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2005 KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL • HELENA, ARKANSAS • OCTOBER 6,7& 8
This year is the 20th Anniversay of the Festival

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

Blues Societies
Blues Festival Infomation
Additional Festivals
Record Labels
Artists
Miscellaneous 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 information
* 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 information
* 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 information
* 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 information 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 information 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 information.

Other Blues Festival Information
* 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
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 or call the festival hotline - (949) 262-2662 for updates, campsite and accommodations information.
* Silver City Blues Festival
May 26-28
Silver City, NM  
Call 1-888-758-7289 for information 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 visit www.santacruzbluesfestival.com for tickets and more information.
* Bishopstock
May 27-29
Bishop∂s 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 information
* 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 information
* 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 information
* Blues on the Fx - 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 information
* 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, musician∂s 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
* Rockin Johnny Band http://www.rockinjohnnyband.com
* 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/
* Wallace Coleman http://www.wallacecoleman.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
* Budweiser Brewing Co. http://www.budweiser.com
* Jay Sheffield Enterprises http://www.JSEnt.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.nationalguitars.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
* St. Louis Blues    www.STLBlues.net

 



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