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Cash Box Kings Sign With Alligator Records

The band is fueled by the powerhouse harmonica work of Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter Joe Nosek, and the huge, gritty vocals of Chicago bluesman Oscar Wilson.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Willie Johnson

Johnson was one of the first guitarists to employ distortion, while playing. Most noticeable on, "How Many More Years," this technique marks his place in history as one of the pioneers of electric guitar.

Chicago Blues Giant Lonnie Brooks Dead at 83

"With the deepest sadness, we the Baker Brooks family announce the passing of our father, Legendary Blues musician Lonnie Brooks..."

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!"
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