in 1996 for "Best Local Radio Show".


Mississippi bluesman Robert Belfour, a hill country blues artist who took part in our Mississippi Blues Project concert series in 2013 has died at age 74. Robert Belfour was born in 1940 on a farm near Holly Springs, MS. He had early memories of his father playing guitar, but when his father died when Robert was just 13, he became the primary wage-earner for the family; music was something he did when there was time outside of work, which was not often enough. Belfour did construction work in Memphis for many years, though for a long time, he had to commute every day to Memphis from rural Mississippi, which took a lot of time. Finally, he relocated to Memphis. Belfour sometimes performed in a park there, and later got club gigs. He was in his fifties when he was first recorded in 1994 for a blues anthology, and later went on to record two albums for the Fat Possum label. His blues career blossomed after retirement from construction work, with the opportunity to travel and play his music full-time. We were very fortunate to have him at our Mississippi Blues Project in the winter of 2013, A little more than a year after that, his health deteriorated to a point where he stopped performing. Roger Stolle who is active in the Delta blues scene with a blues-related store in Clarksdale MS did an interview with Belfour available from Blues Music Magazine, with a performance video as well.

The Memphis Blues Society is organizing a benefit to help Robert Belfour's family with the expenses of his funeral and burial.

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Streams Of Recent Programs:

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The Mississippi Blues Project:                     

From the summer of 2012 through the summer of 2013, with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Music Project, we presented The Mississippi Blues Project, a series of concerts by Mississippi blues artists that are now available online, with shows from The Cedric Burnside Project, Big George Brock, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Robert Belfour, Big A (Anthony Sherrod) with Robert "Bilbo" Walker, Super Chikan, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Rory Block, and James Cotton. Check 'em out!

Mississippi bluesman Robert Belfour, a hill country blues artist who took part in our Mississippi Blues Project concert series in 2013 has died at age 74.

      [More info about Robert Belfour]

Blues Links: Visit these links to explore the Blues, learn about live events, and to take part in the culture of this American art form.

The Twisted Tail is the one place where you can hear blues in Philadelphia just about every night. They have a blues jam every Sunday starting at 5PM hosted by Mikey Jr. & Stone Cold Blues. Mikey Jr. and band also play there pretty regularly on Wednesday nights. They're located at 509 South 2nd Street in Philadelphia.

Alligator Records
One of the leading Chicago blues labels. Alligator is Koko Taylor's label and also home for Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and many more. Recent releases include albums from Eddy Clearwater, Michael Burks, and Janiva Magness.

Delmark Records
A venerable Chicago blues & jazz label now celebrating 55 years in the business. Many of the blues greats of the past, like Junior Wells and Big Joe Williams, have recorded for Delmark. One of their finest recent releases is Byther Smith's Blues On The Moon. Another is Hattiesburg Blues from Mississippi Heat.

Blind Pig Records
This label is home to Kenny Neal, Magic Slim, Hamilton Loomis, and others and has put out albums by E. C. Scott, Elvin Bishop, Nappy Brown, Big Bill Morganfield, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and plenty more... plus classics from Buddy Guy, Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Allison... many others!

Pristine Audio
This French reissue company has done wonderful restorations of the audio from old records. Their blues releases include Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, and Tampa Red.

Diamond State Blues Society sponsors many blues events, notably regular day-long shows at Gators in New Castle, DE and summer events in Wilmington.

Bucks County Blues Society is America's oldest blues society. among the performers they have presented are folks like Willie Dixon and Albert Collins. They have regular events and a big Blues/R&B picnic every summer, and they sponsor "Blue Thursdays" every Thursday night at McStew's in Levittown PA.

Samuel James and Jonny Meister
Jonny Meister jammin' with Samuel James

Robert Johnson Charlie Musselwhite
Shemekia Copeland Blind Lemon Jefferson

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