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Welcome to the home of the exciting new
blues band and television project, BluesNYC.

The BluesNYC Band stays true to the sounds of the blues masters,
past and present, while presenting a gritty form of original blues music that comes
from the life experience of its members growing up in and around New York City.

The BluesNYC TV Show hopes to expand the awareness of the blues
by offering artists from all musical genres an outlet to display their blues talent,
discuss their blues influences and explain how these influences shape their music today.
 
Check out BluesNYC's Youtube Channel for live clips
of many of the artists we've featured over the years!

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BluesNYC can be seen on Time Warner Staten Island Cable (channel 35) each Friday evening at 11:30PM.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST!!!
(you'll see the form right under the schedule)
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RIP David Honeyboy Edwards, 6/28/1915 - 8/29/2011
Honeyboy died in his sleep in his Chicago home @ 3AM on 8/29.   
For those who have never read his book, The World Don't Owe Me Nothing, I strongly suggest you do!  For those who have never heard his 1942 Library of Congress recordings,  I suggest you own them!          We treasured the time we got to travel, perform and hang out with Honeyboy. To listen to his stories was magical. The word 'legend' does not do him justice. We will miss him terribly, as will the world.       

    
Here's a shot of Guy (drums) and JB (bass), Michael Packer (guitar), Ed Jackson (bongos),          Michael Frank (harmonica) and Honeyboy
   onstage April 16, 2011 at the Juke Joint Festival in Clarkdale, Mississippi.  This was Honeyboy's last band performance before retiring.
(He did play the next day in front of Cathead Records as a trio.)

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Below, a shot of us (as the Michael Packer Blues Band) backing Honeyboy @ The Briggs Farm Blues Festival in July 2010.

Here's a link to video from that Brigg's performance

Here's a link to the BluesNYC Honeyboy video from his BB King's performance in 2007 

        Above is a picture of Guy with Honeyboy backstage at BB King's, NYC 2007. Below a shot with Corey.

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While we work on our first CD of all original material, the
BluesNYC band members have been keeping busy with other projects:

Corey Powell is attending Hofstra University studying Music Business. 

Adam Valk has a new rock band, Cold Fur.

Silas Johnson continues his many singing duties with bands
The Brooklyn Horns, Voodoo Children and White Lightning.

And Guy Powell and John (JB) Becton have been doing alot of playing
(sometimes together, sometimes not) with the Michael Packer Blues Band.

While playing with Honeyboy is such an honor, the world lost another original Delta Bluesman when
piano great Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins passed. Fortunately Guy got to spend some quality
time with Pinetop over the years, and here are a few youtube clips that document some of that time:
Pinetop in Helena 2007 

Pinetop Interview 2006
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We've been putting more performance clips out on the
BluesNYC 
Youtube channel,
so go there and check out the various artists that we've had the
honor of capturing and get a feel for what we've witnessed.
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The Staten Island Advance did a profile on us in 12/27's AWE pullout section.
Here's a link to the story
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Check out our Calendar Page for all the exciting upcoming gigs we'll be covering!!!!
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Check out BluesNYC on Youtube.
Killing Floor
The Thrill is Gone
I Just Want To Make Love To You
Sweet Home Chicago
Sitting on Top of the World