Monday, September 24, 2012

Blues For Food 2012

Once a year, Houston musicians pull together and put together one of the best blues events in the city aimed at refilling the shelves at the Houston Food Bank. Here's is the preliminary news release and schedule, courtesy of Sonny Boy Terry.

Here is the blues for food line up for November 11th 2012 at Shakespeare Pub. Time slots are subject to change but the line up is pretty much confirmed. Due to the volunteer nature, an artist may fall out and someone of equal stature will take their place. This is the 23rd consecutive year and we are proud to say this is the "Mother of all blues related benefits in Houston. It has set the bar and served as the model and led to the formation of the Houston Blues Society". All proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank and everyone performs with their bands for free. Hopefully, this is an honest representation of Houston's diverse blues scene. Many artists add special guest to their sets as we all do our best to be as inclusive as possible. Each year artists asking to play Blues For Food is overwhelming. Admission is any non perishable food items or cash. Co-sponsored by the Houston Blues Society and KPFT 90.1 along with the Shakespeare Pub and the blues musicians of Houston. Sonny Boy Terry took over hosting and producing the event after the founder blues singer Big Roger Collins passed away in 2001. Free BBQ plate for those who donate.

Mighty Orq - 1:PM - 1:45PM
Don Kesee and the Blues Masters - 2PM - 2:30PM
Erin James - 2:45PM - 3:15PM
Bert Wills and Clint Boyd 3:30PM - 4PM
Tony Vega Band 4:15PM - 4:45P
Jewell Brown and Milton Hopkins - 5PM - 5:30PM
Sonny Boy Terry Band - 5:45PM - 6:15PM
Rich Delgrosso and Jonn Richardson Band - 6:30PM - 7PM
Mojofromopolis - 7:15 - 7:45PM
Annika Chambers and the House Rules Band - 8PM - 8:30PM
John McVey and the Stumble - 8:45 - 9:15PM
Spare Time Murray and the Honeymakers World Famous Blues Jam - 9:30PM till Closing.

The times are always fluid and subject to change. 

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