• 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Jim Allchin is in his Prime Blues

    Jim Allchin Photo: Susan Doupe Photography
    A computer scientist + blues guitarist + philanthropist = Jim Allchin. Schoolhouse Rock was right: three is still the magic number. And although prime numbers may not be as constructive as part of his current world, that doesn’t mean Jim doesn’t still apply them to everyday life. Nor does it mean he doesn’t still use problem-solving strategies to navigate him through what some may consider unlikely projects by which to do so. One pursu
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  • Cary Morin Demonstrates Simple Beauty on ‘When I Rise’

    On When I Rise, Cary Morin demonstrates the simple, compelling beauty of a voice and acoustic guitar. Helping the case is the quality of Morin’s vocals, which are best described as intense. He manages to project an intimacy that makes it feel like he’s in the room with you. His guitar playing–especially his acoustic work–is flawless. That, coupled with strong songwriting and a few well-chosen covers, makes for an enjoyable album.
    Morin walks a fine line between musical st
  • Down the “White Rabbit” Hole with Jorma Kaukonen

    Been So Long: My Life and Music, a memoir by Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, hit the shelves in late August of this year. It doesn’t read like a typical sex, drugs, and rock and roll autobiography. Some parts are almost stranger than fiction: recounts of contracting malaria, live Jonestown radio communication bleeding onto recording tapes from an adjoining Peoples Temple… and for any soul who truly appreciates the worldly literary works of Patti Smith, Jorma also
  • Video Premiere: Sandy Carroll “Love Is a Wonderful Thing”

    Singer/songwriter Sandy Carroll released her fourth album via Catfood Records on October 19th. Blues & Angels takes Carroll back to her Memphis blues roots, after previously recording more in the Americana and country music genres.
    Produced by her Grammy®-winning husband Jim Gaines, Blues & Angels marries Carroll’s husky voice with the undeniable blues talents of guest artists Rocky Athas, Bernard Allison and Johnny Rawls. Sandy is no stranger to blues music, as her songs have
  • Colin James Has ‘Miles To Go’

    The blues is a dynamic art form, always changing and evolving, but also very much tethered to its past. If you stray too far from the history of the blues, the music becomes something else, be it rock or metal or some form we’ve yet to name. The weight of the blues genre can be challenging for an artist to navigate. Which is why you have to tip your hat to singer/guitarist Colin James, who covers some beloved blues numbers on Miles to Go, his 19th album. He doesn’t give himself an ea
  • Swamp Rocker Tony Joe White Dead at 75

    Louisiana born singer/songwriter Tony Joe White died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at his home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. He was 75. White’s death was confirmed in a statement from his son Jody White, “”He wasn’t ill at all, He just had a heart attack. There was no pain or suffering.”
    Tony Joe White in concert. Photo: ©Chris Dornan
    Born July 23rd, 1943, White grew up on a cotton farm, the youngest of seven children. He began his music career by playing a
  • Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story

    Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story is one of the debut titles from BMG Book’s “RPM Series.” Beginning November 20th, the series will feature stories of influential record labels. Each is sized at 7″x7″to mimic the dimensions of a 45 RPM record, and each features a photo insert that helps brings the story to life with rare and unseen photographs.
    Ernie Young – Ted Jarrett – Ted Adams – Ernies Record Mart 1955 – courtesy of the Country
  • Frank Bey The Life, Times, & Rebirth of a Soul Man

    Frank Bey is a soul man, in the truest sense of the word. Singing since a small child, Bey has spent nearly 70 years perfecting his craft. There have been highlights to his career, but he has had more than his share of obstacles as well. Missed opportunities, stolen songs, band break ups, professional jealousy, and two bouts with kidney failure have plagued the 72 year old. Through it all, Bey has never said die and is Back in Business now.
    Born and raised in Millen, Georgia Bey sings Southern s
  • World Premiere Album: John Akapo ‘Paradise Blues’

