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Macon Music Legend Joey Stuckey Pens Atlanta Chiefs Theme Song September 30, 2010

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Macon, GA – When the Atlanta semi-pro football team ‘Atlanta Chiefs’ needed a theme for their outstanding new team, they turned to .Macon music legend and composer Joey Stuckey. An award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer and producer, Joey Stuckey is also a noted radio and TV personality, music columnist, inspirational speaker, educator and sound engineer.

Says Joyce Lopez, VP of Communications and Public Relations, “We could not be more excited to have legendary Joey Stuckey compose and arrange the theme for the Atlanta Chiefs! Moments like this come once in a lifetime or never, and we are blessed to have been given this special gift.” “I just love sports,” says Joey, “though as a blind person, I can’t really play them. However, to be part of a sports team’s adventure as they strive for excellence is a real joy!”

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Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Shemekia Copeland Bring Night of Blues to Trenton September 30, 2010

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The Blues returns to the capital city on October 23 for one night with legends Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan, and the young Blues queen Shemekia Copeland at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.

Trenton, NJ—With his new album, “Living Proof,” available next month, Guy takes a hard look back at a remarkable life. At age 74, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 30 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to Release Live Album Live! in Chicago Out September 28th September 29, 2010

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band--Live! in Chicago

“One of the wonders of the world.” – James Brown

New York, NY: Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records is excited to announce that latest signing Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s LIVE! In Chicago will be available on 9/28/10.

Recorded in Chicago’s House of Blues during the critically acclaimed 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads tour, LIVE! in Chicago showcases Kenny and his band, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, Scott Nelson and Riley Osbourn, along with special guests, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Buddy Flett, Bryan Lee and Tommy Shannon (of Double Trouble). Though an illness nearly kept Kenny from performing that night, his heartfelt commitment to the music (and quite a lot of adrenaline) ensured that he took the stage, sharing with the audience one of the most spectacular performances of his career, and one that fans can now hear on LIVE! in Chicago.
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‘In Session,’ Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan Legendary Blues Summit, Finally Available on DVD September 29, 2010

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Guitar titans’ one and only meeting to be released as a deluxe CD/DVD November 9th on Stax

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — On December 6, 1983, legendary blues guitarist Albert King joined his disciple Stevie Ray Vaughan on a Canadian sound stage for the live music television series In Session. Magic happened. The highly sought after video footage from that one-time legendary summit becomes available for the first time ever on November 9 with the release of Stax Records’ deluxe two-disc CD/DVD In Session.
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Featured Video: John Lee Hooker Jr at Blues Central September 27, 2010

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Mississippi Blues Trail Stretches to Wisconsin September 24, 2010

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On Saturday, September 18 at 3:30pm, the 112th Mississippi Blues Trail marker was dedicated in Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, Wisconsin, near the former site of Paramount Records.

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Paramont Records label recorded many pioneering artists from Mississippi, including Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Skip James, Gus Cannon, Henry Townsend, the Mississippi Sheiks, Willie Brown, the Graves Brothers and others. This is the seventh marker dedicated outside of the state, and like the others, it demonstrates the wide reach and influence of Mississippi blues music.

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Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Celebration to Benefit Pinetop Perkins Foundation October 10, 2010 September 24, 2010

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The 11th annual Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 10th at Hopson’s Commissary and the Shack Up Inn from 2 to 7pm. It is held each year on the site of the old Hopson’s Plantation.

In the late 30s and early 40s, Hopsons was one of the first farms testing the newly invented cotton picking machine and Joe Willie Pinetop Perkins was their ace tractor driver. He was so good, in fact, that he had a deferment during the war to work for Mr. Hopson. This freed Pinetop to join the King Biscuit Boys on the radio in Helena and show a young precocious boy named Ike Turner how to play the piano.

Sixty years later the folks at the Shack Up Inn and Hopson’s Commissary welcomed back Pinetop naming a shack in his honor and hosting the first homecoming event. Occupying three stages, this year’s event will also be a benefit for the newly formed Pinetop Perkins Foundation. Its mission is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces House of Blues Show featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the Rebirth Brass Band as part of 15th Annual American Music Masters® series Walking to New Orleans September 24, 2010

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Cleveland, OH – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) has announced a special Friday night show as part of the 15th Annual American Music Masters® series in November. New Orleans’ own Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the Rebirth Brass Band will co-headline a show at Cleveland’s House of Blues on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.LiveNation.com, http://www.HouseofBlues.com, the House of Blues Box Office, charge-by-phone (800-745-3000), or visit any Ticketmaster location.

Walking to New Orleans: the Music of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew will begin Monday, November 8 and will feature lectures, interviews, films and other educational programs throughout the week, culminating on Saturday, November 13 with a conference at Case Western Reserve University and a tribute concert at the Palace Theater in PlayhouseSquare. Tribute concert artists include American Music Masters honoree Dave Bartholomew, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Lloyd Price, Dr. John and The Lower 911, Irma Thomas, The Rebirth Brass Band and Robert Parker. Additional guests will be announced in the coming weeks. (more…)

Interview: Rob Paparrozi: The Honeydripper September 23, 2010

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Another in the long list of lost interviews.

Rob “The Honeydripper” Paparozzi harp player and blues rapper extraordinaire, is one of the most sought after performers and studio musicians in the country. But getting started wasn’t easy for the “Honeydripper.” Timidity prevented him from answering this calling at first.

 “I contemplated majoring in music, but I’d walk past the music department and get scared, so I majored in sociology.” He’d always had an interest in music, playing mostly rock-based stuff since the ninth grade, influenced by two musical older brothers with equal enthusiasm. After graduation Paparozzi tackled the dreaded occupational blues by working as a juvenile probation officer for five years, despite the fact that his musical interests quickly expanded.

In 1967 he started playing and by 1969 he was opening for Sly and the Family Stone with his band. By the time they opened for B.B. King they were hungry, but confident.   For more on Rob Paparrozi

Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, now available on DVD September 21, 2010

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Image Entertainment is proud to release Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, now available on DVD. Needing no introduction, Jimi Hendrix is world renowned for changing the landscape of rock & roll and revolutionizing the way a guitar is played. Narrated by Slash and with interviews from such rock legends as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and more, Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero gives an essential perspective on the prodigy that was Jimi Hendrix.

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