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Coming Up On  The Blues Show  September 15, 2018:

featuring Philadelphia's blues singer Frank Bey's new album Back In Business), as we get ready for his CD release concert on Friday, September 21.

In the midnight hour after The Blues Show, on Blue Dimensions: Blue Dimensions, Program #G37 — Opening The Window — In this hour of Blue Dimensions, we'll open The Window - - that's the title of a new album from singer Cécile McLorin Salvant with pianist Sullivan Fortner, and the two of them offer some spirited and inventive renderings of songs from Rodgers and Hart to Nat King Cole to West Side Story. We also have the new album from pianist Christian Sands, called Facing Dragons - - - with some great new compositions from Sands and a Beatles song made new by the young pianist and his band. Both of these artists are twenty-nine years old and represent the leading edge of the generation of jazz artists now coming of age. We'll also hear from the late pianist and composer Randy Weston, who died September 1st at age 92. Weston devoted his career to showing the connections between jazz and blues and the African music from which they evolved. We'll play music from an album he self-released in the 1960s years before Atlantic Records saw the wisdom of issuing it to a wider audience.

Follow what's happening with Gospel Roots Of Rock & Soul, WXPN's year-long exploration of the connections between gospel music and rock, soul and R&B, with concerts, films, and a radio documentary.

Links for   Local Artists  |  Venues  |  Blues Events

       • • • Area Blues Concerts & Events • • •


For blues event listings visit:
Delta Blue's Calendar
The Blues Collaborative
Bucks County Blues Society
Diamond State Blues Society
Baltimore Blues Society
Blues Society of Central PA
Lehigh Valley Blues Network
Central Delaware Blues Society

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• • • September • • •


Friday, September 14, 2018

Rockin Johnny Burgin @ Jamey’s House of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (show 8PM, dinner at 6PM) $15 online advance, $18 at door; all ages

Norman Taylor and Blue Soul @ The Lucky Well
Ambler PA 19002 (8PM)

AC Steel & The Galvanizers @ Crooked Eye Brewery
Hatboro PA 19040 (7PM-10PM)


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Buck County Blues Society presents
12th Annual Hank Storey Fall Blues-Rock Fling
Harmonica Slim & The Percolators
Robin & The Bandits with Deja Vu
Scoville Blues
Mikey Junior and Matt "Guitar" Daniels
Skinnie Mamie, and Johnny Betz
@ Chester W. Terchon V. F. W. Post
Edgely PA 19007 (12Noon-7PM) $30, cash bar in club
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel: 215-943-5898

Popa Chubby open: Greg Sover Band @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia PA 19104 (8PM) $20-$25 advance; $22-$27 day of show + fees

Dukes Of Destiny @ Mermaid Inn
Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) PA 19118 (9PM-Midnight) $12

Sister Blue with Mark Furman Band @ Sokols
Reading PA 19611 9PM-1AM

Bobby Kyle & The Administers @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM-1AM)

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ Yardley Harvest Day 2018
Yardley PA 19067 (10AM-Noon) Free


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Dukes Of Destiny @ Shugart's/Historic Sugartown
Malvern PA 19355 (2PM-6PM) $40 (age 2-10 $12; under 2 years of age free)


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blues, Booze & Brews: Hannah Taylor & Rekardo Lee Trio
@ Dilworth Park, west side of City Hall, Philadelphia PA 19102 (5PM-7PM)


Friday, September 21, 2018

Frank Bey CD release party @ Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
West Chester PA 19380 (8PM) $35 plus $3 fee
VIP: preferred seating, copy of CD, and meet producers of Frank Bey documentary film at 6:30PM is $70 plus $3 fee

Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia Blues Messengers @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM-1AM)

Sister Blue Duo @ Temperance House
Newtown PA 18940 7PM-10PM


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Benjamin Vo Blues Band @ Jamey’s House of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (show 8PM, dinner at 6PM) $15 online advance, $18 at door, all ages

Sister Blue Band, Gypsy Joe, & more @ Ashburner Inn
Philadelphia PA 19136 all-day benefit for LLS


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Blues Cruisin' Lunch aboard The Spirit of Philadelphia:
3½ hours of live blues aboard The Spirit of Philadelphia, cruising the Delaware River:
buffet lunch, open bar for beer, wine and soft drinks.
Georgie Bonds
Mikey Junior
Vanessa Collier
Suzie Vinnick
board ship at 1PM promptly; return to dock 3:30PM
and disembark by 4:30PM; $70 + fee for adult

