Blues artists in flash document: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Ida Cox, Willie Dixon, Rosco Gordon, Sippie Wallace, Sonny Boy Williamson II



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Ethel Waters was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress.

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Welcome to the home page of Gordzilla’s Blues web site. This web site was established to pay homage to the independence philosophy of the blues. It is not officially affiliated with or in competition with any blues organization. It is operated by individual(s) who love blues and respect its independent values. One must learn to appreciate the value of independence in the blues to understand the music, promote it and keep it alive.

Blues is an independent music form allowing musicians a powerful means of self expression and freedom. Blues is perhaps the most misunderstood and misjudged music in American history. Since its foundation, there has not been any music influencing life as Blues. It is essential to understand the roots of the Blues and its bond to nearly every form of modern music. Quite simply, ALL modern music placing the individual above the group is a direct descendant of the Blues: jazz, rock, doo wop, funk, rap, etc.

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The Capital Area Blues Society (CABS) will hold the annual Blues Brawl Competition Sunday, May 19, 2019, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Green Door Bar and Grille, 2005 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 517-482-6376, www.greendoorlive.com. 

This event will feature blues acts from mid-Michigan and surrounding areas to include (subject to change): Steve Hilger, Tiny Island Blues Trio, Tomas Esparza Blues Band, Larry B and the Boomers, Dedfoot, Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree.

Winning acts will advance to the 2020 International Blues Challenge (IBC) on Beale St. in Memphis, Tennessee, claim the title of 2019 CABS Blues Brawl Winner and play at the 2019 Michigan Blues Fest in Old Town Lansing.

Doors open at 3:00 p.m., music starts at 4:00 p.m., and admission is $10 for what is sure to be an afternoon of hard hitting blues from musicians bringing their A-game to the stage!

Visit the national Blues Foundation website at http://www.blues.org/ibc for information on the IBC.  For more details on the 2019 Blues Brawl, go to www.facebook.com/CABSblues or http://capitalareablues.org

 

 

In this Edition:

26th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival at Arcadia Creek Festival Site - Kalamazoo MI 
Marshall Blues Festival Coming in June
Join Jeremiah “Shack" Shackleford and His Band for Ministry Known as “Hannah’s House.” (PSA)
Official Notice, the 2019 St Louis Blues Festival Will NOT Take Place. Future Unknown
Congratulations to the 2019 Blues Music Awards Winners
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Coming
WMBS: Calling for Bands for the Blues Challenge Competition
Larry Mc Cray at the Gem Theater Photos
The Capital Area Blues Society (CABS) Blues Brawl Winners Are:
Russ Gibb, Band Promoter Who Launched a Music Hall in Detroit, Died Tuesday April 30, 2019
Pumpstock Festival of American Roots Music will be held on Saturday, June 8th
Esther Jones, Gertrude C. Saunders, and James Edward Ingram in BlueStory Section !