Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Bonita Blues Festival 2022 - Worth the Wait and SAVE THE DATE!

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Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER TOP 30 for December 2021 - It's what's spinning on the platter that matters.

Gil Anthony's 
BLUES POWER TOP 30 
for December 2021

Get PERSONAL with the blues and tune in 
Gil Anthony's 
BLUES POWER show!


BLUES POWER w/ Gil Anthony (2013 Keeping The Blues Alive Award Winner)
WDIG 1450AM, Dothan, AL: Sunday, 6-10pm CDT & Monday, 6-11pm CDT.  

First two hours both nights streamed live on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/gil.anthony.3  
More info at: GILANTHONYBLUES.COM

TOP 30 - November 2021
1: Tommy Castro, A Bluesman Came to Town, Alligator
2: Anthony Paule/Wee Willie Walker, Not In My Lifetime, Blue Dot
3: Altered Five Blues Band, Holler If You Hear Me, Blind Pig
4, Kingfish, 662, Alligator
5: Tas Cru, Broke Down Busted Up, Subcat
6: Chris Barnes, Bad News Rising, Vizztone
7: Tony Holiday, Porch Sessions Vol 2, Blue Heart
8: Zac Harmon, Long As I Got My Guitar, Catfood
9: Gabe Stillman, Just Say the Word, Vizztone
10: Colin James, Open Road, Stony Plain
11: Sue Foley, Pinky's Blues, Stony Plain
12: Mick Kolassa, Wasted Youth, Endless Blues
13: Hector Anchondo, Let Loose Those Chains, Vizztone
14: Avey Grouws Band, Tell Tale Heart, Self
15: Teresa James, Rose Colored Glasses, Jesi-Lu Rec
16: Carolyn Wonderland, Tempting Fate, Alligator
17: Lindsay Beavers/Brad Stivers, Same, Vizztone
18: Ronnie Wood, Mr. Luck, BMG
19: Stacy Mitchart, Printers Alley, Self
20: Ricci/Krown, City-Country-City, Gulf Coast
21: Ilana Katz Katz, In My Mind, 
22: Bobby Murray, Love Letters From Detroit, Little White House Rec
23: Ben Levin, Still Here, Vizztone
24: Robbin Kapsalis, Soul Shaker, Bird Song
25: Clint Morgan, Troublemaker, Lost Cause
26: Eric Bibb, Dear America, Provogue
27: Jon Spear Band, B-Side of My Life, Self
28: Mark Hummel, East Bay Blues Vaults, Electro-Fi
29: Hanna PK, Blues All Over My Shoes, Booga Music
30, Buffalo Nichols, Same, Self

Also and Still Playing: Tito Jackson, Dave Specter, Little G Weevil, Chickenbone Slim, Mandy Marylane: Catfish Keith, Corey Harris, Zoom, Guy Davis, Samantha Fish, Mississippi Macdonald, Brad Vickers, Willie Jackson, Al Basile, Dionne, Bennett, Thorbjorn Risager, Lowell Fulson , Joseph Veloz.

Bold & Linked Indicates Jazz Blues Florida Client or close friend of the family.
* Bold Indicates Florida Artist.
*Italicizied: Indicates Past Jazz Blues Florida Client.

Mailing Address:
Gil Anthony
PO Box 6628
Dothan AL 36302
Email: bluegil@hotmail.com
Website: gilanthonyblues.com
Phone: (334)718-1736

Gil Anthony Interview 





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Monday, November 29, 2021

Bridget Kelly Band - Closing the BLUES Year with South and North Florida Shows


Bridget Kelly Band -
Getting Funky at the Biscuit
&
Partying w/ The Big Dogs
in G'ville!

December 1, 2021 ~ 7pm
Celebrate Wine Down Wednesdays 
with Half Price on All House Wines
and Weekly Bottle Specials!
Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd #59
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Invite your friends!

December 12, 2021 - 5pm
NCFBS Annual 
TIM FIK
Birthday Celebration
w/ Albert Castiglia & Mike Zito
& Root Redemption
at
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
highdivegville.com (352)872-5949
Invite your friends!

