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Entertaining at veterans home rewarding to harmonica player

Last week, my friend and bandmate, Rey Pineda, called and asked if I would join him in entertaining the patients at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. I readily accepted the invitation and was really excited about going. Rey decided that we would treat them to an evening of traditional blues. As a harmonica player, I couldn’t have agreed more. This was my first visit to the home so I didn...
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Barry’s Corner Blues CD Review

Blue Barry Faust is a charter member of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society. He has been performing in Knoxville for more than 20 years. A former member of The Bluesblasters, and The Delta Souls, and currently playing with Terraplane Blues, Barry is a blues scholar that no one can rebuff. He's truly a bonafide bluemeister. Read all about what he has to offer in his CD review columns. LATEST REVIEW...
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LUCKY JOHNNY and his GUITAR! Raffle winner is one happy blueser!

Grand Prize Winner of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society’s Custom-built Autographed Guitar Is the Ideal Recipient Veteran Deejay Johnny Mack Announced as Raffle Winner The look of surprise and astonishment on Johnny Mack’s face said it all. With his mouth agape, the look of astonishment was clear to all who watched as his name was announced. Then again, what could be more appropriate than ...
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Lightnin’ Willie – No Black, No White, Just Blues 08.2017

Looking for that cool old stuff you can’t get enuf of?  Well here it is!  Lightnin’ Willie – “No Black, no White, Just Blues.”  www.lightninwillie.com  Unbelievable funky old blues stuff from way back there!  I use this phrase when I play out, “Old Blues for a New World,” this is what you got right here.  Super entertainer, Lightnin’ Willie, plays ace guitar and superlative vocals!  He is down, di...
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John McNamara – Rollin’ With It 08.2017

Get ready for some big time fine blues music!  John McNamara has a new CD out called “Rollin’ With It.”  It ain’t just rollin’, it’s flying!  Monster guitar player, singer, and songwriter John McNamara, from Australia, is making some waves.  Teaming up with some of the best musicians in Memphis this CD is killer!  Great voice!  Fine chops!  Wonderful musicians, this is a can’t miss for your collec...
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Stacy Jones – Love Is Everywhere – 08.2017

Great Kooga Munga!  www.stacyjonesband.com  I ain’t fooling around!  Just go there!  Stacy has an unbelievable CD out there, so get on this website and check it out!  Award winning singer and song-writer, Stacy Jones has just completed her seventh album and it is something to behold.  With ten out of eleven originals,  Stacy shows her songwriting skills are beyond question!  She also plays ...
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Tickets go on sale July 1, 2017.  Ticket sales end on September 30, 2017.  Raffle Drawing Event will take place on October 15, 2017 on the Blues Cruise on the Star of Knoxville. Date and location of the Drawing Event are subject to change.  Need not be present to win.  Winner may be asked to present photo I.D. or the winning ticket.  There will be a total of only 500 tickets available at a price o...
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Smoky Mountain Blues Society Offers Opportunity To Win An Autographed, Custom Built Guitar

Knoxville, TN...There are guitars and there are guitars, specifically those that have a memorable backstory. However, guitars of the latter category aren’t often available to the general public, except for those that have the means and the money to seek them out. Happily though, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society, a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization, is giving everyone an equal opportunity to w...
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