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

www.tampabaybluesfest.com.


Too Blue Rhythm & Blues Festival
March 24-26
Annette Strauss Artist Square
Dallas, TX
  http://www.toobluefestival.com.

Amsterdam Blues Festival
March 24-25
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Call 020-410-77-77 for information.


Bonne Fete
March 24-26
Downtown Baton Rouge, LA
  www.bonnefete.org.

Columbus Blues Alliance Annual Traditional Blues Festival
April 1
Columbus, OH
www.colsbluesalliance.org.

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

Atlanta Blues Festival
April 9
The Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA
  www.atlantablues.org.

Burnley National Blues Festival
April 21-24
Burnley Mechanics
Burnley, Lancashire, England
  www.bluesinburnley.co.uk.

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

www.nojazzfest.com.


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
  www.memphisinmay.org.

Metro Fountain Blues Festival
May 13
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
  http://as.sjsu.edu/upcoming.html.

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

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

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
May 13
Arlington, VA

  For info call: (703) 892-2776; email: cpro@uptownarlington.com; or visit www.UptownArlington.com/ThePike.


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

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

  www.piedmontblues.com/festival/festival.html


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. www.bayblues.org  


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 acoustic-music@t-online.de or visit www.open-strings.de for details and tickets.


Doheny Blues Festival
May 20-21
Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA
  See omegaevents.com 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 www.mrac.cc/bluesfest.

Castel San Pietro in Blues Festival
May 26-27
Castel San Pietro
Near Bologna, Italy
For more details contact Nevio Bencivenni: nevio@mail.asianet.it.

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

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


Bishopstock
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 www.bishopstock.co.uk 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
  www.joybringer.com

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

Blues on the Range
June 9-11
Ironworld Discovery Center
Chisholm, MN
Call (715) 394-6831 x 107 or visit www.bayfrontblues.com 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 www.go-henderson.com for info.

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

Mountain of Blues Festival
June 17
Ruidoso, NM
Call (505) 336-1980 or check out www.ruidoso.net/bluesfestival.

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 www.bayfrontblues.com 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 www.centrum.org.


Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
June 30-July 2
LeClair Park
Davenport, IA
Call 319-32-BLUES, e-mail mvbs@revealed.net or www.mvbs.org 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 www.waterfrontbluesfest.com.

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 mchamber@jorsm.com for information and band updates.

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

North Atlantic Blues Festival
July 8-9
Harbor Park
Rockland,ME
Advance tickets credit card orders: (207) 596-0376. Chamber of Commerce 1-800-562-2529 and email: rtacc@midcoast.com, Web site: www.midcoast.com/~bluesman, E-mail: bluesman@midcoast.com.

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 www.winthropbluesfestival.com.

Quincy Blues Festival
July 14-16
Washington Park
Quincy, IL
Formerly the Mid-Mississippi Blues Festival. Updates soon. For now contact jerryd@rnet.com or redhead@adams.net for more information.

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

Lehigh Valley Blues & Jazz Fest
July 10-22
Cementon Park
Whitehall, PA
www.LVBluesFest.com.

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

Riverhead Blues Festival
July 21-23
Peconic River
Riverhead, NY
www.riverheadli.com/bluesfest.

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 lannel@earthlink.net or see www.capefearblues.com for updates.

River Rock'n Blues Festival
August 6
Pueblo, CO
  www.uscolo.edu/gnc/rrbf.html or call (719) 549-2414.

Blues In The Valley 2000
August 5-6
Wilmington, VT
  www.bluesboogie.com

Bayfront Blues Festival
August 11-13
Bayfront Festival Park
Duluth, MN
  www.bayfrontblues.com  

Musconetcong River Blues Festival
August 20
Hampton Bourough Park
Hampton, NJ
  mrbf.cjb.net 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
  www.bluestock.org or call (901) 526-4280

Additional Festivals

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival (Clarksdale, Ms.) http://www.clarksdale.com/sunfest/

Blues festivals http://www.bluesfestivals.com/index98.htm

Sparta Blues Fest http://www.egyptian.net/~spartacc/bluesfest/bluesfest.html

Chenango Blues Fest (NY) http://www.chenangocounty.org

Kalamazoo Blues Fest http://www.KVBA.org

Ottowa Blues Fest http://www.ottowa-bluesfest.ca

Pocono Blues Fest (Pa) http://www.big2resorts.com

Hot August Blues Fest (Ky) http://www.kystateparks.com/agencies/parks/kblues

Blues 2000 (NY) http://www.blues2000.com

Black Diamond Fest (Ca) http://www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us

