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Don’t Miss Lurrie Bell – The National Folk Festival, Greensboro NC

Lurrie Bell is one of the last of the few REAL Chicago blues guitarists still touring. His father was Carey Bell who played with Muddy and many other early Chicago Blues greats. Lurrie is doing the same progressions and playing the same notes as all of us blues players….. but it all sounds different (and better) when he does it. The recordings are good but you gotta see him live to really hear what I […]

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This machine kills fascists – Wikipedia

This machine kills fascists – Wikipedia

Woody Guthrie in 1943 with guitar labeled “This machine kills fascists” “This Machine Kills Fascists” is a message that Woody Guthrie placed on his guitar in 1941,[1] which inspired many subsequent artists. Conception Soon after moving into a small fourth-floor walk-up apartment in Manhattan, Guthrie wrote the war song “Talking Hitler‘s Head Off Blues”. This was printed in the Daily Worker newspaper. Then “In a fit of patriotism and faith in the impact of the […]

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Blue Wednesday: John Primer

John Primer is coming to the Blue Note in Durham

BUY TICKETS! As the bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer’s virtuosity as a blues musician was forged by legends. John started playing on Maxwell Street, the birthplace of Chicago blues and soon became the house bandleader at the infamous Theresa’s Lounge for seven years alongside Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, James Cotton and others. Having played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats including Gary Clark […]

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Picasso – Guitars 1912-1914

Picasso – Guitars 1912-1914

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Violin Hanging on the Wall. Possibly begun Sorgues, summer 1912, completed Paris, early 1913. Oil, spackle with sand, enamel, and charcoal on canvas. 25 9/16 x 18 1/8 in. (65 x 46 cm). Kunstmuseum Bern. © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York On View February 13-June 6, 2011 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914 explores the artist’s Guitars […]

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looking for a guitar and wound up here

looking for a guitar and wound up here

Flamingo Bar in St. Petersburg, FLA. Dylan Thomas got drunk at the White Horse Tavern in New York before he famously died.Jack Kerouac got drunk at the Flamingo Bar in St Petersburg before he died.Thomas’ stagger home was an exclamation point. Kerouac’s stagger home was a footnote. And Syracuse is losing again…it must be March. It’s the weekend after Kerouac’s birthday and the Flamingo Bar is still reeling from the hangover. The bar has done […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017, Raleigh bars with live music

What is a Saint Patrick’s Day party without live music? Just another night of drinking. Here are a few places in Raleigh that are doing it right. These places might not be top of mind for live music in Raleigh but they are doing it for St. Pat! They are all starting earlyish around 6:00 or 7:00 pm.   Big Boss Brewing Company Visit their Facebook Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration event page for details. Nickelpoint Brewing Co. Visit […]

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Kids Nation Second Line & Rally | WWOZ

Walk in Solidarity with the families that have lost loved ones to senseless violence during a MURDERBEATSNOTPOPLE Rally leading the KIDS NATION Social & Pleasure Club Super Sunday parade. Dedicated to Kharen Chapman & your loved one. START Bayou St. John and straight up Orleans Ave. Bring your signs and pictures of your loved ones. #MURDERBEATSNOTPEOPLE Source: Kids Nation Second Line & Rally | WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM  

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Katrina, by Gary Rivlin

I just started reading this book that my family gave me. After reading only the prologue I felt the need to find it and post it. It is that incredible. I am not a writer but I will try to give a quick overview. The prologue of “Katrina” tells the unbelievable story of how the public officials of Gretna, Louisiana, (a small town across the river from the city) treated the New Orleans transit agency workers (bus drivers, streetcar operators […]

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