Kim Wilson's All Star Blues Revue @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7PM) $57 advance; $65 at door


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Paul Thorn (opening: Gina Sicilia) @ World Cafe Live (downstairs)
Philadelphia PA 19104 (8PM) $25-$35 in advance - - $27-$37 day of show, plus fees

Blues, Booze & Brews: Greg Sover Band
@ Dilworth Park, west side of City Hall, Philadelphia PA 19102 (5PM-7PM)


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ The Living Room at 35 East Ardmore PA 19003 (8PM-9:30PM) $15


Friday, September 28, 2018

Shakey Lyman (downstairs, acoustic) @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (7:30PM-9PM)

Chuck Lambert Band @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM-1AM)

Sister Blue Duo @ Liberty Union
Kimberton PA 19460 8PM-11PM


Saturday September 29, 2018

Sister Blue Duo @ Brickside Grille
Exton PA 19341

Chris O'Leary @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $25 advance; $30 day of show


• • • October • • •


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Devon Allman Project with guest Duane Betts @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Shemekia Copeland @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia PA 19104 (8PM) $30 advance; $32 day of show, & fees

Jimmie Vaughan @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960

Blues, Booze & Brews: S. T. O. P.
@ Dilworth Park, west side of City Hall, Philadelphia PA 19102 (5PM-7PM)


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ The Mermaid Inn
Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) PA 19118 (8PM) $10


Friday, October 5, 2018

Dukes of Destiny @ Jamey's House of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (8PM) $15 advance, $18 door

Norman Taylor @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (7:30PM)


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Roomful Of Blues @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
Philadelphia PA 19104 (8PM) $22 advance sale, $24 day of show, plus fees

Paoli Blues Festival
Paoli Presbyterian Church on South Valley Road
Paoli PA 19301
12Noon-Fred Miller Band
   1PM-Bluebone
   2PM-Papa Sez
   3PM-Peter V Blues Band
   4PM-Blow The House Down
   5PM-Russ Lambert and Shakedancer Band


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Frank Bey @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Eilen Jewell @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960

Blues, Booze & Brews: John Train Band
@ Dilworth Park, west side of City Hall, Philadelphia PA 19102 (5PM-7PM)


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ The Living Room @ 35 East
Ardmore PA 19003 (8PM-9:30PM) $15

JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960 (8PM) $21.50, $29.50


Friday, October 12, 2018

AC Steel & The Galvanizers @ Hotel Fiesole
Skippack PA 19474 (8PM-12AM)


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Blue Soul Fest — Blues Festival @ Blue Earl Brewing
Smyrna DE 19977 (12Noon-7PM) $27.25
Noon Blues Reincarnation Project
1:00PM Roger Girke & The Wandering Souls
2:00PM Tom Craig Band
3:00PM JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci
4:30PM Nick Moss Band
6:00PM Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials


Sunday October 14, 2018

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7PM) $30 advance; $35 day of show


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ Longwood Gardens Beer Garden
Kennett Square PA 19348 (5:30PM-8:30PM)


Saturday October 20, 2018

Bobby Kyle and The Administers
opening Tattar, Tucker, Moog and Jackson
@ Jamey's House of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (8PM) $18 advance, $22 door

Patrick Sweany @ Ortlieb's
Philadelphia PA 19123 (9PM)

Biscuit Miller & The Mix @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $25 advance; $30 day of show


Friday, October 26, 2018

Lonnie Shields Band @ Jamey's House of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (8PM) $15 advance, $18 door


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sonny Landreth @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960

Dustin Douglas and The Electric Gentlemen @ Jamey's House of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (8PM) $15 advance, $18 door

Paul Nelson Band @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087 (7:30PM) $30 advance; $35 day of show


• • • November • • •


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar: Sisters of Slide @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960 (8PM) $21.50, $29.50


Friday, November 2, 2018

AC Steel & The Galvanizers @ Red Hot & Blue
Cherry Hill NJ (8M-12AM)


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Norman Taylor and Blue Soul @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (9PM)


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lucky Peterson @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960 (7:30PM) $29.50 - $45

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA 19147 (8:00PM-11:45PM) free


Friday, November 9, 2018

AC Steel & The Galvanizers @ Crooked Eye Brewery
Hatboro PA 19040 (7PM-10PM)


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Blues Bizness & Stevie and the Bluescasters @ Jamey's House of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (8PM)

Benny Turner @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Tuckerton NJ 08087


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Billy Price & The Nighthawks @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960 (8PM) $21.50, $29.50


