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Welcome to the home page of Gordzilla’s Blues web site. This web site was established to pay homage to the independence philosophy of the blues. It is not officially affiliated with or in competition with any blues organization. It is operated by individual(s) who love blues and respect its independent values. One must learn to appreciate the value of independence in the blues to understand the music, promote it and keep it alive.

Blues is an independent music form allowing musicians a powerful means of self expression and freedom. Blues is perhaps the most misunderstood and misjudged music in American history. Since its foundation, there has not been any music influencing life as Blues. It is essential to understand the roots of the Blues and its bond to nearly every form of modern music. Quite simply, ALL modern music placing the individual above the group is a direct descendant of the Blues: jazz, rock, doo wop, funk, rap, etc.

Catherine Groll of Stan Budzynski and 3rd Degree belts out the blues at the Beale Street Blues Send off at the Green Door Blues Bar. The event was a fund raiser to send 3rd Degree winners of the band division and Hilger and Devos, winners in the solo/duo division, to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis January 28th to February 1st. Over 250 bands  and solo/duo acts from around the world participate annually at the IBC, and the excitement on Beale Street is intense as the competition heats up.

 

In this Edition:

James Armstrong will perform at BLUEStage, 398 Brooklyn Rd., Napoleon, MI
Photo Array of the 2020 Beale Street Blues Send off
Neil Pearl Canadian Drummer and Lyricist for Rush Has Passed at Age 67.
Mic Gillette Passes at Age 64
Those We Lost in 2019 in GordRoar Section
The Meters, Mad Lads, and Donald "Duck" Dunn in BlueSTORY Section
KVBA Annual Winter Blues Series
Ray Sawyer Singer of "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone" has Passed
Gem Theater Winter Blues Series Starts
Frankenmuth Blues Festival in Frankenmuth.