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‘Problem Child’ by Dany Franchi Is Texas Flavored Joy

The music is moving and alive with promise, and we wait for every note like it was money. The vocals keep us where Franchi wants us to be: in his crosshairs and captivated.

Noel Webster: Restoring History, and Giving Chess Records a New Start – Part One

"We’ve already recorded albums that are going to be released very soon. The records are already done and in the can."

Here Are Your 2018 Blues Music Award Winners

Nominees, presenters, and performing artists gather to recognize the year's best. 135 nominees in 26 categories share one thing - their love of blues music.
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Kingston Mines Owner “Doc” Pellegrino Dead at 92

"If you're not having fun, you're not at Kingston Mines." - Lenin "Doc" Pellegrino
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Buddy Guy Proclaims ‘The Blues Is Alive and Well’ on New Album

Jeff Beck & Keith Richards appear on the song "Cognac," Mick Jagger lends his vocals to "You Did the Crime," and James Bay guests on "Blue No More."

Blues Music Week 2018 Will Be Like No Other

Blues Hall of Fame inductions, free medical screenings, meet-and-greets with art shows, fundraisers, and of course the Blues Music Awards themselves make for an event filled week!

Delmark Records Founder Bob Koester Sells Label

Today an institution beloved by three generations of fans and having influenced equally as many blues and jazz musicians welcomes new owners.
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Rich Sherman Gives Us the Lowdown on the Doheny Blues Festival

To the blues community - we're looking forward to this year's Doheny Blues Festival, as well as the future of the event. We're very thankful for twenty years of support, but need the fans to come out, especially this year.
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Interview With Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: I Always Had the Faith

"When I go out on stage, and I do a song that the people really like, and they give me a nice round of applause, that is a big blessing." Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater

Mike Zito Lives a ‘First Class Life’

'First Class Life' brings Zito full-circle. Mike Zito's return to the blues is, in a word, triumphant!
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