A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show (CKCU 93.1 FM) placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same (2007-2012). From 2012-2014, "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" was broadcast on CHMR 93.5 FM (where it originated in 2005 as "Patchwork Blues"). This 'blog' was born in 2004 as a promotional tool for arts-related news when Geocites reclaimed its free websites.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
BLUES WOMEN INTERNATIONAL NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Press Release- Blues Women
4 January 2013
It’s with great excitement that the first “Blues Women International”
project will be underway in 2 weeks. International, seasoned
and new women blues singers, songwriters and musicians will join forces with an
all-female backup band in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues,
to record all original previously unreleased material, which will be included in a CD compilation
this coming spring.
This is the first project pulled together by a newly formed group of
blues lovers and blues women to further promote women in blues in an
international arena, including:
Julia Magness, Shaun Booker, Kelly Chappue, Diedra Ruff, Sunday Wilde (Canadian),
Joni Buffalohead, Billie Feather, Cindy Maloney, Pat Pepin
The Band and Rhythmn Section: LaLa Craig, Heather Crosse, Pat Pepin, Carol Dierking, Billie Feather
We have the complete digital download compilation for $8.
We have the complete CD compilation for $12.
What a deal!!!
We are currently only 11% funded and need to be fully funded to receive any support.
It all takes place at the Hopson Commissary Plantation in Clarksdale,
Mississippi, on January 28th and January 29th. This live
recording will take place during the afternoon (3-9PM), with an open pro jam at 9PM
both nights. The recording and jam is open to the public.
Each woman will be putting forth two original songs that will be
included on the first project of the Blues Women International CD compilation
and subsequently released later on this spring for sale and promoted to various
music programmers. It is our hope that this compilation will help further along Int’l
Women In Blues to increase their exposure to a worldwide listening
audience, and to create further opportunities for these women for live performance
opportunities, as well.
Blues Women International has brought together a variety of
artists and musicians in an array of blues styles, including roots, acoustic
traditional, modern Chicago blues style, zydeco and Memphis blues. This
will certainly create an interesting mix of where women in blues are today.
Blues Women International has also
been promoting the new website at http://BluesWomenIntl.com to create a worldwide database of women involved in the blues in a variety of
aspects for upcoming projects in the coming year.
The goals of the newly formed Blues
Women International include hosting an awards program, as well as bi-annually
hosting showcase events and continuing to support and encourage women in the blues.
For more information about Blues
Women International or to subscribe to their newsletter (it's free!), send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Till The Last Note...
Sunday Wilde and Lon Mickelson
Blues Women International