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"Somethin' Blue" Radio Show Playlist For April 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 Highnoon HST
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INTERNATIONAL BLUES MUSIC DAY! ... Heck, let's celebrate all YEAR long!
Buffalo Music Presents..... Justin Townes Earle
Cancelled Due To Illness Friday April 24th The Club at Anna O’Brien’s - Honolulu, Oahu
Honolulu Jazz Scene Presents..... Larry Carlton!
Saturday April 25 Magic of Polynesia Showroom 2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu
Saturday May 30 Next Door - Honolulu, Oahu
Friday June 5, 2015
at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
Dave Mason Traffic Jam
Lazar Bear Productions presents: Dave Mason Traffic Jam
Thursday June 11 - Maui Arts & Cultural Center - Kahului, Maui Friday June 12 - Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center - Lihue Saturday June 13 - Honokaa People's Theater - Honokaa, Hawaii Sunday June 14 - Mamiya Theatre - Saint Louis Center For The Arts
Buffalo Music Presents..... Hot Tuna!
Friday June 19 - Talk Story With Music Mamiya Theatre - Saint Louis Center For The Arts - Honolulu Saturday June 20 - KCC Performing Arts Center - Lihue, Kauai Sunday June 21 - The Mill House At Maui Tropical Plantation - Waikapu, Maui Friday June 26 - Hilo Palace Theater - Hilo, Hawaii Saturday June 27 - Honoka'a People's Theater - Honoka'a, Hawaii Sunday June 28 - Crossroads At Hawaiian Brian's - Honolulu
On Friday August 23, 2013 The Stoddard's Hale Presented: Solomon King With His Band of Honolulu All Stars! Pat Rawson, Larry Dupio, Milan Bertosa and James Ganeko Plus Ronstadt and Taylor Opened At Crossroads The New Premier Showroom At Hawaiian Brian's
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Click Here for some pictures from Day One of the 2012 Simi Valley Cajun Blues Music Festival Click Here for some pictures from Day Two of the 2012 Simi Valley Cajun Blues Music Festival
On Saturday January 21, 2012 The Stoddard's Hale Presented: Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix With His Band of Honolulu All Stars! With Ronstadt and Taylor Opening At The New Showroom At Hawaiian Brian's
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On Thursday October 13, 2011 Lazar Bear Productions Presented An Evening With Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Band! at The New Showroom At Hawaiian Brian's - Honolulu For pictures, please click Here!
On Thursday September 15, 2011 Lazar Bear Productions presented: The Yardbirds The New Showroom At Hawaiian Brian's - Honolulu For a few pics, please click Here
Click Here for some pictures from the 2011 Simi Valley Cajun Blues Music Festival
Click here for pictures from B.B.'s April 27, 2011 gig at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu
Lazar Bear Productions presented: Johnny Winter
For Pictures from the Thursday April 7, 2011 performance at The New Showroom At Hawaiian Brian's - Honolulu - CLICK HERE
Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix and Ronstadt & Taylor
at the legendary Honolulu night club Anna's Friday January 28, 2011.
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Lazar Bear Productions presented: Los Lobos
Thursday December 9, 2010 at the Pipeline Cafe- Honolulu
For Pictures from this show, looka here
Lazar Bear Productions presented: John Mayall's Blues Breakers (with Special Guest Shemekia Copeland)
Thursday November 18, 2010 Pipeline Cafe- Honolulu For Pictures from this show, looka here
Click Here for some pictures from the 2010 Simi Valley Cajun Creole Music Festival With A Blues Infusion
Click Here For Some More Pictures Of the Festival By Kim C. Martin
Click Here For Pictures From February 14, 2010 "The Last Oahu Blues Bash At Anna Bannana's"
Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix with James Ronstadt and the Dynamic Shufflekings
at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio Friday January 29 and Saturday January 30, 2010.
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Click Here for some pictures from the 2009 Chicago Blues Festival
Photo By: Steve Stoddard
Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix with James Ronstadt and the Dynamic Shufflekings
drew a turnaway, Sold Out crowd to the Atherton Performing Arts Studio Saturday January 31, 2009.
