Diamond State Blues Society
The tune you hear is the
Garry Cogdell Trio & Friends
from "Stimulus Show 1." It's their "Sweet Home Chicago," and is the type of easy jamming you can expect at the monthly Country Store jam sessions mentioned below.
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Kelli Tome, the "BluesGirl" and her Full Moon Blues website is a MUST for any tri-
The Blues Collaborative is a group of like-
Since 1977 they've been "The Blues Authority" in the Delaware Valley. It's our friends at the Bucks County Blues Society in nearby Pennsylvania, over 35 years young, is where we "cut our teeth" on live Blues music many moons ago. Their website and news of live events in the Bucks County area can be found at www.BucksCountyBluesSociety.org. (And the Riverfront Blues Festival wouldn't run so smoothly without their able assistance with stage management each year. They are genuine professionals and we are thankful for their assistance.)
And in that same vein, our friends from the Baltimore Blues Society, maintain their MOJO BOARD of LIVE MUSIC for the area south of the Delaware line and more. It's all at www.mojoworkin.com/mojoboard/viewtopic.
The Blues Foundation is the home of the W.C. Handy Awards and sponsor of the annual
IBC competition in Memphis, the "Mecca"-
The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation's mission is to "Preserve, Promote, and Perpetuate Jazz and Blues in the northern New Jersey shore region through PERFORMANCE and EDUCATION." They're "Keepin' it alive in the Garden State" and can be found online at www.jsjbf.org.
". . . winds past the plantation houses of the Mississippi Delta to the south-
The Blues Mining Company seems to have "morphed" and is now hosted by About.com. This site offers plenty of history and cd reviews and live show critiques. It's a BUNCH of stuff about the Blues at www.blues.about.com.
Biograph Records were the first to record and release piano rolls struck by Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and Jelly Roll Morton, the very hands that created modern American song. Working with the Library of Congress, they restored and released the legendary field recordings of Son House. They rescued master tapes from great independent jazz and blues labels like Dawn, Regal and Melodeon that would have otherwise been forgotten. If it's roots you want, Biograph is the label to search out. Their site, with some creat cuts to listen to, is at www.biograph.com. Clicking the album cover above will take you to another site that is a Biograph discography at www.wirz.de/music/biogrfrm.htm.
If it's June in Delaware then the place to be is the June Jam Over the past several
years headliners have included national acts the likes of "Kansas," "Moly Hatchet,"
" 38 Special," "Cheap Trick," "Dave Mason," and "The Fabulous Thunderbirds" . Combine
the national acts with the best of the East Coast's touring bands, a spotlight for
favorite local musicians, fun and games for children, vendors to satisfy almost any
need and a shady spot under a tree to enjoy the day for 1000-
The Toronto Blues Society is keepin' the blues alive in Canada with a great website and monthly blues magazine and their "BluesBook Online," a guide to the Blues music industry in Canada. It's all at www.TorontoBluesSociety.com.