C.J. CHENIER FEATURE AT ABOUT.COM
C.J. Chenier's new disc, STEP IT UP!, is reviewed this week on About.com. Read why this reviewer feals that C.J. is ready for the revered "King of Zydeco" title. Also find tons of other links to great info about Zydeco and Cajun culture.
HOLMES BROTHERS APPEAR ON LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
Soul/blues/gospel greats The Holmes Brothers - backed by The Precious Three featuring Joan Osborne - performed Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday, July 19. In a rare move after the performance, Letterman held up a copy of the their Osborne-produced CD, SPEAKING IN TONGUES, and told his audience of millions of people to "buy several of these."
SHEMEKIA COPELAND LANDS ON DOWNBEAT CRITICS' POLL
SHEMEKIA COPELAND LANDS ON DOWNBEAT CRITICS' POLL COPELAND, COREY HARRIS & HENRY BUTLER RECEIVE LIVING BLUES CRITICS' AWARDS
GAYE ADEGBALOLA HOSTS HOUSE OF BLUES RADIO HOUR
Saffire - The Uppity Blues Woman guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Gaye Adegbalola took over the controls from "Elwood Blues" (Dan Akroyd) to host a special edition of the House of Blues Radio Hour. This show is called "Blues is a Woman." Adegbalola programmed the music and will present her favorite blues women of today. The show aired the weekend of July 28-29 on 187 stations across country.
SAFFIRE AND ALLIGATOR CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
By using the following link, fans of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Woman can purchase the band's new CD, AIN'T GONNA HUSH! (or any of the band's previous CDs), and have 10% of the total donated to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The link is www.alligator.com/ncadv. For more information on NCADV, go to www.ncadv.org. Saffire has long championed a variety of causes, and the group released the anti-domestic violence song 1-800-799-7233 on their 1998 release, LIVE & UPPITY.
LITTLE CHARLIE AND THE NIGHTCATS VIDEO FROM MILWAUKEE'S SUMMERFEST
One of Alligator's all-time favorite bands and a live act not to be missed was caught on video this summer by House Of Blues. Little Charlie put on a great show at this years Summerfest. Click on the link below to check `em out.
MARCIA BALL AUDIO WEBCAST!
Click below to hear a great live set by Marcia Ball at the House of Blues. Hear songs from her new record PRESUMED INNOCENT. Don't miss this!
SHEMEKIA COPELAND VIDEO FROM TORONTO
Shemekia Copeland's recent Toronto festival appearance was captured on video by Primeticket.net. Click on the link below to see and hear Shemekia tear her way through songs from her two Alligator releases, WICKED and TURN THE HEAT UP.
Holmes Brothers / Joan Osborne Concert Review in Hollywood Reporter
Read Darryl Mordon's review of the July 9 Holmes Brothers / Joan Osborne concert at the Los Angeles House of Blues.
HOLMES BROTHERS FEATURED ON MSN.COM
The Holmes Brothers are currently the featured artist on MSN.com. Read or listen to an in-depth exclusive interview, hear excerpts of some of their best new songs and see some of their favorite discs. It's all available in the link below.
Holmes Brothers live on Acoustic Cafe
Check out an intimate performance by the Holmes Brothers on the nationally syndicated program Acoustic Cafe!
HOLMES BROTHERS ON "A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION"
Listen to The Holmes Brothers June 9, 2001 appearance on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion." The Holmes Brothers performed three songs -- "Homeless Child," "Speaking In Tongues," and "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down" -- in front of the wildly enthusiastic St. Paul, Minnesota audience.