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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.

10 Must Have Albums for Record Store Day 2018

Here are the 10 vinyl masterpieces, in alphabetical order, that we'll be looking for on our Record Store Day excursion Saturday. What's on your wish list?

Times Square BB King Blues Club & Grill Closing

"...We feel extremely grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from both fans and artists over the years to create some truly historic and incredible memories in this space."

Warren Haynes Talks About Tom Petty, Marcus King, Neil Young, and “Naked Guy”

"We thrive on the energy coming from the crowd so the different energy coming from the audience makes us play differently, makes us respond to each other differently..."

Blackberry Smoke – Volume with Finesse

“Not to say I wouldn’t have been pissed off if Zeppelin made a disco record in 1975. I would have been furious, but they didn’t. They always pushed the envelope."
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Artists Announced For 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

For the 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, organizers have once again selected some of the top international, national, regional and local artists to perform.
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Debut Album From Allman Goldflies Band is Their ‘Second Chance’

Producer James Fairs said, "Allman Goldflies Band hold a card in one of the best decks around." Yes sir, and it's an ace!

Beth Hart’s ‘Live From New York – Front and Center’ Out Today

On March 7th, 2017, GRAMMY-nominated songstress extraordinaire Beth Hart performed an intimate concert at NYC's Iridium Jazz Club showcasing songs from her latest album 'Fire on the Floor' and from throughout her career.
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Exclusive WORLD PREMIERE Track From Eric Corne – “Pull String to Inflate”

"I thought the record was done but felt that 'Ridin’ with Lady Luck' (Featuring Walter Trout) needed a partner in crime, so I decided to add, 'Pull String to Inflate,'" - Eric Corne
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WORLD PREMIERE MUSIC: Mike Zito “First Class Life”

"...sometimes it takes hitting the gutter to realize how good you got it when you get back up." - Mike Zito

Lineup Announced for 2018 King Biscuit Blues Festival

Paul Thorn calls The Biscuit “one of my favorites” and “a wonderful event.” Carolyn Wonderland says it’s like going to Mecca: “You gotta make the pilgrimage because it’s where the music’s real.”
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