How it started
In the summer of 1991 Beardo organized a small blues festival in the area of his stompin' grounds in south-eastern Pennsylvania, USA. The availability of charcoal grills to be used by the festival visitors gave the happening its appropriate name: "Bandana Blues BBQ". After its second edition the next year, it turned into an annual event until 2008.
Also in the nineties, Beardo produced a line of hot sauces, based on his own recipies with all natural ingredients. He launched it under the brand name "Bandana's
Bandana Blues on Live365
In the late nineties Beardo started broadcasting on the internet. Every saturday night he presented a blues program 'on the air' as a live stream on Live365 and calling it "Bandana Blues".
Podcasting in the 21ste century
Some time after the turn of the century Beardo started venturing in podcasting, soon producing a Bandana Blues show every week and making it available for subscribers and download. In 2003, his Dutch buddy Spinner came aboard, as the result of a shared love of (blues) music and a lifetime of friendship.
Over the years Beardo & Spinner have produced more than 700 Bandana Blues shows, plus a number of other music podcasts and a few oddities. Most of all this material is still available today for download at beardo1.libsyn.com.
Blues Music Magazine
Beardo was Senior Contributing Editor at BluesWax for quite a while. A few years back, BluesWax got affiliated with Blues Revue and eventually (we'll spare you the bloody details) it evolved into Blues Music Magazine.
Blues Music Magazine delivers all the information about the blues you need in print and online on their website. See the links-page.
Beardo suddenly, unexpectedly passed away on September 17, 2017. He leaves a huge void and will be missed enormously. However, Spinner will continue the podcast as a tribute to his dear friend and founder of Bandana Blues. Beardo wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
For the love of music
BANDANA BLUES is an independent not-for-profit labor of love, from now on serving the globe from the international city of peace and justice in The Netherlands.
© Bandana Blues 2017