Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wednesday News Roundup

Bo Diddley Improving After Stroke: McComb native "Bo Diddley is moving from intensive care to a regular hospital room at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska...Publicist Susan Clary said Bo Diddley is awaiting word on when he may be transferred to Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, near his hometown of Archer, Florida." (Full Story Here) 5/23/07

From The Fermanagh Herald in the UK: "At Ardhowen Theatre, this heralds the arrival of the Annual Jazz and Blues Festival which takes place in the Theatre's Gallery Bar from Thursday 31st May to Saturday 2nd June, with a line up of artists from the United States, Norway and Sweden. The Festival kicks off on Thursday evening at 9.00pm with Boo Boo Davis, a blues singer and musician born in the heart of the Mississippi Delta [Drew, Mississippi]. An accomplished harmonica player from the age of 5 he has played with all the greats including John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Doc Terry and many others. A regular on the St Louis blues scene, Boo Boo Davis has toured to and recorded in many different countries and is a true legend of the Delta and a real treat for Ardhowen Blues enthusiasts." 05/23/2007

"Old Time" Jamoboree in Moss Point to feature Jacob Blue gospel rock group, Kappa Kappa Psi Steppers, Wallace Sisters gospel group, and Dance by Letisha (Details and Story Here) 05/23/2007

DDT: "The Stone Soul Picnic Music Festival will make its debut this weekend on the grounds of the Washington County Convention Center in Greenwood. The festival kicks off Saturday at 3 p.m., with the gates to the grounds opening at 1 p.m. The event will feature the musical talents of Bobby Blue Bland, Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Shirley Brown, J. Blackfoot, Billy Soul Bonds, Nathaniel Kimble, Betty Pageant and The Delta Blues Review. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring with them picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets. Ticket prices are $32 and may be purchased locally at Disco Den, Folk Enterprise, Walnut Street Blues Bar and 129 Blues Cafe in Greenville and the Highway 61 Blues Museum in Leland. For more information, contact representatives with Just in Time Music, Inc. at (205) 324-0609." (Full Story Here) 05/16/2007

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