    Taumei “Big John” Akapo is a presence in Hawaii, not just in his physical stature, but in the commanding nature of his soulful blues voice and ringing guitar playing. With the release of his debut CD, Paradise Blues, on October 19th from Mensch House Records, listeners from around the globe will get to experience what all the excitement is about. Today, we’re offering you a sneak peek at that experience.Although his parents were against him playing guitar, Akapo immersed himsel
  • World Premiere Never Before Heard Track From Henry Townsend “Since You’ve Come Back Home”

    Henry Jesse James Townsend. The “Mule”. One of the only artists in history to record in nine consecutive decades. As a guitarist, pianist and singer Townsend helped lay the groundwork for the St. Louis blues sound. As an accompanist he played an important role in the very beginning of the Chicago ensemble style.His album “Mule” appeared in 1980 on the Nighthawk Records label. The label was to turn its attention to reggae after 1980, but had started as a blues imprint in 1
  • Jesse Ed Davis Inducted into Native American Music Hall of Fame

    The 18th Annual Native American Music Awards were held at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino on Friday, October 12th. Along with awards in 33 categories (Congratulations Tracy Lee Nelson for Best Blues Recording), was the annual induction into the Native American Music Hall of Fame. This year’s inductee was sideman extraordinaire Jesse Ed Davis.Kiowa/Comanche guitarist Davis was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1944. He began his musical career in and around Oklahoma City in the late 1950s wi
  • WORLD PREMIERE TRACK: Anthony Gomes “Your Mama Wants To Do Me (And Your Daddy Wants To Do Me In)”

    It’s always exciting to release a world premiere track. More so when that song comes from someone as talented as Anthony Gomes. The blues rocker will release his 13th album Peace, Love & Loud Guitars on Friday, October 19th via his own Up2Zero label.
    12 new, original songs cover topics from lost love to acknowledgement of the past and from salvation to primal urges. “Your Mama Wants To Do Me (And Your Daddy Wants To Do Me In)” is from the latter category. However, its cleve
  • Benefit Concert for Americana Music Association & Blues Foundation Scheduled for October 19th

    Across the Great Divide is the title of the benefit concert presented by the UpperWest Music Group. Scheduled for Friday, October 19th, at the Ace Theater in Los Angeles, proceeds from the concert benefit the Americana Music Association & the Blues Foundation. This will be the first time that these two outstanding music organizations join forces to shine a light on the deep connectivity between the blues & Americana music.“The intersection of Americana and the Blues is a place of i
  • WORLD PREMIERE TRACK From Bob Margolin “Head Held High”

    “Steady Rollin'” Bob Margolin. A name that rings through the annals of blues history as loudly as it does today. From his time as Muddy Waters’ right hand, to his solo blues work as guitarist, producer, journalist and more, Bob has seen and done it all.
    On Friday, October 12th, 2018, Margolin releases a self-titled album via VizzTone, the label he helped create. Bob Margolin contains the bluesman’s interpretations of nine songs he learned direct from the masters back in t
  • Austin Texas’ Nakia is a ‘Blues Grifter’

    Grifter is defined as a con artist or swindler. Another way to interpret the term is as the age-old concept of stealing from the greats. That’s the definition that Nakia had in mind when he formed the Blues Grifters some eight years ago in Austin, Texas. That interpretation remains as the title of his first solo album, Blues Grifter on KiaChia Records.We’re all aware of some talented grifters in the blues world. Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, and others have all done it with great
  • Premiere Video: Colin James Breaks Down ‘Miles To Go’ Song by Song

    Canadian bluesman Colin James has released a sequel to his award winning album Blue Highways. The new album, Miles To Go, hit the shelves on September 21st, 2018 via Stony Plain Records and True North Records.
    On Miles To Go the multiple award winning singer/guitarist covers nine blues classics by artists including Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Howlin’ Wolf, Blind Willie Johnson and more. There are also two brand new original James tracks. The songs James chose to cover are not your usual re
  • Boscoe France to Play Inaugural Blues Festival in His Hometown

