2022 Archives

May 12, 2022 – John Primer And Bob Corritore Tomorrow Night At Rhythm Room

John Primer and Bob Corritore perform a night of Chicago blues tomorrow, Friday, May 13 at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix! The All-Star band will include Anthony Geraci, Jimi Primetime Smith, Bob Stroger, and Wes Starr!

Click here for tickets.

May 3, 2022 – Bob Corritore Nominated For Three Living Blues Awards!

Bob Corritore nominated for three Living Blues Awards! Thank you Living Blues Magazine for this overwhelming honor.

Bob Corritore is nominated in the categories of Blues Artist Of The Year, Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica), and Best Blues Album Of 2021 (New Recordings).

Thank you to all the great musicians who played on the album Spider In My Stew and the Vaults Series releases. Thanks to all the people behind the scenes, engineers, graphic artists, Bratgirl Media, Vizztone Label Group, The Rhythm Room, all the DJs and writers and fans! And of course thank you Living Blues Magazine for this huge honor! Congratulations to all of the wonderful nominees!

Voting is happening right now at www.livingblues.com.

All ballots must be received by June 15, 2022.

May 2, 2022 – A Busy Week Ahead In Memphis!

April 29, 2022 – Six Generations Of The Blues Out Today

Six Generations Of The Blues documentary aires today, April 29th for intimate conversations on this journey down the Blues Highway from Mississippi to Chicago. Enjoy beautiful cinematography and sounds from Delta Bluesmen like Honeyboy Edwards, Big Jack Johnson, John Primer, Johnny Drummer, Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and Aaron Burton. Plus Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Dave Specter and more! A poetic & heart grabbing narrative from CEO and Founder of Earwig Music Company, Michael Frank.

For more information, showtimes and ticket information, visit www.sixgenerationsoftheblues.com

April 27, 2022 – Upcoming Performances, Bob Corritore In Pop Matters Magazine, And More

Jimi Primetime Smith/Bob Corritore Blues Band hold court at their home base of the Rhythm Room in Phoenix this Saturday, April 30. Expect a night of powerful Chicago Blues! 7 PM Doors and 8 PM Showtime.

Thank you writer George de Stefano and Pop Matters Magazine! Bob Corritore is included in their list of 12 Essential Contemporary Blues Artists! Quite an honor to be considered among all these amazing stars! To read this article, click here.

Bob Corritore to host a Harmonica seminar in Memphis on Saturday, May 7!

Friday, May 6 in Memphis is a night of very cool music for a very cool cause! We’ll see you at the Hard Rock.

Coming right up the John Primer/Bob Corritore CD release party! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 13! After two unanticipated delays (the pandemic shutdown and the flight cancellation due to Chicago snow) we have rescheduled and this one should be a go!

The new Bisbee Blues Festival flyer has just been released! The Jimi Primetime Smith/Bob Corritore Blues Band is excited to add our Chicago Blues touch to these proceedings!

Just announced! Bob Corritore’s Chicago Blues Birthday Party on September 24 at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix! And check out this amazing lineup!

Tail Dragger cover feature in Spain’s Solo Blues Magazine. Bob Corritore’s long time associate and dear friend Tail Dragger gets his due in the latest issue of this wonderful blues publication!

April 13, 2022 – Six Generations Of The Blues Documentary, Vaults Series Reviews, Blues News Germany Feature, and more

Six Generations Of The Blues Documentary!

Join us on April 29th for intimate conversations on this journey down the Blues Highway from Mississippi to Chicago. Enjoy beautiful cinematography and sounds from Delta Bluesmen like Honeyboy Edwards, Big Jack Johnson, John Primer, Johnny Drummer, Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and Aaron Burton. A poetic & heart grabbing narrative from CEO and Founder of Earwig Music Company, Michael Frank.

For more information, showtimes and ticket information visit www.sixgenerationsoftheblues.com

Great response from round two of the Vaults series!

To see numerous great reviews on Louisiana Red & Bob Corritore/Tell Me ‘Bout It, click here! And for reviews of Bob Corritore & Friends, click here.

It’s quite an honor to see these albums on various playlists and to have both on the Living Blues chart!

