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Remember, BellyUp4Blues is 100% listener supported!

By BH in General

Donation deadline will be on Monday, April 28th at 6PM or we will go off the air….

The Good News - after 11 years don’t think we should need to turn the music off any longer to survive…….if we have to go off the air on the 28th then so be it……

The Bad News – not only do we have to pay our regular bills this month but we also have to renew the interest doman but are going to be hit extra hard with a $1500 royalty payment on top of that……..so if we are to make it past April we need EVERYBODY to hit the Paypal link extra hard this month.  And, as always, if you do not like/trust PayPal (which after using it for 11 years and no problems you shouldn’t) you can always throw a check/cash/money order in an envelope and give it to the mailman (payable to: Jeff McDonough, BellyUp4Blues Radio, 660 N. Quince St. #A7, Escondido, CA 92025)……all keeps the station alive and streaming!!!

Keep on rockin’ the blues!!!!

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In English:  “If you want to streamrip/freeamp/winamp 2.7-2.8/lav or any other recording devices - Donate or risk being banned!!!!”

In German: “Wollt ihr die Musik mit streamripper / freeamp / winamp 2.7/2.8/2.9/Bass or any other recording devices – aufnehmen – wäre es einfach für euch zu spenden und BellyUp4Blues würde euch in Ruhe lassen! Spendet oder ihr lauft Gefahr gebannt zu werden!

 

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COST: $10.99 for an email copy – Cafe Press no longer offers custom cds so only available by email

TOTAL: $40.00 price for all 5

**NO RETURNS, NO EXCHANGES – all purchases are final!!!!

Artists include: Biscuit Miller, Stoney Curtis Band, Sean Chambers, Albert Castiglia, JP Blues Band, Ryan McGarvey, Mike Zito, Todd Wolfe Band, Chris Bell, Wolfman Jack, Mean Gene Kelton and more (14 Songs total)

Send money to the Paypal link and add the note (BU4B 1-5) and your email address……or cash, check or money order PAYABLE TO – JEFF McDONOUGH – by mail to: Jeff McDonough, 660 N. Quince St. #A7, Escondido, CA 92025

Thanks for rocking to The Belly!!!!!!

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#1 – Give this a try for your IPhone and IPad – http://www.jhandy.com/bluescast/ or 72.13.82.82:5100

Try this link to play directly in iPhone browser.

#2 – This is the one for the Winamp Android Player: http://www.winamp.com/android

#3 – Free BU4B app for your android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.manhattan.radiobox.nine.bellyupblues

Send me some feedback at bellyup4blues@gmail.com and let me know they work!!!!!!

BH

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You can also donate by mail with cash, check or money order if you don’t want to use Paypal to:

Jeff McDonough, 660 N. Quince St. #A7, Escondido, CA 92025

Zito

July 17, 2010
By BH in Bands

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Zito was immersed in the gritty sounds of the south side that would unknowingly become the groundwork of his future in music. Like the legends before him, music has coursed through his veins from the early age of five, when he began singing and performing. It didn’t take long for him to discover his instrument of choice – electric guitar – after receiving a Van Halen record for his birthday. His education and journey were just starting – little did he know he would find himself among such legends at a local guitar shop just out of high school. “Everyone from Chuck Berry to Bennie Smith came in that store,” Zito shares of his experience. “I soaked up the sounds of that store and began building my own style.” Continued…

Wolf Mail

July 17, 2010
By BH in Bands

Wolf Mail has been described as “way out in front of blues guitarists around the world” (Linda Fisher, the London Times), “…the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan” (Pete Wallace, National Blues Review) and “…The undisputed heavy weight champion of electric
Blues” states the L.A weekly.  Tom Bramson of Blues Rockers magazine says “Mail’s guitar work bears the unmistakable marks of the normal SRV/Hendrix/Clapton influences. However, I pay him the ultimate compliment by saying that, though he has obviously been influenced by the normal guitar gods, he bears a striking resemblance to none of them, as his sound is strictly Wolf Mail.”  Wolf Mail‟s music style is a blend of traditional blues with electric, rock and soul.   His voice is very distinctive and particularly suited to the blues. The Australian Southern Star Newspaper wrote, “The man has a voice that will raise chicken skin down your back”.
 
