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MAY 6 – JUNE 9 2022 
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TUESDAY, MAY 10
Remember that date. It is allegedly when the city of Chicago will finally announce the lineup for the Chicago Blues Festival. It will be revealed along with every other thing in Millennium Park this summer that you probably don't care about. At this point, why not just wait until June 9 and make the festival a spinoff of the Masked Singer.

Don't blame the messenger.

OOPS..I FOUND A LEAK!
Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 2:55– 4:10pm | Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago
Bob Stroger and Friends with special guest sax player Sam Burckhardt  

NEWS FLASH: The city has released the schedule for SummerDance today...but don't worry, they didn't bother to include any blues.
THINKING OUT LOUD
John Nemeth (l) with Tommy Castro Jan. 24, 2020 on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #34. © chicagoBLUESnews/Karen Murphy
TIME TO HELP JOHN. Every time I start feeling too sorry for myself, I get snapped back to reality by a story much worse than mine. Incredible blues singer/harp player John Nemeth has ameloblastoma, a benign but aggressive tumor that will require the removal of most of his lower jaw. He has found a great surgeon, but has terrible insurance that is refusing to pay for the needed surgery. He is going to Houston May 23 for surgery. Just the hospital fees will be $40,000/night. Reach deep into your pockets if you can. 
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HAVE A LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC
Night Time Is the Right Time with Elvin Bishop
Country Boy 
Honest I Do 
Kool Aid Pickle


GOT TO MOVE. The Friends of the Blues,  co-founded by James Walker, held its last show April 26 (its 195th!) with Too Slim and the Taildraggers. Walker, 71, has decided that it is time to step down. The sad news is that, at least so far, no one has stepped up to continue his great work to bring blues to what I would often call "the edge of the earth." I have always admired what Walker and his wife have done to create a blues "society" with no dues, no rules, just friends having fun together listening to the blues. I always meant to go down there for a show, but...you know...the edge of the earth is too long a drive for me. Someone please keep this going. Kurt Foor, what are you doing in the next year or three?
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RADIO DAZE. WDCB DJ Leslie Keros will be hosting a revival of her old blues show, Mood Indigo on Saturday nights beginning this weekend (May 7, 6–7pm). It will feature blues from the 1950s to the present, with a little jazz thrown in. This means that WDCB will have 11 hours of blues on Saturday nights from 6pm –5am!
6–7pm Mood Indigo with Leslie Keros
7–9pm Blues Time with Tom Marker
9–10pm Blues from The Red Rooster Lounge
10–11pm Blacks & Blues
11pm–Midnight Night Train
Midnight–5am Blues Before Sunrise with Steve Cushing

MEMPHIS IN MAY. The Blues Music Awards are happening as we speak today so good luck to all the nominees at the awards dinner tonight. And, before you can catch your breath, the International Blues Challenge begins tomorrow (May 6) and runs through May 9. Makes me tired just thinking about it. Yesterday, they honored the 2020 and 2022 Blues Hall of Fame inductees at the Halloran Centre in Memphis. Too many to name, but there are two worth mentioning from the 2020/2021 Inductees List: Chicago's own Billy Branch and the late Syl Johnson. Bravo!
CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE LIST
BILLY BRANCH PHOTO © chicagoBLUESnews/Karen Murphy

BLUES IN THE GARDEN. Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation will be hosting live music in its garden again this summer––but you will have to wait to find out who's playing. The first show of the Record Row Concert Series is planned for Thursday, June 2. 

BLUES IN THE (FORMER) BREWERY. The Freddie Dixon Band is back at the old Motor Row Brewery (2337 S. Michigan) now known as Venue OverDrive hosting a weekly Thursday night blues jam from 7pm–10pm. Music is on the 3rd floor. The Duneyrr Artisan Fermenta Project is now on the 1st floor. They  co-ferment wine, cider, and mead ingredients with artisanal craft beer. I know how it sounds, but don't turn up your nose until you at least try it. Check out some photos of the blues jam in the AROUND TOWN SECTION

NOW HE'S REALLY MADE IT. The birthplace of Buddy Guy in Lettsworth, LA, is now listed on the Atlas Obscura site, probably because it is noted with a plaque on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

CANADIAN BLUES. Our neighbor to the north (think past the Cheddar Curtain) has issued a stamp to honor Salome Bey, the woman known as Canada's first lady of the blues. I listened, I liked her voice and the stamp is beautiful–but Ms. Bey was not a blues singer. Everything I listened to sounded like it belonged in a piano bar, not that there is anything wrong with that. But, if we are talking' blues, Koko Taylor was a blues singer. Need I say more? FYI: Bey, who died in 2020 at the age of 86, was actually born in the U.S.

