Blues Schools Program Salutes Grammy Winner 2016 Buddy Guy, The Phantom Rolls-Royce of The Blues!

By Dr. Carolyn “Blues Singer”

Gaines How many times has the Jazz world saluted the marvelous late, great Frank Sinatra? In the same fashion, the Blues Schools Program would like to salute first and foremost, Buddy Guy, my father Roy Gaines, my uncle Grady Gaines, Eric Clapton, Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Eric Gales, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, and also the late greats such as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Blue Bland, and the King of Blues B.B. King in the Blues for being the most accessible entertainers, and for the historical way these artists put their signature stamp on music, indelibly pressed into the public awareness. Let's chat about the charming and legendary Buddy Guy who just won a Grammy for Best Blues Album (Born To Play Guitar), What did Buddy Guy talk about during his Grammy interview on the Red Carpet? ... Find more about Buddy Guy and the congratulations from peers
Share your pose with the 13th Annual BFG Magazine

Here's Carolyn "Blues Singer" Gaines showing off her Blues Festival Guide magazine. Carolyn says she loves being out there singing the blues and keeping the blues alive! Photo: Terry Guy *NOTE! Snap photos of you, your friends or an artist with the 2015 Guide! *EMAIL photo plus caption & credit. *Want your own hard copy? Order via our website. Our 2015 edition is sponsored by the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival, Jackson, MS.

Congratulations to Buddy Guy & Shemekia Copeland from Blues Schools Program! The Blues 58th GRAMMY goes too…

By Dr. Carolyn Blues Singer Gaines GRAMMY nominees, Buddy Guy and Shemekia Copeland, the most exciting artists of 2015, were instrumental to the Blues Schools Program along with the blues legend Roy Gaines, the king of keeping Blues alive with Los Angeles Unified Schools District (LAUSD) students. The Blues Schools Program greatly appreciates Buddy Guy and Shemekia Copeland for their past participation with our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Their blues concerts, under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Blues Singer Gaines at the Greek Theatre and California State University, helped educate our youth about Blues in 2003, and we are very grateful. Shemekia, Buddy, Roy Gaines, Guitar Shorty, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock, Lisa Terry, and the late greats Ike Turner and B.B. King also did meet-and-greets with many of the (LAUSD) music students.

Carolyn Gaines: Keep The Blues Alive

Carolyn W. Gaines is a known person in the blues music industry, professionally public speaking, and teaching blues history from the 1800’s generating popular stars like LeadBelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson; 1900’s Bessie Smith, Ma’ Rainey, Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Muddy Waters to the 21st century blues artists. She teaches blues to the youths coming from L.A., Hawthorne, Pasadena, Palms Springs and Unified School District Students. In addition, she educates about the importance of blues artist like Shemekia, Lightin' Hopkins, Keb Mo, B.B King, not just to the youth but also to children and adults that do not know them. This is why, Carolyn is the President and Founder of Blues Schools Program. She has worked hard as an advocate and cheerleader for keeping "BLUES" alive by doing things like beginning as manager of her father's Roy Gaines Blues Club called "Gainesville", taught Blues history, art, lyrics writing classes, created blues & Latin exhibits that produced 2000 Jazz, Latin, and Blues assemblies for many public schools and private schools.


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