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Delta Blue's Pennsylvania Blues Calendar
listing blues events in & around Pennsylvania


To find blues organizations in your area
Pennsylvania Blues Societies & Associations
Geocities' Blues Society Map
Links2go Blues Society Listings
Sonny Boy Lee's Blues Society Links
Blues Society Webring
Blues Foundation's List of Blues Organizations
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Delta Blue's Favorite (DBF)

Blues Performers

here are some of our favorite living blues performers...catch a show if you can

Corey Harris

plays Delta & Piedmont Blues when acoustic, and a gumbo of Country/Delta, Reggae, West African & Caribbean beats with his electric band, The 5x5
Swampcandy energetic guitar & bass guitar duo... raw blues... ya gotta see 'em live !
Robert Belfour stripped down MS Hill Country Blues
Alberta Adams Detroit's Queen of the Blues
Ben Prestage incredible one-man band w/ cigar box guitars
Jason Ricci hard rockin' harp master !
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes Skip Jamesy raw Delta Blues
Paul Oscher

outstanding traditional blues ~ piano, harp, and slide guitar

John Hiatt coarse bluesy folk... catch him solo
Samuel James an unusual approach to traditional Blues
Richard Johnston high-energy electric MS Hill Country Blues
Paul Rishel & Annie Raines fantastic guitar & harp duo ~ Piedmont & Delta
Parker Millsap very cool bluesy-Americana trio ~ guitar, standup bass & fiddle
Eric Demmer killer sax ! ... formerly played with Clarence Gatemouth Brown's band
Maria Muldaur

saucy songstress of pre-war blues -- much more than Midnight on the Oasis...

Justin Johnson cigar-box guitar "Wizard"
James Blood Ulmer unconventional rootsy blues
Charlie Musselwhite Chicago & contemporary blues harp & guitar
Walter Trout sizzlin' blues/rocker..he'll blow your socks off!
Otis Taylor master of hypnotic pseudo-MS Hill Countryish trance blues grooves
John Hammond acoustic Delta blues legend
Watermelon Slim gitty blue-collar Blues
Davina & the Vagabonds jazzy bluesy raucous fun !
Malcolm Holcolm bluesy Americana
Aubrey Ghent rowdy Sacred Steel ... Hallelujah !
Leon Redbone Piedmont, Rags, and Jazz
Carolina Chocolate Drops ol' timey string band with attitude
Alvin Youngblood Hart creative traditional blues & more
B.B. King what a voice !
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang kick-ass sax-driven Chicago Blues !
Mark Lemhouse traditional blues ~ Country, Delta, and MS Hill
Allman Brothers

great live shows... especially on Tied to the Whippin' Post!

Moreland & Arbuckle nothin but the roots.... MS Hill County style
Diunna Greenleaf

Chicago-style blues belter --if you like Koko ... you'll like Diunna

Buddy Guy Ya gotta be cool to play a polka-dot guitar !
Kelly Richey

female blues/rock guitar-slinger, ala Jimi Hendrix

Guy Davis smooth acoustic blues with guitar & banjo
The Campbell Brothers sanctified Sacred Steel !
"Big Mitch" Ivanoff Delta & Chicago blues frontman for Krypton City Blues Revue. If you can find a copy of KCBR's Tales from Cipletown, check it out. Its one of my favorite CDs! (unfortunately, its out of print). Newest work is on Tin Can Buddha label.

And some favorite blues artists that are no longer with us... may they rest in peace.

Johnny Winter (1944-2014) Magic Slim (1937-2013)
Etta James (1938-2012) Louisianna Red (1932-2012)
Hubert Sumlin (1931-2011) Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (1936-2011)
John-Alex Mason (1975-2011) David Honeyboy Edwards (1915-2011)
Ben Andrews (1960-2011) Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011)
Big Jack Johnson (1940-2011) Koko Taylor (1928-2009)
Carey Bell (1936-2007) Robert Jr. Lockwood (1915-2006)
Ruth Brown (1928-2006) Snooky Pryor (1921-2006)
Jessie Mae Hemphill (1934-2006) Sam Myers (1936-2006)
Clarence Gatemouth Brown (1924-2006) R.L. Burnside (1926-2005)
Otha Turner (1909-2003) John Jackson (1924-2002)
Junior Kimbrough (1930-1998) Son House (1902-1988)
Big Mama Thornton (1926-1984) Muddy Waters (1915-1983)
Furry Lewis (1893-1981) Howlin' Wolf (1910-1978)
Bukka White (1906-1977) Freddie King (1934-1976)
Jimmy Reed (1925-1976) Memphis Minnie (1897-1973)
Reverend Gary Davis (1896-1972) Janis Joplin (1943-1970)
Skip James (1902-1969) Robert Nighthawk (1909-1967)
Mississippi John Hurt (1893-1966) Sonny Boy Williamson II (1899-1965)
Elmore James (1918-1963) Tommy Johnson (1896-1956)
Frank Stokes (1888-1955) Tommy McClennan (1908-1950s?)

