The James Howard Band won the Washington State finals for the well-earned privilege of representing the Evergreen State in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. They will be going on to Memphis in January 2016!

The James Howard Band will be releasing CD #4 Devachaun- Live in Seattle Vol II with a CD release party scheduled at The Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle set for Sept 18, 2015, 8-11pm.

BB King is the Angel of the Blues carrying forth the soulful song of the Spirit of Love. The song sang through his body and through his guitar, found it’s way to Carlos Santana who got his style from listening to BB and who I heard and was influenced by before I ever heard B.B. King. But when I finally did get a chance to listen to B.B., I could hear that powerful song that inspired Santana, just like I hear the song of Led Zeppelin in those old recordings of Robert Johnson. I sum B.B. up as the epitome of Grace in action keeping him young at heart all the way up to his passing at 89 years, still touring and gigging until the end, going in style.

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