September 11-17, 2006
Santa Fe Blues - 8pm September 13th Johnny A., guitarist extraordinaire, is scheduled for the Wednesday Night Blues series inside the Chrome Showroom. Much like the late Danny Gatton (whom the musician's fiery solos recall), Johnny A.'s musical styles range from blues to jazz to country. He will also appear at Boulder Station the following evening. See below for more information on these events. Check out Wednesday Night Blues at Chrome for a complete schedule of upcoming concerts. Santa Fe Station is located at 4949 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130 Tel 702.658.4900
Johnny A. Thursday, September 14
Johnny A. draws on a more classic pantheon of American fret deity for inspiration, including Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, James Burton, Nokie Edwards, and Wes Montgomery. -- Jerry McCulley, amazon.com
Johnny A. is widely regarded as one of America's finest contemporary guitarists. Gibson thinks so – their Custom Shop designed a Signature Edition guitar per his specific requests which, when it was marketed in 2003, placed him in an exclusive club that included legends like BB King, Wes Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Joe Perry, Pat Martino and Les Paul himself. The public thinks so too - Johnny A.'s latest works have sold many thousands of copies as well as being his personal best. The most recent CD's - 2004's Get Inside and 1999's Sometime Tuesday Morning, are the critically acclaimed solo culmination of a lifetime of learning, sharing and bonding in a long parade of bands and players.
Coming Soon to Station Casinos On Wednesday, September 20 Jimbo Mathus will perform at the Chrome Showroom, and the Railhead Lounge on September 21st. Go to the Station Casinos' Boulder Blues Page for a schedule of upcoming concerts. Boulder Station Casino is located at 4111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89121
From Sept. 20. - 23. this year's edition of the Copenhagen Blues Festival 2006 offers more than 60 blues concerts at venues all over Copenhagen, and with best festival programme yet.
The festival has several new events at this year's programme, a special spotlight on the acoustic scene, and we have launched a whole new project with lots of blues in the daytime during all 4 festival-days.
Copenhagen presents this year a thrilling international line-up: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Corey Harris, one of America's absolute best roots musicians - known to many from Scorsese's 2003 blues film, Sherman Robertson, a guitar-ace and a total explosion of energy on stage, Paul Lamb and Gary Primich, both masters of the harp.
Scandinavia is represented by Norwegian super-duo, Tommy Kristiansen & Eirik Bergene, Cajun du Nord, mixed DK & N, and Swedish Knockout Greg, Steve Grahn & Mattias Malm and Bottleneck John.
Among the Danish artists are: Mike Andersen Band, in a doubble-show with the T-Birds, SP Just Frost, Thorbjørn Risager, Cross, Schack & Ostermann, Organizers, Oernes Blues Band, and scores of wellknown, seasoned artists as well as talented newcomers.
It will be more female blues artist than earlier, among them Ladies Sing the Blues and Mama's Blues Joint, from the UK Kyla Brox, a young talent with great potential, and from the US Rose Hudson to perform her state-of-the-art blues-soul-gospel.
For more information visit www.copenhagenbluesfestival.dk
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Blues Birthdays This week's blues artists birthdays include:
Sep 11 Barbeque Bob (guitar, vocals), 1902-1931
Danny Gatton - Slide Playing
Danny Gatton CD and artist biography brief: Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology
Gatton was such a genre-jumper that he never found a commercial niche; instead, he was the guitarist's guitarist, fluent and fluid in various forms of rock, country, jazz, and blues. But he clearly had an innate fondness for country, especially bluegrass (perhaps that's what made him the fastest picker of his time). Among the country-oriented highlights here are the scintillating "Redneck Jazz," the rockabilly "Love My Baby" (with Robert Gordon singing), "Sun Medley" (with Delbert McClinton's Fogerty-esque barking), and "Linus and Lucy/Orange Blossom Medley," in which "Steel Guitar Rag" flashes by in a blur. But his country flair also manifests itself in more subtle ways (fingerpicking the blues, for example). If you don't mind a crash course in other American music mixed in with your country--it's not like being forced to eat beets with your burger, after all--then Gatton's your man. - John Morthland :: amazon.com :: editorial reviewThis week's new blues releases and re-issues:
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Bluesin' Round Town
M o n d a y, September 11
Nevada Palace 1-5pm Jimmy Limo
T u e s d a y, September 12
Bunkhouse Saloon 10pm-2am Open Blues Jam
W e d n e s d a y, September 13
Brendan's Irish Pub (inside the Orleans) 9:30pm-1am Pete Contino Band
T h u r s d a y, September 14
Bootlegger Bistro 9:30pm Ruth Brown
F r i d a y, September 15
Sand Dollar Blues 10pm-3am Big Daddy Chicago Billy Cade
S a t u r d a y, September 16
Sand Dollar Blues 10pm-3am Moanin' Blacksnakes
S u n d a y, September 17
The Heights 4-8pm Blues Jam hosted by The Gonnerz
Blues Beyond the Neon
"What I was doing wasn't commercial enough for anybody to take notice. I wasn't up for changing... Stuff I've been doing for years is kind of coming to the forefront as a style, and I haven't had to do anything about It. That's good, because I don't like to have to fit in any catagory." -- James Intveld
A little rockabilly, a little country. Neither will hurt anyone. But then again Intveld's music, like the blues, can hurt you too, right along with making one down home happy. Call it what you will. This is Americana / Roots music at its best. - R.J. Bianchino, Bluesbeat Nevada
Anyone who knows anything about the Los Angeles country and roots scene knows who James Intveld is. Ask any truly hip Joe or Jane about Jimmy and you are likely to get replies ranging from "Oh yeah, he was the guy who came up with the idea of the Barn Dance," to "He's definitely one of the best singers anywhere," to the swoon and half giggle retort from a female fan that can only be translated into a breathless sigh of admiration. -- Jana Pendragon, Grindstone Magazine
'Nuff Said Now it's your turn. If you have any information you would like to see in this column send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We especially welcome club listings. Telephone numbers are supplied for all venues.
