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NEWS -- Six Generations of the Blues film premiere

Six Generations of the Blues from Mississippi to Chicago

Film celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Earwig Music with

TV broadcast premiere November 27, 2009

 Honeyboy Edwards

Blues legends David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Johnny Drummer, Big Jack Johnson, John Primer and Aron Burton will come to national television on MHz Worldview this holiday season. On November 27, 2009 the two-hour broadcast premier entitled Earwig Music Presents Six Generations of the Blues From Mississippi to Chicago takes an in-depth look at contemporary Chicago Blues and traces its roots to rural Mississippi.  Chicago viewers can catch the debut on WYCC-TV, Channel 20 at 8 p.m., with a repeat at 10 p.m.

Interviews with the artists follow the 30-year history of the Chicago-based Earwig Records and offer a unique perspective on the Chicago Blues scene. The two-hour special is produced by the award-winning roots music television production group www.frontrowmusic.tv  and features live performance footage from the second annual Blues on the North Shore concert in June, 2009. The concert was hosted by Sirius XM Radio's Bill Wax and presents the best of Earwig’s artists. FrontRowMusic.tv celebrates the amazing journey of the Earwig Label with rare incendiary performances of Chicago Blues masters and passionate storytelling by Johnny Drummer, Aron Burton, and David 'Honeyboy' Edwards. For blues fans this is a "must see" show that will be distributed by MHz Worldview to public broadcast affiliates nationally. (See below for TV listings).

Grammy Award winning producer, Scott Shuman, Blues On the North Shore founder/presenter, Lynn Orman and Earwig Music President Michael Frank are the creators of this broadcast premier. The documentary captures a historic gathering of blues legends - - Big Jack Johnson, John Primer, Honeyboy Edwards, & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith. It also features the new generation of Earwig Music artists: Chris James, Patrick Rynn and Rob Stone, with guest appearances by Bob Corritore, Allen Batts, Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith, Tom Crivellone, Rodney Brown and more.

The broadcast premier is part of an ongoing production of blues music programming and content created by the online TV network www.frontrowmusic.tv which is just now emerging on the national scene. The small but dedicated production group presents performances by blues mavericks such as Zac Harmon, Michael Burks, Bugs Henderson and The Bel Airs, as well as the legendary Chicago artists such as Johnny Drummer and Honeyboy Edwards. The website, www.frontrowmusic.tv, offers free views and downloads of hundreds of incredible performances shot in Sony HD and provides a virtual stage for artists that fans can visit. To see previews of the two-hour concert event and to find air dates for the B.B. King's Bluesville radio interview & concert preview with Sirius XM Radio's Bill Wax and television listings for the November 27 broadcast go to http://www.frontrowmusic.tv/node/382/.

The broadcast will air in its entirety on November 27, 2009 at 9 p.m. EST with an encore performance at 11 p.m. EST and in February 2010 in celebration of Black History Month. For airtime in your city please visit, MHz Worldview, http://www.mhznetworks.org/mhzworldview/affiliates/.

 

Affiliates

Austin-Rochester, MN – KSMQ

Charleston, IL – WEIU

Charlottesville, VA – WHTJ

Chicago, IL – WYCC, channel 20, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.

Cleveland-Akron-Youngstown, OH – WNEO/WEAO

Denver, CO – KBDI

Flint-Saginaw, MI – WDCQ-DT

Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, MI – WGVU/WGVK

Las Vegas, NV – Vegas PBS/KLVX

Miami, FL – WLRN

Minneapolis, MN – MPS Cable

Moline, IL (Quad Cities) – WQPT

New Orleans, LA – WLAE

Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL – WDSC

Philadelphia, PA – MiND TV (WYBE)

Richmond, VA – WCVE

Salt Lake City, UT – UEN (Utah Ed Network)

San Francisco, CA – KCSM

St. Paul, MN – St. Paul Neighborhood Network

Stanford, CA – Stanford University

Tacoma/Seattle, WA – KBTC

Topeka, KS – KTWU

Warrensburg, MO– KMOS

Washington, DC - WNVC/MHz Worldview

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