I'm passing along this e-mail message from Sonny Boy Terry in regards to a fine Blues Party held each year to help stock the Houston Food Bank. This is certainly a smokin' lineup of blues artists giving back to the community for an excellent cause. If you've never been, then go and enjoy some great music while contributing to those less fortunate than ourselves. You'll not likely ever experience such a great collective of musical talent on display in one room anywhere else, unless you've been before and you decide to attend again. Be there. Excuse my formatting-the message didn't translate exactly right, but the message is clear.
Please join us for our 20th annual BLUES FOR FOOD FEST 2010, Houston's
oldest grass roots music festival and charity. Originated by the late blues
singer and KPFT blues deejay, Big Roger Collins back in 1991 when he held
several a year, BLUES FOR FOOD has donated over 160 thousand lbs of food and over 100 thousand dollars to the HOUSTON FOOD BANK. Still going strong and by any estimation BLUES FOR FOOD is now officially a genuine living
historical Houston event held just before each holiday season at Shakespeare Pub. That's right, each year, forty or more blues musicians, Shakespeare Pub, a hundred or so eager volunteers and thousands of donors join forces to keep a tradition alive making a difference in our city.
As the legend of BLUES FOR FOOD grows, to celebrate 20 years AND COUNTING,
we felt we needed to up the ante and get bluesier while doing something
special for 2010. So TO GO WITH AN ENTIRE DAY OF REAL DEAL HOUSTON BLUES, we asked the incredible Little Joe Washington to perform and co-headline along with blues powerhouse vocalist Diunna Greenleaf and her band BLUES MERCY W/Jonn Richardson on guitar. But that is just the beginning of a fantastic day of blues and goodwill. Yes, Shakespeare Pub is a juke joint in Memorial,but BLUES FOR FOOD is set up like a real all day blues fest taking up just about a whole block. And all the bands come to play like they mean it, bring their A bands and always in showcase fashion. So if you want to have some fun with a heavy dose of the real blues, bring non perishable food items,cash, checks, memorabilia and auction items. Plus we feed you SOME VERY GOOD
The entire day's events are listed below.
BLUES FOR FOOD FEST 2010 - OUR 20 ANNUAL BLUES FOR FOOD. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER
14TH, 2010 SHAKESPEARE PUB, 14129 MEMORIAL DRIVE @ KIRKWOOD, HOUSTON, TX
HOSTED BY SONNY BOY TERRY. MUSIC BEGINS AT 1PM AND GOES TILL 2AM. ALL
PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK. ADMISSION IS ANY NON=PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND/OR CASH. A FREE PLATE OF AUTHENTIC TEXAS BBQ PROVIDED TO THOSE WHO DONATE. MASTER OR CEREMONIES, JAMES BLUESHOUND NAGEL, MR AND MRS V, AND NURI NURI. RAFFLES, DOOR PRIZES, SILENT AUCTION. MAKE ANY TAX DEDUCTABLE BUSINESS/PERSONAL CHECK DONATIONS OUT TO THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK. PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES TO HELP MAKE BLUES FOR FOOD FEST 2010 ONE OF OUR MOST MEMORABLE.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HOUSTON BLUES SOCIETY, BILL WAX AT BB KING'S
BLUESVILLE SIRIUS/XM RADIO, HOUSTON PRESS, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MUSIC NEWS
MAGAZINE, KPFT 90.1, KACC RADIO/THE GULF COAST ROCKER, MARTIN MIGLIARETTI,
KTRH NEWS RADIO 740, THE BLUES FOUNDATION.
1PM Bourbon Street
2PM Don Kesee and the Blues masters (Bellville, TX)
3PM - Erin James and her Bad Habits(Austin)
4:30PM Texas Johnny Brown and his Quality Blues Band
5:15PM HEADLINER: DIUNNA GREENLEAF AND BLUE MERCY
6PM HEADLINER LITTLE JOE WASHINGTON
6:45PM - Sonny Boy Terry Band
7:30PM John McVey and the Stumble
8:15PM Snit's Dog and Pony Show
9PM - Spare Time Murray and the Honeydrippers WORLD FAMOUS BLUES JAM All
blues musicians welcome on this special night.
www.sonnyboyterry.com www/kpft.org CALL SONNY BOY TERRY AT 713.869.7746 or
email at email@example.com CALL SHAKESPEARE PUB AT 281.497.4625 Details
about volunteer participation forthcoming.
Thanks in advance for everybody's support as we continue this great HOUSTON