NOW BOOKING 2022 CLUBS, 
CONCERTS & FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE
Booking Contact: 

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    "Dark Spaces" (2020) 

#3 RMR Blues-Rock Chart, July 2020

#1 RMR Florida Album Music Chart.


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"Blues Warrior" and "Bone Rattler"
and
"Back in the Blues" and "Outta the Blues" 
and 
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Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Last Big Blues Party in Florida of 2021 w/ Albert Castiglia, Mike Zito, Bridget Kelly and Root Redemption in Gainesville December 12th

Live Music Update Sponsored by North Central Florida Blues Society

Another triple-headlining
birthday blues concert!

Limited Inside Seating!
LIVE Streaming Tickets Available.

Sunday, December 12, 2021 ~ Doors 5PM
NCFBS Annual 
Birthday Celebration
at
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
highdivegville.com (352)872-5949

Online Live Streaming - 
Live stream available on a “Pay What You Want” 
sliding scale. Great NCFBS gifts at higher price levels.

Invite Your Friends to Join You!

The North Central Florida Blues Society is throwing a birthday party for Bridget Kelly Band guitarist Tim Fik, and it will be a blues-rock guitar showcase as Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, the Bridget Kelly Band and Root Redemption will perform.

Mike Zito is one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today, with two Blues Music Awards in 2021 alone and numerous awards nominations over the past decade. The St. Louis native first gained prominence for his guitar playing, but it fast became clear that he was a complete artist - singing, playing, songwriting, live performing and even mentoring and producing fellow Blues artists.

Albert Castiglia has developed into one of the more exciting talents to emerge on the Blues scene in a while. A guitar player full of fire, but also showing a considerable songwriting gift, Albert has gained the respect of hardcore Blues addicts and younger Blues-rockers alike.  Born in New York City and raised in Miami, Albert learned by playing with Junior Wells, and he continues to grow as a player and performer. 

The Bridget Kelly Band is a two-time International Blues Challenge semifinalist. Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the Blues-rock genre with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature sound that combines female urban blues with dynamic riff-driven blues, all held together by a rugged rhythm section. Fik has gained renown for his powerful guitar sound and fiery fretwork, and he has even been called a “magician of the instrument” and a “pinnacle of artistry” in recent reviews, and praised for his tasteful tone, fluidity, and expressiveness.

Root Redemption is a roots-based Blues band that plays Delta and Chicago Blues along with original material that stands easily alongside the standards. Root Redemption’s lineup is Alan Yeatter (vocals, guitar), Gus Olmos (harmonica), Mark Armbrecht (bass), and Rick Wagner (drums). All band members have represented the North Central Florida region in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.


SHOW DETAILS
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door.
• All ticket sales are Non-Refundable unless the show is cancelled.

The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. The Society also hosts monthly electric and acoustic jams. See website for more information and membership.   

This program/event is funded in part by a


Funded in part by

The BLUES has HISTORY in
GAINESVILLE!
SEVENTEEN YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST BLUES 
IN THE WORLD TO GAINESVILLE FLORIDA!

2021
Mike Zito
Albert Castiglia
Bridget Kelly Band
Snacks Blues Band
Josh Miller Blues Review
Eric Gales
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's

2020
Pam Taylor & The Flyin' V's
Ruth Wyand & The Tribe of One
Doug MacLeod
Rev Shawn Amos

2019
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Vanessa Collier
Little Mike & The Tornadoes
Bridget Kelly Band
George Worthmore
Jason Ricci
Shane Dwight
Damon Fowler
Tennessee Redemption
Patti Parks
Toronzo Cannon
Albert Castiglia
Roy Book Binder

2018
Birthday Blues Bash-O-Rama w/ Anthony Gomes, Danielle Nicole & Bridget Kelly Band
BLUEZAPALOOZA: Ghost Town Blues Band & Betty Fox Band & Bridget Kelly Band
Lauren Mitchell
Rev Shawn Amos
21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate
Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton
Doug MacLeod

