Monday, September 1, 2014

Jazz & Blues Florida September Issue Posting Notice - Come and get it!


Florida's Free Online Guide to 

Live Jazz & Blues 

in Clubs, Concerts and Festivals. 

The music is out there. 
The information is here. 
Go here, and we will see you there!



Yes, fine people, Jazz & Blues Florida has released another fantastically excellent edition of our online magazine! YOU are invited to partake by stopping by www.JazzBluesFlorida.com anytime, day or night, or in-between, and check out Florida's jazz & blues scene for FREE! The links to the new issue, in both .pdf and online reader format, are right there on the home page. Click on the cover (as shown above) to open, and then you can click on any ad to be taken directly to the advertiser's site for more information. Slick, or no?

The featured artists this month include: 21 Blue Featuring Longineu Parsons & Ted Shumate, Afro Bop Alliance, Bernard Allison, Big Ray and The Motor City Kings, David Gerald, Debbie Orta Quintet, Gregory Alan Parnell, Ira Sullivan, Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney, Little G Weevil and Tierney Sutton. ALL these great artists are performing in Florida in September, so find out why you should catch their show, and where and when. We also have lots of festival announcements and season series information. 

Enjoy the read - supporting the scene begins with knowing about it!
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We have the most comprehensive festival page for Florida jazz & blues at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com/Festivals ?
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Gil Anthony's Blues Power Top 30 for September 2014. Congratz to Bridget Kelly Band & JP Soars on charting this month!


BLUES POWER w/ Gil Anthony (2013 Keeping Blues Alive Award Winner)
TOP 30 - August 2014
WWNT, DOTHAN AL 
WVVL, ENTERPRISE, AL
Every SUNDAY AND MONDAY
6-11PM CDT STREAMING LIVE AT
GILANTHONYBLUES.COM

Blues Power Top 30, August 2014

Broadcasting from WVVL, Enterprise, AL. Sunday 6-11pm cdt, and
WWNT, Dothan, Al..Monday 6-11pm.cdt 
and also heard on The Path 106.1, Tallhassee, FL, Sunday 7-9pm edt.
All shows are streamed on station websites and gilanthonyblues.com.


1. Janiva Magness ...Original...Fathead Rec.
2. Eden Brent ...Jigsaw Heart...Yellow Dog
3. Rod Piazza ...Emergency Situation...Blind Pig
4. Andy T/Nick Nixon ...Livin' It Up...Delta Groove
5. Lucky Petersen ...Son of a Blues Man...Jazzbook Rec
6. Sugar Ray & Bluetones ...Living from Tear to Tear...Severn
7. 
Bridget Kelly Band  ...Forever in Blues ..Alpha Sun Rec
8. Mud Morganfield/Kim Wilson ...For Pops..Severn
9. 
JP Soars  & The Red Hots .Full Moon Night in Memphis..Soars High Productions
10. Mannish Boys ...Wrapped Up and Ready...Delta Groove
11. Forrest McDonald Band ...Turn Around Blues...World Talent Rec
12. Nighthawks ...444...Ellersoul
13. Ruthie Foster ...Promise of a Brand New Day...Blue Corn Music
14. AC Myles ...Reconsider Me...Daf Rec
15. Kaye Bohler ...Handle the Curves..Kaye Bohler Prod
16. Etta Britt ...Etta Does Delbert...Brittunes Music
17. Al Blake ...Blues According to Blake..Soul Sanctuary
18. EG Kight ...A New Day..Blues South Rec
19. Elvin Bishop ...Can't Even Do Wrong Right...Alligator
20. Alexis P Suiter Band ..Love the Way You Roll..American Showplace Music
21. Otis Clay/Johnny Rawls ...Soul Brothers....Catfood Red
22. Daddy Mack Blues Band ...Blues Central..Inside Sounds.
23. Fathead ...Fatter than Even..Electro=Fi
24. Marcia Ball ..Tatted Lady/Alligator Man...Alligator
25. John Primer .. You Can Make it If You Try...Wolf
26. Whitey Johnson ..Same..Slow Moving Rec
27. Big Harp George ..Chromaticism..Blue Mt. Records
28. Grady Champion ...Bootleg Whiskey..Malaco
29. Sena Ehrhardt ...Live My Life..Blind Pig
30. Stacy Mitchhart ...Live My Life..Dr. Sam Rec.


