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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.

Eilen Jewell’s ‘Down Hearted Blues’ Is Understated Elegance

"We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure. For me, that’s where music is at."

Buddy Guy’s 2018 Residency Lineup Is Out

These shows are definitely bucket list, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are treasured by those fortunate enough to be there.

Alastair Greene’s ‘Dream Train’ Is Great Ride

'Dream Train' is Greene's invitation to come and celebrate his music.
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King James & The Special Men ‘Act Like You Know’

'Act Like You Know' is only six tracks, but left us feeling like we'd attended every Fat Tuesday party in the city, and all the after parties as well.
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Muddy Waters Debut Album To Be Reissued

Geffen/UMe is reissuing 'The Best of Muddy Waters' on vinyl, in original mono, for the first time in 30 years.

Wayne Baker Brooks Does It All

"All these legends, we knew personally. They knew us. They’re gone now, so, somebody got to rise up."
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EXCLUSIVE World Premiere Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s “Big Boat”

"'Big Boat' was inspired by an Alan Lomax recording of a levee camp song sang by a worker named Joe Savage," Holder told us.
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Corey Dennison Band Plays ‘Night After Night’

Although Corey Dennison is considered a young gun in the blues world, he's far from an amateur. Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, he got his first guitar at the age of six. Weaned on a...

Milligan Vaughan Project’s ‘MVP’ Is a Winning Debut!

'MVP' made the hair on our neck stand up. It made us quiver and quake, stomp and shake. Don't get caught without this album in the mix at your next party.

2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival – Day 3

The final two performances were Larry McCray and Warren Haynes’ Government Mule. We can't wait for next year.
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