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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.

Help Bring Howlin’ Wolf Documentary to Music Lovers Everywhere

Currently, an IndieGoGo campaign is underway and will be over March 31st. Berrett and company are looking to raise at least $10,000 by that time which would cover postproduction and other incidental costs.

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.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Howlin’ Wolf

"Don't never take and try to change a musician when he does something. Let him play the chords the way he feel."
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!

Veteran Bluesmen Release New Album

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, TajMo marks the first proper collaboration between the two artists.

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.

First Single Released From New Chuck Berry Album

Both Tom Morello, and Nathaniel Rateliff appear on album track "Big Boys," which Douglas Brinkley calls, "a guitar player’s national anthem" in his notes.

Ten Young Stars in the Galaxy of Blues, Roots, & Soul

There are genres in which an artist must rely less on production wizardry, and more on natural-born talent, and dedication to craft.
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