Ellen Comes Out For John Lee Hooker on April 30 ABC TV Special
To the tune of John Lee Hooker's Chill Out, Laura Dern and Ellen proclaimed "I Love This Song, I Love John Lee Hooker, so, so cool, he's a god" as Ellen came out for John Lee Hooker on her April 30 ABC TV Special.
Luther Allison leads W.C. Handy Awards wins again
Luther Allison once again rocked the W.C Handy awards taking home three more awards incuding Blues Entertainer of the Year, Best Blues Band of the Year and Best Contemporary Blues Artist (Male).
Time Is On His Side-John Lee Hooker's, Don't Look Back profiled in Time Magazine
John Lee Hooker's, Don't Look Back is profiled in the May 5 issue of Time Magazine thusly, "John Lee Hooker doesn't just sing the blues...he is the blues. When Hooker sings, it's with an ocean deep voice that grumbles and growls and sometimes soothes..."
Charlie Musselwhite's Rough News tour - Europe, US dates
Charlie Musselwhite's first CD for pointblank/Virgin, Rough News, was released April 8 preceding extensive world touring. Charlie started off with dates in London, Paris and Scandinavia. He returns to the US in mid-May to support The Robert Cray Band May 16 at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium. Charlie is back at the venue two weeks later for a Natural resources Defense Council benefit appearance along with Bonnie Raitt, Ratdog, and John Popper and Bob Sheehan of Blues Traveller.
Robert Cray's Sweet Potato Pie is ready for tasting
Robert Cray's Sweet Potato Pie hit the stores on May 5th. Summer and Fall tour dates set. US co-headline tour with B.B. King.