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Treme House... not of the Rising Sun

A Brief History of the “House of the Rising Sun”

The House of the Rising Sun may evoke memories of The Animals, but the song has a hidden & shockingly broad history, spanning every folk-inspired corner of the U.S. & dating back nearly 100 years.
Donald "Duck" Dunn FEATURED

Legendary Blues bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn passes away in Tokyo

Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass player and songwriter and a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has passed away.

Chicago Blues Giant Lonnie Brooks Dead at 83

"With the deepest sadness, we the Baker Brooks family announce the passing of our father, Legendary Blues musician Lonnie Brooks..."

Beth Hart Is Getting Stronger Day By Day

She has the insight of Billie Holiday. Her voice has the power of Janis Joplin and the strength of Etta James. Her life has been hard from the start, but from an early age,...

Harmonica Master James Cotton Dead at 81

Master harmonica player James Cotton has died of pneumonia at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas; he was 81 years old.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Ana Popovic Feature

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ana Popovic

Each record she makes talks specifically about a moment in her life.
Walter Trout Press Photo by Gary Moore

Walter Trout Returns With Brand New Studio Album

Los Angeles, CA - Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues rock scene. He is respected by the old guard, revered by the young guns, and adored by the fans who...

Mardi Gras: A Brief History of "Iko! Iko! Jock-a-mo Fee No Nay"

Though the song has been featured in dozens of movies, it's lyrics continue to be somewhat of a mystery. The song, like so many traditional folk songs, has a long and storied history, winding from rushed phonetic translation in New Orleans to a misheard title in Chess Records and far beyond and before.
Muddy Waters Happy Birthday

16 Facts You Didn’t Know About Muddy Waters

Today would be Muddy Waters' 102nd birthday, and we're bringing you several interesting 'hidden gem' facts about the life and legacy of Muddy Waters and those who, inspired by his accomplishments, used his innovative music to help change the world!

A Brief History of "When the Levee Breaks"

A widely famous song dating to an epic flood in the 1920s has continued to weave into popular culture, solidifying it's place in music history thanks to one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.
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