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The Golden Gate Blues Society Newsletter | 2019 & 2020

Editor: Cathy Lemons

 

Issue 10

  • Can't Stop The Blues Upcoming Shows: Ron Hacker, Terrie Odabi, The Lucky Losers
  • Virtual Bay Area Shows to Watch: Daniel Castro, Charlie Musselwhite & more
  • Article: Anthony Paule Remembers Frank Bey (1/14/1946 – 6/7/2020)
  • Article: “Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a Rising Star” by Joseph Jordan (Courtesy Blues Music Magazine)
  • TGGBS Livestream Series Announced for Bay Area Bands
  • Derrick D’mar Martin’s Drums & More (Part I)
  • Blues Music Awards Submissions Open
  • 27th Annual Living Blues Awards & Our Local Bay Area Nominees (VOTE!)
  • TGGBS Blues Brunch Workshops on Zoom: Garrick Davis, Nat Ginsburg, Phil Berkowitz, Johnny Burgin
  • TGGBS KPOO Radio Show Details
  • Bay Area Blues Calendar—Join Jack’s Blues Clues!
  • IBC – Calls for Bands & Ideas!
  • Time to Renew Memberships

 

Issue 9

  • New Bay Area Blues Calendar - Daryl Hawkins is Our Hero
  • COVID-19 Resources for Musicians
  • Can’t Stop The Blues: Links to Bay Area Performers & their Shows
  • Virtual Bay Area Shows: Tommy Castro, Howell Devine, Michael Hatfield / Music in Place
  • R.I.P.: Carl Green, Lucky Peterson, & “Little Charlie” Baty
  • Article on Frank Bey (By Joseph Jordan) – in Hospice
  • TGGBS Business Updates: Welcome New Board Members Tia Carroll & Sheri Jones, and More
  • “Crazy ‘Bout the Blues” Radio Show is Back
  • Message from Club Fox
  • Blues Music Awards Recap: Virtual Ceremony, Nominee & Winners
  • Donate to TGGBS to Keep Our Programs Rolling

 

Issue 8 

  • 4 Ticket Giveaways for Colin James @ Yoshi’s in Oakland
  • Notable Blues Jams in the Bay Area (by Cathy Lemons)
  • Top Show Picks for Bay Area Blues
  • Ron Thompson Remembered (two memorial shows coming up)
  • Wee Willie Walker Memorial Celebration in Photos by Bob Hakins
  • Article on Wee Willie Walker by Robert Feuer
  • Article on S.E Willis by Joseph Jordan
  • Biscuits & Blues Update
  • Blues Music Awards May 7th 2020--Get Your Tickets
  • Call For 2020 IBC Participants from The Bay Area
  • Call for Volunteers & Donations

 

Issue 7

  • Recommended Bay Area Blues Shows: Wee Willie Walker celebration, Mississippi All-Stars, and More
  • TGGBS Ticket giveaway: SAN JOSE Jazz Winter Fest 2020, (two shows)
  • TGGBS Awards Aki Kumar “Ambassador of the Blues” on Feb 7 @The Back Room, Berkeley
  • Mark Humel's 29th annual blowout at the freight and salvage – by Phil berkowitz  
  •  “Crazy 'Bout the Blues" concert in honor of kathleen lawton, Saturday, May 2 @ college of San Mateo (TGGBs Sponsored event)
  • Raag & Norton, Little Jonny Lawton, Pete Madsen, and Coyote Slim Perform at East Brother Beer Anniversary, Sunday, Feb 16 (TGGBS Sponsored event)
  • Kid Andersen birthday bash at club fox – by cathy lemons
  • TGGBS 2nd Sunday Jam Calendar @ Turf Club: Apr - Oct Shows
  • Biscuits & Blues Update from Court Hearing on Jan 29
  • IBC Winners & Finalists announced
  • Call for Volunteers: WELCOME Jamie Valladao/ photography & Stacey Avery.

