Feb 202014

Here are the details from the event Facebook page:

As many of you know, in the Fall of 2013 Monk was diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor. Since his diagnosis, he’s been undergoing treatment and recently had his first surgery. He’s currently recovering from the operation and will be exploring additional treatment as necessary.

Monk’s friends, family and fellow musicians invite you to celebrate a benefit for him. All donations will go directly to Monk to cover medical bills and assist him financially during his recovery and treatment time.

Information for donations:
-A benefit account has been set up with Fifth Third Bank in the name of Robert Mackey under his daughter’s name: Leah Schultz. The best way to donate (with NO fees deducted from your gift) is to write a check to Leah Schultz (memo: Benefit for Robert Mackey). All checks can be mailed to: Leah Schultz 4729 Timberhill Dr. Nashville, TN 37211).

-You can also visit any Fifth Third Bank and make a check or cash donation. Just tell them it is for Robert Mackey’s benefit account in the name of Leah Schultz.

-Credit or debit card here donations accepted here: http://fnd.us/c/chHY0/sh/02obw0 (*NOTE: there is a small fee associated with this method. The fee is deducted from your gift amount).

We are excited to have an illustrious group of musicians and infamous Louisville legends on stage to celebrate Monk. Doors open at 4:30p, bands at 5p:
-5:00p The Saints
-6:00p ” Little T & A”
-7:00p The Stray Cats Band
-8:00p Another Mule with Red Beans and Rice
-9:30p All jammers welcome!

Thank you to everyone for your continued support!

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Jaggers or Monk’s daughter, Leah Mackey Schultz.

Feb 102014

Ruthie Foster & Eric Bibb
Blues singers Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb present a Valentine’s Day concert at the Clifton Center, Friday, February 14, at 8:00 p.m.. Foster has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female) in the 34th annual Blues Music Awards. Bibb has been releasing records since 1972, with numerous nominations for the W.C. Handy Awards, as well as a Grammy nomination. For more information on these artists, and ticket information, go to: http://www.cliftoncenter.org/?post_type=events&p=2886.

Here’s a video of the two in concert:


Website: ruthiefoster.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruthiefosterfamilyband?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Ruthie+Foster?

Website: www.ericbibb.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricBibbMusic?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Eric+Bibb?

Feb 032014

Frank Bang
Frank Bang and the Secret Stash is back at Stevie Ray’s on February 7, with a new album, Double Dare, for your listening pleasure. Band and company are known for dishing out some pretty raunchy Southern blues (by way of a stint with Buddy Guy’s band) that fits somewhere between Gov’t Mule and Molly Hatchet, with a side of rattlesnake fries. For a while, they were getting into Stevie Ray’s five or six times a year, but of late, that’s been reduced to once or twice, so if their music is to your taste, best head on down, as they won’t be back for a while. Tickets are a trivial $5.

Check out this live video of “Double Dare”:


Website: www.frankbang.net/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Bang-and-the-Secret-Stash/56471452698
MySpace: https://myspace.com/frankbang?

Jan 202014

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Believe or not, Stevie Ray’s does still book touring blues bands, though it’s been a bit on the sparse side of late. For January 24, that will be Chicago’s Kilborn Alley Blues Band, which has made its way from the Windy City to various international tours over the course of its existence. Their comment about the clean guitar sound: “We play guitars, not amplifiers.” Dude. From Hittin’ the Note magazine: “The Kilborn Alley Blues Band kills. Picture a deep-dish Chicago version of the Fabulous Thunderbirds back 30 years ago.” They promise a scalding-hot night at SRV’s. Tickets are only $5.

Here’s a fan video of a live show :


Website: www.kilbornalley.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/.../Kilborn-Alley-Blues-Band/55971201631?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+Kilborn+Alley+Blues+Band?
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/thekilbornalleybluesband

Nov 122013

B.B. King
B.B. King just seems to be invincible, even pressing on in the face of old age and diabetes, continuing to tour at 88. His history is very well-known to anybody who has been listening to music over the last sixty-plus years, as he qualifies as a genuine legend in the blues field. On every trip through the area, I warn music fans that this time could be the last time and I will say it again: “This could be last time.” He’ll be at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on November 16. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50 and $74.50. Better go, if you can.

Here’s B.B. playing “The Thrill Is Gone” with Eric Clapton in 2010:


Website: www.bbking.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbking

LastFM: www.last.fm/music/B.B.+King?

Oct 092013

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Billed as the largest free neighborhood street festival in Louisville, the 2013 edition of the Garvin Gate Blues Festival is set for October 11 and 12 at Garvin Place and Oak Street in Old Louisville. In consultation with the folks at the Kentuckiana Blues Society plus financial assistance from this year’s sponsor Four Roses and Metro Councilman David James, the Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association turns over their neighborhood street to the entire city to come and dig the blues. Every year, it is the single most integrated festival in town. And it’s FREE. The scheduled for this year looks like this:
Oak Street “Four Roses” Stage
Friday, October 11, 2013
6:30 – 7:30 The Predators
8:00 – 9:00 Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers
9:30 – 11:15 Billy Flynns Chicago Blues Party featuring Elmo James, Jr. and Milwaukee Slim

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


Website: http://www.garvingatebluesfestival.com/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GarvinGate/events