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Filming to Begin with Wendell Pierce as B.B. King In ‘The Thrill Is On’

B.B. King will be portrayed by Award-winning Actor Wendell Pierce who claims “this is the role I was born to play.”
The Bentonia Blues Festival takes place at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi. Photo by Jeff Konkel

The Top Five Best Blues Festivals in Mississippi

Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in Mississippi? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Mississippi Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food,...

Eric Clapton Says He’s Going Deaf

“I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work."

Remembering Blues Queen Denise LaSalle

Denise LaSalle was the undisputed "Blues Queen." A singer, songwriter, producer, label owner, mentor, and entrepreneur, her music and her legacy will live forever.

The Story Behind Why Eric Clapton is called Slowhand

Slowhand. God. The Greatest. These are but a few of the monikers that fans have bestowed upon Eric Clapton. Of all of these, he is most often referred to as "Slowhand."

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.

Keeping Live Music Alive at the Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2018

The Florida Jazz and Blues Jam is an intimate, one-day event. But with six headlining acts, it packs a big punch.
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.

Rick Hall Dead at 85

In 1985, Hall was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. His induction citation referred to him as the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music."
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