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  • Grady Champion: "Bootleg Whiskey"
    CD review: Grady Champion - "Bootleg Whiskey"
    Grady Champion burst on the blues scene back in 2010 when he and his band won the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The new album, Bootleg Whiskey, is the 6th studio album and his first for Malaco Records, the legendary label which has...
  • Marcia Ball, The Tattoed Lady and The Alligator Man
    Marcia Ball: The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man is full of fun
    Marcia Ball was born in Texas and raised in Louisiana. That explains a lot about her style, which mixes blues, zydeco, and rhythm and blues with joyous abandon. She's got a rambunctious boogie-woogie piano style and a great big expressive...
  • 'Man - Monkey' by O Lendario Chucrobillyman
    'Man - Monkey' by O Lendário Chucrobillyman
    Brazilian tropical blues and countrified trash rock one-man band O Lendário Chucrobillyman has a brand new album titled Man - Monkey on Germany's Off Label Records. Man - Monkey is the follow-up to Chucrobillyman's 2011 record, The Chicken...
  • Cracker to perform at Ashland Coffee and Tea
    Rock band Cracker to perform at Ashland Coffee and Tea
    Rock band Cracker will be performing a semi-acoustic duo show at Ashland Coffee & Tea in Ashland, Virginia on Friday, September 26, 2014. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea, 100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, Virginia....
  • California Beer Festival is back in Ventura with blues, brews and BBQ
    California Beer Festival is back in Ventura with blues, brews and BBQ
    If you love the blues and you love beer then you might already know that it’s time again for the California Beer Festival. This year the event will be held on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2013 in Mission Park in Ventura,...
  • Mud and Kim Hi-Res by Sam Holden
    Mud Morganfield honors Muddy Waters with new album, 'For Pops'
    The list of artists who were inspired by their father’s love of music is seemingly endless. Many a musician cites their father’s record collection as the genesis seed that took root and came to fruition in the career of the son or...
  • The Boy From The Crowd - "Revelator"
    The Boy From The Crowd Merges Blues With Rock
    Being a fan of alternative rock, it was awesome to discover The Boy From The Crowd, from East London, UK. A duo composed of Vinny Piana, on vocals, bass, guitar and keyboards and Vegas Ivy, on drums and percussion - the band emanates a sound...
  • Ruthie Foster
    Ruthie Foster: Still preaching the blues
    The CD table at a Ruthie Foster gig is always an interesting place, something you’ll find out firsthand if you’re at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on September 15 for her album release show, one that includes a special guest in...
  • Justin Townes Earle
    Justin Townes Earle finds his balance
    When it comes to the dark stuff that separates good Americana, blues, and country from its musical peers, Justin Townes Earle’s contributions were often darker than most, and that’s not only what gave the Nashville native his edge, but...
  • Paul McCartney jam session
    Paul McCartney stars in video blues jam, announces collector's reissue of “NEW”
    Paul McCartney announced on his website Friday the release of a 29-minute behind-the-scenes video from the film session for the “Early Days” video that featured Johnny Depp and a group of blues guitarists that was first released...
  • Jason Spooner Band
    Jason Spooner Band go from trio to quartet on fourth album, chemicals
    The Jason Spooner Band considered the “total immersion” process for their latest disc, chemical (available now on iTunes). You know, go off-grid a few weeks and record in some remote backwoods environs, where the creativity can really flow. No...
  • Carolyn Fe's bad taboo
    Carolyn Fe: When “Bad Taboo” is Good Taboo
    The Carolyn Fe Blues Collective manifests multiple shades of Blues. They are a combine of myriad tones and textures, painting a musical canvas that draws as much from its multitalented line-up as from its multicultural makeup.With a unique ability...
  • Paul Thorn
    Paul Thorn: Preaching to a different choir
    Enough with the navel gazing and “woe is me” sonnets that are all too prevalent these days. Singer-songwriter Paul Thorn is back with a new record, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, that he likes to describe as “the Americana Kool and...
  • Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
    Corky Siegel takes audience participation to a new level
    Chicago blues-rock/classical pioneerCorky Siegel will take audience participation to a new level this week when his Chamber Blues ensemble performs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, atThe Next Picture Show Fine Arts Centerin Dixon, Ill.Siegel...
  • Blues
    The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta August 18-24, 2014
    It's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta for the coming week. Hope you're ready to get out and support great live blues and our fantastic blues clubs!Here we go:MondayTruett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Marhsall Ruffin...