Bob Putignano has rarely missed any of the 33 editions of the Montreal Jazz Fest. On this week’s Blues Beat page Bob takes us to one of his favorite festivals and favorite cities to listen to his favorite music. Join him!
The Western Maryland Blues Festival is a favorite among East Coast blues fans. Mark Goodman was there this year and shares the sights and sounds on this week’s Blues Beat page.
Richard Ludmerer recently caught Peter Karp and Sue Foley at a great New York venue. Read all about it.
Gary Weeks shares one of Atlanta’s best kept blues secrets, Mudcat. Check out his show review of this unique band.
For twenty-three years Michael Arnone has been mixing up a mess of jambalaya and inviting some friends to his Crawfish Fest. Of course, Bob Putignano had to go check it out again. He tells us why it just keeps growing each year, and why you should put it on your festival calendar.
Contributing Editor Bob Putignano says that, “…if you are looking to attend a great festival with a stellar lineup that is held at one the most scenic venues around, and if you dig the outstanding local shellfish,” then the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival might be for you. Check out his review of this year’s festival.
Luther Dickinson has a lot of projects going at once. Kyle Palarino recently saw the latest, The Wandering, play in New York City. He calls it “…a true night of beauty.”
In Part Two of his interview with Mark Goodman, Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall talks about the band, his solo act, and the blues.
Jimmy Hall speaks with Mark Goodman about the origins of Wet Willie and where they are today.
The Blue Star Connection recently held a fundraiser concert in Nashville. Mark Goodman was there. Read all about the good work and good time.