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.
International Blues Women recording from Clarksdale, Mississippi.
We are excited
to announce the release of the first ever international all-women, all-original
material, live recording with all women back-up musicians. The digital release
was on Wed., 24 April 2013, and the physical CD release will be on 9 May 2013 at
the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.
of songs encompasses a multitude of genres with roots music from Country, Jazz,
Roots, Rock and Roll and Blues. Even the song subject matters written by these
women are tales only women can tell. From stories of crazy boyfriends, making
love to their baby under the moon and houses burning down, makes it a selection
of blues storytelling in the long tradition of the blues.
Women have their own
stories to tell, and they sing the blues in their own way, and this new release
demonstrates that. We have blues from Canada, Australia and many states across
the country. Each one tells a different story with a different flair.
15 blues women
from all over the world gathered to record; amongst them are Clarksdale,
Mississippi, native Jacqueline Nassar, first Robert Johnson achievement
award.Australian Jazz diva Dee Dee
Lavell, whose current CD has received rave reviews in the Jazz Times, Canadian
blues artist Sunday Wilde whose current release hit the top five on Sirius XM
Radio on BB King’s Bluesville, Minnesota Native Americans Joni and Alex
Buffalohead, who are the front singers for award winning (NAMMY) Native
American blues band Bluedog. This is just an example of the world class blues
women that are involved in this new recording.
The recording is Live from the Clarksdale Crossroads in
the Hopson Commissary, where long-time blues artists such as Pinetop Perkins
resided, worked and played.
This is the first project of the new grassroots
organization to assist women blues artists around the world, located at www.blueswomenintl.com