MISSISSIPPI BLUES CLUB MONTHLY A Recap of Blues News August 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mississippi Blues Club   
Monday, 01 August 2011 09:50
July 2011 has been a month filled with Blues Festivals and activities everywhere around the World. It would be a remarkable happening to cover it all and share this with our followers. We invite you to contact us with your Blues News and we will make every attempt to cover it and publicize the content.

We had the privledge of covering the Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival this July 2011. We met up with some great performing artist's, some of which are pictured on this publication. This was the 2nd Annual Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival which draws in a crowd of 14,000 plus fans! Remarkable, considering it is only the second time this event has taken place in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The event is organized by The Prior Lake Rotary Club and sponsor's. There may be a couple reason's why this event has already been such a success.
First of all, the talent of performing artist's are some of the best! The lineup of talent this year featured Buddy Guy 2011 Blues Music Award Artist for "Blues Album Of The Year" Living Proof recording. Quinn Sullivan the youngest blues musician touring the blues circuit today performed with passion and the crowd loved him! Quinn is 12 years old and has been invited to tour with Buddy Guy this year 2011. Quinn Sullivan's latest release is "Cyclone" and is currently in the Top Ten of Billboard Charts. Jessy J, jazz sensation from the L.A. area performed with sizzling jazz and style. Check out her latest release "Hot Sauce", the rhythm will get you for sure! Lukas Nelson and his band performed with a unique rockin' blues style. Lukas is the son of Willie Nelson, who added some of the background vocals to their latest release. Lukas writes most of the bands music which is some of the most authentic and unique material I have heard this year. Lukas grew up around many legends in the music industry and has taken in many styles of music, which may account for his unique sound and style. Do yourself a favor and check out their new recording "Promise Of The Real". Steve Oliver and his band from the California area performed a show that drew in the crowd of fans with feeling and passion, as he played a variety of contemporary guitar tunes. The band has their own recording studio in California and are returning to work on a new release. Check out their current recording "Global Kiss" it is a satisfying and smooth sound. The Lamont Cranston Band is an all time favorite in the Twin Cities and Midwest region. They have early beginnings with Bruce McCabe, who performed with them on stage. Bruce has wrote many great songs, including "Lie To Me", which has reached number one on the music charts. Tim Mahoney and his band from the Twin Cities area also performed with passion at this event. Tim qualifyed as a finalist on the hit show "Vocalist" and has a voice with range and depth.
As mentioned there may be two major reasons why this event is such a success. The ticket price for all this talent was only $5.50 in advance and $10.00 at the gate! The grounds for this event are in a very nice park area with a large hill making it possible for everyone who attends to have a great seat to see the performance's.
Mark this one on your calender for next year, it is worth every penny spent and more.
Mississippi Blues Club would like to give a shoot out to Samantha Fish and The Girls With Guitars. Performing on a European and North America tour this summer. Samantha is a 22 year old singer and guitarist with a surprising sultry voice and excellent guitar style! Check out her new solo debut release "Runaway" which is getting airtime on XM radio, the blues are defintly being kept alive... thank you.

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