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Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and the Magic Rockers at Chans Eggrolls Blues and Jazz

Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and the Magic Rockers Rock Chan's

Saying blues fans at Chan's Eggrolls Jazz and Blues in Woonsocket, Rhode Island got their money's worth Friday night when Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson played two sets would be an understatement.
Bluzapalooza in Iraq, featuring Shemekia and the Troops (Photo: Joe A Rosen)

Bluzapalooza Brings Troops a "Touch of Home" Through Blues

IN 2007, Steve Simon saw an interview with a soldier fighting overseas. He was soon inspired to create Bluzapalooza, a concert event with celebrity blues musicians for the troops. Now Bluzapalooza needs your help!
Luther "Guitar" Johnson

Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, Muddy Waters Guitarist, Returns to Chan's Eggrolls

Luther "Guitar Jr" Johnson returns to Chan's Eggrolls, Jazz, and Blues this Friday after recording a live CD at the venue in June.
John Hahn and Shemekia Copeland in Paris FEATURED

John Hahn May Know Shemekia Better Than She Knows Herself

Editor’s Note: This is an incredibly special part of “dual articles” about the dynamic Shemekia Copeland and her long time manager and songwriter, John Hahn!
debbie davies - after the fall

Debbie Davies – After The Fall

Everyone knows Debbie Davies. Over the years she has established a standard of excellence for others to follow when it comes to blues guitar. She was fortunate enough to have played with Albert Collins...
Buddy Guy White House

Kennedy Center Honors Buddy Guy & Led Zeppelin

Guy, 76, is one of the pioneers in the Chicago blues style that pushed the sound of the electric guitar to the forefront of blues music. It was a version of the blues that drifted over the Atlantic to Britain and echoed back in the heart-pounding rock sound of Led Zeppelin

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials – "Jump Start" Is Great House Blues

Jump Start is the latest CD from Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and their eighth on Alligator Records. Lil’ Ed Williams’ uncle was the great Chicago showman J.B. Hutto, and he surely would...
Best of American Blues Scene

Best Of American Blues Scene – Keith Richards, Joe Bonamassa, Doctor Dan

For the month of December the American Blues Scene is going to take a trip down memory lane and we'll be digging out some of our favorite pieces that have previously appeared in our publication. We've experienced a year of phenomenal growth and we just want to make sure that our readers, old and new have the the opportunity to enjoy all of the great content that the American Blues Scene is known for.
Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live at the Checkerboard Lounge

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Live At The Checkerboard Lounge

There are moments in music that are magic, and if you experience them live, you know history is being made.
Sugar Blue with Bobby Keys (Photo: Lynn Orman Weiss)

Sugar Blue's Latest Live Album "Raw Sugar" is Sweet, Exciting, and Refined

If you want a heaping tablespoon of Sugar Blue, buy this CD! You’ll get not only this very refined and distinct blues expertise -- you’ll get a heapin’ of this man’s soul.
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