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Whelan’s latest release tells The Story of Ike Dupree…and then some

    Whelan’s latest release tells The Story of Ike Dupree…and then some

The Story of Ike Dupree is told in a way that crosses musical lines, time and again, but won’t soon be forgotten.

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Rusty Wright Takes His Blues Further Down the Road

    Rusty Wright Takes His Blues Further Down the Road

I love the blues because of the fact that it is an outcast child. It is the source of everything, yet it is considered a complete outsider …

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Language of the Blues: MOTHERFUCKER

    Language of the Blues: MOTHERFUCKER

Discover the blues origins of MOTHERFUCKER in this new installment of our popular weekly series, The Language of the Blues, in which author/musician Debra Devi explores the meaning of a

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Enter to WIN Buddy Guy’s Signed Guitar!!

  Enter to WIN Buddy Guy’s Signed Guitar!!

For the release of Buddy Guy’s hotly anticipated new “Born to Play Guitar”, American Blues Scene, RCA Records, and Blind Raccoon are giving away a grand prize signed Buddy Guy Strat, BG albums, and cool merch every week!

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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Mike Bloomfield

  C.C. Rider the Venerator: Mike Bloomfield

Guitar prodigy Michael Bloomfield was a wealthy Jewish kid who loved the blues. A left-handed social-outcast with such a passion for his instrument he flipped his guitar and learned to play right handed.

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Ronnie Earl’s “Father’s Day” Is the Pinnacle of Self Realization

  Ronnie Earl’s “Father’s Day” Is the Pinnacle of Self Realization

Each track is better than the one that came before it, and the cumulative effect on listeners is staggering.

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Language of the Blues: MOONSHINE

  Language of the Blues: MOONSHINE

Find out what MOONSHINE really means in this new installment of our popular weekly series, The Language of the Blues,

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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Texas Blues

  C.C. Rider the Venerator: Texas Blues

Texas blues sprung up out of the land. From oil fields. Lumber yards. Levee Camps. But there’s really only one man who deserves credit for bringin’ this certain style out of the Lone Star state and out to the rest of the world. Blind Lemon Jefferson.

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Remembering the great Mighty Sam McClain

  Remembering the great Mighty Sam McClain

Sam declared that “to me, making music is all about freedom. I believe I have a gift from God and I’ve worked hard all my life to pursue my own vision of it…

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    Remembering the great Mighty Sam McClain

Remembering the great Mighty Sam McClain

Sam declared that “to me, making music is all about freedom. I believe I have a gift from God and I’ve worked hard all my life to pursue my own vision of it…

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    Enter to WIN Buddy Guy’s Signed Guitar!!

Enter to WIN Buddy Guy’s Signed Guitar!!

For the release of Buddy Guy’s hotly anticipated new “Born to Play Guitar”, American Blues Scene, RCA Records, and Blind Raccoon are giving away a grand prize signed Buddy Guy Strat, BG albums, and cool merch every week!

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Ronnie Earl’s “Father’s Day” Is the Pinnacle of Self Realization

    Ronnie Earl’s “Father’s Day” Is the Pinnacle of Self Realization

Each track is better than the one that came before it, and the cumulative effect on listeners is staggering.

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Jeff Fetterman Serves Up a Bottle Full of Blues

  Jeff Fetterman Serves Up a Bottle Full of Blues

Once you take a shot from Bottle Full of Blues, you’ll be quick to order another round.

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Muddy Waters and Friends Live and in Living Colors on new DVD

  Muddy Waters and Friends Live and in Living Colors on new DVD

if Muddy’s performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1958 didn’t cement that reputation on film, the Sony Legacy DVD Soundstage Blues Summit in Chicago, 1974 does.

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