Ruf Records, Lindewarra, Germany
In 1994, Thomas Ruf started a record label for his rising Blues hero, Luther Allison. In the first 12 years, Ruf produced 120 releases, sold 1.2 million records, and received two Grammy nominations and ten Blues Music Award nominations. Ruf Records describes itself as "Where Blues Crosses Over" because its artists cross over geographically and in their Blues stylings.
Ruf believes the more variations of Blues its offers, the more new Blues fans it develops. Ruf Records shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to its stable of artists that include Walter Trout, Sue Foley, Bernard Allison, Candye Kane, Bob Brozman, and Omar & The Howlers, 2007 will see new releases from newly-signed artists like Blues veteran Jeff Healey, Corey Stevens and newcomer Roxanne Potvin.
more info at: www.blues.org
Report about Thomas Ruf, RUF RECORDS and the KBA-Award at: www.berlinonline.de/...g/print/seite_3/625014.html
The Blues Caravan "Ladies Night" will be presented on TV on 7th April, 2005 (11:20 pm) on the German and French broadcast station arte (www.arte-tv.com). In the show "Tracks", you can see clippings from the Munich concert.
Arte is available on cable TV in lots of European countries.
Here are the broadcast dates for the shows that were recorded on 23rd + 26th March, 2004 in Bonn at the Crossroads-Festival for the WDR-Rockpalast:
3sat 16.05.04 Imperial Crowns (2.30 - 3.15 a.m.)
WDR 17.05.04 Highlights of the Festival, One (1.00 - 2.30)
WDR 24.05.04 Highlights of the Festival, Two (1.00 - 2.30)
3sat 30.05.04 Aynsley Lister (2.30 - 3.15)
3sat 03.07.04 Ian Parker (1.25 - 2.10)
WDR 24.07.04 Imperial Crowns, Aynsley Lister (3.00 - 5.15)
WDR 31.07.04 Ian Parker (3.20 - 4.50)
Check also www.rockpalast.de/sendetermine/
Our artist Aynsley Lister has been nominated for the
International Guitar Awards, UK 2003 with his new album "All Or Nothing" in the category "Best Blues Guitar Album". Vote for it, closing date is the 30. December 2003. For further information visit the website www.igf-events.com
Ruf Records congratulates their artists Ana Popovic and Larry Garner on their Handy Awards nomination !!! Ana Popovic is nominated as "Best New Artist Of The Year", Larry Garner is nominated in the category "Contemporary Blues/Male Artist Of The Year".