SHEMEKIA COPELAND TO APPEAR ON “WORLD CAFÉ” AND “MOUNTAIN STAGE”
Singing sensation Shemekia Copeland will appear on the nationally syndicated radio shows “World Café” and “Mountain Stage.
Lazy Lester's "I'm A Man" Used As Theme Song For ABC TV's "Freddie"
Harmonica player/vocalist Lazy Lester's version of "I'm A Man" is the theme song for ABC TV's new comedy "Freddie." The song comes from Lester's Alligator album "Harp And Soul."
MAVIS STAPLES PERFORMS ON THE PBS TELEVISION PROGRAM SOUNDSTAGE!
Soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples appears on the PBS concert program,"Soundstage," along with Joss Stone on Thursday, October 6, 2005.
Shemekia Copeland Appears on NPR's All Things Considered on Oct. 2, 2005
Shemekia Copeland appeared on Sunday, October 2, on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”
MARCIA BALL APPEARS ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN!
Celebrated pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball joins fellow Louisianans The Neville Brothers and The Meters on September 16, 2005 on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” They will perform the New Orleans classic “Fiyo On The Bayou.”
THE SOUL TRUTH Reviewed in The New York Times
Jon Pareles reviews The Soul Truth in the August 22, 2005 edition of The New York Times.
SHEMEKIA COPELAND’S “WHO STOLE MY RADIO” #2 MOST ADDED SONG AT AAA RADIO
“Who Stole My Radio?,” the lead single from singing sensation Shemekia Copeland’s THE SOUL TRUTH (produced by Steve Cropper), was the #2 Most Added song on the AAA radio format for the week of August 8, 2005.
DETROIT JUNIOR OCTOBER 26, 1931 – AUGUST 9, 2005
Legendary and beloved blues pianist, vocalist and songwriter Emery “Detroit Junior” Williams, Jr., died at his Chicago home on August 9, 2005 of heart failure. He was 73. Over the course of his 50-plus year career, Detroit Junior led his own bands and appeared as a solo performer, in addition to playing in bands with Howlin’ Wolf and Eddie Shaw. He wrote hundreds of songs, had numerous local successful 45s, as well as writing hits recorded by Albert King and Koko Taylor.
NEW CDS FROM SHEMEKIA COPELAND AND THE SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND ON THE WAY!
Alligator Records has set an August 16 release date for new CDs from roots/blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland and Chicago’s beloved Siegel-Schwall Band.
Guitarist Harry Hypolite -- Played With Clifton and C.J. Chenier -- Dies In Car Crash
Guitarist Harry Hypolite, 68, died in a car accident in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, June 22, 2005. Hypolite played in Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band, and later with C.J. Chenier. He recorded on two of C.J.'s Alligator albums: "Too Much Fun" and "The Big Squeeze." Hypolite recorded one CD under his own name, 2001's "Louisiana Country Boy," for Analogue Productions.
CITY OF ATLANTA PRESENTS TINSLEY ELLIS WITH PHOENIX AWARD!
Atlanta native/resident and celebrated blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis received a coveted Phoenix Award from the city of Atlanta during his hometown performance at the Variety Playhouse on Saturday, June 25. Ellis released his very first live CD, LIVE-HIGHWAYMAN, on Chicago's Alligator Records label. Atlanta’s Director of Cultural Affairs, Camille Love, presented the Phoenix Award – the highest and most prestigious award the City of Atlanta has to give. “GuitarOne” magazine said Ellis has “monstrous guitar chops. Words like ‘feral,’ ‘incendiary,’ and ‘fiery’…are more than appropriate when he takes the stage.”
XM'S BLUESVILLE SHOW BROADCASTS THE HOLMES BROTHERS
XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville program will broadcast the Holmes Brothers’ performances live on Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 5:45 – 7:00pm. The Holmes Brothers will be performing at the National Capitol BBQ Battle in Washington, D.C. Critics hailed their latest CD, SIMPLE TRUTHS, as the best of their career. The group recently picked up the prestigious 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Award for “Blues Band of the Year.” In 2004, The Holmes Brothers appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and performed with Willie Nelson on his television special, “Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws and Angels.”