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Rory Block Is Ready To Shake ‘Em On Down With New Tribute To Mississippi Fred Mcdowell Album Coming March 29 From Stony Plain Records February 9, 2011

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Edmonton, AB— Stony Plain Records announces a March 29 release date for acclaimed female acoustic blues artist Rory Block’s new CD, Shake ‘Em On Down: A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell. Stony Plain Records is distributed in the U.S. by ADA.

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Band of Heathens’ new CD is ‘Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son’ out March 29 January 25, 2011

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Produced by George Reiff (Chris Robinson, Courtyard Hounds, Ray Wylie Hubbard), new album comes on heels of Austin City Limits (PBS) appearance, festivals and #1 Americana record

AUSTIN, Texas — 2010 was a year of making noise and news for the Band of Heathens. With 200-plus show dates, a fifth anniversary celebration, appearances at Lollapalooza and other top national festivals and a taping of Austin City Limits with Elvis Costello, it is remarkable that the Heathens even found time to write and record a new studio album, but they did.

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“BLUE BLOODED” BLUESMAN Todd Sharpville Leaves the Porchlight on Bright With New Double Album that Walks an Emotional Tightrope` January 14, 2011

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Features Special Guests Duke Robbillard, Kim Wilson and
Joe Louis Walker

ATLANTA, GA – UK-based bluesman Todd Sharpville’s new 2-CD set, Porchlight, is already generating rave reviews and significant radio airplay around the world since its release in November on MIG Music, with national distribution by E-1 Entertainment.

Todd will also be performing on the upcoming Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, which embarks later this month.

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Bloyatop – Waiting For The Buzz (DVD) December 29, 2010

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Raw, special, straight from the heart and after 26 years on the road, finally caught in the act on march 12, 2010 at The Woodowl (De Bosuil), Weert, The Netherlands.

After almost 27 years, BloYaTop, one of the hardest working ZZTop coverbands in The Netherlands and possibly in the whole West European bluesrock scene, is still alive and kicking…

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Vincent Hayes Project’s “Reclamation” Earns Blues Music Award Nomination-Best New Artist Debut December 19, 2010

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West-Michigan based, The Vincent Hayes Project’s debut CD, “Reclamation” earns one of five coveted nominations – from The Blues Foundation’s prestigious 2011 Blues Music Awards – for Best New Artist Debut.

East Lansing, Michigan – The Vincent Hayes Project’s debut CD, “Reclamation” earns one of five coveted Best New Artist Debut nominations from The Blues Foundation’s 2011 Blues Music Awards. After reaching the #4 position as a “Pick to Click” B.B. King’s Bluesville on Sirius/XM Radio Channel 74, and spending two months on the National Living Blues Chart, “Reclamation” claims its appointed position in the top ten selling CDs on CDBaby, continues to garner attention of Blues Lovers worldwide – and garners a nod from The Blues Foundation.

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Toots Tavern to Host SwampVoodoo CD Release Celebration Dec. 18th November 22, 2010

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From outlaws to gamblers to voodoo queens, SwampVoodoo’s Slick Black tells his clan’s stories

Oakland, CA – SwampVoodoo, the orchestrated storytelling band with a blues influence from Oakland, CA, is currently planning their CD Release Celebration for December 18th at Toot’s Tavern, a fine establishment located at 627 2nd Avenue in Crockett, CA. Doors open at 9PM. The show is for ages 21+ and begins at 9:30 with opening act Midnight Train.

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Reall Music Live @ The Beaverwood Club the Beaverwood Club Thursday 25th November John O’Leary’s Sugarkane New Album Launch “Two for the Show” November 22, 2010

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Reall Music Live @ The Beaverwood Club

The Beaverwood Club

Thursday 25th November


Beaverwood Road
Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6HF
Tel: 020 8300 1385 / 0635

Ticket Line: 0208 761 9078
free car park at the Club

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Tickets for all shows may be pre booked here or by phone, and will be held until 9pm on the night, unless arranged otherwise.
Pete Feenstra 0208 761 9078

“Winter Boogieland” by Rob Rio (Blues Artist from California) November 18, 2010

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If you’re finding you haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit yet, then the fantastic Christmas Boogie-Woogie/Blues CD, “Winter Boogieland,” by the extremely talented piano man Rob Rio, is just the right thing to set the mood.

Rio, who has performed with many well known artists, takes these traditional Christmas tunes and interprets them with a brilliant style and finesse.

Opening up the album, “Rudolph’s Red Nose Boogie,” is wonderful as Rio rips across the keys with a fury of energetic stylish flair. Taking it down a few notches, the songs, “Drummer Boy Blues” and “Silent Night Blues,” are not only soulful and rooted with exquisite Blues tonality but one can feel the emotive passion rising from Rio’s performance of these songs.

There is a tremendous amount of energy packed into this album and you will find these songs to be fun, vibrant, and brilliantly performed by Rio.

Fans of the great Jerry Lee Lewis will truly appreciate the magnificent Christmas Boogie-Woogie/Blues songs on the album, “Winter Boogieland,” as it is an excellent collection of Holiday music performed by a spectacular pianist.

About Rob Rio
Known by some as the “Boss of the Boogie”, pianoman/vocalist ROB RIO plays the boogie-woogie and jump blues of the 40’s and 50’s with a virtuosity and elan that has excited audiences around the world for more than 30 years. RIO has appeared with many of the original blues greats, such as Muddy Waters, Willy Dixon, Charles Brown, Joe Cocker,Paul Butterfield and many more, and has recorded with Mick Jagger, Canned Heat, Billy Boy Arnold, William Clarke, Coco Montoya,Finas Tasby, Walter Trout, Phillip Walker, Jody Williams, among others, and continues to do session work.

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., RIO now resides in Los Angeles and currently performs at festivals, events and clubs at home and on the road and has been a favorite attraction throughout the Southland for the last 25 years, either as a solo performer or with his 5-piece band, THE REVOLVERS. RIO lists several commercial credits along with 13 CDs and DVDs under his own name.

Website: http://www.robrio.com/
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Carolina Chocolate Drops, Luminescent Orchestrii to Release EP on January 25; Pre-Order Now to Download Opening Track November 10, 2010

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Nonesuch releases its second record from North Carolina-based string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops—a four-song EP—on January 25. The record is a collaboration with the New York City–based Romanian gypsy punk band Luminescent Orchestrii; it was co-produced by that group’s sound engineer, Joseph “Bass” DeJarnette, with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Luminescent Orchestrii.

This self-titled EP is available for pre-order from the Nonesuch Store, where the first 100 copies of the CD and the first 100 copies of the 10″ vinyl EP will be signed by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. All pre-orders include an instant digital download of the record’s opening track, “Short Dress Gal.” (As always, purchases from the Nonesuch Store include a high-quality digital download of the record at no additional charge, available release day.)

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads 2010 Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD October 26, 2010

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The hottest concert of the summer is shipping November 9th.

Over the summer, Eric Clapton gathered a veritable Who’s Who of the world’s most talented guitar players at the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, an 11-hour celebration of the six-string that attracted a sold-out crowd of more than 27,000 music fans to Chicago’s Toyota Park. All profits from this daylong display of guitar virtuosity benefited The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility Clapton founded to help people suffering from chemical dependency.

Are you jonesin for some of the best guitar music on this planet?