2020 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees

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.

The following is a statement by the Gem Theater in regard to the cancellation of next Saturday's show at The Gem:

Due to the recent COVID-19 cases increasing in Michigan, and with the health and safety of our patrons, musicians and employees at the forefront of our minds, we, at The Gem Theater, have
decided to postpone the Chris Canas Band performance, scheduled for Saturday, March 21.  

A new, tentative date has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18.  

Our patrons that have already purchased tickets will be contacted via e-mail to determine receiving refunds or applying your tickets to the rescheduled date.

In this Edition:

Photo Array of the 2020 Beale Street Blues Send off
Bill Withers Performer and Songwriter has Passes at 81
Little Richard Passes AWay at Age 87.
Blues Foundation Winners Announced
i2020 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees in GordRoar Section
Champion Jack Dupree, Kenn Lending, Louisiana Red in BlueSTORY Section
An Outdoor Social-Distancing Blues Concert featuring Larry McCray Band
Musician Norman Jackson, Who Sought Smiles with the Blues, Dies at 68
Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters Has Passed at Age 69
Common Ground Been Postponed to 2021

Betty Wright, Grammy-Winning Soul Singer and Songwriter has Died at Age 66.