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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MICK JAGGER & KEITH RICHARDS PAY FOR HUBERT SUMLIN'S FUNERAL


Mick Jagger And Keith Richards Pay For Hubert Sumlin Funeral




The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards will pay for the funeral of blues great Hubert Sumlin.

According to a post from Sumlin’s partner Toni Ann, “I just wanted to share with you, Hubert’s loving fans, that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have insisted on picking up the full expenses for Hubert’s funeral. God Bless the Rolling Stones”.

Hubert Sumlin died on December 4 at the age of 80. Sumlin was one of the last great Chicago blues artists. He was the guitarist for Howlin’ Wolf. Keith Richards played on Sumlin’s 2006 album THEM SHOES.

A private service was held in Homewood, Illinois on December 13. A public service for fans was held on December 12 in Totowa, New Jersey.

Mick Jagger said, “Hubert was an incisive yet delicate blues player. He had a really distinctive and original tone and was a wonderful foil for Howlin’ Wolf’s growling vocal style. On a song like “Goin’ Down Slow” he could produce heart-rending emotion, and on a piece like “Wang Dang Doodle” an almost playful femininity. He was an inspiration to us all.”

FREDDIE KING FINALLY IN THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME



Finally, Freddie King's in Rock Hall of Fame



I hear jingle bells: Freddie King's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Per this morning's heads-up from Cleveland, the Gilmer-born guitarist, singer and songwriter is this year's entry in the Early Influence category; damn right. His newly penned Hall bio lists the myriad reasons -- for starters, "His '60s classics, 'Have You Ever Loved A Woman,' 'Hide Away,' 'You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling' and 'The Stumble' are part of the DNA of modern electric blues" -- and, as noted before, he's the man who walked the guitar from T-Bone Walker to Stevie and Jimmie Vaughan. He brought the blues into the future. Just ask Eric Clapton.

That March 31, 1975, KZEW performance to which I linked in the summer of 2010 is gone, but not gone; it's just over here now, a vibrant, visceral blast of blues straight out of January Sound Studio with a set list that could have been carved on a stone tablet ("Big Legged Woman," "Have You Ever Loved a Woman," "Woman Across the River," "Hide Away," "Come On (Part III)"). I listen to it several times a week; it's as timeless as The Texas Cannonball, who's now, at long last, enshrined and immortalized amongst giants who built their careers on his echoes.

Another essential King recording: Live at The Electric Ballroom, said to contain the only known acoustic King performances. First issued by Black Top Records in '95, you can also hear King talk about his life and music with the great Jon Dillon, a discovery from The Wayback Machine. In that album's liner notes, Freddie's daughter Wanda -- who, as I wrote back in '98, has spent decades fiercely protecting her father's music and legacy -- notes his influences, among them Porter Wagoner. "He just loved music. It didn't matter if it was blues, R&B, opera, pop or gospel," she wrote. "He gave blues a modern twist."

Come December 28, King will have been dead exactly 35 years: The stress of nonstop touring, and all that accompanies the lifestyle, devoured the great man at the young age of 42; he died of bleeding ulcers and pancreatitis at Presbyterian Hospital. He's buried at Sparkman/Hillcrest on Northwest Highway. Stop by when you have the chance. Congratulate him. He's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

LINK TO EXCELLENT ARTICLE ON DENNY FREEMAN

Here is a link to an excellent article on in the Austin Chronicle by Bill Bentley on Denny Freeman. There's not too many opportunities to catch him in the DFW area, but when there is one, I strongly suggest you take it. Phenomenal guitarist. And what a history in Texas Blues!

http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2011-12-02/ten-fingers/


Friday, November 11, 2011

KNON'S BIG TEXAS BLUES 2011 LIVE THANKSGIVING BROADCAST


Everything is a go on my 2011 Big Texas Blues broadcast. We started with a total of 36 tickets available (we used to do 50, but everyone was sitting elbow to elbow. 36 is a more reasonable number, space wise) but I mentioned it on the show yesterday morning, and before I could even get the spot cut and on the air, we sold 7 tickets in the first hour!  So get your ticket now and join me at the KNON studios for all the Thanksgiving fun!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

PICS FROM LAST NIGHTS JIMMIE VAUGHAN SHOW AT THE TEXAS THEATER

Photos from last Thursday's Jimmie Vaughan Oak Cliff Homecoming Show at The Texas Theater. What a night! If you missed it, YOU REALLY MISSED IT! Colleen, Jackie Don Loe & I didn't!



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SOS for Pledge Drive Helpers

I am in DESPERATE need of some pledge drive help this Thursday, August 11th and next Thursday August 18th from 9am until Noon for my Big Texas Blues radio program at KNON. You will be answering the phone and taking down information from listeners making pledges. I promise it's really easy, and if you've never been to KNON, it's fun to actually be in the studio.

