2021 Archives


July 15 – Blues Blast Music Awards, Living Blues Charts, Rhythm Room Reopening and More! 

Blues Blast Music Awards Voting Happening Now! Three of Bob Corritore‘s projects are up for awards!
Voting has begun and continues until August 6, 2021 at BluesBlastMagazine.com. Voting is free and open to anyone. You may only vote one time. If you are not currently a subscriber you are automatically signed up as a subscriber to our free magazine as part of the voting process. Thank you Blues Blast Magazine.
Bob Corritore & Friends / Spider In My Stew is #1 on the Living Blues Radio Chart for the 2nd month in a row!
It is an unprecedented honor to see this release at the top of the chart for two consecutive months. Thanks everyone for this amazing acceptance! A great honor!
Rhythm Room Reopens August 27th!
After a year and a half of closure due to the Covid pandemic, the Rhythm Room triumphantly reopens on August 27! The Atomic Road Kings grace the opening night with their CD Release party. And September marks the 30th anniversary of Phoenix’s legendary roots and blues venue. The new website is up and running and you can buy advance tickets to most shows online! The Jimi Primetime Smith/Bob Corritore Blues Band with special guests George Bowman and Sugaray Rayford will appear as part of a huge lineup at the Rhythm Room Re-Launch Party on September 4th. And don’t forget about Bob Corritore’s star-studded Birthday / CD Release Party on Sept 25! Complete information about these and other shows as well as advance ticket purchase at www.rhythmroom.com.
Catbluz Radio Hour features Bob Corritore on Tuesday, Sept 21!
An hour of music and interview with your host Catfish! Tuesday, September 21, 7pm PST.
S.E. Willis with guest Bob Corritore appear Thursday, July 22 in Flagstaff, Arizona next week!
Enjoy an intimate, early evening performance of Blues and Roots music with S.E. Willis and guest Bob Corritore appearing 6 to 9 pm at Charly’s at the Hotel Weatherford. You may recognize the name S.E. Willis as the longtime piano player with Elvin Bishop. Bob is looking forward to seeing his Flagstaff friends again soon!

July 7 – Awards, Nominations, Podcast, Magazine Feature, CD Release Party!

John Primer & Bob Corritore / The Gypsy Woman Told Me album wins Living Blues Award!
Thank you Living Blues Magazine for this honor! Winner of a 2021 Living Blues Award for Best New Recording / Contemporary Blues.
Blues Blast Music Awards Annouced! Three of Bob Corritore’s projects are nominated! You can vote today!
In June 2021, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories.
Voting has begun and continues until August 6, 2021 at BluesBlastMagazine.com. Voting is free and open to anyone. You may only vote one time. If you are not currently a subscriber you are automatically signed up as a subscriber to our free magazine as part of the voting process.
Blues Blast Magazine subscriptions are always FREE and you may unsubscribe at any time at the bottom of each issue! The nominees are listed here. Thank you Blues Blast Magazine!
Bob Corritore featured on Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast!
Thank you to Neil Warren for this beautiful interview. Quite an honor to be included in the series! Click here to enjoy the podcast.
France’s amazing Soul Bag Magazine features Bob Corritore article! Thank you to Christophe Mourot for this stunning 8 page article!
Congratulations John Primer, winner 2021 Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Male Blues Artist.
Save The Date! Gonna be a party!
Advance tickets at www.rhythmroom.com.

June 14 – Living Blues Awards Voting Ends Tomorrow!

Please consider voting in the 2021 Living Blues Awards! Voting ends tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15 at midnight central time. Voting is open to the public and takes about five or 10 minutes to complete. Go to www.livingblues.com, scroll down and click the vote graphic. Thanks!

June 10 – Less Than One Week To Vote For The Living Blues Awards

Voting is open to the public until June 15. You can vote now at www.livingblues.com.
Bob Corritore & Friends / Spider In My Stew is #1 on the Living Blues Radio Chart May 2021!
Thank you to all the DJs for spinning this album!
Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew is #1 in the Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues Album Chart!
Other Spider accolades!
And check out the over 25 rave reviews from all around the world by clicking here.
T-shirts and autographed CD are available directly from Bob.
You can contact Bob directly at bobcorritore@yahoo.com to go over purchase details.
A Message From Bill & Shy Perry!
In-depth Bob Corritore interview on the Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast.
Thank you to host Neil Warren! Click here to listen.
John Primer wins Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Male Blues Artist!
But was that ever in question? Photo by Eric Kriesant.
Thank you for all the love! We love you all back!

May 11 – Jimi Primetime Smith/Bob Corritore Play Friday In Tucson!

Attention Tucson! This Friday the Jimi “Primetime“ Smith/Bob Corritore Blues band perform an open-air, outdoor show at Monterey Court in Tucson! Chicago Blues music from 7 PM until 10 PM with great food and drinks! We’ve been itching to get out and play! And the CD Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew will be available for purchase as well as T-Shirts! We hope to see you Friday!

May 8 – Living Blues Award Noms! Spider In My Stew May 14 Release and more!

