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


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.

Join the Capital Area Blues Society (CABS) as we host this annual fund-raising bash to send our local Blues Brawl winning bands off to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the 2019 International Blues Challenge (IBC). 

This stellar afternoon of entertainment will feature CABS Blues Brawl band winner James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers and duo winner Cash O’Riley, along with performances by The Lansing Blues All-Stars, and Nichols and Frog.  Enjoy great blues as we raise money to offset expenses for our local winners, before they head to Beale Street in Memphis, January 22-26, 2019 as Lansing’s affiliate representatives at the international competition.

Doors open at 3 p.m. with music from 4 – 8 p.m.  Admission is $10 at the door; youth under age 16 are free with a paying adult. 

Come out and support your local blues ambassadors before they head down south to battle it out with some of the best blues musicians from around the world!  Bring the family or come on your own and enjoy music, dancing, food and beverages, and the great hospitality at the Green Door Bar and Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI, 517-482-6376 or   For event updates and more blues visit CABS at or

In this Edition:

Gem Theater Winter Blues Series in St Louis, Michigan
Nancy Wilson Passes Away at Age 81.
Glenn Schwartz Passes at Age 79.
Saturday January 19th, 2019 Toronzo Cannon will perform at The BLUEStage Club

Clydie King, whose voice was heard on dozens of rock classics, including the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” dies at 75.

Those We Lost in 2018
Joseph Leon Williams American Blues Guitarists and Singer Passes at 83.
2018 Breakin' Bread with the Blues in Photo Section
Esther Jones, Gertrude C. Saunders, and Teddy Darby in BlueStory Section !