If you are interested in helping out, you can email me at bluelisablues@aol.com

Or, if you are reading this on either Thursday morning and are free, jump in the car and come on over. You can never have too many pledge helpers!

KNON is located at 5353 Maple Avenue, Dallas, 75235, at the corner of Maple and Butler. The entry for KNON is at the back of the building, Take the stairs or the elevator and you'll see the control booth as soon as you make the corner.

So if perhaps you've been wanting to pledge, but been unable to because of your finances, helping to take listeners pledges is a great way to help KNON and Big Texas Blues.

Thanks,

Blue Lisa

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE SEXTON!

Born August 11, 1968 in San Antonio, moved to Austin at age 4. He and younger brother Will were taught to play guitar by the Godfather of Austin Blues, W.C. Clark. Along with Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton & Tommy Shannon in 1992 formed the undeniably cool could-only-come-out-of-Texas-kick-ass Arc Angels, after the passing of friend and mentor Stevie Ray Vaughan. Currently part of Bob Dylan's band. Happy Birthday to the incredibly versatile CHARLIE SEXTON!! CERTAINLY you already own the Arc Angels CD's, but you should really be good to yourself and check out Charlie's solo 2005 release "Cruel and Gentle Things". The songs on that CD will get inside your heart, head and soul and will both comfort and haunt you all of your remaining days. Kudos to you, Charlie. Can't wait to see where your musical life leads you next!
This shot, my very favorite photo of Sexton, was taken by the talented Rick Moore.




Thursday, July 07, 2011

Cuzzin Lennie Funeral Information

Viewing -
Friday, July 8
7 pm to 8 pm
Golden Gate Funeral Home
4155 South R.L. Thornton Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75224
Phone- 214-941-7332

Funeral -
Saturday, July 9
1 pm
Church of the Living God
3711 Biglow
Dallas, TX 75216
Phone 214-374-5485

Donations for funeral costs are being accepted at Golden Gate Funeral Home care of Linwood Henderson a/k/a Cuzzin Linnie.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

HELP LOCAL BLUES ARTISTS GET THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE FOR FREE!!!

I just received the following from Christian Dozzler in his monthly calendar e-mail: Dear friends of the blues, Please vote for me, I’m running for Governator of Texas! Now that I got your attention: You can help Robin Banks and me with your vote to get a feature article in Blues Revue, the biggest blues magazine worldwide. They have finally reviewed our CD “Livin’ Life” from 2009, which automatically enters us in a contest, where the 4 bands with the most votes will be featured in the next issue. Please cast your vote at http://bluesrevue.com/2011/03/the-band-contest-march-april-2011 In the field “place vote for” scroll down to our names. You can also win something. Thanks a lot! You can vote for 4 bands. In addition to Christian and Robin, there are also listings to vote for KM Williams, Cookie McGee and Dr Wu and Friends (containing a literal who's who of Ft. Worth Blues royalty, including Buddy Whittington). Of course, those are just my suggestions. There are many fine, deserving blues artists to choose from. But choose quickly - voting is on now and voting ends April 7th.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WWBTW?




That translates into What Will Big Tex Wear.

Being a practical Texan, the big guy prefers Dickie's, made for him in Ft. Worth.

Every three years, he gets new duds, and this is the year for it. (This is also the 125th Anniversary for The State Fair of Texas http://www.bigtex.com/ )

Through April 11th, go to Dickie's Facebook page (facebook.com/dickies) to vote for one of the three possible shirt designs.


And then come see the results at this years State Fair of Texas - Sept. 30 - Oct. 23.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

THIS WEEKEND!!! 2ND ANNUAL KNON FT. WORTH BLUESFEST!!




Saturday, March 19
KNON 2ND ANNUAL FORT WORTH BLUESFEST – KEY’S LOUNGE – FT. WORTH
ADVANCE TICKETS $10 AVAILABLE AT WWW.KNON.ORG, KEY’S LOUNGE, BILLS RECORDS IN DALLAS, RECORD TOWN IN FT. WORTH, FORVER YOUNG RECORDS IN GRAND PRAIRIE, AND ALL RED HOT & BLUE BBQ LOCATIONS!!

