Alligator's new album, spearheaded by Tommy Castro, is a commanding live album that is packed to the brim with shockingly large talents such as Trampled Under Foot, Janiva Magness & Joe Louis Walker.
Ben Prestage recently brought his one-man-band act to the back porch to talk about his musical heritage, his influences, and his rockin' new CD, One Crow Murder!
The novel is a blues gem, romping through the segregated 1938 Mississippi delta in a wild adventure through murder, dancing, cotton, Nazis, and Jim Crow. Yes, we said Nazis.
Alligator Records is releasing a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track off of Marcia Ball's Roadside Attractions! Download it now! And if you like it, buy the album!
The recent commissioning of June to be African-American Music Month by President Obama is extremely significant to the preservation and continuation of Blues' legacy and musical impact.
We sat down with the hard-working blues and soul man Hamilton Loomis, where he talked about his Stax/Volt influences and bar-b-qin' and being mentored by Bo Diddley.