Chicago Blues

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International Blues Challenge Event Week Highlights

The Blues Foundation has scheduled a week of live music, workshops, films, exhibits and more for the 35th Annual International Blues Challenge.

Blues Hall of Famer Jody Williams Dead at 83

One of the last and most accomplished practitioners of the golden 1950s era of Chicago blues, Williams was well-known for his instantly recognizable stinging guitar tone.

John Primer is the Real Deal

"Try to keep it as real as you can. I’m doing what I love. Blues is all about life. I want to keep it real." - John Primer
Rolling Stones No Filter US Tour 2019

Rolling Stones No Filter US Tour Announced

The Stones first toured the US in 1964, playing 12 shows, in 8 cities over the course of 15 days. It was during a two day break in this tour that they met their idol Muddy Waters
Keeping the Blues Alive

2019 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced

The annual Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recognize the writers, disc jockeys, photographers, record labels, blues societies, music clubs, festivals, and others in the blues world that have played vital roles in advancing the art and commerce of blues.
Colin James Live feature by James Omara

Colin James Has ‘Miles To Go’

James deserves a lot of credit for tackling sacred tunes. One has the sense that while part of the reason is to share his interpretations of these beloved songs, another reason is to send fans back to the originals.
John Akapo - Feature - Liquid Therapy

World Premiere Album: John Akapo ‘Paradise Blues’

Although his parents were against him playing guitar, Akapo immersed himself into the origins of the blues and never looked back.
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World Premiere Never Before Heard Track From Henry Townsend “Since You’ve Come Back ...

"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.
Jesse Ed Davis Feature - Rumble

Jesse Ed Davis Inducted into Native American Music Hall of Fame

His friendship with Levon Helm led to an introduction to Leon Russell, who got Davis into session work. He joined Taj Mahal around that same time, playing guitar and piano on Mahal's first three albums and co-writing some of the songs.
Bob Margolin Feature 2018 BratGirl Media

WORLD PREMIERE TRACK From Bob Margolin “Head Held High”

"'Head Held High' is a song I wrote that is close to literally true," Margolin shared.
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