$15 AT THE DOOR DAY OF SHOW
BBQ BEING SOLD FOR $10 A PLATE BY RED HOT & BLUE BBQ
HOSTED BY BLUE LISA - DAY I - DOORS OPEN AT 3 pm
3:15 – 4:00 MIKE JOHNSON BAND
4:15 – 5:00 TBA
5:15 – 6:15 RICK KELLEY & THE FT. WORTH BLUES BAND
6:30 – 7:30 JACKIE DON LOE & JAMES HINKLE
7:30 – 7:40 RAFFLE
7:45 – 8:45 TRAINRECK (KM WILLIAMS & WASHBOARD JACKSON)
9:00 – 10:00 KENT VICEROY & THE SUPER KINGS
10:15 – 11:15 BRUTON-PRICE SWINGMASTERS REVUE
11:30 – 11:45 RAFFLE
11:45 – 12:45 PAUL BYRD W/SPECIAL GUEST CHRIS ZALES SITTING IN FOR A COUPLE

Sunday, March 20
KNON 2ND ANNUAL FORT WORTH BLUESFEST – KEY’S LOUNGE – FT. WORTH
ADVANCE TICKETS $10 AVAILABLE AT WWW.KNON.ORG, KEY’S LOUNGE, BILLS RECORDS IN DALLAS, RECORD TOWN IN FT. WORTH, FORVER YOUNG RECORDS IN GRAND PRAIRIE, AND ALL RED HOT & BLUE BBQ LOCATIONS!!
$15 AT THE DOOR DAY OF SHOW
BBQ BEING SOLD FOR $10 A PLATE BY RED HOT & BLUE BBQ
HOSTED BY BLUE LISA - DAY II - DOORS OPEN AT 3PM
3:15 – 4:00 AARON BURTON
4:15 – 5:00 ROB DONAVAN
5:15 – 6:00 PAUL HARRINGTON BAND
6:15 – 7:00 THE BULLDOGS
7:15 – 8:15 TONE SOMMER, GONZY TREVINO & JOSH WEATHERS
8:15 – 8:30 RAFFLE
8:30 – 9:15 CHERYL ARENA BAND W/HASH BROWN
9:30 – 10:30 HOLLAND K. SMITH
10:45 - CLOSE VOODOO BLUE
THIS SHOW BENEFITS KNON AND OUR BIG TEXAS BLUES RADIO PROGRAMMING!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Label of love: Eddie Stout's on a mission

Great article on Dialtone Records out of Austin, who released the latest KM Williams CD "When I Rise" that's charting all over the world. That's the one that Andrea Dawson, Hash Brown, Washboard Jackson and myself are on as well.

Being an unpaid volunteer at KNON for over 11 years myself to present "Big Texas Blues", I understand and appreciate a guy like Eddie. Keeping the blues alive is certainly NOT about the money!

Label of love: Eddie Stout's on a mission

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2ND ANNUAL KNON FORT WORTH BLUESFEST!

Mark your calendar and get your tickets now!!
Stellar blues in your own back yard Fort Worth!
Expanded seating!!
And we're doing it 2 days this year!!!
Delicious food for sale ($10 a plate) from Red Hot & Blue
2nd Annual KNON FT Worth Bluesfest T-shirts available this year in a limited run of 30 - get yours as soon as you get in the door. Price TBA.
Tickets $15 per day at the door day of show BUT get your advance tickets now for only $10 per day at All Red Hot & Blue Locations, Key's Lounge - Ft. Worth, Record Town - Ft. Worth (tell Sumter Blue Lisa says hi!), Forever Young Records - Grand Prairie (tell Gregg A. Smith Blue Lisa says hi! and check out the funny video about the fest with me and Colleen on their Facebook site), Bills Records - Dallas, and our website at www.KNON.org
My apologies to the Bulldogs Blues Band who will also be appearing at the fest on Sunday. New posters are being made with your name on it guys.
FYI - I hear they will be hanging the posters in the bathrooms at Red Hot & Blue - in the stalls in the ladies and over the urinals in the men's. Probably not the first time my name has appeared on the wall over a urinal!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

OOO - BOY DID YOU MISS A COUPLE OF GREAT SHOWS THIS PAST WEEKEND IF YOU WERE'NT AT THE KNON DALLAS BLUESFEST.


The highlight for me? Having Buddy Whittington invite me on stage to sing with him and his amazing band! Too cool - Thanks Buddy!!! (That's Buddy's wonderful wife Cathy on the left. Thanks for sending me the picture!)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

KNON 12TH ANNUAL DALLAS BLUESFEST



RED HOT & BLUE PRESENTS THE 12TH ANNUAL KNON DALLAS BLUESFEST SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 30

Saturday line up and times:
11:30 Buddy Whittington
10:15 Soul Revue with Lou Hampton and Bobby Paterson featuring Jackie Don Loe
9:00 Holland K Smith
7:45 Mike Morgan and the Crawl
6:30 Pete Barbeck
5:30 Cheryl Arena
4:30 Bulldogs
3:30 The Rub
3:00 pm Doors

Sunday Line up and Times
9:00 Denny Freeman
7:45 TBA
6:30 Joel Foy and The Blue Royals
5:15 Jason Elmore and Hoodoo Witch
4:15 Junior and the Journeymen
3:00 Chris Watson
3:00 pm Doors

GET MORE INFO AND TICKETS AT http://www.knon.org/
FYI: MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL KNON FT. WORTH BLUESFEST COMING IN MARCH!!