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Gips Place in Alabama

Gips Place: Where the Cats Play

If you happen to find yourself traversing the dark back streets of Bessemer, Alabama- on any given Saturday night, between the hours of 9PM and ‘whenever AM’ Sunday morning- pause. Listen. If you have...

Video: Leadbelly Sings "On A Christmas Day"

We hope you all have a great Christmas day. We like to believe Leadbelly is talking about the joy around the world in this music video.
Lee Pons

Free Blues Christmas Tracks from Lee Pons

Lee Pons, A good friend of American Blues Scene, who we've interviewed last month, just came by and gave us (and all of you!) an early Christmas present! He sat down the other night and pounded out eleven traditional Christmas tracks on his piano, with a blues twist!
Buddy Guy - Living Proof

Buddy Guy’s “Living Proof” is the Best Thing Buddy’s Done Since the Next Thing...

I think it's safe to finally say it: Buddy simply can't make a bad album. "Living Proof" is an iconic Buddy Guy release.
Lynwood Slim - Brazillian Kicks album cover

Lynwood Slim and the Igor Prado Band's "Brazilian Kicks" is smooth Chicago blues!

These Brazilian men can sing the blues! The Igor Prado Band has a wonderfully tight, crisp arrangement that sounds as though it was forged from years in the clubs of Chicago.
American Blues Scene Featured Video

Mike Zito Channels Muddy Waters

Mike Zito has been a hot act on the blues circuit the past few years. The smokin' Saint Louis blues rocker is chock full of energy and great at what he does, which is...
King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, Arkansas

King Biscuit Time in the Delta

This is a big week for Arkansas Blues, with the King Biscuit Festival rapidly approaching, and blues fans from all over the world converging on little Helena, Arkansas!
Charlie Musselwhite

Charlie Musselwhite Sits Down With the American Blues Scene

We recently sat down with 6 time Grammy award winner Charlie Musselwhite to discuss his new album "The Well"
Lee Pons - Big Boogie Voodoo

Lee Pons' "Big Boogie Voodoo" is Wild Blues Piano

Lee Pons is an up-jumped-the-devil rockin', rollickin' New Orleans blues piano player. His latest CD, Big Boogie Voodoo from Mind Balm Records is piano-filled bliss.
Rolling Stones

When the Rolling Stones Get The Blues

"I hope they don't mistake us for one of those rock n' roll bands." - Mick Jagger The Rolling Stones could easily be called one of the biggest acts in Rock n' Roll; pioneers...
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