JJ Grey and Mofro's new album is deeply impressive Though not necessarily traditional blues, their unique gumbo of roots strains, from blues to soul, to rock n' roll, is appealing to fans of great music on any level.
David Honeyboy Edwards passed away last night, Aug. 29 at around 3 am. He was just short of 96 years old. He is, essentially, the last of the blues players who was there for the early years.
The new biography pieces together a satisfying factual look at Broonzy's life; a rare accomplishment considering the man never cared about the facts of his life stories, as long as they conveyed a greater truth.
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,...