There are all kinds of things happening over the next two weeks in the Birmingham Blues world, Magic City Blues Society members!
Let’s start off with an update on the upcoming Battle of the Blues Bands at Iron City on July 22. Musicians, as always, the time frame to enter ends on either July 15 (one week before the show) or when we reach ten (10) entries – and we are currently at eight (8) – so if you are debating whether to participate, time is running out! And listeners, head to https://www.ironcitybham.com/event/1698485-magic-city-blues-society-birmingham/ to get your tickets and read up on the day.
The Shelby County Shindig is this weekend – featuring the duo of John Bull and Ed Pickett (last year’s winner of our BoBB, by the way,) The Little G Weevil Band (winner of the 2013 IBC!!!) and the Arretta Woodruff Revue. Check out the link at http://www.shelbycountyshindig.com/ to find out all the specifics.
While not a dedicated MCBS event, I’m real excited to see Fantastic Negrito at Saturn on July 18. Despite winning the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, he’s not really a household name and he’s certainly coming a long way from his home base of Oakland, Ca – this seems as if it’s a unique opportunity for the Birmingham blues community to see this artist in one of Birmingham’s premier listening