• The Top Five Best Blues Festivals in Florida

    Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in Florida? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Florida Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food, and attractions.
    Toronzo Cannon -Photo by Barry Kerzner
    Tampa Bay Blues Festival
    April, Tampa, Florida
    Set right on the bay in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, April’s popular Tampa Bay Blues Festival features something for everyone: Sun, fun, and some
  • Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager Are Too Smooth For ‘Rough Cut’

    Memphis is known for the blues. Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, and more recently San Jose are Meccas for blues music. That said, whodathunk the best blues we’ve heard so far this year would come from the Pacific Northwest? That’s just what happened with Rough Cut, the latest release from Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager.
    Released via Alligator Records on January 12th, 2018 Rough Cut shot straight up the blues charts and has remained near the top since. The album opener, “I Will
  • Rockin’ Johnny Burgin’s ‘Neoprene Fedora’ is a Chi-volution!

    Master blues guitarist Rockin’ Johnny Burgin has spent more than two decades on the road. After years of playing and touring with folks like Taildragger, Sam Lay, and Pinetop Perkins, he still plays over 250 shows a year. Since his move from the Windy City to the Golden State, Burgin has incorporated various sonic styles resulting in Neoprene Fedora.
    Released in 2017, Neoprene Fedora is a musical epic. The 16-track album chronicles Burgin’s move to California from Chicago and has mor
  • Mick Kolassa’s ‘Double Standards’ Is Full of Surprises

    Double Standards is a simple concept: singer Mick Kolassa duets on blues standards with talented colleagues. The result is a deceptively complex album of compelling takes on great blues songs, with Kolassa’s raspy tone surprising the listener with a jazzy delivery.
    It should come as no surprise that the album is complex. The same could be said of Kolassa, who, in addition to his life as a blues singer, is a pharmaceutical marketer, moving from his PhD in 1995 into teaching, and then into
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  • New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Both Sides of the Sky’ Out March 9th

    Excitement is building and the anticipation is palpable for the upcoming Jimi Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky, hitting the street March 9th. This release from Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings will be available on CD, digital, and as a numbered 180-gram audiophile vinyl 2LP.
    Both Sides of the Sky is intended as the final installment in the recent album trilogy that includes 2010’s Valleys of Neptune, and 2013’s People, Hell and Angels. The trilogy is meant to show
  • Bob Margolin Is Still Rolling, and Loving Every Minute of It

    November 25th was not just another Thanksgiving Day in 1976. It was a day that would forever live in the annals of rock and roll history. Most of you probably already know what I’m talking about. Why, The Last Waltz, of course. Joining the pantheon of special guests that day would be Bob Margolin, who at that time had already been playing guitar for Muddy Waters for a few years. Surely, you recall Muddy’s white-hot performance of “Mannish Boy” in The Last Waltz. Bob chann
  • Bob Margolin Is Steady Rolling, and Loving Every Minute of It

    November 25th was not just another Thanksgiving Day in 1976. It was a day that would forever live in the annals of rock and roll history. Most of you probably already know what I’m talking about. Why, The Last Waltz, of course. Joining the pantheon of special guests that day would be Bob Margolin, who at that time had already been playing guitar for Muddy Waters for a few years. Surely, you recall Muddy’s white-hot performance of “Mannish Boy” in The Last Waltz. Bob chann
  • World Premiere: Nick Moss Band “The High Cost of Low Living”

    Chicago guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Nick Moss has had a busy few months. His group, the Nick Moss Band were nominated in three categories at the 38th Blues Music Awards. They are currently nominated in the Band of the Year category for 2018. But that’s only the beginning.
    A 30-year blues veteran, Moss is now switching gears without a clutch. Just over a year ago, he brought long time friend, and harmonica wizard, Dennis Gruenling into t
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  • Longtime Host of King Biscuit Time “Sunshine” Sonny Payne Dead at 92

