Saturday, July 31, 2010

GIL ANTHONY'S BLUES POWER TOP 30 FOR AUGUST 2010 POSTED

Blues Power top 30...streamed live 6-11pm gilanthonyblues.com...
Sunday And Monday....live at WWT/Dothan, Monday....WVVL/Enterprise, Sunday


Top 30..August 2010...Blues Power

1...Karen Lovely...Still the Rain..Pretty Pear Rec
2...Teeny Tucker..Keep the Blues Alive..TeBo Rec
3...John Nemeth..Name the Day..Blind Pig
4...James/Rynn...Gonna Boogie Anyway..Earwig
5...Pinetop/Willie Smith...Joined at the Hip..Telarc
6...Elvin Bishop...Red Dog Speaks..Delta Groove
7...Kubek/King..Have Blues Will Travel...Alligator
8...Tim Woods..Blues Sessions...Earwig
9...Daddy Mack..Bluesfinger..Inside Sounds
10.Mississippi Heat..Let's Live it up..Delmark
11.Big Daddy "O"..Used Blues..Rabadash Rec
12.Rob Stone..Back Around Here..Earwig
13.Steve Miller...Bingo..RoadRunner
14.Jimmie Vaughan..Plays Blues, Ballads, and Favorites...Shout
15.Mitch Woods..Gumbo Blues...Club 88 RJames Day..Firecracker..ec
16.Lee Ritenour..6 String Theory...Concord
17.Gerome Durham..Blues After Dark..
18.Ghost Town Blues Band..Dust the Dust..Inside SoundsTCB Records
19.James Day..Firecracker...Neon Blues
20.John Lee Hooker Jr..Live in Istanbul..Steppin' Stone Rec
21.Ty Curtis Band..Cross the Line..TCB Records
22.Cyndi Lauper..Memphis Blues..Mercer St. Rec
23.Dan Treanor..American Primative
24.Eddie Turner..Miracles & Demons..Northern Blues
25.Albert Castiglia..Keepin' On..Blues Leaf
26.Davis Coen..Jukebox Classic..Soundview
27.Steve Wiggins...Precious Cargo..
28.Walter Trout..Common Ground..Provogue..
29.Mark Robinson..Quit Your Job..Blind Chihuahua Rec
30.Joe Butler..Down on Beale St..Nikkie Rec

Mailing Address...
Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Drive Apt K-81
Dothan, Al..36301

Phone #
334-718=1736
email...bluegil@hotmail.com
Stream at gilanthonyblues.com

Blues Power...Sunday..WVVL 101.1..Enterprise, Al..6-11pmM
Monday...WWNT 1450..Dothan, Al..6-11pm

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The International Association Of Jazz Record Collectors to Hold Convention in Chicago Sept 23-25, 2010

IAJRC Convention – 2010
September 23 – 25
Join us for this year's Convention
in Chicago at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago– Northbrook
2875 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062
for 3 days of jazz, jazz, and more jazz!
Following the success of the 2007 convention in Chicago, we are going back to the same location this year. The hotel has since been completely upgraded, and its name has been changed to the Crowne Plaza (formerly the Radisson). The Crowne Plaza has a swimming pool and all the amenities that you would expect to find in a top-notch hotel). We are pleased to announce that we have been able to negotiate a special room rate of just $99 single/double per night for convention attendees. Free parking is also included in the price and the Crowne Plaza has free shuttle buses to the local rail station for quick access to downtown Chicago. You can check out the hotel and its facilities at: http://www.crowneplaza.com/northbrookchi

