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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.


Top 12 Willie Dixon Songs

"...that’s why I wrote so many songs because I been writing about the true facts of life that exists today, and yesterday and for what I hope will be tomorrow a better future." - Willie Dixon

Leon Redbone Dead at 69

"Who told you I was a musician?" - Leon Redbone

Janiva Magness Bares Her Life and Soul in Upcoming Book ‘Weeds Like Us’

"I was always a lonely kid. I turned into a lonely adolescent, a deeply troubled teenager and an angry young woman with a lot of justifiable demons." - Janiva Magness

WORLD PREMIERE Track from Southern Avenue “We’re Gonna Make It”

"We're Gonna Make It," is three and one half minutes of pure bliss which succeeds in lifting the veil from even the worst mood.
Boz Scaggs Jazz Fest Feature Rick Scuteri

Boz Scaggs at Jazz Fest 2019

This act will be hard to beat in the later days of the festival.

Marc Broussard ‘Home (The Dockside Sessions) Available Today

Although each of the 15 songs represents Broussard’s best known material and fan favorites from throughout his storied career, 'Home (The Dockside Sessions)' is more than simply a reminder of past glories.
Johnny Shines Feature

World Premiere Track From Blues Hall of Famer Johnny Shines “The Blues Came Falling...

On May 3rd, 2019, Omnivore Recordings will release 'The Blues Came Falling Down – Live 1973,' an album of previously unheard performances by Shines recorded at Washington University’s Graham Chapel in St. Louis.
Leo Bud Welch Feature

Premiere Track From Leo “Bud” Welch: “I Want To Be At The Meeting”

'The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name' serves to only further enrich Welch’s legacy. It resonates with the music, and the life, of one of the last real bluesmen.
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Harpdog Brown Keeps it Between the Ditches

"I never once wanted to be the frontman/singer. I never wanted to be the boss and the leader. But it took that for me to do what I really wanted to do." - Harpdog Brown
Lonesome Shack Feature Photo Sarah Garrard

World Premiere Song From Lonesome Shack “Past the Ditch”

A trio based in both Seattle and London, Lonesome Shack plays a combination of hill country blues and urban folk.
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