    Boscoe France is an award-winning, barefoot, slide blues guitar playing native of Madisonville, Kentucky. He’s shared the stage with artists that include Sonny Landreth, Keb’ Mo’ and Mr. B.B. King himself. France also made it to the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge two years in a row, and PBS aired a special on his life.
    Boscoe France photo: Mark McCoy
    October 20th, France will be on stage, quite literally in his own backyard. Playing at the first ever Baco
  • Newest Release From Jim Allchin is ‘Prime Blues’

    What do you get when you combine a former computer scientist turned blues rock musician with one of the hottest producers on the globe? You get the new release from Jim Allchin, Prime Blues.
    Prime Blues is the fourth widely distributed blues album from guitarist/singer/songwriter Allchin. Last year’s Decisions drew broad acclaim and stayed on the blues rock album charts for 14 weeks. He comes out again, guns blazing, with 14 original tracks combining blues, rock, and Southern soul.
    One may
  • West Side Blues Architect Otis Rush Dead at 84

    Otis Rush, one of the founding fathers of Chicago’s West Side sound died Saturday, September 29th, 2018. The announcement of his passing came via his wife Masaki on Rush’ website. His death was due to complications from a stroke suffered in 2003.
    Otis Rush attends the Chicago Blues Festival in 2016. Photo: Marilyn Stringer
    Otis Rush, Jr. was born April 29th, 1934 near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Around the age of 14, he moved to Chicago met Muddy Waters, and began playing blues clubs
  • The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is ‘Poor Until Payday’

    One of the hardest working groups on the scene is The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. They play as many as 300 shows per year, and are touted as the biggest little band in the country. Country blues that is. On October 5th, their legion of fans will once again get their fix when Poor Until Payday hits the shelves.
    Poor Until Payday is the group’s second offering on their own Family Owned Records label through Thirty Tigers. The 3-piece group made up of The Rev, his wife Washboard Br
  • Samantha Fish & Jonny Lang Headline Bacon, Blues & Big Stories Festival

    What’s better than a two-day music festival? How about adding bacon, beer and story-tellers to the mix? What if it had some of the top blues, soul, and Americana artists in the country? Now, what if it were FREE? Fans can expect all of that and more at the inaugural Bacon, Blues & Big Stories Festival in Madisonville, Kentucky on October 19th and 20th, 2018.
    A festival of what’s good for the taste buds, ears, and soul, Bacon Blues & Big Stories will take place in Mahr Park at
  • Connor Selby’s Debut ‘Made Up My Mind’ is a Fresh Take on the Classic Blues Sound

    Serving as the long awaited debut release from 20 year old British blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Connor Selby, Made Up My Mind is exactly what the blues world needs – A fresh take on a classic sound. Featuring eight tracks, and running for just under forty minutes, the modern day bluesman takes us on a short trip back to the late 1960s.
    Hailing from Essex in England’s south-east Selby picked up the guitar at eight years old. He has dedicated his life to mastering the instru
  • Bitten by the Blues, The Alligator Records Story Out October 30th

    Of all the great names in the Chicago blues scene, there are two that some folks may not recognize. Bruce Iglauer is president and founder of Alligator Records, the largest contemporary blues label in the world. He is also a co-founder of Living Blues magazine and a founder of the Chicago Blues Festival. Patrick A. Roberts is associate professor in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. He is the coauthor of Give ‘Em Soul, Richard!, Race, Radio, and Rhythm, and Blues in
  • Allman Goldflies Band “Goes Pops” in Concert

    In what promises to be one of the most exciting, creative music events of the year, the Allman Goldflies Band “Goes Pops” when they perform in concert with the Panama City Pops Orchestra. The concert will take place on Saturday, October 13th at the SweetBay Master-Planned Community Founders Pavilion in Panama City, Florida beginning at 6:00 PM and is open and free to the public.Dr. David Ott, renowned Panama City Pops Orchestra conductor and widely acknowledged as one of the greatest
  • Ana Popovic Likes it on Top