Friday, November 16, 2018

Reading Blues Fest 2018

— — 6:00PM Welcome Concert:
Craig Thatcher Band with special guest G.E. Smith
@ Crossroads at the DoubleTree, Reading PA 19601

— — 8:00PM A Night of Soulful Blues:
Booker T. Jones plus Ruthie Foster
featuring Doxa Gospel Ensemble
@ DoubleTree By Hilton, Reading PA 19601

— — 11:30PM Blues Jam: hosted by
Craig Thatcher Band, with special guest G.E. Smith
@ DoubleTree By Hilton, Reading PA 19601


these related events aren't part of the Reading Blues Festival package:

11:30AM Blues Luncheon: The Bluesmasters
featuring Bennie Sims, Cliff Starkey, Erich Cawalla
@ Peanut Bar Restaurant, Reading PA 19602
reservations 610-376-8500

4:00PM Blues Happy Hour: Rockman Blues Band
Sofrito Gastro Pub, Reading PA 19601 (reservations 610-373-3115)

Dave Hinkel & Nick Peetros @ Double Trouble BBQ at Double Tree
Reading PA 19601 (5PM)

Hogan's Heroes Blues Band @ Cheers Lounge at Double Tree
Reading PA 19601 (9PM)


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Reading Blues Fest 2018

— — 10:30AM Guitar Conversations: Craig Thatcher & G.E. Smith
hosted by Michael Cloeren
DoubleTree by Hilton Amphitheater, Reading PA 19601

— — 12 Noon Multi-Instrumentalist Blind Boy Paxton
@ Crossroads At The DoubleTree, Reading PA 19601

— — 1:30PM "Chicago Plays The Stones": "Chicago Plays The Blues"
featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch & more
plus Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
@ DoubleTree By Hilton, Reading PA 19601

— — 6:00PM Multi-Instrumentalist Blind Boy Paxton
@ Crossroads At The DoubleTree, Reading PA 19601

— — 8:00PM Burnin’ Guitar Doubleheader:
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, plus Tinsley Ellis
@ DoubleTree By Hilton, Reading PA 19601

— — 11:30PM Blues Jam: hosted by Vanessa Collier
@ DoubleTree By Hilton, Reading PA 19601


these related events aren't part of the Reading Blues Festival package:

Benjamin Vo Blues Band @ Judy's on Cherry
Reading PA 19602 (11:30AM-2PM)

Dave Hinkel & Nick Peetros @ Double Trouble BBQ at Double Tree
Reading PA 19601 (11:30AM and 5PM)

Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers Of Sound @ GoggleWorks Center For The Arts
Reading PA 19601 (4:30PM) $10

Angie & The HoneyBeez @ Speckled Hen Cottage & Alehouse
Reading PA 19601 (7PM)

Dave Mell Blues Band @ Peanut Bar Restaurant
Reading PA 19602 (7:30PM) reservations 610-376-8500

Hogan's Heroes Blues Band @ Cheers Lounge at Double Tree
Reading PA 19601 (9PM)


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Reading Blues Fest 2018

— — 10:00AM Blues Film Screening:
Sidemen: Long Road To Glory with
post-film Q & A session with director Scott D. Rosenbaum
hosted by Michael Cloeren
@ DoubleTree By Hilton, Reading PA 19601

— — 12 Noon Fest Finale — four concerts:
Shemekia Copeland
John Németh & The Blue Dreamers With The Berks Horns
Jazz Gets The Blues: Clarence Spady & Nick Colionne
Vanessa Collier
@ DoubleTree By Hilton, Reading PA 19601


these related events aren't part of the Reading Blues Festival package:

Blues Brunch: Josh Taylor's Next Gen Blues
@ Sofrito Gastro Pub, Reading PA 19601 (12 Noon) (reservations 610-373-3115)


Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Fabulous Thunderbirds (opening Gina Sicilia) @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960 (7:30PM) $35, $49.50


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Coco Montoya @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville PA 18960 (8PM) $21.50, $29.50


• • • December • • •


Friday, December 7, 2018

Mavis Staples @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia PA 19104 (8PM) $75-$85 advance; $78-$88 day of show, plus fees


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Mavis Staples @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia PA 19104 (8PM) $75-$85 advance; $78-$88 day of show, plus fees


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Stevie and the Bluescasters @ The Mermaid Inn
Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) PA 19118 (8PM) $10


• • • January • • •


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Big Bill Morganfield @ Capitol Theatre
Chambersburg PA 17201 (7:30PM)


