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Interview with Hamilton Loomis out on the Back Porch

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.
Les Paul FEATURED

Les Paul — The Man, The Musical Master

Today is the birthday of the legendary Les Paul, a man who's name is nearly synonymous with music.
Hellhound on my Ale FEATURED

Hellhound on My Ale: Good Beer & the Marketing of Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson's 100th birthday brought with it a flood of products paying tribute to, taking advantage of, or otherwise capitalizing on Johnson's unique legacy, such as Dogfish Head Brewery's Hellhound on my Ale

Catfish & Cotton; Third Report from the Road

This is the third update from Marc & Luc Borms, Belgian brothers who are currently in a search for the blues in the Mississippi Delta for their forthcoming book, Catfish & Cotton.
Jared Blake The Voice FEATURED

Jared Blake, Star Contestant on NBC's The Voice, Hits the Back Porch

We sat down with Jared Blake, star contestant of NBC's smash television hit The Voice, to talk the blues, life, and chasing the musical dream!
Davina and the Vagabonds

"Black Cloud" by Davina & the Vagabonds – Horns, Pianos, Vocals & Soul

"Black Cloud" sports an album cover showing a simple, nondescript cloud that hides a CD bursting at the seams with classic New Orleans and powerful vocals.

Catfish & Cotton; Second Report from the Road

This is the second update from Marc & Luc Borms, Belgian brothers who are currently in a search for the blues in the Mississippi Delta for their forthcoming book, Catfish & Cotton.

Why YOU Should Support Live Music

Increasingly, live music is often axed by clubs tightening their belts or protecting themselves from lawsuits. Live music, however, is vitally important, and deserves to be fiercely supported.
Blind Tom FEATURED

Behind the Keys – Who Was Blind Tom?

A real life Forrest Gump, Blind Tom was an autistic savant with an unheard of gift of piano. The first African-American to perform in the White House and the "last American slave", his life was enigmatic.
Buddy Guy at Greenwich Town Party

Buddy Guy Wows Crowd at Greenwich Town Party

A mere month from turning 75, the six-time Grammy winner was a ball of energy this past Saturday at the first annual Greenwich Town Party in Connecticut.
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