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Hey Blues Lover! Thank you for being a fan of WMWV’s Blues Summit!
The Blues Summit celebrates 21 years on the air in 2014!

Don’t miss the Blues Summit. The best of the blues from the 1920’s to the latest releases, including interviews with the biggest stars and up ‘n comers! Tell your blues friends around the world they can catch the show every Wednesday, 6-9 pm eastern with WMWV’s live stream. Click on the big button to the right!

How can you help Keep the Blues Alive? Join the Blues Foundation! It’s very affordable and has great perks too!

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Blues Summit Host To Offer A Course At Granite State College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
That’s Right!! If you are 50+ years old, sign up for the course I’ll be presenting in November! Click the logo above for full details.
America’s True Music: The Blues, 1920s to the Present

10410                                       Class Size: Min: 10  Max: 30
3 Thursdays: 11/6-11/20                                 3:30-5:00 PM
Granite State College, 53 Technology Lane, Conway
Member Class Fee: $25

Blues music is an American art form. Slaves from Africa worked the plantation fields in the deep south and developed a means of communication by “hollering” using a form of singing. Through discussion and music, follow the progression from the fields, to front porches, to juke joints and the recording of “Race Records.” Explore the movement of free blacks north to Chicago and the “plugging in” of instruments. Head “across the pond” to see the influence of the blues music in Britain in the 1960s. See who’s keeping the blues alive, from elder statesmen to the new faces of the blues.

 

Help Raise The Roof of the Blues Hall of Fame. For many years during the Blues Music Awards celebrations, there are inductions into the Blues Hall of Fame. Now we want to build a home for the inductees. You can help!


 

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Steve Salter at the grave of John Henry Barbee, Restvale Cemetary, Chicago.

 Steve Salter of Killer Blues is on a mission to place headstones on the graves of forgotten Blues musicians. He has been an interview guest on the Blues Summit, telling us how funds raised through the sale of “Buried In The Blues” calendars go to the cause. His latest headstone was placed in Chicago at the site of Bluesman John Henry Barbee.

 Also, thanks to  Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records, Emery “Detroit Jr.” Williams Jr. has a headstone too. This will be featured in the 2011 calendar available October 1st!

  The Blues Summit gets all of our birth and death information from the “Buried In The Blues” calendar. You can support Steve’s project by purchasing one, or “The Blues In Me” original art work. They would make a great holiday gift for that Blues lover on your list! To learn more, click here.
 

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Bluesman Kenny Neal

It was a rockin’ good way to start the Labor Day Weekend!  The Swamp Blues of Blind Pig Records artist, Louisiana’s Kenny Neal was a GREAT show!!

The Kenny Neal Band from Louisiana  performed at the Theater In the Wood, Friday, before a small but totally appreciative audience! Said Kenny, “Sometimes the small shows turn out to be the best!” Amen to that!!!  

Since Kenny is of the Baton Rouge Neals, an incredibly musical lot, brought up musically by the their dad, harmonica blues legend, the late Raful Neal, he was joined on stage by two brothers, Frederick on piano & Darnell on bass. 

Kenny Neal Ripping It Up!

 

Blues Summit host Roy Prescott had a great chat backstage & post show with Kenny Neal! Roy picked up Kenny’s new Blind Pig CD, “Hooked On Your Love” , before it hits the shelves! You’ll hear cuts off it on the next Blues Summit!

Kenny Neal to appear at the Theater In The Wood, Fri. Sept. 3!

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Gone 20 Years Friday August 27.

by Roy August 28, 2010 Blues Blog

 Hard to believe it’s been 20 years this past Friday, since  August 27, 1990, when SRV tragically died in a helicoter crash after a concert at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin. It’s one of those “where were you when” moments in life. Like JFK, MLK, RFK or John Lennon. I was pumping gas at Roy’s Sunoco […]

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New Blues Pouring Onto the Blues Summit Desk!

by Roy July 27, 2010 Blues Blog
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More hot blues for a summer evening!  The Blues Summit has received a TON o’ new releases! Including The Steve Miller Band’s 1st studio release in 17 years, BINGO! It all blues covers & features the late Norton Buffalo on harp.  Click here to check out a couple of tracks.  Had a chance to see […]

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