The aim of the 2010 Convention Committee is to put on the best program possible. Regular convention attendees will find that, while the event follows the format of previous conventions, the programming this year features several new presenters and many subjects not previously discussed. If this is your first convention, then you'll find:
• Welcome Pack upon arrival that's full of jazz goodies including a rare jazzCD
• 3 days of member's presentations and Guest speakers
• Three sessions of live jazz
• Listening Room (to play anything from 78s to CDs)
• Record Vendors
• Hospitality Suite
• Thursday evening members jam session
• Thursday night classic jazz films presentation
• Saturday general membership meeting
• Banquet and Awards
• Raffle
Convention Rates:
Convention registration is $115 per person (including the banquet). The rate for
banquet attendees only, is $40. You can register online using PayPal at
http://www.iajrc.org or by sending a US $ check (made payable to the IAJRC) to
Perry Huntoon, 1047 Mattande Lane, Naperville, IL 60540, USA.
Copy and paste the link below into your web browser to pay via paypal:
https://www.paypal.com/cgibin/
webscr?cmd=_xclick&business=dues@iajrc.org&item_name=2010%20Convent
ion%20Fee&item_number=2010&no_note=1¤cy_code=USD&lc=US&bn=P
P=BuyNowBF&amount=110
Hotel Reservations:
All events will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago – Northbrook. A special
IAJRC room rate of $99 will apply for all nights between Wednesday, September 22
and Sunday, September 26. Direct bookings at this rate may be made online at:
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=2018944.
You can also reserve by telephone at (001) 847-298-2525, mentioning code 2018944
or the IAJRC Convention.
Dealers:
Dealer tables are just a modest $25 per day. Please contact Jim Prohaska to book
your table or for more information at (001) 216-521-7966 or via email at
jamespjazz@aol.com
Local Attractions:
Located on the west side of Lake Michigan, Chicago is
America's “Second City,” featuring some of the best
sightseeing and nightlife in the country. Chicago was one of
the main centers for jazz during the 1920's and early thirties,
and still boasts a vibrant jazz scene today. More information
can be found at http://www.gochicago.com
If you have any problems with hotel reservations or you require further information about the
2010 convention, please contact: Perry Huntoon, phone (001) 630-357-5374), email
phuntoon@comcast.net or Ian Tiele, phone (001) 708-268-7873), email ian.tiele@sbcglobal.net.
Convention Program
Thursday, September 23
8:30 – 11:00 AM Board Meeting (Illinois)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration (Northbrook Foyer)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Record Vendors’ Room open (Senate A & B)
1:00 PM - ? Listening Room open (Capitol)
All Presentations in Congress A &B
1:00 – 2:00 PM Michael Zirpolo, “Mr. Trumpet, Bunny Berigan,”
a photographic slide show tracing Bunny’s life and career.
2:15 – 3:30 PM Live Jazz - Petra Van Nuis, “Petra Sings the Roaring Twenties”
(See website: www.petrasings.com.)
3:45 – 5:15 PM Dick Raichelson, Discographical Forum
5:30 - 7:00 PM Hospitality Suite open
5:15 – 7:00 PM Dinner Break (on your own)
7:00 – 9:00 PM Member’s Jam (Congress A & B)
9:00 – 11:00 PM “The Chicago Scene” Jazz Films by Tom Hustad
Friday, September 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Record Vendors’ Room open (Senate A & B)
9:00 AM - ? Listening Room open (Capitol)
All Presentations in Congress A &B
9:00 – 10:15 AM Sonny McGown, “Joe Marsala,” a look at the underrated clarinetist of the
Swing Era.
10:30 – 11:45 AM Hazen Schumacher, “Jazz Goes Hollywood,” a video presentation by the
long time host of NPR’s “Jazz Revisited.
1:00 – 2:15 PM Alfred Ticoalu, “The Soft Winds Trio (John Frigo, Lou Carter, Herb Ellis),”
by Johnny Frigo’s manager in his last years.
2:30 – 3:45 PM Tom Hustad & Duncan Schiedt, “Hoagy Carmichael,” a video & talk
presentation.
4:00 – 5:15 PM Trevor Tolley, “Israel Crosby 1919-1962,” an overview of the recording
career of the great bassist.
5:30 – 6:30 PM Hospitality Suite open
6:30 – 8:00 PM Dinner break (on your own)
8:00 – 10:30 PM Live music - The West End Jazz Band focusing on Hot Dance
arrangements of obscure 1920s and ‘30s tunes (See website:
www.westendjazzband.com). (Northbrook A & B)
WEJB: John Otto, Leah LaBrea, Mike Walbridge, Andy Schumm, Frank Gaulteri, Mike Bezin (leader)
Saturday, September 25
9:00 – 11:00 AM Members Meeting (Northbrook B)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Record Vendors’ room open
1:00 – 5:00 PM Listening Room open
All presentations in Congress A & B
1:15 – 3:15 PM Ian Tiele, “Early Chicago Jazz,” a look at Chicago’s jazz scene from the
1920s to the early 1940s, (includes a 10 minute bathroom break)
3:30 – 4:45 PM Frank Alkyer, “Down Beat: Through the Years,” an inside look at the
evolution of the magazine by its current publisher.
4:45 – 6:15 PM Hospitality Suite open
6:30 – 8:30 PM Banquet and Awards (Northbrook A & B)
8:30 – 11:00 PM Live Jazz - J.A.T.P. (Jazz at the Plaza). (Northbrook A & B) Eleven of
Chicago's finest musicians will recreate the wonderful "Jazz at the
Philharmonic" 1950s concert jam sessions. Leading the ensemble is reedman
Eric Schneider who was born and raised in the Chicago area. After four
years of extensive touring with Earl Fatha' Hines and two years with Count
Basie and his Orchestra, Eric returned to Chicago and embarked on a richly
diverse career that blends studio work, concert performances and jazz
festivals. Also appearing is Mark Colby, who has performed with Gerry
Mulligan, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, Bob James, Charlie Haden and
Mose Allison. Mark is a first call studio musician and has been a jazz faculty
member at DePaul University since 1983, as well as Elmhurst College. Per
Stan Getz, honored by a tribute CD by Mark, "I've been listening to Mark
Colby for twenty years, and I've seen him grow into a master of the
saxophone and master of the music he plays." Another appearing star is Rob
Parton, well known nationally and internationally for the JAZZTECH Big
Band and its six critically acclaimed compact discs’ on the Sea Breeze Jazz
label. Parton enjoys assembling some of the finest musicians in Chicago to
perform cutting edge big band jazz. The band features regularly the many
styles of big band jazz music ranging from Count Basie to Buddy Rich.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

