International Blues

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International Blues Challenge Event Week Highlights

The Blues Foundation has scheduled a week of live music, workshops, films, exhibits and more for the 35th Annual International Blues Challenge.
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World Premiere Song From Lonesome Shack “Past the Ditch”

A trio based in both Seattle and London, Lonesome Shack plays a combination of hill country blues and urban folk.
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John Mayall to Release New CD ‘Nobody Told Me’

On February 22nd, Forty Below Records will release 'Nobody Told Me', the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall.
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Rolling Stones No Filter US Tour Announced

The Stones first toured the US in 1964, playing 12 shows, in 8 cities over the course of 15 days. It was during a two day break in this tour that they met their idol Muddy Waters
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Rich Hope Finds Balance on ‘I’m All Yours’

There are a lot of factors working to make this a great album. The primary one might be Hope's voice, which is pure mania.
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2019 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced

The annual Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recognize the writers, disc jockeys, photographers, record labels, blues societies, music clubs, festivals, and others in the blues world that have played vital roles in advancing the art and commerce of blues.
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Jesse Ed Davis Inducted into Native American Music Hall of Fame

His friendship with Levon Helm led to an introduction to Leon Russell, who got Davis into session work. He joined Taj Mahal around that same time, playing guitar and piano on Mahal's first three albums and co-writing some of the songs.
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Connor Selby’s Debut ‘Made Up My Mind’ is a Fresh Take on the Classic...

Serving as the long awaited debut release from 20 year old British blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Connor Selby, 'Made Up My Mind' is exactly what the blues world needs.
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Blues Hall of Famer Big Jay McNeely Dead at 91

The "King of the Honkers," McNeely's feverish playing help set the course for rock n roll, and he was driving teens of all races mad long before Elvis hit the scene.
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World Premiere Track: Eric Bibb ft. Habib Koité “We Don’t Care”

On this premiere track, Bibb and Koité take aim at today's culture and its need for instant gratification. A beautiful tune with a poignant message for each of us.
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