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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?

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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, June 26, 2013

LIVE DFW BLUES 06/27/13 THRU 07/03/13

Bobby-Blue Bland
Born Robert Calvin Brooks January 27, 1930. Died a Blues Legend, Bobby "Blue" Bland - June 23, 2013

I've been incredibly lucky during my 13+ years presenting Big Texas Blues to have some incredible things happen to me. Matter of fact, when Son Henry first set this Blog up for me, it was his intention I blog about those kinds of things. That isn't really how it worked out - I keep it mostly for the Live Blues Calendar, and a place to post my gigs, but upon the passing of Bobby Blue Bland this week, I decided I'd share a story.

I had the honor of interviewing Mr Bland on my show twice (and always got a secret thrill that I had Bobby Blue Bland's personal cell phone number in my phone!), and opened for him as part of the KNON review at the Granada Theater, but my favorite story is when I first met him.

Sam Myers had just put out his solo CD and had come to the Granada to give a copy to Bobby. Sam had asked me to help him get around to the area just outside the backstage door, so with him on my arm, we made our way out back and stood and waited. When it was time for Bobby to come out of his bus, he was to go straight to the stage - no one was to get between him and the door and stop him. A big, burly security guard of Bobby's announced loudly to the gathered bunch of fans "everyone back behind he barricade - this area is to be cleared immediately!". Of course, Sam didn't make any motion of moving - I'm sure he thought that didn't apply to him! The security guy came over to me and said "Everyone has got to clear the area." I just looked at him and said "This is Sam Myers. Are you telling me that Sam Myers has to clear the area?" He looked at me and then looked at Sam, and I think he was more than a little afraid of making Sam go!  So he said "Alright, you and Mr Myers can stay."  A few minutes latter, when Bobby came off the bus, he headed for the stage door, but seeing Sam he made a detour straight to Sam.  You could tell he was really happy to see him, and he and Sam clasp hands strongly and warmly and exchanged a few words. Then Sam turned to me and said "Bobby, this is Blue Lisa, she interviewed you for KNON radio." Bobby turned to me, took my right hand in both his hands and shook it and thanked me for the interview and for playing his music.I gave him the copy of Sam's CD, which they discussed for a bit, and then his handlers came over and said "Mr Bland, they're waiting for you." Bobby and Sam said goodbye and he was gone. The next time Bobby did a show for KNON, he specifically asked for me to interview him again, and when he called in, before I put him on air, told me "I remember you, young lady. Sam Myers introduced us. If you're OK with Sam, you're OK with me." (Thanks Sammy! Some days it's VERY good to be Blue Lisa indeed!)

What an honor to have the chance not once but twice to interview Bobby Blue Bland - a true blues legend. Sam left us almost 7 years ago (can it really be that long?!) and now Bobby's gone too. But both men made indelible impressions on this world - and their blues live on.

Hope you enjoyed that. Now, on with keeping the blues live.....

Thursday, June 27

Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas

KM Williams - Alligator Café – Dallas (7-10)

Texas Slim – Nate’s Seafood – Addison

Jam w/Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney

Aaron Burton – Lone Star Wine Cellars – McKinney (7p-10p)

Lenno Summers (solo) – Aperitivos – Flower Mound (8p-11p)

Blues Jam w/Big Fun  – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth

Blues Jam w/Blind Dog Cooley – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth

Friday, June 28

Texas Johnny Boy & Sonny Collie - Alligator Café – Dallas (7p – 10p)

Deep Ellum Rhythm Kings w/Joel Foy - Red Hot & Blue BBQ – Dallas (7p-9p)

David Holcombe Jam - NW Point (2053 W. NW Hwy) - Dallas (8p-12a)

Aaron Burton Trio w/Pat Boyack – House of Blues – Dallas

Andrea Dawson – Jack Mac’s Swill  Grill - Dallas

Jason Cloud Band – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)

Christian Dozzler Trio w/Kevin Shermerhorn & Hash Brown – Eddie V’s – Dallas (7p-11p)

Rockin Robert T Jam – Omalleys Club – Oak Cliff (8:30p – 11p)

Kenny Strouther’s Blues Jam – Dat’s Good BBQ – Lewisville

Bob Fisk Jam– Rockin Parrodise – Lewisville (9p-1a)

Jerry Clark – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9p – 1a)

Chris Watson – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)

Buddy Whittington – Blue Angel Lounge – Ft Worth (8p-12a)

Saturday, June 29

FREE EVENT – 508 PARK :THE PAST MEETS THE FUTURE (a “sneak-peak” at what you can expect to see when the building reopens as a museum, including a question an answer with the people responsible for researching the buildings history and envisioning the museum) – Downtown Dallas Public Library, 4th Floor – Dallas (starts at 2pm) SCROLL DOWN FOR A SEPARATE POST WITH MORE INFO

Aaron Burton – Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill – Dallas

Bet ‘n Man – Kings X – Dallas (8:30p – 12a)

Tim Alexander & Hash Brown - Alligator Café – Dallas (7p – 10p)

Christian Dozzler – Soul Fish Grill – Richardson (7p-11p)

Lenno & Co – Central Market Saturday Night Shrimp Boil – Plano (5p-9p)

Jason Cloud Band – Hang Time Grill – Rowlett (8:30p-12:30a)

Holland K Smith – Augie’s Sunset Café – Ft Worth (9p-1a)

Sunday, June 30


Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)

Christian Dozzler Trio w/Kevin Shermerhorn & Joel Foy – Eddie V’s – Dallas (7p-11p)

Deep Ellum Rhythm Kings w/Joel Foy – La Buena Vida Winery – Grapevine (2p-5p)

Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wilhoite’s – Grapevine (8:30p-11p)

Holland K Smith w/Randy Cates – The Point – Lake Worth (2p – 6p)

Monday, July 1

Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas

Tuesday, July 2

Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Balcony Club – Dallas (7p-9p)

Aaron Burton Delta Blues Jam – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2p)

Wednesday, July 3

Perry Jones Trio – Alligator Café – Dallas

Jackie Don Loe – The Red Room – Addison

Hash Brown Jam – The Track Bar & Grill – Rowlett (7p-11p)

Kenny Chavez Trio w/Special Guest Andrea Dawson – City of Irving Fireworks Display – Irving Convention Center

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