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2017 Chicago Blues Festival Lineup Announced

One of the premiere music festivals in the country, this event never disappoints and folks travel from all corners of the globe to attend, often making it a week long vacation and celebration.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Magic Slim

Winning his first W. C. Handy Award (Blues Music Award) in 1981, Magic Slim & The Teardrops won "Best Blues Band of the Year," no fewer than six times, garnering over 40 nominations in the first three decades of the awards' existence.

Debut Delmark Release From Billy Flynn

'Lonesome Highway', is a true celebration of Billy Flynn's 60th trip around the sun. Many of the songs were shared with Jimmy Dawkins before his tragic passing in 2013. He offered his advice, and Flynn truly honors his mentor with this one. Sure to be a Delmark classic!

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 Henry Gray

Gray will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, on May 11th, in Memphis.

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.

Paul Shaffer Releases ‘Most Dangerous’ Album

"Getting to record with a band which has played together for several decades was magical. We're so comfortable playing together, we finish each other's licks!"

Alligator Blues Fest This Weekend in Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI - A rare occurrence takes place this weekend at the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. More than one half dozen Alligator Records artists will appear in a festival like none other. A...

‘Sidemen: Long Road To Glory’ Tells an Inspirational and Important Tale

Theirs was the music behind the big names. Each, a master of his craft, influenced the world in such a way, that rock 'n' roll may well have been stillborn without them.

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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