GOT MAMBO? Tito Puente Jr. Does! New CD Now Available


GOTMAMBO.COM



"The new Tito Puente, Jr. album is exactly what its title implies! Pure, unadulterated mambo! What a fabulous DJ tool! This production is full of dance tunes from beginning to end. Undoubtedly a contender for best LP of the year."

Alex Carmenates
Salsamania Record Pool



"WOW! This is a floor burner of a music production. Ten great tracks on this CD. I give it my personal 100%. This CD will be one of my TOP PICKS for 2010 as well.

DJ Leon Reyes
Host: Salsa and Latin Jazz con Sabor Latino


"It's very well produced - great mixes and sounds, lots of good arrangements by Marlow Rosado and others, and Tito Jr. has surrounded himself with some outstanding vocal and instrumental talent.

It's also a nice blend of originals and three outstanding remakes of Tito Puente classics. "Cua Cua" features Hansel & Raúl on vocals, Fania original, Bobby Cruz, sings lead on "Ay Carino" and local sonero Jose Arroyo does a great job with "Agua Limpia Todo". The CD also features five original instrumental tracks that take you right back to the Palladium."

Andy Harlow
Host of "Fusion Latina" on WDNA-FM 88.9 in Miami

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DESCARGA.COM REVIEW

Editor's Pick:

Wow, this one is hot, folks. Tito Puente, Jr.'s new release "Got Mambo?" has sparks flying everywhere. And with guests like Ricky Melendez, Kevin Ceballo, Bobby Cruz (with a tip-of-the-hat to Puente, Sr. on "Ay Cariño"), José Arroro and Hansel & Raul, too. Some of this stuff is simply terrific salsa, and a good portion is pure capital "M" Mambo done old school and with a lot of muscle. Listen to "Jr.'s Mambo". This guy just gets it. Puente, Jr. has been active releasing singles that border on salsa-mambo-disco and house. This release, however, puts him on another level, and he is owed props, big time.

