Blues artists in flash document: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Ida Cox, Willie Dixon, Rosco Gordon, Sippie Wallace, Sonny Boy Williamson II



Ethel Waters was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress.

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Welcome to the home page of Gordzilla’s Blues web site. This web site was established to pay homage to the independence philosophy of the blues. It is not officially affiliated with or in competition with any blues organization. It is operated by individual(s) who love blues and respect its independent values. One must learn to appreciate the value of independence in the blues to understand the music, promote it and keep it alive.

Blues is an independent music form allowing musicians a powerful means of self expression and freedom. Blues is perhaps the most misunderstood and misjudged music in American history. Since its foundation, there has not been any music influencing life as Blues. It is essential to understand the roots of the Blues and its bond to nearly every form of modern music. Quite simply, ALL modern music placing the individual above the group is a direct descendant of the Blues: jazz, rock, doo wop, funk, rap, etc.

Breaking Bread with the Blues
Sunday, November 19, 3 – 9 pm

Fundraiser and Food-drive benefiting the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Capital Area Blues Society

For the fourteenth year in a row the Capital Area Blues Society and the Green Door Bar & Grill are joining forces for this annual fund-raising bash. Musicians and volunteers from the Capital area and beyond are donating their time and talent for this very special event.

Doors open at 3:00 pm with music starting at 4:00 pm featuring:
4:00 pm – Nichols and Frog
5:00 pm – Johnny D Blues Band
6:00 pm – Frog and the Beeftones
7:00 pm – Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday
8:00 pm – Twyla Birdsong
(Line-up subject to change)

Breaking Bread with the Blues began in 2004 as a fundraiser for the Capital Area Blues Society. However it soon became evident the event could also be used to help the local community by supporting the food bank. Now more than ever, we need to support this important community event!

Admission is $10 at the door plus a food item, but attendees are encouraged to donate as many nonperishable food items as they can. Families are welcome and children (under age 16) with an adult are admitted free with a food donation.

Join the fun, music, camaraderie and great hospitality of the Green Door Bar and Grill located at 2005 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI, 517-482-6376, Visit for more information on the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Visit CABS at

James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers was one of six competing bands in the West Michigan Blues Society International Blues Challenge at Billy's Lounge in Grand Rapids on November 5, 2017. For more information on this particular event click here

In this Edition:
24th Annual Anti-Freeze Blues Festival, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI
West Michigan Blues Society Winter Fundraiser.
CABS 2017 "Breakin' Bread With The Blues" fundraising event!
WMBS presents The Road to Memphis  IBC Regional Competition
2017 Detroit Blues Challenge Finals, October 29, 2017 WINNERS in Electric Band Division.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in GordRoar Section
Fats Domino Passes Away at Age 89
Female Blues Artists of the 2017 Michigan BluesFEST in Photo Section.
Joseph “Smokey” Holman Passes at Age 64
Charles Bradley, Carol Kayne, Otis Rush in BlueStory Section !