    “Sunshine” Sonny Payne on the air December 2007. Courtesy of Jack Myers/Delta Cultural Center Programming Coordinator
    Wynne, AR — John William “Sunshine” Sonny Payne died last night, having recently suffered a stroke. Payne was 92.
    Referred to as The Godfather of the King Biscuit Blues Festival, Payne broadcast the King Biscuit Time radio show on KFFA in Helena, Arkansas from its inception in 1951. Blues great B.B. King listened to Payne on his lunch break when he w
  • Summer Camp – Chicago Blues Style

    The Chicago Blues Camp is currently registering campers for its 2018 run. Instead of canoeing, hiking, and arts & crafts, Chicago Blues Campers are immersed in learning and playing guitar, bass, and harmonica, the Chicago way.
    Founder, and Camp Director, Brett Champlin, promises there’s nothing else like Chicago Blues Camp anywhere. From June 3rd, through June 8th, campers age 21 and over attend classes in either intermediate or advanced blues guitar, blues bass, or blues harp. Classes
  • Valerie June Is Connected

    Valerie June -Photo by Steve Ford
    Valerie June hears voices.
    Sometimes it’s a young female voice singing. Other times it’s a child’s voice. Or a gospel song she may have heard in church. Often, she wonders if it’s something she’s heard before or did it just emerge from her own mind. If it did, it often comes to her complete with melody and lyrics. Then, she has to decide what to do with this gift. Sometimes the gift is so powerful it takes her and certain listeners
  • Annika Chambers Coming Out On Top

    Annika Chambers
    Soulful blues songstress Annika Chambers has led an interesting life. Chambers started out singing in Gospel choirs, served two enlistments in the US Army, and spent some time in jail. Today, she’s nominated for the Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female), for the second time, at the upcoming Blues Music Awards. She has two incredible albums under her belt and is working on a third. Festivals world-wide scramble to get Chambers on their line-up.
    We recently caught Cham
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  • World Premiere Exclusive: Unreleased Reverend Gary Davis “Samson and Delilah”

    There is a reason that we treasure the music of the masters and hold it so dearly, so close to our hearts. For one thing, the masters have left us, and all that remains are the stories they told, the time they shared with us, and the stories we can tell of that time. And then, there is all that glorious music!
    Rediscovered and or newly uncovered music is always a welcome treat, and The Avant Garde Recordings by Reverend Gary Davis is no exception.
    As it turns out, Davis was recorded at the famo
  • Rocket, Roadster, and Bowie Go to Space

    Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 will be remembered as the dawn of the new American Space Age, and David Bowie provided the soundtrack. This is the day that witnessed the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in use today.
    SpaceX, founded and nurtured by Elon Musk, launched the Falcon Heavy from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Goals for mission success included a flawless launch, proper separation of the two side rockets and the main rocket, and their safe landing back on Ea
  • Ronnie Earl Is ‘The Luckiest Man’

    Ronnie Earl is an amazing guitar player. There’s no denying his considerable talents and versatility, often shifting between jazz and blues in the course of a single lick. There’s also no denying his taste and humility, where on The Luckiest Man, his new album, he frequently allows singer Diane Blue to steal the show. It’s a very generous move given that it’s Earl’s name at the top of the album.
    This is not to say The Luckiest Man doesn’t feature lots of grea
  • Enter Our Muddy Waters 105th Birthday Bash Giveaway!

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  • Help Petition Google to make a Muddy Waters GOOGLE DOODLE

    Help us invite Google to acknowledge the worldwide cultural impact of blues music through a doodle honoring one of the Blues’ most transcendent heroes, Muddy Waters.
    Help American Blues Scene petition Google to officially create a Muddy Waters Google Doodle on April 4th — Muddy’s birthday! See Instructions Below!
    Google.com routinely alters its logo, usually for one day, to commemorate an act, birthday, or event of cultural impact and historical significance. This is
  • Arielle’s ‘Mind Lion’ Touched Our Gypsy Soul