This one is a must-have and a big DJ alert.

Very Highly Recommended.




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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Honky Tonk Rhythm

GIL ANTHONY'S BLUES POWER TOP 30 FOR JULY 2010 POSTED

TOP 30 JULY 2010...WWNT 1450 DOTHAN, AL.....WVVL 101.1 ENTERPRISE, AL...SUNDAY AND MONDAY FROM 6-11PM CDT...STREAM LIVE AT gilanthonyblues.com..


1...Janiva Magness...Devil is an Angel too...Alligator
2...Karen Lovely...Still the Rain...Pretty Pear Rec
3...Mark Hummel...Retro-Active...Electro-fi
4...Tad Robinson...Back in Style...Severn
5...Magic Slim...Raising the Bar...Blind Pig
6...John Nemeth...Name the Day...BlindPig
7...Smokin' Joe/Bnois King..Have Blues Will Travel...Alligator
8...Coco Montoya...I Want it All Back..Ruf
9...Teeny Tucker...Keep the Blues Alive...TeBo Rec
10.Miss. Heat...Let's Live it Up...Delmark
11.Pinetop/Willie Smith...Joined at the Hip...Telarc
12.Peter Parcek...Mathematics of Love..Vizztone
13.Chris James/Patrick Rynn..Gonna Boogie Anyway..Earwig
14.Elvin Bishop...Red Dog Speaks...Delta Groove
15.Dave Weld...Burnin' Love...Delmark
16.Morry Sochat...Eatin' Dirt..Galaxie
17.Tim Woods..Blues Sessions..Earwig
18.Daddy Mack Blues Band...Bluesfinger...Inside sounds
19.Teresa James...You Know You Love It..Jesi-Lu
20.Rob Stone..Back Around Here...Earwig
21.Ghost Town blues Band...Dust the Dust..Inside Sounds
22.Lee Rittenour..6 string Theory...Concord
23.Big Daddy "O"..Used Blues..Rabadash Rec
24.Cee Cee James...Seriously Raw...FWG
25.Vincent Hayes Project...Reclamation..61 North
26.Lindsay Mendez..Reaching Out...Rabadash Rec
27.Cathy Lemons/Johnny Ace...Lemonace..Vizztone
28.Grady Champion..Back in Miss...Earwig
29.Betty LaVette..Interpretations...Ant
30.Tallboys..Something in Mexico..Truly Music

email...bluegil@hotmail.com
Phone Number...334-7181736
Mailing Address...Blues Power
1301 Alexander Drive..Apt K-81
Dothan, Al..36301

Blues Power streamed at gilsanthonyblues.com...live...WWNT 1450 Dothan , Al..monday 6-11pmCDT...WVVL Enterprise, Al..Sunday..6-11pmcdt...

Mike Dollins of BLUESGUITARNEWS.com - Essay on the State of the Blues

*Editors Note* Mike Dollins' posted this note on his page and we thought we would share it with you...sign up for his emails, if you got/get the blues!

You know I spend most of my time blues spamming on FaceBook now. I’ve met tens of thousands of folks from all over the world that love the blues. FaceBook is a lot better than MySpace in my humble opinion now. MySpace is basically so slow and sluggish, you could cook breakfast before a page boots up. Then when you get the MySpace page up, it is full of commercial ads and narcissistic people begging you to look at their video, to listen to their CD or visit their web site. Hey, we all like our mug in the spotlight from time to time, but due to the graphic nature of MySpace everyone tries to look bigger than life, but most of the time they are out running their coverage on whom they are, or the gigs they got. Hey it’s the music business, and everyday a new music expert critic is born, and oh my gosh I’ve met my fair share of self-appointed music authoritarians. I try to keep focused on Blues, but the rockers and pop-country folks always seem to infiltrate over here in blues-land. All you can do is patronize them, and move on. I often feel that because I am a senior picker lost in the blues, ignorant to what is happening, the young ones are trying to enlighten me to higher ground. Most of the time, I try to be as friendly as I can, and drift back into the blues I’ve been lost into for over five decades.

