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Blues Power Receives International Acclaim!

Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Stars: Blues Power has already garnered attention and critical acclaim abroad.

It has landed a spot on the coveted Real Blues Magazine Top-100 New CDís list, was chosen as one of the Top-10 independent Blues recordings in the World at the 2008 International Blues Challenge, was voted the Best Self-Produced CD in the 2007 Memphis Bound competition, and has charted on the Roots Report International Blues Top-50 and New York State Roots Chart.

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Blues Power Wins Best CD Award

Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Stars' debut album, "Blues Power," was selected as the winner of the Blues Society of WNY's 2007 "Best Self-Produced CD" contest at this year's "Memphis Bound" competition.

This is the first leg in the "Best Self-Produced/Independent CD" contest at the IBC held in Memphis, Tennessee each year. The IBC (International Blues Challenge) is the premier independent/unsigned Blues artist competition in the world, and features live performances and recording acts from all over the globe and across the United States.

The Mighty No-Stars will be representing Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and the entire Western New York/Niagara Region in this prestigious event. Watch for more info on the IBC (held from January 31-February 2, 2008) in your local news, on the World-Wide Web, and at www.Blues.org,  the official site of the International Blues Challenge.



Another No-Stars Endorsement Deal

Bret Norvilitis, newest member of the Mighty No-Stars, recently signed an endorsement deal with JC's Custom Drums of Detroit.

Here's Bret with JC himself =>

To learn more about JC's Custom Drums visit www.JCSDrums.com.

 

 

 

 



Gregg Juke Interviews Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite

Gregg Juke recently spent some time with one of the acknowledged elder statesmen and masters of the Blues, Charlie Musselwhite, who is currently on the road with the "Solid Blues" tour, featuring Charlie alongside The North Mississippi All-Stars, Mavis Staples, and Joe Krown.

Mr. Musselwhite took time out from his busy schedule to talk with Gregg over the phone, and the contents of that interview will appear in-print at the Blues Society of WNY's website (www.WNYBlues.org), which is now averaging approximately 1,000 hits per day.

A special audio version of the interview, along with music from Charlie Musselwhite's latest major label CD, "Delta Hardware", will be broadcast on an upcoming episode of the Saturday afternoon Blues program with host Jim Santella, on WBFO FM in Buffalo, New York. This will be followed by a podcast release of the entire interview at Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Stars' official website (www.MightyNoStars.com).

Check the web and listen to the radio program to hear words of wisdom and some great music from Charlie Musselwhite, brought to you by Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Stars and Nocturnal Productions.


Listen to (or Download) the Charlie Musselwhite Interview for FREE Here:

Gregg Juke Interviews Charlie Musselwhite

INSTRUCTIONS: The correct way to download media if you are a PC user is to use the "Right Click" button on your mouse. Then hit "Save Target As." Then save the file on your desktop where you can easily find it.

If you use the "Left Click" button, you might get a lot of annoying stops as the file buffers.

You will need Windows Media Player or RealPlayer to hear this interview. You can download RealPlayer for free by going to www.real.com.

Feel free to copy ("burn") this audio recording onto a CD and listen while driving. Or load it onto an MP3 player or IPod and listen while walking or exercising.



New No-Stars Endorsement Deals

Mighty No-Stars' guitarist Bruce Rounds has signed a deal with First Act to endorse their new Delia (semi-hollow body) guitar. Listen for the new axe at live shows and on future recordings by Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Stars.

First Act is a well-known maker of student instruments, and is now moving into the professional/high-end guitar market.

Bruce joins a number of well-known First Act endorsers, including David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Larry McCray, Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), Henry and Jo Jo Garza (Los Lonely Boys), Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick, Paul Westerberg of The Replacements, Tommy Byrnes (Billy Joel), and many others.

Earlier this year, bassist Joel Thomas signed an agreement to endorse the uniquely elegant, hand-crafted, incredible-sounding Barker Vertical Bass. Check out Joel's Barker at live shows and listen for it on future recordings with Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Stars.

Musicians that may be interested in either First Act guitars or the Barker Bass should see Bruce or Joel at an upcoming show; they'd be happy to discuss their new instruments and the companies that made them.

Gregg Juke uses Lee Oskar harmonicas, and Vic Firth drumsticks (through an agreement with the Vic Firth Corporation as a member of the Vic Firth Education Team).

 

 

 

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