If it wasn't for the Blues, You wouldn't know when you were happy. 

                                 Superior Music - Jam On

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The Virus has killed one of the longest running Blues Jams in the greater Nashville area for 2020.

Hope to see you when things open up again! -- Chuck Kotlaris

Officially sponsored by Music City Blues & Superior Music


We will post news of future jams here. If you have a venue for the jam, please call Superior Music: 615-847-9687





The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $20,000 (US) in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. First Place and Second Place winners will also be selected in each category and will be awarded prizes. The First Place winner in the Screen Shot category will also be mentored by a group of music execs who place songs in film, tv, ads, and video games. All prizes are listed on the Prize page. Winners for the 2020 competition will be announced by early September, 2020.


Due to popular demand, Unsigned Only is expanding the competition to include five new categories to enter: Blues, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin and World Music. This will make Unsigned Only accessible to more artists (including bands, duos, solo artists, etc).


Now with a “BLUES Category! -Unsigned Only is now accepting entries for the 2020 competition.

Information on how to enter can be found at



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Music City Roadhouse Internet Blues Radio

How to tell the difference between Blues & Rock.
Like you don't really know.  From

  1. If the guitar player has one small amplifier, Blues Band. 
    If he has a stack of them, Rock Band.
  2. If the keyboard player only plays piano or organ, Blues Band. 
    If he's uses other sounds, Rock Band.
  3. If the guitar player breaks a string and changes it on the spot, Blues Band.                                                                                                                                                                          If a roadie comes out with a replacement guitar, Rock Band.
  4. If the bass player's instrument has only four strings, or is a stand up, Blues Band.
    More than four, Rock Band.
  5. If there are wives and children around the stage, Blues Band. 
    Scantly clad women, Rock Band.
  6. If they play the same songs differently every night, Blues Band. 
    Play the same songs the same way every night, Rock band.
  7. If they make up the lyrics as they go, Blues Band. 
    Read lyrics from a tele-prompter, Rock band.
  8. If they arrive in a van, Blues Band. 
    If they arrive in a school bus, Rock band.
  9. If everyone is drinking liquor, Blues Band. 
    Drinking beer, Rock Band.
  10. If people dance together, Blues band. 
    Mill about separately, Rock Band.
  11. If people clap their hands to the backbeat, Blues Band. 
    Pump their fists in the air, Rock Band.
  12. If the male musicians are wearing Dockers, Blues Band. 
    If they are wearing Spandex, Rock Band.



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