Thank you Blues News Germany!

Check out this beautiful four page feature!

Other podcasts and articles!

1) Sunday Blues Podcast. Hosted by Jeff Harris, this is a really amazing and in depth look at the early career of Louisiana Red plus interview reflections of Red by Bob Corritore.

2) Radio Nova Article. Thank you Gianfranco Piria for this piece celebrating the new Vaults recordings and the recent 30 year anniversary of the Rhythm Room! The article is in Italian and you can check it out by clicking here.

3) American Blues Scene. An article on the latest batch of Vaults recordings.

4) Hello Music. A tribute to musicians from Illinois!

Blues Music Award Nomination Certificates!

Thank you very much Blues Foundation!

Bob Corritore to host a Harmonica Masterclass in Memphis during the International Blues Competition!

For more information go to blues.org.

Bob Corritore‘s harmonica to be featured on the 45 rpm single included in Valerie June’s upcoming children’s book!

Check out Bob’s harmonica solo on the song Crawdad. For more information and to pre-order this beautiful book, click here.

Bob Corritore featured on two numbers of Lockdown Sessions 2!

More information to follow about this upcoming release! But here is the cover as a teaser. The release date is June 3. For pre-order, contact Crosscut directly by email at detlev.hoegen@bear-family.de

New photo page featuring Photography of Watt Casey.

Great photos of blues legends taken in Austin Texas! To see this beautiful array of photos click here.

Two more releases scheduled for 2022!

It’s not quite time to unveil the covers for these two albums yet, but here’s a little advance information. Look for a June 17 release for Bob Margolin & Bob Corritore/So Far. This is an all acoustic duo album with guest appearances by Jimmy Vivino on two songs! Then on September 2, be prepared for Bob Corritore & Friends/You Shocked Me, with guest appearances by Sugaray Rayford, John Primer, Diunna Greenleaf, Alabama Mike, Oscar Wilson, Willie Buck, Bob Stroger, Johnny Rawls, Bill and Shy Perry, Bob Margolin, Jimi “Primetime” Smith, Francine Reed, Kid Ramos, Johnny Main, Adriana Marie, L.A. Jones, Anthony Geraci, Fred Kaplan, Ben Levin, Doug James, The Fremonts, & Johnny Rapp. You Shocked Me is the follow up to the album Spider In My Stew!

Show posters for a few of Bob Corritore’s upcoming shows!

March 17, 2022 – BMA Voting Ends Tomorrow, Phoenix Blues Blast Festival This Weekend!

Tomorrow, Friday, March 18 is the final day for Blues Music Awards voting. You have to be a member of the Blues Foundation in order to vote.

Bob Corritore is honored to have 2 Blues Music Award nominations:

1) Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew is up for Best Traditional Album and

2) Bob Corritore is also listed as a nominee Harmonica category!

To place your votes, or for more information on joining The Blues Foundation, please go to blues.org and thank you!

Blues Music Awards voting ends on Friday!

This weekend is the Phoenix Blues Blast Festival put on by the Phoenix Blues Society!

Friday is the pre-party, and all day Saturday is the festival, which will transition into the Blues Blast After Party/Celebrity Jam hosted by the Jimi Primetime Smith/Bob Corritore Blues Band. You can buy advanced tickets at www.rhythmroom.com!

February 24, 2022 – Jimi Primetime Smith/Bob Corritore Blues Band With Carl Weathersby This Saturday at Rhythm Room & Blues Music Awards Voting Going On Now

The Jimi Primetime Smith/Bob Corritore Blues Band with guest sets by Carl Weathersby appear this Saturday, February 26 at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

By the way today is Carl Weathersby‘s birthday! And thank you very much to Carl for filling in for John Primer who could not make the CD release party last weekend due to a snow related flight cancellation. We are rescheduling the Primer/Corritore CD release party for May 13 FYI. Please come out and enjoy some Chicago Blues this Saturday!

Blues Music Awards voting going on now!

Bob Corritore is very proud to be nominated for two Blues Music Awards by The Blues Foundation:

1) The album Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew is up for Best Traditional Blues Album.

2) Bob is also a nominee in the Best Harmonica Player category.

