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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.

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Shemekia Copeland is ‘America’s Child’

What Shemekia Copeland does on 'America's Child' is braid blues, folk, Americana, roots and soul, then bend them like a willow in the wind.

In Top Form, Boz Scaggs Draws Inspiration From His Early Radio Heroes

"I’m just going to be a vocalist and sing the things that I want to sing. I’ll play a little guitar, but essentially as a musician, I’m primarily a vocalist."
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Mark Wenner Brings Us His ‘Blues Warriors’

Any fan of real deal, no b.s., nitty gritty blues, is going to be a fan of 'Mark Wenner's Blues Warriors.' If you don't already have a copy in your collection, get two. Just like in the old days, you might just wear the first one out.
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Whitney Shay Professes ‘A Woman Rules the World’

Shay is the youthful embodiment of an old soul, bringing her performances in a powerful, sassy, and seductive way.

The Record Company’s ‘All of This Life’ Is Solid

What’s nice about 'All of This Life' is that it builds just the right amount off of their first album. It’s familiar, but also slightly better, which is the sweet spot for sophomore records.

Guitars Through the Eyes of Howard Paul and Robert Benedetto

"Violins were made to be taken apart. Guitars are not made to be taken apart."

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang Play “The Cap”

When done right, more than any other music, the blues express that very duality. On Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, Johnny Lang and Buddy Guy did it RIGHT.

Joe Bonamassa Out with ‘Redemption’ in September

"From a producer’s perspective, this is far and away the most challenging and diverse album that Joe has ever made."
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New Release From Jon Cleary is ‘Dyna-Mite’

'Dyna-Mite' is jazzy, bluesy, funky, fun, and out-freaking-standing. We highly recommend you get this one - yesterday. Cleary, himself, says it best, "Turn it up loud and press play to detonate…"

Video Premiere: “Straitjacket” by Jeremiah Johnson

St. Louis, and Houston (because hey, what's blues without a wee bit of Texas in there somewhere?) flavor his blues. Rock and Roll and Country can clearly be heard in there as well.
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