Biscuit Blues Links

This is a compilation of links gathered from various sources on the web 

Blues Societies

Blues Festivals

Record Labels

Artists & Misc. Sites of Interest

Blues Societies

Sonny Boy Blues Society Helena, Arkansas' blues society to preserve and promote Delta Blues. Based in the hometown of the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Past recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive Award".
Alabama Blues Society Society news, history, and a membership form.
Atlanta Blues Society Area clubs, artists, membership info, more.
Baltimore Blues Society Local clubs, news, reviews, member info, more.
The Blues Foundation The blues societies' blues society in Memphis, Tennessee.
Boston Blues Society Local news, schedules, membership info, RealAudio!
Capital Area Blues Society Lansing, Michigan. Member info, local calendar and news.
Cascade Blues Association In Oregon: images, sounds, calendar, more.
Colorado Blues Society In Boulder. Local venues, radio, membership info, more.
Connecticut Blues Society In New Hartford. Newsletter, local bands, radio, more.
Crossroads Blues Society In Kalmar, Sweden. Local events and photos.
Dallas Blues Society More blues from deep in the heart of Texas.
Delta Blues Society In Sacramento, California, enhancing the local blues experience.
DC Blues Society Blues from the nation's capital. First one on the Web!
Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society Fort Smith, Arkansas. Events, member info.
Greater Cincinnati Blues Society Membership info, festivals and events.
Hell Blues Club It's in Hell, Norway. Go to Hell and sign up.
Inland Empire Blues Society Based in Spokane, Washington: events and member info.
Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association In Kalamazoo, Michigan. Local calendar, more.
Kansas City Blues Society Local bands, clubs, jams, radio, more to come.
Kentuckiana Blues Society Louisville, Kentucky: member info, events, and venues.
Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society Camdenton, MO

Long Island Blues Society Local band and club info from Long Island, New York.

Magic City Blues Society In Birmingham, Alabama: local calendars, membership info.
Manitoba Blues Society Their quarterly newsletter and society events.
Mississippi Delta Blues Society In Leland, Mississippi. Membership info and more.
Mojo Blues Society In northwestern Indiana. Member info, local calendars, more.
Music City Blues Society In Nashville, Tennessee

New Zealand Blues Society In Hamilton, New Zealand. An excellent blues resource.
Oklahoma Blues Society Newsletter, local acts and events, membership info, more.
Ottawa Blues Society Ottawa, Ontario: member info, local artists, shows, radio, more.
Phoenix Blues Society A new site, just getting underway.
Piedmont Blues Preservation Society In North Carolina: events, member info, more.
Sacramento Blues Society Member info. Local jams, gigs, events, radio, other news.
Skylands Blues Society Northwest New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Winner of the 1997 W.C. Handy Keeping the Blues Alive Award

St. Louis Blues Society Sponsors of the annual St. Louis Blues Festival.
Santa Barbara Blues Society California. Local news, featured artists, and more.
SLO Blues Society In San Luis Obispo, California. Local artists and news.
Sonoma County Blues Society Northern California: Local radio, clubs, events, more.
Stockholm Blues Society In Stockholm, Sweden: local events, blues news, more.
Toronto Blues Society Features, local gigs, other news and features, and more.
Tucson Blues Society Arizona: member info. Makers of the "Blues Greats" calendar.
Tulsa Blues Club Local bands, clubs, gig guides, and a lot more. Great job!
Washington Blues Society In Seattle: features, local calendar, membership info.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival
March 24-26
St. Petersburg, FL

Too Blue Rhythm & Blues Festival
March 24-26
Annette Strauss Artist Square
Dallas, TX

Amsterdam Blues Festival
March 24-25
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Call 020-410-77-77 for information.

Bonne Fete
March 24-26
Downtown Baton Rouge, LA

Columbus Blues Alliance Annual Traditional Blues Festival
April 1
Columbus, OH

Springing the Blues
April 1-2
Jacksonville Beach, FL  
Muddy Waters Memorial Blues Bash
April 2
Pineda Inn
Melbourne, FL
  (407) 242-9666.

Atlanta Blues Festival
April 9
The Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA

Burnley National Blues Festival
April 21-24
Burnley Mechanics
Burnley, Lancashire, England

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 28-30, May 4-May 7
Raceway Fairgrounds
New Orleans, LA

Bowie Street Blues
April 30
Institute of Texan Cultures
San Antonio, TX
  (210) 641-8192.

