Friday, June 8, 2012

Duke Dawson family benefit Sunday

Duke Dawson  (Photo courtesy of Blues Photos by Don McGhee)
A benefit for the family of drummer Duke Dawson, who passed away recently at the age of 82, will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Hastings Street Ballroom, 15 E. Milwaukee, in Detroit (313-873-2955).
Donations will be taken at the door for the show that will feature performances by The Alligators, The Flying Crowbars featuring Erich Goebel and James Cloyd, and many special guests.
To see a previous post on Duke Dawson, click here.
McCarty Birthday Bash
Fans of blues guitar will want to catch Saturday’s “McCarty’s Official Birthday Bash” at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills. Joining Jim McCarty and his band Mystery Train will be his “Guitar Army,” including Johnnie Bassett, Bobby Murray, Big Al Grebovic and Jeff Grand.
Tickets start at just $15.
For info, click

Magness in Ann Arbor
If you missed singer Janiva Magness at the Magic Bag in April, you’ll  soon have another chance to hear her perform songs from her excellent new Alligator Records CD, “Stronger For It.” Magness and her band will perform at The Ark in Ann Arbor on Saturday, July 7.
Tickets are $28 reserved, $21 general admission. For information, click
Also in Ann Arbor, Mike Brooks and Blueshouse/313 will perform at a CD release party for his new CD, “Mojo Hand,” on June 29 at Zal Gaz Grotto.  Cover is $10 and CDs are only $10 at the show.

To send info to JB Blues, please email

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