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Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James Music Takes Flight Again Via All-Star Tribute Album

'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James' does an incredible job of paying homage to songs that are at least 50 years old.

Why Did Johnny Cash Play at Folsom Prison? Ten Facts About ‘At Folsom Prison’

Since its release, 'At Folsom Prison' has been acknowledged as one of the greatest albums of all time.
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Robert Finley is a Man on a Blues Mission

"Sometimes you gotta just claim things. If it doesn't go platinum, it won't ever be said that it was because we weren't out there trying."

Who Really Invented Rock and Roll?

As a musical genre, it arguably dates back almost a century. But who really invented the music known as rock and roll? Here are the contenders.
Reverend Shawn Amos Photo Courtesy of Missing Piece Group

The Reverend Shawn Amos ‘Breaks It Down’ and Then Some

If you're a lover of blues, soul, Gospel, or simply socially conscious, you're gonna want 'The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down.'
Walter Trout & Eliza Neals at Callahan's August 2017 Feature

Callahan’s Music Hall Will Call it Quits in March

Hosting over 1,500 shows to date, Callahan's has also been home for the Detroit Blues Society's annual Blues Challenge, whose winners advance to the IBC in Memphis.
Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James 100th Anniversary Celebrated with All-Star Tribute Album

This tribute album puts iconic tunes like "Shake Your Moneymaker," "Look on Yonder Wall," and "Person to Person" alongside songs known mainly by James aficionados.

2018 Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

2018 Grammy Award nominations have been announced. Who are they? Take a look...
Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks - YouTube

Why Did James Brown Have Two Drummers? (and what bands have Double Drums)

James Brown may not have been the first band leader to employ two drummers, but his decision to do so changed the game in music.
Lance Lopez Live at Uncle Bo's

Lance Lopez Signs to Provogue/Mascot Label Group

The state of Texas is known for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance Lopez’s furious fretboard mastery encapsulates that sound.
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