If you ain't been to one of these, then you owe it to yourself to go and listen to some of the best musicians in Houston. This is the BEST food drive in town! I'll let the press release do the talking.
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Here is the line up for our Umpteenth Annual Blues For Food Festival '09 at Shakespeare's Pub located at 14129 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079. The official date is Sunday, November 15th, 2009. Music begins at 12 Noon and runs for 14 hours.
This holiday season’s honored guest artist is Excello recording artist, swamp blues legend Jimmy Louisiana Dotson. “Jimmy was always a big part of Blues For Food in it’s early days. He is unique blues performer and a Houston treasure. This a wonderful opportunity to pay our respects,“ say Blues For Food music director Sonny Boy Terry.
Any non-perishable food items and cash donations are accepted. There will also be raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank. A free Texas style BBQ plate comes to all those who donate. With 15 acts and numerous special guests, NEARLY FIFTY musicians and a total of one hundred volunteers are donating their time and energy to this great Houston tradition.
It's the LARGEST COLLECTION OF HOUSTON BLUES ARTISTS ON ONE STAGE OF THE YEAR!
20 years running now with over 24 Blues For Food events under our belt (Blues for Food founder Big Roger Collins was doing them twice a year at first), Blues For Food, a precursor to the development of the Houston Blues Society, has set the bar for charities on the local Houston music scene raising close to 100 Thousand Dollars and 150 thousand pounds of food in it's long history.
Please visit www.myspace.com/houstonbluesforfood or www.shakespearepub.net for continuous updates as more details develop. Feel free to pass the word and promote it within your social groups, businesses, organizations and/or church activities. For more information, call Sonny Boy Terry at
713.869.7746 or 713.822.0437.
Hosted by 2009 IBC Houston Regional Finals Champ Sonny Boy Terry. Masters of ceremonies and guest announcers 90.1 KPFT’s James “The Blueshound” Nagel, Nuri Nuri, Mr and Mrs Vee. As usual, we a have top drawer steller and diverse line-up of blues and roots artists
Steve the Chief - 12 Noon - 12:45PM
Brad Abshur Band - 1PM - 1:30PM
Don Kesee and the Bluesmasters - 1:45PM - 2:15PM
Erin James and her Bad Habits - 2:30PM - 3PM
James Reese Band - 3:15PM - 3:45PM
Mojofromopolis - 4PM - 4:30PM
Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats - 4:45PM - 5:15PM
John McVey and the Stumble - 5:30PM - 6PM
Texas Johnny Brown and the Quality Blues Band - 6:15PM - 6:45PM
Sonny Boy Terry - 7PM - 8:15PM
(W/Rich Delgrosso/Jimmy Louisiana Dotson sitting in on their set)
The Texas Destroyers featuring Doug Black - 8:30PM - 9PM
Snits Dog and Pony Show - 9:15PM - 9:45PM