Sleepy Boy Hawkins

is creating a blues music radio show and podcast

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You're officially a "fan of the blues," and will receive one virtual hug (or a very firm virtual handshake if you're not into the whole "hugging thing"), and, of course, our eternal and undying thanks! From time to time, we might post some rare vinyl cuts on YouTube, and you'll be the first to know!
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You’re officially a “blues aficionado,” and will receive two virtual hugs (or two very firm virtual handshakes if you're not into the whole "hugging thing"), and, of course, our eternal and undying thanks! Plus, have an idea for a show you’d like us to do? If we pick your idea, we’ll mention your name during the program!
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Official “blues lover” status. You’ll receive all previous rewards, plus, a special suitable-for-framing 11 by 17 inch reproduction of the poster for the legendary 1977 Beale Street Music Festival, from which our colorful logo is based.




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About Sleepy Boy Hawkins

Hello Friends,

As many of you know, we’ve been producing episodes of Blues Unlimited for more than seven years now, and during that time -- even in the best of times -- it has been an “iffy” financial proposition at best. In the past, in order to keep the lights on, our website hosting fees paid up, and new episodes in the pipeline, we’ve had to resort to fundraisers, just to keep things moving forward.

Quite frankly, there have been times when we thought about just hanging it up and calling it a day. But every time we did, there was always an encouraging note from a fan... someone who told us how much they loved this program. Someone who reminded us of how important this is to them -- like the fan who once told us, “don’t ever even think about stopping.”

So, we’ve kept on. But keeping on keeping on requires time and money. Time we have. Money, quite frankly, is in short supply. That’s where you come in.

For our long term fans, we hope it goes without saying that we do this for the love of it. But, to paraphrase an old saying, if love paid the bills, we wouldn’t be here right now, asking for your support.

What we do is guided by one basic premise -- one that was central to the pioneering visionaries Mike Leadbitter and Simon Napier, who founded Blues Unlimited magazine back in 1963 -- from which our program derives its name, and who we attempt to pay homage to in each and every episode we produce. And what is that founding, guiding principle, exactly? That there is no such thing as a blues artist who is unimportant.

So every week, when you tune in to Blues Unlimited, it’s our way of telling the story of the blues, one chapter at a time. By sharing with you the stories and the music of the men and women who lived that life and made that music.

Time and again, people tell us there’s no blues show that compares to what we’re doing. And each week, we delight in getting to share with you our passion and our love for this genuine and uniquely American art form. And with your support, we’ll get to keep doing that for the foreseeable future.

As we often like to remind our listeners, none of this is possible without you.

With undying thanks,

Sleepy Boy Hawkins.
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$1000 a month will help us cover our basic operating expenses! With your help, we can easily get there!!!
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