2014) The Blues
Masters at the Crossroads event at Blue
Heaven Studios, now in its 17th year as the preeminent authentic
blues concert in the world, will feature performances by Rip Lee Pryor, Moreland & Arbuckle, Marquise Knox, Big George Brock, Kim Wilson, Joe Beard, Lazy Lester, Mighty Sam McClain, Sonny Green, Kim Wilson with Billy Flynn, and Bernard Allison.
Taking place in Salina, Kansas, October 17th and 18th at a converted 1925 church sanctuary, the
musical gospel continues to resonate within the walls of this historic
building. To bring the 'good word to the streets', Enjoy the
Music.com's sister site Enjoy the Music.TV will be live streaming
Blues Masters at the Crossroads for the first time in recorded history, so the world can
see and hear the
live sound of true, authentic blues music during this momentous event.
"Blues Masters at the Crossroads
has always been a treat for the ears and eyes, so it's going to be an
incredible event that is being streamed live on Enjoy the Music.com's
sister site Enjoy the Music.TV," said Acoustic Sounds Founder Chad Kassem, who has presented the Blues Masters at the Crossroads concerts for the past 16 years.
"The venue, the performers, and of course the music, will all work together to give viewers a powerful
experience. We're all fired up about taking our blues concerts to the next
"Words can not truly describe just how much Enjoy
the Music.TV is looking forward to live streaming Blues Masters at the
Crossroads," said Editor and Creative Director of Enjoy the
Music.com Steven R. Rochlin. "We will be broadcasting musical
performances from authentic, well-respected blues musicians who have truly
lived this unique genre of music that originated within African-American communities
located in deep South of the USA. When hearing the blues, it resonates
deeply with one's soul. As a genuinely American sound, there is no doubt
that once you hear the blues you are hooked for life. It is our honor to
stream this event live for the first time in blues music history.
We also hope to have a few of the musicians answer questions within our
live chat and via Twitter #BluesMastersAtTheCrossroads."
Blues Masters at The Crossroads 2014 coverage here.
About Acoustic Sounds
Since 1998, Chad Kassem and his team at Acoustic Sounds have presented Blues Masters at the Crossroads, an annual celebration of the blues in Salina, Kan. featuring legends of the genre along with rising stars. This
year's lineup is especially strong, with Kim Wilson (formerly of the Fabulous Thunderbirds), Mighty Sam McClain, Lazy Lester and Marquise Knox joining legendary past performers such as Henry Gray, Birdlegg, Barbara Carr and others.
The concerts, on October 17th and 18th, will take place at Blue Heaven Studios, a sonically superb,
89-year-old Gothic church in
Salina's downtown area that Kassem purchased in March 1996. After almost two years of renovations and upgrades, Chicago blues great Jimmie Lee Robinson was the first
to record in the studio in 1998.
Besides Enjoy the Music.com's live streaming of the event--which is expected to bring the two nights of powerful blues to a new, broader audience--it will be the first time a live blues concert will be recorded entirely in Direct Stream Digital (DSD), which provides 64 times the resolution of CDs and a much more life-like quality than MP3 tracks. The concerts are expected to be available as hi-res digital downloads on
Super HiRez in time for the
winter holidays. For questions and more information please visit Acoustic
Sounds and Blue
About Enjoy the Music.com
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high fidelity audio news, equipment reviews, digital music downloads, and show reports
and mobile devices since 1995. We have received critical acclaim from
worldwide Web surfers, like-minded audio publications, and notables such
as the President of the Consumer Electronics
Association. With the longstanding partnership of eight print
publications, an additional seven from Enjoy the Music.TV's online
network, Enjoy the Music.com is the strongest grouping of press within the
history of the USA's high-end audio community. Enjoy the Music.com
also offers its own Review Magazine, daily weekday industry
news and over 175 show reports online. Enjoy the Music.com is media sponsors
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and the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
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