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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Musician Returns To USA Every Summer

Louisiana Red Still "Plays the blues hard"

It's summer, and that means, Iverson Minter, will return from Germany and tour the US during July. The Guitarist has played with the best Blues Musicians in Chicago and Detroit, and won a W.C. Handy Award for Best Traditional Blues Male Artist in 1983. His newest recording was released earlier this year, made in Norway, "Back To The Black Bayou."

It's long been said that you have to live the blues in order to play them. Louisiana Red, born Iverson Minter in Bessemer, Ala., has seen more than his share of the adversity and hard times, and his songs are powerful, passionate reflections of his life.

His Father was lynched by the Klu-Klux-Klan, his Mother died at a young age. He grew up, into an artist that to this day, uses his emotions and improvises in live performances.

His one month USA tour schedule can be found

Notodden Blues Fest, Scandinavia's Largest Blues Party

Beth Hart, Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland, Joe Bonamassa, Homemade Jamz, Jools Holland, Cedric Burnside, and Robin Trower, to name but a few, will join with other talented European Blues Artists at the Notodden Blues Festival.

Twenty years ago, thirteen blues fans came together to arrange for a line of credit to hold the the first Notodden Blues Festival. Today the festival is one of the largest in Europe.

The Fest is held from July 30 to August 2.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Robert Korda has been found

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Robert Korda Found

The LA Philharmonic violinist of 20 yaers, Robert Korda, was found, dead yesterday in a private residence in Glendale. The cause of death is under investigation.

Noah, his son, has left information on his blog, if you would like further information.

Anyone who has information about the case is encouraged to contact LAPD's Missing Persons Unit at (213) 485-5381. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Well Known LA Violinist Missing - Robert Alan Korda

Police and family ask the public's help in finding Robert Alan Korda, who was last seen in Van Nuys. He was to report to work at Gower Studios in Hollywood, and never arrived.


"It's weird," his son Noah Korda said. "My father is a non-drinker, non-gambler, non-smoker...he just completely disappeared."

Noah Korda said there has been no activity on any of his father's banking or credit card accounts since he vanished and there was no reason to believe the man had been upset or distressed about anything.

Korda is white with grey hair and brown eyes and a goatee. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 135 pounds and wears eyeglasses.

He drives a white Geo Metro, California license plate 3GPJ453.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call the LAPD's Missing Persons Unit at (213) 485-5381 or (877) LAPD-24-7.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Vote For Blues Music Education

News from The Blues Foundation - Blues Notes

You can make a difference. Join with Bonnie and Taj to raise money for every ticket sold, on the BonTaj Roulet Tour. Then go to the above link and vote on what the Action Fund will support.