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What's the best Blues town?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by charlie chitlin, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. charlie chitlin

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    I've played Lancaster Roots and Blues...and my little label, Lanark Records, was in Lancaster.
    I still play Tellus 360 now and again, but I'm not sure if I'd call Lancaster a town with a Blues scene...maybe I just don't know where to find it ;)
     
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    Really? I spent a lot of time there and never come across a blues gig. I know they have a festival in the summer but beyond that it’s all been metal in my experience
     
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    Where in Miami area???
     
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    While it's true that you won't find a whole lot of Blues going on at the big money maker corporate events never the less in the local bars and casinos Vegas does in fact have a substantial Blues scene going on with at least 30 clubs that I know of dedicated to Blues as their primary genre or at least featuring it regularly. The Blues is all around us here. You just have to know where to find it.

    A long time friend and my favorite Vegas Blues band.
     
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    We tend to have bad BBQ here in the Atlanta suburbs/exurbs so it's no surprise blues isn't much of a thing either.
     
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    Austin TX. CC, the blues scene has died down quite a bit, as the innovators pass into old age and beyond. Are we talking a visit, or a full re-locate?
     
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    Scranton, Pennsylvania is the home of accordion blues.

    Well, strike up the music, baby,
    You know the band has begun.

    I said strike up the music mama,
    You know the band has begun!

    Good Lawd, it started right here in Scranton!
    And you know, it’s still number one!
    (Lemme hear that accordion now...)
     
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    The Memphis Beale Street Blues scene has been non existent since B.B. passed, but Clarksdale, MS and NOLA had some Blues festivals back in 2019 that were good. Covid stopped most of everything in 2020.
     
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    Lincoln, Nebraska. The "Zoo Bar". Famous little place that has had almost every known Blues band/artist play there since it opened in 1972. Magic Slim liked it so much he moved from Chicago to Lincoln to live out the latter part of his life there.
     
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    Well, according to the legends/facts and the sort of environment/weather you like . .. Surely got to be New Orleans or Chicago... Or any place you can still find a Juke joint?
     
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    Also home of the best Police cover band, Scrantonicity II.
     
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    It used to be a "blues town."

    There's not much to find musically, at all anymore, compared to 30-40 years ago.

    A sad sign of the times.
     
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    Chicago's blues scene is long gone. Most of the south side has been gentrifed.

    Only tourist traps remain. Goes double for pizza.
     
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    Vegas' Blues scene is a zombie since forever ... but Chicago, Kansas City, they have real players. I understand there was a Blues tourist trade in Clarksdale, Mississippi until the pandemic. Old news.
     
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    Just go from New Orleans throughout Mississippi and Alabama, head to Memphis to St. Louis then up to Chicago! Best blues run on earth! Take your time! Keep on pickin!
     
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    I thought Cleveland rocked? ;)
    Definitely no surf, but maybe some blues :cool:


    I’ve spent a lot of time in Lancaster from the early 90s onward, and for a town that seems like it shuts down at 9pm, I feel like I was ripped off. Glad you got to experience what you did
     
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    Yes, Lancaster was different in the 70's and early 80's.

    But, you did have to know where to go on given nights, as it would change.

    A lot of R&R, R&B, Blues bands came up from Wilmington/Newark, DE on a regular basis.

    Those bands from DE were heavily influenced by George Thoroughgood.

    Tommy Conwell was one and Rocket 88 among others.

    Later, Tino Gonzales.

    And, F&M attracted a lot of students that came in from Phila and NJ/NY and became involved in the music scene.

    The PA Actors Company was located at the Fulton Opera House and the PA of Academy of Art also moved in from York, PA.

    Clair Brothers Audio/Sound also contributed by bringing in rocks stars like Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Yes, Elton John to rehearse at their sound stages in Lititz, a few miles north of town.

    So, a lot of things contributed to Lancaster's music scene at that time.

    Thanks to the work of a few individuals, it still exists, to a lesser degree, today.

    Tellus 360 is one of the places that it still exists... Stoner Grill, another.
     
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