2017
Zora Young
Norman Jackson Band
Selwyn Birchwood
Jason Ricci
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band
Albert Castiglia
 Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

2016
Annika Chambers
Cash Box Kings
Doug MacCleod
Matt Schofield

2015
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Long Tall Deb Feat. Colin John
Jeff Jensen
Samantha Fish
Terry Hanck
Zora Young
Tinsley Ellis

2014
Tas Cru
Selwyn Birchwood
Janiva Magness
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues
Joe Moss Band 

2013
Brandon Santini
Matt Schofield
Nikki Hill
Albert Castiglia

2012
Jimmy Thackery
John Nemeth
Roomful of Blues

2011
Kenny Neal
JP Soars
Victor Wainwright

2010
Tommy Castro
Mike Zito
Watermelon Slim
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Ana Popovic

2009
Janiva Magness
Duke Robillard
Michael Burks

2008
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim
Jimmy Thackery
Lurrie Bell
Mighty Lester
Tab Benoit
Nighthawks

2007
Chris Cain
Sean Costello
Sauce Boss
Bryan Lee
Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors

2006
Eddie Kirkland
Gary Primich
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King
Debbie Davies

2005
Delta Moon
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton - 10th Annual Blues Fest Set For 1st Weekend in December

BRADENTON BLUES FESTIVAL 2021
Ten Great Bands Playing Real-Deal Blues
for a Grand 10th Year Celebration


Bradenton Blues Festival 2021
December 3-5, 2021
LECOM Park
1611 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
MAP
bradentonbluesfestival.org

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FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton!

The 10th anniversary of the Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend, 
presented by BMO Harris Bank, will be held at LECOM Park on
Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, with an outstanding
lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition 
to amazing music, you can purchase local craft beer and wine,
\delicious food, and cool festival merchandise.

The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues 
Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, 
Dec. 5, 2021 at Mattison's City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk.
Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!

COVID-19 protocols will be followed according to local health
guidelines at the time of the event.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 
FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2021 
Cece Teneal and Soul Kamotion ~ 4-5pm
Johnny Rawls ~ 5:20-6:20pm
Doug MacLeod ~ 6:40-7:45pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2021
Terrie Odabi ~ 11am-12:05pm
Jimmy Carpenter ~ 12:25-1:30pm
James Armstrong ~ 1:50-2:55pm
Dawn Tyler Watson ~ 3:15-4:20pm
Latimore ~ 4:40-5:55pm
Bernard Allison ~ 6:15-7:30pm

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SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021
BLUES BRUNCH
Mattison's City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk
101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34205
(TICKETS/RSVP REQUIRED)

Annika Chambers 11am–2pm


Bradenton is located on the west coast of Florida, 
just 8 miles east of the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island 
and Longboat Key, 10 miles north of the Sarasota-Bradenton 
International Airport, 40 miles south of the Tampa International Airport, 
115 miles southwest of Orlando, and 240 miles northwest of Miami.

What to Do & Where to Stay 
in the Bradenton Area


The Bradenton Blues Festival is produced by REALIZE BRADENTON, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses. The proceeds from the Bradenton Blues Festival support Realize Bradenton’s youth, art, and music programs that are free to the community, including our Blues in the Schools program.

MORE INFO AT WEBSITE:
bradentonbluesfestival.org


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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Jazz & Blues Florida Begins World-wide Promotion Campaign as COVID Declines and Florida Tourism Rises


November 24, 2021
Florida, USA


Jazz & Blues Florida LLC (JBF), Florida's online guide to live jazz and blues, has been busy building their base nationally… and internationally. With sixteen years of experience and more than 21,000 social media followers/contacts, and over 2 million blog views testify to their coverage of the scene and they are ready to come out of the pandemic healthier than ever.

In 2019 more than 131 million visitors came to Florida, with over 15 million of them from other countries, and that number will be reached again and surpassed as COVID either declines or becomes the norm with behavioral changes. Jazz & Blues Florida approached the pandemic disruption as an opportunity to create new connections and establish awareness of our service as pent-up demand for Florida fun and sun drives more visitors, and their money, south in the winter.

