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Who Really Invented Rock and Roll?

As a musical genre, it arguably dates back almost a century. But who really invented the music known as rock and roll? Here are the contenders.

What Guitars Did Muddy Waters Play?

Although he never had a "Lucille," Muddy Waters had an arsenal of guitars, both electric and acoustic, and could play them all in his thundering, electrified Delta blues style.
Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky feature

New Jimi Hendrix Album Drops Next Year With 10 Previously Unheard Tracks

The final volume in a trilogy from the Hendrix archives, 'Both Sides of the Sky' focuses on music recorded between 1968 and Hendrix's death in 1970.
Walter Trout & Eliza Neals at Callahan's August 2017 Feature

Callahan’s Music Hall Will Call it Quits in March

Hosting over 1,500 shows to date, Callahan's has also been home for the Detroit Blues Society's annual Blues Challenge, whose winners advance to the IBC in Memphis.
Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James 100th Anniversary Celebrated with All-Star Tribute Album

This tribute album puts iconic tunes like "Shake Your Moneymaker," "Look on Yonder Wall," and "Person to Person" alongside songs known mainly by James aficionados.
Lance Lopez Live at Uncle Bo's

Lance Lopez Signs to Provogue/Mascot Label Group

The state of Texas is known for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance Lopez’s furious fretboard mastery encapsulates that sound.

10 Songs About Food For Thanksgiving and One Truly Thankful One

Today we offer you 10 of our favorite songs about food, and an additional one about giving thanks. Happy Thanksgiving y'all. Now, let's eat!
Nick Moss & Dennis Gruenling Photo by Sven-Erik Hagen

Alligator Records Signs the Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling

To christen the signing, the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling will release their label debut, 'The High Cost Of Low Living', in March 2018.

2018 KBA Award Recipients Announced

As determined by a select panel of blues professionals, the KBA Awards are presented annually, honoring those who make significant contributions to the genre.

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials Celebrate 30th Anniversary

A three-decade anniversary is an achievement rarely matched in any genre, and almost unheard of in the blues.
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