Category: JSJBF Member Spotlight

Harmonica Master and Blues Impresario Bill Lilley: An Appreciation

Harmonica Master and Blues Impresario Bill Lilley: An Appreciation

Billy Lilley, a longtime blues harmonica playing fixture on the Garden State blues club and festival scene, passed away at 70 on Memorial Day weekend at his home in New Port Richey, Fla., after a long struggle with liver cancer.  He and his wife Theresa were active volunteers at the first half dozen Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals.

A Blues Tale of Two Cities

A Blues Tale of Two Cities

These past two weeks produced some of the finest Live Blues music in a long time. December 4th, the legendary Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ. EarthShare, NJ’s premier ecology nonprofit held its inaugural blues event and fund raiser. Then on Saturday December 11th, the Help a Brother Out fundraiser for Don Rispoli, veteran drummer for the Jo Wymer Band, in need.Two great days of incredible music. You shoulda been there but if you didn’t make it, read about it here.