The summer was spent attending fifteen-plus music festivals and events across the upper Midwest, doing on-site promotion of Jazz & Blues Florida. Thousands of promo cards were distributed directly to people who travel and attend music events. Building on that, November kicked off the major campaign across multiple platforms.

JBF now has ads running in the premier international jazz publication (DownBeat) and the oldest and most comprehensive New York jazz guide (Hot House New York, which also has world-wide distribution both in print and online), website sponsorships presence on aggregate streaming stations (The Phoenix Radio, Kansas City Online Radio), upcoming festival presence both onsite and online (Blues CafĂ© of Wisconsin and Central Iowa’s Winter Blues Fest), using both direct email and online promotion services of the largest international information directory (Jazz Clubs Worldwide) and on the websites and in the newsletters of seven of the largest and most active jazz and blues societies across the eastern U.S. and into Canada. In conjunction with VISIT FLORIDA there are rack cards in all five Florida Welcome Centers, and JBF is on their online list of visitor resources.  More opportunities are being researched and implemented as the year draws to a close.*

In basic terms, Florida's only jazz and blues niche marketing platform is working on growing our connections with Florida visitors and potential visitors BEFORE they leave home, while continuing online and on-site promotion across Florida. This program will also increase the perception of Florida as a live music destination. Events, venues and artists would find this type of targeted outreach far too costly in terms of money and time. Additionally, without the long-term experience JBF has, results and ROI would certainly be decreased.

This is not a plan – this is an active campaign that is already showing results with increased traffic across their five-part platform of social media, news blog, email subscription service, website listings and monthly magazine.

With this in mind JBF requests your consideration of their services to promote your shows, concerts and concert series, tours, festivals, new music releases and other genre-related content that would be of interest to their readership. 

Music is coming back, and Jazz & Blues Florida is already there.

CLICK HERE  for rate sheet with package and placement details.
CLICK HERE  for current report on traffic/activity/distribution.

Email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com to place orders. December order deadline is noon on Friday, November 26, 2021.

*Complete and specific support of all claims made above available upon request.
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Jazz & Blues Florida November Quick Report & Order Deadline Notice for Past, Current and Potential Clients


Are you actually MARKETING
to reach new people, or simply
INFORMING those that you are 
already connected to?

How do YOUR #s compare?
How is YOUR message getting out?
To the RIGHT people?

November kicked off the Jazz Blues Florida
Worldwide Promotion Campaign to benefit 
clients which in turn will provide 
better coverage of the scene
for our followers.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Jazz & Blues Florida Traffic/Activity/Distribution -
'Quick' report for the past month/28 days:
Current total active MailChimp subscribers: 4,449
Current total social media contacts: 21,917
Past month News Blog views: 9,608
(Lifetime views 2,109,890)
Past month main website views: 2,901
Past month magazine impressions: 3,749 
Past month YouTube views: 1,252
Past month Twitter impressions: 4,191
Past month FB biz page reach: 13,081
Past month FB biz page engagements: 1,707
(Original source reports on ALL numbers
available on request. No fluff. No 'multipliers.' No B.S.)

Noon, Friday, November 26, 2021 is
Deadline for December Ad Placements 

We are a multi-media promotion platform for live jazz & blues in
Florida's clubs, concerts and festivals.
Please consider connecting with our info flow through:
FACEBOOK  *  TWITTER  * INSTAGRAM *  YouTube
News Blog
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LINKEDIN (Business Only, Please)

Jazz Blues Florida LLC
Charles R. Boyer, Owner/Publisher
Hope Jason, Art Director/Editor
CONTACT AND SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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*FB Personal Page Friends - 5,000
FB Personal Page Followers - 2,182
FB JBF Page Followers - 7,171
LINKEDIN Connections - 3,621
TWEETER Followers - 1,210
Instagram Followers - 1,928
YouTube Subscribers - 805