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C.C. Rider the Venerator: David “Honeyboy” Edwards

    C.C. Rider the Venerator: David “Honeyboy” Edwards

David “Honeyboy” Edwards was the last of the old guard blues players. He was from Shaw, Mississippi. Was inspired to play guitar at age 14 by watching Tommy Johnson—the man who wrote “Big Road Blues” and “Canned Heat”—work his guitar…

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Remembering the Fillmore East – The Church of Rock and Roll

    Remembering the Fillmore East – The Church of Rock and Roll

The list of artists who played the Fillmore East reads like a who’s who of popular music.

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Recording Academy Adds New Blues Category and Streaming to Grammy Awards

    Recording Academy Adds New Blues Category and Streaming to Grammy Awards

“…there will now be two categories replacing the former Best Blues Album: Best Traditional Blues Album and Best Contemporary Blues Album.”

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Katy Guillen & The Girls’ Monster New Album “Heavy Days” Out Today

  Katy Guillen & The Girls’ Monster New Album “Heavy Days” Out Today

“…along with Guillen’s expressive guitar lines, Claire Adams lays down melodic bass lines with Tal Wilkenfeld finesse and sensibility, while Stephanie Williams, with deft hands, does so much more than just keep time and move the beat on drums.”

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Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Dead at 89

  Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Dead at 89

Dr. Ralph Stanley will be missed not only for his talent, and his music, but for his friendship and generosity as well. His mentorship to such artists as Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley ensured that a new generation of players would carry on the traditions and the music that he loved so much.

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BREAKING – Led Zeppelin Triumphs In Court

  BREAKING – Led Zeppelin Triumphs In Court

“We are grateful for the jury’s conscientious service and pleased that it has ruled in our favor, putting to rest questions about the origins of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and confirming what we have known for 45 years…”

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Language of the Blues: SHOUT

  Language of the Blues: SHOUT

This is the latest installment of our weekly series The Language of the Blues, in which author and rock musician

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BREAKING – Trumpet Legend Wayne Jackson Dead at 74

  BREAKING – Trumpet Legend Wayne Jackson Dead at 74

“He loved his family, his friends and his fans the world over. Tonight raise a toast to a life well-lived.”

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Gary Hoey Takes on the Challenge of a Blues Career

  Gary Hoey Takes on the Challenge of a Blues Career

With countless irons in the fire, the hottest one could very well be Hoey’s return to the music he loved first – the blues.

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Katy Guillen & The Girls’ Monster New Album “Heavy Days” Out Today

    Katy Guillen & The Girls’ Monster New Album “Heavy Days” Out Today

“…along with Guillen’s expressive guitar lines, Claire Adams lays down melodic bass lines with Tal Wilkenfeld finesse and sensibility, while Stephanie Williams, with deft hands, does so much more than just keep time and move the beat on drums.”

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Ana Popovic Leaves Fans Breathless, Wanting More At Bull Run

  Ana Popovic Leaves Fans Breathless, Wanting More At Bull Run

Ana Popovic Leaves Fans Breathless, Wanting More At Bull Run

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Gary Hoey Kicks Up Some Dust, No Bones About It

  Gary Hoey Kicks Up Some Dust, No Bones About It

His 20th career album dives headlong into one of his first musical loves, the blues.

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