• American Blues Scene Sponsors Water For Mercy

    Providing African villages with permanent, sustainable advanced water and agricultural solutions
    Building Ndebwe’s clean water systemWater4Mercy Project Breaks Ground at Ndebwe Village in Dodoma, Tanzania
    Ndebwe Village, located in Dodoma district, is a large village of more than 5,000 people and growing. To supply water for such a large community, 18 taps and two water tanks will be installed.
    Ndebwe villagers anticipating clean waterMany Africans are dying of thirst. 1.8 billion people
  • Walter Trout Headlines Blue Star Denver 8 Benefit Concert

    (DENVER, CO) – Blues guitar superstar Walter Trout headlines Blue Star Denver 8, a Benefit Concert, Silent Auction, and Gear Drive, Saturday, March 23rd, at Turnhalle Ballroom at The Tivoli, located at Metropolitan State University of Denver, 900 Auraria Parkway. Doors open 5:30pm, showtime is 6:00PM. Tickets: $25.00 (General Admission), $35.00 (Reserved), $69. (VIP); $750.00 (VIP Premier Table). Info: (303) 726-6111 or visit Blue Star Connection.  Also performing: Honey Island Swamp
  • Katarina Pejak Debuts on Ruf Records With ‘Roads That Cross’

    Despite complaints to the contrary, music does evolve. Even something as seemingly staid as the blues has changed over time. While there always have been blues women, we’re seeing a new crop of female artists, many from outside of the United States, who have given the blues a more polished, pretty shine. Singer/keyboardist Katarina Pejak continues that musical evolution on Roads That Cross.
    Pejak has a beautiful voice, with a hint of smoke and a nice bit of roughness to it. However, it&rsq
  • Taylor Scott Band to Release New CD ‘All We Have’

    The Taylor Scott Band announces a March 1st release date for their new CD, All We Have. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, All We Have showcases the band’s exciting mix of rock, funk, soul and blues music that has made them fan-favorites not only in their Denver, Colorado, home base, but around the world, as well. The album includes a special guest appearance by guitarist Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys.
    The album’s even-dozen tracks feature 11 originals penned by Taylor Scot
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  • ‘Secondhand Smoke’ From Sean McConnell Just Released

    Singer/songwriter Sean McConnell‘s new album Secondhand Smoke was released today (February 8, 2019) via Big Picnic Records. Produced, recorded and written by McConnell in his Nashville home studio, Secondhand Smoke is a striking intimate portrait of life’s intricacies.
    “These are stories that people are familiar with,” says McConnell, “and they steer the ship in a certain direction, then leave you off at this ocean of possibilities that we didn’t plan on the s
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Honor Loss And Celebrate Life On New Album

    Tedeschi Trucks Band, the unstoppable Grammy-winning 12-piece musical juggernaut led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have announced their new album Signs, out February 15th on Fantasy Records/Concord. Featuring 11 new original songs, the album expands on the group’s omnivorous musical appetites, while facing down troubled times with credence and conviction. The group’s world-class musicianship is on full display in the genre-defying collection that runs the gamut
  • JOHN PRINE NOMINATED FOR THREE GRAMMY AWARDS

    JOHN PRINE FEATURED ON“CBS THIS MORNING”
    NOMINATED FOR THREE GRAMMY AWARDS
    2019 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
    WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
    CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS OUT NOW“THIS COUNTRY HAS NEVER NEEDED JOHN PRINE MORE.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES
    John Prine is profiled on today’s “CBS This Morning” with host John Dickerson. Watch the full interview HERE.The piece comes in advance of this weekend’s 61st GRAMMY Award
  • J.P. SPARS BMA NOMINATION AND NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY TAB BENOIT

     J.P. SOARS is soaring high. Currently nominated for “Blues Rock Artist of the Year” in the upcoming 40th annual Blues Music Awards, he has been touring the world and is preparing to release a new studio album produced by Tab Benoit for release on Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou label. Soars is nominated alongside blues music heavyweights Billy F. Gibbons, Eric Gales, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Tinsley Ellis, who round out the Blues Rock categ
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  • J.P. SOARS BMA NOMINATION AND NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY TAB BENOIT