    It seems for the most part that artists with one name are divas. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and self-proclaimed gypsy Arielle shatters that illusion. Her newest EP release, Mind Lion, is a remarkably eclectic sampling from an artist who couldn’t be more grounded.
    Born in New Jersey, Arielle was raised in California and Hawaii, and now makes her home in Austin, Texas. She began singing at age five, and received her first guitar at 10. Since then she earned a degree from the Musician&rsqu
  • Popa Chubby’s ‘Two Dogs’ Delivers on Guitar

    Great blues is about commitment and intensity. The best blues and blues rock artists all share a sincerity and honesty that transcends musical ability. It’s not the notes that are being played or sung that make these artists feel bluesy to the listener. Rather, it’s the candidness behind the notes that registers as the real deal.
    Popa Chubby occasionally veers into those kinds of pure moments on Two Dogs, the singer/guitarist’s latest album. Interestingly, these moments occur
  • What Is The Day the Music Died? Concert-goer Recalls Buddy Holly’s Last Show

    At about 1 a.m. on the morning of February 3rd, 1959, the chartered Beechcraft 35 Bonanza airplane carrying Ritchie Valens, J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, Buddy Holly and pilot Roger Peterson crashed into a field north of Clear Lake, Iowa. This tragic event came to be known as “The Day the Music Died.”
    Valens, Richardson, and Holly had just performed at the Surf Ballroom as part of the “Winter Dance Party” tour through the Midwest United States.
  • Eddie Shaw Dead at 80

    If blues fans loved the sax the way they do guitar, Eddie Shaw would have been as famous as Muddy Waters or Buddy Guy. He passed this week less than two months short of his 81st birthday.
    “I could start workin’ with B. B. tomorrow if I want to making more money than I’m making now and less work,” he told me in 2008. “I ain’t got to drive my truck. I ain’t got to worry about getting to the gig, getting an itinerary. Be your own Mastercard with the name o
  • When Eric Clapton Met Jimi Hendrix and the Gift That Was Never Received

    In the autumn of 1966 Jimi Hendrix first arrived in London. Eric Clapton was already well-established, and was currently fronting the band Cream. What happened the night Hendrix and Clapton met shook the very foundations of London’s blues-rock scene.
    Jimi Hendrix paid his dues on the Chitlin’ Circuit by the time Linda Keith saw him play at a club in New York City. She brought him to the attention of several managers including Chas Chandler, former bassist for the Animals. Chandler li
  • Top Five Best Blues Festivals in California

    Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in sunny California? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover California Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food, and attractions.
    Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
    August, Mammoth Lakes, California
    Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza is sponsored by the Mammoth Brewing Company
    There is something incredible brewing in
  • Dr. John Cancels Concerts, Enjoying a “Well-Earned Break”

    Dr. John promotional photo courtesy of Concord Music Group
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune, via nola.com reported this morning that Mac Rebennack, better known to the world as Dr. John is taking a break from the road.
    Dr. John has been a traveling blues, jazz, and rock n roll fixture for over six decades. Now 77 years old, he’s recently cancelled scheduled performances at Tipitina’s, Florida Jazz and Blues Jam, and most recently, the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
    T
  • New Music Uploaded!

    Here are the new additions to our automated “DJ Otto”. You’ll be hearing music from these artists and their new albums both on the automated sections of the schedule and also the DJs feature them often in their live shows. Tune in to hear great tracks from these albums!
    Support the artists by buying their music! You can also support BluesMusicFan Radio by clicking on the links below, which will take you to Amazon.com. We get a small commission on the sale, and it all adds up!
  • Are You Ready to Ride Down the Blues Highway?

