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Etta James Passes Away (1938-2012)

Etta James, the blues giant with the larger-than-life voice, has succumbed to her battle with Leukemia.
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Grandma Plays the Blues

GRANDMA plays the blues! The tune is "I Need Your Love So Bad", which was largely made famous by B.B. King, but has been played by Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy,...
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International Blues Challenge Information

Find out the tentative times and dates for the International Blues Challenge.
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Teen Guitarist Matthew Davidson Wins Robert Johnson Award

Matthew Davidson, a 13-year-old blues and rock guitarist who the American Blues Scene interviewed back in May, has won the 2011 Robert Johnson New Generation Award!

Chicago Blues All-Stars Live & Burnin' at Kingston Mines in Chicago, Tonight

If you're in the Chicago Area tonight, start The New Year Right With Chicago Blues All-Stars live at Kingston Mines, January 5th, 2012.
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Alligator Records' Bruce Iglauer a "Chicagoans of the Year" by Chicago Tribune

Long time captain of likely most successful blues label since Chess Records given prestigious honor.

The State of the Blues in 2011

Through the many devastating losses in 2011, the blues has remained vigilant, powerful, and displayed an unbridled power to stay, grow, and thrive through adversity.

Etta James Close to Death

More sad news for blues and music fans this year. The manager of longstanding musical icon Etta James has stated today that the soul and blues singer is terminally ill with late-stage leukemia.

Buddy Guy Tears the Roof off of the Ridgefield Playhouse — with Some Help

They say that 40 is the new 30, but when it comes to Buddy Guy, 75 is the new 25.
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Blues Foundation Announces 2012 Blues Music Award Nominees

This year's 2012 Blues Music Awards nominations have just been announced!! The complete list of nominees is below. Here's a partial excerpt from The Blues Foundation: The 33rd Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 10,...
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