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Chicago Blues

Keeshea Pratt Band Promo Photo Ron Fontenot

The Keeshea Pratt Band Will Make You ‘Believe’

It's brand spanking new music with an ingenious old school feel. 'Believe' is musical craftsmanship taken to the nth degree.

Debut From Russ Green is Windy ‘City Soul’

On 'City Soul,' Russ Green creates a smooth blues album. It’s the blues, but there are no rough edges. Instead, it’s a solid album of great harmonica playing and solid vocals.
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Matt “Guitar” Murphy Dead at 88

One of the greatest sidemen in the history of blues music, Matt "Guitar" Murphy died last night. He was 88.
Keith Dixon Nelson at Blues Heaven - Photo Marlon Hulett

Brant Buckley Interviews Blues Guardian Keith Dixon Nelson

"My goal is to let the younger generation really see what the blues has been and what it can be. To keep the music popular and create a resurgence, the blues needs the young people." - Keith Dixon Nelson

12 Women Who Changed The Blues

Throughout history countless women have given the blues a unique stamp, and fought their way to the front of the testosterone saturated genre, oftentimes with little praise.
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WORLD PREMIERE Track From Bob Corritore & Friends “Willie Mae”

"Willie Mae" features the rich Mississippi vocals and guitar of Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry supported by Corritore's playful harmonica dance and the nimble drumming of Malachi Johnson.
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Eddy Clearwater to be Honored During Chicago Blues Festival

"I worked for him for 10 years, two records, 'West Side Strut' and 'Soul Funky.' It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4" was big, but not as big as his heart." - Lynn Orman Weiss
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Blues Today Symposium at Buddy Guy’s Legends June 7th

As part of Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest, the Blues Today Symposium will kick off at 2:00 pm (CDT) on Thursday, June 7th.

Terry Abrahamson: Witness to History

"He gets down on his knee and takes Muddy’s hand off his knee and he holds Muddy’s hand in both of his and kisses the back of Muddy Waters’ hand."
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Blues Hall of Famer Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Dead at 83

A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.
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