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MADISON BLUES SOCIETY
BLUES NEWS
WINTER-SPRING 2010
Check out the Madison Blues Society at
www.madisonbluessociety.com
for calendar, bands, venues and information

You email us at info@www.madisonbluessociety.com
or (snail) mail us at P.O. Box 3202, Madison, WI 53704
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MADISON AREA NEWS

HOLIDAY CANCER BENEFIT CONCERTS
Honoring local Blues musicians

CADILLAC JOE MEMORIAL WINTER FEST

To be held SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26

Check out details in the Press Release.

Don't miss this great tribute to Cadillac Joe
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Avenue, Madison

2nd ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR A CURE
This year in honor of Jim Campbell

To be held SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

with special guests The Rousers

You can help get the word out with the
2nd ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR A CURE POSTER.
Please help out for this good cause!
$10 donation requested.

This event is made possible with support from

So get on down to the Harmony Bar
Sunday, January 31 from 1:00PM to 8:00PM
2201 Atwood Avenue, Madison

MEMORIAL CONCERT FOR FLOYD CORNELIUS
ON VALENTINE'S DAY
Bands and friends get together to honor Floyd Cornelius of Floyd and the Void

Al Dykema, also known as Floyd Cornelius, and principal member of the popular Madison area blues band Floyd and the Void, has died in Pennsylvania from complications of pneumonia. He and the band were well known in the area, and he was instrumental in introducing many local musicians to each other.

His friends are putting on a memorial concert and jam at the Club Tavern, in Middleton, on Sunday, February 14, at 2:00PM. There is no cover but there will be a place to make donations towards a cure for pulmonary fibrosis.

The bands playing are The Void, Tracks Outta Town , and the Mark David Group. The jam to follow will include many area musicians who were friends of Floyd. You can read the story and make a donation at Local Sounds Magazine. Check out the show HERE.

THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS, WE'RE KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE IN MADISON
Thanks again for all your great work!

The Madison Blues Society wants to thank our GREAT VOLUNTEERS for all the help they have given us in the past. Without you, we couldn't do what we do! Your tireless help with our events and programs is really appreciated! For those who can keep on going, we have more events lined up that will have lots of fun mixed in to make your contribution work for you as well as for the Blues in Madison.

Thank-you's and surveys that went out to the picnic volunteers have been coming in with good suggestions and comments that really help us plan the next picnic. The feedback we've been getting really helps us do things better each year.

We hope that you were able to make to the Capital Brewery Volunteer Thank-You Party and look forward to working with you again soon!


BLUES NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB® LIVE FEED
Get the REAL DEAL from Clarksdale, Mississippi!
Ground Zero Blues Club® - Clarksdale, MS
Photo courtesy of Ground Zero Blues Club®

HEY BLUES FANS! Check out the real thing from the Delta - a real juke joint sound! Ground Zero Blues Club® in Clarksdale Mississippi is owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall. Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.

They're now running a LIVE INTERNET FEED every Wednesday through Saturday night. All you have to do is enter your name and email address to join up. Then you can start the feed going right on your computer screen. Just click HERE, turn up your speakers and get ready to boogie!

Check out the Ground Zero Blues Club® Calendar To see who is playing when. Watch for your favorites and check out the folks that bring you the Blues straight from the Delta!

On Sunday March 14th at 8:00PM, there was a rockin' CELEBRATION at the world-famous Ground Zero Blues Club®. Big Star Media threw a party to celebrate the Blues Music Award nomination from the Blues Foundation. The DVD of the Year nominee was for the film entitled Down To The Crossroads - Volume 1. This film features George Thorogood and the Destroyers with legendary blues man Eddie Shaw.

Down To The Crossroads - Volume 1 is the first of a series hosted by Morgan Freeman, which is filmed at the club. The Destroyers were on hand for the party as we all enjoy music from the Dallas based band Monkie Beat. Monkie Beat is headed up by George's long time guitarist Jim Suhler, and they're famous for their flamethrower-style Texas rockin' blues. Suhler and Monkey Beat were also nominated for a Blues Music Award for Rock Blues Album of the Year, Tijuana Bible.