• • • February • • •


Friday, February 22, 2019

Lancaster Roots and Blues: A Festival Of Music
Lancaster PA 17603 advance tickets now on sale


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lancaster Roots and Blues: A Festival Of Music
Lancaster PA 17603 advance tickets now on sale


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Lancaster Roots and Blues: A Festival Of Music
Lancaster PA 17603 advance tickets now on sale


• • • March • • •


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Blast Furnace Blues Festival 2018 Day 2

      Fowler Blast Furnace Room
12Noon  TBA
1:00PM  TBA
2:30PM  TBA
4:15PM  TBA
6:00PM  TBA
7:45PM  TBA

      Musikfest Café
12:30PM  TBA
 1:45PM  TBA
 3:15PM  TBA
 5:00PM  TBA
 6:45PM  TBA
 8:30PM  TBA


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Blast Furnace Blues Festival 2018 Day 3

      Fowler Blast Furnace Room
12:30PM  TBA
 2:15PM  TBA
 3:45PM  TBA
 5:15PM  TBA

      Musikfest Café
 Noon  TBA
1:15PM  TBA
2:30PM  TBA
4:15PM  TBA
6:00PM  TBA

• • • April • • •


• • • May • • •


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Blues, Brews, & Barbecue @ Capitol Theatre
Chambersburg PA 17201 (1PM-7PM)


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
@ Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis MD 21409
 7:15PM TBA
 5:30PM TBA
 4:05PM TBA
 2:45PM TBA
 1:30PM TBA
 12:15PM TBA
 11:00AM TBA



Sunday, May 19, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
@ Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis MD 21409
 7:15PM TBA
 5:30PM TBA
 4:05PM TBA
 2:45PM TBA
 1:30PM TBA
12:15 PM TBA
11:00 AM TBA

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Black Walnut Winery Blues Fest
Sadsburyville PA 19369


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Black Walnut Winery Blues Fest
Sadsburyville PA 19369


Friday, May 31, 2019

Western Maryland Bluesfest Day 1
Central Lot, North Potomac Street
Hagerstown MD 21740


• • • June • • •


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Chester County Blues Barbecue @ Wyndsor Farm
Elverson PA (2PM-7PM) rain or shine

Western Maryland Bluesfest Day 2
Central Lot, North Potomac Street
Hagerstown MD 21740


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Saint Georges Blues Festival
Fort DuPont Parade Grounds
Delaware City DE 19706

Blues, Brews & Barbecue
Allentown PA 18101 (Noon-10PM)


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Saint Georges Blues Festival
Fort DuPont Parade Grounds
Delaware City DE 19706

Billtown Blues Festival
Lycoming County Fairgrounds
Hughesville PA 17737


Saturday, June 15, 2019

State Street Blues Stroll
Business district in Media PA 19063
headline act at Media Theatre 8:15PM-10PM
Many other acts throughout the area within walking distance of
the Media Theatre, throughout the evening


• • • July • • •


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Bucks County Blues Society R & B Picnic
@ Snipes Farm, in Morrisville PA 19067


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Susquehanna Folk Festival
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Lewisberry PA 17339


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Susquehanna Folk Festival
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Lewisberry PA 17339


• • • August • • •


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Regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events

           Weekly


• • • every Tuesday • • •

Ursula Ricks hosts "Cats Eye Blues Jam" @ The Cats Eye Pub
Baltimore (Fells Point) MD 21231 (9PM)

Nate Myers and The Aces @ Grotto Pub
Enola PA


• • • every Wednesday • • •

Mikey Jr. @ The Twisted Tail 8PM
Philadelphia PA


• • • every Sunday • • •

Blues Brunch and Jam with The Philly Blues Kings
@ Jamey's House Of Music
Lansdowne PA 19050 (11:30AM-4:30PM) $4

Mikey Jr. leads blues jam 5PM-9PM @ The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia PA

           Monthly


Fred Miller Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail
Blues Jam 8PM last Sunday of each month
Ardmore PA