CHICAGO STYLE SCHMOOZE. Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is now the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and is making friends in high places with his Chicago gifts. I particularly like that he gave Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi an autographed guitar strap and CD from Chicago Blues legend Buddy Guy. Apparently, Hayashi is a musician and huge music lover...and Rahm knows how to schmooze.

THEY OWN THE MUSIC WORLD. In February, BMG and its longstanding partner Fujipacific Music acquired the entire publishing catalog  of John Lee Hooker (think "Boom Boom, "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Boogie Chillen," among others) from his estate. The details confused me,  but all the recorded and performance royalties are part of the deal. By the way, BMG currently represents or owns rights for the music of Son House, Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Mississippi Fred McDowell.
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TALES FROM THE FRONT. An interesting new book, Going Up the Country: Adventures in Blues Fieldwork in the 1960s, by Marina Bokelman and David Evans, is now available for pre-order. The book will be published by the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) on Nov. 15, 2922. UPM is the largest and only nonprofit published in Mississippi and is affiliated and supported by the eight state universities.
NOTE: The UPM is currently having a 52nd Anniversary sale through May 9, where every book is 40% off.

RANDOM INTERNET WANDERING. I stumbled upon this apparent podcast (I might be the last person to actually have barely scratched the surface of the podcast world.), called Soul Kitchen Blues  by Rockin' Johnny (no, not that Rockin' Johnny)––and I couldn't stop listening. Apparently there is a Rockin' Johnny down under sharing his blues collection with the world. I listened to #135 and loved what I heard so I will likely join his 48 followers and become a regular. 

VOTE! Subscriber and non-subscribers can vote (but just once!) in the 2022 Living Blues Awards. Deadline to vote is Wednesday, June 15.
VOTE RIGHT NOW

Nick and Kate Moss celebrated 20 years of wedded bliss yesterday––and hopefully will be having a year-long celebration. I have snapped many great photos of these two over the past few years, but this one might be my favorite––from the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in January 2020.

Happy Anniversary!
MUSICIANS CORNER
I honestly don't know if this is a good or creepy thing...but there is now a website devoted to the idea of giving touring artists a place to sleep called...of course...Tour Sleeper.
www.toursleeper.com
 
CORRECTED...note that the earlier version had the wrong date.

MICHAEL MURPHY'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE
SUNDAY, AUG 7 2022 | Epiphany Center for the Arts

Just a quick update. Yes, this will still be happening on SUN, AUG. 7.
In the coming weeks, I finally will be working on finalizing details and trying to gather a solid RSVP list. I will send out a separate EMAIL as soon as I have all the details.
Everyone who wants to come and celebrate is welcome to join the party.
ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS
PHOTO by Don Monick courtesy of Alligator Records
Guitar Shorty, 87
9.8.34–4.20.22

David "Guitar Shorty" had a career that spanned seven decades in which he recorded 11 solo albums. Buddy Guy, for one, has often said he was influenced by Guitar Shorty's electrifying style. As a young man, Shorty toured with Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, B. B. King, Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker. After Willie Dixon saw him perform in Florida, Shorty came to Chicago and recorded his first single for Cobra Records in 1957, back by Otis Rush.
LEARN MORE

HAVE A LISTEN
Born Under a Bad Sign
FULL PERFORMANCE: Santa Fe Bandstand (2012)

SIDE NOTE: Krystal Khali, who supported Guitar Shorty on guitar for the past seven years, has hinted at a possible documentary film and mentioned that she also filmed his last show. Stay tuned.

