Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Lucky Peterson plays a unique and interesting blend of contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll into his blues. He plays both guitar and keyboards. Music journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray has said, "he may be the only blues musician to have had national television exposure in short pants." He was discovered by blues legend Willie Dixon when he was three years old, released his first record at five and soon after appeared on The Tonight Show.
His new album "You Can Always Turn Around" on the Dreyfus label has received rave reviews and has gotten extensive national airplay on blues radio programs. This is a show blues, soul and gospel fans will ot want to miss- Lucky plays with his heart and soul bared. Come out and hear this great musician and his band and help support keeping the blues alive! Tickets are available at Big Cities (call 815-965-6026) or through Crossroads Blues Society (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Posted by Crossroads Blues Society at 7:38 PM
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Join us online and anywhere along the route April 30th through May 8th for Cruisin the Blues Highway! Yes, cars are welcome too.
Nothing goes together better than cruisin the highways of America while listening to some great blues! So get ready to take a trip of a lifetime and join us for “Cruisin the Blues Highway!” Designed to raise awareness of the Blues Music Awards held each year in Memphis, the inaugural tour will follow the trail forged as Blues made it’s way along the Mississippi. There will be five stops on the tour in cities that played a significant role in the development of the Blues and modern music as we know it today. The mission is to spread the word of the Blues Foundation, educate and entertain those that join us for the experience and to build upon a community based on loyalty and passion.
Each major city stop will offer an afternoon shuttle to Blues related attractions and the evenings will be filled with great Blues music at our participating venues. From Chicago, Illinois to Clarksdale, Mississippi, riders will experience the thrill of the open road, action packed stops in the greatest Blues cities throughout the country and endless memories for a lifetime.
There's too much to explain in this email, so click below to visit our website and join us for the journey.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - JOIN CBH FOR THE KICK OFF PHOTO SHOOT SUNDAY MAY 1ST AT BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS. WE'LL BE PARKING BIKES IN FRONT OF THE VENUE STARTING AT
12 NOON AND TAKING THE OFFICIAL PROMO PHOTO FOR THE TOUR. THE PHOTO WILL BE TAKEN NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM SO GET THERE EARLY AND BE A PART OF HISTORY!
Hope to see you on the Cruise.....and best Bluesin!
Cruisin the Blues Highway
Posted by Crossroads Blues Society at 4:27 PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It's time for our first set of Spring BITS programs! After two school events in Freeport and two more in Rockford, our BITS artists will join forces for an evening evet at Big Cities Lounge at 905 E State in Rockford. Barrelhouse Chuck Goering and Gerry Hundt will blend their keyboards and guitars to serve up some great blues music. $5 cover, free to student accompanied by their parents and for Crossraods Blues Society Members. Call 779-537-4006 for more info.
Posted by Crossroads Blues Society at 11:07 AM