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Cosanti — Paolo Soleri Studios   Leave a comment

Cosanti--Paolo Soleri Studios-72Cosanti — Paolo Soleri Studios in Paradise Valley (February 28th, 2020) — Image by kenne

In June of 2017, we went to Arcosanti — Architecture + Ecology 65 miles north of Phoenix. Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, environmental accountability, and experiential learning developed by Italian born architect, urban theorist, craftsman artist, and philosopher, Paolo Soleri, in 1970. This was 15 years after establishing his Architectural Design and Craft Studios, Cosanti, in 1955 in Paradise Valley.

While we were at Arcosanti, we bought a bell. Then during the monsoon of 2019, a strong gust of wind blew down the bell on our patio. Since then, we have been looking for an opportunity to purchase another bell.

We had planned to be in Phoenix on February 28th to see Diunna Greenleaf at the Rhythm Room. So, we left Tuscon early enough to visit the Cosanti Studios and go to dinner in Scottsdale before an evening of live Blues music. We now have a replacement for our original bell.

— kenne

 

 

Diunna Greenleaf and Bob Corritore — The Rhythm Room   Leave a comment

The Rhythm Room-IMG-5001-art-72The Rhythm Room, Phoenix, Arizona (February 28,2020) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

It’s been several years since we have seen our good friend Diunna Greenleaf live.
So, when we learned that she was going to appear at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix,
On February 28th, we made plans. 

FOB - Early Meeting Charlie AJ Diunna Kenne Dale II-72Charley Parker, A.J. Murphy, Diunna Greenleaf, Kenne Turner, Dale Armet

We have known and loved her music since she worked with us to form
The Friends of The Blues — Montgomery County in the north Houston area in 2000.

Bob & Diunna-DSC_4470-72Bob Corritore and Diunna Greenleaf — Photos and Video by kenne

Since we first met Diunna, she has won many Blues Music Awards,
including the ‘Koko Taylor Award’ twice.

— kenne

You Do What You Have To Do   Leave a comment

Bryan Lee2006-06-10-26-art-72Bryan Lee — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Blues musician Bryan (Braille Blues Daddy) Lee has been a fixture on Bourbon Steet for
four decades. He was frequently a live music stop for us during our many trips to New Orleans
during our time living in the Houston area.
We first saw him at the Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street. 

When Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, like a lot of New Orleans musicians he began
touring more through Texas and up into the mid-west. In 2006 we saw him and his
band at a live music bar in Conroe, Texas north of Houston. The above photo artistry
image was created from a photo taken during one of his stops in Conroe.

— kenne

 

Blues On The Move   Leave a comment

bryan-lee2007-06-02-01keeping-72-B&WBlues On The Move (June 2007) — Image by kenne

 

Friend, AJ Murphy   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFriend, AJ Murphy — Photo-Artistry by kenne

AJ Murphy past away 2003, a close friend
and the heart and soul of a young organization,
“Friends of The Blues, Montgomery County.”
In May of that year, the Friends held a celebration
at the Texas Arts Venue in downtown Conroe, Texas.
Click here for an article that appeared in the Houston Chronicle.

— kenne

Blues Legend Jimmy “T99” Nelson   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlues Legend Jimmy “T99” Nelson (October 2001) — Image by kenne

 

Posted December 4, 2019 by kenneturner in Blues, Houston, Information, Music, Photography

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Houston Blues Man   1 comment

sherman-robinson-dsc_0706-blogHouston Blues Man, Sherman Robinson — Image by kenne

The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits.
It’s better keeping the roots alive,
because it means better fruits from now on.
The blues are the roots of all American music.
As long as American music survives, so will the blues.

— Willie Dixon
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