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Lauren Mitchell Comes Back Swinging With ‘Desire’

Tampa Bay area songstress, Lauren Mitchell has been treading water of late. A recent loss, combined with the breakup of a band, would leave many artists on the verge of throwing in the proverbial...

TBT – Leonard Cohen Helped Us See Ourselves and Others

Most people see Leonard Cohen as a composer, a singer, a writer, a poet, an artist, and a painter. In actuality, he was all of those, but truly, he was an explorer who mapped the human condition.
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Patrick Recob Delivers Outstanding Debut

Even though the world, with all it's complexities, swirls around us, there's always time for a warm, tropical breeze, some splendid blues, and a cold Mai Tai.

Sean Chambers Channels His Groove on ‘Trouble & Whiskey’

We really appreciated the opener "I Need Your Lovin," where the worlds of ZZ Top and BTO merge. Other high points include the Rory Gallagher classic "Bullfrog Blues," with Chambers ripping so intensely that we're betting Rory himself smiled.
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Cash Box Kings Sign With Alligator Records

The band is fueled by the powerhouse harmonica work of Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter Joe Nosek, and the huge, gritty vocals of Chicago bluesman Oscar Wilson.
Steve Strongman publicity photo by Matt Barnes

Strongman Reminds Us There’s ‘No Time Like Now’

'No Time Like Now' is tasteful, energetic, guitar driven blues rock at some of its finest.

‘TajMo’ Finds Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal In Top Form

'TajMo' finds Keb' Mo' and Taj Mahal joined together, making beautiful music in the presence of one another, and with one another. Fortunately, with this album, they share their experience and music with all of us as well.
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Stax Records Announces 60th Anniversary Plans

During its 15-year run, Stax released more than 800 singles, and nearly 300 LPs. It won eight GRAMMY® Awards, plus an Academy Award along the way. The label placed more than 167 songs in the Top 100 pop charts, and a staggering 243 hits in the Top 100 R&B charts.

11th Annual Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest Coming Up

Don't miss your chance to experience the blues, food, and more with the local folks. Visit with old friends and make some new ones!

Bobby “Blue” Bland Statue Dedication in Memphis

Members of the Bland family, including his widow, Willie Mae, son Robb Bland, and daughter Patrice Moses, will be on hand for the unveiling.
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