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Showing posts with label Planetary Blues Band. Show all posts
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Planetary Blues Band Performing at Prairie Magic Music Festival







 


           PLANETARY BLUES BAND PERFORM AT PRAIRIE MAGIC            MUSIC FESTIVAL, AT SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK


Saturday, August 12/ Showtime: 1:00pm/ Tickets: $15.





  (Valparaiso, IN) - The Planetary Blues Band are one of the headliners at the Prairie Magic Music Festival, Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Rd., Saturday, August 12. Festival begins at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $15. (Adults), $10. with Student I.D. Children 12 and under free with a ticketed adult. Info/tickets: (219) 548-0219 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2977487.

  The Prairie Magic Music Fest is a celebration of rock, bluegrass, folk, and Americana music nestled in the heart of a beautiful County Park just minutes from the expressway. Also performing: The Crawpuppies, Foster Ross & Young, and the Blues Project, and the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra.

  The festival will also highlight Craft Food and Beer vendors. Valpo Velvet Ice Cream and Bartlett's Gourmet Grill will be satisfying hunger while a beer garden will make local microbrews available to those 21 and over.

                             About...The Planetary Blues Band


Michael Schaefer-Murray: guitar and vocals
Martin Schaefer-Murray: guitar and vocals
Bobby Schaefer-Murray: bass guitar
Nick Evans: drums

  The Planetary Blues Band consists of the trio of brothers Martin Schaefer-Murray (guitar and lead vocals) Bobby Schaefer-Murray (bass) and Michael Schaefer-Murray (guitar), with their longtime friend Nick Evans on drums. The band is based in Valparaiso, IN and has been paying dues in Midwest bars and at local festivals for over fifteen years. They've shared the stage with some of their biggest influences, such as Son Seals and Buddy Guy, including opening up for Buddy Guy at his own club, Legends. The PBB is influenced by a wide range of musical styles. Like most rock bands worth their salt, Planetary got their start playing, and being influenced by, the Blues. The band was born in 1999 in “Mom’s basement”, where countless hours were spent learning entire albums by Chicago Blues greats like Buddy Guy and Son Seals. Over the course of the past fifteen-plus years, Planetary has held onto those roots, while expanding outward into various other corners of the musical universe. The Planetary Blues Band recorded and produced their most recent album, Once Upon A Time In The South Loop, all “in-house” (engineered by Michael S-M), and it received stellar reviews both nationally and internationally.




                                                            







Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Planetary Blues Band Interviewed on "America's Blues Radio"


          
THE PLANETARY BLUES BAND TO BE INTERVIEWED ON
"AMERICA'S BLUES RADIO" SHOW - TUESDAY, JUNE 27

The Planetary Blues Band are interviewed on one of the hottest blues shows on the dial, America's Blues Radio, this Tuesday, June 24 at 8 p.m. Central time with host, Jimmy Warren. Listen live at http://www.jimmywarrenshow.com/. Past guests on America's Blues Radio include greats Johnny Winter, Candye Kane, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Robert Randolph, Steve Lukather, George Thorogood, Charlie Daniels and others, so the band is in great company here.

  Other upcoming Planetary shows of note: Big Dawg On My Trail Blues Festival, Saturday, July 12 in Richmond, Indiana; and the Rock 4 Hope Benefit Concert in Merrillville, IN on Sunday, August 10 (complete upcoming itinerary below).

  The Planetary Blues Band's album Once Upon A Time In The South Loop  received top 2013 year-end honors including the #7 spot on The Sunday Night Blues Project (“an attractive abundance of energy and talent and plenty of chops. This CD showcases a band on the way up.”); as well as a "Top 10 Regional Albums of 2013” pick by Northwest Indiana Times’ music critic, Tom Lounges (“there have been few, if any, Northwestern Indiana groups who have steadily progressed and impressed as the Schaefer-Murray brothers who, as The Planetary Blues Band, have evolved into a rock solid unit.”). The group were also a ”Future of the Blues – Class of 2013” pick by Blues Underground.  
                                  
   Here's Planetary Blues Band performing "Tell Me Mama" by the great Little Walter at Buddy Guy's Legends. They're back there September 20.



The Planetary Blues Band - Upcoming Live Shows Itinerary

June 24 (Tue.)   AMERICA'S BLUES RADIO                          World Wide Web
July 4 (Fri.)         DUFFY'S PLACE                                        Valparaiso, IN
July 12 (Sat.)      BIG DAWG ON MY TRAIL FESTIVAL           Richmond, IN
Aug. 10 (Sun.)   ROCK 4 HOPE BENEFIT CONCERT             Merrillville, IN
Sept. 20 (Sat.)    BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS                                         Chicago, IL

             

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Planetary Blues Band Performing at 'Jammin' With Save The Dunes'

           
THE PLANETARY BLUES BAND TO PERFORM AT
"JAMMIN' WITH SAVE THE DUNES" BENEFIT

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 7:30-9:00 P.M.

Planetary Blues Band Also Interviewed On "America's Blues Radio" Tuesday, June 24



  (MICHIGAN CITY IN) - Rockin' the blues for a great cause are  Planetary Blues Band, who perform at the "Jammin' With Save The Dunes" benefit, Washington Park Amphitheater, Washington Park at the Beach, Saturday, June 7, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. $15. Info: (219) 879-3564 or http://savedunes.org/2014/06/01/jammin-at-the-dunes/.

  This annual fundraiser draws hundreds of dunes lovers to beautiful Washington Park near the Lake Michigan shoreline. In addition to bands there's great local edibles from Rolling Stonebaker Pizza, the Green Machine, and Soda Dog; and local craft beer from Shoreline Brewery, Figure Eight Brewing, Burn ‘Em Brewing, and Hunter’s Brewing, plus wine from Barefoot Winery.  All that and it’s a quick walk to watch the sunset.