This brings me to the fact that I’ve met so many great blues fans worldwide on FaceBook. The dialog exchange with other blues musicians is just great. I’ve blues spammed so much on FaceBook, I’ve had warnings from them saying they were going to shut my site down. Ha. 99.9% of the blues minded folks I meet, are just great people that love the blues. We share and share a like our blues experience. Good stuff here. I was spamming the current edition of Blues Guitar News, and got a message from one of those self anointed blues experts. I was basically told that he erased my message, and comment. He didn’t believe I was “real genuine blues” and he would have to further scrutinize my web site making judgment on my blues worthiness. I know, it was real anal stuff he was dishing out, and I tried running my 50 years of blues credits down to him in vein. He countered, that he had a bigger, longer and better blues expertise. I could see I was going nowhere quick with this guy. At the same time I was dealing with this self appointed blues authoritarian, I had received a message from Bruce Igluaer of Alligator Records, telling me hello on FaceBook, and saying he saw I was still at it; meaning banging away shouting to the world about blues. Simultaneously I was recognized by a genuine blues expert, but scrutinized by an amateur part timer. Hey, another day in the life of a blues journalist. All you can do in those situations is just pack your bags, and move on down the line. At least Bruce knew who I was, and my blues history.

I started thinking about the comment, “Real, genuine blues.” If you were to ask a hundred folks to define blues, you would get A to Z answers, and none two just alike. I surely wouldn’t ask a highly educated rich Anglo carpetbagger that has never been within a 500 mile radius of the Blues Epic Center of the earth, which is the stretch of Highway 49, from the crossroads at Clarksdale, across the Mississippi River, and over into the birth of blues radio in Helena, Arkansas. I also wouldn’t ask anyone that has never attended a Baptist church, clapped to Gospel music, sat on the banks of the Mississippi River catching catfish, or had a plate full of Black Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens with Pepper Sauce, Fried Okra, Cornbread, A Big Green Onion, Ham Hocks, Fried Catfish and BBQ Fat Back. Doing a little farm work in between wouldn’t hurt either. Many folks don’t realize that half of the Mississippi River belongs to Arkansas. I had a dear friend that was going to play a blues festival last year, and was criticized that his blues was “too” rock oriented. There were questions whether his blues was authentic enough for their festival. My friend and me talked about that for a long time. Most folks that make these types of absurd comments from their personal observations, and furthermore castigate about aspects of blues music most definitely are not blues musicians. They are called “Blues Snobs.” I’ve read the mission statements of too many blues societies, and know the slant too many folk embrace. A mission statement is to keep you focused on what you are doing. Fortunately, I never needed a statement, as I was on a mission with my natural love for the blues. If Robert Johnson were alive today, he would be playing a Fender Strat with Texas Specials, out of a Mesa Boogie Amp. If Jimi Hendrix lived in Robert Johnson’s time, he would have had to settle on an acoustic Gibson. Time and place, have a lot to do with the out come.

