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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.

Mr. Handy’s Blues: An Exchange With Producer/Director Joanne Fish

Ten years in the making, this film achieves exactly what Joann originally set out for: to find “that one thread that runs through somebody’s life that explains how they got this level of success,” as she puts it.

Soul Blues Singer Wee Willie Walker Dead at 77

Walker had returned late Monday night from a recording session in Oakland, and had plans to travel to Chile on Thursday to headline a festival there.

Elbio Barilari Delmark Artistic Director

When people say the record industry is dying or dead, it just means you need to adapt to the demands and times.

On Heels of New Memoir, Booker T. to Perform Chicago’s City Winery

When Booker performs at Chicago City Winery on November 14th for an ambitious 8 pm set, he’ll begin with a reading from Time is Tight and stick around afterwards to greet fans and autograph books.

In Memory Of Henry “Gip” Gipson – Alabama Bluesman and Juke Joint Owner

Gip's Place became, over the years, a must-stop venue for blues musicians across the Southeast. They cited the "authentic Delta" feel of the little shack that could hold 50 people shoulder-to-shoulder.

World Premiere Track Jake La Botz “Shaken and Taken”

It's offered as a bonus track on 'They're Coming For Me', but we see it more as a gift. We're sure you will too.

World Premiere Track: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes “Little Red Rooster”

"“It’s important. It’s blues, so it’s the foundation all American music was built on. And it’s the truth."

World Premiere Track: “You Never Can Tell” Featuring Robben Ford From Mike Zito’s Rock...

My first call was to Robben Ford to play guitar on this iconic track.

Piedmont Blūz Ambassadors of Country Blues Music

Valerie and Ben Turner, the husband and wife duo known as Piedmont Blūz, are true ambassadors of Country Blues music. More appropriately, the music of the Eastern United States known as Piedmont Blues. It...

Lost Bayou Ramblers To Release Documentary DVD ‘On Va Continuer!’

The documentary's title "On Va Continuer" refers to Lost Bayou Ramblers' ongoing commitment to performing in Cajun French, propagating French as a living language in Louisiana.
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