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  • Diane Durrett and Travis Cottle of Soul Suga at Darwin's in Marietta
    Diane Durrett delivers sweet soul with Soul Suga at Darwin's May 30, 2015
    Diane Durrett and her band Soul Suga had already done one show Saturday afternoon when they arrived at Darwin's only to have technical difficulties right away when the keyboard crashed and had to be rebooted. But did they stop them from...
  • Rainbow guitar
    This weekend: Find the blues in and around Atlanta May 29-31, 2015
    Celebrate this last weekend in May by checking out some of these great live blues events in and around Atkabta!FridayIan Siegal and Little G Weevil perform at Blind Willie's. Marty Manous has a CD release party at Darwin's in Marietta with...
  • BB King
    B.B. King's daughters claim their father was poisoned to death
    The death of blues legend B.B. King is being probed as a homicide after his daughters accused the singer’s former aides of poisoning him, according to a Yahoo! News report late Monday. In response to the allegations, a coroner’s office...
  • B.B. King to be buried in Mississippi hometown where he once picked cotton
    B.B. King to be buried in Mississippi hometown where he once picked cotton
    The King of the Blues will be returning a final time to the hometown where he once picked cotton. Legendary bluesman B.B. King will be laid to rest on the grounds of his museum in Indianola, Mississippi.“There are any number of reasons we...
  • Carolyn Wonderland
    Cool down with blues all summer long at Squaw Valley
    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and with it the unofficial start of summer (and summer temperatures). If your goal in the coming months is to escape the East Bay and inner valleys’ heat – or maybe you just need a dose of stunning...
  • Rainbow guitar
    The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta May 25 - 31, 2015
    It's hard to believe it is the last week in May already! Here are some great blues events for the upcoming week!MondayTruett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matt's and Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco'...
  • The Sideshow Tragedy
    The triumph of The Sideshow Tragedy
    If you take one listen to the stripped down blues-rock of The Sideshow Tragedy, especially on their recently released album, Capital, it’s hard to believe that the duo that comprise the Texas group - Nathan Singleton and Jeremy Harrell ...
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    This weekend: Find the blues in and around Atlanta May 22-24, 2015
    It's Memorial Day weekend and that means no work on Monday for most of us. So it's a great time to go out and find some live blues! Here are some of the shows around time this weekend.FridayPeter Karp and Sue Foley are at Steve's Live...
  •     “Bluesman BB King’s “The Thrill Is Finally Gone”
    Bluesman B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Finally Gone"
    Legendary guitarist B.B. King, who gave America the “Blues,” finally told his 70-year-old musical partner “Lucille:” “The Thrill Is Gone.”After being under the care of Hospice at his Las Vegas home, King...
  • Perfect storm of music: BB King and classic rock colliding
    The thrill is found: Perfect harmony of BB King and classic rock
    Not long after the news of BB King’s death at his beloved home of Las Vegas on Thursday, scores of musicians far and wide from classic rock to alternative rock took to social media. Eric Clapton went so far as to post his video tribute on...
  • B.B. King dead at 89 years old; 'King of the Blues' had been ill and in hospice
    B.B. King dead at 89 years old; 'King of the Blues' had been ill and in hospice
    According to B.B. King's Official Facebook Page, posted about 24 hours ago on Friday, May 15, the legendary "King of the Blues" has passed away at 89 years of age. The online notice simply stated, "Mr. King passed peacefully in...
  • B.B. King: His legacy lives on
    B.B. King: His legacy lives on
    Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known to us as B.B. King, passed away last night in Las Vegas. Most of you may have heard the rumors of B.B. King being in hospice about two weeks ago. Some reports had also stated that his monies was...
  • R.I.P B.B.King
    B.B. King died peacefully in his sleep
    Mr. King has been on tour and performed over 70 performances. He has been suffering from exhaustion causing the current remaining of his tour to be cancelled. Mr. King started playing music in Mississippi churches. Church was exciting...
  • B.B. King
    A lifelong blues journey began with B.B. King
    I have previously posted this piece on my introduction to blues but it seems entirely apropos to do so again in the wake of B.B. King’s passing.In 1990, I had my first opportunity to interview and catch live bluesman Charlie Musselwhite. The...
  • B.B. King
    The King (but never the thrill) is gone: B.B. King dead at age 89
    I awoke this morning to the following text, short but eloquent in its sadness: “We lost B.B.”B.B. King – the King of the Blues, the artist who more than any other took blues from the juke joint to the concert hall – died...
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