All shows, dates and times are subject to change. Call the club or venue for confirmation before diggin' any of the music. May all your Blues be minor. -- Bion
Russell Luzio is the nations only deaf DJ turn talk show host. With only 1% hearing Russell still hears the blues loud and clear. And "wow ee!" - as he's often prone to exclaim - he sure does play 'em on his internet radio show. Hear The Blues With Russell airs out of Los Angeles every Thursday from 7-9pm PST.
Chris Tofield in June Issue of Guitar Player Magazine
Guitarist Chris Tofield received an article in the June issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Chris, as you probably already know, is a very talented singer/songwriter/guitarist and beyond a doubt one of the best musicians to ever grace the stage at The Sand Dollar Blues Room. Our congratulations go out to Chris on this prestigious article and best wishes on his upcoming tour of Tennessee, Georgia, Connecticut & Eastern Europe. Be careful out there Chris and keep on playing them Bad Ass Tofield Blues. PS. While Chris is out of town Al Ek will be handling the M.C. and Band Leader duties for both Sunday and Monday night's Open Jams. -- SandDollarBlues.com
Source: Guitar Player Magazine, June 2006
2006 Monterey Jazz Festival September 15-17, 2006
The Monterey Jazz Festival is a yearly festival of jazz music that takes place at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California the third full weekend in September. Founded by Jimmy Lyons in 1958, that year's festival included performers such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday. It is now the longest-running annual jazz festival in the world, and continues to feature world-class jazz performers, as well as workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions.
This year's event continues the festival's grand tradition. It will feature performances by the Yellowjackets, Tierney Sutton, Roy Hargrove, Kurt Elling, and the legendary 88-year old pianist, Hank Jones. Blues will be represented by the Robben Ford Group, and the Duke Robillard Band featuring Hubert Sumlin. read more
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Maria Muldaur Biography
b. Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica d'Amato, 12 September 1943, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA. Her name was changed to Muldaur when she married Geoff Muldaur, with whom she performed in the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Although her mother was fond of classical music, Muldaur grew up liking blues and big band sounds. Joining the thriving Greenwich Village music scene in the 60s, she played in the Even Dozen Jug Band alongside John Sebastian, Stefan Grossman, Joshua Rifkin and Steve Katz. After leaving them she joined Kweskin, remaining with him until the band splintered at the end of the 60s. She then completed two albums with her husband before they were divorced in 1972. Maria Muldaur, her first solo effort, went platinum in the USA. It contained the classic single "Midnight At The Oasis", which featured an excellent guitar solo by Amos Garrett. The album reached number 3 in the US charts in 1974, with the single making the US Top 10. A follow-up, "I'm A Woman", made the US Top 20 in 1975.
Muldaur toured America the same year, and shortly after played in Europe for the first time. The US Top 30 album, Waitress In A Donut Shop, featured the songs of contemporary writers such as Kate And Anna McGarrigle, and with the assistance of musicians including Garrett and J.J. Cale, saw Muldaur embarking on a more jazz-orientated direction. With sales of her records in decline, she was dropped by WEA Records, and subsequently concentrated on recording for smaller labels such as Takoma, Spindrift, Making Waves and the Christian label Myrrh, for whom she released 1982's There Is A Love. Muldaur has never been able to match the success of "Midnight At The Oasis", but her soulful style of blues, tinged with jazz is still in demand. During the late 90s and new millennium she enjoyed a critical renaissance, recording several albums for Telarc Records.
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