 

Issue 6

  • Biscuits and Blues Court Date - Update

 

Issue 5

  • Recommended Bay Area Blues Shows
  • “Koko in Canada” by Steve Freund
  • Don Bassey Benefit on January 5 @ Empress theater benefit with Levi LLoyd, Timm Walker, Volker Strifler, Tommy Castro, Daniel Castro, Kevin Russel, and more
  • Lisa Kindred Memorial Celebration, January 19th at The Sweetwater
  • Lisa Kindred Article
  • Update on Biscuits and Blues
  • Feature on Mark Hummel from Making a Scene
  • Nancy Wright Article
  • Tom Hyslop R.I.P.
  • Fillmore Slim (For “Son of the Seven Sisters”) is now one of the five finalists in the 2020 International Blues Challenge
  • 14 Alligator artists receive 37 awards
  • Call for membership, volunteers, donations

 

Issue 4

  • EXCITING BAY AREA BLUES SHOWS COMING – TICKET GIVEAWAYS IN EXCHANGE FOR TGGBS MEMBERSHIP
  • KATHLEEN LAWTON WINS THE KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE AWARD
  • CRAIG HORTON RECEIVES TGGBS “LIVING LEGEND AWARD”
  • JOE LOUIS WALKER ARTICLE BY ROBERT FEUER
  • NORTON BUFFALO 10-YEAR MEMORIAL CELEBRATION
  • HISTORIC ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969 | DELUXE EDITION
  • WEE WILLIE WALKER REMEMBERED
  • LISA KINDRED REMEMBERED | MEMORIAL CELEBRATION AT THE SALOON DECEMBER 22, 2019 @ 3 PM
  • HELP SAVE BISCUITS AND BLUES | NEW COURT DATE ON DECEMBER 20, 2019
  • CALL FOR MEMBERSHIPS| DONATIONS| VOLUNTEERS

 

Issue 3

  • WINNER OF TGGBS 2020 BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD / FILLMORE SLIM’S “SON OF THE SEVEN SISTERS”
  • FINAL CALL FOR BANDS FOR IBC
  • PLEASE HELP SAVE BISCUITS AND BLUES!
  • REPORT ON THE 7TH ANNUAL SF INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE WOOGIE FESTIVAL
  • NANCY WRIGHT ALBUM REVIEW/ “ALIVE & BLUE” (VIZZTONE) BY JOSEPH JORDAN
  • BAY AREA PERFORMERS TAKE ON THE 2019 LEGENDARY RHYTHM & BLUES CRUISE
  • REPORT ON “BLUES SAVES LIVES” / RAISED $6,500 FOR BAY AREA NONPROFIT THAT AIDS TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS
  • INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC)
  • TGGBS' 2ND SUNDAY JAM
  • MEMBERSHIP/DONATIONS
  • CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
  • 2020 IBC BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD

 

Issue 2

  • Interview with Kid Anderson 
  • Announcement of our local Independent Blues Award winners: Tommy Castro & The Lucky Losers
  • Upcoming events such as 2nd Sunday Blues Jam
  • Sunday Speakeasy Series with Kally Price 
  • Community fundraiser, Third Annual BLUES SAVES LIVES Benefit for Freedom House 
  • Paula Harris “Speakeasy” CD Release Party 
  • Highlights from TGGBS’s First Annual Fundraiser Auction and Awards Ceremony 
  • recruitment appeals for TGGBS Board
  • Call for Bands 2020 International Blues Challenge

 

Issue 1

  • TGGBS’s First Annual Fundraiser Auction and Awards Ceremony 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award went to Paula and Ronnie Stewart
  • 2nd Sunday jam with alabama mike
  • southern avenue ticket contest (win free tickets)
  • details on performers at fundraiser

 


GOLDEN GATE GROOVES (ARCHIVE)
Past Issues Of The Golden Gate Blues Society Newsletter
Blues News from the San Francisco Bay Area

Editor: Deb Lubin

 

Issue 17

  • The Evolution of Terrie Odabi—How the West Was Won by Amy Lou
  • Benefit for Finis Tasby, Photographs by Bob Cosman
  • CD Reviews: Various Artists Remembering Little Walter and Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines by Tom Hyslop; the Daniel Castro Band and the Rockin’ Johnny Band (two CDs) by Joseph Jordan; and Charlie Owen, Sugaray Rayford, Smokin’ Joe and Bnois King, Kara Grainger, and Greg Nagy by Dorothy L. Hill
  • Anne Harris: Musical Diamond, Interview by Julie Jenkins, Photo by Mike Lovato


