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Coming Up On  The Blues Show  December 14, 2019:

On this show, we'll hear from the artists who will be inducted into The Blues Hall Of Fame by The Blues Foundation in 2020, as well as the blues recordings that will be entered into the Hall Of Fame, which include records by B. B. King, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Willie Brown, Howlin' Wolf, Chippie Hill, and more.

In the midnight hour after The Blues Show, on Blue Dimensions: Program #H50 — a new album Colors from blues harmonica master, singer and songwriter Sugar Blue. Also: two recently reissued albums from the late, great pianist Erroll Garner, and a new piece from a wonderful contemporary pianist, Victor Gould. Plus: a selection from the debut release of vibraphonist Lolly Allen, and a touching song written and sung by Philadelphia's own Michelle Lordi, from her new album Break Up With The Sound.

The Blues Images 2020 Blues Calendar is out now, with rare old photos of the artists, art work that accompamied the original release of some of the songs in the calendat on 78 rpm records, and a CD with a reissue of 22 of these songs, with music from Blind Lemon Jefferson, B. B. King, The Mississippi Sheiks, the mysterious Blues Boy Bill, and more.

Check out new section Cool Blues Links. In Part 1 of the Ken Burns documentary Country Music the Jimmie Rodgers song "In The Jailhouse Now" is said to be "derived from African-American blues and jug band musicians." We hereby name those musicians! They are Blind Blake and Gus Cannon, who recorded the song in 1927. Hear the original recording in Cool Blues Links.

Links for   Local Artists  |  Venues  |  Blues Events  |  Cool Blues Links

       • • • Area Blues Concerts & Events • • •


For blues event listings visit:
Delta Blue's Calendar
The Blues Collaborative
Bucks County Blues Society
Diamond State Blues Society
Baltimore Blues Society
Blues Society of Central PA
Lehigh Valley Blues Network
Central Delaware Blues Society

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• • • December • • •


Friday, December 13, 2019

Judy Sings The Blues @ Bethany Blues
Lewes DE 19958 (8:30PM-11PM) no cover

Mike Guldin & Rollin' & Tumblin' @ Rising Sun Inn
Telford PA 18969 (9PM)

Shakey Lyman @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (7:30PM-9PM)

Big Soul Chicken @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM-1AM)


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree with Alicia Michilli
@ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Collingswood NJ 08107 (8PM) $75, $59.50, $49.50, & $39.50

Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia Blues Messengers
@ Greystone Fine Foods And spirits
Newtown PA 18940 (5PM-8PM)

Dukes Of Destiny @ Jamey's House Of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (8PM)  $15 online advance      $18 at door

Scoville Blues @ Sycamore Grill
Newtown PA 18940

Mikey Jr @ Riegelsville Inn
Riegelsville PA 18077 (7PM)

Mike Guldin & Rollin' & Tumblin' @ Trum Tavern
Trumbauersville PA 18970


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Samantha Fish @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia PA 19104 (8PM) advance: $22-$32, day of show: $25-$35, plus fees


Friday, December 20, 2019

GA-20 @ Ruthie's BBQ
Montclair NJ 07042

Popa Chubby @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 19860 (8PM) $25-$40

Mojo Gypsies @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM)

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ Crooked Eye Brewery
Hatboro PA 19090 (7PM-10PM)    free

Mojo Gypsies @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM)


Saturday, December 21, 2019

GA-20 @ Milo - The Meeting House
Philadelphia (Mount Airy) PA 19119

Roger Girke @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM)

Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia Blues Messengers
@ Oxford Presbyterian Church
Philadelphia (Cedarbrook) PA 19150 (6:30PM-10:30PM)
advance sales only; no tickets at door
$25 adults, $15 teens        215-247-9487


Friday, December 27, 2019

Blue Bizness featuring Diane Blue @ The SoundBank
Phoenixville PA 19460 (7:30PM-11:30PM) $8

Randy Lippincott @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM)


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Deb Callahan @ Paris Bistro
Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) PA 19118 (7PM-11PM)

Gypsy Joe Alves & The Groove Prophets @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM)


