Wednesday, February 17, 2016

17 Feb 2016

B. B. KING - KING of the BLUES
Video narrated by Morgan Freeman
If you have a full hour available to watch a're in for a real treat
We just discovered a GREAT video on the life and times of the one and only
Riley B. King.   WATCH won't be disappointed. HERE'S THE LINK
By the way...we have several pieces of B. B. KING ARTWORK available
LOOK HERE!  .....and then search B B KING


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

10 Feb 2016

with a concert of BLUES, JAZZ & BOOGIE-WOOGIE.

Was happy to read a couple stories last week in the Chicago Tribune about an old friend…Piano Great ERWIN HELFER celebrating his 80th birthday.  

Thru the years, Sheila and I have had the good fortune to meet and get acquainted with some GREAT blues musicians, that are great geniuses at the piano…but still so “down to earth” off the stage.  Erwin Helfer is in that category.

We were introduced to Erwin a few years ago by our good friend, BARRELHOUSE CHUCK, Chicago’s premier traditional Chicago Blues Pianoman.  Chuck promoted a PIANO EXTRAVAGANZA…three piano greats all in one package.  Chuck was jointed by Erwin and by LLUIS COLOMA: Barcelona, Spain’s Boogie-Woogie genius.  At that time Chuck was producing a CD by Lluis called: Rockin My Blues in Chicago.  (I was honored to have the album and attached booklet feature a dozen pieces of my artwork.)

Here’s links to the Tribune stories:


LLUIS COLOMA - Barcelona, Spain



Friday, February 5, 2016

5 Feb 2016

We just got news that we'll be seeing an ol' Louisiana Blues buddy of ours, LARRY GARNER, on the TV trailer (promo) for the final season of History Channel's SWAMP PEOPLE. Larry's sitting on the porch playing and singing theme music for the show. Larry is acknowledged at one of the blues' best songwriters and a great story teller in his music.  Check his website, read his bio, watch some videos, (be sure to watch the bottom one) and buy an'll love him!

  Here's a link to the trailer