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Ottawa Hosts 10 Days Of Music – Hot Lineup!

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 18April07

April 18, Ottawa – Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest organizers today announced the EXTENSIVE lineup for the 10 day event in July!

Bob Dylan
George Thorogood
Gary U.S. Bonds
Manu Chao
Sarah Harmer
Burnside Style
Steve Marriner
The White Stripes
Joel Plaskett
The Flatlanders
Faber Drive
George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars
The Steve Miller Band
Blue Rodeo
James Hunter
The Cat Empire
Kanye West
Henry Butler
The Rhythm Council
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ruthie Foster
Janiva Magness
Diunna Greenleaf
Leo Kottke
Jonny Lang
Elmer Ferrer
Randy Newman
The Robert Cray Band
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
Patrick Watson
Sam Roberts
Candye Kane
Papa Mali
Kid Koala
Toumani Diabaté
The Mighty Popo
John Rae & The River
Hawksley Workman
Bob Schneider
Spiral Beach
Final Fantasy
Alejandro Escovedo
Todd Snider
Ndidi Onukwulu
Ten Years After
Tokyo Police Club
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Steve Forbert
Deadstring Brothers
Detroit Women
Femi Kuti
Soul Jazz Orchestra
Mute Math
City and Colour
Shout Out Out Out Out
Buddy Guy
Fiona Boyes
Los Lobos
Chris Duarte
Xavier Rudd
Lucky Peterson
Larry McCray
Jim Bryson
Danny Michel
John Mooney
Watermelon Slim
David Maxwell
Samuel Jackson
the bird and the bee
Matt Anderson
Dave Gunning
Dorit Chrysler
Stephen Fearing
Tom Wilson
Colin Linden
Rick Fines
some of the best gospel acts on the planet such as :
Richie Righteous
The Canton Spirituals
Da T.R.U.T.H.
The Toronto Mass Choir
Soul Influence
Chorale de la Prophétie
Patricia Shirley
Ryan Lewis
plus Solid Gold Features:
the Solid Gold Dance Party—featuring Thelma Houston, The Village People, Taste Of Honey, Peaches And Herb, The Trammps, Anita Ward, France Jolie and the Solid Gold Dance Party Dancers & Band, plus many more performers will gather in Ottawa for the 14th annual Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest presented by the Ottawa Citizen


The whole event begins Thursday, July 5 and runs continuously through Sunday, July 15. A day-by-day list of performers is available at:

You can find all the info you need at

The main person missing from this lineup, in my opinion, is G Love & the Special Sauce… now why aren’t you playing at this G? Well, this lineup has more happy music than blues anyway. Just goes to show, life in Canada is good. Even their bluesfests don’t sing the blues…





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Rock And Roll Memorial Honors Atlantic Founder

Posted by Molli Fire on Monday, 16April07

a memorial has been organized to honor and say goodbye to Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records who died in December at the age of 83. he collapsed backstage at a Rolling Stones concert in October 2006 due to a brain injury that killed him 2 months later. his widow has organised this event which takes place on Tuesday, April 17th at the Lincoln Center in NYC, and will be attended by some of the biggest names in rock and roll history. Reuters news reports :

Clapton, Collins and Stevie Nicks are among the scheduled performers, an Atlantic spokeswoman said. The event, organized by Ertegun’s widow Mica, will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jagger is one of the speakers. Bette Midler will host.

there will also be performances by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Solomon Burke, Kid Rock and Sam Moore, Ben E. King, Wynton Marsalis, Manhattan Transfer, and Dr. John, and Eric Clapton. for the full story, click over to Reuters

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BB King, Etta James, Al Green – Blues Tour 2007

Posted by Molli Fire on Monday, 16April07

BB King has organized a Blues Festival tour in the US this summer. the legendary blues guitarist/singer will be joined by the incredible Al Green, and the lovely Etta James! the Blues Festival will hit 16 cities between the end of July and beginning of Septembre. King is also currently touring until the end of the year on his 60th Anniversary tour.

Etta James

in addition to these three blues legends, Joan Osbourne, James Hunter, and Robert Randolph will each perform a different show along the tour.

July 2007
24 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel/Casino Arena
26 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
29 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

3 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
4 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal/Mark Etess Arena
7 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
11 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion
12 – Newport, RI – Fort Adams State Park
26 – Grand Prairie, TX – Nokia Theatre
28-29 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Pavilion
30 – Saint Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

September 2007
1 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
7 – San Jacinto, CA – Soboba Casino Arena
8 – Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion
9 – Murphys, CA – Kautz Ironstone Ironstone Vineyards Theatre

for more information :

tour info

BB King’s website (not updated)

Etta James’ website

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