Beale Street Music Festival
May 5-7
Tom Lee Park
Memphis, TN

Metro Fountain Blues Festival
May 13
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

Roots of the Blues Festival
May 12-13
Swallow Hill Music Hall
Denver, CO  

Blind Willie Blues Festival
May 13
Thomson, GA or call (706) 597-1000.

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
May 13
Arlington, VA

  For info call: (703) 892-2776; email:; or visit

Catalina Island Blues Festival
May 14-16
Catalina Island, CA
  For ticket info call 1-888-253-8368 or visit Hotel info available at

Sunbanks Blues Festival
May 19-21
Sunbanks Resort
Near Grand Coulee Dam, WA

  Call (509) 633-3786.

Carolina Lite Blues Festival
May 20
Tanglewood Park
Clemmons, NC

Chesapeake Bay Blue Festival
May 20-21
Sandy Point State Park
Annapolis, MD

Call (301) 794-5720 for VIP tickets. All other tickets are through Ticketmaster at 1-800-551-SEAT.  

Open Strings­International Guitarfestival
May 20-21
City Hall
Osnabruck, Germany

FREE admission. Phone 05 41/71 00 20, fax 05 41/70 86 67 or email or visit for details and tickets.

Doheny Blues Festival
May 20-21
Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA
  See for details. festival hotline at (949) 262-2662 for updates, campsite and accommodations info.

Silver City Blues Festival
May 26-28
Silver City, NM
  Call 1-888-758-7289 for info or check out

Castel San Pietro in Blues Festival
May 26-27
Castel San Pietro
Near Bologna, Italy
For more details contact Nevio Bencivenni:

Santa Cruz Blues Festival
May 27-28
Santa Cruz, CA

  Call (831) 479-9814 or for tickets and more info.

May 27-29
Bishopšs Court Palace, Clyst St. Mary
Exeter, England

  Tickets are available from the Bishopstock box office at 44 1392 875330/ 875220, for festival and travel packages call 44 171 706 7570 or check out for more info.

Colorado Rock & Blues Festival
May 28
Acacia Park
Colorado Springs, CO
A FREE festival

The Big Blues
June 3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Chicago Blues Festival
June 8-11
Grant Park
Chicago, IL
  Call (312) 744-3315 or check for further info.

Blues on the Range
June 9-11
Ironworld Discovery Center
Chisholm, MN
Call (715) 394-6831 x 107 or visit for updates.

International Guitar Seminars Acoustic Blues and Slide Guitar Workshop
June 12-17
Columbia University
New York, NY
  A workshop on the West Coast will be August 19-25 at the University of CA at Santa Cruz. Contact Trevor Laurence at (212) 989- 7003 or fax 212-239-4088 for information.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
June 14-17
Henderson, KY
Call 1-800-648-3128 or check out for info.

Blues on the Fox - Blues and Heritage Festival
June 16-17
Downtown Aurora, IL, or call (630) 585-3955.

Mountain of Blues Festival
June 17
Ruidoso, NM
Call (505) 336-1980 or check out

Hard Knox Blues Fest
June 17
Old City Courtyard
Knoxville, TN

Call (865) 573-4042.

Pioneer Valley Blues, Brews & BBQ's Festival
June 17-18
3 County Fairgrounds
Northampton, MA
  For further information, call 413-584-2237 ext. 112.

Apple River Festival
June 23-25
Somerset, WI

Call (715) 394-6831 x 107 or visit for updates.

Port Townsend Country Blues Workshop
June 26-July 2
Fort Worden State Park Conference Center
Port Townsend, WA

  Call (360) 385-3102 or contact

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
June 30-July 2
LeClair Park
Davenport, IA
Call 319-32-BLUES, e-mail or for details. Tickets go on sale April 1st and can be ordered through Ticketmaster Outlets.

Waterfront Blues Festival
June 30-July 4
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR
For more information, please call (503) 973-FEST or check out

Blues, Jazz and Arts on the Ridge
July 8-9
Munster Town Hall Lawn
Munster, IN
Call the Munster Chamber of Commerce at (219) 836-5549 or email for information and band updates.

Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival
July 8-16
Various venues
Boston, MA
Call (617) 267-4301 or visit website for schedule and ticket info.

