- Rhythm Room All-Stars appear Friday and Saturday at the Rhythm Room! The Rhythm Room All-Stars feature Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, and Brian Fahey. This weekend they appear at their namesake home base. Note that Dave Riley will do a guest set both nights and that Big Pete will only appear on the Friday night of this weekend. The Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
- Honeyboy Edwards to appear on NBC Today Show, and to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award! The 94 year old delta bluesman, Honeyboy Edwards, will appear on national television with an appearance on the Today Show Sunday, December 20th. This was arranged through the efforts of Lynn Orman of Orman Music and Media Group. News has also come down the pike that Honeyboy Edwards is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy's, in a special private ceremony that will honor musicians and achievers from all aspects of the music industry. Honeyboy is also prominently featured in the documentary film Six Generations Of The Blues, a film by Scott Shuman, which looks at the 30 year history of Chicago's Earwig Music, and it's founder Michael Frank. If in Chicago this Wednesday night, you can see a screening of this film at SPACE in Evanston.
- Henry Gray Up For Offbeat Music Award! Andy Cornett reports that Henry Gray has been nominated for the prestigious Louisiana based Offbeat Magazine's "Best Of Beat' Awards in two categories; "Best Male Blues Performer" and "Best Blues CD". These nomination coincide with Henry's recent Blues Music Award nomination for best blues instrumentalist in the piano category. To read more about the Offbeat awards and to vote, click here, and read more about the BMAs click here. Henry Gray, now 84 years old, is still is vibrant and growing piano force on the blues scene. He brings with him all his great Chicago Blues history as a participant in some of the greatest classic recordings by Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Billy Boy Arnold, and others. Henry represents the blues well. To see a photo page honoring Henry Gray click here.
- Bob presents his annual Blues Christmas radio show this Sunday on KJZZ! Each year on the Sunday before Christmas, Bob presents a 5 hour blues Christmas special on his weekly radio show "Those Lowdown Blues" on KJZZ. In addition to Christmas blues classics by Charles Brown, Lowell Fulson, Mabel Scott, and Freddie King, will be Big Maybelle singing "Silent Night", Chief Schabuttie Gilliame's "The Week Before Christmas", Rufus Thomas' "I'll Be Your Santa", and Jessie Mae Hemphill's "Merry Christmas Pretty Baby", just to name a few. Bob's blues Christmas Special can be heard this Sunday, December 20th, from 6 -11pm (Mountain Time) at 91.5 FM in Phoenix. and anywhere in the world at www.kjzz.org.
Monday, 21 December 2009
Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter Rhythm Room All Stars, Honeyboy Today Show Appearance, Henry Gray honored, Muddy on You tube
December 15, 2009