    St. Louis, MO — Have you ever wanted to see the most popular and historic sites in blues lore? Maybe you’ve put it off because you couldn’t take “that much” time off from work, or perhaps it seemed too expensive.
    Well, blues lovers, fear not; the solution to your problem has arrived. The National Blues Museum is hosting a “Deep Blues Experience: Ride Down the Blues Highway.” This two-day all-inclusive fun-filled “Deep Blues” trip to Memphis
  • Danielle Nicole Continues to Evolve With ‘Cry No More’

    Danielle Nicole has always possessed a powerful and soulful voice. Whether belting out blues stompers or sweltering ballads, her authoritative vocals leave listeners breathless. Cry No More, her newest offering scheduled for release on February 23rd, sees Danielle Nicole evolve even further.
    Since the age of 12 Danielle Nicole has proven her status time and again. Her family band, Trampled Under Foot, fast became a headlining act because due to their talent a lot of headliners couldn’t fol
  • WORLD PREMIERE “Let It Go” by Bernard Allison

    Photo by Lisa Gray
    At just 13 years old, it became apparent that Bernard Allison was going to be a force to be reckoned with when his father, Luther Allison, heard him play with his own “Love Me Mama” note-for-note. Impressed, the elder Allison told him, “Tonight you’re gonna record with me.”
    On the road with his father, he’d met Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor and Albert King, and many more of his heroes. Just a week out of high school he joined Koko Taylor&rs
  • The Top Five Best Blues Festivals in Kansas

    Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in Kansas? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Kansas Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food, and attractions.
    Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival
    July 4th, Topeka, Kansas
    Ori Naftaly of Southern Avenue on stage at Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival Photo: JD Nash
    Smack dab in the middle of the country, they know how to celebrate Independence Day. Fo
  • Bettye LaVette – Star and So Much More

    Photo by Mark Seliger Courtesy of Kevin Kiley
    Born Betty Jo Haskins, Bettye LaVette will celebrate her 72nd birthday a few days from now on January 29th. She has been singing professionally since she was 16 years old. Up until relatively recently, she had achieved only moderate levels of success. Not counting compilations, she has released nine albums and numerous singles. Learning to tap dance, LaVette subsequently joined the touring company of the Toni Award-winning Broadway musical, “Bu
  • NEWS: Winners of International Blues Challenge announced: Kevin “B.F.” Burt, the Keeshea Pratt Band, and more

    KEVIN “B.F.” BURT PICKS UP A TRIO OF VICTORIES AND THE KEESHEA PRATT BAND EARNS BEST BAND HONORS AT THE 34th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
    Artur Menezes, Daniel Eriksen, Fuzzy Jeffries, and Jontavious Willis also triumph over the nearly 250 acts competing in the Blues Foundation’s prestigious event.Photo by Roger StephensonPhoto by Larry Hsia MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The harmonica wizard from Coralville, Iowa, a brassy blues band out of Houston, a Brazil-born guitar master
  • WORLD PREMIERE “Jazz Man” by Beth Hart

    Photo by Jim Belmont
    Beth Hart celebrates her 46th birthday tomorrow. She’s been nominated for a GRAMMY Award and a Blues Music Award. Her records sell like hotcakes and her fan base grows larger with each passing day. She has collaborated with Deep Purple, Slash, and Joe Bonamassa. Her performance of “I’d Rather Go Blind” with Jeff Beck in December 2012 at the Kennedy Center Honors for honoree Buddy Guy brought down the house.
    The Season 8 premiere episode of Public Tele
  • Jane Lee Hooker’s ‘Spiritus’ Pushes Boundaries

    The challenge for blues artists is the perception of authenticity. Stray too far from traditional blues sounds and structures, and you’re seen as something other than the blues. This challenge is even harder for young female artists, who often are already seen as inauthentic simply because they’re not older men.
    Jane Lee Hooker accepts the challenge head-on with Spiritus, their sophomore album, that while rooted in blues and blues-rock, also pushes boundaries with less traditional s
  • International Blues Challenge 2018 Winners

    Memphis, TN – 34th annual International Blues Challenge finals are over. Hosted by the Blues Foundation, blues bands and musicians from around the world compete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. After four days of stout competition with over 200 bands from around the world participating, here are your 2018 winners!International Blues Challenge 2018 Winners
     
