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The banks of the Mississippi River and of the Ohio River had a lot in common, at least spiritually, this past weekend, thanks to the 19th annual Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash that took place on the downtown Pomeroy riverside stage. The blues is a genre etched on 78rpm records; a sonic mutation of… Read More
Blues musician Dave Keller spoke to WOUB about his most recent release, Every Soul’s a Star, the real-life people who influenced the album, the ever-enduring importance of blues music, and coming to Pomeroy’s Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash. The 19th annual Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash will take place Friday, July 26 through Saturday,… Read More
Randy McAllister will perform on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash. McAllister spoke to WOUB about his multi-faceted relationship to percussion, the many genres of music that have touched his particular brand of blues, and about performing for the first time at the Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash…. Read More
Albert Castiglia is slated to perform at the 2019 Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash on Saturday, July 27. The blues musician has a long history with Pomeroy, Ohio, one that shared enthusiastically a few weeks before the festival with WOUB. Castiglia also shared the awe-inspiring things that happened to him last year that led… Read More
The Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash will return for the 19th year to downtown Pomeroy’s riverside amphitheater Friday, July 26 through Saturday, July 27. This year’s acts include Albert Castiglia, Johnny Rawls, Scott Holt, Clarence Spady, Randy McAllister, Dave Keller, The Labra Brothers, Blitzkrieg, Brent Patterson & Saturday Night Showcase, Renee Stewart Band, Blue… Read More
The 18th Big Bend Blues Bash is headed to Pomeroy July 27-28, and WOUB has wrangled up some of the bluesy numbers attendees can hope to hear at the festival in this playlist.
Blues, as a genre, is largely about authenticity. Although skill is obviously a huge component of how true to the genre any musician can be, authenticity, and a sense of history, is also a huge part of what makes the blues the blues, and few might know that better than Florida-born blues guitarist Sean Chambers…. Read More