The venue's largest turnout, ever! ;-)
For some pictures from this momentous occasion, Click Here
Pictures from Hallowballoo - Halloween Night 2008
Lazar Bear Productions and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Presented: Blues Mele 2008 Featuring The James Cotton Band!
on Thursday January 31, 2008 at The Hawaiian Hut in Honolulu
With Special Guests Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix With James Ronstadt and the Dynamic Shufflekings plus Willie K & the Maui Tribe Blues Band Click Here for some pictures
Photo By: Steve Stoddard
On January 26, 2008, The Stoddard's Hale Presented: Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix with James Ronstadt & The Dynamic Shuffle Kings. To see some pictures, Click Here
Lazar Bear Productions and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Presented: Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen!
Friday January 11, 2008 at The Hawaiian Hut - Honolulu To see some pics from this Fun Time Click Here
Lazar Bear Productions and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Presented: The Derek Trucks Band!
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Los Lonely Boys! John Cruz opened for Los Lonely Boys September 20, 2007 at Events at The Tower in Honolulu.
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On June 8, 2007 Lazar Bear Productions Presented: "Texas Blues/Rock Guitar Living Legend" Johnny Winter! Eric Sardinas made a special guest appearance with Johnny Winter at Events at The Tower in Honolulu.
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The Stoddard's Hale and Blue Moon Beer Presented: Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix with Bobby Thursby And His Band Velvet! Sunday April 22, 2007 7:00 PM at the New Irish Rose 478 Ena Road in Waikiki! To see some pictures from this show, Click Here
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Sierra Nevada and Lazar Bear Productions Presented "The Master Of Space And Time!" Leon Russell
Click here to see some pictures from the March 2, 2007 show at the Hawaiian Hut
Sierra Nevada and Lazar Bear Productions Presented The Radiators on Friday February 2, 2007 at the Hawaiian Hut in Honolulu Click Here To See Some Of My Pictures
Mudman Productions Presented Dave Specter with James Ronstadt And The Dynamic Shuffle Kings! on Saturday February 3, 2007 at the rRed Elephant
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The Stoddard's Hale has been proud to present Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix at O'Toole's Pub the past three years and Travis' 2007 Honolulu show will be April 22nd at the New Irish Rose (see notice above.....:-)
Click here to see some pictures from Travis' January 26, 2006 O'Toole's performance...
Click here to see some pictures from Travis' January 28, 2005 O'Toole's performance...
Click here to see some pictures from Travis' January 13, 2004 O'Toole's performance...
*********************************************** Click here to check the Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix Performance Schedule
You can purchase some of Travis' music at the Official Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix Web-site (to prepare yourself for "The Moonchild"'s next Island performances. ;-)
Pictures of Oahu.
Still More of my Pictures of Oahu
Click here to see some pictures from my 2003 trips to da U.S. Mainland
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2003 was "Officially" the Year of the Blues
but we're still celebratin' in 2015! :-)
If you don't like (LOVE ;-) the blues, then you must have a hole in your soul!
Test your knowledge of the greatest blues players of all time.
Help save real blues music. Do your homework and learn who the important and real blues people are!
This is a very special "Who da Guy" riddle prepared by my "Secret Weapon" Werner Sirch, Mahahlo nui loa to Werner! These four ï¿½Who da Guyï¿½sï¿½ are totally different persons who share two common nick-names, name all four of these "Who da Guys".
First, this Los Angeles' Skid Row street musician was discovered in February of 1960 by folklorist and ethnic musicologist Frederick A. Usher. His instrument was a rough cut 2'x4' plank, a homemade, one-stringed instrument of the crudest construction. The other two working tools he used to make music with the board were a half-pint whiskey bottle to slide with and a carefully whittled stick to bang the single string. This was evidently a direct tie to the African instrument known as the "diddleybowï¿½. After three recording sessions this ï¿½Who da Guyï¿½ slipped back into obscurity. If there's a romantic, mystery figure in blues history, this ï¿½WDGï¿½ would certainly be at the top of the list.
A musician with a similar instrument and the same nickname played at the 1973 Ann Arbour Blues & Jazz Festival. During the 1950ï¿½s he walked into Joe's Record Shop on Hastings Street in Detroit and recorded two sides. He was seen playing the streets for a few years, then he disappeared.
