Saturday, October 12, 2013
2:00 – 2:45 Hoodoo Blues Band
3:15 – 4:00 River City Blues Band
4:30 – 5:15 Lamont Gillispie and 100 Proof Blues
5:45 – 6:30 da Mudcats Reunion with Susan O’Neil and Doug Lamb
7:00 – 7:45 Walnut Street Blues Band with Artie Wells
8:15 – 9:15 Maurice John Vaughn with Holle Thee Maxwell
9:45 – 11:15 Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
Garvin Gate “Here We Go Girls” Stage
Friday, October 11, 2013
7:30 & 9:00 Smoblues – playing 20 minute sets
Saturday, October 12, 2013
2:45 & 4:00 Soul Center Church@ The Rudyard Kipling Gospel Choir – playing 20 minute sets
5:15, 6:30 & 7:45 Laurie Jessup and Cort Duggins – playing 20 minute sets
Madisonville’s Boscoe France will lead his band into Jim Porter’s for a Friday concert on September 5. France’s claim to cred is as the 2012 winner of Guitar Center’s Battle Of The Blues, which pretty clearly establishes that he can play and which earned him some recording sessions with Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson. Tickets to the show are $15.
The Madison Ribberfest continues on August 17, with a terrific line up that includes Josh Garrett and the Bottomline and Kenny Wayne Shepherd for headliners, plus Dog House Kitchen, Rick Estrin and The Night Cats and Dust Radio. Shepherd has gone from being the blues-obsessed wünderkindt to a blues-obsessed touring pro. How obsessed, you ask? As a young man, Shepherd made a trip of ten days in the U.S. to meet and play with his idols: B.B. King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Henry Townsend, Honeyboy Edwards, Cootie Stark, Neal Pattman, Etta Baker, Jerry “Boogie” McCain, Buddy Flett, Bryan Lee, John Dee Holeman plus The Howlin’ Wolf and the Muddy Waters Band. He’s continued that journey since. His latest record is How I Go. Garrett has played Louisville a number of times recently, so he should have a draw. Tickets for the event are $20 for either or both days.
The “Sacred Steel”-trained player Robert Randolph will lead his Family Band group down to the water – not to baptize but to play music for the masses, secular and not – at the Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival on the Madison Waterfront on August 16. Randolph has earned a spot in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list since breaking into the national music scene back in 2001. These days, he applies the pedal steel to funk and R&B with a little gospel jam stirred into the mix. The band has toured with Eric Clapton, played Bonnaroo enough to be on their DVDs, appeared on Letterman and so on, firmly establishing themselves as serious musicians. They also put on one Heaven of a live show. They have a new CD, Lickety Split, to play for you. Opening will be Cash Box Kings and Lloyd Jones Band. The festival will continue on August 17. Tickets are $20 for both or either day.
The Louisville Blues & BBQ Festival is this week at the Water Tower. Claudette King, daughter of blues legend B.B. King is the headliner on Friday. Saturday, the notable performers include The Stray Cat Blues Band featuring Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters and the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings featuring Gene “Daddy D” Barge. Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang. will close the festival on Saturday. The Voice-Tribune has a preview
All the details are at louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com/
Check out Claudette King singing “Rock Me, Baby”:
There’s a number of national acts coming through town on the weekend, but if you’re only up for a night out in a familiar and comfortable bar with some Louisville music to get your feet moving, then head over to Stevie Ray’s on Saturday for a two-band bill featuring Soul Circus and the River City Blues Band. Here’s some footage of RCBB at Porter’s last fall:
Not only will the sales from the Songs for Japan compilation go to benefit the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, but no royalties will be paid to the artist whose songs appear on the CD: 38 top-selling artists from Dylan to U2 to Gaga, along with their record labels and publishers are waiving 100% of royalties. The compilation is available on iTunes for $9.99.