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Contemporary Blues

The hottest, best and latest news, article, lists, images and content on contemporary blues musicians, from artists new on the scene to seasoned road warriors.

WORLD PREMIERE Single From Davy Knowles

"'First Words of a Changing Man,' was recorded on the first night we set up. It's an exciting, kind of bouncy tune."

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ on The Late Show Tonight

Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' will sit in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. They'll be performing selections from their first joint album 'TajMo'.

Monterey Pop Festival 50th Anniversary Lineup Announced

"The Monterey International Pop Festival cannot be duplicated but can be celebrated, and will be, by the performers and the attendees at the 50th Anniversary festival." - Lou Adler

World Premiere: Selwyn Birchwood’s New Single, “Even the Saved Need Saving”

May 19th ushers in the next chapter of Birchwood's exciting career when he releases his sophomore album on the Alligator Records label, 'Pick Your Poison.'

Tweed Funk Returns to Buddy Guy’s Legends

The group effortlessly blends blues, soul, and rock into gripping performances that grab hold of audiences and don't let go.

Linda Hopkins Dead at 92

In her nearly 70 year career, she traveled the world, performed on stage, in films, and television, and released 5 albums of blues and gospel music, not including the many singles she released in the 50s and 60s. She will be dearly missed.

WORLD PREMIERE – Smoking New Track From Janiva Magness, ‘I Can Tell’

Fans can pre-order 'Blue Again,' now, and Magness promises a "free surprise download," on the 18th, for all those who do so.

Chris Antonik Comes Full Circle

You have to go through the shit sometimes. Well, I'm through it, and looking forward to a new chapter in my life.

IBC Winner Brody Buster Is All About the Music

B.B. King once described him as ‘one of the greatest harmonica players of our time.’ He was only a youngster then. Now he is aged a bit and like a fine wine, his music gets better every day.

Quick Chat and A Mad Soundcheck with Trenton Ayers

"The blues market is only about two to three percent of the music market, whereas if you look at rock, for instance—well that’s more like forty percent. See, if you can corner that market, you can make more money," Trenton Ayers explained to me...
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