2019 Archives

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May 22, 2019 – Chico Chism Memorial Birthday Celebration This Saturday At The Rhythm Room

Each year we remember the great Chico Chism, who lived in the last 20 years of his life as a true blessing of the Phoenix blues scene!
We celebrate Chico Chism this Saturday, 7pm doors, 8pm music, at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.
Bill Tarsha & his Rocket 88s are the host band and some of the special guests include Hans Olson, Dave Riley, Jimi “Primetime” Smith, Bob Corritore, Brian Fahey, Johnny Rapp, Yahni Riley, Elgin, Gypsy Wild At Harp, Elizabeth Greene, Walking Cane Mark, Country Soul Bob, Charles Mack, George Vaught & The Flamekeepers, Paul Klapper, Smokestack Lightning, and more!
Chico was an integral part of the Rhythm Room community and we honor him this Saturday!

 

 

 

May 14, 2019 – Bob Corritore Appears This Saturday At Doheny Blues Festival As A Guest Of The Forty Fours!

 

May 7, 2019 – 40th Annual Blues Music Awards This Week in Memphis

May 6, 2019 – Bob Corritore & Friends/Do The Hip-Shake Baby Is #3 On The April Living Blues Radio Chart!

To order, click http://lnk.to/hipshake.
Thank you all for this honor! Congrats to our dear friend Sugaray Rayford for the #1 slot!

 

 

May 2, 2019 – Bob Corritore & Friends / Do The Hip Shake Baby To Be Released Tomorrow On Friday, May 3!

To pre-order click http://lnk.to/hipshake.
Many thanks to all the DJs, reviewers and fans who have boosted this new release! Many thanks to the long list of fantastic musicians who all contributed their heartfelt performances to this project. And special thanks to Clarke Rigsby, John Wroble, and Kid Andersen who were behind the scenes heroes in the making of this record. And of course we must acknowledge the team over at VizzTone Label Group and BratGirl Media for their amazing efforts in the release and promotion of this album! Order today and it will be shipped tomorrow!

 

 

April 29, 2019 – The Dave Riley / Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band This Friday At The Rhythm Room

April 25, 2019 – Ziggie’s Legal Fund Benefit Show This Sunday at Rhythm Room

 

 

April 10, 2019 – Bob Corritore Joins Henry Gray This Saturday At The Baton Rouge Blues Festival!

Here is the festival’s promotional video clip of the 2019 lineup:

March 26, 2019 – John Primer & Bob Corritore Chicago Blues Band This Saturday at The Rhythm Room

 

 

March 18, 2019 – Dave Riley Birthday Celebration This Saturday at Rhythm Room

 

 

March 8, 2019 – Phoenix Blues Blast Festival This Saturday Afternoon! Pre-party and After-parties at Rhythm Room!

Click each flyer below for info and tickets.

March 6, 2019 – New Release Out May 3! Pre-order Now.

Bob Corritore & Friends / Do The Hip Shake Baby will be released May 3 through VizzTone Label Group. Special Guests include Alabama Mike, Sugaray Rayford, Oscar Wilson, Henry Gray, John Primer, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Jimi “Primetime” Smith, The Fremonts, Andy T band featuring Anson Funderburgh, Junior Watson, Kid Ramos, Johnny Main, Bob Stroger, Fred Kaplan, Bob Welsh, LA Jones, Adrianna Marie, Nathan James and more!
You can pre-order this album now by clicking here: https://lnk.to/hipshake

 

February 25, 2019 – LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR THE BMA’S

Voting ends Thursday, February 28th.
Winners will be announced on Thursday, May 9 in Memphis!

 

 

February 13, 2019 – Valentine’s Day Blues Celebration This Saturday at Rhythm Room

 

 

February 6, 2019 – Tony Holiday / Porch Sessions Out Now!

Harpist/vocalist Tony Holiday traveled across the country to record with his favorite blues musicians in informal, spirited performance situations. This album brilliantly provides a snapshot exemplifying today’s traditional blues as seen through the eyes of this young keeper of the flame. Congratulations Tony Holiday!

 

 

January 29, 2019 – Dave Riley / Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band Appear Friday In Tucson & Saturday In Phoenix! 

 

January 22, 2019 – International Blues Challenge This Week In Tennessee

Here is where to catch Bob Corritore during IBC week:
01/23/19 and 01/24/19: Memphis, TN – Rum Boogie Cafe – BratGirl All-Star Showcases with many amazing artists! Starts 10:30pm
01/24/19: Memphis, TN – Blues Hall Juke Joint, Harmonica Masterclass 2pm
01/25/19: Memphis, TN – Blues Hall Juke Joint, Youth Blues Harmonica Workshop 11am until noon
01/25/19 and 01/26/19: Memphis, TN – Rum Boogie Cafe – Host Band with Bob Margolin for nightly VizzTone revue showcases.
01/26/19: Memphis, TN – Hard Rock Cafe, Generation Blues Fundraiser hosted by the Andy T Band.

 

 

January 19, 2019 – Happy 94th Birthday To Henry Gray!

