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May 2020 – Loose Blues News

Published May 1, 2020 in Loose Blues News, News

Streaming the Blues:  The premiere event in Bluesworld,  Blues Music Awards will proceed (virtually) on Sunday, May 3 (5pm ET) on Facebook and YouTube. Enjoy special performances, award presentations, and a few surprises as part of a global watch party. Multi-BMA winning and GRAMMY® Award nominated artist Shemekia Copeland (pictured) will host the event from her living room and BMA nominees will contribute exclusive performances recorded in their homes. Like prior BMA ceremonies, this online event will also feature announcements of all nominees and award winners, along with some special guest appearances. This online experience will give Facebook viewers a chance to share their enthusiasm and comments with fellow blues fans watching around the world as they celebrate blues’ biggest night together.

Universally recognized as the highest accolade for blues musicians, the Blues Music Awards honor the past year’s achievements in performances, recordings, and songwriting, along with sustaining the blues’ rich cultural traditions. Join the celebration!

Here’s a list of more streaming blues this month:

Friday, May 1st at 8pm – Ken Whiteley will be live streaming on his Facebook page with Ben Whiteley (the day after Ken turns 69)!

Saturday, May 2nd at 7pm  – Avery Raquel will be performing this as part of McGonagalls daily musician showcase

Sunday, May 3 2pm Brian Blain This week’s Basement Blaincast Brian plays all the country songs he wrote (not too many) on Facebook

Sunday, May 3  5pm  – Blues Music Awards online

Wednesday May 6 8pm. – Heather Luckhart Blues Jam at 120 Diner will happen online 

May 8. Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn presents David Vest online on his Facebook page

    Thursday, June 4th at noon Raoul Bhaneja City Hall Live series on. Co-presented with the Toronto Blues Society.

    Monday, June 8th at noon. Digging Roots will be performing as part of City Hall Live series Co-presented with Futuro Libre.


Miss Emily Mondays can be found here.

Lindsay Beaver live streams every Tuesday at 8pm.

Jesse Whiteley goes live with Clayton Yates on Tuesdays and for his requests weekend here (dates may change/vary).

Terra Lightfoot live streams every Wednesday with all-requests at

Suzie Vinnick live streams on StreetJelly every Wednesday at 7pm.

Steve Hill live streams every Friday at 8pm (dates may change/vary).

Heather Luckhart and Attila Fias perform live every Saturday at 7pm.

Brian Blain streams his weekly Basement Blaincast every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook.

Jenie Thai live streams on her Patreon page regularly. 

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