Blues Musicians - Want Your Gigs Listed On This Calendar?

Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas Blues Musicians - Want to see your weekly gigs listed on this calendar and have them read live on the air on KNON's BIG TEXAS BLUES program?

Email (no texts, messages to this blog or Facebook posts accepted) your gigs for the upcoming week NO LATER THAN Tuesday Evening to: bluelisablues@aol.com

Please include the following:
Your name * Band Name (if Applicable) * If it is full band gig, solo or duo * Name of Venue * City Venue is located in * Time your show starts and ends

Remember - this is a BLUES calendar posted on a BLUES blog and read on a BLUES radio show, so please only include BLUES gigs. Also, only include shows within the Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas area.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

DIVAWEEN AT NATE'S SEAFOOD

Looking for something really fun to do on Halloween this year?

Join Blue Lisa, Andrea Dawson, Jackie Don Loe, Chuck "Popcorn" Lowden and Jay Dronge for a very special night of blues tricks and treats on Halloween, or as Andrea calls it, "DIVAween" at Nate's Seafood in Addison, Tuesday, October 31 from 7 pm until 11 pm. This is Nate's 18th Annual Halloween Celebration, but I do believe it's his first DIVAween!

It will be THE place to be on Halloween night. Great food, the best blues in town, and a costume contest. (Can't wait to see what Nate himself comes as!) Winners of the costume contest will receive gift certificates from Nate's - 1st Prize - $100.00 gift vertificate, 2nd Prize - $75.00 gift certificate and 3rd Prize $25.00 gift certificate. Now there's a prize worth competing for! That yummy Nate's gumbo. And oh-my-goodness that bread pudding!! Makes me hungry just to think about it!!

You can be sure that all kinds of craziness will be going on. Thank heavens for all our reputations that as Jackie Don says "What happens at Nate's stays at Nate's!"

For directions check out www.natesseafood.com

Be there, Darlings, for a frightfully good time!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

NATE AT THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

Just a heads up that Chef Nathan Peck, known to blues fans and lovers of fabulous cajun food worldwide as Nate, will be presenting a cooking demonstration as a Celebrity Chef this Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm in the Creative Arts Building at the Great State Fair of Texas!

Blue Lisa is such a fan of Nate's seafood gumbo, that she has to have it at least once a week, or suffers terrible withdrawl!

Nate is a tireless supporter of Blue Lisa's KNON Big Texs Blues radio show, Blue Lisa & the T-Bonz, and all the blues musicians in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

And you just haven't lived until you've seen him doing the "Nate Boogie."

So take advantage of this rare opportunity to see the master at work. Admission to the cooking demo is free with your paid admission to the State Fair.

For more info about the State Fair of Texas, visit www.BigTex.com.

SOUTHWEST BLUES HERITAGE FOUNDATION FESTIVAL

Blue Lisa & the T-Bonz are honored to be a part of this years Southwest Blues Heritage Foundation Bluesfest in memory of our friend, Sweet Sammy Myers. We are also excited to have with us as our special guest for this show, 17 year old guitarist Jessica Munn!

What: 6TH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST BLUES HERITAGE FOUNDATION BLUESFEST IN MEMORY OF SAM MYERS

When: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2006 Doors open at 1, music starts at 2 pm and goes on until 2 am!

Where: COWBOY SPORTS CAFÉ9454 N. MACARTHUR BLVD.IRVING, TX(972) 506-8088 in Valley Ranch

Who: 2 pm - Joel Foy
3pm - Some guys I really like with a complete jackass on lead guitar
4 pm - Blue Lisa & The T-Bonz w/ Jessica Munn
5 pm - Cheryl Arena & Aaron Burton
6 pm - Ray Reed
7 pm - Holland K.Smith
8 pm - Dennis Cavalier
9 pm - The Browntones
10 pm - Anson Funderburgh
11 pm - Lou Hampton & Jackie Don Loe
Midnight - Andrea D. Blues Band
1 am - Juke Joint Playboys

TICKETS: $15 ADVANCE / $18 DOOR

COME READY TO PARTY ALL NIGHTLONG!!!!!!!!!!!

THERE WILL BE RAFFLES AND A SILENT AUCTION THATINCLUDES A GUITAR SIGNED BY ALL THE MUSICIANS THAT PLAYED AT SAM MYERS’ BENEFIT LAST YEAR AT THE GRANADA THEATRE INCLUDING ANSON FUNDERBURGH, DELBERT MCCLINTON AND JIMMIE VAUGHAN!

FOR INFO CALL: (214) 887-1188 OR (214) 328-4141

EMAIL: SWBHF@sbcglobal.net

www.swbluesheritagefoundation.com

This festival benefits the Southwest Blues HeritageFoundation, Inc., organized by Southwest BluesMagazine. SWBHF is a non-profit 501(c) 3, allvolunteer corporate organization founded in 2001 forthe purpose of supporting and promoting BluesMusicians and Blues Music. The primary goals are to help educate the musicians so they can further their careers; provide financial relief for the musicians and their families; and to preserve, promote and perpetuate Blues Music for the Southwestern Region ofthe U.S.A. All proceeds from this event go directly into a fund established to help the blues musiciansand are tax-deductible.

Monday, October 02, 2006

SUNDAY'S SHOW AT KC'S

Don't say I didn't warn you. If you missed it, get ready to start hearing about it all over the place.

What a great time last night at KC's. Pat Boyack, Red Young and Brian "H-Bomb" Ferguson put on an awesome show, with a number of guests setting in, including myself, Cheryl Arena, Andrea Dawson, Ponty Bone, Hash Brown (popping in to play before heading over for the first night of his brand new jam in North Dallas), and the one and only Mr. Joe Jonas, in MY opinion, the best blues vocalist in this (and probably every other) area. I was honored to get invited up, but damn, did it have to be right after Andrea? She's my friend and I love her, but she's a tough act to follow!

Joanna Iz, publisher of "Southwest Blues Magazine", was in the house, and I saw her taking pictures, so hopefully some of those will end up in the magazine. (The October issue is on the streets. Be sure to check out my reviews of the new Cheryl Arena and Aaron Burton CD "Good Old Wagon", and also a cool new CD, "Lucky 13", from Australian singer/guitarist Fiona Boyes.)

Every week I tell you on BIG TEXAS BLUES to go out and see some live blues and support the scene, and this show was a true example of just that. Much, much thanks to Jeff & Robin Horton, Swag (also known as Mr & Mrs Salty), Jim Weiss, and Chuck Nevitt, all of whom put their money where their mouths were and made the whole thing possible.

Quite the night of funky blues in the super cool juke joint setting of KC's. Wow.