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Muddy Waters
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Willie Dixon
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B.B. King
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Ethel Waters

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Bluesman

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.

2019 Michigan Blues Festival is Coming Soon:

The 2019 festival will take place Friday – Saturday, September 20-21. It started in 1994 featuring such renowned bands as Kid Rock, Marcy Playground, Duncan Sheik and Nineteen Wheels, plus local showstoppers like Powerface, Knee Deep Shag, The Lash, and The Weep.

In 2002 the festival moved from October to September, and the name changed to Old Town BluesFest. In its early years, the festival brought out 2,000-3000 people. That has grown to over 5,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states, coming to what is now named Michigan BluesFest.

 

In this Edition:

BLUEStage Jams opens their season of concerts on Saturday, Sept 28th. 
Kathleen and Bridge Street Band CD Release
Ric Ocasek, Lead Singer "The Cars," Dead at Age 75
Photo Array of the 2019 Old Town Jazz Festival
Eddie Money Passes Away at Age 70.
Yonrico Scott Passes at Age 63
Woodstock Performers in GordRoar Section
T.J. Jackson and James Ray Annual Birthday Bash at Green Door
Rocktober Coming to Gem Theater in October
Mattie Delaney, Jessie Memphill and Elvie Thomas in BlueSTORY Section