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John Rossi, 79
1942–4.9.22

Drummer for Roomful of Blues for almost 30 years; of a short, but unspecified, illness
READ HIS OBIT

Allan C. Hostert
7.12.49–4.12.22

Known as Joliet Al in the local blues community, Allan Hostert was known for covering Big Walter Horton's song, Have a Good Time
READ HIS OBIT

Greg "Slim Lively" Johnson, 63
3.15.593.24.22
An active member of the Portland, OR, blues community, Greg Johnson was president of the Cascade Blues Assn. from 2002–2021 and then president emeritus in 2022. He received a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in 2016.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SLIM LIVELY

Lola Gulley, 57
1975–3.30.22
Lola Gulley was an R&B singer, keyboardist and considered Atlanta’s Queen of Blues.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LOLA 

lolagulley.com

From a May 5 Facebook post by Jun Moon:
Entertainment entrepreneur and club owner Helen Wooten passed this morning (May 5). She ran the hottest venue in the Midwest, The High Chaparral nightclub, near 77th and Stony Island.

MORE SAD GOODBYES
Cynthia Albritton (aka Cynthia Plaster Caster), 74
A visual artist who gained notoriety for making plaster casts of male rock stars genitals. The cast of Jimi Hendrix, her first subject, is apparently sometimes referred to as Penis de Milo. I'm still blushing.
READ THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE

Naomi Judd, 76
Naomi Judd was one half of the legendary country music duo, The Judds (the other half was her daughter Wynonna). She also was the mother of actress Ashley Judd. Ms. Judd committed suicide after a long illness just a day before she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

C.W. McCall (aka William Dale Fries Jr.), 93
Advertising exec turned country singer, who was famous for  the song, Convoy

Ernie Andrews, 94
Jazz and blues singer who got his big break thanks to film star Betty Grable

Bobby O’Jay,  68
WDIA Memphis radio legend, of unspecified causes

Richard "Ric" J. Parnell, 70
English rock drummer, who was in the band Atomic Rooster, but was best known for his role as the ill-fated drummer Mick Shrimpton in the film This Is Spinal Tap

Art Rupe, 104
Specialty Records Founder and rock ‘n’ roll pioneer


Dick Halligan, 78
Musician/composer best known as a founding member of  the jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears

Taylor Hawkins, 50
Foo Fighters drummer

Jon Appleton, 83
Composer, professor and pioneer in electronic and electro-acoustic music, who helped develop the Synclavier, an early digital synthesizer

Randy Rand, 62
Bassist for the 1980s glam metal band Autograph 

Keith Martin, 57
R&B artist known for the  2004 single, Because of You 

Brad Martin, 48
Country singer/songwriter famous for his song, Before I Knew Better

Timmy Thomas, 77
R&B singer/keyboardist/songwriter/record producer known for the song, Why Can't We Live Together

Howard Lee Grimes, 80
American drummer, best known as a member of the acclaimed Hi Rhythm Section that appeared on records by Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay and O.V. Wright

Scotty Wray, 64
Brother of ‘90s country hitmaker Collin Raye and longtime guitarist for Miranda Lambert

Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins, 84
Session keyboard player who played on recordings by Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Dolly Parton, among many others

Héctor "Tito" Matos, 53
Master percussionist, revered educator and lifelong champion of the Puerto Rican style of music known as plena

Bobbie Nelson, 91
Older sister of Willie Nelson and a longtime pianist in his band

Charles Ingalls (aka CharlestheFirst), 25
Electronic music star who died from cocktail of drugs including cocaine and fentanyl

Keaton Pierce, 32
Vocalist for Kentucky post-hardcore band Too Close To Touch

Chris Bailey, 65
Australian singer, songwriter, musician and producer and co-founder of the rock band The Saints

AROUND TOWN
I managed to get to seven shows since the last newsletter (OK, six since Elvin Bishop was actually the day before the last newsletter).

I saw Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors twice, in part because I wanted to finally catch up with Dig 3 and they opened for Hummel in Urbana. It was definitely worth the drive. And, much to my delight, Hummel & Co. did not do the same show when they appeared at SPACE in Evanston a week later. In fact, Billy Flynn did not even drag out his mandolin in Urbana. 

