Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jazz & Blues Florida's Email Subscribers Now Number Over 10,000!

As a leading indicator of (upward) trending matters of importance on Florida's live jazz and blues scene, things are looking pretty darn good!

We spent the last two days mostly catching up on the backlog of new email list subscribers and we hit the 10,000 mark! And, we finally had the time to break them down into groups by genre and regional requests. Here are the numbers (they add up to far beyond 10,000 due to many subscribers requesting to be on the distribution list for more than one region):

Current Active Subscribers 10,115
Broward 2,205
Broward Jazz 1,851
Broward Blues 1,636
East-Central 1,647
EC Jazz 1,233
EC Blues 1,274
Keys  757
K Jazz 651
K Blues 655
Miami 1,667
M Jazz 1,529
M Blues 1,156
Northeast 1,345
NE Jazz 1,005
NE Blues 1,085
Northwest 786
NW Jazz  603
NW Blues          656
Palm Beach County 1,996
PB Jazz 1,635
PB Blues 1,523
Southwest 1,097
SW Jazz 815
SW Blues 907
West-central 1,462
WC Jazz 1,117
WC Blues 1,185
Magazine Notice Only   2,541
  OTHER RELATED NUMBERS:
Old/Removed Addresses(past subscribers)  6,281
No Email Address/other  3,376

Along with this news, Jazz & Blues Florida is proud to announce that the September issue of our online magazine will be the biggest in the ten-year history of our business. And, this is the low season!

Thank you to our readers, our clients, and the musicians and venues that make it all spin.

Charlie
Charles R. Boyer, Owner/Publisher
Jazz & Blues Florida
(561) 313-7432

PS - Deadline for order placements for the October issue is 9/23/15. Email Sales@JazzBluesFlorida.com with inquiries.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Florida's 2015 IBC Info: NCFBS Competition Winners Announced. Updated 8/30/15



Winners of 2015 regional competitions 
will compete in the 
International Blues Challenge in 
Memphis TN January 26-30, 2016.

Florida Regional Competitions

Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Location: Pirate's Cove Resort, 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart, FL
Time: 4pm (subject to change  based on number of acts)
Band Competitors: TBA
Solo/ Duo Competitors: TBA

Blues Society of Northwest Florida
Friday & Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2015
Location: Seville Quarter: 130 E Government St., Pensacola, FL 
https://www.facebook.com/BluesSocietyNWFL 
WINNER - Band: Cat Roads & The Truth
WINNER - Solo/Duo: Michael McCarthy & Justin Headley

North Central Florida Blues Society
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Location: Dirty Bar, 2441 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL
Time: Doors 6pm, competition 7pm.
Ticket: $5
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456518421328994
Band Competitors: Bridget Kelly Band
Solo/ Duo Competitors: Barbara Paul

Orange Blossom Blues Society
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Location: The Alley Blues Bar, 114 S Park Ave, Sanford FL
Time: 2-6pm
Ticket: $5
Band Competitors: TBA
Solo/ Duo Competitors: TBA

South Florida Blues Society
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Location: Galuppis, 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL.
Time: 4pm, $10 non-members,$ 8 members
Solo/ Duo Competitors:
WINNER - Mark Telesca (solo)
Joel DaSilva (solo)
Jersey Julie (duo)
Band Competitors: 
WINNER - J.L. Fulks Band (J.L. Fulks - guitar & vocals, Ian Jones - drums, Kenneth Burgner - bass)
NMBR11
Fade to Blue
EVENT PHOTOS by Paul M. Gettleman
SFBS is accepting entries for The Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD" contest.  If interested in submitting your CD contact Society President, BluesBobby at bluesbobby2@aol.com.  The CD must be released November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015. Reported entrants: JOEY GILMORE, MARK TELESCA and NUMBR11

Southwest Florida Blues Society
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Location: Weekend Willie's, 5310 Shirley Street, Naples, FL 34109
Time: 1pm - opening show by Steve Arvey, Competition starts at 1:30pm.
GA $10
SWFBS Member $5
Solo/ Duo Competitors:
WINNER: Josh Rowand
Gator Nate and Chokoloskee Willie Matt
Hat and Matching Suitcase
Band Competitors:
WINNER: The John Allender Blues Band (John Allender - guitar, vocals, Mark Appleby - bass, Gary Van Gorp - drums)
Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers
The Amazing RJ Howson All-Stars
Ellie Lee and Blues Fury
Youth Group:
Britney Russell and the King City Blues Band