The voting is open now and only members can vote so we invite voting members of The Blues Foundation to participate.

Voting closes on March 18, 2022.

No matter who you vote for, each and every vote counts.

Here’s the voting link: https://blues.org

February 16, 2022 The Gypsy Woman Told Me Release Show This Friday, Tell Me About It Release This Week, and 2022 Blues Music Awards Voting Happening Now

The Gypsy Woman Told Me Release Show This Friday

John Primer and Bob Corritore bring together an all-star band for their long awaited, Covid postponed CD release party this Friday! This will be a night of wonderful Chicago blues!

All the way back in May 2020, John and Bob released their critically acclaimed album The Gypsy Woman Told Me. It reached #1 on the Living Blues Charts, #1 on the French Power Blues Charts, #1 on the Austrailian Blues Charts, made on the Billboard Sales Charts, and won a Living Blues Award! But because of the pandemic, they were unable to tour behind this album.

On Friday, February 18, John and Bob reunite with the killer lineup that includes Bob Stroger, Anthony Geraci, Jimi “Primetime” Smith, and Wes Starr. This will be the first time John Primer & Bob Corritore will both be able to sign their CD together!

The show will take place at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 on Friday, February 18. You can buy tickets at the door or advance tickets at this link.

Louisiana Red & Bob Corritore/Tell Me ‘Bout It will be released on Friday, February 18!

Red and Bob were the closest friends, and so this album is not only a powerful statement of artistry, it’s a spiritually connected and symbolic release. Paris Move Magazine deemed this album ESSENTIAL. Midwest Record called the album timeless. Chicago Blues Guide says “The pair’s many magical musical moments have been captured for posterity on Tell Me ‘Bout It. Order this album today at this link.

Voting for The 2022 Blues Music Awards Is Going On Now!

Bob Corritore has 2 nominations:

1) Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew is up for Best Traditional Album and

2) Bob Corritore is also listed as a nominee Harmonica category!

Congratulations to all the wonderful nominations. In order to vote, you must be a member of the Blues Foundation. Voting is going on right now! To place your votes, or for more information on joining The Blues Foundation, please go to blues.org and thank you!

February 10, 2022 – Bob Corritore Receives Two Blues Music Award Nominations! 

This great news just in! The 2022 Blues Music Awards nominations just announced and Bob Corritore has 2 noms!

Bob Corritore & Friends/Spider In My Stew is up for Best Traditional Album and Bob Corritore is also listed as a nominee Harmonica category!

Congratulations to all the nominees! And thank you to all of the voters who allowed this great honor! And thanks to all the amazing musicians who participated in the Spider In My Stew album project! And of course a big thank you to VizzTone Label Group and BratGirl Media for really getting the album out there!

To see a full list of the nominations, click here.

The Blues Music Awards winners will be announced at a cerimony in Memphis on May 5. for more information on voting or attending the BMA ceremony go to blues.org.

February 7, 2022 – Bob Corritore Performing In Seattle This Weekend

This Week in Seattle! Bob Corritore joins a super group of Northeastern blues stars for a three day run at Seattle’s famous venue, Jazz Alley. Also in the lineup are Lisa Mann, Ben Rice, Robin Moxy, Steve Sarkowsky and Jeff Conlin. Advance tickets available here.

Hope to see you there!

January 26, 2022 – Arizona Shows This Weekend, New Vaults Albums, Other Upcoming Shows

Arizona Shows This Weekend!

1) Friday at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix welcoming Carla Denise, a great singer who just moved from Chicago. You may recognize her from her guest appearances with Mississippi Heat. Click here for more info.

2) Saturday at Monterey Court in Tucson. An intimate open air patio show with great food! Click here for more info.

Two new Vaults albums forthcoming and a single with T-Model Ford just released!

Please check out the new single, “Mean Old Frisco,” featuring T-Model Ford from the forthcoming album, Bob Corritore & Friends / Downhome Blues Revue! Thank you American Blues Scene for debuting the single! Listen here.

Preorder Bob Corritore & Friends/Down Home Blues Revue here:

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Preorder Louisiana Red & Bob Corritore/Tell Me ‘Bout It here:

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