Also note that Donna Kosiba at City News Cafe is doing her part to help Ukraine by hosting regular fundraisers on Saturdays and Sundays. This weekend, Tom Holland is playing Saturday and Studebaker John and Earl Howell are there Sunday. Stop by and show them some love and support––and buy some truffles.
APR 6 @ City Winery
Elvin Bishop Big Fun Trio
THE PHOTOS

APR 17 @ Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
Dig 3
Mark Hummel and
the Blues Survivors

THE PHOTOS

APR 25 @ SPACE, Evanston
Mark Hummel and
the Blues Survivors

THE PHOTOS

APR 28 @ Venue OverDrive
The Freddie Dixon Blues Band
THE PHOTOS
NOTE: The weekly jam is back.
APR 28 @ The Water Hole
RickyD and BluesDrüg
(formerly RickyD and the Barrelhouse Boys)
THE PHOTOS
NOTE: You can see this band every last THURS of the month at The Water Hole.

FUNDRAISERS FOR UKRAINE
APR 9 @ City News Cafe
Low-Reen and Harpdog Hellen
THE PHOTOS

APR 24 @ City News Cafe
Frank Falduto and Friends
THE PHOTOS
WELL, OF COURSE
“There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life:
music and cats.”

— Andrew Schweitzer
Theologian, organist, musicologist, writer,
humanitarian, philosopher and physician
GET YOUR WALLETS OUT
Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames  | Nightwalk
RELEASE DATE: May 27 (Delmark)
This latest recording from Dave Weld and his band was produced by Tom Hambridge and includes twelve tracks, 10 of which are originals written by Dave Weld and singer Monica Myhre, partners in music and life. The other two are covers of songs from Weld's mentor, J.B. Hutto. I am sure there will be more than a few CD release parties coming soon. You can catch the band often at the Aloft Hotel on East Ontario (next date: May 26 from 5-9pm) and at Buddy Guy's Legends on Sunday, June 26.

Big Jack Johnson | Stripped Down in Memphis
RELEASE DATE: May 20 (M.C. Records)
Johnson is joined by Kim Wilson on four tracks and George "Wild Child" Butler on five tracks–and none of the nine songs have been released before. Songs were recorded in two separate sessions: in 1998 with Butler and in 2000 with Wilson. The Wilson tracks are the unreleased songs from The Memphis Barbecue Sessions, which received a W.C Handy Award for Acoustic Album of the Year.

Al Blake | Doctor Blake's Magic Soul Elixir No. 2
RELEASE DATE: April 29 (Soul Sanctuary)
I've been a fan of Al Blake since his Hollywood Fats days so I was thrilled to see this latest release. Freddy Kaplan and Kirk Fletcher join Blake on this 18-track journey deep into classic blues.

Hank Williams Jr. | Rich White Honky Blues
RELEASE DATE: June 17 (Easy Eye Sound)
It's Hank Williams Jr.'s 57th studio album and I like it for a million reasons, not the least of which is that Dan Auerbach recorded the set live, and Williams Jr. is joined by Mississippi Hill Country electric slide guitarist Kenny Brown  and Junior Kimbrough's son Kinney on drums. So far, I've hear two tracks and LOVE them both.

Johnny Sansone | Into Your Blues
RELEASE DATE: 2022 (ShortStack Records)
Eleven new, original songs  with a star-studded list of special guests that include Mike Morgan, Johnny Burgin, Little Freddie King and Jason Ricci.

Trudy Lynn | Golden Girl
RELEASE DATE: March 18 (Nola Blue)
Ms. Lynn knows how to celebrate a birthday. For her 75th, she released this recording, her 18th full-length album, which offers fans 11 new tracks of classic R&B and soul blues.

Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal | Get On Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
RELEASE DATE: April 22 (Nonesuch)
It's Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal...what else do you need to know? OK...it has been about 60 years since they recorded together AND they are doing the songs of their blues heroes. It's magic.

Henry Gray | Shake a Hand
RELEASE DATE: 2022 (Wolf Records)
The 17 songs on this release are from six different concerts and one studio session (1994–1995).

