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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Big Mama Thornton

If Big Mama’s body was big, her talent was cosmic. Big Mama Thornton is one of the most bad-ass women in blues...

Davy Knowles Celebrates Top 5 Debut

"I'm overwhelmed by the support for the new record, and so glad to see it being received so well."
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Backtrack Blues Band Set to Release New Live CD/DVD

The 'Make My Home in Florida' release marks the group’s sixth album and reflects decades of musical experience from deep down south.

A September Playlist: Blues For Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed, so we want to encourage everyone: talk about prostate cancer with your doctor!

WORLD PREMIERE: Mississippi Heat's "Come To Mama"

Hear Mississippi Heat call up the "La Cucaracha" ghost of Big Walter Horton on this highly-danceable, brand new track!

10 Live Albums You Must Own

For many of us, a live album is the next best thing to being there.
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Grandma Plays the Blues

GRANDMA plays the blues! The tune is "I Need Your Love So Bad", which was largely made famous by B.B. King, but has been played by Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy,...
Kilborn Alley - Four

Four by Kilborn Alley; Darn Good Blues and Soul

Kilborn Alley's latest album Four is a diverse, professional, and most importantly, solidly blues album that is simply fun to listen to. The album is the band's fourth collaboration with Blue Bella Records, and...

Five Essential Delta Blues Albums You Must Own

Now, in the 21st century, these early players are recognized as founding fathers of the blues genre. These musicians are the pillars upon which the houses of folk, rock, and blues have been built.

A Day At the 2016 Tampa Bay Blues Festival

The best part of being there was watching the joy on Trout's face as he tore it up with complete devotion and abandon. Anyone who witnessed this performance will never forget it.
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