International Blues Challenge – Thursday

Well the International Blues Challenge versus the Bluesbeatnews daily blog.  And as I am just getting to Thursday’s activities the IBC has won.  Way too much to do.  Cannot sit around where the blues is everywhere.  I will continue to catch up on the week’s events as so many good things happen. A change in … Continue reading

IBC – the rest of Wednesday

Well here it is already Friday am and I have got to finish up Wednesday.  I can tell Thursday had a lot of blues.  If you don’t hear enough you are not doing your job.  You here bands wherever you go.  Not to mention that many CDs are for sale. After the lunch and Solo/Duo, … Continue reading

IBC Wednesday part 2

So it is time for a little lunch.  I am combining that with a chance to hear Barbara Blue by going to Silky O”Sullivan’s.           The reigning Blues Queen of Beale St is always entertaining.  Her music is good and add her unique personality that reaches into the audience, you are … Continue reading

Wednesday of the IBC – starting the day.

So much is going on that I am breaking the Blog posts up.  Between the activities and meeting new people and old friends, there are a large number of photos. The day begins with a stop at the merchandise room in Club 152.  Tickets, CDs and information can be had.           … Continue reading

International Blues Challenge – International Showcase and Tas Cru plus Eric Hughes

Now Tuesday night the International bands were in the Beale Street clubs.  Warning, I saw some but jumping in and out of clubs meant I didn’t get a lot of names.  Did get a lot of good Blues and enough to whet the ears for the upcoming days and nights. I first went off to … Continue reading

International Blues Challenge -The Journey Begins

Okay after spending time clearing snow,           it was time for Memphis and what did I see at the Airport.         Got my shuttle ride to my hotel.             Alonzo mentioned a new BBQ spot near the Civil Rights Museum.  Made a note … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 29, 2016

This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time.   University of St Joseph: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood Legends Live On Show; West Hartford. The Mohegan Sun (Wolf … Continue reading

J’s Crab Shack visit Two

The following week was a chance to see Mike Crandall and hear some cuts from his new CD. Mike was great on vocals and harp.                                       Some high school friends came by.           … Continue reading

Visits to J’s Crab Shack

Well had a couple of visits to J’s Crab Shack to report on.  Thought I would get them in before I start on the International Blues Challenge.  Liviu’s Invitational brought in Neal Vitullo.  The expert guitarist has a strong fan base and his playing is always exciting. Adding to the occasion was celebrating a friend’s … Continue reading

Belated Blues Schedule January 22, 2016

The Snow Forecast is changing the schedule, call ahead. This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time. Old Orchard Farm: Saturday, Dan Stevens/Clayton Allen; East Lyme. The Barn: Saturday, … Continue reading