Another Canadian band making waves south of the border are Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, no doubt due to their successful collaboration with American female musicians on their Kings & Queens project. They’ve got dates this week in Arlington, VA, Red Hook and Stony Brook, both in NY, and then they are heading south to Franklin, TN, on October 20.
Doug Carter, Greater Hamilton Area musician, author of “Cool Fool”, and co-composer, with Mike MacMillan, on Guitar Mikey’s newest release, Out of the Box, tells me the CD has reached #1 three times on the Canadian Roots Music Report and charted in the Top 10 on the US Blues Chart. It is now striking the ears of Americana Program Directors and listeners alike, getting airplay in the States, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the UK, and, of course, right here on CHMR in St. John’s, NL, Canada. It’s not just a ‘good’un’, mates – it’s great! For info on Doug Carter’s book, visit coolfoolthebook.wordpress.com.
American slide guitarist and vocalist par excellence J.B. Ritchie, along with long-time bass guitarist, Frank Bandy of Teardrop Records, will be performing live tonight in Chicago at Buddy Guy’s Legends nightclub. If I could be granted one musical wish, it would be a free trip to Chicago and a front-row seat at that world-famous venue.
Republic of Doyle’s Lynda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin and Sean Panting will be singing jazz and blues standards, along with favourite local jazz and blues musicians, Mary Barry, Bill Brennan, Shawn Beresford, Gary Johnston, Brad Jefford, and more. The contact email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 709-722-8005.