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Raw Footage of Ottawa Bluesfest Stage Post-Collapse

American Blues Scene recently broke the news of the Ottawa Bluesfest stage collapsing under pressure. See araw video showing the chaotic aftermath of the stage's collapse, courtesy of CNN.
Behind The Keys WC Handy FEATURED

Behind the Keys – Finding the Father of the Blues

A yard sale find from a hobby collector reveals personal musings and intricate details behind the father of the blues, W.C. Handy, and one of his most prolific works.

David "Honeyboy" Edwards Retires

The illustrious delta bluesman Honeyboy Edwards, after a lifetime dedicated to the blues, is officially retiring at 96 due to health complications.

Heavy Winds Take Down Ottawa Blues Festival Stage

An annual outdoor concert festival in Ottawa came to an abrupt and dramatic end when a sudden and violent storm swept through the riverside site, causing the main stage to collapse and sending thousands of spectators scrambling for shelter.

The Magic of Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth has developed not just as an extremely competent conventional guitarist, but into someone who has mastered a technique with slide harmonics that nobody can touch. Sonny's music is magical.
Brandon Bailey FEATURED

Memphis Grooves — an Interview with Brandon O. Bailey

Brandon has caught the attention of master harmonica players lately, and it's no surprise listening to this exciting up-and-coming blues harp virtuoso. Check out what Brandon had to say on the back porch.

Grammy Awards Digs in their Heels On Removing Awards Categories

Many blues fans are familiar with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' decision this year to remove several categories, including one of only two blues Grammy categories.
The Narcotic Farm FEATURED

"The Greatest Band Never Heard" – Music from America's First Drug Rehabilitation Prison

One 1,050 acre prison championed addiction treatment, and made amazing music in the process.

Nominate Bluesman Dr. Dan Ivankovich for a CNN Heroes Award

We were recently informed of an effort to nominate a good friend of American Blues Scene, bluesman and doctor Dan Ivankovich, for a CNN Heroes 2011 award, which we are thrilled to be a part of.

"Soul Bender" by David Gogo — Blues, Meet Soulful Rock

David Gogo's latest album has it all -- southern rock, Stax soul, rollicking blues and even a little bit of Michael Jackson for good measure!
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