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Tedeschi Trucks – Does Size Matter?

Not since the days of Johnny Otis in the early ’50s has there been a rhythm ’n blues band this big or nimble.

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..."
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.

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,...

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.
Blues Music 10 Greatest Intros

10 Greatest Blues Song Intros Of All Time

The staff of American Blues Scene put our collective heads together, and offer our choices of the 10 greatest.
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!
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.

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."

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.
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