Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 326 #370)

Louisiana, or Lose-E-Ana!!!

Pronounce it any way you like, this state has it going on. Consider the incredible influence Louisiana has had on so many of our music traditions - blues, swamp blues, jazz, zydeco, cajun, second line brass bands - the list goes on and is deep. With Johnny Sansone coming next week, Joe took last night to survey his discography a little, playing samples from some of his early work that definitely roots him blues with strong influences from zydeco, soul, and rock. He's definitely soaked up his place!

Remember that if you're in Chicagoland next Monday, September 23, you gotta come to B1 and soak up some Johnny Sansone! He'll be playing and talking and answering questions on the big red carpet, so get yourself there!

Tickets On Sale Now - Chicago Blues Harp Bash #6!!!

BASH!!! It's time! Get off the fence! Get your tickets NOW! Almost sold out...

We now have the Facebook Event page live, so if you have a Facebook account, please go here immediately and click "Join" so all your friends will catch wind of this cool show: Facebook Event. For extra credit, you can also click the "Invite Friends" button at the Event Page and do just that, invite all your blues loving friends to join you for the show!

September 22, 2013, 6pm, in Szold Hall at the Old Town School of Folk Music


Johnny Sansone, Zoe Savage, Tall Paul Sabel, Scott Dirks and Grant Kessler.

The bandleader this year is Shoji Naito and he's lined up Mike Scharf on bass and Mark Fornek on drums.

Class Notes

  • Joe announced the prizes for his end of year contest. Get your CD in by end of December that shows what you are capable of and you could win! Third Prize, one high performance Marine Band Deluxe; Second Prize, two high performance Crossover harps; First Prize, three high performance Crossover harps!

Screamin' Hot Harp Week In Chicago!!!

Get off the couch, caffeinate yourself and go see some shows this week! Jim Liban's in town and playing with the incomparable Joel Paterson Trio, our last Bash headliner Sugar Ray Norcia's at Legends, Johnny Sansone's headlining our Bash and lots of other great players on the calendar.

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew