Good Day to Everyone!
First-I truly appreciate the post from this website for notifying me of the opportunity for wanna be writers for the blues blog. Thank you so much Tom! I did get chosen and I'm having a blast! Since the last time I posted here, I have interviewed or have scheduled the following artists-many of which I have yet to post on the blog.
Delta Highway (2009 nominee for Best New Artist Debut 2009)
Roger Earl (Drummer for Foghat)
Sue Foley (W.C. Handy Award for best contemporary female artist in 2002.)
Jace Everett (Your Man/Josh Turner and Bad Things/Theme song of True Blood
Sonny Landreth(2009 Best Blues Guitarist)
Little Joe McLerran ( 2009 IBC winner)
Moreland & Arbuckle (Indie Acoustic Project's 2008 CD of the Year)
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Bobby Rush (2009 nominee for BB King Entertainer of the year and winner of the 2009 Soul Blues Artist of the Year)
Gina Sicily (2008 Blues Music Awards nomination for "Best New Artist Debut)
Saffire-Anne, Andra, Gaye((Gaye-2009 nominee for 2009 contemporary blues female artist of the year)(final tour this year as a group))
Chris Simmons (you've seen him as Leon Russell's guitarist)
Chris Smither (writer of Love Me Like a Man)
Kim Wilson of the Thunderbirds (2008 nominee for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and winner of the 2008 instrumentalist-harmonica)
We're still tweeking the blog on the eye appeal thing. But, the content is coming along! Which leads me to why I am truly here. I am looking for guest writers for Saturdays on the blues. Content is open! If you have a proposal to write on, please let me know. I would love to put you in the lineup! It could be new artists, old artists, blues books, reviews, a great concert you attended....send me the proposal and let's talk! If someone wants to interview the JPF Blues winners and submit, that would be awesome! If you winners want to write something personal, please let me know.
If you want to check out the blog here is the month summary. I will be changing the formatting of the blog pretty soon. So, look for a few changes on the look and feel.http://www.americanbluesblog.com/2009/08/pittsburgh-august-summary-and-whats.html
Thank you for reading and I hope I hear from some of you!