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Hey pals! Our blues jam is TONIGHT! The room is closed for renovations next week, so make sure you don't miss out tonight! Just $3 at the door, FREE w/college ID. Music from 8:30-12. And check out this link from LOCAL SPINS - if you scroll down, you'll see a few pics from last week's jam! Hope to see your face at the place. 🎸🎶
https://localspins.com/brantley-gilbert-flatbush-zombies-c…/

This Local Spins photo roundup of the past week's concerts across West Michigan also includes a rootsy tribute to John Prine, The Legal Immigrants, Spaceface, Blue Veins, Secretary of Space and more.
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Hey pals! Mo here. I'll be sitting in for Dana with Big Trouble at the Sunday blues jam at Old Dog Tavern from 6-9pm. And Wednesday, Blue Veins is back to our regular Wednesday night jam with our regular lineup! "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?"

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Kalamazoo Blues Festival

Congratulations to all the 2018 Blues Music Award Nominees.

Here are the winners in each category:

Contemporary Blues Male Artist...
Keb’ Mo’

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Rick Estrin

Soul Blues Album
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female Artist)
Ruthie Foster

Instrumentalist – Guitar
Ronnie Earl

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player (Instrumentalist – Piano)
Victor Wainwright

Band
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Historical Album
A Legend Never Dies, Essential Recordings 1976-1997, Luther Allison (Ruf Records)

Soul Blues Female Artist
Mavis Staples

Soul Blues Male Artist
Curtis Salgado

Rock Blues Album
We’re All In This Together, Walter Trout

Instrumentalist – Drums
Tony Braunagel

Best Emerging Artist Album
Southern Avenue, Southern Avenue

Acoustic Album
Break the Chain, Doug MacLeod

Contemporary Blues Album
TajMo, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’

Rock Blues Artist
Mike Zito

Instrumentalist – Vocals
Beth Hart

Instrumentalist – Bass
Michael “Mudcat” Ward

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Taj Mahal

Album of the Year
TajMo, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Samantha Fish

Traditional Blues Album
Right Place, Right Time, Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter

Acoustic Artist
Taj Mahal

Instrumentalist – Harmonica
Jason Ricci

Instrumentalist – Horn
Trombone Shorty

Song of the Year
“The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere”, written by Rick Estrin

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TONIGHT!
Hope to see your face at the place.
All the cool kids will be there.
Also, we will be there. 🤣🎸🎶
https://www.facebook.com/events/1920220038253120/

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Blue Veins shared their event.

Greetings, blues pals. This week only, the Wednesday blues jam is moved to THURSDAY. So we'll see y'all on THURSDAY, and then back to our regular Wednesdays next week!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1920220038253120/

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Born today in 1911: Robert Johnson, The King of The Delta Blues.

THURSDAY NIGHT! THIS WEEK ONLY!
If you are unable to make it on Wednesdays, but were willing to go on a Thursday, now is your chance! Doors open at 8pm, music from 8:30 to midnight. $3, or FREE with college ID. See you there!

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The bands knew Dr. Pellegrino to be a champion of the genre, helping to keep the blues’ hallowed Chicago status alive.
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Say, pals, the blues jam is TONIGHT! Grab your axe, $3, and your best girl and swing on down to Shakes. Doors open at 8, music from 8:30-12. We'll be the ones downstairs playing the blues. Hope to see your face at the place. It'll be swell. 🎸🎶

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It's Wednesday! Blue Veins blues jam is back on TONIGHT! Let us help you get over the work week hump with some live music in downtown Kalamazoo. Just $3, bring your instrument to jam. We provide drums and amps. Music from 8:30-midnight. Hope to see your face at the place. 😎🎸🎶

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General Motors is teaming up with a Detroit guitar company that makes its instruments with reclaimed wood from city buildings.Chevrolet and Wallace Detroit Guitars are working to release a limited-edition line of guitars made of long grain maple from GM's

EDIT: THERE'S NO JAM TONIGHT! But check out our mention in Local Spins about Kalamazoo Bluesfest 25th anniversary! See you all NEXT WEEK!
https://localspins.com/kalamazoo-blues-fest-lines-up-victo…/

Victor Wainwright, Angel Forrest, Jason Ricci & Bad Kind, Nick Moss, Ghost Town Blues Band and more will headline the festival that heads back to Kalamazoo's Arcadia Festival Place in mid-July. See the lineup and check out videos of some featured acts.
localspins.com
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill announced its final run of shows in its current Times Square location (237 W 42nd St) in New York City, after 18 years of hosting some of music and entertainment's most revered names.
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Blue Veins shared a link.
April 12
The late gospel singer and guitarist will get an overdue recognition for her crucial influence on early rock and roll, joining a class of inductees that includes Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and The Cars.
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