History - Bandana Blues

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BANDANA BLUES - Established in 1991
How it started
In the summer of 1991 Beardo and his wife Susan organized a small blues festival in the area of their stompin' grounds in south-eastern Pennsylvania, USA. They named the happening: "BANDANA BLUES BBQ", also because of the charcoal grills on the site that could be used by the festival visitors. With its second edition the next year, it became an annual event until 2008.
Due to the sad and sudden demise of Susan in early 2009, which was a devastating blow for Beardo, the 18th annual in 2008 turned out to be the last edition.
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Bandana's hot sauce
Also in the nineties, Beardo produced a small line of hot sauces, made to his taste and based on self-created recipes with all natural ingredients.
He launched it under the brand name "Bandana's".
Bandana Blues on Live365
In December 1999 Beardo started broadcasting on the internet. Every saturday late at night, after he got home from work, he presented a blues oriented program 'on the air' as a live stream on Live365 and calling the show "BANDANA BLUES". Early in the new millennium Beardo convinced his long time Dutch friend Spinner to join the fun and so they started working together from both sides of the Atlantic ocean, calling the shows "BANDANA BLUES, with Beardo & Spinner".
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Podcasting in the 21st century
When podcasting became the 'new thing', Beardo started looking into it and since late 2004 or early 2005 (the exact moment got lost in the fog of life) the boys have been producing a Bandana Blues podcast every week, making it available for download and streaming. Over the years Beardo & Spinner have produced more than 700 Bandana Blues episodes together, plus a number of other music podcasts, some interviews and a few oddities. Most of all this material is still available today for download or streaming at the podcast page on the LibSyn platform. And free of charge!
Another sad event
On September 17, 2017 Beardo suddenly, unexpectedly passed away. He left a huge void and is still missed enormously. After this sad event Spinner decided to continue the podcast on his own as a tribute to his dear friend and founder of Bandana Blues and to preserve the legacy. And also for the loyal listeners to the podcast located in many different corners of the world. Beardo wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
So since Show #710 (October 2017) it is "BANDANA BLUES - founded by Beardo, hosted by Spinner".

For the love of music
BANDANA BLUES is an independent not-for-profit labor of love, promoting roots & blues music and its artists out of love for the genre. BANDANA BLUES is serving the globe from The Netherlands, where its 'headquarter' recently has moved from The Hague to Tilburg, located in the south of the country, close to the Belgian border.
BANDANA BLUES is one of the longest running blues podcasts in the world and is kept afloat by donations from its audience.

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