Robert Johnson (1911-1938)

... I could go on and on...

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Blues Events -- Support Live Blues !
~ visit these sites for blues concerts, festival listings, music and more ~
Delta Blue's Pennsylvania Blues Calendar ~ listing blues events in & around centtral PA
PA Blues Events ~ listing blues festivals, clubs & venues in and around Pennsylvania
PA Blues Musicians ~ links to blues musicians in & around Pennsylvania
Mountain of Blues ~ Michael Cloeren's radio show on WDMT 102.3 The Mountain in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ~ Saturday nights from 8-11pm (Michael is the Founder and Producer of the Pocono/Pennsylvania Blues Festival )
Full Moom Blues ~ the Blues scene in southeastern PA, northeastern MD, DE, & NJ
Harrisburg Online ~ central PA's complete entertainment guide
Rock in ~ music news and events in PA ~ covering the blues scene in Philadelphia ~ Pittsburgh's premier portal to the Blues
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation ~ live blues events in New Jersey
Bluesnet ~ South Jersey's Blues Connection
Roadhouse Report ~ listing live blues events in southern New Jersey
Barrelhouse Blues ~ "The Ultimate Soul Food" ~ links to New England events & more
Pollstar Concert Hotwire ~ search by performer, location or venue
Musi-Cal ~ search by performer or location ~ links to festivals and performers
Junior's Juke Joint ~ directions to authentic juke joints and more...
Year of the Blues Calendar of Events ~ links to festivals and concerts
Blues Festival Guide ~ a great blues festival guide
The Music Directory ~ music related resources & news groups
Blues World's Festival List
Dirty Linen's Concert Listings by State/Province
Dirty Linen's Concert Listings by Artist
Concerted Efforts Musician Listings
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ~ "the blues had a baby...and they call it Rock 'n Roll !" ~ Blues links & more

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 Blues Photos, Artwork & Etc.
Lyrical Linocuts ~ great wood cut prints of your favorite Blues artists
Landy Vision ~ great photos of Janis, Bob, Eric and other rockers !
Mark Dethrow ~ Blues paintings and prints (with great surname for a Blues man)
Indigo-Blues ~ atmospheric fine art Blues & Jazz portraits
Art by Jeff Mathison ~ logo & graphic design
Jeff Dunas Photography
Dick Waterman's Photography
John Rocklin Photography
Bob Unger's Photography
Portraits in Performance
Joseph A. Rosen Photography
Chuck Winans' Photography
Herb Nolan's Photographs
Blues Express - blues online TV project
Gear Ink ~ jazz & blues T-shirts
The Jazz Store ~ Jazz and Blues Videos, Posters and More
Blues Lyrics & more blues lyrics
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Blues Magazines & Websites
Roots, Rock 'n Blues ~ a blog/newsletter site
Pennsylvania Musician
King Biscuit Time
Blues Revue
Living Blues
Big City Blues
Southwest Blues
OffBeat Magazine
Real Blues Magazine
Jefferson Blues Magazine
Jelly Roll
Dirty Linen
Blues Blast ~ "Your Free Blues Internet Magazine"
Sing Out
W.C. Handy Award Nominees
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Blues CDs, etc.  
PA Blues Musicians ~ our own store with CDs & other sfuff by local musicians
CDNOW link to the blues
Alligator Records
Arhoolie Records
Blind Pig Records
Earwig Records
J&S Blues Promotions-Netherlands  
Mapleshade Records  
Rounder Records  

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