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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

KNON BENEFIT – AARON BURTON CD RELEASE PARTY, JASON CLOUD BAND OPENS – TAVERN ON MAIN – RICHARDSON (DOOR AT 4P – MUSIC STARTS AT 5P) MORE INFO AT WWW.KNON.ORG

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








FREE EVENT THIS SATURDAY - 508 PARK: THE PAST MEETS THE FUTURE

NOTE: THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
The Fine Arts Division of the Dallas Public Library is pleased to host 508 Park: The Past Meets the Future, an exhibit and event celebrating the “resurrection” of the 1930 Art Deco building at 508 Park Avenue in Downtown Dallas. The structure, which was almost lost to posterity, has played a significant role in the city’s cultural history.
In recent years, 508 Park has become famous as one of the only two locations where Bluesman Robert Johnson (1911-38) recorded. Johnson recorded only twenty-nine songs in his brief career, in 1936 and ’37. That small repertoire, however, was powerfully influential, shaping the future work of such major pop, rock, and blues stars as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, and Led Zeppelin.  In recognition of the site’s heritage, it was here that in 2004 Eric Clapton recorded parts of the DVD Sessions for Robert J.
However, 508 Park’s storied past goes well beyond its connection to Robert Johnson. It served as the local offices and/or distribution warehouse for divisions of the American Record Corporation and Warner Brothers Film Exchange. Available space sometimes doubled as a makeshift recording studio, not only for Johnson, but for other groundbreaking performers such as Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, the Stamps Quartet, W. Lee O'Daniel and his Hillbilly Boys, the Crystal Springs Ramblers, and the Light Crust Doughboys.
After years of intense local interest in the building, The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas bought the site in June 2011. Their plans to preserve and reopen the building  moving their “Open Art Studio” there and creating a Museum of Street Culture to be curated by Alan Govenar, have stirred a great deal of excitement among local music lovers.
508 Park: The Past Meets the Future allows the public a “sneak peek” at what they can expect to see in the museum when the building is reopened.  On Saturday, June 29, Alan Govenar, Pat Bywaters, and Carol Adams, the trio at the center of researching the building’ s history and envisioning the Museum, will present an overview of that  history, including some of the music that was recorded here. They will also provide a “preview of coming attractions,” highlighting plans for the building and the work in progress.
Following the presentation, the Friends of the Dallas Public Library will host a “musical reception,” giving guests the opportunity to talk with our guest speakers while hearing music from artists who recorded at 508 Park Avenue.
The program begins at 2:00 p.m., on the 4th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (1515 Young Street). The exhibit will be open June through December. For more information, please call the Fine Arts Division: 214-670-1643.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DFW LIVE BLUES 06/20/13 THRU 06/26/13


Thursday, June 20
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas
Aaron Burton - Alligator Café – Dallas (7-10)
Christian Dozzler Trio w/Kevin Shermerhorn & Hash Brown – Eddie V’s – Dallas (6p-10p)
James Hinkle – Nate’s Seafood – Addison
Jam w/Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney
The Tu-Tones – Delaney Vineyards & Winery – Grapevine (6p-9:30p)
Joel Foy – Into The Glass – Grapevine (8p-11p)
Blues Jam w/Second Hand Soul  – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth
Blues Jam w/Kenny Traylor – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth

Friday, June 21
Ron Jones - Alligator Café – Dallas (7p – 10p)
Smokin Joe Kubeck & B’nois King  - Red Hot & Blue BBQ – Dallas (7p-9p)
David Holcombe Jam - NW Point (2053 W. NW Hwy) - Dallas (8p-12a)
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javelina’s– The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Blues Slobs – Liquid Zoo - Dallas
Rockin Robert T Jam – Omalleys Club – Oak Cliff (8:30p – 11p)
Aaron Burton – Soul Fish Grill – Richardson
Lenno & Co – Café Malaga – McKinney (7p-11p)
Buddy Whittington – Theater 166 - Carrollton
Kenny Strouther’s Blues Jam – Dat’s Good BBQ – Lewisville
Bob Fisk Jam– Rockin Parrodise – Lewisville (9p-1a)
Hippie Gumbo w/Jackie Don Loe – Hooks Icehouse – Lake Grapevine
Jason Elmore (solo) – Glass Cactus – Grapevine (5p – 9p)
Holland K Smith – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9p – 1a)
Christian Dozzler Trio w/Kevin Shermerhorn & Joel Foy – Eddie V’s – Dallas (6p-10p)

