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Today’s Blues Music News – May 17, 2019 – Click to view each blues music news story in a new window.

RIP Paul Orta

Paul Orta passed away May 16, 2019 at 8:45pm

Paul lost his fight to colon cancer after a great musical career, he will be sorely missed by the Blues community both here in Texas, and worldwide.

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Blues can help black Chicago revive, relate

Chicago is losing millions of dollars for its failure to promote the blues, Crain’s reported in 2017. The situation is urgent; we have lost many talented blues men and women to age and illness over the past 10 years. Under-employment and lack of recognition have hurt them. Click the Headline for more.

‘Revival: The Resurrection of Son House’ at Geva a world premiere about a legend

The story of Son House, a legendary and pioneering Delta blues artist who ended up living in Rochester, at long last has taken stage. Geva Theatre Center’s production of Revival: The Resurrection of Son House, on stage through June 2, has all the ingredients to be a crowd-pleaser. Click the headline to read more!

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Current Living Blues top 10 radio chart for April 2019

  1. Sugaray Rayford,  Somebody Save Me, Forty Below
  2. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers,  Killin’ It Live, Alligator
  3. Bob Corritore & Friends,  Do the Hip-Shake Baby!, SWMAF/VizzTone
  4. Reese Wynans and Friends,  Sweet Release, J&R Adventures
  5. Mary Lane,  Travelin’ Woman, Women Of The Blues
  6. Mighty Mike Schermer,  Bad Tattoo, Finedog/VizzTone
  7. Brandon Santini,  The Longshot, American Showplace
  8. John Mayall,  Nobody Told Me, Forty Below
  9. Big Daddy Wilson,  Deep in My Soul, Ruf
  10. Tony Holiday,  Porch Sessions, VizzTone
  11. Benny Turner and Cash McCall,  Going Back Home, NOLA Blue
  12. Duke Robillard Band,  Ear Worms, Stony Plain
  13. Tedeschi-Trucks Band,  Signs, Fantasy
  14. John Clifton,  In the Middle of Nowhere, Rip Cat
  15. Watermelon Slim,  Church of the Blues, NorthernBlues
  16. Rick Vito,  Soulshaker, VizzTone
  17. Mitch Woods,  A Tip of the Hat for Fats, Blind Pig
  18. John Primer,  The Soul of a Blues Man, Blues House
  19. Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith & the House Bumpers,  Drop The Hammer,
  20. Willie Buck,  Willie Buck Way, Delmark
  21. Bloodest Saxophone,  Texas Queens 5, Dialtone/VizzTone
  22. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram,  Kingfish, Alligator
  23. Kenny Parker,  Hellfire, Rock-A-While
  24. Rosie Flores,  Simple Case of the Blues, Last Music Co.
  25. Nick Schnebelen,  Crazy All by Myself, VizzTone


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