Mailing Address:
Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Dr. #K-81
Dothan, AL 36301

Email: bluegil@hotmail.com
Website: gilanthonyblues.com
Phone: (334)718-1736    



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Join Jazz & Blues Florida on the Bus to the Bradenton Blues Festival!

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Really want to go to the Bradenton Blues Festival December 6, 2014? But don't like the idea of the two hour drive, the gas cost, the parking issues when you arrive and the then long drive back at night?

Well, Jazz & Blues Florida has the answer! Come with us, on the bus! 

If we get fifty people to commit to cruising on the coach we can offer the round trip and ticket for about $50 per person.  If this sounds like fun, shoot us an email at Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com and let us know you are interested. If enough fun-loving music fans are interested, we will get back to you to close the deal. No cost or obligation for signing up on this pre-list.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

6th Annual Pat Ramsey Benefit for Big Bend Hospice at Bradfordville Blues Club set for Saturday, October 25, 2014

A great day of music and

community,

in support of a great organization,

in memory of a 

great musician and person.

"This Was His Wish, To Give Back"
*Since this graphic was created WANDERFOOT & ROADHOUSE  has
joined the line-up and the Dirty T-Shirt Band had to drop off.
 Schedule still subject to change!

This will be our 6th year benefiting Big Bend Hospice in Pat's honor. Pat Ramsey was a well-known and loved person, musician & blues singer around the globe. Pat passed away on Nov. 17, 2008 but his music lives on and he is remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and fans. This annual gathering brings together all of these people for a celebration like no other in Florida.

Music will be held on the inside stage and the outside stage under the Mossy Oaks - and then later at night, around the bonfire. 

This year's line-up for the event:

Inside Stage:
3:30 - 4:30    TheAmpersands Featuring Hal Shows  
4:45 - 5:45    Acme Rhythm & Blues Band
6:00 - 6:45    Lori Kline        
7:00 - 8:00    Bedhead Betty  
8:30 - 9:30    Sheba the MississippiQueen featuring Little Mike on Harmonica 
10:00 - 11:30 Major Bacon from New Orleans, LA - to be broadcast LIVE on 106.1FM The Path
11:45 till 1:00am    MaryEverhart Band

Outside Stage:
 1:30 - 2:15pm    Wanderfoot
 2:30 - 3:30    RoadHouse
 3:45 - 4:45    Heather GillisBand                
 5:00 - 6:15    Cooter Brown     
 6:30 - 8:00    Johnnie Marshall Band
 8:30-10:00pm Swingin' Harpoon

Fireside Stage:                               
10:00pm - LATE    Debi Jordan

Remember, all of the participating bands & musicians ask to play and ALL 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 (accepting donations) 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 hope 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.

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

Thank you!
NOTE: Please, no pets, no coolers and no alcoholic drinks not bought at the club. 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, contact Debbi Ramsey at (850)284-6967 or debbiramsey@gmail.com.

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

Follow news and updates on FACEBOOK.

Bradfordville Blues Club
7152 Moses Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309
(850)906-0766
Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Ljt5M

Pat Ramsey Biography:

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1953, Pat Ramsey began playing the harmonica at the age of 17. After a couple of years honing his chops while hitchhiking around the US, Pat joined the Bunny Brooks Band in Denver (an offshoot of the 60's band, Jam Factory) in 1973.

In 1978, he impressed Rick Derringer, who told Johnny Winter of this "long haired kid in Denver" who played a mean harp! Johnny liked what he heard so much that he hired Pat to play all the harp parts on the album "White Hot and Blue".

In late 1978, Pat met Butch Trucks of Allman Brothers fame. After a couple of sizzling jams in Colorado with Butch and his band, Trucks, Pat signed on, and made the long move to Tallahassee, Florida. When the Allman Brothers Band reunited in 1979, Butch disbanded Trucks and introduced Pat to a local Tallahassee band called Crosscut Saw.

Julien Kasper, a seventeen year old guitar prodigy and Pat became partners and the band quickly thinned from seven to four when they decided to take the band on the road. In the next five years, Pat and Crosscut Saw played every Juke Joint and Roadhouse from Key West to Connecticut. They opened for B.B. King (twice), Johnny Winter, Johnny Van Zandt, .38 Special, Bobby Bland, The Nighthawks, and others. Before disbanding, Crosscut Saw released their album "Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know". Crosscut Saw's annual reunions are still one of Tallahassee's top draws!