Suncoast Blues Society
suncoastblues.org
BAND COMPETITION
August 23, 2015
Location: Ace's Live Music
Time: 5PM
BAND COMPETITORS
WINNER: TC Carr & the Bolts of Blue (TC Carr - Vocals and Harmonica, Josh Nelms - Guitar, Vinnie Seplesky - Bass, Dennis McCarthy - Drums)
Bob Petrocelli Band
Kat Crosby Band
Alex Lopez Express
David Smash Band
Blonde & Blue Band
Jason Haram Group
George Pennington Band
Troy Youngblood & the Soulfish 
SOLO/DUO COMPETITION
July 26, 2015
Location: Hideaway Cafe
SOLO/DUO COMPETITORS
WINNER: Franc Robert 
Karen & the Dog
Nat Langston
Treble Hook

Not Holding Competition
Nature Coast Friends of Blues

Please send info on competitions to Listings@JazzBluesFlorida.com and it will be added here and results will be posted as the competitions progress. 

In previous years this annual blog entry has garnered over 2,000 views as people around the world check it out to see what is happening in Florida.  

Thank you.

Additional Info on the IBC: http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge 
Search Past Winners: http://www.blues.org/awards-search/?cat=ibc
Blues Foundation: http://www.blues.org




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Blues or Art? Which is awesomer? You decide this Saturday night at Arts Garage!

IKO IKO | BLUES
Sat. 8/29, 8:00
pm

“IKO-IKO is more than just a hot combo. This engaging, thought provoking music is blues mixed with Americana, in the realm of Tom Petty, early J. Giles Band and even Bob Dylan. Dirty, funky and with a rock urgency.”
-Blues Revue Magazine

With a sound that encompasses roots and blues mixed with island grooves, Latin percussion and Voodoo drums, IKO-IKO is rock and roll with a Bo Diddley beat, stellar musicianship, and the award winning song craft of bandleader, Graham Wood Drout.
  
ARTIST/BLUES SERIES
Gallery Reception & Exhibition
Sat. 8/29, 6pm - FREE 
Check out some awesome artwork by IKO-IKO's singer and songwriter, Graham Wood Drout. This unique exhibit showcases Drout's quirky and eclectic outsider/folk art inspired paintings, constructions and sculptures. His seldom shown work is a visual extension of his musical style, imagery and playful imagination. 

 

Upcoming at Arts Garage: 

Otis Cadillac 
ROCK & ROLL ROOTS 
Sat. 9/5, 8pm


Betty Fox Band
BLUES
Sat. 9/12, 8pm 


Double Indemnity 
RADIO THEATRE
Wed. 9/16, 7:30pm
Thurs. 9/17, 7:30pm 


 

Arts Garage
180 NE First Street
Delray BeachFL 33444


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pat Ramsey Memorial Benefit Concert Lineup Announced - One of Florida's BEST days of music!

7th Annual 
Big Bend Hospice Benefit Concert 
in Memory of Pat Ramsey

"This Was His Wish, To Give Back"



Saturday, October 3, 2015
Bradfordville Blues Club
7152 Moses Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309
(850)906-0766

Gates Open at 1pm - Rain or Shine!
Food on Site plus Food Trucks
$20/Person, Children 12 & under are Free
$5/campsite. Tickets at gate.

This will be the 7th year of this event benefiting Big Bend Hospice in Pat's honor. Pat Ramsey (Facebook.com/PatRamseyLegacy) was a well known and loved person, musician & blues singer around the globe. Pat passed away on Nov. 17, 2008 in the care of Hospice and his music lives on and he is remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.

Music will be held on the inside (Saw) stage, the outside (Oaks) stage, and later in the evening, around the bonfire (Fire) stage.

This year's performance lineup for the event:

Saw Stage:
5:30-6:30 - Lori Kline
8:30-9:30 - Jamie Eubanks Band
10-11:30 - Little Mike & The Blues Disciples 
Michael Markowitz – harmonica, vocals
Dave Renson – guitar, vocals
John Wentzien – bass
Eloise Davis – bass, vocals
Steve Howell - drums 
(Live on 106.1 the Path, streaming at 
Midnight-1am - It's Jam Time!

Oaks Stage:
2-3pm - Wanderfoot
3:30-4:30 - Bo Hog Root
6:30-7:30 - Major Bacon
8-9:30 - King Cotton
                   
Fire Stage:
Debi Jordan will be playing her 
music and songs under the starry skies 
and mossy oaks beginning at 9:30pm.

All of the participating bands & musicians are giving their time and talent for Big Bend Hospice. All have their own experiences with hospice and they also want to give back for the love and care given to their loved ones, and for the love they had for Pat. Please remember when you are at the event to let these musicians know how much they are appreciated. We want this year to be our best year yet so tell all your friends!