Monday, December 30, 2019

Bruce Katz Band with special guest Giles Robson
@ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 19860 (8PM) $21.50-$29.50


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Bruce Katz Band with special guest Giles Robson
@ St. Georges Country Store
St. Georges DE 19733

Mikey Jr. with burlesque performances by Cabaret Administration @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM-1AM)

Steve Guyger & The Excellos @ NFIA
Oakford PA 19053


• • • January • • •


Friday, January 3, 2020

Craig Thatcher Band with Gabe Stillman Band @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 19860 (8PM) $21.50-$29.50


Saturday, January 4, 2020

International Blues Competition Fundraiser, hosted by Phoenixville Blues Festival and The SoundBank
supporting our winning bands and helping them get to Memphis.
Performing is our winning duo of our Battle of the Blues, East Texas Tramps and the winning band Blues on the Loose
@ The SoundBank
Phoenixville PA 19460 (7PM)

Popa Chubby @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $37 advance    — $45 Door


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Blues Brunch, Jam, & open mic with The Philly Blues Kings
first Sunday of each month
@ Jamey's House Of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (Noon-3PM)   free
Open mic jam Noon-1:30PM — Philly Blues Kings set 1:30PM-3PM


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Lehigh River Blues Jam
@ Days Inn Jetport Ballroom, Allentown PA 18109 doors open at 2:30PM (advance: $15     at door: $20
 3:00PM-3:30PM - Acoustic Blues Project
 3:45PM-4:30PM - Jack Adams Band
 4:50PM-5:35PM - Blues Collaborative Band
 5:55PM-6:40PM - Dana Gaynor Band
 7:00PM-7:45PM - BC Combo
 8:00PM-8:40PM - Bobby Kyle & the Administers
9:00PM-10:00PM - Nate Myers & The Aces

Frank Bey @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $25 advance    — $35 Door


• • • February • • •


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Blues Brunch, Jam, & open mic with The Philly Blues Kings
first Sunday of each month
@ Jamey's House Of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (Noon-3PM)   free
Open mic jam Noon-1:30PM — Philly Blues Kings set 1:30PM-3PM


Friday, February 7, 2020

Chris O'Leary @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $25 advance    — $35 Door


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Frank Bey @ La Rose Jazz Club
Philadelphia (Germantown) PA 19144

Vanessa Collier @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $32 advance    — $40 Door


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $25 advance    — $35 Door


Friday, February 21, 2020

Frank Bey CD Release Concert @ The Barn at Stoner Commons
Lancaster PA 17601 (doors 6PM)
Blues On The Loose 7PM-8 :30PM
Frank Bey 9PM-11PM

Eric Lindell @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $27 advance    — $35 Door


Saturday, February 22, 2020

Paul Nelson @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $30 advance    — $35 Door


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Dave Keyes @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


Friday, February 28, 2020

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram @ XL Live
Harrisburg PA 17104


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram @ City Winery
Philadelphia PA 19107 (doors 6PM; show at 8PM) $30-$40


• • • March • • •


Friday, March 6, 2020

The Keyes-Bergeron-Hooks Band featuring Bernard Purdie @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $27 advance    — $35 Door


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Roomful of Blues @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $39 advance    — $45 Door


Friday March 20, 2020

Biscuit Miller & The Mix @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $27 advance    — $35 Door


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dave Keller Band @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 7:00 PM $$20 advance    — $30 Door


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ann Kerstetter Band @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


Friday, March 27, 2020

Roomful Of Blues @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 19860 (8PM) $25-$39.50

John Mayall (with Dave Mason) @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Collingswood NJ 08107 (8PM) $39.50-$85


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Berks Jazz Fest
Kenny Neal & The Neal Family Revue with special guest Frank Bey
@ The Inn At Reading, Wyomissing PA 19610 (1:30PM) $49


• • • April • • •


Friday, April 3, 2020

Berks Jazz Fest
Billy Price & Charm City Rhythm Band @ @ The Inn At Reading, Wyomissing PA 19610 (7:30PM) $20


Saturday, April 4, 2020

Berks Jazz Fest
Tab Benoit opening: Greg Sover
@ The Inn At Reading, Wyomissing PA 19610 (1:30PM) $49


