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International Blues

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Joe Bonamassa Explores His UK Influences on ‘British Blues Explosion Live’

Bonamassa, like many of us, was first introduced to the blues by these outstanding UK based musicians who took classic American roots music and turned it on its head.
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Blues Duality Explored on Spencer Mackenzie’s ‘Cold November’

Spencer Mackenzie exists in two worlds. His voice is pure Broadway but his music is unmitigated Austin.
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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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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.

Dan McKinnon Gives Us Blues with a Groove on ‘The Cleaner’

Great blues is about the groove, not the guitar solo. On 'The Cleaner,' Toronto’s own Dan McKinnon shows a great understanding of that concept.
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Blues Hall of Famer Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Dead at 83

A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.

John Mayall Cancels Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

"John loves his fans and is sorry to disappoint you, but is looking forward to seeing you soon at a venue near you. In the meantime, your prayers and good vibes are much appreciated!”

‘Problem Child’ by Dany Franchi Is Texas Flavored Joy

The music is moving and alive with promise, and we wait for every note like it was money. The vocals keep us where Franchi wants us to be: in his crosshairs and captivated.
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Directorship of Roots N Blues N BBQ Changes Hands

Julie King Dworski will continue in her position until June 4th, when incoming director Tracy Lane will take her place at the helm of Roots N Blues N BBQ.
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