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Here Are Your 2018 Blues Music Award Winners

Nominees, presenters, and performing artists gather to recognize the year's best. 135 nominees in 26 categories share one thing - their love of blues music.
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Kingston Mines Owner “Doc” Pellegrino Dead at 92

"If you're not having fun, you're not at Kingston Mines." - Lenin "Doc" Pellegrino
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Buddy Guy Proclaims ‘The Blues Is Alive and Well’ on New Album

Jeff Beck & Keith Richards appear on the song "Cognac," Mick Jagger lends his vocals to "You Did the Crime," and James Bay guests on "Blue No More."

Blues Music Week 2018 Will Be Like No Other

Blues Hall of Fame inductions, free medical screenings, meet-and-greets with art shows, fundraisers, and of course the Blues Music Awards themselves make for an event filled week!

Delmark Records Founder Bob Koester Sells Label

Today an institution beloved by three generations of fans and having influenced equally as many blues and jazz musicians welcomes new owners.
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Rich Sherman Gives Us the Lowdown on the Doheny Blues Festival

To the blues community - we're looking forward to this year's Doheny Blues Festival, as well as the future of the event. We're very thankful for twenty years of support, but need the fans to come out, especially this year.
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Interview With Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: I Always Had the Faith

"When I go out on stage, and I do a song that the people really like, and they give me a nice round of applause, that is a big blessing." Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater

Mike Zito Lives a ‘First Class Life’

'First Class Life' brings Zito full-circle. Mike Zito's return to the blues is, in a word, triumphant!

10 Must Have Albums for Record Store Day 2018

Here are the 10 vinyl masterpieces, in alphabetical order, that we'll be looking for on our Record Store Day excursion Saturday. What's on your wish list?

Times Square BB King Blues Club & Grill Closing

"...We feel extremely grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from both fans and artists over the years to create some truly historic and incredible memories in this space."
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