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Chicago Blues

10 Must Have Albums for Record Store Day 2018

Here are the 10 vinyl masterpieces, in alphabetical order, that we'll be looking for on our Record Store Day excursion Saturday. What's on your wish list?

Times Square BB King Blues Club & Grill Closing

"...We feel extremely grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from both fans and artists over the years to create some truly historic and incredible memories in this space."

Book Excerpt: A Selection From Twist Turner Autobiography ‘Blues With a Twist’

"You wouldn’t find this place on any blues tourist map. The white musicians on the Northside largely had no idea it existed, or if they did, they didn’t really understand what was going on there. This place should have been a national treasure!"
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.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival Sunday Revives Gallagher and Brings the Heat

Knowles was channeling Gallagher and was right there on the knife's edge of having the Irish rocker himself burst forth from the guitar.
JJF2018 Poster Feature 1

Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 15th Annual Juke Joint Festival

Our choice as one of the Top 5 Best Blues Festivals in Mississippi, the annual Juke Joint Festival is not to be missed.
Blues Hall of Fame 2018 Collage

Two Chicago Drummers to be Inducted Into Blues Hall of Fame

Chicago Drummers Sam Lay and Fred Below will both be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on May 9th, 2018 at Memphis' Halloran Centre.
America's Musical Journey

America’s Musical Journey: A Cross-Country Adventure in IMAX

Why did America, in a short span of time, become the cradle of such electrifying global art forms as jazz, blues, soul, country and rock and roll?

Tampa Bay Blues Festival Founder Chuck Ross Reveals Why It’s So Special

"I believe that the lineup we have this year is probably one of the strongest, if not the best, that we’ve ever produced in our past 24 years."

Mud Morganfield Honors the Past and Chases the Future

"Well man, I spent over half my life in the streets of Chicago. So, I’ve seen plenty of blues, and I’ve had plenty of blues."
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