The very first John Peel Day takes place on Thursday 13 October - a celebration of his life and legacy and his contribution to music and broadcasting. The night before on Wednesday 12 October BBC Radio 1 are putting on a special night at the QEH on the South Bank in London featuring Misty In Roots alongside New Order, The Fall, Super Furry Animals among others.
If you haven't bought a ticket you have sadly missed the boat! But Radio 1 are broadcasing highlights of the show the following day.
Charlie Musselwhite will perform a benefit show at Slims in San Francisco on Nov. 2 to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. Boz Scaggs and Taj Mahal are also scheduled to perform. After that, Charlie heads to Switzerland where he will be performing on Nov. 10 and 12 at the Lucerne Blues Festival.
Charlie performed as part of the Tom Waits band at "The Big Apple to the Big Easy" benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims in NYC last week at Radio City
Music Hall. "Playing with Tom Waits was a thrill for many reasons. I stayed on my toes and watched Tom, then added tones like colors to a
painting. His music has an intensity that is really unlike anything else. Working with Tom and the band he put together (Smokey Hormel, Marc Ribot,
Larry Taylor and Stephen Hodges) was about as good as it can get," remarks Charlie. Other artists included John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Joss Stone and the Neville Brothers.
Charlie Musselwhite was invited to sit in with the Legends of Chicago Blues (Elvin Bishop, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Henry Gray, Bob Stroger, and
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith) at the San Francisco Blues Festival last weekend.
Also performing at the Festival was Huey Lewis, who was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News as saying "...Charlie Musselwhite, he's a hero of mine."
The Blind Boys of Alabama performed last week on the nationally televised "Gospel Angels" benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims The benefit
was hosted by CeCe Winans and included performances by Third Day, Natalie
Grant, Nicole Mullen and others. The concert was also broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio in America.
Pina has given us a limited number of signed promotional copies of 'Guess You Got It'. These cool wallets containing the full album are not available on sale to the public but we are giving them away free with a purchase of her first CD 'Quick Look'. Not only that but the current price of both her albums are specially reduced for a limited period. Hurray before they disappear!
Tom Waits has asked Charlie to participate in his fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims, "From the Big Apple To The Big Easy" on Sept. 20 at Radio
City Music Hall. Other confirmed artists include Dave Mathews, Joss Stone, John Mayer Trio, and others.