Congrats to new Grandpa Don Mize on the birth of his grandson Kaiden. Daughter Meaghan handles the newsletter preparation and distribution.
3-8-1954 - 4-24-2013
Ethnomusicologist and guitarist Bob Brozman, famous for his vast folk knowledge and guitar prowess, has passed away, the Santa Cruz Weekly is reporting. He was 59.
Brozman was a student of culture; working with a wide array of musicians from a number of cultures, including India, Asia, remote islands, and more. Brozman was famous for his knowledge of historic National resonator guitars. His website lists him as having been the world’s leading authority on the instrument.
Artie "Blues Boy" White
4-16-1937 - 4-20-2013
Artie “Blues Boy” White was one of the last colorful purveyors of Southern Soul. The longtime Chicago resident had engaging storytelling hits including “Leaning Tree,” “Don’t Pet My Dog” and “My Dessert.” Mr. White died Saturday April 20, 2013 in a Harvey hospice after battling Parkinson’s Disease for years.
RIP Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins
photo: Joceyln Richez
Congraulations to WYCE station manager Kevin Murphy and his wife Amy on the birth of daughter Maria
Born this morning at 8:14 and weighing in at 7 lbs. 13 ozs.
Alvin Lee 1944-2013
Guitar wizard and co-founder of British blues legends, Ten Years After, has passed away at the age of 68.
A message posted on his official site earlier today (3/6/2013) reads: "With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforseen complications following a routine surgical procedure."
Lee was born in Nottingham in 1944 and founded Ten Years After in the mid-'60s with bassist Leo Lyons. Their 1967 debut album was followed by a string of LPs including Undead (1968), Stonedhenge (1969) and Ssssh (1969), but it wasn't until Lee's trepanning, virtuoso performance of I'm Going Home at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 that the band rocketed to fame and success on both sides of the Atlantic.
Deciding to shun the rock superstar status and pursue other projects, Lee left the band in 1973. Since that time he has recorded over 10 studio albums. His final LP, Still on the Road to Freedom, was released in 2012
New Open Mic Blues Night
Jimmie Stagger and the Usual Suspex (Jim Shaneberger, Tim Cowert and Andy Ogrodzinski) will host an weekly open Mic Blues Night at Hopcat located at 25 Ionia St. SW starting Sunday February 24. Bring your instruments and join the fun from 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Hopcat will give all members who show their WMBS membership card a 20% discount on their tab!
John "Sal" manilla
Little Walter, 1930
Joe Bonamassa, 1977
Muddy Waters, 1913
Ana Popovic, 1976
Monette Moore, 1902
Dave Spector, 1963
J.B. Lenoir, 1929
Jimmy Thackery, 1953
Blind Willie McTell, 1901
Grady Gaines, 1949
Eddie C. Campbell, 1939
Ann Rabson, 1945
Donald Kinsey, 1953
Taj Mahall, 1942
Joe Cocker, 1944
Jack Bruce, 1943
Guy Davis, 1952
Eric Burdon, 1941
Bob Margolin, 1949
A.C. Reed, 1926
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