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Back to the roots

It’s summertime, and I know a lot of you will travel around to places, and may be visit a festival. My advice is to combine vacation and seeing some of the great roots artists still around! As the years go by, not many of the real old roots are around any more. What follows is a brief list of dates that some of the Stones-related old guys play. Don’t miss out on these legends! PS. Dates may change.

Bo Diddley was born Ellas Bates on December 30th, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi. He arrived to Chicago in 1936. At age 68, even if his back is not like in his younger days, he is still crazy, and gives his best performances. In February 1996, Bo Diddley received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. This is where you may see Bo Diddley this summer:

May 17,18,19,20: SS Norway, Miami, FL

May 25: Disney’s Pleasure Island, FL

June 11: House of Blues, Chicago, IL

June 13: House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA

June 14: Sonora Blues Festival, CA

June 19: Roadhouse Ruby’s, N. Kansas City, MO

June 21: Juneteenth Heritage Festival, Tulsa, OK

Sept. 1: Blues Festival, Long Beach, CA

Sept 13: Piedmont Blues Festival, Durham, NC

John Lee Hooker was born near Clarksdale, Mississippi on August 22, 1920. By the early 1940's Hooker had moved north to Detroit. He was introduced to the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame in 1991. Well known as guest artist for The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker is the inspiration of both the Stones as well as their blues masters like Bo Diddley. The grand old man is now 76 years old, but still on tour!

May 25: Avila Beach Blues Festival, CA

May 31: Radisson Hotel Grove, Sacramento, CA

Jun 12: Humphrey's, San Diego, CA

Jun 14: Playboy Jazz Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Jul 3: San Jose America Festival, San Jose, CA

Jul 5: Summer Nights at the Pier, Seattle, WA

Aug 31: Long Beach Blues Festival, CA

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Chuck Berry was born Charles Edward Anderson Berry, on October 18th 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri. At age 70 he still does his famous "Duckwalk" on stage. Often called "The Father of Rock’n Roll", Chuck is the man behind tracks such as "Roll Over Beethoven", "Johnny B. Goode", "Carol", "Little Queenie" and lots others. Keith Richards once said: "There was a time in my life where my only ambition was to play like Chuck." Listen to his guitar works!

June 6: IC Light Amphitheatre, Pittsburg, PA

June 7: Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

July 4: Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

July 17: Spokane, WA

July 19: Grugahalle, Essen, Germany

July 20: Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany

July 22: Festival, Bayonne, France

July 23: Mallorca, Spain

July 24: Arena, Helsinki, Finland

July 26: Castle, Malmö, Sweden

July 27: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Aug 12: Bethlehem Musikfest, PA, USA

Aug 31: Jazz Festival, Snowmass, CO

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