Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2018

Chicago Blues

34th IBC Kicks Off January 16th

At IBC there are always opportunities for growth with an abundance of workshops. This year, musicians can learn with Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Doug MacLeod, and more!
BMA 2018 Feature

2018 Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

This year, two additional award categories were added, bringing the total to 26. The two new categories are Instrumentalist - Vocals, and Rock Blues Artist.
Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James Music Takes Flight Again Via All-Star Tribute Album

'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James' does an incredible job of paying homage to songs that are at least 50 years old.

10 More Best Christmas Songs – Blues, Soul, Rock and Roll

Just because Christmas has passed doesn't mean we put away our holiday music...

Sonny Charles Shares 30 Years of Backtrack Blues Band

"I don’t necessarily try to emulate any particular type of singer; I just sing the way it comes naturally to me."

Buddy Guy Helps Fight Cancer and Gives the Next Generation a Hand Up

"Who knows what’s good. It’s like I’m from Louisiana man. People can tell you how good they cook down there all they want but you ain’t gonna know until you taste it."

Who Really Invented Rock and Roll?

As a musical genre, it arguably dates back almost a century. But who really invented the music known as rock and roll? Here are the contenders.

What Guitars Did Muddy Waters Play?

Although he never had a "Lucille," Muddy Waters had an arsenal of guitars, both electric and acoustic, and could play them all in his thundering, electrified Delta blues style.
Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky feature

New Jimi Hendrix Album Drops Next Year With 10 Previously Unheard Tracks

The final volume in a trilogy from the Hendrix archives, 'Both Sides of the Sky' focuses on music recorded between 1968 and Hendrix's death in 1970.
Walter Trout & Eliza Neals at Callahan's August 2017 Feature

Callahan’s Music Hall Will Call it Quits in March

Hosting over 1,500 shows to date, Callahan's has also been home for the Detroit Blues Society's annual Blues Challenge, whose winners advance to the IBC in Memphis.
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