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Showing posts with label New Blues Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Blues Festival. Show all posts

Friday, June 10, 2016

Big Llou Johnson (Sirius XM) To Emcee New Blues Festival 3



    (LONG BEACH, CA) - The New Blues Festival is proud to announce Big Llou Johnson has been tapped to Emcee New Blues Festival 3, taking place Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, 2016, at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, Calif. 


  Big LLou is a singer-songwriter, actor & radio personality. Some consider him the “Voice of the Blues” nationally.  Over two-million blues lovers a week tune into BB Kings Bluesville, the world’s biggest blues station on Sirius XM Satellite radio where he’s heard daily.

   Just as comfortable on the big screen as he is on stage, Hollywood heavyweights George Lucas and Chuck Lorre chose Big LLou to voice their projects. A sought-after emcee, Llou regularly hosts some of the biggest events in the Blues including The Blues Music Awards, The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruises, and various blues festivals across the US. 

   In 2013 he created “Big LLou’s Blues Hall of Fame Tribute Jam,” a blues-themed celebrity jam held annually in Memphis during Blues Music Awards week.  The event has raised over $15,000. for organizations that support blues music and the musicians who perform America’s greatest musical art form.

   A true blues “Renaissance Man,” Llou hopes to continue the tradition of artists like Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas and Howlin’ Wolf, who also worked in radio and contributed so much to America’s musical landscape.

                             About...New Blues Festival 3  

   The New Blues Festival is now in its third big year, and was expanded to a two-day event last year due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural NBF, when over 2,000 music lovers of all ages filled POA Park in Long Beach. NBF 2 was even more successful, drawing approximately 5,000 music lovers over both days.

   "Los Angeles and Orange Counties have responded very well to the (New Blues Festival) concept. We definitely hit on a pent-up demand for a long-running inter-generational tradition, and we are excited to once again share all this great music with the public", says William Grisolia, Producer of the New Blues Festival.

   Past headliners at the previous two New Blues Festival events include some of the biggest names in Southern California's Blues scene: James Harman; The 44's with Kid Ramos; Brophy Dale Band; Barbara Morrison; Whiteboy James & the Blues Express; Teddy Lee Hooker; 2000 Lbs. of Blues; and Bernie Pearl, plus the best young up-and-coming blues artists, Chase Walker Band and Ray Goren. This year's lineup on both the Main Stage and the Golden Groove Stage will be announced shortly.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Blues Festival Debuts, Bringing Blues Back to Long Beach


Sunday, August 31, 2014 - P.O.A. (Police Officers Association) Park

In Addition To A Star-Studded Music Lineup, Also Food & Crafts Vendors In A Beautiful Outdoor Setting Near The Pacific Ocean!

Award-winning acoustic blues guitar master, Bernie Pearl.

Prolific singer/songwriter, rising star, and daughter of actor/blues musician Jim Belushi:  Jami Bess Belushi

  (Long Beach, CA) - The First Annual New Blues Festival, more than anything else, is bringing the Blues back to Long Beach in a big way - back where they belong!

  New Blues Festival takes place on Sunday, August 31 (Labor Day Weekend), at POA (Police Officers Association) Park, 7390 E. Carson St., Long Beach. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Tickets priced at $20. (children 12 and under, free). Purchase tickets now at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ (six locations) or at Info: (562) 762-8317 or visit

   "It is an honor to join the original founders of the Long Beach Blues Festival and so many legendary and new stars of the blues this Labor Day weekend, the traditional weekend for festival blues in Long Beach!," says William Grisolia, Producer of the New Blues Festival.  "For over thirty years, the Southern California region has been treated to this most American of music and each artist, volunteer and sponsor will be proud this year to have helped revive our communities’ rich cultural tradition. Congratulations and bravo to each of you!" 

  Taking place on the onetime site of the venerable Big Time Blues Festival presented by the late Betty Miller and partner Bernie Pearl, this year's new Blues festival lineup features:

Bernie Pearl - Long Beach acoustic guitar great/Blues Blast Music Awards nominee

Boxcar 7 -  Seven-piece show ensemble voted "Best Long Beach Band

Brophy Dale Band -  Passionate purveyors of roots-y rock 'n' blues

Jami Bess BelushiProlific singer/songwriter, rising star, and daughter of actor/blues musician, Jim Belushi

Joe Kincaid & the Soul Brothers Band -  Veteran Long Beach favorites and groovemasters galore

Mighty Mojo Prophets - One of the shining stars on the renowned Delta Groove Records label (see video below)

New Blues Revolution -  Avant-Garde Blues revolutionaries

Sandi Thom - Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known as "The Scottish Songbird"

Stoney B Blues Band  - Straight outta San Diego by way of Chicago, Blues guitarist/showman extraordinaire

Whiteboy James & the Blues Express - This force of (musical) nature is also one of the premiere acts on SoCal-based Rip Cat Records

Mighty Mojo Prophets performing William Clarke's "Pawnshop" live: