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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.

Glenn Alexander & Shadowland feature

A Trip Through Shadowland with Glenn Alexander

It's blues rock, but then again not. It's Southern rock, but then again more. It's rock and roll, slathered in funky soul with a machine-gun guitar at its forefront. It's Glenn Alexander and company at their very best.

John Primer is the Real Deal

"Try to keep it as real as you can. I’m doing what I love. Blues is all about life. I want to keep it real." - John Primer
Rolling Stones No Filter US Tour 2019

Rolling Stones No Filter US Tour Announced

The Stones first toured the US in 1964, playing 12 shows, in 8 cities over the course of 15 days. It was during a two day break in this tour that they met their idol Muddy Waters

World Premiere Track: “Right About Now” from Seth Rosenbloom

"I wrote the lyrics for 'Right About Now' while I was living in Raleigh, NC and just getting out of a long relationship," Rosenbloom shared with us.
Rich Hope Feature Photo Chris Wong

Rich Hope Finds Balance on ‘I’m All Yours’

There are a lot of factors working to make this a great album. The primary one might be Hope's voice, which is pure mania.
Keeping the Blues Alive

2019 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced

The annual Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recognize the writers, disc jockeys, photographers, record labels, blues societies, music clubs, festivals, and others in the blues world that have played vital roles in advancing the art and commerce of blues.
Jim Allchin Feature

Jim Allchin is in his Prime Blues

One pursuit that has always beckoned to Jim Allchin, long before his indispensable executive role at Microsoft, is playing the blues.
Cary Morin Feature Hi-Res Photo by Chad Edwards

Cary Morin Demonstrates Simple Beauty on ‘When I Rise’

'When I Rise' works not just because of its variety, but also because of the performances. Morin's voice is exciting and his guitar playing impressive.
Jorma Feature Scotty Hall

Down the “White Rabbit” Hole with Jorma Kaukonen

'Been So Long: My Life and Music,' a memoir by Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, hit the shelves in late August of this year. It doesn’t read like a typical sex, drugs, and rock and roll autobiography.
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Video Premiere: Sandy Carroll “Love Is a Wonderful Thing”

"I was honored to write and duet with Johnny Rawls," Carroll declares. "This lyric video reflects the mood of the song so completely!"
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