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Blues legend John Dee Holeman, 89, has the music in his brain

Holeman, a blues singer and guitar player, performs with Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos Nov. 16 at the Reeves Theater in Elkin. He sat down recently for an interview at the Music Maker Relief Foundation headquarters in Hillsborough, his hometown. Read more by clicking the link above.

Bobby ‘Blackhat’ Walters plays ambassador to blues music

Today Walters is retired — and as busy as ever at age 62. He is spending more time with Joy, his wife of 29 years, and his five grown children. His new album, “Put on Your Red Shoes,” his sixth, comes out this week.  Click the Headline for more.

A bit of bourbon, a bit of blues

WINTER HAVEN — If you like bourbon and blues music, it will be a night to indulge in both. And even if you’re not particularly a fan of either, Bourbon and Blues 2018 is a fun way to support Winter Haven downtown development and a local music landmark.Click the headline to read more!

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Current Living Blues top 10 radio chart for September 2018

  1. Shemekia Copeland,  America’s Child, Alligator
  2. Buddy Guy,  The Blues Is Alive And Well, Silvertone/RCA
  3. Anthony Geraci,  Why Did You Have To Go, Shining Stone
  4. Frank Bey,  Back In Business, NOLA Blue
  5. Various Artists,  Chicago Plays The Stones, Raisin’ Music
  6. Mark Hummel,  Harpbreaker, Electro-Fi
  7. Colin James,  Miles To Go, Stony Plain
  8. Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio,  Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here, Alligator
  9. Boz Scaggs,  Out Of The Blues, Concord
  10. Trudy Lynn,  Blues Keep Knockin’, Connor Ray
  11. Barbara Blue,  Fish In Dirty H2O, Big Blue
  12. Billy F. Gibbons,  The Big Bad Blues, Concord
  13. Eric Lindell,  Revolution In Your Heart, Alligator
  14. Damon Fowler,  The Whiskey Bayou Session, Whiskey Bayou
  15. Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne,  Inspired By The Blues, IDLA/Stony Plain
  16. Johnny Burgin w/ Mike Mettalia,  Chicago/The Blues Legends/Today!, West Tone
  17. Gina Sicilia,  Heard The Lie, Blue Elan
  18. Amanda Fish,  Free, VizzTone
  19. JW Jones,  Live, Solid Blues
  20. Big Harp George,  Uptown Cool, Blues Mountain
  21. Joanne Shaw Taylor,  Wild, Silvertone/Sony
  22. JP Soars,  Southbound I-95, Soars High
  23. Vanessa Collier,  Honey Up, Phenix Fire
  24. Scott Sharrard,  Saving Grace, We Save Music
  25. Mick Kolassa And The Taylor Made Blues Band,  149 Delta Avenue, Endless Blues


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Blues Music News List of important Blues music charities

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation

Hart Fund – Blues Foundation

Blues in the Schools – Blues Foundation

Keeping The Blues Alive

Music Maker Relief Foundation – Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

Can’d Aid Foundation | Oskar Blues Charity

Killer Blues Headstone Project website 

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