Issue 16

  • The Hound Kings, Interview by Joseph Jordan
  • Book Review, Mark Hummel, Big Road Blues, 12 Bars on I-80, Reviewed by Joseph Jordan
  • The 2013 Blues Music Awards, Photographs by Dorothy L. Hill
  • Education and Passing the Torch by Angelo Rossi
  • CD Reviews: The Hound Kings, HowellDevine, Craig Chaquico, Freddie Roulette, and Perry and the Pumpers by Joseph Jordan; Kevin Selfe and Eddie B by Kennan Shaw; and John Primer and Bob Corritore, the Andy T - Nick Nixon Band, and The Mighty Mojo Prophets by Dorothy L. Hill
  • Christine Vitale, Queen of the Publicists, Interview by Joseph Jordan
  • The Long-distance Stare by Kennan Shaw


Issue 15

  • HowellDevine wins the final round of The Golden Gate Blues Society's International Blues Challenge (photos)
  • Tommy Castro Talks about His New Band and the Future, Part 2 of the Interview by Johnny Ace
  • Book Review, Buddy Guy with David Ritz, When I Left Home—My Story, reviewed by Joseph Jordan
  • The Poor House Bistro: A Blues Mecca in San Jose by Joe Lempkowski
  • CD Reviews: John Németh, John Primer, and Deanna Bogart by Tom Hyslop; The Blues Broads by Jeana Baron; and Zac Harmon, Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King, and Cassie Taylor by Dorothy L. Hill
  • The Big Easy Music Festival by Steve Cagle; photos by Bob Cosman


Issue 14

  • The International Blues Challenge—What I Learned, by Paula Harris
  • Biscuits and Blues: San Francisco's Premier Blues Club, by Robert Feuer
  • Review of Curtis Salgado at Yoshi's, by Buddy Acacic
  • Eleven CD Reviews, by Tom Hyslop, Ron Purser, Dorothy L. Hill, Joseph Jordan, Joe Lempkowski, and Jeana Baron
  • Two Preliminary TGGBS IBC Rounds Completed; Two to Go, by Editor
  • My Experience at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, by Kennan Shaw
  • Blues Music Awards Photos, by Dorothy L. Hill
  • KKUP and Bay Area Blues Women Show Mutual Support, by Nancy Wenstrom
  • TGGBS Blues in the Schools, by Wendell Hanna, PhD
  • Catching up with Jimmy McCracklin, by Julie Jenkins
  • TGGBS Members Playing at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, by Dorothy L. Hill


Issue 13
IBC Roundup, Reviews, Articles by Paula Harris, Cathy Lemons, Kennan Shaw

Issue 12
Rappin' with Tommy, IBC Photos, Rd to Memphis, Remembering Our Recently Lost

Issue 11
Joe L Walker, Lisa Kindred, Carlos' Summer Vacation, Ruth Davies' Blues Night

Issue 10
Ron Hacker, First IBC Event at PHB, TGGBS &am p; Wendy DeWitt at Biscuits

Issue 9
Tales of Memphis IBC, TGGBS Election Results, Remembering Johnny Nitro

Issue 8
Steve Gannon Benefit, CD Reviews, John Leslie Nuzzo R.I.P., Photos

Issue 7
IBC Finals, Steve Edmonson Benefit, CD Reviews, Memoriams, Photos

Issue 6
Membership Drive, Rene Solis R.I.P., Steve Freund CD Review

Issue 5
New T.G.G.B.S. President, Laura Chavez, South City Blues Band, Tip of the Top

Issue 4
Sista Monica, Cathy Lemons & Johnny Ace, Henry Oden

Issue 3
Rick Estrin, Stu Blank, Redwood City Blues Festival, Tip of the Top

Issue 2
TGGBS Blues Jam, Koko Taylor, Alabama Mike

Issue 1
Robert Cray, Alvin Draper