Recently, the phrase "Good Night Irene" has been scrawled across the internet and the east coast of the United States as residents cautiously wait for the impending hurricane. The phrase has it's roots in a blues standard.
Intrepid Artists, one of the most prominent live booking agencies, is in the business of good music -- and they have it in spades.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Both the soundtrack and the movie are loaded with fascinating links back to the blues.
Here is a fun article from The Onion, the satirical fake newspaper, on Eric Clapton releasing a new blues album.
This is a fantastic six minute music/commentary by George Thorogood and Tom Hambridge, who produced and co-wrote the album. 2120 S. Michigan Ave. was the home of the legendary Chess Records, which Muddy Waters,...
After a fire raged on the property of the legendary Gip's Place, rumors &questions have been swirling as to whether it burned to the ground, or if fire damage destroyed the venue. Luckily, the main venue and Gip's adjourning house came out of the disaster unscathed.
In honor of the passing of Robert Johnson yesterday, this is a video of a discussion with Honeyboy Edwards, the only living person in the world that knew Johnson.
The Mississippi Blues Trail just released a Blues Trail iPhone app, and it is, in short, fantastic. The app has a number of wonderful, complete features that should make any blues fan happy.