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May's Blues Schedule

Safe to say at this point all Live Blues for May is canceled.

 
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Joe's Blues Blog


"If you want to see and understand where the blues is going, you have to look back and see where it has come from and what it’s been through!"

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This segment from Joe's Blues Blog
Blues Song(s) And Artist(s) For May 2020:
The song is "Biscuit Baking Woman", and the artist is James "Yank" Rachell. It was done April 3,1941, in Chicago, and featured John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson I on harp, William Mitchell on bass, and Washboard Sam (Robert Brown) on washboard.

 

I received this from the Southwest Florida Blues Society and it expressed my thoughts. Stolen with permission…..Andy

This is going to be a rough time for everybody. For some, more than others. 


So it’s vitally important that we maintain civility and help those around us in need. 


Our cooperating with the imposed restrictions & guidelines, like’m or not, and doing everything else necessary, we can to help minimize the spread of this thing and resume our normal? lives.
 
So, rather than provide you a depressing list of events that aren’t happening, I’ll encourage you to support our local small businesses and musicians the best, safest way we can. This will take some effort on your part, as well as help pre-occupy you a little.
 
If you need to taste your favorite restaurant’s cuisine, a lot of your local haunts are offering items from their menu as “Take-out”, rather than on site dining. Just call, place your order, likely pay by credit card. (the safest method)  These small businesses need our support too.
 
Your favorite musicians are not making money from gigs and need our support as well.


A number of ways you can help is by visiting their websites and buying their merchandise. Another is to see if they have a YouTube channel, watch and “LIKE” their videos.
I understand, the more “Likes” they get, the more support they’ll get from advertisers.

Also, a lot of musicians are doing Facebook “LIVE” concerts and may have ways to contribute as well. Say “Hey” while watching, letting them know you’re out there appreciating the magical musical therapy we so enjoy, and need during this time.
I don’t have a marketing degree, but I’m sure there are several ways we can safely support, in some small way, our local small businesses and musicians. 

I have high hopes of seeing y’all on the back side of this thing and have a feeling we’re going to have a Blues party like……………….?
 
We Need each other, like never before. Be Patient, Be Smart, Be Safe.

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