The third ï¿½WDGï¿½ was armed with an estimated 350 feet of cord between his axe and his amp, He would confidently stride onstage wearing a garishly hued suit of red, blue, or green ï¿½ with his hair usually dyed to match! He turned up in New Orleans in 1950, influenced by the atomic guitar energy of Gatemouth Brown but this ï¿½WDGï¿½sï¿½ ringing, distorted guitar tone and gospel-enriched vocal style were his alone. He was pacing the R&B charts for an amazing 14 weeks in 1954 with a monster hit. This song was arranged and accompanied by Ray Charles and stayed on the R & B charts for incredible 42 weeks! It became one of the biggest sellers in the Specialty label's history. But our ï¿½Who da Guyï¿½sï¿½ lifestyle was as wild as his guitar work. Excessive drinking and life in the fast lane took its inevitable toll over the years, and he died of pneumonia in 1959 at only 32 years of age.
The fourth ï¿½Who da Guyï¿½, ending our common line, was born in 1902 as one of 14 children in the family. The little known singer/guitarist was a close friend of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and a master of acoustic country blues. Sadly, little documentation of his work exists. A stereo recording, made at a house party in 1966, was never intended for commercial release but offers a rare chance to take a close look at the Virginia bluesman. Another album was captured in New York City with a friend. This traveling pair, both guitar players, bringing rural East Coast blues in the tradition of Blind Boy Fuller. It appears the two had some wild adventures with disreputable woman in taking their music to the road. This ï¿½WDGï¿½ died in New York during 1972.
These four Bluemen share two common nick-names, please click here to name these four "Who da Guys".
to Michael Scott who correctly identified these four "Who da Guy's" as: Eddie "One String" Jones, Sam "One String Sam" Wilson, Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones and Alec "Guitar Slim" Seward!
Congratulations also go out to Joe Lempkowski who correctly identified the previous WDG as Mississippi Joe Caldicott and the ï¿½field researcherï¿½ who re-discovered Joe in 1967 as George Mitchell! to Jon Sholle who correctly identified Eva Taylor (Irene Gibbons) and her husband Clarence Williams as our previous WDG ("Who da Gal?" ;-)! to Wayne Masuda who correctly identified Louisiana Red aka Iverson Minter, his "American Blues Expatriate Neighbor" as Champion Jack Dupree and Red's 1962 Million Seller as "Red's Dream". to Joe Lempkowski who correctly identified Archie Edwards and the photographer who "discovered" him as Axel Kï¿½stner (that's a threepeat Joe!;-) to Joe Lempkowski who correctly identified Bo Carter aka Armenter Chatmon and the well known standard song that he wrote and recorded in 1928 as "Corrine Corrina". to Joe Lempkowski who correctly identified Alexis Korner and his 1970's hit song as "Whole Lotta Love" to the latest "WDG Heavyweight Champion" Werner Sirch (and current contributor ;-) who correctly identified the "Who Da Guy" before that as Jimmy Liggins and the "3D Music" song "Drunk" (that's a threepeat Werner!;-) to Werner Sirch who correctly identified K.C. Douglas! and his hit song as "Mercury Blues". to Werner Sirch who correctly identified John Brim (and ID'd his wife as Grace), Joe Lempkowski who correctly identified J.B. Hutto and his nephew as Li'l Ed Williams, to Floyd Peters as well as to Erika Rudolph who both identified Travis "The Moonchild" Haddix, to Tom Holland for having identified Tre' Hardiman and Tre's father as L.V. Banks, to Tom Holland for having identified his friend, the late, great Fenton Robinson, to the previous "WDG Heavyweight Champion" ;-) Joe Lempkowski for identifying Clarence Garlow, to Denny Noland and to Joe Lempkowski for identifying Morris Dollison, Jr. aka Cash McCall,
to Joe Lempkowski for identifying John Funchess aka Johnny Littlejohn, to Chris Planas for identifying Michael Mann aka Hollywood Fats, to Tom Holland who identified the legendary Sammy Lawhorn, to Joe Lempkowski and Lou Wolfenson who both identified Eddie Taylor (that's a threepeat Joe!), to Joe Lempkowski who correctly identified Luther Tucker, to Joe Lempkowski who correctly identified Mighty Joe Young, to Jim Kneubuhl who correctly identified Pat Hare, to Milan Bertosa who correctly identified Mr.Ike Turner and to Chris Planas for correctly identifying Eddie Durham way back in March, 2000. (Has it really been that long?!)
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