How Blue Are We in July? by Monica Yasher

Posted on 8/06/2010 by Monica Yasher

Crossroads 2010

July is always a sizzling, hot month.  And, here at American Blues News it wasn't any different.  We had plenty of firery; fiesty interviews, sizzling blues coverage,and  hot off the press reviews and news.  We at American Blues News hope you enjoy our blues coverage for you and please stop back daily.  We post an article daily!

American Blues News had plenty of interviews this month.   One of our newest writers, Silver Michaels talked to Reba Russell (pictures right).  Chef Jimi caught up with Bobby Parker.  Monica discussed Clovis People with Colorado's own
Otis Taylor.  Other interviews shared were with Michael Manness, Jim Suhler, Sonny Boy Terry, and the force behind the Stax Record Label, Steve Cropper

There were even more interviews as Maureen met up with Foghat and Jimbo Ross.  Silver shared some insights from Austin "Walkin' Cane". And, our Sonicbids guest was Tom Principato!

Nelson's picks this month were of:  Joe Krown,
Rick Derringer (pictured right), a Blues Harp Blowout Part 1, and  Part II as well as photos of Matt Schofield!

American Blues News shared some historical items such as Black Sabbath and the blues roots the band shares.  We also presented The True Story of the Death of Johnny Ace.  A tragic tale of a great bluesman. 

As always we a deliver the truth in events and CD's.  If you are thinking about checking out a new band or CD.  Look us up here.  Chances are we have covered it!  Read more on Leslie West and Corky Laing, Skyla Burrell Blues Band,
Blues CD's to Look For, and The Honey Island Swamp Band.

Steve Miller has a new Blues CD and Blake commented on the Steve Miller Band Bingo CD and
Robert Cray Cookin' in Mobile.

We wanted to let you know that Brandon Santini and Delta Highway have a few things to share.  Check this band out when you have the chance!

It's Festival Time!  And you will never know what you can see!  We have attended many festivals.  Check out our pages to see if you were caught in a picture or two!

If you want to know the festival that are upcoming, please check out our coverage for Festivals for July and August !  Drop us a line and let us know about the event! 

Casey of Southern California shared his day at The Santa Clarita Blues Festival.  We had Jim Stick reporting on Greely Blues Jam.  And, take a deep breath!  Here we go....American Blues News has covered The 11th Annual Highway 61 Blues Festival, North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Simi Valley Cajun Creole Music Festival, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Live Oaks Music Festival, Atlanta to Tallahassee, Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest, Crossroads Guitar Festival, River Bend in Kankakee, and The Chenango Blues Festival!  Whew!  That's a lot of festivals!

American Blues News is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the Blues!  Check in everyday to see what we mean!  Thank you for the read!

American Blues News Staff

What makes American Blues News unique is our coverage across America. Here is our lineup:

Mon: Memphis Correspondent - Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms
Nighthawk is our resident globetrotter and man behind the scenes, as he tours with the Reba Russell Band.

Tues: New York Correspondent - J. Blake
Blake is the American Blues News review and interview guru. You may catch him out and about in NY playing the blues.

Wed: National Correspondent - Monica Yasher
Monica is our executive director and artist interview specialist. You can catch Monica singing the blues around Pittsburgh or working on some country music songs in Nashville.

Thurs: Washington, DC Correspondent - Virginiabluesman
Geraldo offers inteviews and reviews. You may have seen him at an Ana Popovic concert or conversed with him on her websites, as he offers administrative support with her music.

Fri: Northeast Photographer - Nelson Onofre
Nelson offers a Friday column of blues photography and pictorial support for the interviews covered by the team.

Jim Stick in Colorado
Jim will be focusing on the Blues Festivals in the beautiful state of Colorado, and the artists that live and visit there.

Maureen Elizabeth, our resident art correspondent, will be focusing on blues art as she explores the creation of CD covers, or speaking with artists who also have a love of creating pictorial art in addition to their music! She may also feature some of her good friends in the Pittsburgh area. In her love of art, you may find Maureen's photography accompanying writer's articles on our pages. Maureen is also our marketing director.

Pittsburgh correspondent and photographer, CR Bennett, will share the Pittsburgh scene with all of you. You may also see CR's pictures accompanying other writer's articles.

We head to the big state of Texas! Abby Owen, our Texas correspondent.

Another big area to cover, the West Coast with Casey Reagan, Casey will feature many artists and events on this ocean's shores.

Lastly, we have our roving blues entertainment writer,
Chef Jimi.

And of course, we will surprise you sometimes!

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