James Armstrong & the James Armstrong Band,
The Deb Callahan Band
"Michissippi" Mick Kolassa & His Taylor
The Bradfordville Blues Club
by Gary Anton
Ernest Henry, the Keeper of the Flame, has been working his
tail off to keep the bonfire burning during this monsoon season!
Somehow he gets it burning every night. We have a triple header
this week with shows on Friday through Sunday. Some pretty good
Armstrong and the James Armstrong Band
- Friday, July 21st at 9:00 PM
favorite, James Armstrong and the James Armstrong Band, bring
in some real deal "Chicago Blues" to the club On Friday,
July 21. James is a contemporary bluesman who plays straight
up traditional blues with a contemporary flair. He is an entertaining
showman, who's mean blues licks and slide is accompanied by
a smooth but gutsy vocals that have earned him praise from coast
to coast. His music is funky, danceable and is solid traditionally
based blues with crying guitar solos--no blazing speed just
blues that ooze from the frets. He plays with a feeling that
comes from the soul but sings with the passion he has for life.
what he lost in a home invasion knife attack in the 1990's he
found "a whole new respect for the music itself, the power
in slow blues, how the silences between the notes are as important
as the notes". The reviewers agree:
With a skintight band and a well-balanced combination of fire,
technical proficiency, and taste, Armstrong continues on his
way to the upper echelon of contemporary blues artists. "Living
smoothly redefines the range of contemporary blues. Highly recommended."
the kind of flexibility that allows him easily and convincingly
shift gears from slow blues... to urban funk... to N'awlins
grooves to rousing roadhouse shuffles... " Jazz Times
His tight four piece
band is just what you'd expect from The Ambassador of the Blues
. This a really good, highly recommended show! .
Music, Video and
Showtime is 9:00
Advance Discounted Tickets are $20.00 with a table reserved
in your name.
You may purchase your tickets on our website under the "Ticket
Tickets at the door
The Deb Callahan Band - Saturday,
July 22nd at 9:00 PM
Deb Callahan Band brings grit and grace and sweet soul to the
BBC on Saturday, July 22. Deb's as hot, steamy and sultry as
a summer night in Tallahassee. She keeps the crowd dancin' all
night long while she let loose with her high energy output,
stage presence and vocal prowess. This four piece out of Philadelphia
is fronted by Deb, an entertainer, songwriter and singer with
a rich, soulful voice. She's a bundle of energy on stage, always
movin' and dancin'.
Blues Revue referred
to her as the next Bonnie Raitt and raves that "Philly's
Deb Callahan has the pipes, the songs and the raw talent to
graduate to the next level".
Blues says: "Deb Callahan is a shouter, a crooner, a soul-belter
and above all a gifted lyrical interpreter. She could sing the
phone book and make it sound good."
Deb has an exciting
stage presence complemented by solid hip shakin' tunes that'll
leave y'all hot and sweaty, too. She's backed up by some of
Philly's best musicians including long time band members Allen
James on guitar, Garry Lee on bass and vocals, and Tom Walling
on drums. These guys are hot and tight. Their live shows feature
a very danceable mixture of blues, soul, soulful ballads, 'Nawlins
funk and blues/rock offerings. Hot stuff!
Music, videos and
Show time is 9 pm.
are $20 available at http://www.bradfordvilleblues.com
Cover at the
door is $25
first set will be simulcast at 106.1 FM The Sound and http://www.1061thesound.com
"Michissippi" Mick Kolassa &
His Taylor Made Band - Sunday, July 23nd at
Mick Kolassa & His Taylor Made Blues Band bring their Mississippi
laden blues to the backwoods for the first time. No doubt about
it, Mick is a bluesman's bluesman. From the Mississippi Delta,
to soulful, moving Memphis blues, Mick covers the waterfront
and does it quite well. He ain't called Michissippi Mick for
nothing, though--his music is steeped in Mississippi mud.
“ With a vibe
that fuses admiration with authenticity, you can’t deny
this cat’s pedigree when it comes to loving the blues.
. . Just flat out fun stuff that sneaks up on you and
never fails to keep its mojo working. Midwest Records
“ Mick Kolassa
could work up an arrangement and sing the phone book (from a
small Mississippi town), and make it a hit. Reflections in Blue,
“ Mick Kolassa
has a voice that was made for the blues. Rhetta Akamatsu, BlogCritics
original, cover, or cover that shouldn’t work but does,
we’re starting to get the sense that this cat is a self-compiled
encyclopedia of the blues with the chops to back up
putting himself out there front and center." MidWest Record,
is backed by an equally adept ensemble of blues musicians whose
moniker comes from Taylor, Mississippi, from which Mick hails.
Mick's support of the blues goes beyond his music. He is on
the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation and donates the
profits from his cd sales to the Foundation's HART Fund that
provides financial and medical assistance to needy blues musicians)
and Generation Blues, which provides scholarships to young blues
players to participate in blues camps and workshops. That is
keepin' the blues alive, folks!
Expect and entertaining
and energetic show to top of your weekend. Good stuff!
Music, videos and
Showtime is 6 pm.
are $15 at www.bradfordvilleblues.com
Cover at the
door is $20.
BBC is “Smoke
Free”...Is an "All Ages" club...”Tailgating”
Is Not Allowed
The Bar has a good selection of Iced Cold Beer and Wine.
continues to cook up her fried catfish, mullet, fries and sausage
Ms Ernestine will be cooking up her world famous fried catfish,
mullet, french fries and sausage dogs. Served up fresh by the
If you want
to make sure your friends will be sitting with you or just need
some further information on the show, please email Kim: email@example.com
For more information on upcoming shows and to purchase your
Advance Discounted tickets, please check out our website. http://www.bradfordvilleblues.com/
Remember that advance ticket purchasers get a table reserved
in their name.
if you do not get a confirmation email from Kim, we did not
get your ticket order.
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LOOK WHO IS COMING TO THE BBC ...
BLUES ON THE AIR
Night Live From the BBC The Sound FM -106.1 FM and http://www.1061thesound.com
broadcasts live from the BBC Saturday nights at 10:00
pm. Show Hank your appreciation for keepin' the blues
live for 5+ years when you see him on Saturday night!!! Sponsored
by Barrett, Fasig and Brooks.
FM -106.1 FM and http://www.1061thesound.com
Catch the Tim Donovan show--Free Fall--on Sunday
mornings at 9:00 am.
Sunday and Monday Nights:
Blues Power With Gil Anthony
Gil Anthony, the 2013 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipient,
broadcasts his five hour Blues Power show every Sunday and Monday
night from 7:00 pm Eastern to midnight. Check it out. It's the
best blues around! http://www.gilanthonyblues.com
Tallahassee also offers,The Sunday Morning Blues Show
with Dr. Blues: WVFS,
The Voice at 89.7 FM and http://wvfs.fsu.edu from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Acoustic
and early blues with the history behind the songs and musicians.
BLUES AND JAZZ ON THE
You can find a comprehensive look at live music from the Keys
to Pensacola on Jazz Blues Florida. You'll find blogs, articles,
pictures, show listings, and a whole lot more. The best source
for all things live music in Florida! Check it out! http://www. jazzbluesflorida.com
you for your continued support of live music in Tallahassee,
The Sound FM -106.1
FM, Barrett, Fasig and Brooks and the BBC.
As Gary says "We couldn't do it without you!"
Kim, Walter and the rest of the BBC Irregulars.
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