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Friday, September 27, 2013

Gobble Gobble Blues! The Planetary Blues Band Performing@ "Turkeypalooza" Benefit

  *Planetary Blues Band Live On WVLP 98.3 FM - Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9 P.M.*

  (VALPARAISO, IN) - Two opportunities to experience local blues heroes The Planetary Blues Band this week, both in Valparaiso: This coming Tuesday night, October 1, at 9 p.m. (Central Time), the band is interviewed and performs live on WVLP 98.3 ("Valpo Radio"), on the "Livin' It Up" show with host John King. Planetary also performing at the 3rd Annual Turkeypalooza Benefit on Friday, October 4, 6-10 p.m. at Central Park Plaza, 63 N. Lafayette St. Tickets $10. adults, $5. kids 12 and under (in advance); $12. adults, $7. kids 12 and under at the door. Info: Many additional acts scheduled to perform. Proceeds go to feeding 500 Northwest Indiana area families at Thanksgiving. 
                         About The Planetary Blues Band
   With the release of Once Upon A Time In The South Loop, The Planetary Blues Band take a giant step towards fulfilling their goals - "pushing our new album, getting more radio play, and gigging as much as possible....(also to) work, write songs, and pay tribute where it is due.
  "We know the blues scene and we know our unique selling points. A plan is in place. Any goal without a plan is a wish, and we have big goals."  
This unique trio of brothers (Martin Schaefer-Murray, guitar-vocals; Michael Schaefer-Murray, guitar-vocals; Bobby Schaefer-Murray, bass; also Nick Evans, drums) got their start playing, and being influenced by, the Blues. The band was born in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1999 in their mother's basement, where they spent countless hours learning entire albums by Chicago Blues greats like Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Son Seals. From there, over the course of the past ten-plus years, Planetary has held onto those roots while expanding outward into various other corners of the musical universe.  
"We decided to keep it simple, and write with the Blues as our focus. The idea for this album, and our albums to come, is to explore the Blues genre as fully and concisely as possible." - Martin Schaefer-Murray in All Access Magazine interview (read entire interview here: 

"Once Upon A Time In The South Loop"  - What The Press Is Saying So Far

"Someone you want to keep on your to take an older genre and incorporate new and fresh sounds...sound like a band who's been playing on Memphis' Beale street for years. 9 out of 10 Stars."                                                                    BLUES ROCK REVIEW

"This family blues band brings a modern Chicago blues-rock sound to the forum with its sizzling guitars, surging rhythms, and piercing vocals.
Plenty of emotion to share, both from vocals and from guitars, as the band makes each statement clearly with passion."   SOUTHLAND BLUES
"After giving "Once Upon A Time In The South Loop", the latest release by The Planetary Blues Band, just a few listens, I could not come to any conclusion, other than this album is pretty damn good. Consists of ten immensely entertaining extremely talented band that offer up a nice fresh take on the Blues."            BLUES UNDERGROUND NETWORK

"This is what the Rolling Stones would sound like if they were just starting today: a band dedicated completely to the blues..."Blues Resurrection is so deep and so real that you could almost swear you're in some wooden shanty of a blues bar in some Southern backwoods, with the stale smell of smoke and illegal whiskey in the air. Keep an eye on The Planetary Blues Band, folks. These guys are going places."BOOMEROCITY

"Having characteristics similar to early British blues bands, this album has a fresh, familiar sound...'The Thorns Will Show You' has a real Sixties sound than can easily become a radio player. Definitely an interesting release."                                                 BMANS BLUES REPORT

  The Planetary Blues Band at Buddy Guys Legends performing during their sold-out CD Release Party this past May.


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