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?

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Thursday, May 12, 2016


My heart is heavy as I write this. The Blues world lost one of it's most beautiful voices and powerful, positive influences when Candye Kane, 54, passed away on Friday, May 6th at 10pm. Candye had been battling pancreatic cancer for 8 years. For a while it seemed she was truly the Toughest Girl Alive, coming back time and time again against her illness. But the last time I saw her, late last year on a Monday night in Ft Worth (picture above), when I went to hug her, I got such a shock - that fabulous smile and voice were still there, but her big beautiful body that she celebrated in life and song was skin and bones. I cried when I got home that night, because I knew then it was just a matter of time. 

I was fortunate to have her play one of my anniversary shows a decade back, and she played several other KNON Benefits at well. I had several conversations with her over the years and I know she loved the fact that I have always focused on playing as many Blueswomen as possible on BIG TEXAS BLUES. She was a woman's woman - encouraging and mentoring those around her to love themselves no matter what age or size.

I was, and will remain in awe of her open minded attitude toward life and the people in it. She managed to remain positive through out her life when fate threw things at her that would have made lesser mortals bitter. The world needs more of her. I am saddened that we won't get it now.

It is pledge drive, but I will be featuring her songs on my show this evening because that's the gift she left us, and I want as many people as possible to hear them.

Goodbye, Candye Kane, you fabulous DIVA you. You might have lost the battle, but personally, I think you won the war.

Thursday, May 12
Pete Barbeck Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Dick Dale – Granada Theater – Dallas
Chris Watson Band – Armoury – Dallas (9p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch Acoustic – Babb’s Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-9p)
General Falls & the N Texas All Stars Jam – Tavern on Main – Richardson (8p-12a)
Blues Jam w/Mark Sena & Joey Love – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (8p-10p)
Jason Cloud (solo) – The Gingerman – Southlake (8p-11p)
Wounded Warrior Benefit w/Aaron Burton, Stompin’ Bill Johnson, Hash Brown & Mike Morgan – Hooter’s – Arlington (8p-11p)
Blues Jam w/Pat Boyack – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (9p-1a)
Dylan Bishop Band – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Currie) (8p-11p)

Friday, May 13
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – The Foundry – Dallas (7:45p-10:15p)
Jason Cloud & The Max – Velvet Elvis – Dallas (10p-2a)
JMAC KNON Pledge Drive Show Benefit w/Texas Slim & Friends – Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-11p)
Brent Rozell Jam– The Cottage – Dallas (9p-1a)
Texas Slim – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Aaron Burton – Cigar Art – Oak Cliff (8p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Rock 101 Grill – Frisco (9p-1a)
Jake Glenn Tribe – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (9p-12a)
Jon Griffin Trio – Rick’s Chophouse – McKinney (7p-11p)
Wanda King All Star Revue w/Joey Love – Kirby’s – Southlake (7p-11p)
The Superkings wReo Casey – LSA Burger Co – Denton (7p-10p)

Saturday, May 14
Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugar Daddy’s – City Tavern – Dallas (9:30p-12:30a)
Brent Rozell – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Juke Joint Night with KM Williams – Bucky Monshine’s – Dallas (7p-10p)
Pat Boyack & Those Pesky Javelina’s – The Goat – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Master Cylinder Band - Babbs Brothers BBQ – Dallas (7p-11p)
Santos Puertas & the Bright Lights w/Reo Casey – Whistling Pig – Dallas (9p-11p)
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Taverna Rossa – Plano (8:30p-12:30a)
Chris Watson Band – Cadillac Pizza Pub – McKinney (9p-12a)

Sunday, May 15
Jackie Don Loe Blues Happening Jam – Nate’s Seafood – Addison 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Or whenever Jackie Don finally gets tired)
Mark Newman Jam – Velvet Elvis – Dallas (9:30p-1:30a)
Memorial Benefit for Jon Early Ligon w/The Stratoblasters, The Boogiemen, Maylee Thomas + Special Guests – Babb’s Brothers BBQ – Dallas (2p-7p)
Dubbers Sunday Picnic Jam – Texas Musicians Museum – Irving (2p-6p)
Blues Jam hosted by Jerry Don Branch – Keys Lounge – Ft Worth (8p-12a)
Chris Watson Trio – Woodshed Smokehouse – Ft Worth (12p-4p)

Monday, May 16
Tony DeCiccio & Perry Jones Jam - The Goat – Dallas (10p-2a)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V's – Dallas (6p-10p)
Blues Jam Hosted By Ray Reed & Gator – Austin Event Center – Ft Worth
Michael Lee – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (9:30p-1:30a)

Tuesday, May 17
Aaron Burtons Delta Blues Jam w/Mike Morgan - The Goat –Dallas (10p-2p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)

Wednesday, May 18
Nick Snyder Blues Jam – O’Rilley’s – Dallas
Mark Newman’s Friends and Fam Jam – The Cottage – Dallas (8:30p-12:30p)
Jackie Don Loe, Superstar Harold Walker & General Falls – Vernon’s Gastropub – Addison (6:30p-11:30p)
Michael J Dohoney & the Westsiders – Eddie V’s – Ft Worth (6:30p-10:30p)
Dave Milsap & Friends – Fred’s Texas Café – Ft Worth (Blue Bonnet) (7p-10p)
Chris Watson – Magnolia Motor Lounge – Ft Worth (7p)

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