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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.
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!

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.

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."

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.

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.

The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The Blues Foundation has announced The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.

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!"

‘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.

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.
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