November 17, 2012
by: Judy Wiley | Community Impact News | November 15, 2012
It started with four old bluesmen up on the stage one night at the Palace Theater in Grapevine, telling their stories and singing the blues.
They’re all dead and gone now — Robert Lockwood Jr., Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, David “Honeyboy”
May 06, 2012
Michael Burks passed away today upon returning from his European Tour. He was walking to his connecting flight back to Arkansas when he collapsed in the terminal, Alligator Records reports. He was taken to the hospital where they were unable to revive him. Michael was only 54.
We were lucky to
February 14, 2012
Wishing you and yours the best this Valentine's Day!
February 13, 2012
Congratulations go out to all the Grammy winners this year. Three of the five picks we made brought the trophy home!
Best, Best, Best!! For Best Record, Album and Song of The Year, Adele was our pick (shocker!!) She has an amazing voice that reminds me some of the great 60’s soul
December 23, 2011
Do you have the Christmas Blues? How About a Little Dean Martin??
You are going to have fun exploring this Blog!! It has lots of music and short stories as my gift to all of you for supporting The Blue Shoe Project!
Disclaimer - I have to make a disclaimer though. My
December 01, 2011
We broke the 100,000 mark in 2011,
In 2011 we reached a record 39,000 children, bringing our total to 121,836 children inspired by our Blues music education programs! Wait until 2012!!!!!!! Check out our new program video to get a glimpse of how we impact kids.
New Online Resources
We have a brand
November 21, 2011
Doctor Robert Lockwood, Jr. - March 27, 1915 – November 21, 2006
A little over seven years ago I had the honor and privilege of meeting the legendary Robert Lockwood, Jr. for the first time. If it wasn't for Robert, and his wife Mary, our Grammy winning album Last of the Great
November 15, 2011
A few Friday’s back my wife and I had the opportunity to see Edie Brickell and Heavy Makeup in what was billed as an impromptu show in her home turf of Oak Cliff (Dallas), Texas. Yes, the same Oak Cliff of Bluesmen Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan and T-Bone Walker
October 31, 2011
When I tell someone that we educate children about the history and cultural impact of Blues music, it’s not unusual for them to respond with, “That’s very cool, I love jazz”. It happens a lot. Why is it that so many people mistake one for the other when they are