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Black Hen Music Sets September 21 Release for New DVD the Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert – Live in Vancouver August 18, 2010

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VIDEO CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF THE MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS MUSIC, FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY DAVE ALVIN, JOHN HAMMOND, VAN DYKE PARKS, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART, GEOFF MULDAUR, JIM BYRNES AND MANY OTHERS

VANCOUVER, BC – Black Hen Music announces a September 21 release date for the new DVD, The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert – Live in Vancouver, featuring performances by Dave Alvin, John Hammond, Van Dyke Parks, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Byrnes and many others. The DVD will be distributed in the U.S. by Burnside Distribution. Included on the DVD are 13 songs of Mississippi Sheiks music, culminating with an onstage grand finale of all the artists performing the band’s classic, “Sitting on Top of the World.” The DVD also includes exclusive interviews with several of the show’s performers, plus backstage footage and a behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals before the show.

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Music Fans and Media Celebrate the Release of Piano Red’s the Lost Atlanta Tapes CD With Party & Tribute Show August 18, 2010

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ATLANTA, GA – A throng of music fans and media from the Southeast converged at Atlanta’s Smith’s Olde Bar on August 12 to celebrate the release (August 17) of the late and legendary Piano Red’s The Lost Atlanta Tapes CD on Landslide Records. Produced by Michael Reeves and David Fulmer for Bang Bang Lulu Productions, The Lost Atlanta Tapes features 18 songs recorded live at Atlanta’s Excelsior Mill in 1984, and represents the iconic entertainer’s last known recording. It features some of his best-known classic songs and fan favorites. All of the performances on the new CD are previously unreleased, and eight of the tracks are songs that have never been released before on a Piano Red recording.

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“Assault of the Sasquatch” Comes To DVD October 19 August 18, 2010

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Synthetic Cinema and Chiller Network Announce “Monster Mash-up” Contest

Synthetic Cinema International and MVD Visual are pleased to announce the release of Assault of the Sasquatch for North Americandistribution on October 19, 2010. (more…)

Eric Clapton “The 1960s Review” on DVD 10/19 August 18, 2010

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Eric Clapton “The 1960s Review” on DVD 10/19

The story of Clapton’s formative years

While few would argue that Eric Clapton is one of the finest guitarists of all time, it is sometimes forgotten just how pivotal, influential and downright startling this man was during the 1960s. And while, throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, Clapton has remained a musician and songwriter of rare ability with moments of glory resplendent on album after album it was during the decade in which he emerged that his awesome skills were used most creatively. As an early member of the Yardbirds, a crucial part of the Bluesbreakers, a founder member of Cream and ‘the one who mattered most’ in the short lived Blind Faith, EC, to many, really was a deity.

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New Chicago-Based Blues Label, Swississippi Records, Launches September 21, 2010 August 18, 2010

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Chicago, IL – Chris Harper & Dave Katzman are proud to announce the launch of their new Chicago-based blues label SWISSISSIPPI RECORDS on SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 with three new releases: SWISSISSIPPI CHRIS HARPER “Four Aces and a Harp” (also featuring JIMMY BURNS, JOHN PRIMER, WILLIE “BIG EYES” SMITH AND BOB STROGER), ROB BLAINE’s “Big Otis Blues” and PEACHES STATEN “Live At Legends”. (more…)

Mike Hallal Band Releases New Album: Hatchet Blues August 18, 2010

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Mike Hallal Band--Hatchet Blues

Roots rock originals include lyrics inspired by Obama book

Lynn, MA — The Boston-based Mike Hallal Band has released a new 12-song, 64-minute album of original roots rock, titled Hatchet Blues, available today at iTunes and other popular online and mobile sites. Featuring live-in-studio recordings of basic tracks and lead vocals, the new album captures the raw power and spontaneity of the 4-piece “gutbucket blues” crew (as The Noise tagged them in ’09). The band’s previous release, Live at Lizard Lounge, was named one of the Top 100 New CDs of ’09 by Real Blues magazine, in the company of albums from Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy and other notables. For more on this Mike Hallal release

UPDATE: Ladies Sing the Blues Cruise–Carnival Cruise Lines – Triumph Will Depart New Orleans, LA 12/6 August 18, 2010

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EVENT TITLE: LADIES SING THE BLUES CRUISE
Time: December 6, 2010 – December 11, 2010
Location: Carnival Cruise Lines – TRIUMPH, New Orleans, LA
Organized By: Valerie Scott/B.E.B.E., Inc (bebeinc.us) and fancruises.com
Event Description:
Carnival Cruise Lines – Triumph will depart New Orleans, LA on 12/6 – 11/2010 with Jomar Records recording artist Pat Hunter “National Woman in Blues, Vol 1” on board as one of the three featured female performers on this ‘blues cruise.’ Miss Hunter’s All Star band will have Steve Nixon (IL); formerly of the Ronnie Baker Brooks Band, on keys; Sarasota Slim (FL) as lead guitarist; Nitro Bozeman (FL) on harp; and Kevin Kathey (TN)who has played with many famous musicians (including Terri Lynn’s band) but is most recently known for his time spent performing with Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner, Charlie Louvin, on drums. For more on the Ladies Sing the Blues blues cruise