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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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Popa Chubby “Two Dogs” October, 2017

If you know Popa Chubby you know hard-driving blues and rock.  Wide open, foot on the gas.  This new album “Two Dogs,” Popa really stretches out.  With twelve cuts, all made from his home in New York, Popa brings everything from boogie music to the Rolling Stones, right back to Two Dogs!  Ace long-time friend and drummer Dave Keyes shines like the sun!  Popas’  daughter, Tipitina, plays trumpet, a...
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Rob Lutes – Walk in the Dark – September 2017

Get out the wallet and credit card.  Here’s one of the top 5 acoustic CD’s I’ve heard in the past several years!  Rob Lutes – “Walk in the Dark.”  Rob is a Canadian singer/songwriter, and this is his seventh album.  I’m gonna’ have to look up the previous six!  With ten originals, two more, co-written with friends, and one John Prine cover, you will not be disappointed.  He writes great stuff and ...
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Greg Sover – Songs of A Renegade – August 2017

There’s some hot new stuff coming out of Philadelphia in the ways of blues, rock, and good times!  Greg Sover has just released his second CD, “Songs of A Renegade,” and it is warming up the summer for sure!  Ten cuts with nine originals, and an up-tempo version of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine,” that has gained a lot of airplay in Philly so far.  Throw in “Moments,” the first cut on this CD, a...
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Lew Jetton & 61 South – Palestine Blues

Some folks like happy blues, tired blues, soft blues, fancy blues, well here’s one that’s HARD BLUES!  Lew Jetton & 61 South’s new CD “Palestine Blues” will hit you in the forehead like a sixteen-pound hammer!  This is Lew’s follow up CD “Rain,” which garnered acclaim in 2016 spending more than six months on the Roots Music Contemporary Blues charts, finishing #36 out of the top 200 releases. ...
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Steve Howell & Jason Weinheimer – A Hundred Years From Today

Ace acoustic fingerpicker Steve Howell has teamed up with Bass player Jason Weinheimer for some great acoustic blues!  Steve knocks it out of the park on this one.  With two Mississippi John Hurt songs, a little Lightnin’ Hopkins, some Bo Carter, Jim Jackson, even some Hoagy Carmichael and then some!  If you’re an old school country blues finger picker here you go!  Every song clean and clear, tru...
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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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Joseph Veloz – Offerings CD Review – June, 2017

Bass lovers rejoice!  Don’t get too many CD’s with the bass player being featured throughout.  That has all changed now.  Joseph Veloz new CD “Offerings” shows what a veteran, world-touring musician can do on bass.  With eight cuts, and three originals, Joseph steps out and nails several styles of excellent music.  Oh yea, a fourth song written with a little help from his friends.  The whole CD is...
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SIGNATURE GUITAR RAFFLE Rules & Regulations!

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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