The Blue and the Gold | The Blue and the Gold
RELEASE DATE: Spring 2022 (Hidden City Records)
I am not even sure how I stumbled on this recording, but WOW. It is the debut album from Juno nominated and WCMA Blues Artist Of The Year Ndidi O and folk-roots guitarist/banjo player Trish Klein that is a homage to the work of pioneering female blues artists such as Memphis Minnie, Lottie Kimbrough, Victoria Spivey, Jessie Mae Hemphill and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. It was recorded in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Mavis Staples and Levon Helm | Carry Me Home
RELEASE DATE: May 20 (ANTI- Records)
This is another one where I have to say, "What else do you need to know? It's Mavis and Levon." It is, in fact, is the last recording of these two musical giants together––and one of Helm's final performances before his death in 2012. It was recorded in the summer of 2011 at one of Helm's Midnight Ramble shows.

Delbert McClinton | Outdate Emotion
RELEASE DATE: May 13 (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers)
The 16 songs on this new studio album from the 81-year-old Texas blues and soul rocker are his favorites from his childhood musical heroes such as Ain't That Lovin' You by Jimmy Reed and Long Tall Sally by Little Richard.

Anthony Geraci | Blues Called My Name
RELEASE DATE: May 20 (Blue Heart Records)
Ten new originals from this former member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, with special guest appearances by Anne Harris, Walter Trout, Sugar Ray Norcia, Monster Mike Welch, Erika Van Pelt and The Boston Blues All-Stars.

AND TWO MORE
Bonnie Raitt has a new album, Just Like That, that I am not sure could be called a blues album, but I love Bonnie anyway. And, since she never stops touring, you can catch her somewhere soon. For example, she's at Ravinia with Mavis Staples on July 27.

Edgar Winter has also released a new recording, Brother Johnny, dedicated to youknowwho. It is a big musical labor of love that has 17 tracks in 76 minutes featuring guitar slingers such as Billy Gibbons, Derek Trucks, Joe Walsh, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Warren Haynes. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died just three weeks before the recording's release, plays on the song, Guess I'll Just Go Away.

AND FINALLY A RE-ISSUE

On June 17, Craft Recordings is set to release an audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl reissue of Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol. 1 that features three of Chicago's true blues legends: Junior Wells, J. B. Hutto and Otis Spann. 

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THURS, JUNE 9–JULY 7

Chicago Blues Fest Special Edition
(Mails on WED, JUNE 8)
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 chicagoBLUESnews Online Calendar 
You know what you like. Do I have to plan your life for you?

OK...just a few suggestions. If I were you, I would go to:

MAY 8
Mamapalooza
at Double Clutch Brewing Co. in Evanston featuring Ivy Ford and Demetria Taylor

MAY 11
Danielle Nicole
at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

MAY 15
Dave Tepper's Opening Reception for his Photo Exhibit
at Trickster Cultural Center in Schaumburg

MAY 25
Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Blues Band
 at O'Neil's on Wells
with Jeff Stone, plus Orlando Wright and Ric Hall (from Buddy Guy's Band)

Look at the calendar...there are a zillion other options.

Know about a gig I don't? Give me a heads-up.
Updates to the calendar are made regularly––not just once a month and includes shows in nearby states and festivals all over the map that just look fun to me. 
BE FULLY VAXXED AND GO HEAR LIVE MUSIC!
 
BLUES IS A FEELING
Here are just a few of the things that get me through the night.

Direct from Chicago
Eddie Clearwater, Fred Below, Eddie Taylor
A live recording from 1976 and 1977

A Bootleg Clapton Album (1994)
 From blues rehearsals in New York in 1994...

...which led me to this recording:
A Sinner's Prayer
with Ray Charles and B.B. King

Leaving' Trunk Blues
Taj Mahal with the Black Crowes and John Popper from Blues Traveler (1995)
I never can get enough of hearing different versions of this song. And take a look at Taj!

SOUNDSTAGE 1974
Bonnie Raitt plus Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
I went to Soundstage once...but only got to see the Stan Kenton Orchestra with Anita O'Day, which was not for me.

