Richmond, Virginia Remembers Bill Blue

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Richmond, Virginia Remembers Bill Blue Ten days ago, I traveled to Richmond to attend the celebration of Bill Blue’s life.  Bill left Richmond in 1982 and lived most of the rest of his life in Key West. He is a Key West legend that is revered by all. This trip to his hometown opened up […]

Bill’s life is one big blues set at an amazing gig

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William Andrews Blue – “one big Blues music set at an amazing gig” Once in a while a special person comes along and has an impact on your life, music, and everything special. Bill Blue impacted everything and everyone he touched.  On July 14, 2022, we lost this extraordinary talented and well-loved blues musician. William […]

A Sight and Sound To Behold

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Bill Blue & Caffeine Carl Wagoner –  A sight and sound to behold by Ralph De Palma Bill Blue and “Caffeine” Carl Wagoner have been friends and playing music together for over three decades. It started at one of the first Hemingway Days Festivals in 1984 when high school student Carl Wagoner’s first band, Bad […]

Timing With A Touch of Serendipity

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Bill Blue  –  Timing and A Touch of Serendipity By Ralph De Palma   I assume that everyone reading this title knows a little something of the Key West Legendary Bluesman and entertainer extraordinaire, Bill Blue. Or has at least attended one of his almost monthly “Sound Checks” at the Green Parrot. If not, there […]