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Staple-Singers

Yvonne Staples Dead at 80

When their father died in 2000, it was at Yvonne's insistence that her sister Mavis shake off her depression at his passing, and get back into the music scene.
Selwyn Birchwood Band

The Music Room: With IBC Winner Selwyn Birchwood

If you get the chance, definitely try to catch up with Selwyn this year! "When you come to a show, you see four dudes, or however many people on stage, doing what they love doing. We do everything we can just to play the best music we can (and) try to give the people what they want."
Matthew Davidson FEATURED

Teen Guitarist Matthew Davidson Wins Robert Johnson Award

Matthew Davidson, a 13-year-old blues and rock guitarist who the American Blues Scene interviewed back in May, has won the 2011 Robert Johnson New Generation Award!
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.

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.’"

Chicago Women in the Blues 6 Tonight

This is the premiere showcase for blues women, and the event always draws the best female blues artists.

Willie "Popsy" Dixon of Soul & Blues band The Holmes Brothers, Diagnosed with Cancer

Willie "Popsy" Dixon, drummer and vocalist of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, has been diagnosed with stage four bladder cancer.

The Last Waltz: Looking Back On 40 Years

It was forty years ago today. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1976.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Willie Dixon

When it comes to American music, the true Bard of the Blues was Willie Dixon. He penned so many tracks you can find whole websites that are nothin’ but lists of his songs. So even if you haven’t heard of Willie Dixon, if you’ve heard any rock or blues at all, you’ve heard his stuff.
Big House Blues Bar & Grill Sign Laura O'Neill

Darwen UK Gets New Blues Club

Eddie Valentine, and Sam Cooper purchased the aging edifice in November, 2015, with one thought in mind. They wanted a blues club.
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