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

JP Soars & The Red Hots @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $25 advance    — $35 Door


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Bret Alexander & Nyke Van Wyck @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


• • • May • • •


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Day 1
@ Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis MD 21409
Blues Traveler
The Spinners
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Southern Avenue
Elektric Voodoo
Wayne Baker Brooks
Chesapeake Bay Blues Band, featuring
Patty Reese, Daryl Davis, Mark Wenner, Dave Chappell
Holiday Ticket Price sale ends December 31, 2019 — Tickets go on sale December 16, 2019
Holiday ticket prices:
One-Day Pass $55
Two-Day Pass $100
VIP Ticket Package $550

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Day 2
@ Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis MD 21409
Buddy Guy
Shemekia Copeland
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Cash Box Kings
Vanessa Collier
Altered Five Blues Band


Saturday, May 23, 2020

10th Annual Black Walnut Winery Blues Fest
Sadsburyville PA 19369
Noon-3PM: (TBA)
4PM-7PM: (TBA)


Sunday, May 24, 2020

10th Annual Black Walnut Winery Blues Fest
Sadsburyville PA 19369
Noon-3PM: (TBA)
4PM-7PM: (TBA)


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Stacia Abernatha & Ben Geise @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Chester County Blues Barbecue @ Wyndsor Farm
Elverson PA (2PM-7PM) rain or shine


• • • June • • •


Friday, June 5, 2020

Havre De Grace Jazz & Blues Fest Day 1
Havre De Grace MD 21078


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Blues, Brews & Barbecue
9th & Hamilton Streets and surrounding area
Allentown PA 18101 (Noon-10PM)

Havre De Grace Jazz & Blues Fest Day 2
Havre De Grace MD 21078

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day 1
Fort DuPont Parade Grounds
Delaware City DE 19706
11:45AM — Judy Sings The Blues
1:15PM — Studebaker John & The Delaware Destroyers
       with Garry Cogdell
3:00PM — Tennessee Redemption with Brandon Santini & Jeff Jensen
4:45PM — Victor Wainwright & The Train
6:30PM — Joe Louis Walker
Garry Cogdell's Session Tent All Weekend Between Sets


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day 2
Fort DuPont Parade Grounds
Delaware City DE 19706
11:45AM — Gracie Curren & The High Falutin' Band
1:15PM — Backtrack Blues Band with Wayne Sharp
3:00PM — Toronzo Cannon
4:45PM — Mike Zito
6:30PM — Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Garry Cogdell's Session Tent All Weekend Between Sets

Havre De Grace Jazz & Blues Fest Day 3
Havre De Grace MD 21078


Friday, June 12, 2020

Billtown Blues Festival Day 1
Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville PA 17737 (6PM)

Trudy Lynn @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $32 advance    — $40 Door


Saturday, June 13, 2020

State Street Blues Stroll
Business district in Media PA 19063

6PM to 1AM twenty indoor stages, rain or shine

Billtown Blues Festival Day 2
Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville PA 17737 (12 Noon)


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Billtown Blues Festival Day 3
@ Lycoming County Fairgrounds
Hughesville PA 17737 (11AM)


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Deb Callahan @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


Friday, June 26, 2020

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day 1
@ Steel Stacks, in Bethlehem PA 18015


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day 2
@ Steel Stacks, in Bethlehem PA 18015


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day 3
@ Steel Stacks, in Bethlehem PA 18015


• • • July • • •


Thursday, July 9, 2020 through Sunday, July 12, 2020

Briggs Farm Blues Festival
88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342
headliner on Friday, July10th: Ana Popovic
headliner on Saturday, July11th: Shemekia Copeland


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Norman Taylor @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


• • • August • • •


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Kevin McCann Blues Trio @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


• • • September • • •


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Kerry Kenny Trio @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


• • • October • • •


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Jeff Anderson Project @ The Listening Room
Bloomsburg PA 17815 (7PM) $5


• • • November • • •


Friday, November 20, 2020

Reading Blues Fest (Day 1) — Ticket Information
@ DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading PA 19601