    Last Friday blues rock guitar goddess Ana Popovic released her newest album via ArtisteXclusive Records. Double entendre aside, Like it on Top tackles ten different feminist issues plus female empowerment across ten brand new songs. But that’s far from where it ends.Co-produced and co-written by 4-time GRAMMY-winner Keb’ Mo’, the album also recognizes the men who support working women in an equal partnership. We caught up with Ana mid-tour and spoke with her about Like it on To
  • Blues Hall of Famer Big Jay McNeely Dead at 91

    Rhythm & Blues saxophonist extraordinaire Big Jay McNeely died early Sunday morning in Moreno Valley, California. His passing was announced via a Facebook post from his family.It is with our deepest regret that we announce the passing of Legendary Saxophonist Cecil James “Big Jay McNeely”, the King of Honking Sax. McNeely, 91 years old, passed away on Sunday morning at 6:15am at the Riverside University Health System Center. McNeely’s official cause of death was due to adva
  • Blue & Lonesome Duo’s ‘Pacing the Floor’ Is Classic Blues in a Sparse Setting

    So much contemporary blues can feel like a veritable arms race, with who can outplay whom more of a concern than the songs themselves. Blue & Lonesome Duo’s Pacing the Floor avoids this problem with a wonderfully, low-key blues album.
    Blue & Lonesome Duo is made up of singer/harmonica player Ronnie Owens, of Li’l Ronnie & the Grand Dukes, and singer/guitarist Gordon Harrower, he too of the Grand Dukes, but also of Rattlesnake Shake. The album is just the two of them sing
  • World Premiere Track: Eric Bibb ft. Habib Koité “We Don’t Care”

    Troubadour Eric Bibb plans to release a 2-CD set, Global Griot on October 26th via Stony Plain Records. The first single, “We Don’t Care,” with Habib Koité is available today.It is easy to point to Bibb’s accomplishments. A five-decade career recording with folk and blues royalty. Two Grammy nominations and multiple Blues Music Awards. A following that not only crosses borders, it crosses continents. But what Eric Bibb is after is much, much larger than that.
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  • Roots n Blues n BBQ Brings Cool Tunes, Hot Eats to Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri

    COLUMBIA, MO — When it comes to music, food, arts and festivals, no place does it quite like Columbia. The 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is the quintessential end-of-summertime celebration combining some of the hottest names in music with delicious regional fare, local craft brews, intriguing art displays and a lot more throughout the weekend of September 28-30 in Stephens Lake Park.
    Grammy-winner Sturgill Simpson closes out the Missouri Lottery Stage on Saturday, Sept. 29.
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  • Mark Hummel Pushes His Harp to the Limit on ‘Harpbreaker’

    Mark Hummel says on his website that he has “done over two million miles or more in my seven vans with over 250-350k on each one!!!” He started the Blues Survivors in 1977 with Mississippi Johnny Waters and over the years he’s worked with stellar players including the likes of Sue Foley, Rusty Zinn, Mike Judge, Jim Overton, and many, many more. Some of the acts they’ve backed include Snooky Pryor, Sonny Rhodes, Barbara Dane, John Mayall, Brownie McGhee, Lowell Folsom, an
  • Alligator Records to Release ‘Journeys to the Heart of the Blues’

    Alligator Records has acquired the rights to release Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues on Friday, October 26th. The album is a dynamic new acoustic release from three of the blues’ best players. Grammy-winning guitarist, vocalist and Blues Hall Of Famer Joe Louis Walker, virtuoso pianist/organist Bruce Katz and next-generation British harmonica ace Giles Robson take listeners on a musical journey of traditional blues. The album features a carefully chosen collection of eleven stripped-dow
  • Connor Ray Music Set to Release New CD From Houston-Based Duo Dry Johnson