    Best Band
    Winner – Keesha Pratt Band – Houston Blues Society2nd place – Fuzzy Jeffries &a
  • IBC 2018 Schedule: Saturday, January 20th

    Memphis, TN – It’s day five of The International Blues Challenge (IBC). Here’s a look at today’s highlights:
     
    International Blues Challenge Finals – Noon – Orpheum TheatreHere are the Finalists:
    Solo/Duo:Felix SlimDaniel Eriksen2BluBrian Keith WalenKevin “B.F.” BurtSweet N SaltyRobert “Lefty Preacher” SampsonSam Joyner
    Bands:Artur MenezesFuzzy Jeffries and the Kings of MemphisBetta Blues SocietyTee Dee YoungThe Keeshea Pratt Band
  • Coroner: Tom Petty Died of Accidental Drug Overdose

    Photo by David W Baker
    In early October last year after Tom Petty had been found unresponsive in his Malibu home, his manager Tony Dimitriades had said he’d suffered cardiac arrest and had been rushed to the hospital. Petty could not be revived and was put on life-support. His death certificate, issued soon after his passing listed the cause of death as “deferred,” pending autopsy.
    Petty had just completed touring with his band, The Heartbreakers and was looking forward to
  • What Happened To Janis Joplin’s Porsche?

    Janis Joplin on her Porsche – First Day Tanzania Stamp
    The story behind Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche is as eclectic as her in-your-face music and clothing. At a time when rock stars were dolling out big money for their cars, Joplin paid just $3,500 for a 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet from the Beverly Hills dealer Estes-Zipper. When she bought the car, it was a dull Dolphin Grey, one of nine colors available at the time. Joplin would soon change that.
    Joplin’s roadi
  • IBC 2018 Schedule: Friday, January 19th

    Memphis, TN – It’s day four of The International Blues Challenge (IBC). Here’s a look at today’s highlights:
    Managing Child Entertainers with Fernando Jones –
    10:00 am  Hard Rock Cafe
    Keeping the Blues Alive Awards Luncheon –
    11:00 am  Doubletree Hotel – Grand Ballroom
    Blind Raccoon & Nola Blue Showcase –
    Noon – Purple Haze Night Club
    Keynote Panel of The International Blues Challenge: “AAB: Addiction, Abuse, and the Blue
  • IBC 2018 Schedule: Thursday, January 18th

    Memphis, TN – Today is day three of The International Blues Challenge (IBC), and there’s a heaping helpin’ of activities to enjoy.
    Several showcases begin at 11:30 am including The Great Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase, The Galaxie Agency Showcase, Women in Blues (WiB) Showcase, and at noon, the Blind Raccoon & Nola Blue Showcase kicks off.
    At 1:00 pm there will be a presentation of The Official Documentary of the IBC – Shake ‘Em on Down: The Blues
  • IBC 2018 Schedule: Wednesday, January 17th

    Memphis, TN – Today is day two of The International Blues Challenge (IBC), and it is jam-packed indeed.
    There will be a Blues Foundation Board of Directors Meeting at 07:30 am. The Pacific Northwest Showcase begins at 11:00 am, and the Roots and Blues Showcase presented by Blind Raccoon begins at noon.
    Also today, there will be a Health Fair and Screenings event from noon through 2:30 pm. IBC Act Check-In also takes place from noon until 2:30 pm.Other highlights include an Open 12 Step Me
  • Colin James Triumphs at the Maple Blues Awards

    (Toronto, ON) January 15, 2018  — Cold January temperatures couldn’t beat the heat at Koerner Hall as a host of Canadian blues artists and fans gathered to celebrate at the 21st annual Maple Blues Awards.
    The big winner of the evening was Colin James, who took home awards for Electric Act of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year and Guitarist of the Year. Several new faces were honoured with awards including multiple nominee Hamilton’s Harrison Kennedy&n
  • IBC 2018 Schedule: Tuesday, January 16th