     J.P. SOARS is soaring high. Currently nominated for “Blues Rock Artist of the Year” in the upcoming 40th annual Blues Music Awards, he has been touring the world and is preparing to release a new studio album produced by Tab Benoit for release on Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou label. Soars is nominated alongside blues music heavyweights Billy F. Gibbons, Eric Gales, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Tinsley Ellis, who round out the Blues Rock categ
  • Kim Lenz is ‘Slowly Speeding’ From Rockabilly to Americana

    For the past 20+ years, Kim Lenz was one of the most prominent female voices of the Rockabilly Revival movement. On February 22nd, she’ll release her new album Slowly Speeding, via Blue Star Record Company, which represents a new direction for the LA-based songwriter and band leader. Slowly Speeding features a more Americana-inspired sound and a renewed emphasis on lyricism and mood.
    “I started out in the ’90s making traditional rockabilly music,”
  • Trenton’s Solid Bronze to Release Debut Album

    Delaware Valley’s psychedelic funkateers Solid Bronze are releasing their debutalbum The Fruit Basket Spring of 2019. The album was recorded at a relaxed pace from Spring 2017 to Spring 2018 by Mickey Melchiondo (Ween, Dean Ween Group, Moistboyz) at his studio in Lambertville, NJ with additional tracking done by the core band members in their respective home studios. Melchiondo produced the record along with singer/songwriter Chris Harford and mastered by Tom Ruff (James Brown, Lester Youn
  • Video Premiere “Do Right By Him” From Eric Jerardi

    Niche Records announces a February 22nd release date for Occupied, the new album from Dayton-based soul-blues singer/guitarist Eric Jerardi, that teams him up with legendary producer David Z (Prince, Fine Young Cannibals, Johnny Lang, Etta James) and the iconic Muscle Shoals rhythm section to create a musical tour-de-force delivering heartfelt performances with the added soul of the Muscle Shoals horns.Jerardi and his band will celebrate the release of Occupied with a special party and show on F
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  • VizzTone Signs Guitar Master Rick Vito for New Album SOULSHAKER

    The VizzTone Label Group is tremendously proud to present a new album by one of the most widely acclaimed musicians of our time, Rick Vito. SOULSHAKER will hit the streets April 5th, 2019 and is available for preorder now. Get the new single “I Do Believe” instantly with your digital order.Multiple Grammy nominee Vito is a modern master at the height of his powers. SOULSHAKER highlights his incisive songwriting, soulful singing, and the slide guitar playing that Bonnie Raitt describe
  • FLORENCE + THE MACHINE CONFIRM 2019 NORTH AMERICAN DATES

     
    FLORENCE + THE MACHINE CONFIRM 2019 NORTH AMERICAN DATESHEADLINING GOVERNORS BALL AND FORM ARCOSANTI
    Following a history-making North American tour last year, Florence + the Machine return this spring for a run of dates including Chicago, Oakland, Las Vegas, Boston, Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater and headlining sets at Governors Ball in New York and FORM Arcosanti. Christine & the Queens, Blood Orange, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Perfume Geni
  • LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE’S LATEST EPISODE DEBUTED ON FEBRUARY 1st IN LOS ANGELES

    LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE’S LATEST EPISODE DEBUTED ON FEBRUARY 1 IN LOS ANGELES
    WATCH PERFORMANCES BY JENNY LEWIS,ANDREW BIRD, NICKEL CREEKAND CIROCCO DUNLAP
    Live from Here with Chris Thile’s latest episode debuted on Friday, February 1 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. The show featured guest performances from Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Nickel Creek, Sarah Silverman and Cirocco Dunlap.Listen to the complete episode HERE.
    Watch Jenny Lewis’ performance of  &ldqu
  • The Blues Foundation’s 35th International Blues Challenge winners announced; more than 200 artists competed in Memphis Jan. 22-26.

    THE BLUES FOUNDATION CROWNS MS. HY-C & FRESH START AS BEST BANDAND JON SHAIN AS BEST SOLO/DUO ACT AT THE 35th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
    More than 200 acts performed in Memphis January 22-26 for a chance to grab top honors at the prestigious IBC Event, which lit up Beale Street and the historic Orpheum Theatre.
    1st Place Band WinnerMs. Hy-C & Fresh Start (St. Louis Blues Society)©Ty Randall
    1st Place Solo/Duo WinnerJon Shain (Triangle Blues Society)&cop
  • Dave Specter Jack of All Blues

    Delmark Recording artist Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. A blues guitarist, bandleader, and producer, Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs, in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the country since 1985.
    Before forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe behind Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay, and Steve
  • WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO: Robert Connely Farr & the Rebeltone Boys “Hey Mr. Devil”

    Robert Connely Farr is a songwriter from Bolton, Mississippi (the home of Charley Patton & the Mississippi Sheiks) currently residing in Vancouver, BC.
    Since 2017, cherished Mississippi bluesman Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has been mentoring Farr in the Bentonia Style of the Delta Blues, an obscure style that Holmes learned directly from Henry Stuckey (who taught Skip James among others). In early 2018, Connely teamed up with Canadian producer & acclaimed songwriter Leeroy Stagger to
  • Dr. Joe Releases Debut Single “Tell Your Mother”

    Meet Dr. Joe. Purveyors of a unique sound band leader Joe Sparacino calls, “FUZZ GOSPEL.” A more apt descriptor eludes us. Dr. Joe is glorious, foot-stomping, grungy, in-your-face music reminiscent of the White Stripes in their primal heyday, all without a single guitar.Their debut single, “Tell Your Mother,” was released today via the video we’ve been blessed to share; but it took a long road to get here. Sparacino was raised on a farm outside Salina, Kansas and as
  • SMALL FEET’S “LET THE GUYS DOWN” PREMIERES VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN SOPHOMORE ALBUM WITH PSYCHIC POWERS

    “[Small Feet’s] guitar-driven refrains call to mind Band of Horses and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.”—The New York Times
    “The group’s otherworldly sound comes from the music of leader Simon Stålhamre, an artist who knew exactly what he wanted when he left school at 15.”—NPR/WXPN “World Café”
    “immediately contagious”—Clash
    “Quality Swedish folk pop trio led by Simon Stålhamre whose crack
  • ZZ Top’s 50th Anniversary Texas Bash set to play Dallas, Houston + Austin this May w/ Bad Company + Cheap Trick; tix on sale 2/1

    ZZ TOP’S 50th ANNIVERSARY TEXAS BASH COMING TO DALLAS, HOUSTON + AUSTIN THIS MAY 
    WITH GUESTS BAD COMPANY AND CHEAP TRICKRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top are coming on strong with their 50th Anniversary Texas Bash celebrating a true career milestone with three key performance dates set for three “Texas towns” this May. The band’s 50th anniversary celebration is set to commence May 17 in Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion, followed by a performance
  • Leyla McCalla releasing one off single on NOLA’s Special Man Industries

     Howlin’ Wuelf MediaSpecial Man Industries is proud to announce its fourth release, “Eh La Bas” by Leyla McCalla & the Special Men (the Special Man Industries house band) b/w “Eat That Chicken” by the Special Man Brass Band. This release will be available exclusively via digital download and limited edition 45 rpm record on March 1, 2019.McCalla is the fourth artist to record for Special Man Industries following King James himself, Alynda Segarra, then Lou
  • Big Legal Mess’ Dirty MS Blues LP By Willie Farmer 3/1; Billboard & Living Blues Run Spotlights

    FAT POSSUM IMPRINT BIG LEGAL MESS TO RELEASE MISSISSIPPI AUTO MECHANIC/BLUESMAN WILLIE FARMER’S ‘THE MAN FROM THE HILL’ ON MARCH 1BILLBOARD PREMIERES FIRST TRACK “I AM THE LIGHTNING”INSPIRED BY GUITARIST UNCLE WHO WAS SHOT DEAD IN CHICAGOLIVING BLUES MAGAZINE RUNS FEATURE IN DEC/JAN ISSUEWillie Farmer is ready to stop being an auto mechanic. He’s had his own shop in Duck Hill, MS (slightly to the east of the Delta) for over forty years and he’s hopeful t
  • World Premiere Track “Rolling Thunder” By John Fusco and the X-Road Riders

    John Fusco is a musician, and an award-winning filmmaker whose credits include Young Guns, and Hidalgo. On his first produced screenplay, Crossroads, he collaborated with legendary producer Jim Dickinson, and guitar wizard Ry Cooder.
    Now, Fusco has teamed with Cody Dickinson to release his debut album, John Fusco and the X-Road Riders. The album is due out on February 11th, via Dickinson’s Checkerboard Lounge Records, and features guest artists Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars,
  • Hot Tuna Celebrates 50 Years

    It has been an amazing 50 years for Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. Their band, Hot Tuna, invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful act who define the cutting edge of great music. For five decades, Hot Tuna has
  • Little Days Soon to Serve Up ‘Pop & Tacos’

    Little Days is a band based in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Made up of Gov’t Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson and his wife Mini Diaz, they are currently finishing up their most recent project, Pop & Tacos.
    Notice a bit of word play already? Good. That’s kind of the point. Carlsson, a Swedish native, met Diaz while attending a music school in the early 1990s. The chemistry was instant. Both are multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, recording engineers, etc. Both wer
  • Soulful Blues Star Mike Ledbetter Has Died

    Blues singer/musician Mike Ledbetter died yesterday, January 21st, at the age of 33. His death was confirmed in a Facebook statement from his life partner, Kathy Cahoon, this morning.
    Mike Ledbetter at the 2018 Bradenton Blues Festival – Photo Marilyn Stringer
    It’s with the heaviest my heart has ever been in my 34 years, and the puffiest of eyes that I’m typing this out. Mike Ledbetter was loved by so many. This is for everyone. I hope it’s comprehensible.
    First, I’
  • Linsey Alexander The Hoochie Man

    Linsey Alexander was born July 23rd, 1942 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, an area along which is now the Mississippi Blues Trail. A blues songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, Alexander has been a fixture in clubs on Chicago’s North Side for nearly two decades and has played with numerous blues musicians including Buddy Guy, A.C. Reed, Magic Slim, and B.B. King.His album Been There Done That, released in 2012 on the Delmark label was his first international CD release. Following that album,
  • The Kentucky Headhunters Come Out Swingin’ ‘Live at the Ramblin’ Man Fair’

    I somehow managed to make it almost 43 years without hearing the music of the Kentucky Headhunters. Luckily for me, that unfortunate streak ended recently with Live at the Ramblin’ Man Fair. This combination live/studio album, via Alligator Records, documents a band at the peak of their powers but also serves as a great introduction for me to a delightfully complex group.
    The Kentucky Headhunters don’t fall into a convenient genre. They’re rock. They’re blues. They’
  • WORLD PREMIERE TRACK – “It’s So Tough” John Mayall Featuring Steven Van Zandt

    Blues Hall of Famer John Mayall has been thrilling listeners for over six decades. Now, at age 85, he’s poised to release Nobody Told Me on the Forty Below Records label. Mayall’s ongoing band, The Bluesbreakers, has included a lineup of artists that reads like a Who’s Who of blues rock history.
    On this new release, Mayall maintains that status quo with featured guest artists that include Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, Alex Lifeson, Todd Rundgren, Steven Van Zandt, and newest Blu
  • Bruce Iglauer – Blues’ Number One Record Executive Gets Very Personal

    In half a century of writing about blues, I’ve found three people in this business that I love unequivocally: Delmark Records founder Bob Koester, agent/photographer/journalist Dick Waterman, and Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer.
    Bruce Iglauer Photo From His Facebook Page
    I love Bob because he brought Chicago musicians and blues fans worldwide closer together by recording blues artists as they sounded live in the South Side and West Side Chicago blue bars that he frequented, and I r
  • Nominees for the 40th Annual Blues Music Awards

    For the 40th year, the Blues Music Awards will present a one-of-a-kind gathering of renowned performers and rising stars who reflect the breadth and variety of talent found in today’s blues music scene. Universally recognized as the top accolade for blues musicians, the BMAs annually honor the past year’s exceptional achievements in performances, recordings, and songwriting, along with serving to sustain the blues’ rich cultural traditions.
    The Blues Foundation will host its hi
  • 40TH BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

    40TH BLUES MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED
    BUDDY GUY, BILLY F GIBBONS, BOBBY RUSH, CANDI STATON, AND BEN HARPER ARE AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED, DIVERSE GROUP OF NOMINEES TO BE CELEBRATED AT THE 40th ANNUAL BLUES MUSIC AWARDS
    The Blues Foundation will reveal the winners at its gala ceremony in Memphis on May 9.
    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BMA & BHOF TICKETSCLICK HERE TO RESERVE SHERATON HOTEL ROOM MEMPHIS, Tenn.— For the 40th year, the Blues Music Awards will present a one-of-a-kind gathering
  • BluesMusicFan.com Radio’s Top 20 Blues Albums of 2018!

    It’s that time of year again when we look back onto the past year and revisit our favorite blues albums of 2018. What’s nice about this list is that it is a collaborative effort of almost all of our 20+ DJs here at BluesMusicFan Radio.
    Every year it is difficult to cull 400+ blues album releases into a “final” top 20, but THIS year was really tough. I think every one of us who participated in this list had real regret on some of the cuts that were made to our individual
  • International Blues Challenge Event Week Highlights

    The Blues Foundation has scheduled a week of live music, workshops, films, exhibits and more for the 35th Annual International Blues Challenge. More than 800 musicians from around the globe are anticipated to converge in Memphis to battle for glory — along with prizes and bookings — at the world’s largest and most renowned blues music competition.Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
    6:00 pm – The official opening of the IBC takes place on the 1st floor of Club 152. International c
  • From Tragedy to ‘The Imperial’ – The Triumphant Return of The Delines

    The Imperial is the latest offering from retro country band, The Delines. Scheduled for release January 11th via El Cortez, the album has been over two years in the making and almost didn’t happen at all.
    In March, 2016 lead singer Amy Boone was struck by a car while walking near a parking lot. Several surgeries, hundreds of hours of physical therapy and an eventual move from Austin, Texas to Portland, Oregon followed. Work on The Imperial had already begun, but the band made the decision
  • World Premiere Song From Lonesome Shack “Past the Ditch”

    Lonesome Shack will be releasing their new album Desert Dreams via Alive Naturalsound Records on March 1st.A trio based in both Seattle and London, Lonesome Shack plays a combination of hill country blues and urban folk. Take into consideration that band leader Ben Todd spent time living alone in a shack in the New Mexico desert learning old finger-picking blues from vintage recordings, and you start to feel the vibe of this group.
    They’re raw, extremely expressive, and a bit odd. The new
  • Kevin Burt Puts ‘Heartland and Soul’ Into His Music

    Kevin “B.F.” Burt’s Heartland and Soul is a fun album which does a spectacular job of effortlessly synthesizing genres, mixing funk, soul, blues and rock together. Lots of artists do this, but Burt’s trick is writing and performing songs that seamlessly encompass all four styles. Adding to the fun is Burt’s soulful blues voice, that perfectly drives each and every track.
    Burt is a road warrior coming out of Iowa, not normally seen as a blues hotbed. In addition to h
  • From Ashes to Stax

    The legendary Stax imprint was and always will be a phoenix among ashes. Stax ’68: A Memphis Story is a meticulous 5-disc set celebrating every single 7” 45 released during the year.1968 was a tumultuous year for the United States, particularly the American South. On the heels of labor strikes, race riots, and the still “mysterious”, cold-blooded murder of the great Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee was an epicenter of unending turmoil in th
  • Blues Hall of Famer Jody Williams Dead at 83

    Famed Chicago blues guitarist/vocalist and Blues Hall Of Fame member Jody Williams died of cancer at the Munster Med Inn in Munster, Indiana on December 1st, 2018. He lived in nearby St. John, Indiana. He was 83.
    Jody Williams Photo: Dan Machnik
    Williams recorded with legends including Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Spann and his childhood friend Bo Diddley, as well as under his own name. One of the last and most accomplished practitioners of the golden 1950s era of Chicago blues, Williams was well-kn
  • John Mayall to Release New CD ‘Nobody Told Me’

    On February 22nd, Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall.As with his last handful of albums, Mayall again shares production duties with Forty Below Founder Eric Corne who also handles engineering and mixing duties.
    The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush,
  • A Trip Through Shadowland with Glenn Alexander

    Shadowland can conjure some eerie images. The word evokes dark, obscure phantoms in the places they live, just outside our reality. Shadowland was the name of the Wichita, Kansas roadhouse where owner/entertainer Gage Brewer first debuted the electric guitar in 1932. Shadowland is also the name of the band fronted by Kansas born guitar slinger, Glenn Alexander.Alexander himself is a bit of a shadowy phantom. Raised on Southern Rock and Midwest Blues, he’s studied jazz and progressive rock,
  • John Primer is the Real Deal

    John Primer live in 2017 Photo: Eric Kriesant
    Two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. He has played and recorded with a who’s who of blues greats including Junior Wells, Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy. Primer’s personal accolades include a Lifetime Achievement Award that reflects his countless contributions t
  • Rolling Stones No Filter US Tour Announced

    The Rolling Stones have announced details of their No Filter US Tour 2019. Playing in 13 stadiums, the Stones’ tour begins in Miami on April 20th, with the final stop June 21st in Chicago.The Stones first toured the US in 1964, playing 12 shows in 8 cities over the course of 15 days. It was during a two day break in this tour that they met their idol Muddy Waters, at Chess Studios in Chicago. They also recorded their first #1 hit, “It’s All Over Now,” the British EP 5 X 5
  • World Premiere Track: “Right About Now” from Seth Rosenbloom

    Boston-based blues musician Seth Rosenbloom will be releasing his first full length CD Keep on Turning on January 18th via HOLMZ Music.
    Produced by world renowned blues guitarist Josh Smith, and recorded in Smith’s Flat V Studios, the album includes such stellar musicians as Travis Carlton on bass (Robben Ford, Scott Henderson), Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) on keys and Gary Novak (George Benson, Chick Corea) on drums.
    Rosenbloom is in good company, but commands center stage with his searing
  • Rich Hope Finds Balance on ‘I’m All Yours’

    Rich Hope‘s I’m All Yours has a number of musical touch stones, from rock to garage to blues to country. But perhaps the best comparison to describe the album is not from music, but from the home of three bears, where a young woman struggled to find balance in a world of extremes. Hope, like Goldilocks, finds incredible balance in his fourth album, creating something that rocks with a palpable, raw energy, while also sounding smooth, polished, and, overall, just right.
    There are a lo
  • Reverend Peyton Joins John Mellencamp on “Eyes on the Prize”

    John Mellencamp and Reverend J. Peyton have some things in common. They are both Indiana proud, are talented musicians, and have a deep respect for American roots music. They both also appear on Mellencamp’s new single “Eyes on the Prize.”
    John Mellencamp photo: Myrna Suarez – Rev J. Peyton photo: Tyler Zoller
    The folk song popularized during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s is one of the tracks from Mellencamp’s upcoming album release Other People’s Stu
  • 2019 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Friday, January 25th, 2019, The Blues Foundation will honor 11 individuals and organizations at its Keeping the Blues Alive Awards brunch, taking place at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Memphis at 10:30 a.m. Decided by a select panel of blues professionals, the annual KBA Awards recognize the writers, disc jockeys, photographers, record labels, blues societies, music clubs, festivals, and others in the blues world that have played vital roles in advancing the art and
  • Walker, Katz and Robson Take Us On Journeys to the Heart of the Blues

    Chefs will test the skills of other chefs using omelets. The idea is that if someone can make a great omelet, those skills will translate to other aspects of cooking. Conversely, if someone can’t make a simple omelet, his/her other dishes probably won’t be great. It makes sense; just because something is simple doesn’t make it easy. On Journeys to the Heart of the Blues, Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, and Giles Robson have created the omelet test for the blues. The three bluesme
  • The Blues Foundation announces the recipients of 2019’s prestigious Keeping The Blues Alive Awards!

    THE BLUES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF 2019’s PRESTIGIOUS “KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE” AWARDS
    The eleven honorees will be feted at the KBA Awards event to be held during the 35th International Blues Challenge taking place in Memphis January 22-26MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Friday, January 25, 2019, The Blues Foundation will honor 11 individuals and organizations at its Keeping the Blues Alive Awards brunch, taking place at the Doubletree Hotel -Downtow

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