On Friday 29th May, at 3pm EST / 8pm BST / 9pm CET, The Blues Podcast will host a live blues trivia quiz online to help promote and raise money for The Blues Foundation’s COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund. The winner will receive a selection of vinyl records from Provogue artists that have previously won awards from the Blues Foundation.
The quiz will be hosted by The Blues Podcast presenter Big Boy Bloater and it’ll give you the chance to test your knowledge of the blues and if you would like to also help The Blues Foundation, there will be an option to donate to the Emergency Relief Fund assists blues musicians during these difficult times.
Barbara Newman, President and CEO of The Blues Foundation, says; “The Blues Foundation is so appreciative of The Blues Podcast for its support of our COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund during its May 29th Live Blues Trivia Quiz for Charity. So many blues musicians have been impacted by club closings and festival cancellations during these difficult times, and having individuals like Big Boy Bloater and others in the industry who understand and want to help really makes a difference to our community.”
Everyone can enter by tuning in to their Facebook channel, where the quiz will be broadcasted live. You can find The Blues Podcast’s Facebook profile here: www.facebook.com/TheBluesPodcastOfficial
Our master of ceremonies, Big Boy Bloater says; “I’m really stoked to be hosting this Pub Quiz for the Blues Podcast. I bloody love a pub quiz (and the beer involved with it) and this one being a Blues based quiz puts it especially right up my straße! Also (and most importantly) it’s for a really great cause, The Blues Foundation, a charity giving help and support to musician in need. And let’s face it, it times like these we need music more than ever to help us through so I’m sure you’ll agree it’s great to be able to help out and also have a bit of fun. It’s a Double Whammy!! Join in and call me ‘Quiz Master Bloatsy’! This is gonna be a LOTTA fun! ”
The Blues Foundation’s mission statement is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recordings and performances and expand the worldwide awareness of the genre. The Emergency Relief fund helps them provide direct support to blues musicians whose livelihoods have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The resources will help protect blues musicians from the loss of housing, utilities and health insurance. You can find out more about the organisation here: https://blues.org
The Blues Podcast is a brand new blues-theme podcast. A brand new episode will be released on the last Tuesday of every month. The Blues Podcast is available on your preferred podcast platform, including Spotify, Apple Podcast/iTunes, Google Podcast and YouTube. Previous interviews have included Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kris Barras, Bernie Marsden and Robin Trower. A new podcast with Walter Trout has just been released.