Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 222 #265)

Recital Practice!!!

Our B1 Blues Harmonica Recital is rolling around again - Number 16 - and this time on a Saturday night at the Harlem Avenue Lounge, May 21. Most of our class time was devoted to rehearsing individual songs as well as the ensemble performance of Albatross coordinated by Shoji Naito! You can check times here: Recital Schedule.
Howard Levy Rejoins the Flecktones!!!

Looks like our man in Evanston is playing with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones again for the first time in 18 years! They'll be touring and releasing a new cd. Info here: Flecktones.
Blues Music Awards!!!

- Congratulations to our friend Bob Corritore for picking up a Blues Music Award for Historical Blues Album of the Year with his Harmonica Blues release. He also shares this wrap-up of other winners, many of them include harp players!

Acoustic Album of the Year
Last Train to Bluesville
The Nighthawks

Acoustic Artist of the Year
John Hammond

Album of the Year
Living Proof
Buddy Guy

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Buddy Guy

Band of the Year
The Derek Trucks Band

Best New Artist Debut
On the Floor
Matt Hill

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Living Proof
Buddy Guy

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
Robin Rogers

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Buddy Guy

Ruf Records
Songs from the Road
(Luther Allison)

Historical Album of the Year
Delta Groove
Harmonica Blues
(Bob Corritore & Friends)

Bob Stroger

Cedric Burnside

Derek Trucks

Charlie Musselwhite

Eddie Shaw

Sonny Rhodes (Lap Steel Guitar)

Koko Taylor Award
Ruthie Foster

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Dr. John

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Live! In Chicago
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett

Song of the Year
"Living Proof"
Tom Hambridge/Buddy Guy

Soul Blues Album of the Year
Nothing's Impossible
Solomon Burke

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Irma Thomas

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Solomon Burke

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Joined At the Hip
Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
Charlie Musselwhite
Class Notes
  • The date is set for our next recital at the Harlem Avenue Lounge. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21.
  • Shoji has prepared another fantastic ensemble piece for the upcoming recital. Get a copy of the harp part for Albatross from him and join the group of harmonica and guitar players performing this beautiful Peter Green tune.
Filisko Solo Show!!!

Joe's playing at the Harlem Avenue Lounge TONIGHT! Catch him with Zoe Savage and others!

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew