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Samuel James Nominated for 2010 Blues Music Award
To help celebrate the New Year, we want to celebrate Samuel James - one of the most interesting and original acoustic blues musicians out there. If you haven't caught Samuel live, then you have missed an incredible songster. But, we're not the only people who have noticed Sameul
- as is evidenced by his two 2010
Blues Music Award nominations
Artist of the Year
, and Acoustic Album
Rosa, Maeve and Noreen
) of the Year!
here to vote for Samuel for a 2010 Blues Music Award »
Catch Watermelon Slim Live
Calling all Watermelon Slim Fans - Just want to clear up any confusion on
whether Slim is touring in 2010. Look for Watermelon Slim and
the Workers on tour in USA, Canada, Europe and other points around
the globe in 2010. Slim is looking forward to performing for
you with his band and on solo tours. We want to thank all of you for another
is a guitar master!
Parasomnia by JW Jones Band is on a new disc of guitar masters
put out by guitar world magazine. JW is in great company - Santana,
B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and others...
Paul Reddick?s Sugar Bird receives a Juno nomination
for best artwork »
Bluzapalooza goes back to Iraq
- with Moreland & Arbuckle
Slim & The Workers win 2 top industry honours »
Gibson Guitars names Watermelon
Slim one of the top ten blues albums of 2007 »
NorthernBlues Music receives eight 2008
Blues Music Award nominations!
For the second consecutive year, Watermelon Slim
received six Blues Music Award nominations. And, Mem Shannon
Complete list of nominations:
Album of the Year - Watermelon Slim & The Workers
for "The Wheel Man"
BB King Entertainer of the Year - Watermelon
Band of the Year - Watermelon Slim & The
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year -Watermelon
Slim & The Workers for "The Wheel Man"
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the
Year - Watermelon Slim
Song of the Year - William
Homans for "The Wheel Man"
Soul Blues Album of the Year - Mem Shannon for "A
Night At Tipitina's"
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year - Mem Shannon
now has a group on Facebook »
Magness named 2007 Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary
Blues Female Artist of the Year.
Janiva also won this prestigious award from the Blues Foundation
in Memphis in 2006!
Run Neil Run takes home the JUNO
AWARD for Instrumental Album of the Year!
Music Garners Nine BMA Nominations & IMA Win for Watermelon
Slim & The Workers!
NorthernBlues CDs are once again starting to get Award nominations. Congratulations
– his CD, “Kissing
in 29 Days
” just got a MapleBlues Nomination
Recording of the Year. Other MapleBlues nominations for NorthernBlues
artists include Watermelon Slim
Artist of the Year, and Carlos del Junco
, and Dave Hoerl
player of the year.
For more information, please go to: The
Toronto Blues Society and please register and vote for
Here's how you can vote for the Maple Blues Awards.
- Go to: http://www.mapleblues.ca/
- Check your e-mail (at the account you entered in registration)
- Copy (or write down) your 6 digit password
- Go to: http://www.mapleblues.ca/
- Enter your e-mail address and password
- Make your picks
And, congratulations to Eddie Turner
and Watermelon Slim
. Their CDs all received
nominations for Blues Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards
in the United States.
For more information, please go to:www.musiciansatlas.com/pages/
Now our CDs are more affordable than ever! Check out our summer
Magness Named Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year.
Janiva Magness was named the Contemporary Blues Female Artist of
the Year at the 2006
Music Awards (BMAs) held in Memphis. This is Janiva’s first Blues
Music Award and we are just delighted here at NorthernBlues Music. We’ve
always know she is a world-class act; now the whole world knows!
For a complete
listing of BMAs, you can visit the Blues Foundation website »
NorthernBlues Music Recording Artists Garner Four 2006
Blues Music Awards & Nominations and several Maple
Blues Nominations & more news from NorthernBlues »
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Check out interview with Watermelon Slim, Chris Beard,
Mason Casey. A continuing series of artist profiles, interviews
and music samples from Northern Blues Records with Beardo, Senior
Contributing Editor at Blueswax
Bull Goose Rooster
Watermelon Slim & The Workers
A reunion of the world’s best blues band! A stunning mix of original blues songs covering a mix of topics from US foreign policy to trucking!
The best acoustic bluesman in America!
“Samuel James is like a time machine—the
same one that keeps Son House and Mississippi John Hurt traveling
back to the public consciousness.”