    Jonny's Top Twenty-Five Blues Songs 2017

Vanessa Collier "Cry Out"
Eight O'Five Jive "Never"
David Brinston "I Drinks My Whiskey"
Linsey Alexander "Starting Monday"
Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers "Pretty Good For A Girl"
Eric Bibb "We Had To Move"
Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' "Ain't Nobody Talkin'"
Karen Lovely "Next Time"
Chuck Berry "Eyes Of Man"
Cecile McLorin Salvant "Wild Women Don't Have The Blues"
Big Bill Morganfield "Help Someone"
Southern Avenue "80 Miles From Memphis"
Mr. Sipp "Juke Joint"
Polly O'Keary "Hard Hearted World"
Robert Cray "You Must Believe In Yourself"
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats "Dissed Again"
Reverend Sekou "In Times Like These"
Willa Vincitore "Love Looks Good On Me"
Stew Cutler & Friends "Gumbo Trane"
Ms. Jody "Where I Come From"
Alabama Mike "Meet Me In The Bottom"
James Armstrong "Old Man In The Morning (Young Man At Night)"
Eric Gales "Boogie Man"
Harrison Kennedy "Afraid To Fail"
Selwyn Birchwood "My Whiskey Loves My Ex"

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The ten-album series Worried Blues from Fat Possum Records reissues some
music from some wonderful albums recorded by Gene Rosenthal,
some issued on LP in the 1960s and 1970s, and all issued on CDs in the 1990s
in the "Blue Vault" series on the Genes label.
The albums in this series did not enjoy wide promotion and distribution
at the time of issue. Now in the Worried Blues series, they do.

Some of these draw from two originally issued albums, and as such, have
to omit some songs from the original releases. Others are straight reissues of original
albums in the series, and some of those lack a few tracks from those originals.
Possibly this is the result of issues around the publishing of those songs,
though it is unfortunate.
The liner notes in the series are almost all "adapted"
(significantly abridged versions of the excellent notes in the original releases).
Some of the original releases are still around, available as used discs
or ocassionally new, still wrapped. The reissues are
generally much less expensive, can be downloaded as mp3s, and will
come out on LPs for those who want that format in September.

I have found the Discogs website useful, not only for checking info on these particular albums, but also usually a good source of info about the personnel on albums, the dates and places where they were recorded, and the different editions in which they have been issued.

R. L. BurnsideWorried Blues
straight reissue of My Black Name A-Ringin' released on CD in 1991 by
Genes Records through Adelphi label. Original had much more extensive liner notes
and photos. Reissue liner notes lack name of harmonica player Red Ramsey
who plays on several tracks.
originally issued on Genes Records - GCD 9917

Reverend Gary DavisWorried Blues
reissue of O, Glory - The Apostolic Studio Sessions which came out on Edsel label
in 1996, missing two cuts from the original CD. Liner notes significantly abridged,
fail to mention the name of harmonica player Larry Johnson
who plays on four songs.
originally issued on CD by Edsel Records - EDCD 482; LP "O, Glory" issued in
1973 by Adelphi Records.

Honeyboy EdwardsWorried Blues
reissue of Don't Mistreat A Fool album released 1999 Genes label missing three songs from original release (including both that had
Big Walter Horton on harmonica); abridged liner notes
original issue on CD by Genes Records - GCD 9914

Mississippi John HurtWorried Blues
original issue was issued as a double CD, and also apparently
as separate single CDs.
The reissue omits some of the songs and also omits an interview with Hurt
conducted by Pete Seeger on disc two of the original.
Abridged liner notes and art.
both albums/volumes issued together as double CD
Mississippi John Hurt Memorial Anthology
by Genes label - GCD 9906/7 in 1993
Volume 1: released by Edsel Records - EDCD 381 in 1994
Volume 2: released by Edsel Records - EDCD 446 in 1997

Skip JamesWorried Blues
straight reissue of his album She Lyin' which came out in 1993 from Genes Records.
This has all the songs on the original, though abridged liner notes. This is an album of
guitar-based songs. Skip also did a wonderful piano album for Genes, but that is not
reissued in the Worried Blues series, at least not yet.
original issue on Genes Records - GCD 9901 in 1993

Furry LewisWorried Blues
this album draws some songs from two albums in the original Blues Vault series,
On The Road Again (which had come out on LP in 1969) and Take Your Time.
The album "On The Road Again" had some tracks with famed Memphis banjo player Gus Cannon and guitarist Bukka White,
but those songs are among the omitted titles.
On The Road Again originally issued on CD by Genes Records - GCD 9918
Take Your Time originally issued on CD by Genes Records - GCD 9911

Little Brother MontgomeryWorried Blues
this is a straight reissue of Montgomery's No Special Rider CD album
for the Genes label (issued 1999 on CD; 1969 LP issue had two fewer cuts),
with abridged liner notes. On some songs
Jeanne Carroll is the vocalist. Guitarist Mike Stewart plays on some tracks.

