ronnie baker brooks

Gloucester Blues Festival

An all star lineup was made even better by a super moon to close the show! article and photos by “Sistah” Karen Nugent Published in the October/November 2014 issue #208   The talent at this year’s Gloucester Blues Festival was superb – culminating with a nine-piece band finale headed by guitarist-vocalist Ronnie Baker Brooks, son…


Mike Welch

“Monster” Mike Welch reflects on his musical connections and his work with Sugar Ray & the Bluetones by Art Simas Many of us recall seeing Mike Welch literally grow up on stage in the early 1990s. He seemed mature beyond his years, digging into gut-wrenching blues with such poise, character and conviction. A great deal…


Keeping the Blues Alive

 The Blues Audience Newsletter’s Publisher, Diana Shonk, was honored and flattered by HeatherFest with their first annual KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE award! “It was a shock and a little emotional for me to hear what Nancy was saying about me and my newsletter.” She and Heather are so have always been so supportive of my efforts to help…

James Stanley

Festival reviews 2009-2010

Advertise your Festival in advance in The Blues Audience cheap, EFFECTIVE marketing for your event. Here you will find pictures from a number of festivals and the musicians that play at these events are so exciting and talented, it makes my head spin. White Mountain Boogie and Blues Festival August 2010 I wanted to show…

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Rhythm and Blues Cruise

The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise I am still stunned with amazement by my trip to The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise to the Carribean this January 2011. It is a beautiful feeling being out on the high seas I can tell you. We were spoiled by the people who ran the ship and so…

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