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Blues Hall of Famer Big Jay McNeely Dead at 91

The "King of the Honkers," McNeely's feverish playing help set the course for rock n roll, and he was driving teens of all races mad long before Elvis hit the scene.

Blue & Lonesome Duo’s ‘Pacing the Floor’ Is Classic Blues in a Sparse Setting

Blue & Lonesome Duo is made up of singer/harmonica player Ronnie Owens, of Li'l Ronnie & the Grand Dukes, and singer/guitarist Gordon Harrower, he too of the Grand Dukes, but also of Rattlesnake Shake.
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World Premiere Track: Eric Bibb ft. Habib Koité “We Don’t Care”

On this premiere track, Bibb and Koité take aim at today's culture and its need for instant gratification. A beautiful tune with a poignant message for each of us.
Margo Price plays the Lottery stage on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Roots n Blues n BBQ Brings Cool Tunes, Hot Eats to Stephens Lake Park...

COLUMBIA, MO -- When it comes to music, food, arts and festivals, no place does it quite like Columbia. The 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is the quintessential end-of-summertime celebration combining some...

Mark Hummel Pushes His Harp to the Limit on ‘Harpbreaker’

This is an instrumental album, and just like other such albums of quality (think Freddie King's 'Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King'), 'Harpbreaker' is destined to become a classic!
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Alligator Records to Release ‘Journeys to the Heart of the Blues’

Grammy-winning guitarist, vocalist and Blues Hall Of Famer Joe Louis Walker, virtuoso pianist/organist Bruce Katz and next-generation British harmonica ace Giles Robson take listeners on a musical journey of traditional blues.
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Connor Ray Music Set to Release New CD From Houston-Based Duo Dry Johnson

Dry Johnson is comprised of bassist Terry Dry and drummer Matthew Robert Johnson, who collectively have formed the powerhouse rhythm section backing award-winning Texas guitarslinger Mike Zito for almost two years.

Vanessa Collier’s ‘Honey Up’ Is Golden

'Honey Up' is a monster! The album showcases Collier's gritty playing, fiery singing, and her burgeoning song-writing prowess.

Sophomore Album From Amanda Fish is ‘Free’

Not only does Amanda Fish completely forgo the sophomore slump with this record, but she shows us the victorious side of a champion. 'Free' is her triumphant roar that everyone should hear.

Lawrence Lebo’s ‘Old School Girl’ Is Catchy and Nicely Done

Lebo has written some nice songs and, along with a talented band, brings them to life. It's a fun, solid album showing off some old school cool.
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