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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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Matt “Guitar” Murphy Dead at 88

One of the greatest sidemen in the history of blues music, Matt "Guitar" Murphy died last night. He was 88.
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The Delta Saints Deliver the Goods ‘Live From the AB’

The Delta Saints are a band with a big, eclectic sound that encompasses past, present, and future. They’re sonically rich but not dense, rooted in the roots but not cliched, and darkly bluesy without being overwrought.
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The BluesBones – ‘Chasing Shadows’ and Capturing Fans

There is a familiarity to 'Chasing Shadows' that put us right at home from the very first. But then we played it again, and again, and discovered new delights each time.

12 Women Who Changed The Blues

Throughout history countless women have given the blues a unique stamp, and fought their way to the front of the testosterone saturated genre, oftentimes with little praise.
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WORLD PREMIERE Track From Bob Corritore & Friends “Willie Mae”

"Willie Mae" features the rich Mississippi vocals and guitar of Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry supported by Corritore's playful harmonica dance and the nimble drumming of Malachi Johnson.
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Kerri Powers Shares Her Essence on ‘Starseeds’

Powers has crafted a straight-forward album with an honesty and intensity that makes it feel huge.
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The Sheepdogs Are ‘Changing Colours’

The Sheepdogs cross a lot of lines, and in doing so open a lot of doors. And behind those doors is a great Canadian band that’s coming to your town to help you party down.
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Eddy Clearwater to be Honored During Chicago Blues Festival

"I worked for him for 10 years, two records, 'West Side Strut' and 'Soul Funky.' It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4" was big, but not as big as his heart." - Lynn Orman Weiss
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Blues Today Symposium at Buddy Guy’s Legends June 7th

As part of Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest, the Blues Today Symposium will kick off at 2:00 pm (CDT) on Thursday, June 7th.

WORLD PREMIERE Song – Billy Price “39 Steps”

"My keyboard player Jimmy Britton wrote this song, and I loved it the first time I heard it," Price told us.
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