Tour Dates:

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photo by Michel Verlinden

UPCOMING SHOWS:

CREEK HOUSE CONCERT, St. Paul, MN

Date: 
April 11, 2015

A gorgeous, musician-friendly venue overlooking Rice Creek in beautiful sunny Northwest St. Paul.
for reservations to one of our shows, please call or e-mail us.
We will send confirmation with address and directions.
phone: 651.633.5353 / email: glenn at elvig.com

GREAT LAKES REGIONAL MUSIC THERAPY CONFERENCE, Minneapolis, MN

Date: 
April 9, 2015

Registration for conference and daytime classes is open to the public and includes free evening concert! See the website for schedule information about harmonica and guitar classes.
Renaissance at the Depot, 225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN ‎ 270 ft NW

BERKLEE AMERICAN ROOTS WEEKEND

Date: 
June 24, 2015

Boston, MA

BULL RUN RESTAURANT with John Sebastian

Date: 
May 8, 2015

Back by popular demand!
The Bull Run is on Rt. 2A in Shirley, MA

toll-free number for info: 877-536-7190

"Talking Guitar" garners 2 BMA Nominations!

We are honored and delighted to share the news that Paul Rishell and "Talking Guitar" have received 2 nominations for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards, in the Acoustic Artist and Acoustic Album categories. Though the duo of Rishell & Raines has been nominated dozens of times and won the award (formerly called the W.C. Handy Award) for Acoustic Album of the Year in 2000 for their Moving to the Country CD, this is Paul's first nomination as a solo artist.

And A One...

A few musings on the change of seasons as time yanks us forward like a puppy on a leash: Musicians are in the business of keeping time.  With or without formal training, we need to recognize the difference between quarter notes and triplets, "swing time" and "straight eighths," and revere the existence of a "pocket."  Ironically, many of us are chronically tardy for real-world appointments, and frequently have empty pockets.  

Alabama Bound

(Annie is traveling by train and other conveyances to Mississippi and St. Louis to teach and perform at some harmonica workshops, "jam camps" and festivals this week and next. The following road blog is a work in progress.)
Day four,Tallapoosa, GA, Alabama State Line

TALKING GUITAR, THE NEW ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM FROM PAUL RISHELL

Paul Rishell Talking GuitarAvailable now from Mojo Rodeo Records
"Talking Guitar delivers exactly what its title and its creator's reputation promise: lucid translations of prewar records and expert insight into what made them so good. After hearing Paul Rishell's blues, you'll have a hard time denying the power of such bare, organic, and emotive sound."
- Katie Lambert, LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE

Paul's blog - Baseball

In 1960, when I was 10 years old,  I returned to the U.S. after living in England.  A lot had changed since I had left the country 3 years earlier.  My old team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, were no more.  We lived in New York, and occasionally I'd go to Yankee Stadium and watch the Yankees play.  I never liked the Yankees.  It never seemed that they needed me as a fan; they had plenty of fans. The worst team in the league in 1960 was the Baltimore Orioles.  I chose them as my team because I felt they needed my support. 

Road Diary - Countdown to Blues Cruise

We're driving to Florida where on Saturday, January 23, we will embark on our first Blues Cruise. Other performers on the boat include Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', Johnny Winter, Guy Davis, Ruthie Foster, Joe Louis Walker, Duke Robillard, Jason Ricci and about 20 more acts and 1800 blues fans. It's a long trip so we thought we'd share some of the highlights of the 1500-mile drive from Boston to Fort Lauderdale as they happen (well, almost):

Sunday: Rain, germophobia and a surprise for Paul