Jun 262015
 

The July 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Sherry Edwards, is now online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=101 or you may click on any of the menu items below:
Cover Story
Kevin Gibson
Features
Vernon P. Thomas
Columns
Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Cindy Lamb
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Jimmy Brown
Alan Rhody
CD Reviews
Bob Bahr
Keith Henry Brown
Keith Henry Brown
Bob Bahr
Laura Spalding
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Robert Gruber
Tim Roberts
Robert Gruber
Paul Moffett
Performance Reviews
Hunt Sidway
Paul Moffett
Tim Roberts
Wally Stewart
Calendar
Paul Moffett
News Item
Paul Moffett

Jun 222015
 

The August 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Paul K, is now available online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=102 or you may click on any of the menu items below:
Cover Story
Tim Roberts
Features
Joshua D. Smith
Columns
Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Hunt Sidway
Bob Bahr
Bob Bahr
Joseph Dinwiddie
Paul Moffett
Robert Gruber
Robert Gruber
Performance Reviews
Kevin Gibson
Pete Strojny
Tim Roberts
Wally Stewart
Pete Strojny
Calendar
Paul Moffett
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Henry C. Mayer

Jun 222015
 

The September 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Gary Falk on the cover, is now online at: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=103 or you may click on any of the menu items below for other stories from that issue:
Cover Story
Vicky Moon
Features
Bill Conger
Jean Metcalfe
Scott McCormick
Paul Moffett
Columns
Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Carney
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Jimmy Brown
CD Reviews
Brent Starkey
Robert Gruber
Brent Starkey
Paul Moffett
Kory Wilcoxon
Roark
Brent Starkey
Brent Starkey
Bob Bahr
Bob Bahr
Brent Starkey
Bob Bahr
Brent Starkey
Kory Wilcoxon
Roark
Performance Reviews
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Leo Durham
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Paul Moffett
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Jun 042015
 

The November 1997 issue of Louisville Music News, featuring Dan Gediman, is on available online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=105 or by clicking on any of the menu items below:
Cover Story
Cindy Lamb
Columns
Berk Bryant
Decimus Rock
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Vicky Moon
Vicky Moon
Keith Clements
Tim Roberts
Laura Spalding
Henry C. Mayer
Alan Rhody
CD Reviews
Bob Bahr
Bob Bahr
Tim Roberts
Kory Wilcoxon
Bob Bahr
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Paul Moffett
Wally Stewart
Jean Metcalfe
Henry C. Mayer
Interviews
Laura Spalding
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Paul Moffett

Sep 032014
 

Florida native and blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis comes back to town for a show at Jim Porter’s on September 5, promoting a brand new record, Midnight Blue, as well as 2013’s Get It!, which had not been released as of his last show in the area in 2011. His inspiration to become a blues musician came from seeing a live show by B. B. King. He kicked around the Atlanta area while in college, forming The Alley Cats in 1979. The band broke up in 1988 after releasing three albums on a small label. He then signed with Alligator Records and began his string of releases, now totaling fourteen studio albums.
Billboard had this to say about Ellis: “nobody has released more consistently excellent blues albums than Atlanta’s Tinsley Ellis. He sings like a man possessed and wields a mean lead guitar.” There you are. Tickets are $15 and it’s a 7 p.m. show.

Check out this live performance of “The Other Side” from 2012:


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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Tinsley+Ellis

Jul 232014
 

It’s called The Warehouse Blues & Rhythm Showcase, mostly because it’s happening in the warehouse currently occupied (in part) by the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Portland. On the bill are Laurie Jane And The 45s, Tre Bella, Lamont Gillispie & the 100 Proof Blues Band, The Mr. Wonderful Production Band and the Walnut St. Blues Band. It’s happening on Saturday, July 26. The Gallery is at 1512 Portland Ave., which means it’s just off 15th Street, which is only seven blocks west of Eighth Street, so it’s not deep Portland. A simple drive along Main St., right on 15th, then three blocks or so to Portland Ave. and turn left. Since blues fans are not nearly so scared of venturing into unknown territory, this is actually a good plan for staging music in the Portland area that will draw from elsewhere in the city. (The hardcore shows are Nelligan Hall are another good draw.) Ticket are a very reason $10.