New York State Fest http://www.nysbluesfest.com

Carolina Blues Fest http://www.piedmontblues.com

Bull Durham Blues Fest (NC) http://www.hayti.org

Clarksdale, Ms. http://www.clarksdale.com/tourism


Record Labels

Capricorn Records http://www.capri.corn.com/

Alligator Records http://www.alligator.com/

Blind Pig Records http://www.blindpigrecords.com/home.html

Black Top Records http://www.blacktoprecords.com/

Rounder Records http://www.rounder.com/

Jewel Records http://www.jewel-paula.com/p-blues.shtml

Shanachie Entertainment http://www.shanachie.com

Malaco Music Group http://www.malaco.com

Tone Cool Records http://www.tonecool.com

Vent Records http://www.dbtech.net/ventblues

Severn Records http://www.severnrecords.com

Telarc International http://www.telarc.com

Arhoolie Records http://www.arhoolie.com

Club Louisianne http://www.louisianasmusic.com

Stony Plain Records http://www.stonyplainrecords.com

Hightone Records http://www.hightone.com

GrooveNote Records http://www.groovenote.com

New Moon http://www.newmoonmusic.com

Audio Quest http://www.audioquest.com

Virgin Records http://www.virginrecords.com

Justin Time Records http://www.justin-time.com

Rhythm Net http://www.rhythmnet.com

Antone's Record Label http://www.antonesrec.com

Hepcat Records http://www.hepcatrecords.com

Rooster Records http://www.roosterblues.com


Artists

Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues 

Big Lucky Carter  http://www.bluespeak.com/feature/98/02/980232927.html

Cephas & Wiggins http://www.alligator.com/artists/31/bio.html

Terry Evans http://wwmusic.com/audioq/bio/evnst.html

Alvin Youngblood Hart http://www.bluesworld.com/BRYoungbloodreview.html

Blues Access Frank Frost & Sam Carr Review  http://www.bluesaccess.com/No_27/helena.html

Luther Kent  http://masterdigital.com/examples/data/renrec012a.html 

Jimmy King  http://www.deltaboogie.com/leon/soldier/index.htm

Little Charlie & the Nightcats http://www.alligator.com/artists/14/bio.html

 Pinetop Perkins http://centerstage.net/chicago/music/whoswho/PinetopPerkins.html

Bob Margolin http://www.alligator.com/artists/30/bio.html

Son Seals  http://www.alligator.com/artists/02/bio.html

Sugar Blue http://www.alligator.com/artists/28/bio.html

Big Clara McDaniels http://www.bluesworld.com/Clara.html

Robert Lockwood, Jr. http://www.robertlockwood.com/

Keith Doder http://www.spiderblue.com/

Rufus Thomas http://www.memphisguide.com/Music/Rufus.html

Johnnie Johnson http://www.johnnie.com

Marcia Ball http://www.marciaball.com/

Soulard Blues Band http://www.soulardbluesband.com/

Brody Buster http://www.brodybuster.net

William Clark http://www.wcclark.com.

John Weston http://www.deltaboogie.com/deltamusicians/westonj.htm

Reba Russell http://www.rebarussell.com/bio.html

Steve Copeland & Raging Sun http://www.ragingsun.com

Belairs http://www.belairs.com/

The "Unofficial" Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band website http://rx.stlcop.edu/~jbryowsk/photo.html

Anthony Gomes http://www.anthonygomes.com

Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble http://www.srvdoubletrouble.com

Charlie Musselwhite http://www.charlie-musselwhite.com

Buddy Guy Blues wear http://www.buddyguys.com

Michael "Hawkeye" Herman http://www.seldomfed.com/recording/hawkeye

BC and the Blues Crew http://www.ot.com/~bev/

Ron Levy http://www.levtron.com


Miscellaneous Blues Related Sites

All Music Guide http://www.allmusic.com

The Grand Emporium Kansas City's premier live music venue. Two time Blues Foundation Award winner "Best Blues Club in America" http://www.grandemporium.com

Crossroads University "Teachin' 'da Blues" http://crossroadsuniversity.com

Shack Up Inn "Mississippi's oldest B&B (Bed and Beer)" http://www.shackupinn.com

Budwieser Brewing Co. http://www.budwieser.com

Jack Daniels Distillary http://www.jackdaniels.com

Southern Comfort http://www.southerncomfort.com

Fender Guitar Co. http://www.fender.com

National Guitar Co. http://www.natguitar.com

Peavey Instruments  http://www.peavey.com

Peidmont Talent Agency http://peidmonttalent.com

BMI http://www.bmi.com

Intrepid Artists International, Inc. http://intrepidartists.com

Best Buys http://www.bestbuys.com

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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