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It was a drama-filled Finals at the Orpheum, with twists, turns and surprises! The finalists were some of the most ferocious performers to hit the Orpheum stage in years!

BREAKING: International Blues Challenge Winners!

It was a drama-filled Finals at the Orpheum, with twists, turns and surprises! The finalists were some of the most ferocious performers to hit the Orpheum stage in years!

As thousands of blues fans descend on Beale Street for IBC, find rich & storied history of Beale!

Beale Street’s Colorful History: Entertainment, Entrepreneurs, Murder & Blues

As thousands of blues fans descend on Beale Street for IBC, find rich & storied history of Beale!

Tweet This is not the official list yet, but here’s what’s coming from the runners. We’ll update as we can!  Betty Fox Band Eddie Cotton, Jr. Brat Pack Nico Wayne […]

IBC2015: IBC Finalists!

Tweet This is not the official list yet, but here’s what’s coming from the runners. We’ll update as we can!  Betty Fox Band Eddie Cotton, Jr. Brat Pack Nico Wayne […]

This week in blues features Blues Brother "Joilet" Jake, Sleepy John Estes, and a huge move for B.B. King's record collection, not to mention some giant music birthdays!

This Week in Blues Past: Janis Joplin, sam Cooke, BB King’s Record Collection

This week in blues features Blues Brother “Joilet” Jake, Sleepy John Estes, and a huge move for B.B. King’s record collection, not to mention some giant music birthdays!

He was born Huddie Ledbetter, on a Louisiana plantation. A big man, terribly strong. And all that strength was matched by a fiery temper. A combo that got him in trouble...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Leadbelly

He was born Huddie Ledbetter, on a Louisiana plantation. A big man, terribly strong. And all that strength was matched by a fiery temper. A combo that got him in trouble…

“I’m excited about what could happen in 2015,” says Josh Hoyer of the Shadowboxers. Nebraska is not a state normally associated with soul and funk music, but then talent as deep as Josh Hoyer’s is a rare find.

The Shadowboxers’ Josh Hoyer is Living by the Minute

“I’m excited about what could happen in 2015,” says Josh Hoyer of the Shadowboxers. Nebraska is not a state normally associated with soul and funk music, but then talent as deep as Josh Hoyer’s is a rare find.

Warren Haynes has an exclusive, telling conversation about challenging new Mule material, the high profile end of one prolific band, and three decades on the scene as one of the hardest working, most prolific and most ubiquitous guitarists to crisscross musical genres.

Warren Haynes, A Man of All Seasons and Many Reasons

Warren Haynes has an exclusive, telling conversation about challenging new Mule material, the high profile end of one prolific band, and three decades on the scene as one of the hardest working, most prolific and most ubiquitous guitarists to crisscross musical genres.

It stretches for almost two miles, rising right up out of the Mississippi River. Beale Street. It’s where gamblers lived and died, hookers hooked and killers got away with it. For the first half of the 20thcentury, there was nowhere else you’d rather be….

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Beale Street Blues

It stretches for almost two miles, rising right up out of the Mississippi River. Beale Street. It’s where gamblers lived and died, hookers hooked and killers got away with it. For the first half of the 20thcentury, there was nowhere else you’d rather be….

This week is packed full of blues happenings, from birthdays to a handful of New Orleans Blues milestones to Chicago and Hill Country blues luminaries!

This Week in Blues Past: Hill Country Blues, New Orleans, Junior Wells, much more

This week is packed full of blues happenings, from birthdays to a handful of New Orleans Blues milestones to Chicago and Hill Country blues luminaries!

Dixon, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 26, 1942, was celebrated for his soaring, soulful multi-octave vocals and his driving...

Willie “Popsy” Dixon Remembrance Page (1942-2015)

Dixon, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 26, 1942, was celebrated for his soaring, soulful multi-octave vocals and his driving…

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