Author: Don Wilcock

Don Wilcock started writing about blues for the Army Reporter in Vietnam before there were any American blues magazines. He's edited five different blues magazines and interviewed 4000 artists. He's vowed to be the last blues journalist standing.

Artists universally are obsessive about creating their music and getting in front of an audience to perform their creations, but what if that artist has another obsession, one that takes them away from their art? One that is potentially life threatening? But one that sharpens their muse and takes the listener on the roller coaster with them? Mike Morgan is just such an artist. He’s a Texas guitarist and songwriter whose first release came out in 1990. He has recorded eight albums for Black Top Records and Severn Records. His just-released Lights Went Out in Dallas marks the first release…

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The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas will run a main stage from Thursday through Saturday, October 6 through 8. Secondary stages will feature performers from Thursday through Saturday. I’m hosting a free to the public Warmup Wednesday on the main stage paying homage to the late Bubba Sullivan, who started the festival with Jerry Pillow in 1985. My guests will include Bobby Rush, Lonnie Shields, Reba Russell, Richard Young from Kentucky Headhunters and Sterling Billingsley. I’m also co-hosting the free Call and Response Blues Seminar with Roger Stolle on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. My guests will be…

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