Muddy Waters started out in Mississippi on the same type of acoustic guitars Robert Johnson wanged on. In the late forties, Muddy went to arch-top Kay and Silvertone electric guitars. (See his Newport album cover) Then in the late fifties he switched over to, and spent the rest of his life on a red Fender Telecaster. Mr. Morganfield (Muddy) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muddy_Waters, brought the blues out of the fields, into the city and electrified it. He also coined the phrase, “The Blues Had A Baby and They Named It Rock & Roll.” One of the greatest living blues historians, Bernie Pearl, The God Father of Los Angeles Blues, and I have talked a few times on the history of “real” blues; where it came from, and where it is going. Also, where is the line between Blues & Rock. We don’t have the time or space to dive into the complete history of blues, but most of what you find written was not penned by working blues musicians, but rather by scholars of some sorts giving their interpretation and history view of blues. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues Listen to the immortal Mr. Fats Waller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fats_Waller, and tell me he wasn’t playing blues. Listen to Fats Domino and tell me he wasn’t playing blues. Listen to Hank Williams, and tell me he wasn’t playing blues. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Williams As I was drafting this article, I saw Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey on television. Many of the points and aspects of this article were mentioned in the program. They also talked about the “Line in the sand,” pointing out, the line keeps moving out. The show was basically tracing Bill’s blues history from around 1952, up to the present. Most of all that I saw and heard on the history of the blues, I was aware of due to my Delta family roots, and own blues history as a musician. A very enlightening show, so try to catch it if you can. The BB King interview is worth the time.

I just discovered my good friend Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunter’s CD “Big Boss Man.” www.kentuckyheadhunters.com It is 80% blues tunes, but “get down” the Kentucky Headhunter way. It is their interpretation. Valid, cool and right on. Just like Ray Charles interpreting Country & Western songs, and making them as blue as blue can be. Ray could hear the blues in Country Swing. (Cow Jazz) If you can’t feel the music, and it has drifted too far away from a I, V, IV format of some sort, then it may not necessarily be blues. For a stark contrast listen to some Lead Belly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_Belly sing and play his 12 string guitar blues like “Take This Hammer,” then put on Miles Davis' “All Blues.” Interpretation is for the genius of the artist. You may like your Chicago shuffles, with a Mississippi Sax honking away, or SRV jamming his socks off, but those aren’t the only pockets that blues reside in. I do not like pigeon holing the blues. I speak for musicians, as I am one. We all have taken bits and pieces from our elders, and all those that preceded us – those innovators, and creators of the American phenomenon known as Blues. It is not for a commercial market, nor a hyper hip media venue to determine what musicians are playing is real blues or not. We are musicians first, and bluesmen second. Blues is our palette like other media artists work in charcoal, clays and oils. Nuf said on that.

It is difficult for me to relate to anyone in music, except blues musicians. I skim the surface, and babble blah-blah in general, as others talk about music and guitars. I am so lost in guitar blues la-la land, I don’t even own or listen to non-blues music. I’ve been hung up on Albert King and Otis Rush, with a dash of Chris Cain most of the times these days. I’ve got a lot of blues loaded in my MP3 player, and on the road that’s all I hear. The brotherhood of lugging PA speakers, amps and gear into a club setting up, trying to keep a crowd into the blues and then packing everything back in the van at 1:00 AM is like moving your living room furniture four times every night. All that, not to mention the long road back home. You are putting your best shot out every night, and then you get the cold shot from someone in the crowd yelling, “Play Mustang Sally.”

Being self taught sitting on the back porch picking away trying to emulate what I heard as a kid, I eventually bought some Mel Bay books, studied and learned to read music. When in college, my minor was music, and did receive classical training. I taught guitar for many years, and even wrote a couple of guitar instruction books. I am not a snob toward other musical styles. I just figured out early in life what I liked to hear, and play. I’ve dabbled with every aspect of music you could possibly imagine, played in church and gospel groups too. I did the pop music as a kid in high school, then cover bands as a young adult, the California coffee houses, and the beach clubs all up and down the West Coast. The toughest aspect of trying to play blues as a white kid on the West Coast back in the 60’s, was everyone else wanted to play top pop rock. Trying to get guys to play blues back then was like asking them to get deep gum cleaning without anesthetic. Then telling club owners you were a rock cover band, to get gigs. We always picked up a few pop cover tunes to keep the club owner happy, and then played the top ten club songs like “Mustang Sally” “Sunshine of Your Love” “Sweet Home Alabama” “Proud Mary,” etc., you know. It was all just a cover, to play the blues. Most club owners didn’t mind, as long as you could keep a crowd. That was your job.

