Michael Erlewine, the award-winning archivist of popular culture, who founded and built the largest music review database in the world, All-Music Guide, has written a fascinating new book that chronicles the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.
The first Ann Arbor Blues Festivals, in 1969 and 1970, brought together the greatest selection of blues performers and helped bring modern blues music to a wider audience.
Never before had such a far-reaching list of performers been assembled. These ground breaking festivals were the seed that grew into the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, which was continued annually for many years.
Michael's New Book is "Blues in Black & White: The Landmark Ann Arbor Blues Festivals"
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Many of my readers will already know that Michael was a founding member of the famed band The Prime Movers
Oh and young Iggy was their drummer.... :)
So come to the main Ann Arbor Library 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 this Thursday 7-9 pm in the main room! We'll be there!
I saw a strange hatted fellow in the basement of the library, so I introduced myself
Ah you met my friend Stanley T. Madhatter! Sorry I had to miss the event.
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