Summer Update from Delta Moon

Summer Update from Delta Moon

Hi, I hope you’re doing well. The times just keep getting stranger, but I’ve got to tell you the weather here is beautiful. The sky is blue. The birds are singing. We also have a pandemic, economic disaster and violence in the streets. It’s almost as the old hymn...
William Bell Nominated by the NEA

William Bell Nominated by the NEA

We are very excited and honored to announce that William Bell, our 2015 Honorary Lifetime Membership Recipient, has been selected as a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. June 23, 2020Washington, DC—As part of the National Endowment for the...
Happy Birthday to WRFG!

Happy Birthday to WRFG!

Happy Birthday WRFG!WRFG 89.3FM: A Community Resource Marks 47 Years On Air! For almost five decades, WRFG has proudly been “listener-sponsored and supported” because the great majority of our operating budget comes from individuals just like you....
The Jimmys

The Jimmys

“Gotta Have It”Brown Cow ProductionsBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © 2020 Back in November of 2015, I started out my review of “Hot Dish” – The Jimmy’s second release – by clarifying that the band was not full of a...
The Blues Foundation Statement

The Blues Foundation Statement

“This moment of grief can also be a moment of purpose.”– Brittany Packnett Cunningham The Blues is an African American art form, originally created as an artistic expression and response to the oppression, dehumanization, and hatred this population had to endure. The...
2020 Independent Blues Awards

2020 Independent Blues Awards

The 2020 Independent Blues Awards nominations are now in and ready for you to vote on. We do things a bit different than other awards in that we give you the opportunity to explore and experience artists and music you may not be familiar with. In order to maximize you...
GABBAfest 2020 Postponed

GABBAfest 2020 Postponed

The year 2020 has sure been a strange one, wouldn’t we all agree? Who would’ve thought that the world would be threatened by a pandemic which has affected so many lives, and our way of life? It has been a life-changing experience for many folks, whether through...
Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez

“Here I Come”Self ReleasedPublicity: Blind RaccoonBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro  Although “Here I Come” is his debut release, Jose Ramirez is by no means the new kid on the block.  In actuality, between his U. S. tour and his...
COVID-19 Blues Musician Relief  

COVID-19 Blues Musician Relief  

“Your support of the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund will help us provide direct support to blues musicians whose livelihoods have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Resources will help protect blues musicians from loss of...
Duffy Bishop

Duffy Bishop

“I’m Gonna Do What I Want”‘Lil Spinner RecordsRelease: May 29, 2020By Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro Preface With Duffy Bishop’s house rockin’ performance on the stage at B. B. Kings in Memphis during the International Blues...
Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

The following have been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame for 2020: BETTYE LAVETTE, SYL JOHNSON, VICTORIA SPIVEY, EDDIE BOYD,GEORGE “HARMONICA” SMITH, BILLY BRANCH, AND RALPH PEER MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The 14 honorees of The Blues...
The Michael Mills Band

The Michael Mills Band

“Stand Up”Sony DistributionMarketing: Marlene Palumbo @ Indienink MusicBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © May 2020  The Michael Mills Band, based out of the blues rich Huntington Beach, CA area, consists of: Michael Mills on rhythm guitar...