Here’s Laurie Jane And The 45s playing at Crescent Hill Radio’s Trolley Hop Stage in June:

Jul 122014
 

Everybody has an opinion about where to go this weekend. Here are a couple from elsewhere in the blogosphere:
John King at 37Flood has assembled audio of eight tunes by bands playing the Poorcastle Festival this weekend. Check it out here.
Krystin Robertson at Louisville.com has a short preview of the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at the Water Tower. Read it here.

Jul 092014
 

Here’s a fundraiser for all Louisville music fans – and I mean EVERYBODY - to pay attention and donate a few shekels toward: Louisville blues singer Sara Martin, noted for her early 20th Century recordings which earned her the nickname of “The Famous Moanin’ Mama” (and “The Colored Sophie Tucker”), is buried in an unmarked grave in Louisville Cemetary. The Kentuckiana Blues Society and the National Jugband Jubilee have joined forces to raise money to buy a headstone for Martin’s grave. Head over to https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/9oW4c?psid=8b32454f8b9d46c69ecec87b5f0ad9e2 for all the details and images of the proposed headstone, then donate. It’s long past time for all the performers in Louisville’s music history get recognition and, as often has been the case, shamefully, a gravestone for those now gone. (Most of the time, that would mean black performers, of course. The KBS has funded headstones for Sylvester Weaver and Henry Woodruff.)
For more about Martin, check this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Martin
Watch this video recording of her singing “Death Sting Me Blues” with King Oliver’s Orchestra from 1928:

Jul 082014
 

There’s really going to be too much to do on the weekend of July 11-13, given that the Lebowski Fest is happening out by the Fairgrounds and the Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is going on at the Water Tower. Of course, we mustn’t overlook the several multi-band shows going on at different venues around the city. Check the LMN Calendar for those. Anyhow, on Friday, July 11, the bands for the LBB & BBQ Fest include Louisville blues crews The Stella-Vees Blues Band and Sylvia Walters & Groove City, plus the closer, mississippiheat.net/Mississippi Heat. This Chicago blues band has been at for more than twenty years, playing a style influenced by – surprise! – early electric blues from Chicago. They managed to release ten albums, the last being 2012’s Delta Bound, which is kind of a misnomer for a lifelong Chicago group. But maybe it’s metaphorical, since fewer and fewer folks are living in the Delta and doing much.
Saturday, the lineup is Da MudCats, Tanita Gaines, Little T & A and headliner John Primer. Primer is a Chicago-style slide blues guitarist with fourteen albums to his credit, including 2013’s Knockin’ Around These Blues.
Sunday, look for Lazy 11, Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof Blues and the Cheryl Renee Project.
Tickets are $10 before 6p/$14 after. More info at http://www.louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com/

Watch Mississippi Heat perform live in Germany. The tune is “Look A Here, Look A Here”:

Jun 302014
 

Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s and last year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” – American Blues Scene 2013
Victor Wainwright’s website tags him as “Piana from Savannah (by way of Memphis)” and brings some official cred to his upcoming show at Jim Porter’s on July 4 – he is the 2013 & 2014 winner of Blues Music Award “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year.” His band is The Wildroots and the music spreads across the blues spectrum, including the kind of piano- and sax-driven boogie-woogie you don’t hear much anymore. It should be a completely different kind of show than what passes for blues these days, which often stays solidly in the Chicago or Delta tradition and, by and large, ignores contributions from Kansas City, Tulsa and even New Orleans. Swing dancers should make sure to make it to this show. (Blues musicians should go take a look at Wainwright’s website for a look at what a blues website should offer.) Tickets are an entirely reasonable $10adv/$12 D.O.S.

Get a taste of his sound by watching “Big Dog’s Runnin’ This Town”:


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Website:http://victorwainwright.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/victorwainwrightfanpage