Award-winning New Orleans guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Anders Osborne, touring in support of his new Alligator Records cd, PEACE, will headline the Bacon Blues & Brew Music and Arts Festival in Batesville on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
This local special starts off with Whiskey Shambles and Kelly Richey who'll both be performing at the Smokin' Hot BBQ event at Findlay Market on Sunday, July 27th. The 2nd set of this evening's blues show features three musicians, Jarekus Singleton, Selwyn Birchwood, & Guy Forsyth, who'll be playing at the Cincy Blues Fest on Friday or Saturday evenings, August 1st or 2nd.
This is going to be a fun show! Starting off with one of my favorites George Thorogood and ending with Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, and John Mayall. You also hear from Shemekia Copeland and Tommy Castro. And, I slipped in songs by Little Feat and Chet Baker. An eclectic show....
The spotlight's on the many talented musicians from the Tri-State past and present. The show begins with legendary guitarist Lonnie Mack and ends with boogie-woogie wonder Ricky Nye. You'll also hear from Sonny Moorman, the Kelly Richey Band, and Noah Hunt. Plus Jimmy McGary's live performance in the WVXU studio in 1988 doing "See See Rider." There's also songs by local blues legends H-Bomb Ferguson, Big Joe Duskin, and Pigmeat Jarrett.
What's the 4th of July weekend without a little taste of the blues? On tonight's show, you'll hear from Albert Washington, the Rebirth Brass Band, and k.d. lang. And be sure to put on your August calendar a couple of blues festivals. There's the Cincy Blues Fest down at Sawyer Point on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd, plus the free 16th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival from 11am to 11pm on Saturday, August 2nd, in historic downtown Lebanon. They'll also have 150 historic cars on display in their car show.