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Chicago Blues

Studebaker John’s “That’s the Way You Do”— A Maxwell Street Revival

From the first track the listener knows this won’t be a bells and whistles experience.
Blue Bella Revue at Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street

IBC Coverage: Blue Bella Revue

The Blue Bella Blues, Rock and Soul Revue is finally here! Blue Bella Records will be showcasing Nick Moss and the Flip Tops, Kilborn Alley, and the newcomer Steepwater Band at Rum Boogie
Bob Margolin VizzTone Blues Revue

IBC Coverage: Bob Margolin's Visstone Blues Revue at Rum Boogie

A favorite during the International Blues Challenge every year has been Bob Margolin's Jam at the Rum Boogie Cafe, famously located on the corner of the original Highway 61 and Beale Street. The jam...

New Exhibit in Chicago Area Brings Chicago Blues to Life

The Blues: From the Heart and Soul brings the sound and feel of the Chicago blues scene to the galleries of the Lake County Discovery Museum in the Chicago area.

Mavis Staples to Headline Chicago Blues Fest

Chicago music legend will headline Chicago Blues Fest this summer, as tributes to the many fallen blues heroes of 2011 are planned.

Hellfire from Joe Louis Walker Raises Hell and Brings Fire

It's easy to see why Walker is collecting worldwide accolades, awards, fame, and recognition. It's only January and his new release, Hellfire, is almost certain to rank among the best albums of the year!

Etta James Passes Away (1938-2012)

Etta James, the blues giant with the larger-than-life voice, has succumbed to her battle with Leukemia.
American Blues Scene Featured Video

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,...
International Blues Challenge FEATURED

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!
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