Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Randy “Bluesman” Hock from Tampa Bay, Florida, Reports on The Blues Hall of Fame

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I would like to introduce myself as Randy “Bluesman” Hock; I was inducted in the Blues of Hall of Fame as Ambassador for Tampa on March 8, 2010.

As Ambassador, I represent the Blues Hall of Fame and assist the Chairman of the Board, Dan “Lucky” Marolt in building the Hall of Fame in relation to the Tampa Bay blues music scene. The Blues Hall of Fame was established in 1999 and is an international non-profit organization that recognizes great blues artists in the USA and internationally. The mission statement of the organization is: “To present and preserve, the past, present and future history of Blues Music, a unique American Heritage art form, by inducting, promoting and honoring the Great Master Blues Artists, and the Great Local Blues Artists of The World.” Categories of inductees include: Artists, Ambassadors, clubs, jams, sponsors and radio stations.
The State of Florida is also represented by other Ambassadors:
Gabe Butterfield, Sopchoppy Florida (9-24-05)
Sally Squitieri, Sopchoppy Florida (9-24-05)
Jeff Todd, Central Florida (10-1-05)
Al Stone, Jacksonville, Florida (4-11-10)

Since my induction as Ambassador of this year, the following have been inducted: Rock Bottom, Steve Arvey (former worked with Bo Diddley and Hubert Sumlin), Jazz & Blues Florida – Florida’s Online Guide to Live Jazz & Blues, radio station WMNF 88.5 FM, Music Tampa Bay, and the Suncoast Blues Society.
Dr. Blues and Liz Pennock are currently in the process of being inducted, as well as 2 CD’s of the history of Tampa Blues that was co-produced by WMNF 88.5 FM and the Suncoast Blues Society.
I have been hosting a blues show and jam at Screwie Louie’s /South Beach at 14705 Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708, (727)954-3402 on Friday nights from 9 PM to 1 AM and was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as the “hottest new jam”. There are two (2) videos that were recently recorded at Clear Track (World-Class Recording Studios in Clearwater, Fla.) and are posted on the Blues Hall of Fame website.
Currently, the recognized Tampa Bay area artists are:
Rock Bottom
Sean Chambers
Damon Fowler
Steve Arvey
Sarasota Slim (Gene Hardage)
Nitro Bozeman
Dr. Blues
Liz Pennock

Those associated with blues music are invited to log on to www.blueshalloffame.org and become a member at no cost. Once registered, a member can access all information, videos and inductee listings and much, much more. Members are encouraged to nominate any artists they feel should be recognized.

Randy “Bluesman” Hock/Ambassador Blues Hall of Fame

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