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  In this month's Blues Jam segment, Katie will be covering the origins of Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago." After that, Clyde talks about his experience at Snowbound Blues, but kinda forgets who placed for finals in doing so :P In our main topic we talk to Sara Cherny, the head director of BluesSHOUT!, and discuss how...

  "We wanted to give you a WARNING ahead of this podcast that it is less about dance and bit more about our reactions to the world we're living in post elections. There's some harsh language that comes up a little later in the podcast, and a lot of discussions about the racial and sexual aggressions we've been and are dealing with after the elections. So if it doesn't sound like your cup of tea, definitely feel free to skip this one;...

  Willie Dixon is the subject of our Monthly Blues Jam for October. Katie goes over Willie's involvement with several other blues artists, and then we get to listen to one of his more interesting songs, "Nervous." Reference Site: List of songs written by Willie Dixon Then we briefly discuss Aaron's recent move to Chicago before Katie, Aaron, and Clyde tell us about their experience at North Star Blues. In our main...

  This month we're talking about DJing for our blues community. To help guide us through our trek with her impressive blues music knowledge is Anna Washenko. She is one of the main competition DJs for BluesShout! and the headline DJ for many other national events. For our Monthly Blues Jam, Katie's doing something special. She will be tracking down the lineage of one of the most well known and covered blues songs, "St. James Infirmary." Reference Site: Smithsonian Folkways Song #1: A.L....

  This month we have a special guest joining our podcast, national blues instructor Tim O'Neill. Katie will present Big Mama Thornton in our Monthly Blues Jam and we'll play for you a sample of her song called "Since I fell for you." Later, we'll answer a question from one of our listeners about the difference between Slow Dance and Blues Dance. After that Clyde will discuss his experience...

Competitions:    2016 July 31st, Sweet Molasses Blues: Novice JnJ  2016 July 31st, Sweet Molasses Blues: Open JnJ Performances:    2016 July 28th, Sweet Molasses Blues: Mike and Dan Legenthal  2016 July 29th, Sweet Molasses Blues: B-Sides  2016 July 29th, Sweet Molasses Blues: Natalya and Raphael  2016 July 29th, Sweet Molasses Blues: Paul and Nicole  2016 July 29th, Sweet Molasses Blues: Shoshi and Jeff  2016 July 29th, Sweet Molasses Blues: Flouer and Alfredo  2016 July 31st, Sweet Molasses Blues: Bad Girlz of New...

  In this episode's Monthly Blues Jam, Katie will discuss the blues artist Leroy Carr, and you'll get to hear one of his songs, "How Long, How Long." After that, we'll be giving some advice for beginning dancers - pretty much the Do's and Dont's of the blues dance scene. Blues Dance World Podcast focuses on topics of blues dance culture. These podcasts will be posted once a month, so keep an eye out for them. If you like what you're...

Competitions:    2016 June 24th, Mile High Blues: Open Follow 'n' Lead  2016 June 25th, Mile High Blues: All Star Follow 'n' Lead  2016 June 25th, Mile High Blues: Beginner Solo  2016 June 25th, Mile High Blues: Open Solo  2016 June 26th, Mile High Blues: Strictly Blues Competition  2016 June 26th, Mile High Blues: Blues/Fusion Invitational   Performance:    2016 June 23rd, Mile High Blues: Ruth and Mike Performance  2016 June 23rd, Mile High Blues: Joe DeMers and Campbell Miller Performance  2016 June 23rd,...

    This month Katie's going to introduce a new topic called Blues Music Research, in it she discusses the history of the artist Slim Harpo and his song "I'm a King Bee." After that we talk about Clydes experience at the Canadian Swing Championships. We finish it up with our main discussion on sexiness within the blues dance culture, how others scenes perceive it, what...

Competitions:    2016 May 21st, Bluesquake: Open Strictly  2016 May 21st, Bluesquake: Novice JnJ  2016 May 22nd, Bluesquake: Solo   Performance:    2016 May 20th, Bluesquake: Sundown Strut Performance Prelims:    2016 May 21st, Bluesquake: Novice JnJ - Group 1 Prelims  2016 May 21st, Bluesquake: Novice JnJ - Group 2 Prelims  2016 May 21st, Bluesquake: Open Strictly - Group 1 Prelims  2016 May 21st, Bluesquake: Open Strictly - Group 2 Prelims  2016 May 21st, Bluesquake: Solo - Group 1 Prelims  2016...