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Birth of Bonni's Stepson: Larry Taylor autobiography

Stepson of the Blues, Larry Hill Taylor's autobiography which Bonni co-authored, has been published in June 2010 by Peaceful Patriot Press.  The book and its authors contributed to dialogs about African American musicians and the blues at the Blues and…

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Chicago School of Blues WV Tour March 2010

Bonni brought the Chicago School of Blues to Sweet Home WVa the first weekend of March 2010 For this trip, West Virginia horn standouts Bob Redd, trumpet, and Dugan Carter, sax, joined CSB's Killer Ray Allison, CC Copeland, West…

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Etiquette and Blues at Donoghue School

I love the blues. And I’m not the only one. This 20th century form of African American music has spread around the world, because it is a universal cry for understanding of the joys and sorrows people go through every…

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Noon Concert in Winchester VA

Hampshire County WV friends and musicians rejoined Frederick County VA (the Revolutionary War era mother of both counties) on Nov. 20 2009 for a Barrelhouse Bonni concert at the Handley Library. Francis and KC Chilcoat, Steve and Terry Bailes, and…

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Chalmers Kids love School of Blues

Rock for Kids, the charity that offers music instruction for underprivileged children, opened up a door on the West Side of Chicago and the School of Blues walked--or danced--right in! Students and staff at Chalmers Elementary School at Roosevelt &amp…

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UU Church Swings on Feb. 29 with Heritage Revue

Charleston WV's vibrant black music history--and the current talented musicians--will be enjoyed by all at a Charleston Blues Society concert Feb. 29 at the Unitarian Universalist Church Our blues society has begun collecting this history, which goes back to…

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Marshall Petty: it's the Truth, Ruth!

The controversy over where the blues originated, do your homework. It came from the bowels of slaves and former slaves and their descendents. Call it what you want,race card or whatever, Bonni has the right to say what she believes…

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