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Eyes on the Prize Feature

Reverend Peyton Joins John Mellencamp on “Eyes on the Prize”

"We were knee to knee underneath 1930’s RCA ribbon mics, with my 1934 National guitar. It was one of the most powerful musical experiences of my life".- Rev Peyton
Keeping the Blues Alive

2019 Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipients Announced

The annual Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recognize the writers, disc jockeys, photographers, record labels, blues societies, music clubs, festivals, and others in the blues world that have played vital roles in advancing the art and commerce of blues.
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Walker, Katz and Robson Take Us On Journeys to the Heart of the Blues

Walker, Robson, and Katz do an incredible job perfectly re-creating a classic blues sound. On 'Journeys to the Heart of the Blues' they've crafted the perfect omelet for your ears.
Jim Allchin Feature

Jim Allchin is in his Prime Blues

One pursuit that has always beckoned to Jim Allchin, long before his indispensable executive role at Microsoft, is playing the blues.
Cary Morin Feature Hi-Res Photo by Chad Edwards

Cary Morin Demonstrates Simple Beauty on ‘When I Rise’

'When I Rise' works not just because of its variety, but also because of the performances. Morin's voice is exciting and his guitar playing impressive.
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Swamp Rocker Tony Joe White Dead at 75

“I’ve hit a lot of their licks on my guitar over the years, especially Lightnin’ Hopkins,” White said. “But I sung it the way I felt. Just my voice, harmonica and an old guitar. I feel real good on it."
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Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story

Through extensive research and interviews, 'Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story' chronicles the tale of one of the most unusual labels to emerge from the 1950s. Shedding new light on Nashville’s rich history as much more than a country-music town.
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World Premiere Album: John Akapo ‘Paradise Blues’

Although his parents were against him playing guitar, Akapo immersed himself into the origins of the blues and never looked back.
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World Premiere Never Before Heard Track From Henry Townsend “Since You’ve Come Back ...

"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.
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Jesse Ed Davis Inducted into Native American Music Hall of Fame

His friendship with Levon Helm led to an introduction to Leon Russell, who got Davis into session work. He joined Taj Mahal around that same time, playing guitar and piano on Mahal's first three albums and co-writing some of the songs.
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