There will be a silent auction as well as a 50/50 drawing, numerous raffles throughout the day, with a big raffle item for the final drawing. All proceeds are going to Big Bend Hospice in Pat Ramsey's name. If you can't attend the event and would like to show your support by making a donation in Pat Ramsey's name, you can do so at bigbendhospice.org . Click the "Make A Gift" link.

Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and we will to see you there! Bring your children - there's plenty of room for them to play. Free for age 12 & under or if you wish... give a donation.

NOTE: Please, no pets, no coolers and no alcoholic drinks not bought at the club. This event is about respect, and this part of it. Overnight rough camping and RV parking space is available and encouraged. DO bring chairs, blankets, bug spray, cameras and good attitudes!

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities and auction and raffle item donations, contact Debbi Ramsey at (850)597-6131 or debbiramsey@gmail.com.

To inquire about 2016 band selection, contact Steve Howell at (850)566-7573 or stevemissy711@aim.com.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

...and then...(THE REST OF THE STORY from Allen Kanovsky!)


Submitted by Al Kanovsky 08/23/15

...Continued from yesterday's blog:  http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2015/08/i-was-11-whenraconteur-allen-kanovsky.html 

...Chuck and Paul & Orlando & Josh went on to do a nice, easy shuffle called "Drink On". Josh delivered an over the top solo. Chuck paid tribute to Roy Jones with "Welcome Home Any Lonesome Day". Again 8 beat boogie with "Lonesome Child". You can't do a BLUES program without something from Muddy Waters. Josh picks it up with "Two Of 'em Said Let Him Go". James came on to sit down at the piano and sing "Kick 'em All Out" in kind of a rag. He followed with "one More Mile" The tune brought joy to me ear and a tear to my heart. Now it James & Chuck side by side on the piano bench doing "That's Why I Keep On Drinking". Josh using a slide with Paul & Orlando delivering great rhythm. They took it out with a boogie. Boogie-Woogie demands really good left-hand. BLUES become dynamic with right-hand play. Two left-hands and two of the best rights in the world are delivering an unforgettable moment in music.

The 2nd set was fun song after fun song. "Call My Job", "Stockyard BLUES", "Who Drank My Beer While I Was In the Rear". Chuck got very serious with "After Hours". Again the right hand was a marvel. Josh got back to the fun with Jimmy Rodgers last meal tune "Fry Me Two Dinosaur Eggs --- I'll wait right here 'til you get back with it. James returns to do "You Take All My Money & Treat Me Like A Monkey Man". The closing lyric says "I ain't no Casanova but I ain't no monkey man". "How Long" is a real BLUES song and it was played for all it's worth. Chuck's original composition "AnnaLee" is a tender song. They closed the show with "School Days" and the entire audience on their feet, cheering. 

Thanks to all JAZZophiles & BLUESiacs who have contributed to my GoFundMe fund and all those who sent kind thoughts, prayers & good wishes. Love you guys.


Al's Disclaimer:
A short note: The reason I write this is because I love music and words. I do not book acts. I do not promote acts. I do not accept invitations to review artists. I go to venues of my own choice. When and where is not influenced by anything other than who I would like to hear that night or day. If I don't like what I hear, I won't write about it. When I like it I let you all know. I never mention a name without asking permission. "Pardon me, Miss. Would you like to dance?" 
      




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Saturday, August 22, 2015

I was 11 when...(...raconteur Allen Kanovsky recounts on Boogie Woogie Piano Blues, before hitting the rack...)


Submitted by Al Kanovsky 08/22/15


..."Caldonia" by Louis Jordan & the Tympani Five hit the charts.

I was crazy about boogie-woogie. Loved the beat and loved the way girls skirts would wave above their knees when the jitter-bugged. Last night Barrelhouse Chuck (Goering) brought back a flood of memories when he opened his show at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. It would turn into a great night of BLUES music. Shuffles, Chicago, N'Awlins, Boogie and just plain old BLUES. On stage for the opener with Chuck was Paul (Smiles) Shewchuk on bass, Orlando (Magic) Machado on drums and playing guitar along with vocals was Josh (no joke) Miller. Later on they would be joined by Jim McKaba doing some two fisted piano. Josh took the first solo and you knew you were going to hear some outstanding stuff. Chuck transitioned into a little bit of "C-Jam" and then came back home. Now to Bourbon St. and a bit of "Barrel House Woman". back is killing me ---to be continued.
A short note: The reason I write this is because I love music and words. I do not book acts. I do not promote acts. I do not accept invitations to review artists. I go to venues of my own choice. When and where is not influenced by anything other than who I would like to hear that night or day. If I don't like what I hear, I won't write about it. When I like it I let you all know. I never mention a name without asking permission. "Pardon me, Miss. Would you like to dance?" 
      




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