In 1985, the Pat Ramsey Band was formed when Julien opted to study Jazz at the graduate level. They opened for many notables as well, including a seven-city tour of Florida (in 1987) with his old friend Johnny Winter.

Pat moved to Sarasota, Florida, in 1991, to play with his friend from the Freddie King band, guitarist Greg Poulos. The Poulos-Ramsey Band was born. Within months they were opening for acts like Charlie Musselwhite, Solomon Burke, Albert Collins, Ronnie Earl, James Cotton, and Pinetop Perkins. Jerry Wexler hailed them as "Sarasota's ONLY Blues Band"! Two years later, they were ready to make the jump to Memphis, TN. Alas, while Pat was busy scouting gigs in Memphis, tragedy struck Greg's family in Florida, bringing a premature end to this endeavor.

A new face in a new city, Pat began dealing craps in a casino on the muddy Mississippi River, an hour south of Memphis. Jamming on Beale Street on his days off, Pat was quickly accepted by local musicians and was hired to play at "Blues City Cafe" as part of the house band. Living out of a trailer in a nearby fish camp, Pat scrimped and saved for the next two years.

With the help of his old friend Julien Kasper (now PROFESSOR Julien Kasper at Berklee College of Music, Boston) and some of the best local Memphis musicians, Pat produced the aptly titled CD "Its About Time". The CD received very strong reviews and Pat began touring once again. Pat's stellar live performances with The Blues Disciples produced the live CD's, "Live at the Grand", and "Live at the Big Bend Blues Bash" and the posthumously released "Live in Key West".

Pat passed away on Nov. 17, 2008 but his music lives on and he is remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.

9th Annual Florida Harmonica Championships- THE Harmonica Event of the Year Set for Oct 19, 2014

2014 Florida Harmonica Championships
Featuring 
Mike Galloway (King Snake Records)
Bryan Bassett (Foghat)
Little Mike (Little Mike & The Tornadoes)
Rockin' Jake
Come to Play,
Come to Listen,
Come to Party!

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
 (386)424-8282
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014, Noon
Call (386)314-5718 for
more info and registration details. 

CALLING ALL HARMONICA PLAYERS!!!

Florida's greatest harmonica contest and festival is October 19, 2014 in New Smyrna Beach. The Ninth Annual Florida Harmonica Championships will feature 25 contestants  from all over Florida and beyond. Everyone is invited to join the harmonica orchestra playing Suwanee River, master classes & repair workshop.  
Host band: The Fabulous Payne Brothers band!  
Come to listen, Come to play, Come to party!

 
Awards for:
BEST IN SHOW,
CREATIVITY,
SHOWMANSHIP
& TECHNICAL ABILITY.

To preregister call
Farley Palmer at (386) 314-5718
or



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival - Nicole Henry Headlines Florida's Biggest Small Town Jazz Fest


14th Annual 
New Smyrna Beach
Jazz Festival
Jazz, and Florida,
as it should be!

 Showcasing the Best of Florida's 
Talent and Hospitality Sept 26-28, 2014


 This Year's Line-up

Nicole Henry 
Kid Dutch™ and his New Orleans Music
Greg Parnell Sextet " A Tribute to The Jazz Messengers"
Walker /Jordan Band ( 10 pc)
Sybil Gage
Vivacity
Suzy Park & Friends
Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Trio
The Porchdogs
Thom Chambers
The House Cats
Thomas Jones
Music Remembrance Jazz Trio
Robert Harris Trio
Johnny Mag Sax
Brian Petras Trio
Kayonne Riley and the Downtown Trio
M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble feat. Marty Morell
Pat D'Aguanno
Steve Scholz Trio
Ted Connor & Ron Gilotti
Cafè-Grass
Jim Bryer
Ray Guiser Quartet (Kick-off party)

Reservations Required for 
Nicole Henry Dinner Concert 
at The Garlic, Sunday, September 28, 5:30-8pm.
Call (386)424-6660
and
Suzy Parks Dinner Concert 
at The Grille at Riverview, Saturday, September 27, 7:30-10:30pm.
Call (386)428-1865


For more information: (386)423-9760
Or

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