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2016 Bradenton Bluesfest Weekend Scheduled for December

    2016 Bradenton Bluesfest Weekend Scheduled for December

While folks find themselves in that holiday craze between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this town knows how to throw a party.

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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Eric Bibb

    C.C. Rider the Venerator: Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb grew up in music. His dad was a major player in the New York folk scene of the ‘60s. His godfather was Paul Robeson, famous singer and activist. The likes of Pete Seeger and Odetta hung out at his house…

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Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Scheduled for August

    Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Scheduled for August

Mammoth Bluesapalooza enjoys a well-deserved reputation for presenting an amazing variety of musicians and musical styles from all over the world.

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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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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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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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Tommy Z Blows Us Away with ‘Blizzard of Blues’

    Tommy Z Blows Us Away with ‘Blizzard of Blues’

Tommy’s playing is emotive throughout, always lifting us up as we find ourselves moving to the music. ‘Blizzard of Blues’ is indeed a keeper …

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BREAKING: Here are Your 2016 International Blues Challenge Winners!

    BREAKING: Here are Your 2016 International Blues Challenge Winners!

Here are your 2016 International Blues Challenge Winners!

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The Perfect Cure for Cabin Fever: Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music

    The Perfect Cure for Cabin Fever: Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music

This February 26 – 28, 2016, Lancaster, Pennsylvania welcomes over 60 local and national artists for Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music!!

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Best of the Blues Festivals Awards Telluride, Mighty Mississippi, Johnny Shines Fest Top Spots

    Best of the Blues Festivals Awards Telluride, Mighty Mississippi, Johnny Shines Fest Top Spots

Among the nineteen total winners were also Big Blues Bender, Bogalusa Blues Festival, Eureka Springs Blues Festival!

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