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Severn Records Signs Big Joe Maher & Will Release His New CD, You Can’t Keep A Big Man Down, on February 15 November 30, 2010

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SEVERN, MD – Severn Records announces the signing of veteran bluesman Big Joe Maher and the February 15 release of his new CD, You Can’t Keep a Big Man Down, with national distribution by City Hall Records.

The new CD was produced by Kevin McKendree, a long-time keyboard player for Delbert McClinton’s band, who also contributed piano and organ on the sessions.

The rest of the players on You Can’t Keep a Big Man Down included Texas blues guitar great Bill Campbell, (more…)

International Blues Challenge 2011 Entries Selected November 30, 2010

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The entrants for International Blues Challenge 2011 are in. Since only 28 entrants are listed in the IBC Youth Showcase, the Kentucky Blues Society is one of only 28 Blues Societies in the world that has entrants in all 3 IBC live categories! And with Ryan in with Atlanta’s entry there is even more to show the world that Kentucky, the state where much of the blues began, continues its significant contributions to the blues.

The Kentucky Blues Society is sending three entrants: Tee Dee Young, Wayne Harper and The Diphthongs. Also going is local musician Ryan Stiles who will be performing as part of the Atlanta Blues society entry, Mike Bourne & Atlanta Boogie.

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False Rumors Spread About Death of Blues Legend November 30, 2010

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By Kontji Anthony – bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) – Fans of blues legend B.B. King rode an emotional roller coaster Monday after false rumors spread across the internet saying the music icon was dead.

The hoax began with Musicouch.com user JoeSixPack’s false headline: “Blues Great B.B. King Dead at 85.” According to the story, died after suffering a ‘stroke.’ The story mentioned ‘a private service’ next week, and a ‘public gathering’ after the holidays.

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