Doug Cox—one of Canada’s best slide guitarists, teams up with
Salil Bhatt — one of India’s best slide instrumentalists, along with
Cassius Khan, an amazing tabla player for yet another CD of
Two of the hottest bluesmen join forces!
"Combine Jimmie Rodgers, the
Carter Family & Bob Wills with Blind
Lemon, Sonny Boy Williamson and
Wilson Pickett—and you have Slim—a
one of a kind pickin’ & singin’ Okie
Jerry Wexler, Legendary Producer
Lots of terrific extras:
• Interview with Publisher of Blues Revue Magazine.
• Watermelon Slim talking to blues
great John Mayall.
• Feature on the Watermelon Slim band, The Workers.
• More great slide playing on the balcony of the Ground
guitar as if he were Jimi Hendrix trying to transpose Miles Davis'
Don Wilcock, Record, NY
"Slim's vocals - grittier than
a country dirt road, tender when they need to be - are framed by excellent
Nashville musicians." - MOJO Magazine
“Samuel James was born
about 50 years too late. With
his slide guitar, scratchy
vocals and vintage
songwriting, he sounds like
Robert Johnson's little
- Lewis Kelly, Vue Weekly,
“Why Watermelon Slim is not as
recognizable as Col. Sanders is a
damn mystery… Slim delivers
acutely personal workingman blues
with both hands on the wheel of life,
a bottle of hooch in his pocket, a
the Bible on the passenger seat.”
- Ron Baily, Harp
"... One of the finest jumpin’-swing
blues bands around today. Strong,
original material with good vocals
and superb harmonica and guitar.
Straight-up hard-drivin’ back beat
and that classic stand-up bass.”
- Storman’ Norman,
"... From the first chord on the
electric guitar, everyone in the
kitchen bolted up to pay
attention. This was blues music.
Real blues music. The kind of
stuff that B.B. King and Muddy
Waters belt out in juke joints
down in the Delta. The kids
bopped at the kitchen table, all
right. And so did the
grandparents in the den.
Frankly, I did a few two-steps
myself while cooking at the
- Michele Norris, NPR
"Guitar-driven hook-laden contemporary blues.Think
latter-day Eric Clapton or Robert Cray with shades of Luther Allison
and B.B. King."
"Zac Harmon is pure blues power that hits ya
in your soul"
"I love Zac Harmon!!!! He is a Soulful
special guest, Grammy Award-winner V.M. Bhatt on George Harrison?s ?For You
"The deep country
blues of dobro man Doug Cox and the timeless ragas of satvik
Salil Bhatt blend with the funky New Orleans syncopation of singer
John Boutte in a breathtaking
" -Dave Rubin, Guitar Edge
"Over the last two decades, Paul has
been making some of the most consistent, daring and
expressive music by any artist in any genre.”" -Larry LeBlanc,
This innovative CD pushes the boundaries of the blues
with special guest Garth Hudson of The Band
Carlos del Junco
"Havana-born, Canada-raised del Junco
has elevated the status of the humble 10-hole diatonic mouth harp to
the equivalent of a Stradivarius violin." -Greg Quill, Toronto
An incendiary blast of harmonica virtuosity from one
of the greatest diatonic harp players in the world.
of the Blues Vol 3
Over 70 minutes of ground-breaking blues! Includes 2 unreleased Watermelon Slim tracks!
"Fred Litwin has
developed and nurtured a cadre of musicians that break down
barriers and stretch musical boundaries; he's helped me to
discover new ways to experience the blues." -Eric
Steiner, Washington Blues Society
A blistering guitar CD from JW-Jones with
special guests Little Charlie Baty (Nightcats), Junior Watson,
Richard Innes & Larry
"JW's pure, honest
singing plus guitar stars make this record a yellow-dot must-buy
addition to the catalog for his fans and new enthusiasts
who are getting to know him." -Elwood Blues aka Dan
A brand new album of woolly wisdom from
this worldly-worn Oklahoma truck driver.
Slim now has gotten 12 Blues Music Awards in the last two
years - and he also won MOJO Magazine's Blues Album of the
Year for the second year in a row.
Pay Me No Mind
Homemade Jamz Blues Band
Three young siblings from Tupelo, MS
who are on fire - wicked playing, original tunes and homemade
guitars made out of car mufflers.
"These young kids have got energy, talent and do
the blues proud with their own flavor. I believe they've
got a GREAT future ahead." -B.B. King
"The Homemade Jamz have such a
beautiful Blues spirit -- I really believe they're
going to be a huge success."