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Reading Blues Fest (Day 2) — Ticket Information
@ DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading PA 19601

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Reading Blues Fest (Day 3) — Ticket Information
@ DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading PA 19601

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Regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events

           Weekly


• • • every Monday • • •

blues jam & open mic with Joe Alves Band @ The Ashburner Inn every Monday
Philadelphia (Torresdale) PA 19136 (8PM-11PM)


• • • every Tuesday • • •

Little Red Rooster hosts blues jam @ Villa Capri every Tuesday
Doylestown PA 18901 (8PM)

blues jam hosted by Paul Boddy & The Slidewinder Blues Band @ Havana every Tuesday
New Hope PA 18938 (8PM)

Ursula Ricks hosts "Cats Eye Blues Jam" @ The Cats Eye Pub
Baltimore (Fells Point) MD 21231 (9PM)

Nate Myers and The Aces @ Grotto Pub
Enola PA


• • • every Wednesday • • •

Mikey Jr. @ The Twisted Tail every Wednesday
Philadelphia PA 19147 (8PM)

Mikey Jr. @ The Twisted Tail every Wednesday

• • • every Wednesday • • •

blues jam hosted by Steve Guyger @ Temperance House every Thursday
Newtown PA 18940 (7PM)

blues jam hosted by Empty Belly Blues Band @ Brut Lounge every Thursday
Feasterville PA 19053 (7:30PM)


• • • every Sunday • • •

Mikey Jr. leads blues jam - open mic @ The Twisted Tail every Sunday
Philadelphia PA 19147 (5PM-9PM)

Blues Brunch, Jam, & open mic with The Philly Blues Kings
first Sunday of each month
@ Jamey's House Of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (Noon-3PM)   free
Open mic jam Noon-1:30PM — Philly Blues Kings set 1:30PM-3PM

           Monthly


Fred Miller Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail
Blues Jam 8PM last Sunday of each month
Ardmore PA


    Jonny's Top Twenty-Five Blues Songs 2018

Artist Song Album
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne How 'Bout That Inspired By The Blues
Shemekia Copeland Would You Take My Blood? America's Child
Cedric Burnside Hard To Stay Cool Benton County Relic
Keesha Pratt Band Have A Good Time Y'All Believe
Russ Green Goin' Down South City Soul
Shemekia Copeland Ain't Got Time For Hate America's Child
Dry Johnson Daddy's Got A Cadillac Long Live Them Blues, Volume One
Bobby G Ph.D. In The Blues Ph.D. In The Blues
Frank Bey Where You Been So Long Back In Business
Teeny Tucker Crack The Door Put On Your Red Dress Baby
Buddy Guy Cognac The Blues Is Alive And Well
Trudy Lynn Blues Keep Knocking Blues Keep Knockin'
Vanessa Collier Sweatin' Like A Pig, Singin' Like An Angel Honey Up
Marcia Ball Pots And Pans Shine Bright
Eric Bibb Race And Equality Global Griot
Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, Giles Robson Mean Old Train Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues
Maria Muldaur Georgia Grind Don't You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker)
RC and The Moonpie Band Buddy Guy Up All This
Teeny Tucker One Kind Favor Put On Your Red Dress Baby
Muddy Gurdy See My Jumper Hanging On The Line Muddy Gurdy
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Bad Habits No Mercy In This Land
Mike Mettalia Going Down Slow Chicago/The Blues Legends/Today!
Mud Morganfield Who's Foolin' Who? They Call Me Mud
Big Harp George Alternative Facts Uptown Cool
Billy Price Reckoning Reckoning

