Blues artists in flash document: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Ida Cox, Willie Dixon, Rosco Gordon, Sippie Wallace, Sonny Boy Williamson II



Ethel Waters was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress.

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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.


Wings Event Center and the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association are proud to announce the 2017 Kalamazoo Blues Festival, scheduled for July 14-16 at new location, Wings Event Center. See a stunning lineup of award-winning artists from across the country as they perform in Kalamazoo!
Purchase day passes for an afternoon/evening jam packed with a variety of blues music, or make it a mini-getaway with a weekend pass.
Enjoy food, beer, games, and more in an air-conditioned, weather-proof, fan friendly arena, or drink in the sunshine and participate in our outdoor games. Bring your experience to VIP, with special seating*, private bar (with private restrooms), a selection of food and drinks, show lanyard, and commemorative 2017 Kalamazoo Blues Festival poster.

4:30pm Women in Blues w/Big Trouble
6:00pm Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hell Raisers
7:25pm Dana Fuchs
8:55pm Joe Louis Walker
10:25pm Robben Ford w/ The Supersonic Blues Machine

12:00pm Hunt N Gator
1:00pm Crossroads Resurrection
2:00pm Martila Sanders & Gee-Q
3:00pm The Ries Brothers
4:15pm Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
7:00pm Carolyn Wonderland
8:30pm Sugaray Rayford Band
10:00pm The Fabulous Thunderbirds /w Kim Wilson

12:00pm Out of Favor Boys
1:00pm Kevin Nichols & Blue Tuesday
2:00pm Toronzo Cannon
3:30pm Alexis P. Suter Band
5:00pm Bobby Rush


In this Edition:
Gregg Allman of Allman Brothers Fame Has Passed at Age 69.
Blues Foundation Presents the 38th Annual Blues Music Awards.
Petoskey Blues Festival Announced!
St Louis Blues Festival Dates Announced.
Kalamazoo Blues Festival Dates and lineup Announced
The Dolceola, made by the Toledo Symphony Company in Ohio in the GordRoar Section
Photos of The 2017 CABS Blues Brawl in Photo Section.
I Chew the Blues Music Festival
Peter Joe "Doc" Clayton, "Sweet Emma" Barrett, and Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden in BlueStory Section