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Clarksdale Mississippi’s 2017 Deep Blues Festival

Clarksdale, Mississippi's 10th annual Deep Blues Festival announces Benefactor's Ball lineup, busking stage updates, and new 5K Run.

Chicago Blues Greats Join Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on ‘Chicago Plays the Stones’

“I was inspired by the challenge to take Rolling Stones songs and turn them into Chicago blues grooves, while at the same time maintaining both the Chicago blues tradition and sound and doing the same for the Rolling Stones songs..."
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Black Stone Cherry Goes ‘Black To Blues’

'Black To Blues' pays homage to the fertile 1960s era of electric blues, where the masters pushed boundaries with experimentation and volume.
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Jesse Ed Davis Inducted into Native American Music Hall of Fame

His friendship with Levon Helm led to an introduction to Leon Russell, who got Davis into session work. He joined Taj Mahal around that same time, playing guitar and piano on Mahal's first three albums and co-writing some of the songs.

Davina and The Vagabonds Take Us Back with "Nicollet and Tenth"

There is no question that Davina and The Vagabonds captures the sounds of the roaring twenties. Guys and dolls would be feelin' blue if they didn’t add this to their music collection.

Blues Diva Candye Kane Has Passed

The powerful, barrelhouse voice and never quit attitude of Ms Kane will be missed beyond measure.

Steve Krase Band’s ‘Just Waitin” Is a Fun Tour Through Blues, Rockabilly and More

Everything you need to know about the Steve Krase Band's wonderful Just Waitin' is in "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the album's fifth track. To those of you less tapped into high culture, it's...

"Live In Halifax" by the 24th Street Wailers Is Hot & Swingin' Blues

Recorded at Bearly's House of Blues in Halifax, Live In Halifax is varied, soulful, and the next best thing to being there at a 24th Street Wailers show. The great thing about this album is that it accurately captures all the energy and talent of the band, and the appreciation of the audience.
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Kevin Burt Puts ‘Heartland and Soul’ Into His Music

'Heartland and Soul' is the debut release from an artist drawing upon a lot of experience, and the result is a well-crafted album that everyone should hear.

Exclusive World Premiere Single – Alex Dixon “Nothing New Under the Sun”

“I wanted to do a traditional blues album — all the stuff I used to play when I was younger." - Alex Dixon
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