Saturday, June 22
BLUE LISA & THE BIG D PLAYBOYS – CENTRAL MARKET SATURDAY NIGHT SHRIMP BOIL – PLANO (5P-9P)
Aaron Burton – Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill – Dallas
Janiva Magness – Poor David’s Pub – Dallas
Hash Brown (solo) – The Lot – Dallas (7p-10p)
Blues Slobs – Liquid Zoo - Dallas
Jr’s Roadhouse All Stars w/Sister Rose – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s - Alligator Café – Dallas (7p – 10p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s (2p-3p), Larry Lampkin (3p-4p) and more – Oak Cliff Jazz and Arts & Crafts Festival – Oak Cliff
Lenno & Co – Longhorn Harley-Davidson – Grand Prairie (12:30p – 3:30p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9p – 1a)

Sunday, June 23
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Old Red Sings The Blues w/Zac Harmon Band , Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Doug McLeod & Trainreck (KM Williams, Washboard Jackson & Jeff Stone) - Old Red Courthouse Museum – Downtown Dallas (3p – 8p) www.oldred.org
Lenno & Co – Dinghy Bar & Grill – Pier 121, Lewisville (2p-4p)
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Wilhoite’s – Grapevine (8:30p – 11p)
Tone Sommer – Button’s Restaurant Brunch – Ft Worth

Monday, June 24
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas

Tuesday, June 25
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Balcony Club – Dallas (7p-9p)
Aaron Burton Delta Blues Jam w/Stompin Bill Johnson – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2p)
 
Wednesday, June 26
Kenny Chavez Jam – Stroker’s – Dallas
Perry Jones Trio – Alligator Café – Dallas
Jackie Don Loe – The Red Room – Addison
Hash Brown Jam – The Track Bar & Grill – Rowlett (7p-11p)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DFW LIVE BLUES 6/13/13 THRU 6/19/13



Thursday, June 13
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas
Sonny Collie - Alligator Café – Dallas (7-10)
Paul Byrd – Nate’s Seafood – Addison
North Dallas Allstars– Tavern on Main - Richardson
Bob Fisk Jam– Ziggy’s Tavern – Richardson (7p – 11p)
Jam w/Buzz Andrews – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney
The Tu-Tones – Farina’s Winery & Café – Grapevine (7p-10p)
Blues Jam w/Tone Summers – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)
Blues Jam w/JB Wynn – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth

Friday, June 14
Dennis Cavalier - Alligator Café – Dallas (7p – 10p)
Cheryl Arena & Sonny Collie - Red Hot & Blue BBQ – Dallas (7p-9p)
David Holcombe Jam - NW Point (2053 W. NW Hwy) - Dallas (8p-12a)
Andrea Dawson – The Balcony Club – Dallas (9:30p – 1:30a)
Smokin Joe Kubeck & B’nois King – Poor David’s Pub – Dallas
Texas Slim Trio – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Tab Benoit, Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch open – Granada Theater - Dallas
Deep Ellum Rhythm Kings w/Joel Foy – Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill – Dallas (7:30p-10:30p)
Bet ‘n Man – King’s X – Dallas (8:30p-12a)
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)
Lenno & Co – Aperitivos Coffee Bar – Flower Mound (8p-11p)
Holland K Smith – Rick’s Chophouse – McKinney (7p – 11p)
Buddy Whittington – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney
Aaron Burton – Zin Zen Wine Bistro – McKinney
Paul Byrd – Up In Smoke BBQ – Keller (8p-12a)
Jimmy Wallace & the J’s – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9p – 1a)
Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets w/Big Joe Maher – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)

Saturday, June 15
Aaron Burton – Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill – Dallas
Jackie Don Loe – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Joel Foy – Soul Fish Grill – Richardson (7p – 10p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney
Cheryl Arena & Sonny Collie – Into The Glass – Grapevine (8p-11p)
Blind Dog Cooley – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth (9p – 1a)
The Blues Slobs – Jake’s Burgers – Ft Worth

Sunday, June 16 – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
KNON BENEFIT – SHORTSTACKS R&B PARTY W/COOKIE MCGEE, JIMMY “PREACHER” ELLIS, GEORGE STANCELL, SAM WHITTAKER, & CHESTER BURNS FEATURING JEWEL - POOR DAVID’S PUB - DALLAS
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)

Monday, June 17
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas

Tuesday, June 18
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Balcony Club – Dallas (7p-9p)
Aaron Burton Delta Blues Jam w/Jason Cloud – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2p)
Jackie Don Loe & the Soul Maestros – The Londoner – Addison (8p – 12a)

