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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.

Mick Kolassa’s ‘Double Standards’ Is Full of Surprises

Kolassa’s 'Double Standards' is a deceptively complex album of compelling takes on great blues songs.
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World Premiere: Nick Moss Band “The High Cost of Low Living”

On March 9th, the album 'The High Cost of Low Living' hits the streets, marking the return of Moss to traditional, Chicago and jump blues.
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Annika Chambers Coming Out On Top

"I'm down with the blues thing, but if I were to become the American Adele, I'm totally not opposed to that."

Ronnie Earl Is ‘The Luckiest Man’

Ronnie Earl is an amazing guitar player. There’s no denying his considerable talents and versatility, often shifting between jazz and blues...
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Arielle’s ‘Mind Lion’ Touched Our Gypsy Soul

Arielle's newest EP release, 'Mind Lion,' is a remarkably eclectic sampling from an artist who couldn't be more grounded.

Popa Chubby’s ‘Two Dogs’ Delivers on Guitar

'Two Dogs' has lots of great guitar sounds and some very nice solos. There’s no denying Chubby's talent as a guitarist.
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When Eric Clapton Met Jimi Hendrix and the Gift That Was Never Received

The British blues rock wave of the 60s and 70s would have been much different if Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix had never met.
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Top Five Best Blues Festivals in California

The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Kansas Blues Festivals with the best live music and more!

Are You Ready to Ride Down the Blues Highway?

Ever wanted to see the most popular and historic sites in blues lore? Then the National Blues Museum has a Blues Highway adventure just for you!
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Danielle Nicole Continues to Evolve With ‘Cry No More’

Far from a one-trick pony, Danielle Nicole bends genres as effortlessly as she does her bass strings.
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