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Classic Blues

Articles, news, pictures and content on classic blues men and women, including pre-war blues, those deceased and those that took part in making the music up to around 1990.

Jason Ricci Treats Us to ‘Approved By Snakes’

Ricci's playing lifts us up, makes us move, slams us against the wall and says, "What's up?," but most importantly, it makes us feel.

Bass Virtuoso Noel Neal Has Died

In a statement on his Facebook page, Noel's brother Kenny Neal posted, "It breaks my heart to tell you that my brother Noel Neal has passed..."

The Beatles As Blues – ‘You Can’t Do That’

It's well known that the Beatles began as a skiffle group in England. Steeped in blues and R&B influences, they almost single-handedly created the genre of pop music. But what would have happened, had...

Blues From The Top Festival Is a Labor of Love

"The blues festival is a blues family that includes the fans that have come together with all of us, partnering to make it a success."

Chicago Blues Festival Finds New Home in Millennium Park

The Chicago Blues Festival is one of the last great free festivals dedicated to keeping the blues alive right at home. Thanks, Chicago!

On the Road with Southern Avenue June 6th – 12th

Southern Avenue continues to bring fans their blistering Memphis blues, filled with infectious energy, joyful showmanship, and masterful playing...

“Take Me To The River” Live at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record, "Take Me To The River"...

Buddy Guy’s Presenting Weekly Blues at Navy Pier – Part of Live on the...

Every Wednesday night this summer, join fellow blues lovers in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for free, live blues presented by Buddy Guy’s Legends.
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Elise LeGrow Debut ‘Playing Chess’ Set For August Release

LeGrow's interpretation of "Who Do You Love" is less Bo Diddley and more George Clinton.
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Sonny Landreth Doubles Up On ‘Recorded Live in Lafayette’

Here, the King of Slydeco's work stretches and twists across 93 minutes of full-band acoustic, and electric bottleneck lightning.
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