Houston StackhouseWorried Blues
reissue of the album Cryin' Won't Help You minus two of its tracks, originally
released on CD in 1994. The highly abridged liner notes are unfortunate,
as the extensive info in the original liner notes included much about the artist
that was previously unpublished and not known.
original label: Genes Records - GCD 9904.

Bukka WhiteWorried Blues
reissue of album 1963 Isn't 1962
issued by Genes Records - GCD 9903 in 1994.

Reverend Robert WilkinsWorried Blues
reissue of Remember Me album, abridged liner notes
originally issued 1993 on Genes label (GCD 9902).

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About The Blues Show and Jonny Meister

The Blues Show airs every Saturday night from 7:00 to Midnight on XPN. Host Jonny Meister explores this music and its history not only because it is the key ingredient in later rock and pop music, but also because of its own special allure and unique power as a style of music and expression of the human soul.

Catherine Russell and Jonny
Jonny Meister with Catherine Russell

The Blues Show covers the entire history of the blues from 1920 to the present, from the best-known to the most obscure blues, with focus on the present-day blues, but with an eye on the rich history of this music and its large body of timeless recordings.

Host Jonny Meister has been playing the blues on WXPN since March 1977. Meister grew up with old blues records in the house. His father played boogie woogie on the piano, which Jonny learned at about the age of 12. Later he played in rock bands and did a few solo gigs as a singer-songwriter. As his interest in blues grew, he became especially interested in the history of the music, a history not always revealed by the rock musicians and their promoters who drew heavily on the blues.

Jonny spent a week with the family of the late, great blues musician J. B. Lenoir in 1979, and he was one of the consultants for the Wim Wenders film The Soul Of A Man which featured Lenoir, in the PBS film series The Blues. He won the "Keeping The Blues Alive" award for work in Public Radio for The Blues Show in 2000 and a "Best of Philly" award from Philadelphia Magazine in 1996 for "Best Local Radio Show".


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Local Blues Artists in our listening areas

A C Steel & The Galvanizers
Frank Bey
Blue Jay Slim and the Tone Blasters
Blue Plate Specials
Georgie Bonds
Deb Callahan
Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia
    Blues Messengers

Vanessa Collier
Dukes Of Destiny
Roger Girke
Mike Guldin and Rollin' & Tumblin'
Judy Sings The Blues
Kitty Mayo and the Emperess Band
Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift
Mikey Jr.
Johnny Never
Philly Blues Kings
Porkroll Project
Scoville Blues
Sister Blue Band
Greg Sover
Stevie and the Bluescasters
Norman Taylor

   — — Venues — —

The Twisted Tail is the one place where you can hear blues in Philadelphia just about every night. They have a blues jam every Sunday starting at 5PM hosted by Mikey Jr. & Stone Cold Blues. Mikey Jr. and band also play there pretty regularly on Wednesday nights.

The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore PA 19003
610-649-8389

Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $25

The Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square PA 19348
484-732-8295

Jamey's House Of Music
livehouse and BYOB Café
32 South Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne PA 19050
tel or text 215-477-9985
fax 215-879-1457

Keswick Theatre
291 North Keswick Avenue
Glenside PA
215-572-7650

Lansdowne Folk Club
at the Twentieth Century Club
84 South Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne PA 19050
484-466-6213

Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-389-0118

The Lucky Well
111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242

Mermaid Inn
7673 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19118
215-247-9797

The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown NJ 08505
609-324-0880

Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808

The State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732-246-7469

Warmdaddy's
1400 South Columbus Boulevard (at Reed Street)
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-462-2000

World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400

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James Cotton and Jonny Meister
Jonny Meister with the late great James Cotton

Jonny Meister with Vanessa Collier at the Riverfront Blues Festival 2018
Jonny Meister with Vanessa Collier at the Riverfront Blues Festival 2018

Jonny Meister with blues singer Miss Freddye
Jonny Meister with blues singer Miss Freddye

Samuel James and Jonny Meister
Jonny Meister jammin' with Samuel James

Robert Johnson Charlie Musselwhite
Shemekia Copeland Blind Lemon Jefferson
The Mississippi Blues Project:                     

From the summer of 2012 through the summer of 2013, with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Music Project, we presented The Mississippi Blues Project, a series of concerts by Mississippi blues artists that are now available online, with shows from The Cedric Burnside Project, Big George Brock, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Robert Belfour, Big A (Anthony Sherrod) with Robert "Bilbo" Walker, Super Chikan, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Rory Block, and James Cotton. Check 'em out!

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