The Cincy Blues Society's annual "Winter Blues Fest" is coming up at the end of January, but Monday you can get your Blues fix via a stellar lineup at Play By Play in Silverton. And it's for a good cause: helping area artists spread the good word of Midwestern Blues. The "Road to Memphis 2010" raises money to help local musicians get to Memphis to battle in next month's International Blues Challenge.
OK, here's the deal ... a “new rule,” if you will: If you move to Cincinnati and are in a really good active band, even though your bandmates might not live here, we still get to claim you as an honorary "local band." Such is the case with Cincinnati's newest revved-up Swing/Rockabilly/Blues/Jazz band, Neon Swing X-perience, based in Pittsburgh but with singer/trumpeter Mike Urick in town for grad school.