Wednesday, June 19
Kenny Chavez Jam – Stroker’s – Dallas
Perry Jones Trio – Alligator Café – Dallas
Jackie Don Loe – The Red Room – Addison
Hash Brown Jam – The Track Bar & Grill – Rowlett (7p-11p)

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

DFW LIVE BLUES 6/6/13 THRU 6/12/13


 So... if you love the Blues, spend your fun money at places that support local, live Blues. Unless you LIKE karaoke. If that is the case, please seek immediate mental health medical attention. For the rest of you.....
Thursday, June 6
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas
Hash Brown - Alligator Café – Dallas (7-10)
Guy Minervini – Nate’s Seafood – Addison
North Dallas Allstars w/Jackie Don Loe – Tavern on Main - Richardson
Bob Fisk Jam w/Randy Ball – Ziggy’s Tavern – Richardson (7p – 11p)
Jam w/Buzz Andrews– Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney
The Tu-Tones –Farina’s Winery & Café – Grapevine (7p – 10p)
Blues Jam w/Perry Jones – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth

Friday, June 7
Cheryl Arena -  Alligator Café – Dallas (7p – 10p)
Hash Brown - Red Hot & Blue BBQ – Dallas (7p-9p)
David Holcombe Jam - NW Point (2053 W. NW Hwy) - Dallas (8p-12a)
Christian Dozzler – Jac Mac’s Swill & Grill - Dallas
Andrea Dawson – Pour House – Oak Cliff (8p – 11p)
Rockin Robert T Jam – Omalleys Club – Oak Cliff (8:30p – 11p)
Texas Slim Trio  – Rick’s Chophouse – McKinney (7p – 11p)
Kenny Strouther’s Blues Jam – Dat’s Good BBQ – Lewisville
Bob Fisk Jam w/Pat Boyack – Rockin Parrodise – Lewisville (9p-1a)
Buddy Whittington – Red Barn BBQ – N. Richland Hills (7:30p – 11:30p)
Jackie Don Loe – Beer, Blues & BBQ Summerfest on the Deck @ Glass Cactus, Gaylord Texan Resort  - Grapevine (5p-9p)
Deep Ellum Rhythm Kings w/Joel Foy – Into The Glass - Grapevine
Wanda King Band w/Joey Love – Kirby’s – Southlake (7p – 11p)
Texas Flood (Formerly Voodoo Blue) – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)

Saturday, June 8
Christian Dozzler & Joel Foy – Alligator Café – Dallas (7p – 10p)
Texas Slim Trio – A Step Up – Dallas
Hash Brown - Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill – Dallas (7p-10p)
Joey Love – Rick’s Chophouse – McKinney (7p – 11p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Stumpy’s Blues Bar – Arlington
Cheryl Arena & Sonny Collie – La Buena Vida Vineyards – Grapevine (1p-4p)
Cheryl Arena & Guthrie Kennard – Into The Glass - Grapevine
Kenny Wayne Shepard, Zac Harmon Opens – Billy Bob’s Texas – Ft Worth
The Rhythmators w/Paul Byrd – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6p – 10p)

Sunday, June 9
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Jason Cloud Jam – The Free Man – Deep Ellum, Dallas (10p-2a)
Charlie Sexton – Kessler Theater – Oak Cliff
Deep Ellum Rhythm Kings w/Joel Foy – La Buena Vida Vineyards – Grapevine (2p-5p)
Christian Dozzler Trio w/Kevin Shermerhorn & Joel Foy – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6p – 10p)
The Rhythmators w/Paul Byrd – Fat Tire Festival – Ft Worth (10:30a – 12:30p)

Monday, June 10
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas
Jason Cloud Jam – Hang Time Grill  – Rowlett (8p-12a)

Tuesday, June 11
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – Balcony Club – Dallas (7p-9p)
Aaron Burton Delta Blues Jam w/Joel Foy – The Goat – Dallas (10p-2p)
Texas Topcats Jam – Poke’s Bar & Grill – Addison (8p-12a)

Wednesday, June 12
Kenny Chavez Jam w/Randy Ball – Stroker’s – Dallas
Perry Jones Trio – Alligator Café – Dallas
Jackie Don Loe – The Red Room – Addison
Lenno Summers (solo) – Rockfish Grill – Highland Village
Hash Brown Jam – The Track Bar & Grill – Rowlett (7p-11p)
Aaron Burton (solo)– Big Fish – Grapevine (6:30p – 9:30p)
Jason Elmore (solo) – Mambo’s Cantina – Ft Worth
Joel Foy (solo) – College Street Pub – Waxahachie (7p-10p)