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International Blues

Bernard Allison Gives Us Blues and Then Some

"I always tell people, 'I can not be my father, I can represent the Allison name the best I can.'”

Angel Forrest On Why Her Career Is So Amazing

"You never know what’s going to happen when you’re playing live. You get on stage and you open yourself up; you cry, you dance, and you laugh."

John Mayall On ‘Three for the Road’ and the New Trio Format

"And that’s the nice thing about the blues is you can tell your stories through words and music."
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20 Questions With Andrew McGibbon, Jr. of The Bonnevilles

"Then I heard RL Burnside's 'A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey' album which is pretty much my favourite record of all time. It literally changed my life." - Andrew McGibbon, Jr.

John Mayall Comes Alive on ‘Three for the Road’

Aside from the new trio format and the live presentation, what adds exponentially to this experience is the mix. It's ambient, raw, sparse, and immediate.

San Francisco’s Biscuits and Blues Serves Up Good Times

"I go to the IBC every year, and I look at the talent because I get to see them first-hand. Their desire to excel is what I’m looking for."
Eric and Jimi Feature

When Eric Clapton Met Jimi Hendrix and the Gift That Was Never Received

The British blues rock wave of the 60s and 70s would have been much different if Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix had never met.

IBC 2018 Schedule: Wednesday, January 17th

Day two of IBC #34 includes a Health Fair and Screenings event, and later, Quarterfinals Round 1!

Colin James Triumphs at the Maple Blues Awards

The big winner of the evening was Colin James, who took home awards for Electric Act of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year and Guitarist of the Year.

Eric Clapton Says He’s Going Deaf

“I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work."
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