A fascinating observation about Robert Johnson’s music

31 May

I’ve been swimming through the Blues e-mails, and online blues magazines, and I ran across a interesting story I thought I’d share with all of the hardcore Blues music fans, who know who Robert Johnson is, and what his music has meant to several genres of modern music. I was reading the Blues Festival e-guide,

(http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1410332847?utm_medium=email&utm_source=MyNewsletterBuilder&utm_content=webmaster%40quincyblues.com&utm_campaign=Weekly+Blues+News+May+28+2010+1410332847&utm_term=View+as+Web+Page 

and ran across a story that states that “we’ve been listening to Robert Johnson’s music at the wrong speed”. (NOTE: You’ll have to scroll down that page a long way to get to the story, and there’s also some good info on the Davenport IA fest on the way down the page also). This, I have found intriguing, and had to read more of, and there’s a link on there to a “guardianUK blog” that goes into this opinion, and here’s the link:

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/may/27/robert-johnson-blues

I can only say that at this time, I am fascinated, and am hoping to be able to hear Johnson’s music at this slower speed, and that we should “stay tuned” on this story, as it’s sure to stir up some great conversation…Jerry D

2010 Blues in the District Info…

28 May

Hey folks, Here’s your 2010 FREE Blues in the District Info: Concerts are held in Quincy’s Historic Washington Park, (1 square city block) located downtown, from Maine St to Hampshire, from 4th to 5th St.

There’s plenty of great shade trees, and they always have a food vendor on site for each event. You need to bring your own chairs, blanket, and you can even bring in your cooler, picnic basket etc…(please try not to eat up all the space in the park-there are a lot of folks wanting to share this prime real estate).  The concerts are always on Fridays, and start at 5pm, and run until 9pm.

Here’s the lineup–as taken from the fine folks down “In the District”

If you’d like pics of the folks playing-follow this link:   http://www.downtownquincy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117:blues-in-the-district&catid=50:main-page-slideshow

13th Season of Blues in the District is headed back to Washington Park on June 11.

The Historic Quincy Business District’s Blues in the District has become one of the most anticipated events of the year. This free concert series draws top performers from across the country. Fans from all generations bring their lawn chairs and refreshments and head to Washington Park every other Friday for a evening of socializing, dancing and great music. This year, we celebrate our 13th season of Blues in the District and will provide fans everything they have come to expect from this great event!

June 11- Sharrie Williams     Food Vendor: Quincy Noon Kiwanis 

Corporate Sponsors:  Advance Physical Therapy, Heimer & Associates, 1st Bankers Trust

 June 25-Bryan Lee      Food Vendor: Midsummer Arts Faire      Corporate Sponsor: Knapheide

July 9- Roger “Hurricane” Wilson     Food Vendor: Rotary Club 

Corporate Sponsors: Gem City Ford, Quincy Medical Group, Gardner Denver

July 23-Laurie Morvan   Food Vendor: TNT H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group)   Corporate Sponsor: TNT Action Sports

August 13-Rusty Wright Band  Food Vendor:  Optimist Club

Corporate Sponsors: Quincy Preserves; Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchel; GREDF, Gem City Kiwanis

August 27-Mississippi Heat  Food Vendor: Meals on Wheels    Corporate Sponsor: Mercantile Bank

September 10-Larry McCray     Food Vendor: Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers

Corporate Sponsor: Mid Mississippi Muddy Waters Blues Society

 We would like to thank the following groups:

Media Sponsors:

103.9 THE FOX              Quincynews.org               Reed Promotional Media

Green Sponsor:                                                                                  Clean-up Crew:

 Allied Waste Services                                                                        The First Tee

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128 North 5th Street, Quincy, IL 62301 | Phone: 217.228.8696

Thanks to all for “CAN JAM III”

25 May

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped us with “CAN JAM III”. All of the folks who brought in food items, and donated cash-QUANADA thanks you very much! Thanks also to our Band-PIKE STATION-you guys are awesome! Another great perfomance as always. Thanks also go out to our volunteers, and to everyone who helped us promote the event, including a special thanks to STARADIO for running all of the spots for us-you guys are the best! We are happy to help a fellow local organization that’s struggling to make ends meet, and hope to continue to do so in the future, Thanks again everyone!