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Famed Austin Drummer, Barry “Frosty” Smith Dead at 71

Frosty arrived in Austin in the early 1980s, and set about making himself a household name in the Live Music Capital of the World.

Linda Hopkins Dead at 92

In her nearly 70 year career, she traveled the world, performed on stage, in films, and television, and released 5 albums of blues and gospel music, not including the many singles she released in the 50s and 60s. She will be dearly missed.

WORLD PREMIERE – Smoking New Track From Janiva Magness, ‘I Can Tell’

Fans can pre-order 'Blue Again,' now, and Magness promises a "free surprise download," on the 18th, for all those who do so.

Quick Chat and A Mad Soundcheck with Trenton Ayers

"The blues market is only about two to three percent of the music market, whereas if you look at rock, for instance—well that’s more like forty percent. See, if you can corner that market, you can make more money," Trenton Ayers explained to me...

Eliza Neals Takes Listeners ‘10,000 Feet Below’ The Blues

Henry Stuckey may well have invented the "gothic" blues sound, but Skip James took it to the next level, Ledfoot gave it the name, and now, Neals has perfected it.

Language of the Blues: TRICK

This is the latest installment of our weekly series The Language of the Blues, in which author and rock musician Debra Devi explores the meaning of a word or phrase found in the blues. Grab...

The Gospel According to Reverend Peyton

The only thing, that can save blues in America, is blues artists making music that people want to listen to, and play.

Southern Avenue Debuts Worldly Memphis Sound

"So we're collaborating a lot more now than when we first started. It's organic. It's normal for us. That's how it should be."

WORLD PREMIERE: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “One More Thing”

People talk about all the homeless people we have today. The one thing I know, in particular, especially in rural areas, is there are lot of people that are one catastrophe, one mistake, just one more thing from themselves being homeless.

The 10 Best Beards in the Blues

Here is our list of the 10 best beards in the blues.
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