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The Blues Journey of Mick Kolassa

    The Blues Journey of Mick Kolassa

I think part of it is that blues is this great big tent, and there’s all kinds of blues, and I love all of it.

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To Reba Russell, King Biscuit Is What’s Real

    To Reba Russell, King Biscuit Is What’s Real

Reba is as raw as her back story, and talking to her is like peeling back the skin of an onion. The meatier it gets, the more you cry.

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Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne Together at the Arc of Their Careers

    Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne Together at the Arc of Their Careers

To say that Joan Osborne is pleased to be co-headlining with Mavis Staples, one of her strongest influences, would be a gross understatement. Both strong women are at the peaks of their careers as their new tour kicks off.

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Who Says Zak Harmon Can’t Go Home Again?

    Who Says Zak Harmon Can’t Go Home Again?

IBC winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Zak Harmon’s road from the Mississippi Delta to L.A. to acclaim as a singer is powerfully coming full circle.

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Ted Drozdowski and The Scissormen – Authentic, Innovative and A Tad Eccentric

  Ted Drozdowski and The Scissormen – Authentic, Innovative and A Tad Eccentric

I never thought I’d call a blues band “authentic” that splashed a heavy dollup of Ramones punk attitude onto a bed of alien invasion smoothy guitars, but Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen are unquestionably authentic.

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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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Tony Coleman: Remembering the King

  Tony Coleman: Remembering the King

American Blues Scene spoke recently with Tony Coleman who is best known for his 29 years as B.B. King’s drummer.

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The Elegant Allen Toussaint

  The Elegant Allen Toussaint

The New Orleans great discusses his friend B.B. King, his appearance in the HBO series Treme, The Stones covering his music, losing everything in Katrina, and how New Orleans music is coming back strong!

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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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WORLD PREMIERE: Ana Popovic’s “Catfish Blues” off new album, Blue Room

  WORLD PREMIERE: Ana Popovic’s “Catfish Blues” off  new album, Blue Room

It took ten years for Ana Popovic to convince her father Milton to record an album together… now for the first time, hear the first track off of “Blue Room”!

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