Living Blues Awards!
This week the list of nominations for the Living Blues Awards was announced. John Primer & Bob Corritore/The Gypsy Woman Told Me is up for Best Blues Album!
Bob Corritore is nominated in an all-star listing in the Blues Harmonica Category. John Primer leads the 2021 LBA’s with 4 noms in the categories of Album, Male Blues Artist, Guitarist, and Entertainer. It’s also great to see our close friends and fellow collaborators nominated: Sugaray Rayford, Lurrie Bell, Lil’ Ed and Johnny Rawls. Voting is open to the public right now at www.LivingBlues.com.
New Album Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew to be released May 14 (one week from today)!
Two singles from the album now available for download!
For downloads, click here: https://ffm.to/spiderstew
To pre-order the CD on Amazon click here.
Spider In My Stew T-Shirts Available Now!
Contact Bob Corritore to get pricing and to order your T-shirt at bobcorritore@yahoo.com. Great artwork by the legendary Vince Ray! Inquire about the two previous designs which are also still available!
A Message From Oscar Wilson!
Bob Corritore to be interviewed on Music On The Couch!
Music On The Couch is this coming Monday, May 10, 2021. Bob Corritore’s 45 minute segment begins at 11:15pm EASTERN (10:15pm Central; 9:15pm Mountain; 8:15pm Pacific).
The direct link to hear the show on Monday is: http://tobtr.com/11937018
There is a Facebook event set at: https://www.facebook.com/events/526513938349947/
Outdoor show in Tucson on May 14!
Spider In My Stew Media Reaction!
We are shocked in the most positive of ways by the incredible reaction to this album! Here we are a week before the release date and we already have a nice list of great reviews which we’ve compiled on our website – click here to see! And the album is already charting – making #3 on the UK radio chart and #1 in the Classic Blues Chart! More charts and reviews will be coming!  Thank you!!!!

April 6 – Happy Arizona Gives Day! Please Consider A Donation To Southwest Musical Arts Foundation.

Happy Arizona Gives Day! Please consider a donation to Southwest Musical Arts Foundation. These are very tough times and we realize that many of you will not have the resources to donate. But if you do have the means, every bit of your donation will go towards preparation of the next batch of Vaults recordings. We have master tapes from over 100 sessions recorded over three decades that we feel need to be released. Many of the artists that we documented are no longer with us. We have been transferring numerous sessions from various formats (tape and hard drive) to ProTools format. We will be releasing batches of 3 or 4 albums annually if we can afford to do this. We are looking at unreleased material by Louisiana Red, Pinetop Perkins, Luther Tucker, Smokey Wilson, Robert Lockwood, Eddie Kirkland, Big Jack Johnson, Robert Bilbo Walker, Honeyboy Edwards, Carol Fran, Sam Lay, Magic Slim and much more! But all of this involves attention to detail as well as the huge expense of studio time. Each $100 donation brings us about an hour and a half of studio time so you can imagine how that adds up. If you do have the means a desire for a donation please either send by PayPal or mail.
The PayPal link is:
The mailing address is:
Southwest Musical Arts P.O. Box 3310 Scottsdale, AZ 85271
Please make the check out to Southwest Musical Arts Foundation.
Thank you to everyone for all the support! Look for many more future volumes from the Vaults Series!

March 12 – New Bob Corritore & Friends Album Coming May 14

NEW ALBUM! Be on the lookout for a May 14, 2021 release of all newly-recorded material called Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew.
It features an amazing array of guests: Lurrie Bell, Sugaray Rayford, John Primer, Johnny Rawls, Oscar Wilson, Bill and Shy Perry, Alabama Mike, Diunna Greenleaf, Francine Reed, Junior Watson, Kid Ramos, Willie Buck, Bob Margolin, LA Jones, Adrianna Marie, Johnny Main, Fremonts, Bob Stroger, Fred Kaplan, Doug James.
This new album might be Bob’s best so far! Such a wide array of talent, wonderful songs, and everyone gave heartfelt performances. Plus it features some of Bob’s coolest harmonica playing to date! And check out the amazing album art by famous illustrator Vince Ray! To see the complete album artwork with all panels, click here.
Right now you can just pre-order the downloads, but in a week or so you should also be able to pre-order the CDs! And if you’re interested in buying a T-shirt with this design, we can sell that to you right now! Just reply to this email if you are interested!

March 9 – The Gypsy Woman Told Me Is Living Blues Magazine #2 Album Of 2020!

John Primer & Bob Corritore / The Gypsy Woman Told Me is the Living Blues Magazine #2 album of 2020! It’s truly a wonderful honor for this wonderful album to receive. After many glowing reviews and much radio airplay this recognition is an incredible honor. Thank you Living Blues Magazine!

January 11 – New Bob Stroger Photo Tribute Page!

Bob Stroger defines Chicago blues electric bass playing. He has worked with all of the greats in the business including Otis Rush, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Rogers, Louis Myers, Snooky Pryor, Billy Boy Arnold, Bob Margolin, John Primer, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and so many more. He is also a fine singer. Bob Stroger recently celebrated his 90th birthday and he’s still in the prime of his playing! Born in Hayti, Missouri on December 27, 1930. He moved with his family to Chicago at age 16 and fell in with Blues! His great bass playing has been in demand since the 1970s. Please enjoy this photo gallery honoring the great Bob Stroger! We present a collection of numerous photos of Bob through the years in some of the most magnificent and legendary blues bands. To enjoy this photo tribute page click here.
Please note that if you have any cool photos of Bob Stroger please send them by for possible inclusion. Please send the highest possible resolution. We are especially looking for any photos from the American Folk Blues Festival from years 1980 and 1981.