Remembering Louisiana Red…

28 Feb

Remembering Louisiana Red… From Bob Corritores e-mail..

RIP Iverson Minter AKA Louisiana Red March 23rd, 1932- to February 25, 2012. It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of one of the greatest and most beloved traditional blues artists. (I had a opportunity to meet him, talk with him, and listen to him play-he was remarkable in his talents)

Here’s a like to a google Doc that tell all about him-he had quite a resume, and was a great Bluesman that you should know about…thanks again to Bob Corritore…


Blues In The Schools This Week

26 Feb


I just wanted to let everyone know that we have a couple Blues Education Activities going on this coming week. Our Artists for this week’s activities will be Ben Bumbry & The Messengers, from right here in Quincy. We’re blessed to have Ben and his Band helping us out with our Blues Education Program this year. Ben is going to discuss the history of the Blues, and along with his band perform some music for several different groups this week. His band members-many who are music educators themselves, are going to help add greatly to this years program.

Here’s what we have lined up this week. On Thursday March 1st from 7-9pm at the Quincy Senior Center, Ben and The Messengers will be discussing the Blues, and playing for a couple hours for the folks at the Center. (They’ve requested that we do something with them for some time now, and this should be a good time for all).

Also, we have two elementary schools lined up for Friday March 2nd,-Madison School, and Ellington School. Both performances will be held in the morning. We know that the kids love it when there’s musicians playing for them, and Ben and the Band should be a real hit, hopefully planting a Blues Seed in their minds.

We had hoped to have more schools lined up this spring, but Ben is going to work on a couple more sessions before the school year is up. So hopefully we can get that accomplished, and maybe even a session at the Quincy Public Library for all of the public to enjoy.  Thank you to Ben Bumbry for his work on this program this year, and a BIG THANKS goes out to all of our BLUE NOTE OPEN GOLFERS for helping to cover the costs for this program.

Unsigned Music Talent Competition

21 Feb

Unsigned Talent Competition


NOTE-This is just quick note to let you and know that due to overwhelming demand, the deadline for the inaugural Unsigned Only Music Competition has been extended until April 11 2012. This will be the final deadline for this year’s competition.

We just wanted to remind you and that the deadline for the newly launched Unsigned Only Music Competition is fast approaching (was March 5th, NOW is April 11th), so we are hoping that you can spread the word to musicians in your reach, through the press release below. As you may remember, the competition is designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints. The goal of Unsigned Only is to find an outstanding, talented performer: a band, singer, or solo artist…a newcomer or veteran…raw or polished – the “gem” that needs to be discovered. Unsigned Only is looking for the total package. Judging criteria includes vocals, performance, originality, and songwriting. There is also a category just for Vocal Performance which accepts songs that are not original.

We are very excited about this new venture, and we truly appreciate you spreading spread the word.

Here’s a Link to a FULL PRESS RELEASE aout the event:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Candace Avery
1307 Eastland Ave
Nashville TN 37206