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     Cool Blues Links

Blind Blake with Gus Cannon 1927 "He's In The Jailhouse Now"
GoogleDoodle for B. B. King's 94th birthday, September 15, 2019
• song video Keb' Mo' with Taj Mahal Don't Throw It Away
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram in performance at Briggs Farm Blues Festival
       July 13, 2019
Annika Chambers in performance at Briggs Farm Blues Festival, July 12, 2019
Southern Avenue in performance at Briggs Farm Blues Festival, July 12, 2019
Cedric Burnside Project in performance at Briggs Farm Blues Festival, July 13, 2019
James Armstrong in performance at Briggs Farm Blues Festival, July 12, 2019
Shemekia Copeland "Would You Take My Blood" in performance World Cafe Live
       October 3, 2018
Shemekia Copeland "The Wrong Idea" in performance World Cafe Live
       October 3, 2018
Shemekia Copeland "In The Blood Of The Blues" in performance World Cafe Live
       October 3, 2018
Vanessa Collier "Bad News Bears" in performance Briggs Farm Blues Festival
       July 7, 2017
Vanessa Collier "The Run Around" in performance Briggs Farm Blues Festival
       July 7, 2017
Thornetta Davis "I'd Rather Be Alone" in performance Briggs Farm Blues Festival
       July 8, 2017
Eric Gales "Change In Me" in performance Briggs Farm Blues Festival July 8, 2017
R. L. Boyce & The Cornlickers "One Of These Days" in performance
       Briggs Farm Blues Festival July 7, 2017
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in performance
       Saint Georges Blues Festival, June 10, 2017

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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".


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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram and Jonny Meister
Jonny with Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, St. Georges Blues Festival 2019

Jonny Meister with Cedric Burnside at 2019 Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Jonny with Cedric Burnside,
Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2019

Jonny Meister with Tierinii Jackson of Southern Avenue at 2019 Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Jonny with Tierinii Jackson of Southern Avenue, Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2019

Frank Bey and Jonny Meister
Jonny with Frank Bey, house concert September 2019

Mindi Abair and Jonny Meister
Jonny with Mindi Abair, Reading Blues Fest November 2019

Mikey Junior and Jonny Meister
Jonny with Mikey Junior, live recording session Philadelphia PA, September 2019

Jonny Meister with King Solomon Hicks at 2019 Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Jonny with King Solomon Hicks,
Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2019

James Cotton and Jonny Meister
Jonny with the late, great James Cotton, Riverfront Blues Festival 2013

Jonny Meister with Vanessa Collier at the Riverfront Blues Festival 2018
Jonny with Vanessa Collier,
Riverfront Blues Festival 2018

Lurrie Bell and Jonny Meister
Jonny with Lurrie Bell, Riverfront Blues Festival 2019

Jonny Meister with blues singer Miss Freddye
Jonny with Miss Freddye,
at house concert 2018

Samuel James and Jonny Meister
Jonny jammin' with Samuel James, at
The Psalm Salon in Overbrook 2010

R. L. Burnside and Jonny Meister
Jonny with R. L. Burnside, WXPN May 31, 1986

Robert Johnson Charlie Musselwhite
Shemekia Copeland Blind Lemon Jefferson

Local Blues Artists in our listening areas

A C Steel & The Galvanizers
Frank Bey
Blue Jay Slim and the Tone Blasters
Blue Plate Specials
Georgie Bonds
Deb Callahan
Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia
    Blues Messengers

Vanessa Collier
Dukes Of Destiny
Roger Girke
Mike Guldin and Rollin' & Tumblin'
Judy Sings The Blues
Kitty Mayo and the Emperess Band
Mikey Jr.
Johnny Never
Philly Blues Kings
Porkroll Project
Scoville Blues
Sister Blue Band
Slim and The Perkolators
Greg Sover
Stevie and the Bluescasters
Norman Taylor

   — — Venues — —

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.

The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore PA 19003
610-649-8389

Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $25

The Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square PA 19348
484-732-8295

Jamey's House Of Music
livehouse and BYOB Café
32 South Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne PA 19050
tel or text 215-477-9985
fax 215-879-1457

Keswick Theatre
291 North Keswick Avenue
Glenside PA
215-572-7650

Lansdowne Folk Club
at the Twentieth Century Club
84 South Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne PA 19050
484-466-6213

Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-389-0118

The Lucky Well
111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242

Mermaid Inn
7673 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19118
215-247-9797

The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown NJ 08505
609-324-0880

Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808

The State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732-246-7469

Warmdaddy's
1400 South Columbus Boulevard (at Reed Street)
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-462-2000

World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400

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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!