I know many of the musicians that may drift on down this article, and grasp what I’m talking about, know exactly what I am trying to express. Too many blues snobs are taking a snap shot in time, where we are now, and don’t have a clue to the road less traveled by working street level blues musicians. It isn’t the blues societies, record companies, producers, agents and publicists that have perpetuated the blues to the degree we have in the world today. Oh sure, they have helped spread the word, and work their hearts out in a labor of love currently, but there was no one there in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s when blues guitar player was a dirty word, and we were discriminated against for being such. Although more widely accepted today in our times, blues is not, nor will it ever be a mainstream music. A bubble that drifts along, and difficult to find in most cities around the world. Just go to Wal Mart, and see how much “blues” is stocked in the CD section. You can find more foreign artists than you can blues or jazz. If you want to “Make It,” in music, then play country-rock or pop rock. The massive distribution is there to support top pop music, not the blues.

If you disagree with me, then you need to buy a guitar, learn to play it. Then practice to where you can host a four-hour blues jam session. After that put a band together, book gigs and do it for at least ten years. Once you’ve done this, come back and let’s talk about it. Not to be a real anal jerk here, but I’ve had this conversation only with long term working blues guitar players, as no others understand, know what we are talking about, or care about what we’ve gone through over a long period of time - decades. I can talk to another picker for thirty seconds, and just know if he is in the brotherhood or not. The modern blues guitar playing is an attitude, more than a style. The current status of blues guitar is defined by generations of pickers on Gibson and Fender guitars, out of Fender Tube Amps, and playing in every conceivable joint you can imagine. We have heard everything that BB, Albert and Freddy King ever recorded, and know most of their songs by heart. This is not learned from books, record liner notes or out of magazines. This road has to be traveled, and learned first hand. You got to play the game, to understand full contact of the sport.

Love y’all lots, and God bless.
From the Arkansas Delta, Mike Dollins
mike@mikedollins.biz
Main Site www.mikedollins.biz

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Guanabana's July music schedule.

Guanabanas is doing it right in July in Jupiter.


Eclectic music and electric people in an exotic space.


Guanabanas
997 N Highway A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 747-8878
guanabanas.com

Directions
Exit Indiantown Road which is Exit #87 off of I-95 or the only Jupiter exit off Florida’s Turnpike. Take Indiantown Road East over the Intracoastal Bridge and USI all the way to AIA. Turn left on AIA and proceed North 8/10 of a mile.
Turn left into Guanabanas for valet parking or proceed one more block North and turn right to park in the Guanabanas public parking lot.
Dinner Hours
5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday until 11pm

UPCOMING SHOWS

7/03 The Resolvers 9:00pm
7/07 Yarn 9:00pm
7/09 Nouveaux Honkies 9:00pm
7/10 Caribbean Club 3-6pm Happy Hour (Electronic Experimental) & Suenalo 9:00pm 7/14 The Right Way Trio 9:00pm
7/16 Happy Town 9:00pm
7/17 Crabby Shaka 3-6pm Happy Hour (Groovelectonica) & Aquaphonics 9:00pm
7/23 Big Vince and the Phat Cats 9:00pm
7/24 Stress Free Jeffrey 3-6pm Happy Hour & Soul Taxi 9:00pm
7/29 The Lee Boys 9:00pm
7/30 Caribbean Club 9pm (Electonic Experimental with Smitty and Mike)
7/31 Doug Macrae 3-6pm Happy Hour & Saltwater Grass 9:00pm

August

8/06 Mixed Culture 9:00pm
8/13 Kayabuya at Seabreeze Amphitheater with Less Than Jake, B-Liminal and Mike Pinto
8/18 Matt Burke 9:00pm
8/21 Big Vince and the Phat Cats 9:00pm
8/28 Ben Prestage 9:00pm

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