Blues piano legend Henry Gray is celebrating his 94th birthday today at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Henry is simply the greatest blues piano player alive today, and is one of the few remaining links to the original Chicago blues of the late 40s and early 1950s! He played on numerous classic records with Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold and others. His recent performance last October at the Crescent City Blues Festival showed us that Henry is still at the top of this game! Happy 94th birthday Henry Gray!

 

January 16, 2019 – The Dave Riley / Bob Corritore Juke Joint Blues Band Perform This Sunday At The Arizona Blues Hall Of Fame Event

With a huge lineup of great Arizona blues talent!

 

January 9, 2019 – BMA Nominations Announced! Bob Corritore Nominated In The Harmonica Category!

Acoustic Album
A Woman’s Soul, Rory Block
Black Cowboys, Dom Flemons
Global Griot, Eric Bibb
Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues,
Joe Louis Walker/Bruce Katz/Giles Robson
Wish The World Away, Ben RiceAcoustic Artist
Ben Rice 
Guy Davis 
Hadden Sayers 
Harrison Kennedy 
Rory BlockAlbum of the Year
America’s Child, Shemekia Copeland
The High Cost Of Low Living, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues, Joe Louis Walker/Bruce Katz/Giles Robson
Rough Cut, Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager
Why Did You Have To Go, Anthony GeraciB.B. King Entertainer
Beth Hart 
Bobby Rush 
Lil’ Ed Williams 
Michael Ledbetter 
Sugaray Rayford 
Band of the Year
Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars 
Larkin Poe
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Nick Moss Band
Welch-Ledbetter ConnectionBest Emerging Artist Album
Burn Me Alive, Heather Newman
Free, Amanda Fish
Heartland And Soul, Kevin Burt
Tough As Love, Lindsay Beaver
Wish The World Away, Ben Rice
Blues Rock Album
The Big Bad Blues, Billy F Gibbons
High Desert Heat, Too Slim and the Taildraggers
Live At The ’62 Center, Albert Cummings
Poor Until Payday, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Winning Hand, Tinsley Ellis
Blues Rock Artist
Billy F Gibbons
Eric Gales
J.P. Soars
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Tinsley Ellis 
Contemporary Blues Album
America’s Child, Shemekia Copeland
Belle Of The West, Samantha Fish
Chicago Plays The Stones, The Living History Band
Hold On, Kirk Fletcher
Wild Again, The Proven Ones
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Beth Hart
Danielle Nicole
Samantha Fish
Shemekia Copeland
Vanessa CollierContemporary Blues Male Artist
Kenny Neal
Rick Estrin
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Selwyn Birchwood
Toronzo Cannon
Instrumentalist – Bass
Danielle Nicole
Michael “Mudcat” Ward
Patrick Rynn
Scot Sutherland
Willie J. Campbell
 
Instrumentalist – Drums
Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
June Core
Tom Hambridge
Tony Braunagel
Instrumentalist – Guitar
Anson Funderburgh
Christoffer “Kid” Andersen
Laura Chavez
Monster Mike Welch
Ronnie Earl
Instrumentalist – Harmonica
Billy Branch
Bob Corritore
Dennis Gruenling
Kim Wilson
Mark HummelInstrumentalist – Horn
Doug James
Jimmy Carpenter
Kaz Kazzanof
Mindi Abair
Nancy Wright
Vanessa CollierInstrumentalist – Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Anthony Geraci
Bruce Katz
Jim Pugh
Marcia Ball
Mike FinniganInstrumentalist – Vocals
Beth Hart
Danielle Nicole
Janiva Magness
Michael Ledbetter
Shemekia CopelandSong of the Year
“Ain’t Got Time For Hate,” written by John Hahn and Will Kimbrough
“Angelina, Angelina,” written by Anthony Geraci
“Cognac,” written by Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
“No Mercy In This Land,” written by Ben Harper
“The Ice Queen,” written by Sue Foley
Soul Blues Album
Back In Business, Frank Bey
Every Soul’s A Star, Dave Keller
I’m Still Around, Johnny Rawls
Love Makes A Woman, The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Reckoning, Billy Price
Soul Blues Female Artist
Annika Chambers
Barbara Blue
Candi Staton
Thornetta Davis
Whitney Shay
Soul Blues Male Artist
Frank Bey
Johnny Rawls
Sugaray Rayford
Wee Willie Walker
William Bell
Traditional Blues Album
The Blues Is Alive And Well, Buddy Guy
The High Cost Of Low Living, Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
The Luckiest Man, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Tribute to Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell & the Bell Dynasty
Why Did You Have To Go, Anthony Geraci
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female Artist)
Fiona Boyes
Lindsay Beaver
Ruthie Foster
Sue Foley
Trudy Lynn
Traditional Blues Male Artist
Anthony Geraci
Cedric Burnside
James Harman
Lurrie Bell
Nick Moss
Congratulations to all musicians, producers, engineers, and record labels for making such stellar music this past year!

 

 

January 7, 2019 – Bob Margolin & Bob Corritore Join Ben Levin For A Concert In Cincinnati Honoring King Records This Friday!

January 2, 2019 – Rhythm Room House Rent Party & Elvis Birthday Celebration This Weekend