PAY ME NO MIND
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band
Northern Blues Music, www.northernblues.com
Combine youth, talent and enthusiasm with top-notch songs and you have the recipe for success. In the blues music genre that result is embodied in the new CD Pay Me No Mind by The Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band. These three young Perry siblings from
These youngsters have been wowing blues fans all over the country for the past several years. They broke onto the blues scene with an impressive first appearance at the famed Ground Zero Blues Club in
Ryan, fifteen, handles guitar and vocals, with Kyle, thirteen, on bass and sister Taya, nine, on drums. But don’t let their age fool you. The group has the polish and professionalism that usually only comes after years of experience. Ryan’s wailing guitar work on songs like “Time for a Change” has the flavor of some of the best known artists in the field.
Pay Me No Mind includes eleven tracks:
1. Who Your Real Friends Are
2. Voodoo Woman
3. The World’s Been Good to You
4. Right Thang Wrong Woman
5. Penny Waiting on Change
6. Blues Concerto
7. Time for Change
8. Pay Me No Mind
10. Shake Rag
11. Boom Boom
Other than John Lee Hooker’s Shake Rag, their father, Renaud, who joins in with his harmonica on four of the tracks, writes all the songs. Producer Miles Wilkerson adds rhythm guitar to four of the numbers as well.
Ranging from upbeat songs like “Jealous” and “Blues Concerto” to traditional down home country blues like “Penny Waiting on Change” The Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band have cooked up some sweet Mississippi hill country sounds. Pay Me No Mind is solid blues’ gold.
The Homemade Jamz' Blues Band will be appearing at the Strand Theater on June 19, 2008. For information: www.rocklandstrand.com
For more information about The Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band, please visit their website, www.homemadejamzband.com .
-- Shannon Riley
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Monday, June 16, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The first stop is scheduled to be held in
The second stop will be held in Indianola on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. � 4 p.m. at the Sunflower County Public Library located at
You are invited to bring historic photographs of family, friends, places, events etcetera and share the stories or any information you may have about the images. Photo documentarians, archivists, local historians and oral historians will be on hand to review your photographs with you and offer any preservation advice on how to best care for your images.
Your images will be digitally scanned while you wait and your original images will be returned to you.
The Delta Photo Road Show is made possible through a grant from the
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the DSU Archives at (662) 846-4670.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Leland is having its 9th Annual Highway 61 Blues Festival on Saturday, June 7. The location is Railroad Park in downtown Leland. The festival this year is honoring David “Honeyboy” Edwards who will perform at 7:30pm. Artist Cristen Barnard won the poster contest commemorating the festival. Posters can be purchased at the festival or at the Highway 61 Blues Museum in its new location! Many Delta blues musicians will be performing as well as Homemade Jamz Blues Band, L.C. Ulmer, the Jakeleg Stompers, Lil’ Dave Thompson, Willie King & the Liberators to name a few. The festival hours: NOON until 11:30pm. There are two stages: Main Stage and Scratch-Ankle Stage www.highway61blues.com
The Leland Blues Project and the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola are excited to announce that despite the closing of the Holly Ridge Country Store, Billy Johnson has made sure the Holly Ridge Jam tradition is going to continue this year! Cicero’s Restaurant is catering barbeque platters-ribs or pulled pork. Also, this year boiled shrimp has been added to the menu! Budweiser and Pepsi have come in as sponsors. It will be a JAMMIN’ good time of Delta musicians and some of the line-up from the HWY 61 Fest. Admission is free, 2pm-5pm, bring a lawn chair, no coolers. After this JAM, the “live music” continues in Indianola at the Historic Club Ebony which is located at 404 Hanna Street.
Monday, June 2, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart failure at his home in
The legendary singer and performer, known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat, was an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had a star on
November 2, 2007 Bo Diddley was honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker, in McComb
Sunday, June 1, 2008
B.B. King returns home to Indianola to perform at
Come enjoy the music and the fireworks. Bring a lawn chair. No coolers. For more information: www.indianolams.org or call: 662-887-4454
Petticoat Junkies is the collaborative effort of four incredibly diverse musicians from
Mickey Rogers and the Soul Master Band will be performing at the B.B. King Homecoming Festival. Mickey Rogers is one of
Mickey and his band won the 4th MS Delta Regional Blues Challenge at Club Ebony in November of 2007. In January 2008 Mickey Rogers and the Soul Master Band represented the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola at the 24th International Blues Challenge in
Mickey Rogers and the Soul Master Band will perform again at the Historic Club Ebony later that night opening for B.B. King.
For more info: 662-887-5436
Homemade Jamz Blues Band is performing at
The band has since appeared on national TV, been featured in numerous blues publications, performed on the Legendary Blues Cruise and is booked on a second cruise, plus they are very much in demand on the festival circuit. The band is scheduled to tour parts of
Homemade Jamz first CD is named Pay Me No Mind. It has been described as “they blend Chicago and Mississippi juke joint blues, copping the gritty slickness of the former and the dirty soul of the latter…..never betraying its authors’ age. The trio exudes nothing but confidence and attitude as they sing of betrayal, love, hard times and other bad things gone down as if they’ve lived a life rich in strife. They are, to be sure, a veritable blues explosion poised to make a big sound.”
Homemade Jamz Blues Band will, also, be performing at the Highway 61 Blues Festival in Leland on Saturday, June 7.
More festival info: www.highway61blues.com