In the beginning Born in Montreal, Canada, raised in the South of France and California, Wolf Mail grew up as a travelling nomad. “My main inspiration always came from discovering new cultures and people” he says.  “My attempt is to translate those feelings into the music”.  Mail picked up the guitar at the age of 10, listening to Elmore James and Ray Charles records.  He was self-taught until the age of 10 before convincing Canadian guitar master David Goodman to give him some lessons. He played his first professional gig at the age of fourteen and by seventeen was touring Europe. Restless touring have become the basis of Wolf‟s hard work ethic.
 
LA days Two years later Wolf relocated to Los Angeles and spent thirteen years playing the west coast bar scene from San Diego to Eureka,” The whisky club in Los Angeles used to have this jam on Mondays, they would bring in pizzas and cold beer from the Rainbow bar up the street, to all musicians backstage, it was a great place to check out new talent.”  At 19 years old, after a jam session at The Troubadour Club in Los Angeles with Randy Castillo, Wolf was invited to play with Randy‟s current project, the infamous Ozzy Osbourne and band.  During this time Wolf was solicited by rock singer, Billy Idol, to replace Steve Stevens as a guitar player and even Cher. “Although flattered by these requests I always knew my heart and soul was into the blues” he recalls.
 
Singing the blues It is with blues music that Mail paved his way through the music industry. He recorded two independent albums in the mid 90‟s before signing up with ZKS records in 1999. Since then he has released three studio albums to critical acclaim. Solid Ground was universally praised. It contained the ballad “Hello” which stayed in the best selling music charts in Japan for three weeks and had fans declare their “favourite love song of all time”. Blue Fix followed this. Mail then embarked to the great North and recorded a live CD and DVD Live Blues In Red Square, which contains a great cover of The Sky is Crying. Mail‟s fourth album Electric Love Soul was recorded last year in LA in the famous Doghouse studios by Grammy Award winner BB “Chung” King and legendary producer Dennis Walker. He is currently touring Australia promoting his latest album.  Details are available on the website: www.wolf-mail.com > Tour Dates.
 
Touring Wolf averages hundreds of shows per year and when he says “I enjoy travelling to new places as much as I enjoy playing” he ain‟t kidding . He‟s been around the world several times, playing or promoting his band to audiences in more than 20 countries including the U.S, Canada, Australia,
Japan, France, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands and Mexico.  His live performances are legendary. During one of his performances with the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Narooma Blues festival in Australia, Tony Jagger from the Southern star has said “Words simply cannot describe the intensity and clarity that comes out of this man‟s guitar.”  Ron Edmonds from Exclusive Management puts it “You always get something out of a Wolf Mail
show.”  Mail particularly enjoys playing the blues in places that do not get a lot of opportunities to hear that type of music. “From the mountaineers of Siberia to the Moroccan Tuareg or the Australian Aboriginals, there is a tremendous source of universal knowledge that comes from these people and having been able to interact with them has been a very enriching experience”.
 
Side gigs As if performing all over the world year after year isn‟t enough, Wolf Mail has also written a book on the music industry and conducts workshops in conjunction with his touring schedule.  He is also planning to start a guitar clinic.  His new album Electric Love Soul is out now. Go to www.wolf-mail.com > Store.  „Like‟ the Wolf Mail Facebook page for a free download and clips

 

:: Discography ::

2002 Solid Ground
2004 Live! Live! Live!
2005 Blue Fix
2009 Live Blues in Red Square (DVD also) and
2010 Electric Love Soul.

:: Contact ::

Website: http://www.wolf-mail.com
Email: wolfmailband@yahoo.com

Todd Wolfe

July 17, 2010
By BH in Bands

From 1993 ’til 1998, Todd was the featured Lead Guitar player as well as occasional song writing partner for A & M’s multiple Grammy winner, Sheryl Crow. Crow, one of the world’s most acclaimed artists, and her spirited band featuring Wolfe, romped around the world several times having toured with the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Page & Plant among others. Continued…

Walter Trout

July 17, 2010
By BH in Bands

Having played alongside some of the greatest names in Blues including John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Canned Heat, the adage “six degrees of separation” certainly does not apply to world-renowned musician, Walter Trout. Strapped to an axe for 35 years, it is no wonder Trout’s roots are showing on his seventh U.S. release, “Relentless”. Fans and critics will no doubt agree that Walter Trout is now zero degrees away from the Blues greats. Continued…