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2017 Chicago Blues Festival Lineup Announced

One of the premiere music festivals in the country, this event never disappoints and folks travel from all corners of the globe to attend, often making it a week long vacation and celebration.

Language of the Blues: TRIM

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

Bruce Katz Talks Blues, Jazz, and Great Mentors

"I knew Butch for a long time, and he was a friend of mine. It’s heartbreakingly sad man. He was the most dedicated musician I’ve ever seen. As far as the music, he wouldn’t compromise anything."

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Preview New Track, “All Around The...

Check out "All Around The World," the second preview from their forthcoming and first-ever collaborative album 'TajMo,' due out May 5 on Concord.

First Single Released From New Chuck Berry Album

Both Tom Morello, and Nathaniel Rateliff appear on album track "Big Boys," which Douglas Brinkley calls, "a guitar player’s national anthem" in his notes.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Magic Slim

Winning his first W. C. Handy Award (Blues Music Award) in 1981, Magic Slim & The Teardrops won "Best Blues Band of the Year," no fewer than six times, garnering over 40 nominations in the first three decades of the awards' existence.

Debut Delmark Release From Billy Flynn

'Lonesome Highway', is a true celebration of Billy Flynn's 60th trip around the sun. Many of the songs were shared with Jimmy Dawkins before his tragic passing in 2013. He offered his advice, and Flynn truly honors his mentor with this one. Sure to be a Delmark classic!

Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dead at 67

"Sib’s high energy drumming on the early Boston albums and tours leaves a legacy that will be remembered by millions."

San Felipe International Blues & Arts Festival 2017 – Great Music,...

This festival "has become the premier fundraising event for the area with all of the proceeds going to local charities, food bank, orphanages, and provides eye exams and glasses for the children."

Todd Albright Takes Us Back and Brings Us Home

Albright plays with heart, daring, and conviction. For us, these interpretations really brought home just how well these songs have stood the test of time.