SIX GENERATIONS OF THE BLUES FROM MISSISSIPPI TO CHICAGO
ONE NIGHT - ONE STAGE
CELEBRATING THE 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF EARWIG MUSIC
SAVE THE DATE - NOVEMBER 27, 2009
Blues Legends David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Johnny Drummer, Big Jack Johnson, John Primer, and Aron Burton will come to national television on MHz Networks Worldview this holiday season. On November 27, 2009 the 2-hour broadcast premier entitled "Earwig Music Presents Six Generations of the Blues From Mississippi to Chicago" takes an in depth look at contemporary Chicago Blues and traces it's roots to rural Mississippi. Interviews with the artists follow the 30-year history of the Chicago based Earwig Records and offers a unique perspective on the Chicago Blues scene. The two-hour special is produced by the award winning roots music television production group www.frontrowmusic. tv and features live performance footage from the 2nd annual Blues on the North Shore concert. The show hosted by Sirius XM Radio's Bill Wax presents the best of the Earwig artists in this beautifully edited footage from the Delta to Chicago. FrontRowMusic. tv celebrates the amazing journey of the Earwig Label with rare incendiary performances of Chicago Blues masters and passionate storytelling by Johnny Drummer, Aron Burton, and David 'Honeyboy' Edwards. For blues fans this is a "must see" show that will be distributed by MHz Worldview Networks to public broadcast affiliates nationally.
Grammy Award winning producer, Scott Shuman, Blues On the North Shore founder/presenter, Lynn Orman and Earwig Music President Michael Frank are the creators of this 2 hour broadcast premier. The television show captured a historic gathering of blues legends - Big Jack Johnson, John Primer, Honeyboy Edwards, & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith. It also features the new generation of Earwig Music artists, Chris James, Patrick Rynn and Rob Stone, with guest appearances by Bob Corritore, Allen Batts, Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith, Tom Crivellone, Rodney Brown and more.
The broadcast premier is part of an ongoing production of blues music programming and content created by the online TV network www.frontrowmusic. tv, which is just now emerging on the national scene. The small but dedicated production group presents performances by blues mavericks such as Zac Harmon, Michael Burks, Bugs Henderson and The Bel Airs, as well as the legendary Chicago artists such as Johnny Drummer and Honeyboy Edwards. The website, www.frontrowmusic. tv, offers free views and downloads of hundreds of incredible performances shot in Sony HD and provides a virtual stage for artists that fans can visit. To see previews of the 2 hour concert event and to find air dates for the B.B. King's Bluesville radio interview & concert preview with Sirius XM Radio's Bill Wax and television listings for the November 27 broadcast go to http://www.frontrow music.tv/ node/382/ .
The broadcast will air in its entirety on November 27, 2009 and in February 2010 in celebration of Black History Month. For airtime in your city please visit, MHz Networks Worldview, http://www.mhznetwo rks.org/mhzworld view/affiliates/ .
Austin-Rochester, MN - KSMQ
Charleston, IL - WEIU
Charlottesville, VA - WHTJ
Chicago, IL - WYCC
Cleveland-Akron- Youngstown, OH - WNEO/WEAO
Denver, CO - KBDI
Flint-Saginaw, MI - WDCQ-DT
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek, MI - WGVU/WGVK
Las Vegas, NV - Vegas PBS/KLVX
Miami, FL - WLRN
Minneapolis, MN - MPS Cable
Moline, IL (Quad Cities) - WQPT
New Orleans, LA - WLAE
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL - WDSC
Philadelphia, PA - MiND TV (WYBE)
Richmond, VA - WCVE
Salt Lake City, UT - UEN (Utah Ed Network)
San Francisco, CA - KCSM
St. Paul, MN - St. Paul Neighborhood Network
Stanford, CA - Stanford University
Tacoma/Seattle, WA - KBTC
Topeka, KS - KTWU
Warrensburg, MO- KMOS
Washington, DC - WNVC/MHz Networks