          PLANETARY BLUES BAND ON AMERICA'S BLUES RADIO SHOW

  Catch an interview with the Planetary Blues band on one of the hottest new blues shows on the dial, America's Blues Radio, Tuesday, June 24 at 8 p.m. Central time with host, Jimmy Warren. Listen live at www.americasbluesradio.com.

  Other upcoming Planetary shows of note: Big Dawg On My Trail Blues Festival, Saturday, July 12 in Richmond, Indiana; and the Rock 4 Hope Benefit Concert in Merrillville, IN on Sunday, August 10 (complete upcoming itinerary below).

   The Planetary Blues Band's latest album Once Upon A Time In The South Loop  received top 2013 year-end honors including the #7 spot on The Sunday Night Blues Project (“an attractive abundance of energy and talent and plenty of chops. This CD showcases a band on the way up.”); as well as a "Top 10 Regional Albums of 2013” pick by Northwest Indiana Times’ music critic, Tom Lounges (“there have been few, if any, Northwestern Indiana groups who have steadily progressed and impressed as the Schaefer-Murray brothers who, as The Planetary Blues Band, have evolved into a rock solid unit.”). The group were also a ”Future of the Blues – Class of 2013” pick by Blues Underground.  
                                  
   Here's Planetary Blues Band performing "Tell Me Mama" by the great Little Walter at Buddy Guy's Legends.



The Planetary Blues Band - Upcoming Live Shows Itinerary

June 7 (Sat.)      JAMMIN' WITH SAVE THE DUNES              Michigan City, IN
June 24 (Tue.)   AMERICA'S BLUES RADIO                          World Wide Web
July 4 (Fri.)        DUFFY'S PLACE                                        Valparaiso, IN
July 12 (Sat.)     BIG DAWG ON MY TRAIL FESTIVAL            Richmond, IN
Aug. 10 (Sun.)   ROCK 4 HOPE BENEFIT CONCERT             Merrillville, IN

             

Monday, March 3, 2014

Buddy Guys Legends Presents: The Planetary Blues Band in Concert


             
At the Planetary Blues Band's CD Release Party last May 15 at Buddy Guy's Legends, the great one himself jumped onstage and did a few songs with the Valparaiso, Indiana-based band. They return to perform again there this Sunday night, March 9.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS PRESENTS: THE PLANETARY BLUES BAND
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 9:30 P.M.


   (CHICAGO, IL) - Premiere Chicago blues venue Buddy Guy's Legends presents The Planetary Blues Band in concert, Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. Buy $10. tickets in advance at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1802207&searchType=venue. The Valparaiso, Indiana-based group are favorites at Legends, where the club's namesake, Buddy Guy, joined them onstage for a few songs last May at the CD Release Party for their critically-acclaimed "Once Upon A Time In The South Loop."

   The Planetary Blues Band also perform at the Big Dawg On My Trail Blues Festival on Saturday, July 12 in Richmond, Indiana.

   Planetary (the nickname they’re known by) and Once Upon A Time In The South Loop  were recipients of year-end honors including the #7 spot on The Sunday Night Blues Project (“an attractive abundance of energy and talent and plenty of chops. This CD showcases a band on the way up.”); a "Top 10 Regional Albums of 2013” pick by Northwest Indiana Times’ music critic, Tom Lounges (“there have been few, if any, Northwestern Indiana groups who have steadily progressed and impressed as the Schaefer-Murray brothers who, as The Planetary Blues Band, have evolved into a rock solid unit.”); and ”Future of the Blues – Class of 2013” pick as selected by Blues Underground.  
                                  
    Check out The Planetary Blues Band performing "Tell Me Mama" by the great Litlle Walter at Legends, below:




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Slippery When Blue: The Planetary Blues Band in Concert at Slippery Noodle


 
                                           
SLIPPERY WHEN BLUE: THE PLANETARY BLUES BAND 
IN CONCERT AT THE SLIPPERY NOODLE - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5


  (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -  The Planetary Blues Band bring their Midwest-influenced, tasty blues/rock/jam band sounds to The Slippery Noodle, 372 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, Thursday, December 5. 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. $5. Info: (317) 631-6974 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1432995996916088/?previousaction=join&ref=22&source=1 
    
   The Indiana-based band has received stellar reviews the world over for their recent CD Release is entitled Once Upon A Time In The South Loop (see media quotes section, below). 

                              
                         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: http://allaccessmagazine.com/2013/04/25/the-planetary-blues-band/). 
                                        
"Once Upon A Time In The South Loop"  - What The Press Is Saying So Far

"Someone you want to keep on your radar...able 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 tracks...an 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.


       

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Huey's Downtown in Memphis Presents...The Planetary Blues Band in Concert

 
                                           
HUEY'S DOWNTOWN IN MEMPHIS PRESENTS...
THE PLANETARY BLUES BAND IN CONCERT - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

  (MEMPHIS, TN) -  The Planetary Blues Band bring their Midwest-influenced, tasty blues/rock/jam band sounds to Huey's Downtown, 77 S. 2nd St., Memphis, Sunday, October 27. 8:30 p.m. (2 sets). Free. Info: (901) 527-2700 or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hueys-Downtown/165814396762602?fref=ts. The group is touring in support of their well-received latest release, Once Upon A Time In The South Loop.

                              
                         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: http://allaccessmagazine.com/2013/04/25/the-planetary-blues-band/). 
                                        
"Once Upon A Time In The South Loop"  - What The Press Is Saying So Far

"Someone you want to keep on your radar...able 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 tracks...an 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.




      
        
Once Upon A Time In The South Loop CDs & Band Interviews Available.