    Connor Ray Music announces an October 5th release date for the debut CD from Houston-based duo, Dry Johnson, Long Live Them Blues, Vol. 1.Dry Johnson is comprised of bassist Terry Dry and drummer Matthew Robert Johnson, who collectively have formed the powerhouse rhythm section backing award-winning Texas guitarslinger Mike Zito for almost two years. Dry and Johnson met for the first time in Fargo, North Dakota in 1998 and played together a few years later in Houston, Texas. They have continued
  • Vanessa Collier’s ‘Honey Up’ Is Golden

    You’d have to be in a capsule far above the world with Major Tom not to know who Vanessa Collier is. Talk about being on a roll! She’s already been nominated for three BMAs along with a Blues Blast nomination as well. Additionally, she has earned the Jammingest Pro Award from the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile
    Collier has been playing since she too
  • Sophomore Album From Amanda Fish is ‘Free’

    Indie Blues artist Amanda Fish has come a long way in a short time. Proving that Kansas City is still prime breeding ground for young artists, Fish now drops her second album on the VizzTone label, Free.
    The ballsy, multiple genre Down in the Dirt first drew our attention to the elder of the Fish sisters. Amanda’s powerhouse vocals (imagine the viva voce child of Koko Taylor and Otis Rush) combined with her multi-instrumental talents, and vivid true-life lyrics launched her directly into o
  • Lawrence Lebo’s ‘Old School Girl’ Is Catchy and Nicely Done

    Reviewing music is often about the search for more significant meaning in works. But an album doesn’t have to have a big idea or an overarching theme to be entertaining. Lawrence Lebo’s Old School Girl is a feel-good blues album representing a fun way to spend a half hour or so.
    Lebo is a singer with a powerful voice. It has a bluesy bravado, but also a feminine character, both of which work nicely together. Here, she tears through seven songs, performing each and every one to perfe
  • 4th Annual BB King Symposium September 6th

    Itta Bena, MS – The fourth annual B.B. King Symposium takes place this Thursday, September 6th offering a number of inspiring events and discussions unfolding throughout the day.
    This year’s symposium is being co-hosted by the B.B. King Museum and the B.B. King Recording Studio. This year’s theme is “Suffering Songs: The Blues Identity of Native & African American People and Their Struggles.” Dr. James Johnson, Musicologist, University of Pittsburg and Co-
  • An Exhibition – ‘Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR’

    Touring art shows of varied formats, materials, and styles have been around forever. It’s a simple concept really. Gather a number of pieces representing a common theme that the artist(s) believe will excite, and inspire guests.
    Every piece is a cauldron where experience, technique, love, and longing are mixed with… angst? Desire? Whimsy? Joy? As a whole, such an exhibit can leave visitors spent, yet still hold them enthralled.
    Imagine if you will an exhibit that is a perfect embodi
  • Tampa Bay Blues Festival: 25 Years of Blues by the Bay

    The Tampa Bay Blues Festival will be celebrating 25 years next spring. Located at Vinoy Waterfront Park in St. Petersburg, Florida, the annual festival has presented some of the biggest names in the blues. Artists including Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Aaron Neville, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Irma Thomas, Jimmie Vaughn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Koko Taylor, and many others have brought their exciting music to this tropical setting.
    Today, it’s one of the largest blues events in America. Thousands of g
  • There’s a New Guitar Slinger in Town and His Name is Ethan Lake

    “The blues is alive and well.” So sayeth Buddy Guy. Elder statesmen like Guy keep the blues heart beating. Meanwhile, young guns coming up through the blues ranks are why there’s fresh breath in the genre. Enter Ethan Lake.
    Ethan Lake Photo: Todd Lake
    Lake is the new kid in town. A 16-year-old guitarist/singer hailing from Baltimore who chose the blues path, and he’s shaking things up. Like many of a certain age, Lake was introduced to the blues via bands like the Rolling
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