North Atlantic Blues Festival
July 8-9
Harbor Park
Advance tickets credit card orders: (207) 596-0376. Chamber of Commerce 1-800-562-2529 and email:, Web site:, E-mail:

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
July 14-16
The Blues Ranch
Winthrop, WA
S Call (509) 682-2118 or (206) 361-2240 or set your browser to

Quincy Blues Festival
July 14-16
Washington Park
Quincy, IL
Formerly the Mid-Mississippi Blues Festival. Updates soon. For now contact or for more information.

Blues Week
July 16-21
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, WV
  Call (304) 637-1209, fax (304) 637-1317 or email for the schedule of classes and events.

Lehigh Valley Blues & Jazz Fest
July 10-22
Cementon Park
Whitehall, PA

Kansas City Blues Festival
July 21-23
Penn Valley Park
Kansas City, MO or 800-530-KCMO.

Riverhead Blues Festival
July 21-23
Peconic River
Riverhead, NY

Cape Fear Blues Festival
July 27-30
Wilmington, NC
Four days of blues events includes a blues cruise, festival reception, musicianšs workshops, main event concert and blues showcase. Acts TBA. Call (910) 350-8822, e-mail or see for updates.

River Rock'n Blues Festival
August 6
Pueblo, CO or call (719) 549-2414.

Blues In The Valley 2000
August 5-6
Wilmington, VT

Bayfront Blues Festival
August 11-13
Bayfront Festival Park
Duluth, MN  

Musconetcong River Blues Festival
August 20
Hampton Bourough Park
Hampton, NJ or call (908) 832-0156.

Limestone City Blues Festival
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
August 23, 24, 25,  2001

Long Beach Blues Festival
September 2-4
Long Beach, CA

Bluestock 2000
October 13-14
Beale Street
Memphis, TN or call (901) 526-4280

Additional Festivals

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival (Clarksdale, Ms.)

Blues festivals

Sparta Blues Fest

Chenango Blues Fest (NY)

Kalamazoo Blues Fest

Ottowa Blues Fest

Pocono Blues Fest (Pa)

Hot August Blues Fest (Ky)

Blues 2000 (NY)

Black Diamond Fest (Ca)

New York State Fest

Carolina Blues Fest

Bull Durham Blues Fest (NC)

Clarksdale, Ms.

Record Labels

Capricorn Records

Alligator Records

Blind Pig Records

Black Top Records

Rounder Records

Jewel Records

Shanachie Entertainment

Malaco Music Group

Tone Cool Records

Vent Records

Severn Records

Telarc International

Arhoolie Records

Club Louisianne

Stony Plain Records

Hightone Records

GrooveNote Records

New Moon

Audio Quest

Virgin Records

Justin Time Records

Rhythm Net

Antone's Record Label

Hepcat Records

Rooster Records


Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues 

Big Lucky Carter

Cephas & Wiggins

Terry Evans

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Blues Access Frank Frost & Sam Carr Review

Luther Kent 

Jimmy King

Little Charlie & the Nightcats

 Pinetop Perkins

Bob Margolin

Son Seals

Sugar Blue

Big Clara McDaniels

Robert Lockwood, Jr.

Keith Doder

Rufus Thomas

Johnnie Johnson

Marcia Ball

Soulard Blues Band

Brody Buster

William Clark

John Weston

Reba Russell

Steve Copeland & Raging Sun


The "Unofficial" Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band website

Anthony Gomes

Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble

Charlie Musselwhite

Buddy Guy Blues wear

Michael "Hawkeye" Herman

BC and the Blues Crew

Ron Levy

Miscellaneous Blues Related Sites

All Music Guide

The Grand Emporium Kansas City's premier live music venue. Two time Blues Foundation Award winner "Best Blues Club in America"

Crossroads University "Teachin' 'da Blues"

Shack Up Inn "Mississippi's oldest B&B (Bed and Beer)"

Budwieser Brewing Co.

Jack Daniels Distillary

Southern Comfort

Fender Guitar Co.

National Guitar Co.

Peavey Instruments

Peidmont Talent Agency


Intrepid Artists International, Inc.

Best Buys

The Blue Highway, one of the best blues sites on the Web.

Blues Access Blues Access Magazine Online

BluesNet, reputed to be the longest running blues web site.

Central New York Blues, from Syracuse University.

Manhattan Blues Alliance Based in New York. News, reviews, a spotlight artist, more.

The New Jersey Blues Page  

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