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Luther “Gtr. Jr.” Johnson is breaking my heart.

Luther is moving to Florida and I am broken hearted. I have been incredibly spoiled over the years, being surrounded by so much musical talent. The Rynborn Blues Club was here for all of us, for 18 years, a good chunk of the life of my publication The Blues Audience newsletter. I was spoiled rotten…

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John Chan Music man

Discover the Arts & Artists of the Chan Dynasty Blues, Jazz, Comedy, and Culinary Delights are blended weekly in this Woonsocket institution. by Art Simas John Chan, the entrepreneur of Chan’s Fine   Oriental Dining, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, RI, was honored on June 15, 2015 as the recipient of the Rhode Island Pell Award for…

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Jim Chilson & The Ten Foot Polecats

Call it what you want – deep-Mississippi-Hillbilly-Country-Roots-down-and-dirty-in-your-face-Punk Blues – it all fits for the Ten Foot Polecats… by Art Simas This trio of talented musicians, who take their inspiration from Junior Kimbrough, Robert Burnside, the North Mississippi All Stars, John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, don’t care what you call them – just enjoy it….

This was a CD pre-release show at The Bull Run in Shriley, MA.  A veritable who's who of blues in Boston -- what a great show!
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Michelle Willson Profile

Being the Bandleader Definitely Has Headaches and Heartache by Art Simas   Published in The Blues Audience #216 December/January 2016 If you look up Michelle Willson’s biography in AllMusic.com, it is consists of a total of 89 words. Obviously, no one ever spoke to Michelle because she has a lot to say about being in…

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