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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.

Inspired Trudy Lynn Lifts Us Up with ‘Blues Keep Knockin”

Lynn is over seventy years old but sings like this is her debut. With a voice like hers, it would be easy for her to coast on natural ability alone...

The Eighth Annual Call and Response Blues Symposium at the 33rd Annual King Biscuit...

Join two blues journalism and preservation legends, Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock, as they dedicate this, their eighth annual Call and Response Blues Symposium, to King Biscuit’s beloved patriarch Sunshine Sonny Payne.

The Rolling Stones Lend a Hand Gathering Tracks by Blues Pioneers on ‘Confessin’ The...

'Confessin’ The Blues' collects the greatest bluesmen ever and provides a perfect study of the genre. The tracks on the various formats of the release have been chosen by the Rolling Stones in collaboration with BMG and Universal.

What Guitars Did Chuck Berry Play?

When the ES-335 was issued in 1958, the same year as Berry's hit single “Sweet Little Sixteen,” he began using it and remained a torchbearer for the model until his death.

A Day in the Life of Buddy Guy’s Guitar Tech – Part Two

Buddy has dedicated his recent years to giving back to the blues and keeping the genre alive, something he promised the late Muddy Waters he would do.

A Day in the Life of Buddy Guy’s Guitar Tech – Part One

"‘Mom, I’m gonna come back, and I’m gonna make so much money working in University of Chicago that I’m gonna drive a polka dot Cadillac.’"
Phish_2009-12-30 Dan Shinneman Feature

Bands You’ll Like: Phish

While Phish may not be everyone’s cup of meat, they are unquestionably four of the most talented musicians on the planet. Nowhere does this band lock in more than when they are ripping away on some 12 bar badness.

Terry Abrahamson: Witness to History

"He gets down on his knee and takes Muddy’s hand off his knee and he holds Muddy’s hand in both of his and kisses the back of Muddy Waters’ hand."
Eddy Clearwater-130 Feature Roman Sobus

Blues Hall of Famer Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Dead at 83

A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.
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