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Bruce Iglauer & Professor Longhair

Alligator Records' Bruce Iglauer a "Chicagoans of the Year" by Chicago Tribune

Long time captain of likely most successful blues label since Chess Records given prestigious honor.
Brandon Isaak - Bluesmans Plea

Bluesman's Plea from Brandon Isaak –

Brandon Isaak is a roots-based Canadian artist with some strong things to say, and an old school blues way of saying it, floating from a country blues, "Mississippi Sheiks" style, to Gospel, Piedmont and...
American Blues Scene Mobile FEATURED

American Blues Scene MOBILE

The American Blues Scene is proud to feature the ABS mobile website... the only exclusive blues news source in the world that puts the blues at your fingertips!

Cash Box Kings' Holler and Stomp — Stompin' Country Blues For Everyone

Cash Box Kings has scored another hit with Holler and Stomp, a slight depart from their "50's cool" Chicago style, adding just a touch of Sun Records' style rockabilly. Holler and Stomp, released by the...

ABS interview with the legendary Robert Cray

Robert Cray has continued to be one of the most popular artists in blues and soul music for decades. Cray helped to shape the blues on the national scene in the 1980s with his...

The State of the Blues in 2011

Through the many devastating losses in 2011, the blues has remained vigilant, powerful, and displayed an unbridled power to stay, grow, and thrive through adversity.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Professor Longhair

Today is the birthday of the funky, enigmatic, and wildly talented Professor Longhair, who's outstanding life and music have touched millions for generations.

The Mojo Roots storm the Blues Top Five

The Mojo Roots' album Thirteen Shades of Blue raised for the fourth week straight, achieving #1 status in the Blues Top Five this week. The stark combination of soul, slide, harmonica prowess, and swampy...
James Booker FEATURED

Happy Birthday James Booker, Clown Prince of New Orleans

Today, we remember JAMES BOOKER on his birthday. In a region glutted with flamboyant musicians, Booker's reputation as both a genius & a flake reached legendary proportions.

Etta James Close to Death

More sad news for blues and music fans this year. The manager of longstanding musical icon Etta James has stated today that the soul and blues singer is terminally ill with late-stage leukemia.
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