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WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL AT BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS: MISSISSIPPI HEAT ON GIGITY.TV
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 9:30PM. WE ARE HEADLINING THE BLUES FESTIVAL NIGHT AT BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS. THE SHOW WILL BE FILMED AND AVAILABLE ON WWW.GIGITY.TV FOR INSTANT VIEWING. WE WILL HAVE A 7-PIECE BAND: INETTA VISOR (LEAD VOCALS), MICHAEL DOTSON (GUITAR/VOCALS), KENNY SMITH (DRUMS), BRIAN QUINN (BASS), GILES COREY (GUITAR/VOCALS), NEAL O'HARA (KEYBOARDS/ORGAN), AND PIERRE LACOCQUE (HARP). THIS IS THE IDENTICAL LINE-UP THAT WILL FLY TO MUNICH, GERMANY, IN MARCH 2014 FOR AN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL.
LIVE RECORDING: MISSISSIPPI HEAT AT BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS, July 3, 2013
"Mississippi Heat Live at Legend's (July 3, 2013)" was recorded for the CHICAGO BLUES NETWORK and will be available 24/7 on its internet radio station. Click here to listen: www.chicagobluesnetwork.com.
Eighty minutes of live music. Introducing our new guitar player, Michael Dotson. Among numerous other Blues legends, Michael played 6 years with Magic Slim. He was living in Europe with his wife and children (Greece) until earlier this year. He had toured and played on and off with the Heat since 2011. We are proud to announce that Michael Dotson is now an official full-time band member. His vocals are featured on three numbers: Syncro Boogie, Linda Lou, and Grampa Blues.
LIVE RECORDING FOR THE CHICAGO BLUES NETWORK - BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS- 07-03-13
COME AND BE PART OF OUR LIVE RECORDING! THE EVENT WILL BE RECORDED BY DELMARK RECORDS' MASTER ENGINEER STEVE WAGNER FOR HIS WEB RADIO PROGRAM www.chicagobluesnetwork.com
MISSISSIPPI HEAT IN EUROPE - MAY 2014
WE WILL BE TOURING IN EUROPE NEXT MAY 2014. WE ARE BEING BOOKED BY ROLF SCHUBERT CONCERT BURO, IN KOLN, GERMANY. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS.Concert Büro Rolf SchubertOttostrasse 6350823 Koeln/ GermanyTel. ++49 - 221 - 1300196Fax ++49 - 221 - 1300198www.concertschubert.dewww.new-orleans-music-festival.dewww.facebook.com/concert.buero.rolf.schubert
PRE-CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH PIERRE LACOCQUE IN CHICAGO BLUES GUIDE MAGAZINE.
Click here to read the interview conducted by Clara Lehmann.
MISSISSIPPI HEAT AT THE 2013 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL!
You can see Mississippi Heat at CHICAGO BLUES FEST 2013 on Friday, June 7 on the Crossroads Stage from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. They will also perform at Delmark Records Blues Brunch at the Jazz Record Mart on Sunday June 9 at 10 a.m.
CHECK OUT THE HEARTBROKEN VIDEO!!
Heartbroken was recorded on September 24th, 1992 at Jerry Soto's Soto Sound Studio. It appears as track #7 on Mississippi Heat's first recording, STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART (1993). It was recorded in one take, with no overdubs. Not even Robert Covington's vocals were redone. Robert had never seen the song's lyrics before but he knew about Pierre's close relationship with bass player and singer Lawrence "Lil' Sonny" Wimberly to whom this song is dedicated. Sonny had died a year earlier on August 24th so Pierre wrote "Heartbroken" in his memory. Sonny was to have a decisive influence on his life's direction. As with Junior Wells who had welcomed him with open arms several years earlier in the early 1970's, Sonny also must be credited for giving Pierre his blessing and encouragement to pursue a musical career. This is perhaps Pierre's most emotional harp solo ever recorded (along perhaps with Blues for George Baze a few years later). This song remains important to us after 20 years, so we decided to reintroduce it as a montage with these great musicians; the fact that several of them have left us make this particularly worthy to be documented.
LISTEN TO PIERRE LACOCQUE'S INTERVIEW FROM MUSIC ON THE COUCH.
The interview with Pierre on Music On The Couch with Vinny Bond Marini is now available. His interview starts at the 93.35 mark. Vinny clearly prepared well. Pierre talks about the 3 songs Vinny chose: Granny Mae, Padlock Blues and Lemon Twist. Thank you Vinny!
DELTA BOUND RANKED #1 ON THE LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE'S RADIO CHARTS!!!
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR NEW CD, DELTA BOUND, REACHED #1 ON LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE'S RADIO CHARTS.
DELTA BOUND HAS NOW REACHED #2 ON THE ROOTS MUSIC REPORT
We are pleased to announce that our 20th Anniversary CD, DELTA BOUND (Delmark), is #2 on the Radio Music Report radio charts!
DELTA BOUND HAS NOW REACHED TOP TEN ON THE ROOTS MUSIC REPORT [#5 AS OF OCTOBER 2012]
OUR NEW RECORD IS RECEIVING RAVE REVIEWS. CHECK SOME RECENT COMMENTS UNDER OUR "DISCOGRAPHY" SECTION.
WINNER!!! BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES CD OF THE YEAR - BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARDS - 2010
OUR CD LET'S LIVE IT UP WAS VOTED "2010 BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES CD OF THE YEAR" BY BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARDS! THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE VOTED FOR US. THIS IS AN HONOR FOR THE BAND, FOR DELMARK RECORDS, FOR OUR FANS, AND FOR OUR FAMILY MEMBERS ALIKE. WE ARE TRULY HUMBLED. ABOUT BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE: OVER 17,000 BLUES FANS READ THE MAGAZINE EACH WEEK. THEY ARE LOCATED IN MORE THAN 80 COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS IN ALL 50 US STATES. THE MAGAZINE GETS MORE THAN 1,000,000 (THAT'S ONE MILLION) HITS A MONTH ON THEIR WEBSITE!
WATCH A MISSISSIPPI HEAT PROMO VIDEO
THANK YOU TO INDIELINK.ORG AND TO JEFFEREY MACINTOSH AND CARL LUTHER FOR GRACIOUSLY PRODUCING THIS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR US. WE ARE TOUCHED BY THE GIFT AND BY YOUR PERMISSION TO USE IT! -PIERRE AND MICHEL LACOCQUE
CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF MISSISSIPPI HEAT WITH CARL WEATHERSBY AND PETER MADCAT RUTH AT THE ARK IN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN TAKEN ON 6/1/2010 BY JOE OLIVER.
VISIT THE MISSISSIPPI HEAT YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
We have added some of the live performances from our ONE EYE OPEN DVD to our YouTube account. Click here to watch some intense live performances including MOANIN' AND CRYIN'.
While you are there, be sure to check out the Mississippi Heat Documentary Movie. It's a behind the scenes look at some of the history and characters that make up the blues band Mississippi Heat. Directed and produced by Jonathan Lacocque and John Severson. Click here to watch.
PIERRE'S LYRICS IN A POETRY BLOG!
CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW ON PIERRE'S LYRICS IN A POETRY BLOG BY JONN S. O'CONNOR.