John Lee Hooker with the Groundhogs (1964)
Boom, Boom, Boom
I'm Leaving

DO A LITTLE READING
From Rolling Stone (2.27.22)
'So Much Damage Has Already been Done': The Fight to Reclaim the Blues

From Billboard (2..25.22)
A feature on Bonnie Raitt
MAY 7  
Lazer Lloyd
 
MAY 8
Red Young
Carlos Showers
Joe Bonamassa 
Ron Onesti
 (Arcada Theatre)
 
MAY 9
Bob Margolin
 
MAY 10
Gene "Birdlegg" Pittman
Greg Piccolo
Maurice John Vaughn 
 
MAY 12
Barbara Dane
Guy Davis
Donald Kinsey
 
MAY 13
Ana Popovic
 
MAY 15
Lindsay Beaver
Ole Harv Stauffer
 (The Blues Revue on WVPE)
 
MAY 17
Taj Mahal
 
MAY 18
Tierinii Jackson

MAY 19
Jimmy Thackery
 
MAY 21
Dave Specter
 
MAY 23
Dick Shurman
 
 (Record producer)
MAY 25        
Hard Luck Hopson
Krissy Matthews 
 
MAY 27
Tony Howard 
 
 (The Water Hole)
 
MAY 29
Ron Levy
 
MAY 29
Gerry Hundt
 
MAY 30
Rick Holmstrom
 
JUNE 1
Rich Delgrosso
Tom Principato
 
JUNE 2
Johnnie Marshall
Luca “Kiella” Chiellini
Matt Hendricks
 
JUNE 3
Terry Garland
Tikyra Khamiir Jackson
 
JUNE 4
Tinsley Ellis
Ronnie Hicks

JUNE 5
Breezy Rodio
 
JUNE 6
Sugar Ray Norcia
 
JUNE 8
Derek Trucks
 
JUNE 9
Bobby Murray
Fruteland Jackson
Mondo Cortez

 
BIRTHDAY REMEBRANCES
MAY 5 
Blind Willie McTell
Johnnie Taylor
 
MAY 6
Henry Ford Thompson 
Eddie C. Campbell 
 
MAY 7
Amos “Bumble Bee Slim” Easton 
Kansas City Red
 
MAY 8
Robert Johnson
Luke "Long Gone" Miles
 
MAY 9 
A.C. Reed 
Dave Prater
 
MAY 10 
Ted Bogan
Larry Williams
 
MAY 11
Kansas Joe McCoy
 
MAY 13  
L.C. “Good Rockin” Robinson 
 
MAY 14 
John Lee
Grady Gaines
Smokey Holman
 
MAY 15 
Johnny Williams 
Larry Johnson
MAY 16 
Cleveland Chenier
 
MAY 17
Tiny Powell

MAY 18 
Little Son Joe 
 (aka Ernest Lawlars) 
Big Joe Turner
Charles Caldwell
 
MAY 20
Jaybird Coleman
 
MAY 21
Billy Wright
Little Willie Anderson
Lee “Shot” Williams
Lil' Dave Thompson 
 
MAY 22
Aaron Pinetop Sparks
MAY 23
Chico Chism
 
MAY 25
James Crutchfield

MAY 26 
Mamie Smith
 
MAY 26
Papa Charlie McCoy
 
MAY 26
Big Boy Henry
 
MAY 27
Brother John Sellers
Junior Parker
 
MAY 28
T-Bone Walker 
 
MAY 30 
King Ernest Baker

 
JUNE 1 
Jim Jackson

Boyd Gilmore
Lafayette Leake

JUNE 2
Othar Turner
Leonard "Baby Do" Caston
 
JUNE 3 
Memphis Minnie

 
JUNE 3 
Buster Pickens
Jimmy Rogers

 
JUNE 5 
Robert "Washboard Slim" Young

Adolphus Bell 
 
JUNE 6 
S.P.Leary

Raful Neal
 
JUNE 8
James Harman
Odessa Harris
 
JUNE 9 
Skip James

Calvin "Fuzz" Jones
CeDell Davis
Johnny Ace


TENTATIVE 2022 SCHEDULE
(Mailing date is always THURS.

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