     Memphis, TN – The International Blues Challenge (IBC) officially opens at the Clayborn Temple, a key site in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke. In the spirit of Dr. King’s message, the blues is all-embracing and knows no boundaries of color, nationality, or gender.
    And so The Blues Foundation felt it a fitting place to begin the IBC as we welcome artists from around the world to perform on the night before The Challenge officially begins.
  • Filming to Begin with Wendell Pierce as B.B. King In ‘The Thrill Is On’

    Image Courtesy of Michael Zanetis
    At a moment in time when brotherly love seems distant, if not forgotten, the feature film The Thrill Is On delivers a powerful message of unity and equality, based on a friendship that was driven by love, kindness and generosity.
    The film is based on a true story and depicts the journey of a young musician, Michael Zanetis, who travels from the heartland of America to the dream laden streets of Hollywood in pursuit of his destiny. In 1980 he attends a B.B. King
  • Joe Satriani’s 2018 G3 Tour Kickoff Delivers

    Photo by MacKenzie Hines
    Joe Satriani’s G3 tour kicked off Thursday night, January 11th at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. Since Satriani’s G3 tours began over twenty years ago, the legendary guitar player has invited two other highly regarded rock and blues style guitarists. This year’s lineup includes G3 veteran John Petrucci of Dream Theater and first-timer, Phil Collen of Def Leppard. Designed as a showcase for guitar solos and general ax wizardry, the Moore Theatre came aliv
  • The Top Five Best Blues Festivals in Mississippi

    Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in Mississippi? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Mississippi Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food, and attractions.
    Juke Joint Festival
    April, Clarksdale, Mississippi
    A stage in front of Miss Dell’s General Store on Delta Avenue
    The unofficial kickoff to Festival season happens where American Music first exploded: Clarksdale, Missis
  • The Top Five Best Blues Festivals in Missouri

    Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in Missouri? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Missouri Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food, and attractions.
    Roots n Blues n BBQ
    September, Columbia, Missouri
    Charles Bradley at Roots n Blues n BBQ. Photo by Matt Marshall
    If there’s ever a best music festival list, Roots n Blues n BBQ needs to top it. Why? The art, the setting, the
  • Eric Clapton Says He’s Going Deaf

    Guitar icon Eric Clapton, the bridge between three generations of guitarists, recently revealed that he’s going deaf.
    Speaking on the “Steve Wright in the Afternoon” show on BBC Radio 2,
    Clapton allowed “I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I mean, I’m hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I’m a curiosity. I know that is part of it. It’s amazing t
  • Clapton Asserts He’s Going Deaf

    Guitar icon Eric Clapton, the bridge between three generations of guitarists, recently revealed that he’s going deaf. Speaking on the “Steve Wright in the Afternoon” show on BBC Radio 2, Clapton allowed “I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I mean, I’m hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I’m a curiosity. I know that is part of it. It’s amazing t
  • Remembering Blues Queen Denise LaSalle

    Photo: ©2011 Marilyn Stringer
    On January 8th, Denise LaSalle died, surrounded by family, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 78. LaSalle had been suffering from heart problems for some time, and complications from a fall saw the amputation of her right leg in October. None of these things slowed her down a bit.
    Denise LaSalle was born Ora Denise Allen on July 16th, 1939. The youngest of eight children, her sharecropper family worked the fields in and around Leflore count
  • The Story Behind Why Eric Clapton is called Slowhand

    Photo by Chris Hakkens
    Slowhand. God. The Greatest. These are just a few nicknames fans have bestowed upon blues guitarist Eric Clapton. Of all of these, the british rock icon is most often referred to as “Slowhand.” But why is Eric Clapton called “Slowhand”?
    Explanations vary. One has Clapton telling biographer Ray Coleman that “Slowhand” was an ironic, tongue-in-cheek allusion to Clapton’s ability to play incredibly fast. “My nickn

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