Tag: Blues

It’s International Blues Day

It’s a good thing to see this day come around each year. I love the Blues. I play the Blues. I enthusiastically promote the Blues. If you’d like to have a look at the site to promote this auspicious day, just follow this link.… Continue Reading “It’s International Blues Day”

The Early Years of the Orange Blossom Blues Society

The Early Years of the OBBS The Orange Blossom Blues Society is getting close to celebrating its twelfth anniversary! My, how the time has flown…  I’m going to take a few minutes and look back over the first two years for our growing enterprise.… Continue Reading “The Early Years of the Orange Blossom Blues Society”

Jeff Willey and Those Smokin’ Torps Are Killin’ It in Central Florida

Jeff and his top-flight band The Smokin’ Torpedoes are well-known to lovers of live music here in Central Florida. Jeff is very good at his craft. By that, I don’t mean only the musical side; he’s a very capable promoter and has shown over… Continue Reading “Jeff Willey and Those Smokin’ Torps Are Killin’ It in Central Florida”

Harp god James Cotton turns 81 today!

July 1, 2016 Blues harmonica legend James Cotton turns 81 today. James is the real deal, having grown up in Mississippi under the tutelage of Sonny Boy Williamson. James ran away from home at the age of seven and was deeply immersed in the… Continue Reading “Harp god James Cotton turns 81 today!”

The Death of Singer Christina Grimmie

Rising star Christina Grimmie made a name for herself after her run on NBC’s The Voice back in 2014, though she was not a new performer at that time by any means. Her murder at The Plaza Live was shocking and although she was… Continue Reading “The Death of Singer Christina Grimmie”

Love My Blues with a Little o’ This Mixed In

I love to talk about the blues and some of the other genres we often associate with it. I have a fascination with those “cross-over zones” where the blues “come together” with other great genres of American music. Although I get that music transcends… Continue Reading “Love My Blues with a Little o’ This Mixed In”