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Donate to help bury Hubert Sumlin

We've just received word that blues Hall of Famer Hubert Sumlin, like so many of his peers, died without the financial wherewithal to take care of his own funeral and burial expenses.
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Video: Howlin' Wolf Plays Smokestack Lightning Live

Today's video comes from Howlin' Wolf, playing Smokestack Lightnin' to a ravenous crowd in England in 1964. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1FK620bS7A]

Hubert Sumlin Passes Away

Hubert Sumlin, the long celebrated and legendary blues guitar master who played scorching guitar for Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters during the Chicago Blues heyday, has reportedly passed away.

Chicago camp teaches kids Blues 101

A great recent article in the Chicago Tribune covers a blues class, created by Columbia College in Chicago, that is geared towards teaching children music. Below is the news segment covering the event. It's...

Do Not Miss Here I Am by Nick Moss

Nick Moss has the rare and treasured ability to be blues in a way that is progressive and exciting, lending optimism and depth to the genre. Here I Am is proof positive.
Kilborn Alley - Four

Four by Kilborn Alley; Darn Good Blues and Soul

Kilborn Alley's latest album Four is a diverse, professional, and most importantly, solidly blues album that is simply fun to listen to. The album is the band's fourth collaboration with Blue Bella Records, and...

Jubilee Showcase DVD Displays Gospel in Brilliance

We recently received "Classic Moments In Jubilee Showcase," a DVD offering up some of the more prestigious segments on what was the long standing Jubilee Showcase, a Chicago-area television show that primarily focused on...

EXCLUSIVE Free Download featuring Taj Mahal from Blues Planet

Upcoming album "Blues Planet" has given the American Blues Scene an exclusive Taj Mahal track for our readers to download FREE!
Matt Guitar Murphy FEATURED

Matt “Guitar” Murphy Delivers at Black Eyed Sally’s

Ten years removed from a stroke that had doctors saying he wouldn’t be able to play again, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, 81, is proving age and injury can't diminish his skill set.
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